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Job opportunity – Handmade parade




Handmade Parade CIC General Manager/Fundraiser
Handmade Parade brings artists into communities to create parades, festivals and stunning celebrations. Based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire we produce the annual Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade and the Todmorden Lamplighter Festival and have created bespoke parades and participatory events for Yorkshire Festival, Incredible Edible Todmorden, Skipton International Puppet Festival and the Rochdale Canal Festival. Please visit  http://handmadeparade.co.uk for more information.
We are in the process of growing from one major event a year to a year-round organisation and are seeking a general manager to help us establish and maintain a sustainable platform to facilitate that grow.
Job Description
We have an exciting opportunity for a creative, motivated and well-organised individual to take on the job of Handmade Parade General Manager. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, reliable, an excellent communicator and has a good understanding of arts management and fundraising.
The General Manager will work closely with the Artistic Director, Event Producer(s), Volunteer Coordinator and report to the Board of Directors.
Key Responsibilities include:
            • Working with Handmade Parade team to develop partnerships and income-generating opportunities
            • Help create and action a long-term plan to sustainably grow the organisation
            • Create and maintain budgets with Artistic Director and Event Producer(s)
           • Fundraising: researching, applying for and administrating grants and other income-generating opportunities
            • Banking and Accounting
            • Overseeing year-round running of the organisation
The applicant should be experienced in arts management and/or managing a creative business and have a proven track record of fundraising and revenue development. This position is part-time, 2 days per week.
This is initially a 3-month paid position to be reviewed with the possibility of becoming a permanent position.
Applications due: April 25, 2014 Interviews will be held on May 9 Position to start the week of June 16, 2014 
Please email andrew@handmadeparade.co.uk for a complete Job Description.



Multi-agency event at Cornholme Old Library


Calderdale Carers – Christmas Felicitations!

December 18 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Calderdale Carers special Christmas carer’s event will take place on December 18th

There will be lunch, music, carol singing plus much more to begin the festive season…

Carers, Cared for’s and Former Carers are all welcome to join us!

Booking Essential to book please call 01422 369101

Wednesday December 18th at St Paul’s Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge from 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Calderdale Carers Project, Carers Support Group Christmas sessions


Calderdale Carers Project, Rimani House, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5BD

12:30 – 14:30 3rd December and 7th January

Lower Valley Group:

Brighouse Library, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2AF

13:30 – 15:30 5th December

Todmorden Group:

Todmorden Health Centre, Halifax Road, Todmorden, OL14 5RN

11:00 – 13:00 10th December and 14th January

Asian Carers Group (women only):

Calderdale Carers Project, Rimani House, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5BD

10:30 – 12:30 17th December and 21st January

Sowerby Bridge:

St Paul’s Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ

13:00 – 15:00 18th December and 15th January


Get in the mood for Christmas at Square Centre for the Arts

Square Choir Xmas Poster 13 copy

Electric blanket safey check


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Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are hosting an electric blanket testing day on Tuesday 12th November at the Age UK Choices Centre in Woolshops, 9.30am-12.30pm.
We are expecting a large number of blankets so booking is essential – call 01422 399830 to book your test. Then bring your blanket in and if it fails the safety test, we will replace it free of charge with a similar one of the same size.
At our last session 80% of the blankets tested failed the safety check!
Unsafe blankets are a potential fire risk and West Yorkshire Fire Service will be on hand to offer home fire safety advice.

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Go MAD in the Calder Valley – Making and Doing Event

