FREE Half Term Activities at Orange Box Young People’s Centre

Orange Box young people’s centre will be hosting free Half Term activities over the school holiday for ages 13 – 19 years. Activities will run from Tuesday 29 May to Friday 1 June, 2:00pm–4:00pm.

This Summer Half Term activities will be taking on a health and well-being theme, chosen by our young people. This time there will be a particular focus on the negative effects of gang culture and crime explored through Drama.

Enjoy the art and design sessions for mood boost and release your inner interior designer by upcycling a piece of furniture!

You will also have the opportunity to create something stylish to wear, show your talents on our open mic stage, sing karaoke, climb the bouldering tunnel, play table tennis and pool, skate in the rooftop skate park and try our drama workshops.

There will also be access to Youth Works drop-in which is a safe space for young people aged 13-25 to come along, ‘chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew.
The drop-in is always staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance on the whole range of issues that affect young people.
The drop in is open weekdays from 3:30pm-5:45pm.

No need to book, just turn up – you will need to register when you arrive (with parent or carer if under 16) if you haven’t already, or you can fill out a registration form here and bring it with you when you come.

Here’s what’s happening each day:

Tuesday 29 May, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Open Mic/ Karaoke – bring your instruments, plug in and perform live on our Acoustic Stage. If you don’t play an instrument then why not sing along to our many backing tracks on Karaoke
Ping Pong / Pool – challenge a friend to a game or learn to play with a member of staff
Skating – practise your tricks or have a go for the first time in the rooftop skate park
Drama – Explore the themes of gang culture through Drama with students from Calderdale College’s BA Honours in Acting Performance course
Bouldering – climb your way around the bouldering tunnel

Youth Works drop-in – ‘Chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew. Staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance 3:30pm – 5:45pm (ages 13-25)

Wednesday 30 May, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Furniture upcycling / Arts and Crafts – make old furniture look new again or try your hand at making crafts
Drama – Express yourself through Drama with techniques lead by the Time-Out team
Open Mic/ Karaoke – bring your instruments, plug in and perform live on our Acoustic Stage. If you don’t play an instrument then why not sing along to our many backing tracks on Karaoke
Ping Pong / Pool – challenge a friend to a game or learn to play with a member of staff
Skating – practise your tricks or have a go for the first time in the rooftop skate park
Youth Works drop-in – ‘Chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew. Staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance 3:30pm – 5:45pm (ages 13-25)

Thursday 31 May, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Fashion upcycling – release your inner fashionista with Worn Reborn http://www.wornreborn.co.uk/
Furniture upcycling / Arts and Crafts – make old furniture look new again or try your hand at making crafts
Open Mic/ Karaoke – bring your instruments, plug in and perform live on our Acoustic Stage. If you don’t play an instrument then why not sing along to our many backing tracks on Karaoke
Ping Pong / Pool – challenge a friend to a game or learn to play with a member of staff
Skating – practise your tricks or have a go for the first time in the rooftop skate park
Youth Works drop-in – ‘Chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew. Staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance 3:30pm – 5:45pm (ages 13-25)

Friday 1 June, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Open Mic/ Karaoke – bring your instruments, plug in and perform live on our Acoustic Stage. If you don’t play an instrument then why not sing along to our many backing tracks on Karaoke
Ping Pong / Pool – challenge a friend to a game or learn to play with a member of staff
Skating – practise your tricks or have a go for the first time in the rooftop skate park
Bouldering – climb your way around the bouldering tunnel
End of week Party end the week with a DJ dance party and lighting effects in the atrium!
Youth Works drop-in – ‘Chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew. Staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance 3:30pm – 5:45pm (ages 13-25)

For more information call 01422 433200 or email hello@orangeboxhalifax.org

FREE Activity Week at Orange Box Young People’s Centre

Orange Box young people’s centre are hosting a FREE Activity week at in celebration of Tour de Yorkshire!

Monday 29 of April to Friday 4 of May 3pm – 6pm.

In celebration of Tour de Yorkshire Orange Box and Calderdale Young People’s Service want you to get ACTIVE!

A whole host of activities including Skating, Climbing, Ping Pong and Pool.
Need a rest after all that? Then let your hair down and Perform on our Acoustic Stage!

There will also be access to Youth Works drop-in which is a safe space for young people aged 13-25 to come along, ‘chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew.

The drop-in is always staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance on the whole range of issues that affect young people.

The drop in is open weekdays from 3:30pm to 5:45pm.

No need to book, just turn up – you will need to register when you arrive (with parent or carer if under 16) if you haven’t already, or you can fill out a registration form here and bring it with you when you come.

For more information call 01422 433200 or email jamie@orangeboxhalifax.org

Here is what’s happening each day:

  • Skating/Scootering – practise your tricks or have a go for the first time in the rooftop skate park 3pm – 6pm
  • Ping Pong/Pool – challenge a friend to a game or learn to play with a member of staff 3pm – 6pm
  • Bouldering – climb your way around the bouldering tunnel 3pm – 6pm
  • Open Mic/ Karaoke – bring your instruments, plug in and perform live on our Acoustic Stage. If you don’t play an instrument then why not sing along to our many backing tracks on Karaoke 3pm – 6pm
  • Youth Works drop-in – ‘Chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew.

Staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance 3.30pm – 5:45pm (ages 13-25)

Apply to Perform at Routes Festival 2018

There is less than 2 weeks to get your applications in to perform at Routes Festival 2018 on Saturday 23 June!

To apply follow this link to the forms and information on Dropbox.

FREE half term activities at Orange Box for ages 11+

Get all arty in our arts and crafts sessions; beat your friends at table tennis; sing your favourite tunes with karaoke in the atrium; climb to new heights in our bouldering tunnel; see what you can do wearing a bumper ball in our zorbing sessions; and come help us celebrate the half term break with an end of week DJ party.

Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June – 2pm to 4pm

Click here for a full list of activities taking place in the May half term

No need to book, just turn up

FREE May Half Term Activities at Orange Box

FREE half term activities for ages 11+ return to Orange Box Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June between 2 pm and 4 pm. Get all arty in our arts and crafts sessions; beat your friends at table tennis; sing your favourite tunes with karaoke in the atrium; climb to new heights in our bouldering tunnel; see what you can do wearing a bumper ball in our zorbing sessions; and come help us celebrate the half term break with an end-of-week DJ party.

No need to book, just turn up (you will need to register when you arrive, if you haven’t already, or you can fill out a registration form here and bring it with you when you come) For more information call 01422 433200 or email hello@orangeboxhalifax.org

Orange Box young people’s centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF (next to the Piece Hall)

Healthy Minds ‘Head Space’ course

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Do you want to improve how you’re feeling in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere?

– Then the NEW course –

Head Space

might be just what you’re looking for!

Healthy Minds is a small local mental health charity. We understand the problems people face on day to day basis and offer a place where you can get support to manage life’s ups and downs. The course is facilitated by workers and volunteers who have had their own lived experience of mental distress.

The 3 week course will run for 2 hours per week and will cover topics such as

  • Dealing with stress
  • Improving confidence and self esteem
  • Moving forward – goals and aims
  • Getting what you need and taking control

Head Space will be running at Orange Box (next to the Piece Hall) on Tuesdays 6, 13 and 20 June between 12:30 and 2:30 pm.

Refreshments will be provided. To find out more information about this course or any other support that Healthy Minds Calderdale provide you can speak to Nicola on 01422 345154 or visit the website at healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Skate Competition at the Orange Box this weekend

Do you want to compete against other skateboarders to become King (or Queen) of the Box? For one afternoon Orange Box’s rooftop Skate Park will be turned into a competition arena for skateboarders competing to take the crown.

Saturday 25 March – 1pm to 5.30pm
At Orange Box Young People’s Centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF

Knockout rounds will start at 2pm so if you are entering please turn up at 1pm to register, collect your wristband and have a skate before the competition starts.

Prizes generously donated by Welcome Skate Store and Endemic Skate Store
Tickets: £2 (includes entry to Sports Box activities Zorbing & Bouldering)