Perspectives on Patterns at Bankfield Museum

Opening at Bankfield Museum on Saturday 10 February will be an exhibition ‘Interpretations of Calderdale Museums Pattern Book Collection’ by the Textile Art Group. Discover intricate details, long forgotten patterns and learn more about the history of the textile industry. The exhibition will include art works created by the Textile Art Group inspired by this fascinating collection.

Members of the Textile Art Group will be in the Link Gallery demonstrating a number of different crafts and talking about their work. Free, drop in activity for all ages.

Other activities around this exhibition which continues until 2 June include;

Through my Sketchbooks with Vivienne Brown

Saturday 17 March, 1.30pm to 4pm

Bookmaking with Helen Smith & Joan Burnip

Saturday 24 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm

Needlepunch Felt & Fibre Painting with Jackie Ford and Denise Teed

Saturday 14 April, 11am to 2pm

Pellon High Five Newsletter and Timetable of Activities

Pellon High Five has published the first newsletter of 2018, which can be downloaded here.

The current timetable of activities is:

Using our Chi ballsRun by Pellon High Five 50+ Community Group, every shape and size is right for these classes, it doesn’t matter how much, or how little, you can do. High Five caters for different levels of fitness and laugh with each other sometimes at our inability to master some moves! Most people will admit to being nervous about going to a “Keep Fit” class, so if you’re worried about coming to your first class on your own, call to arrange for someone to meet you as you arrive. All our new members say what a friendly bunch of folk they are and how welcome they were made. So what are you waiting for? Your first class is free & subsequent classes £3.

Exercise does so many brilliant things for your body & brain. If doctors could put it in pill form & bottle it we would all be rushing to get a prescription. How about a new year’s resolution to spend less time on the settee & more moving.

High Five Pilates
Pilates can be gentle for those who have injuries but strenuous for those who need a challenge. Our clinical Pilates classes cost £3 for an hour session. Again your first class is free. You will strengthen the muscles that support your body. These muscles could also help to reduce wear & tear on joints & keep them functioning. Good posture is important in helping to reduce back pain.

The classes do not run every week so please email before going.

More information can be found from the tutor Sue Watson on 07964 713926 or email pellonhighfive@gmail.com or visit the website at www.pellonhighfivehub.wordpress.

Over 50’s Luncheon Club – Dates for 2018

The Halifax and District Irish Society organise the “Over 50’s Luncheon Club” which takes place at The Pellon Social Club, Moor End Road, Halifax. Meetings are usually held every 2 weeks but keep an eye out for the entertainment listings to confirm this.

The Luncheon Club usually operates from 12 noon to about 3pm. (Open from 11.15am).

Live entertainment, dancing, free door entry ticket raffle, main raffle, bingo, domino card and full buffet meal; all this for only £4.00 per member.

All members are issued with a membership card. There is no annual subscription. Members are advised to have this card with them when attending any Luncheon Club meeting. Any lost cards will be replaced without charge.

Dated and numbered tickets are provided and entered into separate free door entry ticket raffle for a £10.00 prize.

Members are asked to advise the committee if bringing a guest. Guests will also pay a charge of £4.00 but they are not entered into the free door entry ticket raffle.

Below are the listings for February to June 2018;

1  February “KEEP IT COUNTRY

15 February “NICKY JAMES

1  March “DERMOT DOYLE

17 March “SEAN KELLY

(St.Patrick’s Day – Saturday 12-4)

29 March “SALLY GLENNON

12 April “PETER MYLETTE

26 April “DERMOT DOYLE

10May “SALLY GLENNON

24 May “GED GRAHAM

7 June “KEEP IT COUNTRY

16 June “THE FABS

(Social/Dance Evening)

21  June “PETER MYLETTE

For Further Information Contact Maurice Kidney by email to maurice.kidney@sky.com or call 01422 343483.

 

Take part in the 2018 Halifax Long March

Choose your cause and push your limits by taking part in the 2018 Halifax Long March which has taken place since 1966.

Sunday 1st to Saturday 2nd April 2018

For further information visit www.longmarch.org.uk

FREE Modern Day Slavery & Human Trafficking training for anyone working in Calderdale

THERE IS NO ONE FACE OF MODERN SLAVERY

There is no typical victim of slavery – victims can be men, women and children of all ages and cut across the population. But it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable, minority or socially excluded groups Modern slavery has been getting increasingly more attention both from the mainstream media and the government, which culminated with passing the Modern Slavery Act in 2015.

Types of modern day slavery include:

HUMAN TRAFFICKING, CHILD TRAFFICKING, DEBT BONDAGE, FORCED LABOUR, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION, DOMESTIC SERVITUDE

Human Trafficking could be taking place in Calderdale and you could help to tackle it. Hope For Justice will be running free training sessions for people working in Calderdale, typically those who work on the frontline and with the public.

Halifax is a Fairtrade Town

Halifax has become the latest town in a growing list of over 600 in the United Kingdom to gain Fairtrade Town status.

In April 2017 the Fairtrade Foundation granted Fairtrade status to Halifax. Fairtrade is all about helping the growers and producers of the products we love obtain a decent price. Halifax has committed to supporting Fairtrade and using licenced products with the FAIRTRADE mark.

What is Fairtrade?

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.

NHP Energy Levels – Boosting Your Energy, Saving You Money

Our NHP Energy Levels Project is all about helping you to make the most of your fuel – whether it’s the food you eat or the gas and electricity you use in your home.

Look out in our Sure Start Children’s Centres across the Lower Valley and North and East Halifax, and at our Staying Well activities for our seasonal campaigns and ways that you can get involved.

Take our quiz to test your knowledge on how much money you can save by making small changes around your home or simply sign up now to receive handy energy saving tips and entry into a our free prize draws where you could win yourself some energy saving goodies.

Find out more at northhalifaxpartnership.org/energy-levels/ or click the images below to take our quiz or join up to start saving today.