ISSUE 14 | dec/jan 2016
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Contents ISSUE 14|dec/Jan 2016
5_NOTE FROM THE EDITOR 8_In the news 10_on the cover...salts press 14_roger clarke 22_reindeer stampede 25_living advent calendar 29_oliver neilson 35_le bon vin 38_picks of the month 44_what’s on?
SUBMISSIONS on the cover This month’s cover art was designed by SALTS PRESS, whose stunning design is the second in a series of covers curated by Saltaire Inspired. If you’d like to feature on the cover send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for submissions to the next issue is January15th.
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AD DESIGN: A happy Christmas and a prosperous 2016 to all our readers!
Once again I’m delighted to take the reins at the Saltaire Review at another interesting time for the village. As we head to the end of the year the Living Advent Windows, organised by Saltaire Inspired, have been brightening up December for some time and it’s great to learn how they come about.
For a newer art experience The Triangle on Bradford Road, Shipley, has established a place in the heart of beer lovers. However it always intended to be more than that, and I was delighted to get an insight into the exhibition plans for the future.
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PRODUCED BY... And I felt moved to hear the story of how Roger Clarke has come to terms with the dementia suffered by his wife, Bronwyn. Both were well-known in the village, and Roger continues to be involved in many ways. One advantage of the Saltaire Review’s bi-monthly timetable is that it allows more space to do justice to a story like Roger and Bronwyn’s. However at this time, we want to keep you as well-informed as ever about events over the festive season and into the New Year. MIKE FARREN
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In the news Saltaire among most affordable World Heritage Sites Saltaire has been named as one of the most affordable urban World Heritage Sites in which to buy a home. A new survey by property website Zoopla lists the Victorian model village as the fourth cheapest UK heritage site to buy property, with an average house price of £155,868. The report, published to mark the 70th anniversary of UNESCO, shows homes located near to a World Heritage Site are worth 27 per cent more than the average UK property. Saltaire, which UNESCO listed as an “exceptionally complete and well-preserved industrial village of the second half of the 19th century”, is among the more affordable heritage sites along with Liverpool’s Maritime Mercantile City.
Examination of Shipley fire station plans
Saltaire nominated as Greatest Place in England
Plans by fire chiefs to build a new station in Shipley will be examined by the government to ensure it saves the taxpayer money. Shipley MP Philip Davies told Parliament the two sites, at Saltaire Road, Shipley, and Highfield Road, Idle, which are to be used for housing by social housing group Incommunities, were more valuable than the land in Valley Road the new station is going to be built on.
Saltaire is one of ten locations competing to be selected as England’s Greatest Place by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
But Councillor Judith Hughes, chairman of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, said it was estimated that replacing the two fire stations with one would, in fact, save taxpayers about £885,000 a year. Communities Secretary Greg Clark will ask the chief fire and rescue advisor, who has the powers of an inspector, to meet and advise on next steps.
England’s Great Places is a new competition designed by the RTPI to celebrate some of our most attractive and inspiring places and the role planners have played in helping to protect or shape them for England’s communities. Their independent panel of judges selected the 10 finalists in England from over 200 places nominated. The institute describes how, “Saltaire has been managed and planned to retain the character of a Victorian model village. The restored mills now house small businesses and apartments. Sensitive and skilful planning has protected the essence of this unique historic settlement and kept it a beautiful place.”
On the cover Artwork by Salts Press
Saltaire designer Rachel Webb describes the art that gave us this monthâ€™s Saltaire Review cover, and the ideas behind her practice, SaltsPress Who are you and what do you do? Iâ€™m Rachel Webb, I have a small design practice called SaltsPress and create screenprinted posters, textiles, laser cuts and handcrafted items. How would you describe your style? Coming from a graphic design background, my work tends to be quite clean and simple. I like bold simple designs and tend to work in only one or two colours.
SaltsPress creates bold simple designs, centring on the the history and landmarks of the village What’s your relationship to Saltaire? SaltsPress is named after Titus Salt as much of my work centres on the history and landmarks of the village. The press relates to printing, which is how I create the majority of my work. I have been part of the creative community in Saltaire for quite a few years, taking part in the garden trails, the living advent windows and I’ve opened my house with the Saltaire Inspired Arts Trail since it began. What are you working on at the moment and what are your plans for the future? Currently I’m working on my Advent window for the Saltaire Inspired Living Advent Calendar
(I’m one of the 1st December windows), but in 2016 I have plans to launch a new commercial venture called The Print Tailor, which will be a range of textile prints and products. Where can we find more of your work? I exhibit at the Saltaire Arts Trail each year, I have a website (www.saltspress.com) and you can always find me printing at Inc Workshop where I’m one of the artists in residence who teach and work there. If you are interested in short courses in screen printing, upholstery, laser cutting and wood work then Inc Workshop is a relaxed and friendly place to learn a new skill.
