History Wardrobe at Bankfield Museum – Gothic for Girls

HisGothic for Girls by History Wardrobetory Wardrobe presents – Gothic for Girls. All the dark drama of black in fashion, and the best of British supernatural stories.

Saturday 29 October 2016 – 1.30pm
At Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Rd, HX3 6HG

With shiveringly beautiful costumes and readings from Jane Austen, the Brontës, Mary Shelley, Mrs Radcliffe… coming right up to date with The Woman in Black.

Costs just £10 per person which includes refreshments… Book online now

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The Illingworth Messenger – October 2016

There’s lots going on in and around Illingworth and you can find it all in one place!

The Illingworth messenger provides information of upcoming events, activities, local news, adverts and much more… read the latest edition here…

If you would like something advertised in the Illingworth Messenger, items can be handed in to your church representative, dropped off at Illingworth Moor Good-As-New Shop or emailed direct to Irene Mulhall at irene.mu@blueyonder.co.uk

Illingworth Messenger

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Celebrate World Animal Day at the RSPCA Animal Blessing Service

rspca-abdThere could be howling and mewing in the Halifax Minster when all creatures great and small will be gathered in the congregation at the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District Branch 9th animal blessing service.

Sunday 2 October 2016 – 2.30pm
At Halifax Minster, Causeway, Halifax HX1 1QL

Owners should ensure that all pets are well behaved and properly restrained, dogs on leads, cats in baskets and other small animals in travelling cages, equines must be unshod to be allowed in the church. RSPCA staff will be at the church to welcome and give assistance to owners and their pets.

For information please contact RSPCA at enquires@rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk  or call 01422 365628.

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Children’s Halloween Party at Mixenden Addy

Get involved with ghoulish fun and a spooky disco with a fancy dress competition and a buffet of tasty treats.

Saturday 29 October 2016 – 5pm to 7pm
At the Mixenden Addy, Slippy Lane, Mixenden, HX2 8QD

Tickets cost just £5 and are on sale at the Addy.

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Deck Chairs and Documentaries – October Films at Orange Box

Deck chairs and documentaries, pizza and popcorn; cinema the Orange Box way continues every Thursday evening and here’s what’s on in October – Costs just £4 per person or £2 for under 18s

Tickets are only available on the door from 6pm and by cash only so be sure to go along and get involved.

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Halifax Saturday Art Club – For ages 8 to 14

Halifax Saturday Art Club logoCome and take part in a fun and creative workshop at Bankfield Museum. The Saturday Art Club is for children aged 8-14 years old on the following dates:

  • Saturday 1 October
  • Saturday 15 October
  • Saturday 29 October
  • Saturday 12 November
  • Saturday 26 November
  • Saturday 10 December

Each session costs £5, plus a £2 annual membership fee

The session fee includes all materials and refreshments. We explore a variety of arts and craft activities using the gallery exhibitions and museum collections for inspiration.

To book a place please contact Jeffrey Andrews on 01422 352334 or email jeffrey.andews@calderdale.gov.uk

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Sparks! Half Term Fun – Spooky Tales

Come and hear some spooky tales at Bankfield Museum and create a spooky stained glass picture at Bankfield Museum on Tuesday 25 October from 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 3pm.

Admission costs just £3.50 per child or £2.50 for Passport to Leisure holders.

Click here to book online

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Affordable Warmth event at Threeways – FREE event

This event sees the launch of the Affordable Warmth scheme in Calderdale which follows on from last year’s stakeholder event.

Come along to find out more about how the Affordable Warmth Scheme can support people who are on low incomes and vulnerable residents (owner occupiers and private tenants) make their homes healthier, warmer and cheaper to heat.

Wednesday 5 October – From 1pm to 4pm
At Centre at Threeways, Nursery Lane, Halifax, HX3 5SX

This is a free event so be sure to secure your ticket online here.

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Join ghosts and ghouls at the 2016 Shibden Halloween Walk

Dare you join ghosts and ghouls for a spooky walk around Shibden Estate and a night of Halloween fun?

– Thursday 27 October at Shibden Park –   The junior walk starts at 5.30pm and fireworks at 7.30pm which will be followed by a second walk.

Admission prices will be confirmed shortly – The walk, entertainment and fireworks display are included in the entry price but rides, refreshments and additional activities in the park will be charged separately.

A Park and Ride service will be running from Eureka by the train station.

Wear warm clothing and suitable footwear and remember to bring a torch. Unfortunately, both walks are not accessible for wheelchairs or push chairs.

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Pig Racing Night at The Bottomley’s Arms

Pig Race NightEnjoy a Shelf Pre-School fundraising event and a night at the pig races!

On Saturday 8 October 2016 – From 8.30pm
At The Bottomley’s Arms, Wade House Rd, Halifax, HX3 7NU

Pigs are £5 each and it’s just 50p per bet with the first race at 9pm so go along and get involved to try and win some fantastic prizes.

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An Introduction to the Art of Walking Stick Making – Event for men Over 55

The Phoenix Shed ‘will be running sessions on making walking sticks by Sticky G of Ogden Fame including tea, coffee, biscuits and friends provided.

Starts Wednesday 5 October 2016 – 9.30am to 12pm
At The Phoenix Shed, Threeways Centre, Nursery Lane, Ovenden, HX3 5SX

To reserve your place please call Chris on 07930 207537 or Eddie on 07481 543881.


