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WHAT'S ON: LOCAL EVENTS

in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area

Hebden Bridge events

6-20 January 2020

Greenham Common exhibition

Calder Valley CND for Peace and Justice are building on the success of their Greenham Common exhibition last year by putting on an expanded version in Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

The exhibition 'Our Greenham Common' is focused on the memories of local women who were involved in some way in Greenham Common.

The opening evening will be on 6 January and it will run until 27 January. If there is anyone local to the Calder Valley has anything that they would like to contribute please contact cath@yorkshirecnd.org.uk or on 07980 291478

Sunday 19 January 2020

Lost Chord Ensemble

7.30pm, in the Little Theatre bar, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge.

The Lost Chord Ensemble meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre. Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections.

If you are coming for the first time, please contact chris.browne@tiscali.co.uk with details of your instrument so that a pad of music can be made available.

Chris, who conducts the local Little Theatre Choir, has a wealth of light music including some of his own compositions.

Monday 20 January 2020

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

HBAF

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum (HBDAF)

Monthly Meeting

2.30 to 4.30pm on 20th January 2020, in the The Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY.

HBDAF aims to improve access for people with a wide range of disabilities in the Hebden Bridge area.

We meet on 3rd Monday of each month.

All disabled people who live in, work in or visit Hebden Bridge and the surrounding parishes are extremely welcome to tell us about access issues which affect them, or to attend the meeting, or to contact us about membership, on sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com

We welcome new members with any and every sort of disability or health condition, including people with mental health issues, dementia, chronic illness, learning disability, visual or hearing impairment and autistic people. 

You are very welcome to have a Personal Assistant, support worker or anyone else to support you at meetings, if wanted. You are welcome to attend regularly, occasionally, or for only part of the meeting, to suit your needs. Please join us!

(See also: Access in Hebden Bridge)

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Glee Unions

Singing and Socialism in 19th and 20th century Yorkshire

Dr David Baker

Glee Clubs

The formation and spread of glee clubs in the north of England, especially Halifax and district in the late Victorian and Edwardian period, provided arenas where people could socialise and democratise.

David has had an illustrious career as a musician and academic. He founded the Halifax Organ Academy and now focuses on teaching the organ.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday 24 January 2020

Survivors of Torture Fundraiser

7.45pm

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

This 65 minute performance is a result of extensive research into the dark world of state-sanctioned torture and its stark impact on victims, perpetrators, families and those who collude in the ‘process’.

Immersive in style, Feeding the Darkness frames verbatim monologues, and dramatic monologues based on true stories, duologues, poetry and testimonies which challenge our ignorance and avoidance of this sensitive and disturbing subject.

It features such wide-ranging material as the experiences of the mother of Private Lynddie England (court-marshalled for her role in the abuse of Abu Ghraib detainees), that of a Kurdish asylum seeker at an appeal tribunal, and the role of trained medical professionals in state sanctioned torture, amongst many others.

Feeding the Darkness is on at the Little Theatre, for one night only, Friday 24 January 2020, starting at 7.45pm (doors open 7pm).

Tickets are £10, and are available from the Bookcase, Market Street, Hebden Bridge, and from The Little Bird Café, 53 Halifax Road, Todmorden.

This production has been commissioned by Q-CAT (Quaker Concern for the Abolition of Torture) and is raising money for the Survivors of Torture Activity Fund.

To book a performance or for further information please contact Journeymen Theatre

Proceeds go to Survivors of Torture Fund.

Friday 24 January 2020

RiseUp4Rojava Benefit DJ Night

The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Tickets £8 Waged, £5 Unwaged
Doors open 9pm

Come check out the sleek selections of hip hop, reggae, balkanbeat, afrobeat, funk and the like from the delectable vinyl crates of Manchester DJ crew Seven Seasons. They will be spinning politically conscious floor fillers to raise the roof for Rojava. Shake away those January blues and bounce towards a new year of anti-fascist internationalism with us!

We will be sending all money raised to Heyva Sor (Red Crescent) – the only remaining NGO providing vital medical aid in Rojava, Northern Syria.

