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Hebden Bridge events

Wednesday 18 October 2017

The Speed Sisters

7.45pm doors open 7.30pm,
Hebden Bridge Picture House

£5/6/7 entry - cash on door only please


The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Against the backdrop of the turbulent West Bank — where tense military occupation and restricted civil liberties are the norm — meet the five extraordinary young women who have determinedly driven their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene.

As fast and as furious as the cars, Amber Fares‘ first feature-length documentary is a lively yet layered portrait of modern womanhood, exploding stereotypes as it intervveaves exhilarating racing footage with personal perspectives; and offering a much-needed glimpse into Palestinian lives.

Director Amber Fares, 2015, 78 mins, PG

Arabic with English Subtitles

See website

Thursday 19 October 2017

Happy Valley Gay Men’s Social Group

A social group for gay, bisexual and curious men aged 18+, we meet every other week to chat, make new friends and generally have fun.

On the 19th of October we will meet in Nelson’s Wine Bar on Crown Street, HX7 8EH. If looking for us ask behind the bar for our group or Greg and they should send you the right way.

 Enquiries can be sent here

Thursday 19 October 2017

U3A Todmorden October Meeting

Don’t Chuck It, Check It

U3A Todmorden’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, 19 October in the Central Methodist Hall in Todmorden at 1.45.  The meeting is an unusual one: Sheila Antrobus, local antiques expert, will be giving a short talk titled ‘Don’t Chuck It, Check It’, accompanied by a brief evaluation of objects brought by our members. 

This meeting has very particular arrangements which must be adhered to; details are available on our website under News / October’s Monthly Meeting. Please check them rather than turn up and be disappointed.

Our contact details are (website) www.u3atod.org.uk, (email) enquiries@u3atod.org.uk, or (phone) 01706 812015.

14-15 October

Mytholmroyd Arts Festival

Sunday 15 October 2017

Proms Concert by Hebden Bridge Band


7pm, all welcome at Hebden Bridge Band's 'Proms' concert, at the Good Shepherd Church, Mytholmroyd.

Bring along your flags to join in with rousing renditions of 'Jerusalem', 'Land of Hope and Glory' and 'Pomp and Circumstance' - as well as traditional marches and more modern music.

Refreshments and home-made cakes.

Free entry, but donations are very welcome.

Sunday 15 October 2017

Dance for Life 

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Salem Community Centre
Central street HX7 6HB (next to Co-op)
Come upstairs to Les Siddall Hall
We will move to beautiful music & make connection to our capacity to love & have joy! 
(£5 – £3 depending on income)

Friday 13 October 2017

Megan Henwood

Wadsworth Community Centre

Doors 6:45, Show 8:00

Radio 2 Folk Award Winner in 2009 Megan Henwood has a growing legion of admirers as of one of Britain's most promising singer-songwriters and we are proud to be a venue on her Autumn Tour to promote her "River" album.  

Following her successful collaboration and tour with Jackie Oates last year and a fabulous show at the Homegrown Festival in Bury, Megan embarked on a national tour Autumn 2016 as special guest of the excellent Show Of Hands. 

This year Megan has played solo shows, joint tours and festivals; and additionally has recorded her third album "River." which "demonstrates the evolving talent and maturity of a singer ..… and a writer whose storytelling is supported by fine melodies and solid musicianship" (Folking.com).

In support we have Yan Tan Tether who play a host of instruments (piano, banjo, guitar, fiddle) but concentrate mostly on creating beautiful a capella arrangements. Their voices create spine-tingling harmonies interspersed with some rollicking good chorus songs. Mike Harding describes them as the "Golden Tonsils of Otley!"

Tickets £12 available from Derek on 07890 205980

Saturday 14 October 2017

Friends of the Picture House present

The Last Picture Show

Last Picture ShowThe next FOPH presentation is Peter Bogdanovich's beautiful and evocative The Last Picture Show, made in 1971 with Cybill Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms and Jeff Bridges.

Nominated for numerous Oscars, this stunning film is set in a dying Texas town in the early 1950s and has a soundtrack by Hank Williams, Frankie Laine and others.

The Last Picture Show will be shown on Saturday, October 14 at 4.30pm. The Friends will be on hand to serve free snacks appropriate to the film!

Saturday 14 October 2017

Wadsworth Litter Pick

Gathering at 10.30 am at Wadsworth Community Centre.

Supervised children welcome as helpers.

High Viz vests, pickers and gloves provided.

Free soup for helpers afterwards at the Centre.

Saturday 14 October 2017

Apple-Pressing Day at Touchearth

Apple-Pressing Day

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

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)

What to bring? Yourselves, your apples if you have them, glass or plastic screw top bottles for your juice, and wellies!

More info

Saturday 14 October 2017

Multi Oppression (Intersectionality) Awareness

Equality United are running a free, interactive, awareness training session at Todmorden Library on Saturday, 14th October, 1-3.30 p.m.

See our Facebook page  for more information.

The library is accessible (wheelchair access in Hall Street).

Saturday 14 October 2017

Love and Laughter

An Awesome evening of songs, from Mozart to Manhatten Transfer, with Due Voci and Bright Shiners. 

Hebden Bridge Golf Club. HX78PH.

Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm.

£12.50, including food. Licensed Bar.

In Aid of Calder Valley Search & Rescue
What could be better!!

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Calder Ward Forum

6.30pm arrival for 6.45pm start in the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St. Georges Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY. 

Police Update and local Police priorities and an open forum. 

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Change to programme

The Todmorden Old Pub Trail

Barbara Rudman

This talk illustrates the speaker’s passion for the history of twentieth century pubs, which, she believes, reflects our social evolution very closely. The memories of earlier generations have been captured to save a vital part of our local history. The memories of earlier generations have been captured to save a vital part of our local history.

Born in County Durham , Barbara has lived in Todmorden for over fifty years and has been involved with various community charities.

We are hoping that the talk on The Whittakers and the Holme at Cliviger will be given later in the season.

Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 7.30pm

Local History website

Thursday 12 October 2017

Apple Day with Valley Organics

Our annual celebration of the British organic apple.

Come and experience over 20 different apples including several locally grown varieties Thursday Oct 12 6.30-8.30pm.  

Salem Mill Cafe, Salem Street, Hebden Bridge  HX7 6HB.

There will be a free raffle, with prizes including apple juices and an apple tree, and appley treats to sample. Local apple guru, Mark Simmonds will be on hand to answer your apple-related questions too.

If you have any apple varieties you have grown that we could all try, please do bring them along or drop some off to us in the shop beforehand.  

Thursday 12 October 2017

Café Culture

Cafe culture

This talk is a nice mix of the serious side of wartime, interwoven with the music (featuring 3 instruments) & the humour, by John Wallis

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall at 2pm

Local Stories & Local Speakers

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake £5 (£3 concessions) - All Welcome -

Pay on the door For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Thursday 12 October 2017



Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Thursday 12th October, 8.00 pm

Methera string quartet has its roots planted firmly in English traditional music. Their national tours and Radio 3 broadcasts have established them as a scintillating live act blazing a trail between folk and chamber music. 

Tickets £12 (child £8) from the Town Hall, wegottickets.com, or 07816 445255

Sunday 8 October 2017

Tod College open day

Sunday 8 October 2017

Hebden Bridge Junior Band's Autumn Fair

1pm until 4pm, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Please come along and support your local youth band. As well as musical entertainment there will be tea, coffee, home-made cakes available, as well as a book stall, chocolate tombola and raffle.

Especially welcome is anyone aged between 7 and 19 who is interested in joining us, we can supply instruments and lessons for a small fee, and are always on the lookout for new members.  

Come along and see us in action. 

Sunday 8 October 2017

Hebden Bridge Trades Club

8pm - 11pm
Tickets here

Often hailed as ‘Wigan’s answer to Jimi Hendrix’, John Fairhurst has been wooing the live circuit for over a decade with his astounding guitar skills, but 2016 saw him break through to international the international scene.

John Fairhurst

2017 has continued the trend and we are very lucky to be welcoming John back to the Trades in his solo incarnation.

Acoustic Guitar Magazine USA recently hailed Fairhurst as in the Top 3 Resonator guitar players worldwide, being the only European on the list.

His headline slot of Blues Alive Festival was aired across Czech National Television, while his music also featured on several movie soundtracks including ‘Plan Z’ and the upcoming Martin Scorsese feature.

If you’ve already seen him perform, you’ll know he’s a phenomenon – if this is your first time you’re going to be blown away. The best living British guitarist is back in town…

NB John Fairhurst will be onstage 8.30 – 10pm with 15 minute interval


Sunday 8 October 2017

Home Hi-Fi presents

Lee Southall (Live) plus DJ's

Event Details: Home Hi-Fi pres:
Lee Southall (Live)
And DJ's:
Any Pye (Balearic Social)
Jimmy Welsh

The Libertine, Mytholmroyd
Sunday 8th October 2017
5pm - 11pm

For our next Home Hi-Fi we welcome Lee Southall down for a special acoustic set with support from Andy Pye (Balearic Social) & Jimmy Welsh.

Lee Southall
The former Coral guitarist brings a wealth of experience to his solo performances. Folk, pop, blues and country thread their way through songs that take inspiration from the melodic intricacy of Bert Jansch and Davey Graham, through to the raw sparseness of Karen Dalton and Townes Van Zandt. 

Tuesday 10 October 2017

New BBC One Television Series

Outline Productions are filming a brand new series  'Let's Get A Good Thing Going'  for the BBC that's centred around Hebden Bridge 'community champions' who are looking to set up an idea/project that will benefit the community. 

Kevin Duala (well known for presenting on BBC's The One Show) will be presenting, Let's Get A Good Thing Going on Tuesday 10th October at 6.30pm at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre.

We're asking people who live within the area to come along to be part of the audience and support the Hebden Bridge community projects that are featuring in this brand new show. 

If you feel that you would be interested in this exciting TV opportunity that aims to showcase the fantastic sense of community spirit with the Hebden Bridge area please contact sroaudiences.com

Monday-Saturday, 2-7 October 2017

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre presents

'Proof' by David Auburn


Photo: Bruce Cutts

Tony Award winning play about love, trust, genius and madness in the world of mathematics! Funny, touching and a great night out at the theatre! 

Buy tickets online here.

Tickets can also be purchased in person at Innovation, Hebden Bridge. The play runs from Monday-Saturday, 2-7 October, 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.


Thursday 5 October 2017

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Plants for Problem Places

The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at Mytholmroyd Community and Leisure Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF.  on Thursday 5th October 2017 at 7.30pm when there will be a talk on ‘Plants for Problem Places’ with John Foley of Holden Clough Nursery (plants for sale)

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Thursday 5 October 2017

Poetry - Ginnels and Snickets: Portals to Other Places

Caldergate poets meet in Hebden Bridge every month to workshop their poetry.

Coming up on 5th October at 9pm is a chance to see six of them plus musician (Steve Anderson) perform free at the Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe.   More details:

Thursday 5 October 2017

Luddendenfoot Ward Forum

Thursday 5th October 6:30pm arrival for a 6:45pm start in the Erringden Room, St. Michael's Church Hall, Mytholmroyd HX7 5DS

There will be a presentation and update on flood works.

In addition there will be a Police Update and a chance to decide on what should be the priorities for your local area.

There will also be an opportunity to give your views in the Open Forum section of the meeting.

Friday 6 October 2017

Lit and Sci

Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society

2017-2018 Hebden Bridge Lecture Series

Professor Jeff Forshaw
Professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester. 
Jeff is co-author with Brian Cox of Universal: A guide to the cosmos.

Before the Big Bang

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, The Waterfront Hall

Friday October 6th at 7:30 PM

Bar/Café open at 6:30 PM

Tickets £10 – £8 Concessions 

On sale at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall
or from HB Lit & Sci, The Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG
Please make cheques payable to HB Lit & Sci
Tel: 07860 164422
Visit the website for more information 

Before the Big Bang

Friday 6 October 2017

Dark Matter promotions presents...

An evening of live stoner rock, doom & fuzz bands

Upstairs at the Golden Lion £5 otd; £4.40 via ents24
Doors 8pm

If you like your music dark and dirty, you will love this ....stoner rock, doom & fuzzed out desert sounds - it will be loud with riffage aplenty.

Witch Tripper 3 piece Rock band from Nottingham - Stoner/Groove Rock and Roll 

Sound Of Origin are a fuzzed out riffing machine from Huddersfield, create music with the ability to both 'chill you out' or hit you with mammoth sized concussive soundwaves and bury them deep inside your brain.

FD - Instrumental subsonic doom laden stoner rock from Todmorden

Saturday 7 October 2017

Hebden Bridge WI Awesome Autumn Rag Market

Rag Market

The Hebden Bridge WI Awesome Autumn Rag Market is the place to grab a bargain on all your favourite haberdashery and craft goods.

If you're a crafter, sewer, knitter, crocheter or a vintage lover, this is the place to be. We have an eclectic mix of fabric, buttons, ribbons, yarn, vintage pieces, books and anything else you could possibly need to inspire your creative mind!

Once again we have spread over on two sites - The Waterfront Hall in the Town Hall and the Egg Factory on Victoria Road, even more Bargains to be had! 

WI Cake and refreshments at the Egg Factory, Cafe at the Town Hall.

Entry is £1 for adults and free for crafty young things under 16. Proceeds go to our Charity of the Year, Overgate Hospice and The Hebden Bridge WI Bursary for educating and inspiring women.

We are very Dog Friendly!

Saturday 7 October 2017

Great Rock Co-opGreat Rock Co-op

At their general meeting this Saturday (7 Oct), the Great Coop are inviting food producers to give short presentations about their work. There'll also be a chance for a chat, a drink, and something to nibble from 1pm onward.

See HebWeb News item

Saturday 7 October 2017

Jemima FoxtrotWainsgate Concert: Jemima Foxtrot:

The Wainsgate concert series comes to an end on Sat 7 October with the return of former Calder High School student Jemima Foxtrot performing her recent Edinburgh Fringe hit show.

Read HebWeb News item

2-30 September 2017

'Extraordinary is my Ordinary' by Victoria Shone

Victoria Shone

- upcoming new exhibition at ArtsMill for the month of September.

HebWeb News item

4 September - 2nd October 2017

Exhibition: Fawcett, his life and legacy, locally and world-wide

'Fawcett, his life and legacy, locally and world-wide'.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society.  

9.00am to 5.00pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY

13 September - 1 October 2017

Seven Impromptus and other works by Simon Manfield

Wednesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
11am - 4pm The David Wright Gallery

This series of paintings and drawings by artist Simon Manfield illustrates the poem 'Orcadians: Seven Impromptus' by George Mackay Brown, which was published in his first collection, The Storm, in 1954.

Brown’s vision of an Orkney community fuses stillness with drama and the characters of Orkney's people are described with wit, anger, suspicion and melancholy, much like in the telling of a tale or saga.

The collection visualises Brown’s depictions and is a celebration of the poet, the poem and Orkney itself. It is accompanied by a limited edition book published by Kettillonia. Also included in the exhibition are new works, some giving hints to future drawing projects.


28-30 September 2017

Calderdale Beer and Cider Festival 2017

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Thursday 28th Sept - 2 - 10pm (CAMRA members free entry/non-members £1), Friday 29th Sept -12 -11pm (CAMRA members £1 entry/non-members £2), Saturday 30th Sept - 12- 5.30pm (CAMRA members £1 entry/non-members £2), Saturday 30th September - 5.30-10pm (Free entry for all).

Over 50 beers, ciders and perries from both sides of the Pennines and around the UK. Beers ordered from breweries only, some specially commissioned ales and ales in wooden casks. Food available from the Town Hall Cafe.

Entertainment Thursday evening- Hebden Bridge Hill Millies. This year's charity is the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.

From July onwards details of the beers ordered will appear on the Halifax and Calderdale CAMRA website

Friday 29 September 2017

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Hope Baptist Church. 10 - 1pm.

Lots of Homemade Cakes, Tea & Coffee.

All are welcome to support us in our Chatty Cafe.

Friday 29 September 2017

Tristan Langlois at The Shaggy Dog Storytellers

This month at the Shaggy Dog Storytellers we welcome storytelling’s best kept secret, Tristan Langlois, with his brand - new show ‘Silence and the Wizard’s Laugh.’ 8pm, Friday 29th September. Upstairs in the Stubbing Wharf, King Street, Hebden Bridge. Entry ££7.

Tristan isn’t exactly a newcomer to the art form. He ran the award-winning heritage theatre company Past Pleasures for many years, during which time he told tales in (and was occasionally slung out of) most of the great castles and manor houses of England).

Tristan says he now continues to work for museums and galleries as a storyteller whether they want him to or not! However, (as yet) Tristan is practically unheard of on the club circuit, so when he joined our team of tellers shortly after moving to Hebden Bridge last year, we rubbed our hands with glee knowing that we’d stuck gold.

This chap (and he is a chap) is nothing shy of brilliant! Witty, well-polished and very, very funny.

In his own words, Tristan specialises in ‘the epic, the obscure, the scurrilous and the obscene delivered with relish and what he hopes is engaging charm’. Come and be amongst the first to hear him before he’s wanted everywhere and you’ll see exactly what we mean…..

Friday 29 September 2017

King Lear Retold

Shakespeare for everyone: With this explosive retelling of King Lear, Debs Newbold channels her love of Shakespeare's language to whip up a great storm that will snatch you from your seat and send you hurtling into its centre.  

"Tell me my daughters...which of you shall we say doth love us most?"

Debs Newbold is one of the UK’s leading performance storytellers, who effortlessly brings together the poetic and the irreverent, the epic and the everyday. Deeply felt and often uproariously funny, King Lear Retold makes Shakespeare accessible to everyone.  

Created for a sell-out show at The Hay Festival, toured internationally and performed to acclaim at Shakespeare's Globe this compelling solo performance is a storytelling event you will not want to miss.

Friday 29th September, 7.30pm
Square Chapel Arts Centre
Halifax, HX1 1QG
Tickets £12 (£10 concessions)
Box Office: 01422349422
Online: Square Chapel website

Trailer clip:
More information

Fri 29 September to Sun 1 October 2017

National Prayer weekend

Hope Baptist Church is a last open again, we are part of this event find out more  at www.national-prayer-weekend.com

Fri 29 September to Sun 1 October 2017


A new folk opera celebrating the Calder Valley’s tempestuous relationship with water premieres the weekend of 29 Sept-1 Oct in the recently restored Piece Hall in Halifax.

