Spectacular Science Show

On Sunday 1 October 2017 Victoria Theatre HX1 1BP will be running the Spectacular Science Show at 3pm. 

You think Science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen before!

Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringle tubes!

TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson has been enthralling audiences for over 20 years with his fascinating journeys around the Universe. Now he is turning his infectious enthusiasm to things a little closer to home with this brand new show

Suitable for a family audience.

Tickets:£11* (concessions available)

For further information call 01422 351158 or email box.office@calderdale.gov.uk

The People’s Fair at the Piece Hall

From Saturday 30 September to Sunday 1 October 2017 11am – 5pm the Piece Hall will host a combination of festival, marketplace and street party. A FREE event, The People’s Fair is a showcase for Calderdale’s creative and community talent, independent businesses and civic organisations.

Including local food, street performance, creative businesses, artisans, voluntary groups, showcases for local talent, parades and processions, market stalls and exhibitions, the People’s Fair will be a rich display of all that is creative, imaginative and resilient in the valley.

Featuring hands on activities and performances throughout the day including Pif Paf Theatre, Plunge Boom, Handmade Parade, Fire and Water and much more.

Part of LANDLINES & WATERMARKS, a valley wide creative programme organised by 509 ARTS with the people of Calderdale and commissioned by Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale.

Calderdale Interfaith Council AGM and Open Meeting

“Uniting the Communities in Calderdale

The next Calderdale Interfaith Council Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 18 September 2017 at 7pm at St Paul’s Church, Queens Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire , HX1 3NU.
The AGM will be followed by a General Open Meeting, Speaker Vicky Ledwidge, St Augustine’s Centre Leader.

RSPCA Big Walkies at Shibden Park

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District Branch are hosting their third Big Walkies – a sponsored dog walk for both 2 legged and 4 legged supporters to help raise funds for their local RSPCA Centre.

The 3k walk will take place in the beautiful grounds of Shibden Park, Halifax on Sunday 24 September at 11am. All sponsorship raised will go towards providing care, training and rehabilitation to the current – and future – animals looking for their forever homes in Calderdale and Kirklees.

Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome and there’s even more to experience on the day with fun stalls and games for the whole family and their pooches to enjoy.

This year Fay Gibbons (RSPCA Events Coordinator) will be taking on the role of lead walker along with one of the centre’s lucky pooches! Fay said “I can’t wait for the return of the Big Walkies to Shibden Park this year. We always have such fun with the local community and it’s an event that really helps us raise awareness of the amazing animal welfare work our branch does and gives us the opportunity to raise vital funds to support this work too.”

It really is a beautiful, scenic walk and it’s great to see so many excited pooches flock to Shibden Park for the best walk ever! I couldn’t help but get involved with the walk myself and I hope this will give us the opportunity to show off some of our current doggy residents looking for their forever homes. We hope to see lots of people and pooches there but if you can’t make it and still want to support us, you can donate through our justgiving page too.”

To register please visit www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk It’s only £5 and once you’ve signed up, you will receive a Big Walkies Participant Pack and Big Walkies wristband. All sponsorship raised will go directly to the local RSPCA Halifax and Huddersfield Centre, which is a self funded branch of the National RSPCA responsible for raising their own funds within the local area.

For more information or any enquiries please contact Fay on 07399 587618 or faygibbons@rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 15 September – OUT NOW!!

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  • Update on new Hub for Mixenden
  • Get Involved in the Calderdale Local Plan
  • Metal Matters in Calderdale
  • Grow with the Flow in Todmorden
  • Opening Queensbury Community Managed Library
  • Upcoming Energy Levels Cooking Sessions

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!

FREE Go Cycling drop in hub at OSCA

On September 16 2017 at  10am12pm, working in partnership with Go Cycle, OSCA offer a free, fun and sociable way to get healthy and more active. Qualified cycle instructor and bike provided.

Drop in to the Ovenden Sports and Community Arena, Cousin Lane, Halifax for more information .

Cost: FREE and no booking necessary just turn up.

Eureka Superhero Weekend

Ever wondered what your super power would be? Super-strength? Invisibility? Find out at Eureka’s annual Superhero Weekend! Fly over to Halifax to meet some of your favourite superheroes plus a super villain or two on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017.

Join forces with Batman and Wonder Woman as they confront supervillains Harley Quin and Joker, who are attempting to take over the museum as part of their latest dastardly plan. Or maybe you’ve always wondered whether it would be more fun to be a bit evil for the day, after all Joker and Harley Quinn certainly know how to enjoy themselves! So whose side will YOU be on?

The weekend will include regular appearances from the Transformer Bumblebee, with loads of opportunities for your little Transformer fans to meet and pose for photos with the 10ft robot-in-disguise!

If you’ve got what it takes to be a superhero (or villain) grab your cape, strap on your utility belt and fly down to Eureka! Activities are included in the price of standard admission or free to Eureka! Annual Pass holders.