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Saltaire Record & Retro Fair, Saturday 11 Nov. 2017
10am to 3:30pm
Caroline Social Club
Caroline Street
BD18 3JZ

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@RoseandBrown Rose & Brown Vintage
M. 07933 671303

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2018 Record & Retro Fairs
13 January 2018
10 March 2018
7 July 2018
10 November 2018

CND Peace and Craft Fair, 25 November 2017
Victoria Hall, Saltaire, BD18 3JS
10.00am to 4.00pm
Delicious Vegetarian Cafe, Live Music, Makers Raffle Prizes
A huge range of stalls showcasing beautiful handmade gifts, crafts, pottery and more.
Perfect for Festival gifts
NEW: Santa's Grotto!
Entry: £1.50 adults. Children (under 16) FREE!

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Saturday November 25th sees the 14th annual Peace & Craft Fair in Victoria Hall.  Always a successful event, packed with around 80 unusual and handmade craft stalls, campaign groups and more, this year there will be even more for children with an ethical Santa's Grotto and face-painting.  Together with wonderful live music, the brilliant local veggie Cafe - Dandelion, homemade cakes, and tombola featuring gifted crafts, this promises to be a fantastic day. A perfect place to do some Christmas shopping, supporting local artists and charities. Don't miss it!
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Quiz Night with Colin Coates
In aid of Sue Ryder, Manorlands Hospice: 16 November 2017 at 7pm
Tickets: £8.50 Includes pizza, salad, ice cream, fruit juice
St Peter's Church Lounge, Shipley

Tickets from
or 07793 754218

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Saltaire Myth Busters
Baildon Library, Monday 18th September, 7.30pm
1152 Kirtstall Club in the Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre at Friday October 13th, 10am

Find out how this photograph was manipulated. Local historian, Colin Coates, busts some Saltaire myths and delivers some interesting and surprising facts about this World Heritage Site. Colin will talk at Baildon Local History Club in Baildon Library at 7.30pm on Monday 18th September and at the 1152 Kirtstall Club in the Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre at 10.00 am on Friday October 13th. All are welcome. Email:

Join the Bradford Chorale for an OPEN REHEARSAL
Tuesday 3 October 2017, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

We are rehearsing Gounod's St Cecilia Mass, Durufle's Four Sacred Motets and Howells' Hymn to St Cecelia.
Do come and join in to see how much fun an evening of singing can be. We are a friendly group and would love to see you at our rehearsal venue: Northcliffe Methodist Church, Hall Royd, Shipley, BD18 3ED.
Conductor: Jon Payne
Organist: David Houlder
Soloists: Wendy Goodson, Nicholas Drew, Thom Meredith
Concert: 7pm on Saturday 18th November 2017
Venue: St Paul's Church, 47 Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH
Tickets: £12.50 until 11 November, £15 thereafter.
Telephone: 01274 5916

Gordon Tetley Big Band are coming to Caroline Social Club

Every Monday, (except bank hols and August) starting on 18th September 2017 at 8.30pm.

Fantastic music from the longest running Big Band in the area, performing Big Band Classics to modern arrangements, Swing and Jazz.
With over 600 arrangements in their repertoire, ranging from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Buddy Rich to name but a few, you’re guaranteed a great night of musical variety and entertainment.
The initial enthusiam which led the late Gordon Tetley to form the band 48 years ago is unwavering, with a 17 strong line up of five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, and Piano, Bass, Drums and Guitar.
The band also features Michaela Smith on vocals, performing some fabulous songs from a selection of great singers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Rosemary Clooney.

Admission Fee £2 per person.

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Tracking the Brontës

Travel an hour in their company and celebrate their 200th birthdays with musician Eddie Lawler and soprano Charissa Hutchins!

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13th May 7.00pm
Admission £8.00 includes tea & cakes
St Peter's Church, Moorhead Lane, Shipley, BD18 4JN

Tickets available from or 07793 754218
We hope to see you there as we continue to support Manorlands Hospice

Saltaire World Heritage Weekender: 22 - 23 April 2017
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Folk string quartet: Methera

Sunday 19th March, 7:30pm
The Kirkgate Centre, Shipley
Tickets £8.50 from:
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Eddie Lawler's events & gigs, 2017

Eddie writes: I've already launched my 6th album of original songs, am working on the next, and sing 'em at occasional gigs. I've three collaborative performances on the go this year: "Tracking the Brontës" with soprano Charissa Hutchins, "Two Tykes on T'Loose" with storyteller and chair of Yorkshire Dialect Society Rod Dimbleby, and "Salt's Waters" with Steve Bottoms, details on my website.  And with the help of newly-founded Shipley Little Theatre I'm planning to launch a new play "Making Light" at the Saltaire Festival in September.

Tues  7 March, 7.30pm  with Friends of Bradford’s Becks at Green Drinks, Brown Cow, Keighley
Sat 18 March  from 6.30 performance 8pm  Tracking the Brontës at The Old Stables, Adel Church, Leeds, advance booking essential, £10 includes hot supper., phone 0113 267 3875

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Wonky Donkey Derby, 2017

Friday 17 March, 7pm till late
Caroline Social Club, Caroline Street, Saltaire

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Looking for old friends
Timothy Ridsdale

Tim Ridsdale, formerly of 58 Bradford Road, Shipley, left England in December 1968. Tim is now living in Tasmania, Australia. He is trying to find old friends who lived around that area.


Jazz Night in support of
Manorlands Hospice

Bingley Arts Centre
Friday March 24th @ 7.30 pm

Peter Frank & The Dixieland All Stars
Featuring Loretta Scott
Tickets £10 available from:
Bingley Arts Centre
(Mon-Fri 11.00am – 3.00pm)

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Young Musicians from Chetham's to perform in Saltaire
Friday 3 March, 7pm. 
Free Unticketed Event.

Young musicians from Chetham’s perform a range of concerti for mixed combinations of soloists, in the setting of Saltaire’s Victorian architectural gem. No Reserved Seating, first come first served. 
Saltaire United Reformed Church, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3LF

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) was one of the most influential musical figures of the late baroque. Chetham’s School of Music, in association with the Early Music Shop, present the Telemann 250 project directed by Dr Martyn Shaw.  The project celebrates the music of Telemann in his sestercentennial year. Concerts of Telemann's works, including concerti, fantasias and trio sonatas present a fitting dedication to an extraordinary musical master. 

Event sponsored by The Early Music Shop.

Red Priest
Red Priest concert in Saltaire.

Tuesday 28 February 2017 at 7:30pm

Tickets £15 (inc interval glass of wine)
Children (under 14) £10

Available now from The Early Music Shop 01274 288100

"For sheer technical wizardry, charismatic showmanship and expressive devilment, Red Priest is in a exhilarating class of it’s own."
BBC Music Magazine

3rd Floor Art Gallery
Salts Mill, Victoria Road
Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3LA

Piers Adams – Recorders
Adam Summerhayes – Violin
Angela East – Cello

David Wright – Harpsichord   

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Nick Wright
Nick Wright's song about Sir Titus Salt

Nick Wright is a guitar teacher / singer-songwriter living in Birkenshaw, Bradford. This performance is now on YouTube.

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Saltaire Village Society News

Saltaire Village Society aims to connect, support and represent the community in and around Saltaire.Whether you have a idea for the village, concerns to raise or would like to get to know your neighbours better, come and join us. Details of our meetings can be found on our Wordpress website, on our Facebook page or on the Saltaire noticeboard located in the Caroline Street Car Park.

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