Todmorden

Dark Matter Promotions live events in Todmorden

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Live music and comedy nights are back and Dark Matter Promotions have lined up a list of gigs you may be interested in.

 

  • 8th October The Hanging Stars, Philip Quinn and Red Tin Dave
    https://fb.me/e/Wd3a7nhD
    The Hanging Stars channel the sounds of The Byrds, Big Star and The Flying Burrito Brothers with hints of Mojave 3 and The Allah Las – mainlining the dying embers of the early 70s psychedelic folk and cosmic country scenes.

 

  • 27th November Gdansk81, Dog Daisies and Isaac Hughes-Dennis:
    https://fb.me/e/1JrAIeTql
    Gdansk81 are a post-punk 6 piece band with a unique sound and DIY approach that takes influence from the sounds and culture of a post-Thatcherite Manchester and Liverpool generation.
Events take place at the Golden Lion in Todmorden. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Skiddle (follow event’s facebook link) or on the door for a slightly higher cost.

The Golden Lion offers stunning Thai cuisine, you could make a night out of it!

Looking forward to seeing you!

Calderdale Libraries Update September 2021

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We’ve really missed you, please come back and visit us!

Most of our libraries are now open with extended opening hours. We do still advise the wearing of a face covering and we continue to have hand sanitising stations placed within our libraries.

The following libraries are open – Central, Akroyd, Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, King Cross, Mixenden, Northowram, Rastrick, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden. Beechwood Road Library is still closed due to ongoing refurbishment (please see below for more information).

For current opening hours visit:
https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/your-local-library

Throughout the last 18 months, we have been extending the due date of all the items out on loan. The last extension ends on 30th September. From then on, we will revert to the normal 3 week loan period This means that overdue charges may apply if items are returned late. Renewals can be requested online via our website or via phone or email to any library. Email notifications (providing you have an email address on your library account) will be switched back on so that you will have the option to receive reminders before your items are due back or when an item that you have reserved is available for collection.

Reservations for items currently in stock in Calderdale Libraries will remain free of charge for the moment.

Select & Collect remains an option for library users – login to your library account online by visiting
https://calderdale.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/LOGINB to submit a request. Library staff will choose a selection of books for you, according to your requirements, and let you know when they are ready to collect.

To reserve specific items from our catalogue, log in to your library account as above or contact any Calderdale Library.

Update for Beechwood Road Library Users

Exciting news. Works have now begun, and you can expect to see contractors on site
The works to be completed are outlined below, and are aimed at making the space more accessible and welcoming for our communities

  • Extensive repairs are planned which will start next month and continue through the summer.
  • We are looking at an upgrade of the external fabric and some internal upgrades.
  • The external upgrades will consist of the refurbishment and thermal upgrade of the two flat roofs and pitched roof. The rendering to the rear extension and the right hand side of the building will be removed and re-rendered. The fascia’s and soffits will be replaced and the guttering throughout will be replaced. The rear extension windows will also be replaced with double glazing throughout. The rest of the windows will be painted externally.
  • Internally, we will be redecorating the water damaged areas throughout. There will also be some upgrades to some of the internal doors to increase fire safety, but the two wood panelling doors will remain. There will also be an upgrade of W/C and basin in the toilet area as well as redecoration.
  • There will be a lighting upgrade to LED lighting throughout (there will also be some upgrades to the external lighting).
  • There will be some new shelving and soft furnishings in public areas to improve the look and feel of the space and make it more adaptable for use by the community
  • There will also be the introduction of a self -service machine.

We are hoping to be able to open this lovely new space later in the year, with improved opening hours that will better serve the community

For more information email: libraries@calderdale.gov.uk

The Home Library Service

The Home Library Delivery Service continues to serve those who, for reasons of age, frailty or vulnerability, cannot visit a library in person. We can also offer a pickup service for those customers who find themselves with large numbers of books to return.

Please contact the Home Library team on homelibraryservice@calderdale.gov.uk or 01422 288062

Business Information comes to Central Library

Calderdale Libraries are really pleased to be part of a national network of Business and Intellectual Property Centres. Operating as a BIPC local we have a dedicated space on the lower ground floor of Central Library, Halifax where customers can browse business books and factsheets.

