Illingworth Children’s Centre Sports Day and More…

Illingworth Community Children’s Centre will be holding their Sports Day on Tuesday 31 July, 9:30am-11:00am.

There will be lots of sports activities, fun and games to be had for just £1.60 per family.

Keep an eye out also for other events in August such as the Summer Crafts Day on Wednesday 10 August, 9:30am-11:00am and

the Family Fun Day on Saturday 18 August, 12:00pm-2:30pm with the Fun Bus, Jumping Clay, face-painting, rock decorating and much more.

Kids’ Book Club on Mondays at Happy Days Cafe

On Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm from 30 July there will a kids’ book club at Happy Days Cycles and Cafe on Town Hall Street in Sowerby Bridge.

If you’re looking for something fun and creative to do with the little ones now the Summer holidays have arrived then drop in and say hello.

Share a morning of crafts, reading and a love of stories. Bring your own favourite books and join in the fun.


MixMatch 2018 Award for Trinity Academy

Trinity Academy’s White Team were presented with the MixMatch winners shield last week after a closely contested final against the Park Lane Blue Team.

West Yorkshire Fire Service Watch Commanders Oli Crosland and Steve Greenwood, along with Heather Stout from the Ovenden Initiative, presented the shield to the worthy winners at a special assembly held at Trinity Academy on Friday.

As well as winning the shield, the winners will each receive a MixMatch T shirt when they return to school in September.

As you can see from the smiling faces of the team, they and their Principal, Mr Robinson, were very pleased with the result!


RSPCA FUN Day at Shibden Park


Important Announcement: Due to the excessive heat forecast this week, RSPCA has decided to remove the dog show from the fun day on Thursday 26 July, 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Instead the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch will host the Shibden Fun Day, still with plenty of stalls and games to take part in.

If you’re at a loose end for something fun to do with the family during the school holidays why not join them at Shibden Park?….

Vote for the Piece Hall in the National Lottery Awards 2018

Time is running out to vote for the Piece Hall transformation project in the heritage category of the National Lottery Awards 2018.

The winner is purely down to public votes so your vote really does count. We’d love to see The Piece Hall recognised on national television later this year.

It’s really quick and easy to vote:
1. Visit,
2. tweet using #NLAPieceHall
3. retweet a post containing #NLAPieceHall
4. or call 0844 836 9703 (calls cost 5p).

Voting runs until midnight on Friday 27 July 2018.

Let’s celebrate the #distinctiveness of The Piece Hall on a national stage! #VisionCdale2024

Time Out Fitness Sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre

Fitness sessions for 10-19 year olds on Wednesdays at North Bridge Leisure Centre with Time Out Calderdale for a quid- loads of fun.

Time Out fitness Wednesdays start on Wednesday 25 July and are just £1 per session (£2 for both sessions)

Kick about sessions, its up to you to decide! The courts will be hired for 5-a-side, but there will also be volunteers on hand who can run warm ups and teach skills.

Wondering what Sh’bam is? It’s like Zumba but BETTER! Main lights off, disco lights on, and your favourite jams with routines to follow- whether you’re a dancer or not, this class is for everyone.

For more information either message from the Time Out Facebook page or drop Annie an email for more information annie@healthymindscalderdale.

Or just simply show up on the day! Anyone aged 10-19 is welcome.



Emily Bronte Bicentenary : a Walk with Nicky Harlow and Craig Bradley

On Saturday 28 July, 10:00am-12:00pm you can take a walk guided by Nicky Harlow and Craig Bradley.

Starting at the Old Cock Pub, Halifax HX1 1DS where Branwell Bronte drank (and owed money to the landlord) you will pass the medieval Parish Church up Beacon Hill on the ancient Magna Via, and view the site of High Sunderland  –  the now-demolished great hall overlooking Halifax, which reputedly inspired the exterior of Wuthering Heights.

From there, you will walk down to Shibden Hall, home of Anne Lister (and possibly the template for Thrushcross Grange).

The walk, which is approximately 3 miles, will finish at Shibden Park’s Mereside Café, where you can buy a well-earned cuppa.

Beacon Hill is steep, but the rest of the walk is fairly gentle. Ideal for moderate walkers. Do wear sensible shoes/boots.

If it’s raining, the route may be subject to revision.

For more information, see Central Library and Archive or call them on 01422 392630.

Tickets are FREE but should be booked from Ticketsource