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Bradford Chorale’s Christmas Carol Concert

Bradford Chorale’s Christmas Carol Concert is full of seasonal music, poetry, and prose and audience carols for you to sing.

Directed by Jonathan Eyre and Ian Baxter
Accompanist: Tom Carr

Saturday 19th December 2015
7.00 pm
Northcliffe Methodist Church
Bradford Road
BD18 3ED

Tickets: £8, under 14s free
T: 01274 591644 

Northcliffe Methodist Church, Shipley
Stepping Stones Sunday Chat Group

Stepping Stones Sunday Chat Group is a new initiative to help those who are on their own at weekends.  Men and women are invited to come along for some companionship, chat and some lovely home-made tea & cakes from the URC Café.  When a core membership is formed, we then hope to hire the room next door for various activities.  (e.g. board/card games, puzzles, newspapers, people can bring their craft work).  The only cost involved at present is the modestly-priced tea and cakes.  The future room hire will also be modestly-priced and that amount will be announced in due course. 

So, don't sit at home - come and meet us and a warm welcome awaits.

The Café (in basement but there is disabled access)
Saltaire United Reformed Church
Victoria Road
West Yorkshire
BD18 3LF
(There is parking). 

Dates - Sunday Fortnightly
29th November 2pm till 4pm
13th December 2pm till 4pm
27th December 2pm till 4pm

For further info please contact either:
Kate Helm:
or Jeff Pickersgill, telephone 01274 395144
A couple of tables are set aside in the Café and reserved for the 'Stepping Stones Sunday Chat Group'.  People will just purchase their own teas, coffees and cakes.

Northcliffe Methodist Church, Shipley
Movie nights at Victoria Hall

Friday 6th November
Doors open 7pm – Film starts 7.30pm

Victoria Hall Movie Nights – Pulp Fiction (cert. 18)

Over twenty years old and yet Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction is as mesmeric as ever! Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. Their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) ; his actress wife, Mia (Uma Thurman) ; struggling boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) ; master fixer Winston Wolfe (Harvey Keitel) and a nervous pair of armed robbers, “Pumpkin” (Tim Roth) and “Honey Bunny” (Amanda Plummer). Unmissable!

Tickets available from Victoria Hall for £5.50 or by post (an additional £1 per order). To book your ticket, call us on 01274 327305 Email:, or call in to the venue to see us!

Cine North is a strategic partner of Film Hub North, park of the BFI Film Audience Network, supported by Lottery Funding through BFT Neighbourhood Cinema.

For more events at Victoria Hall, Saltaire
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Northcliffe Methodist Church, Shipley
Bach St Luke Passion – Open Rehearsal, 6 Oct.
Singers – please do join us for our Open Rehearsal Tuesday 6th October 2015, at Northcliffe Methodist Church, Bradford Road, Shipley, 19.30-21.30.
This open rehearsal is the first in our preparation for our concert on Saturday 16th April 2016 at Bradford Cathedral.
For further details, ring 01274 591644 or email
Saltaire Village Society
Saltaire Village Society, AGM, 24 Sept 2015
Local people representing local people

As a registered charity Saltaire Village Society (SVS) must hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) every year. If you are interested in what we do and in what is happening in Saltaire, then please come along to Caroline’s Social Club on Thursday September 24th at 7pm.
There will be a short business meeting followed by the main part of the meeting which will give people the opportunity to talk about their hopes for Saltaire and SVS. More >

Salt and Silver Event
Salt & Silver Event
Saturday September 5th 11.30 am, Salts Mill

Celebrate with us the long-awaited publication of the new edition of Salt and Silver. This fascinating book is the only account of Salts Mill which encompasses both Titus Salt and Jonathan Silver, the two dynamic and creative personalities behind it. The author, Jim Greenhalf, will be here to talk about his book and the inspiration behind it. He will be signing copies afterwards and rarely-seen items from Salts Mill archives will be on display for those attending the event.

Tickets cost £5.00, available from the 1853 Gallery, and are redeemable against the price of the book (tel. 01274 531163). Refreshments are included.
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Victoria Hall Movie Nights: The Theory of Everything (12A)

4 September  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets  £5.50

Tickets available from Victoria Hall
Post (an additional £1 per order)
Tel. 01274 327305
or call in to the venue to see us!

