Nov

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 16 November – OUT NOW!!

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LV Friday FLyer

Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring:-

  • WOW – Women of the World Festival in Bradford
  • Looking Forward to Brighouse Christmas Market
  • Bertie’s Top 10 Tips for a Warmer, Healthier Home
  • Santa Comes to Kershaw’s Garden Centre
  • Autumn and Christmas Fairs
  • Support Elland Silver Band and Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group

Have a great weekend!

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WOW – Women of the World Festival in Bradford

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WOW Bradford is back for its third year being held mainly at Kala Sangam Intercultural Arts Centre, St Peter’s House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4TY (next to Bradford Cathedral).

WOW is a global festival that celebrates the incredible achievements of women and girls, takes a frank look at the obstacles they face, and creates a space to discuss new solutions together. With over 2 million people involved, WOW takes place in 30 cities including across the UK, in New York, Baltimore, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Australia, Somaliland, Finland, and in Bradford.

There will be a weekend of talks, discussions, music, activism, performance, mentoring and big ideas, and hear from women who are breaking the mould in science, entrepreneurship, the arts, sport, economics, health and business from Bradford, nationally and internationally. There are sessions on everything from personal lives through to global concerns, including race, body image, violence against women and girls, religion, the role of men in gender equality, and a special one off set from Kate Tempest.

Find details and the latest programme at the Kala Sangam website or WOW Bradford Facebook page.

Christmas at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

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There are lot’s of activities and events happening at Kershaw’s Garden Shopping Centre starting with Santa arriving on Saturday 17 November, 11:00am on a sleigh pulled by Rudolph the vintage tractor launching the family Fun day.

On Saturday 1 December, 4:00pm-7:00pm will be a Community Festive Evening including the Christmas Lights switch on. Entry is FREE but donations are welcome to support local charities.

The Tree Festival and Trail will be open throughout December up to 23rd from 10:00am to 7:30pm.

On Saturday 16 December, 1:00pm-2:00pm there will be Santa Paws raising funds for local animal charities.

Santa Visits Kershaw’s Garden Centre on Saturday 17 November

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On Saturday 17 November, 11:00am, Santa will arrive on a sleigh pulled by Rudolph the vintage tractor at Kershaw’s Garden Shopping Centre launching the family Fun day.

There will be free face painting & mince pies, fun and games, competitions, balloon magic, Christmas crafts and special offers for mums and dads, with music from Hipperholme community choir

Santa will be at the garden centre until Christmas and children can visit Santa’s Grotto at just £7.99 per child. See the website for booking details at www.kershawgardencentre.co.uk/santa

Women Traveller’s Exhibition Opening

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A new exhibition called Women Travellers will be opening on Saturday 24 November, 11:00am at Bankfield Museum.

Speeches and refreshments will be in the North Gallery at 11:00am, followed by the official opening of the new exhibition in the Link Gallery.

Focusing on the lives of four extraordinary women; Anne Lister, Edith Durham, Liz Humphries and Gertrude Bell. This exhibition will tell the story of the journeys they took, the objects they collected and the many people they met along the way. Objects displayed will include some of the outfits they wore to travel in, notebooks, photographs and the many fascinating items they brought back. You will discover stories of happiness, loss and amazing achievements!

On Saturday 24th there is also the final For King and Country event. Feel free to extend your visit when at 2:00pm there will be an event on the top floor to mark the end of the 2014-2018 For King and Country project. There will be speeches and thanks for all those involved in the project, attended by the Mayor of Calderdale. This will be followed by live music and refreshments in the North Gallery on the ground floor at 2:15pm.

FREE Dad’s Event at The Edge Play Gym

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Field Lane Children’s Centre will be holding a FREE Dad’s event on Saturday 24 November 2018, 9:30am-11:15am at The Edge Play Gym, Church Lane, Brighouse, HD6 1AT.

This event, suitable for children 0-8 years of age will give free access to the gym as well as party games, snacks and other activities.

Whilst the event is free, places are limited so please call Field Lane Children’s Centre on 01484 386621 to book a place.

No Nonsense Networking featuring Google Digital Garage

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Are you slightly confused by social media or tempted by Twitter? Overwhelmed by the virtual world, yet wishing you could understand more about how to attract new customers?

If you’d like to learn new digital skills for your business, then No Nonsense Networking in partnership with UCVR* are bringing Google experts to the Calder Valley. So join us in Brighouse on Tuesday 13 November 2018 where our Google partners will be presenting some of the innovative ways to get noticed online.

Who is this for?

We are supporting businesses in Calder Valley affected by the ongoing economic impact of the 2015 floods. We are prioritising businesses in Brighouse, Elland and Sowerby Bridge at this event.

Timetable

  • 7.30 Registration, Refreshments & pastries
  • 8.00 Introduction to Digital Advertising shows small businesses how to attract new customers by optimising their presence on Google, gathering consumer insights and online advertising
  • 9.00 Social Media Strategy explores how to create a business strategy based on your business goals
  • 10.30 Writing for Social media is great for small business owners, looking to develop interesting content, headlines and ad copy. You’ll also develop a tone of voice that reflects you and your business.

There are limited places so book your ticket now! Click here – eventbrite.png

We look forward to meeting you all.

Kate, No Nonsense Networking, Alison and Stephen, *Upper Calder Valley Renaissance

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Christmas Fair at the Piece Hall

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From Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December there will be a specially curated Christmas Fair, showcasing some of the region’s favourite independent craft stalls, artisan makers and pop-up food and drink traders in the stunning surroundings of The Piece Hall.

Entry is FREE on Friday 12:00pm–6:00pm and on Saturday and Sunday 10:00am–6:00pm.

A seasonally decorated stretch tent housing the hand-picked stalls will take pride of place in the central courtyard, sitting alongside a cosy Nordic Tipi that offers the perfect place to warm-up by a roaring fire.

The surrounding independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants will be open too, making this an unmissable festive shopping weekend.

St. Andrew’s Church, Stainland – Christmas Fayre and Concert

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St. Andrew’s Church, Stainland will be holding a Christmas Fayre at the Church on Saturday 17 November, 10:00am-2:00pm with a variety of stalls and games from Church and community.

FREE children’s activities and a visit from Santa at 12:00pm.

Light refreshments available and hot lunches available from 12:00pm.

Entry by donation with a free draw.

Also on Saturday 17 November,7:00pm 

the Hepton Singers will be performing. Entry is by donation in aid of Overgate Hospice and St. Andrew’s Church.