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meet and eat at kirkgate

Meet & Eat - NEET

26. February 2024, 9:30 – 12:30 pm

A friendly group who meet weekly to enjoy a warm meal and enjoy chat.

Come to help prepare the meal 9.30am, have a natter or listen to a guest speaker appox 10.30am (once a month).

This session is for over 55s and is supported by Bradford Council and the Big Lottery Fund.

When: Weekly on Mondays, 10:00am-12:30pm
Cost: £4.00
Contact: The Kirkgate Centre on 01274 580186


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oil painting shipley kirkgate

Painting With Oils - Northcliffe Church, Birklands Room

26. February 2024, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

A self-run group. Enjoy painting in a friendly and supportive environment.

Bring along your materials, or there are 'tester' materials of paints oils and acrylics available to get you started.

Wear clothes you don't mind getting marked as these paints are not water-based.

When: Weekly on Mondays, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: £3.00 per class

Contact: Call the Kirkgate Centre on 01274 580186


gentle exercise

KC Afternoon Film - Northcliffe Church, Birklands Room

26. February 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Join us for a cuppa and a feature film.

Cost: £3.00 per session

When: Monday 1.00pm - 3.00pm


gentle exercise

KC Gardening Group - Shipley Library

27. February 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Join and help renovate the library garden. 

When: Tuesday 1.00pm - 3.00pm


Bradford belles

Bradford Belles - Q20

27. February 2024, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Bradford Belles, for older women.

Join us for some relaxing movement, dance, laughter and friendship.

Devising the occasional outdoor performance with experienced facilitators from dance, performance and theatre backgrounds. 

You're welcome anytime.

Cost: Contribution are welcome towards refreshments and the community centre

When: Tuesday evening from 4.00pm-6.00pm




bradford meditation

Zen Meditation - Baptist Church

27. February 2024, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Zen is not a philosophy or religion, but rather a practice and attitude to life. Experience this in a new Zen meditation class. We welcome all newcomers and ask if coming for the first time you let Kate know and arrive by 6.45pm for a short introduction.

Cost: £4.00

When: Tuesday evening from 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Contact: Kate

Tel: 07486160026


tai chi shipley bradford

Tai Chi - Baptist Church

27. February 2024, 7:10 – 8:00 pm

A non-aerobic exercise class, featuring gentle exercises which help increase the movement of the limbs, improve joint flexibility & resilience, and brings energy to the body.
We practice the movements of the Wu Style Tai Chi form, which are slow and gentle, and aid relaxation, help relieve symptoms of stress, help improve balance and normalizes blood pressure. The movements are very detailed and precise which helps keep the mind focused and calm.


Cost: £7.00 per session or £30.00 for a block of 6 sessions (paid in advance)

When: Tuesday evenings 7.15pm - 8pm

Contact: Bar, Tel: 01274 595543 (please phone on an evening)


gentle exercise

Gentle Exercise - Northcliffe Church, Main Hall

28. February 2024, 10:00 – 11:00 am

A gentle seated exercise class suitable for all levels of ability.

Cost: £5 per session


When: Wednesday 10.00am-11.00am

Contact: Liz 07505145153

tea and social

Afternoon Tea & Social - ASDA, Community Room

28. February 2024, 11:30 – 2:30 pm

Fancy socialising and spot of afternoon tea? This group for older Shipley residents enjoy an afternoon tea of sandwiches and cakes, entertainment, bingo, quizzes and music.

Supported by Bradford Council.

Cost: £4.00

Where: Kirkgate Centre - Room 4

When: Wednesdays from 11.30am - 2.30pm

Contact: Kirkgate Centre, tel: 01274 580186


texan dancing

Texas Rose Line Dancing - Groove Pad

28. February 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Texas Rose Line Dancing organises Line Dancing Classes in Shipley. 
 A friendly and informal line dancing group, suitable for beginners.

Cost: £4.00 per session

When: Wednesday  1.00pm-3.00pm & Monday 7.00pm-9.00pm


gentle exercise

A Problem Shared - Shipley Library

1. March 2024, 9:45 – 11:15 am

Learn simple ways to manage pain better.

Cost: £2.00 per session

When: Friday 9.45am - 11.15am


watercolour painting

Watercolour Painting Group - Northcliffe Church, Birklands Room

1. March 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

A weekly social self-led group.

Bring your own project and enjoy painting and drawing in good company.
Bring along your own equipment, (there are some tester' materials to get you started) and share ideas, tips and develop skills.

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

Booking not essential.

When: Weekly on Fridays, 1.00pm-3:00pm
Cost: £2.00  per session

Contact: Call the Kirkgate Centre on 01274 580186