Sound, Motion, Vision!
Step into Digital Dimensions for the latest takeover of the Spark gallery at Eureka!
From 25 May – 30 November 2019, experience digital activities for kids, including innovative motion tracking, touch-triggered games, and crack the code to reveal different digital effects.
Created by Live Visual Design & Production students from Backstage Academy. Digital Dimensions mixes vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds to create an immersive exhibition for children to explore and enjoy.
- Test your skills against our musical cubes
- Travel through a colourful tunnel of motion-capture screens
- Unlock some truly magical doors to digital dimensions
The Spirit In Mind project has been established to promote collaboration between the NHS and different faith communities and is being developed in line with the NHS plan to achieve an integrated system of health promotion and preventative care which is necessary to meet the future health needs of the population. The project seeks to build on the experience of faith organisations in responding to social and health care needs i.e. their deep understanding of local health needs and priorities as well as their strong local presence and direct channel in to deprived and hard to reach neighbourhoods.
The project is now looking to recruit Volunteer Lay Chaplains (Mental Health) as an exciting opportunity for involvement in NHS pastoral ministry.
There will be a 12 week course commencing Monday 2 September 2019.
They are seeking people with a strong faith background and enthusiasm, openness, sensitivity and commitment to join a lively and highly motivated team of chaplains, trainers, counsellors and volunteer support.
There will be:
- Comprehensive training
- Ongoing support and professional development opportunities
- Experience of working within a vibrant and caring NHS healthcare team
- Participation in innovative faith and healthcare projects
- Involvement in a very rewarding sphere of pastoral ministry
Following an initial informal discussion with members of the chaplaincy team, suitable applicants will be invited to complete the Trust’s volunteer recruitment process. This includes a reference from their local minister or faith leader as well as clearance checks for safeguarding purposes.
If you are interested or would like further information, please contact the Pastoral and Spiritual Care Department on 01924 316282 to speak to Revd Stephen Oakley or Revd Mike Gartland
The training will be at Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield WF1 3SP and will follow the timetable below;
|Week 1||2 September 2019||9am – 4pm||Welcome to the course
Mental health awareness
|Week 2||9 September 2019||9am – 4pm||Volunteer mandatory training
|Week 3||16 September 2019||9.30am – 12.15pm||Reflective practice
|Week 4||23 September 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Verbatim
|Week 5||30 September 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Verbatim and role play
|Week 6||7 October 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Communication in difficult circumstances
|Week 7||14 October 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Developing an understanding of Islam|
|Half term break
|Week 8||28 October 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Speakers from wards, staff and service users|
|Week 9||4 November 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Grief and bereavement
|Week 10||11 November 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Understanding the bigger picture
|Week 11||w/c 18 November 2019
Dates/times to be arranged
|Week 12||25 November 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Final day, allocation, feedback and thoughts|
Jubilee Refreshment Rooms on Sowerby Bridge Railway Station HX6 3AB hold a number of transport related events through the year.
The next will be on Monday 15 April, 7:00pm where John Myddelton will be speaking about Tramways and a swinging railway.
See below for other events;
- All ability rides – every Monday 7pm – 8.30pm
- Women and Children only rides – Saturday’s 11am – 12pm
- Bike Library (borrow a bike from our Yorkshire Bank bike library)
Just £5 per family! Children under 16 must be accompanied on the track by a parent/carer.
Any questions, please get in touch on 01422 230230
The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).
Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.
There are still a few walks from the Winter Programme with the next on;
Sunday 3 March – The North Side of Elland.
Elland goes back to at least 1086 yet in 1760 much of the land was open land. In the century that followed, the arrival of canal, railway, new roads, industry and more housing changed things radically.
Meet Ian Philp at 1:30pm by St. Mary’s Parish Church, HX5 0BW for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.
Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.
The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch is searching for ‘model-esque’ pets to take part in their ‘Picture Perfect Pet’ photo competition! The competition can be entered online via Facebook and is just £1.50 per entry. All entries will be judged on ‘cuteness and all round best photo’, with 10 finalists being selected on Sunday 20 January ready for the public to decide their favourite.
Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator, says
“Our annual pet photo competition is a really fun way to celebrate how adorable we all think our pets are. We just love seeing all the entries and received such a variety of snaps last year; from cockatiels to reptiles! – It’s wonderful to see how much our pets mean to us. The 3 finalists decided by the public, will win a pet hamper full of goodies, so make sure you enter your pet to be in with the chance to win!”
The final date for all entries is Saturday 19 January at midnight and winners will be announced on Wednesday 23 January.
The competition will help to raise vital funds for the centre and the animals in the branches care. Last year the branch successfully found homes for 111 dogs, 281 cats and 73 small animals. For more information about the competition and the branch please visit: http://www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or search for the event on Facebook – ‘Picture Perfect Pet Photo Competition’.
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.
FREE events from Sure Start Children’s Centres NHP suitable for ages 0 – 8 years.
No need to book – just climb aboard!
- Monday 29 October – Field Lane Children’s Centre, HD6 3JT. 1pm – 2.30pm.
- Tuesday 13 November – outside Rastrick High School in the lay-by. 4.30pm – 6pm.
- Wednesday 28 November – Springfield Road car park, Elland, HX5 9EN. 10am – 11.30am
For more information please phone Field Lane Children’s Centre on 01484 386 621.
- New Telephone Number for Citizens Advice
- Halifax Steampunk Market
- Northowram Gin Festival
- Equality Forum for Calderdale Open Meeting
- Return of the Orange Box Rock School
- Advertise Your Halloween and Bonfire Event
- Bizet’s Carmen at Victoria Theatre
- Get Ready for Brighouse Arts Festival
Have a great weekend!
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All dads, male carers and their children (3-10 years) are invited to join Elland Children’s Centre at C I Adventures, The Boiler House, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax HX3 9EZ on Saturday 29 September, 12:45pm-3:00pm for a FREE fun activity afternoon.
Activities include low ropes, bouldering, archery and indoor caving.
Booking is essential so please book your places by calling 01422 266197.
In an Anne Lister related theme, David Glover describes Ann Walker’s in-laws – The Sutherland family of Scotland and Lightcliffe on Wednesday 26 Sep, 2:00pm at the Red Brick Auditorium of Square Chapel Arts Centre.
This talk begins with a bang – a murder in the 1750s West Highlands, and tells the fascinating story of a family from its Scots roots to a Halifax marriage – and beyond.
Along the way, hear how Ann Walker’s scheming brother-in-law Captain Sutherland ensured she was shut away in an asylum near York, moving into her home Shibden Hall himself. His son sold Crow Nest mansion and returned to Scotland, to an unfortunate future.
A curious tale including extreme greed, child abuse, and bankruptcy.
Tickets are £5 and can be booked at the Square Chapel website.