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

BOOK VIA SQUARE CHAPEL BOX OFFICE 01422 349422 OR ONLINE    

Tickets £6.00 [£5.00 Concessions]

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: https://northbankforum.org.uk/event/small-grants/

 

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: https://northbankforum.org.uk/event/people-management/

Free Super Sunday & Holiday Clubs

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Regular clubs for disabled children and their siblings that are fun, creative and completely FREE!

Clubs start with a short family quest to get you inspired before you get stuck in to a creative activity, run by our trained, experienced Enablers, who will make sure that the activities are accessible to all. Children with any disability are welcome at any club, *except for three sessions which are for children with autism only.

The whole family is welcome and our clubs are not only great fun, but also an opportunity to meet other families, chat and share experiences. Clubs last two hours starting at 10am and involve a mix of play, art activities and gallery exploration.

Oh, and did we mention that they’re FREE!

Clubs in 2019

  • Tuesday 16th April – Tie-dye
  • Tuesday 23rd April – Clay play (fully booked)
  • Sunday 19th May – Print making  (*Autism only)
  • Sunday 16th June – Mosaics (fully booked)
  • Sunday 14th July – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 30th July – Tie-dye (*Autism only)
  • Tuesday 6th August – Print making
  • Tuesday 13th August – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 20th August – Mosaics
  • Tuesday 27th August – Tye-dye

Club places must be booked in advance.

Call 01422 330069 and we’ll take it from there. If you’ve booked for a club but are then unable to attend, please let us know asap as we keep a waiting list so another family might be able to come in your place.

Hearing Impaired visitors can book places by email if you prefer – just email accessallareas@eureka.org.uk

Waiting List

If you would like to attend a club that is fully booked please use the email form to let us know.

On the form please include;

  • which club you would like go on the waiting list for
  • how many people would be attending if space became available
  • your contact details

We will contact you if space becomes available.

More information…

Free LEGO club for children with Autism

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We’re delighted to announce that we’re hosting a free LEGO club for children with autism and their siblings, thanks to the support of Calderdale’s Short Breaks programme.

Clubs will be run by our brilliant friends Bricks4Kidz, with a LEGO workshop lasting an hour and free admission to the museum for the day too!

Places are limited, so must be booked in advance.
Interested? Head to our website for a bit more info, and call us on 01422 330069 during office hours to book your place (ask for Leanne, Trizia or Lorraine).

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Halifax Canoe Club – we love canoeing and want you to love it too!

hxcc7Come along to Hollins Mill pub in Sowerby Bridge on Tuesday 26 March 2019 and find out more about what Halifax Canoe Club can offer you!

We’re an active and family orientated club based on the River Calder in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax. Those new to the sport will need to start on one of our beginners courses where our qualified coaches will introduce you to the skills you need to start paddling safely.

As you progress our coaches can introduce you to move advanced skills, white water paddling, open canoes, slalom and freestyle canoeing. There’s also the chance to try sea kayaking, surfing, slalom racing, weekends away and during the winter much of the club’s activity is heading off on river trips to suit various levels of ability.

Never paddled before and want to see if it’s for you?

Try one of our taster sessions – they’re on 6 and 7 April. We provide everything you need – boats, kit and coaches to keep you safe and make sure you’re having fun! Available for anyone ages 7+.

Want to paddle but don’t know how?

You should take our Learn To Paddle Course – this runs for 8 weeks. These are on Mondays and Thursdays from 29 April. There’s a course starting in June as well, subject to demand. We’ll release dates nearer the time. The Learn to Paddle Course is available to everyone aged 7+.

Already know how to paddle and want to refine your skills?

Take our River Skills Course – you can choose Mondays and Thursdays from 29 April.. There’s a dry induction night on Monday 8th April or Thursday 11th April. There’s another course running in June – we’ll release dates nearer the time. This course is available to everyone aged 7+.

How do I sign up for a course? 

Come along to Hollins Mill pub in Sowerby Bridge on Tuesday 26 March 2019 and find out more about what Halifax Canoe Club can offer you.  We’ll be there between 7 and 8.30pm. Or get in touch if you have any questions before – email: info@halifaxcanoe.org.uk

Can’t make it to our Hollins Mill sign up night and want to join a course?

Sign up online HERE – NOW!

Annual membership includes the cost of all river courses, coaching and also the cost of using our equipment (boats, safety gear etc). We offer reduced rates for families, concessions rates and junior rates – please take a look at our membership options HERE.

Please get in touch if you have any questions – info@halifaxcanoe.org.uk

Please remember that everyone at Halifax Canoe Club is a volunteer – we give up our own time to support you as a paddler – have fun and we’ll see you on the water!

Noah’s Ark AGM – 12 April

Noah’s Ark Centre trustees and staff invite you to attend their Annual General Meeting. Come along and see how the Centre’s services have changed in this past year.

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On Friday 12 April 2019 
2pm – 4pm.
At Noah’s Ark Centre 322-326 Ovenden Road, Ovenden, HX3 5TJ.

Tea and cakes served from 1.45pm

Please RSVP office@noahsarkcentre.org.uk or call 01422 366911.