Events

Halifax Young Singers in Concert

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St Thomas’ Church, Greetland and West Vale, presents the Halifax Young Singers in Concert in church on Saturday 6 February at 7.30pm.

Tickets : £7 adults, £5 children   (includes refreshments)

Tickets available from St. Thomas’ church, or reserve tickets on St. Thomas’ website (www.stthomasgreetland.org.uk), or reserve on 01422 379994.

Job vacancies at The Greetland Academy

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Greetland Academy has 2 Midday Supervisor vacancies to start as soon as possible for individuals who are pro-active, keen and enthusiastic, who can encourage children to enjoy their lunch and are happy to organise games etc.

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Application details and supporting documents

Volunteers required for Canal & River Trust clean-up – This weekend

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Canal & River TrustThe Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of historic waterways in England and Wales, is organising a clean-up of the Calder and Hebble Navigation canal at Elland, after the Boxing Day floods caused widespread damage to the towpath and dumped rubbish and other debris.

The Trust is holding a volunteer event between 10am and 1pm on Saturday 23 January focussed on the canal between Elland Lock and Park Nook lock. Local people can help repair the towpath, rebuild a damaged dry stone wall and clear the rubbish that the flood waters have dropped.

To sign up visit Canal & River Trust volunteering opportunities

Deadline for Community Grants – 1 February

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Is your organisation looking for funding for an event or equipment? Monday 1 February is the next deadline for the Council’s Community Small Grants Scheme and Community Festivals and Events Fund.

Calderdale-based voluntary, community or faith groups can apply for up to £3,000 from the Small Grants Scheme, and up to £5,000 from the Festivals & Events Fund. You will need to provide signed copies of your most recent annual accounts and an eligible constitution; if you work with children or vulnerable adults you will also need to provide a copy of your safeguarding policy.

In the past the schemes have supported youth groups, sports clubs, and community centres, as well as major festivals and events throughout the Borough.

For further information and application packs visit the grants webpages or phone Steve on 01422 392317.

Get creative at the Healthy Minds art & wellbeing group

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healthy mindsThese informal, relaxed sessions usually take place the last Wednesday of the month and are for anyone who would like to take time out to be creative, express themselves & meet new people.

The next session will take place on Wednesday 27 January – 1pm to 3pm
At St Paul’s Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ

For more information contact Dianne on 01422 345154 or email Dianne@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

A celebration of Shakespeare at Square Chapel, Halifax

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This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and to celebrate the legacy of this remarkable poet and playwright, Square Chapel has a few ‘wherefore art thou’s’ and ‘to be or not to be’s’ coming up on the following dates.

Friday 22 January – 8pm – The Second Best Bed
This superb one-woman play has received great critical acclaim since its premier at the Swan Theatre Worcester in 2012. Tickets cost £14 (£12 Concs) – Book now

Sunday 14 February – 6pm – Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet 
Prices start from £21 per person, with dinner and weekend packages available too. To book call the box office on 01422 349422 or visit squarechapel.co.uk to start creating the perfect Valentine’s day for you and your beloved.

There’s so much more going on at Square Chapel at the moment and in the future, why not take a look for yourself at www.squarechapel.co.uk/

Would you like to help give away £70,000 to voluntary and community groups in Calderdale?

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Calderdale Council’s Small Grants scheme gives away small grants of up to £3,000 to voluntary and community groups all over Calderdale. This year we are giving away £70,000 to a range of community initiatives and voluntary sector projects.

These grants are awarded through a Small Grants Panel, made up of Calderdale Councillors and representatives from voluntary groups, community groups and groups which represent communities of interest.

These voluntary and community sector representatives are appointed for two years, and we are now inviting nominations for representatives to serve on the Community Grants Panel from April 2016 to March 2018. Each organisation can nominate one person as a representative.

If you feel that you or someone else in your organisation would like to be a member of the Small Grants Panel, and you have not already received a nomination form, please contact the Grants team via email to grants@calderdale.gov.uk

Deadline for nominations is Monday 22 February, following this if more than three nominations are received we will go to a ballot, with the successful new Panel members announced in April 2016.

If you have any questions around the Small Grants Panel or Small Grants Scheme please contact Steve Martin on 01422 392317.

February Half Term Events at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

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Do something this February half term with a variety of activities taking place at Kershaw’s Garden Centre – Drop in any time between 10am and 12pm on the following dates.

  • Monday 15 February – Pain a Pot
  • Tuesday 16 February – Feathered friends
  • Wednesday 17 February – Minion crafts
  • Thursday 18 February – Frog crafts
  • Friday 19 February – Little Monsters

There will be a £1 charge for materials and don’t miss the 3 for 2 offer on all toys in the toy shop.

For further information contact Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse on 01484 713435 or visit www.kershawgardencentre.co.uk