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8th-22nd December 2012

Nutcracker: A magical treat for all the family

Waterfront Hall, The Town Hall

Adapted from the original tale by E.T.A Hoffmann, the story takes place on Christmas Eve, when a visit by Maria's Godfather Drosselmeier leads to untold adventures.

The tale of Nutcracker written in 1816 has fascinated and inspired
artists, composers and audiences for almost two hundred years.

The world of Nutcracker is a world of magical pleasures.

Tickets available from the Town Hall Box Office or by ringing 01422 417300. £8 and £6.

See HebWeb news

Thursday 20th December 2012

Big Ass Christmas Concert

Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, 19.00

The world may be coming to an end at midnight on Thursday 20th December (well, rumour has it...), but that won't stop the musical vibe in Hebden Bridge that night as the Big Ass Hebden Bridge Christmas Concert returns to the Trades Club in what will be its third appearance at the popular venue.

Having debuted back in 2010, the concert has grown year on year, and with the announcement of the 2012 line-up; it's set to be the biggest and best one yet. Vocalist Jess Thristan of Halifax is set to start the evening off, having just released her new EP, "Thristmas". Fall To Fly, a young, four piece alternative rock band will mark their first appearance for Big Ass Promotions.

Hebden's own Fishing For Bishops return to play in their homecoming gig, with harmonicist Isaac Rose commenting, "I'm really looking forward to it, it's going to be a slightly different line-up which should make an interesting night for our fans". Headlining are well-liked, Patrick McCallion and Small Words.

The concert is suited to all ages and music tastes with a style to suit everyone.

Tickets are just £4 in advance from www.BigAssPromotions.co.uk or £5 on the night. All proceeds go to Ravenscliffe Special School.

The evening will kick-off from 7pm and promises to be a great night, so come on down and enjoy the music! More details can be obtained from www.BigAssPromotions.co.uk

Join Big Ass Promotions, as they mark the official musical start to Christmas!

Friday 21st December 2012

Winter Solstice Celebrations

There will be a global transition meditation in the marquee in the park on Fri 21st at 11:11.

Please come before 11AM - we plan to focus on the theme of "gratitude".

The meditation will be followed by a peace dance, labyrinth walking (no shoes - please bring additional socks!) and probably other join in activities, followed by hot soup (Soup Dragon at Holme Arts Community Centre).

Contact: Michelle on 07891 696813

More info

 

22nd & 23rd December 2012

Christmas Craftaganza Craft Fair

A large selection of Hand-made Crafts; Art, Jewellery, Knitwear, Origami, Pottery, Wood Turning and more..
Made by Local Artists and Crafts people.

Cafe serving delicious homemade food.
Dog friendly and wheelchair access.

10-4pm
Holme Street Arts Centre (next to the Post Office)

Free Admission

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Saturday 22 December 2012

Dave Nelson’s Christmas Singalong

Wainsgate

It’s that time of year again. Time that is, for Dave Nelson’s Christmas Singalong: a community tradition going back more than 20 years. It’s taken place at various venues but for the last few years it’s been at Wainsgate Chapel, or rather, in the Sunday School.

Read more. (12 Dec)

Saturday 22nd December 2012

Gezellig Christmas Party Jam

Jamie L, Aunty Ju Ju, Jimmy Gezellig & Denaji providing a seasonal smorgasbord of fine musical to shake your baubles to.

6pm till 2am

Antiks Roadshow
The Hole in The Wall
Hebden Bridge

Free entry

Sunday 23rd December 2012

Great Rock Co-op Pop-up Shop

10am - 4pm at Staups Lea Farm, Staups Lane, Higher Eastwood, OL14 8RR.

Top quality locally produced food.

There'll be the warmest of welcomes, things to taste and a glass of mulled local cider to bring a festive glow to your cheeks.

A great range of products, plus some Christmas specials:

Pork, lamb, chicken and duck products - sausages, chipolatas, bacon, ham, paté

Pextenement cheeses

A range of jams, pickles and chutneys

Christmas specials like mini Christmas cakes, biscuits and festive breads

Beautiful hand made items from local arts and crafts people.

A not-for-profit co-operative shop, we open officially in March 2013. Here's youR chance to meet the team, tell us what you'd like in your shop and ask lots of questions. Best of all, you can buy fantastic food and support our very own local producers.

Only a 10 minute walk from the Blackshaw Head bus stop.

Monday 24th December 2012

Carols in the Square

6.30pm

Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th December

Zeitgeist Pop-Up Christmas Shop

For four days only, Jane Revitt, Lesley Fallais, Andy Pointon and friends are creating a Christmas gift shop. A delightful, eclectic mix of paintings, prints, cushions, decorations and carefully chosen objects will be for sale.

Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th December
11am to 6pm.

In the attic above Zeitgeist Hair Salon, Carlton Street, Hebden Bridge.

More info

Friday December 14th 2012

Open Mic Night - from 7pm

Wadsworth Community Centre is holding an "Open Mic Night" on Friday December 14th.

Calling all young performers!!!

If you're under 18, can sing, dance, recite, perform comedy or play an instrument, either solo or as part of a group, then the outlook has just got brighter.

Organiser Carolyne Warren is accepting entries on a "First come, first served" basis and entries are already rolling in.

"We are aiming to give our young entertainers in the upper valley a stage on which to showcase their talents. There will be a bar and supper available so it promises to be a memorable evening" Carolyne told the HebWeb.

"The entry fee for performers is just £1.00 and members of the audience will pay just £2.00. This looks like it will be a popular event".

Ringing Carolyne on 01422 842122 is the best way to guarantee a slot. But if you just turn up on the night you'll still be fitted in if there is time.

Venue: Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town HX7 8RY

Saturday 15th December

Christmas Craftaganza Craft Fair

A large selection of Local Crafts; Art, Jewellery, Knitwear and more..
Made by Local Artists and Crafts people.

Cafe serving delicious homemade food.
Dog friendly and wheelchair access.
10-4pm
Holme Street Arts Centre (next to the Post Office)

FREE Admission

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Sunday 16th December 2012

Winter Arts Market, Christmas Fair and Cyber Café Launch

Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town
12 noon – 5.00 pm

Perfect chance to get your Christmas presents early from many of our local artists. Also fun for the kids, Secret Santa stall, carol singing and the chance to find out what our young people have been working on in their Cyber Café.

For more information please contact Anna:

NB: If you are an artist/maker and would like to take part, tables are still available.

Monday 17th December 2012

Remembrance Carol Service

Local funeral directors, Robertshaw Greenwood and Valley Funeral Service are holding their annual Remembrance Carol Service. It will be held on Monday 17th December, 7pm at St James' Church, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge.

It is chance for our community to get together and remember the loved ones we have lost. We will have Christmas Trees at the front of church where stars can be attached with messages for our late nearest and dearest. Donations will be collected for The Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

Following the service, we will be hosting refreshments in the St Johns' room where all can enjoy complimentary mince pies, orange juice and sherry.

This invitation is not just for our clients, everyone is welcome and anyone at all can call in at the branches and write messages on our Christmas tree stars.

Chris, Philip, Pam, Trish and Kate hope to see you there!

Tuesday 18th December 2012

The Secret History Monologues

George Murphy performs monologues from his series, 'The Secret History of Upper Calder', on 18th December for Drystone Radio, (FM 106.9) at lunchtime from 12 to 1pm.

This internet radio service has an audited audience of 60,000 regular listeners. The tales include 'A Monologue about a Bog', 'Fiery Jack', 'The Yorkshire Don Juan' and other tales based on the underground history of our unique and fascinating area.

The monologues will feature as part of the regular Tales from the Dales programme hosted by Shaggy Dog Storytellers' own Vicky Orton, who will tell more of her collection of northern tales, ancient and modern.

Wednesday, 19th December

Stuart McCallumHX7 JAZZ

Acclaimed Manchester guitarist Stuart McCallum, performing this time with No Good Beatniks on Weds 19th December.

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Sunday 9th December 2012

Heptonstall School Christmas Fair

2-4.30pm

Join us for a festive afternoon of fun. Children can visit Santa in his grotto, enjoy the games room, and buy and wrap a gift for mum or dad in the 'Secrets Room'.

There will be a variety of stalls, including a fantastic raffle, and a cafe selling mulled wine and delicious home-made cakes and mince pies. All welcome.

Sunday 9th December 2012

The Lovenotes Christmas

A real musical treat from The Lovenotes - a festive themed acapella concert, featuring the fabulous Helen Watson. It was a sell out in Hebden last year and we've got even more gorgeous festive gems old and new, to share this year.

The Little Theatre, Hebden Bridge
7:30 (free festive refreshments)
8pm concert

Tickets available from here

£7.50 (£5.50 conc.)

More info

Wednesday 12th December 2012

Dawson CityCity in the Hills: The building of Walshaw Dean Reservoir

Corinne McDonald & Ann Kilbey

In days gone by when most people lived in scattered communities, it was possible to obtain sufficient water for their modest needs from streams and springs. Even today many remote dwellings are still supplied from springs. This lecture will tell the story behind the building of the reservoirs; the need for water; life in the navvy encampment; the railway; and Enoch Tempest, the man in charge of the work.

Both Corinne and Ann had separately considered producing a book about Dawson City. Corinne's main interest was the actual research and Ann's the images so it seemed an ideal solution for them to co-author a publication. After a series of chicken dinners, interspersed with fish and chip suppers, there followed a story what takes a look at this fascinating period in the life of this area.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 12th December 2012

Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society

"Matter Between the Stars: The Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium" - plus Christmas Cake & Mince pies.

Paul RuffleDr Paul Ruffle (Manchester

Paul is currently a visiting research fellow and SAGE-Spec research associate in the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA) at The University of Manchester. Little did he realise where studying with the OU would lead him!

A character with a combination of interests in the arts & sciences, he started his working career as a graphic artist. He will be dropping down to the valley from the Midgley area to talk to us and enjoy our Christmas Cake & Mince pies at this event.

Thursday 13th December 2012

'Just Add Wine' - Author Event

From Readers to Writers!

Most book groups are happy to just read and discuss, but after ten years, one local group decided to go one better. The result is 'Just Add Wine' an account of the past decade as seen by the members of a Calderdale book group. Dealing with the books the group discussed, their personal lives, and the resonances of events in the wider world, 'Just Add Wine' is a light hearted blend of memoir and literary criticism.

The authors will be at the Book Case, 29 Market Street Hebden Bridge at 7 pm on Thursday 13th December to sign copies and talk about how they made the transition from talking about books to becoming authors in their own right.

Mince pies and mulled wine (of course!) will be available. For more details contact the Book Case on 01422 845 353.

Thursday 6th December 2012

Watershed Landscape Project

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting takes place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 6th December at 7.30pm when Robin Gray from Pennine Prospects describes the award winning Watershed Landscape Project – conserving historic and natural environment in the South Pennines.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members. Further information can be found at www.cvog.org or by phoning 07977 929684

Saturday, 8th December 2012

Hebden Bridge Craft Fair

10am-4pm, Holme Street Arts Centre

Local artists, designers and craftspeople selling a variety of hand made items including textiles, ceramics, jewellery, wood, art, cards and more.

Come and find that unique hand crafted gift or treat yourself.
Feel free to browse, drink tea and eat some delicious homemade cake from the cafe!

Free entry

Dog friendly and wheelchair access

Tuesday 4th December 2012

Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band

Support from The Wilful Missing

Hebden Bridge Picture House - Tuesday 4th December 2012
Tickets - £16.50 adv / £18.50
Available from www.ticketweb.com, Hebden Bridge Picturehouse.

Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy are not simply two of the country's finest exponents of traditional song. With their rich, distinctive and authentic voices, mother and daughter have effortlessly engaged new audiences and admirers across two generations. Between them, Norma and Eliza and 3 Mercury Prize nominations and have both been presented with BBC Folk Singer of the Year awards (Norma in 2001, Eliza in 2003), as well as innumerable other accolades.

Norma and Eliza will be touring as a six piece band including Martin Carthy. They will be performing traditional classics as well as some unexpected gems. Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy bring all these songs to life, no matter what the origin, with their wonderfully versatile and compassionate voices.

4th December 2012

Calder Ward Forum

The next Calder Ward Forum will be on Tuesday, 4th December in the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall and residents can attend an informal drop-in from 5pm with local people being asked to share their views on the Local Plan with planning officers including commenting on what new homes, jobs and services are needed in Calderdale in the future.

The Ward Forum will open from 6:15 for a 6:45pm start and will include a presentation on the Calderdale Local Plan and report updates on local Bus Services and pedestrian safety on the A646.

In addition, for the Police and Communities Together (PACT) and Police Priorities and Open Forum sections of the meeting those present at the meeting will also be joined by residents online who will be able to ask questions and receive answers over the internet.

Local people within the Calder Ward who are unable to attend the Forum will be able to login online between 7:30pm and 8:15pm and ask questions and highlight issues in their local area and participate in those sections of the meeting.

To participate, local residents can visit this web page and sign in to ask questions at that time by clicking on the Live Now! button and there is an email reminder service available that will send you an email an hour beforehand. The online session will be available for viewing only afterwards.

28th November 2012

Support for Calderdale Central Library & Archives remaining on Northgate!

Time: 10.15 - 10.45 approx

Place: outside Calderdale Central Library & Archives, Northgate

In attendance: BBC Look North reporter & camera crew

Join DBOL & other supporters outside the Library for a short Demonstration of Support at 10.15 am on Thursday 22nd November, when it is planned that a television crew from BBC Look North will be there.

Council will vote on the Cabinet's recommendations to relocate the Central Library & Archives on Wednesday 28th November. If you haven't already contacted your councillors asking them to vote against relocation, there is still time to do so. They may not have listened to us before now.

They may ignore the fact that a majority of responders to the Ipsos MORI survey agreed that 'CL&A should stay where they are'.

But people in Calderdale who care about OUR Library and Archives have not given up yet!!

See HebWeb Forum thread for more info about the issues.

28th November 2012

Lament for the Mills Lament for the Mills

Robert Cockcroft

This presentation will draw richly on something that, strictly speaking, should never have happened: the free access to machinery-filled workspaces that was afforded to the children of one mill-owning family in the mid twentieth century. Accompanied by a display of family documents, linked to a wide range of oral histories from family legends to funny stories, and acknowledging the wonderful help that our speaker received at every stage, his talk will celebrate the community of the mills – from the managing Director to the seemingly casual employee. It will end with a selective reading of his poems.

Robert Cockcroft was educated in Walsden, going on through boarding schools to Cambridge and London, and culminating in a PhD on Christopher Marlowe. He lectured at the University of Nottingham from 1965 till 2002, specialising in rhetoric, epic, seventeenth century poetry and sea literature.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

November 28th to December 16th 2012

Winter Art Fair

Arts Mill

Artsmill Gallery, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge
Admission Free. For further information call 01422 843413
email: artsmill@lindenmill.co.ukwww.artsmill.org

We regret that we currently have no wheelchair access.

Thursday 29 November 2012

Right Up Your Street

10.00am to 2.00pm

Todmorden Central Methodist Church, Bramsche Square (by the side of the market carpark)

Over 20 organisations, under one roof, giving advice about services, social activities and volunteering opportunties in the Upper Calder Valley, including: Incredible Edible, HOUR car scheme, University of the 3rd Age, Upper Valley District Nursing team, Alzheimers Society, Calderdale Carers Project, Calderdale Council's Home Energy, UpBeat and Handyperson Schemes.

Official opening at 10.00am by The Mayor of Todmorden, Councillor Abid Hussain.

Free hot drinks and soup.

Admission free

Thursday 29 November 2012

Hebden Bridge Christmas Tree Lights Switch On

5:30pm in St Georges Square.  Father Christmas and the Mayor of Hebden Royd will flick the switch at  5:45pm. With carols, music from the Hebden Bridge Junior Band and Father Christmas giving our sweets to the children this is sure to put you in the Christmas Spirit.

Stay in town for the spectacular Valley of Lights event, pop up markets and late night shopping.

Thursday 29 November 2012

Valley of Lights

Valley of Lights Processions

Free lantern workshops, Parades in Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Tod, Valley of Lights Night Bike Light Ride and more.

Latest info and maps

Friday, 30th November 2012

The Railway - re-opening

The Railway on New Road is finally opening.

Keith and Sharon would like to thank all customers for their support in what has been a very trying time and look forward to serving customers old and new on Friday 30th November.

Friday, 30th November 2012

Shaggy Dog Storytellers Clubnight

Due to the sudden illness of folksinger and storyteller Feargal Lynn, the final Shaggy Dog Storytellers Club Night of 2012 at Stubbing Wharf will be an evening of Stories From the Floor.

So audience members will have their chance to share stories, poems and anecdotes with the well known stalwarts of the club: Christine McMahon, Ursula Holden Gill, Rod Dimbleby, Sean O'Sha, Vicky Orton and George Murphy.

Travelling troubadour and raconteur Keith Donnelly will join them and the whole evening will - as usual - be amiably overseen by M.C. and former P.C. Richard Hemingway. The event is on Friday, 30th November and stories start from 8pm (arrive early to be sure of the best seats).

Saturday 1st December 2012

Inkfolk Christmas Market

10-5

Machpelah Mill (basement), Station Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AU

Inkfolk is hosting a Christmas market where you can come and find a whole load of vintage clothing, original vinyl, unique artwork, one-off furniture pieces, modern crafts, trinkets, treasures and much, much more!

There will also be mulled cider and festive treats for one and all. The more the merrier!

Saturday 1st December 2012

Mytholmroyd Christmas Tree Lights Switch On

St Michaels Square, Mytholmroyd

The event will start at 5:00pm with the switch on at 5:15pm. Prizes will also be presented to local children with an artistic flair who have designed new Christmas features for Mytholmroyd. With music, singing and lots of fun.

Valley of Lights

Stay in town for the spectacular Valley of Lights event, pop up markets and late night shopping.

Latest info and maps

Karen Darke to turn on Mytholmroyd Christmas lights! Karen, Olympic Paralympic medalist, grew up in Mytholmroyd and went to Calder High School. Read more (29 Nov)

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December

Open Studios

Brooklyn Studios invite you to The Art Lounge.

11am - 5pm
See the Art, meet the Artists, enjoy our mulled cider.

Brooklyn Studios
Unit, 3
38, Hangingroyd Lane

Saturday 1 December 2012

High Hopes . . . in dark times

An evening of song with
BRADFORD WOMEN SINGERS
at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6LU

8 - 10 pm (doors open 7.30)

Tickets £5 (£4 concessions)

Bookings and information:
singers@bradfordwomensingers.org.uk
07951776278

Saturday 1 December 2012

High Hopes....in dark times

An evening of song with
Bradford Women Singers
at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6LU

8 - 10 pm (doors open 7.30)

Tickets £5 (£4 concessions)

Bookings and information
07951 776278

Sunday 2nd December 2012

Elliotts Antique Fair

Sunday 2nd December 2012 Held at Mytholmroyd community centre Caldene ave. Over 30 of the North's top dealers selling a complete range of quality antiques and collectables 8am to 4pm.

