Eureka! – 2020 Clubs dates – Access All Areas!


 

Acces All Areas clubs – 2020 dates!

We’re excited to be introducing new club activities in 2020 – Sensory Play and new seasonal activities.

Our clubs are free, include some time exploring the museum before getting crafty and creative with our trained Enablers, and the whole family is invited!

Remember: Places MUST be booked in advance, and clubs do tend to fill up. So give us a call on 01422 330069 to book your places. You can read more about each creative theme on our website.

 

  • Sunday 2nd February
    Tie-Dye
  • Sunday 1st March
    Clay Play
  • Tuesday 7th April
    Easter Fun
  • Tuesday 14th April
    Sensory Play (Down syndrome)
  • Sunday 26th April
    Print Making (Autism)
  • Sunday 10th May
    Stop Motion
  • Sunday 21st June
    Tie-Dye
  • Sunday 12th July
    Clay Play
  • Tuesday 21st July
    Summer Fun
  • Tuesday 28th July
    Print Making

Accessible Santa’s Grotto

Two years ago, we launched our autism-friendly grotto sessions – opening Santa’s Grotto an hour earlier, with bookable timeslots available, and lots of ways to tailor the grotto experience for all children.

We work hard to ensure that our grotto is always accessible, with trained staff and adjustable lighting and sounds. We know, though, that many families with disabled children find it beneficial to be able to book specific timeslots on arrival rather than having to join the grotto queue, and especially so when we open the grotto doors earlier at during a time when the museum is quieter.

An accessible grotto for children with any additional needs
Last Christmas, a few families of disabled children told us that it’s not just children with sensory conditions that would benefit from being able to come to these extra sessions – that children with any disabilities would. So this year we’ve changed things up by introducing our Accessible Grotto Sessions for disabled children and their families!

Our Grotto is always accessible: just let our elves know what changes or support you need and they’ll be happy to accommodate. However, if your child is disabled and would benefit specifically from being able to book a specific slot, during our quietest periods, come along on Grotto Days when we open at 10am and book a visit to the Accessible Grotto on arrival.

Accessible support in ALL grotto sessions:

  • All staff trained in disability awareness
  • Lighting can be subdued, and music turned off if required
  • Adjustments to outfits, e.g. Santa’s Beard

Additional options during Accessible Grotto sessions:

  • Book on arrival and get assigned a time slot so no need to queue. Just come to the grotto at your time!
  • Scheduled when the museum is quieter

To visit the grotto for either session-type, pay at the tills on arrival. Grotto visits are charged in addition to museum admission (remember – essential carers visit free) and cost £4 per child, including a small gift.

Visit the Eureka! website for grotto dates.

Beauty and the Beast at Victoria Theatre
– Signed & Relaxed Performances

It’s panto season again (oh no it isn’t!) for our friends up at the Victoria Theatre and their festive family show will include signed and relaxed performances:

Integrated Signed Performance
Sunday 29 December, 5:30pm & Monday 30 December, 1pm

With British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters involved in the action on-stage and taking part in the performances!

Relaxed Performance, Friday 3 January, 10:30am

Designed to be welcoming to everyone, especially adults and children who may feel unable to access theatre performances for a variety of reasons, for example: parents/carers with noisy infants, people who need or want to move around and/or vocalise during the performance, people with dementia, autism or with other complex access and inclusion needs.

Visit the Victoria Theatre for more information and to book your tickets.

Access all Areas are regular free clubs at Eureka! for children with additional needs and their families.

North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 31 May 2019 – OUT NOW!

Click here to view the latest Friday Flyer…

Featuring;

  • Brighouse 1940s Weekend
  • News from Project_Twelve:31
  • This Weekend – The First Northowrun Races !
  • Activities for Men as Parents Fortnight
  • Have Your Say! Check Your Local Ward Forum

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!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing team@halifaxnorthandeast.com

It may be that one of your friends or colleagues may have forgotten to re-subscribe and is missing their Friday Flyer but no need to worry. They can easily see the Flyer on this blog or subscribe to our mailing  list again by clicking to stay in touch

Digital Dimensions at Eureka! Children’s Museum

Sound, Motion, Vision!

