Category Archives: Calderdale-wide

Washday Workshop 7 December at the Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

Making Comedy and Drama

This playful session will include improvisation activities and share techniques to create comedy and drama performance material. Art with Heart are an award winning company whose work has toured nationally and been featured on BBC Television and Radio. They create performance, participation and education projects. At the heart of everything they do is a commitment to providing meaningful, authentic and accessible artistic experiences. Compelling, compassionate and candid, their work is created with humour, hope and a lot of heart. For more info visit

The workshop will take place on 7th December 2015 from 12-4pm in the Waterfront Room at the Town Hall in Hebden Bridge.

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Luddenden Civic Institute – Cinema Session Thursday 26 Nov at 2pm

Thora Hird - In loving memory

Your guide to Christmas markets in Yorkshire this season…

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There’s nothing more festive than a stroll round a Christmas market and this season Yorkshire has plenty on offer, click on the links below for more information…

East Yorkshire

Bridlington Dickensian Festival,22 November 20155234291835_d594408cde_z

Whitby Christmas Market, Whitby, 27-30 November

11th Annual Christmas Craft and Food Fair, Sledmere House, 4-6 December 2015

Elves’ Christmas Food and Crafts Market Hull, 12-13 December 2015

Beverley Festival of Christmas, 13 December 2015

North Yorkshire

Harrogate Christmas Market,19-22 November 2015

St Nicholas Fayre, York, 19 November – 23 December 2015

Bedale Christmas Festival, 21 November 20156372262693_b8708df8ae_z

Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair, Harrogate, 3-6 December 2015

Knaresborough Christmas Market, 5-6 December 2015

Santa Experience at Lightwater Shopping Village, 5-6 December 2015

Helmsley Makes Christmas Magical, 7 December 2015

Christmas Foodies Festival, Harrogate, 11-13 December 2015

Malton Christmas Food Market, Malton

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Funding from £20’000 to set up a community shop…

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Grants of between £20,000 and £30,000 are available for organisations in urban areas of the UK to develop and run a community-owned shop that will stock food and other basic provisions. The grants can cover planning and set-up costs. The deadline for applications is 18th December. More details can be found at


Funding to improve life chances

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects that: give people better chances in life – with better access to training and development to improve their life skills; create stronger communities – with more active citizens working together to tackle issues within the community; improve rural and urban environments – which communities are better able to access and enjoy; or result in healthier and more active people and communities. Further details can be found at

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Celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights this weekend.

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Festival of Lights

Join us to celebrate the Indian festival of lights

Sunday 8th November, From 5pm — 7pm, Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EE

This event falling at the time of Remembrance Sunday and Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, commemorates the unknown history of the great sacrifices made by Sikh, Muslim and Hindu soldiers from the Indian sub-continent fighting as part of the British Army during the First world War.

This mixed media event will feature traditional Indian dances, music, poetry reading by Dr Richard Coaten and followed by talks from our guest speakers Dr Andrew Beck and Amerdeep Panesar.

Tickets for the event are free, please RSVP to 07737 759783 or to book your tickets.

(Indian snacks will be served at the event costing £5 for adults and £3 for children please contact us in advance if you would like food…

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Bonfire Night & Fire Work displays across West Yorkshire…

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Guy Fawkes’s night is upon us and if you want your night to go off with a bang, here is a round up of bonfire and firework displays taking place across West Yorkshire…

Thursday 5 November

Bingley: Mercure Bradford, Gates open at 6pm and bonfire lit at 7pm; firebonfireworks display at 7:30pm. There are a limited number of pre-purchase tickets at £3 per person (under 3’s are free) or you can purchase tickets on the night at £5 per person (under 3’s are free).

Birstall: Fireworks display hosted by the Black Bull, St Peter’s Church and Mirfield Round Table. Black Bull, Kirkgate, 6pm.

Brighouse: Bradley Wood Scout Campsite, 6.30pm onwards. £4 for adult and £1 for children. Contact: 01484 715858.

Hemsworth: Hemsworth Water Park, from 6.30pm. Bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks display at 7.30pm.

Leeds: Roundhay Park Fireworks and Bonfire on the Soldiers Field from 7.30pm. Free admission. Firework…

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Spirit of Halifax: Christmas Lights Switch On…

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Saturday 28th November sohc

Halifax will see a staged event take place on Russell Street in the town centre, with live choir,dance performances, children’s entertainment, Neil Hurst from the Victoria Theatre Pantomime, Danny & Rosie from Pulse 1’s Breakfast Show and much more! The stage headline act will be non-other than the wonderful Tom Bleasby from the X Factor! There will also be children’s fairground rides, hot food stalls and mulled wine available!

The Woolshops brings a special one-off Christmas Market to the cobbles between 10am -6pm on the same day as the Halifax Christmas Lights Switch On, boasting plenty of food produce stalls and local crafts to stock up on for those all-important Christmas gifts.

A special guest appearance from Father Christmas himself will all culminate in the Halifax Christmas Lights being switched on by local celebrities and the Mayor of Calderdale.

Everything will then end with an outstanding fireworks…

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