Category Archives: Calderdale-wide

Creative Writing classes for Over 50’s

Originally posted on Halifax North & East Blog:

Ever wanted to try your hand at poetry or have yo got a great idea for a short story?

Then this workshop could be just what you’re looking for!

Suitable for beginners and those with a bit of experience, this group welcomes anyone wanting to develop their writing skills in this fun, non-academic class.

The workshop will run at Square Chapel from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 3 February 2015
Tuesday 10 February 2015
Tuesday 24 February 2015

Tuesday 3 March 2015
Tuesday 10 March 2015
Tuesday 24 March 2015

Tuesday 14 April 2015
Tuesday 21 April 2015
Tuesday 28 April 2015

Tuesday 12 May 2015
Tuesday 19 May 2015

The cost is just £4 Per session or £2.50 concessions (limited concessions apply, please enquire when booking) and refreshments are included in the price and places limited so please contact us to check availability.

For more information visit

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New History Course in Halifax

WEA Words and Pictures poster

Ceilidh at Pellon Social & Working Men’s Club

Neighbourhood Schemes:

Please note that all proceeds from the Ceilidh will go to the St Augustines Project

Originally posted on Halifax North & East Blog:

Celeidh dancePolish your dancing shoes and go along to Pellon Social & Working Men’s Club on Saturday 14 February 2015 for the St. Augustine’s Ceilidh with the fabulous Peaceworks band from 7:30pm.

There will be Fun, Music, Raffle, Dancing, Food…and more!

The cost is just £8 for Adults, £3 Concessions or family tickets can be purchased at just £16.

Tickets and further information is available by calling 01422 352492

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Take part in the 50th Halifax Long March

Originally posted on Halifax North & East Blog:

This years Long March will be be taking place on Sunday 5 April 2015 and will be a 30 mile (or optional 15 mile half marathon) walk that starts in the centre of Halifax and can take any weaving route around Calderdale before returning back.

There is no obligation to complete the entire route, other than stubborn pride, and walkers can retire early at any of the rest centres or marshal points. Anyone who does retire is provided with safe transport back to the YMCA.

If you are interested in helping a really good cause then visit on Sunday 1 February 2015 and download an application form or if you prefer the old fashioned way you can contact us by telephone and we’ll post a form out to you.

Simply call Wendy (walkers) on 01484 400931, or Dawn (helpers) on 01422 378143.

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Festival Fund deadline extended for Tour De Yorkshire

Originally posted on Halifax North & East Blog:

Calderdale Council CMBCCommunity groups in Calderdale with ideas for events and festivals to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire can apply for funding to make them happen.

Calderdale’s vibrant towns and exciting activities will be in the spotlight when the new cycling event races through the borough in May 2015. To make the most of this, Calderdale Council has created a £10,000 fund to support small local events linked to the Tour de Yorkshire, to help get communities involved and boost visitor numbers.

The deadline for funding applications is Monday 2 March 2015, and the Council will let organisations know if they have been successful in mid-March and due to the short timescale the Council will particularly welcome applications from local community groups for small grants of around £500.

The Council is looking for events and festivals that involve the whole community, are safe, do not currently receive funding from Calderdale Council and…

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Walking Football comes to Calderdale

Walking Football poster 3GI March 2015-page-001

A stronger North Halifax launches Staying Well

Originally posted on Halifax North & East Blog:

‘Together we are stronger’…  A strapline well suited as 55 local residents and representatives of various community organisations in North Halifax got together to launch a new project aimed at tackling loneliness and social isolation in older people.

Amongst those attending the session at Threeways on Thursday were representative from local activity groups, community organisations, churches, health, council, fire and housing services, and sports clubs.


Lonely individuals are more likely to visit their GP, have higher use of medication, are more likely to need long term care and are at a higher risk of high blood pressure, depression and falls.

The Staying Well project is all about improving the health and wellbeing of our communities, reducing demand on GP practices and hospitals, and will see older people connected to services and activities close to home.

“The statistics about older people and loneliness can be frightening but we also know that…

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