Halifax Stories – free art/workshops throughout February

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All One Collective & St. Augustine’s Centre are proud to be collaborating with Counterpoints Arts to bring the stories of people in Halifax to life. Through free art workshops in the Piece Hall in February 2018, this work will focus on collaborations between new and established communities. Counterpoints Arts are funding the workshops with support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Halifax Stories is part of Stronger Communities project funded by CFFC and the Ghandi Statue Memorial Trust currently underway in Calderdale. The project focuses on building stronger and more connected communities through helping participants to develop self-belief, well-being, and practical skills & knowledge around influencing the world around them. The project also importantly focuses on building understanding between people from different backgrounds through the facilitation of community conversations and story-telling.

What are we offering?

Stella Barnes, an associate artist with Counterpoints Arts will offer a series of creative workshops enabling participants to explore the rich stories within their own lives. Through a story telling process, Stella will work with participants to enable them to develop new narratives and perspectives on their lives in Calderdale. The work produced by participants will be exhibited in the Piece Hall between June and August 2018. Alongside Stella, a photographer will take the portraits of willing participants, which will also be exhibited

 

 

More about Stella Barnes: Stella Barnes is an experienced artist who has worked extensively with communities. In 2017 she was the artist-in residence with idle women living and delivering workshops on a narrow boat and in the community in Mirfield and Dewsbury. Before this Stella has worked for many years on a range of different community projects and previously worked as Director of Participation in Ovalhouse, a theatre based in South London where she developed ‘We are London,’ a theatre project for young migrants and other young people and set up the Paper Project, a collective of young migrant artists.

New participants to the Stronger communities project are always welcome. Discuss the Halifax Stories opportunity further by contacting:

Roisin Cavanagh 07771655617

all1collective.org.uk

counterpointsarts.org.uk

 

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Halifax Comedy Festival 2017

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–>Starting 20th Oct 2017 See all Dates for this event

Six venues + over 20 acts = one great Comedy Festival! The Halifax Comedy festival is back for a third year from 20th – 28th October 2017. Tickets are on sale now!

See popular comedians such as Lee Nelson, Rob Rouse, Shazia Mirza, Richard Herring; events from the Fringe such as Barbara Nice, George Egg DIY Cook; sing along with the Rocky Horror Picture Show; the kids have a comedy club to enjoy and even Sooty will be making an appearance!

 

For more information  Call 01422 305959 or visit halifaxcomedyfestival.com

Eureka! Late nights for grown ups!

Eureka! Lates

Thursday 12 October from 6:30 pm9:30 pm

If you’ve ever wanted to explore Eureka! without the little ones – now’s your chance! Eureka! are running their first ever Lates evening.DSC_0428-610x480

Explore the digiPlaySpace exhibiton all the way from Canada – in Europe for the very first time. This totally interactive digital art, gaming and technology exhibition is here for a limited time only and perfect for big kids.

You’ll get a chance to use digital animation to make your own dance video, explore a virtual world, and interact with a painting made of light.

You’ll also be able to experience some science demos with their expert Enablers, including holding fire in the palm of your hand and watching water defy gravity.

Plus, there’ll be a bar in the museum for your favourite tipple and nibbles available from their café.

To book: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eureka-lates-tickets-37876541756

Autumn events taking place at your Halifax central children centres

 

There are various activities taking place this autumn at your local Halifax central children centres including:

Breastfeeding Group at Jubilee Children’s Centre

Cultural Cooking Class at The Outback Community Kitchen and Garden

Friends Groups – two separate groups one at Little Stars, Parkinson Lane and one at Jubilee Children’s Centre.

See posters below for more information…