Read HebWeb news article

29-30 September 2017

People's FairThe People’s Fair

Calderdale’s talented creative community are set to take over The Piece Hall as The People’s Fair storms into Halifax this weekend, 30 Sept - 1 Oct. Parades and processions, street theatre, market stalls, exhibitions, food.

Read more

29-30 September 2017

Wyrd Sisters

To be presented on 29th and 30th September at 7.30pm at the Todmorden Hippodrome.

The team that brought you Under Milk Wood and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, return to present Wyrd Sisters by Britain’s favourite and much-missed fantasy author, Terry Pratchett®. Directed by Andy Fraser.

As with previous productions, this Hippodrome Foyer Play is based on an original radio script dramatized by Vince Foxall for BBC Radio 4 and will be performed script-in-hand with live sound effects and a large cast of players old and new. Featuring strolling minstrels, fools, ghosts, murderers and diverse alarums...

Lots more info at www.todhip.org

Saturday 30 September 2017
Sunday 1 October 2017

Elliotts Antique Fair 

Mytholmroyd Community Centre

Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd. 9am to3pm, This well established and popular event is now back to normal after the flood disruption of recent times. Dealers from all over the north showing and supplying a full range of antiques and collectables.

On site cafe providing good home cooked food.

Entry only £1 all classes.

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Business Breakfast - Retail Special

The Business Breakfast at Hebden Bridge Town Hall is on a recess over summer and returns in September with a Retail Special at which the following guests will be present:

Helen Meller will talk about Festive Fandango and The Town Council will talk about Christmas Lights and associated event

Tea/coffee and breakfast butties are provided. Please secure the date in your diary and if you'd like to attend, please email the the Town Hall to let them know.

27 September 2017

Memories from Hebden Bridge Pharmacies

Linda Powell

Memories From Hebden Bridge Pharmacies

The Co-op chemist in Albert Street was an essential part of community life. Having worked there in the 1960s and in other pharmacies in Hebden Bridge in a career spanning forty years Linda has many memories to share. Being behind the chemist counter was rewarding, sometimes sad and often funny as the assistants dealt with many and varied medical conditions. 

Linda describes herself as 'very much a local' having been born in Mytholmroyd and after her marriage moving along the valley to Hebden Bridge. She qualified as an Apothecary Hall Pharmacy technician in 1966 and continued this career in Hebden Bridge. Now she is enjoying a happy and busy retirement.

Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 7.30pm

Local History website

Thursday 28 September 2017

Hebden Bridge station celebrations

Thursday 28th Sept. 11.00am at the Parcel Bar Café.

Station Friends group celebrating their 10th anniversary plus publication on this day of book: 'Britain's Best 100 Railway Stations' by Sir Simon Jenkins - features Hebden Bridge

Thursday 28 September 2017

Dark Matter Promotions presents

An evening of stunning live psychedelia

Golden Lion, Todmorden (upstairs)
Doors 7.30pm
£6 otd / £5 via ents24

We are thrilled to present Hurricane Heart Attacks (Wrong Way Records) straight off the stage from their appearance at Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia. They play heat-hazed roadtrip soundtracks that draw from every era of psychedelia with their own strand of clangorous, melodic drone & shoegaze.

With support from the massively popular and Todmorden's very own Featherteeth playing their beautiful chilled out psych.

23-24 September 2017

Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair

This popular busy fair returns to the wonderful Hebden Bridge Town Hall on September 23rd and 24th, 10am - 4.30pm (Entry £1 / U 16s Free).

Find nearly 20 stalls of bona-fide vintage items from the 1920s to the 1980s including, gents and ladies vintage fashion, vintage furniture, home-wares, jewellery and accessories.  Live vintage music and fabulous pop up cocktail bar to boot!

Sunday 24 September 2017

Fawcett 200 Weekend

Hope Chapel, New Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW

10.30 am – 11:30 am   Fawcett 200 service, led by Rev Dr K Jones, President of the Baptist History Society.

10.00am Walk from Hope Chapel to Wainsgate or meet at Wainsgate from 11.00am. View the Art Mile, an exhibition and children’s competition spread over three locations, Chapel, Community Centre and Hare & Hounds Pub. 'What Wainsgate means to me' and final opportunity for more Fawcett networking. 

For more information on Fawcett 200 events: fawcett200.org.uk

9 - 24 September 2017

The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2017

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

Friday 22 September 2017

Fire & Ice Exhibition

Enjoy and be inspired by new work from local artists exploring themes of Autumnal woods, the magic of Winter landscape and the local townscape.

Expressed in a range of media from paint and ink to ceramics and glass. 

Preview Evening Friday 22nd September 5:30-8:30pm - join us for drinks & nibbles.

The ArtRoom upstairs at Spirals

11-13 Market Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EU

Friday 22 September 2017

Open Mic - The Cross Inn, Heptonstall

The Cross Inn, Heptonstall (NB -note change of venue) from 8.30pm

Come along and perform, or simply watch and marvel. 

A friendly sound engineer (Mark) is on hand to plug you in!

Saturday 23 September 2017

Grow Wild

Date: Saturday 23rd September
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Halifax Fire Station, King Cross Halifax

Creating corridors of colour in urban spaces can really help to engage, excite and inspire the local community to participate in activities which help to protect your garden, back yard, allotment and any green space as well as encouraging them to care for and delight in the nature around them.

The project also offers excellent opportunities for education, improving health and well-being and raising awareness of environmental issues in the local areas and beyond.

1.00pm:  Introduction and welcome
1.15 – 1 45pm:  What we have done in Calderdale – what we want to do within the community
1.45 – 2.15pm:  Seed sowing and harvesting workshops with free seeds from Kew Gardens!
2.15 – 3.00pm:  Walk and talk sessions around the Calderdale Corridor of Colour within King Cross

Saturday 23 September 2017

Hidden Voice 

Giving a voice to Dementia through a ‘Hidden Voice’ The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, 7.30pm                                    

Acclaimed Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and composer John McHugh's unique UK tour lands in Hebden Bridge with two landmark multimedia pieces based on the power of speech. 

Musicians from the award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and acclaimed composer John McHugh bring their highly commended and unique Hidden Voice to the Trades Club next month alongside legendary American composer Steve Reich’s 1988 masterpiece ‘Different Trains’. 

'Hidden Voice' captures the individual stories of people living with dementia and uses the melodies and rhythms in their speech to create a beautiful and emotional musical experience. 

“The effect is incredibly emotional. There’s something about setting speech patterns to music that raises the everyday speech to a poetic and profound level. The words take on a singing quality that speaks directly to the audience.”

Hidden Voice is touring the rest of the UK throughout the autumn. 

Tour Dates and Tickets
‘Hidden Voice’ promo film

Saturday 23 September 2017

Man with Movie cameraMan with a Movie Camera

Silent film with musical accompaniment

Hebden Bridge Picture House. Doors will open at 4.15pm and the film and performance will start at 5.00pm.

The film met with bewilderment on its release but is now recognised as a cinematic milestone. Sat 23 Sept.

See HebWeb News article

Saturday 23 September 2017

Fawcett 200 Weekend

Hope Chapel, New Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW.

Refreshments from 9:30am - 10am when talks by Anne Mealia, Diana Monahan and Amy Binns will start.

Fawcett networking with led walk at 2.00pm 'Hebden Bridge in Fawcett’s Day and his legacy in the town'.

Hope Chapel Open Day 12.00pm – 4.00pm Children’s activities, historical displays and afternoon teas.

16-17 September 2017

Hebden Bridge Steampunk Weekend 2017

2 day Steampunk Market at the Town Hall. 

Music at the Shoulder of Mutton 2-6.
Family fun from Noisy Toys at the Egg Factory. 
Evening gig at The Trades Club featuring:
Professor Elemental and Captain of the Lost Waves 
(tickets from thetradesclub.com)

Music at The Railway 2pm with The Forgotten Sons. 

Daytime both days: Professor Cornelius Nocturne at The Arts Mill. 

Sunday 17 September 2017

Lost Chord Ensemble

7:30 pm in The Little Theatre, 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 18 September 2017

Anne Lister talk at Hebden Bridge Women's Institute

Chris Booth presents Anne Lister - the diary revelations and life of the local heiress, mountaineer, business woman and traveller.

Guests welcome at £4. 7.30pm, Monday 18th September at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

We meet on the 3rd Monday of every month. New members welcome. 

Thursday 21 September 2017

Happy Valley Gay Men's Social Group

Meeting in Nelson's Wine Bar, Crown Street, HX7 8EH from 7:30pm.

A fortnightly Social Group open to all gay, bisexual or curious men. Come and join us for a drink and chat and to make new friends.

Email Greg at happyvalleygay@hotmail.com

Saturday 16 September 2017

Welcome Festival 2017

Calderdale Welcomes Refugees.


Central Methodist Church, Todmorden

Organised by Calderdale Free from Torture and Together We Grow

Saturday 16 September 2017

Free outdoor screening of the Oscar-winning ‘La La Land'

La la

Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

White Lee Recreation Ground, Midgley Road, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5LN

The film will be shown on a large outdoor screen in a quiet park setting.

Set up from 6.00pm, film starts at 7.30pm.

Please bring a ground sheet, blanket, folding chair or sit on the grass, and why not bring a picnic! Come and have a good time for free. Everyone welcome, but no alcohol please. Please note the film is rated PG13. We understand there are a couple of swear words that we will endeavour to mute.

For more information visit Royd Regeneration's Facebook page or website and feel free to share with family, friends and colleagues.

Saturday 16 September 2017

Dead Good Disco

Get ready to get your groove on as the Dead Good Disco DJs play a heady selection of disco, soul, afrobeat, late-night party classics and undiscovered dance floor gems. In what has to be one of coolest bars in West Yorkshire. 

The Libertine
15-17 Bridge End

7 30pm until late
Free entry

Sunday 17 September 2017

Dance for Life

2:30 - 4:30 pm. Dance for Life is fun, no dance steps, all ages, creative moving to beautiful music. Just move through rhythms of living yourself and life.

Mytholmroyd Community Centre

Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF

Please bring fruit and/or nibbles to share. £3-5 as you can afford

Enquiries to Roger - 07776 426168

Thursday 14 September 2017

Café Culture

Cafe culture

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

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

3 mills, their history & what happened to them after they closed. 

By Michael Cullingworth.

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake £5 (£3 concessions) - All Welcome -

Pay on the door For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Friday 15 September 2017

High Water Common Ground Film 

High Water Common Ground premiers at Hebden Bridge Picture House was inspired by our Boxing Day floods.

It shows how communities have come together in times of adversity and gives us insight into how working together can be the way forward.  

It is an independent production by Andy Clark MSc. BSc. which seeks views from communities, experts, and agencies from around the country.

See Facebook page

Friday 15 September 2017

Memories of Mytholmroyd

Come along to Memories of Mytholmroyd an evening of fascinating images, stories from the past and the gentle humour and songs of Stanley Accrington.  Hebden Bridge District Old People’s Welfare committee invite you to the first in a series of free Memory Makers social events.

5pm – 8pm at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

Jan Lymer explains that the Memory Maker project “is an opportunity to help people reconnect with their community and record treasured memories and life histories.  Everyone has a story to tell so come and along and find out how to share yours”.  

Stanley Accrington, a renowned local acoustic and folk singer song writer, will be your host for the evening and Frank Woolrych from the Pennine Digital Archive will talk about how you can add your memories and photographs to the wealth of local history.  

The Memory Makers project has been generously funded by grants from Hebden Royd and Calderdale Council.

For more information about this and future events contact Jan Lymer on 01422 847979.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Campaign to save Tod College

Public meeting at the Egg Factory, Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge

7pm - 9pm

See latest newsletter

Save our College website

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

CNDCalder Valley CND for Peace and Justice

Calder Valley CND for Peace and Justice meeting 7.30 pm, Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Market Street, HX7 6EU

Our regular planning meeting - please come along and bring your ideas!

Newcomers are always welcome and there will be refreshments provided.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Gentle Dance Exercise

Moving our bodies to lovely music helps heal and keep our mind, bodies and souls fit for loving life.

1 hour weekly sessions with Roger 

10-11 am

Venue Salem Community Centre, 1st floor 

07776 426168

Donations welcome.

Sunday 10 September 2017

Heritage Open Day at Wainsgate Chapel

2-4pm. Free entry.

The Chapel, Schoolroom and Artists's Studios will be open. The organ will be played.

Wadsworth Environment Group will be running their fundraising tea and cake stall. Buses up to Wainsgate Lane leave Commercial Street in Hebden Bridge at 1.34 and hourly intervals onwards.

Disabled parking only by the Chapel. Others park on the roadside please.

Sunday 10 September 2017


Comedy Club After a brief break during the summer, Hebden's regular night of laughter returns to its usual home, upstairs at The Old Gate pub with Alex Boardman, Carl Hutchinson and Susan Murray. See HebWeb news article

8-10 September 2017

Todmorden Open Studios 2017

8th, 9th and 10th September 2017 11 am - 5 pm

50 Todmorden Artists open their studios to the public.

Free Event 

Brochure and Map available from local Information Centres and Libraries

Saturday 9 September 2017

Fox and GooseAt the Fox and Goose, Co-operative Pub, 7 Heptonstall Road

Exhibition of Nature and Wildlife in our community room

1.00pm Treesponsibility:
How trees protect our valley

2.30pm Bumper year for hedgehogs?:
Oggles hedgehog rescue explains how we can protect them

4.00pm Animal niche comparisons from an Australian perspective

5.00pm Woodland management

All welcome
Teas and snacks also available


9 - 10 September 2017

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days. Sat & Sun 2.00 - 5.00pm at Hope Chapel, New Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW.

Find out more about chapel life in the past with historical displays, children’s activities, afternoon teas.

Sun  2.00pm – 4.00pm Wainsgate Chapel, Wainsgate Lane, Hebden Bridge HX7 8SU.

Saturday 9 September 2017

Up The Buttress!


£10 to attempt the Buttress by bike, without dismounting.

Saturday 9 September 2017

Heritage Open Day at the Hebden Bridge Picture House

There will be the chance to step back in time on Saturday September 9 when Hebden Bridge Picture House opens its doors for the annual Heritage Open Day.


The restored grade-II listed cinema, which was badly flooded on Boxing Day 2015, will be open from 10am to 1pm for tours, a poster sale, a history talk and refreshments.

Cinema manager Rebekah Fozard will lead behind-the-scenes tours of the Picture House at 10.15am and 12.15pm.  Book a place by email.


In addition Kate Higham, secretary of the Friends of the Picture House, will give a talk on the history of the cinema at 11.15am. She will also be selling copies of her book The Life and Times of a Local Treasure.

It is also hoped that restored footage of the 1925 Hebden Bridge Carnival Parade and Gala will be ready for screening at the open day. The historic film has been transferred from celluloid to 'screen ready' digital format after being discovered by the Yorkshire Film Archive and will be shown in the cinema for the first time since the 1920s.      

1925 film

Rare, historic film not seen since 1920s which was made at the Hebden Bridge Carnival Parade and Gala in 1925 is being restored and will be shown again at the Picture House. See HebWeb News item



Hitchcock's Frenzy

The monthly Friends of the Picture House screening on Saturday, September 9 will be the Alfred Hitchcock thriller 'Frenzy' (18) which will be shown at 4.30pm. 

Saturday 9 September 2017

Luke Jackson

Doors 6:45 - Show 8:00.

Wadsworth Community Centre

Luke JacksonLuke Jackson, a singer/songwriter with a bold, distinctive voice, an assured stage presence and a sweet, percussive guitar style, is a confident and captivating live performer.

In 2013 he was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category.  He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014” and again in 2016.

In recent years he has developed a reputation in the Folk & Roots circuits through his solo shows, his many festival appearances and when opening for such luminaries as Show of  Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Lucy Ward and many others. At the beginning of 2017 he undertook his third series of joint headline shows with Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge.

With Martha Phillips, Leeds/Manchester based singer/songwriter in support this promises to be a special evening. 

Tickets £11 available from Derek on 07890 205980

Saturday 9 September 2017

The Revd Dr John Fawcett and England's 18th-Century Evangelical Corridor

11.00am Hope Chapel,  New Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW.

A talk by Dr. John A. Hargreaves, Halifax Antiquarian Society, Local Historian, General Secretary of the Wesley Historical Society and author of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography article on John Fawcett and other evangelicals who contributed to the remarkable evangelical vitality of the Calder Valley in the 18th Century. 

1-10 September 2017

Wuthering BytesWuthering Bytes Festival back for a fifth year over ten days. The opening keynote will explore developments and people in the history of computing, from Maurice Wilkes and Max Newman to Alan Turing.

More info

Wednesday 6 Sept 2017

An evening with Markus Stutz

- Round the World on a Single Speed.

From 3 Sep 2015 till 27 Aug 2016 Markus Stitz rode around the world on a customised Surly Ogre with one gear and equipped with bikepacking bags.

Markus Stutz

During his journey he saw the Aurora Borealis in Iceland, braved minus 17 C in New Mexico, pushed up the world's steepest street in Dunedin, crossed the Australian Outback, cycled through 40 C in Thailand, climbed up to 3150 m in Iran, cycled the Anatolian Highlands and the Alps and rode the famous cobbles of Flanders. All to prove that it can be done. One gear is enough to cycle the world.

Markus is appearing at the Old Gate in Hebden Bridge on 6th September sharing his stories and showing some video's of his epic journey.  Still planning new ventures and adventures Markus will be happy to answer questions on the night.  

Tickets £10 from Blazing saddles.   

Also on the 6th and free of charge; Markus will be accompanying a social ride from Blazing Saddles, followed by an bag packing workshop. For further info call Blazing on 01422 844435

To get a flavour of what Markus has achieved and of previous events visit this web page

Wednesday 6 Sept 2017

Gentle Dance Exercise

Moving our bodies to lovely music helps heal and keep our mind, bodies and souls fit for loving life.

1 hour weekly sessions with Roger 

10-11 am

Venue Salem Community Centre, 1st floor 

07776 426168

Donations welcome.

Thursday 7 September 2017

Trades Club Quiz 


Raising funds for Labour Party's next General Election Campaign. The quiz consists of a picture round, questions on events in the news and  and the ever popular and appropriate music round. All presented by that lovely Dave Boardman chap who's proud so say he's intensely disliked by local Conservative activists.