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Calderdale Forum 50+ Annual General Meeting

The 6th Annual General Meeting of Calderdale Forum 50+ will be held at 3pm on Monday 31 October 2016 in the Community Room at Halifax Fire Station, Skircoat Moor Road, Halifax, HX1 3JF.

Any persons interested are cordially invited to attend.

Application for nomination to the Committee can be made by completing the appropriate form and returning to the Chairperson at then Threeways Centre (address below) for the Chair’s attention at least two weeks before the date of the AGM

Centre at Threeways, Nursery Lane, Ovenden, Halifax, HX3 5SX

For information on Calderdale Forum 50+ visit www.calderdaleforum50plus.com

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North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 23 September – OUT NOW!!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…


  • Macmillan Coffee Morning with Weekend Care!
  • Take the Lead at the RSPCA Big Walkies this weekend!
  • Dance the night away for Heath Stroke Club 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 great weekend!

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Modern room for hire at The Addy, Mixenden

Hire a self contained & modern room which provides a perfect venue to hold a dance studio, children’s parties, keep fit & slimming groups and much more.

The Addy is ideally situated just off Mixenden Road, across from the Holy Nativity Church making it easily accessible by bus.

For further information on hiring the room or to book contact Kim on 01422 241450.

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Moorside Junior Wardens set to tackle issues for second year!

junior-wardens-badgeThe Junior Warden scheme at Moorside Primary School is now into its second year and is once again set to tackle issues within the Ovenden community after the young people each received a badge to wear as they go about their duties within the community.

A question and answer session attended by MP Holly Lynch and Moorside Junior Wardens was held with Safer Cleaner Greener partners at Moorside School on Wednesday 21 September to look at the role of the officer and how they can/will work in partnership with the Junior Wardens. who also received a Badge.


Karen Scanlon from the Ovenden Initiative said

“The Junior wardens are a team of children and young people dedicated to helping clean their environment and assist in trying to improve their communities.

The Wardens are very proud of the area they live in and it’s fantastic to see them wanting to make a difference for the benefit of their community at such a young age.”

The scheme began with an interview process as the new wardens were interviewed by Community Warden Ced Oakley, Karen Scanlon Ovenden Initiative and Police Community Support Officer Katie Leeman.

The wardens were asked questions such as why they wanted to become wardens and how they could help make a difference to the Ovenden Community.

A cheque for £500 from the Ward Forum Grant Scheme was also presented to the Friends of Moorside School Group to go towards the cost of a new play area for the school in 2018.

The Junior Wardens will attend and help facilitate tonight’s Ovenden Ward Forum at Moorside School so be sure to come along for your chance to look at the development of the new school for Moorside or to raise any issues or concerns you have to Ward Councillors, Police and other Partners.

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Healthy Mind’s Art Auction in Sowerby Bridge

A fundraising event where you can make a bid on any artwork you like to help raise money for Healthy Minds Charity work in Calderdale including an Open Mic session so you can enjoy live music and poetry.

Tuesday 25 October 2016 – From 6.30pm
At The Blind Pig, 4 Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ

View the artwork online here or if you have any questions or want to contribute to the Open Mic session email mindspace@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or call 07960 972685

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Get ready for the return of the Halifax Comedy Festival

Halifax Comedy FestivalGet ready to laugh your socks off this October when the Halifax Comedy Festival returns to boast yet another great line up of       events including comedy from the ‘Pub Landlord’ Al Murray and the brilliant Jimmy Carr!

From Friday 21 to Saturday 29 October 2016

For further information, event listings, venues and more visit halifaxcomedyfestival.com

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Celebration of Recovery at Halifax Minster

Calderdale in Recovery is proud to be hosting a service at Halifax Minster to celebrate recovery. If you are in recovery, have been inspired by someone else’s recovery or just wish to join in a service to celebrate that recovery is possible then please do so.

Wednesday 19 October – 10.30am
At Halifax Minster, Causeway, Halifax, HX1 1QL

For further information contact Andy Bryant by email to andy@calderdaleinrecovery.com


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Council clean up Lee Mount on day of Action

Clean up image 1Creating cleaner streets and green spaces was the focus of a recent day of action to tackle litter and fly-tipping in Lee Mount, Halifax.

Last week Calderdale Council went on a mission to clean up residential areas and there was a complete cleaning blitz, with a seven-strong Council team, two vans and a road sweeper taking to the streets… read more…

Nearby Shroggs Park also benefited from the clean-up action. Recently the park has seen an increase in litter, fly-tipping such as mattresses being dumped, dog fouling and overgrown hedges.

By the end of the day, the hardworking team had removed over half a tonne of litter and waste from the streets and park, and all of the areas are now back to looking neat and tidy.

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This Evening! Self Defence Class at Mixenden Activity Centre for females

Weekly classes for females to keep in shape whilst learning self defence in Mixenden for just £2 per person.

Every Tuesday – 5.45pm to 6.45pm
At Mixenden Activity Centre, Clough Lane, Mixenden, HX2 8SH

For further information or to get involved contact Heather Stout at Mixenden Initiative on 01422 255402 or Mixenden Activity Centre on 01422 245006.


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