The New Year begins in style with a classical concert for all the family at the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts in Calderdale.

Performed by the Orchestra of Square Chapel, the concert, on Sunday, January 4, at 3pm, features soprano Suzi Sapiera, who is making a welcome return to the venue. Viennese marches, waltzes and polkas by the Strauss family and their contemporaries will have everyone tapping their toes.

Friday, January 9, brings something quite different to the Square Chapel audience - an atmospheric evening of horror and fantasy presented by Michael Sabbaton. His one-man show, The Temple, is based on HP Lovecraft’s Undersea Tale of Possession and Madness and tells the tale of what happens when a strange ivory, carved head comes into the possession of a submarine commander and his subsequent descent into dissention and madness. The show starts at 8pm.

Then on Saturday, January 10, at 7.30pm, Jack Bennett presents a mix of stand-up and social observation in a light-hearted piece of theatre, Too Much, Too Young. Jack invites the audience to consider why we ask teenagers to make really big decisions about their lives. He thinks it’s daft – he had to, and it’s done him no good whatsoever.

And on Tuesday, January 13, it’s time for a lecture from the Halifax Decorative and Fine Arts Society on the popular topic of the art deco period. Exploring jewellery design, lecturer Susan Rumfitt will explore the talents that lay behind the work now coveted by collectors. The lecture. Contrasts of Colour land Form, begins at 1pm.

Ticket details for all events are available from 01422 349422 or