Harrogate Flower Show with Community Transport Calderdale

harrogate flower showMake sure your season ends in a spectacular blaze of glory with great ideas for keeping the colour coming right into autumn.

On Friday 15 September 2017 Community Transport Calderdale will be taking visitors to Harrogate Flower Show

Harrogate Flower Show offers everything you need to create a year-round garden, plus spectacular displays, lots of live entertainment and a fantastic day out!

4 hour stay at the show – local pick ups and times will be confirmed when all bookings have been received.

Price for trip – £29

Price includes accessible transport to and from the venue (Local pick up points), and admission to the show.

To reserve your place please complete the reservation form at http://www.ctcalderdale.co.uk/harrogate-autumn-flower-show.html

Elves & Fairies at Ogden Water

Tuesday 22 August 2017  at Ogden Water starting at either 10:30 or 13:30 go along to Ogden Water to make elves and fairies from natural materials.

Booking is essential (limited places available) and prices are £3.80 (£2.80 with a Passport to Leisure).
Suitable for ages 3+ (no unaccompanied children) and unfortunately not suitable for dogs.

Staying Well at St. Columba’s Refurbished Church Hall

The newly refurbished St Columba’s Church Hall hosted our Staying Well event on the 19 July, with safety and security being the main theme of the day. There were talks providing preventative measures regarding home safety, scams and keeping safe and secure, from PSCO Lyndsay Whitwam, The SAFER Team Calderdale Council and the District Fire Prevention Officer; Victim Support and Newground were also present to raise awareness and offering valued advice, which was well received by over 50 local residents who had attended the event. After a tasty lunch, the group were treated to Local historian David Glover who gave an informative and amusing illustrated talk ‘Buried Alive’. Following on from the ‘Look over your Shoulder’ event, Staying Well is continuing to move throughout the Warley district with the view to working alongside existing community groups/churches and planning another community ‘Brought to your Knees’ event in the late summer, with the theme of staying healthy and well. Staying Well is about helping you to stay healthy and improve wellbeing. Referrals are for anyone 18+ and can include a chat with a Staying Well worker, a home visit and information and support to attend activities in your area. If you know someone who could benefit from our service in the Warley Ward, please contact the Hayley Conlon Staying Well Worker on 01422 393956 or email hayley.conlon@calderdale.gov.uk

Tea and Dance with a Twist

Join The Friends of West View Park and The Baha’is of Calderdale for Tea and a Dance with  Twist on Tuesday 22 August 2017 from 3pm to 6pm at New Hope Church Hall, Warley Road, Halifax HX2 0AD.

Chill out and dance to the music of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s from Little Eva to The Sweet and more.

Everyone is welcome at this FREE event and there will be tea, coffee – and of course cake!

For more information call 01422 881230

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 18 August – OUT NOW!!

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  • The Piece Hall Welcome Weekend
  • Get Involved in the Calderdale Local Plan
  • Harvey’s Awesome Pooch Party
  • FREE Graffiti Workshop at King Cross Library
  • Weekly message from the NHP Energy Levels Project!

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 great weekend!

The Piece Hall Welcome Weekend


A weekend packed with music, dance, comedy and theatre brings The Piece Hall’s courtyard to life. Expect creative, spontaneous and downright silly performances.

From the streets of Rajasthan, this veritable supergroup of elite circus performers bring a spectacular display of their amazing skills to The Piece Hall. Performing breath-taking acts of courage and bravery they take this ancient, mystical and magical circus format to even greater heights. Circus Raj’s cast of dancers, illusionists, aerialists, acrobats and rope walkers, with the eye-watering displays by their fakir, present a colourful, vibrant, fast-moving extravaganza of intrigue, drama, music, laughter and surprise.

This show sees the green- fingered comedy duo showcase their magic tricks; from razor-sharp lemon juggling to bunny escapology – a thrilling recreation of Peter Rabbit’s daring escape from Mr. McGregor’s sack. Interactive, colourful, and completely organic, Grow Your Own will harvest your biggest belly-laughs.

Adrift is a powerful story of two women, lost at sea on an old wooden raft. Written and performed by Kapow, this moving performance is a battle against the odds. It will take you on an epic journey across oceans, witnessing danger, courage and struggles as the characters learn to live together in this small and unpredictable landscape. Performed in the round on an incredible set spinning 360’, this environmentally conscious piece merges dance, physical theatre and circus to illustrate human influence on the world around us.

Osadia take hairstyling to the next level with an other-worldly display of imaginative hair sculpture. The Catalan duo invite curious audience members to take a seat in the barber’s chair where they’ll transform you with their outlandish hair creations. Expect a wild and wonderful makeover as the sculptures take shape before your eyes.

Artizani is one of Europe’s most stylish street acts, combining traditional circus skills with a vaudevillian repertoire of routines and an eye for the surreal image. Having travelled the globe, from Singapore to Barbados, Syrovy, has been in high-demand for almost 15 years. Now, he makes his way through The Piece Hall gates and into our unique space where everyday objects will take on a mind of their own. From newspaper sails to a waterfall of cutlery, Syrovy will battle with inanimate items until he finds balance on a wobbling, bouncing rope.

Look out for The Temperance Society, a prim and proper bunch, practicing restraint from fun and frivolity. As passionate campaigners of traditional Victorian values, they’ll dust down your decorum, straighten your backbone, and sort out your p’s from your q’s.

Grand Theatre of Lemmings bring the Smallest Theatre in the World to The Piece Hall. This fully functioning theatre sits on the side-car of an old Royal Enfield motorbike and seats just two whilst entertaining dozens of bystanders. Performing Hound of the Baskervilles, Lemmings present a Sherlock Holmes tale like never before.

Established by Ben Faulks – no other than CBeebies’ award-winning character Mr Bloom – Plunge Boom is a local street theatre company, touring playful, engaging and hands-on shows across Britain and beyond.
Two everyday gardeners who’ve taken their young vegetables out of the ground for a day trip, will wheel an ancient Victorian pram laden with the prized collection of Vegetable Babies into our courtyard. No doubt the Nannies will need a hand in taking care of the baby fruit and vegetables, especially at that crucial feeding time.

Ye Gods is an intricate model town watched over by three figures of fate. They gradually bring the town to life with a witty use of objects and a vivid sound installation. But not all things in this little world are rosy – a scene of destruction ensues as a rogue weather system hits the town. Featuring striking visuals, dubious deities and a micro-apocalypse, Ye Gods will have the audience crying “Ye Gods!” by the end.

Two men recklessly attempt to confront the absurdity of war in just 40 minutes, using their bodies, their voices and the surrealist toolbox of DADAism. This theatre show splatters big ideas on a small canvas, exploring art’s reaction to the war’s wholesale destruction of lives, the old order and old hypocrisies and finding echoes in equally absurd modern conflicts. Playful, physical and blackly comedic.

A cheeky Grandpa and a feisty Grandma battle it out for your affections – an octogenarian couple who delight and entertain with their antics and arguments. Never Too Old is a love story with a difference proving that you’re never really too old to do anything…

Men ACWY Vaccine – Reminder for Teenagers and ‘Fresher’ Students

Teenagers and “fresher” students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.

More information can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx#what

What is the Men ACWY vaccine?

The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different strains of the meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia): A, C, W and Y.

The Men ACWY vaccine is called Nimenrix.

Read the patient information leaflet for Nimenrix (PDF, 385kb).

At what age should teenagers and young people have the vaccine?

The Men ACWY vaccination is being offered to teenagers and also to first-time college and university students who haven’t already had the vaccination. Continue reading