Category Archives: 3 Valley Vegans events

Events being put on by 3 Valley Vegans or where we have a stand or other presence (such as running the cafe, selling cakes etc)

CANCELLED: 26 Sep: Great Big Green Week event: 3 Valley Vegans circular walk of Todmorden

UPDATE: Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to illness.

Sunday 26th September 2021, Carr and Craggs Moor and the Stones menhirs (standing stones). Around 8 miles / at least 5 hours including lunch stop. (Please note the change of date!)

The Great Big Green Week logo

The 3 Valley Vegans event for September 2021 and the Great Big Green Week is a walk in the hills to the southwest of Todmorden.  This will be a great opportunity to explore an interesting and beautiful area whilst grabbing time for informal discussions about vegan diets and their environmental, ethical and health benefits.  

The route juxtaposes renewable energy sources against coal mining in the past. It also passes through land used for animal agriculture and provides a chance to see some standing stones.  In the past, the remains of a fossilised shark have been found in this area once covered in rainforest.   

Todmorden hill walk 2
  • Booking essential: email rob@3valleyvegns.org.uk if you wish to book a place and receive rendezvous instructions.
  • Food & drink: out of respect for others on the walk, please only bring vegan food & drinks.
  • Stops: there will be a lunch stop together with a couple of snack/drink stops. Bring your own food and drink.  Ensure that you have plenty of water and energy giving snacks/fruits. There are no shops or cafes on the route.
  • Ascent: 390 metres or thereabouts.
  • Difficulty: moderate with a long steep climb near the start.  The terrain is boggy, slippery and wet in places.
  • Attire: please wear waterproof walking boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Also bring waterproof & warm clothing even if the forecast is for good weather.
  • Dogs welcome: but note that there are several stiles en route and most lack a dog-pass.  There are sheep and cows in some fields. Rabbits and deer have also been seen on this walk.
  • Walk with us at your own risk.  There will be a guide but every person joining the walk is expected to take responsibility for their own safety. There will be no formal provision of first aid support.
Sheep in Todmorden
Farming equipment in Todmorden

CANCELLED: 22 Aug: Picnic in Hebden Bridge

UPDATE: Apologies, due to the heavy rain this weekend, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our picnic event. It would not be much fun to sit on saturated ground without shelter. If you have emailed us to confirm you were going to come, please look out for a new reply.

Come and join us for our annual pot luck picnic! This year we will of course be following government instructions and keeping a safe social distance throughout, and sadly not sharing food this time.

  • Sunday, 22nd August 2021 at midday.
  • Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
  • Meet between the cafe and the path to the railway station (see photo).

As usual, everyone is welcome to come along, we just ask that you only bring vegan food or drink (thank you for respecting the wishes of our vegan members). Please bring your own cutlery and plate. We will probably be sitting on the ground, so you may wish to bring a portable seat or blanket.

If you want to come, please send us an email. Dogs are welcome too. If the weather is bad, we may have to cancel, check here or look out for an email if it comes to that.

See you there!

Featured image by Carroll Pierce, CC BY SA 2.0

CANCELLED: 9 Aug: Socially distant picnic in Hebden Bridge

∙∙∙∙∙∙∙ We have cancelled this event for obvious reasons following the new government rules. ∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙∙

Come and join us for our annual pot luck picnic! This year we will of course be following government instructions and keeping a safe social distance throughout, and sadly not sharing food this time.

  • Sunday, 9th August at midday.
  • Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
  • Meet between the cafe and the path to the railway station (see photo).

As usual, everyone is welcome to come along, we just ask they you only bring vegan food or drink (thank you for respecting the wishes of our vegan members). Please bring your own cutlery and plate. We will probably be sitting on the ground, so you may wish to bring a portable seat or blanket.

If you want to come, please send us an email. Dogs are welcome too. If the weather is bad, we may have to cancel, check here or look out for an email if it comes to that.

See you there!

Featured image by Carroll Pierce, CC BY SA 2.0

17 July: 3VV Online Party

You are invited to our online chat about cooking, growing or eating a healthy vegan lifestyle especially during COVID-19.

Tell us:

  • How inventive you’ve needed to be in your cooking
  • Have you tried any new recipes you’d like to share? 
  • Have you planted anything new in your growing space? 
  • What are you most looking forward to (from a vegan perspective)? 