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Painting by Kate Clarke (daughter of Bronwyn Clarke
Part of the Saltaire family By Mike Farren
Roger Clarke talks about how Alzheimer’s disease affected his wife, Bronwyn, and how Saltaire helped him cope. Roger Clarke is part of the fabric of the village. A local historian with two books to his credit, he also contributes to the Saltaire Sentinel and works as a volunteer in the Saltaire Archive. Most visible is his portrayal of Reverend Cowan as part of the Salts Walks team. So associated is he with that role I almost fail to recognise him without his top hat. When Roger got in touch it wasn’t primarily his involvement with Saltaire that he wanted to share but his wife Bronwyn’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease, and the effect on his own life. Roger, originally from Sheffield, and Bronwyn from Leeds, met at Leicester University, the first of their families to attend university. “Bronwyn was much brighter,” Roger says. She studied maths and physics, while Roger was doing social science. They soon married, with Bronwyn taking maths teaching roles, initially in Leeds and later at St. Joseph’s in Frizinghall, where she taught for 16 years. Meanwhile Roger worked as a psychiatric social worker and the couple raised two children, living in Shipley from the early 1970s. Following rewarding careers, Roger and Bronwyn were looking forward to sharing their many interests in an enjoyable retirement. It was not to be. In the early 2000s there were worrying signs, beginning with Bronwyn’s disorientation. Roger explains, “Bronwyn was always the navigator. On holiday to Scotland she was getting everything – distances, directions – wrong. I would pack things and she would unpack them and put them in odd places. When we got to the cottage, she’d stash things all over. She was also asking a lot of repetitive questions. Five minutes later she’d ask the same thing.” In 2005, these concerns took them to their GP. “We were picked up as soon as we came, with early symptoms. Our GP referred us to the memory clinic, and we got a diagnosis within a few months. The consultant said,
“98% of people who come for a check-up are found not to have dementia. Unfortunately you’re in that 2%.”” The approach taken by the couple was a positive one. They contacted the Alzheimer’s Society and were taken on by a support worker. Bronwyn also benefitted from day centre support at the Mary Seacole Centre in Bradford. This was not only good for her, as she experienced stimulating activities, but it also gave Roger a break from increasing levels of dementia. Bronwyn, though, was fighting hard. “She had lots of hobbies,” says Roger. “She was strongly into arts and crafts and ended up with the most difficult, which was bobbin lace-making. She was into ice skating. She used to go to a group and say, “I won’t remember all your names because I’ve got Alzheimer’s, but teach me how to skate backwards and I’ll be fine.”” Despite this resistance, Bronwyn’s cognitive ability decreased. She lost the ability to read or follow the track of films. Though a steady deterioration was inevitable and anticipated, Bronwyn took a significant downward turn following a road traffic accident. At first this appeared to be symptom free, beyond a bad cut. However, as soon as the dressing was removed, she deteriorated. Roger describes how, “She began to get quite aggressive, toward both me and staff at the day centre. That’s totally out of character. Gradually it got worse. It would be aggression from early morning until the time she went to bed. Constant, bruising, biting.” He coped for a month, before a consultant at Linfield Mount admitted Bronwyn to the Dementia Assessment Unit at Airedale Hospital, which Roger calls, “the worst few months of our lives.” Sedation to control the aggression eroded her personality, and as Bronwyn was sectioned under the Mental Health Act Roger had little say in what happened. He tells me, “She went in there able to speak and continent. She left there, five months later, mute – she didn’t even make a sound – and totally incontinent.” His anger at her treatment is still apparent.
I won’t remember all your names because I’ve got Alzheimer’s, but teach me how to skate backwards and I’ll be fine.
Painting by Kate Clarke (Daughter of Bronwyn Clarke)
The person-centred approach sees the person behind the dementia
Painting by Kate Clarke (Daughter of Bronwyn Clarke)
â€œFor Bronwyn there is no past, no future, there is only now.â€?
Roger visited dozens of nursing homes to find one suitable for her release, before settling on Hillbro in Baildon, where she is now. From the beginning of her stay there she improved. Roger says, “There’s not been any aggression since she went in. From being in that alien hospital environment to the nursing home, in the same day she’d lost all of that.” For all the anguish caused by the situation Roger retains an attitude that, remarkably, can give credit to positive circumstances. He comments, “If you’re going to have dementia anywhere, Bradford is the place to have it.” The idea of a person-centred approach to dementia, he explains, originated with Tom Kitwood, a professor at Bradford University. He also tells me Bradford hospitals have given dementia care training to all staff, from porters and cleaners to consultants. In this approach attempts are made to see the person behind the signs of dementia, not just the dementia-induced behaviour. An example Roger shares explains an aspect of Bronwyn’s behaviour. “Although she can no longer speak, she can wander the corridors in the nursing home, and tends to go to groups of women carers. She’ll stand and smile at them.” He attributes much of this to her background. “Most of her teaching had been in all-girls schools. Also, her mum left and never returned when Bronwyn was a baby and her sister was five. Bronwyn’s care was taken on by her granny. She joined three teenagers who were really aunties, but was brought up with them as sisters. It was a female-dominated household. At university, she shared accommodation with the same four women for the whole time. There was that femaleonly thing. We’ve pinned a little story about why she follows them around, on a wall in her room.” Great sadness though comes from the loss of a loved one, even though she’s still alive. “I don’t
think she has any idea who I am,” Roger says. “She recognises that there’s something there when I give a smile, and the same with our daughter. She’ll gradually make a link and smile. For her there’s no past, there’s no future, there’s only now.” Roger shares with me a triptych by his daughter, Kate, an artist. “It’s called One, Two, Free, because in the final picture, she’s free of everything that’s gone on before. The anxiety, depression, anger… all of that’s gone. Now, she’s stable.” I visit Bronwyn in Hillbro, and find the situation much as Roger had described. Certainly the smile is as warming as he painted it to me. The visit is an uplifting experience. Though Bronwyn cannot communicate, simply making repetitive noises, her smile and the tenderness between her and Roger suggest that she does possess a form of happiness. In a blog he had movingly described how Bronwyn still used to touch his face until quite late in the illness and, though the gesture has gone, I find it impossible to believe that the love between them even now is all one way. I am touched by Roger’s words that although so much of her has gone, “she’s still warm, she still smells the same.” Roger visits and takes her for a walk daily, following a lifetime’s interest in the outdoors, which saw the couple leading Duke of Edinburgh Award groups. “She goes out to places where she gets stimulation - the library, the charity shop, the Co-op… She’s wellknown in Baildon.” Roger informs me that Baildon is designated dementia-friendly via an Alzheimer’s Society scheme. “It’s a delight to take her out. It’s not only doing Bronwyn good, it’s doing the rest of the community good.” In this supportive environment there’s the sense that, despite the painful situation, Roger is making the best of things, because they can’t last. He tells me of some worrying
developments. “With food, she has the first few spoonfuls or forkfuls then loses interest. She goes to sleep if you don’t persist.” She also responds less to stimulation and her passivity, which may make her a joy for the nursing staff to manage, also takes her further from the engaged, passionate individual she once was. This transition has affected other generations in different ways. Their son Richard’s children live abroad and were born after the onset of dementia. “When they come over they’re delightful with her. They know not to be scared.” With their eldest grandchild things have been more difficult. “She knew Bronwyn before dementia set in and struggles with how it’s destroyed that kind, compassionate, loving granny, who introduced her to so many interesting things. She asked, “Will I get it?” We could say that you don’t stand any more chance of getting it than anyone else.” When I ask Roger about reasons for his brave decision to talk about his experience, putting the record straight forms part of the explanation. “Levels of dementia are increasing. It’s a gradual increase, but more people are going to get it. People seem to be getting it earlier as well. That story needs telling. The fact that it’s not contagious needs to be emphasised, and that people can do something about it by the way you manage it, and the way you manage the problems people with Alzheimer’s have. Maybe you won’t get so angry with someone who’s slowing you up in a queue.” Another thing Roger is keen to stress is the importance that Saltaire has had for both of them, and continues to have for him, providing meaning and focus. “I’ve been involved as a historian in Saltaire for longer than Bronwyn’s illness. You need something challenging. If it were just caring the whole time, it would be soul-destroying.” Earlier in her illness Bronwyn would accompany Roger on Salts Walks, and he still values the support of the team, and the wider Saltaire community. “There’s a strong sense of team ownership of the problem. It’s not just me on my own. It’s nice to be part of the Shipley College Resource Centre and well-known in the Mill. We’ve got links with the United Reformed Church, and every little bit of Saltaire. I’m part of the Saltaire family and that’s helped me to cope.”
