Elves & Fairies at Ogden Water

Tuesday 22 August 2017  at Ogden Water starting at either 10:30 or 13:30 go along to Ogden Water to make elves and fairies from natural materials.

Booking is essential (limited places available) and prices are £3.80 (£2.80 with a Passport to Leisure).
Suitable for ages 3+ (no unaccompanied children) and unfortunately not suitable for dogs.

Tea and Dance with a Twist

Join The Friends of West View Park and The Baha’is of Calderdale for Tea and a Dance with  Twist on Tuesday 22 August 2017 from 3pm to 6pm at New Hope Church Hall, Warley Road, Halifax HX2 0AD.

Chill out and dance to the music of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s from Little Eva to The Sweet and more.

Everyone is welcome at this FREE event and there will be tea, coffee – and of course cake!

For more information call 01422 881230

The Piece Hall Welcome Weekend


A weekend packed with music, dance, comedy and theatre brings The Piece Hall’s courtyard to life. Expect creative, spontaneous and downright silly performances.

From the streets of Rajasthan, this veritable supergroup of elite circus performers bring a spectacular display of their amazing skills to The Piece Hall. Performing breath-taking acts of courage and bravery they take this ancient, mystical and magical circus format to even greater heights. Circus Raj’s cast of dancers, illusionists, aerialists, acrobats and rope walkers, with the eye-watering displays by their fakir, present a colourful, vibrant, fast-moving extravaganza of intrigue, drama, music, laughter and surprise.

This show sees the green- fingered comedy duo showcase their magic tricks; from razor-sharp lemon juggling to bunny escapology – a thrilling recreation of Peter Rabbit’s daring escape from Mr. McGregor’s sack. Interactive, colourful, and completely organic, Grow Your Own will harvest your biggest belly-laughs.

Adrift is a powerful story of two women, lost at sea on an old wooden raft. Written and performed by Kapow, this moving performance is a battle against the odds. It will take you on an epic journey across oceans, witnessing danger, courage and struggles as the characters learn to live together in this small and unpredictable landscape. Performed in the round on an incredible set spinning 360’, this environmentally conscious piece merges dance, physical theatre and circus to illustrate human influence on the world around us.

Osadia take hairstyling to the next level with an other-worldly display of imaginative hair sculpture. The Catalan duo invite curious audience members to take a seat in the barber’s chair where they’ll transform you with their outlandish hair creations. Expect a wild and wonderful makeover as the sculptures take shape before your eyes.

Artizani is one of Europe’s most stylish street acts, combining traditional circus skills with a vaudevillian repertoire of routines and an eye for the surreal image. Having travelled the globe, from Singapore to Barbados, Syrovy, has been in high-demand for almost 15 years. Now, he makes his way through The Piece Hall gates and into our unique space where everyday objects will take on a mind of their own. From newspaper sails to a waterfall of cutlery, Syrovy will battle with inanimate items until he finds balance on a wobbling, bouncing rope.

Look out for The Temperance Society, a prim and proper bunch, practicing restraint from fun and frivolity. As passionate campaigners of traditional Victorian values, they’ll dust down your decorum, straighten your backbone, and sort out your p’s from your q’s.

Grand Theatre of Lemmings bring the Smallest Theatre in the World to The Piece Hall. This fully functioning theatre sits on the side-car of an old Royal Enfield motorbike and seats just two whilst entertaining dozens of bystanders. Performing Hound of the Baskervilles, Lemmings present a Sherlock Holmes tale like never before.

Established by Ben Faulks – no other than CBeebies’ award-winning character Mr Bloom – Plunge Boom is a local street theatre company, touring playful, engaging and hands-on shows across Britain and beyond.
Two everyday gardeners who’ve taken their young vegetables out of the ground for a day trip, will wheel an ancient Victorian pram laden with the prized collection of Vegetable Babies into our courtyard. No doubt the Nannies will need a hand in taking care of the baby fruit and vegetables, especially at that crucial feeding time.

Ye Gods is an intricate model town watched over by three figures of fate. They gradually bring the town to life with a witty use of objects and a vivid sound installation. But not all things in this little world are rosy – a scene of destruction ensues as a rogue weather system hits the town. Featuring striking visuals, dubious deities and a micro-apocalypse, Ye Gods will have the audience crying “Ye Gods!” by the end.

