Suitable for ages 4 – 10 this will be an exciting session on Saturday 30 June, 10:00am-11:00am or 11:30am-12:30am at the Imaginarium, Halifax Central Library and Archives. Inspired by the fun-filled book ‘Not a box!’ by Antoinette Portis. Just let your imagination run wild!
This is a junk modelling session for all the family.
Not a box is a beautifully designed book, celebrating the power of the imagination to transform even the most ordinary of objects into something magical.
A box is just a box unless it’s not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows.
Inspired by the memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her brother, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill of when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes reality. Her simple, spare text and illustrations show that seeing truly depends on the ability to believe in the possibilities.
Book your place at Ticketsource.
All children must be accompanied buy a parent/carer.
Over the weekend of Saturday 23, Sunday 24 June by kind permission of the owners, Margaret and David Nortcliffe will be guides on a 1½ mile walk around the private Kirklees Estate at Clifton.
The estate includes the former Nunnery site, Gate House, 15th to 18th Century farm buildings and ‘Robin Hood’s Grave’.
The walk is partly on woodland paths and strong shoes are advised.
PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
It will not be possible to just turn up on the day.
You can book in person, by phone on 01422 368725 or by post to Visitor Centre, Halifax Central Library, HX1 1QG with full payment and a reply paid envelope. Please specify the day and morning or afternoon preferences. Details and directions are sent out with the tickets. Please note that there are no buses to the estate on Sundays.
The charge for this walk is £5.00. Cheques payable to ‘Calderdale MBC’.
Wellholme Park Children’s Centre is celebrating the World Cup on Saturday 16 June, 10.00am-11.30am at the Children’s Centre with a FREE event.
Come dressed in your favourite football kit and join in with lots of family fun activities including;
- Football coaching skills
- Creative activities
- Football quiz
Please book your place by calling 01422 266197. Don’t miss out on all the fun!
As part of Cherishing Churchyards Week, the Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe will welcome any visitors on Sunday 17 June, 2:00pm-4:00pm. The churchyard is on Wakefield Road opposite the Sun Country Inn surrounding its iconic tower. It is a lovely time to visit with many wild flowers on view.”
You are always very welcome to wander around St. Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe which has been restored over the past few years. If you can’t visit the churchyard this week, then visit www.lightcliffechurchyard.org.uk and take a virtual tour or trace a family headstone.
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is holding a number of events where you are invited to hear about their proposals and discuss your thoughts on how a carers strategy and carers charter could be developed.
The Halifax the event is on Thursday 21 June, 1:00pm-3:30pm at the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax, HX1 5ER
If you would like to attend this or one of the other events, please book a place by calling 07867 787409 or email email@example.com letting us know which event you want to attend.
Other dates are:
- Tuesday 19 June, 1.00pm – 3.30pm, St.Swithuns Centre, Arncliffe Road, Wakefield, WF1 4RR
- Tuesday 26 June, 1.00pm – 3.30pm, Al-Hikmah Centre, Track Road, Batley, WF17 7AA
- Thursday 12 July, 1.00pm – 3.30pm, The Core, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW
Saturday 23 June, 9:00am -5:00pm
at Southgate, Halifax Town Centre
Enjoy yourself at this free event with stalls, military vehicles, equipment, a medical tent and full field kitchen, plus much more.
Official opening of Armed Forces Event on Southgate by the Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Marcus Thompson at 11:00am
Representatives from the armed forces will be there, so come along and find out more about military life past and present.
The most detailed research into the links between the football World Cup and domestic abuse rates has revealed that in one force area in England and Wales, violent incidents increased by 38% when England lost – but also rose by 26% when they won.
The research, by Lancaster University criminologist Dr Stuart Kirby, a former police officer, monitored police reports of domestic violence during the last three World Cups in 2002, 2006 and 2010.
While domestic violence rose after each England game, incidents also increased in frequency at each new tournament. Separate national research examining the 2010 World Cup echoed the Kirby findings – with domestic abuse reports up 27.7% when the England team won a game, and 31.5% when they lost.
Source: The Guardian June 14, 2014.
What can I do?
We know that on average, domestic abuse rises during World Cup season in the UK. As a charity that mobilises men, White Ribbon UK asks men to be active in stopping this from happening. Domestic abuse is not only tragic, it is illegal.
Football clubs will decide how best they can fulfil their responsibilities.
Organisations must send a clear message that violence against women and children is “completely unacceptable”, joining the chorus for equality and justice, and breaking the silence that surrounds violence against women and girls.
Clubs can also work through their Community Foundations to provide “positive role models to younger people in the community, encouraging healthy and non-abusive relationships”.
Stewards must be expected to challenge any sexist or homophobic remarks. Clubs can be encouraged to display the World Cup posters and other White Ribbon posters, which challenge abusive behaviour and sexism.
- Halifax Charity Gala This Weekend
- Mum2Mum Market at Lightcliffe
- Rights4Children Website
- ‘Welland’ Festival of Joy Coming Soon
- West Yorkshire Police Concert Coming Soon
- LEGO Builders Workshop for ASD Children
- Advice on Closure of Burley Street Surgery
Have a great weekend!
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On Sunday 10 June, 1:15pm–3:15pm there will be over 30 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices. Everything imaginable for your little ones.
JOIN THE EVENT ON MUM2MUM MARKET YORKSHIRE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR SALE ITEM PREVIEWS
**Buggies & Travel Systems **Stairgates, Toddler Furniture
**Home & Safety Equipment **Baby Carriers & Harnesses
**Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots **Growbags, Bed Guards
**Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment **Highchair’s, Bumbos
**Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys
**Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres
All great brands
**Hundreds of Toys, Books and Games including- Little Tikes, ELC, Fisher Price, Vtech, Mamas & Papas
**Baby and children’s clothes starting from 50p including (Various brands)
To Book a Stall go to Mum2mum Market Website at http://www.mum2mummarket.co.uk/book-a-stall.html
£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free. Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2-4-1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)