Happy Thriftmas! December 10th at Forest Cottage

Come to a Christmas fair unlike any other you’ve ever been!

Saturday 10th December from 1pm to 4pm!

This event is the first and possibly one of its kind!

A family Fun Day with Tips and Tricks to save money and enjoy a Greener Christmas!

Free Event – bring an unwanted gift to ‘Swish’ if you wish!

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This is a free community event where you can enjoy some festive fun, craft and
refreshments but with hints and tips on ways to save money whilst enjoying a greener
Christmas.

Christmas can be a stressful time, with the pressure to provide a magical experience for everyone. Even without the cost of living crisis, the festive season can put a strain on our budgets.

We’ve done the number crunching and put together our best tips for saving money without compromising on how you celebrate.

Come along to find ways to do things a bit differently with handmade gifts and decorations and tips to create new traditions that really make Christmas special.

There will also be local organisations to talk about the services and support they offer
to advise and assist local people.

Swishing!

Bring along any unwanted gifts, Christmas jumpers or other festive things for our
swishing table and swap them for something you could make better use of instead.

There will lots of ideas, hints and activities showing easy ways to reduce the environmental impact of Christmas while still maintaining those traditions we all know and love!

Venue: Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, HX2 8AD

There is a carpark available and the building is accessible on the ground floor.

For more information, please call 01422 392 767
or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Square Chapel Arts Centre celebrating 250th anniversary on Saturday December 3rd

You are invited to join us in celebrating our 250th anniversary on Saturday 3rd of December at Square Chapel Arts Centre.

We will be showcasing the history of our fantastic site as well as the talents of our diverse community and of those who have a special connection with Square Chapel. An opportunity to network, or just enjoy the festivities with friends. Come help us commemorate the milestone of not only 250 years since the chapel was constructed but also 30 years since receiving arts centre status and 1 year since re-opening.

The event kicks off from midday and will include live music, historic talks, and free tasters from our new menu.

Please feel free to share this invitation within your networks, the itinerary for the day is as follows:

Live Music

12:00-19:45       Live Acoustic Music in the Atrium

Join us in our Atrium space from 12:00 for back-to-back acoustic performances from musicians that have featured previously in our weekly Friday Night Live showcase.

Admission to our Atrium is FREE, but please register here.

19:00-22:30       250 Years of Square Chapel Celebration Concert

Celebrating 250 years since the original building was constructed, 30 years since receiving Arts Centre status and one year since officially reopening to the public. Featuring local talents who have a special connection with Square Chapel making for an enjoyable, inclusive and accessible evening. We are also delighted to announce that Channel 4 will be with us to capture some of the performance for an upcoming documentary.

This event is ticketed, please purchase your tickets here.

20:00-23:00       Live DJs in the Atrium

From 20:00 our celebration will culminate with back-to-back DJ sets, including an unmissable hour with Phoenix FM’s NRG X-Press host and Calderdale Pride icon Bazz/Dame Shirley Bazzey.

Admission to our Atrium is FREE, but please register here.

Historical Talks & Tours

12:30-13:00       David Glover – Tombstones: In Celebration of Square Chapel’s 250th Year: 1772-2022

A 30-minute stroll around the graveyard at Square Chapel with David Glover hearing stories of some named on the stones: the Bradley engineers, the Kershaws, the early Crossleys, the Glendinings, Thomas Rawlinson and the last Tristram.

This tour is weather permitting and will be replaced with an indoor presentation in Cornerstone if the weather is poor, this event is ticketed, please purchase your tickets here.

14:15-16:00       David Glover – An Illustrated Presentation to Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Square Chapel

David Glover returns with a commemorative presentation in celebration of Square Chapel’s 250th year, spanning the era of Titus Knight all the way to the 21st Century expansion.

This event is ticketed, please purchase your tickets here.

Food & Drink

12:45-20:30       Free Food Samples in the Atrium

Samples of our new menu launching in 2023 will be served throughout the day in collaboration with Bam Bam’s Vegan Kitchen. Our Seven Bro7hers bar will be open all day as usual serving a range of real ales and keg beers, wines, spirits, hot and soft drinks.

