Morrisons Illingworth Ask for Henry and get a Jacket Potato until November 6th

Morrisons Supermarket in Illingworth are kindly offering a free Jacket Potato with baked beans to anyone who is hungry or struggling with the cost of living.

To get your potato, just ask one of the for cafe staff HENRY.

This initiative is available to all Morrisons that have their own cafe on site.

This offer ends Sunday 6th November and is only available while stocks last.

Halifax North and East Friday Flyer 28 October 2022 – OUT NOW!

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This week:

  • Halloween and Bonfire Events Near You!
  • Making Space Winter Warmer Lunch Club from November 3
  • Shining Rainbows activities near you starting this November!
  • Reminder : Staying Warm with Staying Well November 3rd at Pellon Christ Church

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HOT Networking – Level-up Your Business with Haroon Rashid

Become a commercial superstar and learn how to read and drive the numbers, at this month’s HOT Networking.

Gain tips and advice on how to become commercially savvy, at November’s HOT Networking Event.

We’ll be joined by Haroon Rashid, from the Business Fixer, to learn all about the commercial skills you need to level-up your business through a business turnaround story. This is the story of Haroon’s latest business turnaround. The company was losing £100K a month. Armed with a mantra of ‘Clarity is King, Simplicity is Queen’ Haroon took the company from -£100K to £60K profit in just 3 months. In this talk Haroon will cover:

  • The 4 things a Fixer needs to get the job done
  • The approach
  • Understanding the numbers
  • Getting buy-in
  • How to prioritise
  • Setting the culture
  • Execution

In this HOT Networking Event you’ll be guided through the commercial elements of business and how to stay on top of your finance and even skyrocket your profitability, with expert advice from a turnaround specialist. Learn what to focus on and how to remain goal oriented, with top tips and examples of the techniques you can implement.

This event is a must for any business owners, start-ups or freelancers looking to become more commercial and read numbers for business success.

Event Order:

  • 8am-8.30am – Arrival & Breakfast
  • 8:30am-9am – Welcome and Opening Pitches
  • 9am – 9:30am – HOT Networking: Level-Up Your Business
  • 9:30am-10am – Q&A and close

As ever, HOT Networking attendees are welcome to stay on after the event to use our atrium and co-working facilities for the rest of the day.

See you there!

BBC art show winner to deliver painting challenge in Halifax

The winner of the BBC One’s TV painting competition ‘The Big Painting Challenge’ is set to deliver an exciting painting challenge of her own at a Halifax art school.

Suman Kaur, who was crowned winner of the show in 2017, is working with Artworks, an art school, gallery space and artist studios based in Halifax, to deliver the six-week course designed to help participants develop their painting skills. Starting on the 31 October, the course will feature a new challenge each week, including still life, portraits, landscape and life drawing.

Suman will also deliver a one-off life drawing workshop on 5 November that will focus on the drapery of clothing on the human figure, rather than the nude form.

Suman, a Leeds-based artist, specialises in portraiture and figurative work. Alongside her win on The Big Painting Challenge, she is also a Royal Scholar under the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship trust and her works have featured within numerous exhibitions, including Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Patchings Art Festival and Cass Art – Artist of the Year Exhibition. She has also had work permanently acquired by Leeds Art Galleries and Museums.


Artist, Suman Kaur, said:

 “I’m thrilled to be working with Artworks to deliver this exciting new painting course. My experience on The Big Painting Challenge was life changing. The support and feedback I received throughout my journey on the show really helped me to develop my skills and confidence and take my painting to the next level. I’m looking forward to helping others experience the joy of painting and develop their own unique style through this course.”

Artworks is also known as the ‘The Everybody School of Art’ due to its ethos of inclusivity, no matter a person’s age, background or ability. The organisation delivers a varied programme of courses and workshops throughout year to enable people from all walks of life to experience the benefits of art and creativity.

Artworks Director, Lauren Iredale, said:

“We’re so excited to welcome the fantastic Suman to our Artist Educator team.  This painting challenge is the perfect accompaniment to our existing programme of courses and workshops.

Students can have fun with the themed challenges in a relaxed and supportive environment while also being able to call on Suman’s expertise to further develop their painting skills. We can’t wait to see how our students blossom under her tutelage.”

Places for Suman’s 6-week Painting Challenge and one-off Drapery Life Drawing workshop are now available to book on Artworks website:

VSI Alliance Update 28 October 2022

VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

Read the latest updates from the VSI alliance. You will find information on local events and available training, job opportunities and volunteering options. The newsletter also highlights current campaigns and consultations.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact, or visit for more contact details.

Next OSCA Tabletop sales: November 6th and 20th starting at 9am

Remember remember the 6th of November, our Table Top sale will be on!

OSCA Foundation are continuing their sales events. With the days getting darker and colder, these sales are now Table Top sales taking place in the Enderby hall at Forest Cottage.

Sellers can arrive for 8:30am and buyers can come from 9am. Tables will be provided. It’s £5 per table.

Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available to purchase for a reasonable price.

Next confirmed sales events: November 6th and November 20th

Proceeds go towards organising more events at the OSCA including live music gigs.

Other activities at the OSCA Foundation

OSCA foundation
Forest Cottage
Cousin Lane
Ovenden, HX2 8AD


Making Space Winter Warmer Lunch Club from November 3

Starting on Thursday November 3rd, a new Lunch Club from Making Space.

To help carers through the winter months we have decided to set up a weekly Winter Warmer Lunch Club.

Each Thursday we will be providing a quality warm meal, hot drinks and cakes to carers and the person they care for. We will also have items to take away such as tins, jars, cupboard essentials and breakfast items. We will have staff and volunteers on hand to give you advice and information of other winter support available and there will also be activities or entertainment and a free raffle!

The club is proposed to run from November to March, every Thursday 12pm-3pm at Boothtown Methodist Church.

To find out more please ring our office on 01422 369101