May

Do you dare? This weekend.

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Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase of Wainhouse Tower to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney! Or is it a chimney – rumours abound.

Opening Times:

11am to 4pm (last ascent 3.30pm) on the following dates:

Spring Bank Monday May 29th
Father’s Day Sunday 18th June
August Bank Monday August 28th

Adults £2.50
Children £2
Family Ticket £8

For further information please contact Dawn Mitchell on 07540 674307

Animal Adventure – Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

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Hop, fly or gallop to Eureka! for an Animal Adventure

Animal lovers will be furry-ous if they miss half term at Eureka! They are welcoming a bevy of beasts for an Animal Adventure from 27 May through to 4 June 2017.

Paws, trotters or wings – whatever your mode of transport – make sure you don’t miss out as it’ll be paw-some…

Event Highlights

FREE Half Term Activities for Ages 11+ at Orange Box

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FREE half term activities for ages 11+ return to Orange Box Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June between 2 pm and 4 pm. Get all arty in our arts and crafts sessions; beat your friends at table tennis; sing your favourite tunes with karaoke in the atrium; climb to new heights in our bouldering tunnel; see what you can do wearing a bumper ball in our zorbing sessions; and come help us celebrate the half term break with an end-of-week DJ party.

No need to book, just turn up (you will need to register when you arrive, if you haven’t already, or you can fill out a registration form here and bring it with you when you come) For more information call 01422 433200 or email hello@orangeboxhalifax.org

Orange Box young people’s centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF (next to the Piece Hall)

Terrifying tower becomes UK’s highest climbing wall

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A terrifying tower has been created as the UK’s highest man-made outdoor climbing wall prepares to open.

Higher than both the Tower of London and the Angel of the North, the towering ROKTFACE wall at ROKT climbing centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, will now see people climb routes up to 36m.

The climbing wall – roughly equivalent to a 12 storey building or seven double decker buses stacked on top of each other – has been grafted on to the face of a sky-scraping disused flour silo just months after climbing was finally confirmed as a sport in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Read the full press release here or to find out more about ROKT and details on pricing visit www.rokt.co.uk

Elland 700 at Elland Library – Mementos

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This year marks the 700 year anniversary of Elland becoming an official market town. The town received a Royal Charter on 24 February 1317 from King Edward II allowing it to host a weekly market, as well as two fairs a year.

Elland library are hosting an event to celebrate this on May 25 2pm – 4pm. Use objects, photos and maps held at Elland Library – and bring some of your own – to inspire new writing about Elland, whether the distant past or your own personal or family memories.

Poetry or prose, no writing experience necessary.

Tickets available for free from Eventbrite Calderdale Libraries

For more information about this event contact Elland Library on 01422 374472

Incredible Edible Brighouse Celebration Evening

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Get involved with the Incredible Edible Brighouse, Community Consultation, AGM & Volunteer Celebration Evening

On Tuesday 16 May 2017 – 7.30pm
At The Link, Central Methodist Church, Commercial St, Brighouse, HD6 1AQ

Incredible Edible Brighouse is a grow your own scheme run by members of the community for the community and was set up in 2013.  We aim to help plant fruit and vegetables in unloved and neglected areas in and around Brighouse, helping to retain and revitalize these green spaces. Just starting our fifth year we have worked in partnership with the Safer, Cleaner, Greener section of Calderdale Council and have “incredibled” many of the raised beds in Brighouse town centre. This year we have continued with existing projects and have some exciting new ones to introduce.

We have worked with various community groups including cubs and scouts and have received support from Grow Wild, Together Housing, Arco, Tesco & Morrisons, Calder Valley Skip Hire and Kershaw’s Garden Centre.

Could you spare an hour or two each fortnight to help us plant new plants and maintain the beds or perhaps help man the stall at one of or fundraising events or even make things for us to sell, there are lots of opportunities for volunteers with a whole variety of skills.  Are you a business that could make a donation? – we need wood to make planters, prizes for tombola’s and fundraising events.

Would you like to find out more?  Come along to our annual Community Consultation,  AGM and Volunteer Celebration Evening at 7.30pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017 in The Link, Central Methodist Church, Brighouse .

If you would like to come along to one of our planting sessions we meet outside Wilko, Brighouse as below:

  • Sunday 21 May – 11am
  • Tuesday 23 May – 10.30am
  • Monday 30 May – 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 9 May – 10.30am
  • Monday 15 May – 6.30pm

For more information email us at Digforbrig@yahoo.co.uk

Motown Night at Berties for RSPCA

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Motown Night

RSPCA Halifax and Huddersfield will be having a Motown Night at Berties in Elland with a live DJ playing all the best Soul and Motown favourites with a little bit of funk mixed in for good measure!

This is a great opportunity for a night out with your friends, family or colleagues to start the bank holiday weekend off in style. There will be plenty of entertainment on the night with optional games and competitions to help raise vital funds for your local RSPCA branch.

Tickets are only £5 so get in touch now to book your place or you can purchase online by clicking here: www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Halifax/Berties-Banqueting-Rooms-Elland-Halifax/Motown-Night/12954937/

Contact Fay on 01422 341160 or Faygibbons@rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk for more details.