Project_Twelve:31 Have Fun With #calderdalerocks

What a fun packed night for Project_Twelve:31 decorating rocks for #calderdalerocks and their very own #projecttwelve31rocks. Look out for them in Four Fields,  Ovenden.

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 20 April – OUT NOW!

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Featuring

  • Charity Football Match Halifax NHP and Andy’s Man Club FC
  • Register for the Rough Ride Cycle Challenge
  • RSPCA Poochfest at Stainland
  • Not Long to Tour de Yorkshire – Times and Routes

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!

Pennine Magpie Receives Duke of Edinburgh Awards Licence

Pennine Magpie is excited to announce that it has received the Duke Of Edinburgh Licence.

This means that they are now registered as a licenced organisation to provide Duke Of Edinburgh Awards for Bronze, Silver and Gold.

“To complete a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, young people volunteer in their communities, learn a skill, get fit and plan and undertake an expedition, fulfilling six to 18 months of challenging activity. Through this sustained, meaningful activity, young people develop key life and employability skills, such as self-management, problem solving, team working, communication and confidence.”

For more information or to show your interest, please email admin@penninemagpie.co.uk

RSPCA Pooch Fest Comes to Stainland

A festival of fun for our four legged friends!

Join RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford and  and Calderdale Council on Saturday 21 April, 11:00am-3:00pm as they celebrate our pooches and promote responsible dog ownership! There will be stalls, games, food and drink, a have-a-go-agility and of course, a fun dog show!

It’s Free Entry but donations are welcome through Eventbrite and on the day! The event will be held at Stainland Recreational Park, Stainland Road (Next to the 1885 Pub).

Go down with the family for lots of fun and wagging tails!?

See you there!

For more info or any enquiries please contact: faygibbons@rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk

Beat It Night at the Salvation, Halifax

Beat It Night is a regular monthly social event for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health conditions to get together and just have some fun and where anyone would feel welcome.

On the 3rd Thursday each month, people can sit and chat or get up and have a boogie – or listen to live music. This is a place where people can meet old friends and make new ones.

Artists have an opportunity to showcase their talents, musicians, dancers and poets.

This month, the Blame it on the Boogie Beat It Night is on Thursday 19 April, 7:00pm-10:00pm at The Salvation, Bull Green, Halifax and will feature music from a DJ as well as there being an Open Mic.

To book tickets call 01422 363817 or book online at http://beatitnight.co.uk/tickets/

£5.00 if pre-booked or £6 on the door (Staff and support £2.50).

For more information email info@beat-it-nightclub.co.uk

 

The Rover – The Actors’ Workshop Studio Group

From Tuesday 17 April to Saturday 21 April, 7:30pm-9:30pm, the Actors’ Workshop Youth Theatre Company presents their production of The Rover, a play by Aphra Behn, one of the first female dramatists, which was first performed in March 1677.

By Peter Lely – Yale Centre for British Art

Aphra Behn was a British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer from the Restoration era. As one of the first English women to earn her living by her writing, she broke cultural barriers and served as a literary role model for later generations of women authors. Rising from obscurity, she came to the notice of Charles II, who employed her as a spy in Antwerp. Upon her return to London and a probable brief stay in debtors’ prison, she began writing for the stage.

She is famously remembered in Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Room of One’s Own: “All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster Abbey, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.”

Her grave is not included in the Poets’ Corner but lies in the East Cloister near the steps to the church.

Tickets for the performance are available from The Box Office on 01422 323688 priced at £8 (£5 concessions).

For more information, visit: The Actors’ Workshop .

Founded in 1985 by Mike and Lottie Ward, The Actor’s Workshop has been sharing its philosophy with young people from Calderdale for nearly 30 years. It was set up in response to the needs of eight lads from the then Local Heath Grammar School for somewhere to continue their interest in the Performing Arts, following the closure of their school. It became a registered charity in 1988, as an independent entity.

During its lifetime approximately nine hundred local teenagers have passed through the Workshop and at least ten times as many citizens of Halifax have been affected by its activities.

Toddler Days at Eureka! Children’s Museum

Two toddler days dedicated to the youngest visitors, with NO schools bookings on either day!

Toddler days are taking place on Thursday 19 April and Friday 20 April at Eureka! Children’s Museum.

Take your pre-schoolers along for two days of drop-in activities specially designed for pre-schoolers. There will be no school bookings for either day, so all spaces (and staff) will be focused on the youngest visitors.

Also there will be extra early years activities taking place in the galleries for under 5s plus!

Join the Green Bean Collection in the Theatre on 19 April for drop-in story sessions.

Activities on Toddler Days are free with standard admission or your Eureka! Annual Pass.