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Issue 22

Apr/May 2017

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08 | Dragonboat Festival 14 | Room at the Top 18 | Saltaire Festival 24 | Julia Calver

29 | Saltaire Arts Trail Mini Guide 34 | Tour de Yorkshire 40 | Lauren K. Nixon

46 | Picks of the Month 48 | What’s On?

56 | Best of Saltaire

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The Dragonboat Festival by John Galt

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After making its debut splash in 2015 the Dragonboat Festival goes from strength to strength, and is back again for another exciting fun-packed showing on Saturday 6 May 2017, at Roberts Park, Saltaire. And there’s plenty of room for everyone to get on board! The 2015 Festival was interesting for many reasons - with so many twists and turns it could have been a great film plot. It was all set against a backdrop of drought, with river levels dropping daily and organisers concerned the water would be too shallow. They needn’t have worried - Mother Nature sent 10 hours of major rain overnight, swelling the River Aire and testing all contingency plans to the maximum. Some thought it would be called off, yet the volunteers rallied together - along with the 23 teams, the traders, the acts and performers, plus the spectators - and everyone had a lot of fun messing about in boats. Even the odd capsize or two didn’t dampen the spirits. Even the sun came out to join in and everyone went home happy with memorable experiences. The festival was a huge success, both in the money raised for the Lord Mayor’s Charity and in what it achieved. It’s worth pointing out that the 2015 Festival was designed, planned and delivered in an unbelievable five-month time frame. The 2016 Festival saw snow fall in Bradford that week. It was the first week in May and felt more like January. The boats were coming across from Liverpool via the Leeds-Liverpool Canal with one of the organisers and two of the teams (Great Sight and Providucks) in a never-beendone-before Trans-Pennine Challenge. Back in Bradford everyone was growing anxious. 45 teams had signed up and there was no word on the boats. Communications were irregular and the mood was tense. The boats had to be in Saltaire for the Friday night before the event. The deadline came and each passing minute anxiety grew. No word, but then in the distance came a steady

noise. Quietly at first, but steadily growing… it was the drums on the boats, and as they came into sight the paddlers started up the tune to Captain Pugwash. The whole sight and sound made no sense, but everyone went delirious with joy. The boats were here and had traversed some 90-odd miles of canal, locks, swing bridges and other challenges. Paddlers talked of the arduous journey and the amazing things you can find in a canal - shopping trolley - check, bin check, footballs -check, Noah’s Ark - check, hoverboard - check! Boats lifted off the canal and ready, and the Festival site was built. The following day saw 900 participants turn up for 45 teams, plus countless acts and performers ready to play the Pulse stage, the bandstand, and roam amongst the crowds. There were stalls, workshops and other attractions, children’s rides, big screen, bars, food vendors and even Nuffield Health staff doing warm-ups and massages for the participants. Oh, and a game of cricket taking place, as local club Saltaire CC did battle that day. The festival raised around £44,000 for the Lord Mayor’s charity and well over 10,000 people came to spectate. However none of this would have been possible without the army of volunteers who came to assist, nearly 100 in total. They did everything from bucket collections, working the Lord Mayor’s Stall, helping with the boats, cleaning up the site, joining in the fun and ensuring the car parks kept moving. They did all the event management on the day and cleared up at the end. In fact the story of this huge success is all about the volunteers and what they do to make this event a reality. Each year more

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join the cause. Each year these people bring passion and pride to staging an event Bradford can really be proud of. The festival is truly a community festival, made by the community, for the community, raising funds for the community and allowing local acts and performers from the community to come along and entertain everyone in a freeto-attend event. In fact every aspect from design to delivery to after-event procedure is carried out by volunteers from all walks of life. Individuals who give up their spare time to show the rest of the UK how fantastic the people of Bradford and its surrounding districts are. Team Bradford, working in unity, showing true Yorkshire Pride. The 2016 Festival was so good, it didn’t go unnoticed. Praise came in, and not just from Bradford but from all over the UK. It’s been recognised as the biggest festival of its type in the UK. It saw a nomination and a top five placing for the Yorkshire Gig Award - not bad for a festival centred around Dragonboats. Come March 2017 and yet another nomination, this time for an award with Yorkshire Sport…. So how do the organisers 10 Preview Feature

plan to upstage what they’ve done in the last two years? Go bigger is their aim - do things that haven’t been done before. What, you may ask? How about three days!? To do this the ranks of the volunteers need to swell. More are needed for the three days. 150 is the aim for the Saturday alone, the centrepiece day. As always the organisers are working closely with the district’s businesses and organisations to see what can be done, working together and contributing to put on a show the entire UK will take notice of. This year the organisers’ ranks are also set to swell, with more of Bradford Council’s employees giving up their spare time and expertise to do what is necessary to make everything become reality and allow more of us an opportunity to be involved - and not just Bradford Council, but lots of organisations and associations from across the Bradford District.

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Room at the Top Salts Mill gears up for a busy summer of events, some key anniversaries and some important restoration work. by Eddie Lawler

More thrills at Salt’s Mill! The Early Music Centre offers occasional concert performances there, and the quartet Red Priest saw February out, filling Gallery 3 for a scintillating exploration of 18th century classical music adapted with a gypsy slant. A genuine celebration of virtuosity, both of composer and of musician.. And there’s plenty more to celebrate in 2017, notably three big birthdays. Poet Tony Harrison and artist David Hockney both turn 80 this year, both have been inspired by the Mill, and in turn have inspired its visitors over the 30 years since its reincarnation as a hub of artistic excellence. Harrison, who launched two plays, Trackers Of Oxyrhynchus and Poetry Or Bust, in the Mill and gave readings of his poetry, has his birthday on Sunday 30 April. He has graciously accepted an invitation to share it with Saltaire. Tickets go on sale shortly for a live reading on the day itself, at 7pm with wine and nibbles at £10. The Mill’s lower galleries will evolve from mid-June in anticipation of Hockney’s 80th on 9 July, to include work from the Archive and more Hockney in Gallery 2. In planning is a whole weekend of fun and celebration for one and all – including tours led by knowledgeable staff, talks and children’s activities. The Arrival Of Spring remains on the 3rd floor with possible additional

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activities such as film. The third magic number is the abovementioned 30 – it’s 30 years since the Silver family began to breathe new life into Salt’s Mill, and an autumn celebration is promised in the form of a ‘completely different’ show in Gallery 2, by a female artist new to Saltaire, including a specially commissioned work. This will run from October half-term into November and the 30th anniversary of the opening of the 1853 Gallery. At the far end of the top floor you may have visited the relatively new permanent exhibition reflecting the changing life of the Mill, People And Process. Curators June Hill and Jen Hallam continue to develop this section, and are adding items from the Mill’s archive. But if you look again at Caren Garfen’s fascinating bobbin-memorial to the women of Saltaire, you’ll see a door next to it. You can’t be Alice In Wonderland and go through it. Not yet.

