Communities to be brought together for Calderdale Neighbours’ Day

Communities will gather for Calderdale Neighbours’ Day on Saturday May 19.

The event at the Piece Hall, Halifax, brings together the area’s diverse cultures and celebrates local talent.

The free event, now in its sixth year, has attracted as many as 11,000 people before.

Among the entertainment and activities on offer will be live music and dance, cricket, a football penalty shoot-out, a pool table, donkey rides, dance and music workshops, face painting, arts and crafts, cupcake decorating, alternative therapies, nail art, a caving unit and a video kiosk.

The event is co-ordinated by Voluntary Action Calderdale together with other local organisations.

Community groups, charities, social enterprises, businesses and not-for-profit organisations are being offered stalls in the community market place.

Co-ordinator Steve Blackman said: “It’s an opportunity to showcase your group or organisation to a wide range of individuals and communities across Calderdale.”

Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed and friendliest stalls and the one offering the best activity.

“Stalls are going fast but we still have a few available, which will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis,” said Steve.

They cost £20 and can be booked online at www.calderdaleneighboursday.com. Booking forms are also available from Voluntary Action Calderdale on 01422 348777 or vdm@cvac.org.uk.