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WHAT WAS ON:
PAST EVENTS

in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area

Hebden Bridge events

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)

8pm

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:-
Baghdaddies
Celtarabia
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.

10am-2pm

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

10-4.30pm
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

8.45pm

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

THE PLAGUE DOCTOR

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

Banff

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
www.livewild.org.uk
07979 207296

Saturday 22 April 2017

Eggstravaganza

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!

Eggs

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

11-4pm.

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)

www.hbstationfriends.org.uk

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.

HBLISci

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

Flamenco

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

www.wegotticket.com/event/389897

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

www.slowtheflow.net

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.

Ceramics

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.
10.00-16.30
£45 low waged £60 waged.

www.livewild.org.uk

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

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

7.30pm-9.30pm

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

Bag-a-bargain

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

Widdop

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.

Artsmill

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

HBLISci

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

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:
Chairman
Vice Chairman
Secretary
Treasurer

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
jason@hebdenroyd.org.uk
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

9pm

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.