Paediatric First Aid Course at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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There will be a Paediatric First Aid Course at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre over 4 weeks starting Thursday 7 March, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

4 weeks learning will lead to a Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid, learners will gain the knowledge in dealing with first aid situations for example choking, CPR and shock.  Learners must attend the full 12 hours to gain the accreditation.

There are a limited number of places available to book your place on the Sure Start Children’s Centres website.

For further information call 01422 266197.

Free Family Fun Swim with Lower Valley Sure Start Children’s Centres

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Sure Start registered families can join the Lower Valley Sure Start Children’s Centres for a FREE family fun swim at Brighouse Pool on Sunday 17 February, 2:00pm-5:00pm. To check that you are registered with Sure Start call 01484 714768. Booking is on a first come – first served basis and closes on Friday 8 February. To book your place, call 01422 266197.

See below for further details.

Biggest Music Star to Ever Perform in Brighouse

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The Brighouse Arts Festival takes place between 3-13 October. The Festival has managed to book Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri for a concert in October. Tickets are on sale now.

Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri will be coming to Brighouse on Thursday 10 October 2019 to perform ‘An Acoustic Journey’ at St. Martin’s Church.

Festival Director, Matthew Harrison-Lord, said “It is brilliant to bring such a world renowned star to Brighouse, a Calderdale exclusive. This year we are aiming to the spotlight on Brighouse raising the profile of our festival and the town. Ticket sales are already amazing so don’t delay to book.”.

2019 marks Kiki’s 56th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. Dee has performed alongside Elton John with their Number 1 duet “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” at Live Aid 1985 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City. For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.

Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “I Got The Music In Me”, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, and the stunning “Amoureuse”.

John Buxton, producer of the festival said that “Although Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri are the headline act for the Brighouse Arts Festival in October, we have other huge well known acts booked to help put the spotlight on Brighouse, but we have to keep these top secret for now, so watch this space”

Steven Lord, chair of the organising charity, said “We’re a group of volunteers that run the festival and it’s brilliant that we have managed to get such a high profile name to come to Brighouse. We shall continue to reach new levels with the Arts Festival this year. More volunteers and sponsors are needed, so please ring 01484 722462 if you can help.”

The Brighouse Arts Festival runs from October 3rd to 13th and tickets are on sale now, online or at the Harrison Lord Gallery and Ryecorn Wholefoods. Visit for more information.

Volunteer Vacancy – Van Driver/bread Delivery

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Love Bread is a community bakery in Brighouse, baking real bread 6 days a week. They are looking for a friendly delivery driver to join our large volunteering team.

Days will include Saturday and Wednesday plus holiday cover. Hours are mornings – usually between 8:30am and 11:00am.

For our insurance, drivers must hold a current clean driving licence and be aged between 30 and 70. Manual handling  (up to 16kg) and cash handling involved.

Please email or ring 07842 07388 for more information.

Poetry Competition at Rastrick Library

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Now in its third year, this competition is open to anyone currently living in or attending school in Rastrick or Brighouse.

There are three age groups: under 11, 11 to 18, over 18, as at 1 September 2018.

You can enter a maximum of 2 poems. Poems can be on any subject, of any length and take any form.

There is no entry fee.

There will be three cash prizes per age group.

The judging panel comprises Benjamin Guilfoyle, performance poet, Susan Field, published poet and leader of a writing group, and Darren Martin, nephew of John Harrison.

You can get an entry forms from the library or you can email entries to If emailing your entry, please include which age group you belong to.

Entries should be emailed or handed in at Rastrick Library by 1pm on Friday 15 February.

Prize winners will be asked to take part in the awards evening to be held at Rastrick Library on Wednesday 27 March, 7:00pm.

If anything is not clear, please ask staff at the Library.

Unique Ways Afternoon Tea – Brighouse

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Unique Ways is hosting an afternoon tea on Friday 22 February 2019, 1:00pm-2:30pm at the Limelight Studios, 13 Church Street, Rastrick, Brighouse HD6 3NF.

We don’t have all the answers about what’s best for your child – after all, you’re the one who knows them best.

The aim of the afternoon tea is not only to relax and chat but to share tools, ideas and insight that will help you to recognise and improve the mental health and wellbeing of your young person. It is then up to you how to best use this information to support your young person, and if you believe that your young person needs further professional support then we’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

Harry Potter Night at Brighouse Library

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Harry Potter Night is almost upon us!

Join the Brighouse Library Team on Wednesday 6 February in the imposing and impressive Brighouse Library for a night of magic lessons and fun and games.

Tickets are £10 for children and £8 for adults, but adults will be able to take part in the lessons too. Tickets can be purchased from

Choose your house and take part in four Hogwarts lessons. Please note, all houses will take part in all four lessons, including Slytherin!

Explore Fantastic Beasts with the amazing ZooLab! There will be a History of Magic with Professor Binns. Help Professor Sprout re-pot mandrakes and spend half an hour in the world’s best place for a free period, Gryffindor Common Room.

Make sure you come dressed as your favourite character. There will also be opportunities to guess how many Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans are in a jar and come face to face with the Fat Lady and guess the Gryffindor Common Room Password (£1 per go).

Recommended for children age 6 plus. For more information contact Ben on 01422 392620.

This is a not for profit event, all the money raised through ticket sales go towards putting this fantastic event on. Not to be missed!

Accredited Courses at The Learning Cafe, Brighouse

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Verity from Creativity in Practice will be delivering the first Learning cafe hosted by Focus4Success for those wanting to undertake accredited courses in Mentoring, Helping Others, Awareness of Mental Health and volunteering.

The session on Wednesday 16 February, 12:00pm-2:00pm at The Room, Brighouse, at The Old Town Hall HD6 1EA will be a friendly relaxed environment where the following information will be discussed:

  • Dealing with problems in daily life
  • Healthy living
  • Managing own money
  • Preparation for work
  • Working towards goals
  • Supporting babies to play
  • Healthy eating for families
  • Job search skills
  • Interview skills
  • Preparing for your next steps

Funding eligibility requirements are:
Unemployed and in receipt of JSA, ESA or WRAG, Universal Credit or other State Benefit.


Job seeking or working 16+ hours or less a week and/or earning below £15,736.50 annual gross salary. AND:

Have lived in the UK or EU continuously for the last 3 years.

Learners who haven’t lived in the UK or EU for the required 3 years are eligible if they have refugee status, indefinite leave to remain or other (please enquire for more information). Or 6 months if asylum seekers.

Lunch and drinks will be provided prior to the session beginning.
Book your place by emailing or calling 01484 943022.

Have Your Say! Brighouse Ward Forum – Wednesday 16 January 2019

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Wednesday 16 January 2019 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
Mulberry Suite, Brighouse 6th Form College, Parsonage Lane, HD6 1AY.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Sensory Play at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre

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Sure Start Children’s Centres, North Halifax Partnership will be  hosting Sensory Play Sessions at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre, Bradford Road, Brighouse HD6 4AF starting on Wednesday 23 January, 1:30am-2:30pm.

In the 4 weekly sessions suitable for children 0 – 2½, families will learn different ways to help their child learn through play. Each week there will be a different focus from natural/home objects like pots and pans and wooden spoons to music and have messy/creative play.

To book go to the online booking form or call 01422 266179 for further information.