To find out more about the current situation in Rojava head to the website or Facebook.

Thursday 30 January 2020

Picture-house

John Shuttleworth's Back!

​John will be taking to the stage once again in 2020 for a fifty plus date UK tour - his first in three years!

John Shuttleworth

‘John Shuttleworth's Back’... is giving him trouble...

Years of strenuous DIY, not to mention playing his organ whilst perched upon a multi pack of Diet Sprite with no lumber support, has taken its toll. But - ever the trouper - John returns to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious 'back' stories), pausing only to reapply his deep heat rub! 

Friday 31 January 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Worried about a will? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk

Friday 31 January 2020

Chantel McGregor - Acoustic Blues & Ballads Concert

Wadsworth Community Centre - Friday 31st January - Doors 6:45

Chantel McGregor has been performing live gigs since the age of 12, achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music at Leeds College of Music, whilst also receiving the college’s coveted musician of the year award.

She is currently writing for her third studio album, and is also working on an acoustic album. Her music not only salutes contemporary rock but also shows her transition from conventional Blues to a harder bigger bolder rock sound with progressive influences 

We are delighted that she will be playing a solo acoustic show for us as part of Independent Venue Week 2020, and this promises to get 2020 off to a cracking start. 

Check her out here

As usual  there’ll be Real Ales, Pie and Peas and a warm welcome.

Doors at 6:45 and show starts at 7:45.

Tickets £14 (U17 and NUS cardholders half price). Contact Derek on 07890 205980, Martin on 01422 344458 or wegottickets.com

Saturday 1 February 2020

The Runaways with Director Q&A

Hebden Bridge Picture House
4.30pm (doors 4.15pm)

The Runaways

When misguided father of three, Reith (Mark Addy) passes away, his children, Angie (Molly Windsor), Polly (Macy Shackleton) and Ben (Rhys Connah), are left to cope alone; Angie acting as surrogate mother.

As Whitby, the coastal town where they live, closes up for winter their Uncle Blythe (Lee Boardman) suddenly returns from prison, harbouring a grudge over a long-standing family debt. With no other option Angie is forced to go on the run with her siblings and two of the family’s donkeys.

After a desperate scrabble through the alleyways of Whitby, the three children escape in to the harsh landscape and wilderness of the North York Moors. Here Angie begins an odyssey, the search for their estranged mother Maggie (Tara Fitzgerald).

With Blythe in close pursuit, the children and donkeys venture west across the country, crossing paths with chancers, thieves, and a boy on a horse named Toby (James Senneck).

Angie ever resilient, forces the family on despite the hardships, ever hopeful of meeting the mother she’s idolised since birth, but what if she doesn’t live up to expectations? Through the many lessons learnt along the way, Angie, and their siblings discover for better or worse, what it truly means to be a family.

This screening will be followed with a Q&A with Director, Richard Heap. This is Richard Heap’s debut fiction feature film. He has previously been twice BAFTA long-listed and nominated for Grierson Award

 Advance tickets available here

Saturday 1 February 2020

A Day of Yantra & Mandala

Learn to draw Gayatri Yantra with yoga teacher and artist Helena Turner. A sacred symbol representing wholeness, they can be used as a meditation tool when complete. Suitable for all, you will be guided step by step through the construction & painting of Gayatri Yantra. All equipment will be provided. Saturday 1st February 10:00-4:00pm @ The Todfellows Space, Todmorden. Cost is £45.

More info

Saturday 1 February 2020

Text & Drugs & Rock n Roll
Simon Warner, Heath Common & Nick Hall

Wadsworth Community Centre - 2:30 to 4:30
Words, Songs and the Beat Generation

Join author Simon Warner, Beat Poet, journalist Heath Common and singer-songwriter Nick Hall for an intriguing conversation with live music exploring the relationship between the writings of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, amongst others and the consequent musical legacy which has infused generations of music makers including Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Tom Waits and Sonic Youth to name but a few. 

“If Jack Kerouac came from Manchester he’d be Heath Common”

Nick Hall has been described as “Yorkshire’s answer to Bruce Springsteen”

Simon Warner: “At long last an electrifying exploration of the Beat Generation writers and the wild guitarists and poetic songwriters who transformed world culture,” Jonah Raskin, counterculture historian.

