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WHAT WAS ON:
PAST EVENTS

in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area
Wednesday 16 October 2019

Drawing for Health

Free Taster workshop in partnership with WEA.

6-8pm

With Mark Carey at Mytholmroyd Community Centre 

Enrol wea.org.uk or call 0300 3033464

Thursday 17 October 2019

Picture-house

National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Hebden Bridge Picture House - Live Arts Broadcast 
Thurs 17th October at 7.00pm (doors 6.00pm)

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

Midsummer Night's Dream

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London in summer 2019. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

Advance tickets and further information available here.

Thursday 17 October 2019

U3A October 2019 Meeting

The Liverpool Cow Keepers

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. Our guest speaker, Dave Joy, will be telling us about the Liverpool Cow Keepers who came from Yorkshire.

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk(website), info@u3atod.org.uk (email), or 01422 886021 (phone).

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Adoption

Interested in adoption?

Come to a free talk about adoption & how the process works with time for questions at the end!

Kerry (library assistant at Hebden Bridge Library) will talk about her own personal experience of adoption! 

With information from OneAdoption (West Yorkshire) & Adoption UK plus a selection of books from Calderdale Libraries.

Tuesday 15th October at 10.30 at Hebden Bridge Library

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Art for Wellbeing

Free Taster workshop in partnership with WEA.

11am to 1pm 

With Sarah O'Boyle at Mytholmroyd Community Centre 

Enrol wea.org.uk or call 0300 3033464

Thursday 10 October 2019

Calderdale Flood Action Plan: Open Day

Drop in between 12 and 7pm to speak to the project team, at the Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

See HebWeb News item

Thursday 10 October 2019

Billy Connolly: The Sex Life Of Bandages

Hebden Bridge Picture House - Live Arts Broadcast 
Thurs 10th October at 8.00pm (doors 7.00pm)

Billy Connolly

Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour. Recorded in 2015, during the Australian leg, this whip smart routine is a riotous journey filled with outrageous tales and blistering observations of everyday absurdities. Screening as a special one-night-only event, Connolly will also muse upon his career, life and legacy in a deeply personal interview filmed exclusively for cinema audiences.

Prior to retiring in 2016 following his diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease, Connolly toured worldwide continuously for 50 years, performing to an audience of over 10 million. The Sex Life of Bandages is a big screen tribute to an iconic funny-man whose sharp wit and anarchic storytelling is still as hilarious as ever.

★★★★ ‘Can he still hold an audience in his thrall – warm us, cheer us, tickle us? Abso – Billy – lutely!’ The Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Beautifully funny’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Connolly has still got his funny bones’ The Evening Standard

Advance tickets and further information available here:

11-13 October 2019

Festival des Panards

A weekend of traditional French & Breton music and dance. Evening dances & daytime workshops for dancers & musicians.

Beginners very welcome.

Todmorden Town Hall.

Details on www.frenchdanceleeds.co.uk 

Saturday 12 October 2019

South Pennine Houses: their history and their people

The morning will focus on some of the documentary resources you can use. In the afternoon two case studies will examine how the buildings themselves have a story to tell which can be combined with documents to provide an overall picture.

9.15 - 4.45

Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG

Booking in advance only. Postal bookings to Rachel Smith, Bramble Dene, Moss Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7DS with your contact details and a cheque for £20 payable to Hebden Bridge Local History Society.

Saturday 12 October 2019

Door to Door in 81 Days - Roger Gill

1.00 pm onwards at The Bookcase

Roger Gill, a Hebden Bridge resident, will be signing his newly published book Door to Door in 81 Days, an account of his amazing walk (for charity) from his front door in Hebden Bridge to his front door in Santa Vittoria, Italy - some 1326 miles.

He carried everything he needed in a rucksack on his back and had not long  recovered from a serious heart operation. It was 2016 and he was just two years off 70.

Roger worked as teacher and educational consultant in West Yorkshire for many years.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

October Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime LiveLunchtime Live - this Saturday, 12 October from 1-4pm at the Hope Baptist Church with Mila Tsoneva and Harry Priestley, Alyssium, The Meaning, Mina Budworth, and Birds and Bests.

See HebWeb news article

Saturday 12 October 2019

Calderdale Compass Meeting

Democracy, Inequality and Brexit

Mytholmroyd Community Centre and Leisure Centre, Caldene Avenue. 2.30-5.30pm.

Alex Sobel, Labour MP for Leeds North West

Green Party speaker to be confirmed, Natalie Bennett has been invited

With a no deal Brexit, Britain faces it's biggest crisis since the Second World War. Our archaic democratic system and neo-liberal economic system have played a key role in making the UK one of the most unequal countries in Europe, and getting us into this mess.

Too much power is in the hands of too few people, and it doesn't have to be this way! Come and join our discussion on how to renew and transform our democracy and create a people-led, inclusive and participatory political system for the UK, from top to bottom.

We will discuss the far reaching reforms we urgently need including the following : a citizen led constitutional convention on democratic reform, citizen's assemblies, regional devolution, a fairer voting system where all votes count equally and caps on political donations. Only a complete overhaul of our democracy, putting it back into the hands of the people, will enable us to create a more equal society and tackle challenges such as urgent action against climate change.

Reserve tickets

Admission is free, all are welcome, the venue is fully accessible and refreshments will be provided.

Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 October 2019

Arts Festival pops up in Heptonstall Museum

Popup

Arts Festival pops up in Heptonstall Museum on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October. Say what you’d like to see in your local museum. There'll be things like the talking chair, the knitted bike and a short Alice Longstaff film. More info

Sunday 13 October 2019

Wild Creatives

by Caroline Schofield

A Nature Inspired Printmaking Workshop with Artist and Printmaker Julia Swarbrick. Suitable for all abilities and once taught can be used at home without a press. You will leave having had a taste of mindfulness practice in nature, created your own lovely original prints inspired by the autumn woods and having had some fun!

More info and booking

Wednesday 9 October 2019

A monastic flock in medieval Malham?

Mike Spence

Lecture 2

A chance discovery in the Lancashire Records Office has brought to light previously unknown information about Malham at around the time of the Black Death.

Mike Spence’s historical interests centre on medieval record keeping of all kinds, usually relating to the north of England.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

30 September - 5 October 2019

Theft

TheftLittle Theatre: Theft is the theatre's next production, a comedy by Eric Chappell, author of Rising Damp.

Directed by Ray Riches, Theft will be performed from 30 September until 5 October. 

See HebWeb News article

Friday 4 October 2019

Raising funds for the Survivors of Torture Activity Fund

Manouche North

Manouche

Friday 4 October 2019

Healthy food for people and planet

Wadsworth Community Centre,
Billy Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge HX7 8RY

Food for thought

 

Jenny Slaughter is our guest speaker at our Food for Thought event. She will be considering the fads and fashions that impact on our eating habits, on our health and most importantly on the planet itself.

Doors open 7 pm. Free entry

Two course supper £3.00 7.30 pm

Talk starts at 8.15 pm

Great bar!

Saturday 5 October 2019

Apple Fest

Community apple pressing

12.00-15.00

Apple Day

Apple-y kids activities, Masala Dosa Curries

Come along and join us, with or without your own apples to press

Where: 1/2 mile from Hebden Bridge, at HX7 8PS

The Farm gate is at the junction of Burlees Lane & Wadsworth Lane. (Sorry no parking on site. Apples can be dropped off at the gate)

Adults suggested £1 min donation to costs please. Children Free

What to bring: yourselves, your apples if you have them, glass or plastic screw top bottles for your juice, wellies, & musical instruments

Tel: 07981 957083 Julie, Hebden Bridge

Valley Organics Coop will have a huge range of British apples to taste & juices to buy

Saturday 5 October 2019

Wainsgate Concert: ME and Deboe

ME and Deboe

The Wainsgate summer concert series continues next Saturday, 5 October with the Chester-based acoustic duo ME and Deboe making a welcome return to Wainsgate Chapel. More info

Sunday 6 October 2019

Autumn Fair - Hebden Bridge Junior Band

Hebden Bridge Junior Band is holding its Autumn Fair and Brass Cafe on Sunday, October 6th, at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, 1-3.30pm.  

Autumn Fair

Performances from the main and learner bands, home-made cakes and soups, tea and coffee, book stall and raffle.  New members always welcome, come along and have a chat. 

Monday 7 October 2019

The Future of Hebden Bridge’s Economy

The Future of Hebden Bridge’s Economy a meeting on Monday 7th October 2019 organised by by Hebden Bridge Partnership and Hebden Bridge Community Association.

See HebWeb news item

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Jess Morgan and Nels Andrews - Songs and Books Tour 2019

8.30pm.  (Seated). Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Holm Street, Hebden Bridge. HX7 8EE. Tickets: 01422 845 265.

Jess Morgan from England and Nels Andrews from the US have joined forces because they both - for the first time - have illustrated books to accompany the new music they want to bring to audiences in 2019.

Jess and Nels wanted to showcase something on tour which would satisfy the most avid record sleeve-readers, comic book-worms, or just about anyone feeling lost in the digital age. Their co-headlined show promises an atmospheric concoction of songwriting, spoken word and fun visuals. They will tour in England and Scotland, through September and October. 

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Friends of the Mill Pond AGM

This is to confirm that the AGM of Friends of the Mill Pond will take place at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 2 October at 36, Windsor Road.

The agenda will include the management of the Mill Pond, finances, membership and the choice of a new treasurer.

If there are other issues you'd like to discuss, please let me know.

Neighbours have made valiant efforts to reduce the balsam, but it would be great if more could be pulled up/cut down before the seeds pop - which will be very soon!

Thursday 3 October 2019

Cafe Culture

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

Immersed In Nature
A Wildlife Photographer's Journey

A Fascinating Story by Paul Miguel

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

Thursday 3 October 2019

Picture-house

Wise Children

Hebden Bridge Picture House - Live Arts Broadcast 
Thurs 3rd October at 7.30pm (doors 6.30pm)

Wise Children by Angela Carter

Wise Children

Adapted and Directed for the stage by Emma Rice

This is a recorded broadcast, filmed live at York Theatre Royal in March 2019

Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.

In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father – and greatest actor of his generation – Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all…

Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show opened to a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe, it was filmed for the cinema screen at York Theatre Royal and is ‘pure, unadulterated theatre.’ (★★★★★ Broadway World)

Advance tickets and further information available here.

Thursday 3 October 2019

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Primal Cut

The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF on Thursday 3rd October at 7.30pm when there will be a talk on ‘Primal Cut- pioneers of their all-natural free-from sausages with Michael & Kate Oliver’ (Samples to taste/Packs to buy)

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

Further information can be found at www.cvog.org or by phoning 01422 846173

8-29 September

Artsmill Exhibition: Coastal Connections

Coastal Connections

For more info, see this HebWeb News Report

15-29 September 2019

The Body In Space - Exhibition

The Body in Space Exhibition from Abi Lupton-Levy at the Gallery Lounge, ArtsMill until 29 Sept with a preview this Sunday, 15th. Abi is self taught with a background in yoga, meditation and dance and movement.

See HebWeb news article

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Conscious Clubbing

A sober (no alcohol) night of dancing to an eclectic mix of dance music from live DJs and happening club music from the global mega party. A first exploitation of the great dance space that is the Waterfront at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

'Kicks Off' at 7:30pm and carries on until you or we drop.

Don't forget! "God is a DJ", so let's take it HIGHER.

Check our Facebook Page for your 'Boarding Pass' 

Wristbands on sale at Town Hall Reception Now.
The Early Bird catches the ......

Sunday 29 September 2019

Menstrual kit-making workshop

Help end period poverty. Support young women worldwide by sewing menstrual kits that enable them to continue to attend school.

12.00-4.00 at Word Of Mouth, Valley Road, HB.

Please contact Helen 07513 359164 for more info.

Sunday 29 September 2019

Wainsgate Concert: Beware of Trains

Beware of Trains

Next weekend sees another concert in the Wainsgate Chapel summer series when the Upper Calder Valley-based duo Beware of Trains takes to the stage on Sunday, 29 September.

See HebWeb news item

Friday 27 September 2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Hope Baptist Church. From 10am.

Cakes Tea and Coffee.

Come, visit, and enjoy. 

Sunday 22 September 2019

The Cragg Challenge 2019

Cragg Challenge

The Cragg Vale Festival of Running And Cycling

​ ​ ​

Full closed road events on the world famous Cragg Vale hill

Entries now open at www.craggchallenge.co.uk

Sunday 22 September 2019

Picture-house

Solidarity - film screening and Q+A

Hebden Bridge Picture House, 4.30pm

Solidarity

Blacklisting in the UK construction industry impacted thousands of workers who were labelled ‘troublemakers’ for speaking out and secretively denied employment.

Activists uncovered alarming links between workplace blacklisting and undercover policing. Solidarity attentively follows meetings between activists and law students, brought together for the film, revealing the determination of a community working together to find a route to justice. 

More info

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Mapping Elmet: Ruth Crossley Ted Hughes’s childhood and family roots in the Upper Calder Valley

Ruth Crossley

Elmet TrustRuth will talk about the work of the Elmet Trust and will draw from letters exchanged between Donald Crossley and Gerald Hughes and held at the University of Huddersfield. Hughes’s poems are often closely related to specific places, and associated with autobiographical incidents and childhood memories, as well as his love of nature.

