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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

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

Serving delicious fresh coffees, soups, sandwiches and cakes.
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Groovers in teh Heart

Groovers in the Heart

Oct
13
Saturday 13 October 2018
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.

Groovers is back again on the following dates:
• 10 November
• 8 December

Click here for tickets

Our bar is open.


Lego Fun Day

Lego Fun Day

Oct
20
Saturday 20th October
12.30pm–3.00pm
£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

Oct
20
Saturday 20th September
8–11.30pm
£4.00

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.


Dabble Do & Tinker

Dabble, Do & Tinker

Oct
27
Saturday 27th October
Fourth Saturday of the month
10.30–12.30pm
£2 per child

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

Sessions for this year are:

Oct 27th - Spooky science:
Come and experiment in our spooky lab

Our cafe is open
Nicola 07914 495626, Paula 07914 389726
www.sponge-tree.com


Loneliness of a long distance runner

Film: The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner

Nov
2
DATE CHANGE
Friday 2 November
7.30pm
£4 (£3 unwaged)

Shipley Film Society
In this classic of British New Wave cinema, teenager Colin Smith is sent to a borstal after a robbery. His talent for cross country running are spotted by the Governor who sees sport as a cure for social ills, but in this gritty tale of rebellion and conformity, life's rewards seldom reach the working class.


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Shipley Alternative

Nov
3
Saturday, 3rd November
10.00am to 2.00pm
Free entry

The Shipley Alternative is a popular occasional marketplace for creative makers, up-cyclers and other imaginative traders from the Shipley area.
Markets are themed and run about six times a year.

The market its back again on Saturday 1st December

Click here for more details

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186


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Loud as Flux: Deutsche Elektronische Musik –  Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83

Nov
10
Saturday 10 November
10am – 3pm
Free

Ante are back with a marathon play through eleven compilation LPs of influential and pretty out there German music from back in the 1970s. Bands include Can, Popol Vuh, Nue! and Tangerine Dream.

Its a free thing, so even if you've never heard this music before, pop in when and for however long it suits you.There should be some play activities for kids too. 

Our cafe is open serving drinks, cakes and light meals, with a small bar open later in the day if you fancy a local ale with your sandwich and krautrock.

Please rummage through your cupboards and bring a donation to Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank if you can.

Our cafe is open


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Paper planes

Jan
12
Saturday 8th December
10.30–1pm
Donation

What makes a plane fly? How do you change direction in mid-air? Does a paper plane always have to have wings?

Come and make some amazing paper planes to fly around our hall and see how we've learned to defy gravity.

Create your own or try some of the designs we'll have available.

More here on Facebook.

If you'd like to help run this or similar Saturday events for families, please drop us a line.

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186


repaircafe
MCF Bikery

Repair Cafe

Jan
12
Saturday 12th January
10.30–12.30pm
Donation

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

We are joined by MCF Bikery so bring your bikes along for a free tweak and service.

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


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Kirkgate Clothes Swap

Jan
12
Saturday 12th January
10am–1pm
£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