On Saturday 17 November, 11:00am, Santa will arrive on a sleigh pulled by Rudolph the vintage tractor at Kershaw’s Garden Shopping Centre launching the family Fun day.
There will be free face painting & mince pies, fun and games, competitions, balloon magic, Christmas crafts and special offers for mums and dads, with music from Hipperholme community choir
Santa will be at the garden centre until Christmas and children can visit Santa’s Grotto at just £7.99 per child. See the website for booking details at www.kershawgardencentre.co.uk/santa
A new exhibition called Women Travellers will be opening on Saturday 24 November, 11:00am at Bankfield Museum.
Speeches and refreshments will be in the North Gallery at 11:00am, followed by the official opening of the new exhibition in the Link Gallery.
Focusing on the lives of four extraordinary women; Anne Lister, Edith Durham, Liz Humphries and Gertrude Bell. This exhibition will tell the story of the journeys they took, the objects they collected and the many people they met along the way. Objects displayed will include some of the outfits they wore to travel in, notebooks, photographs and the many fascinating items they brought back. You will discover stories of happiness, loss and amazing achievements!
On Saturday 24th there is also the final For King and Country event. Feel free to extend your visit when at 2:00pm there will be an event on the top floor to mark the end of the 2014-2018 For King and Country project. There will be speeches and thanks for all those involved in the project, attended by the Mayor of Calderdale. This will be followed by live music and refreshments in the North Gallery on the ground floor at 2:15pm.
This event, suitable for children 0-8 years of age will give free access to the gym as well as party games, snacks and other activities.
Whilst the event is free, places are limited so please call Field Lane Children’s Centre on 01484 386621 to book a place.
Are you slightly confused by social media or tempted by Twitter? Overwhelmed by the virtual world, yet wishing you could understand more about how to attract new customers?
If you’d like to learn new digital skills for your business, then No Nonsense Networking in partnership with UCVR* are bringing Google experts to the Calder Valley. So join us in Brighouse on Tuesday 13 November 2018 where our Google partners will be presenting some of the innovative ways to get noticed online.
Who is this for?
We are supporting businesses in Calder Valley affected by the ongoing economic impact of the 2015 floods. We are prioritising businesses in Brighouse, Elland and Sowerby Bridge at this event.
- 7.30 Registration, Refreshments & pastries
- 8.00 Introduction to Digital Advertising shows small businesses how to attract new customers by optimising their presence on Google, gathering consumer insights and online advertising
- 9.00 Social Media Strategy explores how to create a business strategy based on your business goals
- 10.30 Writing for Social media is great for small business owners, looking to develop interesting content, headlines and ad copy. You’ll also develop a tone of voice that reflects you and your business.
We look forward to meeting you all.
Kate, No Nonsense Networking, Alison and Stephen, *Upper Calder Valley Renaissance
- Remembrance Commemorations in Halifax
- Interfaith Week Events
- Calderdale Open Arts Exhibition
- Autumn and Christmas Fairs
- Support Elland Silver Band and Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group
Have a great weekend!
From Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December there will be a specially curated Christmas Fair, showcasing some of the region’s favourite independent craft stalls, artisan makers and pop-up food and drink traders in the stunning surroundings of The Piece Hall.
Entry is FREE on Friday 12:00pm–6:00pm and on Saturday and Sunday 10:00am–6:00pm.
A seasonally decorated stretch tent housing the hand-picked stalls will take pride of place in the central courtyard, sitting alongside a cosy Nordic Tipi that offers the perfect place to warm-up by a roaring fire.
The surrounding independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants will be open too, making this an unmissable festive shopping weekend.
FREE children’s activities and a visit from Santa at 12:00pm.
Light refreshments available and hot lunches available from 12:00pm.
Entry by donation with a free draw.
Also on Saturday 17 November,7:00pm
the Hepton Singers will be performing. Entry is by donation in aid of Overgate Hospice and St. Andrew’s Church.
The opening of 2018’s Calderdale Open Exhibition will be on Saturday 10 November, 2:00pm at Bankfield Museum when the Mayor of Calderdale will attend for the prize giving, awarded by this year’s judges Tom Wood, Jake Attree and Curator Elinor Camille-Wood.
The First Prize will be £150 of vouchers for Shibden Mill Inn, second prize is afternoon tea at Holdsworth House and third prize will be a Museums goody bag.
Jake Attree is a figurative artist in the sense that everything he paints is based on something he has observed and almost certainly drawn. No matter how far the paintings may depart from the subject that inspired them, they nevertheless are rooted in and dependent upon these initial observations. Born in York in 1950, he now lives and works in West Yorkshire and has a studio at Dean Clough, Halifax. Attree is represented in London by Messum’s of Cork Street. He has shown widely in the UK over the past 25 years and has also exhibited work in America, Holland and Germany. http://www.jakeattree.co.uk/
Tom Wood graduated from Sheffield School of Art in 1978, since then his work has been exhibited worldwide. Amongst his many portrait commissions he has painted Professor Lord Robert Winston and Alan Bennett for the National Portrait Gallery, London. Other notable commissions have included portraits for HRH Prince of Wales, The National Trust, Yale University and Cambridge University. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions both in the UK and abroad and he has works in many public and private collections. He currently works from his studio at Redbrick Mill, Batley. https://www.tomwoodfineart.com/
On Sunday 18 November, 1:15pm–3:15pm there will be over 35 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices. Everything imaginable for your little ones.
JOIN THE EVENT ON MUM2MUM MARKET YORKSHIRE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR SALE ITEM PREVIEWS
**Buggies & Travel Systems **Stairgates, Toddler Furniture
**Home & Safety Equipment **Baby Carriers & Harnesses
**Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots **Growbags, Bed Guards
**Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment **Highchair’s, Bumbos
**Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys
**Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres
All great brands
**Hundreds of Toys, Books and Games including- Little Tikes, ELC, Fisher Price, Vtech, Mamas & Papas
**Baby and children’s clothes starting from 50p including (Various brands)
To Book a Stall go to Mum2mum Market Website at http://www.mum2mummarket.co.uk/book-a-stall.html
£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free. Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2-4-1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)
The theme for this year is ‘Peace’.
The programme will include poetry by The Halifax Academy pupils.
The guest speaker will be Rev Jo Williams, Baptist Minister from the Blackley Centre linking the notion of Peace. Jo has spent many years delivering mediations, social cohesion initiatives and uniting communities across the country.
Other speakers invited are Major Charlie Helm, The Yorkshire Regiment followed by faith representatives participating in the evening by sharing their faith through readings, singing and peace prayers.
RSVP: John Butterfield at email@example.com