Overgate Hospice Garden Party – 14 May

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Join Overgate for stalls, food, drink and musical entertainment in the beautiful surroundings of the Overgate Hospice gardens.

Sunday 14 May – 12noon to 4pm
At Overgate Hospice, 30 Hullen Edge Road, Elland, HX5 0QY

For information call Overgate Hospice on 01422 379151

Overgate Party


International market returns to Halifax next week

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The award winning International Village Market will be returning to Halifax again this year and over 40 traders from around the globe will set up stalls along Southgate, Corn Market, Russell Street and Woolshops.

Thursday 4 May to Sunday 7 May 2017.

Opening hours of the International Market are:

  • Thursday and Friday: 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday:  10am to 5pm

Some of the tasty flavours which will be drawing visitors in to the international event include Greek delicacies such as gyros, souvlaki, and Greek pies; a traditional German Schwenkgrill selling bratwurst and currywurst; mouth-watering French crepes and galettes; Catalan cuisine, including tapas and paella; Pofitjes, the famous Dutch mini pancakes with loads of toppings and even ostrich and kangaroo burgers.

Find out more here…

The Stainland Spring Fair – 6th May

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Enjoy a variety of stalls and games from church and community as well as free children’s activities.

Saturday 6 May – 11am to 2.30pm
At St Andrew’s Church, 345 Stainland Road, Stainland, HX4 9HF

Everyone welcome and there will be Light refreshments throughout with lunches from 12noon to 1:30pm

2017 Sowerby Bridge to Todmorden Road Race

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This year’s Sowerby Bridge to Todmorden Road Race will take place on Sunday 7 May 2017.

The entry fee for this year is by a sponsorship system – Each person entering as an individual or part of a team needs to raise a minimum of £10.

You can of course pay the minimum amount yourself to enter, but we want to raise as much money for the Fire Fighters’ Charity

If you are not running please offer your support by sponsoring someone who is taking part or by helping on the day.

Transport will be available back to Halifax Station after the race.

If you want to enter please complete the Entry form and return no later than Friday 28 April to: Carolyn Heywood, West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, Halifax Station, Skircoat Moor Road, Halifax. HX1 3JF or by email to

There is also a Sponsorship form for you to complete – please return the form and monies raised by Wednesday 31 May 2016.

Calderdale Community Grants Schemes

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The Council runs two grants schemes for community organisations based in Calderdale.

The Community Small Grants scheme gives out one-off grants of up to £3,000 for voluntary and community sector projects that help achieve the Council’s ambition of making Calderdale a clean, safe, attractive and thriving area for people to live in, work in or visit.

The Community Festivals and Events Fund supports groups that are organising cultural events and festivals across Calderdale, with the aim to get more local people involved in the arts, and attract visitors to our towns and villages. A maximum award of £5,000 will be made to any individual Festival or Event.

There is also a specific pot of money within this fund for organisations that are proposing Festivals and Events following the Boxing Day floods. The aim is to celebrate all that’s great about Calderdale, sending out a clear message that it’s open for business. It is part of the Council’s continued work to help residents and businesses get back on their feet by boosting tourism, trade and morale

To be eligible to apply for any of these grants your organisation must:

  • Be a voluntary, community or faith group
  • Be properly constituted
  • Have a bank account in the name of the organisation
  • Be open and accessible to the community you serve
  • Have a planned approach to safeguarding issues, if you are working with children, young people and vulnerable adults

The closing date for complete applications for both funds is Tuesday 2nd of May 2017. 

For further details visit the Grants pages on Festivals and Events and the Small Grants Scheme or email

B.A.S.H. Local Music Event 2017

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Friday 12 May – Saturday 13 May 12:00 am

An evening of soul and motown featuring The Sounds of Detroit, compere Gareth Lloyd and amazing table magician Domino.

Tickets cost £10 in advance, which includes a pie and pea supper. Tickets are available from the venue or through the B.A.S.H. Local office, call 0743 215 6335 / 01484 950506.

At The Party Venue, Russell Way, Brighouse,HD6 4LX

Pick up your Calderdale Events and Festivals guide

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Visitors to Calderdale this spring and summer can now start to plan their trip, with the release of the annual Calderdale Events and Festivals guide.

The colourful guide is crammed with over 30 entries of indoor and outdoor events taking place right across Calderdale, between April and September.

Calderdale Events and Festivals guide is available in Calderdale libraries, visitor centres and museums. Also keep an eye out for it in visitor attractions across West Yorkshire.

For details of events and festivals in Calderdale all year around visit