September 2019

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 3 September

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

Wednesday 4 September

12.20pm – 1.30pm This month’s Friends of Greenhead Park History Hour talk goes beyond the Park gates with a virtual tour of the neighbourhood in the 19th century. When Greenhead Park opened in 1884, the surrounding area was already rich in historical interest, and much remains to be seen today.  An illustrated talk by park historian David Griffiths visits some familiar sights and some you may have missed. History Hour sessions are held in the Greenhead Park Community Room (in the cafe building by the tennis courts).  Free – no need to book.

Saturday 7 September

6.30pm – 10.15pm In partnership with Huddersfield Live, Sneaky Experience presents an interactive open air film screening like no other. Inspired by the creative imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman (PG) follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle. Sneaky’s very own Ringmaster will lead you through vocal warm-ups so you’re prepared for those infections show-stopping performances that will bring you to your feet. Gates open 6.30pm, pre show 8pm, film starts 8.30pm. You’ll find all the details on the Sneaky Experience website  and Facebook.

Saturday 14 September

10.30am – 4.30pm Greenhead Park hosts Kirklees RoundersFest, an inclusive rounders competition open to all abilities organised by Rounders England. Anyone aged 16+ can enter individually (cost £2.50) or as part of a team (£20 for a team of 6-15 players). All the equipment needed and umpires will be provided by Rounders England. There are more details here or call Glenn on 07722 269964.

Sunday 22 September

2.30pm Explore the history of the park with the man who secured it for the people of Huddersfield! Although Greenhead Park opened in 1884, Alderman Thomas Denham had come up with his vision for it way back in 1869. On the 150th anniversary of a letter to the Huddersfield Examiner spelling this out, ‘Thomas’ returns to tell us about his plans in person. David Griffiths will also be on hand to explain how far they are reflected in the Park as it is today. Booking – via the Visitor Information Point at Huddersfield Library – is essential as places are limited. E-mail, phone 01484 223200 and press 3, or call in at the VIP (Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pm).  This event is part of the national Heritage Open Days programme which runs from 13 – 22 September. There is a brochure with details of all the events in Kirklees – hard copies will be available in libraries and other outlets soon.