Your £5 gets you the quiz, great food and an opportunity to have a splendid night out

Sunday 3 September 2017

Poetry, Cake and Cuppa

It don't get any better than that!

Know nothing about Poetry? Then come along and dip your toe in the water.

We have 4 talented and published poets, who will be reading for us.

The event is free, but donations would be useful to help us with our work in the community

St Thomas's Church 3-5pm

Sunday 3 September 2017

Dance for Life

Dance for life is fun! No fixed steps, opens the hearts to feel increasing love & compassion for self and life. 

Roger uses beautiful music to move your mind, body and soul.

Salem community centre, 2-5pm

See www.rogerking.info

07776 426168

2-3 September 2017

Geoff LoveTodmorden's Geoff Love remembered

Musical Arranger to the Stars remembered with a weekend of celebrations and the publication of a new book this September, 100 years after his birth.

See HebWeb news item for more info

Sat 26 August to Sun 3 September 2017

Hebden Bridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition of Photography 2017

This ever-popular exhibition opens Saturday, 26th August and runs until Sunday, 3rd September 2017 (closed Sunday, 27th August). It takes place at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY. 

Camera Club

The exhibition is open to the public and is free of charge, it will be manned by club members between 10am and 4pm (weekdays) / 10am and 3pm (weekends).

The exhibits are all by club members and there is opportunity for the public to vote for their favourites. 
More information about the club can be found on the club website at www.hebdenbridgecc.co.uk.

The 2018 Hebden Bridge Calendar, produced by the club, will also be on sale.

Everyone welcome.

Saturday 2 September 2017

Blackshaw Head Fete

From 1.30pm in blazing sunshine!

The regular Produce Tent will be full of amazing things that have been grown or produced, entry information and forms can be downloaded from www.blackshaw.net or picked up in person from May’s Shop.

This year there will be a Tug of War and local Pubs are being invited to enter a team … more information to follow.

There is also going to be storytelling, magic, miniature Steam Train and much much more.

Saturday 2 September 2017

Exhibition on digitising Blackshaw's history archive

At Blackshaw Head Village Fete, in the Chapel, 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

An exhibition by SHED (Blackshaw Local History Group): 'A first look at the SHED digital archive - a work in progress'.

The process of digitising and putting online the SHED archive. 15+ years' worth of collected photos and documents. A chance to see how the task is being approached and to see some items from one of the collections on display.

Saturday 2 September 2017

Rachel McCrum and Caroline Bird Wainsgate Concert: Rachel McCrum and Caroline Bird - the Wainsgate concert series resumes after the summer recess on 2 Sept with an entertaining performance poetry event featuring two award-winning poets.

Read HebWeb news article

Saturday 2 September 2017

Tech for Good

Come and join Tech for Good Live on tour!

We'll be doing our second ever Tech for Good Podcast LIVE recording. Come and get involved. It'll be in the beautiful Hebden Bridge as a part of the tech festival Wuthering Bytes.

2nd September 2017, 6.30pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

RSVP here

Saturday 2 September 2017

Gong & Hangdrum Sound Bath

Come and relax blissfully to the beautiful sound vibrations of Gongs played by Gongmaster Kath Reade and the Hangdrums played by the brilliant Kim Metcalfe.

Mats, cushions, or chairs provided. Saturday 2nd September 7pm to 8pm in the Yoga Centre, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge.

£10 on entry.

Sat 26 August to Mon 28 August 2017

Industria Art and Contemporary Photography Exhbition

Over 25 artists and photographers exhibiting at the Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG 01422 844450

August Bank Holiday - Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August 2017, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. 

Free entry, free parking, live demo's, light refreshments and bar.

More details


Sunday 27 August 2017

Sunday Sessions - Bank Holiday Get Down

Once again we'll be setting up outside The Shoulder of Mutton for another all day street party with lots of DJs playing throughout the day. 

The vibe conductors for the day are as follows...

1:00pm - 2:00pm Dead Good Disco DJs
2:00pm - 3:00pm Brodie Doyle 
3:00pm - 4:30pm Heavy Crates 
4:30pm - 5:30pm Kim Lana Blackburn
5:30pm - 6:30pm TBC
6:30pm - 7:30pm Dead Good Disco DJs

Outside bar and The Shoulder of Mutton's top-notch BBQ burgers

Come join us, spread the word, and get yer groove on!

1:00pm - 7:30pm
The Shoulder of Mutton
Bridge Gate
Hebden Bridge

All welcome - Free entry

Monday 21 August 2017

Hebden Bridge WI monthly meeting

7.30pm in Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Waterfront Hall. We will have Zumba with Nicole and a plant swap. Please come in comfortable clothes. Female guests welcome £4, and new members can sign up on the door - please bring your cheque book.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

U3A Todmorden August Meeting

Todmorden U3A's next meeting will be held on Thursday, 17th August in the Central Methodist Church in Todmorden at 1.45.

Our speaker will be Dr Mary Holmes with a talk titled 'Four Years, Eight Histories and a Dog!'

Our contact details are (website) www.u3atod.org.uk, (email) enquiries@u3atod.org.uk, or (phone) 01706 812015.

Saturday 19 August 2017

Behind the scenes at Hardcastle Crags Behind the scenes at Hardcastle Crags

The countryside team are sharing the secrets of their work with a Ranger Day on Saturday 19 Aug. Meet and chat with the team.

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 19 August 2017

Keralan Indian tapas night at Valentine's

Come and join us for our Keralan Tapas Night! We will be offering a variation of Keralan home style cooking in the form of sharing plates!! Starting at 5.30 and food will be served till 8pm - alcohol selection also available.

A percentage of profits made on the night will go towards Hope Charity! Not for profit charity based in Kerala, India

'Our dream is to give a home and a family (Brothers, Sisters and more importantly a mother) To one hundred destitute children.'

More info

Recommended to book a table as we have a limited capacity

Saturday 19 August 2017

Recycle Radio Trades Club Takeover

Friday 18th August 7pm to late.
Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Recycle Radio once again take over the Trades with local artists including Roots/ Country-Rock from Des Horsfall’s Grain Electric / Rhythm and Blues from The 844s / African Kora sounds from Holly Marland / accapella from Trixxi Corish / poetry & spoken word from Therese Cosgrove plus special guests & DJs to be announced.

Recycle Radio

Tickets are available here and at the Trades Club office for £5/7.

This event will be broadcast live on recycleradio.co.uk and Tunein radio app. See recycleradio social media for live updates and to contact us during the broadcast.

7-13 August 2017

Happy Valley Pride Festival 2017Happy Valley Pride Festival 2017

In its second year, Happy Valley Pride have organised an ambitious, week-long festival of diversity, inclusivity and awareness for everyone - celebrating LGBTQ+ life

Read HebWeb latest news item

Pride Festival

Saturday, 12 August 2017

The Glorious Print and Zine Fair on the Glorious 12th!

A celebration of print! Showcasing prints, zines, t-shirts and more from local creatives. Pop in and grab a print for your wall!

The first Print and Zine Fair in the Gallery Lounge at Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 7DP

Open from 11am to 5pm.

Refreshments available in the Café. 

No wheelchair access at present but a chair lift and wheelchair is available.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Friends of the Picture House present

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

The next Friends screening is the touching and funny Little Miss Sunshine. Released in 2006, it stars Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell and Abigail Breslin as the girl whose invitation to compete in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant sees her eccentric family setting off to California in a rusty VW bus to support her - with hilarious results.

Little Miss Sunshine will be shown at Hebden Bridge Picture House on Saturday, August 12 from 4.30pm and the Friends will be on hand with free refreshments.

Thursday 10 August 2017

Sufi evening with food, Qawali, Dhikr, poetry & Reflections


The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY will be a FREE evening.

Food will be served from 7-8pm.

Sufi event

Experience the energetic devotional Sufi Dhikr / zikr (remembering God) - if spirit moves you: get up and dance.

The famous Nizami Brothers & group will perform ecstatic QAWALI music with sweeping melodies, intense high-pitched singing and rhythmic hand-clapping soulful music with harmonium, tablas and voices.

"We are Sufis - we don't do this for money". Donations for hall hire are welcome.

See Facebook page

5 August 2017

Laughter Yoga with Manda Stretch

Laughter yoga with Manda Stretch in the Artschool at Artsmill.

"Laughter yoga where we laugh, breathe and relax together. Everyone can do it. Just turn up"

11 - 12 noon

By donation.

5-6 August 2017

Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend

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

This will be the 35th year for the event which is now well established as a premier attraction for the display of some 800 veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, military & commercial vehicles. Last year’s event was our best ever, breaking all records in entrants, spectators and funds raised. With your help we can make this year’s event even bigger.

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

More info and registration

Sunday 6 August 2017

Hiroshima commemoration

Sunday August 6th, 15:00 on the wavy steps by the Packhorse Bridge, Hebden Bridge.

Poetry, readings, song and reflection to remember those who died when the atom bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to say "Never Again".

Please join us for this short, informal commemoration.

Thursday 3 August 2017

Trades Club Quiz 


Labour Party's next General Election Campaign Theresa and her chums are falling out but none of them appear brave enough to replace her. She's relying on the right wing press and a bunch of unionist who are as untrustworthy as each other. She's unlikely to lose any votes at the moment only because parliament is in recession, but they'll be back soon.

The quiz consists of a picture round, questions on events in the news and and the ever popular and appropriate music round. All presented by the loony lefty pinko commie Dave Boardman.

Your £5 gets you the quiz, great food and an opportunity to have a splendid night out with supporters of the next government

29 July 2017

Laughter Yoga with Manda Stretch

Laughter yoga with Manda Stretch in the Artschool at Artsmill.

"Laughter yoga where we laugh, breathe and relax together. Everyone can do it. Just turn up"

11 - 12 noon

By donation.

Sunday 30 July 2017

Morning Star Fundraiser at the Trades Club


Morning Star Benefit at the Trades

30 July 2017

Guided Walk - Up High to High Brown Knoll

Sunday 30th July at 10am – starting at Hebden Bridge Railway Station – a guided walk up high to High Brown Knoll.  This will be a walk that will take in some good climbs up and down hill at a moderate pace. Great views guaranteed!  Bring packed lunch. 8 miles and ascent at least 500m/1,600ft.   

Be prepared for some wet ground.

Contact Jo Bird on 07775 670096  or email.  

£5 per person.

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Book Launch

Linda GreenBestselling author's new book set in Mytholmroyd

The latest novel by Linda Green will be launched in Hebden Bridge next Tuesday. 25 July. Linda Green's previous novel sold more than 400,000 copies.

Read HebWeb News item.

Friday 21 July 2017

Stories of my Grandfather by Fred Versonnen

This month we welcome Fred Versonnen to The Shaggy Dog Storytellers on Friday 21st July so that everyone (including Fred himself) is free to go to Festival at the Edge the following week! 

A powerful and thoughtful Belgian storyteller, Fred has a special preference for the popular stories of his grandfathers, dark and jolly medieval histories, and (understandably, being an ex juggler, clown & flame thrower himself) stories that evoke the atmosphere of fairs and carry the essence of an old time circus. 

Join us upstairs in The Stubbing Wharf at 8pm. (£7 Entry Fee)

Saturday 22 July 2017

Crossley Mill Fun Day


Come along to Crossley Mill Nursery for family fun.

Face painting, balloon modelling, games and refreshments, as well as a chance to see our home-from-home not for profit nursery.

Saturday 22 July 2017

Happy Hounds

Hebden’s Happy Hounds returns on Saturday 22nd July, 11am – 3pm. Held in Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge it promises to be a fantastic day for all the family with Agility Demonstrations from Ulti-Mutts, Have-A-Go Agility and stalls full of delights for your four legged friends. There are also plenty of free activities for the children, with face painting, balloons and crafts! 

Happy Hounds

Why not get involved and enter your pup in to one of our fun classes! Registration is on the day, and classes cost £1 in support of the Mayors Charity, Andy’s Man Club.

Fun Classes from 11:30am

  • Class 1 – Puppy Love – any dog under 12 months.
  • Class 2 – Waggiest Tail – one for those excited pups!
  • Class 3 -  Golden Oldie – any dog ages 8 and over! 
  • Class 4 – Pink Dog Show! – Dress up for Happy Valley Pride.
  • Class 5 – Childs Best Friend – any dog with a handler aged 10 or below.
  • Class 6 – My Dogs Got Talent – can your dog do tricks?
  • Class 7 – Dog in Best Condition – For all dogs!
Saturday 22 July 2017

Picture House Launches Autism Friendly screenings:

Despicable Me 3  

Film starts 5pm

The latest instalment in the hilarious Despicable Me franchise sees the return of Gru (Steve Carell). Facing off against former child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), he’s also getting into some sibling rivalry with long-lost twin brother Dru (also Carell), who’s keen to team up with him for a criminal heist. Also featuring the voices of Kristen Wiig, Julie Andrews and Jenny Slate.

HebWeb News: Hebden Bridge Picture Launches Autism Friendly screenings

Sunday 23 July 2017

Fawcett 200: Fawcett's living legacy

Special service commemorating the life and legacy of John Fawcett on the 200th anniversary of his death.

10.30am, Sunday 23rd July 2017
Hope Baptist Church
Hebden Bridge

Sunday 23 July 2017

Hebden Radio Open Day

On 23rd July, Hebden Radio will be officially launching on 87.7fm and to celebrate, we're holding a family open day at Dean Hey Business Park (the new home of Hebden Radio.) There will be live artists/bands performing on our stage, stalls, family entertainment plus much more.....

It'll be clearly signposted .... and the fun starts from 11am till 5pm!

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Postponed: Due to warnings of severe weather we are postponing tonight's open air screening of Mamma Mia on the field at Calder High for 2-3 weeks. We will announce the new date as soon as possible and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Royd Regeneration presents:

Mama Mia

Royd Regeneration are proud to present Mamma Mia at their free Outdoor Film Event on Wednesday 19 July on the playing field at Calder High, which will bring the school's carnival day to a close.

Please come along and enjoy this community event - sing, dance, have a picnic or just relax with family and friends.

Hebden Radio kick-start the event at 6pm with the film showing at 7pm. Book your free place by visiting www.calderhigh.org.uk or visit the Royd Regeneration Facebook page.


Wednesday 19 July 2017

Local Author Debut Novel Launch

Birchliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge
Wednesday 19th July

Local author Sarah Dunnakey will be launching her debut novel The Companion, which is published this month by Orion.

The Companion is a beautiful and powerfully-told story of buried secrets, set between the 1930s and the present day, in the valleys and moors of West Yorkshire.

Sarah will be talking about her inspiration, including the real-life history of Gibson Mill and Hardcastle Crags, and reading excerpts from the novel. The Book Case will be selling copies on the night.

Free event. All welcome!

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Balsam Bashing Evening in Hardcastle Crags

6-8pm drop in session

Meeting at Midgehole Car Park.

All ages and experience welcome. Gloves provided.

Bring insect repellent, sun cream and a drink.

Thursday 20 July 2017

Calder Valley Voices Summer Choir Concert

Thursday 20 July at the Methodist church. Hebden Bridge. 

Doors open 7.30pm, concert 8-10pm.

Full price tickets £6, concessions £4, children free.

Proceeds to charity. 

Thursday 20 July 2017

U3A Todmorden July Meeting

Todmorden U3A’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, 20th July in the Central Methodist Church in Todmorden at 1.45.

This meeting will our AGM followed by a talk by Geoff Tansey titled ‘Food: Wars or Peace? Challenges and Opportunities in 21st Century’.

Our contact details are (website) www.u3atod.org.uk, (email) enquiries@u3atod.org.uk, or (phone) 01706 812015.

Thursday 20 July 2017

SOCIT (Save our College in Todmorden)

Thursday 20th July, 7.00pm,

Unitarian Church, Todmorden

See Facebook page for more details and how to get involved

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Picture House Launches Autism Friendly screenings:

Hampstead (12A) 

Audio Description available. Film starts 11.00am

Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson co-star in Joel Hopkins’s zesty, charming and very funny romantic comedy. Filmed in leafy north London, it sees widow Emily (Keaton) meeting Donald (Gleeson), a man living wild on Hampstead Heath. Starting at odds, their relationship blossoms: but can they reconcile their opposing philosophies to build a life together – especially when his home is under threat? 

HebWeb News: Hebden Bridge Picture Launches Autism Friendly screenings

Thursday 13 July 2017

Calder Ward Forum and Police Update 

6:30pm arrival for 6:45pm start

Hope Baptist Church, Hope Street,  Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW
(please use the Hope Street entrance)

Presentations on:

  • Customer First & Slow the Flow
  • Police Update - your priorities for your local area
  • Open Forum - what matters to you 

(An online version of the meeting will be available from 7pm)

Friday 14 July 2017

Balsam Bashing Evening in Hardcastle Crags

6-8pm drop in session

Meeting at Midgehole Car Park.

All ages and experience welcome. Gloves provided.

Bring insect repellent, sun cream and a drink.

Saturday 15 July 2017

Local fresh new talent showcase

This is an event not to be missed if you are interested in checking out what fresh up and coming bands we have in our musically fruitful locality. We will be presenting a showcase of live bands and DJs. 

Todmorden Cricket Club
Doors: 7pm
Tickets £5 on the door, £4.40 via Ents24

Charlies Girls
3 piece psychey post-punk band from Hebden Bridge

Punk & grunge band from Halifax

Liberal Violence
"A punk rock monster in the making"

Elastic Dinosaur (Blackburn)
"We're not punk rock, we're drunk rock".

With DJs Joe Mason Jones & Nat Hairsine

Accessible venue.

7-9 July 2017

Hope Church goes Arty

Hope Baptist Church 7-9,July, paintings, textiles, refreshments, by members and friends, (I made a cake) open garden on Saturday, book sale every day.

See poster in front garden for opening times and it's free entry, yippee!

7-9 July 2017

FestivalsFestivals team up for Open Weekend.

The Arts Festival has joined forces with the Open Studios and is bringing back Open Gardens for a special open cultural weekend this summer. Meet 90 local artists and visit 30 gardens. Read latest HebWeb news item

7-9 July 2017

Open StudiosHebden Bridge Open Studios 2017

7th, 8th and 9th July 11am-5pm

The Open Studios weekend is a great opportunity to visit local artists and craftspeople in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Heptonstall, Mytholmroyd and beyond. This year, 90 artists are opening their studios and homes to the public.