Victoria Hall's first film of a fantastic Autumn line-up for you to feast your eyes on. The Theory of Everything, directed by James Marsh and starring Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, was a triumph for all involved.

It tells the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde, the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage, as Stephen’s body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives.

Shipley Young Adult Fiction Writers (SYAFW)

Calling all Young Adult Fiction Writers!

West Yorkshire-based writers have founded a new writing group, the Shipley Young Adult Fiction Writers (SYAFW).

Though there are already a host of wonderful writing groups in and around West Yorkshire, the SYAFW are thought to be the first and only group specifically for YA Fiction Writers. The group hosts regular writing meeting and workshops at Saltaire Canteen, as well as organising social events.  More >

Church chandelier
Saltaire Myths and Saltaire Stories

It's great when people tell stories to bring Saltaire to life for visitors and school children. Those interested in facts, please take note: unless stories are sourced, don't assume they're part of Saltaire's history.

Have you heard of any of these? Go to page for full list >

Rules of the Village sold at the Visitor Information Centre are a "lighthearted souvenir"
These rules are sold as a "lighthearted souvenir" say Visitor Information Centre. The Rules of the Mill and of the Village were created, it is thought, by the late Clive Woods, a local man, who died in 2007. More>

The genuine and sourced rules of Saltaire

So far, it's been established there are two sets of Rules of Saltaire Village from Sir Titus Salt's time that are genuine.
Local historian, Colin Coates, confirms there are also genuine rules for Sir Titus Salt Hospital, written in 1910 and revised in 1922.
Steve Davey - Salts Mill
Steve Davey photographs Salts Mill

Salts Mill early one Sunday morning. Photograph published courtesy of Steve Davey, who retains the copyright. Many thanks.

Larger image >

Polish delegation visit Saltaire

This week a group of Polish visitors from the town of Marki near Warsaw made a pilgrimage to Saltaire to seek out their historical roots. Their fascinating story began in 1883... More >

Saltaire Summer Bandstand 2015
Saltaire Summer Bandstand

Full programme and poster >

Vintage, Home, Fashion Fair
Vintage Home & Fashion Fair
Victoria Hall, Saltaire

Saturday 6th June 2015
9:30am – 4pm
£3 on the door, £2 concession, Under 16’s Free
Rose and Brown are back with their well established fair. Nearly 50 stalls of genuine vintage fashion, such as dresses and gowns, accessories, vinyl, toys and more, all from the 1920’s to 1980’s. With refreshments served by Interlude Tea Room & Emporium, and music from the 20’s to the 60’s, it’s a day full of vintage greatness.

More events at Victoria Hall >

Saltaire Arts Trail 2015
Saltaire Arts Trail, 2015

Poster, brochure, website >

Updated: 14 May 2015

Victoria Road Scheme update - May 2015

Work will commence week of 18th May on repairing and renewing all the pavements. The old York stone pavements below the railway will be repaired as necessary. The work above the railway will involve excavating old concrete pavement flags and constructing new foundations. Locally sourced, new York stone will be laid and mortared in. Wherever possible the old kerb stones will be retained. Details such as fan ends and cellar light surrounds may require the cutting of flags to size on site.
Work on the new pavements is to start on the west side of the Road above Albert Terrace and progressing up the Road to Saltaire Road and then to move over to the east side and working down. However the programme may be subject to variations and these will be notified as appropriate.
Access to the pavement, highway and parking bays will be managed to minimise disruption and the area will be barriered off for safety. Pedestrians may need to use pavements on the other side of the Road from time to time. Access to front doors will be maintained at all times.

Updated: 14 May 2015

Saltaire weir
Bradford Council's proposed hydro-scheme in Roberts Park

What's happening? New developments. The Heritage Lottery Fund does not approve

Updates and related info:
1. Friends of Roberts Park objection to the scheme.

2. Local Planning Authority received 53 objections, including one from the Member of Parliament, and 20 supporting comments, including two from Shipley Ward councillors.

3. Letter from Heritage Lottery Fund to Bradford Council dated 20 April, 2015, disapproving of the scheme.

Extract: In March 2008 the Heritage Lottery Fund and BIG Lottery Fund invested a grant of £3,206,000 in Roberts Park (our reference PF-06-00048/2) for a programme of works to restore this important public park.
The contract between City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund was signed on 5 June 2008 and the conditions last for 25 years. One of the conditions of grant is that land cannot be 'sold, let or parted with' without HLF agreement in writing.

