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We can see 5% of the universe. 25% of the rest is
We can see 5% of the universe. 25% of the rest is 'Dark Matter'... but the largest part (ie 70%) is 'Dark Energy'.
Cafe Scientifique: Dark Energy
Cafe Scientifique: 'Dark Energy'
With Prof. Phil James of Liverpool John Moores University
Wednesday January 7th 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Cooking School Café, Dean Clough, HX3 5AX

The last few years have seen remarkable discoveries concerning the nature of supernovae, powerful explosions that mark the final stages in the lives of many stars. The 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Perlmutter, Schmidt and Riess for their discovery that the properties of distant supernovae imply an accelerating expansion of the Universe driven by the mysterious substance known as Dark Energy. The middle part of 2011 also saw supernovae explode in two of the nearest and most spectacular spiral galaxies in the sky, M51 (The Whirlpool Galaxy ) and M101 (The Pinwheel Galaxy). This talk will look at what supernovae are telling us about the Universe, and at the many mysteries that remain concerning these violent stellar deaths.

Phil James is an observational astronomer who has been teaching and researching in the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University since 1994; prior to that he worked at Imperial College, London, at the University of Hawaii and at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh. His research interests include the structure and star formation properties of nearby galaxies, and determining the types of stars that explode as supernovae of different types, through an analysis of their immediate environments within their host galaxies.

Cafe Scientifique is part of a national array of voluntary talks and debates based on scientific themes to which EVERYONE is welcomed. There is no admission fee, although donations towards the speaker's expenses are requested at the end of the evening.

Next meeting: Wednesday, February 11th 2015 @ 7.30pm
Dr Stefano Vanin: "Forensic Entomology – 'Crime Scene Insects"


Full details of this and other upcoming talks on www.cafescihalifax.org

Food served 6.00 to 7.00pm. To avoid disappointment pre-order on 01422 366516 or via info@thechefsschool.co.uk

Ciabatta Pizzas with mixed salad
Choose from:
• Roasted vegetables and halloumi cheese topped with mozzarella – £6.50
• Slow roasted pulled pork with BBQ sauce, peppers and topped with mozzarella – £6.50
• Spanish chorizo, salami, red onion with mozzarella and black olives – £6.75

Chicken Korma Curry
Served on a bed of boiled rice, accompanied with warm pitta bread and homemade chutneys – £ 7.50

Vegetable Rogan Josh Curry
Served on a bed of boiled rice, with warm Pitta bread and homemade chutneys – £ 7.50

Sharing Platter for two
Onion bhajis, vegetable samosas, lamb koftas, naan bread, olives with mixed salad and fresh yogurt dip – £9.50

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Catch rising star Katherine Ryan before her UK tour later this Spring...
Catch rising star Katherine Ryan before her UK tour later this Spring...
Dean Clough Comedy Night
Hugely popular monthly comedy nights with top performers from the UK national circuit.
Tickets £10. Free ticket for table of eight (ie £70) via the box office on 01422 255266.
All performances start at 8.00pm. Bar available between performances.
(Details of pre-gig meals available on info@thechefsschool.co.uk or telephone 01422 366516)

The NEXT GIG is a genuinely special one so book early for FRIDAY, 23rd January 2015 with...

KATHERINE RYAN - A comedian "from the telly" (as they used to say) slums it at Dean Clough - and we're more than flattered!
CRAIG MURRAY - "Bloody funny" says Jo Brand - either because Craig IS bloody funny, or because he comes from Dewsbury. Or both. Probably both.
ANDRE VINCENT - The legend returns: the Hamlet's ghost of the comedy circuit and proof that rottweiler's can be cuddly.


Features adult material. Performance details may change.


New menu with Curry, Pizzas and Koftas available to pre-order!
Freshly cooked on the premises and served between 6.00pm and 7.30pm.

