Support Working Wonders at the Rastrick Beer Festival

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The fifth Rastrick Beer Festival looks set to be another highly successful event and will take place at St John’s Community Hall, St John Street, Off Gooder Lane, Rastrick, HD6 1HN on the following dates:

  • Friday 18 September 2015 – 3pm to 10.30pm
  • Saturday 19 September 2015 – 1pm to 10.30pm

Tickets will be sold at the door and the cost of entry is £5 which includes a souvenir glass, a booklet about the beers and ciders as well as your first half pint drink and tokens can be purchased for additional drinks which are exchanged when drinks are ordered.

For further information visit

Farfield Mill Coach Trip with Baa Baa Brighouse

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njoy a wonderful day out with Baa Baa Brighouse on their very first coach trip to visit Farfield Mill in Sedbergh, home of Laura Rosenzweig ‘Laura’s Loom’ and experience a talk with Alison O’Niell, better known as The Shepherdess.

On Friday 16 October 2015
Coach leaves at 9am from St Matthews Church Car Park, Church Street, Rastrick, HD6 3NF

Tickets cost from £32.50 to £37.50 and the price includes:

  • Coach travel to Sedbergh and return to Rastrick
  • Admission to Alison’s talk
  • Farfield mill entrance fee
  • Lunch

Limited seats are available so book early online here to avoid missing out on a great experience.

Admire the landscape of Calderdale at Smith Art Gallery

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Visitors to Smith Art Gallery in Brighouse can now admire Calderdale’s beautiful scenery without setting a foot outside, as their current exhibition celebrates scenic artworks of the Calderdale region.

The ‘Landscapes of the South Pennines’ exhibition offers visitors the chance to see a selection of artworks depicting views of Calderdale. Together, these works show how the diversity of landscapes in the borough has inspired artists throughout the years… read more here…

The FREE exhibition runs until Saturday 17 October and is open Monday and Friday 10am to 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 3.30pm.

For further information visit

Wacky Woody’s World of Magic comes to Brighouse

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Wacky WoodyJoin Wacky Woody in this hilarious and fun filled show as he travels all over the world on a mission for the Magic Circle to collect a trick from every continent in the world.

On Thursday 29 October 2015 at 11am (doors open at 10.30am)
At Brighouse Civic Hall, Bradford Road, Brighouse, HD6 1RS

Aimed at 4-8 year olds, this show is packed full of audience participation, silliness and lots of laughs.

All seats cost £5 and tickets can be booked online at

For further information call Dom(Wacky Woody) on 07816 085120 or email

Conference of the Curious at Bankfield Museum

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As part of its Cabinets of Curiosity Exhibition, Bankfield Museum is hosting a ‘Conference of the Curious’ with a range of speakers on topics including costume, taxidermy, photography and vampire slaying kits.

On Monday 21 September – From 10am to 4pm
At Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Boothtown Rd, HX3 6HG

Tickets cost £10 for the day, including lunch.

Click here for further information and to book online today.


Work Club coming to Elland Children’s Centre

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FREE support for families & young people looking for work, training, volunteering opportunities, apprenticeships or short courses.

Starting Monday 5 October 2015 – 1pm to 3pm
At Elland Children’s Centre, Boxhall Rd, Elland HX5 00B

For further information call 01422 266197 or just drop in for a coffee and a chat.elland work club

Exciting new group for adults with a learning disability

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Lead The Way are starting an exciting new group for adults with a learning disability and working with Hoot Creative Arts to provide 10 sessions allowing people to explore their creative side, meet new friends and have fun.

Starting on Thursday 1 October 2015 – From 10am to 12noon

Get involved for just £2.50 per session including refreshments.

For more information and to book a place please call Lead the Way on 0300 0120416 or 07436 102544

Please note – Places are limited and all 10 sessions must be attended.

Get organised event for 2016 school leavers

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Year 11 school leavers and their families are invited to Calderdale Council’s Get Organised event, to find out more about the options they have when they leave school in 2016.

Monday 28 September 2015 – Between 3pm and 7.30pm
At the Shay Stadium, Halifax

Young people and their families are encouraged to drop in for the chance to speak with colleges, sixth forms, further education providers, universities, work based training providers and employers from across the region… read more…

Click here for more information about the Get Organised event 2015 or call 01422 392701.

Spooktacular Halloween Walk at Shibden

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Dare you join ghosts and ghouls for a spooky walk around Shibden Estate and a night of Halloween fun?

Friday 30 October 2015 – Gates open at 6pm with a firework display at 7.30pm before you walk alongside the creatures of the night.

Entry costs £4 for adults and £2 for under 16’s which includes the guided walk, entertainment and a fireworks display.

Rides, refreshments and additional activities in the park will be charged separate from admission.

Would you be interested in volunteering on the night?… click here to get involved