Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival 2017 this weekend!

Rushbearing dates back several centuries to a time when rushes were simply a floor covering in churches.sowerby_bridge_rushbearing_700

Each year, it was out with the old and in with the new. Over many years this tradition has gradually turned into a celebration and a holiday involving music, Morris dancing and revelry.

There are many ways to be part of the festival. Do not be one of the missing ingredients!

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September at various venues across Sowerby Bridge. For more information, visit: Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival 2017 .

Only 2 more sleeps until our Christmas Bazaar, find out what’s one…

This Saturday we will be holding our first festive market in Park ward on the car park at Queen’s Road neighbourhood Centre, Running from 11am to 3pm. We have a free Santa’s Grotto at 1pm. There a various stalls from local traders including clothing, food, jewellery, and two charity shops including RSPCA and Overgate Hospice.

For children there will be face painting, balloon modelling and Christmas crafts.

Phoenix FM will be with us throughout the day to play some festive tunes and the choir from St Hildas Church will be joining us for some carols too.

The event is completely free, we want to showcase the amazing and diverse cultures we have on our doorstop in park. For more information call Halifax Central on 01422 365948, We hope to see you Saturday!

Christmas Bazaar: Park’s 1st Festive Outdoor Market, Saturday 3rd December…

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 Park’s 1st festive market!

Saturday 3rd December 2016. Come along and grab yourself some festive treats. 12 market stalls showing local businesses and voluntary groups in Park ward. Free event with Santa’s Grotto, music & entertainment with Phoenix FM, crafts & henna, food & drink and Christmas Carols.We want to boost and promote the local economy in Park ward and showcase the wonderful variety of cultures in the area.
Free Event, 11am to 3pm , Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Queen’s Road Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 4NE

We ho ho ho hope to see you there…


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – live on stage!


Join us for a lively, lyrical adventure in Michael Rosen’s award-winning We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at the Victoria theatre for 3 days only from Friday 25 to Sunday 27

Direct from a smash-hit West End season and international run, this fun-filled adaptation of Michael Rosen’s much-loved story is vividly and noisily brought to life on stage with catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure!

Under Sally Cookson’s inventive direction and Benji Bower’s quirky, versatile score, the story follows a family’s excitement as they wade, splash and squelch through a variety of imaginative environments in search of a bear.

Cookson describes the production as a “celebration of play”, deciding with set designer Katie Sykes that the show should utilise a host of everyday objects and materials in order to draw young audiences into a thrilling, imaginary world.

Full of rhythm, repetition and onomatopoeia, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has been praised for its ability to engage and entertain young children of all learning abilities.

Watch the official show trailer online at