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January 2018

Using the arts as a tool to bring about changes in people’s lives – Into the Blue

By | 18th January, 2018|Events, News|

Into the Blue is a performance of music, dance and poetry inspired by the plight of local Refugees and Asylum Seekers The stories of people seeking refuge living in Calderdale; their harrowing journeys, their thoughts of home, their arrival in the UK; the uncertainty many families live with on a daily basis. For these people the reasons for flight may be very different, but their feelings are always the same: feelings of helplessness and fear, resilience and hope. An afternoon of passion, struggle and, above all, HOPE! Featuring the combined creative talents of: - Performing arts students from Calderdale College - Music tech students from Calder High School - Afghan boys Adaam & Murat - Cellist Helen Thatcher - Choreographer Natalie Speake - Director Sharon Marsden This work is part of Creative Communities, an outreach programme led by Square Chapel in partnership with verd de gris Ltd and Orange Box Young People’s Centre, using the arts as a tool to bring about changes in people’s lives. Creative Communities is supported with a grant from The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

Food Needed for Refugees – Together We Grow

By | 16th January, 2018|News|

Together We Grow ( and Rochdale Community Partnership are sending two containers to the refugee camps at Lesbos in Greece this month. The first will go on 21st and the second on 31st but we will need any donations by Friday 19th and Sunday 28th January. If you prefer to give cash that is fine too as it will enable us to buy pallets of food at a discount price. Here is a list of what is needed: Rice (any Pakistani basmati) Dahl's: Red split lentils Mansoor whole Red and white kidney beans Channa Dahl Butter beans Tinned: Chopped tomatoes Tomato paste Channa Butter beans Red kidney beans (lubia) Mixed vegetables Cooking oil Any pasta Biscuits (any type) Tea Coffee Sugar Milk powder Long life milk Spices: Bansar (kishmeri mix) Tumeric Whole zeera (large amount) Garlic Powder Ginger powder Coriander powder Zeera powder Paprika ( large amount) Chilli powder (mild) Salt  also needed baby powder milk 0-5 Nappies mostly 0-5 You can deliver your donations to Warcock Hill Barn, Long Causeway, Blackshaw Head, Hebden Bridge, HX77JB,  or tel. 01422-846863 and 07511213449. Email: or Many thanks for your help.

We are recruiting!

By | 15th January, 2018|News|

Early Years Practitioner Qualified to Level 3 National Living Wage - £8.75 per hour   Part time 16 hours per week Fixed term until 27 July 2018 St. Augustine’s Centre on Hanson Lane in Halifax has been working with diverse communities for 50 years providing support, sanctuary, community and advice. We are looking for an Early Years Practitioner who will have responsibility for providing high standards of quality within the Nursery team including the environment, resources and experiences offered to children. The successful candidate will work as a member of the Nursery team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs. You will be highly organised and keep up to date with current developments in childcare and education policy and practice. You will be a key person carrying out all related responsibilities, and in building relationships with a small group of children and their families. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure Barring Service check. We are a very friendly and hard-working team who strive to make a difference for everyone who comes to St. Augustine’s Centre. You will also need: Excellent inter-personal and communication skills An ability to [...]

Brunswick Centre HIV Testing at St. Augustine’s Centre

By | 14th January, 2018|News|

Today is National STI Awareness Day #nationalstiawarenessday Don't forget... FREE HIV TESTS AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S CENTRE The Brunswick Centre will be at the Centre offering free, rapid and confidential HIV tests On Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 12 noon to 1.30 pm (If it is your first test with us we will also give you £5, if a repeat test you just get the free test) Info: Anne Glew Mobile: 07703 187 976

St Augustine’s Centre 50th Anniversary Fundraising Ceilidh

By | 13th January, 2018|Events|

To kick off our 50th Birthday celebrations join us on Saturday 27th January 2018 for our 50th Anniversary Fundraising Ceilidh at 7.30pm at Pellon Social Club, Moor End Road, Halifax, HX2 0HF. There will be the fabulous Peaceworks band, Raffles, Dancing, Food and more....... Tickets are £8 Adults, Concs £5 and Family Tickets are £15. For Tickets and more information contact Denise on 01422 352492.