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Hebden Bridge events

6 March - 3 April 2018

Flooding in the Upper Calder Valley since Medieval Times

An exhibition of photographs, accounts and historical data. At the Town Hall


Images from around the Upper Valley and extracts from press and individual accounts of the events. Measure yourself against the flood marker showing the height of floods at the Picture House. Information about flooding in the 17th and 18th centuries.

There is also information about local volunteer groups who are working to reduce the dangers of flooding in this area.

And if you are willing - please take the opportunity to add your own memories to the comments book

See also: HebWeb News: Seven Centuries Of Recorded Floods in the Calder Valley

Saturday 17 March 2018

The World of the Honey Bee

10am to 4pm

Wadsworth Community Centre, Old Town, HX7 8RY

Honey Bee

A sandwich lunch and refreshments will be provided, or you can bring your own if you wish.

To reserve a place or request a detailed agenda, please contact Marcella Walsh 01422 846391 or email.

Children aged 10 upwards will be welcome.

See this document for timetable and details of the day's activities.

Saturday 17 March 2018

Lent: More than a time for giving things up!

10.00am - 1.00pm

Hope Baptist Church

Lent is traditionally a time of giving things up - chocolate, alcohol, television. But it’s also a time for reflecting on our own lives as we prepare for both the sadness and the triumph of the Easter story. This morning retreat, led by Gaynor Hammond and Ann Liston, will bring us back to the hue meaning of Lent. Our time together will include short Bible reflections, times of silence and creative approaches to prayer. Coffee and croissants will be available from 9.30am and throughout the moming.

There is no charge for this event, but donations are welcome.

More info

Sunday 18 March 2018

Brenden BurnsPerrier Award Winning Comedian, Brendon Burns at Comedy Club

Coarse yet eloquent, never pompous and ever self-deprecating.

More info

Thursday 22 March 2018


National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar (Adv.15)

Hebden Bridge Picture House

6.00pm (Doors 5pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Please note that Julius Caesar will contain strobe lighting

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat's popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner's production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar's return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Friday 23 March 2018
The return of... The Open Mic, Heptonstall

White Lion, Heptonstall 

Play, sing, cavort - or just watch & marvel! 

Friendly sound engineer (Mark) on hand to plug you into PA.

8.30 til we run out of performers... (sometimes midnight!)
Saturday 24 March 2018

Calderdale Compass Group Launch

Calderdale Compass Group Launch: Compass is a home for people, political parties and other organisations to work together to create a fairer society.

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

See HebWeb news piece

Saturday 24 March 2018

Friends of Heptonstall Chapel and Sunday School concert

Gospel choir

Fundraising concert to sustain the special heritage buildings
Three Valley Gospel Choir and Zarebi Georgian folk ensemble

7.30pm, Heptonstall Methodist Chapel

Tickets £7 or £5 concession from either from Heptonstall Post Office or by ringing Jacky Kelly 01422 847328

Sunday 25 March 2018

Dance for Life

From 14:30 - 17:00 on Sunday 25th March in Les Siddall Hall at Salem Community Centre.  Central Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6HB (next to the Co-Op)

No steps to learn, dance like nobody is watching to beautiful, varied music. Great exercise, all welcome. Fun, friendly atmosphere. 

£5 (£3 for low income) Bring fruit to share if you can.

For information contact Roger on 07776 426168

Sunday 25 March 2018

Electric Bike Demo day

Test ride an ebike for free with Blazing Saddles
at Mytholmroyd Community Centre


Everyone Welcome

Expert advice. Refreshments available!

Booking not necessary

Iron out those hills!

01422 844435

Sunday 25 March 2018

Hebden Bridge Junior Band's Spring Fair

12.30pm to 4pm

Please come along and support your local youth band at its Spring Fair and Brass Cafe, at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Featuring musical entertainment, home-made cakes and soups, hot and cold drinks, raffle, Easter themed chocolate tombola and book/DVDS and handmade jewellery stalls.

