Age UK Christmas Carol Concert

xmascarolconcertGo along to St Jude’s Church, Halifax on Tuseday 2 December at 7pm for a Christmas carol concert celebrating 40 years of Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees and The Calderdale Senior Citizens Orchestra founder / conductor Judith McLean.

Featuring entertainment from Calderdale Senior Citizens Orchestra and Vocal Voices it is sure to be a night to get you into the festive spirit.

Tickets cost just £5 per person which includes a glass of whine, mince pie and a programme.

Tickets are available from any Age UK Office or by calling 01484 535995 and 01422 252040.

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Are you interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant?

hxopptrstHalifax Opportunities Trust will soon be running a Level 2 Helping in Schools course at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre which provides a great way to kick-start your career and become a Teaching Assistant.

If you are interested, or know anybody that is, please call or text Adam on 07966 254 323.

Be quick – this is a popular course and numbers are limited!

Please click here for more information on the Halifax Opportunities Trust.

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Council makes progress on easing parking pressures

Calderdale Council CMBCParking pressures within Halifax should begin to ease after Calderdale Council decided to introduce a temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) within the town centre.

The temporary TRO, which will allow the Council to enforce time limits on parking bays, will be in place from Friday 7 November, enforced from Monday 10 November 2014 and will re-introduce short stay on-street parking within the town centre, to make sure that spaces regularly become available throughout the day… Click here to read the full story…

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Sure Start Winter Courses

sure startSure Start Children’s Centres will be running a number of courses and activities throughout Winter from now until December.

Courses range from Easy Weaning to Paediatric First Aid, English for Emergencies and Karate for the Under 5’s – See timetable below -

sure start courses Nov - Dec

Please Click Here here to view a copy of the full timetable.

If you would like to book a place on one of the courses please call Sure Start Children’s Centres North & East Halifax on 01422 251090 or click here to book online.

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The Man Who Woke Up Dead – A Square Peg Production

man_dead_web__153f155When everything you believe is shown to be false, holding on to any kind of truth becomes a deadly game!

If you’re still looking for something to do this Halloween, why not head to the Square Chapel tomorrow night at 8pm and see ‘The man who woke up dead’, A taut thriller, influenced by 1950’s film noire and the dystopian worlds of George Orwell.

Described by Manchester theatre awards as “an absorbing nightmare journey” and given a 5 star rating by A Good Review; this dark, claustrophobic nightmare, akin to the thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock, explores the divide between fact and fiction.

Using their unique physical and cinematic style, Square Peg Theatre create an elegant, bold and beautifully choreographed world from the empty stage.

Tickets cost £13 or £11 for concessions – price includes booking fee

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Stand up poetry tonight at the Square Chapel

square chapelA Square Chapel event tonight sees World Poetry Slam Champion 2006, UK Slam Champion 2006 and UK All-comers’ Poetry Slam Champion 2004, Elvis McGonagall in a performance not to be missed.

Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis is the sole resident of The Graceland Caravan Park somewhere in the middle of nowhere where he scribbles verse’s whilst drinking malt whisky and listening to Johnny Cash.

Elvis is the 2006 World Slam Champion, the compere of the notorious Blue Suede Sporran Club and a regular guest of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live with next up, new R4 series Elvis McGonagall Looks On The Bright Side.

Tonight’s show includes local guest poets Anne Caldwell and Char March.

Tickets cost £13 or £11 for concessions which includes a £1 online booking fee.

For further information or to book online now, please click here.

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Open Air Remembrance Service in Warley

51XflmQN05L._SY300_All are welcome to join us on Sunday 9 November 2014 at 10.15am for a World War 1 Centenary Service to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of conflict throughout the world at this service of remembrance organised by St John’s Church Warley.

Meeting outside the Maypole inn, the service will then be followed by the laying of wreaths at the memorial in St John’s church.

For directions to the Maypole Inn, please click here.

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Vampires Rock set for the Victoria Theatre

vampire rocksCelebrating its 11th year and final chapter, Vampires Rock, which can only be described as one of the best touring production shows ever, is coming to Halifax, Victoria Theatre in the Main Auditorium on Wednesday 19 November 2014.

