May

Pond Life as Part of the Up North Film and Television Festival at Square Chapel

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Pond Life (15) will be shown Friday 3 May-Thursday 9 May at various times in the Copper & Red Brick Auditorium at Square Chapel Arts Centre.

It’s summertime 1994 in a quiet ex-mining village in Yorkshire. Trevor is treading on everyone’s toes at home as misfit Pogo is trying to make sense of the world. Lovesick Malcolm is trying to mend his broken heart and best friends Shane and David have nothing better to do. When rumours of a giant carp at the local ponds begin to swirl about town, this young community, led by Trevor, embark on a fishing expedition they will never forget.

With breakout performances by a cast of rising stars, and an evocative original score by Richard Hawley, this bittersweet debut feature sits alongside Billy Elliott and Brassed Off in the great British tradition of films about post-industrial communities.

This event is part of the Square Chapel Up North: Film & Television Festival.

For more information and to book tickets at £7-£5 visit https://www.squarechapel.co.uk/whats-on/pond-life/

 

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees Newsletter April 2019

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Volunteering makes a world of difference

Nia started volunteering as a befriender in 2018. “I started to volunteer as I work shifts and had some spare time and being there for someone who may be lonely and in need of someone to talk to seemed like a good option. I work with infants and children so volunteering with the elderly was a good contrast”. 

Hopefully I’m there to provide some additional support when they feel alone.  Older people may have little family around, or  suffering with illness or may have lost a beloved lifelong partner which must be very challenging and difficult, so being able to help at all seemed just the right thing to do.” said Nia.

She was introduced to Ann and they hit it off from their first meeting, sharing interests and values including volunteering!

Ann is in her 80’s and is now housebound, not strong enough to go out without support.
She was – and still is – a free, caring and creative spirit who cares about other people and the environment. She has volunteered in UK and abroad and has been vegan all her adult life.

She lives in a lovely cottage which she shared with her husband who has sadly passed away. But his death, after 59 years of marriage, was devastating and she still misses him deeply.

She was visited by Age UK C&K to see if we could help her situation and after refusing a befriender at first, changed her mind “And I’m so glad I did” she said. She and Nia have lots in common – they both love gardening and animals – dogs in particular – and obviously volunteering! “She has changed my life” says Ann “I really look forward to her visits and we are so well matched it really does make a world of difference”.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer befriender, call 01422 252 040 or 01484 535994.

You can download the full newsletter here.

Training: Level 1 Award in Mentoring

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This qualification allows learners to gain a deeper understanding of the role of a mentor and develop the skills needed to become an effective mentor.

The aims of the qualification are: to help learners gain an insight in to the role and practice of being a mentor, to be clear about mentor/mentee relationships, ensure good practice, develop specific skills and understanding, reflect on own learning and performance, and to understand the benefits of mentoring and the legal and ethical requirements.

Qualification structure:

Level 1 Award –

Unit 01 Role of a mentor
Unit 02 Preparing for the role of a mentor
Unit 03 Demonstrating mentoring skills.

Learners complete workbooks as part of the taught workshops (4 x 3 hour workshops)
The workshops are participatory, they encourage lots of discussion and activities so that you share your understanding and experiences. Workbooks will be provided for you to complete during the sessions which will be useful for the level 1 accreditation. There is no ‘homework’ to do as all the assessment activities are completed as part of the workshops.

All workshop sessions are on Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm at Focus 4 Success, Old Town Hall, Thornton Square, Brighouse, HD6 1EA.

Session 1: 1st May – Induction Unit 01: Role of a mentor – Part 1
Session 2: 8th May – Unit 01: Role of a mentor – Part 2 & Unit 02: Preparing for the role of a mentor – Part 1
Session 3: 15th May – Unit 02: Preparing for the role of a mentor – Part 2
Session 4: 22nd May – Unit 03: Demonstrating mentoring skills

It is recommended that you attend all the sessions as they are a great opportunity for some shared learning and you can complete all the assessment tasks in the session.

The assessment process for the qualification includes a variety of completed activities that will make up your portfolio, these include:

Workbooks – completed as part of the workshops

Group discussions with photographs of flip charts – as part of the workshops

Please feel free to contact Louise or Verity if you have any questions:
Louise Reed: 07817 361248, info@focus4success.co.uk
Verity Elliott: 07891 959048, verity@creativityinpractice.co.uk

ELIGIBILITY FOR FULLY FUNDED COURSES:
Unemployed and in receipt of JSA, ESA or WRAG, Universal or other State Benefit. OR: Job seeking or working 16 hours or less a week and/or earning below £15,736.50 annual gross salary. AND: Have lived in the UK or EU continuously for the last 3 years.
Learners who haven’t lived in the UK or EU for the required 3 years are eligible if they have refugee status, indefinite leave to remain or other (please enquire for more information).

Free Super Sunday & Holiday Clubs

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Eureka

Regular clubs for disabled children and their siblings that are fun, creative and completely FREE!

Clubs start with a short family quest to get you inspired before you get stuck in to a creative activity, run by our trained, experienced Enablers, who will make sure that the activities are accessible to all. Children with any disability are welcome at any club, *except for three sessions which are for children with autism only.

The whole family is welcome and our clubs are not only great fun, but also an opportunity to meet other families, chat and share experiences. Clubs last two hours starting at 10am and involve a mix of play, art activities and gallery exploration.

Oh, and did we mention that they’re FREE!

