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Vaccination Rollout Team attending Older Persons Day November 1st at King’s Centre

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At our International Day of Older Persons Celebration event next week we will be joined by the Covid Vaccination Rollout Team who will be offering Covid Boosters and Flu Vaccinations throughout the event. There is no need to book a slot you can just pop over and see them!

We hope you will join us for an afternoon of entertainment with an opportunity to find out more about support for unpaid Carers in Calderdale.

We have professional entertainent and refreshments will be provided.

Open to anyone over the age of 50 in Calderdale

To find out more please ring Louise on 01422 369101

Celebrating International Older Persons Day Nov 1st at King’s Centre

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We would like to invite you to join us for an afternoon of entertainment with an opportunity to find out more about support for unpaid Carers in Calderdale.

We have professional entertainent and refreshments will be provided.

Open to anyone over the age of 50 in Calderdale

Open to anyone over the age of 50 in Calderdale

To find out more please ring Louise on 01422 369101

 

Carers Wellbeing Service Dress Up and Dance through the Decades! June 8th

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Carers Wellbeing Service would like to invite you and the person(s) you care for to dress from your favourite decade and join us for an afternoon of singing and dancing to celebrate the Queen’s Jublilee, Carers Week and Making Space’s 40th Anniversary!

Wednesday 8th June 12:30 – 3:30 pm

At the King’s Centre (near People’s Park)

So get your dancing shoes on, put on your fancies and your sparkle and come to the Dress Up and Dance through the Decades event!

The Event will include lunch, professional entertainment, a raffle, tombola, Jubilee photo booth and a prize for the best dressed!

For more information, please ring : 01422 369101

Venue: The King’s Centre, Park Road, Halifax HX1 2TS

From Calderdale Big Band Tea Dance May 14th

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On Saturday 14th May 2022, we held our Calderdale Big Band Tea Dance Event at Arden Road Social Club. The purpose of the event was to bring people together who had experienced social isolation and loneliness over the last few years of the pandemic and to relive a classic 1940’s event.

This was an opportunity for people to socialise, dust off them old dancing shoes and have a good time. Coming together through musical nostalgia, the event offered the chance to forget about the worries, struggles and challenges we have all faced in recent years. Instead, everyone was able to experience a sense of normality as our community came together.

 

The event started at 1.15pm with people from across Calderdale arriving with their families, friends, and carers. Everyone was seated with the help of volunteers and staff, who then provided teas and coffees as everyone began to mingle.

 

Live music was performed by 18 members of the Calderdale Big Band who played a variety of songs and tracks from the 1940’s through the event. We were very happy to have our friends from Active Rainbow (Sophie, Eve, and Heidi) come along dressed in traditional 1940’s attire and deliver a live dance sequence for everyone to follow. This brought many people up from their chairs to join the dance instructors on the dance floor. This was a chance for people to shake them shoulders, show them jazz hands and have a great time dancing front of stage.

 

Midway through the event, afternoon tea was served by staff and volunteers which consisted of a selection of sandwiches, cakes and other nibbles. Whilst everyone was eating, our very own Rachel Swaby (Communities Programme Manager at North Halifax Partnership) introduced Staying Well. Rachel explained more about the service and presented the Staying Well Awards film on a projector screen for everyone to watch.

Once the film had finished, the Calderdale Big Band took to the stage and resumed playing their second set of songs. This brought more people to the dance floor, to enjoy another round of great hits from the 1940’s. The dance instructors led another live dance set for everyone to follow. As the event came to a close at 4.30pm, everyone left with beaming smiles, full stomachs, new friendships, and possibly slightly sore feet from all that dancing! The general feel of the event was very positive with lots of amazing feedback:

“It has made my weekend!”

“Wonderful event, thanks for organising it!”

“Keep doing what you’re doing!”

     

 

We want to take this opportunity to thank the Calderdale Big Band, Active Rainbow, NPT Team One (local PSCO’s in Calderdale), Ebonnie and James from Archway Project & Arden Road Social Club and their volunteers, our fellow Staying Well workers and North Halifax Partnership for funding the event.

For more pictures, visit Big Band Tea Dance on Staying Well

We’re featured in the Halifax Courier!

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Delightful Dance fun at the Orange Box February 25th

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Time Out Calderdale and Curious Motion come to the Orange Box in Halifax to introduce you to dance through fun sequences and activities with time to create your own ideas and find out how you like to move.

This workshop is aimed at young people and it is designed to be accessible to all capabilities.

Booking is essential. To book your place, email timeoutbookings@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Download Delightful Dance pdf

 

Venue: Orange Box young people’s centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1AF

Join the Orangebox Streetdance Crew for ages 11-16

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Be part of this amazing streetdance crew: OB Fusion. Learn break dance, popping, locking, tutting, krump and much more, through routines, solos and group dances.

Every Monday (term time) – 4.30pm
At Orange Box Young People’s Centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF

Just £5 a session or £2.50 with Passport to Leisure

Get up & Dance at Field Lane Primary School – 1 to 3 years

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A 3 week family learning course for parents and children to get up and dance together, using modern dance, mimes, action rhymes, musical instruments and mini cheerleading for ages 1 to 3 years.

Starts Wednesday 28 September – 3.30pm to 4.30pm
At Field Lane Primary School, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, HD6 3JT

To book a place call Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership on 01422 266197 or visit www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

Square Chapel event with Verd de gris

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Verd de gris would like to invite you to a special event featuring a Roma choir from Cardiff, dance and schools performance and will provide a unique opportunity to learn more about and celebrate Calderdale’s Roma community.

Wednesday 22 June 2016 – 1pm to 3pm
At Square Chapel Centre, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QD

This event is FREE but pre booking is essential – Email jeff.vdg@btinternet.com for information.