If you have any thoughts on these (or not!), please join us for our Online Party:

  • Friday, 17 July from 8pm
  • Online using Zoom Video Conferencing and streaming to Facebook
  • Free (using your computer or phone and internet connection)

To register and receive the meeting ID and password, please email us info@3valleyvegns.org.uk or find us on Facebook Live.

2 May: Q&A panel session online: Vegan Question Time

Animation of panellists' photos

You are invited to our online Q and A panel session to ask questions about adopting or maintaining a healthy vegan lifestyle especially during COVID-19.

  • Are you finding it difficult to go or stay vegan during lockdown or generally?
  • Would you like to meet other new or aspiring vegans?
  • Are you curious or interested in plant-based lifestyles?
  • Would you like to learn about the connections between eating meat and the source of COVID-19?
  • Would you like to safely practise using a new technology to engage with other members of your local community?

If any of those points apply to you, please join us for Vegan Question Time:

  • Saturday, 2 May from 8pm to 9pm
  • Online using Zoom Video Conferencing
  • Free (using your computer or phone and internet connection)

To register and receive the meeting ID and password, please email us info@3valleyvegns.org.uk and, if you have a question to share with the panel, include it in your email.

See also the facebook-16 Facebook event

Update: View the facebook-16 live recording on Facebook

 

Getting started with Zoom

We will be using Zoom Video Conferencing to host this panel session. After registering, we will send you a link to use when the panel begins, and a password. You will need a computer or phone with speakers/headphones and an internet connection (Wi-Fi or wired network is best).

We recommend you prepare in advance by installing the ‘Zoom Client for Meetings’ app on your PC or Mac, or ‘ZOOM Cloud Meetings’ app for Android, or iOS or  Kindle Fire. If you cannot install applications, you can use the web browser instead.

The video above explains the basics of using Zoom for the first time. Our session will also ask you to enter a password when you connect (not mentioned in the video).

  • After you connect to the session, you will be invited to join with your webcam; this is optional, you do not need to share your face on video.
  • When you are in the session, you will be invited to connect with computer audio; this means that you will use your computer or phone’s speakers/headphones and microphone to hear everyone. The other option is to dial into the Zoom switchboard on your telephone (we do not recommend this).
  • When you connect with computer audio, your microphone will be muted. We request that everyone in the session mute their microphone unless the Chair invites them to speak. This will help us to keep order and avoid unnecessary background noise.

CANCELLED 10 Apr: Good Friday walk to Pace Egg Play(s) in #Heptonstall

Update 2: the plays are going to happen online instead

Update 1: Following Government advice, we have to cancel this event, sadly.

Twice before, 3 Valley Vegans ended a great walk at the Pace Egg Play(s) in Heptonstall.  We’re going to do it again this year and this time our walk will start in Todmorden.  It will take us around 3 hours to walk the 9 km (5.5 miles) route to Heptonstall and, if we arrive on time, we will be able to watch the Calder High School version of the play at 3pm and the Heptonstall Players’ version at 4pm.  The walk will afford some great views and will pass some lovely places as well as working farms where animals do not live the kind of lives that vegans wish for them.  The Pace Egg plays  are a Good Friday tradition and it is great fun to be part of the large and interactive audience. (Final details TBC)

  • 🕦 Time & date: Good Friday, 10th April 2020 before 11:30 am as we will leave promptly at that time.
  • 🚏 Meeting place: The bus stop on the opposite side of the road to the Shell garage on Halifax Road, Todmorden (heading out of Todmorden towards Halifax, the bus stop is on the left 100m before the left turn to Hallroyd Road). 
  • 👞 Equipment: The walk could well cross muddy and slippery terrain and so waterproof walking boots and suitable clothing are a must.  Maybe walking sticks too. 
  • 😬 Severity: The 9 km walk will involve climbs totalling 516m and the highest point will be 326m above sea level. (We will have started at 124m above sea level.)  
  • 🍞 Food: Please bring only vegan food to eat for lunch and/or during the walk.  That’s the rule for 3VV walks.
  • 🚌 Getting home afterwards: those returning to Todmorden can either do it on foot again following a different route on the same side of the valley (north) or take a bus.  
  • 📧 Booking: Please email Rob if you would like to attend: forgivenleaf@mac.com

Hooray hooray.  No chicken suffers in the Pace Egg play.