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.

What’s On?

September 2019

The Blues Club at Silsden Town Hall Presents…

TOM C WALKER BLUES EVENT

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. 

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TICKET! 

 

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.

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!

 Cooking Up a Feast – Baking Skills Demonstration!

Mike Armstrong – Head Baker

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

Mike 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

Coffee Morning and Evening Show

SILSDEN LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

 

Saturday, 9th November 2019 Times tbc

Pantomime!!!

BABES IN THE WOOD

 

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

December 2019

Unmissable!

MESSIAH

 

Saturday, 14th December 2019 – from 7pm

KVU to 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 1878 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.