Programme Now Available for the ‘Welland’ a Festival of Joy

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On Saturday 8 June and Sunday 9 June, 10:00am-4:00pm will be holding a FREE festival dedicated to health and wellbeing at Wainwright Hall, 27 Jepson Lane, Elland – a Festival of Joy.

There will be so much going on from African drumming sessions to the closing performance by Elland Silver Band that the best way to find out what’s happening is to download the programme here.

To launch the Festival, there will be party at the Song Bird Cafe on Victoria Road on Wednesday 29 May, 6:00pm. The event is free but to gauge numbers please register at Eventbrite.

‘Welland’ is Calderdale’s first festival of wellbeing, created for the town of Elland and it’s surrounding areas. Welland helps people to live well for longer by providing creative and inclusive wellbeing-related activities that celebrate and bring together our community. The very first festival happened in June 2018 and it was such a success that it will be taking place for a full weekend this year! Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019.

The festival’s theme for 2019 is ‘Move Well, Live Well’ and it explores how much better people can feel by getting active and experiencing ways to live happier, more connected lives. It also has a uniquely global flavour, as Welland is happening during an international celebration of wellness – Global Wellness Day, which is celebrated around the world every year. This year’s Global Wellness Day is on June 8th 2019.

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.

For more information please contact Samantha McCormick, Festival Director, on or 07740 366365.