Oct

EU Resettlement Scheme Sessions

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If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Resettlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.

If you need support to apply to the EU Resettlement Scheme, there are FREE sessions to help.

Held at: Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

  • Wednesday 18 September 2019, 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019, 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 13 November 2019, 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 18 December 2019, 1pm – 3pm

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BOOK ON THE SESSIONS, JUST TURN UP.

We can scan your valid passport and help you to apply to the scheme and there will be staff who speak Czech and Polish as well as English.

You will need to bring:

  • valid EU, EEA or Swiss passport, or ID card (biometric), or UK-issued biometric residence card.
  • Mobile phone
  • Email address (this can be set up at the session).

Registration to the scheme is compulsory for all EU, EEA or Swiss nationals and thier family members, who don’t own a British Passport, or ‘indefinite leave to remain’.

Registration is FREE and will ensure that EU, EEA or Swiss nationals and their family members can continue living and working in the UK after Brexit and have the same benefits (NHS healthcare, social security benefits etc).

For further information, call 01422 434971 and speak to Zuzana.

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Czech version

polish version

Explore Wellness with Healthy Minds in Brighouse

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Healthy Minds invites you to explore what wellness means to you using images, collage making and discussion.

On Thursday 10 October 2019, 11am – 1pm at Brighouse Library.

The workshop is FREE though booking is essential.

Refreshments and nibbles provided.

For further details, and/or to book your place, please call 01422 345154 or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk.

www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

 

Brighouse Artisan Market

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Starting 25th Aug 2019 10.00am-4.00pm

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Brighouse’s town centre will host an Artisan Market, celebrating independent producers and makers. The town will once again welcome talented traders from the local area with an array of different farmers, artisans and vendors offering lots of different things.

If it’s food you’re looking for, then we have locally made cheeses, bread made by local bakers, meat from local farmers and a great selection of cakes and sweets. Jams and chutneys made from locally sourced fruits or delicious pork pies from a local pig farmer to a delicious chocolate fountain.

In case you feel hungry during your visit we have a wide variety of street food offering shoppers food that is not only healthy, but environmentally friendly.

There is a wide selection of locally produced crafts, ranging from jewellery to glassware, soaps to ceramics and bags to knitwear.

Digital Dimensions at Eureka! Children’s Museum

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Sound, Motion, Vision!

Step into Digital Dimensions for the latest takeover of the Spark gallery at Eureka!

From 25 May – 30 November 2019, experience digital activities for kids, including innovative motion tracking, touch-triggered games, and crack the code to reveal different digital effects.

Created by Live Visual Design & Production students from Backstage Academy. Digital Dimensions mixes vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds to create an immersive exhibition for children to explore and enjoy.

  • Test your skills against our musical cubes
  • Travel through a colourful tunnel of motion-capture screens
  • Unlock some truly magical doors to digital dimensions

Cycling 4 All Calderdale – 2019 Sessions

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cycling for allCycling 4 All sessions start again on Monday 1st April 2019 at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit Hammerstones ROad, ELlnad, HX5 0TA.

  • All ability rides – every Monday 7pm – 8.30pm
  • Women and Children only rides – Saturday’s 11am – 12pm
  • Bike Library (borrow a bike from our Yorkshire Bank bike library)

Just £5 per family!  Children under 16 must be accompanied on the track by a parent/carer.

Any questions, please get in touch on 01422 230230

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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