Weekly football sessions at Calderdale College with Crossley Juniors girls AFC

Crossley Juniors AFC girls section have teamed up with Calderdale College to provide weekly football sessions at the college to further promote girls participation in football.

The Wildcats is for girls aged 5-11, running at the Inspire Centre indoor football hall.

Starting Monday 12 September at 4:30pm

The Squad is for girls aged 12-14 and takes place in the college’s Astro turf football grounds.

Starting Wednesday 21 September at 5 pm

Both sessions last one hour.

For more details and to book either session:

Visit : www.events.thefa.com

Contact : Cameron.fletcher@calderdale.ac.uk
07980 684 907

Venue : Calderdale College, Francis Dtreet HX1 3UZ

From Flavourfest 2022 (June 26-27th)

We visited Flavourfest 2022 at the Inspire Centre of Calderdale College and were impressed by the displays brought to us by local businesses!



The weather was suitably accommodating for the several local traders, businesses, craftspeople and food makers of Calderdale. There was a variety of stalls of foods from many corners of the world, hand crafted products, business startups as well as established organisations.

Anila and Alison at the Outback stall

We said hello to Anila and Alison who were at the Outback Stall, showcasing some of their own honeycomb, elderberry cordial, preserves and salad, among other things.

These were all produced by things grown at the Outback at Jubilee Children’s centre. The ladies briefly spoke about intercepting unspoiled food that would have otherwise been wasted to landfill and about their bee keeping project, for which they plan an open day, stay tuned for more info!

And a personal thanks from the North and East blog, for saying that you read us, we hope to keep informing you!

More about the Outback Community Kitchen & Garden

We made another stop at JFood FitBox, an initiative to produce tasty, sustainable, responsibly sourced healthy meals.


There was a broad selection of ingeniously artistically presented food, dairy free alternatives and vegetarian options. A personal favourite, the box in which the food was packed was made out of paper!

More about JFood Fitbox

Flavourfest was an impressive, vibrant event that gave us a unique  opportunity  to sample different cuisines, learn about what is  happening  around us and admire the creativity of local traders. Roll on Flavourfest 2023? We hope so!


Men’s Mental Health Awareness Event Thursday June 30th

Healthy Minds Calderdale invite all men at a one off session to discuss issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing at the Inspire Centre of Calderdale College.

Thursday June 30th 6pm – 8pm

Download the flyer here (PDF)

The event aims to raise awareness around men’s mental health. It will be a good opportunity to network with local people and organisations promoting men’s mental health issues and wellbeing.

There will be guest speakers and information provided from local organisations.

Food will be provided.

Booking is essential. Please contact Nimra at

e : nimra@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
t : 07435 001 006

Event is funded by Flavourfest

Flavourfest Community Market 25-26th June at the Inspire Centre car park

This weekend come to the #FLAVOURFEST Market at the Inspire Centre Car Park and explore street food and stalls – Afghan, South Asian, Italian, French, Iranian, Nigerian, organic produce, healthy snacks, cakes and sweets – all Calderdale-based providers.

There will be Cooking demonstrations, Entertainment, Children’s Activities, Henna and face painting.

Free entry and Free parking available.

For more information:

www : https://www.flavourfest.org/
Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/Flavourfest22

Venue: Inspire Centre car park, Calderdale College,  Francis St, Halifax HX1 3UZ

Stalls will be on display on Saturday 26th from 12pm to 7pm and Sunday 27th from 12pm to 4pm.


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HALI-CON, Halifax’s own Comic Con is back! March 1, 2020

Promising to be a great day out and entirely family friendly event, Halifax’s own comic convention, Hali-Con is back!

This is the fourth year this event is running and as always it promises to be full of exciting stalls of comics, toys and collectables, events and celebrity appearances!

Confirmed attractions and guests include:

Miltos Yerolemou (GoT) \\ Alan Austen (Star Wars) \\ John Mogridge (Star Wars) \\ Pam Rose (Star Wars)

Ghostbusters \\ Star Wars \\ Lightning McQueen \\ Superheroes & Amazing Display \\ Jurassic Park \\ UK’s only Gyrosphere \\ Comic traders \\ Collectibles

The event takes place on Sunday 1st March 2020 at the Inspire Centre of Calderdale College. Gates open at 10am for ticket holders or 11:30 for those paying on the door.

Event closes at 5pm.

Tickets are £7.00 per person if prebooked, excluding special events and pictures with guests, or £9.00 on the day.

For more information and to book your tickets, visit the Hali-Con official website. https://www.hali-con.co.uk/

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Calderdale College Festival of Cultures 2019

The Festival of Cultures has been running for the past six years, growing each year with more stands, more activities, more performances and more attendees year on year. This year the Festival will be on Wednesday 3 April, 12:00pm-3:00pm at The Inspire Centre, Calderdale College, Francis Street HX1 3UZ.

This year’s theme is Colour me this way, Colour me that way’, that celebrates the many spectrums of life that we have here in Calderdale. The event is coordinated by the Calderdale College EDI Committee and implemented by the Students and Staff of the College.

After the positive reception of the Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration Event in January, the College wishes to continue building its place as a part of the Calderdale community by inviting members of the Council to join us at the event, interact with staff, students and visitors from local groups, and enjoy the many performances and activities to encourage bringing the community together.

For more information and to book your FREE place go to Eventbrite.

Ignite 2017: Calderdale’s Inclusive Sport and Music Festival

Join the Inspire Centre and Yorkshire Sports Foundation on Thursday 17 August 2017 to celebrate inclusive music and sport at Calderdale College’s Inspire Centre for Ignite 2017! A wide variety of free inclusive sports in the morning and live music in the afternoon. All welcome at Calderdale College Inspire Centre, Francis Street, Halifax.

In the morning 10:00 – 12:00 in the sports section will be:

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Rugby League
  • Good Mood Football
  • Mixed Ability Rugby Union
  • Wheelchair Tennis
  • Adapted bikes
  • New Age Curling
  • Boxing
  • Boccia
  • VI Bowls
  • Inclusive Badminton
  • Athletics
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Sitting Volley Ball
  • Climbing

In the afternoon 13:00 – 15:00 there will be dance and music from:

and there will be various dance opportunities.

For more information contact Malcolm Kielty on  malcolm.kielty@outlook.com or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/180374495783629/