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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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Christmas closing
Our last day this year will be Friday 21 December (Happy Solstice!)
We reopen on Wednesday 2 January (Happy New Year!)
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Loneliness of a long distance runner

Film: The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner

Friday 2 November
£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.

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Shipley Alternative

Saturday, 3rd November
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.

The market its back again on Saturday 1st December

Click here for more details

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

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Loud as Flux: Deutsche Elektronische Musik –  Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83

Saturday 10 November
10am – 3pm

Ante are back with a marathon play through eleven compilation LPs of influential and pretty out there German music from back in the 1970s. Bands include Can, Popol Vuh, Nue! and Tangerine Dream.

Its a free thing, so even if you've never heard this music before, pop in when and for however long it suits you.There should be some play activities for kids too. 

Our cafe is open serving drinks, cakes and light meals, with a small bar open later in the day if you fancy a local ale with your sandwich and krautrock.

Please rummage through your cupboards and bring a donation to Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank if you can.

Our cafe is open

Groovers in teh Heart

Groovers in the Heart

Saturday 10 November 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 8 December

Click here for tickets

Our bar is open.

Lego Fun Day

Lego Fun Day

Saturday 17th November
£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

Fronts Room Disco

Saturday 17th November

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.

Shake Rattle and Rhyme

Shake, Rattle and Rhyme

Starts on Wednesday 17th November
£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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Paper planes

Saturday 8th December

What makes a plane fly? How do you change direction in mid-air? Does a paper plane always have to have wings?

Come and make some amazing paper planes to fly around our hall and see how we've learned to defy gravity.

Create your own or try some of the designs we'll have available.

More here on Facebook.

If you'd like to help run this or similar Saturday events for families, please drop us a line.

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

MCF Bikery

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.

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

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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