Feb

10 Years of O’Hooley & Tidow  – Brighouse Arts Festival 2020

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Much loved Yorkshire folk duo Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow have suddenly been propelled into newfound fame for penning the theme tune for Sally Wainwright’s hit BBC1/HBO drama ‘Gentleman Jack’, earning them global admiration, appearances on TV, and Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.

 

Matthew Harrison-Lord, Brighouse Arts Festival Director, said “I cannot believe we have managed to book O’Hooley & Tidow for their 10 year celebration concert as they gain international fame from the Gentleman Jack series. Once again, we have managed to bring huge acts to Brighouse – a town that normally gets forgotten about when it comes to the big artists and acts”

 

Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional’ and The Independent as ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’ From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way.

 

John Buxton, Arts for Brighouse Charity Trustee, said “We know and love their work as local Calderdale artists, it’s great to see them catapult into fame because of Anne Lister and Shibden Hall’s history. Brighouse’s direct connection is that Anne Walker is buried at Lightcliffe, part of Brighouse and Lower Calderdale”

 

Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music’s Tom Robinson says ‘They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like TheCoppers or The Watersons.’

 

10 Years of O’Hooley & Tidow, Friday 2nd October 2020, 7:30pm, St Martins Parish Church, Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. £20.

 

REVIEWS:

‘I have just listened to your track, ‘Beryl’, with tears in my eyes! It’s beautiful and brilliant.’ Maxine Peake

 

A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM 

 

Nominated four times for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’.

 

‘England’s answer to the McGarrigles.’  * * * * * The Guardian  

 

‘Brave, beautiful and full of love.’ Martin Simpson

 

‘Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.’

* * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month

 

‘Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.’  

* * * * * R2  

 

‘Dense, complex, beautifully performed.’

 * * * * Songlines

 

Festival website: www.brighouseartsfestival.co.uk 

Online Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/brighouseartsfestival 

Social Media:

www.facebook.com/brighouseartsfestival

www.twitter.com/brighousearts

www.instagram.com/brighousearts 

#BrighouseArtsFestival 

Brighouse Central Methodist Church Lent Lunches

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Brighouse Central Methodist Church is running a series of Thursday Lent Lunches during the period of Lent, with the first one on Thursday February 27.

Brighouse Lent Lunches

 

You are welcome to come to the Brighouse Central Methodist Church.

Lunch costs £5.00 per person and it includes a choice of two home-made soups, roll and butter, followed by cake or scone. There is unlimited tea and coffee provided.

Dinner is served between 12.30 – 1.30.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Venue: Brighouse Central Methodist Church, Commercial St, Brighouse HD6 1AQ Tel01484 714854

 

Sports Club Development Evening  –  ‘Club Structures-Building your club for Success’

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Based on club feedback our next Active Calderdale Development Evening is ‘Club Structures-Building your club for Success’. We work with many clubs in Calderdale, some starting up as new, some looking for the best way to structure financially and some clubs wanting to merge to create umbrella multi-sport clubs. We are putting on this free course to support clubs on that journey.

The workshop takes place on Thursday 27 February at MBI Shay Stadium, 6pm-8:15pm. Please see below for full details.

Click  HERE to book your free place

Club Structures

Understanding the Options for Club Structures – Building your club for success

It is important that sports clubs take the time to explore different club structures. By attending this workshop you will gain an understanding of what structure is right for your club to enable success and stability.

This workshop covers:

  • The importance of your club structure
  • An overview of different legal structures
  • Top tips for becoming incorporated
  • Selecting the best status for your club, including CASC, charities and CIO’s
  • Getting to grips with gift aid

 

This workshop is delivered by Club Matters: Sport England’s one stop shop for sports clubs. Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club.

 

Click HERE to book your free place.

 

Hope to see you there!

Community Foundation for Calderdale Launch Flood Appeal

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Calderdale Flood Appeal Launched

The Community Foundation for Calderdale has launched an appeal for people to give to a fund to help those affected by the devastating floods on 9th February.

Storm Ciara created significant damage through severe flooding across the Calder Valley, where a month’s rain fell in just 12 hours. Days later Storm Dennis swept over the flood-hit towns still recovering from the disaster. This is the third time in eight years that our resilient community has been devastated by flooding. It is estimated that 500 homes, 400 businesses, eight schools and two care homes have been affected. We are leading the response to support the local community.

How the funding will be spent

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) is a registered charity with 30 years experience of fundraising and giving out grants to people in need across the Calder Valley. We have led the response to all of the significant floods in the area. We are awarding emergency grants to householders, charities and businesses affected. More information will be posted on our website and on social media.

How this will benefit the community

The financial support that we will be offering the communities affected will help people to get back on their feet after the devastating impact of the floods. The more funds that we raise through this appeal will enable us to have a greater impact.

More information and to donate: https://localgiving.org/appeal/2020FloodAppeal/

Basic Business Planning March 4 – VSI Alliance March Training

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Please find information about the following training event run by VSI Alliance

VSI Alliance March Training

Basic Business Planning – Wednesday 4th March, 10am-1pm
Venue: VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY
Trainer: Pat Akerman, VSI Alliance

Business planning is providing a statement of goals, strategies and actions that you would envisage taking to ensure that your group or organisation’s business survival, prosperity and growth.  Come along and to find out more on how to work through the business planning process and what areas you will need to consider.

Who is this session aimed at?

This session is useful for anyone from a voluntary community social enterprise (VCSE) organisation who may be new to developing business planning.

Book your place: https://northbankforum.org.uk/event/vsi-basic-business-planning/

Booking Terms & Conditions

We will require payment in advance in order to secure booking.

Where booked attendees are unable to attend they can nominate a colleague to attend in their place.

Bookings are made online via the Forum website. Links to each course are included above.

Where booked attendees are unable to attend they must notify the VSI Alliance via email info@vsialliance.org.uk or telephone 01422 438722 to notify of the cancellation.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

We operate a 7-day notice period to cancel a booking. The payment will not be refunded on failure to attend the course without at least 7 days’ notice.

We provide light refreshments (tea & coffee).

Costs:

Next Shoppers lunch March 6th at Southgate Christian Centre

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The next Shoppers’ Lunch at the Southgate Methodist Church will be on Friday March 6th at 12pm.

 

Tickets are £5.00 per person for a two course meal and a drink.

 

Meal is served at 12 noon at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street Elland HX5 0JL. All areas are accessible for people with disabilities.

For more information please ring Wilma on 07772123058.
You can book your tickets or just come on the day.

 

We look forward to seeing you!