Arts and Crafts
Join Focus 4 Hope every other Monday for the brand new Create & Craft Club!
This club runs every fortnight and each time we’ll be doing a range of craft activities including jewellery making, pebble decorating, card making and much more.
We want to bring people together to help alleviate isolation and make new friends.
We’ll serve drinks, biscuits & snacks whilst enjoying decorating plant pots and then planting the seeds. You can take your pots home and watch them grow
You can bring the kids along in the school holidays too.
For more information contact
Kat on 07756 053009 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard 01422 393704
Kindly funded by Staying Well Calderdale
- A preview of our happiness exhibition of drawing and writing from local groups, schools, and individuals (the full exhibition will be in Elland Library from 18th July)
- A wonderful documentary film about the project, made by the brilliant Rainbow Trout Films
- A ‘taster menu’ of live dance performance – each one inspired by the themes that have emerged from the project. Performed by local community members and Curious Motion dancers, with choreography by myself and the performers.
- There will of course be brews, refreshments and light snacks available too (vegetarian/ vegan).
Weeks of Wellbeing, or WOW for short, is a two week long wellbeing event to tie in with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The event brings to you taster classes focused around art as a means to improve wellbeing and includes sessions of arts and crafts, recycling basics, first aid skills, a taster in Portuguese, health, wellbeing and mindfulness among others. Some courses have a small charge, some are free.
To enrol please email email@example.com or call 01422 392820
As part of the WOW event, Calderdale Adult Learning are hosting the
Jubilee Art competition open to all Calderdale residents aged 19 and over.
The competition closes on the 6th June and there are some exciting prizes up for grabs, including high street vouchers and a hamper of premium art supplies.
If you have any questions or would like to know more, please do not hesitate to get in touch – we can be reached at this email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone on (01422) 392 820.
Calderdale Adult Learning provide a variety of courses for over 18s looking to learn new skills, meet new people, and try out new hobbies.
Calderdale Adult Learning, Unit 4 Heath Campus, Free School Ln, Halifax HX1 2PS
Come to the Spring Craft Fair on Sunday the 22nd of May at Elland Working Men’s Club to enjoy a fun afternoon of arts, crafts, stalls and delicious food!
You will find stalls with cakes, buns, coffee and tea, choices of hot and cold food, as well as tombola, raffles and places where you can buy an assortment from cosmetics and jewellery to candles and arty ornaments.
Free entry, from 12pm – 3pm
Elland Working Men’s Club, Roseberry St, Elland, HX5 0HT
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford’s Charity Shop in Hebden Bridge hoped to start 2022 on a positive note after a difficult 2 years of lockdowns and uncertainty. Things were going well until the shop was cruelly and selfishly vandalised at the end of January.
Shop manager Charlotte Atkinson was heartbroken to see the graffiti as she arrived to open the shop that January morning. Being a local, independent branch of the RSPCA, all profits raised from the shop normally go towards the ongoing care and rehabilitation of the animals in their Halifax based Centre. However, due to the graffiti the charity would have to use their funds to cover up the mindless mess instead.
But deciding to turn a negative in to a positive, the RSPCA and their very supportive shop landlords Clare and Paul Buxton, came up with the idea to put their own stamp on the blank space.
Shop Manager Charlotte Atkinson said: ‘’Sara Abbott is a professional, talented artist and a renowned and respected supporter of charities and organisations working on the front line of animal welfare and environmental protection. Abbott’s studio is now situated in Hebden Bridge and we were delighted when she accepted our invitation to create a piece of urban art on the outside of our RSPCA shop in central Hebden, at no cost to the charity.’’
Abbott is well known for her incredible canine and equine portraits which she creates to commission for clients around the world. From each of these, part of her fee is donated to rescues and sanctuaries where the distant cousins of her subjects find themselves. Last year she created a body of works raising funds for a wild bird rescue in the Highlands and in the past has worked with a host of different charities including the RSPCA, raising thousands over her twenty-year career.
‘I’m very chuffed and excited to have been asked to create a new public work for my adopted town, the work will incorporate all the elements I love, our beloved pets, native mammals and birds and whatever else I can squeeze into the space, incorporating them all into a vista inspired by the town and surrounding countryside, a landscape that I’m so inspired by and can’t stop painting!’ Sara Abbott, Artist.
This piece of public art is created in advance of her up-coming solo show of large, contemporary Calder Valley landscapes at ‘Creative with nature’ in Todmorden, an exhibition in support of ‘Slow the Flow’ and she will be opening her studio as part of the ‘Hebden Bridge Open Studio’ weekend at the beginning of July.