“If you’re going to have dementia anywhere, Bradford is the place to have it.
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Get your antlers on to raise money for Epilepsy Action By Mike Farren
Since 2010 reindeer have been marking the approach of Christmas by stampeding around Roberts Park. These reindeer aren’t Santa’s helpers, they’re helpers for locally-based national charity Epilepsy Action, who don antlers and ‘stampede’ – or jog, or walk – 5K, in order to raise money for the charity to help support over 600,000 people affected by epilepsy
in the UK. There are over 21,000 people living with epilepsy across West Yorkshire. The event is on Sunday 6 December, and the full, circular 5k route around the park is open to anyone aged eight and upwards. Children under the age of eight can take part in a mini-Reindeer Stampede of 650 metres. Carl Foster, fundraising events officer at Epilepsy Action, said: “The Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede is now in its sixth year. Every December hundreds of people come to Saltaire to take part. We’re hoping for the biggest turnout yet. “With free reindeer antlers for every runner and the Hall Royd band serenading you with all of your festive favourites, it’s a great way to get in the Christmassy spirit. Participants can run or walk the course in all kinds of costume and any little reindeers can gallop their own shorter version. “Since we started in 2010 the Reindeer Stampede has raised over £26,000 and makes a huge difference to the lives of people affected by epilepsy. Just £6 could help our experts support someone newly diagnosed with epilepsy, providing advice and information when they need it most.” Registration on the day of the event starts at 9am on Sunday 6 December in Roberts Park. Advance entry is £12 for adults and £6 for children under 15. The children’s fun run for those under the age of eight costs £2.50. People can sign up on the day for an additional £2. All finishers will receive a medal and mince pie. There are also volunteering opportunities for non-runners. For more information or to sign up, visit epilepsy.org.uk/reindeer or contact the events team on 0113 210 8797.
Since it started in 2010 the Reindeer Stampede has raised over ÂŁ26,000 for Epilepsy Action.
Connecting Creativity in your community - What’s on December @Hive Join us at Hive during the month of December in our lead up to the festive season. We are hosting a number of events to inspire your creativity, we have some wonderful gift ideas for those friends and family who might appreciate a creative gift and a couple of social events that we would love you to be a part of. All of our events can be found on our live calendar on our website. www.hive bradford.org.uk
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Living Advent gives village chance to show artistic side By Mike Farren
The windows of the Saltaire Living Advent Calendar have been seasonal highlights in the village since 2006. Encapsulating many of the best characteristics of both the village - artistry, quirkiness, community involvement - and the season - generosity, sharing and an innocent sense of wonder - they never fail to raise the spirits, something that will definitely be needed this year if the weather forecasters are to be believed! Like so many of the seemingly-organic events in Saltaire, they’re managed by a dedicated team, coordinating the efforts of the households taking part. For the last few years the event has been under the auspices of Saltaire Inspired, who also deliver the Saltaire Arts Trail and the Makers’ Fair. In the last two years the volunteer coordinator for the event has been long-time Saltaire resident and local health visitor, Kate Thompson. When I caught up with Kate and asked her how she became involved, there seemed to still be an element of wonder on her part.
“I became involved about six years ago,” she tells me. “I had a hand-written note through my door, asking if anybody would like to do a window. I was the last person ever to do something like this because I’m the least creative, least artistic person. The last time I did anything artistic was at school, when the teacher threw all our paintings in the bin.” Despite the lack of experience Kate was enthused to have a go, and produced her first window. “I was so proud because I had actually created something.” As well as the pride in her own creation, her love of the spirit of community involvement also shines through. “It’s a very special event because it’s for people who would not consider themselves artistic.” Her first window was a traditional depiction of Mary on a camel, going to Bethlehem. It was based on a brightly coloured Nepalese batik, reflecting the time she had spent in that country as a volunteer midwife and as a health visitor with the charity SSAFA, looking after the families of returning Gurkhas.
The last time I did anything artistic, the teacher threw our paintings in the bin.
