Arts and Crafts

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

Sure Start Summer Term courses and activities

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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.

Staying Well Community Get Together March 30th

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Staying Well, joined by Healthy Minds and Focus 4 Hope would like to invite you to a day of mindful and relaxing activities. We will share activities in the local area and are keen to hear from you about what is missing.

Download pdf invitation

Come Join us at St John the Divine for a fun day of activities, information and pizza!

Wednesday 30th March 11am to 2pm

 

For more details, please contact
Staying Well
t: 01422 392 767
e: stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk
w: www.stayingwellhub.com

Venue: St John the Divine, St John Street, HD6 1HN

Express interest in becoming the Volunteers’ Week Pin Badge Designer by March 31

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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 emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk  by Thursday 31st March 2022.

Staying Well Community Get Together March 30th

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Come Join us at St John the Divine for a fun day of activities, information and pizza!

Staying Well, joined by Healthy Minds and Focus 4 Hope would like to invite you to a day of mindful and relaxing activities. We will share activities in the local area and are keen to hear from you about what is missing.

Download pdf invitation

Event is taking place on Wednesday 30th March 11am to 2pm.

 

For more details, please contact
Staying Well
t: 01422 392 767
e: stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk
w: www.stayingwellhub.com

Venue: St John the Divine, St John Street, HD6 1HN