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Happy Valley Gay Men’s Social Group
We are meeting this Thursday, 18th January, at Nelson's on Crown Street.
We are a social group for gay, bisexual or curious men aged 18+ in and around Hebden Bridge that started in late 2014.
We meet from 7:30 to chat, get to know each other and enjoy a relaxing evening out. We have future activities planned including walks, film nights and meals out. Please ask for Greg at the bar after 7:30 - I’m known to the staff!
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hebden Bridge WI January Meeting
Poetry with Steve O'Connor
New members are welcome to our January workshop. 7.30pm, Monday 15th January, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
Steve O'Connor is a long-standing poet and creative writing teacher. He moved from Manchester to West Yorkshire six years ago, and in that time has taught creative writing at Bradford College, Leeds City College amongst others. His long-awaited poetry collection, extraño, will be published by Puppywolf Press in early 2018.
The purpose of this poetry workshop will be to introduce or re-introduce you to the basics of poetry. You'll definitely write! You'll also have fun! £41 for annual membership.
Royal Opera House: Rigoletto
Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11
Running time: The performance lasts about 2 hours 45 minutes, including one interval
Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…
Rigoletto arranges to have the Duke assassinated. But Gilda still loves the womanizing Duke and sacrifices herself in his place. Rigoletto eagerly uncovers the corpse only to find instead his fatally wounded daughter, who dies in his arms.
Friends of the Picture House present
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Always look on the bright side of life!Monty Python's Life of Brian is the next Friends Present screening at Hebden Bridge Picture House at 4.30pm.
The hilarious religious satire was released in 1979 and banned by some local authorities in the UK and some European countries.
Now considered a comedy classic, it stars Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and the rest of the Python gang. The Friends will be on hand with free snacks.
Luddendenfoot Ward Forum
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.
There will be an update from previous meeting, Police update - with an opportunity to raise your priorities for your local area, updates on Consultations and Open Forum - what matters to you?
Lower Hall, Luddenden Foot Civic Institute, Station Road, Luddendenfoot, HX2 6AD.
Times: Refreshments from 6.15pm, meeting starts at 6.45pm.
Beginners' Family History Course
Bookings for this course close 20 December
Do you want to know who your ancestors were, where they lived
and what they did? Do you want to discover the best sources and techniques for family history research?
Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge
Starts Tuesday 9 January for 10 weeks
For more information: see Local History website
Recognition, resilience and reward: Women and girls of the Upper Calder Valley during World War One
Recognising the many roles and considerable contributions of women and girls in the home, the community, industry and nursing on the Home Front and abroad on the War Front. These four years had a considerable impact on social class and gender expectations, and offered new opportunities in education and industry and in the workplace and the Armed Forces, rewarding them with Votes for Women.
Julia’s professional life has been devoted to education at school level then at policy, academic and non-governmental levels in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. She lived and worked for 15 years in conflict and post conflict countries and under military occupation.
Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 7.30pm
Calder ward Forum
The Next Calder Ward Forum will have presentations and a change to ask questions about, Metro Bus Services in the Upper Valley, Calderdale Highways and Long-term plans for recycling.
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.
There will also be a Police update - with an opportunity to raise your priorities for your local area, updates on Consultations and Open Forum - what matters to you?
Waterfront Hall, Town Hall, St George’s Street, Hebden Bridge. HX7 7BY.
Refreshments from 6.15pm, meeting starts at 6.45pm.
Outside The Box - Live!
White Lion, Heptonstall
Scottish infused folk, alt.country, blue grass and shenanigans!
Uptempo tunes, and songs with harmonies.
Family Pantomime at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre on the 29th,30th and 31st December 2017.
Performances at 11am (toddler friendly) and 3pm.
Tickets £10 adults and £7 children.