Look out for the brochure. Details also available  on our website.

Saturday 8 July and Sunday 9 July 2017

Summer Music at Walshaw

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


Tickets from Miranda Philpps on 01422 84 3937

Saturday 8 July 2017

Wainsgate Makers Bazaar

The Wainsgate Makers Bazaar will be held at Wainsgate Chapel in Old Town on Saturday 8th July 2017. The principal purpose of the Bazaar is to make a noise about this very special building by hosting an event that aims to make Wainsgate a ‘go to’ destination.


Komal Lad and Amanda Allan’s artwork ‘Vessels’, an installation of 14,000 folded paper birds, will fill the chapel. Artists Sally Dawson, Amanda Farrell and Bp Portrait exhibitor Alan Coulson will have their studio’s open as part of the wider Hebden Bridge Open Studios.
Live music throughout the day will create a space to relax so quench your thirst with either tea and homemade cakes, or a variety drinks hosted by pop up pub The Pig and Barrel.  

The Wainsgate Bee group will have a glass-viewing hive and be talking about all things bees and honey between 12pm to 1pm.

Makers at the Bazaar include:

Ciara Sturges – original prints, and interior textiles.
Susy Nicholson – knitting and African fabric home-wares and jewellery
Rob Hopper – ceramics
Becky Pytches – watercolours and greeting cards
Pauline Sturges – black and white photography of the local area
Kempadoo Millar – exclusive handmade flat caps
And more…


Saturday 8 July 2017

Hebden Bridge Cricket Club Family Fun Day

Salem Fields - over The Packhorse Bridge

At the bottom of Spring Grove ,HB,HX78LR 

Saturday 8th July 10.30am-4.30pm

Fun for all the family 

6-a-side cricket, BBQ, cricket teas, coconut shy, human table football, Aegis Martial Arts, Mike the Magician, Merlin's Magic Show, Tod Brass Band, Star Tree Studio, Crafts Stalls

And lots lots more, come and join in the fun!

Saturday 8 July 2017

Oxfam Indoor Garden Party

Oxfam Fundraiser: Summer Indoor Garden Party.  8pm till late 8th July Salem Mill, Central Street HX7 6HB

£5 donation on the door in aid of Oxfam and Medicin Sans Frontiers. Come and support a great charity and have a great time in the process! With various DJs, scrumptious cocktails and some interesting plants.

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Saturday 8 July 2017

The Friends of the Picture House present

Stand By Me

Stand by me

Another American classic, on Saturday, July 8 at 4.30pm.

The nostalgic coming-of-age drama, released in 1986 but looking back to the late-1950s, is adapted from a Stephen King short story and stars a fantastic young cast including River Phoenix. Join the Friends for a great afternoon of film and free refreshments.   

Saturday 8 July 2017

In Pursuit of Silence

Hebden Bridge Town Hall. 19:30 arrival for 20:00 viewing.

£5 on the door.

"I was undone by this film" Austin Chronicle.

All Welcome.

Saturday 8 July 2017

Bushes and Briars – an evening of Scottish and English folk song

2017 July concert presented by The Hepton Singers, directed by Alison West

Hepton Singers

Photo: Mike Barrett

On Saturday 8 July at 7:30pm at Heptonstall Parish Church, renowned Hebden Bridge-based chamber choir the Hepton Singers are having fun with folk songs. Being the adventurous choir we are, we decided to explore some of the lesser-known regions of the genre, as well as one or two classics including Bushes and Briars and The Iona Boat Song.  

We’ve broadened the definition of folk song to include Pseudo-Yoik by the Finnish composer Jaako Mäntyjärvi, and Thea Musgrave’s incomparable Subway Piranhas.

The programme will also include three new and original folk song settings by the choir’s musical director, Alison West.   

Saturday 8th July at 7.30 pm

At St Thomas’ Parish Church, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge.HX7 7NS.

Ticket information: 

£9/£6/£1 (under 18s)

available on the door and online from www.heptonsingers.co.uk

Until 9 July 2017

Searching for Peace in Poona

Exhibition at The David Wright Gallery, Artsmill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 7DP

The Journals, sketches and paintings of Cyril Mount (1920 – 2013) and paintings and poems by Madhuri Z K Ewing.

Artsmill Exhibition

Curated by Alison Darnbrough

Exhibition dates: 11 June – 9 July 2017
Preview: Sunday 11 June, 1 – 5pm
Exhibition open Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am – 5pm 
(Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Free entry

In 1978, at the age of 58, Cyril Mount (painter, arts educator, ex-soldier, peace activist and husband and father) set off for the ashram of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) in Poona, India, having become a devotee several years earlier.

Since the fifties Cyril had struggled to find inner peace, especially troubled by the recurring trauma of his wartime experiences. This led to a severe mental breakdown in the early sixties.

Click here for details of events during the Exhibition

Wednesday 28 June – 9 July 2017

Curious Collections: An exhibition of people’s precious objects

Curated by Lizzie Lockhart

Curious Collections

Whether it’s an orange tissue wrapper, an old postcard, knitting patterns or stones they all have one thing in common - the collector loves them.

There are 12 collections on display in the Curious Collections exhibition at The Egg Factory, Hebden Bridge - all carefully hunted out bits of treasure.

You will be surprised by what, and why, people collect and it may result in you seeing the world in a different way.

Open daily from Wednesday 28th June – 9th July !0am - 4pm
Official launch – Wednesday 28th June 6pm - 8pm All welcome

This free exhibition is at:
The Egg Factory, Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8JX
Contact 01422 846082 hello@theeggfactory.co

Friday 7 July 2017

Root'n'Toots pop-up Music lounge cafe night

Come and join us upstairs at the Organic House on Market Street on Friday 7th July for the first pop-up Music Lounge Cafe night.  

Playing live for us will be the 'Mysterious Collective' a talented group of musicians made up of Holly Marland (Kora), Michael Cretu (Double Bass) and Simon Wood (Hang) and other special guests.  

This Gig will be an intimate warm up for their appearance at WOMAD this year.  

See them while you can.  £5 on the door - this venue is limited capacity so get there early.  Doors open 7:00pm.

Friday 7 July 2017

Live rock band night

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

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

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

Style: classic rock / rock and roll. 

Sunday 2 July 2017

Street SundayStreets of Fun on Street Sunday:

This event is the traditional end of the Arts Festival. Some of Britain's best street performers join local acts in 4 venues on Sun 2 July.

Thursday 6 July 2017

Café Culture

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

Cafe Culture

An enormous heritage of picture postcard collections shown on the big screen by Godfrey Holmes - seasider & storyteller

Thursday 6th July 2017 @ 2.30pm 

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

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

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373



Friday 23 June - SUNday 2 July 2017

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Festival Street fun this Saturday

Arts Festival kicks off this weekend - Some of the UK's best street entertainers are coming to Hebden Bridge for a fun packed day of crazy entertainment on Saturday 24 June.

See HebWeb new item

Arts Festival Comedy for all agesArts Festival Comedy for all ages

Laugh at some of the nation’s best stand-ups thanks to Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, including Sara Pascoe’s Animal show at the Picture House. Read HebWeb News item.

Festival website

Saturday 1 July 2017

Heptonstall FestivalHeptonstall Festival

On Saturday 1st July Heptonstall Festival returns in 2017 with a host of music, activities and street food for all.

Free by donation.

Live music in Weaver Square and the church starts at 12.30pm.

Don't miss the start of the Heptonstall Festival Fell Race at 10am!

Come and support Calderdale's best loved small event.

See Facebook page for lineup and details, or to request a stall.
See you there!

Until 2 July 2017

Blackshed 3 - Exhibition at Beehive

Bruce Cutts, Allie Crewe and Robin Maurice (Blackshed3) are showing in Hebden bridge at the same time as the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.

Bee Hive Hebble End, Hebden Bridge HX7 6H.

Opening on 23rd June. Please join us.


Blackshed is a creative platform, instigated by Aj. Wilkinson who helped mentor a group (Blackshed3) of photographers who worked individually and together to interpret their own viewpoints of Hebden Bridge.

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Tuesday 27 June 2017

Slow The Flow Open Meeting

Mytholmroyd Community Centre 7.15pm

Come and meet Rob Twiggs, Calderdale Council's new Natural Flood Management Project Officer.

Calderdale Council has appointed a natural flood management specialist as part of its work to reduce the risk of flooding across the Calder Valley. Rob will be presenting an outline of his role and what he hopes to achieve as Natural Flood Management Project Officer.

Rob Twiggs said, "I believe natural flood management alone is not the answer to reducing flood risk, but when delivered as part of an integrated catchment wide approach with engineered flood defences, sustainable drainage systems and flood resilience measures, such as property level protection, NFM can make a positive contribution to reducing flood risk."

Thursday 29 June 2017

Flood Partnership Drop in Session

The Calderdale Flood Partnership are inviting you to come along and get involved with a series of drop-in events to understand and comment on the work of the Environment Agency and other partners to achieve a reduced risk of flooding in Calderdale.

Hebden bridge Town Hall (Flood Risk Reduction scheme & Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme).

Open 11am to 7.30 pm 

Friday 30 June 2017

SNAKESkin at The Shaggy Dog Storytellers

This month we welcome Peter & Gorg Chand back to the Shaggy Dog with their brand new story of SNAKESkin. Join us upstairs in the Stubbing Wharf on King St at 8pm on Friday 30th June for a collection of dark, powerful, and thoughtful snake stories shared from Indian myth and folktale.

Bought to you by storytellers Peter and Gorg Chand, who both have a deep connection and love for the stories from their motherland. 

‘...when the door was locked, the finely dressed royals shed their human forms and feasted from the bowls of sweetened warm milk. When their bellies were full, they transformed from snakes back to men again and the festivities continued...’

(Suitable for adult audiences only. Entry Fee £7)

Friday 23 June 2017

The return of.... 

Open Mic - White Lion, Heptonstall

From 8.30pm. 

Free entry.

If you fancy coming along & singing a song or 2 and/or playing an instrument or dazzling the audience with poetry or spoken word.... the choice is yours. Or just come along and enjoy the evening. A friendly sound engineer will be on hand to help you out if you choose to perform. 

Friday 23 June 2017

Dark Matter Promotions / Wrong Way Records Showcase

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

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

£5 on the door / less via ents24

Upstairs at the Golden Lion, Todmorden

Friday 23rd June 
Doors 8pm

Saturday 24 June 2017

Town Hall's 5th Birthday Party

12:00 to 17:30

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

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

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

19-24 June 2017

Summer Fancy

Summer Fancy

Photo: Janet Almond

Local playwright, Freda Kelsall, adapts and directs the Little Theatre’s next offering, Summer Fancy, based on a Thomas Hardy short story.

Book tickets online at www.hblt.co.uk.

Tickets can also be purchased in person at Innovation, Hebden Bridge. 

The play runs from Monday-Saturday, 19-24 June, 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Summer Fancy was first produced by Freda's theatre company, Bridge Theatre, at The Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, in June 1992.

Freda Kelsall says, 'Rehearsals are going well, and there's great chemistry between the protagonists, Oliver Bairstow as Charles Bradford Raye, Phoebe Farrington as Anna, Diannah Miller as Edith, and Ben Sweeny as her husband, Henry. Rosalinda O’Connor and Matt Parker are also excellent as Raye’s sister, Jane, and his friend, William Eagle, adding to the humour, and pathos of the play.'

Sunday 25 June 2017

Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade10th Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade

Thousands of people from across Yorkshire and beyond are expected to watch the Parade when it takes to the streets on Sunday.

See HebWeb News

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

Handmade Parade's Sea of Dreams: International artists from the Greek Street Theatre Company Motus Terrae are working with local people to create astonishing street theatre work. See HebWeb News (13 June)

See Parade website

Sunday 25 June 2017

Hebden Bridge Brass Band Summer Concert

7pm, at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, featuring Dominic Longhurst, Soprano Cornet Player with Brighouse and Rastrick Band, who will perform pieces for both cornet and trumpet.  

Dominic is a young cornet star from Australia who's been awarded the Global Academy Project Student exchange to Norway and England - where he subsequently took on the principal cornet seat at Brighouse and Rastrick whilst still only 19 years old.  

This year, Dominic has taken on the soprano position further demonstrating his burgeoning talent and versatility, which he will share with his playing in the concert.  The band are delighted that Dominic has agreed to perform with them for a terrifically entertaining evening.

Entry is by voluntary contribution thanks to the generosity of Hebden Bridge Town Council.

Thursday 22 June 2017

Deborah Andrews - Author talk

Free event - 7.00pm on 22 June at Hebden Bridge Library  

Tickets from Hebden Bridge Library, Tel: 01422 288040 or online via Eventbrite

Deborah Andrews - Walking the Lights

Shortlisted for Not the Booker Prize 2016

Deborah Andrews is an award-winning theatre practitioner turned novelist. Born in Windsor, she moved to Glasgow in 1990 to study for a BA in Drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

She went on to work as a performer, workshop leader, director and writer. In 1999, her theatrical adaptation of Dream State: The New Scottish Poets won a Scotsman Fringe First Award and in 2002 she co-founded Solar Bear Theatre Company.

She established the first year-round Deaf Youth Theatre in the UK and scripted six main-stage and several community productions, winning several awards. Since 2014, Deborah’s lived in Lancaster, where she teaches creative writing.

‘Vivid and convincing.’ Guardian

Friday 16 June 2017

The Raconteurs' Delight

A musical cabaret showcasing some of the fine acts booked for this years' Green Gathering, featuring The Antipoet, Johnny Solstice, locals Terry Logan, Creedy and the Tiny Minds, plus Captain Chronic's Parachute Club Disco.

A full night's entertainment from 8pm at the Trades Club on Friday 16th June. £10 on the door

16 June to Sunday 18 June 2017

Art and Photography Exhibition and Sale

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

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

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

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

More info

Saturday 17 June 2017

Friends of the Picture House present

Thelma and Louise

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

Thelma and Louise

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

Saturday 17 June 2017

Open Day at Colden Early Years Nursery

Our Open Day will be held on Saturday 17th June from 10am until 1pm. There will be lots of children's activities, face-painting, cakes/ refreshments, and the opportunity to look around our lovely setting, and to speak informally with our staff.

All welcome!

Saturday 17 June 2017

Festival of Alternative Education

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

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

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

For more information click here:

Sunday 18 June 2017

Charlie CarrWainsgate Concert: The Charlie Carr Quartet -

Singer Charlie Carr and jazz pianist Dave Nelson are joined by an inter-continental rhythm section.

Read HebWeb News item

Sunday 18 June 2017

Annual Hebden Bridge Brass Band March Contest

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

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

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

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

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

Monday 12 June 2017

Station lift consultation: visit from Nicola Wright of Network Rail

Nicola Wright of Network Rail's visit to consult re proposed lifts is re-scheduled for 1pm Monday 12 June. Everyone is most welcome. We need to your views too. See you there!

The lift access proposals can be viewed on Calderdale's planning web. However the application makes no mention of resurfacing the area in front of the station entrance which is current very difficult to walk across, impossible to wheel across.

In a recent meeting with Nicola Wright of Network Rail we discussed the need for resurfacing, though no formal agreement was made. This needs to be brought to her attention when she comes to consult at the station at 1pm on Monday 12 June.

We should also discuss wheelchair access to the booking office. I believe there is a second window which could potentially be lowered thus offering two alternatives and not impeding access for those of us who do not use a wheelchair.

Another issue which needs discussion but is not within Network Rail’s remit, is access to the station for those who do not drive and are not served by one of the buses which stops at the station. This issue needs to be raised with Calderdale. Having a fully accessible station has limitations if some disabled people cannot reach the entrance.

10 June 2017

Hebden Bridge Community Association AGM

12:00 to 14:00

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

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

10 June 2017

Piano Festival fundraiserPiano Festival Fundraising Concert:

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

Thursday 8 June 2017

General Election

Please vote.

See HebWeb Election Section

Sunday 4 June 2017

Lost Chord Ensemble

7:30 pm

The Little Theatre, 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.

Sunday 4 June 2017

Boundary Walk

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

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

Walk commences at Community Centre, Mytholmroyd

More info and registration

Sunday 4 June 2017

I Daniel BlakeFree I, Daniel Blake screening at the Trades.

On Sunday 4 June. Ken Loach's hard hitting Palme d'Or winner is free, and presents "a searing indictment of a failed and discriminatory benefits system."

Read more

3 June 2017

Todmorden Country Fair,

Centre Vale Park.

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

Check out the website  for more details. And Facebook

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

Saturday 3 June 2017

ParadeParade workshops start this weekend!

Fancy lazing on the beach, swimming with sharks or creating a ship of hopes and dreams? Then get down to the Handmade Parade, starting Saturday, 3 June.

Read more

Saturday 3 June 2017

Pennine Spring Music

are performing their final concert for 2017 in St Thomas, Heptonstall on Saturday 3rd June. The concert starts at 7.30pm and will include the beautiful 'Sheherezade' by Rimsky Korsakov.

Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) and just £1 for under 16s.

Thursday 1 June 2017

Fell Race

7.30pm at Calder Holmes Park

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

£5 or enter on the day £6

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

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


Thursday 1 June 2017

Cafe culture

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


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

Try samples!

by Diana Leitch

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

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

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Cafe Culture

Sunday 28 May 2017

Sunday Sessions Bank Holiday Special 

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

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

1pm until 7pm

The Shoulder of Mutton
Bridge Gate
Hebden Bridge

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

Monday 29 May 2017

Guided Walk – Up to Heptonstall and around:

Bank Holiday Monday 29th May at 10.30am

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

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

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Calder Ward Forum

Now cancelled due to General Election

Friday 26 May 2017

Alex Ultradsih at The Shaggy Dog Storytellers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 27 May 2017

Recycle Radio Trades Club Takeover

7pm- 1.30am

Hebden Bridge Trades Club, and The World.

Recycle Radio

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

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

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

Saturday 27 May 2017

Todmorden Carnival

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

The parade will starts at Sanworth Street at approx 12:30pm going along Halifax Road pass the Town Hall and onto Burnley Road finishing at North Lodge Centre Vale Park Todmorden.

There is lots of Entertainment all day long. Market & charity stalls. You can book a stall by emailing.

