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What’s on?

A community centre and development trust providing space, support and resources to our local community in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

Office hours
The centre is open for community use every day and evening, including weekends.
The office is staffed between 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday.

Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate

West Yorkshire
BD18 3EH
Tel: 01274 580186
Lottery Funded
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Plenty To Do…

Kirkgate Community Cafe
New opening times from September:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 – 3pm

Plenty to do

New and upcoming

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Join our trustees

We are looking for people to join our trustees!

The Kirkgate Centre is overseen by a group of volunteer trustees.
Our trustees all live locally and come from all walks of life. Together they make decisions about what we do and how we do it, ensuring we meets local needs and aspirations.

Some examples of what the trustees are busy with include:

  • planning for a refurbishment of the building
  • overseeing exciting new developments such as the cafe
  • fundraising for the building and activities
  • recruiting and supporting staff
  • overseeing the centre’s finances
Trustees meet about once a month in the evening to discuss and plan all the latest developments. If you would like to get involved, please contact the centre or drop us an email.

Kirkgate Centre 01274 580186


Let’s Get Creative

Saturday 11th June, 2–4pm. £2.50 per child

Lets get creative with Sponge Tree! Nature art and traditional craft skills for all the family. From textiles to printmaking with a little bit of Sponge Tree magic thrown in...

Our cafe is open.
Nicola 07914 495626, Paula 07914 389726

Learn English

Learn English

Beginners’ group: Thursday 10–11.30am. Free. Term Time only
Improvers’ group: Tuesday 10-11.30am. Donation. Term time only.

Especially for those recently arrived from overseas - welcome to Shipley! Join us to make new friends and learn or improve your spoken English.
Contact the Kirkgate Centre on 01274 580186 or email us for further information.

Light refreshments provided
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Sponge Tree

Mindful Making

Mondays 10-12pm (term time only)

This group for the over-55s focuses on meditation, mindfulness and creativity.
Supported by the Big Lottery Fund

Nicola 07914 495626, Paula 07914 389726

Lego Fun Day

Lego Fun Day

Saturday 20th August, 1.30-4pm. £2 per family

Once a month, the main hall of the Kirkgate Centre is filled with Lego, Kinex, Meccanno for children (and parents) creating all kinds of amazing things.

Our cafe is open.
James, 07747 042959

Front Room Disco

Front Room Disco

Saturday 20th August, 8–11.30pm. £4

Front Room Disco brings you an eclectic alternative mix of music. Covering indie, alternative, ska, reggae, punk, disco and 80's pop. With Wil Oddsox (Love to Boogie).
Please visit the Front Room Disco Facebook page (link below) for details of tickets.
A bar serves local ales, quality wines and soft drinks.

Our bar is open.