WHAT'S ON: LOCAL EVENTS
From Hebden to the Hebrides
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
Introduction to Extinction Rebellion Talk and Meeting
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
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.
Jill 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
Historic Narrow Boat Club Gathering
in Hebden Bridge
Popup Festival in Calder Holmes park on Saturday 25 May from 11am-4pm.
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.
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.
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.
Light Music on the Organ
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.
Pennine Spring Music Festival
Fair Trade at Heptonstall Parish Church
Sale of Fair Trade goods
Starts 11.00-4pm until Sunday 2nd June.
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.
Clare Chorale at Hope Chapel
Hope Chapel in Hebden Bridge
Free event to raise funds for ‘Lunchtime Live’
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
Doors open 2pm for tea and cake
Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Enquiries: 01422 417373
A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
Summer Solstice Circle
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
Facebook: Roots and Resonance
4 Hoarse Men and Friends:
Midsummer benefit concert
A midsummer feast of a cappella harmony singing in aid of migrant support.
3pm (2.30pm doors)
Heptonstall Octagonal Chapel.
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!)
Martyn Ware talks synthpop at the Trades
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.
Live music, entertainment, streetfood and drinks for all
Steam Punk Weekend
Happy 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
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.
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.
European 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.
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.