Collection of talent ready to ‘make and do’ at festival

The South Pennines  Make and Do runs on October 5 and 6 - and there are dozens of things to do in the Calder Valley
The South Pennines Make and Do runs on October 5 and 6 - and there are dozens of things to do in the Calder Valley

Creative collective Made In The Valley are getting ready to join others to make and do at a busy festival this weekend by organising a Meet The Makers Market.

There are dozens of events being staged in the upper Calder Valley as part of the South Pennines Making and Doing Festival on October 5 and 6, including some put on by the collective.

Made In The Valley are Amy Mellis, Rachel Johns, Katch Skinner and Sue Mellis, who enjoy sharing their skills.

At least 20 organisations or craftspeople from Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and surrounding areas are joining the market, which takes place on Saturday, October 5, at Hebden Bridge Town Hall from 11am to 4pm.

Rachel said: “When Rebecca Yorke of Pennine Prospects had the idea for the South Pennines Making and Doing Festival and gave us the opportunity to curate an event we knew it was right up our street!”

Taking part are Sue Leslie, Sakinah Haq, Rod Boyes, Anna Butler, Edyn Culverwell, Jane Ward-Heyes, Catherine Woodall, Helen Baron, Helen Brewster, Word of Mouth, Cragg Vale Bunting, the Incredible Farm, the Bakehouse Co-op, Pextenement Cheese, Green Willow Work, Sally Baker, Oxana Poberejnaia, the Tinderwood Trust, Nicola Winters, Calder Valley Soap Co/Elphin Soaps and Made in the Valley collective itself.

Between them they cover a dazzling array of crafts, goods and activities ranging from cheese and bread making to outdoor activities and poetry and drumming workshops.

For full details about what’s on at the festival, log on to www.southpennines.co.uk