Her second window introduced her to the instant comments that result from living right behind your own artwork. “I could hear children outside saying, “Mummy, daddy, it’s the Snowman!”” Slightly less expected though was the comment that greeted her last window. “It was shepherds in the fields, and had woolly pompom sheep. One comment I heard in a very Yorkshire accent was, “This sheep’s got a cataract.”” It turned out the black spot had fallen from the middle of the eye of one of the sheep. Despite such criticism, she insists, “It’s really nice that you can hear all the comments people make.” Having switched from being a participant to the coordinator of the event sounds a very natural and pleasurable step for Kate. The central part of her role is chairing the Living Advent Calendar committee. “My job is to bring everything to that meeting - who’s doing a window, who wants to do a window… We usually decide between ourselves what order the windows are going to be in. The stressful part of it, which is just coming to an end, is making sure I’ve got right what dates go with the numbers.” Explaining the process of choosing the windows, Kate confirms, “There’s no assessment. People moving into the village get priority, and people doing windows for the first time. Nobody needs to say what they’re planning to do, how much experience they have of anything artistic, because it’s not about that. It’s just about people saying they want to take part. Because there’s no expectation, it allows people to be quirky. That’s the main thing, not having it as a corporate event where everybody’s encouraged to do things the same way.” Because more people want to take part than there are days in Advent there’s been an innovation this year, which Kate explains. “We used to have the businesses, churches and schools in among the others, but now we have them opening when
The Living Advent Calendar has been a seasonal highlight since 2006
the Christmas tree lights get turned on. Then there’s a group opening on 1 December. It was partly because there are not so many people who look at the windows at the beginning of December – obviously, on the 1st, there’s only one window lit up. We didn’t have quite enough places last year, so we decided to have about six houses opening up on the 1st.” Another major initiative is the introduction of Living Advent Calendar Christmas cards to raise money for publicity for the event. “We’ve had so many good windows over the years, it’s a shame not to use them. They’re still on Facebook, but it would be nice to get to a wider audience and publicise what we do.” With 12 cards in the pack I’m told they’re selling well, which is good news, even though sponsorship of publicity by Edward Street Bakery this year
has taken some of the pressure off to raise funds. I half-heartedly press for information about this year’s windows, knowing that in most cases even the organisers don’t know what’s coming. All Kate can tell me is, “There’s one window I hope is not going to be too scary for the children - though the children probably want scary - and there’s going to be one with historical significance. Unless people tell me, I wouldn’t ask. It’s as much of a surprise to me as anyone else. That’s the beauty of the event: we have no idea what is going to turn up on the window.” As with presents on Christmas morning, that element of surprise and anticipation is what makes it so special, but I have a strong feeling that once again we won’t be disappointed!
Artist Oliver Neilson has close, long-standing links to Shipley. Beside connections with the arts community his personal and family involvement with music has entangled him with the family trees of numerous local groups. For a time studio space in Shipley’s Thomas Duggan House allowed passersby to view both completed and in-progress artworks. Oliver’s art often mixes found objects with isolated human figures and an exuberant, abstract calligraphy, to create distinctive, complex pieces, embodying what he describes as “elegant chaos.” His latest venture sees him strengthening a connection with The Triangle in Shipley, as he will be curating an art space above the shop - The Pyramid. His work has already been on show at The Triangle, and he was responsible for an eyecatching link to Shipley’s heritage. As Triangle co-owner Harry Wheeler explains, “Oliver’s always on the hunt for scrap. He got hold of the Shipley letters.” These were the letters seen for decades on the side of Shipley Market, only to be discarded in a skip. Three of these letters, A-L-E, now sit appropriately above the shelves of beer in The Triangle.
Bringing a unique brand of elegant chaos to Shipley By Mike Farren
By the time of publication The Pyramid will be up and running, but at the time of writing the space included some of Oliver’s existing artworks, plus prints, vinyl records (many supplied from Oliver’s junkshop expeditions) and other artefacts for sale, and the eclectic nature of the space will continue. He says, “It’ll be a super-installation where everything’s for sale. It’ll be nice for that little room to be a forum for ideas.” This seems very much in keeping with both the eclecticism of The Triangle and with Oliver’s own artwork. Often his pieces are made of incongruous elements with the creative work imposed onto or even enclosed in a found object, such as a suitcase. He suggests, “If you use a recovered object as a starting point it’s already telling a kind of story. That inspires me, imaginatively, to think, “Who was dragging this suitcase around the world in those decades when it was new?””
If you use a recovered object as a starting point it’s already telling a kind of story. Found objects in the space may well include fascinating ranges of books: “Oscar Wilde first editions that have got a bit warped because I’ve had them in the wrong storage conditions. First edition Bronte novels and a whole shelf of 19th century books on Yorkshire.”
Then if you combine that with something you just made five minutes ago, then it comes to life and has energy. This calligraphy I’m doing is energy in line form. It came out of angsty, unhappy mark-making and then morphed into something exuberant and positive.”
Some good fortune for Oliver actually delayed the opening of the exhibition, as the BBC asked him to supply 40 pieces of work for use in a Kay Mellor TV drama, In The Club. He says, “Hermione Norris’s character’s boyfriend is an artist, and whatever he does in the show I’ve done in real life. I can hand over 40 pieces of my own artwork that are going to get shown on TV. Even if it’s just blink and you’ll miss it, it’s a nice little gig.”
For Oliver the calligraphy not only had use in his art, but triggered a more productive and constructive phase in his working life. “I’d draw these things as a meditation. When you’ve got enough and you start cutting them out, they’ve got five purposes instead of just one. You can project them, you can use them as stencils, you can attach them together until they fill a wall… You can only do these things in five seconds, because if you spend longer than that on them, they don’t work. They’ve got to be like energy captures.”
In terms of both style and approach, the art has taken some fresh turns this year, which will be reflected in the exhibition. Talking about the abstract calligraphy he has introduced, he says, “It’s been the key to me really enjoying creating. As they say in The Big Lebowski, it really pulls the room together. I’ve always worked with vintage cut-ups and they’re always a bit inert.
Oliver mentions the Japanese word, ‘ikigai’. “It means the reason you get up in the morning. I’ve re-found that over the last four months.” Speaking to him, the excitement is palpable, and he says that The Pyramid space will “have a buzz about it when I put this artwork up. It’s a multimedia space - there’ll be a relationship
Oliver uses found objects to create distinctive, complex pieces. between the records and the artwork on the wall.” There’s some of the skewed, combinative logic of Oliver’s art in the development of The Triangle the notion that, if you’re enthusiastic about beer, about music and about art, just combine them and people will find the enthusiasm infectious, even if it flies in the face of business logic. Harry says that the thinking behind The Triangle was, “We know what we like, but we need to figure out what people like. We’ve been careful not to pigeonhole what we are, because we want to sit perfectly within Shipley and complement all the local businesses. We’re trying to allow the business to expand in an organic way, but retain quality and curation throughout what we do.” This theme of continual development and evolution also fits in with The Pyramid which, Harry tells me, “will be an evolving space. We always make a point of asking customers what they recommend. We feel we’re knowledgeable
but we don’t claim to know everything. With all these customers flowing in, there are all these different individuals who are channelling ideas.” Not only do they have plans for exhibitions, including one from Jake Blanchard, in the rest of the shop space, but Harry is also keen to press the claims of local crafts. “The amount of skilled craftspeople we end up working with, that’s so exciting. We really appreciate keeping things local, but we are wanting quality as well, and there’s a lot of that in Shipley.” He enthuses about Rory Stern, who was not only involved in the installation of the Shipley letters, but also created the shops beautiful – and characteristically quirky – wooden counter.As a meeting place for creative talent in the local area, but outside Saltaire itself, The Triangle has added an exciting new dimension and The Pyramid, under Oliver Neilson’s curation, could be set to push this to the next level. Exciting times!
