Events

Training Course: Basic Budgeting

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Upcoming VSI Alliance Training Course:  Basic Budgeting on Thursday 18 October 2018, 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Venue: The Conference Suite, St John’s The Divine, St John’s Street, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 1HN

The aim of the session is to enable attendees to understand:

  • What the purpose of a budget is
  • Why organisations need a budget
  • Who should be involved in the budget process
  • When the budgeting process should begin.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Plan and prepare an income and expenditure budget
  • Prepare budgets for restricted and unrestricted funds
  • How to lay out a budget
  • How to manage the budgeting process.

Book onto the course here: https://northbankforum.org.uk/event/basic-budgeting-a-vsi-alliance-training-course/

For the full training programme, click here.

Comedy for Kids, Britain’s Got Talent Fans and a Little Bit of Crazy at This Year’s Halifax Comedy Festival

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Now in its 4th year the Halifax Comedy Festival is returning with some fantastic shows to warm our cockles this autumn. The festival kicks off on Saturday 20 October with the Comedy Club 4 Kids, an afternoon stand-up show bringing some of the best comedians on the circuit to perform for some of the most discerning audiences you can get – CHILDREN! Will they crumble under the unabashed honesty of this tough crowd?

On Sunday 21 October actress, expressionist and star The Imitation Game Debra Stephenson brings A Night of 100 Voices to Halifax, with an evening of comedy and music. Monday 22 October sees all your favourite comedians from Britain’s favourite talent show take to the stage in Comedy Stars of BGT; featuring 2018 winner Lee Ridley (AKA Lost Voice Guy) and show finalists Robert WhiteMicky P KerrMandy Muden and Daliso Chaponda.

Headlining the festival on Wednesday 24 October we’re pleased to welcome zany master of improvisational comedy and randomness Ross Noble back to Halifax with his new tour El Hablador. Thursday is definitely the new Friday in Comedy Festival week, with renowned party girl Eleanor Conway returning to Halifax with the second part of her 100 date tour; Walk of Shame 2: Reality Bites on Thursday 25 October.

On Friday 26 October the town’s monthly comedy club; Dick & Liddy’s will be in full effect with its usual lucky dip line up of up and coming talent on today’s comedy circuit. For the past 18 years Dick & Liddy’s has been a must stop on the circuit for now top comedians such as Alan Carr, Dara O’Briain and John Bishop.

Saturday 27 October is another day for the children, revolting children to be precise, with Radio 4’s Jay Foreman bringing his wonderful blend of music and comedy in Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children, another afternoon show for all the family.

The Comedy Festival would not be complete without its annual trip to the stunning Halifax Minster and the festival closes on the evening of Saturday 27 October with Comedy Congregation at the Minster. This evening of stand-up comedy is a must see, as comedians are undoubtedly bamboozled by the wonder of their hallowed surroundings. This year The Minster welcomes Yorkshire funny man Tom Wrigglesworth, American chat show favourite Al Lubel and Edinburgh Fringe sell out comedy duo The Kagools. The evening is compared by experienced MC & fellow comedian Any Kind.

With the exception of Comedy Congregation at The Minster, all events will be at the Victoria Theatre in either the main auditorium or Green Room Bar.

Tickets for all shows are available from the Halifax Comedy Festival Box Office at the Victoria Theatre, as well as online, please visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/hxcf

The Magic of Motown at the Victoria Theatre

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Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town on Friday 12 October, 8:00pm.

Seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance.

Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. With timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.

This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Dancing In The Streets, My Cherie Amour, Heatwave and many more.

Tickets from £27.50 are available online at the Victoria Theatre website or by calling the Box Office on 01422 351158.

World Mental Health Day – 10 October

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Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

We all need to take care of our mental health and wellbeing whether we have a mental health problem or not.

Mental wellbeing describes how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.

Mind has some tips on practical steps you can take to improve and maintain your wellbeing including making time for yourself, building positive relationships and getting active. You can read them at https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/wellbeing/?ctaId=/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/slices/wellbeing/#.W7yDWWhKjcs

FaxFest – Promoting the Safety of Children and Young People in Calderdale

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On Thursday 1 November 2018, 10:30am–2:30pm Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board is holding a Community Engagement Event at Orange Box, Halifax.

The event is being organised by the Young Advisors in conjunction with representatives from the statutory partners, schools and the voluntary sector and is aimed at children and young people aged 9-17.

This consultation event will provide opportunities for participants to shape the development of the new Calderdale Safeguarding Partnership, to say what is important to them in relation to promoting the safety and well-being of children and young people in Calderdale and therefore to influence its future work.

The event will be in form of an indoor festival. Entry will be by ticket only in exchange for a wrist band that will allow access to all aspects of the event, involving music, performers, information stalls, games, and freebies etc. It will also include FREE refreshments.

The event is open to any children/youth groups in Calderdale including, uniformed and faith groups, out of school clubs, youth groups etc. The event is also open to Parents/Carers Practitioners and Managers from all agencies including statutory partners, voluntary and community sector and schools. This event aims to be as inclusive as possible. The building is fully accessible.

For more information and to request tickets (one per person), please contact Sophie.Boyles@Calderdale.gov.uk or 07976 169514.

Halifax Festival of Words 12-14 October

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The Book Corner and The Grayston Unity have joined together to organise & curate the first ever Halifax Festival of Words. It will take place in the town between Thursday 11 and Saturday 14 October.

It’s a festival that celebrates the use of language through books, music, spoken word and illustration.

For all Halifax Festival of Words listings, please click here.

There is a mixture of free events and some with a small charge.

YMCA Spooktacular Halloween Roller Skater Party

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The Halifax YMCA Spooktacular Halloween Roller Skate Party is back, and since it’s so popular they are doing two parties this year. One on Friday 26th October, 6:00pm-8:00pm and one on Saturday 27 October, 6:00pm-8:00pm.

The price is the same £5 entry for one of the two nights. Price includes: Pizza or Hotdog, A spooky bun and a drink.

Fancy dress is optional, but there will be prizes for the best costumes.

Tickets can be bought from the YMCA office 10:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm or at any family skate session.