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WHAT WAS ON:
PAST EVENTS

in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area
Weekend of 1-2 August 2020

Vintage Weekend

Cancellation of Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend

Because of Covid-19 the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge have come to the conclusion it will not be possible to hold the Vintage Weekend in August of this year. The event is now cancelled. This will be a disappointment to everyone but the safety of the public has to be our priority.

The Vintage Weekend will be back next year with an even bigger and better event on the 31st July and 1st August. The organisers look forward to welcoming a bumper crowd to this spectacular event.

The show has been described as 'The Best in the North of England'. Others describe the fabulous location and that spectators can walk amongst the vehicles and converse with the owners about their prized possessions.

Vintage Weekend

This would have been the 38th year for the event which is now well established as a premier attraction for the display of some 700 veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, military & commercial vehicles. 

Held in the heart of Hebden Bridge, at the picturesque Calder Holmes Park, (HX7 8AU), most of the famous British marques are represented at the rally, along with famous names from across the world. The open plan layout of the site allows members of the public to get up close to the exhibits and chat to their owners.

23-25 July 2020

Happy Valley Pride Festival Goes Digital

Happy Valley Pride has announced a series of online events during the week the main festival would have taken place. From Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 July, the mini digital festival will include special guests, live performances and more.

See this HebWeb News item for more info

Saturday 4 July 2020

Heptonstall FestivalHeptonstall Festival online

Bringing you live music. Sharing stories of Hepstonstall and all the things that make our village so special...the community.

Look out for further details and timings coming soon!

See Facebook page for latest info

Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 July 2020

Exhibition at Linden Mill, Open Studio weekend

The gallery in Linden Mill (formerly Artsmill) will be open 'by appointment only' on Sat 4 and Sun 5 July, 11-4.

Carolyn Curtis Magri, Anna Gibson, Jan Langdale, Dorothy Ann Simister and Sheila Tilmouth, will be exhibiting a selection of their work.

Please ring 07841 933821 between 9-11 am, 2,3,4,5 July to book. Numbers are limited to 6. The gallery is big enough to maintain social distancing rules.

Access is via Linden Road entrance and exit is via Rose Grove. Studio visits can be arranged with individual artists.

8-11 July 2020

For Peat's Sake: What's Next?

'For Peat’s Sake: What’s Next?' is a series of Webinars and Assemblies that aim to inform and energise people interested in taking action together to change the way the upland peatlands across the North of England are managed as part of a response to the climate emergency.

Calderdale Extinction Rebellion Rebels, together with others across the North, have decided its now time to consider next steps. How our uplands are managed is considered a local priority as it brings together a range of interlinked issues that include carbon emissions, biodiversity, burning and flooding, and social justice - the core issues of the climate emergency. For Peat’s Sake: What Next? will explore these issues and identify next steps via a series of interactive talks and a People’s Assembly.

Weds July 8th. 7-8.30pm. Peat:
Si Thomas, Peatland Restoration Officer, Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Book here

Thurs July 9th 7-8.30pm. Flooding
Dr Rod Everett. Backsbottom Farm, Roeburndale. Book here

Sat July 11th. 1.30-4.30pm. Biodiversity and Land Ownership
Mark Avery (Inglorious)
Guy Shrubsole (Who Owns England?)
People’s Assembly to decide What Next. Book here

‘For Peat’s Sake’ a film of the Abbeystead action made by Lancaster filmmaker Daniel Brereton, will be launched at the event. An online exhibition of connected photography and art will also be published alongside this film premier. 

Friday 26 June 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

1pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Worried about a will? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@uppervalleyhub.org

Sunday 28 June 2020

Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade

See report and photos from the 2019 Parade

3-4 July 2020

150th anniversary celebrations for historic worker-led co-op goes online

Fri July 3rd: Online lecture:  Reassessing the early productive cooperatives. Andrew Bibby

Sat July 4th: (UN Day of Co-operatives); Online conference, All Our Own Work: building worker democracy

See HebWeb news story for more info

Monday 15 June 2020

Refugee week lunch 

To celebrate Refugee week (June 15th - 21st) Leila's Kitchen, owned by Leila and Sourena, and Together We Grow are holding a Fundraising Takeaway on Monday June 15th pick up between 11.00 am – 3.00 pm, 2 courses for £10.00

Please order by Wednesday June 10th and join us!

We can't arrange a fundraising shared meal during these times but we hope you will share your takeaway with someone!

Leila learnt traditional cooking from her grandmother in Iran and is passionate about food. Leila who immigrated to the UK 12 years ago always dreamed of having her own coffee shop where she could change perceptions about vegetarian and vegan food.  Leila's Kitchen was established in Autumn 2019, a heaven for vegetarians and vegans whilst so many non-vegetarian/vegan customers also pay regular visits.  Leila's kitchen aims to be more than a café and for some customers is becoming their 2nd home! 

Sourena (Leila's husband) worked for a law firm in Leeds and last year following a 'mid-life crisis' joined Leila to put a smile on people's faces by giving them delicious cakes and food.  The first 6 months have not been easy with the floods and now the virus but hopefully the future will become easier

Together We Grow is a local voluntary organisation which aims to promote the social and emotional wellbeing of asylum seekers and refugees by welcoming them into our community. 

More info

Thursday 18 June 2020

The Australian Dream

Q&A to explore Racism in Sport

A special online Q&A for acclaimed feature documentary The Australian Dream will be hosted by Hebden Bridge Film Festival on Thursday, June 18 at 8pm.

More info on this HebWeb news item

Friday 12 June

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Legal problems? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@uppervalleyhub.org

Tuesday 9 June 2020

Black Lives Matter vigil

If you would like to show support for the Black Lives Matter campaign, some folk are gathering for a quiet, socially distanced circle as a mark of respect to George Floyd (murdered last week in the US by a policeman).

It will coincide with his funeral. 2pm (our time) Tuesday, Pollination Street, Todmorden.

Please wear masks.

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Annual Meeting of Hebden Royd Town Council

7.30pm

On Zoom - click here to attend meeting

New mayor and deputy mayor will be appointed. And to announce the recipients of the Service to the Community Award, both senior and junior sections, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the community of Hebden Royd.

This meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Film: Slow the Flow together

Slow the Flow

A special online film screening of Slowing The Flow Together ; a chance to see how flood risk has been reduced in Calderdale using natural methods.

Venue: Virtual screening on Zoom – Meeting ID: 816 6796 9925

Join Zoom event

Friday 5 June 2020

Happy Valley Pride

Kirsty's Poptastic Singalong - 80s Special!

On Friday 5 June at 8pm the 'enormously talented' (BBC), 'musical powerhouse' (Chortle) Kirsty Newton will join Happy Valley Pride for a life affirming singalong party. This time they are going back to the 80s!

The free event will take place online and those joining in can sing along to some of the biggest 80s anthems as chosen by the audience. The last singalong attracted over 100 people.

Full joining details will be posted on the Happy Valley Pride Facebook group around 7.45pm on Friday. #HappyValleyPride

Friday 29 May 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

1pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Worried about a will? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@uppervalleyhub.org

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Hebden Bridge Film Festival

Misbehaviour Live Q&A

A Zoom event

8pm-10pm

Misbehaviour tells the story of a group of women who disrupted the 1970 Miss World competition in what has now become a famous Women’s Liberation Movement protest.

Join HBFF online for a very special Q&A with the films Director Philippa Lowthorpe and Writer Gaby Chiappe alongside original activists Jo Robinson & Jenny Fortune.

Misbehaviour features an all-star cast including Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, and Greg Kinnear. You can rent the film on all the usual outlets.