But what lies through there is another floor, directly above Gallery 2, the retail area and the Antiques Centre. The top floor. And here something’s really afoot, as you may have noticed from the yard outside. The roof of T-Block, over 60 metres of it, along with some of the canalside roof, is being restored with the aim of providing even more space for the public to explore. It involves complicated scaffolding which will soon extend out over the canal, so that passing vessels will have to hoot and pass, under supervision and one at a time. A green water-tank which projected upwards on the roof, is being removed, just a complicated ‘minor’ part of the programme, which is ahead of schedule after the mild winter. The interior, which has slept Alice-like for a long time, retains its fine flagged floor, and has huge and sturdy wooden roofbeams whose peeling paint will be replaced. They have not deteriorated during their

dormancy, and look set for further centuries of service, along with the sandstone walls. This edifice was built to last! And further sections of it will have new life and purpose. If you look down from the stairwell in the centre of the main block, you will read the words Salt’s Piazza in gold letters on Salt’s Mill green. This open area is gradually being developed at three levels and will, when complete, extend to the canal itself. The canalside frontage of the Mill has great potential for leisure and gastronomic pleasure. So, what’s going on at the Mill reflects the Silver family’s commitment, both imaginatively and financially, to this unique friend of ours. Oh, and by the way, there’s something called a Festival in Saltaire in September. The Mill will surely have something surprising on offer – and as ever something classy for locals and travellers to see and enjoy.

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Saltaire Festival is back! by Claire Gibbons

The Saltaire Festival team is pleased to announce that 2017 Festival planning is very much under way, and the dates for this year’s Festival, held across the World Heritage Site, are Friday 8 September to Sunday 17 September. Following the success of last year’s Festival events and activities will follow a similar pattern, with the opening weekend including the incredibly popular Open Gardens and Sculpture trail, as well as pop-ups in houses and family activities in Roberts Park. Events run right through the week, as well as the two weekends, and there really is something for everyone - there’ll be drama, music, and comedy as well as exhibitions throughout the Festival in venues across the village.

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Get involved Residents of Saltaire Village are being encouraged to get involved with the opening weekend and to be part of the Open Gardens trail, where speciallycurated sculptures and outdoor artworks are matched with participating gardens throughout the village. Residents can also submit ideas for popup venues in village houses, which have become a popular addition to the first weekend. Previous pop-up houses have included cafes, arts and activity spaces, performance and music venues, and shops, with a focus on local, handmade or vintage wares. Ros Garside, Chair of the Saltaire Festival Board, is already looking forwards to this year’s Festival, “We were really thrilled with the

attendance at last year’s events. The opening and finale weekends were the busiest we have seen them since the Festival started back in 2003. The Festival’s success is a testament to the quality of

the events and activities that take place across the 10 days, and to the hard work and dedication of the volunteer teams who work all year for free, to make the Festival happen.” Festival Volunteers The Festival is run entirely by volunteers, and I spoke to a few of them to find out why they got involved. Bernie Sheehan said, “I joined the Festival team because it gave me an opportunity to put my skills and experience to good use for the benefit of my local community. And it’s great fun!” Maria Glot agrees, “The whole volunteering process and Festival generate an atmosphere of friendship, positivity, achievement and warmth and that means thousands of people have a ‘glad to be alive’ time.” Collet Christie got involved after seeing the article in the T&A calling for more volunteers, “As a freelance project manager I felt I was now in a position where I had the time and capacity to take on voluntary work, so I contacted the Festival organisers to offer my experience and skills.” Collet’s

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story echoes my own – having gone freelance last year I now enjoy using my skills and experience to help promote the Festival and get more people involved in its success. And we’d like to encourage more people to sign up as volunteers, either in the run up to the Festival, or to assist with events during the Festival itself.

Share your pictures We’re looking to create a user-generated gallery of images for the Festival website and to post on our social media channels. We know that visitors take some amazing photos, so it would be great to be able to share them far and wide to promote the Festival and the great village of Saltaire. If you’d like to share your images, you can email them to or post them on social media using the hashtag #saltfest17 We can’t wait to see what you’ve captured and to get a sense of what the Festival means to you.

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Julia Calver: Inspiring art Saltaire Inspired’s ambition is to make the village an internationally recognised centre for the visual arts, so the Review asked Julia Calver, the charity’s chair, to talk about their work and events by Haigh Simpson

It’s your first Arts Trail as the new chair of Saltaire Inspired. What does the role involve and how are you finding it? It’s a privilege to be involved in Saltaire Inspired, from being a frequent visitor to now, as Chair, working with a team of passionate and creative people. The role of chair is rotated every three years, which I think ensures there are fresh eyes and energy building on the amazing work of the previous Chair, and yes this is my first year. There are some core tasks required of every Chair such as adhering to the organisation’s vision – to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the arts, sustaining its funding and managing key partnerships. This enables the team to run a successful programme of events over the year. These include Saltaire Arts Trail 27-29 May, The Makers Fair at Saltaire Festival in September and the Saltaire Living Advent Calendar which runs throughout December.

These events couldn’t happen without the support and commitment of volunteers, local venues and the Grade II listed homes of Saltaire residents, as well as a large number of fabulous artists and makers who exhibit and sell their work. It truly is a privilege to be part of this.

What can people expect to see at this year’s event? Well, 2017 celebrates 10 years of the Saltaire Arts Trail and this year’s theme - Inside Out - means an exciting and engaging visual arts programme. At the heart of the Trail are the now famous Open Houses - a village-wide gallery set in the homes of residents and local businesses. There’ll be free creative activities, workshops, demonstrations and drop-in sessions for all ages across the village, and thanks to Arts

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Council Funding, some special events - two large-scale light-based special commissions – art projections on the outside of Open Houses, an Artquest trail of 15 QR code plaques with downloadable digital artists work, again a new thing for this year based on the Inside Out theme, a highlight from last year, and the Lasting Impressions exhibition returns to the rooftop space of Salt’s Mill – please doaa check this out, not only for the wonderful artwork, but also the astonishing space. ARTbound Community will be managing a Payand-Display exhibition at Shipley College’s Exhibition Hall, our knitted red creatures will be back and dotted around the village again, there’ll be a postcard competition managed by the College’s Enterprise Students, and a range of workshops run by Bradford College.

