October 2021

Please note that events are subject to Covid-19 regulations and may require pre-booking. All event organisers must follow up to date guidelines and safety regulations, so activities may be subject to change. Please do not attend any event if you have any Covid symptoms, or have been in close proximity with someone who has Covid.

Friday 1 October

9.30 – 12noon Are you the parent of a child or young person with additional needs? Would you like to meet other parents for support and friendship? Then why not drop in to the conservatory cafe for a coffee and a chat! First drink FREE for new parents or if you bring someone new along. Fully wheelchair accessible venue and support to get into the building is available on request. For more information contact Trace on 01484 213313.

Saturday 2 October

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 – they can be your own or by someone else.  There’s no set topic, but something seasonal is always nice.  This friendly poetry session organised by the Albert Poets and the Friends of Greenhead Park is open to all, and there’s no need to book. We are so pleased to be able to meet again to enjoy hearing new poems and old ones!  For more information, contact John Duffy on 01484 534750.

Sunday 10 October

2pm – 4pm Greenhead Park bandstand is one of the stops on a week-long Poems of Hope tour around Kirklees in support of National Hate Crime Awareness week. Each of the six themed events will feature poems specially written and performed by the Batley Poets, information about hate crimes and the importance of reporting them, children’s activities, readings from local writing groups and an open mic for anyone wishing to get up and share messages of unity. The theme for the Greenhead Park session is sexual orientation. Further information about the tour is available by email at cohesion@kirklees.gov.uk