Entry £1 concessions 50p .Onsite cafe serving excellent home cooked food.Well worth a visit.

Sunday 2nd December 2012

Harmony Open Mic Farewell

Harmony acapella singing

Come and sing or listen!
We welcome groups of two or more singers
Relaxed, friendly atmosphere

8.30 pm
Upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf
Hebden Bridge

Free!

The last of the year ....
Contact: Richard 07940 850328

13 October 2012 until early 2013

Speaking Tubes

Speaking Tubes is the latest installation created by IOU. Sound travels around a ring of steel air ducting tubes and giant cones, spilling out into special listening zones.

Visitors can move around and explore the sculpture creating their own aural journey.

Speaking Tubes is inspired by the extraordinary sound of high velocity vortex ring travelling through the atmosphere.

Sounds created by contemporary music composer Yannis Kyriakides fill the sculpture, producing an exhilarating visual and aural experience.

At Dean Clough, Halifax from 13 October 2012 until early 2013. Admission Free.

Sunday 2nd December

HEBDEN BRIDGE WI WONDERFUL WINTER RAG MARKET

Held in the Town Hall on Sunday 2nd December from 11 am til 4pm, the Wonderful Winter Rag Market is the place for all your Christmas Crafting needs!

The Rag Market is a wonderful opportunity to rummage through a glorious mixture of fabrics, wools, craft materials, books, and lots more - everything for the keen maker and crafter. Some new and some surplus to requirements, all at bargain prices. Come and rummage through several attics and find some treasures for making Christmas presents, decorations and cards! There is something for everyone, artist, knitter, card maker and sewer alike.

HEBDEN BRIDGE WI WONDERFUL WINTER RAG MARKET

We are also having a visit from Mother Christmas – a regular member of the North Pole Branch of the WI, Mother Christmas has offered to come along and take messages and Christmas requests from children and promises to pass them on to her Husband, who, as we all know, is terribly busy at this time of year! Children can also have a go at a craft activity or two, and maybe have their faces painted with a Festive theme!

There will be refreshments available, and a WI produce stall with Festive goodies to take home!

Entry into the Rag Market is 50p for Adults. Accompanied children free.

For more information take a look at our Facebook page; Hebden Bridge WI Rag Market

The Waterfront Hall. From 11am till 4pm.
The Town hall Sunday 2nd December.

Sunday 2nd December 2012

Magpahi, Dean Mcphee, Songs of Green Pheasant

Inkfolk (basement of Machpelah Works), 7pm

Magpahi is the project of Alison Cooper from Twisted Nerve Records favourites Samandtheplants. Alison uses this nom de plume to explore folk traditions. In fact, as Magpahi she recorded half of the highly collectible fourth volume of Devon Folk Tapes and also the recent debut volume of Lancashire Folk Tapes alongside such luminaries as Dylan Carlson of Earth, Bridget Hayden, Dean McPhee and the mysterious N.Racker

Dean McPhee is an acclaimed solo guitarist. Last year his album "Son Of Black Peace" on Blast First Petite won him rave reviews from such disparate sources as The Wire, Record Collector, Drowned In Sound, Mojo and even Pop Matters who said it was "as devastatingly beautiful as Michael Chapman's Fully Qualified Survivor, the best of John Fahey, John Martyn, and the most meditative lines Richard Thompson has ever played".

Our latest addition to the bill is Songs of Green Pheasant. This is the solo project of Duncan Sumpner and has released three albums for Fat Cat Records under that moniker as well as a free digital compilation of unreleased material and a new album this year on Rusted Rail.

Wednesday 21st November 2012

Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society

Our Universe - The Pizza that nobody ordered

Ruth GregoryProf Ruth Gregory (Durham)

Ruth talks about investigating the beginnings of the Universe & her research by running computer simulations and comparing the results to real observations. A lady with an interest in Spinflation, Branes & Cosmic Strings.

The Institute of Physics Maxwell Medallist in 2006.

Thursday 22 November 2012

HX7 Jazz

HX7 Jazz: The Nicolas Meier Quintet featuring Gilad Atzmon on 22nd Nov - A fantastic fusion of Flamenco, Turkish and Eastern music. More info

Friday 23rd November 2012

Calderdale National Union of Journalists Branch invites you to

A Woody Guthrie centenary tribute

8pm - Tickets £6 waged, £4 unwaged

The Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall Extension - Bar & Raffle

Wooody

Will Kaufman performs Woodyʼs hard-hitting songs for hard hit people, woven into the story of the US labour movement. "This land is your land, this land is my land" helped to inspire the 1930s labour movement in the USA & the 1960s folk revival.

"For a man who fought all his life against being respectable, this comes as a stunning defeat," his son Arlo Guthrie said when his fatherʼs face was printed on a 32 cent stamp. Praise for Will Kaufmanʼs biography Woody Guthrie, American Radical: "where the gap between the haves and the have-nots grows increasingly wide, Woody Guthrie, warts and
all, seems more important than ever." Nashville Scene.

All trade union members welcome - as well as non-members whoʼd like to know more about trade unions.

Tickets on the door, or in advance or by email

Saturday 24th November 2012

New Clothes Clearance and Jumble Sale

Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town

Opens 2.00 p.m.  – 5.00 p.m.

Great jumble sale; a chance to find some second hand bargains for Christmas.

Bar open.

Saturday 24th November 2012

Gezellig pres John Carpenter's Dark Star
with live re-score by ANIMAT

The Trades Club

Doors 8pm
Film 9.30pm - 11.00pm

Then thermostellar disco vibes with Gezellig residents deep into the night.

£6 non members / £5 Members (We Got Tickets)

Tickets

In 1974 John Carpenters first feature film, DARK STAR, was blasted onto cinema screens and became a cult classic and a seminal influence on 21st century sci-fi. The film features four astronauts in deep space whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonised. The whole film was scored by John Carpenter on synthesizers and now in 2012 we bring you the re-mastered original with a live re-score by ANIMAT

Animat have developed a new soundtrack to the film which they perform live using a mixture of their own original brand of dubby downtempo, an eclectic selection of tracks from their DJ archive and remixed versions of themes from the original score.

Sheffield-based musicians, producers and DJs Mark Daly and Michael Harding, aka The Only Michael, have been working together as Animat since 2004 and have released six EPs and two albums on the Big Chill label. Their previous film re-scores have included Belleville Rendezvous, The Straight Story and The Last Man on Earth.

After the film we are heading deep into space with thermostellar disco vibes with the Gezellig residents.

Friday 16 November 2012

Bond is back: Skyfall at the Picture House

with cocktails, tuxedos and cocktail dresses. On 16th November to mark the release of Skyfall, the Picture House will be celebrating 50 years of 007 on the big screen.

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Friday 16 November 2012

Helping to save the NHS

17:30 - 18:30, Friday 16th November
Central Library, Halifax
Northgate, Market Street
Halifax

38 Degrees members are getting together to decide what's next in the campaign to protect local health services.

Elsewhere in the country these get-togethers have been well-attended. Could you come next Friday? Please click here to join in or find out more.

Right now, local doctors in Calderdale are forming a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This new group will have power to decide what health services you and your neighbours are able to access and who provides them.

The doctors on Calderdale CCG will be under pressure from the government to slash costs and hand out contracts to private companies. That could put vital services at risk.

Friday evening's meeting will be a chance to plan things we can do to ask doctors in Calderdale to use their new powers to protect our NHS, not privatise it. If we work together, we can make sure they hear from hundreds of local people as they make these crucial decisions.

Saturday 17th November 2012

Spinning Wheel Workshop

10-12am, at Word Of Mouth,
Unit 4, 38,Hangingroyd Lane

15.00 PER PERSON.

Learn to use a spinning wheel, or improve your skills!

You need bring nothing, everything will be provided, including drop spindles to aid practise, carded raw fleece, carders, and spinning wheels.

If you own a spinning wheel, bring it along, (if you like, get in touch and I will fetch it for you.) I can help you set it up, or help you improve your wheel skills.

You may also purchase, if you wish, a spinning "starter kit" to take away with you to continue your work.

I have been spinning for some years, and love to pass on my knowledge.

PS: light refreshments provided!

Contact: Leone, 01422 646041 - 07881797134

Saturday 17th November 2012

Calder Valley Lesbian Parents Group's first national community conference

It's not too late to book your place at the Calder Valley Lesbian Parents Group's first national community conference, themed We Do It Our Way, on Saturday 17th November 2012.

We've got an exciting and varied programme with something for everyone; both lesbian parents and lesbians who are hoping to become parents. We've booked the lovely Hebden Bridge Town Hall for the day and there'll be a creche for a limited number of kids aged 1-5 at Crossley Mill Nursery!

More information

Saturday 17th November 2012

Outer Zeds

Owter Zeds

– ska rock legends Benefit

Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town
8.00 p.m.   £6.00

Rock till you drop in Old Town this Saturday with the awesome OwterZeds band. They are donating their time to the Centre to help them pay their Winter heating bills so you'll be giving to charity while you party!  Fantastic curry supper available.  Bar extension.

Sunday 18th November 2012

HEBDEN BRIDGE VINTAGE FAIR

Sunday 18th November @ The Town Hall

10am till 4pm - £1 Entry

20 Stalls of Vintage Homeware & Clothing & everything old.

Yummy Veggie food, Cakes, Pies, Tea & Coffee.

Wednesday 14th November 2012

Calderdale Clothes Swish

Cheeky sew and sew are again hosting a clothes swap event, to link in with Global Sharing Day on Wednesday 14th November. Bring along your unwanted clothes to swap and get new togs for free. The swap event runs from 7.30pm with half an hour to drop off your clothes and get your vouchers. The swap starts at 8pm and will end at 9.30. Clothes can also be dropped off in advance at the workshop from Wednesday 7th November during our opening hours, just leave your name and collect your vouchers at the swap. Cheeky sew and sew is based at 22 Rochdale Rd, Todmorden and is open Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and Thursday evening 6.30-8.30pm.

Please bring at least 3 items of clean good quality clothing, things you are either proud to give away or would be pleased to receive. Swap them for vouchers and then swap your vouchers for new clothes. It is that simple! More information is available on our website at www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.co.uk.

Please call 01706 816181 to book a place, or drop into the shop.

14th November 2012

Their name liveth for evermore by Mike Edwards Their name liveth for evermore?

Mike Edwards

Unless one is vandalised, desecrated or you take part in an act of remembrance how much thought do you give to a war memorial? This talk examines the symbolism and iconography of memorials in surrounding towns and Hebden Bridge's memorials, the debates, disunity, vocabulary, and social values with which they were imbued as the communities around Hebden Bridge tried to come to terms with, and rationalise the aftermath of World War One.

Mike lives in Heptonstall and is a volunteer for Imperial War Museum War Memorial Archive and War Grave Photographic Project.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Homeworkers' Meeting

8pm, The White Lion.

We will be in the little area to the far right as you come in the door.

Come along for a drink and meet other people in the same shoes as you.

See HebWeb Forum thread which led to this meeting

9-11th November 2012

Fol RootsHebden Bridge Folk Roots

HEBDEN BRIDGE FOLK ROOTS is a small venue event which has grown out of the Trades Club and its experience of being one of the best small venues in the UK over the last 30 years. It seeks to maintain the quality live music of the Trades Club but also expand it to other small venues in the area.

THE LINE UP includes Martha Tilston, Henry Priestman, Maggie Boyle and Paul Downes, Danto Aya, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, Steve Tilston, Maia, Roger Davies, The Hut People, ahab, and Will Kaufmann with more to be announced.

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots

Sunday 11th November 2012

Hebden Bridge Spirtitualist Church Re Opening and Blessing

A special event to celebrate the the church re opening after the recent floods. A chance to come and look around the re-furbished church and flat and the ongoing work in the basement.

A special blessing by Minister Kathryn Crossley from Sowerby Bridge.

Refreshments served

Sunday 11th November at 2.30pm

Sunday 11th November

The Hebden Bridge Comedy Club

Event Details: Although best known to the nation's stoners through playing Steve and Craig in BBC's 'Ideal', Seymour Mace is an award winning comedian with a background in street theatre and clowning. Silly, surreal and very, very funny.

Former chimney sweep and bird scarer, Bedford's Paul Ricketts opens the show.

"Smart as well as funny" The Scotsman

"A black British comic who is engaged with black history and politics is still too rare a thing on the circuit" FringeGuru

Luisa Omelian takes the middle spot and Martin Mor comperes.

Show starts 8pm with the doors opening at 7.30pm Admission is £8 but we strongly advise advance tickets. These are available from our website or behind the bar.

Important! Very strong language and material some may deem offensive. Strictly over 18's. Fully seated. All acts subject to change. Further info on 07874 152338

www.hebdenbridgecomedy.co.uk

Monday 5th November 2012

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Magpie Cinema presents The Phantom of the Opera (1925), classic, silent horror film starring Lon Chaney. Darius Battiwalla will perform a live score on the organ.

St James the Great, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge HX7 6DS.
Monday 5th November, doors open at 7.30pm, performance at 8.00pm.

The film is rated PG. Tickets cost £5, on sale from wegottickets, and from Dynamite, 35 Market St Hebden.

There is no parking at St James, but the Church has full disabled access.

Dress warmly, mulled wine available.

7th November 2012

Literary & Scientific AGM followed by Super Hi-Vision: the future of Internet technology

Prof. David Baker

DMBPIC.jpgWhat will life be like in 20 years time? This talk may give you some idea! It will describe and illustrate next generation technology that will develop the Internet in significantly more powerful ways than is currently feasible. Imagine images 20 times clearer than the best HD projection that you can get at the moment. Then you have some idea what is in store in the future...

David Baker has published widely in the field of Library and Information Studies, He has recently completed Digital Library Economics: an Academic Perspective, and Eve on Top: women and the experience of success in the public sector.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Hebden Bridge Bonfire and Firework Display

Hebden Bridge Bonfire is one of the North of England's premier bonfire events. Attracting visitors from all over Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Timetable:
Gates open 4:00pm
Bonfire Lighting 6:30pm
Children's Fireworks 7:00pm
Main Fireworks 8:00pm

Park & Ride:
Moderna Business Park, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5PZ
begins at5:30pm.
Last Park & Ride Bus back to Moderna
at 9:30pm

Parking in HB is difficult -- Please use this free service.

Prices:
Adults - £5,
Children (under 14) - £3,
Under 2 years old - Free.

Sunday 4 November 2012

Elliotts Antique Fair

8am to 4pm. Over thirty of the North's top dealers offering a complete range of top quality antiques and collectables. On site cafe offering good home cooked snacks and lunches.

Admission Adults £1 concessions 50p

Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Ave.

Sunday 4 November 2012

Antônio Moura (Brazil) and Amarjit Chandan (Punjab) will be joined by Ed Reiss (Yorkshire) and David Tait (Lancashire)

Hebden Bridge Library

Arc Poets Antônio Moura (Brazil) and Amarjit Chandan (Punjab) will be joined by Ed Reiss (Yorkshire) and David Tait (Lancashire) in a poetry reading that promises to shrink the 8000 miles that separate their homelands. Free

Translation: journey from the literal to poetic is a workshop facilitated by Sarah Hymas, with contributions from Moura and Chandan. The hour will explore the leap made from a literal translation to poetic, using one of Amarjit's poems as the starting point.

Workshop 3.30pm. Reading 4.30pm

- Donations on the door

This will be a popular event, please reserve a seat: 01706 812338 or email

Antônio Moura's first English publication Silence River presents a poet who balances a satirical, political and spiritual voice. He is considered to be among the most resilient of Brazilian poets writing today, and has published two previous books of original poetry in Brazil. Earlier versions of some translations in Silence River have appeared in Shearsman and Modern Poetry in Translation.

Amarjit Chandan's poetry "transports its listeners or readers into an arena of timelessness ... time in his poems becomes like an arras or a hinged screen. The listener or reader is encircled by a multiplicity of times.... Each of Chandan's poems proceeds in its own way and has its own form. Yet in all of them there is an assembly of different space-time dimensions." John Berger

Ed Reiss's first book-length collection, Your Sort, "is a wonderful addition to a body of English humorous writing that started with Edward Lear, and Lewis Carroll and ends up in the Mighty Boosh having come via the Goon Show, but also the warm 'Englishness' of Men from the Ministry, and Round the Horne." Ian Pople

David Tait's poems have been published in Stand, The London Magazine, Poetry Review, The North, Magma and The Rialto, amongst others. His pamphlet 'Love's Loose Ends' was a winner in the 2011 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and is published by Smith/Doorstop.

Sarah Hymas has led workshops in the community, prisons, schools, retreats, primary and tertiary education. She is a poet herself and works for Arc on their marketing and promotions.

More info

Supported by Arts Council England (Lottery) and the Brazilian Writers Fund

20th to 28th October 2012

Hebden Bridge Food and Drink Festival

During Autumn half-term, between October 20th and 28th, the town of Hebden Bridge will be holding it's first ever Food and Drink Festival.

Read more (9 Sept)

24th October 2012

Local History Society AGM followed by Club Houses

Local History Society AGM followed by Club Houses

Julie Cockburn

Following the AGM we are delighted to welcome Julie Cockburn who will tell the story of Club Houses, a co-operatively built terrace of handloom weavers' cottages in Old Town.

Julie is a resident of Club Houses; she has lived in Hebden for many years and has a long standing interest in local history.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 24th October 2012

Dewali Celebration in Hebden Bridge

The nationally acclaimed Annapurna Indian Dance proudly presents a wonderfully rich family event full of colours and sounds,culture and hospitality from India!

This warm family event of will bring together dancers, musicians, singers and story tellers and celebrates and recognises the contribution of Commonwealth countries during the Jubilee year.

The event has been given financial support by the Calderdale Council Jubilee Community fund which has meant that Annapurna have been able to put together an exceptional event.

Venue: Hope Street Arts Centre from 4.30 – 7.30

Tickets are £7 for adults and £3 for children (under 3s free) and the admission includes fresh Samosas and light Indian snacks with spicy Indian Tea called " chai" (Indian Tea)

Advance tickets are available from Hat Therapy on Market Street and will also be available on the door.

Wednesday 24th October 2012

Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society

The Hunt for Dark Matter- An update

Dr Vitaly KudryatsevDr Vitaly Kudryatsev (Sheffield)

Vitaly is working in the field of particle astrophysics. His main research interests are related to the non-baryonic dark matter search, neutrino astrophysics (high-energy astrophysical neutrinos, supernova neutrinos, solar neutrinos, atmospheric neutrinos) and cosmic rays.

  • Background studies for the EDELWEISS dark matter experiment (currently running);
  • Design of the tonne-scale cryogenic dark matter experiment EURECA; background modelling;
  • Analysis of data and interpretation of the results from dark matter detectors at Boulby: NAIAD, ZEPLIN, DRIFT (past and present experiments);
  • Monte Carlo simulations for current and future dark matter experiments;
  • Development of software for data analysis and simulations;
  • Detector commissioning, maintenance and calibrations.

Vitaly is returning to us to update us on his research.

