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Hebden Bridge events

Friday 26 May 2017

Alex Ultradsih at The Shaggy Dog Storytellers

This month we welcome the lovely Alex Ultrdish to The Shaggy Dog Storytellers. She’ll be performing her brand new piece ‘Two Birds’ after our Stories from the Floor Session.

Join us on Friday 26th May at 8pm, upstairs in the Stubbing Wharf and don’t forget to rehearse that story you’ve been burning to tell before you come!

During Alex's maternity non leave, she visited the park. A lot. Not very remarkable you may think but wait until you hear what she learned on her visits. Stories from all over the world, short ones, long ones, happy ones, others not so.

Telling of tales new or old will be given the standard Ultradish treatment, mixing the traditional with the contemporary. Join her on a journey from your seat to the skies, via the local pond. If you have a babel fish, bring that too.

Disclaimer: there will not be any nappy talk or photos of the child that you must coo over. 

'The most convincing storyteller I've heard' (Festival at the Edge Steward.)

Saturday 27 May 2017

Recycle Radio Trades Club Takeover

7pm- 1.30am

Hebden Bridge Trades Club, and The World.

Recycle Radio

Recycle Radio, your local community radio station will be broadcasting live from the Trades Club on Spring Bank Holiday Saturday (May 27th), featuring live performances from The Tiny Minds, Kim Metcalf, Paul Weatherhead and Keiron Higgins, as well as the Recycle Radio Young Presenters, and DJ Kim Lana (Lana Loves.)

Tickets £5/7 from here  or pay on the door.

Tune in at www.recycleradio.co.uk or find Recycle Radio on Tunein app.

Saturday 27 May 2017

Todmorden Carnival

The Carnival is taking place on Saturday 27th May 2017.

The parade will starts at Sanworth Street at approx 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. You can book a stall by emailing.

All The Fun Of The Fair From Thursday From 6pm, Friday From 6pm, Saturday From 12 Noon Sunday & Monday From 12 Noon

Sunday 28 May 2017

Sunday Sessions Bank Holiday Special 

Sunday Sessions is back for a one-off Bank Holiday special. This time we're bringing the music to you and setting up in the square. 

DJs bringing the sunshine vibes are...
Gavin Hayes 
Mark Haran 
Annie Nolan 
Jake De Nagy 
Kim Lana Blackburn 
Tony Beddows

1pm until 7pm

The Shoulder of Mutton
Bridge Gate
Hebden Bridge

Come join us, spread the word and get your groove on.

Monday 29 May 2017

Guided Walk – Up to Heptonstall and around:

Bank Holiday Monday 29th May at 10.30am

Hebden Hikes guided walk - starting Hebden Bridge – uphill for a look around Heptonst all village.

Distance 5 miles. Numbers limited - ring now to book 07775 670096 or email £5pp

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Calder Ward Forum

Now cancelled due to General Election

Thursday 1 June 2017

Cafe culture

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


The history, growing, production and science
of chemicals in various chocolates. 

Try samples!

by Diana Leitch

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

Cafe Culture

Thursday 1 June 2017

Fell Race

7.30pm at Calder Holmes Park

Enter online at www.race-results.co.uk

£5 or enter on the day £6

Registration at Machpelah, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8AU

A delightiul 10K fell race run over trail and open moorland starting in Hebden Bridge, with a climb up to Stoodley Pike and back, suitable ior experienced fell runners and newcomers to the sport. A generous
prize list ior all categories.


3 June 2017

Todmorden Country Fair,

Centre Vale Park.

Come along to this inaugural show, see the cattle, the sheep and the horses. Watch the Falconry display, the Shetland ponies, farrier demonstrations and much,much more.....

Check out the website  for more details. And Facebook

Pre Day Tickets (£6.00 adults, £3.00 children, £15.00 family (2+2) )are available from Riggs, Todmorden News Centre, Maskills Butcher, Mytholmroyd Co Op, Todmorden Post Office and many more outlets....

Sunday 4 June 2017

Boundary Walk

The full walk takes in some of the most spectacular scenery in the South Pennines and, in walking terms, is described as moderately difficult. It is approximately 21 miles long and includes the beautiful wooded valleys of Hardcastle Crags and the commanding heights of the moors above the Luddenden Valley.

Runners are welcome to join in but we do ask them to check in and start their run as early as possible.

Walk commences at Community Centre, Mytholmroyd

More info and registration

10 June 2017

Hebden Bridge Community Association AGM

12:00 to 14:00

Everyone is warmly invited to Hebden Bridge Community Association's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 10th June 2017 at 12 noon in the Waterfront Hall in The Town Hall.

Our AGM is a chance for you to meet our Trustees, ask questions and hear about our plans for the future. It's also an opportunity for us to present our audited annual accounts for September 2015- August 2016 and reflect on a successful year for Hebden Bridge Community Association and the Town Hall. 

10 June 2017

Piano Festival fundraiserPiano Festival Fundraising Concert:

Following the 5th Hebden Bridge Piano Festival in April comes a spectacular fundraising Gala Piano Recital to raise cash for more exciting Festivals in 2018 and beyond.

16 June to Sunday 18 June 2017

Art and Photography Exhibition and Sale

On Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June, we will be holding a high profile Art and Photography Exhibition & Sale at the Dean Clough Galleries in Halifax.

We’ll be showcasing the very best of local and national talent, and exhibits will be available to purchase.

In addition to enjoying the exhibition, you’ll be supporting a terrific local cause too.

