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PAST EVENTS

in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area

Hebden Bridge events

Friday 14 June 2019

Free legal advice for businesses: new service launches 14 June 2019

Free legal advice for businesses: new service launches 14 June 2019

  1pm-4pm at Welcome Independent Living’s Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Running a business? Drop in for free legal advice from commercial law specialist James Bell from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors. James can answer your questions on:

         
  • Buying and selling commercial property
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  • Buying and selling a business, assets or shares
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  • Shareholder agreements
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  • Employment law
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  • Resolving disputes
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  • Company incorporation
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  • Shareholder or partnership agreements
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  • Contracts, terms and conditions
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Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly

Dates for 2019 are: 14 June, 12 July, 9 August,   
  13 September, 11 October, 8 November

    
Friday 14 June 2019

M.E. awareness and solidarity creative event

The recently formed,  ME support group Hebden Bridge, will be having their first event to raise awareness and support at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Friday June 14th, 1-4pm, as part of a creativity and wellness event. 

Come and join us to learn more, and help create an art installation that can go on to be present in public spaces... to represent the #MillionsMissing. 

We will be decorating spoons and shoes/ cardboard shoe shapes in blue (go blue for ME) and red (millions Missing). Also if anyone wants to decorate a spoon at home or provide a message for a label this can be facilitated.

Email me if you want to be included without being there  

... ME awareness was last month,  but bear with us, we're not well...

Facts about ME

Friday 14 June 2019

Creativitea - an afternoon of creativity, wellbeing and tea!

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, 1.30pm-5pm
Presented by the Valley Wellbeing Network 

Staying well

An afternoon of creative taster activities: Write a haiku poem, Try crochet, Poetry on prescription, Have a yoga taster.

Speakers: ‘Writing & Rehabilitation’ & ‘Creativity & Wellbeing’
Transcend Dance Demo
Refreshments
Plus much more…

Unlimited places - just turn up
Suitable for all ages and access for wheelchair users 

Creativity and Wellbeing week is a UK wide festival celebrating and showcasing some of the incredible work going on around arts and health. There is compelling and growing evidence that arts and culture can help us keep well, improve our health outcomes and live longer, higher quality lives.

In partnership with the Town Hall, Staying Well and the Valley Wellbeing Network as part of the National Creativity and Wellbeing week

Friday 14 June 2019

Brooks Williams with special guest Jack Blackman

- Wadsworth Commuity Centre - Doors 6:45

On Friday June 14th, we welcome Brooks Williams, American acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter, whose style combines roots, jazz, blues, classical, and folk.

Brooks hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he is a talented finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says Americana UK, “that you just melt into.” Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks' music is at the crossroads of country-blues and soulful Americana. 

His massive repertoire spans classic roots and blues, with compelling covers from the likes of Bessie Smith, and Memphis Slim. Williams’ original songs are typically sophisticated musically, and yet sound immediately familiar - a sign of a skilled songwriter and are rich in blues poignancy. 

Brooks Williams has worked stages worldwide for close to thirty years, touring constantly in the US, Canada, UK and Europe and toured with many musicians over the years including Boo Hewerdine and Steve Tilston.  This is the chance to see Brooks in an intimate gig at Wadsworth.

Guest support on the night is Jack Blackman who is no stranger to blues and folk. Jack is fast developing into one the most accomplished and exciting young performers on the roots scene today. He has performed his songs all across the country and as far as the Mississippi Delta. Jack has received accolades from Martin Simpson who described him as “a brilliant young gitarist.”

Wadsworth Community Centre near Hebden Bridge HX7 8RY

Doors 6.45

Tickets £13  07731661053   07890205980   www.wegottickets.com

Friday 14 June 2019

The return of … -

Open Mic

White Lion Pub, Heptonstall From 8.30pm.

Any performer guaranteed a slot! 

Friendly soundman (Mark) on hand to help with twiddly bits on PA system.

Come on down and have a go, or just show up and drink in the atmos. And drink beer too if you like…

Saturday 15 June 2019

Fast Track Raja Yoga Meditation Course

3 Part Fast Track Raja Yoga Meditation course held at The Hebden Bridge Town Hall.  

2pm - 5.30pm

All members of the community most welcome.

