A wonderful week of laughter and fun coming your way!

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brighouse comedy festivalGet ready for a wonderful week of laughter and fun at the Brighouse Comedy Festival from Monday 28 September to Saturday 3 October 2015.

We are madly working away to bring you some fantastic fun and laughter and will announce our line up in due course, we can tell you that there will be open mike nights, evenings of comedy entertainers, workshops and much more.

If you would like to perform at the Comedy Festival please get in touch as we’d love to hear from you. I’m afraid we can’t offer any payment however this is a great opportunity for you to showcase your talents in front of an appreciative audience.

So keep checking back to keep up to date with our brand new Festival… http://brighousecomedyfestival.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @BrighouseComedy

The Brighouse Comedy Festival is organised by the Brighouse Business Initiative, we are a group of retailers who get together for fun packed meetings and to organise events in Brighouse Town Centre to encourage you good folks to visit Brighouse.

Macmillan Family Fun Day – 31 Aug

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Macmillan fun dayFire Engine, Bouncy Castle and more at this Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2015.

12pm – 4pm

At Rastrick Bowling Club, Toothill Bank, Brighouse, HD6 3EZ

Call Lisa Rumble on 07904440214 or email lisa-carragher@hotmail.com

Raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support and Little Princess Trust

What’s On at Sure Start Children’s Centres this Autumn

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We’ve lots going on from September at Lower Valley Children’s Centres including fun activities like Messy Monkeys, Rhyme and Reading, Tiny Treasures, Saturday Splat!!

And information and support clinics: Baby clinic, Health visitor clinic, Antenatal, Postnatal support and Childminder group and Family group.

Click here to open the September to December programme

You can book any of our training or activities online through our website www.nehalifaxchildrenscentres.org.uk or ring 01422 251090
Alternatively complete a booking form and hand in at your nearest Children’s Centre.

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Coffee morning at Cedar Court Hotel

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A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:  Friday 4 September 2015 at 10.30am

Your invitation to join us for a complimentary and informal coffee morning at Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield.

  • Do you get involved in organising events to raise funds for, or create awareness of, your charity?
  • Do you need a venue in which to hold events, training, meetings, annual conference…?
  • Do you need help in putting something together – coffee morning, afternoon tea, luncheon, dinner, themed disco, barbeque? These are just a few suggestions – you probably have many more ideas you want to make happen, take this opportunity to discuss them with us.

If the answer is yes to any or all of the above, then join us for a coffee morning on Friday 4th September at 10.30am for an informal chat about how we can work with you to help you achieve your goals; we will also show you around the Hotel so that you have a better understanding of the facilities we have.

We will help by donating raffle prizes, offering reduced charity rates on food & beverages, actual help with the organisation of an event, discounted delegate & room hire rates for meetings, training and conferences ………… tell us what you need and we will work with you to make it happen.

Kathryn and her Team look forward hearing from you and meeting you on Friday the 4th of September at 10.30am

RSVP: please let us know you will join us by emailing: sales@cedar-court-huddersfield.co.uk or calling: 01422 375431

Cedar Court Hotel, Lindley Moor Road, Ainley Top, Huddersfield, HD3 3RH
T:  01422 375431
W:  www.cedarcourthotels.co.uk/huddersfield/halifax

Want to play the Ukulele?‎

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A new round of beginners Ukulele classes will start at The Greetland Academy for 7 weeks from Wednesday 9 September 6.30 – 7.30 pm each week.

Weekly charge of £4 per session payable for the full 7 weeks at the first session (£28.00 in total).

In addition if you want you can hire Ukuleles. We will require a £15 deposit of which £9 will be refunded when the instrument is returned in good condition at the end of the 7 week period.

If you are interested in attending please contact Jayne Firth on 01422 372893 or email j.firth@greetlandacademy.org.uk

Advice and support for your group

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Sector Support Calderdale is offering FREE one-to-one support and advice for community, voluntary and not for profit groups in Calderdale.

On Thursday 17 September, 9.30am – 1pm at Cartwheel Youth & Community Centre, Elland, HX5 9DW

Get help with:

  • Setting up a new community group
  • Finding out what local people want
  • Recruiting more trustees or volunteers
  • Looking for funding
  • Developing a fundraising plan
  • Completing funding applications
  • Developing a project or development plan

Sector Support Calderdale can help with all kinds of issues and support your group or organisation to become stronger, achieve more and be more sustainable…

For further information or to book a place call Gill Ejsymontt on 01422 383 992 / 07891 55 7885 or email gill@nbforum.org.uk

For information about Sector Support Calderdale and the services we provide: www.sectorsupportcalderdale.org.uk

Exciting opportunity for enterprising young people in Leeds

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The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme helps unemployed young people aged 18-30 to think about self-employment as their next step. After attending an informal information session, young people are invited to attend a FREE 4 day business course which unpacks key topics around business, and can also help them develop skills that will be attractive to employers.

The course explores:

  • Personal skills and ways to develop
  • Marketing and selling skills, and effective communication
  • Business finance
  • Business planning
  • Role play sessions, including interview skills

Young people will receive a certificate of attendance, and will also have the opportunity to gain a qualification by completing the course workbook.

They will be offered one-to-one support after the course to help them decide what they want to do next.

The next course in Huddersfield runs from 24th – 27th August 2015.

To find out more, or to make a referral, contact Paul on 07903 647947. More information, resources and media about the programme is available on our website.

Volunteer as an ESOL teacher with Talk English!

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Talk EnglishVolunteer to teach learners on Talk English Courses and help people to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

The Role
Teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is a rewarding yet challenging experience. Focusing on the things people need to do in their everyday lives, such as going shopping, using public transport and going to the doctors, you will help learners to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Volunteering as an ESOL teacher is a great opportunity for you to gain experience and develop new skills while making a difference to peoples lives. By volunteering with Talk English you will gain experience of teaching, working as part of a team and working with learners from all over the world. You will also develop your communication, presentation and organisational skills.

The Training
We offer a FREE ‘Introduction to Teaching ESOL’ training course which introduces the role and responsibilities of Talk English volunteer ESOL teachers and ESOL teaching, learning and assessment methods and resources.  We may even be able to offer a fast track option for people who have already got teaching qualifications.

The Person
If you’ve got an interest in helping others, want to develop news skills, can commit to a minimum of 3 hours a week to co-teach ESOL in a community setting and able to attend the training course then we’d love to hear from you!

The Location
The WEA Yorkshire and Humber Talk English courses will initially be running in Calderdale and Wakefield. You don’t have to live in these areas but you would need to be able to travel to one or the other to teach the classes.

Want to know more?
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please contact Adam Roe on 07966 254 323 or email aroe@wea.org.uk. You can also find more information on the Talk English website www.talk-english.co.uk/

Beach Party at Elland Children Centre today!

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ellandlogoJoin in the fun from Kids Kapers as Elland Children’s Centre brings the beach to you!

Friday 14 August 2015 – 10.30am to 1.30pm
Elland Children Centre, Boxhall Rd, Elland, HX5 00B

Including a children’s entertainer and mayhem throughout the day with picnic nibbles provided for lunch, so what are you waiting for?

Don’t forget to take your bucket and spade for playing in the sand and water!