North Halifax Grammar School ‘Christmas Fayre’

The North Halifax Grammar School Parents’ Association will be holding a Christmas Fayre on Saturday 6 December 2014 from 10.30am – 2pm at the School

With over 40 stalls, Santa’s Grotto and a Christmas treasure hunt for the Children, this Christmas Fayre will ensure you have plenty to do throughout the duration.

Also back by popular demand this year is…. Pig Racing!

The Fayre is open to the public and entrance costs just 50p with Children going FREE so be sure to get yourself and family down for a fun afternoon if you have no plans… It would be a shame to miss out.

nhgs xmas fayre

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 28 November – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer..

Including a list of local Festive events and activities to keep you and your family entertained over the Christmas period… Starting this weekend!

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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A modern Halifax Boxing Club for the community

The Halifax Boxing Club, Sports and Fitness Club Board is planning a redevelopment and modernisation of its current training facility at Ladyship Mills.

10690234_10205609438541215_3990534176397303839_nWhilst the club already offers a great training facility it has the potential to offer much more. Currently over two thirds of the building are not used and other areas are in need of urgent modernisation and refurbishment!

Can you spare a few moments to tell us what you think?

Please click here to give your feedback!

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An Evening of Jazz and Swing with Calderdale Big Band

Cald Big BandCalderdale Big Band returns to Square Chapel for its annual evening of jazz and swing at 8pm on Thursday 27 November.

The Rippodnen-based band, which consists of musicians aged from 15 to 70, will perform all-time favourite tunes from the likes of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and many more.

Standard tickets cost £13 or £11 for concessions and the price includes a small booking fee.

If you would like to go along, please click here to book your tickets online

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North Halifax Partnership Annual Report

front coverYou may not have heard of North Halifax Partnership but we bet you’ll know some of the things we’ve done!

Click here to read the Annual Report…

…plus there’s lots more coming up, and you can be part of it!

Our most important members are the residents of North Halifax.

If you would like to be one of those people, please contact Rob Clegg, Company Secretary on 01422 254211, or email rob_nhp@hotmail.com

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Paul Hollywood – British Baking Live at the Victoria Theatre

paul hollywoodTuesday 2 December 2014 sees TV chef Paul Hollywood demonstrate recipes, from Cornish pasties to Bakewell tarts and talk about some of his favourite regional baking

He will reveal some of the secrets of being a TV chef and take the audience on a culinary tour of the UK, showcasing some of the country’s best-loved regional specialities so go along and find out which Yorkshire specialities will be picked.

Paul will demonstrate up to four of his favourite recipes during the show and four lucky audience members, chosen at random, will be invited to take part in one baking challenge live on stage as well as members of the audience having an opportunity to put their own questions to Paul in an open Q&A.

Tickets cost £29.50 and all prices include a £1 Theatre Support Fee. There is a limited No. of VIP tickets available at £76.50 via the box office… Click here to book yours online now…

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Mothers Apart: Life in the goldfish bowl

allofusinmindYou are invited to the exciting new exhibition on Monday 8 December from 1pm to 3pm at the Mental Health Museum, Fieldhead, WF1 3SP.

This exhibition explores the links between mental health and living apart from your children as experienced by the mothers working alongside WomensCentre in Kirklees.

This is a private exhibition launch event, however if you would like to bring other guests please contact the Mental Health Museum to discuss.

For further information, please visit www.mentalhealthmuseum.co.uk, email museum@swyt.nhs.uk or call 01924 328654.

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Carols and Brass with the Halifax Choral Society

Carols and BrassHalifax Choral Society joins forces with with world champion Black Dyke Band at the Victoria Theatre for a feast of light-hearted Christmas music performed with sure style and great musicianshipon Thursday 4 December and Friday 5 December at 7.30pm.

The performance on 4 December sees an appearance from the Mrs Sunderland prize-winning Rastrick High School Choir and on the 5 December, an appearance from Lindley Junior School Choir plus Santa will be meeting children from the audience on stage.

Tickets cost between £11 and £23 which includes a £1 theatre support fee and you can click here to book yours online now.

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Halifax Choral Society presents Handel’s ‘Messiah’

HCS MessiahJoin the Halifax Choral Society at the Victoria Theatre on Sunday 30 November at 4pm for their annual performance of Handel’s majestic work ‘Messiah’.

Messiah is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer.

Tickets cost between £11 and £23 with Concessions available and all prices include a £1 Theatre Support Fee… Click here to book yours online…

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Looking to start your own business?

Considering starting your own business but don’t know where to start or who to contact?

Why not check out the FREE monthly drop in sessions run by the Calderdale Council’s Business Support Team throughout December 2014?

  • Monday 1 December – 2.15pm to 3.30pm at Todmorden Library
  • Tuesday 9 December – 2.15pm to 3.30pm at Brighouse Library
  • Thursday 11 December – 2.15pm to 3.30pm at Beechwood Road Library
  • Monday 15 December – 2pm to 3.15pm at Sowerby Bridge Library
  • Friday 19 December – 10am to 11.15am at Horton House

You are welcome to attend any sessions at any location but if you can’t make it to any of them, please contact Eric Binns to arrange a 1 to 1 advice meeting on 01422 392222 or by email at eric.binns@calderdale.gov.uk

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Tonight!! Jo Bell and Tony Walsh present ‘Lifted’

bell and walshIn a show recommended for ages 14 and over, Jo Bell and Tony Walsh (aka Longfella) sound the heights and depths of happiness, in a show that is sometimes thoughtful, sometimes foot-stomping and ultimately uplifting.