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Bigger than ever this year, the Makers Fair in Victoria Hall will play host to 68 designermakers across three rooms and over two floors. The Fair offers unique and affordable contemporary craft and design to buy or commission, directly from some of the UK’s best creative talent. Always be sure to bring some cash.. there’s something for everyone. There’ll be free demonstrations by exhibitors, with visitors having the opportunity to discover more about the crafts of pottery throwing, textile weaving, screenprinting, woodworking, clay sculpting, and more, as well as giving visitors the chance to have a go. Based on previous years, we expect audiences in the region of 6,000 - 8,000 across the weekend. Please check the website for the information on all the activities!

Are there any artists you’re particularly excited about? All the artists and designer makers are selected by an independent panel and we’re always amazed by the creative talents who apply to be part of the Arts Trail. Over the weekend we ensure there are times they can come and meet each other and these networking opportunities stimulate collaboration and further plotting of exciting new projects. This year we’re delighted to have received Arts Council funding to commission digital and installation artist Steve Manthorp of ADEPT to create visual arts projections at dusk on the Friday and Saturday evening of the Bank Holiday weekend. If you want to volunteer or find out more please do contact

How did the opportunity come about and what’s your background? My background is varied, ranging from establishing and managing the Education programme at Bradford Festival 1989-1996 to working at the Arts Council for ten years. I now teach Events Management at Leeds Beckett University, focussing on creative event design. I’ve always been passionate about the arts and volunteering in my local community, and Saltaire Inspired brings these two passions together beautifully.

volunteers to recruit … and this is all before the event happens! However Saltaire Inspired has a really fabulous team of experienced volunteers and we’re lucky to be able to have a professional part time event manager, Rebecca Henshaw, and publicity manager, Gillian Allmark.

Do you still get time to pursue your own artistic projects? What else have you got going on? With a full time teaching role and as the volunteer chair of a fabulous event with a growing reputation, it’s hard to find extra time – however I’m undertaking some funded research on the state of circus events in the North in preparation for the 250th anniversary of the birth of circus in the UK in 2018. There’ll be all kinds of celebratory events over the year across the UK – maybe a theme for us to consider at Saltaire Inspired? The tenth Saltaire Arts Trail runs from Sat 27 - Mon 29 May throughout the village. For more details, see the mini-guide on pages 29 - 32 or visit

Has your experience with events such as the Saltaire Festival and the Bradford Festival been useful? Oh, absolutely! No matter how simple it appears to put on an event, it’s always far more complex than it seems. There are negotiations with and applications to partners and funders, financial and legal processes to adhere to, public safety regulations to be aware of, marketing and publicity campaigns to manage,

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27 - 29 May 2017 Open Houses

Inside Out

Our famous Open Houses challenge the concept of art galleries. Residents and local artists across Saltaire village open up their Grade II listed homes, letting you enjoy contemporary art by both local artists and artists selected from across the UK. In most cases the art will be available to buy or commission. See map overleaf for locations Sat, Sun & Mon, 10am - 5pm

Our theme for 2017 is Inside Out, and through digital technology, life and art will spill out onto the streets of Saltaire. Two specially commissioned videos will be projected on the outsides of houses, imagining the life within, and visitors will be invited to take part in a digital Art Hunt, following a trail of images, music and soundbites through the village. This project is funded by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts programme. Out and about in Saltaire See trail guide for specific locations

Pay and Display

A pop-up arts and sculpture exhibition, hosted by ARTbound Community, an art agency who promote the work of local professional and emerging artists. Exhibition Building, Shipley College

Lasting Impressions

Makers Fair Our Makers Fair promotes the best independent artists, makers and designers from the North of England and beyond, displaying and selling their contemporary and original creations. This is your chance to take home something original, handmade and unique, and with 68 exhibitors across three rooms, this year’s Makers Fair is bigger and better than ever! Victoria Hall Sat 11am - 5pm; Sun & Mon 10am - 5pm

Following on from 2016’s specially commissioned interactive performance work, Hannah Lamb & Claire Wellesley-Smith return to Saltaire with a continuation of their project combining ceramics and textiles. Salts Mill: The Spinning Room We are also delighted to welcome back:

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A selling exhibition of members’ work. Saltaire Methodist Church

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An annual exhibition of recent work. Salts Mill: The Spinning Room

Map & Locations Open Houses 1

The Art Rooms (under Visitor info centre)


Art Parade, Victoria Rd


39 George Street


10 Amelia Street


Unique Arts (van)


6 Edward Street


21 Edward Street


4 Herbert Street


75 Albert Road


36 Ada Street


50 George Street


40 Caroline Street


Saltaire Canteen

Event & Exhibition Venues


15 Victoria Road


2 Higher School Street


16 Titus Street


3 Shirley Street


7 Albert Road


1 Myrtle Place


Butterfly Rooms


23 Jane Street


24 Victoria Road


Flat 3, 66 Victoria Road


6 Harold Place


68 Victoria Road

For access information, please see our full Trail Guide or visit our website.



