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Aug 24 12

Free Dishwasher Makes Light Work In Kitchen

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Cafe Central staff can spend more time on creating tasty, home-made meals and less on washing up, thanks to the gift of a dishwasher by Meiko UK.

The company has given away 130 machines to charities, which became available when a high-street pub chain decided to upgrade its equipment. It has also offered to service and maintain the dishwasher for the first year and provided enough rinse aid and detergent to last six months.

Jul 26 12

Therapy Studio Opens In Gallery Area

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Aches and pains? Having difficulty relaxing? Can’t get a good night’s sleep?

Massage and relaxation therapist John Brearley has opened a new studio in Central Hall’s gallery area. Services are tailor-made to meet each client’s needs and offered at affordable rates. Loyalty cards are available.

The studio is open from 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday with late night opening until 8pm on Thursdays if booked in advance. For more information call John Brearley on (01274) 789416 or 07999 455337 or email

Jul 24 12

Cafe Central Champions Local Produce

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Café Central is supporting Keighley businesses by sourcing ingredients mainly from six suppliers based in the town, Skipton, Cross Hills and Crossflatts. All the food is cooked or baked on the premises, except for the locally produced bread and Danish pastries. The new menu promotes fresh, healthy, tasty options with a home-made specials list that changes daily.

May 28 12

Community Star Awards 2012

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At the end of March, Central Hall played host to the annual Community Star Awards which were organised by KIVCA. The event recognises outstanding contributions from individuals and groups throughout the Keighley constituency who have given their time freely for the benefit of others. Bradvertise (a division of the Central Hall tenant Arakan Creative) has [...]

Jan 3 12

New Soundproofing Enhances Conference Facilities

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Keighley area coordinator’s office has provided £3,000 to improve the acoustics in Healey Hall.

The funding has paid for curtains around the large central space and blinds to maintain extra privacy from the surrounding gallery. The new soundproofing was installed following feedback from visitors in order to help them feel as comfortable as possible.

Dec 6 11

Pioneering Children’s Fitness Company Moves In

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A company carrying out pioneering work to prevent childhood obesity has moved in to Central Hall.

Evolve places fit, enthusiastic and sporty role models in primary schools to encourage children to stay active and stop putting on weight. It also uses interactive new media to stimulate their interest in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

As well as using Central Hall as its West Yorkshire base, Evolve operates in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, the West Midlands and Wales.

Oct 6 11

Your Memories Needed

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Do you have memories of attending dances or band practices at Central Hall?

Perhaps you were a member of the youth club that met in the building when it opened to community use in 1948? Or maybe your memories go back even further to church services when the building was a Methodist chapel?

If so, we want to hear from you. Next time you are in Cafe Central drop a line about your memories in the special box provided next to the book exchange. Your input will help us to build up our archive on Central Hall’s history and could even appear on the website.

Sep 27 11

Enterprise Clinics

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Got a great business idea?
Want some free, impartial advice?
Love the idea of being your own boss?

Airedale Enterprise Services is running free one-to-one clinics to help you to develop your business ideas at Central Hall from 9.30am to 12.30am every Friday.

To book a place call Rav Panesar on (01535) 607775.

Sep 13 11

Central Hall Shortlisted For Awards

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Central Hall has been shortlisted for an Institution of Structural Engineers Heritage Award.

The other three buildings and structures selected include the grade II* listed Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon, which has undergone a £57m transformation. The Mizen Head Footbridge which spans a 50m-wide sea gorge in Ireland, and the grade II* listed Arts Tower at the University of Sheffield are also in the running.

Central Hall has also been nominated for the Royal Institute of British Architects Northern Network Awards.

Sep 13 11

Help For Young Mothers

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Young mums from across Bradford district can now find help and advice at Central Hall.

The Mothers and Pregnancy Support Service works with pregnant women and new parents aged 16 to 25, who are homeless or need better housing.

It helps with budgeting, completing forms and letter writing, claiming benefits, accessing education, training and employment, managing a tenancy, and parenting and domestic skills. Mothers are also encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their babies.