Crafts with Dan – Plastic Bottle Piggy Planter

In the UK over 35.8 million bottles are consumed each day and sadly, a staggering 16 million of these fail to reach plastic recycling facilities.
As part of a North Halifax Partnership project around recycling and the environment our Ward Link Worker Dan Marham is here to share some creative ways to make use of one of the largest contributors to plastic pollution…. Single use plastic bottles!

We hope you enjoy the first installment of Crafts with Dan!

Have a go at making your own plastic bottle planters and send us your photos via Facebook messenger at Halifax North & East or Tweet your pictures @hxnorthandeast

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Create and Talk English at VAC

Learn about making jewellery, try basket weaving, make a candle stand and practise your English while you create with tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Thursday 3, 10 and 17 December – 1.30pm to 3pm
At Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY

To get involved email

Christmas Fayre at Halifax Town Hall

HXTH xmas fayreFun for all the family at the Halifax Town Hall Christmas Fayre with hot & cold refreshments, arts/crafts, children’s activities, tombola’s, Santa’s grotto and more.

Saturday 28 November – 11am to 4pm
At Halifax Town Hall, Halifax, HX1 1ZS

Admission is FREE – Proceeds to the Mayor’s Charities: Parkinson’s UK (Halifax & District Branch) and Calderdale Women Centre.

Summer Craft Fair at Shibden Hall

Go along to Shibden Hall for a Summer Craft Fair and get involved with a variety of activities including a raffle and tombola with the friends of Shibden Park and Estate.

On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July.

Everyone welcome to go along, just turn up on the day.

Pennine Magpie – April 2015 Newsletter

pennine magpieClick here to view the latest Pennine Magpie Newsletter…

Pennine Magpie is a charity based in North Halifax which aims to improve the lives of people who have learning difficulties by providing the skills needed to lead more independent and fulfilling lives.

Pennine Magpie offer a dynamic service designed to enhance lives through care, support, creative learning, social and leisure activities such as:

  • Recreation
  • Art & Crafts
  • Exercise & Sport
  • Independent living
  • Work experience and much more

If you would like to find out more call Gill Sheard on 01422 383550, email or visit