4. Meeting to discuss the planning application for the hydro-electric scheme proposed for Roberts Park, Saltaire, Wednesday 29 April 2015 at Shipley Town Hall Shipley at 10.00am. 

Updated: 23 April 2015

Saltaire weir
The Friends of Roberts Park object to the proposed hydro-electric scheme in Roberts Park


5.1.1 The Friends of Roberts Park believe that the building of the proposed hydro fails to offer benefits sufficient to justify the harm to Roberts Park and the World Heritage Site of which it is part.

5.1.2 The application is therefore inconsistent with the National Planning Policy Framework and should be rejected.

5.1.3 As we have shown, other planning rules and guidance will also be breached, giving further reasons for rejection.

5.2.1 However, if the planning panel decide to approve the scheme, we ask that they place a condition that a higher standard of noise mitigation be incorporated at the outset. We have been advised that water-cooling of the fans would reduce noise further – and given the sensitive location of the turbine in a popular, heritage park, this does not seem an unreasonable requirement.

The full objection >

Added: 23 April 2015

View of Victoria Road, Saltaire
Victoria Road Scheme update - April 2015

Work will commence in the week of 20th April replacing all the old lamp posts with the new ones and will take several weeks. The work will involve disconnecting the old columns, taking them away and reconnecting the new ones. To maintain light on the Road at all times there may be an overlap when some old poles remain in place awaiting the connection of new poles.

Access to the footpath, highway and parking bays will be managed to minimise disruption and the area coned off for safety each day. Access to front doors will be maintained at all times. To see a picture of the new lighting column please see the Victoria Road Saltaire Scheme Drawing.

Helen Thornton BA, MA, AMA
World Heritage Site Officer - Saltaire
Landscape, Design and Conservation
Planning, Transportation and Highways

Tel: 01274 435319 ● Mob: 07582 101814
2nd Floor (South), Jacobs Well, Bradford, BD1 5RW

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Regeneration and Culture

Added: 23 April 2015

Meeting to discuss the planning application for the hydro-electric scheme proposed for Roberts Park, Saltaire

Meeting Wednesday 29 April 2015
at Shipley Town Hall Shipley at 10.00am. 
All welcome

Dear Sir/Madam

Planning Application

Construction of Archimedes screw hydropower scheme and associated fish passes at Salts Mill weir at Salts Mill Weir Downstream Of Footbridge/Roberts Park Victoria Road/Higher Coach Road Saltaire Shipley West Yorkshire   

I write to let you know that the above planning application is to be discussed at the next meeting of the  Keighley and Shipley Area Planning Panel to be held on 29 April 2015 at Shipley Town Hall Shipley at 10.00am. More >

Be informed! The Friends of Roberts Park strongly object to this scheme
The Friends of Roberts Park's objection is interesting reading >

Added: 21 April 2015

Donnie Darko

Victoria Hall Movie Nights
Licensed bar and snacks available

More events at Victoria Hall >

All Tickets £5 (unreserved seating) available from Victoria Hall or by post (£1 per order). To book your tickets, call us on 01274 327305 or pop in to the venue!

Donnie Darko (Cert.15)
Friday 1st May 2015
Doors open 7pm – Film starts 7.30pm

October 1988 and small town USA is about to witness the end of the world. It’s home to Donnie Darko, a brilliant but troubled teenager, plagued by terrifying visions which he alone holds the key to.

Despicable Me 2  (Cert.U)
Friday 29th May 2015
Doors open 7pm – Film starts 7.30pm

STOP PRESS: Bring along a minion of some sort and get a FREE BANANA!

Ex-supervillan Gru is recruited to help the Anti-Villan League after a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen. Gru juggles family life and a growing attraction to AVL agent Lucy as his minions are quietly kidnapped for some malevolent purpose.

Added: 17 April 2015

Kath Libbert, April 2015
The 14th Annual Alternative Wedding Show 2015
Rings...The Changes

Kath Libbert Jewellery, Salts Mill

Subtly surprising, delicately different, demanding of a closer look and definitely not the norm! The focus for this year’s Annual Alternative Wedding Show taking place in Salts Mill is on Four Fabulous Jewellers whose work defies tradition: crisp corrugation in gold inspired by work in paper, furls of silver birch bark translate into the fluid curves of sculptural rings, hand cut lovingly sourced antique gems sparkle against rich matt 22ct gold, and for those who want to really buck tradition the Parody rings provide a welcome poke at the value placed on big rocks! More >

Added: 2 April 2015

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

What's happening and where - full programme of events.