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

3 May - 21 May 2017

ArtsMillExhibition: 'Cellotape' by Joe Hesketh

Paintings and Sculpture at Artsmill. "Cellotape is about my world, everything in it all stuck together."

Read HebWeb news item.

Preview: Sun 30 April

Saturday 20 May 2017

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

Hebden Bridge Picture House
Saturday 13 & 20 May at 5pm (doors 4.15pm)

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival is a month-long celebration of silent film with live music taking place in cinemas, theatres and community venues across Yorkshire. This year's festival runs May 5 - 31 with two live screenings at Hebden Bridge Picture House on Saturday 13 and 20 May (doors at 4.15pm).

Beginning with Hitchcock's The Lodger on Saturday 13 May with live musical accompaniment from harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry whose performance in Hebden Bridge was one of the highlights of the 2016 festival. Finishing with the gorgeously romantic drama 7th Heaven on 20 May, with Jonathan Best performing live on piano.

Tickets (including a reduced rate double ticket) available in advance here

Saturday 20 May 2017

Little Theatre Concert

A night of music and song at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre!

On Saturday 20 May, at 7.30pm, the Lost chord Ensemble, Little Theatre Choir and invited soloists will entertain you with music to put a Spring in your step.

Tickets cost £5. Phone 01422 845446 to book.

Saturday 20 May 2017

Heptonstall Family Day

Family event from 3pm till 9pm at St Thomas Church Heptonstall.

Free entry, and a bring your own picnic, 'Jacobs join' around 4pm.

Entertainment includes Flame Oz, maypole dance, maypole king and queen parade, and lots lots more.

Sunday 21 May 2017

The Bentley Effect Screening

The Bentley Effect

3-6pm· Trades Club, Holme St, Hebden Bridge.

This film is important and inspiring as they come! A unique opportunity to see what fracking does to people – and what people do to frackers when community awakens. 

With fracking now on its way to our backyard… all the way from Australia, our guests are coming to Hebden Bridge on their national tour to answer questions on what it means for real. 

£3/£6 entry with good food available - vegan, gluten-free and generally a wholesome worthwhile outing. 

Tuesday 16 May 207

From Palestine to Israel - The Legacy of Balfour

2017 marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, when the UK government pledged its support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine

Illustrated presentation by speakers from Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

7pm on Tuesday 16th May in Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Light refreshments and a chance to buy Palestinian olive oil and dates from the Halifax Friends of Palestine stall.

Thursday 18 May 2017

Todmorden U3A May 2017 Meeting

Todmorden U3A’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, 18th May in the Central Methodist Church in Todmorden at 1.45 which will feature the return of Bernard Lockett whose subject will be ‘The Social and Political Satire of Gilbert and Sullivan’.

Our contact details are (website) www.u3atod.org.uk, (email) enquiries@u3atod.org.uk, or (phone) 01706 812015.

Thursday 18 May 2017

Juliet Barker at Cragg Vale History Group

On Thursday 18th May 2017 we welcome back Juliet to Cragg Vale to speak to us on 'The Life of Branwell Bronte' followed by a Q & A session and refreshments.

Our meeting will be held in the newly refurbished St John's Centre in Cragg Vale.

Starting at 7.30pm. All visitors welcome £3.

Tickets available call 01422 884470

Friday 19 May 2017

Jazz Café with Dave Nelson (piano)


and special guest Peadar Long (saxophones, flutes and clarinets)

Hebden Bridge Town Hall Café/Bar

Free admission

7-13 May 2017

Pushing Up Daisies festival, Todmorden

The new programme is now launched 

This year we have an incredible 70 different events happening throughout the Festival week.

As in previous years, there's plenty going on in the Library and throughout the town. We also have a Town Hall Hub this year, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-9pm and Friday 10am-4pm.

There is a full programme of events in there throughout those days or you can just pop in for a chat, coffee and cake, soup and bread and some free craft activities. All welcome.  

We all know someone who has died, someone who has been bereaved and someone who will miss us when we’re gone. And yet, nearly all of us struggle with thinking about, planning and talking about death. Especially with the people we love the most. Each May, a small group of Tod folk create a festival to make space for those conversations. In lots of different ways.

This is about fellow citizens, mucking in to the difficult stuff together, in the hope of making things a little softer.

Programme and more info

Friday 11 May 2017

Dreaming of the Daylight Days - Poetry Book Launch

Launch event at Hebden Bridge Library at 5pm 11th May 2017 with the Mayor of Hebden Royd Cllr Hodgins.

verd de gris arts would like to invite you to a very special event to celebrate the launch of our new poetry book 'Dreaming of the Daylight Days'. Created and produced by Kaye Martindale and Kay Boardman 'Dreaming of the Daylight Days' is a collection of poetry and painting by members of our weekly creative dementia sessions and is the perfect embodiment of the group's creative spirit. 

“The challenge of dementia can, at times, be particularly tough; and sometimes it takes the support of others to see the sunshine through the clouds. As a poet, I know how hard it is to reflect this journey in words. Dreaming of the Daylight Days speaks from the inside of that journey - and is all the more ambitious and powerful for it.” Clare Shaw, Poet

There will be poetry readings and some singing! we hope you can find time to join us.

12-14 May 2017

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival

Folk RootsAlready confirmed for 2017:-
O Hooley & Tidow
Flossie Malaiville
Jess Morgan Band
Bella Gaffney
Harp and a Monkey
Bluegrass: Kentucky Cow Tippers, Thunderbridge Bluegrass band

Folk Roots Festival website

Saturday 13 May 2017

Helen Blackwell’s plant sale.


19 Oxford Street, Hebden Bridge, a short walk along the canal from the Co-op

An eclectic and robust mix of annuals and hardy perennials, as well as attractive willow plant supports, from an experienced gardener and plantswoman

Guest appearance from Joel, the succulents man

Delicious tea and cakes on sale.

Saturday 13 May 2017

Baby and Kids Stuff Second Hand Sale

Second hand sale of baby and kid's clothes, toys and equipment. Flying Saucers Pottery will be there too!

10am - 12pm

Crossley Mill Nursery, New Road

Saturday 13 May 2017

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

Hebden Bridge Picture House
Saturday 13 & 20 May at 5pm (doors 4.15pm)

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival is a month-long celebration of silent film with live music taking place in cinemas, theatres and community venues across Yorkshire. This year's festival runs May 5 - 31 with two live screenings at Hebden Bridge Picture House on Saturday 13 and 20 May (doors at 4.15pm).

Beginning with Hitchcock's The Lodger on Saturday 13 May with live musical accompaniment from harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry whose performance in Hebden Bridge was one of the highlights of the 2016 festival. Finishing with the gorgeously romantic drama 7th Heaven on 20 May, with Jonathan Best performing live on piano.

Tickets (including a reduced rate double ticket) available in advance here

Saturday 13 May 2017

Debs Newbold's 'King Lear'

As part of the 3rd Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival, on Friday 12th May the jaw droppingly talented Debs Newbold will be performing her innovative version of Shakespeare’s King Lear, upstairs in The Stubbing Wharf Pub at 8pm for a mere £7 (or Free Entry for Festival Ticket Holders)!

Those of you who attended her ‘Bawdy Bardess Tales’ in January 2016 will know well how Debs can pack out a room and why I can’t urge you enough to put this date in your diary and encourage everyone you know to come along and see her in action; she is absolutely spellbinding!

Dark & challenging, epic and shocking, human and uplifting, the piece is aimed at adults and older children alike (and so is perfect for those studying Drama GCSE or A Level).

Created for a sell-out show at The Hay Festival and performed to great acclaim at Shakespeare’s Globe, this is an event that’s not to be missed. 

“Terrific...brilliantly igniting our imaginations”  (Patrick Spottiswoode, Director of Globe Education, Shakespeare's Globe.)

“One unfeasibly talented woman” (Views from the Gods)

Saturday 13 May 2017

The Original Hebden Bridge Ghost Walk

Naked races, witchcraft, the Black Death, Robin Hood and a host of other horrible histories await in 'Beyond the Veil of Calderdale'; a spine tingling, grizzly ghost walk first commissioned by Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and led by Nationally Award Winning Storyteller Ursula Holden Gill.

Following its repeated sell out success in 2014, Ursula further developed these deliciously dark authentic collections into an annual Hebden Bridge Ghost Walk which currently runs every weekend throughout the month of October.

However, as a special Folk Roots Festival event she'll be leading 'The Original Hebden Bridge Ghost Walk' from the Wavy Steps in the centre of town (HX7 8EX) at 6pm on Saturday 13th May 2017. Aimed at adults and older children but suitable for families, prams, wheelchairs and dog lovers alike this promises to be a magical evening of murder, mystery and mayhem… (Festival wristbands or £5 at the event.) 

“A unique force in storytelling. Ursula is a gem” (BBC 2 Folk Award Nominees O'Hooley & Tidow.)

“A one woman whirlwind able to inhabit any number of characters at the drop of a usually invisible hat” (Gill Docherty, The Craven Herald for Settle Storytelling Festival)

For more information or festival tickets please visit hebdenfolkroots.org

Saturday 13 May 2017

Sing with a Spooky

Singing workshop for men and fundraising for Watermark Flood Resilience. Led by James Sills of The Spooky Men's Chorale.

10 am - 4 pm

Hebden Royd Methodist Church, Market St HX7 6EU

£25 or £20 concessions

Book/further info: Phil Kelly 01422 847328 or email

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Jumble Sale

Wadsworth Community Centre, Old Town.

Wednesday 10th May - 3-6pm.

(Raising funds to rebuild the kitchen at the Centre.)

Donations of Jumble can be left at the Centre on Wednesday from 10 in the morning on Sale Day.

Saturday and Sunday, 6-7 May 2017

Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Enjoy free entry the Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair, with twenty stalls selling hard to find vintage fashions and homewares.

Refreshments available in the onsite café and fabulous terrace, plus live vintage music. For further information and to book a stall please visit www.yorkshirevintagefairs.com

Sunday 7 May 2017

Elliotts Antique Fair 

Sunday 7th May 2017 8-30am to 3-30pm. at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd now in its 39th year and reborn after recent devastating floods.

Antiques and collectables for everyone plus on site cafe serving good home cooked food all day.

Entry £1 all classes.

Thursday 4 May 2017

Trades Club Quiz


Raising funds for Labour Party General Election Campaign

"It is essential that we get rid of this government. Whoever you prefer generally, it is time to remove Tories from parliament this time. We are raising funds for the local Labour Party's campaign to remove our local Tory - no one else will achieve this here ... May the fourth be with us."

As usual the quiz will consist of a picture round, questions on events in the news and will take a sideways look at life - and the ever popular and appropriate music round. All presented by that lovely Dave Boardman chap

Your £5 gets you the quiz, great food and an opportunity to have a splendid night out showing off your stunning ability to remember largely pointless information...

Thursday 4 May 2017

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Four Seasons and a Flood

The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Royal Fold, New Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5DZ on Thursday 4th May at 7.30pm when there will be a talk on Four Seasons and a Flood - 4 years creating, growing, restoring & photographing our allotment by Ed Chadwick. 

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Friday 5 May 2017

Bootstrap: Social entrepreneurs meet

for major event in Hebden Bridge on 5 May. A new “lively, fun and inspiring” event designed to enable charities, businesses and individuals to support each other.

Read HebWeb News item

Friday 5 May 2017

Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson

Friday 5th May.  Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town, Nr.  Hebden Bridge.

Doors: 6.45pm.  Tickets: £12.10 Tel: 01428 344458

On 1st May they appear in Vienna, Virginia, USA. On 5th May their first gig in the UK is at Wadsworth Community Centre – They must have heard of us!

Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter joins forces with vocalist Carmen Nickerson to form a duo made in heaven - two unique artists, one unforgettable sound.

Porter Nickerson are a duo that embody the best of what live music has to offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw musicianship that transforms listeners into lifelong fans. Willy Porter’s searing finger-picking guitar style deftly blends with Carmen Nickerson’s lush vocals to create an unforgettable sound that resonates long after the last chord fades.

A virtuoso guitarist, Porter has more than ten albums to his catalogue and has shared the stage with rock and pop luminaries such as Jeff Beck, Sting, Paul Simon, Tori Amos and Jethro Tull. Nickerson is an accomplished Jazz, R&B, and Rock vocalist from the Midwest who has also contributed her talents to studio and voice-over work in L.A. The pair met following the release of Porter’s 2010 album How to Rob a Bank and, finding their musical sensibilities a quick match, began collaborating soon after. The result has been a rich experience of performing and writing:

This is a rare chance to catch them whilst on a brief visit from their native U.S.A.

In support is Nick Hall, no stranger to Wadsworth. Nick is one half of award winning duo 'Plumhall', one half of Folk rockers 'The Hall Brothers', and former guitarist with Folk luminaries Magna Carta.
As usual cask ale and a tasty supper will be available.

For tickets contact Derek on 07890 205980 or wegottickets.com

6 May 2017

Friends of the Picture House present

The Long Good Friday

Completed in 1979 but not released until 1980, The Long Good Friday is reckoned to be a great 'state of the nation' movie.

It captures London's docklands on the eve of massive change with Bob Hoskins in his breakthrough role as a Cockney crime boss trying to turn legit. Co-starring Helen Mirren, it has a terrific screenplay by Barrie Keeffe. The Friends of the Picture House are pleased to present The Long Good Friday on Saturday, May 6th at 4.30pm. 

Thursday 4 May 2017

Cafe culture

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


Hilarious & Informative One Man Show 

by David Bell

Thursday 4 May 2017 @ 2.30pm

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

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

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Plague Doctor

27-30 April 2017

Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

More info on the website

Friday 28 April 2017

Special Event with The Shaggy Dog Storytellers 

This month, we welcome The 3 Troubadors who will be bringing their 'Mobile Dreams' to the Shaggy Dog Storytelling Club on Friday 28th April 2017.

8pm upstairs in The Stubbing Wharf on King Street.

Entry £7

“Mobile Dreams” is a poetic, funny and warm storytelling show for adults about the everlasting human search for truth and connection, freedom and beauty. In a playful stream of English spiced with their native tongues (Norwegian, Finnish and Dutch) the three performers behind “Mobile Dreams” tell a string of tales both mythical and personal all connected by the language of dreams. 

The 3T's are Markus Luukonen (Finland),Tom van Outryve (Belgium) andTorgrim Mellum Stene (Norway).They met as part of LABO, a yearly laboratory for research and development for professional European storytellers. The group was formed in Ghent in Belgium in May 2015. The boys are currently touring a number of UK story clubs and we're really excited to be one of them! Hope to see you there! 

Saturday 29 April 2017

Rag MarketThe Hebden Bridge WI Spectacular Spring Rag Market

The Waterfront Room, The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge and The Egg Factory. Windsor Works, Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge.

The Hebden Bridge WI Spectacular Spring Rag Market is the place to grab a bargain on all your favourite haberdashery and craft goods. If you're a crafter, sewer, knitter, crocheter or a vintage lover, this is the place to be. We have an eclectic mix of fabric, buttons, ribbons, yarn, vintage pieces, books and anything else you could possibly need to inspire your creative mind! Now held on two sites -The Waterfront Hall in the Town Hall and the Egg Factory on Victoria Road, even more Bargains to be had!

WI Cake and refreshments at the Egg factory, Cafe at the Town Hall.

Open from 10:30am – 4pm at the Egg Factory and 11:00am -4pm at the Town Hall

Entry is £1 per adult - Free for crafty young things under 16.

Saturday 29 April 2017

The Hepton Singers presents Kilts and Clogs

Popular local chamber choir The Hepton Singers presents Kilts and Clogs, an evening of Scottish and English song.

Kilts and clogs

The concert, which takes place on 29 April at Heptonstall Parish Church, marks the second leg of the choir’s exchange with Scottish choir Rudsambee Company of Singers, with whom it performed a two-choir concert in Edinburgh last year.

Rudsambee is a 20-strong choir based in Edinburgh and directed by Derrick Morgan. The choir sings a wide range of modern, world and renaissance music. Regular performance venues include St Giles Cathedral, Rosslyn Chapel and the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland.

“Rudsambee Company of Singers is a brilliant choir, full of talent and spirit,” says Hepton Singers’ director Alison West. “We loved singing with them last year. For lovers of distinctive choral singing performed with panache, this is an evening not to be missed.”

The concert will feature music from Scottish and English composers, both sacred and from the folk tradition. Pieces include those from James MacMillan, Tom Cunningham and Thea Musgrave, with two folk song arrangements by former Hepton Singer Geoff Adams and the premiere of an exciting new piece by Alison West.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £9/£6/£1 (under 18s), available on the door and online from www.heptonsingers.co.uk

Saturday 29 April 2017

Dead Good Disco

Dead Good Disco every last Saturday of the month at The Shoulder of Mutton. 

A place where you'll find a heady and rather eclectic mix of disco, soul, afrobeat and party vibes! 

Come check it out and kick up some dust off the dance floor!

Saturday 29th April
The Shoulder of Mutton
Bridge Gate
Hebden Bridge

Free entry

Sunday 30 April 2017

Guided Walk - Hebden Hikes

A guided walk starting at 10.30am, Hardcastle Crags, approx 6.5 miles, some steep hills.

Numbers limited so please book by email or text 07775 670096.

More info on the website.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Walkers ActionHebden Bridge Walkers Action annual open get together

Hebden Bridge Walkers Action invite anyone interested in walking to come to an informal get together to hear about their activities, including the Heart of the Pennines project. At the same time, they would like help in planning what else needs doing. The get together is at the Stubbing Wharf, 7.30pm on Tuesday May 2nd. All welcome.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Slow The Flow public meeting

At the next Public Meeting, on Tuesday 25 April, 7pm. at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Amanda McDermott will discuss our 'You Can Slow The Flow' urban retrofit SuDS project.

Everybody living or working in the Calder Valley can make small changes to slow the flow of stormwater – come along to find out more!

Amanda McDermott said, "Many small interventions, to slow run-off, could result in a significant amount of water being temporarily stored during storm events in our urban areas. During and after the devastating Boxing Day Flood 2015, thousands of us gave our time and money to help friends, family and neighbours recover. If we all work together to take action and invest in our own properties (whether they flood or not) we can help reduce the threat of similar levels of flooding in the future, and the need to help clean up on such a large scale."