Thursday 25 October 2012

ATC Halloween

Aged 6 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult

Alternative Technology Centre, Hebble End. (Behind the Coop, along the towpath)

01422 842121

Thursday 25th October 2012

The HX7 Jazz Club

presents another great night of jazz-fusion on Thurs 25 October: this time it's provided by young Manchester-based sextet Skamel.

Read more

Friday 26th October 2012

Marie Curie Planting Day

On Friday 26th October, Hebden Royd Town Council will be holding a Bulb Planting day to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Read more

Sunday 28 October 2012

Walshaw Reservoirs Walk

A strenuous 8 mile walk around Walshaw reservoirs. Meet at 10am at the National Trust car park at Clough Hole, Widdop Road. (Grid ref: SD969297)

Sunday 28 October 2012

Burmese Poets

at Hebden Bridge Library, 4.00pm

A reading and discussion with Burmese poets Thitsar Ni, Eaindra and co-editor of Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets, James Byrne. Bones will Crow is the first anthology of contemporary Burmese poetry published in the West. This informal event will offer a rare opportunity to hear readings in Burmese and English and join a discussion on censorship. Free

Thitsar Ni has published over thirty books, under pennames and in different genres. His 1978 chapbook, Myinsaing Archery, a watershed in contemporary Burmese poetry, was re-released in 2006.

Eaindra was born in the Irrawaddy delta in 1973. She published her first chapbook at twenty and is a prolific blogger. She is active as a founding member of the Aesthetic Light Foundation, a charity that promotes the wellbeing of Burmese writers living in Burma.

More info

Supported by Arts Council England (Lottery) and English PEN

Monday 29 October 2012

Flooding – be prepared

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Call in at any time between 3.00pm and 8.00pm

Drop in session to provide information about what support is available and some basic steps to take to prepare for flooding. Representatives from Calderdale Council, the Environment Agency, the Community Foundation for Calderdale, Voluntary Action Calderdale and other organisations will be there to offer advice.

Thursday 1st November 2012

Talk on Bush Fruit by Hilary Dodson

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting takes place at Good
Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 1st November at 7.30pm when Hilary Dodson of Northern Food Group gives a talk on Bush Fruit.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members. Further information
or phone 07977 929684

17-24 October 2012

Great Big Sale

at the Alternative Technology Centre

Books, Earthborn and recycled paints, wildlife habitats, compost, green cosmetics, wool jumpers, toys, felt making kits, recycled glassware, light bulbs and much more.

Plus jumble sale clear out

Bargains to be had – up to 80% off!

Hebble End Mill, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6HJ
On the canal towpath behind the co-op supermarket

3rd-28th October 2012

Artsmill Exhibition

The next exhibition showing in the Artsmill upper gallery is a new collection of full colour photographic works by Claire McNamee the Hebden Bridge photographer better known for her black and white portraits of contemporary poets.

Her latest work, which she has called Active Stillness, in contrast to her portraiture, appears at first to exclude any human presence. By focusing on placid silent images we see only static landscapes. However, in each of these 'fixed images' there is the spectral implication of a scene from which, others have recently withdrawn, or are about to appear. Left as sole spectator, we stand still and wonder, who? when? and where?

Claire's close links with the poetic networks has brought to Artsmill's audiences in the past the opportunity to listen to members of that community reading from their own poetry, often launching their latest collections.

The last poet to do so at Artsmill sadly, was Glyn Hughes a short time before his death.

During this exhibition there will be another opportunity. It is not often that we have the combination of pictorial image and poetry, the latter as both object and word displayed in a three dimensional setting. It is by the celebrated author Liz Almond whose writing is widely read
and well known to us here in the spoken word. She will be reading from her work later in the exhibition accompanied by the poet Amanda Dalton.

The exhibition opens to the public on Wednesday October 3rd and closes on Sunday October 28th : opening times 11am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Artsmill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7DP
tel: 01422 843413
email: artsmill@lindenmilll.co.uk
web: www.artsmill.org

Sunday 21st October

Poetry Day

Poetry Day in Hebden Bridge Library.

9.30am - 5pm. Chaired by James Nash and featuring poets: Valerie Laws, Andrew Oldham, Sheree Mack, Helen Burke, David Tait and Chris Tutton.

Bookings are for the whole day. Lunch included. For go to more information and a booking form or email.

Sunday 21 October 2012

Gerður Kristný (Iceland) & Bejan Matur (Turkey), joined by Anne Caldwell and Amanda Dalton

The Hole in the Wall, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge.

5.30pm Free

Bejan Matur was born of an Alevi Kurdish family in 1968 in Southeast Turkey. Her poems have been published worldwide. In 2011 she published her first prose book, about the PKK Guerillas. How Abraham Abandoned Me, published by Arc in 2012, is a personalised iconography based on Islamic references and imagery. Currently, Matur devotes all her time to writing poetry, and contributes to an internet journal and newspapers, writing on Kurdish politics, Armenian and women's issues.

Gerður Kristný is a phenomenally energetic Icelandic writer, having produced 18 books of fiction and non-fiction prose, as well as children's books and poetry, in the 16 years since the appearance of her first. She has won numerous prizes and awards, from the Icelandic Journalism Award in 2005 to the Icelandic Literature Prize in 2010 for Bloodhoof. Bloodhoof is the re-casting into compulsively spare modern verse of an ancient Eddic poem.

More information

This event is supported by Arts Council England (Lottery), Icelandic Literature Fund and the British Council

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October

2012 Ted Hughes Festival

2012 Ted Hughes Festival takes place in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd between Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October.

Poetry readings, poetry cafe, lectures, slam, film, children's event and walks. A chance to visit the two Ted Hughes houses in the valley.

For full programme, email for pdf brochure or pick up a leaflet from the library or Visitors' Centre.

Friday 19th October

Poetry Reading with Kathleen Jamie

at 7.30pm in Hebden Bridge Library

Tickets: £5 (£3.50 Conc)
From www.wegottickets.com and after 10th September from:
Hebden Bridge Visitor & Canal Centre Tel: 01422 843831 or email

Saturday October 20th

Hebden Bridge Craft Fair

10am-4pm, Holme Street Arts Centre

Local artists, designers and craftspeople selling a variety of hand made items including textiles, ceramics, jewellery, wood, art, cards and more.

Come and find that unique hand crafted gift or treat yourself.
Feel free to browse, drink tea and eat some delicious homemade cake from the cafe!

Free entry

Ground floor level access, no steps.

Saturday 20th October 2012

Autumn Fair - Hebden Bridge Junior Band

All welcome at Hebden Bridge Junior Band's Autumn Fair and Brass Cafe this Saturday (October 20th) at the Holme Street Centre, Hebden Bridge, between 11 and 2.30pm. Home-made cakes and soups and the chance to hear the junior band in action. New members are always welcome, we can provide low-cost lessons and instrument hire. Just come along and see us.

Saturday 20th October 2012

Little Park re-opening

Saturday 20th October 2012

Ceilidh

7.30 - 11.30pm

Brooklyn studios are hosting a Ceilidh at Mytholmroyd Community Centre featuring local band "Cock o' the North" tickets available from any studio member or contact Lynda on 07749 844896

Tickets...... £6.00 adult £4.00 children
Includes light supper

Saturday 20th October 2012

Gezellig @ The Hole in The Wall

Raising awareness for the Sea Shepard Taiji Dolphin Defence Campaign

6pm till 11pm
Antiks Roadshow pop up bar
The Hole in Wall
Hebden Bridge

Past, present and future aqua marine party jams will be provided by DJ's Auntie Ju Ju, Jamie L, Jimmy Gezellig & Denaji in the Antiks Roadshow Lounge.

To find out about this Dolphin Defence Campaign that we are going on about follow the link below.

www.seashepherd.org/cove-guardians

Gezellig

Thursday 18th October 2012

Paul Chowdhry - ‘What’s Happening White People?

Paul Chowdhry, star of Channel 4’s ‘Stand-Up For The Week’ will be touring the UK this autumn with his brand new show ‘What’s Happening White People?’. Seen by many as the UK’s number one Asian comic, with over 3 million ‘YouTube’ hits of his highly charged dry observational humour tapping into the multicultural diversity of contemporary Britain.  

The Daily Telegraph describe Paul Chowdhry “as a star in the making” and the Metro as ‘naturally funny.  Chowdhry has the balance of humour and honesty just right.”

Tickets priced £12 (plus £1.50 booking fee) available from the Victoria Theatre Box Office, 01422 351158 and direct from the Picture House during opening hours.

12-14 October 2012

French and Breton Music and Dance Festival

Friday, 12 October, Bal and Fest-Noz (£12) from 8 pm with The Panards Band, Michael Beeke, Yves Leblanc and Bernard Loffet at the Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

Saturday, 13 October: Music and Dance workshops (£10) from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm at the Salem Community Centre, Hebden Bridge.

Family workshop (£3 per child) from 2 - 3 pm at the Riverside Junior School, Hebden Bridge.

Bal and Fest-Noz (£12) from 8 pm with Angles and guests at the Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

Sunday, 14 October, French and Breton Music Session and Dance (£5) and lunch (£7) from 11 am to 3 pm at the Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

www.frenchdanceleeds.co.uk

Saturday 13th October 2012

Hebden Bridge Town HallHebden Bridge's rich community life on display at the Town Hall: - and free cake too!

Community Fayre

Saturday October 13th from 9am to 2pm

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Saturday 13th October 2012

Children's Laureate and Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson book signing

2.00-3.30pm, The Book Case

The Book Case is very excited to announce that the Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson, acclaimed author of the best selling children's book The Gruffalo, will be visiting us in Hebden Bridge to sign copies of her brand new book Superwork, and the sound book of the fantastic Room on the Broom.

We are very privileged that as a local independent bookshop we have been chosen as a venue on her national book tour, and it is a great opportunity for local children to meet and chat to this best-selling children's writer. We have already had loads of interest from local parents and children and we anticipate a big turnout on the day.

Sunday 14th October 2012

Public Meeting: Brown's Site

Would a new supermarket and new hotel welcome more visitors to Hebden Bridge?

Sunday 14 October at Stubbing Wharf.

Read HebWeb News article.

Sunday 14th October 2012

Wainsgate Concert: Red Hippo

- three of the best musicians in the Calder Valley who play a stunning mix of instruments including sousaphone, Irish whistles, saxophones and strings. Sunday, 14th October.

Read more

Sunday October 14th 2012

OXJAM Promotes Young Musicians!

Young people are raising funds for OXFAM in Hebden Bridge on Sunday October 14th at the Hole In The Wall.

OXJAM presents an afternoon show case for young musicians from 5pm, followed by an open mic session from 9pm.

More info

October 14th - Town Hall Waterside Room

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Luddite uprising in West Yorkshire, we have invited The Hammer and Shears Company to perform "Among those Dark Satanic Mills" - The Life and Times of the Luddites in the West Riding told in words, pictures, songs and music.

The Hammer & Shears Company are a group of about 20 folk enthusiasts who play, perform, and write all sorts of music, songs and poems. They have come together to ensure that the 200th Anniversary of the Luddite uprising in West Yorkshire is remembered.

LudditesThe croppers and weavers were skilled people whose way of life was being threatened by the new machines that were being introduced in many mills. Faced with deepening poverty they formed themselves into groups that became known as ‘The Luddite Movement’, whose cause as to fight for working rights, and there were groups active all over the country.

In April 1812 a group of men armed with pistols and hammers attacked Cartwright’s Rawfolds Mill near Cleckheaton. In response to that and other such acts the Government sent in thousands of troops to areas where there was trouble, and later that year machine breaking became punishable by death.

‘Among Those Dark Satanic Mills’ tells the story of the actions they took and the tragic outcome for many of those involved. Most of those who had been identified as being involved in the Luddite uprising came to trial on January, 2, 1813, in York. The authorities were determined to make an example of them and the trial served to warn others who were thinking of plotting similar attacks.

Tickets:  On sale at the Town Hall and Visitor Centre in Hebden Bridge from 27th September. Adults £5 (£4 for children accompanied by an adult). On the door tickets are £7 (£6 for children accompanied by an adult).

For more info see www.darksatanicmills.com

Sunday 14th October 2012

The Hebden Bridge Comedy Club

Doors 7.30 Show 8pm

Time Out Comedian Of The Year and Perrier Award Nominee;

Simon Bligh, ex teacher, Buddhist and, on the quiet, a bit of a karate expert. He's also extremely funny!

"Well-honed,flannel-free gags with a distinctive hyperactive approach" - The Guardian

Harriet Dyer is fast making a name for herself with warp speed ramblings on a very eventful life..

"She's got funny bones!" - Kevin Bridges

Martin Mor returns as our resident MC and we have one act to be confirmed.

Show starts 8pm with the doors opening at 7.30pm Admission is £8 but we strongly advise advance tickets. Online here or behind the bar at the Old Gate when it opens later this month.

Important! Very strong language and material some may deem offensive. Strictly over 18s. Fully seated. All acts subject to change. Further info on 07874 152338

www.hebdenbridgecomedy.co.uk
www.iwantacomedynight.com

Sunday 14th October 2012

WINGIN IT 2012 TOUR

The Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

Doors 8pm Tickets £10 members £8.
Tel 01422 845265.
www.thetradesclub.com
www.winginitduo.com

Wingin' It, who comprise Adam Bulley (mandolin/guitar) and Chas Mackenzie (guitar) are one of the most highly rated guitar/mandolin duo's in the country who deliver a fiery, energy fuelled array of acoustic music styles. Weaving effortlessly between Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Folk and Pop, their performances are sure to capture the imagination. Having won a coveted Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections, the duo have gone on to dazzle audiences ever since.

9th October 2012

Marmaladies

Marmaladies are inviting you to 'Mikes Photography Master Class'

Local photographer Mike Smith will give you top tips and tricks of the trade. Check out his work at colouredimages.com

Also bring your old books along for a book swap.

It is a friendly place to meet like minded ladies.
all ages welcome. Entry £2

www.facebook.com/TheMarmaladies

@m_marmaladies on twitter

mydmarmaladies@hotmail.co.uk

Call Vicki on 07886 756941

Wednesday 10th October 2012

Free 'Learn to Knit' Day

Cheeky sew and sew, based at 22 Rochdale rd Todmorden, are hosting a free 'Learn to Knit' day at their sewing workshop.

Each free session lasts for 2 hours,and you will learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to follow a pattern and start on a simple garment. There is a free weekly knitting & crochet group as a follow on. Daytime and evening slots are available. Booking is essential, please either email us or phone 01706 816181 to book. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

10am -4pm also 6pm - 8pm Wednesday 10th October. Free

Wednesday 10th October 2012

Freedom from Torture supporters' group

7pm in the Greenwood Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Read more

Wednesday 10th October 2012

Small Town Saturday NightSmall Town Saturday Night

Trevor Simpson

The vivid story of town centre Halifax on Saturday night's from 1945 until 1970 including dance halls, concerts and live performances that remarkable put Halifax at the cutting edge of popular entertainment during those years.

With his two volumes of Small Town Saturday Night, the first edition is already a collector's item, Trevor chronicled the untold story of how Halifax was remarkably at the cutting edge of the performance of popular music from the end of World War II until the world changing decade of the sixties.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 10th October 2012

'A Future That Works' Benefit

Wednesday 10 October, Starts 8pm

Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Holme Street, HX7 8EE.

An evening of entertainment and merriment to raise money to put on coaches from Calderdale to the TUC demonstration 'A Future That Works' in London on Saturday 20 October.

Entrance: £7 waged / £3 concessions

Line up: The Sail Pattern (band); Cookie Time! (band); Alice Mahon (speaker); Oxana Poberejnaia (poet); DJ Maverick (DJ)

3rd October 2012

Acoustic Punk and Poetry Night at the Fox and Goose

A night of acoustic punk and poetry at the Fox and Goose, Hebden Bridge with Brian Curran (ex Disaffect/ Scatha/ Quarantine), Mark Ayling and Cayn White.

3rd October at 8pm

Free entry (Donations Welcome)

4th October 2012

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

4th October 2012 7.30pm
Rebecca (SUMA) on their Organic and Fair Trade range
Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd,
Non-members pay £2

Saturday 6 October 2012

Element Jewellery Market Street re-launch

Following a complete refurbishment after the floods that hit Hebden Bridge back in July, we are delighted to announce that our Market Street shop will be reopening on Saturday 6 October.

Sunday 7th October 2012

Mytholmroyd 2012. 8am to 4pm.

One of the best antique fairs in the north. Over 30 dealers offering a range of antiques and collectables of absolute quality. On site Cafe offering excellent good home cooked breakfasts and lunches.

Admission Adults £1 Seniors and children 50p. Well worth a visit.

Sunday 7th October 2012

Harmony Open Mic

Harmony acapella singing

Come and sing or listen!
We welcome groups of two or more singers
Relaxed, friendly atmosphere

8.30 pm Sunday 7th October 2012
Upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf
Hebden Bridge

Free!

Contact: Richard 07940 850328

Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Free 'Learn To Sew' Day

Cheeky sew and sew, based at 22 Rochdale Rd Todmorden, are hosting a free 'Learn to Sew' Day at their sewing workshop. Each session is 2 hours long and covers how a sewing machine works, practicing threading and winding a bobbin, and sewing straight lines,curves and corners. You can then make a cushion cover or other simple item.

Daytime and evening slots are available and booking is essential. Please either email us or call 01706 816181 to book.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

From 10 am to 4pm, then 6pm to 8pm. Wednesday 3rd October

September

September Sewing, Knitting & Craft Courses at Cheeky Sew and Sew

Details of Septembers courses are online at www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.

Courses include Sewing, Knitting, Rag Rug and Using Paper Patterns.

Book online or call 01706 816181.

One 2 one tuition also available.

Monday 24th September 2012

Charity Stall for the Hebden Bridge Flood Victims

Floods fundraiserRobertshaw Greenwood Funeral Directors are hosting a charity event on Monday 24th September 2012 to try and raise money for the Hebden Bridge Disaster Fund following the recent floods.

A charity stall will be placed outside the premises on Albert Street from 10am and will be finishing by 4pm. Our professional staff will be at hand to greet you and specialists in Preneed Funeral Plans will be in attendance. As a thank you for your support in the community, we will be offering a £50 discount off our funeral plans on this day only.

Any enquires to please contact 01422 842044.

Thank you for your support!!

Tuesday 25th September

Dodnaze Community Centre Open Day

to meet local residents, and seek new ideas.

Time for change. Read more

26th September 2012

The World of Cornelius Ashworth

Alan Petford

Cornelius Ashworth lived at Walt Royd in Wheatley. His Diaries provide a unique insight into industry, agriculture and religion as well as recording some of the signal events of the period 1782-1815

Our speaker Alan Petford is a local historian with diverse interest including agriculture and textiles. He recently helped to edit the Diaries of Cornelius Ashworth.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Thursday 27th September 2012

Gold Medal winner Hannah Cockroft to 'drop in' at Town Hall

for photo shoot (4-6pm) and to inspire people by meeting our local sporting paralympian hero.

Read more

27th September 2012

Hebden Bridge Town HallHX7 Jazz: Loz Speyer's Timezone

- six piece band to perform 'hot latin jazz' on 27 Sept.

