Oct

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

Brighouse Canal Clean Up **Volunteers Required**

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In conjunction with The Canal and River Trust, Calder Navigation Society, Sainsbury’s Brighouse and Incredible Edible, Prego Italian Cafe Bar & Restaurant is organising the 5th Brighouse Canal Clean Up.

**Volunteers Required**

To take part meet at Prego Restaurant just before 10am on Sunday 21 October for registration.

The clean up will run until 12 noon when volunteers will be offered a bowl of pasta from Prego as a thank you. Refreshments and snacks available throughout, provided by Sainsbury’s Brighouse.

For more information contact the events team on 01484 715566

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Spelltacular Hogwarts at Brighouse Library- 31 Oct

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Visit Calderdale’s very own answer to Hogwarts at Brighouse Library for a special event celebrating all things Harry Potter.

On Wednesday 31 October 2018

2pm – 4.30pm OR 6pm – 8.30pm

Choose your house and take part in four Hogwarts lessons. Please note, all houses will take part in all four lessons, including Slytherin! We have History of Magic with Professor Binns, played by the incredible story teller Robin Simpson. Delve into Divination with Professor Trelawney, played by spellbinding Susanna Meese. Help Professor Sprout (Fiona Willats) re-pot mandrakes and spend half an hour in the world’s best place for a free period, Gryffindor Common Room.

Make sure you come dressed as your favourite character. There will also be opportunities to guess how many Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans are in a jar and come face to face with the Fat Lady and guess the Gryffindor Common Room Password.

We imagine you will be eager to enrol!  £10 per child and £8.50 per adult. Place are limited book www.ticketsource.co.uk/discover

Recommended for children age 6 plus. Children much be accompanied. For more info contact Ben on 01422 392620.

Training Course: Basic Budgeting

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Upcoming VSI Alliance Training Course:  Basic Budgeting on Thursday 18 October 2018, 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Venue: The Conference Suite, St John’s The Divine, St John’s Street, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 1HN

The aim of the session is to enable attendees to understand:

  • What the purpose of a budget is
  • Why organisations need a budget
  • Who should be involved in the budget process
  • When the budgeting process should begin.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Plan and prepare an income and expenditure budget
  • Prepare budgets for restricted and unrestricted funds
  • How to lay out a budget
  • How to manage the budgeting process.

Book onto the course here: https://northbankforum.org.uk/event/basic-budgeting-a-vsi-alliance-training-course/

For the full training programme, click here.

Comedy for Kids, Britain’s Got Talent Fans and a Little Bit of Crazy at This Year’s Halifax Comedy Festival

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Now in its 4th year the Halifax Comedy Festival is returning with some fantastic shows to warm our cockles this autumn. The festival kicks off on Saturday 20 October with the Comedy Club 4 Kids, an afternoon stand-up show bringing some of the best comedians on the circuit to perform for some of the most discerning audiences you can get – CHILDREN! Will they crumble under the unabashed honesty of this tough crowd?

On Sunday 21 October actress, expressionist and star The Imitation Game Debra Stephenson brings A Night of 100 Voices to Halifax, with an evening of comedy and music. Monday 22 October sees all your favourite comedians from Britain’s favourite talent show take to the stage in Comedy Stars of BGT; featuring 2018 winner Lee Ridley (AKA Lost Voice Guy) and show finalists Robert WhiteMicky P KerrMandy Muden and Daliso Chaponda.

Headlining the festival on Wednesday 24 October we’re pleased to welcome zany master of improvisational comedy and randomness Ross Noble back to Halifax with his new tour El Hablador. Thursday is definitely the new Friday in Comedy Festival week, with renowned party girl Eleanor Conway returning to Halifax with the second part of her 100 date tour; Walk of Shame 2: Reality Bites on Thursday 25 October.

On Friday 26 October the town’s monthly comedy club; Dick & Liddy’s will be in full effect with its usual lucky dip line up of up and coming talent on today’s comedy circuit. For the past 18 years Dick & Liddy’s has been a must stop on the circuit for now top comedians such as Alan Carr, Dara O’Briain and John Bishop.

Saturday 27 October is another day for the children, revolting children to be precise, with Radio 4’s Jay Foreman bringing his wonderful blend of music and comedy in Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children, another afternoon show for all the family.

The Comedy Festival would not be complete without its annual trip to the stunning Halifax Minster and the festival closes on the evening of Saturday 27 October with Comedy Congregation at the Minster. This evening of stand-up comedy is a must see, as comedians are undoubtedly bamboozled by the wonder of their hallowed surroundings. This year The Minster welcomes Yorkshire funny man Tom Wrigglesworth, American chat show favourite Al Lubel and Edinburgh Fringe sell out comedy duo The Kagools. The evening is compared by experienced MC & fellow comedian Any Kind.

With the exception of Comedy Congregation at The Minster, all events will be at the Victoria Theatre in either the main auditorium or Green Room Bar.

Tickets for all shows are available from the Halifax Comedy Festival Box Office at the Victoria Theatre, as well as online, please visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/hxcf

The Magic of Motown at the Victoria Theatre

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Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town on Friday 12 October, 8:00pm.

Seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance.

Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. With timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.

This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Dancing In The Streets, My Cherie Amour, Heatwave and many more.

Tickets from £27.50 are available online at the Victoria Theatre website or by calling the Box Office on 01422 351158.

World Mental Health Day – 10 October

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Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

We all need to take care of our mental health and wellbeing whether we have a mental health problem or not.

Mental wellbeing describes how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.

Mind has some tips on practical steps you can take to improve and maintain your wellbeing including making time for yourself, building positive relationships and getting active. You can read them at https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/wellbeing/?ctaId=/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/slices/wellbeing/#.W7yDWWhKjcs