The Return of Orange Box Rock School

Following the summer break, Rock School has returned to Orange Box at Blackledge, Halifax and will be running on Monday 24 September, 6:30pm-8:00pm then on 1, 8, 15, 22 October, 12, 19, 26 November
and 3 December.

These exciting workshops for aspiring songwriters and musicians aged 11 to 16 – from beginners to those with some experience.

Working with professional musicians, you can explore all aspects of music-making, from the nuts and bolts of song-writing to chord progressions, composition and recording.

Meet like-minded people, form a band, share your ideas and learn new skills!

Bring your own equipment or use theirs. Sessions take place on Monday evenings, with additional opportunities to perform to the public.

The Rock School is delivered in partnership by Square Chapel and Orange Box – to find out more please telephone Square Chapel’s Box Office on 01422 349422, or email

Orange Box Rock School is supported by Youth Music using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan at Pellon Baptist Church

Pellon Baptist Church, Spring Hall Lane, Halifax HX1 4AU is holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning  on Friday 28 September, 10:15am-11:45am.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28 September is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer.

People all over the UK are asked to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan.


Macmillan Coffee Morning at St. Hilda’s Church, Halifax

The coffee morning this year at St. Hilda’s Church, Gibraltar Road, Halifax HX1 4HE will be on Saturday 29 September, 10:00am-12:00pm. The £2 admission includes tea, coffee and cake and everyone is welcome.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer.

People all over the UK are asked to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan.


Islam and Mental Health Women’s Event at Madni Mosque

Find out more about Mental Health and how to look after yourself at this Ladies only event on Wednesday 10 October, 9:30am-1:00pm at Madni Mosque, Gibbet Street, Halifax HX1 5LE. There will be speakers of Urdu and Punjabi and Service Providers will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Refreshments will be available.
For further information please contact:
Neelam Singh: 01422 345154
Zeenat Hussain: 07920 082174

Baby and Toddler Event from Sure Start at Threeways Gym

Innovations Children’s Centre is holding a FREE baby and toddler event on Wednesday 26 September, 10:00am-11:30am at Threeways Gym on Nursery Lane, Ovenden HX3 5XS.

As well as Bookstart and Baby Massage there will be the usual Arts and Crafts and Rhythm Time.

To find out more and book a place, call Innovations on 01422 248222.

Blondin Gala and Tightrope Walk at the Piece Hall

Don’t miss this closing summer spectacle on Saturday 15 September, 6:30pm-10:30pm, The Blondin Gala – a celebration of the historic event when in 1861 international sensation Blondin completed a tightrope walk across The Piece Hall.

The Bullzini Family will recreate this great high wire feat for this specially commissioned show for the big occasion. The lead performers are Chris and Phoebe Bullzini, who have worked together for over seven years as wire walkers and are the only UK couple to have tied the knot while on the wire.

The Gala will feature an array of artists and performances for the audience to explore, including side show curiosities, vaudeville style street theatre, circus acts and magic to make this an evening to remember.

The programme includes: The Bullzini Family, Mark Mark, George Orange, Norvil & Josephine, Copperdollar, Artizani, Ian Marchant, Matt Bernard, Madame Zuccinni, Mat Ricardo and Circus 250 Caravan

Alongside the entertainment there will also be a host of food and drink pop-ups with belly-warming options and some circus style treats.

This event forms part of the nationwide Circus250 celebrations and is over the Heritage Open Days Weekend. Families can book onto the Making Magic workshop to get involved in during the daytime.

Book now by going to the Piece Hall website.


North and East Halifax Friday Flyer 14 September – OUT NOW!

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  • Rock and Roll with Dementia Friends Sowerby Bridge
  • QUEST Video Game Music and Dance at Victoria Theatre
  • Bradshaw Cricket Club Charity Match
  • Have Your Say in the Local Plan Consultation
  • Northowram Gin Festival Coming Soon
  • Advertise Your Macmillan Coffee Morning

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