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Ralph & Vitalija in Hebden Bridge / Calderdale, West Yorkshire
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- updated 14 Nov. 2018 -               BBC Weather Forecast Hebden Bridge

Autumn in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
The hills are alive - above Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, home of Ralph & Vitalija

   Ralph & Vitalija
in Hebden Bridge

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NEWS & Events with Ralph & Mo'unisa (Vitalija) in Hebden Bridge:

Humans Of Hebden Bridge Taizé harmony singing s & with candle& silence EVERY Tuesday 10:45am with Ralph:
NEW web site: => Taizé harmony singing

An interview with Ralph in Hebden Bridge, November 2017: visithebdenbridge.com/humans-hebden-bridge

Wed 14 Nov: FREE HUGS at The Town Hall reception 2:15 - 5pm in Hebden Bridge with Ralph

Thu 22 Nov & 6 Dec & 20 Dec 2018
'Sacred Activists' - open Heart Sharing group, 10:30-12noon

Hebden Bridge, @ Ralph's home
"Shared sorrow is half sorrow, shared joy is double Joy" (German saying)

Sun 2 Dec Hebden Bridge: "Hallelujah! Preparing for the Light" Peace Dances with Ralph, 4pm - 6pm
(1st SUNday / month) in the Riverside Community Room Hebden Bridge. Details and more

Wed 12 & 19th Dec: FREE HUGS at The Town Hall reception 2:15 - 5pm in Hebden Bridge with Ralph

Fri 21 Dec Hebden Bridge: Winter Solstice Celebration with Peace Dances, Jilani, Ralph & Robert & a bring & share feast, 7-9pm @ Hope Baptist Chapel. Details and more

peace dance circle, hugging

Fri 30 Dec 2018 - Sun 2 January 2019: Birmingham: Year End Treat: Dancing into the New Year with Faith & Joy - with Ralph @ 'Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre'

Massive price reduction this year! Begin: 6:15pm. End: 2pm
A stay at Woodbrooke with large park, lake, labyrinth and more is a REAL treat.
Full catering with lots of choices for each meal + tea breaks.
“Fall into your heart”, holding hands, honouring various religions / spiritual traditions, moving and chanting in a circle. Simple words, simple movements, attuning to love, harmony and beauty: dancing inter-faith. A joyful and powerful experience of oneness, freeing the voice. We move, breathe and sing together - like one organism, like a cell in the body, remembering being part of something much bigger than the small self. No singing or dancing experience is required. See photos from last year.
Videos of us dancing @ Woodbrooke: www.youtube.com/RainbowDanceUK
MASSIVE discount! Only £165 Residential Fee (instead of £345), and only £85 Non-Residential Fee (instead of £240)
Booking & details: www.woodbrooke.org.uk

"Art B&B Mason Street"

Hebden Bridge, central & quiet

Room available
Discount for longer stay.

Check our web site with slide show:


Our big B&B room

Eat, Dance & Pray Together
With Ralph & Mo'unisa @ Loudwater Farm

"Eat, Dance & Pray Together" Dances of Universal Peace Weekend
Fri 17 - Sun 19 March 2019 with Ralph

You are cordially invited to join us for our 26th peace dance weekend @ Loudwater Farm.

Apart from peace dances, singing and silence, we also offer some walks, voice warming up, breaks to relax and digest & Angel Cards. You are cordially invited to celebrate with us and our DUP friends around London for all or part of the w/e.

=> Details & more

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

Ralph mobile: 07909 488272 - e-mail: rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com
Ralph on Facebook
Twitter: @Rainbowralph https://twitter.com (not very active) - Skype: "ralphrainbow"

Vitalija is currently in Riga. +371 20521684 (or try: +44 7733 233696) - e-mail: vitalija_zelenevska[AT]yahoo.co.uk
address: Riepnieku 4-17, Riga, LV-1684, LATVIA
Vitalija on Facebook

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

A little bit about Ralphtop of page

Ralph would love to do some occasional gardening in or around Hebden Bridge.
Ralph combines heavy gardening with German efficiency and a sense for beauty for £12,-/ hour.
Ralph has a background as a town planner in Germany. He found a more simple life style in England: since 1997 in Cambridge (working as home carer in the morning and as self employed gardener in the afternoons), including weeding, tree pruning and shaping, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, landscaping, levelling lawn and slabs etc. Since September 2012 Ralph lives in Hebden Bridge.

Ralph is engaged in local community groups and has organised the 1st Hebden Bridge Dance Festival and the second dance festival (www.HBdanceF.org.uk. Weather permitting and when he has time, Ralph offers FREE HUGS in Hebden Bridge.

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. => Some 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 other basic work in your home like painting, tiling, repairing things.

Home Care: Since December 2012 Ralph has been working as a personal assistant in Hebden Bridge: "home care with heart" for £12,-/ hour, including other jobs in and around the house, cleaning, tidying up, shopping and personal care, 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's & Vitalija's favourite groups and interests in Hebden Bridge         top of page

Hebden Bridge Dance Festival "Hebden Bridge Dance Festival" (in October) HBdanceF.org.uk

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 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 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.

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

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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