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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
Plenty To Do…
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Kirkgate Centre Cafe
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday • 9am – 3pm
Kirkgate Centre Cafe
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday • 9am – 3pm
Clothes Swap

Kirkgate Clothes Swap

Saturday 9th Sept 2017
11am – 3pm

Do you enjoy community events and like to recycle?

Do you love clothes, but don't like waste?

Come to the Kirkgate Centre's first clothes swap:

• we will be accepting clothes from 11am until 1.30pm 
• swapping will begin at 12 midday until 3pm

Bring a maximum of 15 items in a good wearable condition. All clothes will be checked before being accepted and tokens issued. Please note that underwear and swimwear won't be accepted.

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Repair Cafe

Shipley Repair Café

Saturday 9th Sept 2017
10.30am – 12.30pm

Shipley Repair Café is where people can come with their broken things and get help from local volunteers to fix them.

We have a big team of volunteers who may be able to help you fix all sorts of household items including furniture, textiles, electrical items, audio equipment, computers, etc.

Please let the repair café know in advance what you intend to bring along. You can send details via twitter, email or Facebook - click on the links below. Everyone is welcome

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Bradford College

Course: Crafts Production and Retail Opportunities

From Thursday 21st September 2017
10am – 12pm for 11 weeks
£60.50, FREE for those on income related benefits

It's not too late to join – there are still some places on this course.
This course will give you an opportunity to explore and try out a variety of craft activities including rug making, bag making, greeting cards, gift boxes and crochet. We will look at how these skills can be transferred into business and retail opportunities.
Provided by Bradford College.

Bradford College, 01274 433333
Book online at Bradford College

Dabble Do & Tinker

Dabble, Do & Tinker

Fourth Saturday of the month
£2 per child

Science + Art = FUN. Nature, science, art and craft skills for all the family.

Our cafe is open
Nicola 07914 495626, Paula 07914 389726


The Heritage and History of the Aire Valley

From Friday 22nd September 2017
10am – 12pm
£48, FREE for those on income related benefits

It's an amazing thing to be able to 'read' where we live, the places, their names and their architecture. Everything takes on a new dimension - a sort of 3D vision where the past comes to life in the present. Suddenly we are stepping in the footsteps of countless generations whose stories are written in the landscape around us.

This popular seven week course includes:
I. Prehistory, Romans (Indoors)
2. Anglo-Saxons, Norman Conquest (Indoors)
3. Buck Wood/Thackley (Walk)
4. The Middle Ages (indoors)
5. Tudors and Stuarts (Indoors)
6. Baildon Green & Baildon Hall (Walk)
7. The Industrial Revolution and the Victorians (Indoors)

If you cannot enrol online, just come along to the first session and enrol then: 22nd September, 10am.

WEA, 0113 2453304
Book online with the WEA

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Container / NCHX/CHXFX / Colossolth

Saturday 23rd September

Golden Cabinet are celebrating their fourth birthday in style, with noise generator Container coming over from the USA, joined by NCHX/CHXFX and Colossloth (who's cinematic soundscapes are so dark, they are rumoured to be Darth Vadar's fave band).
Golden Cabinet is a Shipley-based collective organising experimental & electronica gigs. Firmly rooted in a long tradition of DIY culture, it’s widely acclaimed events are an eclectic and mix of music and imagery.

Golden Cabinet ticket sales

Our bar is open

Memories of Murder

Film: Memories of Murder

Saturday 30th September 2017
Doors open 7.30pm
£4 (£3 unwaged)

Given the subject matter, this is a surprisingly enjoyable and provocative blend of thriller, comedy and satire as it follows two bungling rural cops in their frustrated attempts to track down a brutal serial killer.

"How the hell does a film this tonally out there, with characters this lunkheaded and at times even cruel and hateful, manage to be so indescribably moving?"

Village Voice

"Low-key, unassuming, and crafty in the way it slowly gets under your skin, Memories of Murder is a sly and smart thriller."

DVD Talk

Our bar is open

Shipley Alternative

Shipley Alternative Market
Food Special

Saturday, 7 October 2017
11.00am to 3.00pm
Free entry

The Shipley Alternative is a popular, occasional marketplace for creative makers, up-cyclers and other imaginative traders from the Shipley area.
For October, the theme is 'food', so expect stalls ranging from cakes to crockery.
Click here for more details

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Lego Fun Day

Lego Fun Day

Saturday 21st September
£2.00 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 21st October

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.