May

The Story of Beauty the Rocking Horse

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From Grandma’s redundant upright piano, ‘Beauty’ the rocking horse, was made by a lady called Pearl Howarth around 28 years ago, but was never finished.

The horse never rocked, but was fitted to a wooden frame and many children enjoyed just sitting on her back.

And then something rather magic happened!

At a Staying Well ‘Bring Your Neighbour’ event last November, Pearl was introduced to Chris Freeman from The Phoenix Shed, Halifax. “Can you make a rocking horse rock?” Pearl asked, and Chris said that he would love to take on the challenge.

So on 12 December ‘Beauty’ arrived at The Shed and work started. Well, not so much as start, but first the research as to where to source all of the necessary kit.

Then Chris struck gold and found that Yorkshire Rocking Horses were based in Hebden Bridge, with a workshop in Sowerby Bridge. The proprietor, Steve Bulcock, was more than willing to give valuable advice and supply the necessary ‘Restoration Kit’, which would be needed to complete the project.

Pear came along to The Shed to finish off the paintwork one Saturday in January and Chris then set about the restoration of some of the 28 years of wear and tear, before starting to ‘dress’ the horse.

Slowly, over the next few months, Chris was able to get The stand built up, varnished and then mount ‘Beauty’ on the stand using the special hangers and brackets, supplied by Steve.

Then finally on Monday 28th May the day had finally come to deliver ‘Beauty’. Thanks to Paul from Green Homes for the help with the move, using his van.

As you can see from the photo, ‘Beauty’ is now complete with what every good rocking horse should have, a bucket and shovel. However, due to the rarity of ‘rocking-horse-droppings, the bucket is empty!

Challenge complete!

 

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 31 May 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring:-

  • Brighouse 1940s Weekend
  • A Rainbow of Ribbons at Overgate Hospice
  • FREE Dementia Awareness Sessions in Sowerby Bridge
  • New App – 50 Things to do Before You’re 5
  • Men as Parents Fortnight – Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike
  • Keep Up-to-Date with Police Security Alerts 
  • Get Involved with Elland Carnival
  • New Opportunities with North Halifax Partnership

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Digital Dimensions at Eureka! Children’s Museum

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Sound, Motion, Vision!

Step into Digital Dimensions for the latest takeover of the Spark gallery at Eureka!

From 25 May – 30 November 2019, experience digital activities for kids, including innovative motion tracking, touch-triggered games, and crack the code to reveal different digital effects.

Created by Live Visual Design & Production students from Backstage Academy. Digital Dimensions mixes vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds to create an immersive exhibition for children to explore and enjoy.

  • Test your skills against our musical cubes
  • Travel through a colourful tunnel of motion-capture screens
  • Unlock some truly magical doors to digital dimensions

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 24 May 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring:-

  • Bank Holiday Week Waste and Recycling Collections
  • XS Leisure Activity Days Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 May 2019
  • Love Your Local Markets Fortnight
  • Circus Berlin in Savile Park
  • FREE Play Gym at Adventure World (booking essential)
  • New App – 50 Things to do Before You’re 5
  • New Opportunities with North Halifax Partnership
  • Brighouse 1940s Weekend Coming Soon

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Survey of Young People’s Experience with Doctors

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Are you a Young Person (aged 12-25) living in Calderdale?

If the answer is YES then this survey by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is for you!

Help us to review your experience at your Doctors.

Going to your doctors is important, right?

We are interested in finding out about your experience at the doctors. We are gathering as much information as we can. This will help us understand what works well, what doesn’t work so well. This will help us identify if any improvements need to be made.

Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey. It is anonymous, which means that we do not know who is taking the survey. We will just collect all the results so we can get a good picture of what young people’s experience of going to the doctors is in Calderdale.

You can take the survey by clicking on this link https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/young-peoples-experience-at-gp-practices-in-calderdale/

Some of the questions just need a tick, other questions ask you to write an answer. Please give these questions careful thought and answer as honestly as possible.

