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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
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Plenty To Do…

Kirkgate Community Cafe
Open 9 – 3pm every
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

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Annual General Meeting: meet and eat

Saturday 19th November
10.30am to 12.30pm

Every year our members come together for our Annual General Meeting, celebrating the year and electing new trustees.

Meet & Eat
This year the AGM is a community ‘brunch’ for all members – a shared meal (including plenty of veggie options) with plenty of time for chat and to find out more about what is happening at the Kirkgate Centre. Please note that the brunch is free to all individual members. Children are too young to be members but are very welcome and can enjoy brunch with us all at £2 each.

The AGM is open to all members. If you live locally and would like to become a member (or aren’t sure if you are one) please drop us a line. Membership is free.

Get involved
At our AGM we also elect new trustees. Trustees meet about every six weeks and discuss the building, activities, finances and plan for the future. If you value having a vibrant community centre supporting so many activities and cultural events, and would like to get involved in running it.

Please let us know you are coming. If we don’t know you are coming, we cannot feed you!

To book a place or to enquire about membership or becoming a trustee please call in at the centre or contact us on the number below or by email.

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre 01274 580186

Lego Fun Day
Saturday 19th November
£2.00 per family

Lego Fun Day

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 19th November

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.

The Record Club

The Record Club

Saturday 26th November

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

Shipley Alternative

Market: Shipley Alternative

Saturday, 3 December,
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.
Click here for more details

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

A Story of Children and Film

A Story of Children and Film (PG)

Friday 9th December 2016
£4.00 adults, £3 unwaged

A Story of Children and Film travels the world. It’s a journey through world cinema, in which we see how great films from 25 countries - classics and rarities - have depicted shyness, stropiness, storytelling, adventure, surrealism, doggedness and violence in childhood.

You are asked to bring a donation (non-perishable basic food such as tins or dried food) for the Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank when you come and see a film.

Repair Cafe

Repair and Re-Use Cafe: planning meeting

Saturday 10th December 2016

We are starting a repair café in Shipley, where people can come with their broken things and be supported by local volunteers to get them fixed.

Following a very successful first meeting to establish the café and its principles, this second meeting is exploring practicalities before it is launched in the new year. Everyone is welcome

If you have skills in repairing textiles, woodwork, electronics, computers or any other common items, and would like to support local people to fix their stuff, please get in touch and come along if you can!

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186