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Ralph & Vitalija in Hebden Bridge / Calderdale, West Yorkshire
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- updated 25 March 2017 -               BBC Weather Forecast Hebden Bridge

The Packhorse Bridge in the heart of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
The Packhorse Bridge in the heart of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire - home of Ralph & Vitalija

   Ralph & Vitalija
happy in Hebden Bridge
NEW: Hebden Bridge Dance Festival: documents

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NEWS & Events with Ralph & Vitalija in Calderdale:

Our small B&B room

Art B&B Mason Street

Hebden Bridge, central & quiet

Small & big room available
Discount for longer stay.

Check our web site with slide show:


Our big B&B room

Did you miss the "Hebden Bridge Open Studios" Fri 1st - Sun 3rd July, 11am to 5pm?

You can still view Vitalija's paintings on her web page
and on www.facebook.com/vitalijasart

Open Hearts Studio - logo

Sorry, monthly peace dances with Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph are cancelled since January

Thu 30 March (& every 2 weeks): FREE HUGS at The Town Hall reception 11:30 - 2pm in Hebden Bridge with Ralph (last free hugs this year!)

Taizé harmony singing s & with candle& silence EVERY Tuesday 10:45am Taizé harmony singing with Ralph - @ Robert's home, 7 Crossley Terrace, Commercial Street (next to B&B), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AY.
Contact Ralph if you have questions: 07909 488272.
Singing - and silence. You are welcome to listen - or join our singing. No booking, experience or music reading required. We sing rounds and harmony chants mostly from the Taizé community & from "Cantiones Sacrae" (Findhorn) and occasional chants honouring other religions.
Video of our Taizé singing: caldersong.wordpress.com/about -

Most Fridays: informal chat about Subud & the Latihan, Hebden Bridge, 12:30ish-2pmish
Do you want to find out more about the little known international sister- and brotherhood of Subud and the latihan, which is a unique way to connect with the Divine Creator-Life Force across religious boundaries, involving sound and movement? => Subud & the Latihan
Or ask Ralph - or Godfrey during the Soup Dragon, Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Market Street / Hebble End, HX7 8EU (Organic soup & bread for a donation from 12-3pm).

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

Ralph is looking for additional work as a 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 after having lived 15 years in Cambridge. He is looking for work in or around Hebden Bridge (including Hepton Stall, Old Town, Mytholm, , Charlestown or Mytholmroyd).

Gardening: Ralph has 16 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 £12,-/ 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

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 £12,-/ 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 £12,-/ 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

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

Vitalija Zelenevska-Nimmann

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Vitalija offers her services: top of page

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

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   Ralph & Vitalija at home
15 Mason Street, Hebden Bridge

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

Ralph Nimmann & Vitalija Zelenevska-Nimmann, address: 15 Mason Street (3rd street left up Hangingroyd Road, opp. the Co-Op)
Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AW.
Phone: 01422 647157
Map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk

Ralph mobile: 07909 488272 - e-mail: rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com - Skype: "ralphrainbow" - Twitter: @Rainbowralph https://twitter.com (not very active)
Vitalija mobile: 07733 233696 (try often or text) - e-mail: vitalija_zelenevska[AT]yahoo.co.uk

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

Hebden Bridge Dance Festival NEW! "Hebden Bridge Dance Festival" yearly in October => hebdenbridgedancefestival.simplesite.com

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

The future is green! Ralph supports the Calderdale Green Party calderdale.greenparty.org.uk, also on www.facebook.com/CalderdaleGreenParty

we love Devotional chanting, and we know 100s of chants and accompany them with drum and guitar.
We started a monthly chanting group Wednesday or Thursday evening in the attic of our home - see entry above or 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.

Taizé harmony singing EVERY Tuesday 10:45am with Ralph @ Robert's home, 7 Crossley Terrace, Commercial Street(next to B&B), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AY. Cost: free / donations. "Like" us on facebook.com/TaizeHebdenBridge

The Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) (combining chanting with movement) are Ralph's and Vitalija's passion. We are both mentors-in-training for the DUP and accompany the dances with drum & guitar. Ralph has created a few unique dances. Ralph & Vitalija have led DUP groups in Cambridge, London, Norwich & St. Neots; since end of 2012 they have started new DUP groups in Hebden Bride (1st Sat / month) and Todmorden (2nd Sat / month). We hope to establish dance circles in 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

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 The nearest Subud group meets in Bradford-Shipley.
More about Subud and: www.subud.org.uk.

Soup Dragon in Hebden Bridge, 12-3pm:
Fridays @ Methodist Church hall, Market Street

Ralph is happy to attend the thriving Quaker Meeting in Hebden Bridge Sundays 10:30AM @ Royd Square Centre, Bond Street, HX7 7DE => facebook.com/groups/HebdenBridgeQuakers (about 25 - 35 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).
Currently no meetings.

Last not least: the Soup Dragon , Fridays 12-3pm: good soup, bread & drink for a donation + nice company (we meet many friends there). On Fridays there may be free talks or taster workshops around 1pm. Please "Like" us on: facebook.com/groups/HebdenBridgeSoupDragon
Venue: Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Market Street / Hebble End, HX7 8EU

Contact Ralph & Vitalija.

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

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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

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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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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