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. More information is available at www.slowtheflow.net

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Luddendenfoot Ward Forum 
6:30pm arrival for 6:45pm start

Erringden Room, St. Michael’s Church Hall, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5DS

There will be presentations on: Flood Alleviation and Flood risk
in Mytholmroyd, and on the Prevent Strategy. In addition there will be a Police Update - and a chance to decide on what should be the priorities for your local area.

There will also be a chance to give your views in the Open Forum section of the meeting.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour


An unforgettable evening of adventure films.

Hebden Bridge Picture House

The evening features a different collection of thrilling short films about mind-blowing expeditions in remote parts of the globe. But you don’t need to be Bear Grylls to enjoy them – our audiences are all ages and from all walks of life. All they need is their spirit of adventure!

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Have a go at fell-running

Calder Valley Fell Runners are running their “Have a go" nights again this spring. So if you are nervous about off road running, don't know any routes, or just want to make some new running mates, this is for you!

It’s not for complete beginners - we ask that people should be able to run 3 miles/5km already (eg park run).

Turn up at Mytholmroyd Community Centre 6:45pm on Tuesdays, starting 25 April 2017

More info

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Refugees Welcome - fundraiser for the St Augustine's Centre

8pm, The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. 

Raising money for the St Augustine's Centre in Halifax and they work they do welcoming and supporting refugees and asylum seekers who have travelled from around the world to Calderdale. 

With Drum Machine and dancers from the St Augustine's Centre.

21-23 April 2017

Piano FestivalHebden Bridge Piano Festival

The 5th Hebden Bridge Piano Festival starts this Friday (April 21st) and as in 2016, the programme has a truly international feel with pianists from Portugal, America, Switzerland, Romania, Canada, Jordan and Scotland in the stellar line-up. Headline artists include the 1991 Leeds International Piano Competition winner Artur Pizarro, internationally acclaimed young virtuoso Alexandra Dariescu and the New York based jazz legend Marc Cary.

Also co-headlining the Festival is Israeli-American pianist David Greilsammer performing Scarlatti Sonatas alternated with the prepared piano Sonatas of John Cage. This was recently named by The New York Times as “one of the ten most important musical events of the year”. There is also a two-piano recital given by up-and-coming stars Victor Lim and Ryan Drucker, a stunning lunchtime concert featuring the impressive Iyad Sughayer and a fascinating lecture recital by the accomplished pianist and teacher Murray McLachlan. 

Full programme can be found at on the website

21-23 April 2017

Live Wild and Treesponsibility Weekend Retreat

Live Wild and Treesponsibility Weekend Retreat

Learn about foraging, whittling, have guided solo time in nature and have an opportunity to regenerate native woodland planting trees.
Tom Bell Hostel, National Trust Estate of Hardcastle Crags!

Delicious vegan food, comfortable accommodation and friendly expert facilitation included.

Cost £120: 21st-23rd April 2017
07979 207296

Saturday 22 April 2017


Come along to the Egg Factory on Saturday April 22nd and celebrate the spring in Hebden Bridge Annual style! We're having a day of Activities, all based on the content of the book.

We've collected 11 outdoor and 8 indoor things-to-do, something for everyone. Look for spirits in the woods of Mytholm, drift through the town looking for psychogeographic treasure, dabble in MUD, take a doggy selfie, or have your own photo taken as you would have been 100 years ago. And much more… so many Hebdenistic pleasures!

Look out for our yellow flyer with all the deets, coming soon. All free, due to generous funding from the Community Foundation for Calderdale, but you'll need a ticket for some of the goings on, search Eggstravaganza on Eventbrite to book.

A good day out, with refreshments, silly games and laughing!


Saturday 22 April 2017

Laser-Cutting Introduction - Free

Saturday 22nd April, 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.

To book a 1 hour slot, see www.bridgerectifier.org.uk

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

Saturday 22 April 2017

Thee Telepaths / The Electric Brains

Event Details: Live pysch rock from 2 fantastic bands:

Telepaths are returning after a blistering performance for their 2nd run

Populatr Hebden band The Electric Brains support with their psychedelic garage punk trashcan horror weirdness

Upstairs at the Golden Lion, Todmorden
£3 entry
Doors 8pm

Music for Anti Heroes

Sunday 23 April 2017

World Dock Pudding Championship

The 2017 Championship will be held on Sunday 23rd April at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

Stalls, a food and drink festival and live music will all run alongside this year's championship.

Dock Pudding is a local delicacy little-known outside the Calder Valley area of Yorkshire and the competition was founded in 1971 to help preserve it.

The Pudding is made from the leaves of Polygonum Bistorta (which is not the same as Common Dock, though they look alike) mixed with nettles, oatmeal, onions and seasoning, and served with bacon and eggs.

Competitors prepare a whole cooked breakfast including the Dock Pudding and the winner receives a cup; the judging takes place behind closed doors so that the competitors are unknown to the judges, while the audience can watch the cooking on stage in the hall, with traditional Yorkshire brass band accompaniment.

The Dock Pudding Championship will be a highlight of the food and drink festival on the day where local producers will be showing off a diverse array of tasty delights. There will also be stalls selling an assortment of goods from cosmetics, to candles, to handbags!

Monday-Saturday, 17-22 April 2017

A View from the Bridge at the Little Theatre

A View from the Bridge

Cast - Photo: Bruce Cutts

Set in 1950's Brooklyn, Arthur Miller's classic tragedy is a powerful drama depicting hard working Italian-American families surviving under harsh circumstances. Love, lust and pride make a lethal combination for Eddie Carbone and his family.

Monday, 17 - Saturday, 22 April, 7.30pm (Saturday matinee, 2.30pm), Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, Holme Street; tickets online (www.hblt.co.uk), or from Innovation, Hebden Bridge.

See HebWeb news item

Thursday 20 April 2017

Todmorden U3A April 2017 Meeting

U3A Todmorden's next meeting will be held on Thursday, 20th April in the Central Methodist Church in Todmorden at 1.45 when our speaker will be Professor Derek Scott whose subject will be ‘Eurovision Song Contest’.  

Our contact details are (website) www.u3atod.org.uk, (email) enquiries@u3atod.org.uk, or (phone) 01706 812015.

Easter Monday 17 April 2017

Duck Race

The annual Duck Race organised by Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge will be held on Easter Monday 17th April 2017. Ducks dive into the Hebden Water around 3.15pm.

Tickets will be on sale at outlets in Hebden Bridge from March 1st onwards and also online.

See competition photos

Friday 14 April - Monday 17 April 2017

Hebden Art Girls (HAGS) Art exhibition

Northlight Studios Valley Road Hebden Bridge.

Art Exibition eclectic mix of paintings by HAGS - Hebden Art Girls


Friday 14 April 2017

Pace Egg Play

Once again, the Heptonstall Players will be performing their unique version of the Heptonstall Play this Good Friday 14 April) in Weavers' Square, Heptonstall.

Performance times are as follows in Weaver’s Square:

11.15 am Heptonstall Pace Egg

12.30 pm Heptonstall Pace Egg

2.00 pm Heptonstall Pace Egg

3.00pm Midgley Pace Egg (Calder High Players)

4.00pm Heptonstall Pace Egg

Please avoid bringing your horseless carriage.
Parking is very limited.

More info in this HebWeb News item

Friday 14 April 2017

Pace Egg Play

Former pupils of Calder High School have joined together with current pupils to continue the tradition of performing the Midgely Pace Egg through the ancient settlements of the Upper Calder Valley. 

Performance Times

08:45 – Banksfield

09:30- Todmorden Market

10:30 - Mytholmroyd: St Michael’s Church

11:00 - Hebden Bridge: Holme Street

11:30 - Hebden Bridge: The Square

12:15 -  Pecket Well: The Robin hood

13:15 -  Hebden Bridge: The Marina,

14:00 - Luddenden Village

14:30  - Midgely: Central Bus stop

15:00 – Heptonstall: Weaver’s Square.

More info in this HebWeb News item

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Annual Town Meeting

Residents are invited to attend the Annual Town Meeting for Hebden Royd Town Council.

The meeting for electors will be held on 12th April 2017 at the Waterfront Hall in the Town Hall, Hebden Bridge at 7:30 pm.

More information

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Time to discover 'Haggadah'

‘Haggadah' is a chance to discover the message of Easter through stories, symbolism and sharing a meal together. (This includes a lamb stew, with a vegetarian alternative).

Hope Baptist Church, Weds 12th April, 6.00-9.00pm

For more information and to book free tickets

This is part of a programme of Easter events: More info

6 March 2017 for 5 weeks

How the Hippies Changed Hebden Bridge

An exhibition organised by the Hebden Bridge Local History Society at the Town Hall aims to show how those who moved into our area in the 1970s - the locals called them ‘hippies’ - kick-started the cultural renaissance which is today so Hebden Bridge.

More info

How the hippies changed Hebden Bridge

Thursday 6 April 2017

Soothing Strolls

Would you like to become more active;
meet new people and enjoy some fresh air?

Then why not join the Practice Health Champions
for a gentle low level stroll?
Park Life Café, Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge

Thursday 6th April 2017 10 am
Please arrive 9.45 am to register
Walk lasts about an hour.

Thursday 6 April 2017

Cafe culture

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

A Trip Down Memory Lane to the 40s, 50s & 60s

Photos & Stories with Keith Barber

Thursday 6 April 2017 @ 2.30pm

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

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

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Thursday 6 April 2017

Grow Your Own Vegetables and Herbs

The next Joint Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners & Mytholmroyd and District Gardeners Club takes place at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Royal Fold, New Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5DZ on Thursday 6th April at 7.30pm.

There will be a talk on ‘Grow Your Own Vegetables and Herbs’ with Sue Jeffries.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Friday 7 April 2017

Megson at Wadsworth Community Centre

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards, Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music.
The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour.

As fRoots Magazine puts it, 'If you don’t like the music here then you have a problem.'

Cask Ale - Hot food - Doors 6:45 - Show 8:00

Tickets £14

For tickets call Derek on 07890 205980 or wegottickets.com

Saturday 8 April 2017

All the President's MenThe Friends of the Picture House present All the President's Men

The next Friends of the Picture House presentation is a timely screening of Alan J Pakula's 1976 masterly classic 'All the President's Men' on Saturday, April 8th at 4.30pm.

The film stars Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford as Washington journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward who 'broke' the news of the Watergate break-in and uncovered a tale of corruption that went all the way to the White House.

Free refreshments will be served by the Friends.

Saturday 8 April 2017

Spring Fair

Hope Baptist Chapel. Spring Fair. Lots of craft items lovingly made by Chatty Crochet. Cake stall, Huge selection of books. Tea & coffee.

11am - 4pm.

We offer you a warm welcome at our Chatty Cafe.

Sunday 9 April 2017

Morning Star Fundraiser

Sunday afternoon 2pm to 6pm

Tcha! who do gypsy swing - like Grappelli and Reinhardt.

Plus all the usual goodies from Cuba, curries etc.

Morning Star Fundraiser

Saturday 1 April 2017

Hope Chapel - Open Door

Over the past couple of years, Hope Chapel has been reopened for major community and music events, then closed due to flood damage, closed due to serious problems with repair work and recently surrounded by scaffolding.

Drop in to find out about plans for Hope Chapel:

  • Rectifying problems with the chapel ceiling
  • Refurbished community function rooms
  • Setting up a local community enterprise
  • Providing a community sanctuary space
  • Plans to fully reopen the chapel in June

Saturday 1st April 10.00am - 2.00pm

Saturday 1 April 2017

Award-winning bluesy rocker Tensheds

Support comes from popular Hebden post-punk band The Liberators

& Todmorden doom band FD#

Upstairs at the Golden Lion
Doors 8pm
£3 entry

Music for Anti Heroes

Saturday 1 April 2017

Mayor’s 1940s Charity Event

Cllr Tony Hodgins will be holding the Mayor's annual fundraising event on 1 April. Music and 1940s buffet and classic drinks.

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 2 April 2017

Spring Clean at Wainsgate Chapel

People welcome who want to do a bit of time dusting, polishing pews, cleaning the kitchen etc. It's a big job, but easy with plenty of willing hands. From 12 midday.

Sunday 2 April 2017

Brass Band Concert

Joint concert by Hebden Bridge Band and Hebden Bridge Junior Band, 7.15pm, Sunday April 2nd at the  Good Shepherd Church, Mytholmroyd.  

No charge but donations welcome.

Refreshments available.

Sunday 2 April 2017

Open Mic at theTrades Club

Hebden Bridge Trades Club. Come and listen, come and play. The standard of performers has been outstanding at these nights - it's absolutely worth a visit!

If you want to play, sing, recite, read, or trump the Star Spangled Banner (yes really!) turn up early and book a slot with host Sarah Courtney.

Free entry, doors open 7.30pm - all welcome!

Thursday 30 March 2017

Live Cinema Broadcast:

Royal Opera House Presents Madama Butterfly

Hebden Bridge Picture House

Doors open at 6.15pm and the live broadcast of the opera will commence at 7.15pm.

Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna conduct two great casts led by Ermonela Jaho and Ana María Martínez in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera

Friday 31 March 2017

Yarnsmith of Norwich at Shaggy Dog Storytellers

This month we welcome the Yarnsmith of Norwich to The Shaggy Dog Storytellers, Dave Tonge, who’ll be performing ‘Dame Fortune’s Wheel’ on Friday 31st March at 8pm in the Stubbing Wharf on King St (£7 Entry).

Dame Fortune's Wheel & The Three Estates is an exploration of the three 'classes' of men and women from long ago. Those who worked, those who prayed and those who fought.

The performance vividly illustrates the ups and downs of people’s lives as they rode upon Fortune’s Wheel. The stories also celebrate the use of the mystical number three, a motif commonly found in many traditional tales.

The performance promises a compelling mix of humorous and revealing tales, interwoven with crafty and relevant riddles. Tale telling that brings the distant past into the here and now.

Friday 31 March 2017

Live Music at Mooch Cafe Bar

Enjoy local three piece folk band, "Outside the Box" at Mooch Café Bar, 24 Market Street.

From 8pm to last orders at 11pm.

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Parent & Baby Cinema Screening:

Viceroy's House (12A)

Hebden Bridge Picture House

Take time-out in a relaxed and comfortable environment, and enjoy a great movie with your baby for the reduced rate of £6, including a free tea/coffee or glass of squash.

Released to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House is a rapturously moving drama about the wrenching violence of Partition. Hugh Bonneville is last Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson his empathetic wife; with Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, Simon Callow and Om Puri helping to tell the story of a vastly impactful and emotional moment in global history.

Sunday 26 March 2017

Folk Roots Singaround at the Albert

Monthly Singaround at the Albert Pub, Hebden Bridge.
26th March 8pm, free entry.

Come and sing, join in with others" songs, or just and listen at this very relaxed and friendly evening of songs and their stories. All styles welcome, a cappella or accompanied, on your own or with friends.

All welcome.

Wednesday 29 March 2017

The Trials and Tribulations of the Railway Pioneers - at work!

a second talk by Peter Jeffrey organised by The Friends of Hebden Bridge Station. Wednesday 29th March 2017 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in The Ebenezer Room in Hope Baptist Chapel, Hebden Bridge (side entrance).

Suggested minimum donation of £1

If you would like to be on the Friends of Hebden Bridge Station email list or help in our various activities, contact us by email or visit our website

Wednesday 29 March 2017

The Trials and Tribulations of the Railway Pioneers - at work!

A second history talk by Peter Jeffrey organised to raise funds for The Friends of Hebden Bridge Station. Suggested minimum donation of £1
Wednesday 29th March 2017

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in The Ebenezer Room in Hope Baptist Chapel, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW (use side entrance)


8-26 March 2017

Phyllis Hargreaves'Reflections of Light'

Exhibition at Artsmill from Weds 8 March, featuring the works of Phyllis Hargreaves who takes inspiration from Healey Dell Nature Reserve.

Read HebWeb news item

Thursday 23 March 2017

Hebden Bridge Partnership’s Spring public meeting

7.30pm in the Town Hall.

See HebWeb news item

Thursday 23 March 2017

Alice In Westminster

The Political Life of Alice Bacon with Rachel Reeves MP

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves will be talking and answering questions on her new book, Alice in Westminster, the political life of Alice Bacon. The talk will be chaired by Holly Lynch, MP for Halifax.

Alice Bacon was one of the twentieth-century's most remarkable female politicians. Born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Normanton, she defied the odds to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East in the 1945 General Election. Her political career spanned some of the most momentous decades in Britain's post-war history and she played an integral part in some of the most significant social, educational and political changes which the country has ever witnessed.

Tickets £1.00, which can be redeemed against purchase of the book on the night.

Thursday 23rd March 7pm.

The Book Case. 29 Market Street. 01422 845 353

Friday 24 March 2017

Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society 2017 Lecture Series

The Spirit Level

Philosophy, Democracy and the Demagogue – or how Plato can help us deal with Donald Trump

Professor Angie Hobbs

The UK’s only Chair in the

Public Understanding of Philosophy

Tickets, £10 - £8 Concessions.
On sale at Hebden Bridge Town Hall or from HB Lit & Sci , The Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG. Please make cheques payable to HB Lit & Sci. Tel: 07860 164422

Please note: change of date.


Friday 24 March 2017

Punk / Rockabilly / Scuzzy Fuzzy Blues

Upstairs at the Golden Lion, Todmorden

Cosmic Slop (Todmorden)
Snakerattlers (York)
Bones Shake (Manchester)

£3 on the door
Doors 8pm

Live, original, quality music.

Music for Anti Heroes

Friday 24 March 2017

Open Mic - White Lion Heptonstall

The return of .......

The Open Mic at the White Lion pub Heptonstall - Friday 24th March 2017.

There's normally an interesting and varied blend of acts performing - come and have a go yourself if you like - a friendly sound engineer is on hand to help.

Or you can just come and watch. It's up to you!

Saturday 25 March 2017

Affordable housing for High Street - Public Consultation

Help shape the future of affordable housing in Hebden Bridge.

11 am Saturday 25th March 2017
Hebden Royd Methodist Church Hall
Market Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EU
(By the Co-op)

Calder Valley Community Land Trust and BaumanLyons Architects will present a more detailed proposal for the High Street site.

Following the two informative and engaging public consultations held in February 2016 and this January, and some intensive work by the Trust and our architects we would like to present a our view of an exciting future for High Street.

As a Community Land Trust we want to provide housing that the community wants. We have listened to your feedback and would like to show you how our plans have evolved as a result.