Even if you hardly ever, or don’t go to the doctors, we still want to hear from you!

Let’s work together to make a difference.

If you need support to give your view or prefer to tell us your story please contact:

Alexis Ritchie at Calderdale CCG
Tel: 01924 504956
Email: Alexis.Ritchie@northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk

Lydia Pignataro at Barnardo’s Positive Identities
Tel: 01422 371993
Email: lydia.pignataro@barnardos.org.uk

This engagement will last for six weeks.
The closing date for all responses is Midday on Monday 3 June 2019.

Thank you for taking the time to share your views and completing this survey!

Circus Berlin at Savile Park

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Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts, music & real youthful energy, incorporating fantastic performers from all over the world is being held in Savile Park, Halifax from Wednesday 22- Monday 27 May.

In an age where so much entertainment is unreal, made up of special effects, CGI and has a virtual reality, being pre-recorded, multi-tracked, digitally enhanced or in some other way electronically created – the sheer reality of a live show is a breath of fresh air and the feats and skills seen at Continental Circus Berlin are often so amazing that the Circus-goer literally can not believe their eyes.

Clown Angelo will guide you through this super show which also includes beautiful Aerialist’s, whirlwind jugglers, a laser duo sending laser beams from their fingers and the sensational wheel of death, rotating into the roof of the Big Top. An amazing array of acts twisting an age-old tradition for a modern family audience.

The motorcycle stunt riding team will be performing the Globe of Steel. The most death-defying act ever completed, watch as the group speed around at up to 70mph, experiencing G-force similar to that of an astronaut. Witness them loop vertically and horizontally while enclosed in a steel sphere. This really is one to get the adrenaline going!

On top of this there will be amazing high wire walkers , rola rola balancing on a motorbike and lightning fast quick change all performing their acts with their unique style.

Housed in a climate controlled Theatre style big top is sure to impress, this magical production is brimming with an international cast of breathtaking artistes featuring an unrivalled mix of genuine circus talent from every corner of the Globe.

This Circus is the finest show to come to town under The Continental Circus Berlin banner and this famous name has always been your guarantee of a great show, a rare treat, great fun & with something for all ages.

Tickets vary in price from £12 to £36 depending upon the seating position and can be bought online via Ticketmaster, Eventbrite or by phoning the box office on 07494 774008.

 

Walk to School Week 20-24 May 2019

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Living Streets has created the greatest national Walk to School celebration where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.

Each year a new five-day walking challenge is developed aimed at primary schools – the perfect activity to take part in during Walk to School Week.

This year, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Living Streets, the challenge will get to the heart of walking and how it can benefit the whole community as well as improve individual wellbeing.

This Year’s Theme and Activity

Living Streets will take pupils on a special walking journey re-tracing the steps of their greatest achievements over the course of the last 90 years.

The classrooms packs and activities are built to make the pupils feel empowered to change their walking environment for the better: they’ll experience first hand the importance of walking to school.

Through the fun wall charts and stickers, children will work collaboratively to transform an unwelcoming and cluttered walking environment into the most walkable street imaginable.

For more information go to

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/products-and-services/projects/walk-to-school-week

Adventure World Play Gym in School Holidays

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There will be a FREE Play Gym on Tuesday 28 May, 10:00am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-3:00pm at Adventure World, 2 James Street, Elland HX5 0HB.

This event is suitable for children up to 9 years old and there will be a buffet provided.

For more information and to book a place, call Field Lane Children’s Centre on 01484 386621 by Thursday 23 May.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 17 May 2019 – OUT NOW!!

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Featuring:-

  • Dementia Action Day at St Paul’s Church, Sowerby Bridge
  • Community Iftar at Hopwood Lane Masjid
  • Bank Holiday Week Waste and Recycling Collections
  • XS Leisure Activity Days Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 May 2019
  • Working Together to Prevent Moorland Fires
  • Brighouse 1940s Weekend Coming Soon

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