Project_Twelve:31 Have Fun With #calderdalerocks

What a fun packed night for Project_Twelve:31 decorating rocks for #calderdalerocks and their very own #projecttwelve31rocks. Look out for them in Four Fields,  Ovenden.

Learn What Sure Start Children’s Centres Can Do For You!

Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership covers the areas of Illingworth, Mixenden, Ovenden, Northowram & Shelf and parts of Pellon. Holywell Green, Elland, Rastrick and Brighouse. There are 10 Children’s Centres and a Core Services team based within these areas.

They are committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow; this includes embedding British Values into the curriculum and actively promoting these in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The following services are on offer:-

  • Good quality learning combined with full day care provision for children 0-5
  • Child and Family Health Services, including Antenatal Services
  • Parental Outreach
  • Family Support Services
  • Support for Childminders
  • Support for Children and Parents with Special Needs
  • Effective links with Job Centre Plus to support parents and carers who wish to consider Training and Employment
  • Drop in sessions and other activities for children and carers at all centres
  • Termly Programme of Activities for Parents/Families
  • Activities for Families during School Holidays
  • Volunteering Opportunities

For more information on the services on offer visit the website at

Alternatively contact the core services team on 01422 251090.

The Vision is to work with parents and partners to ensure that all children across the area have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children.

To keep people updated with what they are doing more in real time, Sure Start Children’s Centres not only have the main Facebook page,  there are now Facebook pages for each of the individual Children’s Centres which are used to promote the services on offer as well as showing you what’s been going on in daycare.

Why not help to reach a wide audience by visiting and Liking Centre pages as listed below;

Ash Green Children’s Centre
Creations Community Children’s Centre
Elland Children’s Centre
Innovations Children’s Centre
Illingworth Community Children’s Centre
Field Lane Children’s Centre
Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
Wellholme Children’s Centre

Celebrate 25 Years of Ravenscliffe School with Music and Dance

On Friday 11 May, 7:30pm Ravenscliffe High School is hosting a unique evening of music and dance, in celebration of 25 years of the opening of Ravenscliffe High School, Woodbank and Highbury Primary Schools.

The show features the remarkable and often unexpected talents of over 100 students from Calderdale’s three special schools and Copley Primary school.

Jam packed with live music, dance and performance both on stage and screen. The show promises to be a true celebration of 25 fabulous years for the schools. 

Tickets are £10 which includes £1.75 administration charge and are available from the box office at The Victoria Theatre or online at

This is Ravenscliffe’s 4th Victoria Theatre Event and they aim to make it be the best ever.

New Members Wanted for Allstars at Bradshaw Cricket Club

1 Month remains till the Official Launch of Allstars at Bradshaw CC – registration is open now!!

All Stars Cricket provides boys and girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun. The activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment.

By becoming an All Star your child will receive an exclusive Yorkshire All Stars Cricket Junior Vikings membership which gives your child access to all access to all Yorkshire domestic matches at Emerald Headingley and Scarborough (excluding the Vitality Blast fixtures against Lancashire Lightning) in 2018. Sign up to find out more!

Welcome back/Taster session – Friday 4 May, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Bring a friend session – Friday 11 May, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Official launch (session 1 of 8) – Friday 18 May 6.30pm-7.30pm

All sessions are at Bradshaw Cricket Club, Bradshaw Lane, Halifax, HX2 9XB

1st year activators get a starter Kit

  • Bat
  • Hat
  • Backpack
  • Ball
  • Personalised T-Shirt

Returning All Stars in 2018 will get NEW kit!

  • Bat
  • Ball
  • Stumps
  • Kit bag
  • T-shirt with new design!

For more information please contact Charlotte on 07399 457368 or email or visit the website.

Apply to Perform at Routes Festival 2018

There is less than 2 weeks to get your applications in to perform at Routes Festival 2018 on Saturday 23 June!

To apply follow this link to the forms and information on Dropbox.

The Rover – The Actors’ Workshop Studio Group

From Tuesday 17 April to Saturday 21 April, 7:30pm-9:30pm, the Actors’ Workshop Youth Theatre Company presents their production of The Rover, a play by Aphra Behn, one of the first female dramatists, which was first performed in March 1677.

By Peter Lely – Yale Centre for British Art

Aphra Behn was a British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer from the Restoration era. As one of the first English women to earn her living by her writing, she broke cultural barriers and served as a literary role model for later generations of women authors. Rising from obscurity, she came to the notice of Charles II, who employed her as a spy in Antwerp. Upon her return to London and a probable brief stay in debtors’ prison, she began writing for the stage.

She is famously remembered in Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Room of One’s Own: “All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster Abbey, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.”

Her grave is not included in the Poets’ Corner but lies in the East Cloister near the steps to the church.

Tickets for the performance are available from The Box Office on 01422 323688 priced at £8 (£5 concessions).

For more information, visit: The Actors’ Workshop .

Founded in 1985 by Mike and Lottie Ward, The Actor’s Workshop has been sharing its philosophy with young people from Calderdale for nearly 30 years. It was set up in response to the needs of eight lads from the then Local Heath Grammar School for somewhere to continue their interest in the Performing Arts, following the closure of their school. It became a registered charity in 1988, as an independent entity.

During its lifetime approximately nine hundred local teenagers have passed through the Workshop and at least ten times as many citizens of Halifax have been affected by its activities.

Toddler Days at Eureka! Children’s Museum

Two toddler days dedicated to the youngest visitors, with NO schools bookings on either day!

Toddler days are taking place on Thursday 19 April and Friday 20 April at Eureka! Children’s Museum.

Take your pre-schoolers along for two days of drop-in activities specially designed for pre-schoolers. There will be no school bookings for either day, so all spaces (and staff) will be focused on the youngest visitors.

Also there will be extra early years activities taking place in the galleries for under 5s plus!

Join the Green Bean Collection in the Theatre on 19 April for drop-in story sessions.

Activities on Toddler Days are free with standard admission or your Eureka! Annual Pass.