We also have access to a range of online databases that can help customers:

  • find out what type of business they would like to start,
  • be aware of any regulations that apply to their business,
  • source suppliers,
  • carry out effective market research
  • identify possible funding opportunities.

Customers can also book a 1 to 1 appointment with a business information specialist from Leeds Business and IP Centre. This will be either online or in Central Library, Halifax.

You can pop in and see us in person, ring us on 01422 392631 or email us at:
Reference.library@calderdale.gov.uk

You will find more information about this service, by visiting: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/digital-library/business-ip-service

E-Books and E-Audio

If you are a library member, Calderdale Libraries have two different services that you can take advantage of. One is Libby (part of the Overdrive platform) and the other is uLIBRARY.
Library card holders can access e-books, e-audio books, magazines and comics – and all free of charge!
For more information, visit our website here:
https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/digital-library/ebooks-and-eaudio-books

Overdrive (Libby) have announced their next Together We Read title is Klara and The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Klara And The Sun will be available in both e-book and e-audio for unlimited access via Libby between 29th September & 13th October.

Celebrate National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry, taking place on 7th October 2021, and our theme is Choice.

Over the years we’ve had poetry in schools, poetry in burger vans, poetry on the news, poetry on the side of buildings, poetry strapped to the legs of carrier pigeons, and much more.

All we ask on the day is that you celebrate poetry and use the hashtag #NationalPoetryDay to let us know about it.

Todmorden Book Festival

Calderdale Libraries continue to support the book festival in Todmorden. For more details and access to the program, visit:
https://www.todmordenbookfestival.co.uk/

Brighouse Arts Festival

Calderdale Libraries will once more be supporting the Brighouse Arts Festival, with several events being held at either Brighouse or Rastrick Libraries.

For more information or to reserve tickets, see the website below:
https://www.brighouseartsfestival.co.uk/

 

 

 

Dark Matter Promotions live events in Todmorden

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Live music and comedy nights are back and Dark Matter Promotions have lined up a list of gigs you may be interested in.

 

 

  • 17th September Tensheds & The Sleazoidshttps://fb.me/e/OhSIn5jS
    A true innovator and a relentless pusher of boundaries, the multi-instrumentalist’s absolute refusal to pigeonhole his music sees him constantly evolving. 

 

  • 8th October The Hanging Stars, Philip Quinn and Red Tin Dave
    https://fb.me/e/Wd3a7nhD
    The Hanging Stars channel the sounds of The Byrds, Big Star and The Flying Burrito Brothers with hints of Mojave 3 and The Allah Las – mainlining the dying embers of the early 70s psychedelic folk and cosmic country scenes.

 

  • 27th November Gdansk81, Dog Daisies and Isaac Hughes-Dennis:
    https://fb.me/e/1JrAIeTql
    Gdansk81 are a post-punk 6 piece band with a unique sound and DIY approach that takes influence from the sounds and culture of a post-Thatcherite Manchester and Liverpool generation.
Events take place at the Golden Lion in Todmorden. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Skiddle (follow event’s facebook link) or on the door for a slightly higher cost.

The Golden Lion offers stunning Thai cuisine, you could make a night out of it!

Looking forward to seeing you!

New creative project launched in local residential care homes

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VAC is a local charity that provides a number of different services aimed at improving local lives.  Over the recent months, VAC has developed a range of volunteering activities including the new mystery shopper project and support for the local organisation Weekend Care.

VAC has recently launched its newest pilot project called Molly and Bill; an acronym of ‘making our lives lively and being involved in local life’. The project is working with 5 Calderdale residential care homes and the Community Place at Calderdale Royal. VAC is partnering with the venues to provide an activity programme for their residents and guests. Creative and meaningful activities will be delivered across the venues by community groups, individuals and volunteers.

Liz North, co-ordinator for Molly and Bill, said

“We are really excited to be delivering this innovative project with our partners and are looking forward to working together to provide additional meaningful activities in the venues and also supporting residents to feel more connected to their local community. We are hoping this will be of real benefit to all involved.”

To make the project a success, VAC are currently recruiting volunteers who will support the activity provision, escort guests to community resources and provide one to one befriending.