“If you loved Queen’s Musical ‘We Will Rock You’ you will love this” – BBC Nottingham

Steve Steinman plays the supremely evil Baron Von Rockula, owner of the Live and Let Die club. In search of a new bride, the Baron must convince the unsuspecting Pandora who auditions for the new singing position, to cross over to the dark side and live for ever in Rock N Roll Hell.

Along with Steve Steinman, a full cast of superb singers, dancers and musicians blasts its way through some of the greatest ever rock anthems, including the following:

  • We Will Rock You
  • Bat Out of Hell
  • Highway to Hell
  • Sweet Child Of Mine
  • I Love Rock n Roll
  • Poison and many more!

All teamed with an amazing stage set and pyrotechnics to blow your mind, this rock spectacular is not to be missed!

Tickets cost £21 or £23 which includes a £1 theatre support fee and you can click here to book yours online now.

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Adopting siblings is incredibly rewarding

Adoption-image-e1414424353748Keeping brothers and sisters together when they are adopted is something that Calderdale Council is keen to ensure.

Not only does it give siblings an extra feeling of support, stability and comfort to ease the transition into their new family; it can also be hugely rewarding for adopters.

That’s why, during National Adoption Week (3 to 9 November 2014), the Council is stepping up work to encourage more people to adopt brothers and sisters together in a stable, loving home… Click here to read one of many success stories.

Prospective adopters can also find out more at the Council’s adoption information evenings with the next being held at the Shay Stadium, Halifax on Thursday 30 October and Thursday 27 November from 5.15pm to 7pm.

The sessions are very popular, so please book a place by emailing carole.powell@calderdale.gov.uk or by calling Carole on 01422 266003

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Marty Wilde’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Party

marty wildeOriginal `dreamboats’, Marty Wilde, Eden Kane and John Leyton join forces with The Wildcats and Nancy Ann Lee in Marty Wilde’s Rock n Roll Party at the Victoria Theatre on Sunday 2 November at 7.30pm.

The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music which saw the arrival of rock n’ roll and with it a whole new pop culture was born.

Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, teen idols of their day, Marty, John and Eden show us how rock n’ roll with its fusion of sound and rhythm shaped the style of music that we listened to then and still do today.

Tickets cost between £22 and £26 which includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee and you can book yours now by clicking here.

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National Interfaith Week November 2014

ciclogoCalderdale Interfaith Council will be holding their Annual Event on Thursday 20 November 2014 at The Elsie Whiteley Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax.

The theme of this years event will be Peace and Conflict and the evening will begin at 6pm with a shared (hot) buffet meal followed by speakers, entertainment and prayers.

CIC will also be doing a Faith Walk on Saturday 22 November between different religious centres in Halifax.

The walk will start at 11am at St Paul’s Church, Queens Road, Halifax and will take in various religious centres en route before ending at the Quaker Meeting House, Clare Road, Halifax around 12noon where there will be presentations from various faiths and refreshments provided.

We hope you can join us and all are welcome at both events, people of faith and no faith.

CIC wish to thank all those who have willingly opened their faith centres to make this walk a success.

Should you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01422 355436 or by email at calderdale.interfaithcouncil@yahoo.co.uk

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Get started with Health and Fitness FREE Course

health and fitness posterIf you are 16-25, live in Calderdale and not in education, training or employment then Get Started to achieve your goals at Fax Fit, Shay Lane, Ovenden HX3 6RL.

There will be a taster session held on Wednesday 12 November, and the FREE course runs Monday 17 – Friday 21 November.

ALL are welcome to join our free Health & Fitness programme at Fax Fit where you will:

  • Learn about training and nutrition and design your own training session
  • Gain a First Aid certificate
  • Learn how to be a successful leader
  • Meet new people and build your confidence
  • Receive three months support after completing the programme to help you move into education, training or employment.

Travel expenses and lunch will be provided everyday so all you need to do is attend.

To register your interest or for more information, contact Jan Bradley on 07506692154, email Janice.bradley@princes-trust.org.uk or text ‘FITNESS’ to 07506 692154.

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Christmas Bazaar at St John’s Church

st john church logoCome along to St John’s Church, Bradshaw on Saturday 13 December 2014 from 11.30am to 2pm for a fun filled Christmas Bazaar.

