You Are Always Welcome at Silsden Town Hall

CALLING ALL SILSDEN BAKERS

Have you got a favourite family recipe that you can share with Silsden Residents? We are putting together a Recipe Book to raise funds for the Friends of Silsden Town Hall. Click here for more information.

September 2019

The Blues Club at Silsden Town Hall Presents…

Tom C Walker Band

Saturday, 14th September 2019 7.30pm

Born in Birmingham, in 1995, Tom’s virtuoso performances from a young age stunned audiences with his guitar playing quickly earning him respect and admiration from, and the opportunity to play alongside much older musicians 

This led to Tom’s first studio sessions with legendary producer Richard Digby Smith (Island records, Average White Band, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Free, Eric Clapton).  Richard was one of the first people to discover Tom’s natural soulful musical feel and recorded Tom’s early demos.

In 2011 Tom formed the Tom Walker Trio, with Deano Bass from Birmingham blues/funk band Brothers Groove on bass and Jim Simpson (UFO, Budgie and Bonnie Tyler Band) on drums. In seven years with the trio Tom headlined major UK venues, including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 100 Club London, The Borderline London, The Birmingham Town Hall, The Birmingham Symphony hall and a residency at Jools Holland’s The Jam House.

Tom’s career has continued to go from strength to strength ever since. His new four-piece band with the addition of Jack Cooper on guitar has seen sold out shows across the UK, outstanding reviews from Blues in Britain magazine and The Paul Jones Blues Show (BBC Radio 2), thousands of record sales worldwide,  and opening shows for the likes of John Lodge and British soul legends Kokomo.

Tickets £13 in advance, £15 on the door. 

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September 2019

Light-hearted Music From The 16th Century and Later!

QUODLIBET

Sunday, 15th September 2019 2.30pm


We have something very different for you! A performance by “Quodlibet”, a group of four vocalists who specialise in singing music from the sixteenth century onwards, ranging from the spiritual to the bawdy. They also use instruments of the period (including lute, dulcimer and hurdy gurdy) and their programme is spiced with plenty of anecdotes.
Quodlibet have performed in the Leeds International Concert Season and at many National Trust properties, including Fountains Abbey and Bolsover Castle.
Tickets for this event are £5. Refreshments are available.
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October 2019

Swing Band featuring The Incredible Swingcats

TWO RIVERS SWING BAND

Saturday, 12th October 2019 7pm till late

The Two Rivers Swing Band is led by the talented trumpeter and jazz arranger, Trevor Vincent. Dance to  the great tunes of the Swing Era, plus plenty of rock ‘n roll and a little bit of Latin too.

In between the band’s sets there will be free jive tuition from the incredibly talented vintage dance duo the Swing Cats. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!

 

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The Blues Club at Silsden Town Hall Presents…

JON AMOR BLUES GROUP

Saturday, 19th October 2019 7pm till late

UK vocalist and guitarist Jon Amor, formerly of award-winning British band The Hoax, has joined forces with long-time collaborators Dave Doherty, Chris Doherty and Simon Small to form Jon Amor Blues Group. Drawing inspiration from the Blues greats of the past like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, as well as more contemporary acts like Black Keys and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the group’s sound is powerful, raw and uncompromising.

Having spent the last ten years honing his skills as a song-writer and solo performer, Amor returns to his blues roots with Jon Amor Blues Group and the band is the perfect vehicle for the guitar-playing which brought him to prominence with The Hoax during the nineties.
Brothers Dave Doherty (guitar) and Chris Doherty (bass) and Simon Small (drums) have served in Amor’s band for the last 5 years, appearing on the 2009 album “Stories From The Crooked Room”, and bring a youthful exuberance as well as dynamic musicianship to the band.

Already the energy and power of the band’s sound is causing a stir throughout the UK and Europe.

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 Cooking Up a Feast – Baking Skills Demonstration!

Baker Mike

Monday, 28th October 2019 – 7pm until 9pm, Ballroom

Head Baker Mike Armstrong is well known for his lively presentations, with interesting and amusing stories adding flavour to his creation of tasty goodies.