Join by Zoom at 8pm, Weds 20 May: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83927296965

8-10 May 2020 - cancelled

Hebden Folk Roots Festival

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival is run by a group of musicians, enthusiasts and folk-loving people. They all live in and around Hebden Bridge. This festival has been created organically, bringing in a wonderful mix of dancers and musicians.

Monday 20 April 2013

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum regular monthly meeting

HBDAF continue to hold our regular monthly meetings, third Monday of each month, by video link, not in the Town Hall.

New members are extremely welcome.

Next meeting Monday 20th April at 2.30 to 4.30pm.

Please phone 01422 844914, or email sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com, to get the link to join the video meeting.

We are also holding weekly drop-in chat meetings, every Monday 3 to 4pm, for support during the Coronavirus outbreak. Again by video link, please email or phone for details of how to joint the meeting. And we can do this at ohter times if wanted.

Tuesday 21 April 2020 - cancelled

Picture-house

Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

Doors 6pm

Damiano Michieletto's Olivier Award-winning production of Mascagni and Leoncavallo's one-act operas is a thrilling, cinematic experience.

 

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy.

The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, 'Cav and Pag' distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

Tickets here

Friday 24 April 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

1pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Worried about a will? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@uppervalleyhub.org

24-26 April 2020

Hebden Bridge Piano Festival - cancelled

The HebWeb has been informed: "It is with great sadness and disappointment that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hebden Bridge Piano Festival Board has taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Festival." See statement


Headlining the weekend festival, which all takes place in Hebden Bridge Town Hall, are Joanna MacGregor and Martin Roscoe - distinguished classical pianists who have graced concert halls all over the world. They are joined by the young American pianist Eric Lu, who was the overall winner of Leeds International Piano Competition in 2018, the 2010 BBC Young Musician Lara Melda and highly-praised Chinese virtuoso BingBing Li.

Programme launch

Piano Festival website

Thursday 16 April 2020 - cancelled

Picture-house

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet - Live From The World Premiere

7.25pm (doors 6.25pm)

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.

Honest, revealing and urgent, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet is a powerful first-hand account of humanity's impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with David Attenborough live from the World Premiere at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

Tickets here

Thursday 16 April 2020

AK/DK plus guests at the Golden Lion

AK/DK are Graham Sowerby and Ed Chivers. They both play drums and synths. The shows include improvisations; ranging from the chaotic to the beautiful.

In the last two years they have played at Bluedot, Deer Shed, End of the Road, Arc Tangent, Lunar, Moovin, & Manchester Pysch Fest amongst other UK festival appearances. 

Upstairs - Golden Lion, Todmorden
Doors 8pm
Adv tickets skiddle

Friday 17 April 2020

Kirsty's Poptastic Piano Singalong:
Gay Anthems Special!

Kirsty

Drink, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 8pm

Join Kirsty for a special singalong and lots of laughs where the audience picks the songs. Kirsty is a veteran performer on the musical comedy scene, having toured with award-winning comedians Paul Merton, Rich Hall, and dozens more.

Further details are on the Happy Valley Pride website (www.happyvalleypride.org) including information on tickets.

10 April, Good Friday 2020

Pace Egg plays - cancelled

See HebWeb feature on the Pace Egg play tradition

Monday 13 April 2020 - postponed

Easter Monday Duck Race

Postponed, with a view to holding the event later in the year, depending upon the situation

The annual Hebden Bridge Duck Race will take place on Easter Monday 13 April 2020.  This much-loved event organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, will once again be supported by Jet2holidays, The Travel Centre Mytholmroyd and Benchmark Travel. 

The Rotary Club are hoping that the event will bring some life and much needed visitors back to the Town, as many businesses are still suffering from the recent flooding. All the profits from this year's event will be going to help the flood victims of Mytholmroyd & Hebden Bridge. 

The Duck Race is a family orientated event attracting vast numbers into the town to experience not only the race but a fun fair, entertainment, charity stalls and a fantastic array of food on sale. This year there will also be a Duck Fancy Dress Competition with an array of goodies for the winning entrants. 

See Duck Race website

Wednesday 1 April 2020 - cancelled

Picture-house

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Hebden Bridge Picture House
Wednesday 1st April at 7.15pm (doors 6.15pm)

Swan Lake

Liam Scarlett's glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett's additional choreography and John Macfarlane's magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky's first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette's curse, disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for Odile, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever.

Tickets here

Thursday 2 April 2020

Green Door

Traumatic, funny and ultimately triumphant. 

Ann Brown's true story of escaping a toxic relationship that almost killed her is a must watch for anyone over 14. 


Her play, Green Door, comes to Square Chapel, Halifax on 2nd April at 7.45pm.

"I strongly suspect 'Green Door' will be back before too long and even more strongly advise people to attend."  
Drew Tosh - Canal St Online.

Tickets available here

See HebWeb News item for more info

20-29 March 2020

The Big Spring Clean - cancelled

In the interest of everyone's safety, Hebden Royd Town Council has decided to cancel the Hebden Royd Big Spring Clean 2020 due the increased safety risk with Coronavirus.

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Cancelled due to coronavirus

Common Problems

The history of common land in Northern England 1851 – 1901

Professor Angus Winchester

CommonsNorthern England contains the largest expanses of common land in the country, but this is only a fragment of the extent of the communally used land which existed before the wave of moorland enclosures in the 18th and 19th centuries. Commons were an integral part of the rural economy, providing not only essential grazing for livestock but also fuel for the hearth, building materials and other resources.

This lecture explores how past societies tried to achieve sustainable management of these shared resources on which they depended for their livelihood.

Angus Winchester is Emeritus Professor of History at Lancaster University. He has longstanding research interests in the history of upland landscapes and of common land in particular. His publications include The Harvest of the Hills: rural life in northern England and the Scottish Borders, 1400-1700 (Edinburgh University Press, 2000). He is currently working on a book on the history of common land in Britain.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday 27 March 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

1pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Worried about a will? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@uppervalleyhub.org

Friday 27 March 2020

This Month with The Shaggy Dog Storytellers...

This month, we welcome Dougie Mackay as our club night guest on Friday 27th March. 8pm Upstairs in The Stubbing Wharf Pub on King St, Hebden Bridge as usual.

Dougie is at the forefront of a new generation of Scottish storytellers, drawing upon the rich wellspring of tradition, and enlivening gnarled northern folk tales for a discerning modern audience.

Described as “enigmatic with a raw sense of humour”, “creating moments of magic” and “an excellent storyteller”, expect tales of witchcraft, faeries, selkies and more, set in wild rugged landscapes where the threshold between natural and supernatural is far from clear.

Receiving plaudits both in U.K and Europe, recent highlights include “sell out” shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and 19, Festival at the Edge performance in 2017 and a standing ovation for his duet with Jan Blake at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival in 2019.

Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March 2020

Hebden Bridge Film Festival - cancelled

More info

Hebden Bridge Film Festival

See HebWeb News: Misbehaviour to open Hebden Bridge Film Festival 2020

Saturday 28 March 2020

The Occupation of the American Mind

1pm Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of Mariam Shaar - a generational Palestinian refugee who spent her entire life in the Burj El Barqanjeh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon.

Within a densely populated area smaller than a half square mile, led by the driving force Shaar, who refuses to give up despite many obstacles, the group of women build a business and become symbols of hope.

Followed by Panel Discussion

83 mins In Arabic with English subtitles

Director: Thomas Morgan

Sunday 29 March 2020

Hebden Bridge Film Festival - cancelled

And Then We Danced to close Film Festival 2020 - a passionate and beautiful coming-of-age tale about forbidden love in the Georgian ballet. Set within the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, the film tells the story of a competitive dancer. More info (19 Feb)

Sunday 29 March 2020

Lamplighter Festival 2020 - public meeting

Lamplighter 2020 planning is underway, and the organisers, Handmade Parade CIC, need your help! It was very much missed in 2019, and we want to make this year a dazzling and joyful celebration of our community's creativity.

