Feb

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

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

Flat Stanley at Elland and Rastrick Libraries

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Stanley Lambchop is just a normal healthy boy, but ever since a large notice board fell on him, he’s been only half an inch thick. But amazing things can happen to you when you are flat! Enjoy the magical and brilliantly funny adventures of Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. You will make your own Flat Stanley and Airmail envelope.

This activity is suitable for children aged 5-8.

Tuesday 20 February, 10:30-11:30 at Elland Library.

Tuesday 20 February, 2pm-3pm at Rastrick Library.

Tickets are £3 per child and are available through Ticketsource.

All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For further information email Elland library at elland.library@calderdale.gov.uk or call on 01422 374472.

For the Rastrick session email Rastrick library rastrick.library@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01484 714858.

Halifax Arts Society: Chatsworth and the Story of the Devonshire Family Collections

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Halifax Arts Society will be holding the next lecture on Tuesday 13 February, 12:45pm to 3pm at The Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax HX1 1QG.

Simon Seligman will discuss ‘Passions, Personalities and Patronage: Chatsworth and the Story of the Devonshire Family Collections, 1549 – present’

The outstanding and diverse Devonshire collection is considered one of the finest surviving European family collections; it features Old Master drawings, fine books, silver and rare jewels, portraits, sculpture, furniture and ancient treasures. Its story is told chronologically through the interests, characters and tastes of its collectors over 16 generations

Simon fell in love with a photograph of Chatsworth when he was 10 and visited for the first time as a teenager. He then worked there for 19 years, from 1991 to 2010, starting with a summer job (car parking and lavatory cleaning!), and ending up as their first Head of Communications. Through his lectures he aims to pass on his life-long passion for this beautiful place.

Tickets are £7.50 to non-members and should be purchased on the day from the ticket office.

For more information visit The Arts Society Halifax