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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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Dabble Do & Tinker

Dabble, Do & Tinker

Saturday 22nd 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:

Sept 22nd - 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

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

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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.
We have stalls including cheeses, chutneys, juices, teas, oils, preserves, herbal infusions and a lovely guest kitchen by Wrapture.

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

Groovers in teh Heart

Groovers in the Heart

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.

Loneliness of a long distance runner

Film: The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner

Friday 19th October
£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.

Lego Fun Day

Lego Fun Day

Saturday 20th October
£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

Saturday 20th 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.


Repair Cafe

Saturday 12th January

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 12th January
£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