All proceeds from the event will be going to Ravenscliffe@Spring Hall – a purpose-built Sixth Form College and Community Centre, track-side at Spring Hall, Halifax. Due to open 2018, the centre will offer exciting and innovative learning opportunities for up to 70 young people with learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities. It will be a true asset to Calderdale and help students of Ravenscliffe High School thrive to the best of their abilities.

More info

Saturday 17 June 2017

Friends of the Picture House present

Thelma and Louise

The Friends of the Picture House presentation on Saturday, June 17 at 4.30pm will be Thelma and Louise, the 1991 American road movie directed by Ridley Scott.

Thelma and Louise

The film's stars, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, were nominated for best actress Oscars and the film launched the career of a young Brad Pitt. Controversial on its release, Thelma and Louise is now considered a classic.

Saturday 17 June 2017

Festival of Alternative Education

Hebden Bridge School, The Birchcliffe Centre, 9-6 pm.

In keeping with our democratic principles this is an open-space festival where any delegate can offer to lead a workshop.

Already signed up are creative workshops on yoga, dance, meditation, democratic education, politics, philosophy,  flood prevention, foraging, art, and much much more. Food and music too!

For more information click here:

Sunday 18 June 2017

Annual Hebden Bridge Brass Band March Contest

From 12.30 p.m. St Georges Square, Hebden Bridge.

This year sees a record number of bands entering the annual Hebden Bridge Brass Band March Contest.  

The first band will march off at 12.30 p.m.  Each band will be judged on their marching prowess and the best will be awarded the deportment prize.  

In the square, each band will play a hymn tune and a contest march.  

There is a range of prizes and the overall winners will be presented with the Alan Bottomley Memorial Trophy.  

Friday 23 June 2017

Dark Matter Promotions / Wrong Way Records Showcase

Psych rock/ garage / shoegaze label showcasing 3 up and coming bands:

Control Of The Going (Manchester)
The Valkarys (Edinburgh)
The Goa Express (Burnley)

£5 on the door / less via ents24

Upstairs at the Golden Lion, Todmorden

Friday 23rd June 
Doors 8pm

Friday 23 June - Saturday 2 July 2017
Saturday 24 June 2017

Town Hall's 5th Birthday Party

12:00 to 17:30

2017 marks the 5th anniversary of the opening ceremony of the new Town Hall extension as well as 120 years since the old building opened. To mark these events, and with the benefit of funding from the Big Lottery's Celebrate programme, we are having a 5th Birthday Party on Saturday 24th June which brings together a number of events and projects into one big party atmosphere:

The 24th June is the first weekend of the wonderful Hebden Bridge Arts Festival so, in collaboration we are hosting some of the same street performers and others in our Courtyard between 12 and 4pm. Our Waterfront Hall is hosting the Hebden Royd Town Council's Kids Fest - with a birthday and water theme between 12 and 3pm. 

And then from 4pm everyone is invited for tea, coffee, juice and most importantly lots of cake in our Waterfront Hall until it all runs out. Come along and be amongst the first to see our new mosaic in the Courtyard (created through a community arts programme), enjoy an Arts Festival sculpture in the Courtyard and installations in the basement.  It's going to be a wonderful day, we're sure the sun will shine - so please come along and join us!

Friday 7 July 2017

Live rock band night

A Music For Anti Heroes event...
upstairs at the Golden Lion 
£3 entry on the door. 8pm

BASSE are a rock power-duo from Catania (Italy). Heavily influenced by blues, garage rock, the band relocated to Manchester in 2017. After the release of the first EP, "Start", the duo participated in a number of music festivals as well as numerous gigs around Sicily plus also being chosen to open for: Nobraino, The Zen Circus and Radio Moscow. In the summer of 2016 the band returned to the studio to record their first album entitled "The Right Way To Go Wrong" due for release in 2017.

Kelly's Heroes are a local 3 piece who formed on 12/12/12 having met through friends of friends over their interest in music. They have released one EP so far and are just in the process of releasing their new EP "For The Years To Come". 

Style: classic rock / rock and roll. 

Sunday 25 June 2017

Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade

Parade at noon; mini-festival in the park from 1-4pm
Open workshops from 3-22 June

See website

7-9 July 2017

FestivalsFestivals team up for Open Weekend.

The Arts Festival has joined forces with the Open Studios and is bringing back Open Gardens for a special open cultural weekend this summer. Meet 100 local artists and visit 50 gardens. Read HebWeb news item

Saturday 8 July and Sunday 9 July 2017

Summer Music at Walshaw

The Mont Blanc Emsemble (flute, soprano, baritone and piano)
Walshaw Lodge, Hardcastle Crags, HX77AX


Tickets from Miranda Philpps on 01422 84 3937

5-6 August 2017

Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend

Hebden Bridge will, once again, be the place to be on the 5th and 6th August 2017 when the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge hosts the iconic charity fund raising Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend.

This will be the 35th 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, the open plan layout of the site allows members of the public to get up close to the exhibits and chat to their owners. This is an event with something for the whole family ~ it is far from being merely a show for collectors. Not only will there be splendid vehicles on display but also varied entertainment including live music, fun rides for children, craft & product stalls, together with a wide range of quality catering and refreshment outlets.

More info and registration

9 - 24 September 2017

The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2017

Event Details: The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2017 9th - 24th September. Various walking, cycling (road and MTB) and horse riding events throughout the stunning South Pennines. Pocket guides of events available mid July and listings on Walk and Ride Festival website.

20-22 October 2017
Dance Festival

Dance Festival to return for second year:

The Hebden Bridge Dance Festival has received a grant of £3,150 to organise a second festival on the weekend 20-22 October 2017.

See HebWeb news item (5 March)