creative • cultural • community • space

What’s on?

Click on any event to find out more.

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…
Stacks Image 203836
Stacks Image 203838
Stacks Image 203840
Join our mailing list
Click here to join our mailing list
Community Cafe

Serving delicious fresh coffees, soups, sandwiches and cakes.
Stacks Image 202917

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

Lego Fun Day

Lego Fun Day

Saturday 17th August
£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.

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre 01274 580186

Stacks Image 203915

Kirkgate Clothes Swap

Saturday 14th September
£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.

Refill Shipley
Joining the Clothes Swap is a low waste pop up grocery shop. Fill your own containers with a variety of food and non food items such as washing up liquid. Shipley Refill will also be selling other eco friendly items aimed at reducing plastic waste.
There will be paper bags and donated glass jars if you forget your containers.

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Groovers in teh Heart

Groovers in the Heart

Saturday 14 September 2019
8pm to 11.30pm
£5 tickets online

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.

Stacks Image 203959


Second Friday of the month
£2 per child

A fun session for pre-schoolers and their parents and carers, involving stories and crafts.
There's space afterwards for parents to chat.

Our cafe is open
Maddie 0792 001 3954

Stacks Image 203975

Movin & Groovin

NEW: Movin’ & Groovin’

Fridays from 20th September
£2 per child

Except 2nd Friday of the month, which is Storybees!
A new fun weekly session for pre-schoolers and their parents and carers, involving lost of movement with singing built in.
Some activities involve child yoga, action songs and movement games with a little relaxation at the end.

Our cafe is open
Jessika 07726 735932

Repair Cafe
Stacks Image 204024

Shipley Repair Café

Saturday 21 Sept 2019
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 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.

If you’d like to get involved as a fixer, please come along or drop us a line.

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

We are joined by the wonderful MCF Bikery, who will service your bike for free (any required parts charged at cost). Get your bike ready for winter!

The Repair Cafe and MCF Bikery are back again on 9th November.

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Front Room Disco

Front Room Disco

Saturday 21st Sept

Front Room Disco brings you an eclectic alternative mix of music. Covering indie, alternative, ska, reggae, punk, disco and 80's pop.
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.


Dabble, Do & Tinker

Saturday 28 September
10.30am to 12.30pm
£2 per child

Science + Art = FUN. Nature, science, art and craft skills for all the family on the 4th Saturday of the month.
The theme for June is Marvellous Machines and for July is Volatile Volcanos!

Parents must supervise their children.

Our cafe is open
Nicola 07914 495626, Paula 07914 389726

Stacks Image 203843
Stacks Image 203886

Shipley Alternative

Saturday, 5th October
10.00am 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.
Refill Shipley will be along with plastic free everyday items - bring your jars and bottles for a fill-up!
Markets are themed and run about six times a year.

The market is back again on on 2nd November and 7 December.
Click here for more details

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186