Ruth Crossley is currently the Head of Geography at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire. She is also a Director of the Elmet Trust, a Mytholmroyd-based charity organisation founded by her father, Donald Crossley, aimed at promoting the life and work of Ted Hughes in the Upper Calder Valley and beyond. She helps to organise and run the bi-annual Ted Hughes Festival and poetry competition. She is in the third year of her part-time PhD, Mapping Elmet, at the University of Huddersfield.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30.

Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Thursday 26 September 2019

Picture-house

National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

Hebden Bridge Picture House - Live Arts Broadcast 
at 7.00pm (doors 6.00pm)

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Advance tickets and further information available here

Thursday, 19 September 2019

U3A Todmorden September 2019 Meeting

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, September 19th when our speaker will be Roy Meakin, whose subject is the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk (website), info@u3atod.org.uk (email), or 01422 886021 (phone).

Friday, 20 September 2019

CALDERDALE COMEDY CLUB

Comedy Club

At Sowerby Bridge Working Mens Club, 13 Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2AL.

Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 8.30pm. 

Quality award winning stand-up comedy from Karen Bayley, Matt Rees, Mike Manera & Clay Burnage. Early Bird tickets only £5 from Calder Comedy Club website (22 Aug)

Saturday 21 September 2019

Open Day at the Birchcliffe Centre

The Birchcliffe Chapel building in Hebden Bridge is 120 years old this year and to celebrate, we’ll be opening our doors to visitors on 21st September from 11-4pm. There'll be something for everyone! 

Birchcliffe open day

See our website for details including how to win a mounted print of your choice (subject to permissions) from the Alice Longstaff collection. 

This activity is part of a wide-reaching consultation and is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  

Saturday 21 September 2019

Smith & McClennan

Emily Smith & Jamie McLennan with special guests Plumhall

Doors 6:30 – Show 7:45

Wadsworth Community Centre

Smith & McClennan

Multi award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith and New Zealand born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jamie McClennan have been making music together for over fifteen years. Wadsworth is very proud to have lured them away from Scotland for this special one-off gig.
Emily (vocals, guitar, accordion) and Jamie (vocals, guitar, viola) produced the album 'Unplugged' which was released to great acclaim in April 2018. With rich vocal harmonies, accordion, fiddle and sublime guitar backing they are one of the most vibrant duos on the UK folk scene today.

Smith’s many accolades include BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the year and two BBC Radio 2 folk awards nominations. They met in 2002 with Jamie soon becoming an integral part of Emily’s sound, taking on the role of lead guitar and backing vocals and producing several of her albums. They have performed throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia and North America.

“One of Scotland’s most distinctive voices….simply entrancing” R2 *****
Check them out at https://emilysmith.org

Special Guest support is Yorkshire duo Plumhall  who will be showcasing material from their forthcoming album. Plumhall are Michelle Plum (ex Chumbawamba, Waking the Witch) and has supported Capercaillie, Ralph McTell, Texas and Shane MacGowan to name but a few, and Nick B Hall, a member of the Hall Brothers band nearly all his life, and has supported Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, and many more. 

As usual there will be cask ale, hot food and a warm welcome.

Tickets £15   Tickets £13  07731 661053   07890 205980 www.wegottickets.com

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.

Monday 16 September 2019

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, the Terrace Room, 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

We meet on the third Monday of each month.

We aim to improve access to life in general in the Hebden Bridge area.
We warmly welcome anyone who considers themselves disabled for any reason, including chronic illness, mental health issues, neurodiversity (including autistic spectrum), neurological impairment, mobility issues and sensory impairment. We are always very keen to have new members.

Please come to our meeting or contact us on sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com if you would like to raise any access issues, or to join us without attending a meeting.

(See also: Access in Hebden Bridge)

Monday 16 September 2019

Sloth Racket at Golden Lion Todmorden

at Golden Lion Tod. From 8.00pm

Sloth Racket is An internationally acclaimed improv band visiting Todmorden as part of their UK tour . Exciting avant- grade music . Better than telly on a Monday evening.

Sloth Racket

See slothracket.co.uk/tour

Thursday 12 September 2019

Trio Mediæval at Heptonstall Church

Trio - a unique vocal quartet, accompanied by tenor John Potter, explores the Machaut mass with motets and chant from medieval Cyprus.

See HebWeb news item

Thursday 12 September 2019

Picture-house

National Theatre Live: Fleabag (15-TBC)

Hebden Bridge Picture House - Live Arts Broadcast at 7.30pm (doors 6.30pm)

Fleabag

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Directed by Vicky Jones

‘Witty, filthy and supreme.’ Guardian

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.

Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre

Advance tickets and further information:

Friday, 13 September 2019

LogoFree Legal Advice Clinic

Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors are hosting a free legal advice clinic from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 13 September 2019 at the Upper Valley Community Hub on Market Street (opposite Hebden Bridge Co-op).

Their legal team will be on hand to offer free, expert legal advice on:

  • Divorce and relationship breakdowns
  • Domestic violence
  • Wills, probate, trusts and estates
  • Children and care proceedings
  • Resolving disputes
  • Personal injury
  • Problems at work
  • Representation in criminal cases
  • Moving home
  • Foreign legal documents
  • Buying, selling and investing in a business

Appointments are not necessary - if you have a question or need legal advice, just call in.

Saturday 14 September 2019

Picture-house

Picture House Heritage Open Day -

Saturday, 14 September sees the annual open day at the Hebden Bridge Picture

House, featuring history talks, poster sale and guided tours.

See HebWeb news article for more info

Saturday 14 September 2019

Hebden's Happy Hounds 2019

New Date - Saturday 14th September 11am - 4pm.

Hebden's Happy Hounds returns once more, bringing a fun filled afternoon to Calder Holmes Park for hounds and their humans.

More info

Saturday 14 September 2019

Picture-house

Friends of the Picture House present

The Last Waltz (U)

Last WaltzSeptember's Friends of the Picture House screening is Martin Scorsese's 1978 concert film The Last Waltz.

4:30pm (Doors 4:15)

The first of Scorsese's numerous music films, The Last Waltz chronicles the grand final performance of the original line-up of San Francisco group The Band, on Thanksgiving day 1976.

Hailed as a significant progression in the intimacy of concert films, the performance is particularly remarkable for its line-up of special guests including  Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, and Neil Young.

Today's screening rounds of a day of celebrations following the Picture House's Heritage Open Day in the morning.

Sunday 15 September 2019

Heritage Open Day at Wainsgate Chapel

2pm - 6pm

Come and visit this very special Grade II Listed Baptist Chapel on the edge of the moors - A building and graveyard steeped in history and now home to a hive of arts activities.

There will be teas and delicious cakes, a bar - a heritage exhibition and some great archival film footage of Hebden Bridge - As well as the Wainsgate organ Being played live, and you will be able to have a look around the chapel, graveyard and the rest of the building including some of the artists studios.

Sunday 15 September 2019

Wainsgate Concert: Stuart McCallum

Stuart McCallum The 2019 concert series at Wainsgate Chapel continues at 7pm, Sunday 15 September with the return of Manchester-based acoustic jazz guitarist Stuart McCallum.

Read HebWeb News article.

Sunday 15 September 2019

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.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Picture-house

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

Hebden Bridge Picture House - Live Arts Broadcast at 7.30pm (doors 6.30pm)

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….

Margaret Atwood

The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award – winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

"Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in."

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

 Advance tickets and further information:

Sunday 8 September 2019

More Comedy at The Little Theatre

Danny Posthill featuring a brilliant impressionist in Danny Posthill, renowned for his hilarious take-offs. And Australian Mick Neven who loves British audiences, because he feels they are desperate for a laugh as a result of being so beaten down by Brexit. See HebWeb news item

Buy Tickets

Thursday 5 September 2019

Cafe Culture

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

Anne Lister of Shibden Hall

A Fascinating Story by Pat Osborne

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

Monday, 2 September 2019

Calderdale Green Party Public Meeting

Palestine: a moral issue

Musheir Al-Farra of the Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign and
Jenny Lynn from the Halifax Friends of Palestine.

Musheir is originally from Gaza and has written and spoken on Palestine.

All welcome

7.30pm
The Town Hall,

Calderdale Green Party

Email

24-31 August 2019

Hebden Bridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition

Snow Patrol

Hebden Bridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition is for the week from 24 August at the Town Hall. All visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourites from approximately 60 framed prints.

See HebWeb News item

30 August - 8 September 2019

Wuthering Bytes Technology Festival

Wuthering Bytes

Back for a 6th year, the festival is returning to Hebden Bridge. From 30 August, the 10 day festival will offer a series of inspiring talks, demos and workshops for everyone from hobbyists to hardcore techies. 

See HebWeb news article for more info.

Saturday 31 August 2019

Blackshaw Head Fete

Blackshaw Head

Produce and Craft competition, exhibition of a Yeoman Clothier's House, Mr Wilson's Second Liners and much more.

Saturday 31 August 2019

The Story of a Yeoman Clothier's House

An Exhibition by Blackshaw Local History Group

From 1.30pm in Blackshaw Head Chapel at the Fete

Hippins

Friday, 30 August 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers

Stories from the floor

8pm at Stubbing Wharf, Shaggy Dog Storytellers.

Open to all. Stories can be told or sung, but not read.

Tellers come from far and near.

Each tale should last less than 10 minutes.

£7. 

Thursday 22 August 2019

Greenham Common Peace Camp

Greenham

10-4pm

Friday 23 August 2019

The return of …

Open Mic

White Lion Pub, Heptonstall -

From 8.30pm.

Any performer guaranteed a slot!

Friendly soundman (Mark) on hand to help you set up and sort out the twiddly bits on PA system.

Come on down and have a go, or just show up and drink in the atmos. And drink beer.

24-26 August 2019

Studio Farewell Sale

Starts 11 am Saturday 24th August until 5pm Monday 26th August at Hebble End Mill.

We are moving out of our studio at Hebble End and having a huge sale of lots of lovely things: vintage-y antiques, furniture, ex-shop display, lots of ethical / good makes of clothes (mainly larger sizes and good condition or new), a bit of art.

Come and see us over the bank holiday weekend above the café. 

4-18 August 2019

Artsmill Exhibition - Inter-Arts Festival of Childhood

Festival and Children

For more info
See HebWeb news item

Thursday 15 August 2019

U3A August 2019 Meeting

The Science of Chocolate

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45.

Our guest speaker will be Dr Diana Leitch who will be talking about ‘The Science of Chocolate’.

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk (website), info@u3atod.org.uk (email), or 01422 886021 (phone).

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

Friday 16 August 2019

MagidGreen MEP Magid Magid to visit Hebden Bridge

Around 2.30pm on Friday, 16 August, Magid will travel to Hebden Bridge where he will speak to people in the square before heading off to Halifax.

See HebWeb news item for more info

Friday 16 August 2019

Sulpher at the Trades Club

Sulpher

Mercury Machine

Sulpher

Monday 12 August 2019

Picture-house

Autism Friendly Screening: The Lion King (PG)

Hebden Bridge Picture House at 2pm (doors at 1.30pm)

The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother and former heir to the throne has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. 

Adjustments at a relaxed screening at the Picture House include:

  • a relaxed environment where people understand the needs of adults, children and families with autism
  • lights left on low throughout the film
  • sound turned down a little
  • no trailers or advertisements (unless they are embedded in the film)
  • no introductory music whilst you wait for the film
  • disabled access
  • freedom to move around and sit where you like
  • bring your own food and drink (but our kiosk will be open as usual)
  • additional signage is put up to help you navigate a new place
  • free entry for carers with valid CEA Card

For more information on our Autism Friendly screenings please visit this web page

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Picture-house

Parent & Baby Screening: The Lion King (PG)

Hebden Bridge Picture House at 10.30am (film starts at 11am)

The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother and former heir to the throne has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. 

Take time-out in a relaxed and comfortable environment, and enjoy a great movie with your baby for the reduced rate of £6.50, including a free tea/coffee or glass of squash.

For more information on our Parent & Baby screenings please visit this web page

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Qi Gong Practice Session

Open to all - Every Tuesday from 6th August 3pm to 4pm. Beginners and experienced welcome. No need to book. No obligation to attend every week but better if practised regularly.

Qi is Chinese for life force energy, and Gong means to cultivate. A movement meditation of gentle beautiful movements and gestures and breathing working with your subtle powerful energy to deliver better health and harmony of body, mind, & spirit.

Guidance from  Kath Reade.

Free for the first session then pay as you can.

Saturday 10 August 2019

Laser-Cutting Introduction

10am - 4:30pm
At Bridge Rectifier, Hebble End Works,
Hebble End, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6HJ

Laser cutting

  • Fancy learning a new skill? Want access to a high quality laser-cutter? No previous experience needed.
  • Come along to a free workshop at Bridge Rectifier to learn basic computer-aided design & laser-cutting.
  • Laser-cutting can be used for: artwork, attractive cases, mechanical components, special mountings,  lampshades, intricate paper cuts/ invitation cards, sliced 3D forms.
  • Materials include: acrylic sheet, wood, cardboard, paper, glass engraving, . . . .
  • Produce your own piece to take away, free of charge.
  • Once trained, you can continue your own projects for a very low charge, with a group of enthusiasts working on diverse projects.
  • Waiting list for later dates

Book a 1 hour slot

Bridge Rectifier is a not-for-profit community hackerspace/ makerspace.

Open Evenings run 7 to 9 pm every Wednesday & Open Day first Saturday of each month.

See website

Saturday 3 August 2019

Will the next Labour Government deliver

Event cancelled

Calderdale Trades Council have invited Chris Williamson the twice suspended Labour MP for Derby.