Free of charge to attend. Registration required for seating arrangements.

Please register online here.

For further information or queries please call Brahma Kumaris Leeds on 0113 275 7727

Hosted by Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK) Registered Charity England and Wales (269971)

Saturday 15 June 2019

Music at Walshaw Gala Summer Concert

2pm - 5pm

Margaret Bruce, Dearbhla Nolan and Nathalie Merandon play music by James Stephenson, Jonathon Clinch, Sir Malcolm Arnold, Enesco and Chopin.

Music at Walshaw Gala Summer Concert

Tickets are £30 and include a full buffet meal with wine during the interval.

For more information or to buy tickets telephone 01422 843937
or buy online at: www.margaretbruce.com (no booking fee).
Walshaw Lodge, Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7AX

Saturday 15 June 2019

Wainsgate Concert

Meraki DuoMeraki Duo - Wainsgate Chapel’s final music concert before the summer recess takes place on Sat 15 June, and features Latin American music plus works by Bartok, Messaien and Piazzolla performed by highly acclaimed Meraki Duo. Read more (10 June)

Sunday 16 June 2019

Hebden Bridge March Contest

Approximately 12:30pm on Bridge Gate and in St. George's Square, Hebden Bridge.    

The Hebden Bridge March Contest draws in a number of brass bands ranging from youth to championship section standards. Competing bands enjoy a traditional atmosphere as they march down the cobbled streets of Hebden Bridge, where they then play a chosen hymn and march.

Bands shall be ranked on their performance by an adjudicator, with awards given to high placing bands.

Sunday 16 June 2019

Morning Star Fundraiser

Peterloo

16 June until 7 July 2019

Shorelines Exhibition at Artsmill

Shorelines

This Sunday there's a preview of the exhibition ‘Shorelines’ at 2pm at Artsmill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge.

The exhibition at Artsmill during Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and Open Studios is work from three artists: Philippa Troutman, Joan Francis and Sheila Tilmouth showing their different responses to Shorelines - the fluid and changing meeting point of land and sea.

The mixed media artwork is the result of their shared seasonal visits to the coast forging together sensory experience, memories and visual recordings of what was there.

The exhibition is held in the gallery at Artsmill from June 16th until July 7th and is open 11am until 4pm (not Monday or Tuesday) commencing with a preview of the exhibition on Sunday June 16th 2-4pm.

More information

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Songs for Yemen

Bob Dylan

Monday 10 June 2019

Calder Ward Forum

The next Calder Ward Forum will be on Monday 10th June 2019 in the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St. George’s Street, HX7 7BY. Refreshments from 6.15pm, meeting starts at 6.45pm.

Ward Forums are an opportunity for you to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what is important to you. By working together we can talk about local issues and plan for the future.

Presentations - Feedback on the A646 Corridor Improvement Scheme Consultation (to be confirmed) as well as a Police Update and an Open Forum.  

All welcome.

Saturday 8 June 2019

South African Children's Exhibition

Camera crewDesmond Tutu’s South African Children’s Charity launches Exhibition. On Saturday 8th June, the Hebden Bridge based charity Bishop Simeon Trust will launch the 'IzwiLethu: Our Voice' exhibition at Artsmill on Linden Road.

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 8 June 2019

Midgley fete

Midgley recreation ground

Midgley's eagerly anticipated biennial village fete returns on Saturday with plenty of traditional fun and entertainment for everyone. The fete opens at 1.00pm and features children's sports, welly wanging, dog races, tug of war, straw races and a wealth of stalls and competitions.

Hebden Bridge brass band will play throughout the afternoon and local band Owter Zeds will carry on the entertainment into the evening.

A real ale bar, barbeque and tea tent will provide sustenance throughout the day.

Entry is free and everyone will be made very welcome. See you there!

Saturday 8 June 2019 - Sunday 9 June 2019

Handmade Parade Workshops start this weekend

Handmade Parade Organisers invite you on an adventure, to meet strange and magical creatures, in the deep dark forests of ancient Europe. The adventure starts at the Handmade Parade open workshops which begin on Saturday 8 June.

