Nov

Lantern Making Workshop in Stainland

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Make a lantern for The Stainland Christmas Lantern Parade at a workshop suitable for adults and accompanied children.

Sunday 22 November 2015 – From 12pm
At Holywell Green United Reform Church Hall

Costs are £12 for large lantern kits or £6 for small kits and if you can’t get to the workshop you can order a kit with everything you need to make your lantern at home.

To book a place or order a lantern making kit email stainlanddistrict@gmail.com or telephone 01422 379442 in the evening.

Weekend Care Christmas Fair at Elland Cartwheel

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weekend care xmas fairGo along to a Christmas Fair as you prepare yourself for Christmas, with face painting, a raffle, tombola, hand made cards, jewellery and much more.

On Saturday 14 November – From 11am to 3pm
At Cartwheel Youth & Community Centre, Huddersfield Rd, Elland, HX5 9DW

If you would like to book a stall, contact Melanie on 07548 249813 or email weekendcare@cvac.org.uk

Victorian Christmas Market

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Our Victorian Christmas Festival is on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November with a wonderful Christmas Market of over 80 stalls full of locally produced foods and crafts. This is an ideal opportunity for you to stock up on delicious local food for Christmas and what better time to visit all the craft stalls where you are sure to find perfect Christmas gifts.

There will be entertainment throughout both days with Christmas Carols being sung by local school choirs, fairground organ, mulled wine, roast chestnuts and street entertainers.

Saturday’s Market will draw to a close on Saturday 28th November with a lantern parade, christmas light switch on and community carol singing.

The Market is back in full swing on Sunday 29th November with a Christmas Service conducted by members of our local churches and will include community Carol singing.

Stallholders, entertainers, visitors and locals are all encouraged to dress in Victorian costume to help us create a wonderful Victorian atmosphere, shops and shop assistants will also be getting into the spirit of the Victorian Christmas and will be decked out in Victorian costume.

Please visit www.victorianchristmasfestival.co.uk for loads more details

Halifax Christmas Lights Switch On

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Saturday 28 November 2015

FREE

Halifax will become a Christmas haven as soon as the staged event begins at 2pm with lots of live entertainment.

Local dance groups, local choirs, children’s entertainment and some well-known mascots, rugby stars, cheerleaders and radio celebrities will showcase their talents onstage for an afternoon and early evening to remember, and not forgetting the Victoria Theatre’s pantomime cast.

There will be a Christmas Market running from 10am until 6pm at the Woolshops with local crafts, hot food and plenty of gifts to buy, and a special appearance from a very busy man; Father Christmas will pop on to the stage to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

The Halifax Christmas Light Switch On is free to attend, and will culminate in the lights being turned on by very special guests at roughly 4.30pm with a firework display to follow.

Calling all stitching groups!

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staying well logoThe Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Lisa Lambert and Staying Well invite your group to a Textile Tea Party for a celebration of textile magic in our textile town’s magnificent Town Hall.

Friday 6 November 2015 – From 1pm
At Halifax Town Hall, HX1 1ZS

For more information and to book your group contact Helen on 01422 392762 or email helen.enevoldson@calderdale.gov.uk

Photography competition with Go Walking

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Submit a photo of a walk that you have been on in West Yorkshire for your chance to win 2 FREE monthly MCards which can even be used to venture into the Yorkshire Dales on DalesBus services to Skipton and Grassington.

The winning photograph will be picked by a judging panel at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and will also be featured in the final go:walking newsletter.

To get involved simply email your photo to tpn@westyorks-ca.gov.uk and be sure to state when and where the photo was taken.

Sing Out Loud – Singing sessions in Elland, starts tomorrow

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Go along and join in with stimulating and uplifting singing sessions beginning with some social time over a cup of tea or coffee followed by some gentle physical and vocal warm up actions before singing.

Starts Thursday 17 September – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
At Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland, HX5 0BD

The group will continue to meet every two weeks on the first and third Thursday of each month and sessions up until Christmas are as follows:

  • Thursday 1 October – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 15 October – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 5 November – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 19 November – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 3 December – 1.45pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 17 December – 1.45pm to 3.30pm

The group welcome people with dementia and their carers and don’t mind if you have no experience of singing with others, as it’s about finding your voice and just enjoying the moment.

Just go along, or if you would like to know more please call Christine on 01422 328643 or Pauline on 07811 438228