Not only will we watch Mike at work, but we will also have the opportunity to sample the food he creates, accompanied by a hot drink.

Mike is very keen for children to attend.

Tickets will be on sale in the early Autumn.

Picture courtesy, Telegraph & Argus

November 2019

Silsden Local History Group Present…

WORDS, WOMEN AND WAR: FORGOTTEN FEMALE VOICES OF THE GREAT WAR

Saturday, 9th November 2019 7.30pm (doors and bar from 6.30pm)

Actor, writer and Edinburgh Fringe performer Irene Lofthouse invites you to meet four Yorkshire women who contributed to the war effort.

Bradford-born Alberta was a member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment providing nursing care to military personnel. She was also a poet, a publisher, and a friend of Agatha Christie and JB Priestley.

Leeds-based Dorothy was the youngest Lady Mayoress and a Pals Battalion fundraiser. She was a poet and socialite with a great interest in the Yorkshire dialect and Gypsy lore.

Harrogate lass Betty was a YMCA volunteer and worked in Paris and Étaples driving the wounded.
York-born Flora was the only British women to officially serve as a soldier, which she did in the Serbian army on their front line.

Hear the voices of these forgotten women and learn about their lives during the Great War.

Tickets are £10. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE TICKETS.

 

The Blues Club at Silsden Town Hall Presents…

THE STUMBLE

Saturday, 16th November 2019 7.30pm

A blistering mix of blues, soul and old school R&B, The Stumble have been wowing audiences with the energy and virtuosity of their live performances for the past 20 years. Festival favourites in every corner of the UK and Europe, The Stumble are taking their creative talents to a new level with their stupendous 4th album, The Other Side.   
 
This is the band that Lazy Lester wanted to take back to the States with him and the band that the blues press widely recognise as one of the strongest live acts that the genre can boast in the UK.

Unique in their creativity, masterful in their interpretation and solid in their foundations, The Stumble now transcend the blues and look to build on the critical acclaim that has been heaped on their previous album works and live shows by taking the songs from The Other Side on the road and revisiting and reinventing some of their classic renditions of covers by artists such as Howling Wolf, B.B. King, Ike Turner and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.
 
All great bands have a particular mix of personalities and talents that deliver a sound and an edge to die for and The Stumble can mix it with the best of them. Expect raw power, emotion, joyous melodies, heartbreaking blues and a guaranteed good time with a band on the crest of a wave. Experience this band live now and be part of it.

Tickets coming soon…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

CHRISTMAS MARKET

Sunday 24th November 2019

Silsden Gala Committee’s annual Christmas Market. Come and join in the festive fun, activities, stalls and refreshments.

Pantomime!!!

BABES IN THE WOOD

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 29th/30th November & 1st December 2019

December 2019

An unmissable concert by KVU Singers

MESSIAH

 

Saturday, 14th December 2019 – from 7pm

KVU Singers will perform Handel’s Messiah, with soloists from Leeds College of Music. The Friends are reviving an old Silsden tradition of staging Messiah, which began in 1875 as a charity performance and continued for almost a century.

A Survey of Silsden Residents

Survey Results 2018

What Do You Want From Silsden Town Hall?

 

The Friends of Silsden Town Hall is a small charity that from April 2019 is running the Town Hall in Silsden.

One of the first things we wanted to do was ask Silsden Residents what things and activities they wanted in the Town Hall.

242 residents contributed their ideas and opposite is the summary of the things mentioned to the Friends.

In May 2018, we discovered what you wanted. But as time passes, you may come up with new ideas. So please get in touch with us with your ideas.

The Town Hall is a brilliant space. It is OUR space in Silsden. And it is for all residents. Whatever age, however long you have lived in Silsden.

 

Volunteer

 

If you have the skills to contribute to the running of the Town Hall, please consider becoming a volunteer.  There are lots of roles and we’ll make you feel very welcome as part of the team.