creative • cultural • community • space

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
Kirkgate Centre Logo
Plenty To Do…

Kirkgate Community Cafe
Our café is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 9.30am – 4.00pm

Our café is recruiting!
We’re looking for an experienced chef to work alongside our existing team in our cafe.
Please click here for details (pdf).

Plenty to do

New and upcoming

Book Swap

Kids’ Book Swap

Saturday 25th June 11-3pm. Free entry

Bring six ace books and take away six fresh reads for the summer! It’s all free. You can drop books off before the day and collect up to six tokens to swap for books.

Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Shipley Alternative

Shipley Alternative

Next market: Saturday 25th June 11-3pm. Free entry

The Shipley Alternative is a popular, occasional marketplace for creative makers, up-cyclers and other imaginative traders from the Shipley area.
Click here for more details.

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

The Record Club

The Record Club

Saturday 25th June from 8pm. Donation

Bring tunes that deserve to be heard by others, or just come along to enjoy the music and fine company.
Each month there is a theme which people try to comply with (often dubiously or ironically!) with their choice of records to bring along. There’s always time to play other music as well. A great night.

Our bar is open

Learn English

Learn English

Beginners’ group: Thursday 10–11.30am. Free
Improvers’ group: Tuesday 10-11.30am. Donation

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 16th July, 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 16th July, 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.