Adventures in dance, health & happiness

Curious Motion

Curious Motion is a not-for-profit dance & arts organisation exploring the stories and experiences of the people of Calderdale, particularly in Elland and the lower-valley areas.

We exist to address inequalities and support people to live well through creative experiences that focus on health, happiness, and belonging. We believe that everyone is creative, and we place empathy and joy at the heart of our work.

Projects include Brews & Grooves, our over 55s dance programme, Welland, our annual arts and wellbeing celebration in Elland, curious e-motion, our podcast, and the newly launched Elland’s Happiness Lab.

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Curious Motives

A pink circle with 'health & happiness' written inside.
A green circle with 'addressing inequalities' written inside.
A hello circle with 'community, connection, and inclusion' written inside
A blue circle with 'empathy, creativity, & joy' written inside.

Elland’s Happiness Lab

The first measure of happiness in a small town in the UK through the arts!

From November 2021 until August 2022, Elland’s Happiness Lab will explore what happiness means to the people of Elland through a programme of accessible creative activity.

We’ll be dancing, writing, singing, walking, and more with the people of Elland and the surrounding areas. The Happiness Lab is for everyone – all ages, heritage backgrounds, life experiences, people who live here, people who work here, people who have newly discovered Elland!

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Join in – Classes

Curious e-Motion Podcast – out now!

Art and culture bring colour to our world. And what are art and culture without the people that create it, shape it, present it, and enjoy it?

Join us as we delve into the lives of fascinating, creative, inspiring people. We explore what it means to live, love, and thrive in these overwhelming days. Through our guest interviews, we uncover ways that will help you navigate life; leaving you feeling more inspired and empowered, and remembering that you are not alone.

Series 2 explores the values we hold at Curious Motion – artistry, compassion, curiosity, empathy, inclusion and integrity. Tune in to find out more!

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Recent News

  • Comic style icon that says 'We have been shortlisted for a community spirit award - arts & culture'

We’re A Finalist!

November 21st, 2021|

✨We're delighted to have made the finals in the Arts & Culture Category of the Community Spirit Awards ✨ [...]