To find out more please visit www.sara-abbott.com @saraabbottstudio
The RSPCA are delighted with the final piece and for Sara Abbott generously sharing her talents with the local animal charity and the Hebden community. A lovely added bonus to the artwork is that it also includes Shop Manager Charlotte’s cat Ice and landlords Clare and Paul’s dog Bert as the main stars of the piece.
The local community and tourists are encouraged to take photos of the stunning creation and tag in the charity on social media to help continue the positivity and also raise awareness for the animals in their care.
You can find the local RSPCA Branch on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford.
If you would like to find out more about the work the local RSPCA Branch do or make a donation towards the animals in their care, please visit www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or text RSPCAHHB to 70085 to donate £1
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch is a local, self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, we are responsible for raising our own funds locally to support our animal welfare work.
This year the branch has so far rehomed 24 dogs, 54 cats and 21 small animals.
Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open. (End)
Easter Holiday Activities Bookings Open!
The wait is over, we are ecstatic to announce… drum roll please…
OUR EPIC EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY PROGRAMME IS OUT!
Healthy Holidays activities from Monday to Thursday at The Artworks Time Out Creative Fun Day – Creative Writing Word Hunt & Let’s Create art workshop at The Imaginarium, Halifax Central Library. Boxing workshop with Northern Powerhouse Boxing Academy, OL14 6EG Dance Workshop with Curious Motion at Calderdale Young People’s Service Orange Box Fun and Games session with Nicki at Calderdale Young People’s Service Orange Box🐣 Easter Eggstravaganza day at The Outback Community Garden and KitchenAnd last but not least… Our fungi art exhibition of the Underlands project as part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival exhibition ‘Land Marks’ at Gibson Mill, NT Hardcastle Crags (free entry, no need to book) Click on the individual events in our online calendar to book: www.timeoutcalderdale.co.ukSpaces are limited so please book soon to avoid disappointment…Free activities for kids across Calderdale to enjoy next week, including…
Check out the timetable below!
Or click on the posters below to book a specific activity!
Our Summer term courses and activities are live on the website for booking. This term we have some new courses – Art and Creative Play, Healthy Cooking on a Budget, Smashing Parenting (aimed at the early years) and Budget Like a Boss as well as the popular favourites.
Due to staff shortage in daycare there aren’t any creche or childcare facilities. If you feel this would be a barrier please contact the setting that provides the activity.
Calderdale Lower Valley list of this term’s courses and activities below.
Click here for North and East Halifax activites
|Lower Valley Course Details||Day||Start Date||End Date||No of Weeks||Course Time||Location|
|Art and Creative Play||Wed||27.04.22||25.05.22||5||1.00 – 2.00pm||Wellholme Park|
|Baby Massage||Thur||05.05.22||26.05.22||5||9.30 – 10.30am||Whinney Hill TBC|
|Budget like a Boss||Fri||17.06.22||24.06.22||2||12.00 – 2.30pm||Elland CC|
|Family First Aid||Mon||04.07.22||11.07.22||2||1.00 – 2.30pm||The Space TBC|
|Smashing Parenting||Fri||01.07.22||15.07.22||3||1.00 – 2.30pm||Elland CC|
|Accredited Course Details||Day||Start Date||End Date||No of Weeks||Course Time||Location|
|Introduction to Childcare||Tues||3.5.22||21.06.22||7||9.30 – 2.00pm||Elland C of E School|
All these activities are advertised in the Sure Start Children’s Centre newsletter, along with a wealth of information for families with a real focus around school readiness.
Click here for detailed course information and to book
(telephone booking option available)
Those who have registered with our Sure Start nurseries receive this quarterly newsletter either online or by post.
To register with Sure Start, visit http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/ (under Services and Activities) or visit your nearest Sure Start Children’s centre for a paper form.
For Volunteers’ Week 2021, we wanted to do something special to thank the volunteers of Calderdale by creating the first Volunteers’ Week pin badge – and who doesn’t love a pin badge?
Thanks to the artistic flair of Memory Lane Cafe volunteer, Georgia, we designed a glow-in-the-dark pin badge that was given to Calderdale volunteers as a thank you for their hard work and dedication, especially during such a difficult year.This small token of big appreciation went down so well last year that we would like to do it again! All we need is this year’s designer! We are looking for a local volunteer who has a love for design/art/illustration and would be up for co-creating our next pin badge, seeing them proudly displayed on volunteers’ coats around the borough!
If you would like to nominate one of your volunteers to help create the 2022 Volunteers’ Week pin badge, please email email@example.com by Thursday 31st March 2022.