Chris is a firm supporter of Palestine and a strong critic of Israel's governments policies. He has been a Labour MP since 2010 with a brief break in 2015/6. 

The event titled "Will the next Labour Government deliver" will be held  at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Saturday 3rd August at 1pm. 

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. 

See Rotary Club web page for the Vintage Weekend.

Sunday 4 August 2019

Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Hiroshima

3pm

Remember those who died when nuclear bombs were dropped, those who still suffer from radiation poisoning, and say 'never again'.

Packhorse Bridge, Hebden Bridge

Poetry, readings, song, reflection

Organised by Calder Valley CND for Peace & Justice

See HebWeb news article - Commemoration of Hiroshima & Nagasaki nuclear massacres

See Facebook page

Or email

26-27 July 2017

Hardcastle Crags Ranger Weekend

Cancelled: due to the yellow warning of rain forecast by Met Office.

Hardcastle Crags Ranger Weekend

Meet the Ranger team at Hardcastle Crags This July, the countryside team will be sharing the secrets of how they look after this picturesque woodland on the edge of Hebden Bridge.

See HebWeb news item

22-28 July 2019

Happy Valley Pride 2019

Happy Valley PrideHAPPY VALLEY PRIDE FESTIVAL: 22-28 JULY - the eclectic, alternative and inclusive, week-long festival for everyone, has announced the full line up for 2019.

The celebration of LGBT+ life in Hebden Bridge and surrounding areas. A Festival for everyone.

See latest HebWeb news article

Thursday 18 July 2019

U3A Todmorden July 2019 Meeting

The Bradford Warriors - the Suffragettes in Bradford

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. Our guest speaker will be Helen Broadhead whose talk is titled ‘The Bradford Warriors’ about the Bradford suffragettes.

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk (website), info@u3atod.org.uk (email), or 01422 886021 (phone).

Thursday 18 July 2019

Calder Valley Voices summer choir concert

Doors open 7.30, concert at 8pm, at Hebden Bridge Methodist church (opposite the Co-op).

Tickets are £6 (£4 concessions) with all proceeds donated to the World Land Trust. Delicious home made cakes available at the interval.

Saturday 20 July 2019

Nearly new

Saturday 13 July 2019

Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime Live

Line up for this Saturday at Lunchtime Live is legend John Armstrong, 60s cover band Adare, beautiful vocals from Slow Town Clock and the wonderful musical world of Will Kaufman.

Starts 1pm - 4pm. Pay as you can afford’ event at Hope Baptist Chapel.

Everyone is Welcome. Refreshments are available.

13 July 2019

Annapurna

Proudly presents a magical evening
of mesmerising Sitar with

Ustad Dharambir Singh

Ustad Dharambir Singh

Blrchcllfle Centre
Hebden Bridge HX7 8DB
7.00 PM
Tickets: £5.00, available on the door

For more infomatinn please emall us on
Info@annapurnadance.com

13-14 July 2019

Steam Punk Weekend

Steam Punk weekend

See Facebook page for more info

Annual Steampunk Festival Weekend.

Market, music, madness and mayhem.

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.

Open GardensSongs and cakes as gardeners open their gates Georgian chants, yodelling, beautiful flowers and cakes are on offer as gardens across Hebden Bridge throw open their gates showing their horticultural gems as part of the Open Gardens Weekend of 6-7 July. See HebWeb news item

Website

Sunday 7 July 2019

Picture-house

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (U)

7.45pm (film at 8.15pm)

£1 off cinema entry price when presenting a Hebden Bridge Open Gardens programme at the Box Office!

Five Seasons

After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. The documentary, Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.

“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.” – Piet Oudolf

About Open Gardens

Part of the annual Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, the Hebden Bridge Open Gardens celebrates the delights and challenges of gardening in the South Pennines. The gardens reflect the ingenuity of local gardeners and include hillside terraces with beautiful views, imaginative gardens on reclaimed land and creatively planted small town spaces. Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019, 11.00am to 5.00pm.

Saturday 6 July 2019

Hebden Bridge unveils blue plaques

Hebden Bridge unveils blue plaques to its co-operative history Hebden Bridge will be remembering the story of one of the country’s most famous worker-run co-operatives when blue plaques are unveiled in the town centre on International Co-operatives Day, Saturday 6 July. Read HebWeb news item for more info.

Saturday 6 July 2019

Arts and Gardens at Hope Baptist

Hope Baptist Chapel open 6 July 11am-4pm artwork, chatty crochet sale, art books, children's activities, and refreshments, also part of Open Gardens, so come and grab a bargain and a brew.

Saturday 6 July 2019

Heptonstall Festival

Heptonstall Festival and Fell Race

Live music, entertainment, streetfood and drinks for all

See HebWeb news item for fuller details

Hebden Bridge events

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Picture-house

English National Opera: Mikado (PG)

July 7.15pm (doors 6.15pm)
Tickets here

The Mikado

Set in an ever-so English 1930s seaside hotel, ENO’s iconic production of The Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. Experience Gilbert and Sullivan’s irresistible combination of virtuosic wit, memorable melodies and hilarious antics in this much-loved production from Jonathan Miller.

‘A glorious production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best comic opera’ **** Daily Express

‘Bright and Sharp. The pace never really lets up’ ***** The Guardian

‘Hilariously funny’’ ***** Bachtrack

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Calderdale Green Party debate

Post carbon = Post-Capitalism

Mark Simmonds: Co-op Culture

Frank Holt: Calderdale Green Party

Capitalism was built on fossil fuels. Will post-carbon need a new economics?

7.30 pm. Town Hall

Thursday 4 July 2019

Cafe Culture

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

Gardens of the National Trust

With Trevor Moody

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

Thursday 4 July 2019

Trades Club Labour Party Quiz

8.45pm

"Some call July the Fourth Independence Day... we are raising money for the coming election in which we hope to become independent from the misogynistic, racist, NHS-hating undesirables also known as the Conservative/DUP government"

There will be questions, photographs of possibly well known people and, of course, music - all put together by that lovely Dave Boardman chap

21-30 June 2019

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Arts FestivalArts Festival explores the digital world - Older and Wider podcasters Jenny Eclair and Judith Holder, BAFTA winning journalist Kirsty Wark and Kraftwerk legend Wolfgang Flur will among the acts helping Hebden Bridge Arts Festival celebrate the town’s contribution to the digital revolution. See HebWeb news item

See Festival website

Sunday 30 June 2019

Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade Website

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

Sunday 30 June 2019

Canalside Comedy

At Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

Sunday 30th June 2019, 8pm. 

Award winning comedians, Sully O'Sullivan, Katie Tracey, Lucy Beaumont, and Bradford born Jonny Pelham.

See website

Buy tickets

Thurs 27 June 2019

Picture-house

National Theatre Live: Small Island (15)

7pm (doors 6pm)
Tickets here

Adapted by Helen Edmundson
Based on the novel by Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize- winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Tickets have now sold out at the National Theatre for this production for the whole live run!

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.

Note that BBFC rating for Small Island is a 15, as it contains strong language and themes that some people may find distressing.

Friday 28 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

Friday, 28 June 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers: Stories from the Floor

Stories from your hosts, from visiting storytellers and from you (or you can just sit back and enjoy).

Each tale less than 10 minutes and spoken not read.

Tales traditional, original, sung, told and recited.

'The best storytelling club in the country.' Ben Haggarty.

£7

Monday 24 June 2019

Enabling Theatre In Hebden Bridge and Senegal

from 1.30-5.00 come and as you please but don’t miss the tea and cakes!

Enabling Theatre

Wheelchair access, sign language and audio description

See Brazilian theatre activist Augusto Boal training 26 people in Hebden Bridge challenging ways society disables! Susan and Tony training disabled Senegalese in Africa Forum Theatre, asking audience for solutions. Help us find ways to do this on film!

We can’t step behind the screen.

We need your ideas.

We’ll start the day with the Bishop Simeon Trust meeting vulnerable children and Transforming Communities In South Africa

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

Saturday 22 June 2019

The Great Community Get Together

From 12 noon at Calder Holmes Park

Get together

22-23 June 2019

KidsFest

Play, create, and get active at Hebden Royd Town Council's family-friendly annual Kidsfest, a FREE afternoon of face painting, crafts and circus skills!

As part of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival you will also be able to join Miss Lily's Victorian Circus Game and learn circus skills and enjoy dress up!

Don't miss this fun, free festival for children of all ages at Waterfront Hall, Town Hall Hebden Bridge.

Kidsfest

22-23 June 2019

Through Alice’s Eyes and The End Of The Roll

An exhibition and film about the life and work of pioneering Hebden Bridge photographer, Alice Longstaff 22nd-23rd June The Birchcliffe Centre 12.00pm-4.00pm Free entry to all

The Birchcliffe Centre 12.00pm-4.00pm

Free entry to all

Following on from last year's Lost Negatives exhibition, this year, in partnership with the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and, Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, Pennine Heritage is presenting a new exhibition, Through Alice's Eyes and a short film using a selection of previously unseen photographs.

Entry is free and exhibition and film will run Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd 12pm-4pm at Birchcliffe Centre

The 5min film - End of the Reel is narrated by Ian McMillan and produced by Greg Hobson and Pete Rush.  It will also be shown before feature films at Hebden Bridge Picture House during the festival, with a free showing Thurs 27th June at 1.15pm

See more

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!) 

Sunday 23 June 2019

Midsummer garden party

Come along and celebrate midsummer with us at the Fox and Goose. It’s a great time of year to enjoy cider we have teamed up with the Cider Cask and we will be serving a great selection of refreshing English and French Ciders as well as our great selection of cask beers and our new addition "Dassler" craft lager.

To compliment our beers and ciders we will also be serving cheese platters and our very tasty pork pies and vegan pasties.

On Saturday we will have live Breton music from 5.30pm.

On Sunday 23rd we will have live music in the afternoon 2.30 from Kwame D, and to finish off a great weekend, The fabulous Shabbycats will also be playing 9pm.

Monday, 17-22 June 2019

Witness for the Prosecution

Agatha ChristieLittle Theatre: Witness for the Prosecution Not long to go now till the Jury brings in its verdict and tension is mounting in court! From 16 June at the Little Theatre. Will Leonard Vole be found guilty of the wilful murder of Emily French?

See HebWeb news item

Thursday 20 June 2019

The Lost Kingdom of Elmet

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. Our guest speaker will be Dave Weldrake talking about ‘The Lost Kingdom of Elmet’.

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk (website), info@u3atod.org.uk (email), or 01422 886021 (phone).

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! 

Friday 14 June 2019

Free legal advice for businesses: new service launches 14 June 2019

Free legal advice for businesses: new service launches 14 June 2019

  1pm-4pm at Welcome Independent Living’s Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Running a business? Drop in for free legal advice from commercial law specialist James Bell from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors. James can answer your questions on:

         
  • Buying and selling commercial property
  •      
  • Buying and selling a business, assets or shares
  •      
  • Shareholder agreements
  •      
  • Employment law
  •      
  • Resolving disputes
  •      
  • Company incorporation
  •      
  • Shareholder or partnership agreements
  •      
  • Contracts, terms and conditions
  •    

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly

Dates for 2019 are: 14 June, 12 July, 9 August,   
  13 September, 11 October, 8 November

    
Friday 14 June 2019

M.E. awareness and solidarity creative event

The recently formed,  ME support group Hebden Bridge, will be having their first event to raise awareness and support at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Friday June 14th, 1-4pm, as part of a creativity and wellness event. 

Come and join us to learn more, and help create an art installation that can go on to be present in public spaces... to represent the #MillionsMissing. 

We will be decorating spoons and shoes/ cardboard shoe shapes in blue (go blue for ME) and red (millions Missing). Also if anyone wants to decorate a spoon at home or provide a message for a label this can be facilitated.

Email me if you want to be included without being there  

... ME awareness was last month,  but bear with us, we're not well...

Facts about ME

Friday 14 June 2019

Creativitea - an afternoon of creativity, wellbeing and tea!

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, 1.30pm-5pm
Presented by the Valley Wellbeing Network 

Staying well

An afternoon of creative taster activities: Write a haiku poem, Try crochet, Poetry on prescription, Have a yoga taster.

Speakers: ‘Writing & Rehabilitation’ & ‘Creativity & Wellbeing’
Transcend Dance Demo
Refreshments
Plus much more…

Unlimited places - just turn up
Suitable for all ages and access for wheelchair users 

Creativity and Wellbeing week is a UK wide festival celebrating and showcasing some of the incredible work going on around arts and health. There is compelling and growing evidence that arts and culture can help us keep well, improve our health outcomes and live longer, higher quality lives.

In partnership with the Town Hall, Staying Well and the Valley Wellbeing Network as part of the National Creativity and Wellbeing week

Friday 14 June 2019

Brooks Williams with special guest Jack Blackman

- Wadsworth Commuity Centre - Doors 6:45

On Friday June 14th, we welcome Brooks Williams, American acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter, whose style combines roots, jazz, blues, classical, and folk.

Brooks hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he is a talented finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says Americana UK, “that you just melt into.” Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks' music is at the crossroads of country-blues and soulful Americana. 

His massive repertoire spans classic roots and blues, with compelling covers from the likes of Bessie Smith, and Memphis Slim. Williams’ original songs are typically sophisticated musically, and yet sound immediately familiar - a sign of a skilled songwriter and are rich in blues poignancy. 

