LIGHT UP OUR LIVES – Black African Culture & Heritage March 21st

LIGHT UP OUR LIVES – Black African Culture & Heritage STORIES : SONG : DANCE : FASHION“If you do not know where you are from you cannot tell where you are going.”The ‘Light Up Our Lives’ project is a unique and innovative intergenerational project with the aim of inspiring and empowering members of our Black African community here in Calderdale. We have been working with members of Light Up BAHC; learning the importance of cultural heritage in Black African nations. We now want to share that learning with you … to share with the wider community the beauty, reverence and joy of African traditions, identity and cultural expression.

Join us at The Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough Halifax on 21st March 2023 at 1 – 2.30PM

Join members of local charity LIGHT UP BAHC and children from Beech Hill and Holy Trinity Primary Schools for an uplifting celebration with verd de gris arts!

To book contact: Sharon Marsden 07907 822323 or Bola Adams 07550699459

Artwork by: MISKI

Join us as we share the art of traditional storytelling, dance, drumming and song, to learn more about Black African Heritage. We are bringing local children together with community members, and we want you to come and share with us in this exciting and uplifting production event.LightUp Black and African Heritage Calderdale has one of its core aims to protect and safeguard African culture and heritage in Calderdale:“As custodians of Black and African Culture and Heritage BAHC we want to find ways to commission African cultural and social events: to promote and raise the profile of the Black African community in the region, and facilitate a better understanding of African culture and heritage within other local communities. This will include developing ways to help shine light the multifarious aspects of individual countries and people’s culture from precolonial and colonial times.” Bola Adams, Director LIGHT UP BAHCVerd de gris arts works to promote and celebrate cultural heritage in communities across the North of England. We are particularly interested in the ways in which cultural heritage can help minority / marginalised communities respond to community identity, racial intolerance, health and well-being inequalities, social and economic disadvantage.To book contact: Sharon Marsden 07907 822323 or Bola Adams 07550699459Keep up to date with other events as they happen by following our Facebook page Verd de gris arts and on Twitter and InstagramTwitter @verddegrisInstagram @verddegris

Bonfire 2022 events near you

Source : Halifax Courier : Bonfire Events Halifax, Elland, Todmorden

Please let us know of any bonfire events we’re not aware of!

Elland Bonfire

Saturday, November 5 from 5.30pm to 8pm at Hullen Edge Recreation Ground. Organised by Elland Round Table. Tickets available from

Siddal Fireworks Disco

Friday, November 4 from 7pm to 9pm at Siddal Ex-Servicemen’s and Social Club. Free entry.

Next Level Firework Extravaganza

Friday, November 4 from 4pm at Next Level, Dean Clough. Free entry.

Brods Big Bonfire

Friday, November 4 from 4pm at Old Brodleians RUFC in Hipperholme. Tickets are available from behind the club’s bar.

Todmorden Cricket Club Bonfire and Fireworks

Saturday, November 5 from 5.30pm at the cricket club. Tickets available from Todmorden Cricket Club, Todmorden News Centre or

Casa Bonfire Night Party

Saturday, November 5 at Casa Brighouse from 6pm. DJs, fireworks and a laser show. Tickets from

Annapurna Indian Dance Company : Autumn Oil Lamps November 6th

Annapurna Indian Dance Company present Autumn Oil Lamps, a celebration of the Indian Festival of Lights Diwali, featuring storytelling and traditional dances and music.

This Free entry event is taking place at Dean Clough Mills

Sunday November 6th from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Booking essential.

There will be delicious Indian snacks available to buy.

The Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough Mills, HX3 6AX

For more details and tickets, visit:


Book through Eventbrite

FREE Writing workshops at Phoenix FM

phoenix fm logoIf you’re a young person (aged 14 +) and you like writing, why not join local writer Gaia Holmes for a series of FREE writing workshops at Phoenix FM, D/DG Mill, Halifax, HX3 5AX.

During the workshops you will play with language, look at a variety of writing styles and radio techniques and work towards producing a feature for broadcast which will explore the hopes, fears, dreams and wishes of characters that live on a fictional street in West Yorkshire.

In the Easter holidays the sessions will be held on Thursday 9 April 2015 from 9am to 12noon and from 1pm to 4pm and you are welcome to go along to one session or stay all day.

During term time the sessions will be held every Wednesday starting Wednesday 15 April from 4pm to 7pm. You can go along to as many sessions as you like.

If you are under 18,  you will need you to take a completed consent form. For more details contact Sara on 01422 365923 or email

Children and Young People Information Day

Sector Support Calderdale.This event is aimed at organisations who offer services to children and young people and will be held on Tuesday 2 December from 9.30am to 3pm at The Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough Mills, Halifax.

The  event is FREE and lunch will be provided on the day.

Please see the schedule below for information on what will happen throughout.

  • 9.30 – 10.00 – Registration
  • 10:00 – 10:15 – Welcome/introductions
  • 10:15 – 10:45 – Presentation with Gemma Stothard, BBC Children in Need Officer
  • 10:45 – 11:00 – Refreshments
  • 11:00 – 11:45 – Section 11 audit – presentation, Q&A
  • 11:00 – 12:00 – One-to-one sessions – Gemma Stothard Children in Need
  • 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch/network
  • 1:00 – 3:00 – SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) Reforms – The local Picture & Developing the Local Offer.

To book a place at this event, please email or call the team on 01422 345174.

If you have any accessibility or dietary requirements, please let us know.