Junior Band 

Tues 27 March 2018


Royal Ballet: Bernstein Centenary Celebration (12A)

7.15pm (Doors 6.15pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Running time: The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals


The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth with an all-Bernstein programme from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Leonard Bernstein was one of the first classical composers in America to achieve both popular and critical acclaim. He was eclectic in his sources – drawing on jazz and modernism, the traditions of Jewish music and the Broadway musical – and many of Bernstein's scores are remarkably well suited to dance. He was particularly associated with Jerome Robbins, their credits together including Fancy Free and West Side Story. To celebrate the centenary year of the composer's birth, The Royal Ballet has united all three of its associate choreographers to celebrate the dynamic range and danceability of Bernstein's music.

The programme includes two world premieres by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, marking each artist's first foray into Bernstein. At the heart of the programme is the first revival of Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett's The Age of Anxiety, created in 2014 to Bernstein's soul-searching Second Symphony. Both symphony and ballet are both inspired by W.H. Auden's masterful modernist poem, itself written in response to the atmosphere of disillusionment and uncertainty that followed the end of World War II.

28 March 2018

The Alan Petford Annual Memorial Lecture

Township Boundaries and Commons Disputes in the South Pennines

Dr. Nigel Smith

The South Pennines

In upland areas, boundaries across moorland were frequently subject to dispute occasioned by disagreements over grazing and other rights of common. The definition of boundaries thus became an increasingly common issue that reached a litigious peak during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. This talk will cover a number of disputes around the Calder Valley but will focus on two disputes: one between Midgley and Wadsworth that was still ongoing in the nineteenth century, and one involving protracted litigation by Langfield in the early seventeenth century. This litigation provides evidence of a long-lost boundary that sheds some light on certain early township territories within the Upper Calder Valley. Nigel's research interests focus on the landscape and agricultural history of the Upper Calder valley and the wider South Pennines. He has recently edited "History in the South Pennines: The Legacy of Alan Petford", a volume of essays dedicated to the late Alan Petford.

Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 7.30pm

Local History website

Thursday 29 March 2018

‘Matzcos and Meanings: A Passover Meal’

6.30 - 8.45pm

Hope Baptist Church

An opporllmity to immerse yourself in the story leading up to Easter. Share a Passover meal, spend time in the darkness of the garden, feel the hush when the lights dim in the church as the story draws to its close.

This event will run from 6.30pm, when the meal will be served, to approximately 8.45pm - you may come for all or part of the evening.

More info

30 March, Good Friday 2018

Pace Egg play

Heptonstall Pace Egg Play: "The oldest drama in the world, dating back to ancient Egypt and performed by many civilisations across the centuries." Good Friday, Weavers' Square. See HebWeb News for Info, times and poster for download

Friday 30 March 2018

Guto Dafis at The Shaggy Dog Storytellers

This month The Shaggy Dog Storytellers welcome Guto Dafis to the club with his tale of ‘Jackie Kent who sold his Soul to the Devil’ and the story of ‘The Pancake Boy who got the Palace but didn't bother with the Princess’.

Two tales of tricksters who break the rules and get away with it: one from the borders of Wales and England, the other from Brittany: told in words, music, dance and song.

Intriguing eh? Join us on Friday 30th March at 8pm, upstairs in The Stubbing Wharf Pub, King St, Hebden Bridge and hear Guto Dafis for yourself. In his own words… ‘Guto tells stories, sings and plays a melodeon. And engages audiences with his energy and wry humour.’

See you there! 

Sat 31 March & Sun 1 April

Easter Arts & Crafts Fair

The Old Coop Building, 29 Rochdale Rd Todmorden.


2 Floors of Beautiful Things by Local Artists

Saturday/Sunday 1-2 April 2018

Crafty Vintage at Shores Hey Farm

Crafty Vintage is a regular social gathering where like-minded folk can meet, socialise, share ideas and gather inspiration. 

We are purveyors of classic vintage, collectables, retro wares, quirky handmade, fine foods and delectable cuisine. 

Come along and see a magnificent showcase of talent from the finest creators, collectors, artisans, and street food chefs in the land. 

Live music, Dj’s entertainers and lots of merriment ensures a wonderful weekend with something for all the family to enjoy. 

Regular monthly fairs are held throughout the year at stunning locations in the North West.

11am to 4pm

Shores Hey Farm, Briercliffe, Lancashire.   BB10 3QU


Website:  craftyvintage.com

Monday 2 April 2018

Duck RaceEaster Monday Duck Race

The Duck Race is a fun day out for all the family with a variety of entertainment throughout the day, including  music, stalls, and children's rides.