Read more (17 Sept)

September 28th September 2012

Hebden Bridge Creatives pull together for flood fundraising auction

Floods fundraiserIn the light of the devastation this summer's flood have wreaked on Hebden Bridge, the area's creative community have come together to auction off some outstanding pieces of their work.

On the evening of September 28th a stunning range of work, from paintings to pots, will go under the hammer in an auction of work by artists and makers in the Waterfront Hall of the new Town Hall building to raise funds for a series of events in the build up to the Christmas Season. The plan is to help breathe new life into the town and attract visitors back with the message that Hebden Bridge is very much alive and kicking and open for business.

Read more

Saturday 29th September 2012

Don't Walk Away

Lets not walk away, Lets walk together.

Burnley Road playing field in Mytholmroyd on Saturday, September 29th at 11am, and finishing at Salem Community Centre, Central Street, Hebden Bridge.

Read more

September 29th - Town Hall Waterside Room

SOLD OUT

At time of writing, plans were moving ahead for a special day of talks in Hebden Bridge to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch trials.

Today, from our secular modern viewpoint, many are inclined to treat witchcraft and magic as delusions or nonsense. This means that those involved in the trials can be portrayed as innocent victims. But were they? An environment of belief in magic and witchcraft, coupled with the energetic growth of a militant interpretation of Christianity and more individualistic social outlooks, was common across northern England at the time, and similar furores erupted in the upper Calder valley at Todmorden in the 1630s and Heptonstall in the 1640s; the conditions that led to the Pendle trials were not unique to East Lancashire. The 17th century became a time of intense religious foment and civil strife, focussing attention on what we might today call "counter-cultural beliefs".

Our event will take place in the new Town Hall, and is a collaboration between the Society and Northern Earth magazine. We are very pleased to have as our main speaker Joyce Froome, author of one of the finest books on the Pendle witches context, Wicked Enchantments: a history of the Pendle witches and their magic (Palatine Books, 2010); and we are currently contacting supplementary speakers. Times and tickets charges will be announced later; please email info@hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk if you would like to be notified when tickets become available.

The Society is very pleased not only to host this commemorative event, but also to mark the opening of Hebden Bridge's new civic facility and support its role in the community.

Sunday 30 September 2012

Poets at Wainsgate Poets at Wainsgate

Poets Michael Haslam, Robert Wordsman and Finn Stirm at Wainsgate at 3pm.

Read more

Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 September 2012

Innovation Exhibition Hardcastle Crags

11am-4pm

The Bradford Guild of Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at Gibson Mill with this special exhibition. Learn how the Guild has evolved, view demonstrations and meet the makers.

Friday 21st September 2012

Halifax Library Demolition Protest

11am - 2pm outside the entrance of Halifax Central Library.

Come and sign your name to show opposition to plans to knock down this 30 year old building for a shopping centre.

More info: www.dbol.org.uk or e-mail

21st September 2012

The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner

A documentary film by acclaimed film-maker Jonathon Stedall.

21st Sept. 7.30pm Steiner Centre,
Machpelah Mill, Hebden Bridge HX7 8AU.

All welcome.

More information – call 07940 586344

Sunday 16th September 2012

Hardcastle Crags Fungi Foray

10am-1pm

Hardcastle Crags is famous for unusual and fascinating fungi. Join our guide on a hunt to identify and learn about some of these amazing organisms.

Adult £4.50, Child £2.50.
Places are limited - booking essential.

Call 01422 844518 to book

Starts Tuesday 11 September 2012

Boxing Awards for Women - Beginners Course

8 week course for beginners starts Tues 11 Sep, 7.30pm at Hebden Bridge Boxing Club.

- Glove contact course (no hitting or getting hit)
- Learn the basics of punching, movement and defence
- Get fitter, stronger, more confident
- Female Coach registered with the ABA

Certificate and medal on successful completion of course.

Email kate@box4fitness.co.uk ot text 077 3243 3243 to book.

12th September 2012

Calder Valley Women Singers

Singing in harmony just for fun!

No solos, no performances, just us women singing folk, gospel, soul and world music. No need to read music, we learn by ear.

Most term time Wednesdays from 12th September 2012 7.30 start


The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge (wheelchair accessible)
Prices: waged £5 or low & unwaged £3 or pay in advance and get 6 sessions for the price of 5!1

Just come along, you'll love it!

Still got questions?
Call 01422 843349

Friday 14th September

Human Rights, Europe and the Arab Spring

Public meeting and Q&A with the Vice President of the European Parliament Edward McMillan-Scott MEP.

Edward McMillan-Scott MEP is the Vice President of the European Parliament, responsible for Democracy and Human Rights. The European Union is very active world-wide in promoting these values and Edward is a leading figure in this area.

Venue: Function Room. The White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge

Time: 7.30pm

15 Saturday, SeptembeR 2012

Fox Friends Public Meeting

From 12 Noon at the Fox and Goose Inn

Heptonsall Road,
Hebden Bridge.
Doors open at 11.30am.

Fox Friends steering group presents its findings.

All supporters invited to attend, to discuss the options for the Fox and Goose Co-operative pub project.

No food provided but please feel free to bring your own sandwiches.

Thursday 6th September 2012

Overgate Hospice Charity Shop Re-opening

11am

Shop will then be open from 10am to 4pm

8th-23rd September 2012

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival

WALKERS, cyclists and horse riders will all be able to enjoy the splendour of the South Pennines, including the Buttress Challenge in Hebden Bridge, during the fifth Walk and Ride Festival this September.

With over 100 walks and rides, for both horse riders and cyclists, the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival, from Saturday, September 8 to Sunday, September 23, will have something for everyone, and with such a varied programme there's so many more ways in which to explore this diverse and stunning landscape.

See HebWeb news

Starts Saturday 8th September 2012

Boxing Awards for Juniors - Beginners Course

8 week course for beginners starts Sat 8 Sep, 10.00am at Hebden Bridge Boxing Club.

- 11-15yrs girls and boys
- Glove contact course (no hitting or getting hit)
- Learn the basics of punching, movement and defence
- Get fitter, stronger, more confident
- Coach registered with the ABA, CRB checked and insured.

Certificate and medal on successful completion of course.

Email kate@box4fitness.co.uk ot text 077 3243 3243 to book.

Saturday 8th September 2012

Crag Stories Guided Walk, Hardcastle Crags

Start: 11:00 Saturday 8th, September, at National Trust or Blue Pig car parks. It will be a moderate walk, about 2.5 hours, between 2 and 3 miles round trip looking at the folklore, industrial history including old mill sites, associated oral history, and some natural history.

Much of this walk is on National Trust land, though some is owned by the Scouts or private. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing. No charge, but donations welcome. If the weather is poor, buses available from Hebden Bridge to New Bridge. Food and sustenance available at Gibson Mill and Blue Pig Working Men's Club. For more information contact Tony Wright on 01422 843398 or or email

Saturday 8th September 2012

Up the Buttress

400 metres on a bike, simple? The Buttress is a cobbled road that starts off as a 1in 3, but don't worry it soon levels off to a 1 in 5! Prizes for fastest and plenty of spot prizes.

More info: www.singletrackworld.com

The event starts at 1pm and all riders need to register their category before the start, so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time to sign on.

Coming to spectate? Be ready to make some noise!

September 8th - Wainsgate Chapel

As part of Heritage Open Days, Wainsgate Chapel in Old Town will be opening on Saturday 8th September. The day will end with a talk at 3:30 pm given by Steve Pilcher of Historic Chapels Trust, about the work of the Trust "Wainsgate Chapel - the present and the future". A new guidebook of the chapel, with images from Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, will be available to purchase, and the author, Charles Thomson, will also talk about the guide and the history of the chapel.

Saturday 8th September 2012

Heritage Open Day

Hebden Bridge Town Hall's Fire Station.

Staff there are making an appeal to residents who may have memorabilia stored away in their homes, and may even be forgotten about and stored away in attics and cellars. Read more.

Saturday 8th September 2012

Cotton Spinning Demonstrations at Hardcastle Crags

Watch cotton spinning by hand on three different types of hand spindle, on a conventional treadle spinning wheel and on a charka (made famous by Ghandi); and see cotton spun directly from seed. Part of our Heritage Open Day weekend at Gibson Mill.

Saturday 8th September 2012

Hebden Bridge Craft Fair

10am-4pm, Holme Street Arts Centre

Local artists, designers and craftspeople selling a variety of hand made items including textiles, ceramics, jewellery, wood, art, cards and more.

Come and find that unique hand crafted gift or treat yourself.
Feel free to browse, drink tea and eat some delicious homemade cake from the cafe!

Free entry

Ground floor level access, no steps.

Saturday 8th September 2012

Midnight Walk

13 mile walk for Overgate Hospice

Starting from North Bridge Leisure Centre

More info 01422 387121 or email

Sunday 9th September 2012

Hardcastle Crags Fungi Foray

10am-1pm

Hardcastle Crags is famous for unusual and fascinating fungi. Join our guide on a hunt to identify and learn about some of these amazing organisms.

Adult £4.50, Child £2.50.
Places are limited - booking essential.

Call 01422 844518 to book

Saturday 25 August 2012

Town CrierBritish Town Crier Championships

  • Free event featuring the best Town Criers from around the country
  • Traditional livery of office and company piper.
  • Two rounds of crying on Hebden Bridge packhorse bridge starting at 12 pm.
  • Criers will be judged in five categories, including dress and diction.
  • Additional street entertainment from 10am
Saturday 25 August 2012 - 2nd September

Photographic Exhibition

Festival Shop

Albert Street

Saturday 1st September

Blackshaw Head Fete

1.30pm

Saturday 1st September

Floodstock Blues Festival

Floods fundraiserSlightly Foxed Brewery have annouced Floodstock, a blues festival to be held at Mytholmroyd community centre on the 1st September in aid of Calder Valley Flood victims.

We wanted to hold the event in Mytholmroyd to help highlight the fact that it was not just Hebden Bridge that was affected by the floods and to bring the wider community of the Calder Valley together to help raise money for those affected.

We have 3 acts currently lined up to play with others in the pipeline all of which are performing free of charge one of the acts already committed to performing is coming all the way from Brighton. Having played at the recently hugely successful Hebden Bridge Blues Festival they were all to happy to come back and support the area.

Slightly Foxed Brewery are to produce a special beer called Slightly Flooded.

All the money raised from ticket sales and sales of the beer on the day will go to the Flood victims fund.

Update: The Line up is confirmed as follows:

Hooson
Rabbitfoot
The Paddy Maguire Band
TJ Norton
Tom Attah

This is a Ticket Only Event, tickets are available from Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Flying Saucers Hebden Bridge
or by emailing andrew@slightlyfoxedbrewery.co.uk

And cost only £9
Doors Open 4.30pm

For further details visit either our website

Floodstock web page or our Facebook page Floodstock a fundraiser in aid of Calder Valley Flood Victims.

Sunday 2nd September 2012

Alice's Run

Alice's run in celebration of the life of Alice Redmond.

Epilepsy Action's very own multi-terrain, 10km race is set in the stunning country side of Yorkshire's Calder Valley.

The race starts in Brearly field Mytholmroyd and finishing at Calder High School.

The race takes place on Sunday 02 September 2012 at 10.30am

Race features include:

  • On the day entry (subject to race limit - £2 extra)
  • Children's Fun Run – on the day entry
  • Fantastic scenic route
  • Computerised results within 24 hours
  • Prizes for male and female first, second and third and extensive Veterans categories
  • Car parking
  • Refreshment area
  • Drinks at the finish
  • Finishers T-shirt for all runners
  • Toilets

Entry Fees: £12 (unaffiliated) £10 (affiliated)
Minimum age: 16 years and above

Unfortunately the course is not suitable for wheelchair users

Sunday 2nd September 2012

Castle Carr Charity Visit - POSTPONED

Due to the heavy rain/flooding on the moors above Castle Carr Estate causing technical problems with the operation of the fountain, requiring repair works by Yorkshire Water, the Guided Tour at Castle Carr and the Display of the Spectacular Fountain planned for Sunday 2nd September 2012 has had to be postponed.

Sunday 2nd September 2012

Elliotts Antique Fair

Mytholmroyd community centre.

8am to 4pm.

Over 35 specialist dealers trading in fine antiques, curios and collectables. Regarded as one of the best fairs in the North. On site cafe serving good home cooked meals and snacks. Don't miss it.

Wednesday 15th August

Feel the Rhythm of the Drum

Facilitated Drum Circle, Hardcastle Crags

Join us in this fun hands-on music making event. Led by local drummer Paul Dear, you'll learn the basic techniques to be able to communicate rhythmically - in the language of the drum. With a variety of African
style drums and percussion instruments available to try the music will definitely be flowing.

Sessions are at 1pm (suitable for 5+ years)
or 2:30pm (suitable for 11+ years).
All tickets are £5.
Booking essential.

Call 01422 844518 to book

Sunday, 19th August 2012

Mytholmroyd Parade

Join in the parade fun in Mytholmroyd: Families will have the chance to take part in puppet making workshops and a parade as part of the Rochdale Canal Festival in Mytholmroyd on Sunday, 19th August. Read more

Saturday, August 11 2012

Nutclough Woods Clean-up day

Saturday, August 11 from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

An emergency work day at Nutclough Woods, Hebden Bridge, to repair flood damage.

Meet by the notice board in the entrance to Nutclough Woods, or just turn up at any point in the day. All volunteers welcome. Bring wellies or stout footwear.

Please let Kate know you are going to attend.
Call 01422 847334 or by email.

Saturday, 11th August

Hebden Bridge Centre Guided Walk called 'The Things That Aren't There Anymore'

Wild Rose Heritage and Arts will be leading a guided historical walk on Saturday, 11th August starting at 11:00 am, start from the old bridge in Hebden Bridge. It will be an easy walk exploring the changes in Hebden Bridge Centre. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing. No charge, but donations welcome.

For more information contact Tony Wright on 01422 843398 or email.

Saturday August 11th

Hebden Bridge Craft Fair

10am-4pm, Holme Street Arts Centre

Local artists, designers and craftspeople selling a variety of hand made items including textiles, ceramics, jewellery, wood, art, cards and more.

Come and find that unique hand crafted gift or treat yourself.
Feel free to browse, drink tea and eat some delicious homemade cake from the cafe!

Free entry

Ground floor level access, no steps.

Sunday, 12th August 2012

Ban the Burn

Moors management: On August 12th (the "Glorious Twelfth" marking the official start of the grouse-shooting season) Treesponsibility are planning a "Ban the Burn" protest Walk to Walshaw Estate, leaving from Hebden Bridge at 9.30 am. Read more.

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August

Vintage Car Weekend

The Hebden Bridge Vintage Car Rally, organised by The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, West Yorks., will again be staged at Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, on the Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2012.

This popular family event attracts hundreds of vintage and classic cars as well as motor cycles and scooters, commercial and American vehicles up to 1969, military vehicles plus kit cars and replica cars of any age.

Live music, refreshments and much, much more.

A fun day out for all the family

Admission prices: £5 per adult, £2 per child, £10 per family
(up to 3 children) Children to be accompanied by adult.

More info

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August

Holme Street Craft & Flea Market

9am-4pm Holme Street Arts Centre - Free entry

Local artists & traders selling a variety of hand made items including Books, Jewellery, Music, Collectables, Art, Cards, Pet Supplies and more.

Includes a cafe serving tea, coffee and delicious homemade food

Come along and have a browse.

Ground floor level access.

Sunday 5th August 2012

Elliotts Antique Fair

Mytholmroyd Community Centre. Sunday 5th August 8 am to 4pm. Trade entry 8am. Adults £1 concessions and children 50p.

On site cafe serving breakfasts, lunches and snacks throught the day.

Sunday 5 August 2012

Harmony Open Mic

Upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge

Free!

Contact: Richard 07940 850328

Tuesday 7th August

Mytholmroyd Marmaladies

Wine and Cheese Evening on Tuesday 7th August at St Michael's Church Hall 7.30pm for 7.45pm start! There will be 8 wines to try and a fun quiz. Entry is £3, there will be wine for sale and hot refreshments.

There will be a bottle raffle so if you would like to donate something it will be great fully received.

A chance to meet like minded women, make new friends, learn new skills and support issues that matter. All ages welcome.

Twitter is @m_marmaladies
The Marmaladies on Facebook
Contact Vicki on 07886756941

Saturday 7th July - Sunday 5th August

Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors

matisse

ArtsMill Gallery, Linden Mill. A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England

Friday 3rd August 2012

Floods fundraiserHebden Flood Fundraiser

A whole host of bands, including Pepperjam, and djs will be performing and raising money for the local homes & businesses hit by the floods.

Trades Club

Come and give them your support!

20th - 27th July 2012

Shadows & Reflections

Exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by Jason Howgate. Inspired by the Calder Valley, Blake Dean and the river Hebden Water. Shown in conjuction with Element Jewellery.

Showing at Festival Gallery, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge.

10am - 5 pm

Saturday, 21st July 2012

Home baking and preserves sale

Saturday, 21st. July, 11am 'til 3p.m. at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge, a sale of cakes, bread, scones, all types of preserves in aid of the Upper Calder Valley relief fund, all donations of goods can be brought to the church from 9 am onwards.

Sunday 22 July 2012

Floods fundraiserFox and Goose flood benefit night

From 8pm

The Fox and Goose Inn

An evening of acoustic music with Graham Wooley, Paul Weatherhead, Peter Gillon and Ruth (the Fever Trio) Jayne (the Steels) and Gaz (the Rookery) - to raise money for the flood appeal.

Free entry, but there will be a collection throughout the event.

Wednesday 25 July 2012

BUSES to hilltop vilages

Councils call meeting, 7.30pm

Read more

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Do you want a new supermarket and hotel on land opposite the turning circle?

Public meeting at the Town Hall Wednesday 25 July.

Read more

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Pre Need Open Day and coffee with Marie Curie Cancer Care

10am

Our pre need open day will be working along side a coffee morning with Marie Curie Cancer Care. This event will be held at Valley Funeral Service on Valley Road. It will be a great opportunity to help us raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care and also to gain a true insight into the positives and financial gain of purchasing a pre-paid funeral. Our professional staff will be at hand to answer any questions.

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Open for BusinessOpen for Business: There will be an meeting for businesses affected by the floods in the Calder Valley on Wednesday 18th July, 6 pm - 8 pm. Read more

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Floods fundraiserTrades Club Flood Relief Benefit

with Owter Zeds and Mean Business.

Read more

Thursday 19th July 2012

Free treatments for local business people at The Banyan Tree

On Thursday 19th July, from 10-5, a group of therapists will be offering free treatments at The Banyan in Hebden Bridge.

We are fortunate enough to have survived the floods and would like to try and ease peoples' stress just a little. We are offering a variety a free treatments to local business owners and workers - treatments include reflexology; neck, back and shoulder massage; cranio-sacral; and zero balancing.

Please drop in or call 01422 845880 to book an appointment.

