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Washday Workshop Monday 3 August, 12pm – 5pm Town Hall, Hebden Bridge










Joe will be leading the next session with a fabulous Hollywood theme. We’ll be transforming the Hebden Bridge Town Hall into Tinsel Town by creating exciting original movie ideas and then performing the key scenes. A playful workshop with drama games, tricks and tips for the screenwriting world and plenty of laughs.

Please bring a friend, open to all ages and accessible to all.  Workshops cost £5

More about joe, below:

Joe Standerline

Dramatist, actor and director.  An experienced workshop facilitator who works with schools, excluded young people, and community groups. He achieved hisMA in Screenwriting at Liverpool John Moores University (distinction) in 2004. Joe is a founder member of the Splinter Active Theatre Company, which has built up a repertoire of over 50 original productions. He adapts novels into stage plays for Oxford University Press, Heinemann and Harcourt Education and was commissioned by OUP to write a collection of original plays for GCSE Drama. His adaptation of Stone Cold has been adopted as a set text for GCSE Drama by the Welsh Exam Board.

Joe is also a professional actor and has appeared in numerous productions for stage & T.V. including Shameless, Clocking Off & Hollyoaks. He played Tin Man in the 2008 Lowry Production of the Wizard of Oz along side Judy Garland’s daughter, Lorna Luft. Joe writes professional pantomime scripts, produced with all-star casts. Joe supports the Calder Valley Performance Ensemble, creating unique theatre work with older performers.

Joe’s publications include:

Exchanges (2005 OUP)

Brother in the Land (2004 OUP)

Daz 4 Zoe (2000 Heinemann)

Room 13 (1999 Heinemann)

Stone Cold (1993 Stanley Thornes).


Needles and Pins at Bankfield Museum


Whether you are new to these crafts of an expert, this group is for everyone to come along to learn new skills and most of all, have fun!
The group is FREE to attend and an opportunity for inspiration, relaxation and a chance to meet new people.
Needles and Pins takes place on every fourth Saturday.
Drop in anytime between 10.30am and 2.30pm, Akroyd Library, in Bankfield Museum, Boothtown, it’s FREE. No need to book, just turn up and join in.

Contact Akroyd Library on 01422 352277, (Please note that the Library itself will close at 12.30pm)

New art and wellbeing project for all women starting in September

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The Minister festival starts today…fun for all the family

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All sorts of stuff for everybody at the Mionster Festival!

Originally posted on Halifax Central Initiative:

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The Minster Festival 2015 offers fun for all the family!

Thursday 2nd July at 7.30pm
Black Dyke Band Concert
Tickets: £12 and available from Halifax Minster Shop, Minster office 01422 355436 and Harvey’s The Halifax Department Store

Friday 3rd July at 10.30am
Friends of the Minster Coffee Morning
Come and enjoy refreshments in the Minster and visit the calligraphy exhibition

1st July – 14th September 2015
Calderdale Calligraphers “Words up North” Exhibition
We are pleased to welcome back Calderdale Calligraphers with another wonderful exhibition called “Words up North”. See this exhibition displayed in this fantastic backdrop.
Free exhibition
Opening times: Monday-Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm; Sunday 12.00-4.00pm

Saturday 4th July from 1.00pm
Woolshops Street Theatre
The Festival moves into the streets of the Woolshops with entertainment by ‘Plunge Boom’, ‘Gacko’ & ‘Tea and Tolerance’.
Yorkshire Music Club present “Making…

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Free talk on the soldiers of undivided India in WW1

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FREE summer art sessions with Healthy Minds

Originally posted on Halifax North & East Blog:

These FREE art sessions are for anyone interested in relaxing, exploring their own creativity, meeting up with others and looking at how creativity can enhance our wellbeing.

All sessions will be held at St Paul’s Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge from 1pm to 3pm.

Wednesday 24 June – Midsummer Mandalas
Create your personal mandala or just relax & colour

Wednesday 29 July – Waterside Inspiration
A mindful walk to collect images & ideas (bring your own sketch book, notebook or camera)

Wednesday 26 August – Weaves & Webs
Jewellery & trinkets, wall-hangings & webs

For more information & to book email Dianne at or call 01422 345154.

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Helping you beat scams and doorstep crime

West Yorkshire Trading Standards logoFree workshops for over 55s on scams and doorstep crime

Do you work with older or vulnerable people in Calderdale?

West Yorkshire trading standards are running a new project in West Yorkshire to help people over 55 learn more about scams and doorstep crime.

The free SAFER (Scams and Frauds Education for Residents) workshops for over 55’s will cover topics such as:

  • Doorstep Crime
  • Scams & Frauds
  • Benefits for Older People

The interactive workshops will help those taking part to learn how to protect against fraud, gain confidence in dealing with doorstep callers and receive a toolkit with practical items to use at home. Anyone who attends can also have access to a Debt and Money Advice worker who can provide free confidential advice on debt and money management and help carry out benefits checks. The workshops can be booked for a time and place to suit your team meeting, group or other community activity.
To book a workshop or for more information: Contact Rebecca Finch for more information: E: T: 0113 393 9814

Now taking bookings for August 2015 and beyond