Victoria Hall

Car Park


Salts Mill



Methodist Church



United Reformed Church

Cash Point


Shipley College

Bus Stop


Almshouse Gardens


Wash House Gardens


Roberts Park

Information Points: Visitor Information at Salts Mill Saltaire Arts Trail Information Point at Victoria Hall


Caroline Social Club

Information correct at time of print. Please refer to our full Trail Guide or website for the most up to date information. Activities may be subject to change and may be affected by bad weather. Please take care when walking around the village as surfaces may be slippery when wet Map illustrated by Rachel Webb,



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Be Part of the Art Come and try out a range of fascinating artistled taster activities - totally free and accessible to all: Free Family Activities Based on our 2017 theme Inside Out, a range of fun, free family activities for all ages, commissioned and created especially for Saltaire Arts Trail by Morwenna Catt, Duncan Burnett and invited artists. Meanwhile in Roberts Park, help Sponge Tree weave a huge colourful picnic blanket, and meet Higher Coach Road Young Artists, who will be running art classes and showcasing their film inspired by Saltaire. Victoria Hall Gardens / Roberts Park Artist-led drawing activities Masterclasses with Jake Attree and drop-in workshops with Lou Sumray. Out and about in Saltaire Demonstrations and Workshops Free artist demonstrations at the Makers Fair, as well as more formal skills workshops led by professional artists and tutors from Bradford School of Art, bookable for a small fee. Venues vary - see Trail Guide for details

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race passes into South Yorkshire, and the final sprint points are up for grabs in Stocksbridge at 16:47pm before the weary riders tackle a gruelling 22km concluding loop featuring no less than four categorised climbs. The Côte de Deepcar is first up at 16:52pm and the Côtes de Wigtwizzle (16:58pm) and Ewden Height (17:01) come one after the other before one last drag up the Côte de Midhopestones at 17:07pm. Anyone left in contention after that will duke it out for the stage and overall victory in Fox Valley at 17:15pm.

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A range of facilities are available to residents • Restaurant & bar • Swimming pool, jacuzzi & steam room • Full-sized snooker table • Modern gym equipment • Crown Green Bowling

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Built to the highest quality standards, our development of houses and apartments are designed to meet the requirements of people aged 55 and over. The Czajka Care Group has been developing retirement houses and apartments for over 20 years. We build thriving and socially active communities where new friendships blossom and a friendly face is always nearby. We hold a wide range of events and activities, allowing you to socialise, interact and engage in hobbies old and new. Our purpose built community is set within attractively

landscaped and well maintained gardens. All residents living within this secure and luxurious complex can enjoy access to a range of facilities including our Clubhouse with restaurant, bar, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, full-sized snooker table and gym as well as Crown Green Bowling and putting greens. As your needs change we can also offer a range of care and domestic services to suit your requirements to help you remain independent for as long as possible. Should the need ever arise we can provide support on a permanent or respite placement at Fairmount nursing home or Brookfield residential care home, which are also both located on site. Our houses and apartments are available to purchase at shared or full equity.

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The Keighley & Airedale Business Awards

Local business achievements to be recognised in the fifth annual Keighley & Airedale Business Awards by Howard Martin

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2017 sees the Keighley & Airedale Business Awards return for the fifth consecutive year. This reflects the success of previous years and sees the awards expanded to cover the Saltaire, Shipley and Baildon postcode areas. All businesses in these postcode areas are now eligible to enter and are invited to celebrate the story of their success with us. This prestigious annual event is now a regular feature on the local business calendar and this success has enabled the Awards to expand and cover businesses in the wider Airedale area. The event culminates with a gala presentation evening hosted by BBC Look North anchorman Harry Gration on 30 June at Keighley’s Victoria Hall. The awards close on Friday 28 April so businesses are encouraged to get their entries in as soon as possible. The event is organised by local businesses and services that promote and support business within the area. They freely donate their time and services on a voluntary basis. It’s both free and easy for all businesses to enter and further information and a list of the award categories can be found at www. Businesses can enter up to two relevant awards categories. Tickets to attend the presentation evening cost £35, which includes a four course meal, and can be obtained via the website. All businesses shortlisted for an award receive two complimentary tickets.

detailed on the website, which aim to reflect the diversity of businesses in the local area. There have been some great successes and some compelling stories from previous winners and we’re sure there are more waiting to be told. We look forward to hearing those stories and getting your success out to a local audience, giving you a platform to broadcast your achievement far and wide. Howard Martin from Bingley Chamber, a member of the Awards organising committee, hopes more local businesses will enter the awards this year and repeat the success enjoyed by previous winners, “Each year the awards have been gaining in popularity, and so for 2017 a decision was taken to widen the area of eligibility to cover not only the Keighley, Bingley and Haworth business sectors but also those based in Saltaire, Shipley and Baildon.

“We hope to see this reflected in entries from businesses in these new postcode areas. It would be great to see awards winners coming from Shipley, Saltaire and Baildon as there are some really good businesses in these areas.”

The Awards are a not for profit event and are supported by business sponsorship and ticket sales, with this year’s headline sponsor being KeighleyBid. Businesses recognised for their achievements in previous years have enjoyed not only local recognition, but have been encouraged to enter further regional or national awards and in several cases have met with notable success. There are 10 award categories this year, fully

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Lauren K Nixon: Indie author Author, publisher and fiction fan Lauren K Nixon discusses her story writing career. by Mike Farren

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We know there’s a wealth of creative talent in Saltaire and Shipley, but sometimes it’s hard to appreciate just how much. It’s the nature of creative endeavour that the hard graft takes place out of the spotlight, and remarkable things can come together behind the scenes. Lauren K. Nixon is a young locally-based indie author and publisher who has released two books under the radar in the last 12 months. The first was a group short story anthology, Title Not Included, but more recently she has published Echoes Of The Light, a collection of three long short stories, in her own right. This is just the tip of the iceberg. A prolific fan fiction author, Nixon has also completed a novella, the first novel (and part of the second) in a projected series, as well as a couple of plays. Having met through our involvement with last year’s Shakespeare in the Park, I wanted to get more information on her background and what led her to writing.

“I came from Staffordshire to Bradford to study archaeology,” she tells me. “I can’t think of anything that could possibly have better prepared me to write. It’s such a mad, broad, interdisciplinary subject, in the same way as literature - you take something from everywhere. It puts magic into the landscape. That’s why I write as well – magic and influence and human accident.” There’s plenty of magic in Nixon’s work. Rooks And Apples, her collection’s opening story, starts as a mid-20th century story of unspoken love - think Brief Encounter - but slowly moves into a mysterious time travel tale. Still, the rest of the story keeps its feet on the ground

alongside this piece of what her website describes as ‘everyday magic’. Other stories in the volume mix up the genres further, with hard sci-fi, murder mystery and thriller elements. “My style differs depending on what I’m reading,” she says. “With Rooks And Apples, I was reading a lot of Ngaio Marsh. As for The Long Dark, I saw a programme about Helium 3. I thought, I want to write about a Helium 3 mine, and then it turned into a murder mystery. With The Butterfly And The Lion, I’ve been practicing my thriller writing and it was an experiment in that.” I ask how such disparate stories can sit together in a volume, and she suggests,

“They all have themes of light and shadows and echoes – whether it’s an echo of remembering or the light and the dark on the Moon, or things hidden. I always like to explore several different meanings of a particular situation.” It’s no surprise to learn that Nixon ‘wrote’ her first story when she was two. “I’ve always been scribbling something,” she explains. More recently, fan fiction has been a way of honing her craft. “I’ve been writing fan fiction for about 12 years, and it was a while before I was brave enough to start writing my novel - which I haven’t published yet -, and now I’ve been brave enough to start publishing my own work.”