Thursday 19th July 2012

Floods fundraiserFlash Concert

In aid of reconstruction after the recent flooding in Hebden Bridge.
Time: 19th July at 7.30pm
Place Hebden Bridge Town Hall, George Street

An eclectic mix of music including opera performed by Hebden Bridge's very own Paula Sides, Soprano, and David Owen-Lewis, Baritone, as well as Gavin Bailey and Jonathan Gale on piano/keyboard.

There will be folk Blues Guitar from Hebden Bridge's Woodie Guthrie Expert Will Kaufman, and New Acoustic music from folk stars Sam and Hannah Hird.

Proceeds from the concert will go to Community Foundation for Calderdale. Admission is by donation. Please go to justgiving and make a donation. Entry to the concert is by printed confirmation of the donation, but we can accept cash on the door.

Sunday 15th July 2012

Wilful Missing live at Trades Club

Well-crafted, engaging Folk-pop from Bradford band Wilful Missing, promoting new album 'Molehills out of Mountains'. Music recently featured on BBC drama 'Waterloo Road', and has been played on Radio 2, Radio 6 and many local stations.

Supported by local songwriter, Roger Davies

Venue: Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Time: from 8pm
Tickets: £5 members / £8 non-members
Advance tickets can be bought for £6 from the band's website

Monday 16th July 2012

Friends of Hebden Bridge Station

The next meeting of the FoHBS is on Monday July 16th at 6.45 at the Albert Pub. New members welcome.

See HebWeb News item

Monday 9th July 2012

Coffee Morning for Amnesty International

Women in Hebden Bridge are holding a Coffee Morning for Amnesty International on Monday 9th July 9am -11.30 am at the Holme St Arts Centre, Hebden Bridge.

All Welcome. Tea, homemade cakes, book stall, raffle, kids area.

Letter writing for Woman of Zimbabwe Association.

Contact Sharon 845273

Tuesday 10th July 2012

Mytholmroyd Marmaladies

Wine and Cheese Evening at St Michael's Church Hall.

Doors open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start.
Entry is £3, if you can please bring a bottle of some sort for the raffle.

A chance to meet like minded women, make new friends, learn new skills and support issues that matter. All ages welcome.

facebook.com/TheMarmaladies
@m_marmaladies
Call Vicki on 07886756941

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Community Turbine

Blackshaw Head Wind Turbine Project - public meeting and share offer. Renewable energy enterprise has launched shares and hopes to generate over £100K for local community. Read more. (5 July)

Friday 13th July 2012

Chas 'n' Dave's Chas Hodges

NOW CANCELLED

Friday 13th July 2012

The Ian McMillan Orchestra - Homing In

A pulsating collection of songs and stories told by an orchestra led by the Bard of Barnsley - Ian McMillan.

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts; Friday 13 July at 8pm.
Tickets £15, Concessions £13, under 21s £11.

Saturday July 14th

Democracy Outside!

A street performance of live democratic dialogue

When: Saturday 14 July, 2012, 2pm

Where: St George's Square, Hebden Bridge

A free interactive public performance about democracy, in which everyone gets a chance to speak if they want to.

Do you feel like 'democracy' has got stuck, trapped in institutions, separate from real people and daily life?

Do you get frustrated by the way that political debate just seems to for or against, I'm right and you're wrong? That no one's really listening to each other?

Would you like to be part of setting democracy free - and making it fun?

Then come and play politics with Democracy Outside!

Democracy Outside is part street theatre & part political action, both 'art' and 'activism'. It's magic - it makes apathy vanish! It's live art that brings democracy alive.

Read more about it here

Saturday July 14th

Hebden Bridge Craft Fair

10am-4pm, Holme Street Arts Centre

Local artists, designers and craftspeople selling a variety of hand made items including textiles, ceramics, jewellery, wood, art, cards and more.

Come and find that unique hand crafted gift or treat yourself.
Feel free to browse, drink tea and eat some delicious homemade cake from the cafe!

Free entry

Ground floor level access, no steps.

22 June to 8 July 2012

Art Mile 2012

An exhibition across three venues of paintings, photographs, textiles and sculptures by local artists

Preview - Friday 22 June 7pm with special guest Yorkshire landscape artist Ashley Jackson, Wadsworth Community Centre

The venues:

Wadsworth Community Centre - Billy Lane, Old Town HX7 8RY
11 til 5: 23/24 June - 30 June/1 July - 7/8 July

Hare and Hounds Pub - Lane Ends, Old Town HX7 8TN
Tuesday to Sunday from noon: 22 June - 8 July

Wainsgate Chapel - Wainsgate Lane, Old Town HX7 8SU
Open Studios weekend, 6 - 8 July

For further information call 07825687785.

28 June to 8 July 2012

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Arts Festival

Highlights of this year’s festival include the Inspiral Carpets with their original line up, top funny man Stewart Lee with his Carpet Remnants tour, travelling Matisse show ‘Drawing with Scissors, funky folk icon Julie Felix, bestsellers Kate Summerscale, Jane Green and Jon McGregor and a singer/songwriter session climaxing with a performance from Becky Unthank.

Thursday 5 July 2012

Horse to Perform at Hebden Bridge

Legendary Scottish singer Horse is performing a one-off gig at b@r place, Hebden Bridge.

Time 20:30

One of the finest singers in Britain - Q mag

She has been described as an artist "who wouldn't have been out of place on the Stax or Motown labels in their heyday." NME

'Could sing a weather report and make it moving' – Leicester Mercury

Horse's voice - a truly astonishing instrument The Scotsman

Tickets and further info

Friday, 6th July 2012

Prometheus

Picture House Digital Launch with Prometheus on Friday, 6th July. Read more

6-8 July 2012

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

Open Studios

81 artists studios open to the public 11am - 5pm

Various locations in Hebden Bridge and surrounding locations as far as Todmorden.

Free brochure available May

Details on website www.hbopenstudios.org.uk

Saturday 7th July

Heptonstall Festival

12 noon to 6pm

An afternoon of music, magic and storytelling with folk dance, real ale, real food, poetry, craft stalls and demonstrations providing something for everyone.

Stall pitches available, please email heptonstallfestival@gmail.com

This year our acts include:

Music from Patsy Matheson, John Bramwell and Spirit of John amongst others, there will also be magic from Alexander Wells and storytelling from Ursula Holden Gill.

There will be a number of crafts in the church ruin to view and have a go at. We will have stalls from the Towngate Tearoom, Not a Full Shilling and Amanda Cox as well as various local community groups. As usual beer on the square is provided by Little Valley Brewery but both the Cross Inn and White Lion will offer you a warm welcome too. As with last year, we will be kicking off the event at 11am with a fell race which will be started by "Ciffy" the steam tractor blowing his whistle!
The church will be offering hourly tower tours and there may even be a return of the human fruit machine!

The event is being held on 7th July from 11am on Weavers Square.
Let your friends and family know about the event by joining us on the Facebook Event Page and inviting them.

We still have some space for stalls so if you are interesting in showcasing your wares or talents or would like to involve people in your craft or raise awareness of your community group then please do get in touch.

Saturday 7th July 2012

KidsFest will take place from 12noon until 4pm at St Michaels Enterprise Centre in Mytholmroyd. It will be an afternoon full of fun and crafts for children aged 3-10. The event is free.

Saturday 7th July 2012

For Books' Sake Presents:

The Quiz at Hebden Bridge Festival Fringe

Date: Saturday 7th July 2012
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Place: Town Hall

For Books' Sake, the webzine dedicated to promoting and celebrating writing by women, is coming to Hebden Bridge for the first time ever with their popular literary pub quiz, renowned in London, Leeds and Manchester.

Put the date in your diaries, assemble a team (4 people maximum please) and start swotting, because we've got prizes aplenty to give away at this special HBAF Fringe edition of the quiz.

Know your Miss Marple from your Nancy Drew and your Little Women from your Famous Five? We can't wait to see you!

All genders welcome. £2 per person.

For more details, have a nosey here

or Facebook

Venue queries, map and directions

Saturday 7th July 2012

Heptonstall Festival Fell Race

Celebrate the double-dip recession by running the only fell race whose profile matches the country's economic plight. All proceeds to local causes. Bring the family and enjoy the village festival after the run!

Date: Saturday 7th July 2012
Time: 11:00 am
Start: Weavers Square, Heptonstall, West Yorkshire
Distance: 6 miles (Short)
Ascent: 1500 feet (category A)
Categories: PM (Course Partially Marked)
Registration: White Lion, Town Gate, Heptonstall from 9:00 am onwards
Cost: £4 entry on the day
Parking: a field at the top of the village near Draper Corner

More info

Saturday 7th July 2012

Luddenden Conservation Society Heritage Day

The Mills of the Luddenden Valley

Based in St Marys Church Luddenden, 10.15-4pm

Starting at 10.15am there will be 3 talks of 20 mins each

Talk 1 - The Cold Edge Dams Water System
by Rodney Collinge, President of the Society

Talk 2 - The Production of Worsted Cloth at Oats Royd Mill by Keith Pickles, ex Production Manager at Oats Royd Mill

Talk 3 - The Wainstalls Waifs by Kim Wynne, an account of the children brought from the Workhouses of Liverpool to work in the mills in Wainstalls Some died and are buried in Luddenden Dene

Followed by 2 Guided Walks 1. Long 2. Short

Walk 1 - The Cold Edge Dams System
led by Iain Cameron from Calderdale Guided Walks. Transport available to the Dam, then walk back. Visit to Lumb Mill to see the original water wheel used to power the Mill

Walk 2 - A Walk Around Luddenden led by Tony Hillyard to look at the Key Buildings in the Village identified in the new Luddenden Conservation Area Re-Appraisal booklet on show in Church.

Lunch 12.30-2pm in St Marys Church Refreshments available.

1.15pm Sheena Campbell from CMBC Town Planning will give a talk on the new Conservation Area Appraisal. She will inform on local planning policy and development control decisions. The booklet will be available in Church and comments are welcomed. 2-3pm Talk - Workers' Pastimes in Earlier Times by Mr Ian Dewhirst MBE from Keighley, a most popular local speaker 3-4pm Walks 1 and 2 are repeated There will be an extensive exhibition of Photographs and Memorabilia in Church.

A new booklet Down Memory Lane will be available

Large Photographs of Luddenden Past will be on display around the village and a Photographic Collection from Sowerby Bridge Library Archive has kindly been loaned and will be on display in Church.

All proceeds for the work of Luddenden Conservation Society

Saturday-Sunday 7-8 July 2012

Music at Walshaw

Music at Walshaw proudly presents:

The Mont Blanc Trio
Chantal Maillot - flute / soprano
Michel Maillot - baritone
Margaret Bruce - piano

Saturday July 7th 3.30pm
Sunday July 8th 11.00am

Tickets are £15 each including refreshments

Walshaw Lodge
Walshaw
HX7 7AX

For ticket enquiries please email

Sunday 8th July 2012

Bellydance Showcase

A bellydance spectacular!

The Fringe Festival wrap party, bellydance style!

An evening of performances from a wide variety of bellydance styles, followed by an afterparty where you can get your own grooves on with DJ CP (what the Freak?). Everyone welcome, bellydance is a family friendly entertainment. Dressing up encouraged!

B@r place. Doors 6.30, show starts at 7.
Only £4, all proceeds to the MS society.

30 June 2012

5th Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade

The Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade is a spectacular parade created by local people (and friends and visitors), helped by a bunch of fantastic artists. It's a celebration of creativity, the art of the handmade and is just sheer fun! There are three weeks of workshops beforehand, open to anyone who wants to make costumes, carryable art or help create giant puppets and animatronics. There are bands, stilt-walking sessions and more. Up to 700 people walk (or dance) in the parade through the streets of Hebden Bridge, watched by thousands.

More info

Saturday 30th June 2012

West Yorkshire Heritage Forum Meeting

Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge
Registration opens at 9:30am, meeting starts at 10am.

This Saturday sees the next meeting of the West Yorkshire Heritage Forum. The conference is open to any individuals who are interested in the heritage of West Yorkshire and in particular the area around Hebden Bridge.

The event is free and further information is available here

30th June 2012

Mytholmroyd Gala

Marmaladies are hosting a competition to showcase local talents in baking, floral art and handy crafts. 30th June at Burnley Road School.

Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July

Mona Lisa

The Clown Within - an Introductory Course

"Do not fear mistakes, there are none" - Miles Davis

This course will be an opening into spontaneous play, a heart-felt exploration of being more present in the moment - and sticking with it a bit. Expect trepidation, excitement, the unknown and a lot of laughter. It will offer a door to exploring a lighter, more playful you. For performers it will help you find a more real, grounded you to take to your craft.

"I was surprised at how easy it was to let go, come out from behind my everyday masks and expose my true self, including my clown. I loved it all, and I cannot remember ever laughing so much" - Jane, previous participant.

Max group size 12 people. CPD certificate available.

Facilitated by local clown Hannah Merriman. Hannah has trained with Aitor Bassauri (Spymonkey and Ecole Philippe Gaulier), Mick Barnfather (Complicite), Jonathan Kay and Vivian Gladwell (Nose to Nose).

Mixed: Sat 30th June & Sun 1st July, 10am-5pm
Women only: Sat 7th & Sun 8th July, 10am-5pm

Union House, Hall St. Todmorden - £85 full weekend

Info/bookings: hannah_merriman@hotmail.com / 07960 652 867

Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July

This is Not an Empty Space

An exhibition of site specific contemporary art

Work by ten visual artists and one writer will be on show at Melbourne Works (ground floor). Hebden Bridge HX7 6AS.

Private view: Friday 29th June, 6-9pm
Public show: Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, 12-6pm.
Saturday 7th July and Sunday 8th July, 12-6pm.

Participating: Sally Barker, Alice Bradshaw, Julia Breit, Jenni Danson, Vincent James, Kelly Loughlin, Sam McLoughlin, Jon Mitton, Pitikasem Nilavongse, David Pugh, Nitis Wanichaboon.

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Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July

Hebden Bridge WI Rag Market

Now a two day event, Hebden Bridge WI are holding another of the ever popular Rag Markets!

A variety of stalls selling a delicious mixture of fabrics, vintage items, wools, craft materials, books, and lots more - everything for the keen maker and crafter. Some new and some surplus to requirements, all at bargain prices. Come and rummage through several attics and find some treasures to inspire your creativity!

Refreshments and WI produce stall. Children's activities on Saturday, Pedlars Day on Sunday.

For more information see our Facebook Page

The Town Hall
Hebden Bridge.
Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July
11am til 4pm
50p entrance.

Sunday 1st July 2012

Elliotts Antique Fair

Mytholmroyd Community Centre. Sunday 1st July 8 am to 4pm. Adults £1 concessions and children 50p. Regarded as one of the best in the North up to 35 dealers selling top quality antiques and collectables

Sunday 1st July 2012

HEBEN BRIDGE WI RAG MARKET PEDLARS DAY!

A Student Competition and selling opportunity.

pedlar: def: hawker, pedlar, petty chapmen, tinker, caster of metals, mender of chairs, or other person who, without any horse or other beast bearing or drawing burden, travels and trades on foot . . carrying to sell . . . any goods, wares or merchandise . . . or his skill in handicraft

Are you a student or young person? Do you make jewellery, bags, clothes or other crafty items to sell? As part of the popular Hebden Bridge Rag Market and the Hebden Bridge Fringe Festival, on Sunday 1st July you're invited to come and peddle your wares! There will be a prize for the best barrow, tray, bike or whatever!

Open to School pupils from year 6 upwards and Students in further & higher education. Entry is £5.

As part of the competition, entrants can sell their wares at the Rag market, held in the New Town Hall, and also around St George's Square, Hebden Bridge.

Please contact Sue through the HB Rag Market Facebook page or phone on 07944352913 for more details.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Calder Valley Voices

Saturday 23rd June 2012

Mytholmroyd Strawberry Tea

Old peoples free Strawberry Tea at St Michaels Church Hall Mytholmroyd on Saturday 23rd June at 2.15 pm.

Please remind your older friends and relatives who might have missed the local advertising.

The Hebden Bridge parallel event is scheduled for Saturday 14th July at the Methodist Church Hall

Enquries to Mavis on 842009 or just turn up.

Saturday 23rd June 2012

Mytholmroyd Methodist Church Open Gardens Day

Take a stroll around Mytholmroyd and visit our open gardens with various stalls and activities for you to enjoy!

Date: 23rd June 2012

Opening Times: 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm

Cost: £3.00

The Proceeds from this event will be shared between Christian Aid and Mytholmroyd Methodist Church.

Evening tickets are available separately at a cost of £5.00 Ticket includes tapas supper and one free glass of wine or other beverage from 7.30pm to 10pm at 19 Brier Hey Close.

More info on The Mytholmroyd Net

Saturday 23rd June 2012

Author Event - Kai Roberts

Kai Roberts will be talking about his recent book 'Grave Concerns' which examines the follies and folklore surrounding Robin Hood's Grave at Kirklees Hall.

Saturday 23rd June at 3pm upstairs at The Book Case, 29 Market St.

Friday 22 June 2012

Jesca Hoop is back

Friend of the stars Jesca Hoop returns to the Trades Club on Friday 22 June. The American singer/songwriter has won endorsements from Guy Garvey, Peter Gabriel and Tom Waits who described her music as 'like going swimming in a lake at night.'

"I had great time last time I played Hebden Bridge, and there is a really good Thai restaurant" Jesca told Hebweb.

"I like playing at the Trades because it is like a community centre in a way, and really cool and relaxed."

Tuesday 19th June 2012

Calder Ward Forum

Thursday 19th June 2012, 6.15pm arrival for 6.45pm start

At Central St School, Central Street, Hebden Bridge

What's up for discussion?

• Local bus services
• Dog Control orders
• Speeding on A646
• Police priorities
• Open Forum - what matters to you?

Tell us what you think and help us make a difference in your local area. Come along to your local ward forum,

Everyone welcome - more info

Tuesday 19th June 2012

What's a Foot

Guided two-hour walk to look for clues of this once flourishing textile industry community

Meet David Cant for a 7.15pm start on Tuesday 19th June at the Civic Centre, Station Road, Luddendenfoot

Cost £3 per person

Part of the Calderdale Heritage Walks programme

Friday 15th June 2012

Simon Armitage Returns to Mytholmroyd

Simon Armitage, Patron of The Elmet Trust, will be reading from his latest book, Walking Home, at The Ted Hughes Theatre, Calder High School on Friday 15th June from 7.30pm.

Tickets £6 available now from Hebden Bridge Visitor & Canal Centre Tel: 01422 843831 or hebdenbridge@ytbtic.co.uk

In summer 2010 Simon decided to walk the Pennine Way travelling as a 'modern troubadour' without a penny in his pocket, he stopped along the way to give poetry readings in village halls, churches, pubs and living rooms.

Walking Home describes his extraordinary journey. It's a story about Britain's remote and overlooked interior - the wilderness of its landscape and the generosity of the locals who sustained him on his journey. It's about facing emotional and physical challenges, and sometimes overcoming them . It's nature writing, but with people at its heart.

Many of you will have been to the reading at Calder High School as Simon neared the end of the trail, and seen him reading from his work, tired, but entertaining as ever. Some of you missed him that time, but here is another chance to see him perform, and also to find out what he wrote about us in his book.

