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Community Voices

Local residents of Kirklees & Calderdale are being given an opportunity to undertake free training to become an accredited ‘Community Voice ‘.

This is about capturing the views of residents, especially those who are less vocal, specifically in relation to health.

The next Community Voices training runs on the following dates:

Session 1 – Wednesday January 15th 9.30am – 3pm
Session 2 – Wednesday January 22nd 9.30am – 12 noon
Session 3 – Wednesday March 4th 9.30am – 12 noon

All sessions will take place at
Brian Jackson House
New North Parade

To discuss further

Please contact Laura  Beesley – or phone 07535 184368.

New Art Class

Watercolours Self-help Group is starting in January 2020.

Open to all

Mondays 10am-12noon in the Coffee Lounge.

There will be 5 sessions:

  • 13 January 2020
  • 27 January 2020
  • 10 February 2020
  • 24 February 2020
  • 9 March 2020

Ring Shirley on 01274 873078 – for more details & to register interest

Just £4 if you are already a member – otherwise the £8 membership fee also applies.

Enrolment will be at the first class.

Watercolours – Improvers now Full

Watercolours for Improvers is now FULL.

All our Watercolours classes are now Full.

A  new class – Self Help Art Group is being planned to start in January 2020 on Monday mornings  in week 2.

More details will follow shortly.

If you are interested – contact us with a message through the website or telephone one of the three numbers that are on the contact page of the website, on the 3-fold flyer and in the prospectus.

Below is the revised list of classes that are full:

  • British History from 1066
  • Choir
  • Flower Arranging
  • Serendipity
  • Social History
  • Spanish Beginners
  • Tai Chi for beginners
  • Watercolours – Advanced
  • Watercolours – Beginners
  • Watercolours – Improvers



Stephen Barlow

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Stephen Barlow earlier this week.

When he retired in 2015 he had been a tutor for Watercolours for twenty years and also for Spanish for five of these.

His amusing painting of members eager to get to enrolment at the Town Hall was featured on the back cover of the prospectus for 2010-2011. – see below.