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Men of the 45th Sikhs (52nd Infantry Brigade, 17th Division). IWM Photo.
Men of the 45th Sikhs (52nd Infantry Brigade, 17th Division). IWM Photo.
Hidden From History
Monday July 6th 2015
Crossley Gallery

Hidden from History: The soldiers of undivided India in World War I

An illustrated talk by Andrew Wrenn
Introductory performance by Annapurna Indian Dance
Dance at 7.00pm // Talk at 7.30pm
Free (no need to book)*

The largest volunteer force during 'The Great War' came from undivided India – comprising Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus. Their story has been neglected until recently.

Andrew Wrenn (co-author of a government report on ‘Teaching emotive and controversial history’) uncovers some of the facts - and some of the prejudices - from those times. His illustrated talk touches on why India’s pre-partition army fought in WWI and documents some of the experiences of the soldiers. He also explains why this was indeed a World War...

Annapurna Indian Dance – one of Yorkshire’s longest-standing and respected performers of Bharatanatyam dance – introduces the event with its own contribution to the ongoing centennial commemoration of WW1.

*Donations invited for speaker’s expenses and refreshments

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund


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Any resemblance to Gaia Holmes is purely coincidental...
Any resemblance to Gaia Holmes is purely coincidental...
Igniting the Spark!
Join poet Gaia Holmes for a series of friendly weekly workshops designed to give your muse a kick where it counts. Discussions of craft and technique that focus on inspirational exercises to generate poetry or prose. Tuesday evenings. More details from gaiaholmes@hotmail.co.uk.

Session price (payable on the night): £5.00 (£3.50 concs).

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Young or old, athletic or sedentary - Tai Chi is designed for you!
Young or old, athletic or sedentary - Tai Chi is designed for you!
Tai Chi
The Corner House @ Dean Clough
Every Tuesday 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Calm mind: Strong body!

Specialist guidance in Tai Chi sessions held by Marsha from Tai Chi Tigers. Tai Chi strengthens muscles, improves balance and co-ordination and is good for blood pressure and posture. First timers welcome to come and watch before committing to a six-week session. Ring Marsha on 07810 094395.

SPECIAL OFFER of £30.00 for a six-week course fee (ie £5.00 per session). PLEASE NOTE: This event is not available via the internet. Booking is via the telephopne number above and payment is made on the day.

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Like Ted Hughes, Martin Mor is a poet. But did you ever hear Ted tell a joke? And we bet he couldn
Like Ted Hughes, Martin Mor is a poet. But did you ever hear Ted tell a joke? And we bet he couldn't ride a unicycle, either...
Dean Clough Comedy Nights
Comedy takes a break over the Summer; but we're back for the Halifax Comedy Festival in October... Watch this space!

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Image by Keith Hanselman
Image by Keith Hanselman
Life Drawing
A regular life-drawing session takes place at Dean Clough every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Convened by painter in residence Doug Binder, the sessions run from 10.30 to 12.30 in the morning and from 1.30 to 3.30 in the afternoon.

Bring your own materials. Fees are £5.50 per session (ie £11.00 for the whole day).

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Michael LeCount (l) and Tony Priestman (r)
(pic: Lorne Campbell)
Michael LeCount (l) and Tony Priestman (r) (pic: Lorne Campbell)
The Dean Clough Lego brick model
The Dean Clough Lego brick model will eventually use around a million bricks, be 35 foot long and have a chimney that's over 7 foot high.

RIGHT NOW, though, it's a 'mere' 15 foot long... and actually it's still pretty stunning.

Lego modellers Michael LeCount and Tony Priestman are at present studiously crafting the landscape around the East end of the half-mile site that used to be the world's largest carpet mill. You can see how it is progressing - for free - at any time during the normal gallery hours of 9.30am to 5.00pm, seven days a week.

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