Walking HomeSimon Armitage's New Book Released First in Mytholmroyd! Simon will be reading from Walking Home on Friday 15th June from 7.30pm at The Ted Hughes Theatre. Read more

Saturday 16th June & Sunday 17th June

MIDGLEY OPEN GARDENS & STUDIOS

Saturday 16th June & Sunday 17th June 11-4pm

Tickets £5 adult( accompanied children free) to visit all 21 gardens& Studios. Ticket valid both days. Tickets on sale now from Midgley shop or gardens on the weekend.

This is a wonderful opportunity to explore Midgley's hidden gardens,relax have lunch and home made teas. There is a huge variety of gardens from small courtyards to moorland gardens with amazing views.Also view the Incredible EdibleMidgley plantings!Studios include Knitwear and Art. On Saturday visiting children from Aida refugee camp,Palestine will be performing at oats Royd.

On Sunday birds of prey will be on show at Upper Han Royd and the Halifax Chamber Choir will be performing on Sunday afternoon at New House farm.There will also be plant, Bric a Brac & book sales .Midgley school children will be selling plants and crafts grown and made themselves.

What a Great way to spend the week-end!

For more information, please visit www.midgleyvillage.co.uk

Saturday 16th June 2012

Last Chance Saloon Band

Strictly Cowboy with called dances and storming five piece dance band
Saturday 16th June doors 8.30

Heptonstall Bowling Club £5

Dress: Cowboy

www.lastchancesaloonband.co.uk

Saturday 16th June 2012

From Bethlehem to Mytholmroyd:Palestinian dancers return

The young Palestinian refugee dancers of Aida Camp, Bethlehem return to the Valley, having so loved their last visit in 2010 that they declared Calderdale the best place in Britain!

Their work is energising and powerful, celebrating their cultural heritage and telling the Palestinian story. The highlight of their weekend stay this time is a concert where they will dance and show short films.

It will take place at the Ted Hughes Theatre, Calder High, Mytholmroyd on Saturday June 16th. The concert begins at 7.00 pm and tickets are available on the door. Costs £5 for waged adults, £2 for unwaged and free for youngsters under 16. (For details ring 01484 450945 or email annieog@googlemail.com)

Saturday June 16th 2012

THE STEALS and Parkbench

The Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Saturday June 15th
doors 8pm
Price £7 on the door, tickets £5/£6 from WeGotTickets

THE STEALS will be showcasing some of the new tracks from the forthcoming album, due for release early 2013

Sunday 17 June 2012

Ensemble Norma

Concert at Wainsgate

Ensemble Norma and Enkelit - a stunning double bill of Finnish contemporary choral music. Read more

Tuesday 12th June 2012

Marmaladies

Marmaladies is a group of like minded ladies who get together once a month to catch up, learn new skills and put the world to rights. We will be having a cake decorating master class this month. Entry is £2 and all ages welcome.

The next meeting is on the 12th June from 7.45-9.45 pm at The Methodist church on Scout Road.

Follow us on Facebook or on twitter @MarmaladiesWI

Thursday, 7th June 2012

PLANT SALE for PARKINSON'S UK

Come and support us

7th June, Hebden Bridge Market.

A Sale of Garden Plants (mainly perennials) to raise funds for the Local Branch of Parkinson's UK.

Thursday 7th June 2012

Luddendenfoot Ward Forum

Thursday 7th June 2012, 6.15pm arrival for 6.45pm start

Erringden Room, St Michael's Church, New Road, Mytholmroyd

What's up for discussion?

• Setting up a Parish Council
• Dog Control Orders
• Consultation feedback
• Police Priorities
• Open Forum - what matters to you?

Tell us what you think and help us make a difference in your local area. Come along to your local ward forum,

Everyone welcome - more info

Friday 8th June 2012

LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE 2012 UK TOUR

Lucy Wainwright Roche is the angel-voiced daughter of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III, a 2010 Grammy Award winner, and Suzzy Roche of singing sister act The Roches.

She returns to the UK in June with her refreshingly unpretentious charm, her deadpan sense of humor, and her arsenal of gorgeous melodies.

Her songs have been compared to those of Richard Thompson, Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin.

www.lucywainwrightroche.com

Catch Lucy at The Trades Club
Friday 8th June, 8pm
Tickets £10 Non members £7 Members
Tel 01422 845265

Saturday June 9th 2012

Hebden Bridge Craft Fair

10am-4pm, Holme Street Arts Centre

Local artists, designers and craftspeople selling a variety of hand made items including textiles, ceramics, jewellery, wood, art, cards and more.

Come and find that unique hand crafted gift or treat yourself.
Feel free to browse, drink tea and eat some delicious homemade cake from the cafe!

Free entry

Ground floor level access, no steps.

Saturday 9th June

Handmade Samba Band

We're the parade's very own samba band, and we'll be rapping out the beat on Saturday 23rd June. As a community samba band anyone can join in the performance after just a few lessons, whatever the age and including children - you'll be surprised how quickly you pick up the rhythm - so if you fancy taking part just come along to the three workshops we're holding at the Hand Made Parade workshop space at Victoria Works, Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge. The sessions cost just £3, and we'll also be making this year's costumes.

Workshops:

Saturday 9th June 10.30am-12.30pm
Monday 11th June 6pm-8pm
Thursday 14th June 6pm-8pm

Wednesday 30th May, Thurs 31st May, Friday 1st June, Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd June

Free Art and Making workshops for all the family - part of Todmorden's Pollination Parade

Wednesday 30th May, Thursday 31st May, Friday 1st June – 4-7pm - Teenagers and adults

Sat 2nd, 2-4pm, and Sun 3rd June 2-4pm - Families

Come and join in making beautiful parade artwork for Todmorden's first ever Pollination Parade - taking place at the Unitarian Church, Honey Hole Road, Todmorden 2.30 Monday 4th June.

Banner Making, withie building, flower puppets and amazing blossom hats to create a wild and colourful celebration of bees, flowers and pollinators to open the new Green Route!

All free - all welcome!

1-3 June 2012

Hebden Bridge Blues Festival

The first Hebden Bridge Blues Festival last summer pulled off the amazing feat of coming from nowhere and hitting the ground running with one of the most talked about festivals of the year providing a truly great atmosphere, superb entertainment and, of course, that spectacular scenery.

Continuing its popular policy of mixing well-known established artists with up and coming talent needing a showcase, the organisers have put together an exciting and eclectic array of musicians that should please even the most demanding of fans. Headliners Todd Sharpville, Cherry Lee Mewis, Marcus Bonfanti, Paddy Milner, Ben Poole and Mitch Laddie will be sharing the weekend of June 1st, 2nd and 3rd withcrowd pullers the Revelators, Crosscut Saw, Hooson and several dozen others.

More info

Saturday, 2nd June 2012

Fun Day

Sunday 3 June 2012

52 Skidoo

Concert at Wainsgate: Some great entertainment is to be found in the hills this Sunday evening when good-time twenties "Cotton Club" jazz comes to Wainsgate Chapel Read more

Sunday 3 June 2012

Harmony Open Mic

Harmony acapella singing

Come and sing or listen!
We welcome groups of two or more singers
Relaxed, friendly atmosphere

8.30 pm Sunday 3 June
Upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf
Hebden Bridge

Free!

Contact: Richard 07940 850328

3-10 June 2012

Sculptures

3-4 June 2012

Trades Club celebrates 30 years of live music

Over the bank holiday in early June.

The Club is looking for people who've played there, or who have stories to tell.

Read more

Sunday 3rd June 2012

Elliotts Antique Fair

8am to 4pm.

Mytholmroyd Community Centre

Over thirty of the Norths top dealers selling a full range of quality antiques and collectables established over thirty years and well worth a visit. Entry £1 adults 50p concessions.

Monday, 4th June 2012

Launch of the FOE Bee Cause Campaign

Monday 4th June, 2.30pm Unitarian Church in Todmorden

Calderdale Friends of the Earth are launching their Bee Cause campaign locally by taking part in Incredible Edible's Pollination Parade. 

The campaign aims to persuade the government to set up a Bee Action Plan, as a result of research commissioned by FOE which shows what actions are needed urgently, in order to reverse the decline in bee numbers.

We will also be showing people 20 actions they can do to help bees now.  As well as giving away free bee-friendly seed!

If you want to represent FOE in the parade or take part in further bee-related events, please contact anne.handley@dsl.pipex.com.

See the FOE website: The Bee Cause

 

Monday 4 June 2012

Hardcastle Crags celebrates as the local community did 115 years ago

The team at the National Trust's Hardcastle Crags and Gibson Mill is celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style, just as the local community did 115 years ago.

To commemorate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth's reign the middle floor of Gibson Mill will be decorated for a special Jubilee Tea Party taking place on Monday 4 June from 12.30 – 4.30pm.

Visitors can arrive throughout the afternoon to be waited on by staff dressed in costume serving tea and cakes. They will also be transported back to the days of the Mill's Entertainment Emporium, which coincided with the era of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, while listening to the classical sounds of Mark Ostyn's Palm Court Trio.

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee was celebrated at Hardcastle Crags by 500 people on the 25 June 1897, at the time The Hebden Bridge Times and Gazette reported that: "Three verses of 'God Save the Queen' were sung with that characteristic vigour which is no mere tradition of our county. The band, in spite of the heat, stuck to their musical guns with plucky tenacity."

Diane Croft, a volunteer at Hardcastle Crags and Gibson Mill said: "Everyone in the community celebrated Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, especially at the Pavilion. People enjoyed the swingboats, the wheel, games and teas that were provided at Hardcastle Crags.

"The proprietor of the Pavilion, Lister Hollinrake, gained credit for everybody's satisfaction for providing the teachers, scholars, ringers, churchwardens and choir with a medal and a ticket for tea."

Susi Leach, Retail and Events Manager at Hardcastle Crags said: "We've been having lots of fun making yards of bunting to decorate the Mill."

Prices: £5 for tea and cakes, £7 for tea, cakes and sandwiches, plus the option to purchase a glass of sparkling wine or elderflower presse to make the afternoon go with extra fizz.

For more information please ring 01422 844518 or e-mail hardcastlecrags@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Thursday 31st May 2012

Friends of the Calder and Colne Rivers Trust

The Launch meeting of the Friends of CCRT will take place at Brighouse Civic Hall at 7.30 pm. on Thursday 31st. May. It is an open public meeting and anyone interested in helping to continue the improvement of the River Calder is invited to attend.

Tuesday 29th May 2012

Calderdale Sustainability Forum meeting

Recycle, burn or landfill?

The future for Bradford & Calderdale's waste

Tuesday 29th May 2012 7-9pm
Halifax Library HX1 1UN - Basement

An opportunity to find about the proposed new waste disposal plant being promoted by Bradford & Calderdale. After an EU procurement process the two councils have selected Pennine Resource Recovery as their preferred provider, subject to planning permission. PRR's proposal is for a 'resource recovery facility' –with both a 'materials recycling plant' and an 'energy recovery plant' (incinerator) - located in Bradford (here BD4 8SZ) which will result in over 90% of waste being diverted away from landfill, and generate electricity for a.20,000 homes.

More information at www.pennineresources.com

Presentation by PRR followed by Q&A session also with council officer representative. This is your chance to hear about the details of the project, and ask questions about impacts, assumptions, implications and the future process.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

trioVDtrioVD at HX7 Jazz Club

trioVD have toured the U.K extensively with their heavy mix of improv, rock, electronica and jazz.

Read more

Friday 25th May 2012

An Evening in Berringden Brow

with

Local author and Guardian Northerner blogger

Jill Robinson

Enjoy coffee and cakes with Jill
as she reads and chats about her latest novel

Life's Rich Tapestry

Jill recounts incidents from the small-town everyday oddness of life in the Pennines, including chasing errant peacocks down the back streets, 'skipping' pizzas to feed the unemployed, and finding herself chaperoning an unruly troupe of dragon dancers at a folk festival... However, the true heroes and heroines of her story are the care home residents and relatives she meets while working on a Life Histories project.

Tickets only £1.50
but strictly limited

Book Case Upstairs Room, 7pm

Friday 25th May 2012

Heptonstall School PFA Swishing Party

Heptonstall School PFA are hosting a Swishing Party to raise money to purchase books for their new school library. You need to bring at least one, clean, good-quality item of clothing – something you would be happy to pass on to a friend – you can then swap for as many as you bring. If you find more items than you brought, you can purchase these for just £2 each. There will also be an accessories stall and children's clothing stall, plus raffle, and drinks and nibbles.

Heptonstall's Swishing Party takes place on Friday 25th May in the new school hall. The party begins at 8pm, but if you wish to drop off clothes before then, there will be someone in the hall to receive them from 3.30pm. Entrance costs £2.50. It promises to be a fun evening, and a brilliant way to rejuvenate your wardrobe.

26th May 2012

Fair4Youth 2012

On the 26th May, at Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge.

The event will include a variety of exhibitions, stalls, activities and music from some of the many services to young people in our community.

The event has been running for the past two years and this year we hope to make it bigger, better and larger.

Live music, skateboard competitions and activities, so come along for a great day out in Hebden Bridge.

1pm until 7pm.

Previously, on the HebWeb

Fair for Youth

FAIR FOR YOUTH on Calder Holmes Park. Saturday 21st May 2011. Official launch of the new skate park.

HebWeb News and video: Fair for Youth 2010

Saturday 26th May 2012

TODMORDEN CARNIVAL

Todmorden carnival on at Centre Vale Park.

The theme is Olympics 2012 and Queen's Diamond Jubilee!.

The parade starts at 12.30pm from Sanworth Street, there are prizes for the best foot tableau / individual fancy dress + tug-of-war & 100 Meter Run. Pre-day tickets £1.00 On-the-day tickets £3.00 Child / O.A.P £2.00 All the fun of the fair Thursday To Monday. Cheap rides Thursday and Friday.

Thursday 17th May 2012

Hebden Bridge: a Sense of Belonging by Paul BarkerBook Launch: A Sense of Belonging by Paul Barker

A talk by Paul Barker about his new book

On Thursday 17th May at 7pm

At Hebden Bridge Library, Cheetham St

Wine will be served, entrance is free.

More details including advance order of the book from The Book Case tel 01422 845353, email shop@bookcase.co.uk

Thursday 17th May 2012

HEBDEN'S FAVOURITE FILM

The climax of the Hebden's Favorite Film Season comes to the Picture House this Thursday (17th May) at 7.30pm, with the winner of the Public Vote 'Brief Encounter' coming to the big screen once more.

Brief Encounter

David Lean's classic received over 23% of all the votes we received. Critically acclaimed on release, sharing the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1946, it is still ranked highly by critics and audiences alike, coming 2nd in the British Film Institute's poll of the greatest British films, and serves as one of Noël Coward's greatest works (the film was written and produced by the great playwright).

The story tells of suburban housewife Laura Jesson (Johnson), who meets doctor Alec Harvey (Howard) in the refreshment room of a railway station. Although Laura is married, the couple start to fall for each other and continue to meet at the station cafe, knowing all the time that their love is impossible.

BRIEF ENCOUNTER (PG) - Thurs 17th May - For one night only
Dir. David Lean, UK, 1945, 94 mins
Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway

Saturday, 19th May 2012

Colden Valley Guided Heritage Walk

Wild Rose Heritage and Arts will be leading a guided historical walk up the Colden Valley on Saturday, 19th May starting at 11:00 am, from the bottom of Church Lane, by the turning circle, Mytholm, Hebden Bridge.

It will be a moderate walk, about 2 hours, between 3 and 4 miles looking at the industrial history of the valley including old mill sites, associated oral history and some natural history. This area is now considered a nature reserve. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

No charge, but donations welcome. If the weather is poor, buses available at half way for return journey with 3 local pubs nearby for food and sustenance. For more information contact Tony Wright on 01422 843398 or info@wildrosearts.net.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Tim HardyConcert at Wainsgate

The Ancient Mariner: A dramatic song cycle inspired by Coleridge's poem.

Read more

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Losing the Plot

The Micron Theatre Company present a play about love, live and allotments.

At Todmorden Unitarian Church, 2PM
Honey Hole Road,
Todmorden OL14 6LE

Entrance is free. There will be a collection for donations at the end.

No parking at the church please unless disabled.
This show is supported by Incredible Edible Todmorden and Friends of the Unitarian church.

Teas served in vintage bone china will be on sale

23rd May 2012

Open Day at Calder Valley Steiner School

Open Day, Wednesday 23rd May, 2.30-4.30.

St. John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale.

Come and take a look around our beautiful school. We are taking admissions for September 2012. The ofsted registered school includes a class 1 (ages 5-8), two kindergartens and a parent and child facility.
For more information contact Marilyn on 01422 885249.

9th May 2012

Town Meeting: Annual Assembly of the Hebden Royd Meeting

Council Chamber, Town Hall, 7.30pm

Meeting open for all electors in the Hebden Royd area (Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale) to participate.

More info

Saturday May 12th 2012

Helen Blackwell Plant Sale!

Saturday 12 May 2012, 10am - 2pm at 19 Oxford Street,
Hebden Bridge, by the canal.

There'll be annuals, perennials, shrubs, the odd tree, vegetable seedlings, things made out of willow and another visit from Joel, the succulent man.

There'll also be delicious refreshment in the back yard cafe.

Think positive about the weather. Tell your friends. See you there!

Saturday 12th May 2012

World Fair Trade DayWorld Fair Trade Day

Spirals, Market St

This Saturday is World Fair Trade Day - a global event to celebrate Fair Trade acheivements so far and keep its importance in the spotlight. Join in at Spirals with Fairtrade chocolate tasting and 15% off our People Tree summer collection all weekend.

See our website or Facebook page for more details

Saturday May 12th 2012

Hebden Bridge Craft Fair

10am-4pm, Holme Street Arts Centre

Local artists, designers and craftspeople selling a variety of hand made items including textiles, ceramics, jewellery, wood, art, cards and more.

Come and find that unique hand crafted gift or treat yourself.
Feel free to browse, drink tea and eat some delicious homemade cake from the cafe!

Free entry

Ground floor level access, no steps.

Thursday 3rd May 2012

Voting Day for the local elections. Use your vote.

Thursday 3rd May 2012

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting

AGM plus Organic Open Forum
Thursday 3rd May 2012 7.30pm
Non-members pay £2 entrance fee
Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd

More info

Saturday 5th May 2012

Three Valleys Gospel Choir plus Poetry

The Three Valleys Gospel Choir have teamed up with The Elmet Trust to create a unique evening of music and poetry.

The music will range from traditional black American/South African spirituals to more modern gospel/soul/pop music and fusions originally sung by artists such as Paul Simon and Jackie Wilson.

In between the music will be linked poetry readings by Mark Hinchliffe and performance poets, Charlotte Wetton and Ben Allison.

Be prepared to be inspired, delighted and surprised!

Venue: Church Hall in front of St. Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd.
Saturday 5th May 7.30pm £5 on the door. No Concs.
Bar and light refreshments available.

