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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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Shake Rattle and Rhyme

NEW: Shake, Rattle and Rhyme

Every Wednesday
10–11am
£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


Film: Liberation Day

Jan
18
Friday 15th February
7.30pm
£4 (£3 unwaged)

Ex-Yugoslavian cult band Laibach become the first foreign rock group ever to perform in the fortress state of North Korea. Confronting strict ideology and cultural differences, the band struggles to get their songs through the needle's eye of censorship before they can be unleashed on an audience never before exposed to alternative rock'n'roll.

"Most documentaries or studies of North Korea conclude that it is forever sealed in its own tyranny. For all the absurdity, for all the questionable semi-satire, Laibach actually made contact with North Korea and caused a crack in the wall."
The Guardian

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


Lego Fun Day

Lego Fun Day

Jan
19
Saturday 16th February
12.30pm–3.00pm
£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


Front Room Disco

Front Room Disco

Jan
19
Saturday 16th February
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.


Let

Dabble, Do & Tinker

Feb
23
Saturday 23 February
10.30am to 12.30pm
£2 per child

Science + Art = FUN. Nature, science, art and craft skills for all the family.
The theme this month is Snow Fun!
Parents must supervise their children.

The theme for February is Super Symmetry!

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


Film: Butterfly’s Tongue

March
1
Friday 1 March
7.30pm
£4 (£3 unwaged)

The first in four films presented by Ante to mark 80 years since the end of the Spanish revolution 1936–39.

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts a new school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother he makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia. But it's also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho's father is a Republican as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age.

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

Our bar is open.


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Shipley Alternative:
Kids Take Over!

March
2
Saturday, 2nd March
10.00am to 1.00pm
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.

Click here for more details

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186


scrap play

Scrap Play

March
9
Saturday 9th March
10.30am to 12.30pm
Free/donation

A free den building and scrap play session for children and parents.
Parents must supervise their children.

Our cafe is open
The Kirkgate Centre 01274 580186


Groovers in teh Heart

Groovers in the Heart

March
9
Saturday 9 March 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.


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Ante: May Day 2019

May
4
Sat 4 May – Sun 5 May
10am – late

An anarchic weekend of exhibitions, workshops, food and live music.

Our cafe is open
Our bar is open


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Kirkgate Clothes Swap

May
11
Saturday 11th May
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


repaircafe
MCF Bikery

Repair Cafe

May
11
Saturday 11th May
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