In the afternoon crowds gather along the riverside to watch the race and cheer on their ducks. The big race starts at 3.15pm.

All profits from the Duck Race will be distributed to charities and good causes by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge. 

Thursday 5 April 2018

Cafe Culture

Local Stories and Local Speakers
- 1st Thursday each month at 2pm

Murphy's Monologues

George writes & performs original monologues, stories and songs based on life in Calderdale 

Thursday 5th April 2018 @ 2.30pm 

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

£5 (£3 concessions) - All Welcome - Pay on the door

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Wednesday 11 April 2018

RSC Live: Macbeth (12A)

7pm (Doors 6pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

"Something wicked this way comes…"


Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.

Our contemporary production of Shakespeare's darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston's RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.

Thursday 12 April 2018

Slow The Flow: Calderdale Annual General Meeting and

Film Showing of “High Water Common Ground”

7.00pm at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge.

Reserve your free place here

The film is about flooding and what we can do now to reduce the risk of flooding here and throughout the UK, made by filmmaker Andy Clark.


7.00 pm - Welcomes and introductions. Financial report and election of officers.
7.30 pm - Overview of Slow The Flow projects carried out in 2017 and plans & projects for 2018.
8.00pm - Showing of film "High Water Common Ground" introduced by film maker Mr. Andy Clark. “High Water Common Ground” was filmed over two years and features inspirational speakers with a national perspective! - More info here
9.15pm - Questions & AOB.
9.30pm - Finish and retire to the pub.

Refreshments will be provided.

See HebWeb News item (19 Feb)

Thursday 12 April 2018


Distant Sky: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen (15-TBC)

8pm (Doors 7pm)

Advance tickets priced £12/£11/£10

Nick Cave

Recorded at Copenhagen's Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Performing new album Skeleton Tree's exquisite compositions alongside their essential catalogue, the band's first shows in 3 years provoked an ecstatic response in fans, critics and band alike, renewing a profound and intimate relationship wherever they played. The band's acclaimed tour started in Australia in January 2017 before tearing across the USA and ending in Europe, with some of the best reviews of their decorated career.

Sunday 15 April 2018

World Dock Pudding Championship 2018

Dock pudding

The World Dock Pudding Championship is an annual event in Mytholmroyd. First held in 1971, it celebrates the dock pudding, a typical West Yorkshire dish.

This years event will take place on the 15th April 2018 at Mytholmroyd Community Centre. There will be stalls open from 10am - 4pm, with the competition starting at 1pm.

More information is available on our Facebook page

18 April 2018

8-week Mindfulness Course

Would you like to: Reduce your stress? Enhance your quality of life? Improve your wellbeing?

Through learning to be more present and better able to deal with stress, anxiety and difficulty the 8-week mindfulness course can support you in feeling clearer, stronger and more able to live in wellness and fulfilment.

Starts: 18th April 2018 (8 weeks) Wednesday nights: 4-6pm

Cost: £130 Where: Hebden Therapy Centre, 9 Wragley House, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BN

Pre Booking Essential.

For more information please email

Tues 24 April - Sat 28 April 2018 

Todmorden Hippodrome: Jesus Christ Superstar

£14, £12 concession, £45 family ticket (4) - all £12 opening night

Doors open 7pm, performance at 7:30pm

Tickets at todhip.org or the Todmorden Tourist Information Centre

Jesus Christ Superstar is a truly global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless musical set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events leading to the Crucifixion but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction Jesus is steering his disciples.

Written in 1970 with lyrics by Sir Tim Rice and music by Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber, this production is crammed full of great songs such as 'Heaven On Their Minds', 'Everything's Alright' and of course 'Superstar'.

Directed by Helen Clarkson and Emma Cook, this adult section musical will be as memorable as the eternal story it depicts.   

Wednesday 25 April 2018

CNDCalder Valley CND for Peace and Justice

Our Annual General Meeting will take place at Hope Baptist Church (Ebenezer Room) at 7.30 pm.

This venue is disabled accessible. As well as the formal business, we shall be reviewing our past year's activities and looking forward to our next year.

We also hope to show a short documentary relevant to the peace movement. Please come with your ideas and inspiration for future activities. For further information about the various Yorkshire CND groups, please see our website

Refreshments will be available. All welcome to join us.

Saturday 28 April 2018

Mayor's Charity event


Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town hall

Tickets: £15 each.

The money from the event will go to the Mayor's charity; Andy's Man Club.

There will be a buffet, 60's disco & quiz and a live performance from Bazzmatazz. Hebden Radio will be there all night providing music and hosting. 

3-6 May 2018

Burlesque Festival

More info

6 May 2018

Tour de Yorkshire - stage 4

More info

Thursday 10 May 2018


NT Live: Macbeth (Adv.15)

7pm (Doors 6pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11


The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Shakespeare's most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

11-13 May 2018

Folk RootsHebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival

Come to our Hebden Folk Roots Festival on May 11th 12th and 13th 2018. There will be live events on the main stages at Hope Baptist Chapel with Roger Davies Band, Jon Palmer, Reggie and the Krayfish. Wonderful acts like Henry Priestman, Steve Tilston, Harmony Jar, Mestisa and Imba Basi. Americana bands such as Cousin Pearl and Farrago are just a handful of people and bands who are playing at the Hebden Folk Roots festival this year. 

Music will be at most of the venues throughout the town. Storytelling and spoken word events, street performance and dance will all feature in the programme. 


12-13 May 2018

Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair

Hebden Bridge Town Hall 10-4.30.

We have live music, vintage furniture, fashion and homewares and (weather permitting) swing dancing in the courtyard

Wednesday 16 May 2018


An American In Paris - The Musical (12A TBC)

7.30pm (Doors 6.30pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

An American In Paris - The Musical

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the 'City of Light'. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits 'S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London's West End to a cinema near you.

Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war…

30 May - 2 June 2018

Pennine Spring Music Festival

The Pennine Spring Music festival takes place in the beautiful village of Heptonstall during the May bank holiday week each year. You will find a friendly group of passionate musicians who strive to perform at their best in three concerts over the course of the week

It's not just about the music though - there are social events and local attractions to enjoy.

More info

Tuesday 12 June 2018


Royal Ballet: Swan Lake (12A)

- 7.15pm (Doors 6.15pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11


The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette’s curse, disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for Odile, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever.

Sunday 17 June 2018

Hebden Bridge brass band contest

Sunday 17 June 2018


Royal Ballet: Swan Lake (Encore) Matinee (12A)

- 2pm (Doors 1pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11


The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette’s curse, disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for Odile, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever.

22 June - 1 July 2018

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Arts Festival

See website

24 June 2018

Handmade Parade 

Handmade Parade


6-8 July 2018

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

Open Studios

See website

7 July 2018

Gala teamThe New Mytholmroyd Gala:

The Mytholmroyd Gala has been a feature of the village for nearly 60 years. At its best, it was a vibrant, colourful and hugely well-attended event that celebrated the community and brought visitors from many miles away. Now it's coming back! Read HebWeb report.

14-15 July 2018

Steam Punk Festival


More info

Wednesday 18 July 2018


RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet (12A)

- 7pm (Doors 6pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Romeo and Juliet

Live from Stratford upon Avon

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 August 2018

Vintage Car Weekend

Vintage Car weekend

The Vintage Weekend is an annual rally for vintage, veteran and classic vehicles held in the West Yorkshire Town of Hebden Bridge, in the heart of the South Pennines, with different classes on each day. Over the weekend there is huge display of over 600 cars, motorcycles, military and commercial vehicles. Described by Classic Car Weekly as 'One of Britain's best car shows'.

The Vintage Weekend is now in its 36th year, with the first rally held in 1983. It is interesting to note that brand new cars on display in dealer's showrooms that year are now eligible to attend the Saturday Rally. Almost all the famous British marques are represented at the rally, along with famous names from across the world.

More info

6-12 August 2018

Happy Valley Pride Festival

Pride Festival

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8-23 September 2018

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival

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Wednesday 12 September 2018


RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor (12A)

7pm (Doors 6pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Live from Stratford upon Avon

Merry Wives

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.
Unknown to him, it's the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff's comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

27-29 September 2018

CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival

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19-21 October 2018

Ted Hughes Festival

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