Mar

Next Meeting of the Rugby League Heritage Lunch Club

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As part of the work of the Halifax RLFC Foundation, a Rugby League Heritage Lunch Club has been formed.

The aim is to meet on the first Thursday in every month at the Old Post Office pub in Winding Road, Halifax, HX1 1SJ. The time will be from 11:00am-1:30pm so the next meeting is Thursday 7 March 2019. The premier guests will be Paul Dixon and Ben Beevers.

The highlights of an old game will be shown on screen.

The target audience is the over 50s, but people of all ages are welcome. However, as we will be on licensed premises, under 18s MUST be chaperoned.

A two-course meal will be available at the fantastic price of £3.99 but places are limited, so book your place(s) now with Chris Mitchell 07947 827627 email chrismitchell@halifaxrlfc.co.uk  leaving your name and contact details on or before Monday 4 March 2019 to guarantee a lunch.

Payment can be delayed until the day.

The numbers are limited to 50, so those booking their meal ticket will be given priority and those not buying a meal will be charged £1. If you do not pre-book, food may not be available.

The first meeting was on the Thursday 2 August 2018, 11:00am-1:30pm, with the one-and-only Jim Mills being the first guest and their is a short video of this at https://vimeo.com/285133407.

Change of Speaker at Calderdale Industrial Museum Event

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Unfortunately Jean Illingworth will be unable to give the illustrated talk on Wednesday 6 March, 7:30pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, HX1 1QG about the Harella clothing manufacturer. It is planned that this will be re-scheduled for later in the year.

However, CIMA are pleased to  say that Ruth Beazley has stepped in at short notice and will be giving her popular illustrated talk on ‘Triangle Mill Sisters’ about how the history of Wm. Morris’ mill at Triangle. This influenced the growth and decline of the village through 150 years, and the mill girls who lived there.  The talk starts at 7:30pm, with tea & coffee available from 7:00pm.

 

 

On Friday 22 March, 3:00pm  Glenda Shaw will be giving a talk on her Great Uncle Percy Shaw who invented Cat’s Eyes.

Shaw was inventive, even at an early age, but his most famous invention was the cat’s eye for lighting the way along roads in the dark. There are several stories about how he came up with the idea. The most famous involves him driving down the difficult road (Queensbury Road, part of the A647 with a very steep drop to one side) from the Old Dolphin public house in Clayton Heights to his home in Halifax, when a cat on a fence along the edge of the road looked at the car, reflected his headlights back to him, allowing him to take corrective action and remain on the road.

For both talks, CIMA members can attend for free, it will be £3 for non-members.

For more information email info@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk.

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom at Victoria Theatre

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On Friday 22 March, 4:00pm and Saturday 23 March, 10:00am, 1:00pm and 4:00pm, you will have the chance to see Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom at the Victoria Theatre.

“Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small…”

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage!
Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure.

Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, they go on a trip into The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum, even plan a surprise birthday party for King Thistle, and oops, let’s hope there’s not another jelly flood!

Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family!

Children under 12 months do not need a ticket for this event and can go free. 

Book online or call the Box Office on 01422 351158.

Eureka! Lates – British Science Week 2019

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On Thursday 7 March, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Eureka! will be holding an event to kick off British Science Week 2019 by being wowed, intrigued, and quite possibly set on fire.

Eureka! Lates are fun, adults-only evenings with demos, shows, mexican food and a BAR! All in our interactive museum, with no kids hogging the exhibits…

Light Fantastic
Don’t miss the new 20 minute show to experience lighting cackle and see sound waves set alight with flames.

Science Demos
Get involved in some truly amazing experiments including holding fire in your hands with our specialist Enablers.

Light Painting
Have a go at long exposure photography and make your own light painting.

Special guests Noisy Toys
The folk from Noisy Toys will be in the museum with their Audio Assault Buggy. Take part in the cutting edge of experimental sonic research with the Nose Test, the Bass Buzz, the Goop Test and more.

Science Experts
There will be some top brainy Academics on hand from Leeds University to talk about science ‘n’ stuff. Get your thinking caps on!

This brilliant evening will also offer a chance to check out Patternarium, a brand new exhibition in the Spark gallery created by the talented bods from IOU Theatre.

