Growing Great Places – crowdfunding workshops

Growing Great Places is a new community crowdfunding programme to support citizens and organisations who have great ideas for making our local places even better. Kirklees Council are pledging £50k of funding over the next year, plus advice and support to help you run a great crowdfunding campaign.

You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.

If you’re interested in finding out more, register now for one of these free community crowdfunding workshops, hosted by Spacehive, where you can:

– Learn about the programme and how you can get involved

– Hear about the funding available and the process to apply

– Learn about what makes a great crowdfunding project

– Get tips and advice on running a successful crowdfunding campaign

South Kirklees workshop – register now

Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 6pm to 8pm
Main Hall, Meltham Carlile Institute, Huddersfield Road, Meltham HD9 4AG

North Kirklees workshop – register now

Tuesday 25th June 2019,  6pm to 8pm
Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury WF12 8DG

 

 

Family Nature Quest

Do you know where the wood is in Lockwood? Ever visited the river? Let charity, River Holme Connections, and local artists bring Spa Wood and the River Holme to life for your family.

Join our Family Nature Quest led by artist Bess Martin, who will take you on a journey of discovery. All ages will love this exploration game as Bess reveals Spa Wood’s hidden treasures and the enjoyment a trip along the riverside can bring.

Please drop in for an hour on Sunday 30th June 2019 between 11am and 3pm and enjoy the quest. Meet at The Scar Cafe, 1 Woodhead Road, Huddersfield HD4 6ER.

This free event is open to families living in the local area.

Family Nature Quest

Stone Carving

Do you live in Newsome, Berry Brow, Lockwood or Crosland Moor? Then you can take part in this free event.

Create a limestone sculpture for your home or garden. Professional stone sculptor, Melanie Wilks, will teach you how to sculpt like an expert to create a relief sculpture in this creative workshop. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the workshop and dress appropriatley.

Saturday 15th June 2019 from 10am to 4pm. Meet at  The Scar Cafe, 1 Woodhead Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield HD4 6ER. Organised by River Holme Connections. Minimum age: 14 years. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Stone Carving

Nature’s Medicine

Find out which plants can support your wellbeing. Professional medical herbalist, Sue Salmon, will take you on a gentle stroll along the River Holme to discover medicinal plants and the benefits they bring. A free event open to families in Newsome, Berry Brow, Lockwood or Crosland Moor.

Tuesday 4th June 2019 from 7pm to 8pm. Meet at Scar Cafe, Lockwood. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the event. Organised by River Holme Connections. This session is open to adults and young people aged 15+

Nature’s Medicine

Bowerfest 2019

Bowerfest is the annual festival in Hall Bower village, now in its 12th year, formerly known as Hall Bower Beerfest. Food, Ales, Gin Bar and Live Music.

6pm to 11pm on Friday 19th July 2019
12 noon to 11pm on Saturday 20th July 2019
12 noon to 11pm on Sunday 21st July 2019

Tom Hingley (former lead singer of Inspiral Carpets) – 1pm Saturday
The Nowheremen – 4pm Saturday
Fiery Biscuits – 7pm Saturday
Hokum – 1pm Sunday
Storm – 4pm Sunday

Hall Bower Athletic Club

Wild Weekend – Foraging

Ever wondered what it’s like to forage in the woods and make your own food and drink with what grows around us? On this holistic wild walk we’ll show you some simple recipes you can make from things right outside your door step.

Suitable for ages 8+ All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register both adults and children when booking online. £6 per child (£4 for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust members).

Sunday 16th June 2019 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP. Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Book your place for Wild Weekend – Foraging

Picnic on the Farm

Come and join the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on Spring Bank holiday Monday 2019 for some fun outdoor games and activities at Stirley Farm. Have the chance to explore our gardens and vegetable patch and bring your own picnic to admire the view. Take a walk through our fields, how many calves will you spot? Cakes and hot drinks will be available.

Come and join the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on Spring Bank holiday Monday 2019 for some fun outdoor games and activities at Stirley Farm.Free (there will be optional activities to get involved with during the day).

Monday 27th May 2019 from 11.30am to 2.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP.  Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Picnic on the Farm

Open Farm Sunday

On 9th June 2019, hundreds of farms all over the country will open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2019. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are celebrating all things wildlife and conservation. Come and join us at Stirley Farm for a fun day out, with farm themed activities, food and drink and meet the people behind the scenes who look after our livestock and local wildlife.

Sunday 9th June 2019 from 11am to 3pm at Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP.

Open Farm Sunday

The BIG Blessing

Come and join local volunteers for the 4th annual outdoor service at Stirley Community Farm on Sunday 26th May 2019 from 2pm to 3pm, followed by refreshments.

Songs, prayers and readings at Stirley Community Farm for wildlife, farming, allotments and gardens, and Planet Earth. Meet at the Cre8 Barn at 2pm and walk round the farm to visit our bees, cows, vegetable garden and orchard. Special theme this year “Climate Emergency”. Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome. Come prepared for the weather! Refreshments afterwards in the Cre8 Barn.

Stirley Community Farm, Off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP.

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