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Midweek abstinence: an easy rule to break By Tricia Gannon
Mid-week alcohol consumption is something I usually avoid, for the usual reason of work next day. I’m always ready to make an exception if a good cause presents itself. When the Edward Street Bakery and the Triangle advertised their latest collaboration, this time with wine supplier Le Bon Vin, it was an easy rule to break. Saltaire Review readers will be well acquainted with the savoury and sweet delights that emerge from Jez and Lisa’s Edward St kitchen. And many have made the trek to the beer emporium. I enjoyed the Triangle’s beer and cheese tasting evening at the Fox and Magpie several months ago and was interested to see how this new move into wine and food tasting would be received. 7pm on a dark and rainy Thursday in November turns out to be well-judged timing. Apparently Thursdays are among the most popular evenings for this kind of thing. It’s close enough to the weekend for Monday to Friday workers to feel ok about a little indulgence and for those who work on Saturdays to not notice the difference anyway. The convention with this kind of event is that you aren’t imbibing vast amounts of wine, just enough to savour the flavours, enjoy the food and end the evening with perhaps just a hint of light headedness.
Rather than itemise the wine and food menu, all of which were consumed with relish by the guests, here a few of my reflections: It is possible to cater for 14 people from a kitchen of doll-sized proportions and present every dish with finesse. The Italian response to the increase in demand for Prosecco is to extend the DOCG boundaries - that’s ‘protected growing area’ to you and me. Cava is back on my sparkling wine map – fermented in the bottle, not a steel vat. Smoked haddock croquetas and Bardolino Classico Rose wine don’t do each other any favours, but are very tasty in their own right. The secret to sublime meatballs is cream. Bradford apple tart with gorgonzola cream may just pip the Edward Street brownies, and it goes well with a sweet white port. Spending an evening with people you don’t know, with the common purpose of eating and drinking, is a good thing, particularly on a dreary Thursday night.
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Picks of the month Berlin techno at Golden Cabinet OAKE is Eric Goldstein and Bathseba Zippora, who together alchemize their own variant of dark, atmospheric techno inspired by British post-Industrial acts and the occult. OAKEâ€™s ominous, decaying soundscapes are cut through with stuttering, hypnotic percussion and sibylline vocals. The pair have played in USA, Thailand, Singapore, Romania, Russia. Japan, France, Australia, France and now Shipley on Saturday 5 December, so things are looking up for this Berlin duo! Theyâ€™ve only played the UK once before and this is their first time in the North. Support is from Chrononautz, Smut and DJ Cataclyst, with a late night official after party at Merchants Quay until 4am.
Acoustic and folk at Irregular Roots
Late-night suburban bohemia
2016 begins for Irregular Roots at the Kirkgate Centre on 9 January with a performance by Durbervilles Acoustic. Featuring their own excellent songs along with well-chosen covers, the band’s sound has been described as being, “like the rootsy edge of Steve Earle and Lindisfarne and with a folkie’s grasp of the instrumentals”. The debut performance of this acoustic line up took place at the Topic in Bradford in October and went down a storm.
Trainer Trouble’s October debut pop-up event in Merchants’ Quay was a great success with a few hundred taking up the invitation for a slice of late-night suburban bohemia. The link-up with the Golden Cabinet also appeared a master stroke as gig-goers had direction after 10.30pm.
Support is from Henry Parker, a gifted young guitar player and singer, who has been impressing local audiences with his dexterity and choice of material. Also at Irregular Roots, Bric a Brac, including Bella Gaffney and supported by Hatchet, Pike and Gun, will close 2015 with a gig on 12 December.
Mixing live and DJ performances, a wellstocked bar, great street food and a beautiful, intimate, spacious venue, Shipley has a new destination night. This month, DJs from Bosh, Trainer Trouble, Golden Cabinet, No Hands and Deep Sounds are joined by local producer The Vybist and the high flying Flamegriller. Merchants’ Quay, Saturday 5 December. Discounted entry for anyone attending Golden Cabinet.
Songs of hard work and heartache
Beetlejuice at Victoria Hall
It’s 15 years since Rod Picott laid down his work belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and put an end to his gig as a sheet rock hanger. He’d been writing music for years, but it was 2001’s Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues that officially introduced him as a singer/songwriter. Since then he’s focused on building a catalogue of songs that spin stories of hard work, heartache and the human condition.
Tim Burton’s outlandish comedy about the afterlife is easily worth two hours of your time! After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck, haunting their own country residence. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose ‘help’ quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.
On his latest album, Fortune, he turns his focus inward. Picott recorded Fortune quickly, cutting six songs during his first day in the studio and finishing the entire album within a week and a half. At the Caroline Club for the Live Room on Friday 22 January, 2016.
Victoria Hall Movie Nights is a project to bring high quality digital cinema to people’s doorstep. At the Victoria Hall on Friday 11 December.
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Cabaret Saltaire’s Christmas special presents a true blend of the region’s finest familyfriendly musical comedy acts finished off with a top dance band.
Fotheringay were undoubtedly the most exciting of all the many offshoots from the Fairport Convention family tree. The legendary line-up has now reformed, with Sandy Denny’s vocals taken on by Kathryn Roberts and Sally Barker, alongside the original members - Jerry Donahue on guitar, surely the greatest of the many guitarists to have followed Richard Thompson through the Fairport ranks, Gerry Conway on drums, and Pat Donaldson on bass.