We're holding a public meeting on Sunday 29th March, in the crypt at St Mary's Church, Burnley Road,Todmorden, OL14 7BD, from 4 - 6pm.
The venue is fully accessible.

We'll be able to update you as to where we're at with our planning, and answer any questions or concerns you have at this point. We also really, really want to know any fantastic ideas that you have, and how you want to get involved, so we can create an event together that will knock people's socks off!

If you can't make this date but still want to get involved, please get in touch via our Facebook page or email kerith@handmadeparade.co.uk

Saturday 21 March 2020

Cancelled because of the coronavirus

Discovering Ted Hughes's Yorkshire

Trail Maps Launch on Sat 21 March. Literary and heritage trail, with maps designed by HB cartographer Chris Goddard. Poetry readings from Carola Luther and David Morley, and a talk by Hughes expert, Dr Steve Ely.

Read more

Saturday 21 March 2020

Mayor's Fundraiser Ceilidh 2020

Cancelled due to coronavirus

You are invited to attend the Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council's Charity Ceilidh at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Saturday 21st March 2020. All funds raised on the evening are going to the Mayor's Charity this year, CROWs (Community Rights of Way Service).

The event starts at 7.30pm (with dancing from 8pm). The entertainment and ceilidh band are Peaceworks, joining us for a second year. Tickets include a Pie and Peas supper (note that vegetarian options are available). A licenced bar is available on the evening.

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

Tickets are priced £12 and include supper too, available via Ticket Source or Hebden Royd Town Council office, by emailing Hebden Royd Council or phone 01422 842181.

Mayor's Ceilidh

Saturday 21 March 2020

Flood Relief Gig

On Saturday 21st March, Wadsworth Community Centre and BGR Events are collaborating to raise money for the Calderdale 2020 Flood Appeal. There are four wonderful acts lined up to give a broad spectrum of fabulous live music.
Young, upcoming folk singer and musician, Iona Lane begins the evening with her emotive and well-crafted songs which are delivered with immense passion, and an understanding beyond her years for the stories she is telling.

Flood  relief gig

The evening progresses with Sarah Smout, celebrated Yorkshire cellist who has toured internationally with acts including Michael Chapman, Bridget St. John, and King Creosote. 

Steve Pledger opens after the interval, a singer songwriter with an enviable reputation as a talented and dynamic performer. With writing that ranges from fragile reflections on love and loss to blistering commentaries on present circumstances, his songs pack an emotional punch both on record and on stage. 

And Becky Taylor's Atlas Bridge completes the line-up. This brand new acoustic band brings together the tuneful talents of Becky, with sensitive vocals and melodic 5-string banjo from Madeline Smyth together with guitarist Steve Lacey. 

There will be the usual Wadsworth pie and peas, local real ales and fundraising activities including a CD/merchandise stall and raffle.

This promises to be a great night of music and a brilliant social occasion.  All proceeds from this gig including tickets sales, bar and food profits and raffles etc. will be donated to the Community Foundation Fund for Calderdale’s 2020 Flood Appeal.

Wadsworth Community Centre, Old Town.

Doors 6:45

Tickets £15     Call 07890 205980 – 07731 661053 – or wegottickets.com  

Sunday 22 March 2020

Lost Chord Ensemble - cancelled

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

The Lost Chord Ensemble 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.

Chris, who conducts the local Little Theatre Choir, has a wealth of light music including some of his own compositions.

1-22 March 2020

Artsmill Exhibition: 
Living in a Pennine Landscape

ArtsMill

Artsmill Exhibition: Living in a Pennine Landscape from artists Anita Burrows, Roy Hubbard and Andrew Morrison at The David Wright Gallery from 1-22 March with a preview on Sunday, 1 March at 2pm. More info (25 Feb)

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Picture-house

Royal Opera: Fidelio

Hebden Bridge Picture House
Tuesday 17 March at 7.15pm (doors 6.15pm)

Live from the Royal Opera House

Beethoven's only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as 'Fidelio') who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime.

The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners' Chorus and Florestan's impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer's new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary 'Terror' and our own time to illuminate Fidelio's inspiring message of shared humanity.

 Tickets here

Wednesday 18 March 2020

POSTPONED

Writing Anne Lister: 
An LGBTQ+ History 

Hebden Bridge Town Hall at 7pm.

Tickets £3 via www.happyvalleypride.com or on the door.

Writer and academic Dr Jill Liddington, whose research into the diaries of Anne Lister inspired the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack, will provide an insight into the life and times this pioneer. The 19th-century businesswoman, mountaineer, world traveller, and science enthusiast is often called "the first modern lesbian".

Her books, Female Fortune: land, gender & authority: the Anne Lister Diaries 1833-36 (1998, 2019), and Nature's Domain: Anne Lister and the Landscape of Desire inspired scriptwriter Sally Wainwright to write Gentleman Jack.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Postponed: Regrettably, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone this event for a while. I'm sure you can appreciate the reasons and we do apologise for this. We hope to run the event in the future when everything returns to normal!

Good Nutrition as your Superpower

7:30-9pm, The Todfellows Space, Oxford Street, Todmorden, OL14 5PU

You are invited to a 3 Valley Vegans talk/ food/ drink event:

Hosted by Sally-Anne Wilkinson from True to Your Health Personalised Nutrition, Registered Nutritional Therapist dipCNM mBANT mANP. Registered Nutritionist rCNHC rGNC

Sally will be covering:

  • How familial ill health led to her becoming a registered nutritional therapist, and how it helped improve everyone's health.
  • Why poor food choices are our own personal Kryptonite
  • Why genetics aren't the main reason we succumb to chronic illnesses
  • What we can do to change our health to more positive outcomes

There'll be healthy recipes to try, and she'll also be answering questions about healthy eating, and for those who are interested, how to transfer to a healthy plant-based diet.

Thursday 19 March 2020

Carry Greenham Home - film

Documenting the everyday lives of the women Greenham Common Peace Camp, filmed over seven months in 1983

7pm. The Artworks, Shaw Lodge, Shaw Lane, Halifax, HX3 9ET

Free refreshments available.

And exhibition which runs until the end of April.

Thursday 19 March 2020

The Occupation of the American Mind

8pm Golden Lion, Todmorden

Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States.

The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, focusing on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U5. Narrated by Roger Waters, lead singer of rock band Pink Floyd. Featuring leading observers of the IsraeIi-Palestinian conflict, the film explores how the Israeli government, the US Government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favour. "One of the most compelling and important documentaries in recent years" John Pilger

84 mms - English Dlrectors: Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp

Monday 16 March 2020

Film: The Beginning of the end of Nuclear Weapons

CND film

Saturday 14 March 2019

Heptonstall Repair Cafe

Repair Workshop

10am - 1pm. Heptonstall Junior School Friendly volunteers at Heptonstall Repair Cafe can advise and help with repairs to electrical, mechanical, computer, clothing & textiles, toys and bikes. Tool & knife sharpening also available.

List of professional repair shops/alterations services for repairs too complex/large to undertake on the day. Donations welcome. 

Tea & Coffee and delicious cakes on sale. Taking place every 2nd Saturday of the month (except Easter/Aug) at Heptonstall School 10 - 1.00. Supported by Calderdale Council Small Grants. 

Let us know what you plan to bring along on Facebook @Heptonstall Repair Cafe.

If you are coming up from Hebden Bridge, rather than drive, if what you're bringing is small enough to come on the bus, there are 2 buses an hour number 596 leaving cinema bus stop at 12 past and 42 past the hour. Parking and disabled access available at the school. 