See flip-book programme online >

Added: 2 April 2015

Cinema Organ Society Concert, Victoria Hall, Saltaire
Sunday 12th April 2015 - 2.30pm – 5pm

A Cinema Organ Concert featuring popular music from film, television and radio on the world famous mighty Wurlitzer.

The performer for this concert is Stephen Austin, a fantastically talented organist who is no stranger to the concert scene. You can find our more about Stephen on the Cinema Organ Society’s website.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 0845 400 2208 or at Victoria Hall on the day. For further information, please visit the Cinema Organ Society website.

For more info on Victoria Hall events, follow this link>

Added: 2 April, 2015

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Local Heritage Exchange
(previously advertised as the History Information Day)
At: ST PAUL’S CHURCH, Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH
On: SATURDAY, JULY 4th (9.30am to 4.00pm)

For further information contact


Some 20 local history, heritage and Friends groups from the Airedale area, and support services have already signed-up to join the Local Heritage Exchange event on Saturday, July 4th, (10am to 4pm) at St Paul’s Church, Shipley.

The event will consist of displays, speakers, group presentations, slides and information exchange; all supported by a cuppa and cake. It also matches with the church’s aim to engage with the community.

The programme includes archivist Tish Lawson who will ask participants to think about ‘Who Lived in Your House?’ There will also be an opportunity to see unique historical slides of Baildon and Shipley compiled by Ian Watson and Mike Lawson. Heritage educator Dave Weldrake will ask: ‘Is Your Heritage Safe in a Time of Change?’

Please come with your memories and knowledge to help make the event a great success for the area. Further details from: John and Mike on or, or telephone 01274 580875.

See the programme >

Added to website: 27 March 2015, updated: 23 April 2015

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The First Ten Years - Photography Exhibition

St. Peter's Church, Moorhead Lane, Shipley
Saturday 23 May - Monday 25 May 2015

Members of St. Peter's Photography Group share some of the subjects that have inspired us in our first ten years of meeting
as a club, with images taken locally and further afield. All welcome.

Sat 10am - 4pm
Sun 1 pm - 4pm
Mon 10am - 4pm

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Kirkgate Centre and Multi-Story Water present:

Sunday 22nd March, from 7pm
Kirkgate Centre, Shipley

We do hope you can join for a drink, a chat, and a movie. We'll be showing two films, and hosting a bit of an informal discussion about them to celebrate World Water Day.
How does the water in our local area relate to the global scene?
The main feature is Watermark (2014), an award-winning documentary film full of stunningly beautiful images. It brings together diverse stories from around the globe about the human relationship with water: from surfing USA to bathing in the Ganges, Watermark immerses viewers in a world defined by a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted.

To open the evening, we will also be screening a short local film, Wading to Shipley (2013), which traces a journey along the hidden reaches of Bradford Beck as it flows towards Shipley, revealing a surprising landscape.

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Bradford Chorale conducted by Jonathan Eyre with Alexander Woodrow on organ and piano

All That Jazz
Saturday 13th June 2015, 7.00 at Bradford Cathedral, 1 Stott Hill, BRADFORD, BD1 4EH


£12/£10 in advance, under 14s free
T: 01274 591644 

Denys Salt
Proposed Memorial for the late Denys Salt 1918-2014

Saltaire History Club, with the support of Saltaire Village Society, is proposing to create a permanent memorial to Denys Salt, the great-grandson of founder Sir Titus, who passed away in Austria in late December, and whose ashes were recently interred in Cheltenham, in the presence of family and several Saltaire residents. More >

Shipley based Carers' Resource, help carers in their caring role

Are you a carer?
A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness or disability.

Do you need support?
Carers can contact us directly, or may be referred by their GP or health professional. How we can support you >

Would you like to volunteer?
Find out more >

Vintage Home & Fashion Fair at Victoria Hall

Next fair: Saturday 28 March 2015.
See below for more dates.

