Hebden Bridge

Be Here Now weekly creative arts group by Awakening Arts

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Be Here Now is a creative arts group which combines a gentle mix of dancing, painting, poetry, song and conversation.

We are a friendly, welcoming group and we love to try new things.

  • Feel positive and uplifted
  • Exercise your body and keep your mind lively
  • Be part of something meaningful
  • Express yourself
  • Make new friends!

 

When : Wednesdays 1pm – 2.30pm

Where : The Lounge at Mytholm Court, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6DT

Feel free to come along and try it out or give Kaye a call on 07591157841 to find out more.

 

Winter Solstice Wishes from Curious Motion

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✨Winter Solstice Wishes✨

Today marks the winter solstice, where the hours of darkness are at their peak. It can be a challenging time for our bodies, minds and souls.This time of year is also the dawn of new beginnings. Slowly but surely the light will prevail, the days becoming longer and the anticipation of lighter and warmer times leading the way. It’s a time of hope, reflection and restoration.Remember that this period is all about doing what is best for you and your mental health, and that can look completely different for each person. I’ve included some ideas around this below, plus there’s info on activities to look forward to in the new year.For now though, on this dawn of light and new beginnings, I hope you can spend this time in the way you most want to. Wishing you a restorative and nourishing festive period and much love for 2022. Sam x

THANK YOU!

Huge thanks to you all for being part of our community this year. Curious Motion is now two years old, and with most of our existence being in a pandemic it’s been quite a ride! We’re so grateful to you all for continuing to be by our side and what a joy it has been to move, dance, and create together! Some wonderful memories have been made and exciting plans for 2022 are in motion. Here’s a summary of what’s to come in January – keep an eye on your inbox for more info to follow:

Rhythm & Brews

Through October and November, people of all ages from across Elland’s community joined us to explore what it means to move, sing, dance, and play together. It was joyous to say the least!Here’s how the participants told us they felt after the sessions:

“Happy, no worries!”   “A new woman”   “Loved”   “I feel cheered up”

Sessions return on 28th January and will run bi-weekly through February and March 2022. Keep an eye on your inbox for more information!


Monthly ‘Happiness Lab’ workshops
Explore what happiness means to you through a different creative activity each month. We’re kicking off with lantern making with Handmade Parade in January! Booking info coming soon.Find out more here.

 

Brews & Grooves

Our popular over 55s dance programme returns onTuesday 4th January in Elland.Click here to book 
For key workers in Calderdale via Calderdale Cares 4 Us.New for January: online and in-person sessions! Keep an eye on the CC4Us website for booking to open.

Sam recommends…

Some winter solstice resources for comfort and restoration: Christmas Coping Tips from Mind – some great tips to navigate this time from the mental health charity Mind.The Comfort Book by Matt Haig – a beautiful book created to provide hope in a stressful world. The Calm App – lots of wonderful meditations, sleep stories, and music.

 

Sending love and lightSam and the team at Curious Motion x

 

Our mailing address is:

Curious Motion CIC

Unit 29 The Town Hall
St George’s Street
Hebden BridgeCalderdale HX7 7BY
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Flood Drop-In sessions – in response to the impact of Storm Ciara

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Drop-in sessions have been set up to address the impact of the recent flooding in the region of Calderdale. You are invited to attend for your opportunity to discuss your concerns and propose your ideas.

 

Dates and locations:

  • Wednesday 11 March  –  Mytholmroyd Community Centre, HX7 5AF   11am – 7pm
  • Thursday 12 March  –  Southgate Methodist Church, Elland, HX5 0JL   11am – 7pm
  • Friday 13 March  –  Todmorden Town Hall, OL14 5AA      11am – 7pm
  • Tuesday 17 March  –  Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY   10am – 6pm
  • Thursday 19 March  –  Brighouse Civic Hall, HD6 1RW   11am – 7pm
  • Friday 20 March  –  Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club, HX6 1AN   11am – 7pm

 

Lunchtime Live at Hope Baptist Chapel, Hebden Bridge Saturday February 15

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Enjoy FREE entry to Lunchtime Live providing 2 hours of afternoon entertainment on  Saturday 15 February 2020 – 1.30pm at Hope Baptist Chapel, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW.

The music will be provided by familiar faces on the local circuit and their musical influences come from far and wide;

  • Annie Honjo – Hear echoes of the time she spent in Japan threaded through her original songs.
  • Harmony Jar – Their dark country, folk and Americana sound will tug at your heartstrings.
  • Logan and Manley – Providing an irresistible blend of bouncy reggae, sensitive soul and high energy grooves.

