Arts and Crafts

New Year New Us – Healthy Minds Winter Taster Fayre – January 27th

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Healthy Minds Calderdale are excited to invite you in their open day, where they want to introduce you to all their amazing services!

Come chat with our volunteers and staff about what our NEW Warm Space Drop Ins, Volunteer-Led groups and Befriending Service can offer you or the people you work with.Enjoy some warming food and drink and take part in yoga, mindfulness, allotment and arts & crafts taster sessions.

You can also learn about our other fabulous projects, like:

  • Safespace – One-to-one support for anyone in distress (Ages 16+)
  • Link – Intensive support for people ‘stuck’ in a crisis loop
  • & Welfare Rights

Drop in anytime from 10am – 1pm on Friday, 27 January.

Yoga sessions will start at 10:30am and 11:30am; Welfare Rights service information talk at 12:30pm.

The event will be held at our main office: 1 King Street, Halifax, HX1 1SR

This is a unique opportunity for professionals to gain first-hand insight into our holistic mental health provision, services and activities so that you understand what patients and service users experience when referred to Healthy Minds. 

In particular, you can learn about:

  • Our new, volunteer-led Peer Support programme

  • Warm space drop-ins

  • Like Minds befriending service

  • Safespace – One-to-one support for anyone in distress (Ages 16+)

  • Link – Intensive support for people ‘stuck’ in a crisis loop

  • Welfare Rights
  • & more!

Knitting group at Project Colt in Elland every Friday morning

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We are looking for ladies (or gentlemen!!) to join our knitting circle to knit some teddies for Zarach.

Zarach is a charity that provides and delivers beds and basics to children in Poverty.

This helps families in crisis rise up from surviving to thriving.

Eat. Sleep. Learn.

So if you would like to be part of our knitting team, in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere please contact

helen@projectcolt.org.uk or call our office on 01422 377176 or you are more than welcome to just turn up, on Fridays 11am-1pm at Project Colt, Elland Bridge, Elland, HX5 0SG

Free Singing Workshop and Christmas Party with Time Out December 22

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There are still spaces available for the Time Out Christmas event of festive fun for children and young people at the Orangebox in central Halifax on Thursday 22nd December, from 10am – 3pm. Come and learn some alternative Christmas songs with singing teacher, Georgia, followed by card making and party games with Nikki. A free hot lunch is available on the day.
Most of the TimeOut Christmas activities are now fully booked. You can still make enquiries to see what is available!
Booking is essential. Visit: Events Timetable – TimeOut Calderdale

Time Out free Christmas holiday workshops open for bookings!

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Time Out’s free programme of Christmas holiday workshops for children and young people is now open for bookings. Join us for a week of chaotic Christmas creativity and fun, with workshops in creative writing and drawing, boxing, making explosive Christmas gifts, an acting masterclass and ending with a singalong Christmas party. A free hot lunch is available for activities at the Orangebox. 
 
Booking is essential so check out our flyer for all the information

Focus4Hope Arts and Crafts Mondays at Morrisons Elland Cafe

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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 champion.elland@morrisonsplc.co.uk
Richard 01422 393704

Find out how the meeting on Monday July 11th went!

 

Kindly funded by Staying Well Calderdale 💙

 

We look forward to welcoming you there.
12 Huddersfield Road (access is around the back in Bethel Street car park)

Elland’s Happiness Lab Showcase Friday 15th July at 7pm

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Over the past 8 months we have been dancing, drawing, writing, singing, and making with the community in and around Elland to explore what happiness means to them for our Elland’s Happiness Lab project.
We would like to share our ‘findings’ and celebrate the project with you at a special evening event involving:
  • 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).
Please join us on Friday 15th July, 7pm, at Southgate Church in Elland (HX5 0JL). This is our first venture back into community events and we would love to share this with you!
Make sure to book a ticket as we have limited spaces available
>> Click HERE to book <<
Tickets are Pay as You Feel – free tickets are available for anyone who needs them, or you can make a donation amount of your choice. All donations are gratefully received to ensure we can build on this project and support the long-term wellbeing of the local community.
Hope to see you there.
Warm wishes
Sam and the team at Curious Motion x
Venue : Southgate Methodist Church, Langdale St, Elland HX5 0JL

WOW : Weeks Of Wellbeing from Calderdale Adult Learning

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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.

Download the full WOW course schedule here

To enrol please email cyps.cal@calderdale.gov.uk 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 (cyps.cal@calderdale.gov.uk) or by phone on (01422) 392 820.

More information on the Calderdale Adult Learning Facebook page

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

Elland Spring Craft Fair May 22 at Working Mens Club

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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

RSPCA Pawsitive Artwork in Hebden Bridge

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Local RSPCA turns a negative Act into a ‘Paw’sitive Piece!

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) 

TimeOut : Plans for Easter Hols = Sorted! 🐥

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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!

Free activities for kids across Calderdale to enjoy next week, including…🎨 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… ⏰

Check out the timetable below!

Or click on the posters below to book a specific activity!

       
       
       

 

Any questions? Get in touch with us at:📧 timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk 📞 01422 345154📱 FacebookInstagram and Twitter