Sep

Halifax Hidden Gems Tours

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Halifax’s hidden gems are set to be revealed in all their historic glory thanks to a special tour, either on foot or by bus during the Halifax Heritage Weekend.

The tour has been organised by Halifax Minster with the support of businesses and heritage sites across Halifax. There will be a number of tours, the first being Thursday 6 September at 11:00am, 2:00pm & 3:00pm.

There will also be tours over the following days on;

  • Friday 7 September: 11am, 2pm & 3pm
  • Saturday 8 September: 10am, 11am, 2pm & 3pm
  • Sunday 9 September: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3pm

Take part to delve into the fascinating history of the town and perhaps uncover some surprises along the way.

£5 per person Booking ESSENTIAL by either the Halifax Minster website or Eventbrite.

Walking Tours (1.5 hours start at the Town Hall and end at the Minster)

 

Halifax Steampunk Market Comes to Calderdale Industrial Museum

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Halifax Steampunk Market will be held Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2018, 11:00am-5:00pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Rd, Halifax HX1 1QG.

Outdoor entertainment is to be confirmed but there will be a flying display from one of Amy Jo Lawrance​’s owls from her Flying Squadron on both days at 1:00pm. This will most likely be in grounds of the Piece Hall which is immediately behind the museum.

Recruiting for the Coffee Jousting (that’s right!) commences from 3:00pm for the tournament to take place at 4:00pm on the Saturday only.

Captain Cumberpatch’s Curious Creations will be donating medals for the prizewinners (silver, gold and two bronze) and one also for the Coffee Jousting Beanmaster (the host).

There will be a tombola run to raise money for a named charity which all the traders will be donating to.

A vintage tearoom will be there for the weekend selling lovely homemade cake and cuppas. There will be no hot food vendors outside this time as there’s very little outdoor space plus the museum backs onto the Piece Hall where there are other cafes for normal food plus there is a Burger King just the other side of the museum.

Don’t forget you need to pay admission to the museum itself as you will be able to see all the exhibitions there as well.

Customers will be paying normal admission to the Industrial Museum itself to be able to access the traders as you will be mixed in with the whole building, the displays and the layout.

Admission prices are: £5 per adult. Concessions £4. Accompanied children enter free.

If you are interested in trading please email leedssteampunkmarket@gmail.com.

K9 Party in the Park at Manor Heath

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The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch are inviting all two legged and four legged friends to their annual ‘K9 Party In The Park’ on Sunday 9 September 2018, 12:00pm-5:00pm at Manor Heath Park, Halifax HX3 0EB.

The self funded branch is hoping to raise crucial funds for the animals in their care, whilst having some fun in the sun and partying with local supporters and their canines!

The event is free but donations are greatly received and all party-goers will receive a free goodie bag! The dog show can be entered from 11.30am on the day and is just £1.50 per class. ‘Best Rescue’, ‘Puppy Love’, ‘Best Junior Handler’ and ‘Celebrity Dog Look-a-like’ are just a few examples of some of the classes that will be running on the day.

Expect:

  • 25 Class Dog Show
  • Fun games
  • Great Food Vans
  • Delicious Ice Cream
  • A variety of fun and interesting local stalls
  • Have-a-go Agility
  • Staff on hand to help with behavioural advice
  • Great music all day

and lots more to keep the whole family, four-legged or two-legged highly entertained!

To find out more about K9 Party visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and Dsitrict branches website here: https://www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk. You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘K9 Party In The Park 2018’.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.

Circus Starr Inclusive Circus Visits Bradford

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THE UK’S MOST INCLUSIVE CIRCUS WILL ROLL INTO BRADFORD ON FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2018.

Circus Starr will stage two free, relaxed Big Top shows for an audience of 1000 local children and their carers who are often excluded from these kind of events because of their needs and circumstances.
This 30 year old social enterprise offers all the things you would expect of the traditional Big Top spectacle – energetic acrobats, daring aerialists and a very mischievous clown – but it’s the audience that sets their events apart.

The performances will be at Peel Park, Bolton Road, Bradford, BD2 4BX where the show times will be  4.45pm and 7:00pm.

Tickets are funded by local businesses looking to give back to the most over-looked in their communities and are pre-allocated to families who struggle to go to or enjoy a live performance.

Michelle Crossley, one of the Directors of Circus Starr explains:
“The barriers families face to accessing creative and cultural activities are many and varied. Some families simply can’t afford or have a child with a disability whose needs aren’t being met elsewhere.
The atmosphere in our Big Top is warm, friendly and extremely relaxed. Children are encouraged to be themselves – shout out, move around, dance or take time out if they need to. We’re officially a tut-free zone!”