Brooks Williams has worked stages worldwide for close to thirty years, touring constantly in the US, Canada, UK and Europe and toured with many musicians over the years including Boo Hewerdine and Steve Tilston.  This is the chance to see Brooks in an intimate gig at Wadsworth.

Guest support on the night is Jack Blackman who is no stranger to blues and folk. Jack is fast developing into one the most accomplished and exciting young performers on the roots scene today. He has performed his songs all across the country and as far as the Mississippi Delta. Jack has received accolades from Martin Simpson who described him as “a brilliant young gitarist.”

Wadsworth Community Centre near Hebden Bridge HX7 8RY

Doors 6.45

Tickets £13  07731661053   07890205980   www.wegottickets.com

Friday 14 June 2019

The return of … -

Open Mic

White Lion Pub, Heptonstall From 8.30pm.

Any performer guaranteed a slot! 

Friendly soundman (Mark) on hand to help with twiddly bits on PA system.

Come on down and have a go, or just show up and drink in the atmos. And drink beer too if you like…

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

Saturday 15 June 2019

Wainsgate Concert

Meraki DuoMeraki Duo - Wainsgate Chapel’s final music concert before the summer recess takes place on Sat 15 June, and features Latin American music plus works by Bartok, Messaien and Piazzolla performed by highly acclaimed Meraki Duo. Read more (10 June)

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.

Sunday 16 June 2019

Morning Star Fundraiser

Peterloo

16 June until 7 July 2019

Shorelines Exhibition at Artsmill

Shorelines

This Sunday there's a preview of the exhibition ‘Shorelines’ at 2pm at Artsmill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge.

The exhibition at Artsmill during Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and Open Studios is work from three artists: Philippa Troutman, Joan Francis and Sheila Tilmouth showing their different responses to Shorelines - the fluid and changing meeting point of land and sea.

The mixed media artwork is the result of their shared seasonal visits to the coast forging together sensory experience, memories and visual recordings of what was there.

The exhibition is held in the gallery at Artsmill from June 16th until July 7th and is open 11am until 4pm (not Monday or Tuesday) commencing with a preview of the exhibition on Sunday June 16th 2-4pm.

More information

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Songs for Yemen

Bob Dylan

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 8 June 2019

South African Children's Exhibition

Camera crewDesmond Tutu’s South African Children’s Charity launches Exhibition. On Saturday 8th June, the Hebden Bridge based charity Bishop Simeon Trust will launch the 'IzwiLethu: Our Voice' exhibition at Artsmill on Linden Road.

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 8 June 2019

Midgley fete

Midgley recreation ground

Midgley's eagerly anticipated biennial village fete returns on Saturday with plenty of traditional fun and entertainment for everyone. The fete opens at 1.00pm and features children's sports, welly wanging, dog races, tug of war, straw races and a wealth of stalls and competitions.

Hebden Bridge brass band will play throughout the afternoon and local band Owter Zeds will carry on the entertainment into the evening.

A real ale bar, barbeque and tea tent will provide sustenance throughout the day.

Entry is free and everyone will be made very welcome. See you there!

Saturday 8 June 2019 - Sunday 9 June 2019

Handmade Parade Workshops start this weekend

Handmade Parade Organisers invite you on an adventure, to meet strange and magical creatures, in the deep dark forests of ancient Europe. The adventure starts at the Handmade Parade open workshops which begin on Saturday 8 June.

More info, photos and links

Saturday 8 June 2019

Wainsgate Concert:

Birds and Beasts

Birds and Beasts The concert series continues on Sat 8 June with an early evening performance by acoustic duo Birds and Beasts, with support from Slow Town Clock. Read more

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.

Friday 7 June 2019

Wadsworth Community Centre AGM

Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge HX7 8RY

Come and join us for our Annual General meeting at 7.00 p.m.
Delicious 2 course supper for £2.50

Slow the Flow

Guest speakers: Adrian Horton and Robin Grey

Find out about all the great work that has beeen going on to protect us from more floods - the natural way. 8.15 pm.

Slow the Flow Calderdale using Natural Flood Management to become flood resilient

Wednesday 5 June 2019

Trades Club Labour Party Quiz

What on Earth is going on? The Trades Club Labour Party Quiz on a Wednesday! Again! And you thought Brexit was disruptive...?

Yes folks, the Trades Club got the chance of a sell out gig on Thursday - which has sold out - so we've moved to Wednesday 5th June and we will return to Thursdays thereafter, I promise

Its all the same as usual, questions, pictures, music, banter and comradeship ... except we have a birthday party coming too, so be ready to sing a happy song

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 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.

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.

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

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

Plant Sale at Eastwood

Tomorrow there is a plant sale from 10AM to 12 noon at Brigholme Cricket Club, Eastwood, where the money raised will go to Together We Grow website and the Facebook page. There will be hundreds of plants for sale. 

The cricket club is next to the main road between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge and you will have to park on the main road. There is also a beautiful garden at the cricket club.

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.

Sunday 26 May 2019

Picture-house

Autism Friendly Screening: Avengers Endgame

Hebden Bridge Picture House 
Sun 26th May 13:30

Avengers

Superheroes of the Marvel comic book universe unite in Avengers: Endgame, an epic action blockbuster constructed on a monumental scale and with an insanely starry cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Brie Larson and many more. After half of all life in the universe was killed due to the actions of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War – including Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange) and T’Challa / Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) – the remaining Avengers and their allies reassemble to try and reverse those actions in one final, glorious stand.

About Autism Friendly Screenings:

Our occasional relaxed / autism friendly screenings provide opportunities for people with autism or sensory sensitivity to enjoy a trip to the cinema. They’re for anyone who would benefit from the adapted screening conditions. No-one will ask you whether you should be here, so if you think you’d enjoy coming to a relaxed screening do come along!

We aim to programme a mix of family friendly films (usually a U or PG certificate film) at weekends / during a school holiday. Adjustments at the cinema reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming place for people with autism and others to enjoy films with their families, friends or carers.

Entry everybody £5.50

Further information

Other screenings of Avengers: Endgame can be seen here: 

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

Monday 20 May 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! 

Tuesday 21 May 2019

MEP Green candidate to visit Blackshaw Head

Magid Magid Magid Magid, Lord Mayor of Sheffield and the Green Party's MEP candidate for Yorkshire will be visiting Blackshaw Head on Tues. 21 May, visiting Pennine Community Power’s wind turbine, the PV solar panels at Colden School and the community orchard.

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 18 May 2019

Pop-Up Canal Festival and mini-FLY!

The South Pennines Kite Festival

11:00-16:00, Calder Holmes Park.  Fun, free family event including vintage narrow boats, make and FLY! a kite, coracle paddling, Rusticus Theatre story telling.

Refreshments provided by Park Life Café.

Saturday 18 May 2018

Wainsgate Concert

Aron Harper-Robinson The 2019 Wainsgate Chapel concert series commences on Saturday May 18 with a performance by the outstanding Hebden Bridge-based singer /songwriter Aron Harper-Robinson.

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 18 May 2018

RAID - Wadsworth Community Centre

West Yorkshire band RAID make a welcome return to Wadsworth Community Centre on Saturday 18th May.

Formed in 2012 as a Rock and Blues band playing music ranging from Bad Company, Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake to the Animals, Ocean Colour Scene and Joe Cocker, they are guaranteed to get the place rocking.

The current line-up has been together for 5 years and just keeps improving. Rick on guitar and vocals, Ian also on guitar and vocals, John, on bass guitar and Phil on drums.

Check them out here

As usual there will be cask ale, hot food and a warm welcome.

Doors 7:00pm. Entry £5.00 pay on the door

Saturday 18 May 2018

Hepton SingersHepton Singers concert

Hepton Singers concert celebrates European choral music. 

This year’s concert maintains the usual challenging programming of early music and contemporary choral works.

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 19 May 2019

Cream Tea and Plant Sale

Between 1.30 - 5 pm

Come and enjoy a traditional Cream Tea and bring-and-buy plant sale

John's house and garden, 5 The Hollins, Todmorden OL14 8BJ

Cream Tea - £5

Donations for plants welcome

All proceeds will go to the Survivors of Torture Activity Fund (STAF)

If you have any plants, please contact ]ohn to arrange for collection 07789 264770

Parking information Sorry no parking on the Hollins itself but you can park in the streets below or in the town centre and walk up. About 15 minutes.

Sunday 19 May 2019

FLY! The South Pennines Kite Festival

- kite making workshop

Come and make a kite with Pennine Prospects and Handmade Parade.

12:30-15:30 at Hebden Methodist Church or Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

Then bring your kite to the mini-FLY! event on 25th May in Calder Holmes Park which is part of the Canal and River Trust's Pop-Up Canal Festival.

Sunday 19 May 2019

End Climate Chaos Tour: XR Calderdale & ClimateKeys

19:00-21:00
St Thomas the Apostle, Church Street,
Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge

Extinction Rebellion Calderdale & ClimateKeys present an evening of piano, poetry, guest speaker talk and audience conversation.
Donations on the door.

Lola Perrin: Piano & Compositions
Tessa Gordziejko, Poet/ Speaker

Featuring audience conversation on Extinction Rebellion’s third aim; Beyond Politics - a National Citizens’ Assembly to oversee the changes necessary to limit the temperature rise.

See HebWeb news item for more info

Sunday 19 May 2019

European Elections meeting

Event cancelled

Until 19 May 2019

Inter-Arts Exhibition - Mental Health Week

Inter Arts

The David Wright Gallery

Come along and see the fantastic exhibition featuring some outstanding work from artists, Skye Leigh, Alice Measom, Eileen Wright, Socs Blakely, Keiron Higgins, Fiona Love, Bethany Weaves, Elaine Hook, Wayne Martyn, John Siddique, Victoria Shone, Dawn Bland, Microphone Jack and David Rusbatch.

We have a collection of work on show from our Sunflower Warrior, Tim Gibbons who sadly passed away recently.

Open Mic with Special Guests on Saturday 18th at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Our Open mic with Special Guests evening will be dedicated to Tim. If you came to our event last year ‘Art Through Trauma’ festival you will have seen Tim’s brilliant performance of ‘40 ways to get Sectioned’ This will be performed by Tim’s friends on the evening.

Plus a Meditation and Talk on the Sunday with John Siddique at 11am at Artsmill.

10-13 May 2019

Take back the land

Take Back the LandTake back the Land - camp and occupation
The Land Justice Network is organising Take Back The Land: a camp and occupation near Hebden Bridge.

Around Walshaw Moor. All welcome: they plan to protest, hold workshops, sing songs, and take action to call for land reform.

See HebWeb News item

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Picture-house

National Theatre Live: All My Sons (Adv.12A)

Hebden Bridge Picture House Live Arts Screening
From 19:00

All My Sons

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

Tickets for all upcoming Live Arts events and special film screenings are available to buy in advance via  our agent TicketSource or via the TicketSource box office tel. 0333 666 3366 (open 9am-7pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturday).

You can also purchase Live Arts tickets (for events within the next 3 months) from our Box Office, when open.

Tickets are priced £15 (ages 26-65), £13 (State Pension Age and Passport to Leisure Card holders) and £11 (Full Time Students and Young Person aged 25 and under). Picture This Members receive a £2 discount of the ticket price applicable. 

Saturday 11 May 2019

Helen Blackwell’s plant sale

Helen Blackwell’s ever-popular plant sale will be held this year on Saturday 11th May 2019 in her yard at 19 Oxford St, Hebden bridge from 10am to 2pm.

Expect an exciting mixture of locally grown annuals, biennials, perennials and wildflowers that will attract beneficial insects and human delight.

There will also be a selection of her much sought-after willow plant supports.

Delicious cakes and a nice cup of tea will also be on sale. Bring the sunshine!

Saturday 11 May 2019

Blackshaw Head plant sale

Blackshaw Head Chapel

12-4pm

Lunches and teas at Pat's Pantry

Stalls, games, activities

Saturday 11 May 2019

Picture-house

Friends of the Picture House Presents

The Godfather (15)

May’s Friends of the Picturehouse Screening will be Francis Ford Coppola’s enduring 1971 classic The Godfather.

Continually cited as an all-time favourite, The Godfather is such a constant presence in the film world that it is really worth reminding yourself exactly why it is so adored.

The Godfather

Young Michael Corleoni (Al Pacino) has returned from WWII a hero, determined to shun the corrupt underground mafia empire of his family. Similarly, his father Vito (Marlon Brando) sees danger and dishonor in aligning his ‘business’ with the encroaching illicit drug trade. When Vito’s life is threatened, Michael’s protective instinct sees him fall within the corruptive influence of power.

As a young, independent experimental filmmaker, Coppola considered the material he had agreed to work with for commercial reasons to be low-rent and predictable; as much makes it remarkable what a subtle and mature film this is. In its three-hour running time, there isn’t a wasted moment or an irrelevant line of whispered dialogue, and every person involved delivers some of the best work of their career.

3:30pm (Door 3pm)

Saturday 11 May 2019

Mandy Tootill: Twin Peaks Solo Show

Mandy is an idiot. In fact, she’s daft as a brush, but she’s hilarious and adorable so that makes it OK. Sometimes horrible thing’s happen to the daftest of people. When faced with her own mortality, how does she cope? She laughs into the cleavage of cancer....because laughter really is the breast medicine.

On 11th May for one night only to celebrate that she is 10 years clear of cancer, Mandy will be bringing her solo show “Twin Peaks” to Hebden bridge Little Theatre. She would love you to come and join in those celebrations and laugh at her face.