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Self-publishing is a way to circumvent the laborious and frustrating process of placing work with a publisher, meaning that she became the publisher herself.

“I got a bit of advice that it looks better if you have a publishing house. I got a friend to make a logo that suits both the archaeology and the writing, so that’s something I’ll keep for everything I publish now.” Having published her initial two books, there are plans for plenty more in the pipeline. First there will be the next volume from her writing group, Short Story Superstars. She tells me how this project came about, saying,

“I wanted to write different things. I just wanted one simple prompt and if it doesn’t work out that month, that’s fine.”A couple of friends showed interest, ..then suddenly there were nine of us and now there are about 27. I like coming up with the prompts, it gives me a bit of a head start!” The next volume is expected around August this year.

Under her own name, her novella The Lovely Perch should be out in either in December or next spring. “Because it’s a silly

romantic book, I thought I might try and aim it at next Valentine’s Day. I wrote when I had a bit of an obsession with Twelfth Night and it’s in pseudo-Shakespearean language.”

The forthcoming novel is called House Of Vines. “It’s a contemporary fantasy and it’s

about two inches thick. There’s a werewolf and witches and a house populated with vines and an evil wizard… Lots of chaos!”

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Tour de Yorkshire comes to Saltaire

Watch as some of the worlds best riders head through Saltaire on stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire. The race will start in Bradford’s City Park just after midday before heading on Keighley Road towards Saltaire and Shipley. The route through Saltaire will see the riders head down the cobbles of Victoria Road and along Caroline Street and up Exhibition Road before riding down Saltaire Road and on towards Ilkley. A programme of entertainment and family activities is expected to take place in Roberts Park and local businesses and residents will be getting in on the act. Sunday 30 April, Bradford - Sheffield

Alpaca @ Merchants Quay

A collective of local artists, musicians, DJs, promoters and sound engineers are coming together to host an all day mini-festival this April at Merchants Quay, Shipley. Throughout the day into the night an awesome line-up up of performance artists will provide an eclectic soundtrack ranging from hip hop, electronica, ambient and alternative through to house and techno. Dozens of local artists will be displaying and selling their work throughout the day and street food stalls and a fully licensed bar will keep people suitably refreshed. The event will run from 3pm til 2am at Merchants Quay, Shipley. There is no door charge, just a smile and good attitude is all that’s needed. Saturday 22 April, Merchants Quay

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Andy Fairweather Low Made Bradford @ & The Low Riders Darley Street Andy Fairweather Low’s pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of. He first came to prominence at the vanguard of the new youthful expression of music as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as Bend Me Shape Me, Hello Suzy, ( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice are internationally remembered to this day. Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Roger Waters, , Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Jimmy Page, the Bee Gees, Jeff Beck, Lonnie Donegan, Ringo Starr, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty... and hundreds more. Friday 7 April, Caroline Street Social Club

After the success of the first Made Bradford Market, a second will be held on the weekend of the Tour de Yorkshire Grand Depart. The market will have around 16-20 gazebos and will offer shoppers unique handmade items, produced by local independents, businesses and creatives. The first market on Darley Street was well received and the traders were very happy with both the footfall and sales, selling items including candles, ceramics, food and paintings. The second market will showcase a selection of the previous traders, and also a mix of new traders selling jewellery, produce and craft, and will run on both the Saturday and Sunday. Made Bradford Market, 29 and 30 April, Darley Street, 10am – 5:30pm.

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Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair 9.30am-4pm, Victoria Hall Nearly 50 stalls of genuine vintage fashion and homewares from the 1920s to the 1980s, as this fair celebrates its tenth year.

in the wilderness. All welcome - free entry - donations appreciated.

exercising to music in a friendly and supportive environment, then this is the class for you.

Sunday 2 April

Tuesday 4 April

Menopause The Musical

4.30pm & 7.30pm, The Alhambra Theatre

9:30am-4pm, Victoria Hall With 40+ stalls of vintage loveliness for you and your home including genuine vintage fashion, such as 1940s tea dresses, 1950s prom gowns, jewellery, accessories, furniture, homewares, vintage vinyl, toys, books, kitchenalia and collectables, all from the 1920s to the 1980s.

Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Ruth Berkeley (Penny Dreadful), Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK-wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of oneliners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics.

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Monday 3 April

Vintage Home And Fashion Fair

10.30am-12.30pm, The Kirkgate Centre A fun themed drawing session with lots of paper and felt tipped pens everywhere. Adults draw for free! Tickets £2.

Edge Of Darkness: Photographs by Ian Beesley with poems by Ian McMillan

Runs to to 16 April, Bradford Cathedral Twilight is being affected by current levels of environmental pollution. Light pollution drives us further into the wildness to encounter the full spectrum of twilight and the wonder of the night sky. Our Lent exhibition of Ian Beesley’s photographs of Yorkshire enables us to come close to Jesus’ experience of forty-two days

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Salt Pots Ladies Night

7.30 - 10.00pm Come and enjoy a relaxed evening of pottery painting at Salt Pots! You can come on your own, with a friend or in a group. We provide all the pottery, paints and help you need to create your own masterpiece. Bring a bottle to help the creative juices flow and we will feed you with cake and nibbles to keep going! Booking is essential as places are limited. Tickets £5.

Keep Fit Class

7.40pm-8.40pm, Saltaire Methodist Church Hall First taster session free, then £3 per session payable in advance on a sixweekly basis. You can join at any time. If you want to develop, balance, agility, coordination and flexibility whilst

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

4 - 8 April, The Alhambra Theatre Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph (Joe McElderry), his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.

Wednesday 5 April Saltaire Fine Arts Society and Decorative Society Lecture

2pm-4.30pm, Victoria Mills The society aims to educate and inform in the decorative and fine arts through lectures and outings.