Circus Starr will be touring the UK until Thursday 14 June on a mission to reach as many children and their families as possible. It’s the only circus performing one day stands and moving location every other day.

2018 also marks the 250th anniversary of Philip Astley’s first circus on the banks of the Thames. The traditions and power of circus to unite communities, wow audiences and restore hope in a world where anything is possible lives on through the work of Circus Starr.

For more information email rachel@circus-starr.org.uk.

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Shoppers Lunch Returns to Southgate Methodist Church

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The Shopper’s Lunch is returning after our summer break on Friday 7 September, 12:00pm.

Where else can you be served a freshly cooked 2 course meal and drink for £4.50 – bargain!

Enjoy a meal and a good chat. Meal served at 12 noon at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street Elland HX5 0JL. All areas are accessible for people with disabilities.

For more information call 07772 123058.

Blood in Pee Campaign Launched by Public Health England

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Public Health England (PHE) has recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of ‘blood in pee’ as a symptom of bladder and kidney cancers.

The main message is: If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor. The advert will also highlight that finding cancer early makes it more treatable.

The primary target audience for the campaign is men and women over the age of 50.

Be Clear on Cancer aims to achieve earlier diagnosis of cancer by raising awareness of the signs and symptoms. The campaigns encourage people with relevant symptoms to see their GP without delay.

The ‘Blood in Pee’ campaign started off as regional pilots in early 2012 and since then the national campaign has run a number of times with the last campaign in 2016.

Resources that you can display in the workplace or other public areas can be downloaded from the PHE website.

Nominate Charities and Social Enterprises for Calderdale Community Spirit Awards

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The Calderdale Community Spirit Awards highlight local excellence within the charitable and Social Enterprise sector, recognising and celebrating their recent achievements and best practice, thus raising the profile of charity and voluntary activity in Calderdale.

There are 10 award categories, details of which you can find on the at www.halifaxcommunityspiritawards.co.uk and you can nominate an organisation at http://halifaxcommunityspiritawards.co.uk/nominate/

The deadline for applications is Friday 10 August 2018. Please try and answer all the questions as accurately as possible and keep to the word count provided. All forms of charitable organisations can apply along with organisations without a charity number that is ‘not for profit’ and provides a community benefit. Organisations can nominate themselves and be nominated.

The judging panel will meet on August 16 – and their decision is final.

The Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 27 September at The Venue Barkisland, presented by BBC Radio 5 Live’s Anna Foster. Tickets can be bought online at http://halifaxcommunityspiritawards.co.uk/buy-tickets/

Overgate Hospice – Midnight Walk 2018

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Overgate Hospice‘s flagship event, the Midnight Walk, invites supporters to take on a 7 or 13 mile walk starting at, you guessed it, midnight! The routes are different each year and remain a secret until the night, and walkers are welcomed back to base with a bacon butty, refreshments and the famous Midnight Walk goody bag!

Registration for the 2018 event, taking place on Saturday 8 September and starting at Northbridge Leisure Centre in Halifax, is open now. Click here to register online or call our team on 01422 387121 or email fundraising@overgate.nhs.uk.

If you would like to advertise the event you could display this downloadable Midnight Walk Poster 2018.

 

Survey on Cancer Recovery Package

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Are you a cancer patient who has received treatment in West Yorkshire and Harrogate?

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance is keen to find out patients’ experience of being offered any of the different parts of the ‘Recovery Package’, which means that the support you get is built around you and your own needs. New national cancer guidance says that all people diagnosed with cancer should have access to the ‘Recovery Package’ by 2020.

They want to know which parts you were offered, what was useful and beneficial and your views on how we could improve.

Please follow the link to the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance website where you can complete the survey and submit it online. The survey will be available from July 10 to September 14 2018. https://canceralliance.wyhpartnership.co.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/complete-our-patient-survey-living-and-beyond-cancer

Volunteering, is it for you?

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Bored? Need a new challenge? Meet new people – Gain work experience – Increase your confidence.

At Creations Community Children’s Centre, Albert Road, Pellon on Tuesday 4 September, 11:30am-1:30pm.

This session will provides you with all the information you need about becoming a
volunteer with North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres.

Refreshments (tea and coffee) will be provided.

To book, please ask at you local Children’s Centre or call on 01422 251090.