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World Heritage Weekend in Saltaire
Programme of events, 18 - 19 April, 2015

World Heritage Weekend, 2015

See flip-book programme online >


OUTDOORS (Salt Building forecourt): 
Cycling publicity from Sustrans/local cyclists
Demo of basic cycle repair
Smoothie Bike from Bradford Bike Hub

Outside/Inside:  Hunt the Storyteller (2-4pm) Hiding in red hats, storytellers are waiting to swap their stories for your magic beans.  All ages, including grown-ups! (Bags of beans £1, activity inspired by Settle Stories

CAFÉ by the Travelling Tea Ladies open 10am to 4pm   Raffle: floral arrangement prizes
Donald Swift to open the event, arriving by Wurlitzer (introduced by Roger Clarke + school bell)

Evans Room

Children’s play area with large construction-type toys (children must be accompanied)

DJ Time Machine: slip back to the 1920s-50s with music from wind-up horn gramophones

Costume corner + photographer arranged by Friends of Bradford Art Galleries & Museums

Woodblock rubbings with a local artist and woodblocks from Bradford Museums & Galleries

CPR demonstrations (on dummies!) by Shipley College students in Health & Social Care

Saltaire Medical Practice – health professionals and patients working together

Dementia Friends activities – have you heard of twiddle muffs?

Tree pit technology

Centre of Excellence for Business (Fluke Room)
Knit & Natter corner

11am Skype conversation with Goa: sharing views about tourism there and in Saltaire

12 noon Geometry in nature...turning geometry into art, a hands-on exercise

Films shown through the afternoon:

  1. A Sunshine School: solar panels at Saltaire Primary School
  2. Clips showing World Heritage Sites across the world

Films about Saltaire made this year by Leeds Beckett University students

  1. The Cinema Organ Society:  down memory lane to the golden age of the Wurlitzer
  2. The Heroes of Saltaire:  William Love, assumed missing in action 1918.
  3. If I Didn't Sing:  Saltaire resident, 'John,' who sings to cope with loss of memory
  4. The Ghosts of Shipley Glen: Paranormal investigator Geoff Stanley investigates
  5. With Ale and I:  A look inside Saltaire Brewery plus interviews with ale partakers
  6. The Telling of Titus: a look at the recent growth within the Victorian 'model village'
  7. Life on Water: the story of Father John Marsh, a Catholic priest living in a houseboat
  8. The Tramway: the Shipley Glen Tramway and its current successful revival.

Main Hall   (Café 10am-4pm)

Wurlitzer music + tours of below-stage organ workings.

Saltaire Archive display + informal conversations about past, present and future

How much has Victoria Hall changed in 100 years?  Compare 1915 and 2015

Sharing Skills + Conversation: spinning  knitting  mendhi  sketching  sewing  origami   weaving

Encaustic wax art demonstration

Floristry demonstration - Shipley College students completing decorations for the day

York Room

3-D printer: MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer and Sense hand held 3D scanner

Fab Lab:  use vinyl cutter, laser cutter, computerised embroidery etc. to make your ideas into reality, supported by Fabrication Laboratory engineers

The Air in Saltaire:  A project to measure particulate matter air pollution (University of Leeds, National Environmental Research Council)

All Terrain Cycles: one of the oldest and largest family-owned cycle stores in the UK, established 1907, operating from Salts Mill and Wetherby

Friends of Kennet, Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society: demonstrations of tatting and rag-rugging

The Art and Technology of printmaking:  Artist/Printmakers selected to show at Saltaire Arts Trail 2015 will demonstrate print technologies old and new.  Have a go and make your own print.

Learning about Saltaire:  past guides to Saltaire and new educational material for today’s school curriculum produced by Saltaire Stories: Past, Present & Future

 Dale Room
 Stories related to Saltaire history, told by people who have enjoyed their research!

 10.30  Catherine Salt’s day book: Catherine(nee Crossley), her family, her charities and her  educational work 

 11.30  A family story book: influential managers of Salts Mill connected across the centuries

 12.30  The Dayton Teapot: a million-to-one chance brought a 120 year old teapot back from Tennessee to Saltaire

 1.30  Ghosts of Saltaire:  extracts from a children’s novel read by the author 

Glen Room
4-7 pm  For those who booked early (tickets sold out in February!): high tea with speakers from
the Salt & Roberts families

EVENING PROGRAMME   Doors open 7pm  Wearing “glad rags” of any period is encouraged! 
7.30-8.30 pm Saltaire, Past Present and Future written by Eddie Lawler, presented by talented pupils of Titus Salt School and featuring the Singers group from Saltaire Primary School.

Raffle to be drawn

9-11.30pm Conversazione Dance with The Sultans of Swing




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