Nominated for Best Comedy Show Manchester Fringe 2018
Nominated for Best Comedy Performer Buxton Fringe 2018
4 stars North West End

Doors 7.30pm, show 8pm
Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, HX7 8EE.

Tickets are £8 and available from Eventbrite

Some of the proceeds will go to Calderdale Women's Cancer Support Network

Saturday 11 May 2019

Coach to Palestine National Demo

Palestine Benefit

Sunday 12 May 2019

The Lost Chord

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.

Friday 10 May 2019

Me, You & George Clooney

Me, You & George Clooney Nellie and Nigel become friends at Halifax Square Chapel. Playwrights rarely choose social care as a subject but new play Me, You & George Clooney focuses on the strong bond between Nellie and her care worker Nigel.

Read HebWeb news item

10-12 May 2019

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival

Folk RootsHebden Bridge Folk Roots Festivaltakes place over the weekend of 10-12 May. Now in its fifth year, the Festival will feature a wonderful mix of artists, dancers, storytellers and musicians.

For the latest news about who, when and where, see this HebWeb news item

Or go to the Folk Roots website

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Thinking of going vegan?

Calderdale Green Party welcomes Elizabeth King, an active campaigner with 3 Valley Vegans and The Vegan Approach to speak on Going Vegan, the easy way.

New vegan?
Never thought of it?

Come and hear some simple steps to start you

All welcome 7.30 pm on Tuesday, 7 May The Town Hall, St George's Street Hebden Bridge HX7 TBY

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Town Council to unveil WW1 Plaques

Memorial Gardens in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd.

See HebWeb News item

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

John Hegley’s Easter offer

John Hegley Poet John Hegley is back in Calder Valley thanks to Hebden Bridge Arts Festival with a gig at the Town Hall on Wednesday, 8 May.

Read HebWeb news item

Thursday 9 May 2019

Cafe Culture

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

Forgotten Female Voices of the Great War

Irene Lofthouse invites you to meet four Yorkshire women who contributed to the war effort in this PowerPoint presentation with poetry samples.

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

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Picture-house

Happy Valley Pride & TANC

A Deal With The Universe with Q&A

From 20:00

Includes a Q&A with Director and subject, Jason Barker.

Documentary - A Deal With The Universe is filmmaker Jason Barker's debut feature. Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries, the film follows Jason's incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his and his partner's life. This film is groundbreaking in terms of it's intimate insights into gender identity and new parenthood.  Post film Jason will discuss the film and his journey and take audience questions. 

Happy Valley Pride and Trans Allies Network Calderdale are proud to present this event in collaboration with Hebden Bridge Picture House.  Both groups will have information available at the screening and there will be a post film collection which will be shared between HVP and TANC to help them further their work. 

Watch the trailer here

Doors open at 7:15PM, pre-film programme 7:30PM
Film and Q&A from 8:00PM to 10:10PM

Tickets are available to purchase in advance for this film via Ticket Source

The Box Office opens 15 minutes before the advertised start time for films.  Please note that is the ‘programme’ start time, when the adverts and trailers commence. Features typically commence 30 minutes after the programme start time. 

Tickets are priced £7.50 (26 years up to State Pension Age), £6.50 (State Pension Age and Passport to Leisure Card holders) and £5.50 (Full Time Students and Young Person aged 25 and under).  Picture This Members receive a £1 discount of the ticket price applicable.  

Please note we are only accept cash and debit cards at the Box Office and cash only at the kiosk.

2-5 May 2019

Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

Hebden Bridge Burlesque FestivalHebden Bridge Burlesque Festival - from 2-5 May, has revealed that this year’s event has broken Box Office records, with over 1000 tickets sold so far for this year’s events. Read more about the Festival.

Saturday 4 May 2019

Hebden Bridge Cohousing Interest Day

Hebden Bridge Cohousing Interest Day Calder Valley Cohousing group are holding a one day event on cohousing on Saturday May 4th at the Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge. More info

Saturday 4 May 2019

Hebden Bridge Spring Affair

Stitch in Time & Hope Baptist Church. Celebrating,arts,craft, music. Enjoy shopping at the many stalls.

1pm - 5pm. Hope Baptist Church.

Lots of Homemade cakes, Tea & Coffee. 

Saturday 4 May 2019

The 844's at Wadsworth

Local rhythm and blues band The 844s will be back at Wadsworth Community Centre on Saturday 4 May.

The 844s are vocalist and harmonica ace Dave Rigg, lead guitarist Martin McGroarty - a great player with a long musical pedigree, bassist Jerome Dineen, drummer Jim Duffy, and rhythm guitarist and second vocalist Wally Woodcock. The band plays a mixture of original compositions and covers, ranging from slow-burn blues to high-energy rock. Put on your dancing shoes!

Tickets £5 - pay on the door. Doors 7:00

Cask ale and pie & peas available.

17 April - 5 May 2019

Artsmill Exhibition

ArtsMillPaintings by Jane Walker Todmorden artist Jane Walker started painting in her early 50s, having had no previous art experience. Her Exhibition runs from 17 April with a preview this Sunday.

See this HebWeb news item for more info

26-28 April 2019

Hebden Bridge Piano Festival

Piano Festival

Big names sign up for highly-acclaimed Piano Festival Hebden Bridge packs a surprisingly large cultural punch. On the music front, the Piano Festival (26-28 April) leads the way with an annual action-packed celebration of the piano and piano music in all its varied forms.See HebWeb news item

Sunday 28 April 2019

Dock PuddingWorld Dock Pudding Championships 2019

Mytholmroyd Community Centre

There are three celebrity judges; Jon Mitchell, Meteorologist with Calendar News, and two comedians, Lucy Beaumont (from Radio 4's To Hull and Back) and Jon Richardson (from 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown). 

Sunday 28 April 2019

Art exhibition at the Fox and Goose

Rachael Elwell will be here at the Fox and Goose at midday
on 28 April 2019 to discuss her fabulous art work.

Her exhibition will be on show 18th April - 20th May.

Sunday 28 April 2019

ComedyComedy comes to the Little Theatre

Those disappointed by closure of the Comedy Club in Hebden Bridge will be pleased to welcome a new venture at the Little Theatre. Top acts from the comedy circuit, TV and radio will be appearing on Sunday 28th April in the opening night of Canalside Comedy at the town’s 115-seater theatre.

See HebWeb news item

29 April 2019

War and Peace in the Age of Trump

Prof. Paul Rogers – Bradford Uni Peace Studies
Rachel Melly - Yorkshire CND
Sean Morris - Secretary of UK & Ireland Mayors for Peace

The Trump Presidency has increased nuclear tensions and instability worldwide, scrapping the Iran nuclear deal, threatening long-standing Treaties which limit US and Russian nuclear deployments, and creating a new ‘Space Force’ to enable US domination of space. All the nuclear powers, including the UK, are now ‘modernising’ their nuclear arsenals as part of a renewed nuclear arms race.

Hope Baptist Church, 7.45pm
See Facebook page

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Picture-house

Royal Opera: Faust (Adv.12A)

Hebden Bridge Picture House Live Arts Screening
From 18:45

Faust

Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera.

Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him. The devil Méphistophélès appears and strikes a bargain with the philosopher: he will give him youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite, if Faust will hand over his soul. Faust agrees, and Méphistophélès arranges matters so that Marguerite loses interest in her suitor Siébel and becomes infatuated with Faust.

Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

Tickets for all upcoming Live Arts events and special film screenings are available to buy in advance via our agent at TicketSource or via the TicketSource box office tel. 0333 666 3366 (open 9am-7pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturday). A booking and payment processing fee of 7.5% of the ticket price applies. Telephone bookings also incur a £1.75 fee but include the postage of tickets. 

You can also purchase Live Arts tickets (for events within the next 3 months) from our Box Office, when open.  Details here. If the event has not sold out tickets will also be available to purchase for cash on the door.

Tickets are priced £15 (ages 26-65), £13 (State Pension Age and Passport to Leisure Card holders) and £11 (Full Time Students and Young Person aged 25 and under). Picture This Members receive a £2 discount of the ticket price applicable. 

Please note we are only accept cash and debit cards at the Box Office and cash only at the kiosk.

1-30 April 2019

Spring Exhibition

Art exhibition at Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre by members of Halifax Art Society.

Open every day from 10am - 5pm

1-30 April 2019

U3A Todmorden April Photography Exhibition

The U3A Photography Group’s Annual Exhibition can be seen at the Todmorden Tourist Information Centre throughout April, featuring a wide variety of subjects including nature and landscapes. The Tourist Information Centre is opposite the Town Hall on the Burnley Road and is usually open Mon-Sat 10:00 to 16:00.

Saturday 27 April 2019

Heptonstall: A Village of Memories
A film by Nick Wilding

Heptonstall Historical & Heritage Society presents Heptonstall: A Village of Memories. Nick Wilding’s film takes you on a fascinating journey into the past of this ancient hilltop village.

Twenty years in the making, this film is a labour of love for Nick and his company Excalibur Productions.

Tickets are £3 or free to those who pay £5 to become a member of the newly-formed HHHS. 3pm - 5pm. Refreshments available.

Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club. Free parking. 

Friday 26 April 2019

Hebden Bridge Legal Advice Clinic

Legal Advice

1pm-4pm at Welcome Independent Living’s Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Drop in for free legal advice from Wills and Probate specialist Heather Nuttall from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors. Heather can answer your questions on:

  • Making a Will
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection Matters
  • Trusts
  • Estate disputes
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Administering someone’s Will or final wishes
  • Legal protection and specialist expertise for the elderly and vulnerable

Find out more

Friday, 26 April 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers

Debs Newbold retells Romeo & Juliette

Romeo and Juliet

Have tissues at the ready for Hebden’s brilliant Brummie offcumden, Debs Newbold’s retelling of the greatest ever tale of doomed love at Shaggy Dog Storytellers’ Stubbing Wharf home on Friday, 26th April from 8pm (but doors open from 7.30).

Apart from her solo touring Debs has performed with The Globe Theatre Company at home and abroad.

£7 on the door.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Picture-house

National Theatre Live: All About Eve (Adv.12A)

Hebden Bridge Picture House Live Arts Screening

19:30

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, recorded live from the West End in London.

All About Eve

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

Tickets for all upcoming Live Arts events and special film screenings are available to buy in advance via our agent at TicketSourceor via the TicketSource box office tel. 0333 666 3366 (open 9am-7pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturday). A booking and payment processing fee of 7.5% of the ticket price applies. Telephone bookings also incur a £1.75 fee but include the postage of tickets. 

Tickets are priced £15 (ages 26-65), £13 (State Pension Age and Passport to Leisure Card holders) and £11 (Full Time Students and Young Person aged 25 and under). Picture This Members receive a £2 discount of the ticket price applicable. 

Wednesday 24 April 2019

A clean and tidy canal

Please help to tidy up your canal

Sometimes the canal and the towpath suffer from litter; sometimes from overgrown vegetation. Many people, local and visitors, enjoy walking by the canal in Hebden Bridge. It could be even more pleasant! A working party of volunteers is being arranged to help improve this special environment for the benefit of all. 

Morning session from 10.00 until 12.30 

Meet at the Town Hall.

Afternoon session from 2.00 until 4.00. Meet at Blackpit Lock (end of Holme Street). 

All tools, gloves and bags will be provided for litter-picking and vegetation-trimming.

For further details, contact Emma Green on 01422 842181 or email.

Monday, 22 April 2019

Picture-house

Autism Friendly Screening

Dumbo (PG)

Hebden Bridge Picture House Live Arts Screening
14:00

DumboTim Burton reworks the classic story of Dumbo the elephant in this spectacular, enthralling new live action epic starring Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell and Eva Green. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a young elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock in their already struggling circus. But when they discover Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting the attention of persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton) and aerial artiste Colette (Eva Green), who swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.

Other screenings of Dumbo can be seen here

Huge thanks to DP Squared for generously sponsoring April’s relaxed / autism friendly screening of Dumbo.

About Autism Friendly Screenings:

Our occasional relaxed / autism friendly screenings provide opportunities for people with autism or sensory sensitivity to enjoy a trip to the cinema. They’re for anyone who would benefit from the adapted screening conditions. No-one will ask you whether you should be here, so if you think you’d enjoy coming to a relaxed screening do come along!

We aim to programme a mix of family friendly films (usually a U or PG certificate film) at weekends / during a school holiday. Adjustments at the cinema reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming place for people with autism and others to enjoy films with their families, friends or carers.

Entry everybody £5.50. Tickets for films are not available to purchase in advance. Seats are unreserved and sold ‘on the door’. 

In each case doors open 45 minutes before the film start time shown. Normal ticket prices apply (usually family matinee ticket prices – everybody £5.50). Tickets can only be purchased for cash / by debit card, on the door in the 45 minutes before the film starts.

Further information about autism friendly screenings.

Easter Monday, 22 April 2019

Hebden Bridge Duck Race

The annual duck race will take place on Easter Monday 22nd April.  This much-loved event organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, will once again be supported by Jet2holidays and The Travel Centre. Mytholmroyd. First prize, will be a holiday to Disneyland Paris (Family Holiday?) 

Duck Race

The duck race is a family orientated event attracting vast numbers into the town, with entertainment, charity stalls and of course a fantastic array of food.

15-17 April 2019

Beginners and Improvers Stilting courses

Stilts

The Handmade Parade are offering these 3 day stilting courses on the 15th, 16th and 17th April.

Beginners 9.30am-12.30pm on all three days, and

Improvers 2pm-5pm on all three days.

