IFI an Incredible happening

Posted: 7.02.18 by

Written by Dan Daley
John Thompsom Partnership London

Incredible Festival of Ideas

There is an incredible happening in the Upper Calder Valley this midsummer to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Incredible Edible Todmorden (IET) and fifteen years since the Yorkshire Forward Upper Calder Valley Renaissance process which has catalysed so much positive change in the valley. IET is teaming up with the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival to run the first Incredible Festival of Ideas. The Festival is going to be a celebration of people coming together to improve where they live through creativity and kindness. It’s going to be a celebration of the Valley, linking up the towns from Todmorden to Halifax to show people what’s possible through collaboration.

A whole range of people came together for the first organising meetup in January hosted by the inspirational Mary Clear, co-founder of Incredible Edible. Ideas include everything from placemaking and resilient communities conferences, to food and wellbeing and celebrations of the summer solstice.

The dates are set, the venues are booked, and much of the programming is taking shape. Stay tuned for more info. In the meantime, mark your calendars – 21 – 24 June 2018. More details to come!

Check out Mary’s blog from the last meeting here

You can also read the UCV Renaissance report here

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