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Aspire-i

Aspire-i: National Careers Guidance

By appointment only

Workshops and one-to-one sessions for people to improve their CVs.
The sessions are run through referrals from the Job Centre.

Aspire-i, 0113 225 9000
www.aspire-i.com



Buddha Land Meditation

Buddha Land Meditation

Wednesdays, 7.30–9pm. £6

A drop-in meditation class which includes guided meditation, explanation and discussion.

Kelsang, 01535 958298
www.enjoymeditation.org


Counselling Skills

Counselling skills

Please contact the organiser to join a course.

A range of courses throughout the year for people with either new to counselling or wanting to develop their skills.
The courses provide a deeper understanding of counselling as well as developing counselling skills.


French with Cecile

French with Cécile

Tuesdays, 1– 2pm or 2–3pm. £6
Thursdays, 7–8pm. £6

A great way to learn or top up your French, with a qualified local tutor whose also a native French speaker. There are even a choice of times to learn. Parfaite!

Cécile, 0797 681 5373
www.cecilebb.com


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.

Light refreshments provided.
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186


Cook Together, Eat Together

Cook Together, Eat Together

Thursdays, 9.30am-12pm. £2

Whether you’ve never cooked before or are a master-chef, this sociable group for over 55s enjoys cooking a lunch together and enjoying a communal meal.
Supported by the Big Lottery Fund

Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186


Doodle Club

Doodle Club

Bi-monthly on a Saturday afternoon. 2.30-3.30pm
£2.50 per person or £4 per family

Creative and fun art sessions with a fun theme for all ages. No matter what your drawing skills, you’ll learn something new. Plentiful materials, tuition and inspiration.
Check our calendar for the next event.

Our cafe is open


David Humphreys, Enterprise Coach

Enterprise Coaching

By appointment

David Humphreys is a local Enterprise Coach, providing free one to one business development support including: planning and goal setting; funding and finance; marketing; evaluating progress; recruiting and managing staff and training.


Bradford Kickstart

Enterprise Training

Occasional courses throughout the year

Bradford Kickstart runs regular training and seminars at the Kirkgate Centre for business start-ups. Training covers issues such as taxation, marketing and social media.
For more information about this training and other sessions available across the district, contact Bradford Kickstart.


Kirkgate IT Club

Kirkgate IT Club

Tuesdays, 12pm–2.00pm. £2

A club for over 55s. Bring along your laptop or tablet and learn new skills eat week.
Supported by the Big Lottery Fund

Our cafe is open.
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186


Let

Let’s Get Creative

Second Saturday of the month, 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
www.sponge-tree.com


Local History

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

Nicola 07914 495626, Paula 07914 389726
www.sponge-tree.com


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
www.sponge-tree.com


Painting with Chris

Painting with Chris

Thursdays, 10am–12pm, £2

A hands-on painting class For over the 55s. Most people who join this class have never painted, but soon find themselves producing landscapes with acrylic paints on canvas.
This is a practical class, so please wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on!
Supported by the Big Lottery Fund

Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186


RSPB

RSPB

Usually the first Friday on the month from 7.30pm, September – April. £3

A local branch of the national nature charity, the Airedale & Bradford group have monthly meetings between September and April. Each meeting has a theme and a guest speaker,with slides or films about birdlife across a range of habitats.
The meeting are open to everyone.

01274 582078
www.rspb.org.uk


Spanish with Cecile

Spanish with Cécile

Tuesdays, 3–4pm. £6

A great way to learn or top up your Spanish, with a qualified local tutor whose also a fluent Spanish speaker. ¡Perfecto!

Cécile, 0797 681 5373
www.cecilebb.com


Spiritual Sanctuary

Spiritual Sanctuary

Thursdays, 7.00–9.30pm. Donation

A friendly, open circle which extends a warm welcome to all visitors, irrespective of faith or philosophical perspective. This is an open group - just call in to find out more.



WRAP

WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Saturdays, 10–12pm. Booking essential.

A course of eight weekly sessions, WRAP is a group program where you develop an effective personal plan to help you recover and maintain your physical, mental & emotional health and wellbeing.
WRAP is a 'Plan For You, By You' - it can help those wanting to create a positive change in life and improve the way they feel!

Our cafe is open
Andy: 0800 772 0845
Evoke Recovery website