There will be so much vintage loveliness to choose from at the Fair and it takes place from 9.30am - 4pm at Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK BD18 3JS. Running regularly since December 2007, at this January event there will be nearly 50 stalls of vintage treasures including 1950's frocks and Art Deco clocks, teapots and twinsets, oodles of jewellery, vintage toys and so much more, so that you can spend the whole day browsing through the different eras.
With refreshments served by Interlude Tea Room & Emporium, and music from the 20's to the 60's, it's a day full of vintage goodness! Tickets are £3 full price or £2 for concessions, with group discounts available. You can buy advance tickets for £2 from Rose & Brown (phone 07985 181120 or email for details, or go to our Online Boutique page and buy from there. Under 16's get in for FREE!
Don't forget to check out our EVENTS page for news of other fabulous vintage happenings....
Dates for 2015:
Sat 31 January 2015
Sat 28 March 2015
Sat 6 June 2015
Sat 19 & Sun 20 September 2015 (part of Saltaire Festival finale weekend)
Sat 5 December 2015

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Victoria Hall Movie Nights: Guardians of the Galaxy (Cert. 12A)
Tuesday 7th April 2015
Doors open 7pm – Film starts 7.30pm

From Marvel Studios comes this action-packed epic space adventure, as adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt when he steals a mysterious orb.

Licensed bar and snacks available.

All Tickets £5 (unreserved seating) available from Victoria Hall or by post (£1 per order). To book your tickets, call us on 01274 327305 or pop in to the venue!

CineNorth is a strategic partner of Film Hub North, park of the BFI Film Audience Network, supported by Lottery Funding through BFT Neighbourhood Cinema.

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Proposed development of an Innovation Centre on the land of Milnerfield Farm

If you care about inappropriate building on green belt land, please object before 17 March

Farmer's wife, Stella Downs writes: Please ask local Saltaire residents to object to this application on the Bradford Council website before the 17th March. It only takes a few minutes to register your objection. The link is below.

More information >

Victoria Hall, Saltaire
Victoria Hall: Wedding Open Evening
Thursday 2nd April 2015
5.30pm – 9.30pm

Whether you’re thinking of choosing us, are already booked in to hold your special day here, or if you’re yet to decide if we’re the venue for you, pop-in to see how we can provide your perfect canvas for your wedding day in Saltaire. All five of our stunning rooms will be open and available for viewing, some will also be setup to help you envisage how the space can work for you. Our lovely team will be on hand to answer your questions and appointments can also be made if you’d like some extra special attention to chat through your ideas.
For information about our rooms and wedding packages, visit Victoria Hall's website.
Free to attend.
If you’d like to book an appointment, please call us on 01274 327 305.

Rachel Hinds
Conversazione flowers

Please help the Conversazione to fly!  A Kickstarter project/appeal is on during March, aiming for £950 to make Victoria Hall glow with flowers and greenery on 18th April.  See the 2 minute video and further details at: More >
Rachel Hind
Beginners Guide to Landscape Painting with Rachel Hind

Beginners guide to landscape painting with Rachel Hind. March 21st, 2-4pm, Dockfield Rd Creative Arts Hub Shipley; £15 all materials provided. More >

The former Tramshed in Saltaire: space to let

CBRE Brings Former Tramshed To Market

Release date: 12 February 2015
CBRE’s Leeds Specialist Markets team has been instructed to seek a new tenant for 7,000sq ft of space in the former tramshed in Saltaire.  This space offers a rare opportunity in Saltaire, a World Heritage Site. The unit is being advertised with a guide rent of £45,000 per annum.  

“This unit presents a truly rare opportunity to obtain a large retail or leisure presence in Saltaire which is recognised as being unique due to its World Heritage status. We expect to receive high levels of interest.” More >

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An Inspector Calls: letter from production company

The filming involves: Albert Terrace, Victoria Road and environs, Saltaire Village on Sunday 1st March, 2015

Dear Residents & Proprietors,

We are currently setting up locations for a TV drama of an adaptation of ‘An Inspector Calls’ for a production to be screened on the BBC. The story is set in 1912 and we are approaching the relevant people with a proposal to film in the area for a day on Sunday 1st March.

The filming hours are 10:30 to 21:30 to achieve three night scenes at the end of the day. There will be a couple of hours clear up at the end of the day.

More >

Saltaire Arts Trail
Saltaire Arts Trail - mark it in your calendar:  23th – 25th May 2015.  

Twitter @SaltaireArt
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Saltaire World Heritage Weekend 18 - 19 April, 2015

News of planned events for the Saltaire World Heritage Weekend, 2015.

