Anne Lister of Halifax: arch-traditionalist or ‘first modern lesbian’?

Halifax Civic Trust invite you to a talk about our local historic celebrity, Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, led by Dr Jill Liddington.

Anne Lister in Halifax: arch-traditionalist or ‘first modern lesbian’?

Sat, 21 January 2023, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT

Albany Club 57 Clare Road Halifax HX1 2JP

Tickets: £15.00 pp, Book through Eventbrite

Dr Jill Liddington is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. Her expertise lies with women’s history, especially gender and class in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain.

Jill is the celebrated author of Female Fortune: the Anne Lister diaries 1833-36. This was the book that inspired TV scriptwriter Sally Wainwright to write Gentleman Jack (BBC1/HBO). It was also the book Sally chose to take with her if she was ever trapped on a desert island (BBC R4).

We are holding this fund-raising talk in conjunction with Jill, a member of Halifax Civic Trust, and afterwards there will be a book signing of Female Fortune.

The event will be held at The Albany Club at Hope Hall 57 Clare Rd, Halifax HX1 2JP which has connections to Anne Lister by being home to Christopher Rawson her coal rival.

The event starts at 14.00 with a 40 minute talk followed by Q&A. There are refreshments of Tea & Coffee and biscuits.

This is a Fund raising event and Tickets are now on sale at £15.00 with the proceeds going towards Halifax Civic Trust.

This event is open to everyone, including members of Halifax Civic Trust.

We welcome people to come and enjoy this event and support our work.

This promises to be a popular event and early booking is advised.

 

 

 

Breast Screening and #Earlydetection team coming to NE Halifax

The Pennine Breast Screening team will be setting up locally to the North and East Halifax early in January 2023, offering women and those registered as female aged 50-71 years the opportunity to screen themselves for breast cancer.

Screening is the best approach we currently have for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. The session is brief and not too discomforting.

Feeling shy? Think you are too busy to bother? These are popular thoughts that women might have. All our staff are women, they want to take a good image of you so that you get the reassurance that all is ok.

Please wait to receive your invitation in the post before getting in touch with the team. If you haven’t received your invitation, contact your GP at the first instance.

Read more information about Breast Screening

Patients registered at Boulevard MP ( inc Saville Park and Horne Street) and Plane Trees Surgery will receive invitations soon.

There are nearly 8000 women to be invited and invites are not all sent at once. They are sent in batches so those registered at Rosegarth, Lister Lane, Springhall and King Cross will get them in a few months time

Learn about the process :
English : https://vimeo.com/241078206
Urdu : https://vimeo.com/544998126 
Polish : https://vimeo.com/574898498

The simple message is know what is normal for your body by looking and feeling your chest area each month, if you notice something different, go to your doctor. It might be nothing, so why wait and worry?

How did we do for Pelloween?

[Article written by Natalie Ratner, Senior Community Organiser on the Place Based Social Action Project]

When I talk to people about their communities, one thing that is mentioned over and over is the lack of things for young people to do. Emma Nicholl, a long time Pellon resident, was one such person and being a big fan of Halloween, decided she would like to organise a Halloween party for the community. Not long after I met Emma, I was put in touch with Julie Jackson who had recently worked with Yorkshire Housing to start Pellon’s first community garden at the top of Rye Lane. After some successful events already, she also wanted to provide a Halloween event for the community.

Together we organised the Pelloween community event in just a month with the help and support from volunteers across Pellon and staff from Yorkshire Housing and North Halifax Partnership (NHP). We were keen to offer the event for free to be inclusive of everyone. We were able to do with this with a successful ward forum grant bid and funding from the Place Based Social Action Project.

This was an ideal opportunity to showcase some of the fantastic community venues in Pellon such as the Pellon Community Garden which is already proving its value in being an accessible outdoor space with huge potential for the future; and St. Columba’s Church Hall, a bright and welcoming space which is well equipped for events and meetings. I really enjoyed chatting with people about how Pellon used to be and how we can bring back some of the community spirit that used to be here.

Up at the community garden, there was a variety of stalls where you could get a glitter tattoo, balloon models, sweets and candy floss, Asian food, and much more. A face painter was there to paint children’s faces for free as well as the incredible birds of prey which you could hold for a donation.

Down at St. Columba’s Hall, everyone enjoyed the buffet kindly provided by Julie and family for the cost of ingredients – there was a queue for the burgers and hot dogs! The children enjoyed a fascinating bug show where they met all manner of bugs and beasties. There was also a craft table and prizes for the best dressed in three age ranges and the best dressed adults.

Julie J said ‘Without the volunteers who gave up their time to help, including our amazing young helpers (shout out to Louie who arrived at 09 30am to help!) this wouldn’t have happened. It was wonderful to see kids and adults alike enjoying themselves. Looking forward to hopefully coming together to hold many more events in the future. Thanks also for loaning us some wonderful decorations to help fill the garden area, Paul Tait.

The feedback we received made all the hard work worthwhile. Many people asked us to make this a regular event and to organise more events with children in mind, with lots of offers for help next time. Here is some of the feedback we received:

Thank you for today my kids have loved it

Absolutely amazing

Thank you for having us. My boys have had a great day It’s been lovely watching all the children get together playing & having fun!! The smiles on all the little ones faces today was priceless 😀

I’m pleased it went so well, I had a lovely time

Thank you for today! Was an amazing event and a much needed one in our area! The kids and adults loved it!! Hope to see more events upcoming!!

We are truly grateful for all you did and more. Our two were so so happy and loved it

‘I’m so pleased it went so well, I had a lovely time and hope the kiddies (and adults weren’t too grossed out at putting their hand in the Trick or Treat Scare box) I’m looking forward to our next event.

Pelloween! Was good to get out and about and the kids bloody loved it!!

Loved the bugs! Kids really enjoyed it all – thank you x

Enjoyed the birds and creatures

I was forced to go but it was good

The kids really enjoyed

Excellent for the community

Everything and everyone was amazing so much to do

Son really enjoyed the day. Thank you

Thank you again to everyone who helped or came along to make it such a great community event!

Emma Nicholl would also like to give thanks to all the volunteers for their help!

Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 04 November 2022 – OUT NOW!

NE Friday Flyer 04 November 2022

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This week:

  • Find Bonfire Events Near You!
  • Prep Shelf Hall Park for winter Saturday 5th November
  • Advice Drop In Sessions for Women dealing with Domestic Abuse at the Women Centre
  • Annapurna Indian Dance Company : Autumn Oil Lamps November 6th

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Calderdale Forum 50 Plus Newsletter – November’s news & upcoming events

Calderdale Forum 50+ newsletter has current, useful information for the over 50s population of Calderdale and more. You will find a list of activities, helpful resources and coverage of current events.

Read the newest from Calderdale Forum 50+ on their website

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus
13 Savile Road
Halifax HX1 2BA

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VSI Alliance Update 04 November 2022

VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Halifax Society for the Blind Christmas Fair November 26

Halifax Society for the Blind will be hosting a Christmas Fair

Saturday November 26th 
from 10am to 12.30pm
at the Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax.

There will be stalls including a cake stall, tombola, raffle and a stall selling products from our Sight Centre.

Alongside this we are pleased to be joined by Black Cat Hampers, Knot Paper Scissors, Sulky Fox and YveJaye Crafts who will all be selling their lovely handmade Christmas gifts.

Refreshments will be available, so come along and join us!