Always true but never trite, ‘Lifted’ examines the moments of pleasure in daily life, shares the poets’ joy in filth and fun and family, and leaves you feeling grateful for the good stuff, and glad to be alive.

Tickets cost £10 and £8 for concessions, click here to book yours online now.

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Have Your Say! Illingworth Ward Forum – 4 December 2014

December Poster-Illingworth VMThe Illingworth Ward Forum is a chance to talk to Councillors and local services about issues that matter in your area.

The meetings includes the Neighbourhood Watch group and a police update.

Come along on Thursday 4 December to Illingworth Fire Station Community Room, HX2 9LL

5.30pm refreshments and signing in. Meeting starts at 6pm.

Up for discussion:

 

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Have Your Say! Mixenden Ward Forum – 2 December 2014

Mixenden December PosterCome along and ‘meet the services’ at the Mixenden Ward Forum on Tuesday 2 December.

At Holy Nativity Church, HX2 8RX

6.30pm arrival and refreshments

Up for discussion:

  • £5k Ward Forum budget
  • Mixenden Hub development
  • Your issues

Click here for the full agenda…

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Council take a stand against domestic abuse

white ribbon campaignCalderdale Council is supporting White Ribbon Day, a national campaign being marked today which aims to tackle domestic abuse.

The White Ribbon flag is flying at Halifax Town Hall all day today, highlighting the Council’s pledge to never condone or remain silent about physical violence and other forms of abuse against women… read the full story here…

White Ribbon Day is inspired by The White Ribbon Pledge led by men who campaign to stop domestic violence against women.

For details of where to get support and advice on Domestic Violence, please click here.

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Fight Night at Threeways – This Weekend!

fight night at threewaysGo along to the Threeways centre on Saturday 29 November for an evening of boxing.

Witness the battle of Halifax and a schedule packed full of activities from junior and adult bouts to music and entertainment.

Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start and there is plenty on offer such as:

  • Professional junior boxing coaching
  • Family games
  • Hot food
  • Raffle
  • Junior bouts
  • A minimum of 90 mins of adult bouts
  • After party including a disco and karaoke
  • A licensed bar for just £2.50 a pint and childrens refreshments will be on sale

Standard tickets cost just £10 or for £20 you can purchase a VIP ticket which includes a FREE pint, pie and peas and on top of that you will receive personal table service.

Parking is completely FREE and wheelchair access is provided.

For further information please call the Threeways Centre on 01422 321155

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Insight Healthcare – Festive Open Afternoon

insightInsight Healthcare are holding a FREE open afternoon on Friday 12 December 2014 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and light festive refreshments will be made available.

The event will include the following:

  • An opportunity to meet staff from insight healthcare and find out more about the background of the service.
  • How to refer to the service, access, service performance and feedback from clients and client suitability.
  • A further session looking more at the service’s therapies (CBT, EMDR, Counselling, Mindfulness, Couples Work and Guided Self Help).
  • A closer look at Mindfulness practice which may help with the stresses and strains of the season.
  • Find out how to access useful self-help materials and other resources.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so if you would like to attend the event or for further information, please email linsay.denton@insighthealthcare.org.

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Children and Young People Information Day

Sector Support Calderdale.This event is aimed at organisations who offer services to children and young people and will be held on Tuesday 2 December from 9.30am to 3pm at The Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough Mills, Halifax.

The  event is FREE and lunch will be provided on the day.

Please see the schedule below for information on what will happen throughout.

  • 9.30 – 10.00 – Registration
  • 10:00 – 10:15 – Welcome/introductions
  • 10:15 – 10:45 – Presentation with Gemma Stothard, BBC Children in Need Officer
  • 10:45 – 11:00 – Refreshments
  • 11:00 – 11:45 – Section 11 audit – presentation, Q&A
  • 11:00 – 12:00 – One-to-one sessions – Gemma Stothard Children in Need
  • 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch/network
  • 1:00 – 3:00 – SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) Reforms – The local Picture & Developing the Local Offer.

To book a place at this event, please email sectorsupport@nbforum.org.uk or call the team on 01422 345174.

If you have any accessibility or dietary requirements, please let us know.

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Halifax Light Opera Society presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

white xmas victheatreGo along to the Victoria Theatre from Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 November for a delightful show presented by the Halifax Light Opera Society.

‘White Christmas’ now tours the country in the festive season and this year it will be in Halifax thanks to Halifax Light Opera Society.

The times of the shows are 7.15pm in the evenings with an additional earlier performance on saturday at 2.15pm.

With Winter and Christmas fast approaching this show will ensure you leave the theatre with a rosy glow.

Tickets cost between £14 and £18 with special offers which includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee and you can click here to book yours online now.

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Burglary Prevention – Live Webchat

WestyorkspoliceNow the darker nights are drawing in you may like some additional advice on how to make your home more secure?

Do you leave your home looking occupied when you are out?

If so, join the West Yorkshire Police tonight from 7pm to 8pm for a live web chat on Burglary Prevention.

Find out what offenders are saying would deter them from burgling a house.

To set a reminder, please visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk/burglaryprevention

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Have Your Say! Warley Ward Forum – 1 December 2014

Ward forum posterThis December we’ll be in Pellon talking to people about what matters to them in their area.

Come along to the Warley Ward Forum on Monday 1 December.

Covering the areas: Warley village, Norton Tower, Highroad Well, Fountain Head Village, Mount Tabor, Mount Pellon and Pellon.

Venue: Asquith Court Community Room, Pellon, HX2 0DU

Refreshments and signing in from 6.30pm. Meeting starts at 7pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Your Community
  • £5k Ward Forum budget
  • Pennine Housing update

Click here for the full agenda…

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