*An Evenings Entertainment
*A Unique Vintage Tea
*A day to share skills

More >

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Maree Coates, Artist
Celebrating local artists and writers

Australian artist now living in Saltaire. Specialises in pastel pencils and soft pastels.

"I grew up in Australia, and have been dabbling with pencils and paints my entire life, influenced greatly by my father who was a very creative and talented man. My paintings are from photographs and mostly portrayed realistically, though sometimes artistic liberty is taken to change colours or exaggerate features that I feel enhance the subject. I try to keep my subject matter simple and I’m inspired by colour, composition, mood and nature."

More about Maree Coates >

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David Starley, Artist
Celebrating local artists and writers

David has lived in Saltaire since 1999, and enjoys its warmth and genuine community spirit, particularly towards visual arts events; his own home regularly opens for the Saltaire Art Trail in May each year. His art career got off to an unlikely start. Although as a child he enjoyed painting and drawing he was discouraged from following at school in favour of more 'useful' subjects. After many years in different careers and around the world his hobby finally became his profession. More >

Jonathan Wensley
Saltaire man to run London Marathon
Jonathan Wensley, who lives in Titus Street, Saltaire, is running to raise funds for the Royal National Institute of Blind People. His target is £1650. Let's help him raise that amount. More >
Withnail and I
Victoria Hall Film Night

Victoria Hall always has something going on. Film nights are back!

Check out all of Victoria Hall's events >

Next film: Friday 6th March 2015
Doors open 7pm – Film starts 7.30pm

Victoria Hall Movie Nights: Mr Turner (Cert. 12A)
Mike Leigh explores the life and relationships of Britain’s greatest landscape artist, JMW Turner. Featuring an award winning performance by Timothy Spall, warm humour and stunning cinematography, this film is a joy to behold.#Licensed bar and snacks available.

All Tickets £5 (unreserved seating) available from Victoria Hall or by post (£1 per order). To book your tickets, call us on 01274 327305 or pop in to the venue!

CineNorth is a strategic partner of Film Hub North, park of the BFI Film Audience Network, supported by Lottery Funding through BFT Neighbourhood Cinema

Glen Room, Victoria Hall, Saltaire
Love is in the air at Victoria Hall

Sunday 15th February 2015
11am – 3pm
Victoria Hall: Wedding Open Day
Free to attend. If you’d like to book an appointment on the day, please call us on 01274 327 305.

The first of many taking place at Victoria Hall over the course of the year! Pop-in to see how Victoria Hall can provide your perfect canvas for your wedding day in Saltaire. All five of their stunning rooms will be open and available for viewing, some will also be setup to help you envisage how the space can work for you. Victoria Hall's lovely team will be on hand to answer your questions and appointments can also be made if you’d like some extra special attention to chat through your ideas.

For more information, visit the Victoria Hall website.

Bradford Chorale performs Mozart Missa Solemnis in C KV 139 & Vivaldi Gloria
Saturday 21st March 2015, 7.00 at Bradford Cathedral
Conducted by Jonathan Eyre with organist Alexander Woodrow, soprano Martha Hayward, contralto Rowena Thornton, tenor David Heathcote, bass Donald Stephenson.

Bradford Cathedral, 1 Stott Hill, BRADFORD, BD1 4EH.
Tickets from 01274 591644, or email

Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the day, under 14s free.


Saltaire Arts Trail
Saltaire Arts Trail - mark it in your calendar:  
23th – 25th May 2015

Twitter @SaltaireArt
Withnail and I
Victoria Hall Movie Nights: The Big Lebowski (Cert.18)

Friday 6th February 2015
Doors open 7pm – Film starts 7.30pm

This Coen Brothers classic begins with the mistaken identity, as we follow the Dude and his bowling buddies Walter and Donnie on a weird tale of intrigue, kidnapping, pornography, nihilists, White Russians and more White Russians.

Licensed bar and snacks available.

All Tickets £5 (unreserved seating) available from Victoria Hall or by post (£1 per order). To book your tickets, call us on 01274 327305 or pop in to the venue!

CineNorth is a strategic partner of Film Hub North, park of the BFI Film Audience Network, supported by Lottery Funding through BFT Neighbourhood Cinema

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Happy New Year!