Saturday 1st February 2:30 to 4:30.

Bar, real ale, tea, coffee etc. Doors 2:00

Tickets £7       

07890 205980, 07731 661053 or wegottickets

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Calderdale Green Party public meeting

Climate Emergency

Clair Gough, Tyndall Centre, Manchester University

Cllr Scott Patient, Calderdale Cabinet Member for climate change and environment

Clair will focus on how we can reach net zero emissions

Scott will look at work on the climate emergency in Calderdale

All welcome
7.30 pm
Kava Kafe, 31A Rochdale Road
Todmorden

calderdale.greenparty.org.uk

Thursday 6 February 2020

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Kirklees Badger Protection Group

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners next meeting will be on Thursday 6th February 2020 at 7.30pm at Mytholmroyd Community and Leisure Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd,Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF when there will be a talk by Adrian Potter of  Kirklees Badger Protection Group.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

Further information can be found at www.cvog.org or by phoning 01422 846173

Friday 7 February 2020

Hand Embroidery drop in workshops

Every Friday in February
10am to 12pm
Word of Mouth, Hebden Bridge
£10 per session

A series of relaxed hand embroidery workshops to develop or build your skills. Perfect for starting a new project or trying out a range of techniques. Lots of support and inspiration on offer! 

Please bring your own fabric and threads if possible, although all materials available to get you started. You can come to as many or few sessions as you wish. Contact me to book a place or if you have any questions. 

My personal work can be viewed on Instagram @sewsaima

Friday 7 February 2020

Hebden Bridge Portrait Club

The first 4  Hebden Bridge Portrait Club events will be 11.00-13.00 on Fridays 7,14, 21 and 28 February in the arts school room at Arts Mill. If the club is a success, we can roll it out through the rest of the year.

At Portrait Club, we’ll take turns to be both artists and models. Modelling will be clothed and will be poses of up to 40 minutes, depending on what everyone wants in any given session. The focus of Portrait Club is on depicting the head, so most models will choose to be sitting.

Please bring along a willingness to be a model, £5 to cover room hire and your own materials. You can draw, paint or sculpt – it’s up to you. We’ll provide the space, easels and hot drinks.

Please email to reserve a place and for any more information. 

Friday 7 February 2020

Open Mic - Heptonstall

White Lion Pub, Heptonstall - From 8.30pm.

All performers guaranteed a slot!

Friendly soundman (Mark) on hand to help you set up and sort out the twiddly bits on PA system.

Come on down and have a go, or just show up and drink in the atmos. And drink beer.

Saturday 8 February 2019

Heptonstall Repair Cafe

Repair Workshop

10am - 1pm. Heptonstall Junior School Friendly volunteers at Heptonstall Repair Cafe can advise and help with repairs to electrical, mechanical, computer, clothing & textiles, toys and bikes. Tool & knife sharpening also available.

List of professional repair shops/alterations services for repairs too complex/large to undertake on the day. Donations welcome. 

Tea & Coffee and delicious cakes on sale. Taking place every 2nd Saturday of the month (except Easter/Aug) at Heptonstall School 10 - 1.00. Supported by Calderdale Council Small Grants. 

Let us know what you plan to bring along on Facebook @Heptonstall Repair Cafe.

If you are coming up from Hebden Bridge, rather than drive, if what you're bringing is small enough to come on the bus, there are 2 buses an hour number 596 leaving cinema bus stop at 12 past and 42 past the hour. Parking and disabled access available at the school. 

Wednesday 12 February 2020

The Alan Petford Annual Memorial Lecture

Causes and cawseys

Making and repairing highways through the Wakefield manor court, 1550 – 1700

Murray Seccombe

Causes and cawseys

It can be difficult to find out much about local roads and how they were looked after before parish and turnpike trust records in the 1700s. The Wakefield court leet records provide an exceptional – possibly unique – record of complaints, repairs and local office holding in the townships of Halifax parish in the turbulent years of Elizabethan and Stuart England. This lecture will discuss the place of highway policy and practice in the transition from manorial regulation to governance through the parish and county.