As ever, Lunchtime Live is free – Although you can pay as much as you can afford with all donations being split equally between the acts.

New creative project launched in local residential care homes

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VAC is a local charity that provides a number of different services aimed at improving local lives.  Over the recent months, VAC has developed a range of volunteering activities including the new mystery shopper project and support for the local organisation Weekend Care.

VAC has recently launched its newest pilot project called Molly and Bill; an acronym of ‘making our lives lively and being involved in local life’. The project is working with 5 Calderdale residential care homes and the Community Place at Calderdale Royal. VAC is partnering with the venues to provide an activity programme for their residents and guests. Creative and meaningful activities will be delivered across the venues by community groups, individuals and volunteers.

Liz North, co-ordinator for Molly and Bill, said

“We are really excited to be delivering this innovative project with our partners and are looking forward to working together to provide additional meaningful activities in the venues and also supporting residents to feel more connected to their local community. We are hoping this will be of real benefit to all involved.”

To make the project a success, VAC are currently recruiting volunteers who will support the activity provision, escort guests to community resources and provide one to one befriending.

In addition, VAC are also looking for organisations and individuals who have an interest in delivering creative, meaningful and healthy activities and be part of an extensive and exciting programme for residents and guests to access.

If you are interested in being involved please come and join us at one of our market stalls taking place throughout February:

  • Todmorden market on the 9th February – 8.30am to 2pm
  • Sowerby Bridge market on 14th February – 8.30am to 2pm
  • Hebden Bridge market on the 16th February – 8.30am to 2pm
  • Elland market on the 17th February – 8.30am to 12.30pm
  • Halifax market on the 24th February – 8.30am to 2pm

Alternatively, if you can’t make one of the stalls please email mollyandbill@cvac.org.uk or call 01422 348777 for more information.

Molly and Bill is funded by Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Calderdale NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and the National Lottery.

Free Half Day Training on Modern Day Slavery Awareness

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The Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Awareness training is a FREE interactive half day training session for frontline workers, businesses and volunteers.

Wednesday 1 February 2017 – 1pm to 4.30pm
At Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY

On completion of this session, participants will be able to;

  • Explain what human trafficking is and the different types that exist
  • Recognise the signs/indicators of different types of trafficking
  • Respond appropriately to a victim / case of human trafficking
  • How to notify in Calderdale and refer to the NRM

To book your FREE place, email elizabeth.mandebura@calderdale.gov.uk

Building a VCS Partnership – VAC Training

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Voluntary Action CalderdaleAre you interested in delivering services in partnership with other VCS organisations in formal consortium or alliance?

If so, then go along to a session by Voluntary Action Calderdale on Monday 27  June from 10am to 1pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Places are limited and a full agenda will be sent to attendees a week before the event.

Please indicate your attendance by emailing Soo Nevison at soo@cvac.org.uk

Dying Matters – FREE event with Overgate and Calderdale Dying Matters

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Dying Matters EventJoin Overgate Hospice and the Calderdale Dying Matters Partnership for a FREE event to discuss death, dying and bereavement with a view to embracing life and living it to the full!

Saturday 7 May 2016 – 12noon to 6pm
At Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St, HX7 7BY

For information call 01422 387121 or find the Calderdale Dying Matters Partnership on Facebook and Twitter

Staying Safe and Well at Home – Adults Health and Social Care event

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Go along to find out more about the reasons why people move into permanent care. Help identify what more can be done to support people to live the life they choose and discuss how we can keep people safe and well in their own homes.

Monday 14 March 2016 – 1pm to 5pm
At Hebden Bridge Town Hall (Waterfront Hall Room)

The afternoon will include presentations and interactive activities with Tea/coffee and cake provided.

If you or anybody else would like to attend please email your booking request to workforcedevelopment@calderdale.gov.uk

Training Available from The PRG Support Project

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The PRG Support Project at Voluntary Action Calderdale are putting on briefing sessions for anyone who wants to know more about Patient Reference Groups in Calderdale, how they operate and what activities they become involved in on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 1 December 2015 – 5pm to 7pm – Voluntary Action Calderdale
  • Thursday 28 January 2016 – 5pm to 7pm – Hebden Bridge Town Hall
  • Tuesday 16 February 2016 – 5pm to 7pm – Central Methodist Church, Brighouse

Please email moya.kirkman@cvac.org.uk or call 01422 438723 to book a place.