Sunday, 6th May 2012

Elliotts Antique Fair

Always the first Sunday of every month held at Mytholmroyd Community centre. 8am to 4pm.

Over thirty of the regions top dealers selling everything from furniture to pocket sized collectables. Well worth a visit.

Sunday 6 May 2012

Cragg Vale Spaw Sunday Celebrations

Sunday 6 May 2012 - 15:00 - 17:00

Traditional Well Blessing and Taking of the Rejuvenating Spa Waters, followed by Picnic and Music & Dancing by the Ryburn Longsword team in Cragg Vale Park

15:00 Meet at St Johns, Church Lane, Cragg Vale for walk to the Spa
15:30 Blessing and taking of the waters
16:00 Picnic and Entertainment in the Park

Organised by the Cragg Vale Community Association. Everyone welcome to join us in this traditional welcoming in the Spring.

For further details please email or phone Margaret 885068

from 23 April

Rhythms of the World

12 week Hand drumming course with Paul Dear of Rhythmbridge from April 23rd at Salem Community Centre.

7pm for beginners
8pm for more advanced players

More details at www.rhythmbridge.com

Tuesday 24th April 2012

Calderdale Save Our services - Public Meeting

Guest speakers Cllr Susan Press, Labour, and Charles Gate,Green Party, lead a discussion on campaigning against cuts and privatisation of services in Calderdale.

24th April 7.30pm, Trades Club, Hebden Bridge.

Wednesday 25th April 2012

Calder High Parents for Change

Trades Club. 7.30pm

Meeting to discuss Ofsted and other issues at Calder High School

See Forum thread for background

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Open meeting to discuss setting up a Country Market in the Upper Valley

David Smith the Country Markets Regional Adviser will be in Hebden Bridge to talk about Country Markets and what would need to done to set one up in the local area. The meeting is to be held on Wednesday April 25th between 12-1pm at The White Lion, Hebden Bridge. For more information please contact Lynne Burns on 0781 457 0630.

More information on Country Markets

Wednesday 25th April 2012

Brown's site - Community Meeting

Community Discussion on Wednesday 25th April, 6.30-10pm (prompt start) at Holme Street Arts Centre (below the Trades Club) to discuss how we want the Brown's site in Mytholm to be used, and what we're going to do to make that happen.

Whoever comes to the meeting will set the agenda in a tried-and-tested process where participants get to have the discussions they are most passionate about. There won't be any keynote speakers, or panel discussion - this is a chance for members of the community to get together and talk face to face.

Together we can create the future we want to see.

Thursday 26th April 2012

Submotion

HX7 Jazz Club

“Chill-out acid jazz meets dubstep and reggae” the highly acclaimed Submotion Orchestra visit HX7 Jazz Club on Thursday April 26th.

Read more

Sunday 29th April 2012

Children and same sex families: A legal handbook

Please join us for the launch of a new legal handbook for same sex families, and for professionals working with children and same sex families.

Everyone welcome.

Sunday 29th April 2012, 7 pm

Nelson's Wine Bar, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge.

There will be sample copies to look at and the opportunity to chat with the authors, or just to celebrate the publication of his new book with us at a friendly social events.

Saturday 21st April 2012

Join us on a Fairtrade Walk to Haworth

9 am. for a 9.15 am. start

Fair Trade TownMeeting at the kiosk in the upper Midgehole National Trust car park, Hardcastle Crags. Brings drinks and snacks although some fairtrade refreshments will be provided.

To mark the Fair Trade Way linking Fairtrade Towns across the north of England and joining other Fairtrade Towns for an afternoon of celebrations in Haworth. www.fairtradeway.org.uk

Call 0776 877 1678 for more information

You will need to make your own way back from Haworth - the 500 bus runs regularly to Hebden Bridge until about 6 p.m.

Everyone is welcome - please join us and support your Fairtrade Town!

Saturday 21 April 2012

Open Day @ cheeky sew & sew

Cheeky sew & sew is a sewing cafe based in Todmorden where you can drop in & sew by the hour, take a wide variety of sewing, knitting & textile courses or get help & support with your craft projects.

We are holding an Open Day on Saturday 21st April with free taster sessions and a tour of the workshop. Best of all it is free and open to all.

Open Day is from 2pm - 4pm, there will be taster sessions of making fabric flowers, sessions on the sewing machines or how to crochet.

Come along and find out what we are all about and get crafty with us.

21st April 2pm - 4pm

cheeky sew & sew, 22 Rochdale Rd, Todmorden, OL14 7LD.

www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.co.uk 01706 816181

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Mayor's Civic Dinner and iPad Raffle

takes place on Saturday, April 21, at St Michael's Centre

Read more

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Fanny and ElvisGala Night at the Picture House

features Fanny and Elvis, starring Ray Winstone and Kerry Fox and made in Hebden Bridge.

Read more

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Calder High Parents for Change

Trades Club. 7.30pm

Meeting to discuss Ofsted and other issues at Calder High School

See Forum thread for background

Wednesday 11th April 2012

Craig Whittaker to speak on the Government's Green Agenda

Craig WhittakerOur local MP is speaking in Blackshaw Head on Wednesday 11th April at 7.45pm at the Blackshaw Head Methodist Church (locally called the Chapel).

He will be speaking on the government's green agenda. It is a public meeting, everyone is welcome and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

The meeting is organised by Blackshaw Environmental Action Team (BEAT).

Bus E stops right outside the Chapel.

Thursday 12th April 2012

Responsible Dog Ownership event

Calder Holmes Park

Hebden Royd Town Council and the RSPCA will be promoting responsible dog ownership, signing up to a responsible owner's pledge and announcing the winner of the Pooetry competition.

Read more

12th April 2012

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting

Pextenement Cheese Company - Organic Cheese Making Company based in Todmorden

12th April 2012 7.30pm

Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd

Non-members pay £2 entrance fee

Saturday April 14th

Hebden Bridge Craft Fair

10am-4pm, Holme Street Arts Centre

Local artists, designers and craftspeople selling a variety of hand made items including textiles, ceramics, jewellery, wood, art, cards and more.

Come and find that unique hand crafted gift or treat yourself.
Feel free to browse, drink tea and eat some delicious homemade cake from the cafe!

Free entry

Ground floor level access, no steps.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Wainsgate Season of Spring and Summer Concerts starts with Muldoon's Picnic.

Read more

Sunday 15th April, 2012

Southern Tenant Folk Union 2012 Tour

Catch Award Winning Scottish Folk/Bluegrass Band Southern Tenant Folk Union Live on Tour at The Trades Club

Sunday 15th April, Doors 7.30pm
Tickets £13. ( Members £10 )

Tel 01422 845265
www.thetradersclub.com

Edinburgh-based Southern Tenant Folk Union are now one of the most highly rated folk and bluegrass outfits in the UK today.
www.southerntenantfolkunion.com

8th April 2012

HEBDEN BRIDGE EASTER CRAFT MARKET

Craft Market

Come along and see what the Crafters and Designer Makers in the world's fourth funkiest Town do best! A wonderful selection of local talent showcase their wares at the Hebden Bridge Easter Market in Lees Yard, St Georges Square on Easter Sunday - the 8th April from 9.30 - 4.00.

Beautiful things, hand made locally . . . and fresh hot food too!

Especially for Easter we will be holding a Children's Treasure Hunt. Visit Tigerlily or FiddleFaddle Stalls on the Craft Market to pick up your free competition sheet for the chance to win an Easter prize!

The Craft Market is held every second Sunday in the month in Lees Yard. The Farmers Market is held on the first and third Sundays of every month. Support your Markes and shop locally!

Sunday 8 April 2012

Hebden Bridge Comedy Club

Cancelled

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Monday 9th April 2012

Easter Monday Duck Race

Duck Race

The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge are once again organising the annual Hebden Bridge Duck Race, which will be held on Monday 9th April.

As well as the race, throughout the day there will be live music, charity stalls and other entertainment.

Tickets will be on sale from kiosks in St George's Square and on the bridge at West End. The event is free to watch and tickets are £1 each, for a chance to win some of the £500 of cash prizes.

All profits from the event are distributed to charities and good causes.

Ducks launched around 3.15pm

Thursday 5 April 2012

Labour Party Curry Night

Calder Labour Party is holding an Election Special fund-raiser at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, on Thursday April 5.

Tickets at £4 include a curry (meat or veg) and quiz ticket. The evening will also feature a raffle with various prizes.

Doors open 8.30pm

Good Friday 6 April 2012

Pace Egg Plays: One man. Alone. A hero of our time. Nay, a hero of all time. Famed across the lands as dragon slayer, as sword wielder . . . Yes this Good Friday, our hero must undertake a trial.

Pace Egg Play 2012

Good Friday Pace Egg plays het - times of the Midgley Pace Egg now added - Read More

28th March

Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

Rushes and Ale

A Brief History of Rushbearing with particular reference
to Rushbearing in Calderdale

Garry Stringfellow

Rushes and Ale

The purpose of this talk is not intended to be a comprehensive study of Rushbearing but rather to provide a background against which may be set all that is currently known about Rushbearing in the area of Calderdale.

Born in Halifax our speaker has had, for almost forty years, more than a passive interest in folk traditions and local history.

Through this and his interest in traditional dance, he was, in 1977, instrumental in the revival of the rushbearing festival in Sowerby Bridge and has remained active with the organisation. He continues to dance Yorkshire longsword, and he is still involved with various community groups in Sowerby Bridge.

Thursday 29th March

Salsa Taster Session

Wadsworth Community Centre at 7.30pm till 9pm.

Cost is £5.00 per person.

Any persons interested, could they please call 07903 245218.

Thursday 29 March 2012

Jazz ClubHX7 Jazz Club

hosts the final concert of a busy and highly successful UK tour by high-flying London quartet Centre-Line on Thursday March 29.

Read more

Thursday 29th March 2012

Suit and Thai

Thursday 29th March, 7.30p.m., Hanuman Thai, Water Street, Todmorden. 01706 817010. Phone to book.

A fund-raising event for Cambodia Youth Music Fund. Come and enjoy a sumptuous Thai buffet (veg and non-veg), live music from "Stems" (orchestral musicians collaborate with an experimental guitarist, creating vibrant and uplifting new sounds) and dance to beats and grooves from around the world from D.J. Northzone Wobbly. Dress code is suit or thai! All for £8.

31 March 2012

Willow Plant support workshop

Build your own willow plant support at methodist church hall.

10 till 1. lLmited numbers. Book early.

Tel Clare Wells/Helen Blackwell 845875.

31 March 2012

'A Night with a Difference'

A charity event raising funds for Cardiomyopathy Association.

March 31st 7.30pm Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

Music, bar and refreshments at reasonable prices.

Also featuring 'Drum Machine' Band.

Tickets £5, Raffle tickets £1, lots of prizes all donated by local businesess and individuals.

Event tickets and raffle tickets can be purchased from Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Elizabeths Hair saloon, Star Garage, Robin Hood pecket well, or Tel 844280 or on the door on the night.

Sunday 1 April 2012

Harmony Open Mic

8.30pm, Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge

Free entry

We welcome groups of singers - no amps, no mics - an informal and relaxed open mic session for harmonious voices.

Further info: Richard 079 408 50328

www.harmonyopenmic.org.uk

24th - 25th March

The Big Spring Clean

The Big Spring Clean on the weekend of 24th and 25th March. Spring is almost here. Time to get out in force for the Big Spring Clean and turn that litter in to cash! Read more

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Handmade Parade

Saturday is Spark Day

- day of events to launch Handmade Parade on Saturday, 24 March.

Read more

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Seedy Saturday

11:00 until 16:00

Hope Baptist Church

Bring along any unwanted seeds or plants and swap them for ones you do want. A fabulous day of exchanging seeds, plants and knowledge. We are also launching our brand spanking new tool library on the day. Kids activities and refreshments available. We would also appreciate some volunteers to manage the seed exchange and help with the kids space. This year, Seedy Saturday will be taking place in the smaller, back room of the church with access from Cheetham St, near the library.

Sunday 25th March

Tree planting

11am with Treesponsiblity. Lunch and refreshments available. Wear wellies or booths plus raincoats in case of rain. Experience in not needed as training will be provided.

For booking please contact finn.jensen@rocketmail.com or 01422 846863.

19th March 2012

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Open Meeting

- a great opportunity for local people to find out about plans for this year and to get more involved.

7.00 - 8.00pm

Festival Shop, Albert St

More info

Thursday 22 March 2012

The Friends of Calder Holmes Park Meeting

7p.m. Branching Out base, 36 Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge.

To discuss future events in the park including the 2012 Fair for Youth. All welcome and we are actively seeking new members to share their ideas and wishes for the park.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Thursday 22 March 2012

Trades Club

Maia and BrouHaHa at the Trades

Maia

Local band Maia's first headline show at the club is promising to be one of their best yet.

Read more

14th March

Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

www West Wadsworth

David Nortcliffe

www West Wadsworth

Dramatic changes in that area and its adjuncts 1800 – 2000.

(Does our speaker mean World Wide Web ... or... What?, Where?, and When? ...or... is it something entirely different.) All will be revealed on the night.
A new look at this upland area - a 'wilder' part of Calderdale's west.

David Nortcliffe has a B.A. in History of Science & Technology; Secretary of Calderdale Heritage Walks; 35 years a member of Halifax Antiq. Soc (and former committee member); past Chairman of Yorkshire Archaeological Society's Industrial History Section.

14-17 March 2012

A Night With The Light

Concert at The Little Theatre, matinee Saturday. Nightly 7.15, matinee 2.15.

Hebden Bridge Light Opera Society presents its annual extravaganza of comedy, song and dance.

See a Max Miller impression! Hear the Valley's top soprano sing a little-known Franz Lehar waltz! Tap your feet to the fabulous teenage troupe of dancing girls as they swing their way through Proud Mary! And weep along with the rest of the audience at the grand finale, a selection from "Les Mis".

You can't go wrong here with tickets at £10 adults, £8 concessions, two for price of one on opening night (dearest ticket counts for this) and all seats £10 on Saturday night. Tickets on sale at Harold Crabtree's, or phone the ticket hotline 01422 842371.

Friday 16 March 2012

Easter Egg Decoration

Go to work on an egg and decorate it for Easter.
Workshop at Luddendenfoot Civic Centre 10 - 12 on Friday 16th March.

Also Community Cafe from 12 - 2pm on the same day.

More info : Gunhild 01422 883846

16 March 2012

Fox Friends Friday Fundraiser

Fox Friends co-operative project rolls out its first ever Benevolent Barrel tonight at the Fox and Goose pub in Heptonstall Road.

It is the inaugural Fox Friends Friday Fundraiser by the group who want to set up co-operative to buy the pub.

Tipplers can enjoy a pint of Tod Blonde from the Little Valley brewery - the first gift barrel - and support the campaign to save the pub at the same time.

"Get down to the Fox and Goose as soon as you can tonight as the Tod Blonde probably won't be around for long."

More info on www.foxandgoose.org

Saturday 17th March

Free grafting course

Saturday 17th March at 10.30am with Mark Simmonds from Calderdale Local Orchard Group. For booking please contact finn.jensen@rocketmail.com or 01422 846863.

Saturday 17th March

Financing a Community Energy project

As part of the LEAF funded work the Alternative Technology Centre and Calderdale Council are carrying out on Community Energy for Calderdale, we are running a workshop.

Saturday 17th March, 2 - 4.30 pm at St Paul's Methodist Church in Sowerby Bridge on "Financing a Community Energy project" with the excellent Gary Brown from Key Fund West Yorkshire.

There wil be an opportunity in the workshop to have a short surgery with Key Fund to talk about your project.

This workshop is open to all residents of Calderdale, but places are
limited so please book asap by contacting the Alternative Technology
Centre on 01422 842121 or email info@alternativetechnology.org.uk"

27th February - 11th March 2012

Fairtrade Fortnight

This national event is designed to spread the word about Fairtrade and encourage more of us to use Fairtrade products whenever possible. By swapping one thing such as your regular coffee or chocolate for a Fairtrade brand you can make a big differance.

For details of how Fairtrade Fortnight is being celebrated in Hebden Bridge, check out the news page of Spirals website

Friday 9th March

Clothes Swap Party

Cheeky sew & sew are hosting a clothes swap party on Friday 9th March at 7.30pm, venue is 22, Rochdale Rd, Todmorden OL14 7LD.

Bring along any unwanted clothing or accessories to swap for vouchers which you can then swap for other clothes, it's simple! Clothes need to be in good condition, clean and something that you are either proud to pass on or would be pleased to receive! There will be a cocktail bar on the night from 7pm. Please drop off clothes at 7pm and get your vouchers, the clothes swap starts at 7.30pm.

See website or phone 01706 816181

Sunday 11 March 2012

Hebden Bridge Comedy Club

A pro comic since his teens TONY BURGESS was traipsing up and down the country developing tightly written gags and an instantly winning stage persona while we were shaking our thangs down at The Hacienda. Tony has collaborated with Johnny Vegas, John Bishop, Stewart Lee and Steve Coogan to name just a few. A former 'City Life Comedian Of The Year' he is now better known as Moz's brother, 'DJ Troy', in cult BBC sitcom 'Ideal'.

PHIL ELLIS often utilises an old fashioned slide projector to make off-the-wall observations and tell hilarious family stories. His ability to think on his feet means that there is always a slight twist to his set, making each performance fresh and thrilling.

One act to be confirmed and resident compere MARTIN MOR!   Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm prompt. Usually finish not long after 10pm. £7 on the door or £6 online by clicking here.

Very strong language throughout.

Tuesday 13th March 2012

Luddendenfoot Ward forum

Next Luddendenfoot Ward Forum - all welcome
The next Luddendenfoot Ward Forum will be at Luddenden Young People's Centre, Kershaw Estate, Tuesday 13th March - 6.15pm arrival for 6.45pm start.

In response to local requests, there will be a discussion about a request for a youth shelter on Kershaw Estate and a presentation on "The Future of Broadband in Calderdale" as well as consultation updates, Police priorities and an Open forum where you can tell us what matters to you.

Everyone's welcome and we look forward to seeing you there...

More info

Tuesday 13th March

Protecting Antartica

IOU Studio, Dean Clough, Halifax, 7.30pm

A rare opportunity to meet and hear a talk by Dr John Shears, British Antarctic Survey, who is at the centre of operations and research in Antarctica today. John is Board Member for Operations and Engineering at BAS and currently manages all the research stations, ships and aircraft operations in the polar regions. He is also a Senior Adviser to the UK Government on Antarctic issues and leads for the UK on operational matters at the International Antarctic Treaty meetings.

David Wheeler, IOU's Artistic Director will join John to talk about his own experience as Artist in Residence in Antarctica in 2007/8. IOU is based at Dean Clough in Halifax and makes original art that includes site-specific events, video, interactive digital works, installations and exhibitions. The exhibitions Half Moon and Antarctic Travelogue currently on display at IOU Studio are a direct result of David's visit to Antarctica.

Evening talk chaired by writer, director and producer Melanie Harris.

