‘Welland’ a Festival of Joy

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On Saturday 16 June, 10:00am-4:00pm will be held Calderdale’s first ever FREE festival dedicated to health and wellbeing at Wainwright Hall, 27 Jepson Lane, Elland – a Festival of Joy.

‘Welland’ is a brand new one-day festival for the town of Elland and it’s surrounding areas, focusing specifically on bringing the community together to enhance wellbeing and quality of life for the local community.

The town centre will be brought to life through activities that are creative, inspirational and inclusive, involving and celebrating community-focused professional services in Elland, provided by people who are passionate about enhancing the town and enabling it to become a thriving and exciting place to be.

Sam McCormick, a professional dance and movement practitioner, runs a small social enterprise, Curel CIC, which is based in Elland and focuses on bringing communities together and enhancing quality of life through movement and dance. Sam is also a qualified complementary therapist to provide massage, reflexology and aromatherapy for Elland’s community. You may also know Sam for her work with Flamingo Chicks.

This year’s festival is a starting point for more long term, sustainable, inclusive wellbeing services in the area. It will act as a pilot for a larger festival to happen in the summer of 2019 and for more inspirational, professional and creative services to find their way to Elland.

Local people of different ages and backgrounds are encouraged to come together for one brilliant day of activity, have fun, take a risk, and get involved!