Aug

Brighouse Artisan Market

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Brighouse’s ever popular food and craft markets have a new look for 2018!

The Spring and Summer markets will now be focused on just one day – a Sunday. The first of the new Artisan Markets will be on Sunday 29 April with dozens of stalls featuring locally made food and crafts exhibited by Yorkshire producers and businesses.

There’ll be around 60 stalls across the town centre on Sunday – with a particular focus on amazing food. From regular favourites like Love Bread, Temujin and Luddenden Valley Wines to new additions Gintopia, Linley Hog Roast and The Candied Peel Cake Co.

The day will include the town’s St George’s Day Parade which will take place at 3.15pm.

The Markets are run by the Brighouse Business Initiative (BBI), a voluntary group made up of the town’s retailers and businesses, who give up their time and energy to develop, organise and manage the events.

A Summer Artisan Market will be held on Sunday 19 August.

Bird Walk and Survey at Cromwell Bottom

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Join Mike Henshaw and members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group (CBWG) outside the cabin at Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve on Saturday 21 April, 9.45am for a 2-hour walk (about 2 miles on easy paths) to observe and identify birds on the Reserve.

The walk is FREE, but donations to CBWG would be welcome. Refreshments will be available at the end of the walk.

Contact cromwellbottom@gmail.com for further information.

There will also be similar walks on Saturday 19 May, Saturday 16 June, Saturday 21 July and Saturday 18 August.

Also NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 1st Annual General Meeting of Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group will be held at the Mulberry Suite, Brighouse Sixth Form College HD6 1AY at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

Go Up Wainhouse Tower on Easter Monday!

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On Easter Monday, 2 April, why not climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase of Wainhouse Tower to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney!

Wainhouse Tower is open from 11am to 4pm (last ascent 3.30pm) on the following dates in 2018:

  • Easter Monday 2 April
  • May Day Monday 7 May
  • Spring Bank Monday 28 May
  • August Bank Monday 27 August

Prices are Adult £3; Children & Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £2.50; Child PPL £2; Family ticket ( 2 Adult & 2 Children ) £10.

For further information please contact Dawn Mitchell on 07540 674307 or email dawn.mitchell@calderdale.gov.uk.

For more on the history of the Tower, see: History of Wainhouse Tower.  A 360° view from Wainhouse Tower by Joby Catto from Anti Limited. This gives a preview of the views from the top of the tower.

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