Events

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 16 February – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring

  • Sugar Smart Calderdale
  • Dates for the Great Get Together 2018 – More in Common
  • Get Ready for International Women’s Day
  • Healthy Minds ‘Visual Storytelling’ Workshop in Elland
  • New Digibete Website for Type 1 Diabetes Advice

Have a great weekend!

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Managing Your Money: Free Course at Elland Children’s Centre

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On Monday 26 February, 12:30pm-2:00pm, Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Road HX5 0BB will be hosting a course on Money Management given by WYCAS (West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service).

This FREE 4-week course is for people aged 19+ who want to understand ways to manage money and stay on top of bills.

You will learn:

  • What is a budget and why budget
  • Calendar of spending
  • Raising Credit
  • Calculating a budget
  • What to do if in debt & prioritising debt
  • Considering energy bills
  • Prioritising expenditure\increasing income
  • Budgeting for shopping & celebrations

Contact Jane Granville at WYCAS for more information on 0113 2706291, or email jane.granville@wycas.org.uk

International Women’s Day Festival at Victoria Theatre

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Annapurna Indian Dance are proudly celebrating International Women’s Day with a Festival at Victoria Theatre on Saturday 10 March, 12:30pm-3:00pm. 

Enjoy a variety of activities at this FREE event: Demonstrations of beautiful temple dancing, tap & contemporary dance, storytelling, music, singing and drumming.

We welcome Award Winning classical Indian Dancer, Dr. Swati Raut, who will be presenting excerpts from her innovative dance project “Half of Me” which explores the theme of Assisted Reproductive Therapy whilst drawing parallels from a storyline in the famous Indian epic “Mahabharata”​.

For more information email info@annapurnadance.com

The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2018 (March 8) is #PressforProgress

With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more – there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.

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Meet the Author at Blackley Baptist Church

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On Saturday 10 March, 7pm in the Thompson Jones Hall of Blackley Baptist Church you can meet the author Andrew P. Sykes when he speaks as about his latest book ‘Spain to Norway on a bike called Reggie’.

Admission of £8 includes a hot pie and peas supper from ‘Di’s Pies’.

More information and tickets from 01422 378982 or 01422 375718 or any member of the ABC group.

Anti-Social Behaviour & Hate Crime Event

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This discussion of Anti-Social Behaviour & Hate Crime is taking place on Wednesday 21 February, 10:00am-1:00pm at Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax HX3 5AX.

This event is to raise awareness about what is anti-social behaviour and hate crime in Calderdale. It will give an opportunity to learn what services are being offered to reduce incidents and support victims, how we can all work more closely together to make communities feel safer will be explored, and resources available to make this happen will also be highlighted.

To reserve a place please email jake@nbforum.org.uk

There will be limited marketplace space so if you would like to reserve a stall please indicate this in the email to Jake.

This event is funded by the OPCC and supported by Calderdale Community Safety Executive.

Beat It Night Valentines Party  

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Beat It Night is a regular monthly social event for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health conditions to get together and just have some fun and where anyone would feel welcome.

On the 3rd Thursday each month, people can sit and chat or get up and have a boogie – or listen to live music. This is a place where people can meet old friends and make new ones.

Artists have an opportunity to showcase their talents, musicians, dancers and poets.

This month, the Beat It Night Valentines Patry is on Thursday 15 February, 7pm-10:00pm at The Salvation, Bull Green, Halifax and will feature music from a DJ as well as there being an Open Mic. The Magpie Movers will also be performing.

To book tickets call 01422 363817 or book online at http://beatitnight.co.uk/tickets/

£5.00 if pre-booked or £6 on the door (Staff and support £2.50).

For more information email info@beat-it-nightclub.co.uk

 

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 9 February – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring

  • Tonight – Chinese New Year Extravaganza at Victoria Theatre
  • Get Sugar Smart in Calderdale
  • Changes to Repeat Prescriptions
  • Last 2 Days of Children’s Mental Health Week
  • Sign up for The Great Get Together 2018 – More in Common

Have a great weekend!

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Sugar Smart Calderdale

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SUGAR SMART CALDERDALE is an exciting campaign launched in Calderdale this February. It is part of a national campaign, SUGAR SMART, led by Jamie Oliver and Sustain. In Calderdale, the campaign is inviting participants from a number of sectors to make small changes that enable the people of Calderdale to reduce the amount of sugar they’re consuming. We know that, in the UK, people consume up to five times the recommended maximum daily intake of sugar, and that this is having a huge impact on our health – and waistlines – as a nation.

Up and down the country, people are committing to small actions as a part of SUGAR SMART, and we’d like to ask you to do the same. In Calderdale, Halifax Rugby League FC is leading the way, with players committing to SUGAR SMART challenges for three weeks. They will also be promoting SUGAR SMART messages as an organisation, to show that physical activity and a sugar smart diet go hand-in-hand.

Organisations across Calderdale are joining the campaign to do their part to improve the food environment and promote positive messages. Calderdale’s Health & Wellbeing Board will no longer be serving biscuits at their meetings; Northowram Primary School are running a SUGAR SMART assembly for their 450 pupils; Calderdale Royal Hospital will be helping staff to make healthier choices. What could you or your organisation pledge to do?

From promoting drinking water, to taking a SUGAR SMART challenge as an individual or organisation, to removing sugary items from prominent display, there is an action to fit every shape and size of organisation. The SUGAR SMART CALDERDALE steering group (Food for Life; Locala PHEYS; Better Living Service; and Calderdale Council’s Public Health team) can help you with your pledge, and there is lots of inspirational material at http://www.sugarsmartuk.org.

If you’d like to be one of the organisations in Calderdale taking positive action to encourage people to reduce the amount of sugar they’re consuming, email sugarsmart@calderdale.gov.uk or call Chloe Smee on 07500 602742.

Perspectives on Patterns at Bankfield Museum

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Opening at Bankfield Museum on Saturday 10 February will be an exhibition ‘Interpretations of Calderdale Museums Pattern Book Collection’ by the Textile Art Group. Discover intricate details, long forgotten patterns and learn more about the history of the textile industry. The exhibition will include art works created by the Textile Art Group inspired by this fascinating collection.

Members of the Textile Art Group will be in the Link Gallery demonstrating a number of different crafts and talking about their work. Free, drop in activity for all ages.

Other activities around this exhibition which continues until 2 June include;

Through my Sketchbooks with Vivienne Brown

Saturday 17 March, 1.30pm to 4pm

Bookmaking with Helen Smith & Joan Burnip

Saturday 24 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm

Needlepunch Felt & Fibre Painting with Jackie Ford and Denise Teed

Saturday 14 April, 11am to 2pm