The Return of Orange Box Rock School

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Following the summer break, Rock School has returned to Orange Box at Blackledge, Halifax and will be running on Monday 24 September, 6:30pm-8:00pm then on 1, 8, 15, 22 October, 12, 19, 26 November
and 3 December.

These exciting workshops for aspiring songwriters and musicians aged 11 to 16 – from beginners to those with some experience.

Working with professional musicians, you can explore all aspects of music-making, from the nuts and bolts of song-writing to chord progressions, composition and recording.

Meet like-minded people, form a band, share your ideas and learn new skills!

Bring your own equipment or use theirs. Sessions take place on Monday evenings, with additional opportunities to perform to the public.

The Rock School is delivered in partnership by Square Chapel and Orange Box – to find out more please telephone Square Chapel’s Box Office on 01422 349422, or email

Orange Box Rock School is supported by Youth Music using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

I.MAKE.FILM Festival at Orangebox 2 July

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I.MAKE.FILM is a young people’s film festival dedicated to showcasing the wealth of local film-making talent, from across Calderdale and further.

Being held at Orangebox on Sunday 2 July doors opening at 12:00, the one day event will be packed with short film screenings, master classes and talks.

Tickets are £3.50 and the films will be shown 13:00 – 17:00.

It is an exciting opportunity for up-and-coming directors, actors and writers to see their work on the big screen, in front of an audience of friends, family, film-making professionals and other young film enthusiasts.


We could find the next Spielberg or Kubrick right here on our doorstep.

For more information email or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Routes Festival 2017

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Saturday 24 June, 12pm

Now in its fifth year, Routes Festival returns with another day of the best in unsigned and underage music at Orangebox Young People’s Centre, Halifax.

Routes Festival provides a platform for young musicians aged 12-24 to showcase their talents on an open and accessible stage. This year Routes will present live music across three stages throughout the day, encompassing a wide range of musical styles – from pop to metal, dance to acoustic.

Tickets £3.50

Orangebox 10 Square Road Halifax HQ1 1QG England 01422 349422

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

Orange Box Needs Your Vote to Secure Vital Funding

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Orange Box is calling for the support of the local community to help win funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2016.

The centre is relying on votes to increase the chances of winning funding of up to £25,000 which will hopefully provide a dedicated evening of activities for young people with special educational needs (SEN), entitled Power Box.

Only projects with the most votes will become finalists, so additional support is vital.

To vote for Power Box and help make a difference in the local community, visit click here and submit your vote before Friday 18 November 2016.

The Orange Box would also like to thank you for your support.

Lifeline launching new project to support military veterans

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Lifeline Project, with funding from the Armed Forces Covenant, are launching an exciting new project to support military veterans affected by alcohol use, and their families.

As part of the launch there will be an event held on Tuesday 8 November – 3pm to 6pm
At Orange Box, 1 Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1AF,

The money awarded by The Armed Forces Covenant has enabled MARCH (Military Achieving Recovery and Choosing Health) to be launched. MARCH is a specialist service working across Calderdale, Bradford and Rotherham aiming to reduce alcohol related harm and improve the employability, health and well-being and family relationships of veterans affected by alcohol and offending.

Part of this funding will provide specialist training to services working within the criminal justice system ensuring veterans with alcohol issues and involved in offending behaviour are identified and offered support at the earliest opportunity.

Working in partnership with other agencies, MARCH will offer Veterans a wide range of support including access to diversionary activities, one to one support and group programmes.

FREE Cooking Club at The Orangebox

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obx cooking clubThe Orangebox Cooking Club is due to start in the next couple of weeks, so if you enjoy cooking and would like to expand your skills or just wanting to try something different, the Cooking Club may be just what you’re looking for.

What is the Cooking Club?
It’s an 8 week course for young people aged 15 or over, taking place in
the Orangebox kitchen and cafe every Saturday from 12 noon to 5pm.

What’s in it for me?
Lots of fun learning how to cook. A Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Award and a Level 2 Food Hygiene Qualification. You’ll also have the chance to get some paid work in the cafe at other times, and put your learning into action.

What does it cost?
It’s free, all you need is your time and commitment – It could be the start of something delicious!

If you are interested and would like to find out more call Linda on 01422 353073 or email or Greg at

Stoptober event at the OrangeBox, Halifax

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Lifeline CalderdaleLifeline Calderdale would like to invite you to attend a Stoptober event where you can receive advice on how to quit smoking as well as get support throughout the process.

On Wednesday 30 September 2015 – From 3pm to 5pm
At OrangeBox, Young People’s Centre, Thomas St, Halifax, HX1 1AF

There will also be some FREE activities taking place so take your Skateboard and have a go on the Roof Top Skate Park or why not have a go at the Bouldering Tunnel to see if you Can you beat the Record.

For further information call 01422 510000