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WHAT'S ON: LOCAL EVENTS

in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area

Hebden Bridge events

1-31 May 2019

From Hebden to the Hebrides

Homelands

Exhibition of paintings by Susan Askey

1st - 31st May 2019
Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre

Open 10am - 1.00pm  1.30 - 5pm 7 days a week

Meet the artist 1-5pm, Saturday May 4th

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Introduction to Extinction Rebellion Talk and Meeting

Extinction Rebellion

7pm, Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

Local Extinction Rebellion organisers would like to welcome more people to the Rebellion and support them to make sense of, and take action on, the climate crisis and mass extinction.

The meeting is open to all – current members and new members alike. The event will involve an Introduction to Extinction Rebellion Talk (climate science & XR background) with question and answer session and space to plan action.

See HebWeb news item for more info

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Tony Walsh at the Trades

When performance poet Tony Walsh stood up to perform his poem This Is The Place in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing that claimed 23 lives, he had no idea of the impact it would have.

More info

Thursday 23 May 2019

Jill Liddington booksJill Liddington - Writing Anne Lister

The Book Corner, Piece Hall, Halifax, 7pm

How do you write about a woman who’s already written a four-million word diary? About a woman whose every letter artfully resculpts the truth?

Come and join us to hear local historian Jill Liddington discuss her books on Anne Lister.

Tickets are £4. This includes a glass of wine.

To purchase your ticket, please click here

24 May to 27 May 2019

Historic Narrow Boat Club Gathering

in Hebden Bridge

Popup Festival in Calder Holmes park on Saturday 25 May from 11am-4pm.

Canal gathering

To celebrate this in Calder Holmes Park there will be a Pop-Up Canal Festival. We will have a range of family activities with Pennine Prospects leading a kite making workshop, dance performances, our education explorers team getting little ones creative and Rusticus Theatre Company taking families on a magical tour along the Rochdale canal towpath. Park life café will be providing the food and drink too.

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Saturday 25 May 2019

Todmorden Carnival

The Todmorden Carnival is taking place on Saturday 25th May 2019.

The Parade will starts at Sanworth Street at 12:30pm going along Halifax Road pass the Town Hall and onto Burnley Road finishing at North Lodge Centre Vale Park Todmorden.

There is lots of entertainment all day long. Market & charity Stalls. To book a stall or get involved in the parade then click here or  E-mail  or tel 07778 614128

All the Fun of the Fair from Thursday, from 6pm, Friday from 6pm, Saturday from 12 Noon, Sunday & Monday from 12 Noon.

Carnival Tickets Pre Day £1.00 On the Day £4 Adults £3 Children & oap Family 2 Adults 2 Children. Tickets £10.00.

Saturday 25 May 2019

Light Music on the Organ

4pm

A short concert, lasting just under an hour, includes light music selections. Free admission with a retiring collection in aid of the organ at St James The Great, Church Lane, HX7 6DS

David Lowe is an international organist, who usually plays on Wurlitzer organs in places such as cinemas, ballrooms, and town halls. There is no Wurlitzer in Hebden Bridge so David will be playing the church organ at St James' when he visits Hebden Bridge for the Historic Narrow Boat Club Gathering over the Bank Holiday.

27 May - 1 June 2019

Pennine Spring Music Festival

Pennine MusicHeptonstall's Pennine Spring Music Festival from 27 May to 1 June led by new orchestral Director, Orr Guy, featuring. This year you'll hear Prokofiev, Cole Porter, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and more.

See HebWeb News item.

Monday  27 May - 2 June 2019

Fair Trade at Heptonstall Parish Church

Sale of Fair Trade goods

Starts 11.00-4pm until Sunday 2nd June.

Cash only

Friday 31 May 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers: Liz Weir and Ciaran Mulholland

A season of sold out performances continues this month with the fabulous, the famous, the globe trotting Liz Weir.

Liz has just been awarded the MBE for her services to storytelling in Northern Ireland. She combines with Ciaran Mulholland, who will set feet tapping with his fantastic fiddle playing.

A delicious Irish brew of stories and tunes. Friday, 31 May, from 8pm. No tickets - just £7 on the door, but get there early to grab a good seat.

Sunday 2 June 2019

Clare Chorale at Hope Chapel

7.00pm
Hope Chapel in Hebden Bridge
Free event to raise funds for ‘Lunchtime Live’

Chorale

The Clare Chorale is a popular mixed-voice choir based in Ballyclare in Northern Ireland, a town well known for its musical traditions. They are visiting Hebden Bridge as part of a tour in Yorkshire, invited by the Steeton Male Voice Choir.

