North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 25 July – OUT NOW!!

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The Friday Flyer is our weekly e-newsletter which includes upcoming events, activities, information, local services and themes. We hope you will find this informative and useful. Let us know what you think

Have a good weekend!

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Overgate Colour Run this weekend!

The rescheduled Colour Run is this weekend, Saturday 26 July 2014.

If you haven’t heard of a colour run get ready to be amazed. Our colour run consists of a 5km route with runners being doused in coloured powder at intervals culminating in a ‘Colour Party’ at the finish line. White clothing is a must! Fun is a given. Get prepared………

11am at Savile Park, Halifax

Click here to register…

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West Yorkshire Police Social Media Survey

What do you think of our social media messages? Have we got them right? Could they be improved? What would you like to see more of?

Why not take our short survey and let us know!

Your views could shape the way we use social media and help us to improve the service we are giving you.

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Exhibition opening day: For King and Country

New exhibition commemorating the region’s wartime contribution and experiences, opens on Saturday 2 August at Bankfield Museum.

Over 200 objects, 200 images and archives and 65 local stories form this new exhibition exploring experiences during the First World War. From soldiers, sailors and nurses to those at home working in munitions, hospitals and fundraising.

The exhibition is in the newly redeveloped Top Floor gallery. Please get in touch to discuss any access requirements.

10 am – 4 pm

Admission: FREE

Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6HG , Tel: 01422 352334

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Walk It Together: Ovenden health walk

On Monday 4 August meet Mike Barnett at Beechwood Medical Centre, for a walk around Ovenden.

Routes vary depending on ability of those taking part but will be between 1 and 4 miles long and will often visit Beechwood Park and Shroggs Park. Contact the leader on 01422 244302 for further information.

Some routes are accessible with pushchairs and wheelchairs – call the leader to check before attending.

1 pm

Admission: Free

Beechwood Medical Centre, Keighley Road, Ovenden

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We Love Shibden Park

love parks week

Celebrate Love Parks Week on Thursday 31 July and come and enjoy Shibden Park in all its glory with lots of family activities throughout the day.

For details email

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Play: The Three Snake Leaves

A Brothers Grimm adaptation on 31 July 2014, 1 August 2014, 2 August 2014 by Grim North Theatre.

A young man wins recognition in battle and is granted the princess’ hand in marriage, so long as he agrees to one rather odd condition…he must be buried alive with her if she dies first.. Woe befalls and an arduous journey must be undertaken to decide the fate of the realm.

Two sisters, brought up in the woods by their mother, encounter a number of unusual strangers – but are they friend or foe? The girls must work together to determine whether they will survive.

And a dwarf agrees to undertake a gruesome task in exchange for his life…

Discover how these stories come together in Grim North’s dark retelling of two classic tales by the Brothers Grimm (The Three Snake Leaves & Snow White and Rose Red).

Event times: 8 pm, doors open 7 pm

Admission: Adults £8.50, Concessions £7.50

Venue: Whiteleys Academy of Performing Arts, 6/8 Akroyd Place, Halifax, HX1 1YH

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3Ways – Lunch, Bingo and Friends

A chance to meet old and new friends at an over 65s lunch at Threeways Centre, Ovenden. On Thursday 31 July

Includes lunch, bingo with prizes and arts and crafts activities.

Booking essential on 01422 321155 or e-mail

Event times: 12 noon – 3pm

Admission: FREE

Centre at Threeways, Nursery Lane, Ovenden, Halifax, HX3 5SX, Tel: 01422 321155

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Open day at Calderdale Industrial Museum

FREE entry on Saturday 26 July 2014

Children are more than welcome, and there is an excellent quiz trail to take part in while exploring exhibits such as the toffee wrapping machine and demonstrations of the circular sock knitting machines as well as spinning and braid-making.

Established in 2011, the Calderdale Industrial Museum Association are a group of volunteers and enthusiasts who are dedicated to preserving and promoting the industrial heritage of Halifax and Calderdale. In 2013 the group held 8 successful open days, attracting more than 1,600 visitors.
Event times:

10 am – 4 pm, last entry 3.30 pm

Admission: Free, but donations welcome

Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG

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Board not Bored!

snakes-laddersDo you love playing board games? Why not come along to our exciting new Board Game Club at King Cross Library.

This group will run every Monday and Thursday afternoon during the summer. There will be lots of new, exciting and unusual games for you to try and it is completely free!

The first session will be led by Chris Standley from Imagination Gaming

King Cross Library, Every Monday and Thursday afternoon 2-4pm (Except August Bank Holiday) 21, 24, 28, 31 July, 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 28 August.

Age: 7-13, FREE, No need to book. Just turn up on the day. For more information please contact Shelley Bullas 01422 392638.

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Film Making Summer School at Eureka!

Young people will experience a wide range of film making skills and will work together
to direct and star in their own movie! At the end of the week, we will take the footage
back to our studios where we will edit the film; which will include sound effects, special
effects and credits.

You will then be invited back to Eureka! to a special screening of the film, where all
participants will be presented their movie on a special DVD!