More info, photos and links

Saturday 8 June 2019

Wainsgate Concert:

Birds and Beasts

Birds and Beasts The concert series continues on Sat 8 June with an early evening performance by acoustic duo Birds and Beasts, with support from Slow Town Clock. Read more

Sunday 9 June 2019

4th Annual Brompton Hill Climb Challenge

The Blazing Saddles Brompton Hill Climb is back for its 4rd year! 

Mytholmroyd Community Centre, 10-3pm

You don't need to own a Brompton - just a sense of humour and a love for a bit of a fun challenge! Slots available throughout the day - ring or email to book yours. Come on your own or bring friends!

Test out the bike's reputation on the Cragg Road Hill Climb, the longest continuous hill climb in England. Book a ride and challenge yourself in the art of bike folding and uphill pedalling!

Bring your own Brompton or borrow one of ours! Spot prizes. Fancy dress optional. Every rider gets their name on the leaderboard

£5 per entry which includes bike hire of a Brompton if needed.

All monies go jointly to Calder Valley Search and Rescue, and to the Chevin Socialites -  towards keeping the kettle boiling for a charity which provides free tea and coffee for blood cancer patients at St James’ hospital in Leeds.

If you've taken part before this is your chance to beat your time, or just bully some other people to have a go - it's in a very good cause!
Ring 01422 844435 to book your place or email us.

Friday 7 June 2019

Wadsworth Community Centre AGM

Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge HX7 8RY

Come and join us for our Annual General meeting at 7.00 p.m.
Delicious 2 course supper for £2.50

Slow the Flow

Guest speakers: Adrian Horton and Robin Grey

Find out about all the great work that has beeen going on to protect us from more floods - the natural way. 8.15 pm.

Slow the Flow Calderdale using Natural Flood Management to become flood resilient

Wednesday 5 June 2019

Trades Club Labour Party Quiz

What on Earth is going on? The Trades Club Labour Party Quiz on a Wednesday! Again! And you thought Brexit was disruptive...?

Yes folks, the Trades Club got the chance of a sell out gig on Thursday - which has sold out - so we've moved to Wednesday 5th June and we will return to Thursdays thereafter, I promise

Its all the same as usual, questions, pictures, music, banter and comradeship ... except we have a birthday party coming too, so be ready to sing a happy song

Thursday 6 June 2019

Cafe Culture

Local Stories and Local Speakers
- 1st Thursday each month at 2.30pm

The History of Printing

From Medieval scribes to 21st Century digital printing

By Charles Lubelski

Cafe Culture

Doors open 2pm for tea and cake

£5/£3

Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Enquiries: 01422 417373

A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event

Sunday 2 June 2019

Clare Chorale at Hope Chapel

7.00pm
Hope Chapel in Hebden Bridge
Free event to raise funds for ‘Lunchtime Live’

Chorale

The Clare Chorale is a popular mixed-voice choir based in Ballyclare in Northern Ireland, a town well known for its musical traditions. They are visiting Hebden Bridge as part of a tour in Yorkshire, invited by the Steeton Male Voice Choir.

‘Lunchtime Live' is a monthly pay-as-you-feel event that showcases emerging talent from the area around Calderdale. This special concert by The Clare Chorale is an opportunity to raise money to cover basic operating costs and equipment. 

Sunday 2 June 2019

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7.30pm, in the Little Theatre bar, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
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. He formed The Lost Chord Ensemble which meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre.

27 May - 1 June 2019

Pennine Spring Music Festival

Pennine MusicHeptonstall's Pennine Spring Music Festival from 27 May to 1 June led by new orchestral Director, Orr Guy, featuring. This year you'll hear Prokofiev, Cole Porter, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and more.

See HebWeb News item.

Monday  27 May - 2 June 2019

Fair Trade at Heptonstall Parish Church

Sale of Fair Trade goods

Starts 11.00-4pm until Sunday 2nd June.