Two men recklessly attempt to confront the absurdity of war in just 40 minutes, using their bodies, their voices and the surrealist toolbox of DADAism. This theatre show splatters big ideas on a small canvas, exploring art’s reaction to the war’s wholesale destruction of lives, the old order and old hypocrisies and finding echoes in equally absurd modern conflicts. Playful, physical and blackly comedic.

A cheeky Grandpa and a feisty Grandma battle it out for your affections – an octogenarian couple who delight and entertain with their antics and arguments. Never Too Old is a love story with a difference proving that you’re never really too old to do anything…

FREE Graffiti Workshop at King Cross Library

Meet Graffiti Artist Jake Gardiner (aka Klonism) and get inspired to create your own graffiti masterpiece.

The 4 workshops at King Cross Library is for 12 -1 8 teens on Tuesday 22 August 2017  and are; 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00 and 14:00-15:00.

You will be using paint pens and permanent markers to upcycle vinyl records or canvasses with your unique graffiti ‘Tags’.

Places are free but limited so please book in advance at www.ticketsource.uk/discover  call 01422 392638 or email gillian.rice@calderdale.gov.uk

Camp Craft as one of the FREE activities at Mixenden Activity Centre

Tom Jennings, Specialist Tutor, at Mixenden Activity Centre, decided to do Camp Craft as part of this week’s free activities at the centre.

Camp Craft involves making things from other things that you may find lying around or no longer have use for.

He started by making a controlled camp fire in the drum of an old  washing machine. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, he then proceeded to make skewers from twigs and branches, and then he made bread with some flour and water he just happened to have lying around!

He made the flour and water into dough which he wrapped around the branches that were then baked across the fire before being dipped into some chocolate spread he also happened to have lying around. Tom is very good at foraging… especially when chocolate spread is involved!

The centre provides FREE activities for local children during the school holidays on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Other activities include, rock climbing, archery, mountain biking and water sports.

If you would like further details of these free activity days, please contact Heather Stout at The Mixenden Initiative on 01422 255402 – booking is essential as places are limited.

Have Your Say! Mixenden Ward Forum – 29 Aug 2017

Meet the Services at the Mixenden Ward Forum on Tuesday 29 August 2017.

At Holy Nativity Church, HX2 8RX

6.30pm refreshments and signing in

Up for discussion:

  • Meet the Services Market Place
  • Stanningley Road Shops Update
  • Mixenden Flats Update
  • Police Update

Click here for the full agenda…


NHP Energy Levels – Disposable BBQ’s and CO Awareness

CO Awareness – Disposable Barbecues
With some warmer weather on the horizon you may be planning on a family camping trip. Will you be using a disposable barbecue?.. STAY SAFE!

Although instant barbecue’s are an efficient time saving way to cook whilst camping they also carry a risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide can kill within just three minutes and there have been a number of tragic deaths in recent years throughout the country.

Disposable barbecues give off carbon monoxide when being used and continue to do so until they are completely cold. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, poisonous gas that, even in relatively small quantities, prevents blood from providing essential oxygen to cells, tissues, and organs.

Exposure to carbon monoxide in enclosed spaces often causes drowsiness and the victims fall asleep unaware of the poison gas that is killing them.

Although most people are aware, charcoal barbecues are sometimes taken into tents, caravans, vehicles and buildings to be used for cooking, keeping warm or simply to keep camp sites looking tidy which is extremely dangerous.

Campers are reminded never to light, use or leave smouldering barbecues inside tents, awnings or other enclosed spaces because of the risks and when you have finished with the barbecue, dispose of it carefully and ensure the ashes are fully extinguished to prevent a fire risk.

Symptoms of COpoisoning include:

  • headaches
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • chest pains
  • nausea
  • vomiting

At high levels, CO poisoning can cause:

  • sudden collapse
  • loss of consciousness
  • death

Anyone who suspects they are suffering from CO poisoning should go outside into the fresh air and seek medical help from a qualified healthcare professional, and call NHS on 111.

Find out more about carbon monoxide poisoning or more about barbecue safety here.

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