Wow, what an Autumn we’ve had so far at Curious Motion!
Classes are back in motion in Elland, including new offerings and new people! It’s been a joy to meet everyone and re-connect in-person with those of you who have been with us for a while. Recent weeks have also been very exciting, including an award nomination!
How is your Autumn feeling? Read on for ways to stay connected and keep moving through the colder months.
November & December classes – booking open!
Our classes are back in full swing (literally!) and we have new blocks starting very soon – places are limited so book quickly!
MONDAYSMovement for Wellbeing On Zoom, 6.30pm – 7.30pm 15th November until 13th December Pay as you feel A relaxed and informal session exploring a series of seated and standing exercises, focusing on overall wellbeing, stability, and relaxation. For adults of all ages.
TUESDAYSBrews & GroovesSouthgate Church, Elland. HX5 0JL 10am – 11.30am 16th November until 14th December Pay as you feel A fun and informal dance session for people over 55, followed by time to chat over a brew!
THURSDAYS:Dance for WellbeingReturns this week! The Space @ Field Lane, Rastrick. HD6 3JT 6pm – 7.30pm 11th – 18th Nov | 2nd – 16th Dec FREE for public & voluntary sector workers. Part of the Calderdale Cares 4 Us project.
FRIDAYS:Rhythm & BrewsSouthgate Church, Elland, HX5 0JL 12pm – 1.30pm 12th until 26th November FREE Just three weeks left of our popular music and movement session! This is an accessible session for adults of all ages – come and join us!
“I highly recommend it to everyone who might want to try something new – it was just what I needed in a difficult time. You will be warmly welcomed, gently encouraged and you will leave each session feeling so much lighter!Don’t worry about your ability level, everyone is catered for.”
– Dance for Wellbeing participant
We’re a finalist!
We are over the moon to have made the finals in the Arts & Culture category of the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards! A huge thank you to everyone who nominated us and congratulations to all the finalists, we’re honoured to be on the list! We’ll find out if we’ve won on the 25th November – keep everything crossed!
Measuring happiness through creativity
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our fantastic new project:Elland’s Happiness Lab – the first measure of happiness in a small town in the UK through the arts! Running from now until summer 2022, Elland’s Happiness Lab will explore what happiness means to the people of Elland and the lower valley in Calderdale, through a programme of accessible creative activity. There’ll be drawing, writing, dancing, singing and more! Plus, stories and experiences from the project will be documented in a very special series of films. Keep an eye out for more information to hit your inbox soon! Huge thanks to Fiona Woodhead of Fi & Becs for our lovely Happiness Lab logo and to The National Lottery Community Fund for supporting this project.
To celebrate the start of Elland’s Happiness Lab, I thought I’d share some of my own favourite happiness resources:Action for Happiness – a wealth of ideas and support to take action on happiness for yourself and the world around you. Their theme this month is ‘New Ways November’ – trying something new is great for happiness!World Happiness Report – one for those of you who like your statistics and research! The World Happiness Report is a publication by the United Nations, written by independent experts and containing articles and rankings of national happiness around the world.The Happiness Frequency – did you know that music tuned to specific frequencies can help manage anxiety, pain, sleep and more? Here’s a favourite playlist.
Hope to see you soon!
Sam and the team at Curious Motion x
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