Everyone can play a part in the New Year, says Square Chapel

Square Chapel, Halifax, has unveiled its latest list of projects for people across Calderdale.

Since being given £260,000 by the National Lottery, it has a host of schemes to start in the New Year for young people and old.

Education manager Michaela O’Sullivan said: “It is part of our mission to deliver high-quality activities – especially in the tough economic climate.

“All classes are subsidised, with further concessions to enable people on the lowest incomes to take part.”

For people over 50 who are interested in art, Monday afternoons are a must at Square Circle.

There will be a chance to try weaving, painting and calligraphy with expert guidance from experienced tutors as well as all materials and refreshments.

Sessions will run for 2.5 hours and cost £4, and £2.50 for concessions.

Monthly afternoon dances for the over- 50s take place on Mondays, with dance expert Andreato teach the steps. It costs £3 and includes refreshments. Mondays will also see street dance sessions for 11 to 18-year-olds.

The classes provide a chance to perform at Halifax Festival in July.

With expert tuition, Square Chapel offers painting and drawing workshops and the new youth theatre will launch on Saturday mornings, with classes for five to sevens and eight to 12s.

For full details on the schemes visit www.squarechapel.co.uk or call 01422 349422.