Events & Activities

Events Updates

Below are some recent updates from local clubs, groups and societies.

If you have an event or activity you want to tell us about, use our Event News form to get in touch.

For a full list of over-50-friendly groups and activities, see our In Touch directory.

2 Wheel Tod Cycling Festival – 22 August

An event for cyclists and non-cyclists of all ages and abilities including

Stunt Cycle Displays
Static Cycle Fitness Classes
Slow Cycle Challenge Course
Silly Bike Trials
Kids Balance Bikes
Guided Cycle Tours
Classic Motorcycle and Scooter display
Plus Much More!

Tickets in advance, from Todmorden Information Centre (online or in person): Adults – £5, Children – £2.50, Family – £12.50

Calderdale Heritage Walk: Anne Lister’s Halifax; Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning – 7 July
A 2-hour circular early evening walk with short readings from Female Fortune. There are some steep steps. Sorry, no dogs.
Guide: Jill Liddington.
Hebden Bridge Open Studios – from 9th July
Join Northlight Artists for the first of this year’s Hebden Bridge Open Studios events. Some will be opening their doors for physical visits, some by appointment and some will have an online presence through the Open Studios website.
Lightcliffe Tower Open Days – from 18 July
The Friends of Friendless Churches and the Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard are opening Lightcliffe Tower to the public from 2 – 4 pm on their Working Party Sundays this summer 20th June, 18th July and 15th August to allow visitors to see inside the Tower and the memorials it contains, including Ann Walker’s brass plaque.

Guided walks from heart support group CREW

CREW Heart Support Group walks have restarted with 5 people plus a walk leader. To join a walk, you must first register for each walk, on the Crew Heart Support Website or by email –

You can also access their self-guided walking routes on the  Crew Heart Support Website or CREW Facebook page

Find out more about CREW

Memory Lane Cafes are back

The popular dementia-friendly cafes in Sowerby Bridge and Halifax started again in April.

For more information on the cafes, and to book your place, call June on 01422 706373 or 07920 549131.

Find out more about Memory Lane Cafe

New running group for people of colour

The Running Aunties is a running and walking group aimed at women of colour in Calderdale, supported by Active Calderdale and Staying Well.  Read their stories of getting started and creating a group to support other women.  Find out more.

Singing for the Brain sessions

The Alzheimer’s Society run weekly on Wednesdays from 4pm to 5pm. The sessions use Zoom but can also be accessed by telephone if individuals do not have access to or are comfortable with the relevant technology/internet.  Find out more and see a live singing event

Tai Chi Tigers

The Tigers have been working on a new video suitable for all levels of health and fitness – both standing and seated – to help Calm the Mind & give you a Strong Body.  Exercises in this video show in detail how you can enjoy a Calm Mind and Strong Body. Beginners or experienced practitioners alike. The exercises will help achieve better balance both physically and mentallyexperience more co-ordination, have a greater clarity of thought, feel more content, and have more energy, all with daily practice.

Find out more about Tai Chi Tigers 

All Leisure and sports facilities remain closed until 17 May.  See our Venues & Facilities page for a list of venues.

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