Ralph&Vitalija Hebden Br
Ralph & Vitalija in Hebden Bridge / Calderdale, West Yorkshire
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|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.
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)
Spring is in the air:
Sun 27 April (LAST Sun/month): Harmony Open Mic Hebden Bridge, 7:30 for 8PM with Ralph & others @ the White Swan pub
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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|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
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
Ideally this would be around Calder valley: Hebden Bridge, Mytholm, Mytholmroyd or Todmorden)
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
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.
Ralph & Vitalija's home & contact in Hebden Bridge top of pageRalph 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
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
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
"As every blossom fades
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