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

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.

‘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.

Calderdale Open Art Exhibition 2017

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2017’s Calderdale Open Art Exhibition will showcase work by professional and amateur artists.

Entries will be open from Saturday 7 October – Saturday 4 November 2017. Please read the terms and conditions and bring a completed entry form and the entry fee when you deliver your work. Entries accepted at Bankfield Museum during opening hours- Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

The entry fee is £20.00 for up to 3 artworks per entry. Please note this is an open exhibition with a selection process and there is no guarantee that all the work submitted will be displayed.

preview of the exhibition and prize giving will be held at Bankfield Museum on Saturday 11 November 2017 at 2pm, to which all entrants are be invited.

Calderdale Open 2017 entry form.pdf

Calderdale Open 2017 terms and conditions.pdf

Please note that during 2017 there will be essential building works at Bankfield, which will affect access to some areas. 

25 Years of World Mental Health Day

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Since 1992 people all over the world have been holding events, making announcements and celebrating #WorldMentalHealthDay and on Tuesday 10 October 2017 they will be doing so again.

This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is mental health in the workplace.

The WFMA say they want;

“… a global consensus to support mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, one that makes it easier for people with mental health conditions to seek help in and out of the workplace, with an environment that fosters good employment practices with regard to mental health.”

They are asking employers to sign a pledge around appreciating employees, creating supportive environments, stress management and lots more. You can find out more on the WFMA website.

You can find more about World Mental Health Day in the UK on the Mental Health Foundation website.

It’s an important anniversary for mental health in Leeds too: MindWell is one year old on 10 October. Happy Birthday MindWell!

Forum Central is keen join in by promoting all the wonderful things that Leeds is doing for World Mental Health Day.


The MindWell team and members of Forum Central will be hosting a stall and wellbeing space at Leeds Markets on World Mental Health Day, Tuesday 10 October, 10am-4pm.

Is your organisation planning an event for that week? Will you be running something that you want other organisations to come and promote their services at? Can we help get the word out about what you’ll be doing?


If so email

Forgotten Forest Under 8’s Halloween Special

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On Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 10am until 12pm the people at Forgotten Forest will be having a special under 8’s Halloween session. Lots of Halloween fun with apple bobbing, broom making, worm soup eating.
Feel free to dress up. Starting off with a welcome around the log circle, a site safety chat and information about all the fun things to do. You are then free to explore. Play in the swings or hammocks, bug hunt, climb trees, build with natural materials, play in the mud kitchen or in some of the pallet designs( boat, reading nook, wood tipi, train) or go in the tipi and read a story, place with sensory toys, puppets or musical instruments.
There will be a theme to each session with a story and a natural but optional activity.
There is a break half way through for hot chocolate around the fire. Tea, coffee, juice and water are always available and they are free. There is also an outdoor toilet.
We finish off with a recap songs and goodbyes.

Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child and can be booked online. Little babies are free however the woods is not pram friendly due to hand dug steps and uneven ground. Meet at the black gate at 10am on Sarah’s drive at 514 Bradford Road, Brighouse to all go up together. Please park on Bradford Road and not on Mayfield as the elderly neighbours have regular nurse visits and need access. You are also welcome to use Sarah’s drive. You can pay cash on arrival (please try to have correct change) or bank transfer to Sarah Parker 20-35-84 60049859. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. It can get chilly under the shade of the trees. Please get in touch if you need anything 07708 398548 or email