Magic Moments Singing Group with Calderdale Music Trust

Do you enjoy singing? There is a new opportunity for individuals to join a signing group with the Calderdale Music Trust in Central Halifax.

Magic Moments Singing Group

This group is for adults of all ages who want to sing for well-being. Coming together in song helps wellbeing and brain activity whilst being a great way to be social and meet new friends. You don’t need to be a great singer to benefit.

Three sessions have been scheduled :

  • Wednesday 15th March
  • Wednesday 3rd May
  • Wednesday 24th May
  • Wednesday 28th June
  • Wednesday 19th July

Each session runs from 1:30pm – 3:00pm during term time.

Each session costs £5 per person, this includes a barista-style hot drink for our café, Rhythm & Brews. Carers can come for free (no hot drink).

Please contact in advance where possible.

Calderdale Music Trust is working to support communities in North Halifax to engage in their new premises and reduce their social isolation. These sessions are for anyone who would like to get involved in some capacity

To find out more for yourself or to refer a client, please contact or call 01422 401260

Venue: Calderdale Music, The Old Courthouse, Blackwall, Halifax, HX1 2DL. On street parking, pay and display but free with a disabled badge.

The building is accessible for all. There are disabled toilets on both floors and a lift to upstairs.


The Grayston Unity Awarded Music Venue Trust Grant

This grant will help us with the growth and enhance our reputation as a venue that strives to do its best for artists and audiences alike.”

The Grayston Unity, a music venue in Halifax has received a grant from the charity Music Venue Trust (MVT). The MVT’s Pipeline Investment Fund Grant will go towards paying for backline equipment including drums, monitors and amps.

We applied and were successful in being awarded money to buy our own backline, which will save us money having to hire equipment in, it will make our gigs run more smoothly and make us more self sufficient. Finally it will make us more attractive to touring bands to play for us, especially bands from out of the UK ” said The Grayston Unity’s owner Michael Ainsworth.

“Like many other grassroots music venues we are facing very challenging times due to the impact of the cost of living crisis and the ongoing changes we’ve experienced since Covid. To find the money would have been both difficult and not prudent given the above circumstances. The funding means a lot to us, it really does. Despite everything, and with the help of MVT and others, we are growing albeit slowly, as a venue. This grant will help us with the growth and enhance our reputation as a venue that strives to do its best for artists and audiences alike.

The Pipeline Investment Fund was established with the support of members of the Music Venues Alliance and was primarily funded by donations from ticket sales of MVT’s recent ‘Revive Live’ programme of gigs around the UK, which was a partnership with The National Lottery.

The first recipients of the grants are 11 Grassroots Music Venues who have received almost £40,000 in total for a range of lighting, sound and associated equipment purchases, air conditioning units and building work.

Mark Davyd, Founder and CEO of Music Venue Trust said, “The Pipeline Investment Fund is proof of what a huge difference relatively small amounts of money can make to local Grassroots Music Venues. Music Venue Trust is investing this money directly into facilities for artists and for local music communities improving venues for everyone. We’d like to see every stadium and arena show in the country making a small contribution to this fund. Every headline artist should be able to know with confidence that when they reach the top of our industry the impact of their success ripples back to directly support the venues and communities where the launched their career. MVT has created the mechanism to make that possible, we need the music industry to come together and make it happen.”

The fund prioritised support for organisations who may have been excluded from other available funding and was open to all venue operators and organisations that meet any of the three definitions of a Grassroots Music Space, which can be found here.

Music Venue Trust is actively seeking further donations, particularly from the wider music industry, to maintain and expand the Pipeline Investment Fund and make it a permanent source of support for Grassroots Music Venues. Please contact for details of how this work can be supported.

5th International Women’s Day Celebrations 2020 -The WomenCentre

The WomenCentre invite you to the Northern Quarter in Huddersfield for an evening celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Come join us on this free event, including food, talk and a musical event showcasing local female talent, as well as an after party!

This is a charity event and all performers will be giving their time for free. There is no fee on the door but donations will be ecouraged & gratefully received. They will then proceed to the Huddersfield WomenCentre – a fabulous organisation that supports mental health wellbeing of women in Kirklees.

For the day schedule and list of acts, visit the Event’s Facebook page.

More Information on Facebook

Everyone is very welcome to join us for this special evening and we look forward to seeing you there!

Venue: Northern Quarter, 28 Wood Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DU

Whats on at Square Chapel! Spring 2017

Films, Music, Comedy, Plays and much more… There’s lots taking place at Square Chapel starting with poetry and WordPlay on Wednesday 11 January. Why not watch the movie ‘I, Daniel Blake’ on Friday 13 January which kicks off the 2017 Square Chapel film season.

Download the latest Square Chapel Brochure for more events

Whitehill Academy – Keep it Safe Music Video

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up with students from Whitehill Academy to make a music video to spread the important message of safety whilst driving.

You can watch the video below… Great work guys!!

Family entertainment and more at Square Chapel

square chapelFilms, Music, Comedy and much more… There’s lots to see at Square Chapel these coming months including live music from the swing commanders and festive family fun.

Download the latest brochure here or find out more at

Events at St Hilda’s Church including music from the 60’s

St. Hilda’s Church hold a FREE weekly Coffee & Company where everyone is welcome to go along and share tea, coffee, good company and biscuits.

Every Wednesday – 2pm to 4pm
At St Hilda’s Church, Gibraltar Road, Halifax, HX1 4HE

Go along and enjoy music from the New Wayfarer’s on Sunday 11 September, a trio singing ballads and other music from the 60s – Starting at 3pm for just £5 per person including refreshments.