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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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Kirkgate Community Cafe
Our community café is open for everyone, serving delicious drinks, fresh coffees, sandwiches, light snacks and cakes.

Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am – 3pm

Lego Fun Day

Lego Fun Day

Saturday 18th Aug
£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


Spanish Holiday Course

FREE Taster: Thursday 30th August
Course: Thursdays from 6th Sept
£6.95 per session

A 12 week 'Holiday Spanish' course, perfect for people who want to be able to really use their Spanish on holiday. No parrot fashion… just lots of learning, practice and laughs. 
Fee is paid as a block.

Refreshments provided
Michaela, 0772 9461163

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Doodle Club

Saturday 1st September
£2 per child

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.

Our cafe is open


Repair Cafe

Saturday 8th September

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

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Kirkgate Clothes Swap

Saturday 8th 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 8 September 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:
• 13 October
• 10 November
• 8 December

Click here for tickets

Our bar is open.


Film: Barbara

Friday 14th September
£4 (£3 unwaged)

Shipley Film Society
Barbara is a doctor in East Germany, 1980. Her political insubordination and an application to emigrate to the west has led to her being removed from a prestigious position in Berlin and banished to a provincial hospital. While she plans her escape with her lover, her new life in the country, despite continual harassment by a Stasi official, makes her question what's most important in life.

Front Room Disco

Front Room Disco

Saturday 15th September

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.

MCF Bikery

Dr Bike service

Saturday 29th September
10.30 — 12.30pm

Breaks squeaky or not working?
Gears slipping and your chain coming off?
Want to know how to mend a puncture?

Bring your bike along to the Kirkgate Centre and the qualified mechanics from the MCF Shipley Bikery will be on hand for minor repairs and a basic service of your bike.

Our cafe is open and there is also Dabble, Do and Tinker from Sponge Tree so there's plenty to do!

Our cafe is open
07933 488314
MCF website

Dabble Do & Tinker

Dabble, Do & Tinker

Saturday 29th September
Fourth Saturday of the month
£2 per child

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

Sessions for this year are:

Aug 25th - CANCELLED
Sept 29th - Wind power:
The power of wind, can you make it move?
Oct 27th - Spooky science:
Come and experiment in our spooky lab

Our cafe is open
Nicola 07914 495626, Paula 07914 389726

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Shipley Alternative

Saturday, 6th October
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.

Saturday 6th October: Food.
As well as delicious edibles, arts and crafts, books, equipment and anything else with a food theme.

Saturday 3rd November: Print.
Prints, cards, fabrics, gifts, books, zines, equipment and anything print related.

Saturday 1st December: Midwinter.
Handmade gifts, seasonal goods, up cycling and all things creative.

Click here for more details

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Golden Cabinet

Live music: GNOD R&D Takeover

Saturday 6th October
7pm – 10.30pm
£15 advance.

To celebrate their 5th birthday, the Golden Cabinet collective have handed the reins over to the mighty GNOD’s Research & Development department.
To the uninitiated, GNOD is a creative collective from Salford with an ever-changing membership, format and sound, so expect the unexpected.

Golden Cabinet ticket sales

Our bar is open