Opening at Bankfield Museum on Saturday 10 February will be an exhibition ‘Interpretations of Calderdale Museums Pattern Book Collection’ by the Textile Art Group. Discover intricate details, long forgotten patterns and learn more about the history of the textile industry. The exhibition will include art works created by the Textile Art Group inspired by this fascinating collection.
Members of the Textile Art Group will be in the Link Gallery demonstrating a number of different crafts and talking about their work. Free, drop in activity for all ages.
Other activities around this exhibition which continues until 2 June include;
Through my Sketchbooks with Vivienne Brown
Saturday 17 March, 1.30pm to 4pm
Bookmaking with Helen Smith & Joan Burnip
Saturday 24 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm
Needlepunch Felt & Fibre Painting with Jackie Ford and Denise Teed
Saturday 14 April, 11am to 2pm
The Halifax and District Irish Society organise the “Over 50’s Luncheon Club” which takes place at The Pellon Social Club, Moor End Road, Halifax. Meetings are usually held every 2 weeks but keep an eye out for the entertainment listings to confirm this.
The Luncheon Club usually operates from 12 noon to about 3pm. (Open from 11.15am).
Live entertainment, dancing, free door entry ticket raffle, main raffle, bingo, domino card and full buffet meal; all this for only £4.00 per member.
All members are issued with a membership card. There is no annual subscription. Members are advised to have this card with them when attending any Luncheon Club meeting. Any lost cards will be replaced without charge.
Dated and numbered tickets are provided and entered into separate free door entry ticket raffle for a £10.00 prize.
Members are asked to advise the committee if bringing a guest. Guests will also pay a charge of £4.00 but they are not entered into the free door entry ticket raffle.
Below are the listings for February to June 2018;
1 February “KEEP IT COUNTRY”
15 February “NICKY JAMES”
1 March “DERMOT DOYLE”
17 March “SEAN KELLY”
(St.Patrick’s Day – Saturday 12-4)
29 March “SALLY GLENNON”
12 April “PETER MYLETTE”
26 April “DERMOT DOYLE”
10May “SALLY GLENNON”
24 May “GED GRAHAM”
7 June “KEEP IT COUNTRY”
16 June “THE FABS”
21 June “PETER MYLETTE”
For Further Information Contact Maurice Kidney by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01422 343483.
Halifax has been chosen as one of the eight host locations for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, meaning a stage of the race will start or finish in the town!
The stages for the newly expanded fourth edition will begin or end in:
Barnsley (South Yorkshire)
Beverley (East Yorkshire)
Doncaster (South Yorkshire)
Leeds (West Yorkshire)
Richmond (North Yorkshire)
Scarborough (North Yorkshire)
Organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) revealed that the newly expanded four-day men’s race will take place between 3-6 May. The Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire – which is doubling in size from one to two days – will be held over 3-4 May.
The third edition of the Tour de Yorkshire took place this April and saw the race go from strength to strength once again. A record 2.2 million spectators lined the route and generated £64 million for the Yorkshire economy. The action was also beamed live in 180 countries and attracted 9.7 million global TV viewers on Eurosport and ITV alone.
Next year’s Tour will once again see the return of the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride sportive and give the chance for Tour Makers to volunteer on the race route and help welcome the millions of spectators.
The full 2018 race route will be unveiled on Tuesday 5 December 2017 – this announcement will include exact start and finish locations and the distance and profile of each stage.
Starting on 27 May the Mixenden Activity Centre Peer mentors completed a 170 mile cycle trip from Morecombe to Bridlington going from Lancashire to Yorkshire – the Way of the Roses rather than the wars of the roses.
The group have learnt so much over the past few weeks and throughout this journey… The group raised around £1000 towards there summer expedition to the Czech Republic and have already completed national accreditations in First aid and are working on young navigators award, food hygiene and health and safety awards… as well as being involved in stop and search scrutiny panel and working on the community cohesion and the prevent agenda in the local area. Each individual has developed themselves personally in different ways from believing in themselves and their ability, patience and tolerance of each other, team work and supporting each other in difficult times as well as achieving something that will live with them forever….
Here is the story of their road trip as told by themselves!
Day 1 Morecombe ⇒ Settle 36 miles
5.30am we all met at MAC to begin our journey to Morecombe to start the way of the roses……. We arrived; got set up and set off on the 170 miles to Bridlington….. via settle, Pateley bridge and Stamford Bridge.
The start was nice and flat heading out on cycle paths towards Lancaster. After heading under the M6 motorway the group started to feel the hills of the Yorkshire Dales… just before we arrived in Clapham we heard the Thunder in the distance and the skies start to darken…. As we headed towards Austwick the heavens opened… torrential rain and hail stones…. We got battered for about 5 mins before meeting the van and hiding for cover…. The group sat for about 20 mins while the downpour continued with only about 5 miles of the day remaining… Once the weather had slowed we headed out only to be caught again by the torrential rain Helwith bridge… this time to roads turned to rivers but the group were in high spirits as the end of the day was in sight…..
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- Half term fun for children of all ages next week!
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Have a great weekend!
Get all arty in our arts and crafts sessions; beat your friends at table tennis; sing your favourite tunes with karaoke in the atrium; climb to new heights in our bouldering tunnel; see what you can do wearing a bumper ball in our zorbing sessions; and come help us celebrate the half term break with an end of week DJ party.
Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June – 2pm to 4pm
Click here for a full list of activities taking place in the May half term
No need to book, just turn up