Here are some MAD events for the Calder Valley – for full details, including any prices, about these and more please consult festival website www.southpennines.co.uk.
Saturday, October 5
Hebden Bridge
Meet the Maker at The Town Hall, St George’s Street, with Made In The Valley, 07944352913, 11am to 4pm; Crafty Crochet at Ribbon Circus, Albert Street, 01422 847803, 10am to 5pm; Soft Circuit Workshop at the Alternative Technology Centre, Hebble End Mill, 01422 842121, 1pm to 4pm; Open Studio at Brooklyn Studio, Unit 3 – 38 Hangingroyd Lane, 11am to 5pm; Making Monsters at Word of Mouth, Hangingroyd Lane. Record-breaking Bunting at the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, 11am to 3pm, for the 2014 Tour De France Grand Depart; Out and About Sketching Walk from the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, 10.30am to 4.30pm, charge and advanced booking esential, call Sally Darlington on 01422 844450; Mad Hatter at Heart Gallery, 4a Market Street, 01422 845845, 10.30am to 4.30pm; Meet the Milliner at Hat Therapy, 56 Market Street, 01422 845717, 11am to 5pm; Beading with Billie at B Beads, Hangingroyd Road, 07715 560816, 10am to 5pm.
Textile Hub at Cheeky Sew and Sew, 22 Rochdale Road, Todmorden, 01706 816181, 10am to 4pm, including Make a ‘Bag for Life’ workshop, an Upcycling Workshop, and a free spinning demonstration; felt-making at Water Street Gallery, 25 Water Street, 01706 839714, 10am to 4pm; Paintings at Platform One Gallery, Todmorden Railway Station, 11am to 4pm; Still Life at Tod Studios, Stansfield Road, 11am to 4pm, pre-booking is advisable 07717 352104. Sunday, October 6
Hebden Bridge
Meet the Maker at Heart Gallery, 4a Market Street, 01422 845845, noon to 4pm; Open Studio at Brooklyn Studio, Unit 3 – 38 Hangingroyd Lane, 11am – 5pm; Calder Photowalk with Ed Chadwick, starts from Snug Gallery, 58 Market Street, , runs 10.30am to 2.30pm; Record-breaking Bunting at the Birchcliffe Centre, same details as Saturday
Textile Hub at Cheeky Sew and Sew, address details as above, 10am to 4pm, choose from a paid workshop or a drop-in demo or spend the whole day making and doing; felt-making workshops at Water Street Gallery, two half-day sessions in felt-making, from 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm; Paintings at Platform One Gallery, contact details as above, 11am to 4pm; Raku firing workshop at Tod Studios, 11am – 4pm, contact details as above; Upholstery workshop at Tod Studios, 1pm – 4pm.


Jig Jaw at the Trades Club!



Alzheimer’s Society Halifax Roadshow


Sector Support Calderdale launch event – what is resilience?



Sector Support Calderdale launch event – Voluntary and Community Sector showcase



Sector Support Calderdale launch event – Funding with and without Grants



Tea Dance at St Hilda’s


St Hilda’s Church Gibraltar Road Halifax  TEA DANCE on Saturday 29th June from 2.00pm to 4.30pm.  Come along and dance — or just listen to the music. Brian and John have been practising so it should be perfect!!!!!!  Tickets £4 including tea, coffee and biscuits. Bring friends for a lovely afternoon. 
Church building accessible, bus 542 passes the church. Contact Margaret Chapman 01422 250099 or e mail  b_chapman2@sky.com for tickets or further details.


Cragg Vale Open Gardens Weekend

Cragg Vale-2013 Open Gardens

Launch of VCS Safeguarding Forum

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Best Foot Forward – Falls Awareness Week

‘Best Foot Forward’ – Falls Awareness Week
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/calderdaleandkirklees/news–campaigns/falls-awareness-and-prevention/ Falls Awareness Week (17 June to 21 June 2013) is an annual event which aims to highlight things you can do to reduce your risk of falling and the local services available to help you to do this.
This year’s Falls Awareness Week will focus on healthy feet. Keeping feet healthy is fundamental to maintaining mobility and independence.
Further information is available from the http://www.cht.nhs.uk/services/clinical-services-a-z/community-services/falls-prevention-service/

Are you a disabled person or do you care for someone with a disability?


Welfare Reform

We are holding a special information event on Tuesday 28 May 2013 at the Kings Centre, Park Road, Halifax HX1 2TX 5.30pm – 7.45pm
Are you a disabled person or do you care for someone with a disability? Do you or someone you care for receive benefits? Are you of working age? Disability Partnership Calderdale would like to invite you to a special event looking at Welfare Reform and specifically how it affects disabled people. Come along and listen to a range of speakers from:
Job Centre Plus
Calderdale Council Revenues and Benefits Service
Pennine Housing
Sign language interpreters and communication support will be available. Registration and light refreshments from 5pm

To help us manage this meeting please book your place
and let us know your access and communication needs.
Contact Kate Smyth:
Telephone: 07831 380160 (voice or text)
Email: katesmyth@compuserve.com


Film club at Ryburn Valley High School

Quartet film club poster

National Gardens Scheme Open Day Warley House Gardens


At Warley House Gardens, Stock Lane on Sunday 12 May, 1pm to 5pm. This is the first open day of the year and is in aid of National Gardens Scheme Charities. The gardens are some two and a half acres, including lawned areas, a Japanese type garden and woodland. Refreshments will be available and plant sales. Toilets on site. No dogs allowed other than guide dogs. Admission £3.50, children under 12 free if with adults. More information:  www.warleyhousegardens.com

Neighbourhood Networking Day – secure your place

Just a reminder to those who’ve received invitations to our upcoming Neighbourhood Networking Day on the 17th April.  Space is limited, so to secure a place, do RSVP as soon as possible and let us know the names of your group’s attendees, and also which workshops they would prefer to attend.

01422 393794  /  nst.admin@calderdale.gov.uk


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