They are aimed at ages 10 years and above. The 3 day course will be taught by two experienced stilters who are DBS checked and will include all aspects of learning how to stilt safely. 

Each 3 day course costs £36 per person and can be booked by visiting our Facebook page and following the link to Eventbrite.

Handmade Parade website

18 April 2019

String Thing

String Thing Acoustic Session at the Fox and Goose.

Come and get involved on the first and third Thursday of the month.

Bring an instrument, your voice or just come for a drink and listen.
Starts 8pm-ish

18 April 2019

U3A Todmorden April 2019 Meeting

Volcanoes of Italy

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, April 18th, 2018 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. Our guest speaker will be Tony Waltham, and his topic ‘Volcanoes of Italy’.

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk (website), info@u3atod.org.uk (email), or 01422 886021 (phone).

Good Friday, 19 April 2019

Heptonstall Pace Egg Play

Pace Egg 2019

Good Friday, 19 April 2019

Midgley Pace Egg Play

Pace Egg 2019

15-20 April 2019

Pyrenees

PyreneesPyrenees by Alan David Greig is the next production at the Little Theatre (15-20 April). A man is found lying in the snow at the foot of the Pyrenees.

He remembers nothing, but believes he is British.

Jenny Gore directs a talented cast.

See HebWeb News item

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Picture-house

Royal Shakespeare Company: As You Like It

(Adv.12A) Hebden Bridge Picture House Live Arts Screening

from 19:00

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

Tickets for all upcoming Live Arts events and special film screenings are available to buy in advance via our agent TicketSource or via the TicketSource box office tel. 0333 666 3366 (open 9am-7pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturday). A booking and payment processing fee of 7.5% of the ticket price applies. Telephone bookings also incur a £1.75 fee but include the postage of tickets. 

You can also purchase Live Arts tickets (for events within the next 3 months) from our Box Office, when open.  Details here. If the event has not sold out tickets will also be available to purchase for cash on the door.

Tickets are priced £15 (ages 26-65), £13 (State Pension Age and Passport to Leisure Card holders) and £11 (Full Time Students and Young Person aged 25 and under). Picture This Members receive a £2 discount of the ticket price applicable. 

Please note we are only accept cash and debit cards at the Box Office and cash only at the kiosk.

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Pencilvania

7:30 at the Fox and Goose.

Creative wordery will be there to welcome you! Everyone welcome

3rd Tuesday of every month.

Friday 12 April 2019

Megson at Wadsworth Community Centre

Megson are husband and wife duo Debs  Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion)  and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo). They are talented live performers with a mix of beautiful vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars.

Megson have gained a reputation on the British folk scene for their melodic, amusing and intelligent songwriting, as well as for their inventive musicianship and northern humour.  They have visited Wadsworth once before when they gave a superbly entertaining evening to a sellout audience.

Familiar as festival performers, Megson have a deserved reputation for their live sets at events such as Green Man, Shrewsbury and Cambridge Folk Festivals.  As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem.'

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson have just released a new album “Con-tra-dic-shun” which has already gained much critical acclaim  The Wadsworth show is a stop off on their album tour showcasing this new material, although some older favourites will be included too.
As usual there will be cask ale, hot food and a warm welcome.

Check them out at www.megsonmusic.co.uk
Friday 12th April Doors 6.45 

Tickets for Megson  £14 from 07731 661053, 01422 344458 or 07890 205980 or via www.wegottickets.com

Friday 12 April 2019

Manouche North charity concert 

Klezmer, swing, gypsy music concert by the amazing Manouche North band. Listen and dance!

Manouche

Parish Church of Heptonstall

From 7:00 pm

£5 per person under 14’s free

Licensed bar. Drinks and snacks

Proceeds to Survivors of Torture Activity Fund 

Saturday 13 April 2019

WI Spectacular Spring Rag Market

10:30am - 4pm

Venues:

  • The Waterfront Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall
  • The Egg Factory, Victoria Road
  • Northlight Studios, Hangingroyd Lane  

Entry: £1 (free for crafty young things under 16)

Rag Market

Despite its humble name, the Rag Market is a veritable faberdashery of creative stalls selling fabrics by the metre, all manner of sewing accessories and high-quality remnants at bargain prices. Keep an eye out for vintage finds, one-of-a-kind pieces and crafty curios across three venues. Many of the stall holders are crafty types reluctantly de-stashing and passing on their bargains to you, but you’ll also find all kinds of makers and sellers.

And as it’s a WI event, you can bet your last glass-headed pin that there’ll be plenty of cake! Refreshments are available at the Egg Factory on Victoria Road, and the Town Hall Cafe will also be open

Sunday 14 April 2019

Cragg Vale Treasure Hunt

Free event for all ages

Meet 2.00pm at ‘CRAGGIES’ Starts and finishes at CRAGGIES Farm shop and Café, The Craggs Country Business Park, New Road

Collect quiz sheets at CRAGGIES at 2.00pm

The hunt will take between 1½ and 2 hours, depending how often you stop to read the clues and admire the view!

With magnificent views across the valley, there is ‘treasure’ to be found along the way. Some parts may be muddy; stout boots or wellies recommended! 4.00pm Prize Draw at CRAGGIES with prizes for correct answers to the Quiz!

Organised by Cragg Vale Community Association. For more information contact the Secretary, Marianne Hood. Tel 01422 885224 or email

Monday 15 April 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! 

Thursday 11 April 2019

Meet the Memory Makers Team

Do you want to help preserve the local social history of the Hebden Bridge and District area?

Are you interested in working with community organisations and local schools across the area and the generations? If so, why not get involved in the future work of The Memory Makers project?

Come and join us for a cuppa and cake and talk to the group members about our future plans and projects.

We will be at the Town Hall Café in Hebden Bridge on Thursday 11 April 2019 between 10am and 12noon.

Pop in for a chat or, if you can’t make it, get in touch with us via Helen Doodson, on 01422 392707 or by email.

Thursday 11 April 2019

Pennine Piperholics

Thursday 11th at the Fox and Goose

Craving the melodious tones of the Hurdygurdy?

If so, come and join us for a truly innovative night.

The second Thursday of every month from 8pm

Sunday 7 April 2019

Shabby Cats

A great way to finish your weekend the very talented Shabby Cats will be playing on Sunday 7th at the Fox and Goose from 9pm 

Always a great and vibrant night.

Everybody welcome

Shabby cats play every 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Saturday 6 April 2019

The next of our guided walks.

Andy will be there but the walk will be  guided this time by Ian. 

The walk is Jumble Hole Clough this is a great walk in the taking in Staups mill. It is a moderate walk 5.5 to 6 miles. With truly stunning spring views. 

Meeting 9:30 am  at the Fox and Goose leaving around 10ish.

Everybody welcome 

Sunday 7 April 2019

Menstrual kits workshop

The next menstrual kit making workshop will take place on Sunday 7 April 12.00-4.00 at Word of Mouth.

Come for as long or short a time as you can and help with sewing, cutting out, finishing off etc.

For more background information please see Freedom for girls website or contact Helen 07513 359164 or email.

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Mick West Musical Memorial

Mick West

7.30, Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Celebrating the musical life and legacy of local legend

Michael Linden West (1st April 1968 - 30th March 2018)

The night features Mick-inspired sets from bands he founded or played a vital role in and representing many sides of Mick’s musical brilliance from his first acid folk songs as a teenager (Amoeba Pie), his love of exploratory mind-expanding improv (Abrasive Pheasants), twisted avant garde songs (Beastfish), wigged out garage psych (The Electric Brains) and Slavic folk-punk (The Ukrainians).

Donations on the door to a cat charity

Thursday 4 April 2019

Cafe Culture

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

A History of Yorkshire & North East Region Commercial Waterways

with the Canal & River Trust.

Cafe Culture

The Canal & River Trust will give an illustrated talk covering the types of commercial vessels still in use, the challenges faced on commercial waterways, a typical day in the life of a present Canal & River Trust Harbour Master and aspirations for the future of our commercial waterways

Doors open 2pm for tea and cake

£5/£3

Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Enquiries: 01422 417373

A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event

Thursday 4 April 2019

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2018

The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF on Thursday 4th April 2019 at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on:

‘A short time to make a long border: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2018’ with Mary Swan

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

Further information can be found at www.cvog.org or by phoning 01422 846173

Thursday 4 April 2019

Trades Club Labour Party Quiz

8.45pm

What on Earth is going on? Theresa May is about to jump ship, just like Cameron did. Will we have an election? will we leave Europe in April...or May? which year? Can we persuade Jacinda Ardern to come to our rescue...?

The world keeps turning ... so the Trades Club quiz will continue raising funds for a Labour election push, whether its for local, national or Europe elections. That nice Dave Boardman chap will ask questions, you will sit with friends old and new and we'll have a great night out

Friday, 29 March 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers
Stories from the Floor

Shaggy Dog Story Tellers

This month it's one of Shaggy Dog's most treasured events, on Friday, 29th March at Stubbing Wharf.

Folks travel from far and near to tell tales, sing narrative songs and or tell monologues or just come and listen to a whole caboodle of short tales, including performances by some of the superb Shaggy Dog Storytellers.

Doors open at 7.30 and tales start from 8. If you want to tell your story, legend, myth or fantasy: rehearse, remember, revise, repeat and render on the night (without a script) in 8 minutes or less - you'll get great support from our wonderful Shaggy Dog audience.

Saturday 30 March 2019

Self Esteem Course

4 part self esteem course  held at The Hebden Bridge Town Hall.  

2pm - 4pm

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 30 March 2019

Quiz Evening - Fund raiser for Healthy Minds

A Quiz Evening in aid of Healthy Minds is being held at Wadsworth Community Centre on Saturday 30th March starting at 7:30pm.

Entry is £5.00 and this includes supper. There will also be a bar. 

As a keen runner and supporter of mental health charities, Jilly Walstow is doing this as a fundraiser for Healthy Minds (Calderdale well-being) who are sponsoring her to run the London Marathon on 28th April.

This event is part of Jilly’s fund raising programme. All monies raised are for this local charity which supports people in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Halifax with mental health issues. 

Please come along to enjoy this quiz evening and to show your support for this worthy charity 

To book tickets, please contact Jilly 07486 397798. 

Saturday 30 March 2019

Mayor's Ceilidh

Support a fantastic charity and enjoy an evening of great music, dancing and food!

Mayor's Ceilidh

The Mayor of Hebden Royd Cllr Dr Carol Stow and Slow The Flow Calderdale are to hold a fundraising Ceilidh on Saturday 30th March at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7.30pm, featuring local Ceilidh band Peace Works. 

Tickets are priced £10 and include supper too, available via slowtheflow.net or Hebden Royd Town Council office, by emailing info@hebdenroydtowncouncil.gov.uk or phone 01422 842181.

All proceeds will support the work to Slow The Flow in the Calder Valley

30-31 March 2019

Natural Flood Management Conference

Slow the FlowThe Town Council and Slow The Flow Calderdale have joined forces to stage a conference for 30-31 March, designed for people living with flood risk in their own communities.

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 31 March 2019

Spring Fayre - Hebden Bridge Junior Band

Brass

Please come along and support your local youth brass band - at Hebden Bridge Junior Band's Spring Fayre, Sunday March 31st, 12.30 to 3.30pm.

Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

A rare chance to celebrate Mother's Day with home-made cakes and soups, chocolate tombola, raffle, book stall, to meet our new conductor Jack Smith - and hear some great music! 

Sunday 31 March 2019

Find things to buy - Table Top Sale

11am to 3pm at the old Fire Station Hollins Lane, Sowerby BRidge HX6 2QG

Tables cost £7 and all proceeds go to Fire and Water Community Project.

Please note this is Mothers' Day, something exciting to bring your mum along to or for a mum to escape to.

Sunday 31 March 2019

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7.30pm, in the Little Theatre bar, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

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

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.

1-31 March 2019

The People Person Show

Hebden Bridge Visitors’ Centre for the month of March

Simon ShawThe People Person Show is inspired by the death last July of Simon Shaw. He was the owner of Legacy Comics in Halifax, an aficionado in his genre, a poet, a friend to many and an inspirational guy.

A few of his artist friends have come together and produced new works under a collective umbrella, celebrating those with the gift of bringing people and ideas together. Francis Charlton is an artist who was a poetic mentor to Simon, and this time last year he had his first book of poetry published ‘Spectral Lines’ - Verses In Modern Day Technicolour.

5-29 March 2019

Town Hall Exhibition:
Hebden Bridge and its Station

Exhibition at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall in the foyer and through to the cafe from 5th March to 29th March (not Sundays unless there is an event on at the Town Hall)

Also on the first floor of the library, there is a display from the library's collection of newspaper cuttings on the theme of Hebden Bridge Railway Station.

22-31 March 2019

2019 Big Spring Clean

Big Spring Clean2019 Big Spring Clean - from 22nd -31st March, teams from community groups, schools, residents and businesses will be sponsored £60 to their chosen local charity or project, for taking part in the annual clean-up of our area. More info

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Life and death in Hebden Bridge, 1851 – 1901

Anne Mealia

Census

Who was living in Hebden Bridge in the second half of the 19th century? Drawing on census records, this talk will look at individual families and statistics to explore the lives of the people recorded there.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Monday 25 March 2019

Greening the Economy

Greening the EconomyGreening the Economy: Report of the well attended meeting of 9 March organised by Calderdale Compass and details of the Mytholmroyd meeting coming up on 25 March.

