September 2019 events

Flight with Emma Leech – 6th to 9th September 2019

A 5Rhythms Weekend Workshop focusing on the rhythm of Lyrical. We will be shifting attention, effortlessly. Our heart on fire with joy.

Early Bird Price £140 of paid before 12 August, otherwise £160.
Friday night only £10 on the door.

Registration and bookings 
Please contact Gavin Lee Dance Free

Open Day at the Birchcliffe Centre 21st September 2019

Join Pennine Heritage at the Birchcliffe Centre on 21st September from 11am – 4pm. Take a peek at your local heritage and all for free! All activities take place on the ground floor. For full access details go to our access page HERE

  • Speak up! Have your say about the future of the Birchcliffe Centre and find out more about the public consultation. This activity is part of a wide-reaching consultation and is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 
  • Take our survey below and be in with a chance to win a mounted print of your choice from the Pennine Horizons Digital Archive. Survey closes 4 October 2019.
  • It’s A Mystery! Help us identify unknown faces and places from the Alice Longstaff Collection.
  • Scan 2 Save – bring along your historic photographs to be preserved forever in our digital archive McMillan Coffee Morning – show your lottery ticket for a free second cup
  • Take a Tour around the chapel including our rarely seen full immersion baptismal tank
  • Join us! We’ll be recruiting for volunteers on the day, so if you would like to join us, please ask one of the team for a contact form
  • MacMillan Coffee Morning – Enjoy home baked cakes and refreshments – all proceeds to MacMillan. Present a lottery ticket for a free second cup!


Refresh your mind and body at the Holistic Weekend taking place upstairs in the Birchcliffe Centre main hall and downstairs in the studio space (entrance fee applies).

Hebden Bridge’s very own Holistic Weekend
Therapies, Stalls, Workshops and Talks including:
Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Auricular Acupuncture, Atlantian Therapy, Cartouche Therapy, Shiatsu, Local Artists, Jewellery, Clothes, Soaps, Aromatherapy Products, Mindfulness, KORE Therapy, Labyrinth Prayer, Holistic Products, Tarot, Readings, Dance Performance, Breath-work, Hypnotherapy Neil’s Yard, Drum Led Journeying, Henna, Crystals, Workshops, Short Talks and much, much more …………. Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Food by Beets and Beans with Thyme for Tiffin

Buy your Weekend Ticket on Eventbrite HERE and receive a £5.00 voucher to spend at the event (no cash alternative)

Entry £3.00 per day on the door (Under 14’s Free) From 10.00am till 5.00pm

595 bus from Train Station or Commercial Street, Hebden Bridge
Limited parking

Weekend Timetable

Saturday 21 September
Mezanine (Upstairs)
11.00 – 11.30 Nicky Xandora Introduction to Cognitive
Behavioural Therapy CBT
12.00 – 12.30 Judith Schofield Birchcliffe Centre
1.00 – 2.00 Mark Sutton Introduction to Breathwork 07983 139566 for Trauma Workshop
2.30 – 3.00 Vivienne Reset & Unlock your
Rawnsley Limitless Superpower
3.30 – 4.00 Jane Howarth Pilates

Saturday 21 September
Studio (Downstairs)
10.00 – 12.00 Rebecca Mindfulness
Habergham Drop In
1.00 – 2.30 Ralph Nimman Dances of Universal
07909 488272 Peace
3.30 – 5.00 Sophia Hatch Alexander Technique

Sunday 22 September
Mezanine (Upstairs)
11.00 – 12.00 Mark Sutton Introduction to Breathwork 07983 139566 for Trauma Workshop
12.30 – 1.00 Vivienne Reset & Unlock your
Rawnsley Limitless Superpower
1.30 – 2.00 Julie Shepphard Tai Chi Demonstration
2.30 – 3.00 Clare Whitworth Using Essential Oils with Aroma Sticks
3.30 – 4.00 Alastair Bishop Massage

Sunday 22 September
Studio (Downstairs)

11.30 – 12.30 Transcend Creative Movement
Dance Workshop with performance from Bilateral
1.30 – 2.30 Teenage Me ASIRE
07423 176063
3.30 – 4.30 Clare Newton Pilates Workshop

See further information about the event HERE

This Seasonal Circle & Guided workshop experience, the 7th of 8 festivals that honour the ancient Northern European Wheel of the Year, welcomes you to this festival of balance. The beginning of “root energy” in the landscape, the doorway to winter and a time of great harvest, fruiting & seed-gathering.

What are you fruiting and harvesting in your life now? What intentions do you wish to carry into the winter time? What beauty and abundance do you wish to celebrate in a co-created and powerful ceremonial space? This co-created circle with guided workshop-style elements will bring peace, connection, healing and a deep re-wilding of the body & soul! A conscious experience outside of our busy lives to honour the seasonal changes in self & environment.

Booking: **please email Sarah to book your place via payment, as these circles are popular and have limited places**
Investment: £25 / £15 low-income
Venue: the downstairs yoga Studio at the Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge.

Sarah Fay, Seer & Ancient Ways Practitioner, will warmly guide you through a portal of regenerative and nourishing autumnal ritual & inclusive ceremony. These practices combine nature connection techniques with deep trance-state drum-led journeying and practices grounded in the local landscape & story. Here, we will explore alongside our personal journeys and connection with this season, the ancient Celts’ understanding of Mabon; the ancient name for this Autumn Equinox festival, and honour their gift of the Ogham sticks – an ancient divinatory language to bring wisdom and deep connection to the plants & trees of the land…some ancestral magic will be with us!

Alongside the above, in this Circle we will:
Co-created inclusive sacred space
Use sound & gentle movement to alter consciousness and bring us into the present moment – for deep healing & insight
The co-creation of a collective Autumnal Altar, connecting us with seasonal plants, colours, energies, and weaving in personal contributions of gratitude to create a truly unique experience
Conditions permitting – will include a nature connection practice in the beautiful early autumn Nutclough woods, honouring the “rooting” energy in the landscape, and deep within ourselves
The ancient practice of a guided drum-led inner journey, for personal insight, healing and deep relaxation
Optional and respectfully-held sharing in small groups, alongside time for personal journalling / reflection
A guided nature-based ritual craft activity to help bring your experiences into the present and take blessings and intentions with you home, and into the rest of autumn…

Light refreshments & seasonal herbal teas and a beautiful comfortable venue with blankets & mats available…

These circles are a celebration of collective & individual diversity of life experience and beliefs. This includes and celebrates folks of all genders including women, men, gender fluid, trans and LGBTQI+ folk, adults of all ages and heritages, individuals with varied abilities (please let me know of any access requirements or sensory needs I can support you with before the event), those with religious beliefs or spiritual practices – and those with none. Please note my low-income allocations and email if you would like one, or have concerns around personal finance and are drawn to this experience.

I welcome questions around accessibility or how to make the venue and experience comfortable for individual needs. Please email me any questions or suggestions:

“I go among trees and sit still. All my stirring around me becomes quiet like circles on water.” – Wendell Berry

With warm wishes for Autumn time,
Sarah Fay
Seer & Ancient Ways Practitioner
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“exploring the wilderness of land, body, spirit & soul”

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