‘Lunchtime Live' is a monthly pay-as-you-feel event that showcases emerging talent from the area around Calderdale. This special concert by The Clare Chorale is an opportunity to raise money to cover basic operating costs and equipment. 

Sunday 2 June 2019

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7.30pm, in the Little Theatre bar, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections.

If you are coming for the first time, please contact chris.browne@tiscali.co.uk with details of your instrument so that a pad of music can be made available.

Chris, who conducts the local Little Theatre Choir, has a wealth of light music including some of his own compositions. He formed The Lost Chord Ensemble which meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre.

Thursday 6 June 2019

Cafe Culture

Local Stories and Local Speakers
- 1st Thursday each month at 2.30pm

The History of Printing

From Medieval scribes to 21st Century digital printing

By Charles Lubelski

Cafe Culture

Doors open 2pm for tea and cake

£5/£3

Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Enquiries: 01422 417373

A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event

Sunday 9 June 2019

4th Annual Brompton Hill Climb Challenge

The Blazing Saddles Brompton Hill Climb is back for its 4rd year! 

Mytholmroyd Community Centre, 10-3pm

You don't need to own a Brompton - just a sense of humour and a love for a bit of a fun challenge! Slots available throughout the day - ring or email to book yours. Come on your own or bring friends!

Test out the bike's reputation on the Cragg Road Hill Climb, the longest continuous hill climb in England. Book a ride and challenge yourself in the art of bike folding and uphill pedalling!

Bring your own Brompton or borrow one of ours! Spot prizes. Fancy dress optional. Every rider gets their name on the leaderboard

£5 per entry which includes bike hire of a Brompton if needed.

All monies go jointly to Calder Valley Search and Rescue, and to the Chevin Socialites -  towards keeping the kettle boiling for a charity which provides free tea and coffee for blood cancer patients at St James’ hospital in Leeds.

If you've taken part before this is your chance to beat your time, or just bully some other people to have a go - it's in a very good cause!
Ring 01422 844435 to book your place or email us.

Monday 10 June 2019

Calder Ward Forum

The next Calder Ward Forum will be on Monday 10th June 2019 in the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St. George’s Street, HX7 7BY. Refreshments from 6.15pm, meeting starts at 6.45pm.

Ward Forums are an opportunity for you to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what is important to you. By working together we can talk about local issues and plan for the future.

Presentations - Feedback on the A646 Corridor Improvement Scheme Consultation (to be confirmed) as well as a Police Update and an Open Forum.  

All welcome.

Saturday 15 June 2019

Fast Track Raja Yoga Meditation Course

3 Part Fast Track Raja Yoga Meditation course held at The Hebden Bridge Town Hall.  

2pm - 5.30pm

All members of the community most welcome.

Free of charge to attend. Registration required for seating arrangements.

Please register online here.

For further information or queries please call Brahma Kumaris Leeds on 0113 275 7727

Hosted by Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK) Registered Charity England and Wales (269971)

Saturday 15 June 2019

Music at Walshaw Gala Summer Concert

2pm - 5pm

Margaret Bruce, Dearbhla Nolan and Nathalie Merandon play music by James Stephenson, Jonathon Clinch, Sir Malcolm Arnold, Enesco and Chopin.

Music at Walshaw Gala Summer Concert

Tickets are £30 and include a full buffet meal with wine during the interval.

For more information or to buy tickets telephone 01422 843937
or buy online at: www.margaretbruce.com (no booking fee).
Walshaw Lodge, Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7AX

Sunday 16 June 2019

Hebden Bridge March Contest

Approximately 12:30pm on Bridge Gate and in St. George's Square, Hebden Bridge.    

The Hebden Bridge March Contest draws in a number of brass bands ranging from youth to championship section standards. Competing bands enjoy a traditional atmosphere as they march down the cobbled streets of Hebden Bridge, where they then play a chosen hymn and march.

Bands shall be ranked on their performance by an adjudicator, with awards given to high placing bands.

Monday 17 June 2019

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

(HBDAF) regular monthly meeting

2.30pm, in the The Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY. 

HBDAF Aims to improve access for people with a wide range of disabilities in the Hebden Bridge area.

