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Shop local this Christmas

Don’t know what to buy as a gift for Christmas ? Visit the Piece Hall shops! As the UK’s economic sitution grows tougher, there’s never been a more important time to shop local and support Calderdale businesses.

There are over 30 lovely shops in the Piece Hall that sell all kinds of gifts for Christmas (and beyond). You could pick up a one of kind lamp for someone special from Gina B Glass, or a jigsaw for your Dad from Red Patch, or how about your own personalised Christmas Cake topper from Little You, or a fancy new guitar strap for a budding musician from Maestro Music, or a collectible teddy for your little sister from Serendipity.

Or treat yourself to a good read on a cold winters night by popping along to the Piece Hall Book-shop, whilst munching on your favourite toffee from Sweet Memories snuggled up in a home-made blanket made from wool bought at Three Bags Full in your vintage pyjamas from Purple Rabbit or Vintage Darling.

Enjoy music while you shop! 12 noon – 2 pm:

  • 17 December – Littleborough Brass Band
  • 18 December – Royal British Legion Band.
  • Winter Wonderland Fun Fair: 16 – 24 December . Rides and Stalls for all the family

To view a full lists of shops in the Piece Hall visit the website: www.thepiecehall.co.uk/shopping  There is so much to choose from, all under one unique and beautiful building!

For more information on local shopping and hidden gems throughout Calderdale, visit the Totally Locally website: www.totally-locally.co.uk


Silver Entrepreneurs – business advice for 50+

Thinking of setting up your own business, but need some support? The Silver Entrepreneur workshops are designed to enthuse, inspire and assist people over 50, to make plans for the future, to become self-employed or to start their own small business.

Silver Entrepreneurs – turning silver into gold

Self-employment and small business start-up advice and support for the over-50’s

  • Have you an idea for a business?
  • Difficulty in finding a job?
  • Are you facing redundancy?
  • Would you like to be your own boss?

Please come and join us at our FREE friendly and informal two-day workshops on

Wednesday 14th and 28th September, 2011

9.30am to 4.00pm – Lunch and refreshments provided

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

Attendance on both days if possible, as different topics are covered. To book your place or, if you are unable to attend but require more information or assistance, please contact Silver Entrepreneurs: E-mail Tim Dugdill at silvers@calderdale.gov.uk or text or phone 07734 333445