Friday 7 April 2017 Ecuador, Andes to Amazon, an illustrated talk by by Ian Newton

7.30pm, The Kirkgate Centre This talk starts on the western slope of the Andes in NW Ecuador, crosses to the Eastern slope and on into the Amazon basin, where birding is by canoe. Ecuador is a relatively small country yet it has recorded 1,650 species, 20% of the world total, so birds will form the majority of images in this presentation. £3 for members and non members (children free). 01274 582078 |

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TLR Presents: Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

8pm, Caroline Street Social Club Andy Fairweather Low’s pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of. He first came to prominence at the vanguard of the new youthful expression of music as the lead singer in Amen Corner. If you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent ‘Gin House’ to Andy’s future musical collaborations.

Saturday 8 April Fashion Collage Workshop

10am-4pm, The Craft House, Saltaire Immerse yourself in the world of fashion for the day and create exciting fashion drawings and a textiles collage mood board to take home with you, with textiles designer and tutor Faye Hall. Suitable for beginners. £45 per person.

Sunday 9 April

Cinema Organ Society Concert

2.30pm, Victoria Hall A Cinema Organ Concert, featuring popular music from film, television and radio, on the world famous mighty Wurlitzer. The performer for this event is David Lowe.

Airedale and Bradford RSPB Local Group 9am, Prince of Wales Park, Bingley FREE Guided Walk . Meet at main entrance for a walk lasting approximately two hours. 01274 582078 | abrspb@blueyonder.

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Friday 14 April

7.30pm, Bingley Arts Centre, Until 15 April One of the great plays of modern times by one of the greatest masters, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is the story of Nora Helmer, a woman wronged by her shallow, self-centred husband. Nora’s final flight from her marriage foreshadows the movement for the liberation of women. A powerful and complex drama. Front stalls: £9, Concessions (60+ Monday – Thursday): £8.00, Rear Stalls: £8, Concessions (60+ Monday – Thursday): £7.

7.30pm, The Alhambra Theatre Geoffrey will be sharing some unseen footage from the BBC archives and some rare photographs from his private collection, while Aggers challenges Geoffrey to justify his forthright views on cricket and life in general and our Geoffrey will say exactly what he thinks (what else?) about The English and Wales Cricket Board, England’s management and coaching staff, team selection, the captaincy, Kevin Pietersen and many other subjects he has hit out on in his latest autobiography, on air and in print.

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Tuesday 11 April Dick & Dom Live!

2pm & 5pm, The Alhambra Theatre Dick and Dom are touring the UK in a show that promises to get the whole family on their feet, with a performance full of madcap challenges and audience participation games that will guarantee to have you in stitches.

Wednesday 12 April

St Ives Easter holiday forest school (for 5-11yr olds)

10am-3pm, Also 13th April. St Ives Estate, nr Bingley. Our popular holiday forest school in St Ives estate is back for Easter with the usual mix of fun and games in the woods. Hide and seek, capture the flag, tree climbing, den building, wood craft, swings, climbing ropes and a campfire will all be on offer, led by our experienced forest school practitioners Kate and Rachael. £42 (£21/day), for 5-11yr olds

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Saturday 15 April Front Room Disco

8pm-11.30pm, The Kirkgate Centre An eclectic alternative mix of indie, alternative, ska, reggae, punk, disco and 80s pop. With Wil Oddsox (Love to Boogie).

Sunday 16 April

Saltaire Cricket Club Table Top Sale

10am-1pm, Victoria Hall A wide variety of stalls selling a host of treasures! From collectable antiques, toy cars and books to clothing and more. All proceeds go towards helping the club.

Wednesday 19 April Salt Pots Ladies Night

7.30pm-10pm Come and enjoy a relaxed evening of pottery painting at Salt Pots! You can come on your own, with a friend or in a group. We provide all the pottery, paints and help you need to create your own masterpiece. Bring a bottle to help the creative juices flow and we

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will feed you with cake and nibbles to keep going! Booking is essential as places are limited. Tickets £5.

Thursday 20 April

Take That Live

Saltaire Easter holiday forest school

10am-3pm, Hirst Wood Our forest school practitioners Charlie and Kate will be heading into the woods for more fun and adventure at our Saltaire forest school. Tickets £42 (£21/day), for 5-11yr olds.

St Ives Easter holiday forest school for young people

10am-3pm, St Ives Estate Our St Ives programme has been running for over six years and is very popular, so we’re now offering two programmes in different parts of the estate, one for 5-11 year olds and this one for 10-15 year olds. £42 (£21/ day), for 10-15yr olds.

Friday 21st April TLR Presents: Oh Susanna

8pm, Caroline Street Social Club Whether applauding a young woman’s need to stand tall in the face of dire circumstances, expressing love and tenderness to a dying loved one or embodying the anger of a soldier’s widow, Oh Susanna’s songs aim straight for the gut. The timeless themes of love, loss and longing are expressed in soaring melodies and vivid lyrics.

Saturday 22 April Cushion Workshop

take home with you and learn all about cushion embellishment and fastenings with expert textiles designer and tutor Faye Hall. Suitable for beginners. £45 per person. 8pm, The Hop, Saltaire The best Take That around, playing all your favourite hits from the 90s to their current albums

Alpaca@Merchants Quay

3pm - 2am, Merchants Quay, Shipley A collective of local artists, musicians, DJs, promoters and sound engineers are coming together to host an all day mini-festival this April at Merchants Quay, Shipley.

Tuesday 25 April The Wedding Singer

Friday 28 April

Saltaire Live Presents: Eddi Reader

8pm, Victoria Hall, Saltaire Live music from Eddi Reader. Tickets £20.

Saturday 29 April Fantasy Drawing Workshop

10am-4pm, The Craft House, Saltaire Enter a fantastical world of heroes, monsters and warriors, as local fantasy illustrator Simon Walpole leads you through a creative day of fantasy illustration, providing technical knowhow and helping you turn your ideas into vibrant drawings. Suitable for adults and children aged 12+. £40 per person.

25 - 29 April, Various Times, The Alhambra Theatre Rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns Avenue Q, Legally Blonde) is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.

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Wednesday 26 April

Sunday 30 April

Art and Crafts Taster Workshop – Wet Felting 2pm-3.30pm, The Craft House, Saltaire Explore the satisfying craft of wet felting with local art tutor Nicola Murray, creating images using wool and then felting it to create a piece of textile art to take home with you. Suitable for beginners. £20 per person.

