Take part in a Wildside Walk: Solstice walk on June 21. Meet in the car park opposite the pallet works behind Cromwell House, off Elland - Brighouse Road, and join the members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group for an informative walk around the Local Nature Reserve looking at the abundance of seasonal wildlife and flowers. No charge, but donations to the Wildlife Group welcome. It runs from 7pm - 9pm.

Local history taster sessions take place at Brighouse Library. On June 27 there will be a session in maps. The two hour local history taster sessions take place every two weeks at the library from 1.30pm-3.30pm.

Twenty-six top brass bands have signed up to the Brighouse Festival of Brass, which takes place at Thornton Square in Brighouse on June 29-30. On Saturday at Central Methodist Church enjoy a gala concert on Sunday.

Brighouse Charity Gala takes place at Wellholme Park in Brighouse on Saturday, June 29 from midday - 5pm. There’s a street parade with family-fun events in the park.


Today Rastrick Library hosts a craft group. It’s for anyone interested in craft, whether it’s knitting, sewing, crochet, art, jewellery making, scrapbooking or felting. It’s aimed at people who want to meet and informally share their craft skills, whilst having a bit of a natter and a cuppa. All abilities are welcome, just bring your own personal craft project that you need to work on, and who knows you may end up showing someone else what to do, or learning a new craft from another member. The session runs from 10am to 12.15pm. Future sessions run on July 16 and August 20.