Please come along, see proposals and let us know what you think.

More information on High Street and the summaries of the two earlier consultations are on the CVCLT website

Saturday 25 March 2017

Contact Improvisation - From the Ground Up with Charlie Morrissey

This workshop explores some of the fundamental principles of Contact Improvisation and is an opportunity to dive deeply into the practice. It is applicable to, and will work well for, people with varying levels of experience of the form as well as for beginners.

We will work with how the body is always in relation to gravity and different ways of giving and taking weight with a partner.

Charlie’s classes and workshops are practical explorations of movement and attention. They attempt to develop and tune kinesthetic and perceptual awareness as a means of expanding our experience and ability to engage with what is available to us when we move, and how we might be available to it.

These classes are about developing our ability to listen in the body and applying that listening to the activity of moving.

Saturday March 25th from 11 to 5pm
Union House, Todmorden
£30 (£25 concessions)
Booking via email: robdothopper@aol.co.uk

Sunday 26 March 2017

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7:30 pm in The Little Theatre, 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 email with details of your instrument so that a pad of music can be made available.

Tuesday 21 March 2017

John ShutteworthJohn Shuttleworth says farewell at Picture House

Comedy legend John Shuttleworth brings his farewell tour to Hebden Bridge Picture House and he is promising to play all his hits as he hangs up his cardigan.

Read HebWeb news item

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

The Artisan Naturalists

Rob Trueblood

The Artisan Naturalists

Local groups of self-taught botanists were a particular feature of South East Lancashire in the early decades of the 19th C, and there were certainly contacts in adjoining areas of West Yorkshire. The modest memoirs of two figures – whose graves are in Prestwich Parish Church - portray their development and achievements. John Horsefield, a handloom weaver, led a local society and the wider Manchester regional network while Richard Buxton, a shoemaker, compiled a Guide to the Flora around Manchester.

Now retired, Rob is a Prestwich resident with interests in  'history-from-below' and our surrounding environments.

Local History website

Wednesday 15 March 2017

CNDCalder Valley CND for Peace and Justice AGM

7.30 pm, Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Market Street, HX7 6EU

At this AGM we shall also be discussing the future focus of the group in the light of recent political and world events. Please come along and bring your ideas!

Newcomers are always welcome and there will be refreshments provided.

15-18 March 2017

Goodnight Mister Tom

Book and film (starring John Thaw) have been turned into a musical. Hebden Bridge Light Opera Society proudly presents this show at the Little Theatre 15th-18th March 2017, nightly at 7.15, matinee Saturday 2.15. Tickets on sale at Bonsall's or from Susan Lee 01422 250181, or text her on 07741 460868.

Thursday 16 March 2017

The Riddle of Humpty Dumpty and other Nursery Rhymes

Todmorden U3A's next meeting will be held on Thursday, 16th March in the Central Methodist Church in Todmorden at 1.45 when our speaker will be Alan Hemsworth whose subject will be 'The Riddle of Humpty Dumpty and other Nursery Rhymes'.

Our contact details are (website) www.u3atod.org.uk, (email) enquiries@u3atod.org.uk or (phone) 01706 839175.

Saturday 18th March 2017

How the Hippies Changed Hebden Bridge

Come along to the Town Hall in between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 18 March with your memories and stories. There will be a scanner available to capture photographs.

Saturday 18th March 2017

Fundraising for Médecins Sans Frontieres in Syria

Flamenco Show followed by Old School Reggae for everyone to dance at 3 Wise Monkeys, Todmorden, 8pm on Saturday 18th March. Limited places. Tickets are £6 in advance.

You can just donate any amount, nothing too small; or book a ticket by donating online and leaving your name and the word 'TICKET' to go on the guest list.

Tickets will also be for sale soon at Todmorden Tourist Info centre, or you can donate direct


Saturday 18 March 2017

Hallfall Down with support

Saturday 18th March, Wadsworth Community Centre, Doors 6:45 Show 8:00

Introducing Nick Hall and Des Horsfall - two fine singer songwriters at the top of their game, in a new alliance to perform their own original blend of Country, Folk and Rock.

Des and Nick are no strangers to the music fans of their native Yorkshire and far beyond, having toured many countries between them. They have over sixty years combined gigging and recording experience.

Nick is one half of award winning duo 'Plumhall', one half of Folk rockers 'The Hall Brothers', and former guitarist with Folk luminaries Magna Carta. Des has worked recently with Rock legend Pete Townshend, is Kuschty Rye front man and an occasional member of Slim Chance.

This could be the start of something beautiful not to be missed!
In support we have Bella Gaffney, another emerging talent from the vibrant folk and acoustic scene of West Yorkshire, writing folk-inspired songs which she performs along with her own arrangements of traditional pieces.

"Great singer, great guitarist, really interesting songwriter" - Mike Harding.

Cask ale - hot food - warm welcome

Tickets £9 from Derek on 07890 205980 or


Saturday 18 March 2017

Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society 2017 Lecture

with Angie Hobbs will not now be on this date but has been re-arranged for 24 March - see below.

Saturday 18 March 2017

Indie rock band night

Able's Army (Huddersfield)
The Maitlands (Manchester)
Bare Bones (Rochdale)

Downstairs at the Golden Lion, Todmorden

Doors 8pm
Free entry - suggested donation £3

10th-12 March 2017

Disabled Access Day

Raising awareness of the need for better disabled access in Hebden Bridge, and the importance of putting Access available on to an access information site eg. Go or Ewans list, so disabled people can go somewhere with confidence of not being turned away/ unable to get up a stair etc.

People are encouraged to go somewhere new on this weekend and ask for what you need to enjoy that activity or place.

Promoted by the Disabled Access Forum, Hebden Bridge

Saturday 11 March 2017

Hope Baptist Book Sale

12-4. It's that time again. Hope Baptist pre-loved books (second hand to you and me) come and browse, knitted items, jigsaws and refreshments also on sale, we've got a roof now need to pay for our floor.

Saturday 11 March 2017

The Friends of the Picture House present: Midnight Cowboy

The next Friends' screening will be the Oscar-winning 'Midnight Cowboy' on Saturday, March 11 at 4.30pm.

This heart-rending film from 1969 stars Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman, in one of his best roles, and has a great soundtrack by John Barry as well as Harry Neilsson's song 'Everybody's Talking'.

Free snacks, prepared by members of the Friends, will be available.

Saturday 11 March 2017

Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade Spark Day: Would you like to see giants in George’s Square, Bridge Gate awash with crazy inventions or Calder Holmes Park transformed into a intergalactic playground? If so, now is the chance to make it happen. See HebWeb news item

9 February 2017 to end of March

Paintings and Organics Exhibition by Alex Horswood

Thursday to Sunday 11 am - 4pm

Railway Station Platform 1 Gallery

Admission Free!

Sunday 12 March 2017

Folk Roots at the White Swan

Folk Roots Folk Club At The White Swan, Hebden Bridge. Monthly folk night at this cosy local venue, featuring the wonderfully talented Kate Radford. Floor spots available. Sunday 12th March at 8pm. Free entry. Guest hosted by Sarah Courtney.

Thursday 9 March 2017

Women's DayCelebrate at the Fox and Goose over 3 days for International Women’s Week 2017

White Ribbon Campaign

Chris Green OBE founder of the White Ribbon Campaign explains the male role in combating violence against women.

6.00pm to 6.15pm followed by discussion to 7.00pm

Tea and cake also available

All welcome but not suitable for very young children

Friday 10 March 2017

An Evening with Paralympic Cyclist Steve Bate MBE

An inspirational talk from Rio double gold medallist Steve Bate MBE. About 3 years ago, Steve was diagnosed with a condition which meant his vision would significantly deteriorate, and that he would very likely go blind. After the initial shock and trauma, instead of feeling sorry for himself, he decided he would attempt to be selected for the Paralympics on the back of a tandem, despite never having ridden competitively before.

If you've ever felt like your life was lacking meaning or missing a challenge, then Steve's story is well worth listening to.

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Craggies Cafe, Craggs Country Business Park, Cragg Vale HX7 5TT

Adults £10 Children £6. Includes Pie and Pea Supper and a complimentary beer from Little Valley Brewery (beer included with adult tickets only)

Tuesday 7 March 2017

Let Calderdale Breathe

Calderdale Air Pollution public discussion

organised by Calderdale Green Party, 7.30pm, Tuesday 7th March, Hipperholme

All are welcome to a public discussion with local people at Christ Church, Leeds Road, Hipperholme HX3 8AA.

We need to cut air pollution in Calderdale. In seven areas, called Air Quality Management Areas, traffic-caused air pollution exceeds legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PMn).

Biomass/Wood burning and incinerators are also becoming an air pollution issue.

We are trying to get an idea of people's views on air pollution in Calderdale - here is a 2 minute brief survey that it would be great if people would complete.

Tuesday 7 March 2017

Women's DayCelebrate at the Fox and Goose over 3 days for International Women’s Week 2017

Sylvia Pankhurst

Margaret Boyle outlines the long campaign to get Sylvia Pankhurst recognised and celebrated with a public statue and the continuing need to get more women visible in public art.

6.00pm to 6.15pm followed by discussion to 7.00pm

Tea and cake also available

Not suitable for very young children

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Women's DayCelebrate at the Fox and Goose over 3 days for International Women’s Week 2017

Working with refugees

Mim Goldstein shares her experiences as a volunteer working with Refugees and the impact on women and families.

6.00pm to 6.15pm followed by discussion to 7.00pm

Tea and cake also available

All welcome but not suitable for very young children

8 March 2017

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

The Stench of Victorian Indecision

Tony Boughton

earth closets

Nineteenth-century England lurched from one pollution crisis to another as public health officials, borough engineers and politicians failed to deal with the human waste associated with the ever burgeoning population! This evening's presentation will illuminate the arguments and debates faced by the sanitary engineers as they strove to establish sewerage systems to satisfy the ever progressive Victorian demands.

Tony is a production engineer who has spent all of his professional life within the manufacturing environment. However, the last six years have witnessed a personal change from that of the production manager to that of an historian: reading History at Oxford Brookes and achieving a BA and MA.

Local History website

Monday 6 March 2017

FestivalsFestival Open Evening

where the first big name will be announced. Monday 6 March will also be a chance to discuss last year’s festival, and hear plans for the future. Read more

Thursday 2 March 2017

Cafe culture

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

Around the Flower Shows

Enjoy an armchair tour around the UK flower shows.

Digitally illustrated talk by Roger Burnett

Thursday 2nd March 2017 @ 2.30pm

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

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

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Arts Festiva;

Thursday 2 March 2017

Composts and Growing Media

The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes
place at Church of the Good Shepherd, Royal Fold, New Rd, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5DZ on Thursday 2nd March when there will be a talk on ‘Composts and Growing Media’ with
Stuart Jackson.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Thursday 2 March 2017

Citizen Science

As work progresses with our river surveys around the catchment and the pilot Natural Flood Management project scheme soon to be started in Hardcastle Crags, we are also developing another project around 'River Level Monitoring' along a number of rivers in Calderdale. These will provide us with real time data which will be provided by and for the community for the benefit of everyone in the area and for agencies such as Calderdale Council and The Environment Agency. It will also help us to monitor the levels in Hardcastle Crags to see how these new alleviation schemes are working to 'Slow The Flow'.

At our next meeting on the 2nd March we will be illustrating this new project and discussing the advantages of this 'Citizen Science' project. Please come and find out what we will be doing and the progress made so far.

Doors will open at 7.15 for a prompt start at 7.30pm.

Mytholmroyd Community Centre


Friday 3 March 2017

Women's World Day of Prayer

Am I Being Unfair to you?

Church of the Good Shepherd, New Road, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5EA

Refreshments 7pm, service 7.30pm

3-5 March 2017

Women in British History

Event Details: Women in British History
Friday, 3rd March, opening 7 to 9pm,
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th, 11am to 4pm,
Workshops on Saturday 11th March and 25th

Northlight's Art Studio's will be celebrating International Women's Day this March with a new exhibition in ArtSpace.


This work in progress exhibition, uses traditional commemorative ware to look at just a small selection of amazing women who left their mark throughout British history. Their contribution to society is immense but often over shadowed. These trailblazers and visionaries on display are just a thumbnail of the women who helped make a change to society.

Commemorative-ware has been used to document events from political satire to a holiday souvenir and was used as a social indicator of the times. This collection has been part of an on going project and has been selected by friends, family and through social media.

This work in progress exhibition has been made by Katch Skinner who is a tutor in ceramics and printmaking at Northlights Art Studios. She uses hand built ceramics and speciality design plaster moulds for slip casting to form plates and manipulated moulds. Each earthenware piece is unique, using hand painted underglazes, slips for mono printing, engobes, and lusters, she also produces silkscreened and digital decals, this means the work can take in excess of four kiln firings. There will be a Image to Clay workshop the following weekend at Northlight Art Studios.

Katch would like to hear from you. Do you have a relation in your family history with an amazing story or do you know any local women who helped their community or lived a great life. If you do please leave a comment in the book over the course of the exhibition or email katchskinner@gmail.com

Saturday 4 March 2017

Car Wash - Mytholmroyd Fire Station

10am to 2pm, Car Wash at Mytholmroyd Fire Station, Burnley Road. Proceeds for the Firefighters Charity and Hebden Bridge Junior Band.

Saturday 4 March 2017

Percy Copley - Free live folk, blues & jazz (with Ukulele)

Talented multi-instrumentalist Percy Copley will be coming to Hebden Bridge to do a free performance (taking a break from 20 years performing in the Dixieland Jazz & Country bands at Disneyland).

In the early evening he'll also be putting on a workshop that is free to residents of Hebden Bridge and £5 for everyone else.

Opening for Percy will be young local star, Isaac Hughes-Dennis. He's only 13 years old but has already written a fair few original, fun, catchy songs!

This is made possible through support from Calderdale Council, Grand Northern Ukulele Festival (where Percy will be performing in May).

As it's free, there are no tickets. If you need to pay for a space at the workshop you can pay on the day.

See Facebook page

Saturday 4 March 2017

Woodland Women Day

Spend time in a beautiful woodland setting with other women.

Enjoy learning new skills such as whittling, campfire cooking and foraging.

Come and get away from the stresses and strains of life to be immersed in nature and good company.
March 4th 2017
Knott Wood, Saville Road, Hebden Bridge.
£45 low waged £60 waged.


Sunday 5 March 2017

Elliotts Antique Fair

9am to 3pm

Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Ave.

Now in its thirty seventh year, it offers something for everyone.

On site cafe offering good home cooked food all day.

Entry £1 all classes.

Monday 27 February 2017

Flood Alleviation Scheme for Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge Town Hall between 4pm – 7pm

The scheme will also aim to address surface water issues in the town, and wish to gather knowledge and anecdotal evidence from the community.

Read HebWeb News item

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Live Cinema Broadcast: The Royal Ballet Presents The Sleeping Beauty

Enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells as The Royal Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty screening Tuesday 28th at 7pm (doors 6pm) LIVE at Hebden Bridge Picture House.

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. It was the ballet with which the Company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II, its first production at its new home in Covent Garden. Margot Fonteyn danced the role of the beautiful Princess Aurora in the first performance, with Robert Helpmann as Prince Florimund. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original 1946 staging was revived by then Director of The Royal Ballet Monica Mason and Christopher Newton, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage.

The masterful 19th-century choreography of Marius Petipa is combined with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. Together they create an enchanting sequence of gems in the ballet repertory – from the iconic Rose Adage, when Aurora meets her four royal suitors, and the lilting Garland Waltz to the Vision Pas de deux, as Florimund sees Aurora for the first time, and the celebratory divertissements and final pas de deux that bring the ballet to its glorious close. Throughout, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s masterful score takes ballet music to a height of passion, sophistication and intensity that arguably has never been surpassed.

Monday 20 February 2017

Emmeline Pankhurst and the suffragette census boycott across Calderdale.

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Waterfront Hall 7.30pm.

On census night, 2 April 1911, suffragettes urged women, all still disenfranchised, to boycott the government’s census. Some did, hiding away in darkened rooms to evade the enumerator. Other women disagreed with this civil disobedience tactic, preferring to provide census information that could be used for the Liberal government’s health and welfare reforms. Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst came up and spoke to a packed meeting in Halifax, urging women to boycott. So how did Hebden Bridge and Halifax respond on census night?

Tickets: £4 on the door (for non-WI members). Everyone welcome

Suffrage bookstall: provided by the Book Case.
Organizers: Hebden Bridge WI.  
Includes tea & WI cake.
Further details: www.hebdenbridgewi.com

20-25 February 2017

Spring and Port Wine

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre
7.30pm. Saturday Matinee, 2.30pm


Spring and Port Wine at the Little Theatre this February. Thanks to Bruce Cutts for photos of the cast.

Read HebWeb News item.

22 February 2017

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Great Uncle Percy: Inventor of 'Cats' Eyes': The story of a Yorkshire icon and how he gave me my 15 minutes of fame.

Glenda Shaw

Great Uncle Percy

Glenda Shaw is married with two grown up children and one grandson. She practised accountancy – but never quite got it to add up! Her hobby is criticising Rugby league referees and her husband. She is one of Calderdale Council's Living Books and enjoys talking about her famous relative Percy Shaw.

Local History website

Friday 24 February 2017

Shaggy Dog Storytellers

Our guest at The Shaggy Dog Storytellers this month is the lovely Liz Weir, Ireland’s greatest ambassador. Taking as she does her vast store of stories around the world, with us she'll be sharing dreams and delights from her homeland that will make you smile and make you frown, but never ever get you down.

Join us upstairs at The Stubbing Wharf on King Street at 8pm on Friday 24th February for an evening of 'Love & Legends.'

(Entry Fee £ 7)

24 February 2017

An Evening of Soul at Todmorden Town Hall

Featuring The Kommitments Tribute Band and Duo Little & Often.

Todmorden Town Hall
Doors Open at 7pm.

