CIVIC SOCIETY NEWS
CIVIC SOCIETY NEWS
HCS members are invited to a seminar next month at Leeds University: 'Traffic Removal in Leeds: Reshaping the City for People'.
The event is organised by the Traffic Removal UK network, the Institute for Transport Studies at University of Leeds and Act TravelWise.
Speakers include expert practitioners who are leading initiatives to reclaim space from motor vehicles. Some of these efforts are under development in the city centre and in new residential neighbourhoods.
Plans in York to eliminate non-essential car trips in the city centre will also be discussed.
A walking tour from the university through the city centre will be followed by an optional pub social.
The event, at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, is on Thursday, April 2 from 1pm to 4.30pm. Registration is free via Eventbrite.
The Changing Face of Birkby was due to be the first guided walk in the new season arranged by Discover Huddersfield.
However, given the worsening situation with Coronavirus and the age of many of our support team and walkers, we feel we must cancel this and the next three walks of the season.
For clarity, they are: The Changing Face of Birkby (April 5), Lion Hunt ( April 26), University Campus Trail (May 17) and The Age of Architectural Decoration (June 4).
The walks in the 2020 programme are led by experts in the history, culture, architecture and heritage that have shaped the town. They range from Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies to Slaithwaite's Radical Past.
Each one lasts for up to two hours and costs £3 per person, though the four walks conducted on heritage open days are free of charge.
The new brochure contains full details of times, venues and contacts and may be downloaded below.
Those who enjoy the gentle rhythm of walking will also enjoy the Music Trail, below. Huddersfield’s musical traditions vary from from brass bands and organ-building to sound systems and Bhangra.
This introductory walk was created by students and staff at the University of Huddersfield and takes in key buildings including the Parish Church, the Town Hall, Ivanhoe's and The Hippdrome.
A pop-up climate emergency hub is being run for six days from March 9 in a vacant shop in The Piazza, opposite Huddersfield Library.
It is being organised for Kirklees Culture Declares Emergency, part of a global movement.
People are invited to 'look, listen think and do in a week of activities'. They include pop-up art, books, music and video installations, craft demonstrations, poetry, upcycle fashion and public discussions.
Further details may be found on the Creative Kirklees website.