Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 04 November 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Find Bonfire Events Near You!
  • Lower Valley Ward Forum Dates
  • Advice Drop In Sessions for Women dealing with Domestic Abuse at the Women Centre
  • BBC art show winner to deliver painting challenge in Halifax

Have a great weekend!

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HOT Networking – Level-up Your Business with Haroon Rashid November 4th

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Become a commercial superstar and learn how to read and drive the numbers, at this month’s HOT Networking.

Gain tips and advice on how to become commercially savvy, at November’s HOT Networking Event.

We’ll be joined by Haroon Rashid, from the Business Fixer, to learn all about the commercial skills you need to level-up your business through a business turnaround story. This is the story of Haroon’s latest business turnaround. The company was losing £100K a month. Armed with a mantra of ‘Clarity is King, Simplicity is Queen’ Haroon took the company from -£100K to £60K profit in just 3 months. In this talk Haroon will cover:

  • The 4 things a Fixer needs to get the job done
  • The approach
  • Understanding the numbers
  • Getting buy-in
  • How to prioritise
  • Setting the culture
  • Execution

In this HOT Networking Event you’ll be guided through the commercial elements of business and how to stay on top of your finance and even skyrocket your profitability, with expert advice from a turnaround specialist. Learn what to focus on and how to remain goal oriented, with top tips and examples of the techniques you can implement.

This event is a must for any business owners, start-ups or freelancers looking to become more commercial and read numbers for business success.

Event Order:

  • 8am-8.30am – Arrival & Breakfast
  • 8:30am-9am – Welcome and Opening Pitches
  • 9am – 9:30am – HOT Networking: Level-Up Your Business
  • 9:30am-10am – Q&A and close

As ever, HOT Networking attendees are welcome to stay on after the event to use our atrium and co-working facilities for the rest of the day.

See you there!

Calderdale Lower Valley Friday Flyer 28 October 2022 – OUT NOW!!

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This week:

  • Find Halloween and Bonfire Events Near You!
  • Vaccination Rollout Team attending Older Persons Day at King’s Centre
  • Shining Rainbows activities near you starting this November!
  • BBC art show winner to deliver painting challenge in Halifax

Have a great weekend!

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BBC art show winner to deliver painting challenge in Halifax

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The winner of the BBC One’s TV painting competition ‘The Big Painting Challenge’ is set to deliver an exciting painting challenge of her own at a Halifax art school.

Suman Kaur, who was crowned winner of the show in 2017, is working with Artworks, an art school, gallery space and artist studios based in Halifax, to deliver the six-week course designed to help participants develop their painting skills. Starting on the 31 October, the course will feature a new challenge each week, including still life, portraits, landscape and life drawing.

Suman will also deliver a one-off life drawing workshop on 5 November that will focus on the drapery of clothing on the human figure, rather than the nude form.

Suman, a Leeds-based artist, specialises in portraiture and figurative work. Alongside her win on The Big Painting Challenge, she is also a Royal Scholar under the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship trust and her works have featured within numerous exhibitions, including Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Patchings Art Festival and Cass Art – Artist of the Year Exhibition. She has also had work permanently acquired by Leeds Art Galleries and Museums.


Artist, Suman Kaur, said:

 “I’m thrilled to be working with Artworks to deliver this exciting new painting course. My experience on The Big Painting Challenge was life changing. The support and feedback I received throughout my journey on the show really helped me to develop my skills and confidence and take my painting to the next level. I’m looking forward to helping others experience the joy of painting and develop their own unique style through this course.”

Artworks is also known as the ‘The Everybody School of Art’ due to its ethos of inclusivity, no matter a person’s age, background or ability. The organisation delivers a varied programme of courses and workshops throughout year to enable people from all walks of life to experience the benefits of art and creativity.

Artworks Director, Lauren Iredale, said:

“We’re so excited to welcome the fantastic Suman to our Artist Educator team.  This painting challenge is the perfect accompaniment to our existing programme of courses and workshops.

Students can have fun with the themed challenges in a relaxed and supportive environment while also being able to call on Suman’s expertise to further develop their painting skills. We can’t wait to see how our students blossom under her tutelage.”

Places for Suman’s 6-week Painting Challenge and one-off Drapery Life Drawing workshop are now available to book on Artworks website: www.theartworks.org.uk

VSI Alliance Update 28 October 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Vaccination Rollout Team attending Older Persons Day November 1st at King’s Centre

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At our International Day of Older Persons Celebration event next week we will be joined by the Covid Vaccination Rollout Team who will be offering Covid Boosters and Flu Vaccinations throughout the event. There is no need to book a slot you can just pop over and see them!

We hope you will join us for an afternoon of entertainment with an opportunity to find out more about support for unpaid Carers in Calderdale.

We have professional entertainent and refreshments will be provided.

