The Last Memory – 2 FREE performances in Ovenden and Mixenden

picture.pngA play by Alan Stockdill performed by Talking Stock Productions

Tuesday 21 May 2019, 7pm
Moorside Community Primary School, Ovenden, HX2 8AP 

Friday 24 May 2019, 7pm
Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden, HX2 8RX

FREE. Donations to Daisy Chain Café on the night welcome.

Book now on 01422 392767 or email

“How can I go to heaven if I don’t know who I am?” says Ernest to his daughter Lynne when he’s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. But he also has a plan: to leave an imprint of who he is. Lynne is to be the guardian of his memory, the keeper of their past. Join them on their journey; share their hopes, fears, smiles and tears – and arrive with them as they seize the last memory.

This poignant and uplifting play will ring true for many carers and Alzheimer’s sufferers in the UK today. Its sensitive, warm humour will make the audience laugh, cry and really think.

There will be a Q&A after the performances.

“Tender and powerful. It made me think about dementia in a different way.”

“The actors dealt with the difficult subject of dementia tenderly and compassionately, picking out the humour, the positives, the memories and the ‘carpe diem’ moments in a beautiful, truly touching way…”

“Brilliant.  There was not a dry eye in the house…”

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Reclaiming lives after Stroke – support group

different strokesDifferent Strokes is a charity run by younger stroke survivors for younger stroke survivors

We help younger Stroke Survivors reclaim their lives through active peer support and independent recovery.

Come along to our monthly meetings:
We meet between 1pm and 3pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

We meet at:
Halifax Fire Station
Skircoat Moor Road

Group Coordinator: Geoff Render
Phone: 07434 958024

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Information Line: 0345 1307172

Tea and Talk with David Glover

St Mark’s Siddal presents an afternoon tea and talk with David Glover, president of the Halifax Antiquarian Society.

On Saturday 23 March 2019.

Join us for a delicious afternoon tea preceded by a historical address Halifax in the 1930s: Slideshow.

3pm to 5pm at St Mark’s Church, Siddal, HX3 9AD

£10 per person. Ticket only event! Buy tickets online at: or from Debs on 07960 097058.

Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel

By David Glover. A series of fundraising events:

Wednesday 20 March, 2pm

  • Old Halifax Photos – Part 8
  • See past views of Woodside Mansion and Woodside Baths
  • Old houses such as Castle Carr and upper Saltonstall
  • And, be amazed at forgotten buildings in Southowram Bank, Claremount and Lee Mount.

Wednesday 3 April, 2pm

  • Some scientists, engineers and inventors Calderdale gave birth to
  • A man who made scientific instruments for King George III
  • The man who brought electric light to Halifax and helped develop the telephone
  • And, the inventor of Linoleum and Lincrusta! 

Wednesday 10 April, 2pm

  • John Crossley & Sons of Dean Clough, 1803-1982 – a slideshow
  • The story of the world’s largest carpet factory told in pictures
  • A Halifax institution and one of the town’s most respected employers


Tickets £6.00 [£5.00 Concessions]

Tour de Yorkshire Quiz Night

tour de yorkshireFun quiz, raffles, supper and more!

On Saturday 23 March 2019, 7pm start. At Bradshaw Cricket Club, 15A Bradshaw Lane, HX2 9XB

Only £1 per person.

All funds raised go towards the purchase of bunting, flags etc. to decorate the village for the Tour de Yorkshire in May.

Everybody welcome

Small Grants Workshop for voluntary organisations

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Tuesday 16 April 2019, 10am – 10pm

Venue: Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY

This half-day course is ideal for anyone new to the grant making process and will help you to understand the key points of finding and applying for small grants.

The training should help you to:

  • Recognise different types of funding and eligibility criteria
  • Use different tools to carry out a funding search
  • Identify the elements of an application
  • Write a simple project plan
  • Explain how systems and processes can help the ‘funding cycle’

Book your place here:


People Management Workshop for voluntary organisations

vsi allianceThursday 4 April, 9:45am-4:45pm

Venue: Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY

Does your organisation employ staff, is everything running smoothly?

Do you, your managers/supervisors or co-ordinators need some support? If so, this workshop is for you.

The workshop will include:

  • Understanding the difference between employee, worker, sessional workers, and volunteers
  • Organisational objectives  – do employees need to know them, do you?
  • Managing your team
  • Managing your boss or bosses
  • Loving your job?
  • Managing difficult situations
  • The practical stuff that can help at each employment stage including policies and process:
    • Starting Employment
    • During Employment
    • Ending Employment
    • Managing Change
  • Your organisations duties as an employer
  • Your employees duties as an employee – and I don’t mean their job role!

Throughout the workshop, there will be the opportunity for you to discuss what affects you, ask questions etc. – what is said in the room remains in the room!

Book your place here: