Christopher Nibble (and how to save dandelions) at Square Chapel

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On Sunday 29 October at 2:30pm at Square Chapel Arts Centre hear the story of Christopher Nibble. For ages 2+ and written and illustrated by Charlotte Middleton and adapted for the stage by Claire Alizon Hills, Topsy Turvy Theatre, the company who brought you Ruby Flew Too! and Isabel’s Well, proudly present the charming Christopher Nibble in a tale of dandelion daring-do!

The guinea pigs of Dandeville love munching dandelion leaves so much that slowly but surely dandelions are disappearing from all over town.

Christopher Nibble knows that crunch time has come when there is just one dandelion left – but will this plucky little guinea pig have the flower power to save the day?

Written especially for children aged 2-7 (and their big people too) and told with Topsy Turvy Theatre’s own blend of energetic storytelling, handmade puppets, original music and stunning scenery, Christopher Nibble is an uplifting story of one guinea pig’s selfless undertaking to help halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion forever!

Tickets: £8  available by going to the Square Chapel website and following the link for book now.

For more information call 01422 349422 or visit

Safeguarding Advice Concerning Honour Based Violence

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Honour Based Violence (HBV) is not one specific crime; it can include: murder, fear of or actual forced marriage, controlling sexual activity, domestic abuse (including psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional), child abuse, rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault, harassment and forced abortion. This list is not exhaustive.   The violence can include planning, premeditation and family /community conspiracy; often the belief held is that the victim(s) is ‘deserving’ of the punishment.

Such crimes cut across all cultures, nationalities, faith groups and communities.

HBV may occur when the perpetrator(s) perceive that a person (or persons) has shamed the family / community by breaking an honour code.

Further information and useful contact details can be found within this Safeguarding Guide

Halifax International Market

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From Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 October, Market Place will be returning to Halifax with a huge selection of traders from across the globe. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice with a great variety of tasty treats and unique crafts and gifts from all over the world!

As well as providing a unique shopping experience for local residents and visitors, the Continental and Gourmet Food Market will bring both a true flavour of British and international cuisine to the Halifax creating life, colour and vibrancy.

Greetland Academy Open Day

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Greetland Academy on Saddleworth Road HX4 8LZ are holding an open day on Thursday 16 November 2017.

Open Day Sessions are from 10am to  6pm and can be booked with the school by calling 01422 372893.

Supporting Early Years and Key Stages 1 & 2, Greetland Academy was one of the first wave of primary schools in the country to become an Academy.

Siddal Ex-Servicemens and Social Club Halloween Disco

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Siddal Ex-Servicemens & Social Club, Siddal Lane HX3 9JS will be holding their annual Halloween Disco on Friday October 27 starting at 7pm.

Hot food will be available.
Fancy dress encouraged and there will be a competition for both best dressed adults and kids.
All children must be supervised at all times!

Siddal Ex-Servicemens & Social Club is run as a non-profit making organisation by its members through a committee usually elected annually.

Forced Marriage is a Crime- it’s Your Right to Choose Who You Marry

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A forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning disabilities, cannot) consent to the marriage and some elements of pressure or abuse are used. The pressure put on people to marry against their will can be physical (including threats, actual physical violence and sexual violence) or emotional and psychological (for example, when someone is made to feel like they’re bringing shame on their family). Financial abuse (taking your wages or not giving you any money) can also be a factor. In the UK Forced Marriage is seen as a form of violence against women, men and children which cannot be justified on religious or cultural grounds. It is a criminal offence to force someone to marry.

Find out more information from this Safeguarding guide

‘Any Questions’ comes to Brooksbank School

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On Friday 17 November, the long running BBC Radio 4 show ‘Any Questions’ will be coming to Calderdale, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby and featuring a panel of political, business and other figures from public life. The show will be broadcast live from The Brooksbank School in this, the 700th anniversary of the town being awarded its royal charter. Tickets – free of charge are available from the school on a first come first served basis. Panel members are still to be confirmed at this stage.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 13 October – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer …


  • Consultation on Cohesion and Integration Strategy
  • Gig Buddies Calderdale
  • Have your say on GP Services in Calderdale
  • Advertise your Halloween and Bonfire Events with us
  • Unique Ways – Conference and Care Survey

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