Halifax Festival of Words 12-14 October

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The Book Corner and The Grayston Unity have joined together to organise & curate the first ever Halifax Festival of Words. It will take place in the town between Thursday 11 and Saturday 14 October.

It’s a festival that celebrates the use of language through books, music, spoken word and illustration.

For all Halifax Festival of Words listings, please click here.

There is a mixture of free events and some with a small charge.

YMCA Spooktacular Halloween Roller Skater Party

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The Halifax YMCA Spooktacular Halloween Roller Skate Party is back, and since it’s so popular they are doing two parties this year. One on Friday 26th October, 6:00pm-8:00pm and one on Saturday 27 October, 6:00pm-8:00pm.

The price is the same £5 entry for one of the two nights. Price includes: Pizza or Hotdog, A spooky bun and a drink.

Fancy dress is optional, but there will be prizes for the best costumes.

Tickets can be bought from the YMCA office 10:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm or at any family skate session.

Love Bread vacancy and volunteering opportunities

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Image result for love bread cicLove Bread is recruiting a bread baker for their community bakery in Brighouse.

Some experience preferred, and hours to be negotiated but will include very early mornings and some weekends.

They are also looking for volunteers to join their friendly team. Regular slots in the bakery, plus workshop and teaching help and delivery driver vacancies.

Please contact baker@lovebread.org.uk for more information or to arrange a visit.

Love Bread is a Community Bakery making real bread for wholesale and retail every day. Training Kitchen. Social Enterprise. Real bread, baking classes & schools. More info at lovebread.org.uk

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

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Square Chapel Arts Centre is showing on Friday 12 October, 8:00pm a hilarious cabaret musical about depression, that explains, sings, and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK.

Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

Written by Olivier award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky & Mannish).

It’s a joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar coated, unrelenting and completely super happy show! Except for the bits about depression.

Pay What You Can £20-£1 for tickets through the Box Office on 01422 349422.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 5 October – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…


  • Dementia Friendly Sowerby Bridge – ‘The Last Memory’
  • World Animal Day Blessing at Halifax Minster
  • The Crystal Maze at Eureka!
  • Halloween and Bonfire Events
  • Get Ready for Brighouse Arts Festival

Have a great weekend!

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Singalong with Steve at Hamerton Close

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Start the weekend on a high!

Join a fortnightly group at Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland  HX5 0BD

for people aged 60 plus. Steve Brown is a professional musician with a wide range of experience.

 Autumn dates:

Friday 12 and 26 October, 2:00pm–3:00pm

Friday 9 and 23 November, 2:00pm–3:00pm

£2:50 per session (including refreshments)



Enrol in Ghoul School this Halloween!

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Do your kids have what it takes to be our star pupils this Halloween? We’re inviting half term visitors to enrol in Ghoul School to meet some peculiar professors to find out. Open daily from 20 October right through to 4 November.

Early opening! The museum will be opening at 9:30am on weekdays over half term, so get there early to avoid the longer queues.

Find out more about Ghoul School on the Eureka! website!

Have Your Say! Your Views on Getting Active in Elland

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Calderdale Council in conjunction with Sport England are trying to get more people active in Elland.

The starting point is to understand the barriers to activity in the local area and as part of this the Council want to speak to the people of Elland.

Filling in the short survey will help to bring the voice of Elland to what they do!

Just click here to give your views!

Half Term Events at Kershaw’s Garden Centre

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Once again, Kershaw’s Garden Centre is holding some fun and interesting events over the half term.

Drop in anytime 10:00am-12:00pm to see;

  • Monday 29 October – Monsters & Witches
  • Tuesday 30 October –  cats, bats & spider’s webs
  • Wednesday 31 October – Halloween crafts
  • Thursday 1 November – Farmyard animals
  • Friday 2 November – Rockets & Shooting Stars

There will be a small charge for materials.

Halloween Makeovers will be made on Wednesday 31 October, 10:00am-4;45pm when you can be transformed into a Halloween character of your choice. Fancy dress not included.

Look forward to Santa’s Arrival on Saturday 17 November, 11:00am as part of the Family Fun Day taking place 10:30am–3:30pm

Online Booking Now Open for Santa’s Grotto

Please phone for further details:  Kershaw’s Garden Centre,  Halifax Road, Brighouse Tel: 01484 713435 www.kershawgardencentre.co.uk

Cyber Contest for Schools and More in Crime Prevention Newsletter

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In the first Crime Prevention Newsletter from West Yorkshire Police they have announced a competition for schoolchildren regarding cybercrime.

The competition is open to all pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 across West Yorkshire.

Pupils are required to work as a team to produce some online safety advice using whatever media or means they choose. This could be a website, app, leaflet, rap, song, dance, spoken message, or a combination of these!

Finalists will be invited to West Yorkshire Police Training and Development Centre, Wakefield for a prestigious and exciting final on Thursday February 14 2019, where teams will present their project to the panel.

First prize winners will receive a trophy, certificates and a tour of West Yorkshire Police’s Specialist Operations site.


Entry is simple and details have been sent to Head Teachers across West Yorkshire. The deadline for submissions is Friday 7 December 2018.

For more information please visit the website: www.westyorkshire.police.uk/cyber-contest.

The full newsletter can be downloaded here with articles on burglary, modern slavery and bogus callers.