Eddie Earthquake and the Tremors, Boff Whalley and Brendan Croker, Precious Cleaver, Jade Cotton, Billy Button, Scandalous Productions, Maureen McGinty and her Orchestre d’Ustensiles de Cuisine, Perry Comover and Squinty McGinty all feature. An ideal Christmas party at the Caroline Club for Cabaret Saltaire on Friday 18 December. Under 16s concessions available at £6 per head with proof of age on the night. .
Performing their legendary album plus other material that was never released, the new lineup played a run of shows last June which demonstrated that, 40 years on, the magic is still there and good things come to those who wait. At the Victoria Hall for Saltaire Live, on Thursday 10 December.
Bradford Markets this Christmas Events Bradford Christmas Markets have something for everyone.
These seasonal Markets offer festive treats for all the family. On sale will be hand crafted jewellery, handmade chocolates, hot mulled wine, Yorkshire cheeses, jams, pickles & chutneys, handmade soaps and lots more. Soak up the festive spirit and find some great Christmas gifts!
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Tuesday 1 December The Hop Pub Quiz 9pm, The Hop, Saltaire Free supper for entrants, gallon of ale for the winner. Includes picture and music round, and bonus cash game.
Wednesday 2 December Saltaire Decorative and Fine Arts Society 2-4pm Victoria Hall, Saltaire The society aims to educate and inform in the decorative and fine arts through lectures and outings. This week’s lecture is by Anne Sebba and is entitled: Jennie Churchill, Winston’s American Mother.
Friday 4 December The Conmitments 7.30pm, Pennington’s Octagon Live This famed tribute group to the feel-good film of the nineties have been together since they formed in 1995, playing the hits that millions know and love, including Mustang Sally, Try A Little Tenderness, Chain of Fools, Soul Man, Midnight Hour and countless more.
Chicago Joe & the Soul Divas 7:30pm, The Hop, 199 Bingley Road, Saltaire, BD18 4DH
Saturday 5 December Saltaire Home & Vintage Fashion Fair 9:30am-4pm Victoria Hall, Saltaire Rose and Brown are back with their well-established fair. Nearly 50 stalls of genuine vintage fashion, such as dresses and gowns, accessories, vinyl, toys and more, all from the 1920s to 1980s. With refreshments served by Interlude Tea Room & Emporium, and music from the 20s to the 60s, it’s a day full of vintage greatness!
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Shipley Alternative 11am-3pm Kirkgate Centre, Shipley Fancy something a little bit different? The Shipley Alternative market is full of local makers, menders, recyclers and all sorts of interesting and unusual things. Our cafe is also open serving homemade food and organic freshly ground coffee.
Golden Cabinet Presents, OAKE 7pm Kirkgate Centre, Shipley OAKE is Berlin duo Eric Goldstein and Bathseba Zippora, who together alchemize their own variant of dark, atmospheric techno inspired by British post-Industrial acts and the occult. OAKE’s ominous, decaying soundscapes are cut through with stuttering, hypnotic percussion and sibylline vocals.
Abba Tribute 7:30pm, The Hop, Saltaire Live ABBA tribute band playing all the hits.
Sunday 6 December Saltaire Cricket Club Table Top Sale 10am-1pm Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire The Club will be holding another of its popular table top sales. There’ll be a wide variety of stalls selling small collectible antiques and toy cars, books, good quality secondhand clothing, handmade jewellery, scented candles and much more!
Monday 7 December Ring Around The Moon 7:30pm, 7-12 December, Bingley Little Theatre, Main Street, Bingley A comical light drama by Jean Anouilh and adapted by Christopher Fry. A Restoration comedy and a quintessentially English piece set in the 20s with comic twists all round and a bevy of strong characters.
Tuesday 8 December The Hop Pub Quiz 9pm, The Hop, Saltaire Free supper for entrants, gallon of ale for the winner. Includes picture and music
round, and bonus cash game.
Thursday 10 December Saltaire Live Presents, Fotheringay 7:30pm Victoria Hall, Saltaire Fotheringay were the most exciting of the offshoots from the Fairport Convention family tree. The legendary line-up has now reformed, with Sandy Denny’s vocals taken on by Kathryn Roberts & Sally Barker, alongside the original members Jerry Donahue on guitar, Gerry Conway on drums & Pat Donaldson on bass.
Salsa bands from around the country. Each night, as well as featuring a live Salsa band and DJ, also features a dance class for beginners and more advanced dancers. Why not join us for the hot Latin vibe deep in the heart of Saltaire? £7 entry on the door.
Saturday 12 December Saltaire Local Produce Market 10am-3pm Exhibition Road Car Park
Friday 11 December
Saltaire shoppers can buy fresh locally produced food from fantastic regional suppliers, and take the time to meet the producers and growers and taste free samples!
Victoria Hall Movie Nights Presents: Beetlejuice 7-11pm Victoria Hall, Saltaire
Take That Live 7:30pm, The Hop, Saltaire
In Tim Burton’s outlandish comedy about the afterlife, after Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves haunting their own country residence. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose ‘help’ quickly becomes dangerous.
Christmas Party Night 7.30pm, Pennington’s Octagon Live A special Christmas party night at Octagon Live with live music from Blue Star Tattoo, followed by a house DJ playing dance classics.
Bad Asteroids 7:30pm, The Hop, Saltaire Noche Latina Presents Salsa Como Loco & Philip Charles 8pm Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire Listen to a live salsa band and learn how to dance. Noche Latina brings you live
Live Take That tribute band playing all the hits.
Irregular Roots Presents, Bric a Brac + Hatchet, Pike & Gun 8pm Kirkgate Centre, Shipley The final gig of the year will see an early Christmas present in the form of a visit by Bradford singer songwriter Bella Gaffney and her band Bric a Brac. As well as Bella’s own excellent songs the band play a wide range of traditional and original music on an eclectic mix of instruments - songs and tunes in their repertoire can be led by anything from concertina to five-string bass.
Sunday 13 December Winter Bandstand: Anchor Big Band 2-4pm Caroline Street Social Club, Caroline Street, Saltaire As the cold comes in the Bandstand performances move from Roberts Park to the Caroline club concert room. Winter Bandstand is a FREE event for ALL the community. No membership required. The club is open from 12 noon.