Tickets can be purchased here

Saturday 25 February 2017

CVOG Potato Day

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Potato Day 2017. Saturday 25th February 10.00am to 3.00pm at Church of the Good Shepherd, Royal Fold,New Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, W. Yorks. HX7 5DZ

Admission £1 includes entry to Potato Raffle

  • 36 varieties (organic & non-organic) @ 14p per tuber Pre-order service for 15 varieties
  • children’s activities
  • information
  • jams
  • organic cheese
  • compost stall
  • onion sets & shallots
  • CVOG Plant/Sundries stall
  • 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 www.cvog.org

Saturday 25 February 2017

Friends of the Picture House Poster Sale

The Friends of the Picture House will hold their popular poster sale in the foyer of the Picture House on Saturday, February 25 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Cinema posters from 2016 will be on sale from about £5.

There will also be the chance to buy the book Hebden Bridge Picture House: the Life and Times of a Local Treasure, with proceeds going to the Friends to help them support the cinema, advance tickets for live arts screenings and refreshments.

Saturday 25 February 2017

Laser-Cutting introduction - free

10am - 4pm

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, . . . .
  • Materials include: acrylic sheet, wood, cardboard, paper, . . . .
  • Produce your own piece to take away, free of charge.
  • Once trained, yoComposts and Growing Mediau can continue your own projects for a very low charge, with a group of enthusiasts working on diverse projects.

To book, or for more info, phone: Carolyn on 07502 599580 or email

(1 hour slots starting 10 - 3 pm)

Bridge Rectifier is a not-for-profit community hackerspace/ makerspace - see www.bridgerectifier.org.uk

Saturday 25 February 2017

Dead Good Disco

A place where you'll find a heady and rather eclectic mix of disco, soul, afrobeat and party vibes!

DJ Haze will providing the sounds every last Saturday of the month at The Shoulder of Mutton, with the odd guest DJ thrown in for good measure.

Come check it out and kick up some dust off the dance floor!

Saturday 25th February
8pm until late

The Shoulder of Mutton
Bridge Gate
Hebden Bridge

Free entry

Sunday, 26 February 2017

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7:30 pm in The Little Theatre, 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.

Monday 27 February 2017

Phoenix Poets and Writers Poetry, Tales & Songs

The Albert, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge, Monday 27th February 7.30 p.m. Open Mike. All welcome to contribute of just listen.

Contact: David & Pam Stringer 01422 846146
Email: uni.alli@btinternet.com

Friday 17 February 2017

Travels with Isolda - from Ijmuiden to Cleveland, USA by freighter via the St Lawrence and the Great Lakes

7:30pm at Hebden Royd Methodist Church.

Illustrated presentation by Maureen Readle in aid of Christian Aid's project in El Salvador.

Free admission.

In June 2016 my husband, John, and I travelled from the Netherlands to Cleveland, Ohio, on board a bulk cargo ship carrying steel from Europe to the US car industry. This talk is about our journey down the English Channel, across the Atlantic Ocean, down the St Lawrence seaway and across Lakes Ontario and Erie to Cleveland.

Friday 17 February 2017

Book Launch

Calder Valley Poetry are publishing Scaplings, Star Jelly and a Seeming Sense of Soul by Michael Haslam.

The launch will be held at the Stubbing Wharf, Kings Street, Hebden Bridge on Friday 17th February at 7.30 pm. Guest readers will include former Forward prize nominee, Peter Riley and one other.

Read review of the book from Jonathan Timbers.

Saturday 18 February 2017

French music/dance event with Duo Montanaro-Geoffroy

Les Panards Dansants proudly present Duo Montanaro-Geoffroy playing French traditional folk music on 18th February in Hebden Bridge.

Baltazar and Laurent have played at our festival many times with their wonderful band Zef. They are returning to Yorkshire as a duo.

There will be an ensemble music workshop between 4-6pm (all instruments welcome) with a Bal/Concert at 8pm.

It will take place at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Market Street HX7 6EU (near the Co-Op).

Information and music clip links on: www.frenchdanceleeds.co.uk

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Town Council Bye-Election candidates:

On Thurs, 16 Feb, bye-elections will take place in Fairfield and West End wards of Hebden Royd Town Council. Eight candidates are competing for the 2 seats. This news page give details. The HebWeb will post candidate messages and photos as they are received.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Todmorden U3A February 2017 Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, 16th February in the Central Methodist Church in Todmorden at 1.45 when our speaker will be Maria Glot whose subject will be ‘Titus Salt and Saltaire’.

Our contact details are (website) www.u3atod.org.uk, (email) enquiries@u3atod.org.uk, or (phone) 01706 812015.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

High & Dry? Hebden's Future Housing


Nido, 14 Market Street, Hebden Bridge

We might want the housing in Hebden Bridge to be high and dry, but that doesn't mean our young people have to be left that way too!

We'd like to speak to people looking to take their first steps on the housing ladder. We know there are fewer people aged between 18-40 in Hebden Bridge than in the surrounding areas. We think it's partly to do with a lack of good, affordable housing options for people leaving their family home.

Calder Valley Community Land Trust are planning to build new housing opposite the Fox and Goose. We want it to be predominantly aimed at the younger end of the market. Let us know what sort of housing you'd like to see there: Flats? Houses? Should there be some shared space or facilities?

Come along and let us know - The bar's open!! :)

Friday 10 February 2017

The strange tale of the Internet Fridge - New Technologies and their impact

Food for Thought series

Wadsworth Community Centre, Old Town HX7 8RY
Guest speaker: Richard (aka Wally) Woodcock

Free entry

Doors open: 7.00 p.m. Delicious supper £2.50: 7.30 p.m.
Talk starts 8.15 p.m. Great bar.

Wally worked for most of his career in higher education. At the University of Bradford he was Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching in the School of Informatics between 2002 and 2005, and the Director of Combined Studies until his retirement in 2008. Both posts enabled him to combine his interests in the arts, humanities and technology.
He also worked with experimental company IOU Theatre where he chaired the Board of Directors between 1988 and 2007.

Nowadays he does a bit of cooking, walking, reading and gardening, tries to convince himself his brain still works by solving cryptic crosswords, and writes, sings, plays and records lots of music.

Saturday 11 February 2017


Blackshaw Head Chapel
From 1 to 4

Bric-a—brac/books/good as new, etc.

Refreshments in Pat’s Pantry

In aid of Cancer Research UK

Saturday 11 February 2017

Second Hand Booksale

Hope Baptist second hand book sale and chatty café

Noon till 4pm (not dusk till dawn) have a good read and a brew.

Saturday 11 February 2017

Friends of the Picture House present

Ken Loach's Raining Stones

After the recent success of veteran film-maker Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake', the Friends of the Picture House are pleased to screen the director's 1993 witty and eloquent story 'Raining Stones' on Saturday, February 11 at 4.30pm.

The film won the 1993 Cannes Jury Prize and stars Ricky Tomlinson and Bruce Jones. The Friends will serve free snacks before the film.

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Calder Ward Forum

6:30pm arrival for a 6:45pm start

In the Chapel, Hebden Royd Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EU

(Please note that there is no parking available in the church car park that night)

Ward Forums are for people in Calderdale 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. Ward Forums are open to anyone who lives and/or works in the ward. It is your chance to tell us what you think and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

There will be presentations on the work of Healthwatch Calderdale and the Council Budget.

We hope to have a Police Update - where you can help set local Police priorities for your local area. This is followed by an open forum section where tell us about what local issues matter to you.

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

People, Puzzles and Earning a Living

Mike Crawford - The Alan Petford Memorial Lecture


Blow the dust off the wills and inventories, unroll the parchment or paper and get a glimpse of the people, the families and their worries. Why was Henry Crabtree's pig lonely and were widows raking in the cash as money lenders? We can have some idea of how to answer these crucial issues with this peep into the lives of local people on the eve of the industrial revolution. 

Mike is a member of the group started by the much missed Alan Petford with the ambitious aim of transcribing the probate documents from the parish of Halifax at the end of the seventeenth century. Two volumes of these local documents have been published by the society, and Mike's study has revealed some fascinating details about the lives led by those who lived and died in this valley.

Local History website

Sunday 5 February 2017

Elliotts Antique Fair

8-30am to 3-30pm at Mytholmroyd Community Centre. On site cafe serving good home cooked food.something for everyone.entry £1 all classes.

18 January-5 February 2017

ArtsMill Exhibition: Morphing in Stone and Paint

Artist, Paul Ormerod is showing his latest work of paintings and Sculpture 'Morphing in Stone and Paint' Exhibition at The David Wright Gallery, Artsmill, Hebden Bridge this January 18th to February 5th 2017.


See HebWeb News item

Saturday 4 February 2017

3 Valley Vegans Fair 2017

Todmorden Methodist Church

1pm - 4.30pm

Want to know more about veganism? Come along to the 3 Valley Vegans Fair for free food tasting, films and talks, health info, art and crafts and children's activities. Find out everything you have ever wanted to ask about a plant-based lifestyle.

The first 25 people to pledge to go vegan for a month will get a free goody bag!

£1 entry - children free

Saturday 4th February
1pm - 4.30pm
Todmorden Methodist Church
Union Street
OL14 5AW

Saturday 4 February 2017

The Spirit Level

Inequality and Social Anxiety

Professors Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, co-authors of the book 'The Spirit Level' speak about 'Inequality and Social Anxiety'.

Kate Pickett is Professor of Epidemiology the University of York.

Richard Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, (having retired in 2008).

Their book inspired the much acclaimed documentary film ‘The Divide’ directed by Katharine Round.

Tickets, £10 - £8 Concessions, will go on sale at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall from Thursday 5th January


Wednesday 1 February 2017

Happy Valley Pride Social Group

Open to everybody regardless of gender and sexuality, the group meet on the first Wednesday of each month, 7pm, upstairs at the Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. it is a lovely social group, a lot of fun and we raise funds for our non for profit organisation whose primary aim is to provide workshops and forums for children and young adults with LGBTQ issues.

Thursday 2 February 2017

The History of Cartoons


From cave paintings to modern art, the whole world draws & always has done.

Talk by Ian Barclay

Thursday 2nd February 2017 @ 2.30pm

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

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

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

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

Thursday 2 February 2017

Physiotherapy for the Gardener

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners meeting takes place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at 7.30pm when there will be a talk on ‘Physiotherapy for the Gardener’ with Steve Clegg

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Royd Regeneration’s Annual General Meeting

Erringden Room, St Michael's Church Hall, Mytholmroyd, at 7.30pm, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Although all officers will be standing for re-election, please e-mail if you wish to put your name forward for any of the following positions within Royd Regeneration:
Vice Chairman

You may nominate yourself in advance (a seconder will be required), and these will need to reach the Secretary no later than Sunday 29 January 2017.

We are happy to have an informal meeting with anyone who may be interested in any of the above roles.

The committee always welcome new volunteers.

23-29 January 2017

Trades Club backs Independent Venue Week

Richard Hawley

See HebWeb News item

Friday 27 January 2017

Dave NelsonJazz Café with Dave Nelson

Friday 27th January sees the start of a new series of informal jazz events at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Read HebWeb News item

Friday 27 January 2017

Keith Donnelly guesting at The Shaggy Dog Storytellers

Guest at The Shaggy Dog Storyteller's this month is none other than the inimitable Keith Donnelly. Join him on Friday 27th January upstairs in the Stubbing Wharf, King Street at 8pm.

Everyone knows there're only seven stories in the world, so....Keith's written seven new ones! Interspersed with Keith's off the wall banter, zany guitar playing and songs this show is suitable for adults and young people alike. 'Wizards, Witches & Wings' promises something for everyone. A truly magical evening. Not to be missed!

"Keith Donnelly - the funniest thing to happen to storytelling since the chicken crossed the road!"

Friday 27 January 2017

John Verity Band

John Verity (former frontman of 70s groups Argent and Phoenix) and his Band

Supporting: local band RAM

Upstairs at the Golden Lion,
Fielden Square, Todmorden

Doors 8pm £5 on the door or via ents24

Saturday 28 January 2017

French music & dance event with Les Cailloux

Les Panards Dansants start the year with a session with a difference - Morvan (France) workshops run by the band Les Cailloux with a bal the same evening.

Here is a link to their home video

Morvan music workshop, 1.30 - 3pm, £5.
Morvan dance workshop, 3.30 - 5.50 pm, £5.

Refreshments during break, £2 or bring and share a dish.

Evening Bal with the Panards band and Les Cailloux, 7 - 10 pm, £5.

Venue: Methodist Hall in Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EU. Near Co-Op.

Saturday 28 January 2017

Burns' Supper

On Saturday 28th January, Heptonstall Social & Bowling Club presents Burns' Supper, starting at 7:30pm. Tickets £8.

Enjoy a fantastic night with haggis, bagpiper, dancing & the Scottish poet! Entry includes a full evening, with 2-course supper, and disco later. Proceeds are being donated to the newly formed Heptonstall Girl Guides.

Heptonstall Social & Bowling Club, Acre Lane, Heptonstall, HX7 7LT

Email for info

25 January 2017

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society AGM, from 6.45 to 7.15. This will be followed by the talk at 7.30.

Mytholmroyd – The Development of a Pennine Village

Mytholmroyd – The Development of a Pennine Village

Rodney Collinge

The talk will describe the development of Mytholmroyd from the earliest times, and will be illustrated by around 80 slides.

Rodney taught Chemistry at Calder High School for around 30 years, and before that was a pupil there. He thinks his old history teacher would doubtless be turning in his grave if he knew that his beloved Lit. and Sci. Historical Society was being 'defiled' by an illiterate scientist!

Local History website

Thursday 26 January 2017

Central Street drop-in session

Calderdale Council will be holding a drop-in session to discuss proposals to bring the road surface of Central Street and connected streets up to standard.

The drop-in will be in the Community Room, Riverside School, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge on Thursday the 26th of January from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Saturday 21 January 2017

Jumble and Nearly New Sale

11 am to 3pm Jumble and Nearly New Sale, Hebden Bridge Methodist Church (opposite Co-op). Also book and cake stalls, refreshments, and music by Hebden Bridge Junior Band.

Sunday 22 January 2017

The Lost Chord Ensemble

2pm in The Little Theatre, 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.

Thursday, 19th January 2017

Todmorden U3A January Meeting

Todmorden U3A's next meeting will be held on Thursday, 19th January in the Central Methodist Church in Todmorden at 1.45 when our speaker will be Alan Pugh whose subject will be ‘Dei Goes to War’.

Our contact details are (website) www.u3atod.org.uk, (email) enquiries@u3atod.org.uk, or (phone) 01706 812015.

Saturday 14 January 2017

High StreetAffordable housing project

Local charity Calder Valley Community Land Trust has fixed on Saturday 14th January as the date for its public consultation on the proposed affordable housing project in Hebden Bridge. Read more.

Saturday 14 January 2017

George Michael & Wham Open Mike Night

At Tra7es Club, Hebden Bridge - 8pm to 1.30am

As a tribute to the great songwriting and singing talent of George Michael, this open mic night is going to be focused on him and his work, and any artists associated or related to him. There will also be DJs and dancing at our very own Club Tropicana (although drinks won't be free!)

Entry is by donation with all profits going to Todmorden Food Drop In.

To add your name to the list of performers contact Sarah Courtney via The Facebook events page.

Sunday 15 January 2017

PlaqueWalking through Hebden Bridge’s past: Award winning local storyteller Ursula Holden Gill is leading a free story walk celebrating the lives of people who lived in Hebden Bridge a century ago, including those killed in WW1 and suffragette Lavinia Saltonstall. Read more.

Sunday 15 January 2017
Sunday 15 January 2017

Hebden Bridge Comedy Club

The show starts at 8.30pm prompt and tickets are priced at £8.50

Acclaimed comedian Jason Cook wrote and starred in cult BBC sitcom “Hebburn” alongside Vic Reeves and Chris Ramsey. He has also written and performed in two highly successful Radio 4 shows 'Happiness' and 'School Of Hard Knocks'

“Jason Cook has more funny in his middle toe than most comics do in their whole body”. Chortle

Within months of first picking up a microphone Blackburn's Tez Ilyas found himself in the finals of no less than eight comedy competitions, within a few years he won the BBC New Comedy Award, has produced numerous film shorts for both the BBC and Sky as well as his own Radio 4 series 'TEZ Talks'. 2017 will seeing him embark on his first national tour!

“Blackburn-born Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak” The Guardian

Todmorden's Martin Mor returns to compere and middle act is London based Ria Lina.

Old Gate Bar and Restaurant, Old Gate, Hebden Bridge HX7 8JP

Monday 16 January 2017

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

Are you disabled? Can you help to improve access to life in The Hebden Bridge Area?

Please join us. Come to our meeting on Monday 16th January 2017 at 2.30pm to 4.15pm in the Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

We are a new group which really needs more members with any type of disability (such as hearing, vision, mobility, mental health, learning disability.)

If you can’t come to meetings you are very welcome to join in by email, telephone or any other way you would like to.

Call June 01422 844914 for information.
Or email Jason on
to join the email list.

11 January 2017

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Did I see Marilyn?

Alan Stuttard

Did I see Marilyn?

An amusing look at Alan's time as a National Serviceman, defending Hong Kong and peace-keeping in Korea.

Alan is a retired textile manager and former Parish Councillor who now enjoys telling tales about his varied experiences in different walks of life.

Local History website

Thursday 12 January 2017

Slow The Flow Calderdale - next public meeting

Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7.30pm.

Come along to hear about the plans we have to start work on leaky dams / log jams / attenuation projects at Hardcastle Crags with The National Trust / Environment Agency due to start in 2017.

We will be presenting our work to date and details of this project in Hardcastle Crags. We would love to see you there.

Thursday 5 January 2017

Cafe culture

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

The History of Pantomime

History of panto

A Humorous Talk by Michael Cullingworth
Thursday 5th January 2017 @ 2.30pm

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall
£5 (£3 concessions) including tea & cake

All Welcome - Pay on the door

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Thursday 5 January 2017

Cut Flowers

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting takes place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 5th January 2017 at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on ‘Growing cut flowers for the Calder Valley’ with Sally Barker

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Thursday 5 January 2017

New Year Quiz at Trades Club


Everyone seems to think 2016 was a bad year...many people died, others brought voting into disrepute and 'post-truth' became a thing.

So, let's get 2017 off to a great start with a new year quiz raising funds for our Folk Roots Weekend in May ... the questions are put together by that nice Dave Boardman chap and, as ever, includes the always enjoyable music round - with the chance to take home some cool music.

There is little chance of this changing your life financially, but it may provide you with a cultural and emotional high.

Your £5 gets you fantastic food and an enormous sense of wellbeing - as well as Dave's slightly challenging and mildly enjoyable quiz.