Brighouse

Brighouse Art Circle December Syllabus

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The Brighouse Arts Circle meets at the Waring Green Community Centre, Garden Road HD6 2AX and the meetings are 7:30pm-9:30pm.

December 7 – Life Model.

December 14 – Workshop Christmas jigsaw painting.

December 21 – Christmas Party Time – A very Happy Christmas and New Year.

The door that BAC uses is at the back of the building, just off Thornhill Bridge Lane. Go through the outside door, take the second door on the right, up a few steps and then to the left along a very short passage, this is the room used by the BRIGHOUSE ART CIRCLE for their meetings. Other groups use the building and if you get lost, just ask. There is a bus stop outside the centre and ample street parking at the back. There is also wheelchair access and facilities.

Fees are as follows;

  • Annual Sub Single member £20 – Couple £30
  • Annual Sub Juniors under 18 – £5
  • Life models £3
  • Demonstrations £3
  • Workshops are charged at £1

For more information email brighouseartcircle@yahoo.co.uk or call Geoff on 01484 712947.

Once Upon a Christmas Time with Mrs Molly at Field Lane Children’s Centre

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On Thursday 7 December 2017 at 10:15am until 11:45am, Field Lane Children’s Centre, Rastrick HD6 3JT will be holding a FREE Christmas activity for all the family led by Mrs Molly, including Christmas stories, activities and crafts, rhymes, poems and Christmas songs. Suitable for children aged 18 months upwards but the whole family is welcome.

Booking is essential, please follow this link below to reserve your free tickets or phone 01422 266197.

Friday Writing at the Library -Emma Decent

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Brighouse Library will be hosting Friday Writing Workshops on Friday 1 December 2017 10:30am – 12:30pm. 

There will be 6 new creative writing workshops with local writer, teacher and library staff member Emma Decent. The relaxed and inspirational writing workshops will be using the library and its resources for help and ideas.

The atmosphere of the class is both supportive and inspiring.

Emma encourages us to write as we please and takes time to help us develop our styles, offering sound advice.’

‘I have learnt such a lot in these classes and my confidence has increased.’

All levels of writing experience welcome. Each workshop stands alone – come to one or all!

FREE but places are limited so tickets should be booked through Eventbrite.

For further information call 01422 288060 or email brighouse.library@calderdale.gov.uk

Calderdale Heritage Walk Around Brighouse

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Calderdale Heritage Walks have a walk round the centre of Brighouse on Sunday 5 November. Meet Ian Philp in Thornton Square by the Black Bull, Briggate at 2pm. The walk is flat around the middle of town and looks at its development since 1860. It will last about 2 hours and costs £3.

Volunteer for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice this Christmas

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Christmas is a time of year when you may want to give some time to helping the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Various volunteering opportunities arise from taking bucket collections to packing bags at M&S.

For more information call 01484 411040,  click to download a leaflet or visit the website.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions – plus their entire families.

They help hundreds of wonderful children, and their equally wonderful families, through their Hospice at Home service and at the fantastic hospice building at Russell House in Huddersfield.

Forgotten Forest Under 8’s Halloween Special

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On Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 10am until 12pm the people at Forgotten Forest will be having a special under 8’s Halloween session. Lots of Halloween fun with apple bobbing, broom making, worm soup eating.
Feel free to dress up. Starting off with a welcome around the log circle, a site safety chat and information about all the fun things to do. You are then free to explore. Play in the swings or hammocks, bug hunt, climb trees, build with natural materials, play in the mud kitchen or in some of the pallet designs( boat, reading nook, wood tipi, train) or go in the tipi and read a story, place with sensory toys, puppets or musical instruments.
There will be a theme to each session with a story and a natural but optional activity.
There is a break half way through for hot chocolate around the fire. Tea, coffee, juice and water are always available and they are free. There is also an outdoor toilet.
We finish off with a recap songs and goodbyes.

Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child and can be booked online. Little babies are free however the woods is not pram friendly due to hand dug steps and uneven ground. Meet at the black gate at 10am on Sarah’s drive at 514 Bradford Road, Brighouse to all go up together. Please park on Bradford Road and not on Mayfield as the elderly neighbours have regular nurse visits and need access. You are also welcome to use Sarah’s drive. You can pay cash on arrival (please try to have correct change) or bank transfer to Sarah Parker 20-35-84 60049859. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. It can get chilly under the shade of the trees. Please get in touch if you need anything 07708 398548 or email S_arahparker@hotmail.com

Owl Babies Yoga at Forgotten Forest

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On Sunday 22 October 2017 at 10am until 12pm the people at Forgotten Forest will be doing gentle yoga poses based around the book owl babies with a special guest visitor Rachel from Senses and Touch. Suitable for toddlers and preschool ages but other ages are welcome.

There will be all the usual Forgotten Forest fun available such as stories, craft, den making, bug hunting, digging, the mud kitchen, sensory play and music in the tipi, dinosaurs small world, fairies and knights small world, tree climbing, the tree swing as well as free refreshments -Hot chocolate around the log circle.

Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child and can be booked online. Little babies are free however the woods is not pram friendly due to hand dug steps and uneven ground. Meet at the black gate at 10am on Sarah’s drive at 514 Bradford Road, Brighouse to all go up together. Please park on Bradford Road and not on Mayfield as the elderly neighbours have regular nurse visits and need access. You are also welcome to use Sarah’s drive. You can pay cash on arrival (please try to have correct change) or bank transfer to Sarah Parker 20-35-84 60049859. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. It can get chilly under the shade of the trees. Please get in touch if you need anything 07708 398548 or email S_arahparker@hotmail.com