Visit Santa’s Grotto, win prizes in one of our games or even try your luck in our raffles and tombola’s.

Please click here if you require directions or for further information you can email us at bandhchurches@outlook.com

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Become a Practice Champion and receive a FREE voucher

caldhealthimpservCome and join us at the Mereside Cafe, Shibden Park for a 2 day induction to become a practice champion and receive a FREE £10 Love to Shop voucher upon completion.

The first day of induction commences at the Mereside Cafe, Shibden Park, Halifax on Friday 14 November 2014 at 9.45am and will finish at 3pm.

The second day of induction will follow a week later on Friday 21 November from 9.45am till 3pm also at the Mereside Cafe, Shibden Park.

If you require further information please contact Petra Gordon on 01422 397 373 or 07795 052187 or alternatively call Ann Waterhouse on 01422 397 373

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Time is running out to apply for secondary school places

Parents with children who are due to transfer to secondary school in September 2015 are being reminded to complete their applications online by Friday 31 October 2014. 

Failure to submit an online application before the deadline could mean that your child is not offered a school of preference.

Calderdale Council co-ordinates admissions to all maintained schools in the borough. If you live in Calderdale you must complete a Calderdale online application, even if you wish to choose a school outside the area as one of your preferences. Parents of children who live outside Calderdale who want to apply for a Calderdale school must apply through their home local authority.

You must apply online at www.calderdale.gov.uk/admissions where there is also lots of information to guide you through the process.

Alternatively, please call into one of the Customer First offices in Halifax, Brighouse or Todmorden before Friday 31 October 2014, where a member of staff will help you with your application.

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Piece Hall and new Central Library Contractor announced.

peice hallThe Piece Hall and the new Central Library and Archive are set to open in spring 2016 and work on the site started on Monday 27 October after Calderdale Council awarded the building contract to GRAHAM Construction.

The construction project includes the transformation of the historic Piece Hall and the new, state-of-the-art Central Library and Archive…. read the full Calderdale Council press release here…

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Christmas Fair at Halifax Ukrainian Club

ukyclub xmas fairThe Ukrainian Club in Halifax will be holding a Christmas Fair on Sunday 7 December, from 12.30pm onwards.

There will be various stalls selling handmade and homemade items including: Cakes, jams, chutneys, jewellery and more.

There will also be a Cake Auction starting at 3pm where handmade cakes are auctioned off with all money made being donated to the Chernobyl Childrens Lifeline, Halifax and Bradford Link.

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Computer Training at Halifax Central Library

Calderdale Council CMBCDid you know one-to-one help using a computer is now available at Halifax Central Library, every Friday morning?

Do you know someone who would benefit from help in an informal environment?

A customer can have up to three sessions with each one lasting an hour.

If you would like more information or to book a place please call now on 01422 392631 or by email at reference.library@calderdale.gov.uk

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Time is running out to apply for secondary school places

Calderdale Council CMBCParents with children who are due to transfer to secondary school in September 2015 are being reminded to complete their applications online by Friday 31 October 2014.

Failure to submit an online application before the deadline could mean that your child is not offered a school of preference.

Calderdale Council co-ordinates admissions to all maintained schools in the borough and if you live in Calderdale you must complete a Calderdale online application, even if you wish to choose a school outside the area as one of your preferences.

Parents of children who live outside Calderdale who want to apply for a Calderdale school must apply through their home local authority.

You must apply online at www.calderdale.gov.uk/admissions where there is also lots of information to guide you through the process.

Alternatively, please call into one of the Customer First offices in Halifax, Brighouse or Todmorden before Friday 31 October 2014, where a member of staff will help you with your application.

Please Note – Late applications will be considered after all applications received before the closing date. For more information, please click here.

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An evening of amateur boxing at Halifax Boxing Club

habcAre you a fan of boxing and have no plans for Friday 21 November?

Then get yourself down to the Halifax Boxing Club for an entertaining evening of amateur fights from local boxing talent in a friendly atmosphere complete with a bar and canteen.

The doors open at 7.30pm with the first fight getting under way at 8pm.

Tickets cost £10 for Adults, £5 for Children or £15 for ringside seats, contact Mick Rowe on 07870 266002 to book yours now.

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