Murray is Secretary of Hebden Bridge Local History Society, in the throes of doing his PhD at Lancaster University, researching road administration in the South Pennines, c. 1550-1800, with a special emphasis on aspects of social development and local governance. His background was in the not-for-profit transport sector, and he has lived and walked in Hebden Bridge area for 35 years.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday 14 February 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Legal problems? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk

Saturday 15 February 2020

Cris Williamson:  The Changer and the Changed - did it change you?

Jan Bridget's audio collection (1987-1997) has recently been acquired by Lancashire Archive.  

Part of the collection includes an interview with Cris Williamson, American lesbian feminist singer, song writer, musician, from when she toured the UK in 1988.  

Cris' LP The Changer and the Changed changed a lot of women's lives.  Jan will be talking about Cris' visit, playing an extract from the interview and a couple of tracks from her LP and asking participants to share their experiences of how women's music helped them.  

It is part of LGBT History Month.  2-4 pm, Todmorden Library.

Saturday 15 February 2020

February Saturday Live

The line up includes Fishing for Compliments and Terri Logan and Chris Manley. Hope Baptist Church

Saturday 22 February 2020

Hebden Bridge Lit and Sci Society

Lit nd SciPeterloo and its aftermath - A Yorkshire perspective

Lit and Sci lecture with Malcolm Chase, Emeritus Professor of Social History at the University of Leeds and one of Britain’s most renowned social historians. His lecture will be on what took place in Yorkshire in the period between the Peterloo massacre in Manchester (1819) and the start of the Chartist movement (c. 1838).

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Skipton’s First World War POW Camp

Anne Buckley

Skipton’s First World War POW Camp

Anne will share the fascinating stories she discovered in translating a book written by sixty German officers after their release from the POW camp in Skipton. The men included naval captains, U-boat officers and airmen as well as foot soldiers. The project has attempted to include the story of the camp in the history of Skipton, including archaeology in residents’ gardens.

Anne Buckley is a Lecturer in German & Translation Studies at the University of Leeds. She has been working with the Heritage Lottery Funded project ‘Craven and the First World War’, based at Craven Museum in Skipton, where she lives, close to the site of the First World War training and POW camp.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday 28 February 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Worried about a will? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk

Saturday 29 February 2020

Cultivating a Yoga Home Practice

Want to practice yoga at home? This is a great way to start. A practical and interactive day, there will be guided practice along with time to discuss and share ideas. Key elements of a home practice with handouts to take away. Suita ble for students with some experience of yoga. Saturday 29th Ferbuary 10:00-4:00pm. Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge. Cost £40. 

Book now

Saturday 29 February 2020

CVOG Potato Day 2020

CVOG Potato Day is on Saturday 29th February 10.00am to 2.00pm at  Mytholmroyd Community and Leisure Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF.

Admission £1 includes entry to Potato Raffle. 41 varieties (organic & non-organic) @ 15p per tuber.

Pre-order service for 17 varieties.

  • children’s activities
  • information
  • organic cheese
  • jams
  • compost stall
  • onion sets & shallots
  • CVOG Plant, Books & Sundries stall
  • food & drink@ Cafe

More information, catalogue and order form for postal pre-orders for collection at the event, Tel 01422 846173, email info@cvog.org or visit www.cvog.org

29 February 2020

Human Library

Human Library

1-5pm

Ground Floor, Hope Baptist Church

A WorldWide movement for Social Change. Listen to real people of all backgrounds sharing their extraordinary life stories. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. We invite you to ‘borrow’ a Human book for 25 minutes of story/dialogue. The stories that are shared by the human books cover many subject areas.

The Human Library is in 70 countries and it builds a positive framework for conversation. The aim is to challenge our preconceived stereotypes and prejudices and encourage understanding and empathy.