We meet on 3rd Monday of each month in Hebden Bridge Town Hall at 2.30pm to 4.30pm

All disabled people who live in, work in or visit Hebden Bridge and the surrounding parishes are extremely welcome to attend the meeting, or to contact us about membership at sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com. We welcome new members with any sort of disability. 

You are very welcome to have a Personal Assistant, support worker or anyone else to support you at meetings, if wanted. You are welcome to attend regularly, occasionally, or for only part of the meeting, to suit your needs. Please join us! 

21-30 June 2019

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Arts Festival

See website

Saturday 22 June 2019

Summer Solstice Circle

Roots and Resonance

You are invited to join this Seasonal Circle Gathering, workshop and shared feast. Celebrate the longest day and find belonging, peace and wildness as we honour this magical time of year together.

The day will include a Fire Ceremony & Omen Walk in local woodlands and a communal feast to honour the longest day. You will be guided on an immersive inner journey with gentle movement, otherworld journeying and rhythm-making with drums & rattles. Email to book

At: the Birchcliffe Centre Studio, Hebden Bridge, Saturday 22nd June, 11am-4pm Investment: £40/£25 low income

Guided by Ancient Ways Practitioner, Sarah Fay

www.rootsandresonance.net

Facebook: Roots and Resonance

Sunday 23 June 2019

4 Hoarse Men and Friends:
Midsummer benefit concert

A midsummer feast of a cappella harmony singing in aid of migrant support.

£5

3pm (2.30pm doors)

Heptonstall Octagonal Chapel.

Featuring:
4 Hoarse Men (Eclectic male acapella)
Blameless Hussies (Songs to provoke and entertain from a woman's perspective)
Trio Canari (Powerful folk and scared music from Corsica - only UK appearance!) 

Friday 26 June 2019

Martyn Ware talks synthpop at the Trades

Martin WareIn Conversation with Martyn Ware One of the founders of British synthpop Martyn Ware is coming to the Trades Club to talk about his trailblazing career in The Human League and Heaven 17.

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 30 June 2019

Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade Website

See HebWeb news item of 9 May with photos, info and links.

5-7 July 2019

Hebden Bridge Open Studios and Open Gardens

The Open Studios weekend is a great opportunity to visit local artists and craftspeople in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Heptonstall and Mytholmroyd. This year over 90 artists will be opening their studios and homes. Browse at your leisure, purchase original work direct from established and new talent from this flourishing creative community. Look out for our magenta signs at each of the venues.

Website

Saturday 6 July 2019

Heptonstall Festival

Live music, entertainment, streetfood and drinks for all

13-14 July 2919

Steam Punk Weekend

Steam Punk weekend

22-28 July 2019

Happy Valley PrideHappy Valley Pride 2019 promises bigger, better and bawdy - an eclectic, alternative and inclusive, week-long festival for everyone. Celebrating LGBT+ life in our area, it will be earlier than in previous years, from 22 to 28 July 2019. More info.

Latest HebWeb news: Happy Valley Pride 2019 announces main headliners

3-4 August 2019

Vintage Weekend

Hebden Bridge will, once again, be the place to be on the 3rd and 4th August 2019 when the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge hosts the iconic charity fund raising Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend.

Vintage car weekend

This will be the 37th year for the event which is now well established as a premier attraction for the display of some 800 veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, military & commercial vehicles. Last year's event was our best ever, breaking all records in entrants, spectators and funds raised. With your help we can make this year's event even bigger.

Held in the heart of Hebden Bridge, at Calder Holmes Park, (HX7 8AU), most of the famous British marques are represented at the rally, along with famous names from across the world. The open plan layout of the site allows members of the public to get up close to the exhibits and chat to their owners. There are different display classes over the two days offering visitors a completely different show each day. Prizes will be awarded to all the winning entrants. 

15-18 August 2019

European Straw Bale Gathering

Straw Bale Gathering

  • Exploring healthy public buildings made from straw
  • Raising awareness of the benefits of constructing public buildings from straw
  • Highlighting features & benefits of straw bale buildings
  • Understanding public procurement, building regulations, green mortgages and insurance
  • Inspirational case studies
  • Networking for professionals and students in the sector

We hope to see you there.

More info

7-22 September 2019

Explore! The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2019

Lots of free outdoor events across a 16 day festival - 7th-22nd September 2019.  Everything from pop-out walks to music in the Craggs, Quests to den- building, major hikes and cycle rides. There really is something for everyone!

Please check Pennine Prospects website for listings and our Facebook page, South Pennines and Pennine Prospects.  The event pocket guide will be available mid-July.