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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 4.30pm Monday to Saturday.

Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate

West Yorkshire
BD18 3EH
Tel: 01274 580186
Lottery Funded
Plenty To Do…
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Kirkgate Centre Cafe
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday • 9am – 3pm
Kirkgate Centre Cafe
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday • 9am – 3pm

Kirkgate Cafe

Job opportunity: Cafe Coordinator

28 hours per week. £20,849 pro rata
Application deadline: 10th November

This is an exciting opportunity to develop our café into a thriving, sustainable part of the community.
We are looking for someone who can combine their passion for good quality, affordable food with valuing and supporting staff and volunteers to create a friendly, welcoming community cafe.

Working alongside the rest of the centre team, including the centre's cook, the Café Co-ordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the cafe including menu planning and costing, sourcing local suppliers, training and supporting volunteers and ensuring the highest standards in health and safety and food hygiene.

Applications must be made on our form -– please do not sent a CV.

Please use the links below to download an application form and job description.

Alternatively, you can contact us to email you a pack, or call in to the centre for a paper copy.

This project is part funded by the Big Lottery funded project, which aims to combat isolation and provide stimulating and enjoyable volunteer-led activities for older people in Shipley.

01274 580186

Jon Palmer

John Palmer Accoustic Band / Nick Hall / Mark Sweeney

Friday 20th Oct 2017
Doors open 7:30pm

A fundraiser for Shipley Constituency Labour Party

Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

This energetic six-piece, folk-roots-rock combo all the way from Otley have been compared to a Pogues-meets-Oyster Band with a bit of The Waterboys thrown in for good measure.
Nick Hall Best known as one half of Plumhall Nick Hall makes a welcome return to the Kirkgate Centre.

Mark Sweeney Frontman in legendary Leeds punk band Knife Edge, and founder member of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and Soul Shoes joins the lineup to perform solo.

More info and links for tickets at their Facebook event page.

Our bar is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Lego Fun Day

Lego Fun Day

Saturday 21st 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

Repair Cafe

Shipley Repair Café

Saturday 9th Sept 2017
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 big 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.

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

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Front Room Disco

Front Room Disco

Saturday 21st October

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

Fourth Saturday of the month
£2 per child

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

Our cafe is open
Nicola 07914 495626, Paula 07914 389726


Film: Delicatessen

Saturday 28th October 2017
Doors open 7.30pm
£4 (£3 unwaged)

It’s hard to imagine what a post-apocalyptic romantic comedy about cannibalism would look like until you see Delicatessen. Ingenious, bizarre, visually stunning and an instant cult classic – comedy doesn’t get much darker than this.

"Part macabre horror, part romantic drama, part childlike fable, this ingeniously original French film defies categorization, but is successful on all of these levels, which may explain why it has become an international cult classic."
Emanuel Levy

"Increasingly inventive as it progresses, Jeunet and Caro's fast, funny feature debut entertains from sinister start to frantic finish."
Time Out

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

Our bar is open

Shipley Alternative

Shipley Alternative Market
Print Special

Saturday, 4 November 2017
11.00am 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.
For November, the theme is 'print', so expect stalls ranging from art prints to books and everything in between.
Click here for more details

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Groovers in teh Heart

Groovers in the Heart

Saturday, 4 November 2017
8pm to 11.30pm
£5 tickets online only

Once, twice, three times a groover…
A evening of dance and cocktails, with a distinctly soul, funk and disco vibe.

Click here for tickets

Click here for the Groovers facebook page

Our bar is open.

Edith Walks

Edith Walks + live music from Sam and the Plants

Saturday 11th November 2017
Doors open 7.30pm
£4 (£3 unwaged)

In collaboration with misfits Ante, here's an evening of film and music…

Film by Andrew Kötting: Edith Walks
Kötting sets off on a journey with friends, including historian Iain Sinclair and writer Alan Moore. Starting at Waltham Abbey they make their way to St Leonards-on-Sea exploring the tales of King Harold and his secular wife Edith Swan-Neck.

"There’s something uniquely wonderful about the unfettered pagan spirit of Andrew Kötting. His film-making has an anarchic lawlessness; a refreshing alternative to pictures that are pruned and shaped to fit into a preordained structure."
The Observer

"This zero-to-no-budget piece is something like a filmed moment of street theatre or Pythonesque subversion of the English past. It is a kind of occult dress-up pilgrimage, tracing in reverse an imaginary journey…"
The Guardian

Music by Sam and the Plants
A welcome return for of Sam and the Plants or, more precisely, Sam McLoughlin (also known for N.Racker). Sam's music meanders and jerks between slumbering and abrasive, dark and playful, melodic and cinematic, stark and surreal. Music is often assembled in layers of rhythms and sounds made with improvised instruments, taking us away to places we distantly remember or most likely forgot we ever knew.

Food by Wrapture
To compliment the Kirkgate Centre bar, Shipley's Wrapture will be selling high quality falafels with a twist: beetroot falafels, pea falafels alongside the traditional falafel wrapped in tasty breads with colourful salads.

Our bar is open

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Fret / Ex-Easter Island head / Bonnacons of Doom / Sophie Colleta

Saturday 2nd December

Recently named in The Guardian as one of the best regular nights in the UK, Shipley's infamous sonic laboratory is a night of experimental and DIY music run entirely by local volunteers. We've live music this time from Birmingham, Liverpool and London, but quite probably not of this Earth... 

Golden Cabinet ticket sales

Our bar is open