Hebden Bridge

Co-Operatives Work! Saturday July 2nd 2022 at Hebden Bridge

Posted on

Join us on Saturday 2nd July 2022, UN International Day of Co-operatives, for a multi-event day showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale.

Click Here For More Details, Including Booking Information

Click Here For More Details, Including Booking Information

The daytime events are all free. There will be a co-operative history walk in the morning, culminating in the laying of flowers on the graves of local co-operators who helped shape the wider co-op world.This will be followed by a conference in the afternoon showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale. Calderdale co-operatives (you’d be surprised by how many there are) ranging from the retail, wholesale, hospitality, environmental, care and publishing sectors will give you a flavour of how co-operatives provide sustainable economic and social solutions now and into the future. In addition, keynote speakers include Tracy Brabin (West Yorkshire Mayor), Councillor Jane Scullion (Deputy Leader of Calderdale Council), Rose Marley (Chief Executive of Co-operatives UK) and David Burch (Senior Researcher at the Centre for Local Economic Strategie). The Commoners’ Choir in the evening will round off the day’s events.

Click Here For More Details, Including Booking Information

Refugee Week 20-26 June 2022 : Events Near You

Posted on

This Year’s Refugee Week theme is Healing.

 

Please take a look at the following Refugee Week events happening near you. There are all week long events, online events and localised events to take place.

Full List of Refugee Week 2022 events

Local Refugee Week events

  • Monday June 20th
    Refugee Week Launch: Online
    Join on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3t4YGQP
  • Wednesday 22 June, 10-12 noon
    Fundraising Takeaway
    Leila’s Kitchen, Hebden Bridge
    20% of all sales donated to Together We Grow.
  • Friday 24 June, 1-3 pm
    Across Borders : Refugee Awareness Event
    Brighouse High School
    We explore what it means to seek asylum, busting myths about migration, and raising awareness about the biggest humanitarian
    crisis today.
  • Saturday 25 June, 12 noon – 6 pm (FREE)
    Great Get Together
    Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
    Come for a tea party, bake off, DJs and loads of free events for the whole family!
  • Saturday 25 June, 1-4 pm (FREE)
    Great Walk Together
    Hebden Bridge Park
    Join Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary for a picnic and a walk in beautiful Hebden Bridge. Please bring your own picnic lunch.

From Upper Valley Volunteers’ week event June 6th

Posted on

 

On Monday 6th June 22 we held a volunteers ‘Thankyou’ event at Hebden Bridge Town Hall Café. The purpose of the event was to say thank you to our telephone befriending volunteers and to give them a chance to meet up with each other.

All volunteers were supplied with tea and cake and a good time was had by all. The conversation turned to befriending and some useful ideas and suggestions were shared amongst volunteers and staff.

All telephone befriending volunteers were sent a Volunteers’ Week certificate and are very much appreciated for the time they and commitment they put into the service.

 

Thank You to all our amazing volunteers! Much of what we do would be impossible without you!

 

Does being a telephone befriender for Staying Well sound like something you would like to do? Find out more about what that involves and if you would like to join our team of Telephone Befrienders!

Staying Well Telephone Befriending Scheme

Full training and support will be provided and you will be making impactful difference to someone’s wellbeing. Many of our volunteer telephone befrienders have commented how this scheme has improved their own wellbeing!

 

RSPCA Pawsitive Artwork in Hebden Bridge

Posted on Updated on

Local RSPCA turns a negative Act into a ‘Paw’sitive Piece!

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford’s Charity Shop in Hebden Bridge hoped to start 2022 on a positive note after a difficult 2 years of lockdowns and uncertainty. Things were going well until the shop was cruelly and selfishly vandalised at the end of January.

Shop manager Charlotte Atkinson was heartbroken to see the graffiti as she arrived to open the shop that January morning. Being a local, independent branch of the RSPCA, all profits raised from the shop normally go towards the ongoing care and rehabilitation of the animals in their Halifax based Centre. However, due to the graffiti the charity would have to use their funds to cover up the mindless mess instead.

But deciding to turn a negative in to a positive, the RSPCA and their very supportive shop landlords Clare and Paul Buxton, came up with the idea to put their own stamp on the blank space.

 

Shop Manager Charlotte Atkinson said: ‘’Sara Abbott is a professional, talented artist and a renowned and respected supporter of charities and organisations working on the front line of animal welfare and environmental protection. Abbott’s studio is now situated in Hebden Bridge and we were delighted when she accepted our invitation to create a piece of urban art on the outside of our RSPCA shop in central Hebden, at no cost to the charity.’’

 

Abbott is well known for her incredible canine and equine portraits which she creates to commission for clients around the world.  From each of these, part of her fee is donated to rescues and sanctuaries where the distant cousins of her subjects find themselves.  Last year she created a body of works raising funds for a wild bird rescue in the Highlands and in the past has worked with a host of different charities including the RSPCA, raising thousands over her twenty-year career.

 

 

‘I’m very chuffed and excited to have been asked to create a new public work for my adopted town, the work will incorporate all the elements I love, our beloved pets, native mammals and birds and whatever else I can squeeze into the space, incorporating them all into a vista inspired by the town and surrounding countryside, a landscape that I’m so inspired by and can’t stop painting!’ Sara Abbott, Artist.

This piece of public art is created in advance of her up-coming solo show of large, contemporary Calder Valley landscapes at ‘Creative with nature’ in Todmorden, an exhibition in support of ‘Slow the Flow’ and she will be opening her studio as part of the ‘Hebden Bridge Open Studio’ weekend at the beginning of July.

To find out more please visit www.sara-abbott.com  @saraabbottstudio

 

The RSPCA are delighted with the final piece and for Sara Abbott generously sharing her talents with the local animal charity and the Hebden community. A lovely added bonus to the artwork is that it also includes Shop Manager Charlotte’s cat Ice and landlords Clare and Paul’s dog Bert as the main stars of the piece.

 

The local community and tourists are encouraged to take photos of the stunning creation and tag in the charity on social media to help continue the positivity and also raise awareness for the animals in their care.

 

You can find the local RSPCA Branch on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford.

 

If you would like to find out more about the work the local RSPCA Branch do or make a donation towards the animals in their care, please visit www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or text RSPCAHHB to 70085 to donate £1

 

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch is a local, self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, we are responsible for raising our own funds locally to support our animal welfare work. 

This year the branch has so far rehomed 24 dogs, 54 cats and 21 small animals.

Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open. (End) 

Underlands curious, creative journey for 10-14 year olds

Posted on

Hebden Bridge Arts festival and Time Out invite all children 10-14 years old to a curious, creative journey over four group sessions, starting this February half term.

Download PDF flyer here

If you’re 10-14 & want to try something different and meet new people, you will find something to inspire you in the Underlands

You will need to be available for all four sessions:
Thursday 24th February 10:00-15:30 at HardcastleCrags and
Wednesdays 9th March, 23rd March, 6th April 16:00-18:00 in Hebden Bridge

For more info email timeout@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or visit www.timeoutcalderdale.co.uk

Sign up via https://tinyurl.com/43rsvyzp or by scanning the QR code in the poster

Be Here Now weekly creative arts group by Awakening Arts

Posted on Updated on

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

Posted on Updated on

 

✨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
United KingdomAdd us to your address book

Flood Drop-In sessions – in response to the impact of Storm Ciara

Posted on Updated on

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

Posted on Updated on

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

Posted on Updated on

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.