Available from Todmorden TIC 01706 818181 and www.storymagictheatre.com
Berlin Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Gala Concert (ADV.U)
Advance tickets priced £12/£11/£10
Purchase Tickets Online
With her flexible, slender but darkly timbred mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato has already delighted audiences at the Philharmonie on several occasions. Now she is the star guest at Sir Simon Rattle’s side during the New Year’s Eve Concert, singing Richard Strauss’s lavishly beautiful orchestral songs.
The programme also includes works by Dvořák, Stravinsky, Bernstein and Shostakovich – full of virtuosity, gracefulness and humour.
X-PERT Weight Programme
Eaten one too many mince pies this Christmas?? Worry not - come to an X-PERT Weight 12 week programme starting 2nd January 5.30pm-7pm at X-PERT Health, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge.
Trades Club New Year Quiz
Start the New Year by helping raise funds for the inevitable Corbyn-led election victory in 2018. Will it be an out and out Labour victory or an anti hard Brexit coalition...?
The quiz consists of a picture round, questions on events in the news and and the ever popular and themed music round. All presented by the 'loony lefty and proud' Dave Boardman.
Your £5 gets you the quiz, great food and an opportunity to have a splendid night out with fellow travellers.
Dave Nelson's Christmas Singalong
Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saturday 23rd December, 5pm. £10/£8/£3
Tickets available from 1st December at Hebden Bridge Piano Festival website and at the Town Hall.
The town's festive family singalong is a fixture in the Hebden Bridge Christmas calendar. Mince pies, mulled wine and other seasonal treats will be available at the bar. (Tickets usually sell out well before the event.)
It's a Wonderful Life (U)
This film has two showings, both on 24th December at 11am (Doors 10am)
3.00pm (Doors 2pm)
Early Bird tickets £6/£5/£4. Our early bird tickets are available online only throughout October and November.
Any tickets sold in December online or paper, will be full price.
Oscar-winning director Frank Capra’s (It Happened One Night) masterpiece, the profoundly charming It’s a Wonderful Life stars Jimmy Stewart (Rear Window) as everyman George Bailey, whose youthful dreams have been overwhelmed by responsibilities to his community; down on his luck and on the brink of suicide on Christmas Eve when a guardian angel (Henry Travers) arrives to show him how the sleepy town of Bedford Falls would have ended up if he’d never existed.
Set on Christmas Eve, this profoundly touching reverse-Scrooge fable is a seasonal classic..
Carols & Christingle at Hope Chapel
Sing-along carols, dramatised readings, reflective message and the simple symbolism of the Christingle. Informal, family-friendly ... and dog-friendly ... and a great opportunity to experience the ambience of the refurbished Hope Chapel by candlelight.
Christmas Eve: Carols in the Square
U3A Todmorden December Meeting
U3A Todmorden’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, 21st December in the Central Methodist Hall in Todmorden at 1.45.
This will be our Christmas meeting with a festive fruit punch, a quiz and a presentation of light-hearted Christmassy entertainment by ‘Peter Sheldon Productions’ with monologue, story and song.
Palestinian Christmas Stall
Hebden Bridge Open Market, St George Square
Stall selling Palestinian Christmas crafts, ceramics, glassware, olive wood products, soaps and more. All products are handmade in the West Bank and your purchases will support local Palestinian businesses.
Shaggy Dog Storytellers Christmas Bash
Shaggy Dog Storytellers are proud to present 'The Shaggy Dog Christmas Bash' on Friday 22nd December 2017 at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge, 7.30 pm for a prompt 8.00 pm start.
This will be a “Stories from the Floor” evening, so come and help celebrate a storytelling Christmas with the many talented tellers at the club.
There will be a spot for you to tell if you want one - or you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the variety of tellers and tales on offer.
Hope to see you there! Best, The Shaggy Dog Team.
The Open Mic, Heptonstall
Open Mic night at The White Lion pub, Heptonstall
Come along and play, sing, speak - or act. Or just come and watch and soak up the vibe.
Friendly sound engineer (Mark) on hand to help plug you in to PA etc.