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
Get the gingham ready!
This year the celebrations of all we have in common start on Jo’s birthday Friday 22 June and continue through the weekend to Sunday 24 June.
Make sure you sign up to get all the information you need to bring your community together this Summer at http://www.greatgettogether.org/
Starting next Thursday 29 June at Greetland Goldstars playing fields, the new U9’s girls football coaching sessions will begin at 17:30 to 18:30. Year 2 and 3 girls all welcome.
The club is based at Greetland Community Centre on Rochdale Road and is an FA Charter Standard Community Football Club. They are working to set up a new Under 9s girls team to play in the West Riding Girls Football League starting in September 2017.
The new team will play on Saturday/Sunday mornings with training on a weekday evening.
For further information call John King on 07982 801988 or email email@example.com
More information about the other teams can be found at the Greetland Goldstars website.
They are holding this “Have a Go” Drop-In event as part of the nationwide Festival of Learning which celebrates lifelong learning. Advisors from C&K Careers will be available from 10am-12noon on Thursday, to offer information, advice and guidance on suitable courses and employment opportunities.
During the week there will be a free programme of activities which will cover the 4 new curriculum areas:
Monday – Adults with Learning Disabilities
Tuesday – Community and Family Learning
Wednesday – Learning for Life and Work
Thursday – Professional Development and Training
- Art and craft activities
- Cookery classes
- Art, craft and sewing workshops
- Modern Foreign Language taster classes
- IT workshops
- Taster classes/activities for GCSE, Functional Skills and ESOL qualifications
- Beauty and holistic therapies workshops
- First Aid taster sessions
- Information available on a range of qualifications – Health and Safety, Teaching and Security
For more information on the event and courses available at CAL visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/adultlearning or phone 01422 392820
If you would like to advertise this event a poster can be downloaded from CAL Have a Go Event
At St Andrew’s Church, Stainland on Saturday 24 June 10:00am to 2:00pm and Sunday 25 June 12:30pm to 5:00pm “STAINLAND’S STORY” will be told by church and community with tales, pictures and displays about the people, and places of yesterday, today and the future.
Children’s activities and refreshments throughout with afternoon teas available Sunday and at 4:30pm ‘Songs from Down Memory Lane’
All gifts for St. Andrew’s Building Maintenance Fund.
Brighouse Charity Gala 2017 will be taking place on 24 June 12:00 – 18:00.
There will be a procession taking the road route between Garden Road recreation area and the Gala site on Wellholme Park, Brighouse.
This year the procession leaves at 12 noon (an hour earlier than previous years).
At the Gala, there will be:
- donkey rides to dog shows;
- fair ground to floats; and
- tombola to traditional gala stalls.
Brighouse Charity Gala is a fun-packed family day out, so come along!
Tickets are £2 adults, £1 children aged 4-14 (under 4s free). Advance tickets can be purchased for £1.50
For more information, visit: Brighouse Charity Gala 2017 .
Shared Lives carers and the people they support across Calderdale are coming together to celebrate Shared Lives Week 2017 (17 – 25 June). Shared Lives carers open their home, family and community life to an adult or young person who needs care or support to help them live well.
Shared Lives of Calderdale provides short breaks, long term care and daytime support for people who need extra help in their lives. Shared Lives carers provide this help in their own home or in the homes of the people being cared for.
Everyone gets something out of it. Adults in need get a welcome break in a friendly environment, they meet new people, enjoy different experiences and retain their independence. Families get a break and a little time to themselves. Shared Lives carers get the satisfaction of knowing they are making a difference.
Shared Lives of Calderdale – tailored not tied down
Shared Lives provides the best possible care, the type of care that people really want and quality care that matches individual circumstances and assessed needs. Sometimes a stay away from home or a regular day out is the ideal option and may also give family carers a welcome break. If longer term care in required, Shared Lives can provide that too. It’s a great way of letting people live independent lives with the security of having qualified support on hand.
In light of the fire at a high rise block in London, Together Housing would like to reassure all tenants and nearby residents of any high rise blocks that they are confident everything possible is done to ensure they are protected and kept safe.
However, as a precaution, Together Housing are double checking all procedures over the coming weeks and will be re-issuing fire safety advice to tenants.
Together Housing has cladding on a number of its properties and, following speculation in the media, understand tenant’s concern about whether it is fire resistant.
In construction, Together Housing have taken every step possible to ensure the materials they use are fire resistant and the design safe. The details from the Grenfell Tower Fire are not yet known but Together Housing are reviewing this on a daily basis as details become available and will be keeping tenants informed through digital channels.
Look out for Great Get Together events in your area. Illingworth Moor Methodist Church will be hosting a ‘Great Community Get Together‘ on Saturday 17 June at 12:00 – 15:00.
The idea has been put forward by the ‘Jo Cox Foundation‘ and aims to bring people & communities together so will appeal to all age groups.
There will be a bouncy castle, Mehndi tattoos, an owl display, balloon modeller and face painting as well as much more. There will be stalls selling food, drink and other things.
EVERYONE is welcome and there will be NO entrance fee 🙂