Tag Archives: Todmorden

26 May: Canal towpath walk from Todmorden to Littleborough

Photo of Rochdale Canal by Alexander P Kapp
© Copyright Alexander P Kapp and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

The 3 Valley Vegans event for May 2019 is a walk from Todmorden to Littleborough, followed by late lunch at Veggie Vixen.

Come and join us on Sunday 26th May.

  • Start: outside the Golden Lion pub in Todmorden at 11.00 am.
  • Finish: Littleborough for a late lunch/afternoon tea at the Veggie Vixen in Littleborough (38 Victoria Street, OL15 9DB)

We’ll walk along the canal towpath which will be easy walking but we advise you to wear walking shoes/boots as some parts of the route can be muddy. Bring a rainproof coat and vegan snacks and drinks with you to keep you going until we reach the Veggie Vixen.

For anyone who wants a longer walk Elizabeth is going to start at Hebden Bridge at 9.30 joining the towpath near the Co-op in Hebden Bridge.

Booking: Email: 3valleyvegns@gmail.com

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31 Jan: Veganuary Quiz night at the Golden Lion #Todmorden

Veganuary quiz night posterOur support for Veganuary continues throughout January 2019 with our quiz night.

  • Thursday, 31 January 2019
  • 8pm start
  • Golden Lion, Todmorden (Fielden Sq, Rochdale Rd OL14 6LZ)

We will be the room upstairs. You can order food downstairs and bring it up with you (please, only order vegan food!).

More details to follow.

3 Jan: ‘Veganuary’ film and talk night

New year resolution pledges are on the horizon! January will be with us very soon and it is the official month for detox after the Christmas eating sessions. A fabulous way of becoming healthier is to go plant based. It is also better for the environment and kinder to animals.

3 Valley Vegans will be hosting events throughout January to help people who have an interest in this healthier lifestyle. There will be meet-ups, talks, workshops and films to help empower you. There will be people on hand and over the phone to help with any questions you may have.

First event: ‘Veganuary‘ film and talk night

Veganuary poster

A chance to start a new healthy lifestyle in the new year.

Thursday, 3 January 2019, 7pm to 9pm.
Free entry! No need to book.

  • Two short films (20 minutes total)
  • Workshop and talk
  • Prize draw
  • Refreshments
  • Accessible venue
  • Children age 11+ welcome

Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden
Halifax Road OL14 5BE
Get the bus to Lidl (590, 592, T3, T4, T8)

Update 13 January: Photos from the event:

Veganuary 2019 talk
The welcome introduction before the films

 

Veganuary 2019 food
Some of the food made by volunteers. Clockwise from top-left: Indian flatbread, pizza, 3-onion/tangy pesto dip, summer rolls. Centre: choc fudge and lemon cakes.

1 Nov: World Vegan Month Todmorden market stall, can you help?

It will be World Vegan Month soon! 3 Valley Vegans are hosting a stall on Todmorden open air market on Thursday, 1 November. (That’s World Vegan Day, within World Vegan Month.)

The information stall will be a celebration of veganism and will promote all things vegan. We will provide information about how and why to go vegan and where to buy and eat vegan food in the area. There will be vegan recipes demonstrated and written down for people to take away and free samples of vegan food for people to try.  If anyone would like to help out either by baking or creating some food samples to give away or by helping out on the stall then please contact Hilary on hils46@yahoo.co.uk. Even a few hours would be wonderful.

  • 3 Valley Vegans vegan information stall
  • Thursday, 1 November 2017
  • Start: 9.00 am
  • Finish: 3.00 pm
  • Location: Todmorden outdoor market, OL14 5AJ

Contact: Hilary on hils46@yahoo.co.uk

Vietnamese spring rolls, as demoed at the Incredible Festival of Ideas

 

Plate of delicious food at IFI
A plate of some of the wonderful food offered by volunteers at Todmorden Learning Centre. See top-left for a spring roll

Hilary demonstrated how to make Vietnamese spring rolls at the Incredible Festival of Ideas future of food event. They are very easy to make, healthy and tasty. You can experiment with different fillings as you wish.

Ingredients

  • Rice wrappers
  • Thin batons of carrot, cucumber and peppers
  • Beansprouts or cooked thin rice noodles.
  • Chopped coriander
  • Thin strips of tofu
  • Soy sauce / chilli sauce etc

Method

Rice wrappers can be small or large, square or round and can be bought from Asian / Chinese shops or the lady selling Chinese food on Todmorden market.

Tofu should be marinated in soy sauce beforehand or cooked ’til crisp.

  1. Soak wrappers, one at a time, in a shallow bowl of water until just soft enough to roll.
  2. Put wrapper on a dry surface and place strips of tufu, veg, herbs and noodles etc in a small pile in the centre, lower half, of the wrapper.
  3. Roll wrapper from the bottom, folding sides in as you go and press firmly to seal at the top.
  4. Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Serve with a dip of choice … soy sauce, chili sauce, tahini sauce etc.

Experiment with different fillings and sauces. Better still, watch this video!!

26 Aug: CANCELLED: Pot luck picnic in #Todmorden Centre Vale Park

Bandstand by Betty Longbottom
Bandstand – Centre Vale Park
cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Betty Longbottom – geograph.org.uk/p/540474

UPDATE: Sadly we have chosen to cancel this event due to the poor weather forecast. Apologies to all interested.

Come and join us for our annual pot luck picnic!

  • Sunday, 26th August at midday.
  • Centre Vale Park, Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 7DE. (*)
  • Meet at the band stand (see photo).

As usual, everyone is welcome to come along, we just ask they you only bring vegan food or drink to share (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.

Here are some photos from previous years. See you there!

(*) Quoting from Calderdale Council:

Centre Vale Park is located on the A646 Burnley Road, Northeast of Todmorden town centre, adjacent to the cricket ground. A car park is situated off Ewood Lane, West-side of the park and adjacent to the Sports Centre. Pedestrian access to the park, is by one of the six entrances surrounding the main park area. The town centre, bus and railway stations are a 5 minute walk away.