This website is now in its 10th year! In the interest of keeping things fresh, please feel free to contact Pamela Reynolds [] with stories, images and feedback. The site now has over 19,000 pages and images and has over 20,000 unique visitors every month. The aim is simple: to celebrate Saltaire, its people, business, history and beautiful architecture. Keep an eye on the Saltaire Sentinel, Colin Coates's WW1 research, and our Twitter feed (always happy to retweet local news: @SaltaireWebsite)
Wishing all a peaceful, happy and successful year - and thank you for visiting.
Saltaire Inspired
Call for open houses for Saltaire Arts Trail
Added: 14 January 2015

We are now looking for houses to participate in the Saltaire Arts Trail, which will be held during 23-25 May, the second bank holiday weekend that month.  This is a unique opportunity to have your rooms adorned with contemporary artwork and handcrafted pieces.

Over the years Arts Trail has been a huge success and with your help we can make it even better. So, if you are interested in taking part by opening your house or would like more details, including the opportunity to talk to someone whose previously opened their house, please email us at , ideally before Monday 24 January.

More info on the Saltaire Inspired website >

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Walk in the Park & along the towpath
Sunday 19 April, 2015
Added: 29 December 2014

Download the poster >

It's time for a walk in the park and along for the towpath. Brought to you by Saltaire Stories, Past, Present and Future.
Roberts Park and canal towpath Saltaire 10am to 4pm

To be involved contact Rob Martin
Tel: 01274 593585

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Saltaire Conversazione, 18 April 2015
World Heritage Weekend: 18 - 19 April
Added: 29 December 2014

On Saturday 18th April, Saltaire Stories* will revive the Conversazione tradition at Victoria Hall - a unique mix of art, science and entertainment.

Download the poster >

During the day you’ll find:
A rich variety of displays, taster sessions and informal activities
Selected items from the Saltaire Archive, with storytellers
Wurlitzer music and tours of the organ workings
A warm welcome for local residents and visitors of all ages

*SOLD OUT* A stylish high tea set out in the Glen Roomoverlooking Salts Mill with guest speakers from families whose decisions shaped the history of the mill:  Jamie Roberts, Nick Salt, and Zoe Silver, with Brian Woolley as MC.  Time: 4-7pm, cost £20, numbers limited - book early via Rob Martin: or 01274 593585. *SOLD OUT*

A Saltaire Revue - dramatic sketches about our past, present and future - will open
the evening, followed by a dance to the music of the Sultans of Swing.

If you’d like to help, please tell the Conversazione planning group about the time/experience you can offer!  One need is for people to “tell the story” of selected items from the Archive. 
Julie Woodward:
Rob Martin Tel: 01274 593585 Email:
Rob can give details also of activities being planned for Sunday 19th April in Roberts Park and along the canal towpath.

*Saltaire Stories: Past, Present and Future is the education programme of Saltaire World Heritage Education Association (charity no.1158756) aiming to help improve educational resources about the World Heritage Site.  Saltaire Stories was set up  by the Salt Foundation, Shipley College and  Saltaire United Reformed Church, and is committed to work alongside individuals and groups with similar aims.

WW1 Concert Party, Saltaire
Saltaire Advent Calendar, 2014
Added: November 2014

Saltaire Living Advent Calendar is organised by Saltaire Inspired, a registered charity. Each evening one new window is ‘opened’ (4pm - 10.30pm) in the advent countdown to Christmas. Starts 1st Dec. Windows will display until the 5th January.

Quick links to the calendar:

Denys Salt
Remembering Denys Salt

22 December 2014. Today, we heard that Denys Salt, the great grandson of Sir Titus Salt, had died. His health had been frail recently and he had been readmitted to hospital on Saturday. A friend stayed with him until midnight when he fell asleep. He died in the early hours of 21st December.

Dave Shaw, a long-time friend of Denys writes: "Denys who was 96, was a lovely, wonderful man, as all who met him here in Saltaire will testify. He was, effectively, the Salt family historian and had encouraged the learning of Saltaire history for more than 50 years. His loss will be keenly felt by many.
A very sad start to Christmas week, but a life to be greatly celebrated, not least for the example Denys set us all."

Remembering Denys Salt >

Christmas Spirit with Papercrowned
Christmas Spirit with Papercrowned

It's December! That can only mean one thing - the countdown to Christmas. Saltaire blogger, Natalie, helps us get festive. More >

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