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Val Javin

Val Javin

Val Javin has been Head of Features at the Examiner since 2009. She began her career with the Examiner in 1970 as a news reporter. Val moved on to the paper's subs department and worked in sports before finally moving to features. She has also covered the arts for the Examiner since the early Seventies and has written a weekly arts column since 1975.

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Dana Dixon Band

Blue harmonica player and singer Dana Dixon plays at Halifax's Square Chapel

Dana Dixon, one of the world's top blues harmonica players brings her band to the Square Chapel in Halifax

Gareth Dickinson (left) and Alex Watkins in Huddersfield Thespians' production of Bully Boy at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.

Huddersfield Thespians examine the truth about war in a new production at Huddersfield's Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield Thespians stage Sandi Toksvig's play Bully Boy which looks at the personal consequences of war

A capella group The King's Men will sing at All Hallow's Church, Almondbury on March 26 , 2014 Publicity Picture by Tristram Barrett

Cambridge's King's Men return to sing in Almondbury

Sell out choir returns for a concert at All Hallows Churc, Almondbury

Babbling Vagabonds plays the Lawrence Batley Theatre with its enchanting story of The Brothers Grimm

Grimm stories to delight families at Huddersfield's Lawrence Batley Theatre

Magical theatre from Babbling Vagabonds as part of the LBT's Imagine children's series of events

Comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

Laurel and Hardy film special at the Rex in Elland

Rex cinema in Elland hosts its annual Laurel and Hardy film event

Woodhouse Musical Theatre Company brings Grease to the Lawrence Batley Theatre

Grease, the original high school musical, hits Huddersfield

Woodhouse Musical Theatre Company stages Grease at the Lawrence Batley Theatre

Rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar to hit Brighouse

Huddersfield performer Neil broadbent plays Herod in Brighouse production of Jesus Christ Superstar

Musical score

Top musician Simon Gledhill plays organ concert in Penistone

International recording and broadcasting organist Simon Gledhill plays at St Andrew's Church in penistone on March 8

Pennine Sinfonia leader Duncan Druce

Orchestral concert at Huddersfield venue brings together musicans from across the region

Yorkshire Sinfonia plays at St Paul's Hall on March 8

Brass Band

Brass and voice in concert at Salendine Nook

Prince Bishops Brass Ensemble and Halifax Square Chapel Cub Choir perform in latest concert at Salendine Nook Baptist Church


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