New Elland Loneliness Events From Curious Motion

Curious Motion’s first three-year project “The Welland Activator!” will look at reducing loneliness in Elland and the lower valley of Calderdale.

Lots of people at a community event - they have their arms in the air as they dance together. There are tables around the edges of the room.

The Welland Activator is focused on reducing chronic loneliness and isolation in Elland and the lower valley of Calderdale; supporting local people to feel deeply connected to and positive about, themselves, each other, and their local community.

There’ll be a regular activity programme of classes, workshops, and walks; a new podcast; and an annual showcase event that will include performances and exhibitions to share stories, experiences, and learnings from the project.

A background programme of classes and workshops has already begun and there’s some exciting things coming up over the spring and summer – check out the info below and make sure to save the dates!

WELLAND 2023 – Saturday 29th July

Welland is a showcase event, supporting wellbeing in Elland by focusing on mental health and the arts. It’ll take place annually throughout the project to share stories, experiences, and learnings through creativity. There’ll be workshops, talks, films, and activities to enjoy for all ages, topped off with a special performance.

DATE: Saturday 29th July
Southgate Church, Langdale Street, Elland. HX5 0JL

Following the main event there’ll also be a special exhibition of photography and visual art at Elland library centred around sharing local stories – free and open to the public throughout August.

Looking for a class or activity?

Curious Motion’s regular activity programme of classes, workshops and walks is in full swing and new people are welcome to join at any time.

Dance for Wellbeing – for all adults, Thursday evenings in Rastrick

Rhythm & Brews – for all adults, monthly on Friday lunchtimes in Elland

Welland Walks – for everyone, monthly on Thursdays in Elland

Brews & Grooves – for people 55+, Tuesday mornings in Elland

Stories in Motion – for children and young people, Thursdays after school in Elland