The number of people getting Coronovirus is rising again across the UK. You must continue to keep yourself and others safe. Wear a mask when in public and when visiting St Augustines - we have free masks at St Augustines which you can collect. Keep 2 metres apart. Wash or sanitise your hands regularly. This is a difficult time as the days are colder, and we are here to help you. Please look after your mental health by continuing to exercise and being in contact with people safely. If you are struggling with loneliness or isolation please call us [...]
Collectively as a team of 50, we walked, ran or cycled 4983 miles in September! Almost 5000 miles - the distance between here and Syria. Next year 9 year old puppet girl ‘Little Amal’, will be walking this distance, see here for more details. We hope very much to be a part of this extraordinary and vital event. Together we have raised... £2500 so that we can continue to develop our open garden next year – THANK YOU! Please find the Go Fund Me link here for any last minute donations We've had some great stories over the [...]
Supporting our community through lockdown The lockdown and government restrictions introduced in March 2020 meant that we were unable to open the doors to our community, however staff and volunteers have worked hard to ensure that service users can continue to access the help that they need. For full information on how we have adapted our services read our Lockdown Report by clicking here.
What we mean by fashion and design. Some famous British designers, including fashion designers. Nouns and adjectives for materials. Download Transcript Mary Quant. Source: wikimedia Alexander McQueen design. Source: wikimedia Vivienne Westwood. Source: Wikimedia Stella MCartney. Source: wikimedia Erdem. Source: wikimedia Chippendale High Chest. Source: Flickr Clarice Cliff pottery. Source: wikimedia Transcript English for Life in the UK. Episode 33: Fashion and design in the UK Listen here! Mark Hello and welcome to the podcast English for Life in the UK. This is episode 33 of the podcast, intended for [...]
Famous British poets. Personal choice of poetry by Robert Burns, Wilfred Owen and Lemn Sissay. Similes and metaphors. Download Transcript Transcript English for Life in the UK. Episode 32: Literature in the UK: Part 2: Poets and Poetry (Mark) Welcome to the podcast: English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for intermediate-level learners of English, and is produced by a group of volunteers from the St Augustine's Centre in Halifax, Yorkshire, where we provide a range of support and advice to those in need, and particularly to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. The aim [...]
Famous British authors and novels past and present. Favourite books of the presenters. The use of 1st, 2nd and 3rd person narratives in literature. Download Transcript Transcript English for Life in the UK. Episode 31: Literature in the UK part 1.
Famous British landscape gardeners and gardens. Gardening as a pastime in the U.K. including allotments. How to start and continue a conversation. Download Transcript Transcript English for Life in the UK Episode. 30 - Gardens and Gardening in the UK (Mark) Welcome to episode 30 of the podcast English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for intermediate-level learners of English and is produced by a group of volunteer teachers from the St Augustine's Centre, in Halifax, Yorkshire, where we provide a range of support and advice to those in need and particularly to asylum [...]
Some of the famous architects and the buildings they designed. Our own favourite buildings. Adjectives in English and in particular the word order we use. Download Transcript St Paul’s Cathedral. Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC BY-SA 3.0 Houses of Parliament, London. Source: Berit. House of Commons Halifax Town Hall. Source: Alexander P Kapp The Gherkin, London. London Aquatic Centre. Image: Flickr Rick ligthelm The Piece Hall, Halifax. Image: Flickr Transcript Episode 29 - Architecture and Buildings in the UK Mark Welcome to the podcast "English for Life in the [...]
Coronavirus in Calderdale Due to cases rising, from 31st July 2020, the Government have announced tighter restrictions in Calderdale. It is important to remember to keep yourself and others safe. These restrictions are in place a minimum of 2 weeks, but are likely to be in place longer. It is also important to remember to continue looking after your wellbeing. Looking after your mental health by continuing to exercise and being in contact with people is so important. If you are struggling with loneliness or isolation please contact the Centre for support - our new support advice line [...]
Discussion of the events in the USA and around the world following the death of a black man at the hands of the police. Why this matters in the U.K. Protest and demonstrations against racism. Download Transcript Transcript Episode 23: Black Lives Matter Mark Hello and welcome to Episode 23 of the podcast, English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for intermediate-level learners of English and is produced by a group of volunteer teachers from the Saint Augustine's Centre in Halifax, Yorkshire, where we provide a range of support and advice to those in [...]