Clubs in 2019

  • Tuesday 16th April – Tie-dye
  • Tuesday 23rd April – Clay play (fully booked)
  • Sunday 19th May – Print making  (*Autism only)
  • Sunday 16th June – Mosaics (fully booked)
  • Sunday 14th July – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 30th July – Tie-dye (*Autism only)
  • Tuesday 6th August – Print making
  • Tuesday 13th August – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 20th August – Mosaics
  • Tuesday 27th August – Tye-dye

Club places must be booked in advance.

Call 01422 330069 and we’ll take it from there. If you’ve booked for a club but are then unable to attend, please let us know asap as we keep a waiting list so another family might be able to come in your place.

Hearing Impaired visitors can book places by email if you prefer – just email accessallareas@eureka.org.uk

Waiting List

If you would like to attend a club that is fully booked please use the email form to let us know.

On the form please include;

  • which club you would like go on the waiting list for
  • how many people would be attending if space became available
  • your contact details

We will contact you if space becomes available.

More information…

Cycling 4 All Calderdale – 2019 Sessions

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cycling for allCycling 4 All sessions start again on Monday 1st April 2019 at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit Hammerstones ROad, ELlnad, HX5 0TA.

  • All ability rides – every Monday 7pm – 8.30pm
  • Women and Children only rides – Saturday’s 11am – 12pm
  • Bike Library (borrow a bike from our Yorkshire Bank bike library)

Just £5 per family!  Children under 16 must be accompanied on the track by a parent/carer.

Any questions, please get in touch on 01422 230230

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Wellbeing and Support Meetings at Moorside School

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Staying Well and North Halifax Partnership’s Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative are holding a number of Wellbeing and Support sessions at Moorside Community Primary School, Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 8AP.

The sessions will be;

  • Friday 15 March, 9:30am-11:00am – Launch
  • Friday 5 April 9:00am-11:00am – Scams & Frauds
  • Friday 17 May 9:00am-11:00am – Consumer Savvy
  • Friday 7 June 9:00am-11:00am – Savvy Savings
  • Friday 28 June 9:00am-11:00am – Staying Well
  • Friday 19 July 9:00am-11:00am – Staying Well

For more information contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266 or email Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk

Outdoor Screening of Bohemian Rhapsody

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An outdoor screening of the award-winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody (12A), is coming to Halifax later this year.

The Shay Stadium will host the Cinema Under the Stars event on Friday 17 May, 7:00pm.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound and culminates in their iconic performance at Live Aid.

Plus: Food, Snacks, Bar and Music before the film starts. Gates open 7:00pm, film starts shortly after sunset.

Bring a blanket or camping chair and watch Bohemian Rhapsody on a giant cinema screen under the stars!

  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The event will go ahead if it’s raining but we are hoping for a nice dry night under the stars.
  • No seating provided unless you have VIP tickets. Blankets and camping chairs are allowed.
  • No Dogs allowed.
  • Limited paid car parking available at the ground (£3).

Visitors can enjoy the atmosphere from the pitch and watch the celebrated film on a giant screen.

Tickets are selling quickly, to book visit Eventbrite

One ‘ELL Of A Laugh with 4 Great Comedians

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Hosted by Elland Round Table there will be an evening of stand up comedy on Saturday 11 May, 7:00pm-11:15pm at Baines Hall, Elland Cricket Club, Hullenedge Road.

One “Ell Of A Laugh Baines Hall Elland Cricket club will have four great comedians.

There is a great line up this year with Lucy Beaumont, Daliso Chaponda, Markus Birdman and the MC for the evening Andy Robinson. All profit from the comedy night will go toward the local children’s hospice Forget Me Not

Lucy Beaumont – was nominated for best newcomer at the 2014 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards, two years after winning the BBC New Comedy Award. (Chortle.co.uk)

Daliso Chaponda – The son of a Malawian politician,Daliso Chaponda came third in Britain’s Got Talent in 2017.
But he began his comedy career in Canada in 2001, later moving to South Africa and then to the UK, where he established himself on club circuit, and appeared n the Big Value shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007. (Chortle.co.uk)

Markus Birdman – Damn it he’s played every toilet from Berlin to Sydney, from Glastonbury to the Globe Theatre, you must have seen him somewhere. If not then come witness his tall-tales of shooting puffins, Korean lullabies, tickling Germans, how to remove a python from your foot, and a superb joke about rabbis.

The MC for the evening will be the one and only Andy Robinson.
Andy became a stand up quite accidentally as guitarist in ‘The Carpetsweepers‘ when his banter between songs reduced both the audience and his fellow musicians to hysterics.

Tickets are £15 plus online booking fee.
https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/oneellofalaugh

Some tickets may be available on the door.

Doors open at 7pm first comedian will be on at 8pm.

Please note. This is a fully seated event Strong language and adult themes throughout.
Acts subject to change.
www.ellandcomedy.co.uk

Email tickets-info@ellandcomedy.co.uk if you have not received your online tickets.

Calderdale Heritage Walks Summer Programme 2019

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

There are still a few walks from the Winter Programme with the next on;

Sunday 3 March – The North Side of Elland.

Elland goes back to at least 1086 yet in 1760 much of the land was open land. In the century that followed, the arrival of canal, railway, new roads, industry and more housing changed things radically.
Meet Ian Philp at 1:30pm by St. Mary’s Parish Church, HX5 0BW for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.