Aug

Albesila Luminarium – Architects of Air at The Piece Hall

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FREE entry 25-28 August 2017.

  • Friday 12:00-1900
  • Saturday & Sunday 10:00-19:00
  • Monday 10:00-1900

Taking inspiration from Islamic architecture, Archimedean solids and Gothic cathedrals, founder, designer and artistic director, Alan Parkinson, has created a series of structures that guide you into a sense of wonder.

Albesila is their latest creation and marks the company’s 25th year. The Piece Hall’s glorious central courtyard will be one of the first locations to showcase this new labyrinth of geometric forms. It will invite audiences to move in a medium of subtle hues as vivid reflections of liquid colour spills across the curved walls, creating a world apart from the normal and everyday.

“What motivates me to design is the fact that I continue to be struck by the beauty of light and colour found in the luminaria. These structures nurture an awareness of a pure phenomena that gently cuts through everyday conditioned perceptions…” Alan Parkinson, designer and founder of Architects of Air.

After dark the luminarium will be lit from the inside bringing the architecture to life for visitors in contrast to the surrounding Grade I listed building.

The event is not ticketed so just drop in but please note capacity is limited inside so you may be expected to queue.

It is also important that you read the Essential Information with regard to avoiding bringing bags (to enter the luminarium you must take off your shoes and have no bulky items). Checking this information will avoid disappointment.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

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Let’s go fly a kite

(Up to the highest height! Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring, Up through the atmosphere, Up where the air is clear, Oh, let’s go fly a kite!)

Wednesday 30 August. Drop in anytime between 10am and 12noon or 1 and 3pm.

Kite, Kids, Girl, Smiles, Joy, Sky, CuteJoin Julie Swift and Robin Dalton to build your own kite and fly it (wind permitting!) on Norland Moor. Park in Norland car park (next to the swings). Look out for the large white marquee.
Contact Robin Dalton on 07712 867619 for further information.

No dogs please. Ages 5+ (no unaccompanied children)
£3.80 per kite made (£2.80 PTL)
Booking not required.

Standedge Visitor Centre hosts family holiday activities

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Explorers activities Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre

Crafts, pond dipping, face painting and waterside bingo are just a few of the activities promising to keep children and adults entertained at the popular visitor attraction in West Yorkshire, which celebrates the nation’s longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel.

Regular boat trips into Standedge Tunnel, which takes the Huddersfield Narrow Canal deep beneath the Pennines, are also on offer, as well as free interactive displays and a chance to learn about the boatmen and women who once carried cargoes on this amazing waterway.

The free summer holiday activities will take place on Thursdays:

24 August, 31 August
11.00am to 3.00pm

Katie Hutchinson, education coordinator with the Canal & River Trust, said: “Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, on the banks for the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, provide a stunning backdrop for some great holiday adventures.

The activities are suitable for all primary age children and there’s lots to keep mums and dads occupied too. Places don’t need to be booked – just come along on the day for a fun-packed way to learn all about our amazing canals.”

For more information contact the Visitor Centre, Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6NQ

Telephone: 01484 844298

 

FREE Graffiti Workshop at King Cross Library

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Meet Graffiti Artist Jake Gardiner (aka Klonism) and get inspired to create your own graffiti masterpiece.

The 4 workshops at King Cross Library is for 12 -1 8 teens on Tuesday 22 August 2017  and are; 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00 and 14:00-15:00.

You will be using paint pens and permanent markers to upcycle vinyl records or canvasses with your unique graffiti ‘Tags’.

Places are free but limited so please book in advance at www.ticketsource.uk/discover  call 01422 392638 or email gillian.rice@calderdale.gov.uk

Get Involved in the Calderdale Local Plan – what issues are important to you?

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Want to help change Calderdale for the better? Then Have your say on the Local Plan consultation.

The consultation on the initial draft of the Calderdale Local Plan is now open and information on the plan is available at www.calderdale.gov.uk/localplan and comments can be submitted using the Council’s Consultation Portal.

A Planning Officer will also  be in attendance at the following locations to assist you in making comments online.

Still Time to Do Something this Summer

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There is still time to do things in the Summer Holidays from Busy Babies at some our libraries, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Flour, Flat bread and fire at Ogden Water, Elves and Fairies to a Bat Walk at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Don’t forget to check your local Children’s Centres to see what events they may be holding. There is a full list of activities that can be downloaded in the Do Something Summer Activity Guide

FC Halifax Town Roadshows for Greetland Goldstars and appeal for girl players

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Halifax Town Summer Roadshow

FC Halifax Town are holding a Summer Roadshow at Greetland Goldstars Monday 21st August 2017, from 10am to 1pm. It is open to boys and girls in Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 from Sept 2017. It is being held at Greetland Community Centre at a cost £5 per player (50% of fee to Greetland). There will be three hours of football training and matches in a fun environment. This is being run by FCHT coaches who are all FA qualified and DBS checked. See your manager for more details or contact Nick Walker : e-mail.

Greetland Goldstars are also looking for new players for their girls teams who play in the West Riding Girls League. Training is every Thursday 5:30pm – 6:30pm at Greetland Community Centre and teams play on Saturday/Sunday mornings.

For further information call John King on 07982 801988 or email kingyjs1965@gmail.com

 

Little Explorers under 8’s session

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Lots of fun outdoors in the Forgotten Forest on Bradford Road, Brighouse. A small woodland area with everything you need. Relax in the hammocks, play instruments or read story’s in the tipi, build dens, play in the wooden boat, tipi or train. Balance on logs and beams, climb trees, make mud pies in the mud kitchen, bug hunt, explore the site, enjoy the craft and drink hot chocolate from water boiled in the Kelly kettle.

e woods at the  in  on Monday 14 August from 10:00 – 12:00. Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child. Babes in arms are free. Ticket information can be found at https://bookwhen.com/forgottenforest. For further information contact Sarah on 07708398548 or email S_arahparker@hotmail.com

 

Launch of Men FM – By Men, for Men

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A new online station has been recently launched Men FM : Made by men, for men with 60 minutes of inspiration from Leeds men.

If you would like to find out what activities and support is happening in Calderdale please call the Staying Well Team on 01422 392767.

MenFM features:

  • Music
  • Comedy
  • Personal stories
  • How to get involved

Guest appearance from Prof White, the world’s first ever professor of men’s health.

To listen to all this just click on this Men FM link.

20th Anniversary Weekend at Bethesda Methodist Church

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bethesda photoBethesda Methodist Church in Elland are celebrating the 20th Anniversary since re-opening the church after refurbishment.

On Saturday 19 August 2017 9:00 – 12:00 they will be holding a car boot sale. There will be bacon, butties tea and coffee followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at 3pm led by Reverend Colin Sherwood.

To book a place for your car, please call Nancy on 01422 250059.

On Sunday 20 August morning worship at 10:30 will be lead by Reverend Anne Smith.