Saturday 14 March 2020

Dreaming Valleys

Birchcliffe Centre, HB, 9.15-5.30.  

"A day of engagements with topography, history and folklore, in words, music and song", featuring Alison Cooper (Magpahi), Mark Williamson (Spaceship), Kelly Starling, John Billingsley, Jennie Bailey, Andy Roberts and Mark Valentine.

Tickets £20 from www.northernearth.co.uk and now available (cash only) from The Bookcase, Hebden Bridge, or by cheque to Northern Earth, 5 Foot Kiln, Old Town HX7 8TW.

See HebWeb News item for more info

Saturday 14 March 2020

Picture-house

Friends of the Picture House Present

Persepolis (12a)

March's Friends of the Picture House screening is the 2008 animated adaptation of Marine Satrapi's graphic novel Persepolis.

Telling the story of Satrapi's childhood as the daughter of liberal intellectuals during the Iranian revolution of 1979, the 8-year war with Iraq that followed, and Satrapi's exile to Austria and Paris, co-directors Vincent Paronnaud and Satrapi herself set the two-tone style of the book in motion, with humour and the young rebel's beloved rock music tempering the atmosphere of horror and repression in her family's life. 

Saturday March 14th, 4:30pm (doors 4:15pm)

Sunday 15 March 2020

Annapurna Indian Dance

International Womens Day at Birchcliffe Centre on 15th March

1pm till 3pm.  

Annapurna Indian Dance proudly presents a wonderfully rich afternoon of dances and stories with workshops to celebrate the spirit of International Women's day in collaboration with Pennine Heritage.  

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a unique dance project called Morris Natyam which is an innovative dance project by talented dancer Priya Sundar with her extraordinary team of musicians.  The performance exploring traditional Morris dances with that of traditional Indian Dance and truly celebrates the spirit of friendship and harmony between cultures.  

An afternoon not to be missed.   All are welcome.   

Tickets at £2 per person and available on the door   

Free for children under 10.   

(Delicious Indian snacks and tea available.  )

Sunday 15 March 2020

Little Theatre looking for a large cast

When we are marriedLittle Theatre looking for a large cast Ray Riches will be auditioning for their June play, When We Are Married, on Sunday 15 March, at 7pm.

More info

Until Saturday 14 March 2020

Exhibition: The Fustain Manufacturing Co-operative

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

By Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday 13 March 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Legal problems? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@uppervalleyhub.org

Friday 13 March 2020

Piano Festival programme launch

Piano Festival programme launch A regular fixture in the town's social calendar, the 2020 Hebden Bridge Piano Festival programme launch party takes place in the café bar at the Town Hall on Friday 13th March. Read more

Thursday 12 March 2020

The Wanted 18

7.30pm Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

The Wanted I8 tells the true story of a Palestinian committee in the town of Beit Sahour (near Bethlehem) that purchased a herd of cows from a friendly kibbutz owner and used them in a bid to seIf-sustainably produce milk and thus undermine Israeli control and occupation.

Seamlessly combining the comic and tragically absurd, it maps the story of non-violent resistance during the first Intifada and how I8 cows came to be declared 'dangerous for the security of the state of Israel'.

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Celebrating our woodland heritage

Chris Atkinson

Celebrating our woodland heritage

Woodlands in the South Pennines have until now received only minimal attention concerning their development and use through human history. Since 2017 communities across the South Pennines have been working to change this. Led by Pennine Prospects as part of the National Lottery Heritage Funded project and supported by the University of Bradford, volunteers have undertaken 38 archaeological woodland surveys and 5 excavations, all of which have aimed to improve our understanding of the role of woodlands in human history.

Chris Atkinson is an archaeologist with many years' experience in community archaeology and landscape surveys. As Heritage and Landscape Development Manager at Pennine Prospects, he has played a leading role in the 'Celebrating our woodland heritage' project. He is also Honorary Visiting Lecturer in the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences at the University of Bradford.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Sunday 8 March 2020

Picture-house

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Hebden Bridge Picture House
at 5pm (doors 4pm)

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show will be a powerful and stirring reinvention of the family favourite with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.

Filmed live in Dublin exactly 25 years to the day when it all began, the event includes a special introduction and fascinating backstage footage and interviews which will be exclusive for cinemas.

Tickets here

Sunday 8 March 2020

International Women's Day at the Trades

International Women's Day Celebrating female artists everywhere this Sunday, 8 March. Fiona Love will be hosting this event and keeping you entertained. Organisers promise an amazing line up of talent.

More info

Sunday 8 March 2020

Canalside Comedy

Comedy at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre on Sunday 8 March. Joining host Bobby Murdock will be Paul Tonkinson, Liam Pickford, Celya Ab and Scott Bennett.

Tickets are on sale now priced £14.

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

www.canalsidecomedy.co.uk

See HebWeb News item

4-7 March 2020

Hope Garden Tidy Up

We'll keep an eye on the weather and confirm if this is going ahead.

Thursday 5 March 2020

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Greenhouse Gardening

The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF on Thursday 5th March at 7.30pm when there will be a talk on ‘Greenhouse Gardening’ with David Allison of the National Vegetable Society.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Thursday 5 March 2020

Trades Club Quiz

8.45pm

In the midst of replacing the Labour Party leadership we have a social gathering with quiz and food and a chance to raise money for the local party membership and local foodbank

That nice Dave Boardman chap will ask the questions and you and some comrades only have to supply answers and good company... there are points for the correct answers, but more importantly the solidarity with others will make us all optimistic for the fight ahead. We will bring this nations form the brink of selfish greed and the damage that can cause, but we will do it together in our communities.

So come along, have a great evening and - whoever becomes the leadership - tell them we can win hearts and minds in readiness to bring sense, caring and compassion back

Saturday 7 March 2020

Ranger Ramble - Bryophyte Walk

Did you know Hardcastle Crags is a special place for Goblins Gold, Dog Lichen and Portuguese Feather-Moss?

Join our ranger and bryophyte expert on a guided walk to explore the wonderful world of lichens, liverworts and mosses.

Learn all about the different types of bryophyte in the woodland and find out how to identify them. 

Tickets cost £12.50 and places are limited so we recommend booking early. Booking is essential for this event. 

More info

Saturday 7 March 2020

Heroica Theatre Company

Introducing Margaret Morris Movement

A day of Free workshop sessions at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall with a special demonstration of MMM by Sara Lockwood at 12.30 - 1pm
  
Under the auspices of Heroica Theatre Company and funded by the Hebden Royd Town Council we are able to offer two taster sessions where acclaimed MMM teachers Sara Lockwood and Gail Borrows will demonstrate and teach the rudiments of the famous and comprehensively therapeutic MMM movement method:
  
The morning session specially designed for less able or active people who will experience a simple movement session led to music: either seated or standing but all welcome

The afternoon session specially designed for teachers of movement and activity-group leaders - joined by members of the public (all welcome) who wish to attend - to experience this movement method and its potential benefit for them and their groups.  

Booking essential

Email heroica@talktalk.net or phone Angie on 07776 196083

Saturday 7 March 2020

A Spoonful of Julie

A Spoonful of Julie

A tribute to the practically perfect Dame Julie Andrews led by Nicola Mills, known to regular Hebden Bridgers as the opera singer in the square.

St. James' Church, Mytholm - note, change of venue

7.30pm

Tickets available here

Saturday 7 March 2020

Astronomy at the Birchcliffe Centre

Tickets and more info

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Linda Green Book Signing

New novel from best-selling author Linda Green - situated in the Calder Valley and selected for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club, the author will be signing copies at the Book Case this Wednesday, 4 March. More info

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Hebden Royd Town Council Showcase!

