Orangebox is set for official opening event

The atrium at the �3.9m Orangebox youth centre
The atrium at the �3.9m Orangebox youth centre

The £3.9 million state-of-the-art Orangebox youth centre is preparing for its official launch which boasts a weekend of great events.

The launch weekend will get under way on Friday, September 13, with further events on Saturday, September 14.

It kicks off with a silent disco on the Friday night - dancing, facepainting and music fed through personal headphones.

Then on the Saturday afternoon Mayor of Calderdale Ann Martin will cut the ribbon to officially open the cenre, after which there will be a performance by Grace Savage, two-time UK beatboxing champion.

The centre was funded in partnership with MyPlace and the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts with the aim of providing a destination for young people from Calderdale to seek support and guidance, pursue their creative interests, develop skills and try out new things as well as being a welcoming place to spend time with friends.

Converted from a disused fruit and veg market on Thomas Street, facilities include a rooftop skatepark, climbing wall, recording studios, rehearsal rooms, IT suite, art room, counselling and support services and a café.