In addition, VAC are also looking for organisations and individuals who have an interest in delivering creative, meaningful and healthy activities and be part of an extensive and exciting programme for residents and guests to access.

If you are interested in being involved please come and join us at one of our market stalls taking place throughout February:

  • Todmorden market on the 9th February – 8.30am to 2pm
  • Sowerby Bridge market on 14th February – 8.30am to 2pm
  • Hebden Bridge market on the 16th February – 8.30am to 2pm
  • Elland market on the 17th February – 8.30am to 12.30pm
  • Halifax market on the 24th February – 8.30am to 2pm

Alternatively, if you can’t make one of the stalls please email mollyandbill@cvac.org.uk or call 01422 348777 for more information.

Molly and Bill is funded by Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Calderdale NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and the National Lottery.

Todmorden 20mph Engagement Work

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The Engagement Champions project is working in partnership with Calderdale Council to undertake a survey with local residents to determine their experiences and opinions of travel in the local area.

The method of engagement will be a series of door to door interviews to be conducted following the introduction of the new 20mph speed limit to determine resident’s views since its implementation.

This work will be paid at a rate of £7.50 for each completed survey.  Payment is made to your chosen local community organisation or charity.

The work MUST be carried out between Monday 1 August and Wednesday 7 September 2016 and will involve weekend and evening work.

To take part in this work you must be a trained Engagement Champion and attend a briefing session.

We can also offer training for newly interested people which will run back to back with a briefing session as listed below.

If you do not attend the training or the briefing event then you cannot take part in this work.

Please ensure you attend one of the following sessions:

Date: 28th July 2016  Venue: Todmorden Health Centre
Training for newly interested:  2.30-4 pm or 6.30-8 pm
Briefing session only (existing Engagement Champions): 4-5 pm or 5.30-6.30 pm

Therefore, if you are newly interested you will need to attend 2.30-5 pm or 6.30-8pm

If you are interested in this Engagement task, please contact Megan on 01422 431094 or email megan.vickery@cvac.org.uk

Strategic Planning for a Healthy Future – VAC Training

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Voluntary Action CalderdaleHealth care in Calderdale is entering a new, more challenging era. If your organisation wants to be part of it, you need to start planning now.

Thursday 21 April – 9.30am to 4.30pm
Todmorden Health Centre, Lower George St, Todmorden, OL14 5RN

This session offers an opportunity to consider the strategic decisions you need to make, how your organisation will fit into the changing landscape around health, and how you can maintain and build on the service.

Suitable for senior managers and trustees, and for those involved in determining the organisation’s future, this session will help you to:

  • Identify the direction and pathway your organisation needs to take
  • Set strategic goals and meaningful objectives
  • Conduct a gap analysis to identify priorities for action
  • Keep your service users at the heart of everything you do

Click here to book a place on this session

 

Light up a Life this Christmas

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overgate light up a lifeOvergate Hospice would like to invite you to be part of their Light Up A Life Appeal 2015.

Sunday 29 November – 2pm
Light a candle at The Memorial Service at Halifax Minster on

Sunday 6 December – 4pm
Light a candle at The Memorial Service at St Mary’s Church, Todmorden

Sunday 6 December – 4pm
Join in the lighting of a tree of remembrance at Overgate Hospice

Thursday 17 December – 6.30pm
Join in the lighting of a tree of remembrance at Overgate Hospice

Click here for more information on The Overgate Hospice or visit lightup.overgatehospice.org.uk for details of the Light Up A Life Appeal 2015

Care Act update training session

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An introduction to the Care Act 2014 with a focus on what this means for people who are in receipt of social care support.

Thursday 5 November – 9.30am to 4.30pm
At Todmorden Health Centre, Lower George St, Todmorden, OL14 5RN

People who attend the training will gain a greater understanding of the changes that will be introduced as a result of the new Care Act including:

  • When they would be eligible for social care support
  • The social care assessment process
  • Personal Budgets – promoting choice and control
  • What is expected regarding advocacy within a local area.
  • Charging for services
  • The changes for carers and how they would be assessed and when they would be eligible for support / a budget

This training session is aimed at organisations and members of the public who want to find out more about the Care Act 2014 – click here to book