Calling all stitching groups!

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staying well logoThe Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Lisa Lambert and Staying Well invite your group to a Textile Tea Party for a celebration of textile magic in our textile town’s magnificent Town Hall.

Friday 6 November 2015 – From 1pm
At Halifax Town Hall, HX1 1ZS

For more information and to book your group contact Helen on 01422 392762 or email

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival presents: Andrew White

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Andrew White  will give an hour’s illustrated talk including some top tips about how to get your message across.

On Thursday 8 October 2015 – From 2.30pm
Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St, HX7 7BY

Tickets cost £5 (£3) including refreshments and transport can be arranged. Tickets can be purchased directly from Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Not all is what it seems at Bradley Wood this Halloween

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Go dressed to scare and drop in with your under 10’s for creepy crafts and a ‘fairy-tale’ woodland walk at Bradley Wood this Halloween.

Friday 30 October 2015 – From 5pm to 8pm
At Bradley Wood Scout Camp Site, Shepherds Thorn Ln, Brighouse, HD6 3TU

Regular walks starting at 5.30pm with the last walk starting at 7.30pm.

Admission costs £3 for Children and £1 for adults and children must be accompanied by an adult.

For further information call 01484 715858

Halloween fun at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

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PumpkinSomething spooky going on at Kershaws Garden Centre as Halloween draws nearer with crafts and treats to get involved in this October half term.

Drop in to Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse between 10am and 12noon on the following dates to get involved:

  • Monday 26 October – Halloween/Fairy Gardens
  • Tuesday 27 October – Cats & Bats
  • Wednesday 28 October – Ghosts & Spiders Webs
  • Thursday 29 October – Halloween Cards
  • Friday 30 October – Treat Box/Biscuits

Please note – There will be a small charge for materials

For further information call Kershaw’s Garden Centre on 01484 713435

Rastrick Cemetery Volunteers – Recruitment Drop-In

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Calderdale Council has agreed a new volunteer policy which enables residents and cemetery visitors who want to assist the council to keep the cemetery looking neat and tidy although the Council will still remain fully responsible for the cemetery’s upkeep.

If you would like to be a volunteer or want to find out more, go along to the Tidy Up and Recruitment drop in on Saturday 10 October 2015 from 10am to 12pm at Rastrick Cemetery, Carr Green Lane

Volunteers will be able to spend as much or as little time as they can spare, and when it’s convenient for them. The tasks that may be undertaken will include:

  • cutting bushes, branches, grass, pruning roses
  • litter picking, raking leaves/grass, weeding, turning soil
  • brushing off their own memorials of grass etc.
  • planting as agreed and clearing paths

For further information contact Mags Bryson, Neighbourhood Coordinator on 01422 288017 or email

Photography competition with Go Walking

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Submit a photo of a walk that you have been on in West Yorkshire for your chance to win 2 FREE monthly MCards which can even be used to venture into the Yorkshire Dales on DalesBus services to Skipton and Grassington.

The winning photograph will be picked by a judging panel at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and will also be featured in the final go:walking newsletter.

To get involved simply email your photo to and be sure to state when and where the photo was taken.

Volunteer training sessions for Elland Food Bank Drop In

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Volunteers required to support a new Elland Food Bank pilot project for Saturday mornings starting Saturday 10 October 2015.

Do you have?

  • Good people skills
  • Enthusiasm
  • Good listening skills
  • A desire to help people
  • A ‘can do, happy to help’ attitude and able to work as part of a team

Volunteers are needed to help out on Saturday mornings from 9am to 12.30pm for a duration of 6weeks at the Cartwheel Club Youth and Community Centre, Huddersfield Road, Elland.

Volunteer briefing and training sessions will be taking place on Thursday 24 September from 7.15pm at the Cartwheel Club and Thursday 1 October from 7.15pm at Southgate Methodist Church.

If you think you can help, please get in touch with Jayne Spencer on 07807 011948 or by email to or alternatively contact Compass Bridge Limited on 01422 311299 or email

Have a Seriously Funny Half Term this October!

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Halifax Comedy Festival runs throughout October and it promises to be fun for adults and kids alike.

Don’t miss the great value workshop packages available with lots of family shows and sign up for the Halifax Comedy Festival e news and if you like to get creative enter a Facebook competition to win tickets now!

To find out what’s going on at Victoria Theatre over Half Term click here.