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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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Shake Rattle and Rhyme

Shake, Rattle and Rhyme

Every Wednesday
£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

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Meet and Eat

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

While some members of these social groups enjoy cooking and baking, others enjoy games and activities — something for everyone!

Cook and Eat: Enjoy a twi course meal and social time
Mondays 9:30am to 12:30pm, £4

Soup and Social: Enjoy soup and handmade bread
Tuesdays 10am to 2pm, £3

Afternoon Tea and Social: enjoy a light meal and entertainment
Wednesdays: 11:30am to 3pm, £3

Supported by Bradford Council.

Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Lego Fun Day

Lego Fun Day

Saturday 16th Nov
£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

Saturday 16th Nov

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

Saturday 23 November
10.30am to 12.30pm
£2 per child

Science + Art = FUN. Nature, science, art and craft skills for all the family on the 4th Saturday of the month.

Parents must supervise their children.

Our cafe is open
Nicola 07914 495626, Paula 07914 389726

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Gig: Playing for Kicks, Milestone and Flying Squirrels

Saturday 23 November
8pm – 11.30pm

Local bands come together for the first gig using our new stage.
This is a benefit for the centre and entry is a ‘pay you feel’

Our bar is open

Russian Ark

Film: Russian Ark (U)

Friday 6th Dec
£4 (£3 unwaged) pay at the door

The first feature film shot in a single take, Russian Ark takes us through a museum to visit ghosts of the past, from a tyrannical Peter the Great to the doomed Tzar Nicholas II.

“The movie's smooth voyage comes to seem like a dream play, suspended painlessly in time.”
Village Voice

“Despite an undeniable attraction to the majestic, Aleksandr Sokurov seems equally adverse to straightforward spectacle, approaching potentially colossal subjects from odd, specific angles.”
Slant Magazine

Our bar is open.

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Shipley Alternative

Saturday, 7th December
10am to 2pm
Free entry

The Shipley Alternative is a popular occasional marketplace for creative makers, up-cyclers and other imaginative traders from the Shipley area.

Also bring along your containers for Refill Shipley, who provide household essentials, plastic free.

The Shipley Alternative is back again on Saturday 7th December.
Click here for more details

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Groovers in teh Heart

Groovers in the Heart

Saturday 14 December 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: Midwinter 2019

Friday 20 December
7pm – late

Music, film and food. The. Lineup includes extraordinary tape loop generated music from Howlround.
More details soon.

Our cafe is open
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Repair Cafe

Saturday 11th 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).

MCF Bikery are also along, providing free (parts at cost) servicing for your bikes – get ready for the summer holidays>

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186