The Annual Town Meeting of Hebden Royd Town Council, in association with the HB Partnership & HB Community Association, will be held in Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge On Wednesday, 4th March 2020 at 7.30pm.

2-29 February 2020

Vitalija's Art exhibition

Hebden Bridge Visitor Information Centre

10-1pm and 1:30 - 5pm

During February, Hebden Bridge based artist Vitalija Zelenevska will be exhibiting a collection of her oil paintings:

See website and Facebook

24-29 February 2020

Entertaining Angels

Entertaining AngelsLittle Theatre: Entertaining Angels:

The Little Theatre's first play of the 2020 Season is Entertaining Angels, by Richard Everett, from Mon 24 – Sat 29 Feb. Grace has been a dutiful clergyman's wife for forty years. Now, with the death of her husband . . .  

See HebWeb news item

Friday 28 February 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

1pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Worried about a will? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@uppervalleyhub.org

Friday 28 February 2020

Tales from the Wharf with The Shaggy Dog Storytellers

The good old Stubbing Wharf on King St survived the recent Hebden Bridge Floods (just) and so…Tales from the Wharf with The Shaggy Dog Storytellers will go ahead on Friday 28th February 2020 as planned.

8pm £7 Entry. Join us for an evening of Stories from the Floor or better still bring one to share yourself.

The theme is Lovers, Mothers, Brothers or Others!  

Saturday 29 February 2020

Unfortunately flood damage has been worse than first appeared and Hope Baptist Church is closed until Easter for restoration works.

Cultivating a Yoga Home Practice

Want to practice yoga at home? This is a great way to start. A practical and interactive day, there will be guided practice along with time to discuss and share ideas. Key elements of a home practice with handouts to take away. Suitable for students with some experience of yoga. Saturday 29th Ferbuary 10:00-4:00pm. Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge. Cost £40. 

Book now

Saturday 29 February 2020

CVOG Potato Day 2020

CVOG Potato Day is on Saturday 29th February 10.00am to 2.00pm at  Mytholmroyd Community and Leisure Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF.

Admission £1 includes entry to Potato Raffle. 41 varieties (organic & non-organic) @ 15p per tuber.

Pre-order service for 17 varieties.

  • children’s activities
  • information
  • organic cheese
  • jams
  • compost stall
  • onion sets & shallots
  • CVOG Plant, Books & 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

29 February 2020

Unfortunately flood damage has been worse than first appeared and Hope Baptist Church is closed until Easter for restoration works.

Human Library

Human Library

1-5pm

Ground Floor, Hope Baptist Church

A WorldWide movement for Social Change. Listen to real people of all backgrounds sharing their extraordinary life stories. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. We invite you to 'borrow' a Human book for 25 minutes of story/dialogue. The stories that are shared by the human books cover many subject areas.

The Human Library is in 70 countries and it builds a positive framework for conversation. The aim is to challenge our preconceived stereotypes and prejudices and encourage understanding and empathy.

Saturday 29 February 2020

Mollys and Dandys - A roaring 20's Speakeasy for the LGBTQI community and their friends

Nelson's Wine Bar, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EJ

7.30 onwards

A multi-media speakeasy with silent film, Jazz, dancing, retro-cocktails, dressing up, art-deco art and entertainment.  

A great fun evening for all ages.  

Salacious, wild and entertaining!

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Skipton's First World War POW Camp

Anne Buckley

Skipton's First World War POW Camp

Anne will share the fascinating stories she discovered in translating a book written by sixty German officers after their release from the POW camp in Skipton. The men included naval captains, U-boat officers and airmen as well as foot soldiers. The project has attempted to include the story of the camp in the history of Skipton, including archaeology in residents' gardens.

Anne Buckley is a Lecturer in German & Translation Studies at the University of Leeds. She has been working with the Heritage Lottery Funded project 'Craven and the First World War', based at Craven Museum in Skipton, where she lives, close to the site of the First World War training and POW camp.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Film & talk

Plant-basing the future: your diet for our planet

 7-9pm, Roomfield Baptist Church, Halifax Road, Todmorden OL14 5BE
Film and  talk  night: Plant-basing the future: Your diet for our planet featuring a guest speaker from Extinction Rebellion (XR).

  • Topical film excerpts; Workshop and talk
  • Refreshments; Accessible venue
  • Children age 11+ welcome

Come and explore with us the climate change and other environmental impacts of diets based on meat, fish and dairy. We'll also discuss claims that some forms of animal-based agriculture are still compatible with climate change mitigation. Of particular interest to people who tried Veganuary.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

U3A Todmorden February 2020 Meeting

Mary, Queen of Scots, The Captive Queen in England, 1568-87

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, Feb 20th, 2020 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45 when our guest speaker, David Templeman will be talking about Mary, Queen of Scots, The Captive Queen in England, 1568-87

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

Thursday 20 February 2020

Picture-house

National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac (15)

Hebden Bridge Picture House
7pm (doors 6pm)

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There's just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane's world alight?

Edmond Rostand's masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano's powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

 Advance tickets here

Saturday 22 February 2020

Disco-bedience - a flood & climate action club night fundraiser

Disco-bedience

When planning this event months ago little could we have known it would fall just two weeks after yet another round of devastating floods in Calderdale and across the country. In response to this we are making it a fundraiser to support immediate local needs through the '2020 Calderdale Flood Appeal', and longer term flood alleviation work through 'Slow the Flow Calderdale'....all part of the climate & ecological emergency we face together.

Join us for a night of huge tunes brought to you by four fantastic DJ's (all locally sourced of course) that love their house, dub, techno, disco and beyond. A chance to allow your body to be danced by rebellious basslines & energising beats, a community in action together.

Featuring: Kim Lana Blackburn (Lana Loves House) Chris Price (Inkfolk / What the freak?) Tom Wilkinson (XRC's Darkhorse DJ of non-violence) Flash Atkins Music (paperecordings)

There will XR artwork blockprinting going on throughout, so bring clothes you want printed up to further beautify and spread word of the climate rebellion!

Saturday 22 February 2020

Hebden Bridge Lit and Sci Society

Lit nd SciPeterloo and after: lecture will focus on eventful years in Britain's history

Lit and Sci lecture with Robert Poole, Professor of History at the University of Central Lancashire His lecture will be on what took place in Yorkshire in the period between the Peterloo massacre in Manchester (1819) and the start of the Chartist movement (c. 1838).

Buy tickets on the Lit and Sci website

See HebWeb news item on this lecture.

Sunday 16 February 2020

Menstrual kit-making workshop

The next menstrual kits workshop takes place at Word Of Mouth workshop space, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge on Sunday 16 February 1.00-4.00. 

We sew menstrual kits for young women to enable them to go to school during their periods. Our last 50 kits went to schools in Uganda.

You are very welcome to visit and see what we do and join in. For more info please contact Helen Brewster 07513 359174.

Sunday 16 February 2020

Picture-house

2040: CROWS Fundraising Screening

8.15pm (doors at 7.30pm)

Cllr Dr Carol Stow, the Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council, is delighted to invite you all to a fundraising screening of the climate change documentary 2040, in support of CROWS – Community Rights of Way Service

All profits will go to help CROWS continue their work improving and maintaining footways and bridleways across Calderdale.

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.

"A much more optimistic vision"
— Fenja Akinde-Hummel, The Upcoming

"Entertaining and uplifting"
— Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

Doors open at 7.30pm and the film commences at 8.15pm. The film is 92 minutes long.

Sunday 16 February 2020

Volunteer Meetup 

Would you like to get involved in live events in the heart of Hebden Bridge?