From 7.30pm

St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Mytholmroyd,

Tea and coffee will be available.

See HebWeb news

22-24 March 2019

Hebden Bridge Film Festival

Hebden Bridge Film Festival

Maxine PeakeHebden Bridge Film Festival - with Maxine Peake as patron - Hebden Bridge is to host an international Film Festival, from 22nd- 24th March 2019 at the Picture House and the Town Hall. Louise Wadley, Director, of the Festival, told the HebWeb, "We are absolutely thrilled to announce Maxine Peake as our Patron."

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 24 March 2018

Blazing Saddles Big Free eBike Demo Day

10 - 4pm, Mytholmroyd Community Centre

Experience the amazing feeling of riding an electric bike.

There'll be friendly advice from e-bike specialists, and a wide range of brands and styles of e-bikes, so that you can ride and compare models and find the right bike for you.

Test riding the bikes is free and you can try as many as you want (subject to availability)!

Just come along, bring a helmet, and some photo ID (driving licence, passport etc)...and of course all your questions about electric bikes.

Bikes available to test from Kalkhoff, Ridgeback, Raleigh, Tern, Specialized and Saracen,

Refreshments (most likely cake...) will be available!

Until 24 March 2019

Jo Whitehead's Resplendent Birds

Resplendent birds

Jo Whitehead's Resplendent Birds exhibition at the Gallery Lounge, Artsmill until 24 March.

See HebWeb news item

Friday 22 March

The return of.....

The Open Mic, Heptonstall

White Lion pub - Heptonstall, 8.30 til late. Free entry.

Come along and play, sing, do spoken word, or just watch and have a drink.

If you fancy performing, friendly sound engineer (Mark) is on hand to help with technical stuff, and an appreciative bunch will normally show up to cheer you on! You know it makes sense.

3-24 March 2019

Artsmill Exhibition

Artsmill ExhibitionArtsmill Exhibition:
Instigate : Exchange is the latest exhibition with Ebony Andrews & Ian C. Taylor. It is showing from 6-24 March with a preview on Sunday, 3 March.

See HebWeb news item

Thursday, 21 March 2018

Laughing for Palestine

Tez IlyasLaughing for Palestine at the Trades Club. Mock the Week's Tez Ilyas tops the bill on Thurs, 21 March in a fundraiser for the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.

See HebWeb news item

Thursday, 21 March 2018

U3A Todmorden March 2019 Meeting

'After Titus'

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, March 21st, 2018 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. 

We will be welcoming back Maria Glot. Last time we heard her lively, detailed and entertaining take on Titus Salt and Saltaire; this time she will be talking about ‘After Titus’.

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk (website), info@u3atod.org.uk
(email), or 01422 886021 (phone).

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Halifax Friends of Palestine

Hebron under Occupation

A talk by Laila Hasan of the Women of Hebron Co-operative

7.15 - 9.00 pm in the Ebenezer Room
Hope Baptist Chapel,
Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW

The Women of Hebron co-operative provides work for women in the ldna district of Hebron in the occupied West Bank. The women produce beautiful hand-woven and hand-embroidered traditional rugs, cushion covers and other handicrafts, which they sell in the Old Hebron market.

The initiative creates work and hope for some 120 women and their families in a city which is frequently at the centre of tensions and violence. Laila Hasan, co-founder of the co-operative, will be speaking about their work and achievements as a form of grassroots, peaceful resistance to occupation and oppression.

There will also be the opportunity to purchase some of these lovely artisan products.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Arts Festival Open Meeting

Arts FestivalArts Festival Open Meeting - a chance to shape the Festival. Weds 20 March. And an opportunity to meet the festival Artistic Director Helen Meller and the Festival Board.

See HebWeb news item (15 March)

Friday 15 March 2018

Piano Festival programme launch party

Piano FestivalPiano Festival programme launch party takes place in the café bar at the Town Hall on Friday 15 March from 6.30pm. There’s live piano music provided by Festival Director, David Nelson.

See HebWeb news item

Monday 18 March 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! 

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Remembering Peterloo

Alan Fowler

Peterloo

A hundred years on from the deaths at the hands of the Manchester Yeomanry of 15 people attending a reform meeting, Manchester has no major monument to Peterloo. The talk explores both the event itself and Manchester's attempts to remember and also to forget Peterloo.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Sunday 10 March 2019

Menstrual kits-making workshop

Period poverty is a worldwide issue.

We meet monthly in Hebden Bridge to make and sew menstrual kits that are sent overseas to enable young women to continue attending school during their periods.

Next workshop is 12.00 - 4.30 on Sunday 10 March 2019. For more information look at Freedom for girls website/contact Helen 07513 359 164 / or email

Sunday 10 March 2019

Fundraising quiz for Survivors of Torture

Quiz night and (veggie) Thai meal at Golden Lion Todmorden

6.30pm - £10

Full details
Friday 8 March 2019

Ceilidh

Heptonstall Parish Church @ 7pm

Pie & peas supper, raffle , bar

Full price £5, children 5-10 yrs £3, under 5s free

Come & enjoy the fun.

There will be callers so you do not need to know the dances

Tickets available from Heptonstall Post Office, May's shop and gkiddeng@aol.com

Friday 8 March 2019

Edgelarks

Doors 6:45, Wadsworth Community Centre.

Edgelarks, aka BBC Award winning duo Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, make a welcome return to what, according to their website, is one of their favourite venues. Their spring 2019 tour is a very special run of preview concerts promoting their new album.

Phillip Henry is one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players. His playing draws on diverse influences ranging from British Folk through Indian Classical to the music of the Deep South of America. All this is coupled with a truly unique voice which is “stunningly good” (Dick Gaughan) and “utterly captivating” (Steve Knightley).

Hannah Martin is a multi-instrumentalist and in the words of magazine R2 “has a voice that is rich and complex - there is something of June Tabor about Hannah's vocal performance - a voice that is strong and flexible.”

Drawing on the traditions of British Folk the alchemy of her ever-evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound.

Tickets £14 from Derek on 07890 205980 or Martin on 07731 661053 or wegottickets.com

Friday 8 March 2019

Film Festival Launch

Film FestivalFilm Festival Launch on Friday, 8 March at Hebden Bridge Town Hall when the full programme of films and events will be available. More info on this HebWeb news page

Saturday 9 March 2019

Calderdale Compass event

Greening the economy? Yes we can

Climate change, air pollution, loss of biodiversity, public health, waste management, food production, etc all require a greening of our economy - reducing the use of coal, oil and gas, insulating all our buildings to the highest standard, expanding renewable energy, improve public transport, etc.

How can we do all that when Brexit creates an uncertain economic and political future? To debate this Calderdale Compass is organising a public meeting on Saturday 9th March at 1.30pm at the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge town hall.

The speakers include Alan Simpson, who as a Labour MP played an important roll in setting up policies for the renewable energy sector. Councillor James Baker is the leader of the Liberal Democrats at Calderdale Council will also be speaking along with a speaker from the Green Party and Jane Speller from Compass.

There is free entry to this event but donations are welcome to cover the hire of the town hall and transport costs. So come and take part in the event.

Saturday 9 March 2019

Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime Live

Celebration of ‘International Women Everywhere’ On Saturday 9 March, Lunchtime Live will have performances from Ruth Nielson, Kate Radford, Ruby O’Hare and Gloria Jeffries

HebWeb news item

Saturday 9 March 2019

Birds and Beasts Entwined:

Birds and beastsBirds and Beasts Entwined: an Album Party ‘Entwined’ launch at the Trades Club this Saturday (9 March) in Hebden Bridge, where the group will share their new songs and some existing favourites.

See HebWeb news item

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Hebden Royd Town Meeting

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge on Wednesday, 6th March 2019 at 7.30pm in the evening.

Thursday 7 March 2019

Cafe Culture

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

The Circus: Past, Present and Future

with Steve Ward.

s

Doors open 2pm for tea and cake

£5/£3

Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Enquiries: 01422 417373

A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event

Thursday 7 March 2019

Growing Potatoes

The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF on Thursday 7th March 2019 at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on 'Growing Potatoes' with Gordon Nelson.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

Further information can be found at www.cvog.org or by phoning 01422 846173

Thursday 7 March 2019

Northern HarmonyNorthern Harmony from Vermont USA

Calder Valley Voices is hosting a workshop and concert at the Birchcliffe Centre on Thursday the 7th March given by the inspirational singers of Northern Harmony from Vermont USA.

They perform, teach and sing songs from across the world.

The workshop is from 7-8pm and the concert from 8.15-10pm.

The prices are listed below and how much you pay depends on what is right for your income:

Concert only: £15 or £10

Workshop and concert: £20 or £15

Please contact the organiser at: lizcuddington1@gmail.com

5 March 2019

Calder Ward Forum

Hope Baptist Church, New Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW (please use Hope Street entrance).

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 - Calder Ward Forum
Feedback on the A646 Corridor Improvement Scheme consultation & Plastic Recycling and disposal in Calderdale as well as a police update and an Open Forum.  

All welcome.

Saturday 2 March 2019

Hebden Bridge Lit and Sci lecture

Writing Yorkshire

Richard Morris

Writing Yorkshire is the topic of the next lecture (2 March) organised by the Lit & Sci with Prof Richard Morris who brings his skills as an archaeologist and historian to weave an account of Yorkshire’s past and present.

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 2 March 2019

An evening of clairvoyance

Wadsworth Community Centre

An evening of mediumship and clairvoyance run by Jilly Walstow is being held at Wadsworth Community Centre on Saturday 2nd March starting at 7:30pm.

As a keen runner and supporter of mental health charities, Jilly Walstow is doing this as a fundraiser for Healthy Minds (Calderdale well-being).

Healthy Minds are sponsoring her to run the London Marathon on 28th April and this event is part of Jilly’s fund raising programme.

All monies raised are for this local charity which supports people in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Halifax with mental health issues. 

Please come along to this interesting evening and to show your support for this worthy charity 

To book tickets please contact 07486 397798 

Thursday 28 Feb to Sat 2 March

The Battle of Heptonstall
A community play. 

St Thomas the Apostle Church, Heptonstall (HX7 7LJ)

7.30pm. 

Battle of Heptonstall

A fast moving community play that tells the story of the 1643 battle of the same name through a family of clothiers, the Cockcrofts as they struggle to keep the Civil War at a distance, to carry on making cloth, surviving without taking one side or another.

Accompanying the narrative, there is both period and original music by arranger and composer Katie Chatburn, all performed in the majestic setting of St Thomas the Apostle Church Heptonstall.

The play is written and directed by local playwright Michael Crowley and funded by Sky Arts as part of their Art 50 programme. Tickets £10 via eventbrite.co.uk

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Hippy Valley Book Launch

The Bookcase, Market Street, Wednesday, 27th February 7pm - 8.30: George Murphy reads from this expanded and updated paperback collection and discusses his time travelling comic Monologues and Songs about round here.

A celebration of flood and UFO defying, Gay, pagan, hippy invaded, tourist teeming Upper Calder. 

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Woodlands of the South Pennines - their industrial history

Hywel Lewis

history of farming

The steep unpromising woodlands of our local valleys played an important part in the industrialisation of the region, a legacy which can be seen to this day. Archaeological, ecological and historical methods have started to reveal the history of their use and significance.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday 22 February 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers:

Atalanta

Stubbing Wharf

Atalanta, retold by Ben Haggarty

A passionate retelling of the myth of Atalanta – a fierce tale of a remarkable virgin hunter and devotee of Artemis who sure as hell doesn't want to have anything to do with men... 

This provocative story is the latest episode from Greek Mythology to get Ben Haggarty's 'Myths Unleashed' treatment. Here the veneers of classical civilisation are stripped away and the challenging, and truly awesome, implications of the tales are made clear. 

Spend a night in the company of bears, rapacious centaurs, warriors and stark deities....

'a fresh dose of magic that you need in your life' Everything Theatre

Ben Haggarty

Ben Haggarty, Photo:Tanja-Steen

About Ben Haggarty:  Having been trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, Ben is one of the world's leading contemporary storytellers, renowned for his passionate and physical performances. He tours widely, has been a guest artist in over one hundred and fifty International Storytelling Festivals in 33 countries and was, for 10 years, the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.  

Ben is a much sought after teacher and director of storytellers and artistic director of the legendary Crick Crack Club. He is Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK). 

Please note: Stories from the Floor will start at 8.00. Intermission at approx. 8. 30 Ben's performance from 8.45.

£7 on the door. 16+

Arrive early to secure a good seat!

Saturday 23 February 2019

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Potato Day

10.00am to 2.00pm at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF

Admission £1 includes entry to Potato Day Raffle                 
31 varieties (organic & non-organic) @ 15p per tuber

Pre-order service for 17 varieties

  • children’s activities
  • information
  • jams & chutneys
  • organic cheese
  • compost stall
  • onion sets & shallots (to pre-order)
  • CVOG Plant/Sundries stall
  • recycled garden items
  • food & drink@ Cafe

More information, catalogue and order form for postal pre-orders  for collection at the event, Tel 01422 846173 email:  info@cvog.org or visit http://www.cvog.org

Saturday 23 February 2019

Brilliant Bryophytes Walk

Did you know Hardcastle Crags is a special place for Goblins Gold, Dog Lichen and Portuguese Feather-Moss? Join our ranger and local ecologist and bryophyte expert to explore the wonderful world of lichens, liverworts and mosses. 23 February 11am-1pm

Meet at Midgehole Car Park.