Entry for this event is free but capacity is limited (advance booking recommended). To reserve a place call 01422 369217 or email info@ioutheatre.org

Protecting Antarctica will also be streamed live through IOU's website - for more information log on to www.ioutheatre.org

3rd March 2012

Faitrade Food Tasting

Spirals Fairtrade store, Market St.

As part of our celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight, Spirals is offering you the chance to try out our range of Fairtrade Food - come along anytime for some yummy chocolate and tasty jams and chutneys.
For more information see the News page at spiralsfairtrade.co.uk

Wednesday, 7th March 2012

Trades Club

Online Rally to Save Our NHS

6pm - 7.30pm

The All Together for the NHS campaign are organising an evening rally in Westminster, opposite Parliament, to show the strength of opposition to the Bill.

Show your support by going to the rally in person if you can, or pledging to attend our 'virtual rally' live online. Bring your laptop to Hebden Bridge Trades Club where the rally will be streamed live on screen and Calderdale SOS will be hosting their own online demonstration. "We'll be making as much noise online as we can. Tweeting about it, blogging and commenting about it, or sharing it on social networks. We can get the internet buzzing in a way the government can't ignore."

Thursday 8 March 2012

Next Calder Ward Forum - all welcome

The next Calder Ward Forum will be at Central Street School, Hebden Bridge, Thursday 8 March - 6.15pm arrival for 6.45pm start.

In response to local requests, there will be an open discussion about speeding traffic, particularly on the A646 and Road Safety and a presentation on "The Future of Broadband in Calderdale" as well as consultation updates, Police priorities and an Open forum where you can tell us what matters to you.

Everyone's welcome and we look forward to seeing you there...

More info

Thursday 8th March

International Women's Day Oxfam tea party

A tea party/coffee morning is being held 9.30 -11.30 at The Holme Street Arts Centre to celebrate international womens day. Cafe, homemade cakes, book stall, raffle and children's area.
Everyone welcome. Raffle prizes needed. Thanks. Sharon. Tel 845273

Friday 2nd March 2012

Vamps, Vixens and Feminists

Sphinx Theatre Company is organising an event at the West Yorkshire Playhouse to examine the role of women in the performing arts.

This is the first Vamps, Vixens and Feminists outside of London, previous events have been held at the National, Young Vic and Southbank Centre. This time Sphinx are focusing on writers for stage and screen, and speakers include Sally Wainwright, the writer of the ITV programmes Unforgiven and Scott & Bailey; playwright Penelope Skinner (Eigengrau, The Village Bike) and Chris Campbell, Literary Manager of the Royal Court Theatre, who will be speaking and leading breakout sessions with established and emerging writers. Other speakers include Ian Brown (WYP AD), Beatrix Campbell OBE, Professor Mary Luckhurst (York Uni), Bidisha, Justine Potter, Dawn Walton and Erica Whyman. The day forms part of the WYP season that includes Out of Joint's production of Top Girls, by Caryl Churchill, and Shared Experience's Mary Shelley, by Helen Edmundson.

The day-long conference will include debate, workshops and networking opportunities for everyone working in / interested in women's roles in the performing arts. The day will run from 10:30 to 17:00 and tickets will cost £15 (£10 concessions, £5 group rate). For tickets telephone 0113 213 7700, www.wyp.org.uk

28 February 2012

Fox and Goose Co-op

There will be a meeting on Tuesday (28th Feb) in the pub at 7.30pm where the interim steering group will be elected. These people will be responsible for determining whether the project is able to go ahead and if so, setting up the cooperative. If you are interested you can nominate yourself by getting a form from the pub or by emailling us with no more than 100 words stating why you want to be involved by midnight Monday (27th Feb).

If you should like to be kept informed of developments then you can ask to be part of the mailing list if you email us or you can join the Facebook Group here.

29 February 2012

Trades Club

Rod Mason

Fay Hield Trio - Yorkshire folk singer Fay Hield brings her virtuoso trio including Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney to the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge on Wednesday 29 February. Read more

Thursday 1 March 2012

Todmorden Energy Day

from 10.30am to 2.00pm

Todmorden Central Methodist Church (by the market place)

Information event: how to reduce your fuel bills and make your home is well insulated.

Loads of organisations under one roof, including Fire & police, Age UK, Calderdale Council services, Pension Service, Calderdale Carers Project and many more.

Free benefit checks, home fire safety checks & health checks.

Free admission +entry to prize draw.

Free home made soup and fresh baked bread

Thursday 1 March 2012

Trades Club

Quiz Night

The Trades Club is holding its monthly Quiz night on Thursday 1 March, starting at 9pm, accompanied by Tibetan food from Lhamo's Kitchen. The quiz is Dave Boardman's well established interactive quiz in which teams get to chose the rounds and the food is provided by the best Tibetan kitchen in these parts - increasuing attracting praise up and down the valley. The evening is £4 each with money going to ongoing refurbishments of the best little venue in the north.

February 2012

Michele Howarth RashmanArtsMill Exhibition: Michele Howarth Rashman, ʻHe Calls Himself Margaretʼ. Following on from a highly successful premiere in London, Michele Howarth Rashman brings her solo exhibition of mixed media sculpture back home to the North. Read more

22nd February 2012

Trades Club

The True Meaning of Thatcherism

Two films on the true meaning of Thatcherism showing at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday 22nd February at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge.

Includes a short film "The Health Industry Lobbying Tour" and a contribution from a locally-based GP.

Miners' Campaign Tapes - 1984 film by independent film makers recording various aspects of the miners' experience of their struggle to protect their livelihoods.

22nd February

Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

Temperance in the Upper Calder Valley

Corinne McDonald

Temperance in the Upper Calder Valley

The temperance movement began in the 19th century in the United Kingdom, and lasted for over 100 years. Come along and hear about the key local players and their efforts to steer people away from the demon drink.

Corinne was born and brought up in Surrey but has lived in Halifax for nearly 20 years. She is the syllabus secretary for the Halifax Antiquarian Society.

Thursday 23 February 2012

The Friends of Calder Holmes Park Meeting

7p.m. Branching Out base, 36 Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge.

To discuss future events in the park including the 2012 Fair for Youth. All welcome and we are actively seeking new members to share their ideas and wishes for the park.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Read more

Thursday 23 February 2012
Rod Mason

HX7 Jazz Club - Rod Mason and his band Elements are all set for another barnstorming tour-de-force comparable only to their stunning gig at the club two years ago. Read more

Saturday 25th February

Lumb Falls Walk and Lunch

A lovely 5 mile walk to Lumb Falls and Shackleton, followed by lunch at Gibson Mill. Booking essential £7.50.

Saturday 25th February

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Potato Day

41 varieties to purchase at 14p per tuber plus children's activities, information displays, crafts, compost and plant stalls, sculptures plus food & drink at the Potato Cafe. See www.cvog.org for full details

Saturday 25th February 10am to 3pm

Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd

Sunday 19th February 2012

The Clown Within - an Introductory Course

An introductory course into clowning - not circus clowning and falling over, but the joyful art of being lost and spontaneous play. This course, for adults, introduces the participants to the principles of emotional visibility, spontaneity, playfulness, taking joy in making mistakes and revelling in getting things wrong. For non-professionals and performers alike, it will prove to be a weekend of heartfelt laughter and meaningful enquiry.

Union House, Todmorden - Sat 18th and Sun 19th Feb - 10-5pm - £60 for the full weekend.

Contact hannah_merriman@hotmail.com for full details

Sunday 19th February 2012

Trades Club

Singing back the Sun

An evening of warming, harmonic vocal sounds to hasten winter's end with Top Shelalas, Menfolk Waits and Acapellaholics.

Trades Club, Hebden Bridge,
Sunday 19th February 2012. Doors open 8pm. £5/£8.

More info

Monday 13th to Friday 17th February

Creative Crafts in the Crags

1pm to 3pm daily from Monday 13th to Friday 17th at Gibson Mill.

Booking not needed.

Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th Feb

Family orienteering in the Crags

Nature - test your natural history knowledge on the orienteering course and claim a certificate and prize.

10.30 - 2.30pm

£5 per family ticket.

Friday, 17th February 2011

Children's Crafty Friday: felting in the Crags
Friday 17th 1.30pm. Fun with bubbles and wool at Gibson Mill.

Places limited, booking advisable £5 per ticket.

Saturday 18th February 2012

Tree planting in the Crags

Come and help with our planting of 400 native trees and learn about our woodland work.

10am and 1pm - meet at Gibson Mill.

Saturday 18th February 2012

Craft Supplies Swap

18th Feb 2pm

at cheeky sew and sew, 22, Rochdale Rd Todmorden.

We are hosting a 'craft supplies swap'.

Bring along your unwanted yarn, fabric, threads, patterns, tools or other crafty items and get swapping! Anything useful that is sitting there on it's lonesome, bring it along and swap it for things you can't wait to get creative with.

Swap your stuff for vouchers, peruse whats on offer and swap your vouchers for other stuff, it's that simple!!

Free 2pm

www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.co.uk

01706 816181

Saturday 18th February 2012

Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair

Vintage Clothing & Homeware!

18th Feb - 10am till 4pm - £1 Entry
Holme Street Arts Centre

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8th February

Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

Calder Valley Volunteers: The Fight against Franco

Simon Manfield

Calder Valley Volunteers: The Fight against Franco

Like many the world over, volunteers from the Calder Valley joined in the fight against Fascism during the years of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). Simon Manfield will discuss the lives and altruism of these oft-neglected heroes.

Simon Manfield is a visual artist based in Hebden Bridge. In the summer of 2003 he illustrated the excavation of a Spanish Civil War era mass grave in the village of Valdedios, Asturias in N Spain.

Saturday 11th February

Hebden Bridge Craft Fair

10am-4pm.
Holme Street Arts Centre.
Hebden Bridge

Indoor Craft Market - local artists, designers and craftspeople selling a variety of had made items including textiles, ceramics, jewellery, cards and more.

Come and find that special Valentine gift or treat yourself.

Feel free to browse, drink tea and eat some delicious home-made cake from the cafe!

Sunday 12 February 2012

The Hebden Bridge Comedy Club

Rob Rouse's TV credits include '8 Out Of 10 Cats, Spoons, The Friday Night Project and Grown-Ups' but it's live on stage where he really comes into his own. Unmissable.

"genuinely funny bones." Sunday Times

"Go and see him, now I tell you, now!" The List

"The tears of laughter came in floods" Edinburgh Evening News

Canadian comic ALYSSON SMITH has played the prestigious Montreal Just For Laugh's festival and right across North America. Edinburgh's IAIN STRLING takes the middle spot and Todmorden's MARTIN 'BIG PIG' MOR comperes.

Doors 7.30pm. Show 8pm prompt. Usually finish not long after 10pm. £7 on the door or £6 online here.

Very strong language throughout. All acts subject to change. Further info on 07874 152 338

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer paper tickets through the Trades club nor can we reserve tickets at the discount price.

Thursday 2nd February

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting

Thursday 2nd February 7.30pm
£2 for non-members
Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd

Thursday 2nd February

Trades Club

Curry night

Calder Labour Party holds its regular curry night and quiz at the Trades Club, Holme Street, this Thursday February 2 from 8.30pm onwards. The £4 cost of tickets includes a spicy supper with meat and vegetarian options and the chance to win prizes.

Quizmaster is Dave Boardman. Proceeds go to Labour's campaign fund for May local elections in Calder ward.

Friday 3 February 2012

Trades Club

Nick's back

Tickets are going fast as Nick Harper is back at the Trades on Friday making his yearly visit to the valley. Also near a sell out is Fingersnap on Saturday featuring the vocal talents of the legendary David McAlmont, best known for Top 10 hit 'Yes' with former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.

Saturday 4 February 2012

Trades Club

David McAlmont is back

Golden voiced David McAlmont visits the Trades with his new project Fingersnap on Saturday 4 February. David is best known for his huge hit 'Yes' with ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler and his cover of 'Diamonds are Forever on David Arnold's Bond tribute album. He's now working with songwriter Guy Davies as a duo when he visits Hebden for his only Yorkshire date.

More info

Sunday 5 February

Harmony Open Mic

Harmony acapella singing

Come and sing or listen!
We welcome groups of two or more singers
Relaxed, friendly atmosphere

8.30pm Sunday 5 February
Upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf
Hebden Bridge

Free

Every two months in 2012 - Feb, Apr, June etc
www.harmonyopenmic.org.uk
Contact: Richard 07940 850328

Saturday 28th January 2012

Cabaret Heaven: Back to the 20s?

A glorious anti-cuts cabaret in aid of UK Uncut with the finest variety, music and comedy stars around toying with the opulence , depression and flatulence of our era and that of the 20s.

Fantastic Harlem swing dance band 52 Skidoo will set the joint jumping with the hottest speakeasy sounds around. In an undercover policeman's ball of a night the bill is a whirl of quick comedy sets; fabulous magic and melody from the Wells Brothers, shocking stunts from the Great Mandavi, avant gardener of poetry Ronald Arthur Dewhirst, superb stand up Sarah Courtney, top hula hooper Trevor Organ, drag goddess Mysti Valentine, surrealist Niblo and something hot from Daz and Dave.

Plus the return of hostess Peggy Lee back at the side of MC Bernard Otter with DJs and surprises

Hebden Bridge Trades Club Sat 28th Jan £7/9

 

25th January

Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

The Story of Castle Carr

David Cant and Clive Lloyd

The Story of Castle Carr

David and Clive tell how wealth from the textile trade led to the creation of a large estate and disputes over rights of way. How Halifax's need for water resulted in elegant water gardens with a lofty fountain. And how changing fortunes led to the rise and fall of an extraordinary building in a spectacular setting.

Clive is President of the Halifax Antiquarian Society and has researched the history of farming in the Luddenden valley and, with David, traced and updated the story behind Whiteley Turner's Springtime Saunter. David is particularly interested in old buildings as well as local and industrial history.

Thursday 26th January

The Asaf Sirkis TrioHX7 Jazz

Hebden Bridge’s HX7 Jazz Club embarks on its third year with a welcome return of the Asaf Sirkis Trio on Thurs, 26 Jan.

Read more (16 Jan)

Friday, 20 January 2012

Trades Club

Astralasia

On Friday, Astralasia bring their high-energy concoction of
trance-infused electronic wizardry, intoxicating live-grooves and
well-chilled moments of sheer sonic bliss!

They've have quickly gone on to outlive and creatively outflank their former mothership, the Magic Mushroom band, which is why there are only a few tickets left.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Trades Club

Punk legend plays Trades

Magazine's Dave formula will be playing Hammond organ when hotly indie kids in Fear of Olive play the Trades on Saturday.

Richard Hawley also loves the band saying: "Really, really great songs, boss lyrics too and sympathetic arrangements played with real feeling and soul… what is there not to like?"

Dave 'Red Tin' Ives will be on the decks after the show.

11th January 2012

Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

Scandal and Humour from Halifax Parish Records

David Glover

Scandal and Humour from Halifax Parish Records

All kinds of past records, from the Wakefield Court Rolls through Parish Registers, Diaries and Newspapers, contain items of smut and scandal which today we may find both titillating and ludicrous. Some are plain funny. This talk is designed to inform about curious past events, whilst (hopefully) making the audience laugh!

David has always been interested in history. Although he is a Londoner by birth, he has lived in Halifax for 25 years. Interest in Family History gradually developed into a fascination with local history. He is currently Publications Officer for Halifax Antiquarian Society, Publicity Officer for Halifax Civic Trust, and Chair of the Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery. He is also a regular contributor on local historical subjects to the Halifax "Courier."

12th January 2012

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners' Monthly Meeting

12th January 2012 7.30pm

Ben Campbell - A Himalayan Eco-farm

Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.

Friday 13 January 2012

Trades Club

It's Kuschty

Talented songwriter Des Horsfall takes his inspiration from the woefully underrated Ronnie Lane. Des and his band Kuschty Rye are back at the Trades this Friday with a Multiple Sclerosis benefit gig in memory of the late great Slim Chance band leader and former Faces bass player.

14th January 2012

Christmas Present Swap

Too many bath sets? Clothes that don't fit? Bring along your unwanted Christmas presents and swap them for things you do want. It's like Christmas all over again!

2pm -4pm. Free but please book a place. See website

January 2012

Flamenco for the new yearMake flamenco dance your New Year's resolution! Tutor Patricia Skeet will help put more passion, exercise, posture, stamina and grace in your life. Read more

January 2012

New term of Art Courses and Workshops start 5th January

A new term of stimulating creative courses and workshops starts5th January 2012

Its all at the Back Door, Northlight Art Studios - an artist led studio cooperative in the stunning Pennine town ofHebdenBridge

Contact us about availability of places on the following popular ongoing weekly classes:

Art for the Terrified, Art for the Less Terrified, Oil Painting, Life Drawing and Painting , An Open Door to the world of art ( beginners introduction), Ceramics.

Plus! Day workshops in Bookbinding, Life Painting, Life Drawing and printmaking, Collagraph and Monoprint printmaking, Digital Camera and Photography workshops

Book early for our special 'Experimental 2D' Weekend Art Break in March.

For more details about times, dates, cost, content visit www.northlightstudio.co.uk email info@northlightstudio.co.uk

Tel 01422 843519

Friday 6th January 2012

Middlemen

Benefit for Lou Tempest: The gig is a benefit to raise money for the Lou Tempest Fund. Lou is a young woman from Hebden Bridge who sustained severe spinal cord injuries in a devastating accident in 2010.

Read more

Sunday 8th January 2012

Lee Dam Swim

Lumbutts

Sunday 8th January 2012

Alun CochraneTV Comic's Hebden Trip! The people behind the monthly comedy night at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge have come up with a unique solution to empty pockets and gloomy weather by persuading TV comedian Alun Cochrane to perform on their first show of the year. More info (3 Jan)

Sunday 1 January 2012


New Year's Day Treasure Hunt

The annual New Year's Day Treasure Hunt is a gentle, brisk walk around the scenic countryside of Mytholmroyd, suitable for all the family. Families will receive a sheet of clues and a basic outline of the route to follow. The majority of the walk is on well marked footpaths, taking in spectacular views along the way.

The route starts and finishes at Mytholmroyd Fire Station where refreshments and cakes will be served. As the event is now in it's third year, the route will be different from previous years, but will be of similar difficulty.

The Treasure Hunt will start at 10.00, but you are invited to start whenever you like, the latest start time is 12.30.

The admission is: Adult (£2), Child (£1), Family (£5)

The money raised will be donated to The Firefighter's Charity and the White Ribbon Campaign.

For more information email Billy Painter or phone/text 07768863233

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Treasure Hunt

See HebWeb report

of last year's Treasure Hunt

2nd January 2012

What's a Foot - Calderdale Heritage Walk

Walk off Christmas and welcome the New Year with a brisk walk to look at the history of Luddendenfoot.

Bank Holiday Monday 2nd January 2012 meet at 2pm at
Luddendenfoot Civic Centre, Station Road.

Although now a shadow of its former self, there's still plenty of evidence for the mills, the station where Branwell Bronte worked, the pubs (even a new one) and housing old and new.

Meet David Cant for a 2pm start - cost £3 a head.