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WHAT WAS ON:
PAST EVENTS

in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area

Hebden Bridge events

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