June 20, 2024

Our Home

In this episode of Calder Navigation, we’re passing the microphone to five incredible individuals: Musa, Sofayne, Hazel, Hina and Abdelhameed who are people seeking sanctuary in the UK. Released on World Refugee Day and celebrating the 2024 Refugee Week theme of ‘Our Home’.

May 30, 2024

Geoff Amos

Geoff invites us to stroll down memory lane, regaling us with tales of his childhood in Sowerby Bridge. He shares the enduring impact his childhood has had on his life, including how he’s lived through immense changes in the town and in our general way of life.

April 25, 2024

Adrian Bell

Welcome to series 2! Our guest this episode is Adrian Bell, the Integration Programme Manager at St Augustine Centre in Halifax. St Augustine’s is at the forefront of combatting loneliness and isolation for individuals seeking sanctuary in Calderdale, and Adrian shares how the centre fosters a sense of belonging, particularly the transformative power of sport in supporting people rebuilding their lives.

October 12, 2023

Hayley Doherty

The final episode of the first season of Calder Navigation! Multi-talented Hayley is an Actor and jazz singer. She has lived in a narrowboat for 11 years and in this episode tells us all about it, including frequently asked questions!

October 5, 2023

Shared Landscapes

This episode is about sharing experiences from people who have come to Calderdale from other countries. A common connection seems to be the similar landscapes that Calderdale shares with other countries, in this case Syria and Iran – we explore this in this episode with members of the Curious Motion community.

September 28, 2023

Liz Leach Murphy

In this episode, Sam is joined by Liz Leach Murphy. Liz founded the social enterprise Imagineer in 2009 to take her work in health and social care further. In this chat, Liz shares experiences from her career and the difference she aims to make.

September 21, 2023

Christine Martin

This week, we’re joined by Christine Martin, the brilliant artist behind Kissy Colour Art and Crafts. For years, her paintbrushes patiently collected cobwebs and dust until the undeniable need for creative expression could no longer be contained.

August 10, 2023

This Here Land…

Today we transport you into the world of live dance! One of our dancers, Matt Lackford, will take you on an audio journey through ‘This Here Land…’ – a dance piece we created for Welland.

August 3, 2023

Jim Souper

Let’s go for a walk along the Calder and Hebble Navigation! This week, I’m chatting to Jim Souper, one of Curious Motion’s volunteers. He helps run our walking sessions, and is an avid nature photographer.

July 27, 2023

Compassion in Action

This week’s episode of Calder Navigation is all about compassion, and was recorded live at our Compassion in Action event in Elland to celebrate Refugee Week 2023.

July 20, 2023

Joanne Douglas

Join us today as this week’s guest, Joanne Douglas, takes us on a compelling voyage through her advocacy work, where stories transform into instruments of change.

July 13, 2023

Caroline Seabourne

In this episode, Caroline shares her extraordinary experiences and sheds light on the power of reducing stigma, community support, and the importance of nurturing our own mental wellbeing.

July 6, 2023

Rosalind Arden

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Calder Navigation, where we have the pleasure of introducing Rosalind Arden, a somatic therapist.

June 23, 2023


Embark on this journey of exploration and connection with us as we celebrate the people of the Calder Valley and the profound tapestry of human experience. Listen to Calder Navigation’s trailer to find out more!
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