Hope Baptist Church already has a well- established reputation as a performance venue and we’re diversifying and increasing our public events in 2020. This means we’re looking for volunteers to help with sound and lighting, meet and greet, publicity and refreshments and much more. 

You don't have to be a churchgoer and you can give as much or as little time as you'd like. We'll give you all the training you need, a fabulous tee shirt, yummy refreshments and a friendly bunch of fellow volunteers.  

Come along to Hope at 1:30 on Sunday 16th February to find out more.

 If you can’t make it but want to get involved,  please email and we’ll get in touch.

29 January 2020 - 16 February 2020

ArtsMill Exhibition: Mick Wilson

Mick Wilson - recent paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures.

Mick Wilson's work is representational, though often veering towards abstraction. From 29 Jan with a preview Sun, 26 Jan.

More info

29 January 2020 - 16 February 2020

ArtsMill Exhibition: The Still Earth

ArtsMill Exhibition: The Still Earth - an art exhibition by Jan Langdale whose work is inspired by nature and the elements. From 29 Jan with a preview Sun, 26 Jan.

More info

Saturday 15 February 2020

Laser-Cutting Introduction

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

Laser cutting

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

Book a 1 hour slot

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

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

See website

Saturday 15 February 2020

February Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime Live 2 hours free, live and local music on Sat 15 Feb starting at 1.30pm. This month's acts are familiar faces on the local circuit but their musical influences come from far and wide.

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 15 February 2020

Cris Williamson:  The Changer and the Changed - did it change you?

Jan Bridget's audio collection (1987-1997) has recently been acquired by Lancashire Archive.  

Part of the collection includes an interview with Cris Williamson, American lesbian feminist singer, song writer, musician, from when she toured the UK in 1988.  

Cris' LP The Changer and the Changed changed a lot of women's lives.  Jan will be talking about Cris' visit, playing an extract from the interview and a couple of tracks from her LP and asking participants to share their experiences of how women's music helped them.  

It is part of LGBT History Month.  2-4 pm, Todmorden Library.

Wednesday 12 February 2020

The Alan Petford Annual Memorial Lecture

Causes and cawseys

Making and repairing highways through the Wakefield manor court, 1550 – 1700

Murray Seccombe

Causes and cawseys

It can be difficult to find out much about local roads and how they were looked after before parish and turnpike trust records in the 1700s. The Wakefield court leet records provide an exceptional – possibly unique – record of complaints, repairs and local office holding in the townships of Halifax parish in the turbulent years of Elizabethan and Stuart England. This lecture will discuss the place of highway policy and practice in the transition from manorial regulation to governance through the parish and county.

Murray is Secretary of Hebden Bridge Local History Society, in the throes of doing his PhD at Lancaster University, researching road administration in the South Pennines, c. 1550-1800, with a special emphasis on aspects of social development and local governance. His background was in the not-for-profit transport sector, and he has lived and walked in Hebden Bridge area for 35 years.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Halifax Extinction Rebellion

Avoiding Climate Catastrophe in Calderdale

Speaker: Finn Jensen, director of Pennine Community Power, explains how this can be done through engineering.

7pm, Orange Box Young People's Centre, Piece Hall end of Westgate, Halifax

Friday 14 February 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Legal problems? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@uppervalleyhub.org

Saturday 8 February 2019

Heptonstall Repair Cafe

Repair Workshop

10am - 1pm. Heptonstall Junior School Friendly volunteers at Heptonstall Repair Cafe can advise and help with repairs to electrical, mechanical, computer, clothing & textiles, toys and bikes. Tool & knife sharpening also available.

List of professional repair shops/alterations services for repairs too complex/large to undertake on the day. Donations welcome. 

Tea & Coffee and delicious cakes on sale. Taking place every 2nd Saturday of the month (except Easter/Aug) at Heptonstall School 10 - 1.00. Supported by Calderdale Council Small Grants. 

Let us know what you plan to bring along on Facebook @Heptonstall Repair Cafe.

If you are coming up from Hebden Bridge, rather than drive, if what you're bringing is small enough to come on the bus, there are 2 buses an hour number 596 leaving cinema bus stop at 12 past and 42 past the hour. Parking and disabled access available at the school. 

Sunday 9 February 2020

Picture-house

Kinky Boots: The Musical (12A)

Sunday 9th February 4.45pm (doors 3.45pm)

Feel-good West End and Broadway award-winning hit musical, Kinky Boots is the winner of every major Best Musical award: 6 Tonys, 3 WhatsOnStage Awards and 3 Olivier Awards.

With songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde), and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles) this is a musical feast not to miss on the big screen.

Filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End in 2018, and in cinemas on 4th and/or 9th February 2020, Kinky Boots is inspired by a true story and celebrating a joyous triumph over adversity.

'Hilarious, heartwarming and a hell of a lot of fun' DIGITAL SPY

'An absolute hoot of a show' THE TIMES

'There's no business like shoe-business' THE GUARDIAN

'The thigh's the limit for Cyndi Lauper's kinky kick-ass show' METRO

'Dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting' TIME OUT

 Tickets here

Sunday 9 February 2020

Lost Chord Ensemble

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

The Lost Chord Ensemble 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.

Chris, who also conducts the local Little Theatre Choir, has a wealth of light music including some of his own compositions.

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Mayor's Coffee Morning

Featuring the 1925 Gala Film, a raffle plus tea, coffee and cakes available for a donation to the Mayor's chosen charity, CROWS.

10.30 - 12 noon.

Hebden Bridge Picture House

For more information, call 01422 842181 or email.

Thursday 6 February 2020

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Kirklees Badger Protection Group

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners next meeting will be on Thursday 6th February 2020 at 7.30pm at Mytholmroyd Community and Leisure Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd,Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF when there will be a talk by Adrian Potter of  Kirklees Badger Protection Group.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Friday 7 February 2020

Hand Embroidery drop in workshops

Every Friday in February
10am to 12pm
Word of Mouth, Hebden Bridge
£10 per session

A series of relaxed hand embroidery workshops to develop or build your skills. Perfect for starting a new project or trying out a range of techniques. Lots of support and inspiration on offer! 

Please bring your own fabric and threads if possible, although all materials available to get you started. You can come to as many or few sessions as you wish. Contact me to book a place or if you have any questions. 

My personal work can be viewed on Instagram @sewsaima

Friday 7 February 2020

Hebden Bridge Portrait Club

The first 4  Hebden Bridge Portrait Club events will be 11.00-13.00 on Fridays 7,14, 21 and 28 February in the arts school room at Arts Mill. If the club is a success, we can roll it out through the rest of the year.

At Portrait Club, we’ll take turns to be both artists and models. Modelling will be clothed and will be poses of up to 40 minutes, depending on what everyone wants in any given session. The focus of Portrait Club is on depicting the head, so most models will choose to be sitting.

Please bring along a willingness to be a model, £5 to cover room hire and your own materials. You can draw, paint or sculpt – it’s up to you. We’ll provide the space, easels and hot drinks.

Please email to reserve a place and for any more information. 

Friday 7 February 2020

Dave Nelson's Piano Bar

8pm

Dim the lights, roll out the piano, open the bar and the Town Hall café becomes the coolest lounge in town.

Meet your friends for a convivial and relaxing evening with Dave Nelson on piano (free entry, with collection for Hebden Bridge Piano Festival).

Friday 7 February 2020

Open Mic - Heptonstall

White Lion Pub, Heptonstall - From 8.30pm.

All performers guaranteed a slot!

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

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

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Calderdale Green Party public meeting

Climate Emergency

Clair Gough, Tyndall Centre, Manchester University

Cllr Scott Patient, Calderdale Cabinet Member for climate change and environment

Clair will focus on how we can reach net zero emissions

Scott will look at work on the climate emergency in Calderdale

All welcome
7.30 pm
Kava Kafe, 31A Rochdale Road
Todmorden

calderdale.greenparty.org.uk

Thursday 30 January 2020

Picture-house

John Shuttleworth's Back!

​John will be taking to the stage once again in 2020 for a fifty plus date UK tour - his first in three years!

John Shuttleworth

‘John Shuttleworth's Back’... is giving him trouble...

Years of strenuous DIY, not to mention playing his organ whilst perched upon a multi pack of Diet Sprite with no lumber support, has taken its toll. But - ever the trouper - John returns to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious 'back' stories), pausing only to reapply his deep heat rub! 

Friday 31 January 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Worried about a will? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk

Friday 31 January 2020

Chantel McGregor - Acoustic Blues & Ballads Concert

Wadsworth Community Centre - Friday 31st January - Doors 6:45

Chantel McGregor has been performing live gigs since the age of 12, achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music at Leeds College of Music, whilst also receiving the college’s coveted musician of the year award.

She is currently writing for her third studio album, and is also working on an acoustic album. Her music not only salutes contemporary rock but also shows her transition from conventional Blues to a harder bigger bolder rock sound with progressive influences 

We are delighted that she will be playing a solo acoustic show for us as part of Independent Venue Week 2020, and this promises to get 2020 off to a cracking start. 

Check her out here

As usual  there’ll be Real Ales, Pie and Peas and a warm welcome.

Doors at 6:45 and show starts at 7:45.

Tickets £14 (U17 and NUS cardholders half price). Contact Derek on 07890 205980, Martin on 01422 344458 or wegottickets.com

Saturday 1 February 2020

The Runaways with Director Q&A

Hebden Bridge Picture House
4.30pm (doors 4.15pm)

The Runaways

When misguided father of three, Reith (Mark Addy) passes away, his children, Angie (Molly Windsor), Polly (Macy Shackleton) and Ben (Rhys Connah), are left to cope alone; Angie acting as surrogate mother.

As Whitby, the coastal town where they live, closes up for winter their Uncle Blythe (Lee Boardman) suddenly returns from prison, harbouring a grudge over a long-standing family debt. With no other option Angie is forced to go on the run with her siblings and two of the family’s donkeys.

After a desperate scrabble through the alleyways of Whitby, the three children escape in to the harsh landscape and wilderness of the North York Moors. Here Angie begins an odyssey, the search for their estranged mother Maggie (Tara Fitzgerald).

With Blythe in close pursuit, the children and donkeys venture west across the country, crossing paths with chancers, thieves, and a boy on a horse named Toby (James Senneck).

Angie ever resilient, forces the family on despite the hardships, ever hopeful of meeting the mother she’s idolised since birth, but what if she doesn’t live up to expectations? Through the many lessons learnt along the way, Angie, and their siblings discover for better or worse, what it truly means to be a family.

This screening will be followed with a Q&A with Director, Richard Heap. This is Richard Heap’s debut fiction feature film. He has previously been twice BAFTA long-listed and nominated for Grierson Award

 Advance tickets available here

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 1 February 2020

A Day of Yantra & Mandala

Learn to draw Gayatri Yantra with yoga teacher and artist Helena Turner. A sacred symbol representing wholeness, they can be used as a meditation tool when complete. Suitable for all, you will be guided step by step through the construction & painting of Gayatri Yantra. All equipment will be provided. Saturday 1st February 10:00-4:00pm @ The Todfellows Space, Todmorden. Cost is £45.

More info

Saturday 1 February 2020

Text & Drugs & Rock n Roll
Simon Warner, Heath Common & Nick Hall

Wadsworth Community Centre - 2:30 to 4:30
Words, Songs and the Beat Generation

Join author Simon Warner, Beat Poet, journalist Heath Common and singer-songwriter Nick Hall for an intriguing conversation with live music exploring the relationship between the writings of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, amongst others and the consequent musical legacy which has infused generations of music makers including Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Tom Waits and Sonic Youth to name but a few. 

“If Jack Kerouac came from Manchester he’d be Heath Common”

Nick Hall has been described as “Yorkshire’s answer to Bruce Springsteen”

Simon Warner: “At long last an electrifying exploration of the Beat Generation writers and the wild guitarists and poetic songwriters who transformed world culture,” Jonah Raskin, counterculture historian.

Saturday 1st February 2:30 to 4:30.

Bar, real ale, tea, coffee etc. Doors 2:00

Tickets £7       

07890 205980, 07731 661053 or wegottickets

Monday 27 January 2020

Beginner Folk Club - Taster Sessions

The club is aimed at beginners who would like to play folk music with others but don't feel able or confident going to pub sessions.

We'll be playing tunes and songs at a slow speed, building confidence and looking at how you can join in at regular pub sessions without needing to pick up fast tunes. The key thing is not to worry about being 'good enough' - everybody will be in the same boat! :) 

Come along and join us at the taster sessions (£3) Thursday 23rd & Monday 27th January 7:45 - 9:30 at the Stubbing Wharf.

Friday 24 January 2020

Survivors of Torture Fundraiser

7.45pm

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

This 65 minute performance is a result of extensive research into the dark world of state-sanctioned torture and its stark impact on victims, perpetrators, families and those who collude in the ‘process’.

Immersive in style, Feeding the Darkness frames verbatim monologues, and dramatic monologues based on true stories, duologues, poetry and testimonies which challenge our ignorance and avoidance of this sensitive and disturbing subject.

It features such wide-ranging material as the experiences of the mother of Private Lynddie England (court-marshalled for her role in the abuse of Abu Ghraib detainees), that of a Kurdish asylum seeker at an appeal tribunal, and the role of trained medical professionals in state sanctioned torture, amongst many others.

Feeding the Darkness is on at the Little Theatre, for one night only, Friday 24 January 2020, starting at 7.45pm (doors open 7pm).

Tickets are £10, and are available from the Bookcase, Market Street, Hebden Bridge, and from The Little Bird Café, 53 Halifax Road, Todmorden. 

This production has been commissioned by Q-CAT (Quaker Concern for the Abolition of Torture) and is raising money for the Survivors of Torture Activity Fund.

To book a performance or for further information please contact Journeymen Theatre

Proceeds go to Survivors of Torture Fund. 

Friday 24 January 2020

RiseUp4Rojava Benefit DJ Night

The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Tickets £8 Waged, £5 Unwaged
Doors open 9pm

Come check out the sleek selections of hip hop, reggae, balkanbeat, afrobeat, funk and the like from the delectable vinyl crates of Manchester DJ crew Seven Seasons. They will be spinning politically conscious floor fillers to raise the roof for Rojava. Shake away those January blues and bounce towards a new year of anti-fascist internationalism with us!

We will be sending all money raised to Heyva Sor (Red Crescent) – the only remaining NGO providing vital medical aid in Rojava, Northern Syria.

To find out more about the current situation in Rojava head to the website or Facebook.

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Glee Unions

Singing and Socialism in 19th and 20th century Yorkshire

Dr David Baker

Glee Clubs

The formation and spread of glee clubs in the north of England, especially Halifax and district in the late Victorian and Edwardian period, provided arenas where people could socialise and democratise.

David has had an illustrious career as a musician and academic. He founded the Halifax Organ Academy and now focuses on teaching the organ. 

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

6-20 January 2020

Greenham Common exhibition

Calder Valley CND for Peace and Justice are building on the success of their Greenham Common exhibition last year by putting on an expanded version in Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

The exhibition 'Our Greenham Common' is focused on the memories of local women who were involved in some way in Greenham Common.