• Chicken Korma Curry
• Served on a bed of boiled rice, accompanied with warm pitta bread and homemade chutneys – £ 7.50

• Vegetable Rogan Josh Curry
• Served on a bed of boiled rice, accompanied with warm Pitta bread and homemade chutneys – £ 7.50

• Ciabatta Pizzas with a mixed salad.
• Choose from–
• Roasted vegetables and halloumi cheese topped with mozzarella – £6.50
• Slow roasted pulled pork with BBQ sauce, peppers and topped with mozzarella – £6.50
• Spanish chorizo, salami, red onion topped with mozzarella and black olives – £6.75

• Sharing Platter for two
• Onion bhajis, vegetable samosas, lamb koftas, naan bread, olives with mixed salad and fresh yogurt dip – £9.50

Please pre-order your food choices and reserve your table by phone or email. If you have a large party that you would like us to cater for do not hesitate to contact us on 01422 366516 or via info@thechefsschool.co.uk

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The Impossible Gentlemen
THE IMPOSSIBLE GENTLEMEN
GWILYM SIMCOCK (piano), MIKE WALKER (guitar), STEVE RODBY (electric bass), ADAM NUSSBAUM (drums)

The Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax HX3 5AX
Weds Feb 4th 2015 at 8.00pm
TICKETS: £20 (Concs: £15)

The Anglo-American jazz ‘supergroup’, The Impossible Gentleman features internationally acclaimed British piano sensation Gwilym Simcock, Salford guitarist and UK treasure Mike Walker and American bass and drums superstars Steve Rodby and Adam Nussbaum. The result is nothing less than remarkable with four unique talents, all superb players in their own right, coming together to create something new and powerful.

WINNERS OF THE “BEST ENSEMBLE” 2013 PARLIAMENTARY JAZZ AWARDS

"Crazy name, crazy group, but crazy like foxes". The Evening Standard 5 stars
"World-class jazz - nothing short of sensational." The Guardian 4 stars
"It’s terrific". The Telegraph 4 stars
"It’s simply outstanding." BBC Music Magazine 5 stars

"This shimmering jewel of style and substance is jazz at its most exalted, and simply has to be heard. Here's a crude and approximate map reference, but one that gets close to the buried treasure. Imagine guitarist Pat Metheny's trio masterpiece, "Day Trip" add a pianist of commensurate genius, and you are banging on the disc's front door. It is that good". Allaboutjazz

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King Lear by William Shakespeare
Northern Broadsides' production of Shakespeare’s
KING LEAR

Directed by Jonathan Miller
Designed by Isabella Bywater
Lighting by Guy Hoare

Premieres in the Viaduct Theatre on:

Feb 27th and 28th 2015 at 7.30pm (Preview nights)
March 3rd to 7th 2015 at 7.30pm (NB Tickets for March 4th will not go on general sale until Dec 14th 2014)
Matinee performance on March 7th at 2.30pm

King Lear is the story of a family at war with itself. Lear, an ageing and deeply flawed individual, wrecks his relationship with his three daughters and in doing so, loses all he has. What is there left? This question, which is Lear’s predicament and Shakespeare’s genius, invites us all to think upon what we might gain when nothing is all we have.

Jonathan Miller famously described King Lear as “The most interesting play Shakespeare ever wrote”. With his keen eye for the subtleties of human behaviour and a sharp focus on the emotional power of the story, be prepared for a ‘Lear’ stripped back to its heart and soul; intimate, moving and utterly believable.

This is Miller’s second collaboration with the multi award-winning Northern Broadsides; a company whose trademark vigour, simplicity and down-to-earth performance style has won over a whole new generation of Shakespeare fans. 

If you’ve seen King Lear before, forget everything you know as Jonathan Miller brings his remarkable talent for detailed human observation to the play. You will see it afresh.

 
“Northern Broadsides have a vigorous aesthetic, a way of doing Shakespeare that is revelatory.” – The Independent on Sunday

 
“Northern Broadsides can bring Shakespeare to life as gripping, accessible theatre for today simply by making the words sing.” – The Guardian


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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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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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