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Celebrating our woodland heritage

Chris Atkinson

Celebrating our woodland heritage

Woodlands in the South Pennines have until now received only minimal attention concerning their development and use through human history. Since 2017 communities across the South Pennines have been working to change this. Led by Pennine Prospects as part of the National Lottery Heritage Funded project and supported by the University of Bradford, volunteers have undertaken 38 archaeological woodland surveys and 5 excavations, all of which have aimed to improve our understanding of the role of woodlands in human history.

Chris Atkinson is an archaeologist with many years’ experience in community archaeology and landscape surveys. As Heritage and Landscape Development Manager at Pennine Prospects, he has played a leading role in the ‘Celebrating our woodland heritage’ project. He is also Honorary Visiting Lecturer in the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences at the University of Bradford.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday 13 March 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Legal problems? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk

Saturday 14 March 2019

Heptonstall Repair Cafe

Repair Workshop

10am - 1pm. Heptonstall Junior School Friendly volunteers at Heptonstall Repair Cafe can advise and help with repairs to electrical, mechanical, computer, clothing & textiles, toys and bikes. Tool & knife sharpening also available.

List of professional repair shops/alterations services for repairs too complex/large to undertake on the day. Donations welcome. 

Tea & Coffee and delicious cakes on sale. Taking place every 2nd Saturday of the month (except Easter/Aug) at Heptonstall School 10 - 1.00. Supported by Calderdale Council Small Grants. 

Let us know what you plan to bring along on Facebook @Heptonstall Repair Cafe.

If you are coming up from Hebden Bridge, rather than drive, if what you're bringing is small enough to come on the bus, there are 2 buses an hour number 596 leaving cinema bus stop at 12 past and 42 past the hour. Parking and disabled access available at the school. 

Saturday 14 March 2020

Dreaming Valleys

Birchcliffe Centre, HB, 9.15-5.30.  

"A day of engagements with topography, history and folklore, in words, music and song", featuring Alison Cooper (Magpahi), Mark Williamson (Spaceship), Kelly Starling, John Billingsley, Jennie Bailey, Andy Roberts and Mark Valentine.

Tickets £20 from www.northernearth.co.uk

Saturday 21 March 2020

Mayor’s Fundraiser Ceilidh 2020

You are invited to attend the Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council's Charity Ceilidh at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Saturday 21st March 2020. All funds raised on the evening are going to the Mayor's Charity this year, CROWs (Community Rights of Way Service).

The event starts at 7.30pm (with dancing from 8pm). The entertainment and ceilidh band are Peaceworks, joining us for a second year. Tickets include a Pie and Peas supper (note that vegetarian options are available). A licenced bar is available on the evening.

Support a fantastic charity and enjoy an evening of great music, dancing and food!

Tickets are priced £12 and include supper too, available via Ticket Source or Hebden Royd Town Council office, by emailing Hebden Royd Council or phone 01422 842181.

Mayor's Ceilidh

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Common Problems

The history of common land in Northern England 1851 – 1901

Professor Angus Winchester

CommonsNorthern England contains the largest expanses of common land in the country, but this is only a fragment of the extent of the communally used land which existed before the wave of moorland enclosures in the 18th and 19th centuries. Commons were an integral part of the rural economy, providing not only essential grazing for livestock but also fuel for the hearth, building materials and other resources.

This lecture explores how past societies tried to achieve sustainable management of these shared resources on which they depended for their livelihood.

Angus Winchester is Emeritus Professor of History at Lancaster University. He has longstanding research interests in the history of upland landscapes and of common land in particular. His publications include The Harvest of the Hills: rural life in northern England and the Scottish Borders, 1400-1700 (Edinburgh University Press, 2000). He is currently working on a book on the history of common land in Britain.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday 27 March 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Worried about a will? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk

Friday 10 April 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Legal problems? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk

Friday 24 April 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Worried about a will? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk

Friday 8 May 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Legal problems? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk

8-10 May 2020

Hebden Folk Roots Festival

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival is run by a group of musicians, enthusiasts and folk-loving people. They all live in and around Hebden Bridge. This festival has been created organically, bringing in a wonderful mix of dancers and musicians.

Friday 29 May 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Worried about a will? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk

Friday 12 June

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Legal problems? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk

Friday 26 June 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Worried about a will? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk