Ralph&Vitalija Hebden Br

Calderdale Peace Dances

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Ralph Nimmann

Vitalija Zelenevska-N.


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Ralph & Vitalija in Hebden Bridge / Calderdale, West Yorkshire
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- updated 17 April 2014 -               BBC Weather Forecast Hebden Bridge

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Ralph & Vitalija, February 2013
Ralph & Vitalija, February 2014

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Ralph & Vitalija Calderdale NEWS & Events:

Our land line & Internet access at home are working again! 01422 846107. We're leaving TalkTalk in May...

Ralph is now on Twitter: @Rainbowralph => https://twitter.com


Thu 17 April around 11am: we'll probably be busking in Hebden Bridge again: Matthew (clarinet) and Ralph (djembe drum)


Thu 17 April 7pm: "Return to the Land of Your Soul" - Devotional Chanting with Ralph, Vitalija & special guest Matthew (Stroud), Hebden Bridge. Cost: donation.

Taizé harmony singing s & with candle& silence


Also during Easter holidays: EVERY Tuesday 10:45am Taizé harmony singing with Ralph @ the Hope Baptist Chapel www.hope-baptist.org.uk (a venue for people of all faiths and no faith to explore and develop spiritual and emotional wellbeing)
Singing - and silence. You are welcome to listen - or join our singing. No exprerience or music reading required. Cost: free (donations welcome)


Spring is in the air:

Ralph offers Free Hugs at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall reception


Thu 24 April, 12-2:30pm: Free Hugs with Ralph at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall reception
=> www.hebdenbridgetownhall.org.uk


Sun 27 April (LAST Sun/month): Harmony Open Mic Hebden Bridge, 7:30 for 8PM with Ralph & others @ the White Swan pub


Sat 3 May: public "Green Party Networking Party" fom 6pm-10pm


A Calderdale Green Party open social event for anyone interested in green politics. It's time we meet and get to know each other.
Please bring food and drinks to share.

Musical instruments and creative contributions are welcome.
Cost: donation for the venue.
Contact / organiser: Ralph Nimmann rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com - 07909 488272
Links: http://calderdale.greenparty.org.uk and http://yorkshireandhumber.greenparty.org.uk
"Like" us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CalderdaleGreenParty and www.facebook.com/groups/yhgreens/
VENUE: Nutclough Tavern and garden, 6-8 Nutclough, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8HA (at the bend of Keighley Road, opp. Foster Lane, use side entrance through the garden round the back)
Map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk (park your car in Foster Lane)
Benefit Gig with 'Orkestra del Sol' in Hebden Bridge
Gig to support SOS Hebden Bridge - keep Hebden Bridge funky - and supermarkets out!
See you there? Listen to their music: www.orkestradelsol.co.uk/audio.html

Sat 17 May Dances of Universal Peace with Ralph & Vitalija 2-6pm, Todmorden


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Ralph's Gardening & Care ad
     for Hebden Bridge
design by Vitalija

Ralph is looking for additional work as a home carer, gardener & more   top of page

Ralph has a background as a town planner in Germany. He has returned to a more simple life style in England and has lived 15 years in Cambridge. He is looking for work in or around Hebden Bridge (including Hepton Stall, Old Town, Mytholm, , Charlestown or Mytholmroyd).

Spring Cleaning all year round - "Get it done!" Sorting / organising / de-cluttering any mess / chaos in your cupboards, drawers, home, garage, shed or garden, blitz cleaning with German efficiency, help with establishing systems which work and help keeping all clean and tidy. Ralph is good at motivating you to transform your home - and indirectly your life - for only £10,-/ hour. Ralph is quite capable of doing othe basic work in your home like painting, tiling, repairing things.

Home Care: Since December 2012 Ralph is working as a personal assistant for Dr. Robert Blomfield (01422 844259) in Hebden Bridge, who is happy to give references for Ralph. Ralph has been working as a home carer in Cambridge since 1998. He is offering "home care with heart" for £10,-/ hour, including other jobs in and around the house, cleaning, tidying up, shopping and personal care. He really cares about you, motto: "Work is Love in Action."
=> Work References for Ralph

Ralph Nimmann 2012 Gardening: Ralph has 14 years experience as a gardener, including weeding, tree pruning and shaping, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, landscaping, levelling lawn and slabs etc. for a range of clients in Cambridge, since September '12 also around Hebden Bridge.
Ralph combines heavy gardening with German efficiency and a sense for beauty for £10,-/ hour.

He is also a thorough cleaner and "man about the house", including painting, tiling, simple carpentry and maintenance, cleaning gutters and willing to get his hands dirty for any odd job. => Work References for Ralph

Ralph is also good at pranic healing (via clearing your aura), spiritual councelling, German conversation, web page development / design / optimisation (see Ra in bo w Network Cambridge), also rhythm tuition, devotional chanting and teaching/leading Dances of Universal Peace.

