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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 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Community Cafe
Our community cafe is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 3pm

Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate

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

Serving delicious fresh coffees, soups, sandwiches and cakes.
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Quiet Night 2

Friday 21 February
8pm to 11pm
Pay as you feel

Quiet Night 2 features live performances by Dean McPhee and Finlay MacTaggart, transforming the Kirkgate Centre into a magical space filled with gentle compelling soundscapes and imagery.

Advance tickets guarantee admission, pay what you can afford on the night.

Click here for tickets

Our bar is open.


Dabble, Do & Tinker

Saturday 22 February
10.30am to 12.30pm
£3 per child

Science + Art = FUN. Nature, science, art and craft skills for all the family on the 4th Saturday of the month.

Parents must supervise their children.

Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund

Our cafe is open
Nicola 07914 495626, Paula 07914 389726

French with Cecile

Fun Holiday French

Starts 27th February
7 – 8pm

Cecile runs regular French classes at the Kirkgate Centre.
They are open to all levels and are drop-ins so you can just pop in or stay for the whole duration.

This new class is aimed at people who want to learn simple everyday French.
Cecile also runs daytime classes at 1pm and 2pm on Tuesdays and 1pm Thursdays.
Please confirm with Cecile if you're coming so she has an idea of numbers.

Cécile, 0797 681 5373

Film: Breathing (15)

Friday 6th March
£4 (£3 unwaged)

An incarcerated teenager attempts to get an early parole by working in a morgue, a perhaps unconsciously driven choice that leads him to come to terms with his own crime.

Schubert's performance is so eloquent and Markovics's direction so sure that the film blazes with an extraordinary power.
Time Out

Markovics's script circles around the themes of death and life in thoughtful and elegant ways: it is a well-carpentered screenplay which bears every sign of having been a labour of love, worked on fruitfully over many years.
The Guardian

A bar will be open serving wines, beers, soft drinks and cake.

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Shipley Alternative:
Kids Take Over!

Saturday, 7th March
10.30am to 2.30pm
Free entry

The Shipley Alternative is a popular occasional marketplace for creative makers, up-cyclers and other imaginative traders from the Shipley area.
This market is run by and for school-age children in Shipley, so expect stalls selling toys, books, clothes and crafts.

If you would like a stall or details of future markets, please click here for more details.

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Groovers in teh Heart

Groovers in the Heart

Saturday 14 March 2020
8pm to 11.30pm

Once, twice, three times a groover…
A evening of dance and cocktails, with a distinctly soul, funk and disco vibe.

Click here for tickets

Our bar is open.

Lego Fun Day

Lego Fun Day

Saturday 21st March
£2.00 per family

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

Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre 01274 580186

Front Room Disco

Front Room Disco

Saturday 21st March

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.


Repair Cafe

Saturday 4th April

Rather than chuck stuff away, bring it along to Shipley Repair Cafe and get help from volunteers to repair it.

Please let the Repair Cafe know what you're bringing in advance. They can be contacted via email, twitter or Facebook (links below).

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Kirkgate Clothes Swap

Saturday 4th April
£3 (£1.50 concessions)

Do you love clothes, but don't like waste? Do you enjoy community events? Then come to our fourth exciting clothes swap event for women's clothes.
Clothes can be dropped off from 10am
Swapping will begin at 11 am until 1 pm.
We ask people to bring a maximum of 15 items in a good wearable condition.
All clothes will be checked before being accepted.

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Shake Rattle and Rhyme

Shake, Rattle and Rhyme

Every Wednesday
£2 per child

A fun weekly session for pre-schoolers and their parents and carers, involving singing and music making.
There's space afterwards for parents to chat and supervise their children to play until 1pm.

Our cafe is open
Jessika 07726 735932

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Meet and Eat

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

While some members of these social groups enjoy cooking and baking, others enjoy games and activities — something for everyone!

Cook and Eat: Enjoy a two course meal and social time
Mondays 9:30am to 12:30pm, £4

Soup and Social: Enjoy soup and handmade bread and social activities
Tuesdays 10am to 2pm, £3

Afternoon Tea and Social: enjoy a light meal and entertainment
Wednesdays: 11:30am to 3pm, £3

Supported by Bradford Council.

Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186