Antiques Roadshow Comes to The Piece Hall

BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow will be filming at the The Piece Hall in Halifax on Sunday 8 July.

Fiona Bruce and the team of Antiques Roadshow experts will be waiting to welcome you, so dust off your family heirlooms and dig out those car boot bargains and bring them along for free advice and valuations to visitors.

The Piece Hall is a stunning 18th-century cloth market reminiscent of Italian palazzo style architecture. Beautifully restored the Hall is now the commercial and cultural focus for the Yorkshire town and this will be the first time Antiques Roadshow has visited the town since 1995.

Doors open at 9:30am and close at 4:30pm. Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome, and no tickets or pre-registration is required.

Visitors are welcome to just turn up on the day but they can also share their stories about the special items they are bringing along using Share Your Story on the Antiques Roadshow website.

Alternatively, email: antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR.

More information, frequently asked questions, and parking information, can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow or on the show’s Facebook page.

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2018

2018 is the 25th Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. For centuries the Calder Valley has been proudly nonconformist and this year the festival is celebrating this and bringing a raft of rule breakers, mark-makers and chance-takers !

Over 9 days Friday 22 June-1 July the lively and diverse line up includes street entertainment, visual arts, music and theatre in surprising locations.

Jewellery Making at Ash Green Children’s Centre

Starting on Thursday 21 June, 10:00am-11:30am Ash Green Children’s Centre, Mixenden HX2 8SN will be holding Jewellery Making Workshops. Design and create your own jewellery using different materials.

A great hobby or even a small business that could be a source of income.

To book a place call 01422 266197 or online http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/

Don’t lose it all for football! Domestic Abuse campaign

West Yorkshire Police is urging fans not to ‘lose it all for football’ after receiving a worryingly high volume of calls relating to domestic abuse incidents during previous major tournaments.

If you are worried about your own behaviour or have been abusive in the past, it is never too late to get help.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are worried about someone you know, speak out, we have specially trained officers who are here to help.  In a non-emergency you can call 101 and ask for your local Safeguarding Unit, but if a crime is in progress or there is a danger to life call 999.

Click here to read the campaign press release

There are also a number of organisations across West Yorkshire who can offer support and advice : –

Calderdale Organisations

Click here for all organisations across West Yorkshire

For more information about support available for both victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse please visit westyorkshire.police.uk/WorldCup18

Friends for Life – Mother and daughter event!

FREE Event!

An evening of soap-making and chat for teenage girls and their mums (or a special aunty, grandma or friend) – Refreshments included

Wednesday 4 July 2018 from 6pm
Illingworth Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, Illingworth, HX2 9RL

*Peer pressure and society*  *Friendships and healthy relationships* *Online safety, grooming  and staying safe* 

Booking only: Call Karen on 07434 702896 or email karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk

RESPECT – Keep Your Partners Safe During the World Cup

The most detailed research into the links between the football World Cup and domestic abuse rates has revealed that in one force area in England and Wales, violent incidents increased by 38% when England lost – but also rose by 26% when they won.

The research, by Lancaster University criminologist Dr Stuart Kirby, a former police officer, monitored police reports of domestic violence during the last three World Cups in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

While domestic violence rose after each England game, incidents also increased in frequency at each new tournament. Separate national research examining the 2010 World Cup echoed the Kirby findings – with domestic abuse reports up 27.7% when the England team won a game, and 31.5% when they lost.

Source: The Guardian June 14, 2014.

What can I do?

We know that on average, domestic abuse rises during World Cup season in the UK. As a charity that mobilises men, White Ribbon UK asks men to be active in stopping this from happening. Domestic abuse is not only tragic, it is illegal.

Football clubs will decide how best they can fulfil their responsibilities.

Organisations must send a clear message that violence against women and children is “completely unacceptable”, joining the chorus for equality and justice, and breaking the silence that surrounds violence against women and girls.

Clubs can also work through their Community Foundations to provide “positive role models to younger people in the community, encouraging healthy and non-abusive relationships”.

Stewards must be expected to challenge any sexist or homophobic remarks. Clubs can be encouraged to display the World Cup posters and other White Ribbon posters, which challenge abusive behaviour and sexism.

Computer Workshops with Lead the Way and Calderdale Libraries

Lead the Way, in partnership with Calderdale Libraries, will be holding their first computer workshop on Thursday 21 June, 2:00-4:00pm at Halifax Central Library.

The workshop is for adults who have a learning disability, and their families and carers. People can come and go as they please, they do not need to stay for the whole session.

It will be a chance for people to have support with things like learning about Facebook, how to send an e-mail, how to keep safe on-line, how to look for things on the internet (surfing),how to fill in forms, how to look at videos and music….and lots more things. We will be holding the workshops across lots of different libraries around Calderdale so keep watching for dates and venues for a workshop near you!

For more information ring 0300 012 0416.