Eureka! Lates are fun, adults-only evenings set in a fun, interactive museum, oh – and remember – there’s a bar…

Roll up for an adults-only evening of tasks, trails, fun and food.

Free car parking included

Tickets are just £10 and only a limited number are available! Book now at Eventbrite.

Paediatric First Aid Course at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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There will be a Paediatric First Aid Course at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre over 4 weeks starting Thursday 7 March, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

4 weeks learning will lead to a Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid, learners will gain the knowledge in dealing with first aid situations for example choking, CPR and shock.  Learners must attend the full 12 hours to gain the accreditation.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call 01422 266197.

Talks on Harella and Percy Shaw at Calderdale Industrial Museum

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Jean Illingworth will be giving an illustrated talk on Wednesday 6 March, 7:30pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, HX1 1QG about the Harella clothing manufacturer.

In her new book, she has penned her memories of life in the Harella clothing factory and many from Huddersfield form part of it.

Based in Croft Myl in Halifax, Harella was one of the biggest fashion names in the UK during the Swinging Sixties.

Workers from Huddersfield were bussed to the factory each morning by coach to work as machinists, tailors and pressers in the factory.

But for Sowerby author Jean, the factory meant much more, as her new book It’s A Dream It’s Harella provides insight and nostalgia into what she describes her best working days.

 

On Friday 22 March, 3:00pm  Glenda Shaw will be giving a talk on her Great Uncle Percy Shaw who invented Cat’s Eyes.

Shaw was inventive, even at an early age, but his most famous invention was the cat’s eye for lighting the way along roads in the dark. There are several stories about how he came up with the idea. The most famous involves him driving down the difficult road (Queensbury Road, part of the A647 with a very steep drop to one side) from the Old Dolphin public house in Clayton Heights to his home in Halifax, when a cat on a fence along the edge of the road looked at the car, reflected his headlights back to him, allowing him to take corrective action and remain on the road.

For both talks, CIMA members can attend for free, it will be £3 for non-members.

For more information email info@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk.

Play and Learn Sensory Groups in Dewsbury for Children with Sensory Impairments

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Hutchinson Deafblind Trust have planned some more PAL sessions for pre-school children with sensory impairments:

1. A one off drop in session for the Preschool sensory group on Friday 1 February 2019

2. A block of 6 sessions starting Friday 1 March to Friday 5 April 2019. The dates are:
Friday 1 , 8, 15, 22 & 29 March 2019
Friday 5 April 2019

All sessions will be running at Sensory World, 101 Old Westgate, Dewsbury WF13 1NB from from 10:30am-11:45am.

These are FREE sessions run by specialists in sensory impairment. It is an opportunity to have fun and support the child’s learning through play and to meet other parents too.

There’s also a parent training morning coming up on Friday 15 February, 9:30am-12:00pm at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, Victoria Road, Brighouse HD6 4DX.

Please call 07707 586845 or email hutchinsondeafblind@hotmail.co.uk to book a place.

Sensory World Play Centre is for everyone – including disadvantaged children who can discover new things in the world. Happy faces are the best incentive.

 

Oska Bright Film Festival Open for Submissions Until 30 March 2019

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The Oska Bright Film Festival 2019 is now calling for submissions.

Oska Bright Film Festival was founded in 2004 by a group of learning disabled filmmakers frustrated at having nowhere to show their work. Starting as a one day celebration of work, the festival has since grown hugely in size and impact.

Submit your film to be in with a chance of screening at the world’s leading learning disability short film festival.

Thy are looking for films for the 2019 festival. At Oska Bright Film Festival exciting and bold work is shown, which celebrates the talents of people with learning disabilities, autism or additional needs.

Over 300 films are entered biennially and just over 60 shown over three days.

The films are judged by the Oska Bright Festival team, who are learning disabled artists and filmmakers.

Rules

  • Films that are made by, or feature people with a learning disability, autism or additional needs
  • Submissions are open to short films from every genre including animation, documentary, drama, experimental, music or artist film
  • Films must be no longer than 25 minutes
  • If possible, please submit a subtitled version, or provide a transcript
  • Please provide a high res version of your film
  • The festival is particularly looking to include films by LGBTQ+, BAME, Women and Young People
  • You must have permission in writing to use all the music in your film
  • Films must be submitted before the deadline on 30 March 2019