Oct

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.

Biggest Music Star to Ever Perform in Brighouse

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The Brighouse Arts Festival takes place between 3-13 October. The Festival has managed to book Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri for a concert in October. Tickets are on sale now.

Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri will be coming to Brighouse on Thursday 10 October 2019 to perform ‘An Acoustic Journey’ at St. Martin’s Church.

Festival Director, Matthew Harrison-Lord, said “It is brilliant to bring such a world renowned star to Brighouse, a Calderdale exclusive. This year we are aiming to the spotlight on Brighouse raising the profile of our festival and the town. Ticket sales are already amazing so don’t delay to book.”.

2019 marks Kiki’s 56th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. Dee has performed alongside Elton John with their Number 1 duet “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” at Live Aid 1985 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City. For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.

Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “I Got The Music In Me”, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, and the stunning “Amoureuse”.

John Buxton, producer of the festival said that “Although Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri are the headline act for the Brighouse Arts Festival in October, we have other huge well known acts booked to help put the spotlight on Brighouse, but we have to keep these top secret for now, so watch this space”

Steven Lord, chair of the organising charity, said “We’re a group of volunteers that run the festival and it’s brilliant that we have managed to get such a high profile name to come to Brighouse. We shall continue to reach new levels with the Arts Festival this year. More volunteers and sponsors are needed, so please ring 01484 722462 if you can help.”

The Brighouse Arts Festival runs from October 3rd to 13th and tickets are on sale now, online or at the Harrison Lord Gallery and Ryecorn Wholefoods. Visit http://www.brighouseartsfestival.co.uk for more information.

Oska Bright Film Festival Open for Submissions Until 30 March 2019

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The Oska Bright Film Festival 2019 is now calling for submissions.

Oska Bright Film Festival was founded in 2004 by a group of learning disabled filmmakers frustrated at having nowhere to show their work. Starting as a one day celebration of work, the festival has since grown hugely in size and impact.

Submit your film to be in with a chance of screening at the world’s leading learning disability short film festival.

Thy are looking for films for the 2019 festival. At Oska Bright Film Festival exciting and bold work is shown, which celebrates the talents of people with learning disabilities, autism or additional needs.

Over 300 films are entered biennially and just over 60 shown over three days.

The films are judged by the Oska Bright Festival team, who are learning disabled artists and filmmakers.

Rules

  • Films that are made by, or feature people with a learning disability, autism or additional needs
  • Submissions are open to short films from every genre including animation, documentary, drama, experimental, music or artist film
  • Films must be no longer than 25 minutes
  • If possible, please submit a subtitled version, or provide a transcript
  • Please provide a high res version of your film
  • The festival is particularly looking to include films by LGBTQ+, BAME, Women and Young People
  • You must have permission in writing to use all the music in your film
  • Films must be submitted before the deadline on 30 March 2019

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Ward Forum – Thursday 17 January 2019

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Thursday 17 January 2019 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
St Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TH

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Buggy Walks at Wellholme Children’s Centre

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Join the folk from Wellholme Park Children’s Centre, Bradford Road, Brighouse for a FREE buggy walk starting again on Friday 11 January 2019, 9:15am-11:00am!

This will be a chance to meet other parents and have a cuppa and a natter!

This will run every other Friday, 9:15am-11:00am so the next walk will be Friday 25 January 2019.

Get fit for the New Year, meet new people and enjoy the fresh air.

No need to book – just turn up!!

 

Halloween Children’s Tea at Newbank Garden Centre

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Newbank Garden Centre, Greetland is holding a Halloween Theme Afternoon Tea on Tuesday 30 October where children can choose a Halloween Skull or Pumpkin to decorate. There are paints, pens & stickers to make it jazzy…..

£8.95 per child including afternoon tea, drink and crafts.

Bookings only by calling 01422 310076.

Have more fun by coming along in fancy dress and take a dip in our Trick or Treat bucket.

Halloween Disco at The Mill Playcafe

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This popular event is back on Saturday 27 October, 5:00pm-7:00pm at The Mill PlaycafeShaw Lane, Halifax HX3 9ET.

DJ Grim Reeper is back with more spooky fun and games. Dust off those fangs and boogie on down to the Mill Playcafe where there will be a spooktacular parteeeeee.

Disco to all your favourite Halloween tunes, win some prizes and get your freak on and show some ghoul moves!

£8 for walkers, £5 for crawlers includes buffet for children.

Souvenir professional photo’s by Samantha Mottram photography at just £3 each, payable on the night.

Full bar and cafe service available (they are licensed).

Booking is essential as this is the most popular event of the year! Book now at Eventbrite.

Get Active this Autumn

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summer bodies.jpgIt’s not all that difficult to squeeze in a few extra exercise sessions during the run up to Christmas and keeping healthy will reap rewards when you come to looking your best during the party season.

To make it even easier we’ve got a fantastic offer to get you started! Join in October and get 12 months membership for the price of 11. That’s 12 months of gyms, pools, courts and classes across Calderdale and with our huge range of activities there’s always something new to try or a new challenge around the corner.

Our fantastic gym instructors are here to help and can provide some top advice about getting fit. Or why not try one of our new classes and exercise with your mates, you can book classes up to 8 days in advance online.
Don’t forget it’s not the amount you exercise and eat between Christmas and New Year that is the problem – it’s what you do between New Year and Christmas that makes the real difference. So sign up for our membership offer today!

From Brighouse to Todmorden wherever you are in Calderdale we’ve got you covered with our special membership offer.

www.calderdale.gov.uk/sportoffer #activecalderdale