The opening evening will be on 6 January and it will run until 27 January. If there is anyone local to the Calder Valley has anything that they would like to contribute please contact cath@yorkshirecnd.org.uk or on 07980 291478

Monday 20 January 2020

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

HBAF

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum (HBDAF)

Monthly Meeting

2.30 to 4.30pm on 20th January 2020, in the The Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY.

HBDAF aims to improve access for people with a wide range of disabilities in the Hebden Bridge area.

We meet on 3rd Monday of each month.

All disabled people who live in, work in or visit Hebden Bridge and the surrounding parishes are extremely welcome to tell us about access issues which affect them, or to attend the meeting, or to contact us about membership, on sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com

We welcome new members with any and every sort of disability or health condition, including people with mental health issues, dementia, chronic illness, learning disability, visual or hearing impairment and autistic people. 

You are very welcome to have a Personal Assistant, support worker or anyone else to support you at meetings, if wanted. You are welcome to attend regularly, occasionally, or for only part of the meeting, to suit your needs. Please join us!

(See also: Access in Hebden Bridge)

Sunday 19 January 2020

Lost Chord Ensemble

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

The Lost Chord Ensemble 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.

Chris, who conducts the local Little Theatre Choir, has a wealth of light music including some of his own compositions.

Friday 17 January 2020

Canalside Comedy: Numéro Dix

Rarely gigging in the north of England Marcel Lucont is bringing his latest Edinburgh show, Numéro Dix, to Hebden Bridge. 

Marcel Lucont Numéro Dix

Undoubtedly the Nation’s favourite Frenchman, Marcel Lucont is bringing his exquisite new show (and live band to abuse) to Hebden Bridge.  

Canalside Comedy

Expect wit sharper than a pint of English wine, poems sexier than an art déco brothel and jibes more devastating than an ill-judged referendum. 

Catch the Gallic symbol at the height of his imperial phase on Friday 17 January at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre.

Doors open at 7pm and the show will start at 8pm.

Tickets are on sale now price £15 (plus booking fee). Book early, to avoid disappointment.

For more information and tickets go to www.canalsidecomedy.co.uk

Saturday 18 January 2020

Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime LiveJanuary Lunchtime Live, on the afternoon of 18 January, features Reggie and the Krayfish, Creedy and The Men They Couldn’t Stand at the Hope Baptist Church. 1-30-3.30pm, Pay as you feel. Read more

 

Saturday 18 January 2020

Hebden Bridge Lit and Sci Society

Lit nd SciLecture cancelled - The struggle between faith and reason in modern Islam

Lit and Sci lecture with Christopher de Bellaigue, writer and journalist, specialist on Iran and the Middle East. Christopher is a frequent contributor to The Guardian, New York Review of Books, Granta, and The New Yorker, among other publications. He was formerly the Tehran correspondent for The Economist. He lives in London with his wife Bita Ghezelayagh, who is an Iranian architect, and two children.

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Sing for fun with Calder Valley Women Singers

No auditions, no need to read music.  

Term-time Weds. 7:30 to 9:30pm.  

Riverside School Community Room, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE.  

Term starts 15/01/20.  For more info, email calder_ws@outlook.com

Thursday, 16 January 2020

U3A Todmorden January 2020 Meeting

Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45 when our guest speaker, Sue Flood, will be talking about the ‘Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer’.

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

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Rebel Song Night

Rebel Song

White Swan, 8.30pm - 11.30pm

An evening of songful subversion and spoken words of sedition. Come with your songs, your poems, your voices and your enthusiasm.

Organised by Extinction Rebellion Calderdale

Friday 10 January 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

2pm-4pm at Upper Valley Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge.

Legal problems? Pop in for free, expert legal advice from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Wilkinson

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly eileen@welcomeindependentliving.co.uk

Saturday 11 January 2020

Heptonstall Repair Cafe

10am - 1pm Heptonstall Junior School Friendly volunteers at Heptonstall Repair Cafe can advise and help with repairs to electrical, mechanical, computer, clothing & textiles, toys and bikes. Tool & knife sharpening also available.

Repair cafe

List of professional repair shops/alterations services for repairs too complex/large to undertake on the day. Donations welcome.

Tea & Coffee and delicious cakes on sale. Taking place every 2nd Saturday of the month (except Dec/Aug) at Heptonstall School 10 - 1.00. Supported by Calderdale Council Small Grants.

Let us know what you plan to bring along on Facebook @Heptonstall Repair Cafe.

If you are coming up from Hebden Bridge, rather than drive, if what you're bringing is small enough to come on the bus, there are 2 buses an hour number 596 leaving cinema bus stop at 12 past and 42 past the hour. Parking and disabled access available at the school. 

Saturday 11 January 2020

Picture-house

Friends of the Picture House present

Way Out West + The Music Box (U)

Laurel and Hardy

January's Friends of the Picture House screening is a double bill of the Laurel and Hardy classics Way Out West and The Music Box.

The Music Box might be the duo's best known short film, and perhaps best known film of all, pitting the hapless friends against the might of a piano that must be lifted up a long flight of stairs.

The main feature, Way Out West, has equally high stature in the pair's canon, seeing them tied up in the business of scheming gold prospectors as they travel to the frontier to deliver a deed. The feature length format gave Stan and Ollie the chance to show the many strings to their bows, such as delightful song and dance numbers. 

It's a treat to have these two on the big screen!

Saturday January 11th, 4:30pm (Doors 4:15pm)

Saturday 11 January 2020

Bellydance: A True Story

Belly Dance

An evening celebrating bellydance starting with contributions from local performers then presenting 'Bellydance:  A True Story'.  Sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, this show includes entertaining anecdotes illustrated through a range of choreography.  Colourful, varied and entertaining.  

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre
19.15 - 21.30. Tickets £9

Wednesday 8 January 2020

A Victorian artist paints Hebden Bridge

Discovering the landscape, paintings of John Holland

Diana Monahan and Justine Wyatt

Lecture 2

In 1869, at the White Horse in Hebden Bridge, there was an exhibition and sale of sixty-one paintings of the area by established landscape artist John Holland. This talk will focus especially on ‘View of Hebden Bridge from Fairfield’ which captures Hebden Bridge at a time of considerable change.

Both Diana and Justine are long-standing and active members of HBLHS. Their interests include walking the local landscape, and this has fed their historical researches. Diana began by researching the area around her own house, but has expertise in many areas; Justine has published her research into local water-powered industry and Fustianopolis.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Saturday 28 December 2019

Picture-house

NT Live: Fleabag

Live Arts Broadcast, 8.30pm (doors 7.30pm)

Fleabag

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Saturday 28th is an encore screening: the show was recorded live on 12th September.

Advance tickets and further information available here

Tuesday 31 December 2019

Picture-house

Berliner Philharmoniker Live:
New Year's Eve Concert

Live Arts Broadcast, 4.30pm (doors 3.30pm)

New York concert

Celebrate the conclusion to 2019 with the Berliner Philharmoniker’s glittering New Year’s Eve Concert. This fantastic event will be conducted by Chief Conductor Kirill Petrenko and features a lively American programme including the star soprano Diana Damrau as guest soloist.

Broadcast live from Berlin there are sure to be fireworks as the orchestra takes the audience on a journey through George Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story as well as works from Cole Porter, Carl Loewe, and Kurt Weill.

Advance tickets and further information available here

Thursday 2 January 2020

Trades Club

Labour Party Quiz

8.45pm

"The fightback starts now and resources will be required, so the monthly quiz at the Trades will continue to raise these funds and benefit local food banks, rebuilding belief in Labour...although it appears that belief is there in the Upper Calder valley if not so much in the Brighouse area

"That nice Dave Boardman chap will set and ask questions and you will sit with - and gain strength from - comrades"