Anchormen Dance Teams in Elland

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The Anchormen dance teams are based in Elland, Halifax. They provide dance classes in Halifax to anyone who wants to dance, learn dance routines, get dressed up and travel to competitions around the UK. But also to have fun, make new friends and build confidence.

They are now recruiting for new dance members. Boys or girls. Aged 6 upwards. Sessions are only £4 a week and no experience is necessary.

The dance classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Savage Centre, Eastgate, Elland, Halifax. HX5 9DQ (Opposite Morrison’s pedestrian entrance).

You can find them on Facebook ‘Anchormen Dance Teams‘ or on Instagram or Twitter: @anchormenelland. On the social media accounts you will find more photos of the members in action and videos to watch.

You can also visit their website for more information on dance classes in Halifax.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on our social accounts or any of the details below.

Email: tony@anchormen.org.uk

Mobile: 07940 244721

Website: www.anchormen.org.uk


Overgate Garden Party Sunday 12 May

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Overgate Hospice will be holding a garden party in the beautiful grounds of the hospice on Sunday 12 May, 12:00pm-4:00pm. There will be stalls, food and drink and musical entertainment to make this a very enjoyable day.

TJ Walsh bus company is running a FREE bus service from the Halifax Bank on Commercial Street, Halifax every hour from 12:00pm-3:00pm to the hospice at Hullen Edge Road, Elland HX5 0QY.

‘Welland’ a Festival of Joy

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On Saturday 8 June and Sunday 9 June, 10:00am-4:00pm will be holding a FREE festival dedicated to health and wellbeing at Wainwright Hall, 27 Jepson Lane, Elland – a Festival of Joy.

‘Welland’ is Calderdale’s first festival of wellbeing, created for the town of Elland and it’s surrounding areas. Welland helps people to live well for longer by providing creative and inclusive wellbeing-related activities that celebrate and bring together our community. The very first festival happened in June 2018 and it was such a success that it will be taking place for a full weekend this year! Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019.

The festival’s theme for 2019 is ‘Move Well, Live Well’ and it explores how much better people can feel by getting active and experiencing ways to live happier, more connected lives. It also has a uniquely global flavour, as Welland is happening during an international celebration of wellness – Global Wellness Day, which is celebrated around the world every year. This year’s Global Wellness Day is on June 8th 2019.

Sam McCormick, a professional dance and movement practitioner, runs a small social enterprise, Curel CIC, which is based in Elland and focuses on bringing communities together and enhancing quality of life through movement and dance. Sam is also a qualified complementary therapist to provide massage, reflexology and aromatherapy for Elland’s community. You may also know Sam for her work with Flamingo Chicks.

For more information please contact Samantha McCormick, Festival Director, on hello@wellandfestival.co.uk or 07740 366365.

RSPCA Snip and Chip in Elland

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rspcaAn RSPCA Snip & Chip event in Elland is fast approaching!

If you receive any of the listed benefits, you qualify for snipping and chipping (pets only 😄)

Also available is neutering vouchers, flea and worm treatments

And a FREE goodie bag.

Appointments only on Tuesday 30 April 2019, 11am – 3:30pm

To make an appointment, please call the RSPCA Animal Centre on 01422 365628.

Love Your Local Markets this Easter

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Where shopping comes to life… at your local markets.

Calderdale is a place where there is a real buzz in the air. People talking, shopping, meeting friends and buying from local people they trust.

Calderdale markets are not like typical supermarkets where you get what you need and go, they are bursting at the seams with energy and friendliness. The traders are always looking out for new products to bring to our markets and many cook, bake and sew themselves, so you know you’re getting local quality at great prices.

The famous market halls have everything you need, when you need it.

Take a trip to your local market and see for yourself. Great products, great value and great people to talk to!

Have your say! Elland Ward Forum Tuesday 16 April 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.

By discussing what’s important to you, in an open meeting, the Council and its partners can plan for the future and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 16 April 2018, at 6:30pm. 

Venue: Willow Court, Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0PL

For more information on the meetings, see Lower Valley ForumExternal link

Garden Competition 2019

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🌻🌷 Calling all gardeners – the annual Together Housing Garden Competition is back! 🌻🌷

This year there are new categories to enter.

  • Community Corner – have you gardened as a team to create and maintain a community garden or area of communal grounds? Then this is the category for you.
  • Mini Gardens – small is beautiful, if your floral arrangements are in containers, hanging baskets or in a patio or similar area, enter here.
  • Floral Garden/Borders – this is the category for you if you have a floral garden or blossoming borders.
  • Children age 5-16 – budding young gardeners should enter this category.
  • Gardener of the Year – all competition entrants will be automatically in with a chance of winning this prestigious award.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 31 July 2019 and the winners will be announced by the end of August.

How to Enter:

Please email three photos of your garden along with the category you would like to enter and your contact details to: involve@togetherhousing.co.uk

Or, post your photos with the category you would like to enter and your contact details to: Christine Fenton, Resident Engagement Assistant, Prospect House, Wharf Street, Blackburn, BB1 1JD.

Happy gardening and good luck!


Cycling 4 All Calderdale – 2019 Sessions

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cycling for allCycling 4 All sessions start again on Monday 1st April 2019 at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit Hammerstones ROad, ELlnad, HX5 0TA.

  • 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

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One ‘ELL Of A Laugh with 4 Great Comedians

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Hosted by Elland Round Table there will be an evening of stand up comedy on Saturday 11 May, 7:00pm-11:15pm at Baines Hall, Elland Cricket Club, Hullenedge Road.

One “Ell Of A Laugh Baines Hall Elland Cricket club will have four great comedians.

There is a great line up this year with Lucy Beaumont, Daliso Chaponda, Markus Birdman and the MC for the evening Andy Robinson. All profit from the comedy night will go toward the local children’s hospice Forget Me Not

Lucy Beaumont – was nominated for best newcomer at the 2014 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards, two years after winning the BBC New Comedy Award. (Chortle.co.uk)

Daliso Chaponda – The son of a Malawian politician,Daliso Chaponda came third in Britain’s Got Talent in 2017.
But he began his comedy career in Canada in 2001, later moving to South Africa and then to the UK, where he established himself on club circuit, and appeared n the Big Value shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007. (Chortle.co.uk)

Markus Birdman – Damn it he’s played every toilet from Berlin to Sydney, from Glastonbury to the Globe Theatre, you must have seen him somewhere. If not then come witness his tall-tales of shooting puffins, Korean lullabies, tickling Germans, how to remove a python from your foot, and a superb joke about rabbis.

The MC for the evening will be the one and only Andy Robinson.
Andy became a stand up quite accidentally as guitarist in ‘The Carpetsweepers‘ when his banter between songs reduced both the audience and his fellow musicians to hysterics.

Tickets are £15 plus online booking fee.

Some tickets may be available on the door.

Doors open at 7pm first comedian will be on at 8pm.

Please note. This is a fully seated event Strong language and adult themes throughout.
Acts subject to change.

Email tickets-info@ellandcomedy.co.uk if you have not received your online tickets.