8pm, The Kirkgate Centre Bring tunes that deserve to be heard by others, or just come along to enjoy the music and fine company. Each month there’s a theme which people try to comply with (often dubiously or ironically!) with their choice of records to bring along. There’s always time to play other music as well. A great night.

Tour de Yorkshire, Saltaire

Around 12.15. Join the crowds and savour the atmosphere! After leaving Bradford’s City Park on Stage 3 of the TdY at 12.10 the riders should be very soon be passing along Bradford Road before swooping down Victoria Road towards Salts Mill and back up Exhibition Road. They’ll then head off through Shipley towards Ilkley. Check for more details.

10am-4pm, The Craft House, Saltaire Spend a relaxing day creating a bespoke, zippered cushion to

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Bingley Little Theatre City of Bradford Brass Band A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen TheMonday City of Bradford Brass Band trace7:30pm its history back as far as 10th - Saturday 15thcanApril, the early twentieth century and the Salt’s Mill Band of Saltaire. Tickets: Front stalls: £9.00 (Conc £8.00) Rear Stalls: £8.00 (Conc £7.00) Thurday 10th November, 7:30pm Tickets: £10.00

Guy Pratt is “The Sideman” John SundayVerity 23rd April,Band 7:30pm

Rock Productions AllSolid Tickets: £15.00 Ltd Presents, John Verity Band playing Blues and Rock Ex Argent - New Album ‘My Religion’ Friday 11th November, 8:00pm Bingley Tickets: £15.00 Gilbert and Sullivan Society

present Iolanthe WednesdayAmateurs 26th to Saturdaypresent 29th April at 7:30pm, Junior Version 29 April, 2:00pm Bingley Tickets: Front stalls: £14.50 (Conc £12.00) Rear Stalls: £12.50 (Conc £10.00) Legally Blonde Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th November, 7:15pm Tickets: Front stalls £15.00 Rear Stalls: £11.00

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Sunday 7th May, 7:45pm All Tickets: Little £18 Theatre - The Flint Street Nativity Bingley When the infant/adults put on a nativity at Junior School, the result is this warm, witty, musical play about a Christmas story that’s not quite peace and goodwill. Monday - SaturdayStudios 10th December, 7:30pm Diva Queens AKA5thDance present Tickets: Front stalls: (Concand £8.00) Rear Stalls: £8.00 (Conc £7.00) Saturday 13th May,£9.00 3:00pm 7:00pm Tickets: Front stalls: £10.00 (Conc £7.00) Rear Stalls: £8.00 (Conc £5.00)

RIVMIX Dance Academy Extravaganza 2016 Wednesday 14thLittle - Thursday 15th December, 6:30pm Feelings Bingley Theatre - Sisterly Tickets: £10.00 (Conc £5.00) by Alan Ayckbourn

Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th May, 7:30pm Tickets: Front stalls: £9.00 (Conc £8.00) Rear Stalls: £8.00 (Conc £7.00)

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8pm, Caroline Street Social Club Worry Dolls are a young female duo who met in Liverpool at an open mic night when they were 18, both redheads with guitars, on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters, and both falling under the spell of ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’. Their great chemistry and love of harmony led them to starting a contemporary bluegrass band playing Nickel Creek & Alison Krauss songs.

Wednesday 3 May Saltaire Fine Arts Society and Decorative Society Lecture

Art and Crafts Taster Workshop – Clay Lanterns 2-3.30pm, The Craft House, Saltaire Use clay to create a simple but beautiful lantern to take home with you, and make your own clay tool, working under the expert tuition of local art tutor Nicola Murray. Suitable for beginners. £20 per person.

Friday 5 May

Ad Hoc Baroque Chamber music of the 17th and 18th Century

7.30pm, St. Paul’s Parish Church, Kirkgate, Shipley A programme of diary extracts and music of the period from Purcell to Corelli, played on period instruments.

Sunday 7 May

Victoria Hall Wedding Open Day

11am-3pm, Victoria Hall Wondering if we’re the perfect match for your wedding day? Why not stop by and find out how we can be your perfect canvas. All five of our stunning rooms will be available for viewing, with some set up and dressed to help

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TLR Presents: LANKUM

8pm, Caroline Street Social Club Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.

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you envisage how the space can work for you.

Wednesday 10 May Art and Crafts Taster Workshop – Plaster Cast Artists’ Tiles

2pm – 3.30pm, The Craft House, Saltaire Create your own tile to take home with you using natural and found objects, working with local art tutor Nicola Murray. Suitable for beginners. £20 per person.

Saturday 13 May Day of Dance

All day, Victoria Hall A full day of dance workshops followed by a family ceilidh and evening ceilidh event. Dance workshops include the ever popular salsa, flamenco, swing, belly dancing and much more. Recently added workshops include Irish Set Dance, 5 Rhythms, Biodanza, Sacred Circle Dance, Charleston, Broadway Musicals, Swiss Folk Songs (with yodelling!), Molly Dancing and Somatics.

Multi-Media Print Workshop

Styrofoam prints to take home with you, taking inspiration from Saltaire Village. Suitable for beginners. £45 per person.

Airedale and Bradford RSPB Local Group Field Trip to Potteric Carr,Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve 8am, Coach pickup at Shipley Bus Station Booking essential. Maximum £20 per person, depending upon number of participants. Last few places available. 01274 582078 | abrspb@blueyonder.

Golden Cabinet: JK Flesh • G.H. • Black Sun Roof!

7pm–10.30pm, The Kirkgate Centre Golden Cabinet returns with another incredible lineup. Admission: £16 (advance) £18 on the door.

Sunday 14 May

Cinema Organ Society Concert

2.30pm, Victoria Hall A Cinema Organ Concert, featuring popular music from film, television and radio, on the world famous mighty Wurlitzer. The performer for this event is Joe Marsh.

Wednesday 17 May Art and Crafts Taster Workshop – Print Making 2pm-3.30pm, The Craft House, Saltaire Print your own design onto fabric and a range of paper, working under the expert guidance of local art tutor Nicola Murray. Suitable for beginners. £20 per person.

10am-4pm, The Craft House, Saltaire Enjoy a fabulous day of printing with local artist Sarah Lyte, who will show you how to make lino, press and

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8pm, Caroline Street Social Club In Tim O’Brien’s music, things come together. The uncanny intersection of traditional and contemporary elements in his songwriting, his tireless dedication to a vast and still-expanding array of instruments, and his ongoing commitment to place himself in as many unique and challenging musical scenarios as possible has made him a key figure in today’s thriving roots music scene – and well beyond it.