Step into Digital Dimensions for the latest takeover of the Spark gallery at Eureka!

From 25 May – 30 November 2019, experience digital activities for kids, including innovative motion tracking, touch-triggered games, and crack the code to reveal different digital effects.

Created by Live Visual Design & Production students from Backstage Academy. Digital Dimensions mixes vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds to create an immersive exhibition for children to explore and enjoy.

  • Test your skills against our musical cubes
  • Travel through a colourful tunnel of motion-capture screens
  • Unlock some truly magical doors to digital dimensions

Clothes Swap Party at the Grayston Unity

The Grayston Unity (by Halifax Town Hall) will be holding a Clothes Swap party on Tuesday 4 June, 8:00pm-10:00pm in aid of the Happy Days homeless charity.

If you love

  • clothes and fashion
  • good atmosphere and tunes
  • free nibbles
  • and supporting a great cause … this little party is just a thing for you!

Bring your unwanted clothes and accessories. All must be wearable, washed and in good condition ready for a little swap.

There will be a small entry charge of £3 – ALL profit will go to a local charity called Happy Days which helps homeless people find new homes.

If you’d like to start dropping your items at 7:30pm it’ll be great.

They’ll need approx 30 min to organise and hang the items so swapping will start at 8:00pm and finish at 10:00pm. Pop in at any time between these hours!

Moving Forward with Project_Twelve:31 at Trinity Academy

Project_Twelve:31 had a session on building confidence and self-esteem at Trinity Academy looking at how others perceive and judge us.

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The group were kind enough to help at the heartfelt very emotional & funny ‘Last Memory’ play by Alan Stockdill at Moorside Community Primary School, raising awareness for dementia.

On 14 May the group had a talk concerning Pushing Back Our Rights with Ward Officer Chris Newton and PCSO Shepard West Yorkshire Police.

They also have had a brilliant night of old fashioned fun & games earlier in May and they would like to thank Busoasis  for coming to talk. Project_Twelve :31 have been lucky enough to be involved in some of the amazing work of Hope for Justice charity fighting against modern slavery. On 14 May they had an amazing session exploring the Freedom Project with Project Hope.

Back in April they even got to rock at the Trinity Academy!

Walk, Stream Dip and Picnic at Jerusalem Farm

Meet Philip Singh in the car park at Luddenden on Friday 31 May,  10:00am for a walk to Jerusalem Farm (approximately 1.5 miles each way) followed by a stream dip and a picnic (bring your own food!).

Sturdy shoes or walking boots needed for walk, bring wellies for the stream dip, a towel and spare socks. Booking is essential. To book, visit Ticket Source.

Suitable for children aged 5+ (No unaccompanied children).

Survey of Young People’s Experience with Doctors

Are you a Young Person (aged 12-25) living in Calderdale?

If the answer is YES then this survey by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is for you!

Help us to review your experience at your Doctors.

Going to your doctors is important, right?

We are interested in finding out about your experience at the doctors. We are gathering as much information as we can. This will help us understand what works well, what doesn’t work so well. This will help us identify if any improvements need to be made.

Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey. It is anonymous, which means that we do not know who is taking the survey. We will just collect all the results so we can get a good picture of what young people’s experience of going to the doctors is in Calderdale.

You can take the survey by clicking on this link https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/young-peoples-experience-at-gp-practices-in-calderdale/

Some of the questions just need a tick, other questions ask you to write an answer. Please give these questions careful thought and answer as honestly as possible.

Even if you hardly ever, or don’t go to the doctors, we still want to hear from you!

Let’s work together to make a difference.

If you need support to give your view or prefer to tell us your story please contact:

Alexis Ritchie at Calderdale CCG
Tel: 01924 504956
Email: Alexis.Ritchie@northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk

Lydia Pignataro at Barnardo’s Positive Identities
Tel: 01422 371993
Email: lydia.pignataro@barnardos.org.uk

This engagement will last for six weeks.
The closing date for all responses is Midday on Monday 3 June 2019.

Thank you for taking the time to share your views and completing this survey!