September 2018

As well as the regular weekly activities, there’s a variety of other events and attractions which vary from month to month. Events are free (unless otherwise specified) and all are welcome to join in. Outdoor events are weather permitting.

Tuesday 4 September

7pm Friends of Greenhead Park committee meeting in the Greenhead Park pavilion.

Wednesday 5 September

12.30pm – 1.30pm  Friends of Greenhead Park History Hour – I’ve Never Seen Owt Like It!  An illustrated talk by Carol Hardy and Linda Smith from Huddersfield Local Studies Library featuring odd and unusual Kirklees Curiosities. These reminders of past times can easily be missed – and could disappear from local knowledge altogether unless they are recorded and their stories told. History Hour sessions are held in the Greenhead Park Community Room (in the cafe building by the tennis courts).  Free – no need to book.

Friday 14 September

6pm Explore the fascinating history of Greenhead Park with David Griffiths, author of Secured for the Town: The Story of Huddersfield’s Greenhead Park. David will lead a walk round the park starting at the Trinity Street gates near the Park Lodge. The walk will finish at around 7.15pm in time for a visit to nearby Holy Trinity Church, built by the then owner of Greenhead Hall, where refreshments will also be available. Both these free events are part of Heritage Open Days, a national festival celebrating our heritage. Events in Kirklees are featured in a local brochure available widely across Kirklees, including in Greenhead Park – or you can download it here.

Saturday 29 September

1pm – 3pm Poets and poetry lovers are warmly welcomed to a free Poetry in the Park readaround in the Greenhead Park Pavilion by the bowling greens. Just bring along two or three short poems to read – your own or by someone else.  This session of Poetry in the Park is part of a Global Event Day organised by 100 Thousand Poets for Change to promote peace, justice and sustainability worldwide. This year’s event is highlighting the significance of children in the world, so poems about childhood or that meant a lot to you as a child, or about the happiness of children (or threats to that happiness) would be especially welcome. For more details call John Duffy 01484 534750.