FREE Creative Writing Course at King Cross Library

The aim is to develop writing skills and to produce a collection of work.

Writing exercises suitable for novices or more experienced writers.

Starting with pair work and group writing.

Two meetings per month from 26th January to 25th May on;

  • 26 January 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 9 February 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 23 February 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 9 March 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 23 March 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 6 April 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 27 April 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 11 May 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 25 May 2019 – 1:00pm-3:00pm

For more information, see King Cross Library or telephone: 01422 288028.

Please note, there is a 3 week break between course dates around the Easter holidays.

Understanding Dementia Online Course in February 2019

Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments.

Understanding Dementia is designed to be accessible and appealing to people from diverse backgrounds, including:

The mooc.utas.edu.au website enables access to the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) developed by the University of Tasmania, including the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

Health professionals

  • Community and residential facility support staff
  • People in the early stages of the disease, their families and carers
  • Social scientists
  • Health policymakers
  • Individuals with a general interest in dementia

Understanding Dementia addresses the foremost issues surrounding dementia, providing avenues for discussion as well as rich global networking opportunities to engage with this major international health Issue. The course provides knowledge designed to maximise quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and carers.

To obtain the most from this course, participants should expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week engaging with the content and completing related course activities. There are 7 weeks of scheduled content. After completing the final quizzes for all three modules of the course: ‘The Brain’, ‘The Diseases’ and ‘The Person’, participants will be eligible to download a certificate of completion.

Course Outline
A background on basic brain anatomy and function

The Brain
The Brain provides background content on basic nervous system anatomy and function, followed by a discussion of the diseases that cause dementia, current dementia research and future directions.

Nervous system anatomy

  • Anatomy with Body Central
  • Pathology of dementia
  • Future directions of dementia research
  • Explores the differences between dementia and normal ageing

The Diseases

The Diseases explores differences between normal ageing and dementia, risk factors, issues surrounding diagnosis, as well as medical management.

Difference between normal ageing and dementia

  • Risk factors for dementia
  • Domains of dementia
  • Diagnosis of dementia
  • Younger onset dementia
  • Stages of dementia and focusing support
  • Medical management

The course addresses the difficulties in recognising symptoms, progression and staging of the disease and also what it is like to live with dementia

The Person
The Person addresses difficulties in recognising symptoms, living with dementia, palliation, pain, dementia friendly communities, dementia inclusive design, and non-pharmacological therapies.

Insidious onset of dementia

  • Living with dementia
  • Dementia palliation
  • Non-pharmacological therapies
  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Pain and dementia
  • Advanced dementia symptoms and management
  • Dementia friendly communities
  • Dementia inclusive design

Enrolment Details
Enrolment opens: 4 November 2018
Enrolment closes: 8 March 8 2019 6:00am

Course Details
Course opens: 18 February 2019 10:00pm
Course closes: 3 May 2019 8:00 AM

The Battle of Heptonstall Community Play

The Brutish Multitude are a voluntary group that was formed in early 2018 in the ancient village of Heptonstall West Yorkshire, to research and produce a community play based upon the 1643 English Civil War battle, the Battle of Heptonstall.

The script for The Battle of Heptonstall was written over the summer by commissioned playwright and director Michael Crowley

There will be three shows at St Thomas the Apostle Church in Heptonstall from Thursday 28th February to Saturday March 2nd and  a fourth show at Halifax Minster on March 9th. There is promotional film about the play and the battle itself here.

“I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he; and therefore truly, Sir, I think it’s clear, that every man that is to live under a government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that government; and I do think that the poorest man in England is not bound in a strict sense to that government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under.

Colonel Sir Thomas Rainsborough, Leveller and MP for Droitwich, The Putney Debates 1647.

Tickets are £10 and are available through Eventbrite.

Upcoming Dates for the Daisy Chain Cafe in Ovenden

The future dates for the Daisy Chain Cafe held at Halifax Rugby Union Club, Ovenden are as follows;

Wednesday 13 February 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 13 March 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 10 April 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 08 May 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 12 June 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Wednesday 10 July 2019 1.00-3.00pm

Crafty Time at WomenCentre Halifax

WomenCentre Halifax is holding a Crafty Time workshop with writer and facilitator Emma Decent on Wednesdays, 10:30am-1:00pm (term time only) starting Wednesday 16 January 2019.

A safe space for women to express themselves creatively

  • Connect with others in a safe and supportive environment
  • Express yourself and build confidence through creativity
  • Have fun playing with words and art material

No experience necessary, all women welcome.

For further information contact Lesley Whiting, Learning Co-ordinator

23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN  01422 386500 ext 220 or email Lesley.whiting@womencentre.org.uk

Confidence Lab Course at Halifax Women Centre

WomenCentre Halifax is holding a Confidence Lab Course on
Tuesdays 10:30am-1:00pm (term time only) Starting Tuesday 15 January 2019.

All women welcome to an informal and relaxed women only environment.

For further information contact Lesley Whiting, Learning Co-ordinator

23 Silver Street, Halifax, HX1 1JN  01422 386500 ext 220 or email Lesley.whiting@womencentre.org.uk

Small Grants Available from Children in Need

The Children in Need Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years. Check the information below to see if your project should apply and that you meet the minimum standards for grant-making. But first – have you read about how, together, we improve children’s lives in the UK?

They’ve changed the way the Small Grants programme is delivered:

  • You can now apply for up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years – a total request of £30,000
  • An eligibility checklist has been added to the form, to help you make sure you are able to apply for the funding
  • The form has been updated, so please read carefully and follow the guidance provided in the application pages
  • CIN will still be calling many applicants to gather additional information, but this call will be shorter
  • CIN will use the minimum standards for grant-making to assess whether organisations are eligible. Please read these. If you do not meet these they will be unable to progress your application.

Children in Need want to encourage all applicants, whether new or returning – to carefully read the new application form and all the guidance within to ensure you submit all the information they need to process your application as quickly and effectively as possible.

The deadlines this year so far are 3 March 2019, 11:59pm and 2 June 2019, 11:59pm.

For more information and to apply go to the Small Grants Information Page.