Category Archives: Other events we like

Vegan and/or animal related events we want to publicise or support

25 Jan: Cube of Truth comes to #HebdenBridge

The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; they attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.

The Cube of Truth is organised by Anonymous for the Voiceless. The demo comes to Coffee Cali, Hebden Bridge on Saturday, 25 January at 12.30pm. Volunteers are welcome to help.

1 Nov: World Vegan Day, can you help at our Hebden Bridge stall?

As part of the Animal Rebellion fortnight, 3 Valley Vegans helped to set up a stall in St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge on 12 October. We shared some of our usual supportive information, focused on the impact of animal agriculture on the environment and what can be done to help. Thanks to Sacred Space for the photograph and Compassion in World Farming.

world vegan month 2018 logo

We will be returning to Hebden Bridge with a stall on Friday, 1 November for World Vegan Day (weather-dependent). If you are able to help out for a few hours, please let us know!

3 Oct: Climate Action Ilkley talk: are our food habits the problem or solution?

Climate change and environmental breakdown: are our food habits the problem or solution?

Eat less red meat? white meat? dairy? fish? Eat more veg? fruit? Even ‘go vegan to save the planet’. The food we choose to eat, and the farming systems producing it, have a huge impact on climate as well as on soil, water and biodiversity.

Tim Benton, Professor at Chatham House and Ilkley resident, will give an authoritative national and global perspective followed by questions and discussion.

Professor Tim Benton is the director of the Energy, Environment and Resources Department at Chatham House. He joined Chatham House in 2016 as a distinguished visiting fellow, when he was also dean of strategic research initiatives at the University of Leeds. From 2011-2016 he was the “champion” of the UK’s Global Food Security programme which was a multi-agency partnership of the UK’s public bodies (government departments, devolved governments and research councils) with an interest in the challenges around food. He has worked with UK governments, the EU and G20. He has been a global agenda steward of the World Economic Forum and is an author of the IPCC’s Special Report on Food, Land and Climate (2019), and the UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment.

Doors open at 19.15 and the talk will start promptly at 19.30.

This talk is supported by Climate Action Ilkley, the Wharfedale Naturalists Society and the Ilkley U3A environmental forum.

5 Oct: Visit Manchester to see vegan band Mobius Loop

For the October 3 Valley Vegans event, we thought we would do something a little different. We’re going to Manchester to the new album launch of the vegan band Mobius Loop.

Please note, 3 Valley Vegans are not arranging transport or buying tickets for people! It is your responsibility to get yourselves to and from the venue. At the time of writing, the last train back to Hebden Bridge leaves Manchester Victoria at 23:22. There are no direct buses between Victoria and the Deaf Institute.

Mobius Loop are taking our much anticipated new live album ‘Gemi’ on tour across 9 venues in the UK! The ‘Gemi’ album launch tour is our largest professional venue tour to date.

‘Gemi’ the album is dedicated to our beautiful son Gemi who sadly passed away when he was 10 months old. Every song on the album was written during Gemi’s conception, birth, life and death. Gemi is our greatest teacher and he gives us the courage to share our words, he taught us that any day could be our last on earth and while we are alive we are choosing to follow our musical calling and share our songs with everyone.

We are inviting you all to come and share the vibrations with us on a journey through emotional spiritual laments to explosive energetic celebrations. Every one of us has to endure grief and loss at different stages in our lives, we believe that transforming our grief into creativity and sharing it with others is a great step towards healing for each and every one of us.

Exclusive copies of our new album will be available on the night.

Support Artist (TBC)

23 Jun: Healing day at the Old Co-op

Situated in the stunning building of the Old Co-Op in Todmorden and set up in conjunction with Incredible Edible as part of the Festival of Ideas.

Please join us on Saturday 23rd June, 10:00am-4:30pm for our Healing Day At The Old Co-Op (Rochdale Road, Todmorden).
This event is for anyone and everyone.

It is all totally free of charge and is a great opportunity to trial and find out about new therapies, life balancing techniques, wellbeing exercises and hearing new ideas to enable us to adopt a healthier lifestyle and discover ways to connect at a deeper level with our inner self.
The focus is to look after ourselves inside and out, mentally and physically. To be more in tune with our everyday environment in the most positive way possible and become more mindful of other people and the lives surrounding us.

It promises to be very interesting and varied with lots of things to get involved in.
There will be lots going on throughout the day.
There are numerous well-being practitioners, various alternative therapies, natural therapies, natural product businesses and wellbeing charities who are all participating.
So there will be many free little mini taster treatments, reflexology, massage, free physio to determine problems and diagnosis, natural beauticians and also various information stands.

Interactive events, activities and talks are scheduled, with many that the public can get involved in if they wish.
These include demonstrations ranging from Tai Chi, Pilates, Sports stretching exercises , reflexology, yoga and a 20 minute Buddhist Guided Meditation session.
There will be a short inspirational video presentation from Words of Peace, showing the teachings of world renowned Prem Rawat who talks about peace being available to all and who offers the possibility to help you connect with your inner self.
Healthy Minds who deal with depression and suicide will also be available and will be doing an interactive workshop.
There will also be a talk by 3 Valley Vegans offering an insight into why increasingly more people are adopting this lifestyle and what impact it can have on you, animals and the environment.

There will also be a delicious cafe on site selling drinks and refreshments throughout the day.

Here is a list of the wellbeing businesses, groups and therapies that will be involved on the day:

1) Foulger’s Chen Style Thai Chi
2) Buddhist Meditation
3) Physio & Therapy- Lynne Midwinter
4) Reflexology- Diane Palliser
5) Homeopath – Kim Irwin
6) Sports Massage Therapist
10) Trager/Somatics – Chris Halliday
11) Words Of Peace
12) Natural Skincare & Makeup
13) Natural Nails – Jezebel
14) Friendly Soap – Rob Costello
15) Psychosexual somatic – Michelle Harland
16) Craniosacral Therapist – Annabelle Howard-Simpson
17) Yoga
18) 3 Valley Vegans Talk – Kim Ashworth
19) Pilates

Hope to see you all at this extravaganza.
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