4-8 August (Monday - Friday) (ages 8 – 11) and 18-22 August (Monday – Friday) (ages 12 – 14)

10am – 4pm.

Price: £150 Price per young person.

To book a place, please contact VOID ARTS: 07776027441


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British Sign Language Course at Halifax High

The Specialist Inclusion Service is offering the following course:

BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE LEVEL ONE (This is a Signature accredited qualification)
Start date: 8 September 2014, Time: 4pm – 5.45pm
Venue: Halifax High School , Cost: £300 (Term time only)
For more information contact: E-mail: or Telephone: 01422 394136

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Rainbow of Ribbons with Overgate Hospice

You are invited to dedicate a ribbon to someone special who has added colour to your life.

Please help Overgate create a Rainbow of Ribbons. Come visit our open gardens to see your ribbon in the Overgate grounds on Sunday 10 August, 11am – 4.30pm.

Overgate Hospice, 30 Hullen Edge Road, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0QY

If you would like to dedicate a ribbon please contact fundraising on: 01422 387121

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Citizens Advice Pledge for the Future!

For 75 years, the Citizens Advice service has provided free, confidential advice and influenced decision makers to make a lasting difference to their clients.

They need your support for their work to continue. Find out more about
the campaign, click here…

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People perform better when they can be themselves: Stonewall Talent Programme

The Stonewall Talent Programme is a FREE programme for 18 to 24 year olds. It equips 36 of the next generation of lesbian, gay and bisexual leaders with the skills and confidence to influence and inspire in whatever career they pursue. The programme is a two-day residential course based on Stonewall’s ground-breaking Leadership Programme and runs from 3 to 5 September 2014 in central London.

For more information and to apply please visit

The closing date for applications is Thursday 31 July.

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Face Painters Wanted!!

Do you or anyone know any face painters who have their own face painting business that may want to come along to the Innovations Children’s Centre 10th Birthday Party on Saturday 2 August, 11am – 2pm.

This is a FREE family event for families.

Face painters must have their own insurance/disclaimer etc and their own equipment.

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Keeping a Watch on Illingworth

neighbourhood-watch-thumbThe next Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch meeting will be held on Thursday 31 July at Illingworth Fire Station, and will include a Police update.

6pm for a 6.30pm prompt start.

Any Items for discussion please email before Tuesday next week

We hope to see you all there however any problem please don’t hesitate to contact Karen or PC Dave Illingworth direct on for none urgent issues any other issues to ring 101, or in case of an emergency please ring 999.

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Fun Day at Creations – 21 Aug

On Thursday 21 August Creations Children’s Centre in Pellon will be holding a fun day of stalls, chocolate tombola, face painting, guess the sweets, bun stall, nails painting, outside nursery 1.00pm—3.00pm and we will be holding fundraising events / activities throughout the  afternoon.

Raffle tickets are now on sale at reception for 20p per ticket or £1 per strip.  Raffle prizes include:

  • 2 x pantomime tickets to this year’s Jack and the beanstalk at Victoria Theatre
  • Family day pass for Eureka! Children’s Museum
  • £5 Asda voucher
  • 2 x Cinema tickets to Vue
  • 2 x Fish and Chips
  • £10 hair design voucher
  • Wash cut and dry at Cameo

Children can come dressed in a favourite party outfit, and any donations parents wish to make will be very welcome.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Intensive Care Unit at Leeds General Infirmary.

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Youngsters take on the challenge in Mixenden

20140711_154426Pupils from Park Lane Learning Trust Academy and Trinity Academy Halifax went head to head on Friday 11 July in a series of metal and physical challenges at Mixenden Activity Centre.

The MixMatch Challenge day was organised by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Mixenden Initiative, Pennine Housing 2000 and Calderdale Council to promote better relations between youths and local public services.

Non uniformed crews from Illingworth Fire Station, and police officers from Illingworth and Mixenden acted as mentors to the students.

Heather Stout, Ward Link Worker for the Mixenden Initiative said,

“The day way about teenagers seeing beyond the uniforms, and breaking down barriers between youths and public services”

Trinity Academy were crowned the overall winners, and joined police and fire officers for a congratulatory meal at Frankie & Benneys.

Mark Jones, Calderdale District Support Officer for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said,

“It was a really positive event which engaged with youngsters in a fun way, whilst also getting across messages about how vital the emergency services and partnership agencies are in their communities”

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Calderdale Parents & Carers Picnic in the Park

Come along and join other parents for a picnic and get together in the school holidays. At Manor Heath Park on Wednesday 30 July, 11.30am – 2.30pm.

Bring a picnic rug and a picnic and join us for fun and games in the park. Meet in front of the flower beds on the grass.

In case of poor weather please ring the office in 01422 343090 to check the event is still on. There is no need to book – just turn up.

Children must be accompanied by parents at all times.

There is now a sandpit area in Manor Heath so you may wish to bring a change of clothes and buckets and spades. There is also a small café serving affordable drinks and refreshments.

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