Cinema Organ Society Concert 2-5pm Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire A Cinema Organ Concert, featuring popular music from film, television and radio on the world famous mighty Wurlitzer. The performer for this event is Nicholas Martin.
AKA Dance Studio 4pm and 7pm, Bingley Arts Centre AKA is a multicultural dance academy based in Queensbury, Yorkshire. We hold weekly classes in variety of styles for people aged three years and over, along with an annual summer school during the first weeks of August. We aim to provide high quality dance education preparing students to enter the world of dance.
Bingley Buskers’ Night 7:30-10pm Martinez Wine Bar, Bingley A regular event on the second Sunday of every month. 8pm-10pm there will be a series of short performances including many forms of entertainment - singing, playing an instrument, poetry readings, mime, dance, comedy etc.
The Live Room Presents, The Melrose Quartet 8-11pm Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire The Melrose Quartet brings together two legendary duos in BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, and Sheffield duo Richard and Jess Arrowsmith. The band capture imaginations with their bold take on old and new English songs and tunes.
Monday 14th December Seasonal Activities: Christmas card and paper printing 10-4pm, Hale Shop Join Hive at the Hale shop on Kirkgate to make personalised cards and gift wrap for your extra special presents this year. This event costs £3.50 per person. To
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Tuesday 15 December Beverley Beirne’s Snow! Snow! Snow! 7:30-10pm Martinez Wine Bar, Bingley Start Christmas with a swing! Join jazz singer Beverley Beirne and her band for a lively evening of Christmas tunes and luscious winter songs. All given that special jazzy twist...O Little Town Of Bethlehem as a haunting jazz waltz, a bluesy Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus as a beguine...are just some of the treats in store for tonight’s jazzy winter wonderland!
Cabaret Saltaire 8-11pm Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire Listen to a live salsa band and learn how to dance. Noche Latina brings you live Salsa bands from around the country. Each night, as well as featuring a live Salsa band and DJ, also features a dance class for beginners and more advanced dancers. Why not join us for the hot Latin vibe deep in the heart of Saltaire? £7 entry on the door.
Saturday 19 December Lego Fun Day 1:30-4pm Kirkgate Centre, Shipley
The Hop Pub Quiz 9pm, The Hop, Saltaire
Once a month the main hall of the Kirkgate Centre is filled with Lego, Kinex, Meccano and parents and children busying themselves creating all kinds of amazing things.
Free supper for entrants, gallon of ale for the winner. Includes picture and music round, and bonus cash game.
TC’s Funky Nuts 7:30pm, The Hop, Saltaire
Thursday 17 December
Front Room Disco 7:30pm Kirkgate Centre, Shipley
Pleasure Grounds Presents, Bourne-BousfieldBussey Trio / Molars 7:45pm Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire Dual synth and drum improv power with a Xmas tribute to the white bearded Crimson King.
Friday 18 December Shipley Film Society Presents, Intouchables 7:30pm Kirkgate Centre, Shipley
Based on a true story, ex-con Driss accidentally becomes a personal assistant for a quadriplegic millionaire. An unlikely camaraderie develops rooted in honesty and humour between two men who it would seem have nothing in common. Storm the Rock Band 7:30PM, The Hop, 199 Bingley Road, Saltaire, BD18 4DH
Front Room Disco brings you an eclectic alternative mix of music. Covering indie, alternative, ska, reggae, punk, disco and 80s pop, also includes a licensed bar.
FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT 3PM, ST GEORGE’S HALL Join in with your favourite Christmas carols and listen to the massed choirs and brass band perform classic seasonal melodies. Tickets from £14.50. bradford-theatres.co.uk/whats-on
SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER ACOUSTIC AFTERNOON SESSION 1PM, MADE OF BRADFORD, BROADWAY Acoustic afternoon session with musicians from Nervous ‘Orse. Free entry. facebook.com/BradfordBrewery
BRADFORD BLUES CLUB 8.30PM, GLYDE HOUSE
Tuesday 22 December
An evening of the finest blues and roots musicians on the circuit, this month featuring One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer and The Hoodoo Operators. Free entry.
Free supper for entrants, gallon of ale for the winner. Includes picture and music round, and bonus cash game.
The Hop Pub Quiz 9pm, The Hop, Saltaire
Sunday 27 December Comedy, Curry & Hypnotist Night 7.30pm, Pennington’s Octagon Live Comedian Lea Roberts and comedy hypnotist Chris Lee provide an evening of entertainment with curry supper and after-show music.
Monday 28 December Sixties Big Xmas Night Out 7pm, Pennington’s Octagon Live Liverpool Cavern Club’s resident band The Shakers bring the Merseybeat sound to Bingley for a night of sixties music.
Tuesday 29 December Ladies Night 7pm, Pennington’s Octagon Live Keighley’s answer to The Chippendales provide a night of erotic fantasy.
The Hop Pub Quiz 9:00pm, The Hop, Saltaire Free supper for entrants, gallon of ale for the winner. Includes picture and music round, and bonus cash game.
Thursday 31 December New Year’s Eve by John and Josie Pennington 7pm, Pennington’s Octagon Live New Year’s Eve party, featuring a buffet, live music from party band Slingback and Funky Phil the DJ.
The Good Citizens 7:30PM, The Hop, Saltaire Live music from local trio The Good Citizens.
SUNDAY 3 JANUARY THE HALLE ORCHESTRA 3PM, ST GEORGE’S HALL
The top selling concert of our season is always the Halle’s New Year Celebration Viennese Concert. Join conductor Jamie Phillips and soprano Malin Christensson and welcome in the New Year in style. Tickets from £15. bradford-theatres.co.uk/whats-on
Tuesday 5 January The Hop Pub Quiz 9pm, The Hop, Saltaire Free supper for entrants, gallon of ale for the winner. Includes picture and music round, and bonus cash game.
Friday 8 January Noche Latina presents Tarantismo - Cuban Son and Salsa band 8pm Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire Listen to a live salsa band and learn how to dance. Noche Latina brings you live Salsa bands from around the country. Each night, as well as featuring a live Salsa band and DJ, also features a dance class for beginners and more advanced dancers. Why not join us for the hot Latin vibe deep in the heart of Saltaire? £7 entry on the door.
