Our most recent Festival ran from 8-18 March 2018 with a theme of ‘Time’.
Unfortunately, snowy weather meant we had to postpone some events during the Festival weeks, which we are rescheduling for later in 2018. If you booked a ticket for a postponed event we will be in touch when we have confirmed a new date.
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To book your tickets, follow the booking link by the event entry.
Please note: Some events are free but may require advance booking.
You can also book tickets in person at:
Waterstones, 12-13 Kingsgate Centre, King Street, Huddersfield HD1 2QB
Tel: 01484 430701
Opening hours: 9.00-17.30 Mon-Sat, 10.30-16.30 Sun
Accessibility: the shop is on one level and accessed by lift from the Kingsgate Centre car park.
We strongly advise that you check our website for ticket availability and any last-minute changes to the programme before travelling to an event.
March 17, 2018
Date: Saturday 17 March, 5pm-6pm Venue: Huddersfield Central Library, Princess Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU To mark the 100th anniversary of voting rights for women (over 30 and who owned property), the award-winning author Joanne Harris will talk to Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women’s rights campaigner in her own right. Helen’s new book, Deeds Not Words, charts how women’s lives have changed over the past century and offers a powerful and positive argument for the way forward. This event will have live subtitling by Stagetext to give deaf, deafened or hard of hearing audiences access to the event. For venue Access Guide, please click here:
March 17, 2018
Date: Saturday 17 March, 5pm-6pm & 7pm-8pm Venue: Huddersfield Central Library, Princess Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU Book Tickets for Both Events at a Discounted Price:
Helen Pankhurst In Conversation – with Joanne Harris
Joanne Harris In Conversation – with David BarnettEach individually usually £5 (£3 conc)
Buy Both Now at £8 (£5 conc)These events will have live subtitling by Stagetext to give deaf, deafened or hard of hearing audiences access to the events. For venue Access Guide, please click here:
March 17, 2018
Date: Saturday 17 March, 7pm-8pm Venue: Huddersfield Central Library, Princess Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU The internationally bestselling author Joanne Harris chats to journalist and author David Barnett about her latest publications. Originally written in short form as a #Storytime live Twitter story, A Pocketful of Crows is a dark and magical story of love jealousy and revenge. Joanne will also talk about her love of Norse mythology and how it inspired her fantasy novels, including The Testament of Loki, due out later in 2018
NOTE: Book here with "Helen Pankhurst In Conversation - with Joanne Harris" event and receive a discount for both eventsThis event will have live subtitling by Stagetext to give deaf, deafened or hard of hearing audiences access to the event. For venue Access Guide, please click here: SaveSave
March 17, 2018
Date: Saturday 17 March, 9pm-11pm Venue: Northern Quarter, 27-30 Wood Street Ten of the best and most exciting poets and spoken word artists in Yorkshire will take the mic for 10 minutes each in this word-packed cabaret. Hosted by Huddersfield’s adopted Canadian poet Rose Condo, this cabaret promises to be a rich and riveting poetic spectacular. Featuring Henna Can, Rose Condo, Hannah Davies, Rosa Lucy, Lisa Luxx, Laura Potts, Maria Stephenson, Sez Thomasin, Simon Widdop and Judith Wilson. Age guidance: 16+
March 18, 2018
Date: Sunday 18 March, 7-10pm Venue: The Taproom, Magic Rock Brewery
With DJ sets from Simon Armitage & special guest Stuart MaconieJoin us at Huddersfield's very own Magic Rock Tap for a bit of disc-spinning, with Simon Armitage and 6 Music DJ, author and broadcaster Stuart Maconie. No Need to book, Just turn up!
Please note: the event prior to the Wrap Party - Simon Armitage - The Unaccompanied: Back when it all Began - is Sold Out.For venue Access Guide, please click here:
April 20, 2018
**PLEASE NOTE** This talk has been rescheduled from 2 March after the original event was postponed due to bad weather. Tickets from 2 March will remain valid on the door - you do not need to rebook. Refunds are available for those who can't make the new date. Please contact email@example.comDate: Friday 20 April, 7.30pm Venue: Marsden Library, Mechanics Hall, Peel Street, Marsden HD7 6BW Marsden the Poetry Village in association with HLF2018 and Friends of Marsden Library are delighted to host this very special poetry celebration featuring four award-winning poets who have been brought together and independently published by the innovative poetry publishers, Templar Poetry. The evening, hosted by Marsden poet, David Coldwell, will feature readings by Tom Weir, Ian Harker, Mike Farren and Jo Haslam
April 26, 2018
**PLEASE NOTE** This talk has been rescheduled from 8 March after the original event was postponed due to bad weather. Tickets from 8 March will remain valid on the door - you do not need to rebook.
FREEDate: Thursday 26 April, 10.30am Venue: Kirkburton Library, Turnshaws Road A talk by the celebrated writer of Yorkshire-set historical family sagas, and an Honorary Vice President of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Her novels, which include For a Father’s Pride, The Mistress of Windfell Manor and her latest The Windfell Family Secrets, combine page-turning storytelling with fascinating detail of life in God’s Own Country in the 1800s.
May 09, 2018
Date: Wednesday 9 May Venue: Bolster Moor (full address on booking) Huddersfield-based social enterprise Glint uses Horse Assisted Development to support people and organisations in making positive changes. Find out more at a special Open Day at Glint’s premises at Bolster Moor.
Please Note: This event will involve meeting horses but not riding; please wear outdoor clothes and boots suitable for a muddy environmentSupported by:
July 07, 2018
FREEDate: Saturday 7 July, 10am-3.30pm Venue: North Huddersfield Trust School, Woodhouse Hall Road, HD2 1DJ
**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*** New date following postponement of original event due to snow.
This event will now take place on Saturday 7 July. All other details remain the same.A family day of free activities brought to you by: 10.30am-11.15pm - Salma Zaman: Bollywood dance and storytelling 11.30pm-12.15pm - Michaelmas Twist: Merriment, magic and balloon modelling 2pm-3.30pm - FILM: Charlotte’s Web (Paramount Pictures, 2006, Cert U) Plus refreshments, stalls, face painting, games and activities, including how to turn yourself into your favourite Charlotte's Web character with The Children's Art School! No booking required, just turn up. For venue Access Guide, click here:
November 11, 2018
Please note rescheduled date - original date postponed due to snow - all tickets remain valid.If you are unable to make the new date and would like a refund, please email: Office@huddlitfest.org.uk with your details Date: Sunday 11 November, 3-5pm Venue: Huddersfield Golf Club, Fixby Hall Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the beautiful setting of Fixby Hall, with talks from two special guests Tim Dowling and Vaseem Khan. Tim Dowling is one of the UK’s best-loved journalists. Inspired by his popular column in the Guardian, his latest book, Dad You Suck, documents family life candidly and with dry humour. Vaseem Khan works in the Department of Security and Crime Science at University College London, and has written four Baby Ganesh Detective Agency novels.
Price includes afternoon tea. Tables can accommodate a maximum of ten people. If you have particular dietary requirements please contact Huddersfield Golf Club directly.For venue Access Guide, please click here: