Your Covid story competition for North Halifax extended

As we entered a third lockdown phase, we felt it necessary to extend the competition to include your ongoing views.

The new Competition Deadline is now 28 February 2021.

As part of our Reimagining Communities Project we will be running a free competition over the festive period with some fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Entrants must live in Mixenden, Illingworth or Ovenden including Lee Mount and all you have to do to be in with a chance at winning an art set or a professional photo shoot for your family is get your creative head on and tell us your covid story in one of the following ways;

  • Art – Love to draw? Get out your paints, pencils and create a piece of art that captures your covid story. If drawing isn’t your thing, how about a collage… If it’s art, then it’s worthy of an entry!
  • Photography/videography – Fancy yourself as the next David Bailey or Steven Spielberg? Send us some photos or a video that captures your covid story to be in with the chance of winning a photoshoot for your family –
  • Writing – Share your experience of covid through poetry, a short story or any other form of creative writing.

There are four categories to choose from which are pre-school, primary school, high school and family – All you need to do is let us know which category your entry comes under when you submit to us.

Deadline for entries is Sunday 28th February 2021 – Winners announced on March 2021.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send us your entry by email to Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk – Due to size, videos may need to be sent via Messenger to our Facebook page at Halifax North & East

If you need more information or help with submitting an entry, please contact Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk. Please note that by submitting an entry to the competition you acknowledge and agree with the terms and conditions, namely that any media, including original artwork, may be used by NHP Ltd as part of the Reimagining Communities project and across our social media platforms or in connection with other NHP activities. Your personal information will be used only by NHP Ltd for the purposes of the competition and you can opt out at any time by contacting us.

Do you want to know more about Reimagining Communities? Click here.

Still time to enter Your Covid story – Free competition for North Halifax

Happy and Safe New Year from the Reimagining Communities team.

There is still time to submit your COVID story to the Free Competition.

There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs. Please see below for details and conditions.

Entrants must live in Mixenden, Illingworth or Ovenden including Lee Mount and all you have to do to be in with a chance at winning an art set or a professional photo shoot for your family is get your creative head on and tell us your covid story in one of the following ways;

  • Art – Love to draw? Get out your paints, pencils and create a piece of art that captures your covid story. If drawing isn’t your thing, how about a collage… If it’s art, then it’s worthy of an entry!
  • Photography/videography – Fancy yourself as the next David Bailey or Steven Spielberg? Send us some photos or a video that captures your covid story to be in with the chance of winning a photoshoot for your family –
  • Writing – Share your experience of covid through poetry, a short story or any other form of creative writing.

There are four categories to choose from which are pre-school, primary school, high school and family – All you need to do is let us know which category your entry comes under when you submit to us.

Deadline for entries is Sunday 24th January 2021 – Winners announced on Friday 29th January 2021.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send us your entry by email to Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk – Due to size, videos may need to be sent via Messenger to our Facebook page at Halifax North & East

If you need more information or help with submitting an entry, please contact Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk. Please note that by submitting an entry to the competition you acknowledge and agree with the terms and conditions, namely that any media, including original artwork, may be used by NHP Ltd as part of the Reimagining Communities project and across our social media platforms or in connection with other NHP activities. Your personal information will be used only by NHP Ltd for the purposes of the competition and you can opt out at any time by contacting us.

Do you want to know more about Reimagining Communities? Click here.

Your Covid story – Free competition for North Halifax

As part of our Reimagining Communities Project we will be running a free competition over the festive period with some fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Entrants must live in Mixenden, Illingworth or Ovenden including Lee Mount and all you have to do to be in with a chance at winning an art set or a professional photo shoot for your family is get your creative head on and tell us your covid story in one of the following ways;

  • Art – Love to draw? Get out your paints, pencils and create a piece of art that captures your covid story. If drawing isn’t your thing, how about a collage… If it’s art, then it’s worthy of an entry!
  • Photography/videography – Fancy yourself as the next David Bailey or Steven Spielberg? Send us some photos or a video that captures your covid story to be in with the chance of winning a photoshoot for your family –
  • Writing – Share your experience of covid through poetry, a short story or any other form of creative writing.

There are four categories to choose from which are pre-school, primary school, high school and family – All you need to do is let us know which category your entry comes under when you submit to us.

Deadline for entries is Sunday 24th January 2021 – Winners announced on Friday 29th January 2021.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply send us your entry by email to Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk – Due to size, videos may need to be sent via Messenger to our Facebook page at Halifax North & East

If you need more information or help with submitting an entry, please contact Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk. Please note that by submitting an entry to the competition you acknowledge and agree with the terms and conditions, namely that any media, including original artwork, may be used by NHP Ltd as part of the Reimagining Communities project and across our social media platforms or in connection with other NHP activities. Your personal information will be used only by NHP Ltd for the purposes of the competition and you can opt out at any time by contacting us.

Do you want to know more about Reimagining Communities? Click here.

Reimagining Communities Zoom Poetry Workshop

We are really excited to be working with Donald Jenkins of Born Lippy to host community poetry workshops on Zoom for the people of North Halifax!

The workshops will take place in November and December 2020.

Whether or not you have tried creative writing before, this workshop will show you how you can express yourself and tell your story – everyone has a story to tell!

Donald Jenkins is a spoken word poet from Newcastle upon Tyne with over 20 years’ experience of working with youth and community groups. His poetry has featured in a variety of online and printed anthologies. Winner of the Gateshead Poetry Slam 2018, Donald has also performed at Glastonbury Festival and the Royal Albert Hall. He has written and performed commissions for the Curious Festival, Elswick Community Leisure Centre and 24 Hours in Isolation Project. He is one of the directors of – SlamFresh CIC, running poetry slam workshops in schools and youth projects.  He runs and hosts Newcastle’s leading spoken word night –‘Born Lippy’ which has featured as part of Lindisfarne and Word Weekender festivals.

Having attended one of Don’s workshops, I can vouch for the fact that they are really fun, even for someone who has never written creatively before. Check out some of Don’s work below and be sure to get in touch with Natalie to register your place for November or December.

Here are some video links of his poems

State of the Art
– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAEGkp4rS2Y

I Wouldn’t Dare
– https://www.facebook.com/1961977504082600/videos/232594224726776

Stay Locked Down
– https://www.facebook.com/1961977504082600/videos/265175014625782

To register your interest please contact Natalie at natalie.ratner@nhpltd.org.uk or on 07932883499.

Reimagining Communities Zoom Poetry Workshop

We are really excited to be working with Donald Jenkins of Born Lippy to host community poetry workshops on Zoom for the people of North Halifax!

The workshops will take place in November and December 2020.

Whether or not you have tried creative writing before, this workshop will show you how you can express yourself and tell your story – everyone has a story to tell!

Donald Jenkins is a spoken word poet from Newcastle upon Tyne with over 20 years’ experience of working with youth and community groups. His poetry has featured in a variety of online and printed anthologies. Winner of the Gateshead Poetry Slam 2018, Donald has also performed at Glastonbury Festival and the Royal Albert Hall. He has written and performed commissions for the Curious Festival, Elswick Community Leisure Centre and 24 Hours in Isolation Project. He is one of the directors of – SlamFresh CIC, running poetry slam workshops in schools and youth projects.  He runs and hosts Newcastle’s leading spoken word night –‘Born Lippy’ which has featured as part of Lindisfarne and Word Weekender festivals.

Having attended one of Don’s workshops, I can vouch for the fact that they are really fun, even for someone who has never written creatively before. Check out some of Don’s work below and be sure to get in touch with Natalie to register your place for November or December.

Here are some video links of his poems

State of the Art
– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAEGkp4rS2Y

I Wouldn’t Dare
– https://www.facebook.com/1961977504082600/videos/232594224726776

Stay Locked Down
– https://www.facebook.com/1961977504082600/videos/265175014625782

To register your interest please contact Natalie at natalie.ratner@nhpltd.org.uk or on 07932883499.

Reimagining Communities in Ovenden

An online Zoom session in August saw Ovenden residents, community groups and Councilors get together to talk about the impact of the Covid-19 crisis locally and to  start to reimagine the future of our communities.

The conversation was captured in the images below (click images to enlarge)

North Halifax Partnership (NHP) believes the Covid crisis presents a unique opportunity to instigate improvements in our lives and its Reimagining Communities project aims to encourage people to reflect on how the Covid crisis has affected them in positive ways as well as negative.

Is that something that you would like to get involved in by joining a discussion, or even recording your own conversation with someone you know?  Anyone can take part.

3 reasons why you might might want to take part (and how NHP will use your information): 

  1. Be part of local history – Your contribution to the Reimaging Communities Listening Library will mean your voice is part of a community library of experiences in this strange and unprecedented time.
  2. Help NHP to make sure their services are relevant – By taking part you will help NHP to better understand local people’s experience of the crisis and enable them to re-think the services they deliver in the ‘new normal’
  3. Make your voice count – The listening library  when published will be accessible online and will also be shared with Council leaders and public services across Calderdale.

Click here for more information about Reimagining Communities