Category Archives: Calderdale-wide

The Costumes of Yorkshire at Bankfield Museum this weekend…

Halifax Central Initiative

For Yorkshire Day 2016 Bankfield Museum will present an illustrated talk on George Walker’s “The Costumes of Yorkshire”.

In 1814 George Walker produced a book of 40 colour plates entitled “The Costumes of Yorkshire” showing occupational clothing of the working classes throughout the region.

“The county of York, from its great extent, maritime situation, natural productions, fisheries, manufactures, trade, and immense population, offers perhaps a greater variety and peculiarity of manners and dress than any other in the Kingdom.”

People wearing reproductions of the costume will bring this work to life in this illustrated talk.

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‘Do Something Different’ and win a day out!

Calderdale Lower Valley

‘DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!’  is for all parents/carers who have children and young people with disabilities.

We would love you to help us make the resource as diverse as we are.

Tell us about your favourite place – somewhere quirky, somewhere quiet, or a larger well known venue. It could be a special walk, a family friendly hotel, a museum with a quiet space or a very accessible park.

With the information we will create a useful accessible resource that will help you plan a day out or a short break.

We want to make sure that it will meet each of our families’ needs.

We want you to find enough information, easily and quickly, to give you choice when thinking of somewhere to go.  Families are the biggest source of information, that is why we appreciate you taking a few minutes to answer the survey questions.

Tell us about your…

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Donate your artwork to an exhibition and art auction for Healthy Minds

Reblogged on Neighbourhood Schemes

Halifax North & East Blog

Donate your artwork to a fundraising event for Healthy Minds Mental Health Charity taking place in October at The Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ

Art can be a way to express yourself and work through difficult emotions or experiences and this exhibition is to inspire people from all walks of life.

Artwork must be between 4x6in and 12×16.5in and can be donated by handing it in to Healthy Minds at Voluntary Action Calderdale, Hall Street between Tuesday 30 August and Friday 9 September – 10am to 3pm (Monday to Friday only)

For more information and to arrange handing in your artwork please call 07960 972685 or email

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Celebrate Yorkshire Day 2016

Halifax Central Initiative

Yorkshire Day is the annual celebration of all things Yorkshire held on the 1 August each east-riding-roseyear. Amongst the celebrations is a Civic gathering of Lord Mayors, Mayors, and other Civic Heads from across the county, convened by the Yorkshire Society, which this year is being held in Halifax.

Why not come along and watch the parade which starts from the Town Hall at 10am.

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Call for artwork


CALL FOR ARTISTS to donate artwork to help raise money for Healthy Minds in Calderdale.

We are a couple of volunteers organising an art exhibition and auction this October and at the moment we are looking for people who would be interested in donating pieces of artwork.
The theme for the exhibition is Mindspace / no shame and we are leaving it up for interpretation; it could be as simple as the act of creating art gives us mindspace.
Apart from the exhibition in October we will also be setting up a website where the art will be exhibited. We are hoping to be able to share artists reflections on their work and little stories about how the artwork came to be. If artists are interested in documenting the journey of creating the artwork in photos or writing then that would be very welcome too.


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Wanted:Voluntary community transport car drivers

Halifax Central Initiative

Community Transport Calderdale are looking for Volunteer Car Drivers to help with our Community Car Service which helps local residents with transport to health and social appointments.  Drivers use own car but mileage expenses are paid.

If you can spare an hour, a day, or want to help out every day we would love to hear from you.  Phone 01422 888080 or email

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Singing for the Brain –Halifax, Alzheimer’s Society

In Halifax we are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our volunteer team to support a rapidly growing, lively group of singers. No experience of singing necessary, just a willingness to join in and enjoy the music.

Singing for the Brain is musical activity that provides stimulation and enjoyment through song and social interaction for people with dementia and people supporting them. It helps to reduce isolation and music and singing are known to improve wellbeing.

If you have 3 hours to spare, twice a month on a Tuesday morning then please get in touch with us.

For further information please contact Dennis Ward, Volunteering Officer, West Yorkshire. Tel; 07703607308 email: Volunteers will need to provide 2 references and complete a DBS check as well as attend a short induction in our Halifax office.

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