Saturday 9 January Saltaire Local Produce Market 10am-3pm Exhibition Road Car Park Saltaire shoppers can buy fresh locally produced food from fantastic regional suppliers, and take the time to meet the producers and growers and taste free samples!
Sunday 10 January Winter Bandstand: Jolly Jivers 2-4pm Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire As the cold comes in the Bandstand performances move from Roberts Park to the Caroline Club concert room. Winter Bandstand is a FREE event for ALL the
community. No membership required. The club is open from 12 noon.
Bingley Buskers’ Night 7:30-10pm Martinez Wine Bar, 110 Main Street, Bingley A regular event on the second Sunday of every month. 8pm-10pm there’ll be a series of short performances including many forms of entertainment - singing, playing an instrument, poetry readings, mime, dance, comedy etc.
Tuesday 12 January The Hop Pub Quiz 9pm, The Hop, Saltaire Free supper for entrants, gallon of ale for the winner. Includes picture and music round, and bonus cash game.
Friday 15 January Shipley Film Society Presents, Still the Enemy Within 7:30pm Kirkgate Centre, Shipley An award-winning documentary that gives a unique insight into one of history’s most dramatic events, the 1984-85 British Miners’ Strike. No experts. No Politicians. BENEFIT EVENT - please bring nonperishable food of at least the value of a cinema ticket as donation for Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank.
Saturday 16 January Lego Fun Day 1:30-4pm Kirkgate Centre, Shipley Once a month the main hall of the Kirkgate Centre is filled with Lego, Kinex, Meccano and parents and children busying themselves creating all kinds of amazing things.
Front Room Disco 7:30pm Kirkgate Centre, Shipley
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Sunday 17 January Saltaire Cricket Club Table Top Sale 10am-1pm Victoria Hall, Saltaire The Club will be holding another of its popular table top sales. There’ll be a wide variety of stalls selling small collectible antiques and toy cars, books, good quality second-hand clothing, handmade jewellery, scented candles and much more!
Monday 18 January Turn Of The Screw 7:30pm, 18-23 January, Bingley Little Theatre, Main Street, Bingley A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. He lives mainly in London and is not interested in raising the children himself. A dark and chilling gothic ghost thriller set in the 1900s.
Tuesday 19 January The Hop Pub Quiz 9pm, The Hop, Saltaire Free supper for entrants, gallon of ale for the winner. Includes picture and music round, and bonus cash game.
Friday 22 January The Live Room Presents Rod Picott 8-11pm Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire
It’s been 15 years since Rod Picott picked up an acoustic guitar. He’d been writing music in private for years, but it was 2001’s Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues that introduced him as a singer / songwriter, kickstarting one of the more acclaimed careers in modern-day roots music. On his latest album, Fortune, he shines a light on himself, strips bare what he found rattling around in his heart and invites the listener to follow a deeper and more intimate journey.
Sunday 24 January Airedale Symphony Orchestra
3pm Victoria Hall, Saltaire Programme - Overture The Merry Wives of Windsor – Nicholai, Sleeping Beauty Waltz – Tchaikovsky and much much more.
Tuesday 26 January The Hop Pub Quiz 9:00pm, The Hop, Saltaire Free supper for entrants, gallon of ale for the winner. Includes picture and music round, and bonus cash game.
Friday 29 January The Live Room Presents, Tim O’Brien 8-11pm Caroline Street Social Club, Saltaire One of the world’s most respected and lauded musicians, singers and songwriters, Tim O’Brien has lent his vocal and instrumental work to projects by a wide range of artists. One of the spearheads of contemporary bluegrass, he has continued to expand the music’s borders as a soloist, a duo partner with his sister Mollie, and with his band, the O’Boys.
Saturday 30 January Saltaire Home & Vintage Fashion Fair 9:30am-4pm Victoria Hall, Saltaire Rose and Brown are back with their well-established fair. Nearly 50 stalls of genuine vintage fashion, such as dresses and gowns, accessories, vinyl, toys and more, all from the 1920s to 1980s. With refreshments served by Interlude Tea Room & Emporium, and music from the 20s to the 60s, it’s a day full of vintage greatness!
The Record Club 7:30pm Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, BD18 3EH Bringing together an appreciation of great recorded music, great ale and great local company. What could be finer?
Bingley Arts Centre Home of Bingley Little Theatre
Bingley Little Theatre - Ring Round the Moon Mon 7th - Sat 12th December, 7:30pm Front Stalls: £9.00 (£8 conc) Rear Stalls: £8.00 (£7 conc) Jean Anouilh, adapted by Christopher Fry
AKA Dance Studio Sun 13th December, 4pm and 7pm, £8 (£5 conc) AKA is a multicultural dance academy based in Queensbury, Yorkshire. They hold weekly classes in variety of styles for people aged 3 years and over; along with an annual Summer School which takes place during the first weeks of August.
Bingley Little Theatre - The Turn of the Screw Mon 18th - Sat 23rd January, 7.30pm Front Stalls: £9.00 (£8 conc) Rear Stalls: £8.00 (£7 conc) A Gothic Thriller by Henry James adapted by Ken Whitmore
Keighley Blues Club Fri 29th January, 7.45pm, £13 (£10 conc)
Just Fair Laughs Comedy Show Fri 5th February, 8.30pm, £10 (£8 conc) Bingley Arts Centre, Main Street, Bingley, BD16 2LZ Boxoffice 01274 567983 Mon to Friday 11:00am to 3:30pm
A luxurious concept in retirement living Your changing needs in mind... Snooker room Clubhouse, Fairmount Park
Bar Clubhouse, Fairmount Park
Built to the highest quality standards Fairmount Park Fairmount Park lies in the exclusive residential area of Nab Wood which is a few minutes walk from the historic village of Saltaire with its many shops, cafes and amenities.
Swimming pool Clubhouse, Fairmount Park
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.
For more information please visit www.czajka.co.uk or call us on 01274 599564 Czajka Care Group, Victoria House, 66-70 Bingley Road, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 4DJ
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