Open to anyone over the age of 50 in Calderdale

To find out more please ring Louise on 01422 369101

Shining Rainbows activities near you starting this November!

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Shining Rainbows Parent and Toddler Group, a group for children in and around Calderdale with additional needs, are delighted to announce their exciting new classes near you!

My Tribe Fitness Studio and Parenting Hub – Unit 12, Kirklees Steel Works, Mill Lane Brighouse HD6 1PL starting Thursday 3rd November from 9:30- 10:15 and 10:30-11:15


All Saints Parish Hall – Godfrey Road Halifax HX3 0LY starting Wednesday 2nd November at 11:45-12:30 and 12:40- 1:25


Follow our Facebook Page @shiningrainbowsparentandtoddlergroup for the latest updates

e : shiningrainbowsparentandtoddler-group@hotmail.com for any enquiries


The group holds regular safe space sessions for parents and toddlers with additional needs to have fun and socialise.

£7.50 per session with drinks and snacks provided for parents and children.

We look forward to seeing you!

Cash for your Cause and more opportunities from CalderdaleCreates

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CalderdaleCreates the cultural partnership for Calderdale are really excited to announce a series of network and training events that will be happening across Calderdale.

Cash For Your Cause – Square Chapel Centre For the Arts
November 15th or 16th 9:30 – 16:30

Cash For Your Cause – Download PDF

Booking Essential – Booking Deadline November 5th

Link to join the mailing list: https://www.wherecreativityflows.co.uk/contact-us/

Main Programme: November 1st

CalderdaleCreates Launches new Training & Events programme. The key partnership for culture in Calderdale is excited to announce a new series of network events & industry training events that is live from September onwards. The events and training specifically cater to the sector in Calderdale coming out the priorities identified in the cultural strategy ‘Where Creativity Flows’ and link in with the Culturedale brand.

Full programme. https://www.wherecreativityflows.co.uk/training-events/

Launch Event:

CalderdaleCreates in discussion with Martin Sutherland OBE the road to Calderdale Year of Culture 2024

If you’re a creative professional, living in or working in Calderdale come along to the launch of the CalderdaleCreates network on Tuesday 1st November at Artworks The EveryBody School of Art 2pm – 5pm for the chance to network and shape the future of culture in the borough. Keynote Speaker Martin Sutherland OBE, CEO Coventry City of Culture 2021

Full Detail: https://www.wherecreativityflows.co.uk/training-events/culture-in-calderdale/

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calderdalecreates-network-launch-tickets-371252635627

Free Courses for West Yorkshire Residents from JobSkilla

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Two online courses, free to residents of West Yorkshire. You need to meet certain criteria to be eligible.

For full course details or to make a booking, please click on the course link.

Online – 5 Day Digital Skills with Free Android Tablet! 


Start Date: Monday 31st October

Completion Date: Friday 4th November


Online 5 Day Introduction to Construction With CSCS Card 


Start Date: Monday 31st OctoberCompletion Date: Friday 4th November

Guaranteed Interviews on Completion in Leeds


Eligibility Criteria


Learners must be 19 +. Currently unemployed or on a low income.

Must not have completed these qualifications previously at degree standard or possess the same qualifications higher than level 1.

A learners Maths and English working level must be at least an Entry Level 3. An online BKSB initial assessment is required to be completed prior to the course starting.

Please note, the cut-off date for referrals is the Wednesday before the course starts, to allow time for the learners to complete the initial assessment and enrolment process. Referrals made after this will be put on the next available date.

For further information contact Donna Ham on either:

Mob: 07877092832 or Email: donna.ham@jobskilla.co.uk

Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific society presents : Louise Doughty November 12

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Louise Doughty will be the celebrity author on November 12th at HB Lit & Sci society meeting

Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society 2022 Lecture Series

Saturday 12th November at 7.30pm at Hebden Bridge town Hall

Louise Doughty : I preferred the book
What is it like to see your novel adapted for film or television


Novelist and now screen writer Louise Doughty saw her best seller Apple Tree Yard adapted as a hit BBC One TV series starring Emily Watson.

The best selling author will make an appearance at the Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific society meeting on Nov 12th. She will be interviewed by Mark Illis about her experiences of writing a novel and later seeing the characters come to life on the TV screen.
Her TV series Apple Tree Yard is a BBC success and her recent TV drama Crossfire starring Keeley Hawes was on BBC1 recently. She will show some video clips as well as read excerpts of her work.
As her most recent novel Platform Seven is in pre-production, she is uniquely placed to talk about the difference between writing for both genres and what it feels like to see the characters you created take on living form.
This is an opportunity not to be missed by aspiring writers and reading enthusiasts alike.
Booking Essential


Tickets £5

A video recording will be available after the event for £4

On sale at Hebden Bridge Town Hall or online at