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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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Quiet Night 1

Quiet Night 1

Friday 31 January
8pm to 11pm
Pay as you feel

Quiet Night 1 features live audio visual performance by These Men and new music by Michael Chater aka Merrick Music as well as projections by Rob Walsh
Kirkgate Centre will be transformed for the night into a magical space filled with gentle compelling soundscapes and light

Advance tickets guarantee admission, pay what you can afford on the night.

Click here for tickets

Our bar is open.

The Return

Film: The Return (12)

Friday 7th February
£4 (£3 unwaged)

Two brothers are taken by a father they only knew from a single photograph on a journey into the wilderness. Tantalising ambiguity turns into an urgent mystery.

“Zvyagintsev gets formidable concentration from his youthful actors, and his storytelling moves with the simplicity -- calm, chiselled, and suggestive -- of a fable.”
New Yorker

“Constructed like an eerie, metaphorical thriller, this tense, riveting character study offers viewers nearly two hours of emotions with a stunning pay-off no one will be expecting.”

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

Our bar is open.

French with Cecile

Learn Conversational French

Tuesdays , 2–4pmpm Thursdays, 1–2pm
3–4pm, £6
Everyday French
3–4pm, £6

Cecile runs regular French classes at the Kirkgate Centre.
They are open to all levels and are drop-ins so you can just pop in or stay for the whole duration. Please confirm with Cecile if you're coming so she has an idea of numbers.

Cécile, 0797 681 5373

Lego Fun Day

Lego Fun Day

Saturday 15th February
£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.

Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre 01274 580186

Front Room Disco

Front Room Disco

Saturday 15th February

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 22 February
10.30am to 12.30pm
£3 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.

Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund

Our cafe is open
Nicola 07914 495626, Paula 07914 389726

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Shipley Alternative:
Kids Take Over!

Saturday, 7th March
10.30am to 2.30pm
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.

If you would like a stall or details of future markets, please click here for more details.

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

Groovers in teh Heart

Groovers in the Heart

Saturday 14 March 2020
8pm to 11.30pm

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.


Repair Cafe

Saturday 4th April

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

Kirkgate Clothes Swap

Saturday 4th April
£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.

Our cafe is open
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186

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