I'd love to work part time as a community worker in a local community centre - see my communityworker-CV of Ralph Nimmann

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Vitalija is looking for work: art, design, English-Russian-Latvian translations & more  top of page

Vitalija Zelenevska-Nimmann Vitalija is very good at:

Ideally this would be around Calder valley: Hebden Bridge, Mytholm, Mytholmroyd or Todmorden)

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Ralph's & Vitalija's favourite groups and interests in Hebden Bridge         top of page

we love Devotional chanting, and we know 100s of chants and accompany them with drum and guitar.
We started a monthly chanting group Sat evening in the attic of our new home - see entry on the Calderdale Peace Dance and Chanting page. You are welcome to join us and experience the power and magic of devotional chanting. Please e-mail rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com, and you'll be invited to our next chanting.

NEW from 4th March: Taizé harmony singing EVERY Tuesday 10:45am with Ralph @ the Hope Baptist Chapel (a venue for people of all faiths and no faith to explore and develop spiritual and emotional wellbeing). Cost: free / donations

Ralph is active in the campaign: Say NO to Sainsbury's in Hebden Bridge campaign www.SOShebdenbridge.org.uk and: www.facebook.com/NOtoSainsburysHebdenBridge

The Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) (combining chanting with movement) are Ralph's and Vitalija's passion. Ralph is a mentor-in-training for the DUP and accompanies the dances with drum. He has created a few unique dances [see more]. Vitalija is a certified DUP teacher. Ralph & Vitalija have led DUP groups in Cambridge, London, Norwich & St. Neots; since end of 2012 they have started new DUP groups in Todmorden, Hebden Bride, Leeds & Manchester.
=> Listing of all Dances of Universal Peace groups & events around Calderdale
Read some amazing feedback from dancers with Ralph & Vitalija - more about Ralph as a DUP leader
videos of Ralph leading peace dances: www.youtube.com/RainbowDanceUK

Vitalija accompanies the peace dances with her gitar 'Kaliqa'. She is part of the Sufi Movement http://www.sufimovement.org and
she is attending Jilani's Sufi Dancing, now on Tuesday evenings; she considers starting a Sufi meditation group in Hebden Bridge.
Mandi Solk in Hebden Bridge has a wonderful web site and writes about the Sufi whirling: www.fullspectrumhealing.co.uk/sufi.html

On the LAST Sunday every month there is a free "Open Mic" harmony singing event, 7:30 for 8pm
@ the White Swan pub. Ralph is usually getting everyone into singing. => www.facebook.com/HarmonyOpenMicHebdenBridge
NEW Venue: White Swan pub, 26 Bridge Gate (pedestrian area, opp. the old Pack Horse Bridge), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX (pub tel. 01422 844650)

Ralph is joining the "Calder Valley Voices" community choir www.caldervalleyvoices.org.uk is based in Hebden Bridge,
meeting 7.15pm on Thursdays at the Hebden Bridge Methodist church (Hebble End / Market Street)

Wednesday evenings Ralph is singing with the men's choir "Menfolk Waits" (in Mytholm Royd - www.menfolkwaits.org.uk)

Ralph is a member of the international spiritual sister- and brotherhood of Subud (worshipping God / the Creative Life Force across religious boundaries with what we call "the Latihan").
Ralph plans to organise Info events about Subud & the Latihan in Hebden Bridge [ => News / Events above]
The nearest Subud group meets in Bradford-Shipley.
More about Subud here and: www.subud.org.uk. Excellent article: "My Personal Introduction to a Spiritual Path" by Sharif Horthy on www.raymondo.demon.co.uk/books/sharif.htm Soup Dragon in Hebden Bridge, Fridays 12-3pm
@ Holme Street Arts Centre

Ralph is happy to attend the thriving Quaker Meeting in Hebden Bridge Sundays 10:30AM @ Royd Square Centre, Bond Street, HX7 7DE - www.quaker.org.uk/hebden-bridge (about 30-40 people)
Here is an inspiring & provoking video of a very unusual Quaker Meeting for Worship with Jon Watts: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XlMkK4_kTg

We are attending the sharing group "Sacred Activists / Awakening Consciousness" (space to share and listen to each other, bringing to the group whatever we feel is appropriate). 10-12 noon on Mondays, off Hangingroyd Road (opposite the coop). Phone Deb on 01422 845881 for details.