£5 per person, book online to secure your place. Places limited, dogs on leads welcome.

More info

23-24 February 2019

The Vagina Monologues

Vagina Monologues

Town Hall, 7.30pm

Sunday 24 February 2019

Find things to buy - Table Top Sale

10am to 4pm
@ the Old Fire Station, Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge.
Tables £7

To book call 07923 588447  or email

Raising money for the Fire and Water Project.  Crafts, Arts and Second hand anything and everything.

Refreshments and cakes by Jean!  

Lots of books for sale too.  

Sunday 24 February 2019

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7.30pm, in the Little Theatre bar, 
Holme Street, Hebden Bridge.

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

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.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Jeff Nuttall's Bomb Culture

Jeff Nuttall This Book Case event marks new edition of this defining 60s Underground book.

7pm.

Bomb Culture, the best-known book of the late, multi-talented artist / writer / actor Jeff Nuttall, is back in print after 50 years.

See HebWeb news item

Thursday, 21 February 2019

U3A February 2019 Meeting

From Barrow to Baghdad and Back

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, February 21st, 2018 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. 

Our speaker w ill be Philip Caine whose topic will be ‘From Barrow to Baghdad and Back’.

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk (website), info@u3atod.org.uk
(email), or 01422 886021 (phone).

Saturday 16 February 2018

Phil Beer plus support

Wadsworth Community Centre kicks off its Spring series of gigs with a return visit of Phil Beer. Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. One-half of award-winning powerhouse Show of Hands, Beer is equally in demand for his solo shows. Beer’s flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more. Best known as a top flight fiddler his skills don’t end there, a prolific composer he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro. 

Check him out here

In support is Alice Jones, a singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from Ripponden. Accompanying herself on the piano or harmonium and sometimes only with foot percussion, her distinctive voice and innovative style lends a fresh, modern perspective to traditional material.

Check her out here

Tickets are £15 (under 18’s £13).

Doors at 6:45, show at 8:00.

Contact Derek on 07890 205980, Martin on 01422 344458 or wegottickets.com 

Wednesday 13 February 2019

The history of farming in the industrial Pennines

Dr. Stephen Caunce

history of farming

Surprisingly few people are aware of the way the rise of industry in the Pennines opened up opportunites for commercial farming to which local families enthusiastically responded. So how was the feeding of ever larger populations achieved on land described in Tudor times as 'a great waste and moor'?

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

23 Jan - 10 Feb 2019

Where Earth Meets Sky

ArtsmillArtsmill Exhibition: Where Earth Meets Sky - Claire Murray's work embraces the rich and dramatic landscapes and seascapes of the North, concerning mainly ideas of memory and recall, and running from 23 Jan until 10 Feb.

See HebWeb news item

30 January - 10 February 2018

Artsmill Exhibition: Nic Chapman, photographer

Nic Chapman Nic Chapman is a photographer with an artistic flare and an eye for detail. Her exhibition is showing in the Gallery Lounge from Weds 30 January with a preview on Sunday, 27 January.

See HebWeb news item

9 February 2019

Positive Thinking in a Nutshell

One day Positive Thinking course held at The Hebden Bridge Town Hall.  

Starts  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 9 February 2019

Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime Live is every second Saturday of the month at Hope Baptist Chapel. Come along this Saturday 9th February, from 1 pm - 4pm. Featuring Dave Morcombe, Peculiar Blue, Joachim Lund and Jack Parker. See HebWeb news item

Thursday 7 February 2019

Cafe Culture

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

Winter Special

with Dave Calverley.

Celebrate Yorkshire in Winter with a
slideshow, humorous monologues and a quiz

Cafe culture

Thursday 7 February @ 2.30pm 

Continuing the story of the children's radio request programme - a lively talk with music from the 60s & 70s.

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

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

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Thursday 7 February 2019

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Wild Flowers of Calderdale

The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 7th February 2019 at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on 'Wild Flowers of Calderdale' with Graham Ramsden

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

Further information can be found at www.cvog.org or by phoning 01422 846173

Thursday 7 February 2019

Friendly Fiddlers

18.30 Fox and Goose.

A relaxed and supportive session for Fiddlers of all abilities. Come and share your skills, pick up tips, join in a few tunes and perhaps stay for the equally friendly 'string thing' music session afterwards.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Calderdale Compass

Public Meeting: Brexit - What Next?

Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge, 7pm

Our parliament is in deadlock over Brexit - some want to remain, some want no deal, some want a Norway style deal, and others want a referendum on the final deal.

Can we unite to stop a destructive Tory Brexit and their attempts to use it to turn the UK into a low tax, low regulation economy, which will have devastating consequences for our public services and hard won basic rights?

Come and join us for our next public meeting to hear local speakers discuss arguments for and against Brexit, plus Compass proposals for a Citizen's Assembly to help ensure all voices are heard and help find a way forward.

Monday 4 February 2019

The Battle of Heptonstall of 1643,
a public lecture

7pm. Hebden Bridge Town Hall. 

Battle of Heptonstall

Secretary of Hebden Bridge Historical Society Murray Seccombe will set the scene with an introduction - Dangerous times: life in Halifax parish before the Civil War, followed by historian John Spencer who will talk about the local battle in detail.

After the break, playwright Michael Crowley will talk about the English Civil War's place in drama and the forthcoming community play The Battle of Heptonstall which will be produced in St Thomas the Apostle Church, Heptonstall at the end of February.

A few scenes from the play will be performed as part of the lecture.

There will be bar available and time for a Q and A.

£6 through eventbrite.co.uk

Monday 4 February 2019

Calder Youth Folk Weekly Session

Weekly sessions for the new Calder Youth Folk band begin on Monday at 4th February at the Hope Baptist Church, from 6.45-8.15pm, led by tutor Jenny Trott. 

Youth Folk

'Turn up to tune up' at 6.30pm. 

New musicians with acoustic instruments (aged 8-18) always welcome. £3 a session. For more details call Alison on 07979 929542 or email us

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Public meeting organised by Calderdale Green Party

The climate crisis and tackling Calderdale's air pollution

Speakers: Anthony Rae of Calderdale Friends of the Earth and Cllr Daniel Sutherland, Cabinet member, Planning, Housing and Environment

All welcome

7.30 pm Hebden Bridge Town Hall
George Street HX7 7BY

Calderdale Green Party website

Email: info@calderdale.greenparty.org.uk

Thursday 31 January 2019

Torn from Home

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration, 1 - 3pm at Calderdale College, Francis St, Halifax. Free.

The Event will include:

  • A testimony from Ms. Iby Knill, Auschwitz survivor, followed by a Q&A session
  • A representative of the Interfaith Council to speak.
  • Rudi Leavor -  chant of the "El Male Rachamim"
  • Sisters United – A brief talk on the journey reflecting being 'Torn from home'
  • Reciting the Peace Prayer
  • Displays throughout the room from our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Students, including postcards to survivors and posters
Saturday 2 February 2019

Barn Dance with Red Box

Everyone welcome to this Halifax Labour fundraising Barn Dance £6 on the door, children free.  

Vegan supper for a donation and a raffle to make your eyes water.

7.30pm until 11.30pm

@ Arden Road Social Club
Arden Road, Halifax HX1 3AG

Friday 25 January 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers

The Story of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Join Shaggy Dog Storyteller resident, Ursula Holden Gill as she takes up the plays poignant themes of arranged marriage, rebellion, awakening and acceptance and presents them in an insightful and thoroughly uplifting retelling of the Shakespeare classic, in plain English (apart from a peppering of verse) and with bags of mischief, music & jaw dropping background into the significance of all the old midsummer mayhem.

Upstairs in The Stubbing Wharf, King St on Friday 25th January. 8pm. £7 Entry.   

Friday 25 January 2019

Ceilidh

7pm 

Join us for a night of music and dancing with the Phoenix Ceilidh Band at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

Ceilidh

Tickets are £7 (£5 for under 14s) all proceeds go to Pennine Calder District Scouts

Pie and pea supper available

Contact: penninecalderjamboree@gmail.com for tickets and more info

Saturday 26 January 2018

Calder Youth Folk Taster Session

A free informal 'Taster Session' for a new Calder Youth Folk music group on Saturday 26th January from 10 - 12noon at Hebden Bridge Town Hall in the Terrace Room.

Any young musicians aged 10-18, grade 1 standard or above, on traditional acoustic instruments (e.g. fiddle, flute, guitar, accordion) are welcome to come along with their instrument.

Youth Folk

Have a go at learning by ear with folk tutor Jenny Trott and meet other local young musicians. Regular weekly sessions will begin in February.

For more information, call A lison on 07979 929542 or email us

Saturday 26 January 2018

Ghosts in Art and Literature

Susan Owens is the topic of next lecture organised by the Lit & Sci with Art historian Susan Owens who will be reflecting on the place that ghosts have in our culture - on Sat 26 January.

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 20 January 2019

Lost Chord Ensemble

7.30pm, in the Little Theatre bar, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

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

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.

Monday 21st January 2019

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

Annual General Meeting and regular monthly meeting

2.30pm on, 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, please email. 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!

Thursday 17 January 2017

U3A Todmorden January 2019 Meeting

Ray Riches and Peter Thornton

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, January 17th  in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. 

We will be welcoming the return of Ray Riches and Peter Thornton who will be more tales from their time with ‘Pathways and Film Production’.

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk (website), info@u3atod.org.uk
(email), or 01422 886021 (phone).

Saturday 12 January 2019

Laser-Cutting Introduction

10am - 4:15pm
At Bridge Rectifier, Hebble End Works,
Hebble End, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6HJ

Laser cutting

  • Fancy learning a new skill? Want access to a high quality laser-cutter? No previous experience needed.
  • Come along to a free workshop at Bridge Rectifier to learn basic computer-aided design & laser-cutting.
  • Laser-cutting can be used for: artwork, attractive cases, mechanical components, special mountings,  lampshades, intricate paper cuts/ invitation cards, sliced 3D forms.
  • Materials include: acrylic sheet, wood, cardboard, paper, glass engraving, . . . .
  • Produce your own piece to take away, free of charge.
  • Once trained, you can continue your own projects for a very low charge, with a group of enthusiasts working on diverse projects.
  • Waiting list for later dates

Book a 1 hour slot

Bridge Rectifier is a not-for-profit community hackerspace/ makerspace.

Open Evenings run 7 to 9 pm every Wednesday.

See website

Saturday 12 January 2019

Picture-house

Friends of the Picture House present

Quadrophenia (15)

Mods and rockers alike are invited to January's Friends of the Picture House ouse screening of The Who's 1979 film Quadrophenia.

Quadrophenia

Although not a musical like Ken Russel's earlier film of Tommy, Quadrophenia is loosely based on the 1973 album of the same name and captures the London-Brighton milieu of the band's youth. Lambrettas, drugs, all-night discos, loose morals and, of course, massive punch-ups with Kinks fans pepper the film which is pretty much a sacred text of mod life.

The huge cast features Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Timothy Spall, Sting, Toyah Wilcox and Ray Winstone.

Saturday January 12th, 4:30pm (Doors 4pm)

Sunday 13 January 2018

Comedy Cop & Robber

Comedy ClubComedy Cop & Robber On Sunday, 13 January, the Comedy Club presents Alfie Moore who swapped his truncheon for a microphone, and ex-convict Gary Little with his un-flinching honesty and openness. Read HebWeb News item

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Lost houses of the South Pennines: using the archives with artistic licence

Kate Lycett

Lycett

Kate's fantastic pictures of the lost houses of the South Pennines first exhibited in 2015 were inspired by research in the local archives. In this talk she shares some of the stories she learned in her quest to breathe a little life and colour into forgotten houses.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Thursday 10 JANUARY 2019

New Year . . . . . . new career?

Come and find out more about fostering with Sarah Hancockfrom the Foster for Calderdale Team.

Sarah will be available at Welcome Independent Living's Community Hub on Market Street in Hebden Bridge (diagonally opposite the Co-op) on Thursday 10 January between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Why not call in for coffee and an informal chat? She will be happy to answer your questions and provide information for you to take away. Tel: 01422 419624 (Community Hub).

Thursday 10 JANUARY 2019

Cafe Culture

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

Childrens Favourites: 1960s & Beyond

with popular speaker Malcolm Johnson.

Join our festive event full of Christmas cheer, mince pies and a free raffle. 

Cafe culture

Thursday 10 January @ 2.30pm 

Continuing the story of the children's radio request programme - a lively talk with music from the 60s & 70s.

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

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

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Sunday 6 January 2019

Choral evensong

Heptonstall Parish Church at 3pm

A choral evensong  to celebrate Epiphany 

Thursday 3 January 2019

Trades Club Labour Party Quiz

8.45pm

To get 2019 off to a great start come along, meet up with people who will help replace this government with some decent human beings, enjoy to sight of the Conservative Party collapsing into itself and raise a few pounds towards the election campaign that we all think is inevitable

The usual thing, that nice Dave Boardman chap with ask questions, you will know some, but have to persuade the person with the pen to write down your suggested answers, then be overjoyed if your answers turn out to be correct.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

3 Valley Vegans

7pm to 9pm.
Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden
Halifax Road OL14 5BE

New year resolution pledges are on the horizon! A fabulous way to become healthier is to go plant based. It's also better for the environment and kinder to animals. Come to our film and talk night to help you to go vegan. 

Free entry! No need to book.

Two short films (20 minutes total)
Workshop and talk
Prize draw
Refreshments
Accessible venue
Children age 11+ welcome

More details here