Berry Brow Carnival 2019

Come along to Berry Brow Carnival – it’s a great family afternoon, packed with activities and entertainment.

Keep your fingers and toes crossed that the sun has his hat on for this year’s Carnival on Saturday 15th June 2019 from 12.30pm to 5pm at Berry Brow Playing Fields, Ladyhouse Lane, Berry Brow, Huddersfield HD4 7QD.

Berry Brow Carnival posterActivities include: Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos, Crafty Devilz Circus Skills (try your hand at juggling, stilt walking, diablo and plate spinning), Horse Riding, Fair Ground Rides and lots more.

Entertainment from: Power Hoopers, The Punch & Judy Show, Musica Music School, Reach Performing Arts, Rhythmix Dance and Hathor Egyptian Belly Dancers (join these ladies at their stall and have a go yourself under their expert tuition).

 

You can enjoy some great food options too, supplied by local companies.

And don’t forget the carnival essentials: Art Tent, Tombola, Coconut Shy, Hook a Duck, Bran Tub, Welly Wanging, Egg Throwing and Hula Hoop Contest.

Berry Brow Carnival

Bowerfest 2019

Bowerfest is the annual festival in Hall Bower village, now in its 12th year, formerly known as Hall Bower Beerfest. Food, Ales, Gin Bar and Live Music.

6pm to 11pm on Friday 19th July 2019
12 noon to 11pm on Saturday 20th July 2019
12 noon to 11pm on Sunday 21st July 2019

Tom Hingley (former lead singer of Inspiral Carpets) – 1pm Saturday
The Nowheremen – 4pm Saturday
Fiery Biscuits – 7pm Saturday
Hokum – 1pm Sunday
Storm – 4pm Sunday

Hall Bower Athletic Club

Wild Weekend – Foraging

Ever wondered what it’s like to forage in the woods and make your own food and drink with what grows around us? On this holistic wild walk we’ll show you some simple recipes you can make from things right outside your door step.

Suitable for ages 8+ All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register both adults and children when booking online. £6 per child (£4 for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust members).

Sunday 16th June 2019 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP. Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Book your place for Wild Weekend – Foraging

Picnic on the Farm

Come and join the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on Spring Bank holiday Monday 2019 for some fun outdoor games and activities at Stirley Farm. Have the chance to explore our gardens and vegetable patch and bring your own picnic to admire the view. Take a walk through our fields, how many calves will you spot? Cakes and hot drinks will be available.

Come and join the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on Spring Bank holiday Monday 2019 for some fun outdoor games and activities at Stirley Farm.Free (there will be optional activities to get involved with during the day).

Monday 27th May 2019 from 11.30am to 2.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP.  Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Picnic on the Farm

Open Farm Sunday

On 9th June 2019, hundreds of farms all over the country will open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2019. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are celebrating all things wildlife and conservation. Come and join us at Stirley Farm for a fun day out, with farm themed activities, food and drink and meet the people behind the scenes who look after our livestock and local wildlife.

Sunday 9th June 2019 from 11am to 3pm at Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP.

Open Farm Sunday

The BIG Blessing

Come and join local volunteers for the 4th annual outdoor service at Stirley Community Farm on Sunday 26th May 2019 from 2pm to 3pm, followed by refreshments.

Songs, prayers and readings at Stirley Community Farm for wildlife, farming, allotments and gardens, and Planet Earth. Meet at the Cre8 Barn at 2pm and walk round the farm to visit our bees, cows, vegetable garden and orchard. Special theme this year “Climate Emergency”. Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome. Come prepared for the weather! Refreshments afterwards in the Cre8 Barn.

Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP.

Mikron Theatre at Stirley Farm – All Hands On Deck

A love story between the Royal Navy and their loyal ‘Jenny Wrens’. New WRNS recruits Ginger and Lily are looking for wartime adventure. Lily wants to serve on dry land but Ginger is desperate to serve at sea – and the sailors can’t believe their luck! Our Wrens show pays tribute to all those wartime women who pushed the door to opportunity firmly open. Full of dots, dashes, semaphore and song, Ginger and Lily find themselves in uncharted waters on a journey they’ll never forget.

Saturday 25th May 2019 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP. Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Mikron Outdoor Theatre Performance – All Hands On Deck

Mapping the River Holme catchment

A major conservation project to map the River Holme catchment has begun – and volunteers can get involved in helping to survey the river.

River Holme Connections have appointed Ryan Lloyd, a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) student at Sheffield Hallam University, to map the River Holme. The student placement is expected to last until September 2019. It will involve Ryan using his mapping skills to build a clear picture of the River Holme catchment and the plants and animals that inhabit the river. This will help with future conservation projects.

Simon Hirst, River Holme Connections River Steward, says: “This project will transform the work we do at River Holme Connections. It will pinpoint native animals and plants, as well as identifying outfall pipes and barriers to fish migration. It will also identify the exact location of invasive species and allow us to target our conservation work more accurately and effectively.”

Ryan already has a great deal of work experience to his name, having worked for the RSPB as an assistant warden and project officer. He now lives in Meltham and is looking forward to giving something back to his local community. Ryan says: “I believe learning more about how the wildlife and people interact within this key habitat is an important part of managing the river network. I’m looking forward to working with our volunteers on this exciting project.”

Ryan is looking for volunteers to help him map the River Holme. Anyone who is interested in taking part in the project should email Ryan on GIS@riverholmeconnections.org or call 01484 661756.

Be a river surveyor

Ryan’s appointment is part of the charity’s Our Holme project. Funded by Cummins Foundation, Our Holme aims to educate local communities about the river environment and the role we can all play in keeping our rivers healthy.

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