We both like the Sacred Song chanting group on the 1st Sunday / month, 2-4:30pm in Hebden Bridge with Susan Askey (01422 844333)
@ room 3 (1st floor), Burlees House, 9-11 Hangingroyd Lane, HX7 7DD. Cost: £8 (more or less)

Last not least: the Soup Dragon, Fridays 12-3pm: good soup, bread & drink for a donation + nice company (we meet many friends there). Often there are free talks or taster workshops after 1pm. Join us on Facebook!
Venue: Holme Street Arts Centre, Holme Street (between post office & Trades Club), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EE

Contact Ralph & Vitalija.

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Ralph's & Vitalija's favourite Hebden Bridge Links         top of page

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   Ralph & Vitalija in their home
15 Mason Street, Hebden Bridge

Ralph & Vitalija's home & contact in Hebden Bridge    top of page

Ralph Nimmann & Vitalija Zelenevska-Nimmann, NEW address since December 2013:
15 Mason Street
(3rd street left up Hangingroyd Road, opp. the Co-Op)
Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AW - NEW land line: 01422 846107
Map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk

Ralph mobile: 07909 488272 - e-mail: rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com
Vitalija mobile: 07733 233696 (try often or text) - e-mail: vitalija_zelenevska[AT]yahoo.co.uk

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Why Vitalija and Ralph wanted to move from Cambridge to Hebden Bridge         top of page

We have decided to follow what we feel like guidance and want to move from Cambridge (our home for 16 years) to the Hebden Bridge area in Calderdale, West Yorkshire in September 2012.
Our friend and landlord wants more space in our house with his partner, so he asked us to move out. We feel it's probably a blessing in disguise.

We both love mountains and miss a hilly landscape in Cambridge.
We discovered, that some of our dear Dances of Universal Peace friends live in or around the Calderdale area. We visited them, and we were welcomed with open arms and open hearts. When we visited Hebden Bridge, both of us felt very happy there - and everyone tells us, that Hebden Bridge would be the ideal place for us.
What really matters in life for us is the heart - so we hope to find some real heart connections.
2012 is the year of big changes...
We are excited - and a bit sad to leave behind some friends, home care clients, gardening customers, several peace dancers, the house cat Felix and the re-designed garden.
And we are a bit tense: we have hardly any savings, no home and no work (yet) in Calderdale.
We started packing, radical de-cluttering and re-writing CVs...

If you like to help us, please send your positive thoughts / wishes / prayers, that we'll find the right work and place to live.
Any help or hints from you is appreciated.
We are both open to new and unexpected turns in our lives.
Ralph & Vitalija, September 2012

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Below is a poem from Herman Hesse, which encouraged us to be courageous and - finally! - move to Hebden Bridge.
(in 2004 we did consider moving to Riga / Latvia).
Love, Ralph & Vitalija (12 August 2012)                 top of page

"Steps"
from "The Glass Bead Game"
by the German poet Hermann Hesse

"As every blossom fades
and all youth sinks into old age,
so every life's design,
each flower of wisdom,
every good attains its prime
and cannot last forever.
In life, each call the heart
must be prepared courageously
without a hint of grief,
submit itself to other new ties.
A magic dwells in each beginning,
protecting us
tells us how to live.

High purposed we must traverse
realm on realm,
cleaving to none as to a home,
the world of spirit
wishes not to fetter us
but raise us higher,
step by step.
Scarce in some safe
accustomed sphere of life
have we establish a house,
then we grow lax;
only he who is ready
to journey forth
can throw old habits off.

Maybe death's hour too
will send us out new-born
towards undreamed-lands,
maybe life's call to us
will never find an end ...
Courage my heart,
take leave and fare thee well."

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"Stufen"
aus: "Das Glasperlenspiel"
von Hermann Hesse





Wie jede Blüte welkt und jede Jugend
dem Alter weicht, blüht jede Lebensstufe,
blüht jede Weisheit auch und jede Tugend
zu ihrer Zeit und darf nicht ewig dauern.
Es muss das Herz bei jeder Lebensstufe
bereit zum Abschied sein und Neubeginn
um sich in Tapferkeit und ohne Trauern
in andre, neue Bindungen zu geben.
Und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne,
der uns beschützt und der uns hilft zu leben.



Wir sollen heiter Raum um Raum durchschreiten,
an keinem wie an einer Heimat hängen.
Der Weltgeist will nicht fesseln uns und engen,
er will uns Stuf' um Stufe heben, weiten.
Kaum sind wir heimisch einem Lebenskreise
und traulich eingewohnt, so droht Erschlaffen.
Nur wer bereit zu Aufbruch ist und Reise
mag lähmender Gewöhnung sich entraffen.



Es wird vielleicht auch noch die Todesstunde
uns neuen Räumen jung entgegenschicken.
Des Lebens Ruf an uns wird niemals enden ...
Wohlan denn, Herz, nimm Abschied und gesunde!

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