North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 22 December – OUT NOW!!

 

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Featuring

  • Carols at the Piece Hall and Halifax Minster
  • Check Your Local Carol Services
  • Autism-friendly Santa’s Grotto at Eureka
  • Kids Comedy Club

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!

Carols Around the Tree at The Piece Hall

On Sunday 24 December at 12:30pm Halifax Minster Choir will perform festive carols around the Christmas tree in the Piece Hall before parading with the audience down to Halifax Minster for the family friendly Christingle service.

Free. Everyone welcome, no need to book.

Christingle Services are held at Halifax Minster at 1.45pm, 3pm and 4pm and will involve the Elland Silver Youth Band, Carols for all and a real donkey! All children are invited to dress up for the Nativity – as an angel, a shepherd or a King!

 

Silent Discos at the Piece Hall

On Wednesday 27 December,  4pm – 7pm the original Silentdisco.com will be landing in The Piece Hall for a unique party as they host a Silent Teen Disco!

You’ll get a set of wireless headphones to get dancing, these are interactive so you choose the channel you want to listen to while live DJs perform sets featuring everything from dance, R&B, hip hop to rock and pop. This event is a fun fusion of uncoordinated dancing and even less cohesive singing in this very popular party.

Their notorious DJ shows have been to festivals worldwide from Glastonbury, Summersonic (Japan), Big Day Out (Australia), Benicàssim (Spain) and now all the way from Holland to Halifax!

This is for teens only so make the most of it and get together with your friends in the Christmas hols!

Suitable for 13-16 year olds. No alcohol will be served.

Tickets are £10 and can be booked online.

Bringing a large group? When you buy 10 tickets for Silent Disco – Teens at the same time, you’ll receive another one free! (For groups over 15, please contact The Box Office on 01422 525217).

Look out as well for The Big One a silent disco for over 18s only starting at 8pm on the same night Wednesday 27 December.

The following day Thursday 28 December it’s time for all the family to join in 4pm – 7pm.

Christmas Beat It Night at The Salvation

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 Christmas Beat It Night is on Thursday 21 December, 7pm-10:30pm at The Salvation, Bull Green, Halifax and will feature music from The Outsiders. The Magpie Movers will also be performing.

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

 

Calderdale Heritage Walks: Dark Halifax

The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages)

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

Tuesday 26 December – Dark Halifax 

 

Certain areas in central Halifax have experienced objects such as severed heads, ghosts, creaking gibbets, strange burials and other peculiarities – like the guilty pig . Find out more!

Meet John Billingsley at 2.15pm by the West Gate (i.e. top gate) of Halifax Piece Hall.

The complete Winter Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

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

 

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Featuring

  • Christmas Concert at the Town Hall – Tonight!
  • Check Your Local Carol Services
  • Making North Halifax Dementia Friendly
  • Autism-friendly Santa’s Grotto at Eureka
  • Beer and Carols at the Holy Nativity Church

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!

Ovenden Ward Forum Moves to Make North Halifax Dementia Friendly

On Wednesday 13 December at the Ovenden Ward Forum, local residents, Ovenden Ward Councillors Anne Collins, Helen Rivron and Bryan Smith, West Yorkshire Police PCSO Joel Hudson & Karen Scanlon from the North Halifax Partnership took part in a session to raise awareness around Dementia.

Chris Wills from the Alzheimer’s Society highlighted the awareness and what it’s like for someone living with Dementia including a lighthearted bingo game to highlight everyday issues that someone might face that lives with dementia the session which was topped off with them each receiving a Dementia Friends Badge and promising to help make North Halifax Dementia friendly.

From 2018 a steering group will be formed and a small budget to support the development in North Halifax to help make North Halifax a Dementia friendly community.

Anyone who would like to be involved in raising awareness or on a new steering group for North Halifax and have a say about what matters please get in touch with Karen Scanlon on 01422 255402 or email karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk for more information on how you can get involved.