Admission to our Atrium is FREE, but please register here.

We do hope you can join us, on behalf of the Square Chapel team.

Celebrate Warley Christmas Lights switch on December 3rd

The switch on of the lights of the Warley Christmas Tree will take place on the 3rd December and starts at 3.00pm when Father Christmas will be in his Grotto at the back of The Maypole.

To celebrate there will be Tombola, free mulled wine with mince pies, Christmas cake or Ginger bread men.

The lights will be switched on at 4.00pm and the event will finish at 4.30pm.

Come share some festive cheer with us! Everyone welcome, we would love to see you there!

CFFC Networking Event November 30 at the Old Brodleians RUFC

You’re invited to the CFFC Membership Event

Members and

Non- Members are all warmly welcomed

Wednesday 30th November

12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Old Brodleians Rugby Club, Hipperholme, Halifax HX3 8JT

It been great to see that people have an appetite for getting back to networking and also for feeling part of the community and want to be part of the group helping Calderdale thrive and be a great place to live and work.

You’re invited to our monthly membership event for like minded people who support CFFC so we can connect people who care with local causes that matter. There will be open networking and a delicious lunch provided courtesy of our sponsor Neil Davidson, who will also be telling us a bit about his Community CPR Fund.

Register your free place here

There will be open networking over lunch, short presentations then speed networking so you get the opportunity to meet as many people as possible.

Not got around to applying to be a member yet?

If you would like to become a member, here is the link to complete the application form.

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member

Reminder : Staying Warm with Staying Well November 3rd at Pellon Christ Church

We are very excited for our upcoming Staying Well event at Pellon Christ Church!

Thursday 3rd November from 12:00 – 15:00
Christ Church Pellon

You will receive a warm welcome, a hot drink and delicious soup as well as information and support about various services in Calderdale to keep yourselves and your homes warm this winter!

SOUP AND A BREW SERVED FROM MIDDAY!

If you want further information, please email
Zain.Ghani@calderdale.gov.uk.

The venue is accessible.

Venue : Christ Church Pellon, 5 Church Ln, Pellon, Halifax HX2 0EF

 

Looking forward to seeing you!

Last chance to book onto to the CFFC Membership event on Wednesday 26th October 2022

You’re invited to the CFFC Membership Event

Members and Non- Members are all warmly welcomed

Wednesday 26th October
12.30 pm to 2.30 pm
Alexanders Bar
Wharf Street
Sowerby Bridge
HX6 2AG

If you’re not on holiday for half term next week, and want to book onto Wednesday’s event, please book on today.

You’re invited to monthly membership event for like minded people who support CFFC so we can connect people who care with local causes that matter. There will be open networking and a buffet lunch provided courtesy of our sponsor Nigel Cliffe from Value Exchange. We’d like to thank Nigel for his support and if you’re a little embarrassed about your LinkedIn profile, why not check out his LinkedIn courses?

Register your free place here

There will be open networking over lunch, then speed networking so you get the opportunity to meet as many people as possible.

Not got around to applying to be a member yet?

If you would like to become a member, here is the link to complete the application form.

Click here to find out more about applying to become a member

Halloween Party with Friends of Shroggs Park and AGM October 29

You are cordially invited to the Friends of Shroggs Part Halloween Family Event

Saturday 29th October 2022 – 11am to 1pm

The Event will take place at

St Georges Church Hall, Lilac Street, HX3 5BT

There will be fun activities for the entire family, with arts and crafts sessions  for all to take part.

Try our pumpkin soup, go on a scavenger hunt, turn a milk bottle into a spooky ghost lantern or build an insect hotel for the adorable creepy crawlies found in our garden! And much more!

The event will be followed by the group’s AGM.

Saturday 29th October 2022 – 11am to 1pm

Find us on Facebook @ The Friends of Shroggs Park Group for further information