2pm-3.30pm, The Craft House, Saltaire Create your own sketch book, covered with your own printed paper (for those who have attended the preceding week’s print making session) to take home with you. A fun and creative session led by local art tutor Nicola Murray. Suitable for beginners. £20 per person.

Friday 26 May Saltaire Live Presents: Shooglenifty

Saturday 20 May

Experimental Surfaces Workshop (Sustainable Design) 10am-4pm, The Craft House, Saltaire Spend a creative day exploring the creation of surface texture and design using a range of found and recycled objects and art media under the expert guidance of local textiles designer and tutor Faye Hall. A great workshop for contemplation, mindfulness and inspiration. Suitable for beginners. £45 per person.

Front Room Disco

Art and Crafts Taster Workshop – Book Binding

8-11.30pm, The Kirkgate Centre An eclectic alternative mix of indie, alternative, ska, reggae, punk, disco and 80’s pop. With Wil Oddsox (Love to Boogie).

8pm, Victoria Hall Live music from Shooglenifty. Tickets £15.

TLR Presents: ROBBIE MCINTOSH BAND 8pm, Caroline Street Social Club Guitarist Robbie McIntosh has one of the highest musical pedigrees you’ll find anywhere on the planet and has legendary status among his fellow musicians. His career to date includes spells as guitarist with Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones, John Mayer, and Norah Jones. Robbie has played many of the world’s top festivals and venues.

Saltaire Arts Trail & Makers Fair

All day, Victoria Hall Also on 29th May The Makers Fair brings fresh contemporary art and design by 47 new and established artists and makers to Saltaire for a two-day showcase of talent, skill and beauty.

The Record Club

8pm, The Kirkgate Centre Bring tunes that deserve to be heard by others, or just come along to enjoy the music and fine company. Each month there’s a theme which people try to comply with (often dubiously or ironically!) with their choice of records to bring along. There’s always time to play other music as well. A great night.

Tuesday 30 May

Saltaire Live Presents: Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill 3pm-11.55pm, Victoria Hall Live music from Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill. Tickets £16.

Sunday 21 May

Saltaire Cricket Club Table Top Sale

10am-1pm, Victoria Hall A wide variety of stalls selling a host of treasures! From collectable antiques, toy cars and books to clothing and more. All proceeds go towards helping the club.

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Keighley & Airedale Business Awards Back again even bigger and better than before.

Celebrating all that is good for local businesses the awards return for the 5th year and culminate in a gala presentation evening, complete with 4 course meal, on Friday 30th June at Keighley’s Victoria Hall. Tickets for the event, compered by BBCs Harry Gration, can be obtained from the website,

Has your business entered yet?

If you have a business based in the Saltaire, Shipley or Baildon area then why not enter? Entry is completely free and there are a variety of categories for you to choose from, you can enter into two categories that are relevant for your business, deadline for entries is 28th April, and full details and entry forms are on the website. Don’t leave it until the last minute, enter now and who knows it could be you receiving an award from Harry this year

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The best of Saltaire by JonoWhiting

The Boathouse Inn

Salt Pots

The Boathouse Inn is a cosy, contemporary pub / restaurant right next to beautiful Roberts Park. Customers can take in the stunning views from their bar, restaurant and beer garden while enjoying a drink from their extensive range of cask ales, craft and world beers, wines and hot drinks.

Paint your own pottery at Saltaire’s own Paint Your Own Pottery Studio! And as well as pottery painting Salt Pots offers a range of keepsakes and activities, crafts and workshops.

Aside from their range of drinks they offer a variety of delicious homemade food cooked to order from their Classic, Brunch, Meal Deal and Sunday Roast menus. Seasonal dishes are also available from their specials boards and they cater for children and all dietary requirements. They have Sky and BT Sports and are proudly a dog-friendly pub.

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Salt Pots welcomes visitors of all ages to enjoy an hour or two of creative relaxation in a lovely bright studio. All are welcome to pop in or to book a table and choose from a huge range of 100s of different pieces of pottery. For the real enthusiasts there are one-off workshops where you can learn specialist techniques such as courses in clay handbuilding, taster sessions throwing on the wheel and much more.

Tambourine Coffee

The Hop

New to the Saltaire high street is Tambourine Coffee, an independent coffee shop serving artisan coffee from roasters in Leeds (North Star) and Saltaire (Jolly Bean)

The Hop is a beautifully furbished bar and kitchen housed in an historic old tramshed in the World Heritage site of Saltaire, providing customers with great food, real ale, continental lagers and live music throughout the year.

In addition to the finest quality coffee there’s a mouth-watering choice of light snacks, brunches and cakes sourced from talented local suppliers, including Edward Street Bakery, Brown and Blonde brownies, and Northern Block ice-cream. Tambourine’s interior is light and spacious with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to unwind, catch up with friends and family or do some work in a stress-free environment away from the office.

The Hop strives to deliver ongoing excellence, catering for real ale and cider lovers as well as the delicious food offering of traditional pub classics, internationally influenced a la carte dining using fresh, local and seasonal produce and last but certainly not least the famous authentic wood-fired pizzas. But it doesn’t stop there, the fantastic range of live music from tribute acts to cover bands to acoustic sessions to a resident DJ and not forgetting a weekly pub quiz. The Best of Saltaire 57

A Quick Chat with

Matt Lamont

Matt Lamont is the director of FoxDuo Design, director of Assembly Bradford and co-organises the Made Bradford markets. He is also a founding member of Chapel Street Studio and a design book collector. Favourite place to hang around in and around Saltaire? It depends on if I’m socialising or working. I love relaxing in Tambourine Coffee with a book or my laptop and spending an evening in Fannys Ale House after work.

Local event you could not live without? Saltaire Festival. Music, beer and food are things I can’t live without. Although, I tend to have too much beer and eat too much food over the weekend. It’s great the festival continues to happen every year.

Local business you admire? Edward Street Bakery and The Triangle. Home baked goods and the finest selection of beers around.

Local person you admire (past or present)? Everyone who puts up with my ranting and wittering at the pub on Sunday evenings.




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The Saltaire Review | Issue 22 | Apr/May 2017  
The Saltaire Review | Issue 22 | Apr/May 2017