Cash only

Friday 31 May 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers: Liz Weir and Ciaran Mulholland

A season of sold out performances continues this month with the fabulous, the famous, the globe trotting Liz Weir.

Liz has just been awarded the MBE for her services to storytelling in Northern Ireland. She combines with Ciaran Mulholland, who will set feet tapping with his fantastic fiddle playing.

A delicious Irish brew of stories and tunes. Friday, 31 May, from 8pm. No tickets - just £7 on the door, but get there early to grab a good seat.

1-31 May 2019

From Hebden to the Hebrides

Homelands

Exhibition of paintings by Susan Askey

1st - 31st May 2019
Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre

Open 10am - 1.00pm  1.30 - 5pm 7 days a week

Meet the artist 1-5pm, Saturday May 4th

24 May to 27 May 2019

Historic Narrow Boat Club Gathering

in Hebden Bridge

Popup Festival in Calder Holmes park on Saturday 25 May from 11am-4pm.

Canal gathering

To celebrate this in Calder Holmes Park there will be a Pop-Up Canal Festival. We will have a range of family activities with Pennine Prospects leading a kite making workshop, dance performances, our education explorers team getting little ones creative and Rusticus Theatre Company taking families on a magical tour along the Rochdale canal towpath. Park life café will be providing the food and drink too.

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Saturday 25 May 2019

Plant Sale at Eastwood

Tomorrow there is a plant sale from 10AM to 12 noon at Brigholme Cricket Club, Eastwood, where the money raised will go to Together We Grow website and the Facebook page. There will be hundreds of plants for sale. 

The cricket club is next to the main road between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge and you will have to park on the main road. There is also a beautiful garden at the cricket club.

Saturday 25 May 2019

Todmorden Carnival

The Todmorden Carnival is taking place on Saturday 25th May 2019.

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

There is lots of entertainment all day long. Market & charity Stalls. To book a stall or get involved in the parade then click here or  E-mail  or tel 07778 614128

All the Fun of the Fair from Thursday, from 6pm, Friday from 6pm, Saturday from 12 Noon, Sunday & Monday from 12 Noon.

Carnival Tickets Pre Day £1.00 On the Day £4 Adults £3 Children & oap Family 2 Adults 2 Children. Tickets £10.00.

Saturday 25 May 2019

Light Music on the Organ

4pm

A short concert, lasting just under an hour, includes light music selections. Free admission with a retiring collection in aid of the organ at St James The Great, Church Lane, HX7 6DS

David Lowe is an international organist, who usually plays on Wurlitzer organs in places such as cinemas, ballrooms, and town halls. There is no Wurlitzer in Hebden Bridge so David will be playing the church organ at St James' when he visits Hebden Bridge for the Historic Narrow Boat Club Gathering over the Bank Holiday.

Sunday 26 May 2019

Picture-house

Autism Friendly Screening: Avengers Endgame

Hebden Bridge Picture House 
Sun 26th May 13:30

Avengers

Superheroes of the Marvel comic book universe unite in Avengers: Endgame, an epic action blockbuster constructed on a monumental scale and with an insanely starry cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Brie Larson and many more. After half of all life in the universe was killed due to the actions of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War – including Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange) and T’Challa / Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) – the remaining Avengers and their allies reassemble to try and reverse those actions in one final, glorious stand.

About Autism Friendly Screenings:

Our occasional relaxed / autism friendly screenings provide opportunities for people with autism or sensory sensitivity to enjoy a trip to the cinema. They’re for anyone who would benefit from the adapted screening conditions. No-one will ask you whether you should be here, so if you think you’d enjoy coming to a relaxed screening do come along!

We aim to programme a mix of family friendly films (usually a U or PG certificate film) at weekends / during a school holiday. Adjustments at the cinema reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming place for people with autism and others to enjoy films with their families, friends or carers.

Entry everybody £5.50

Further information

Other screenings of Avengers: Endgame can be seen here: 

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Introduction to Extinction Rebellion Talk and Meeting

Extinction Rebellion

7pm, Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

Local Extinction Rebellion organisers would like to welcome more people to the Rebellion and support them to make sense of, and take action on, the climate crisis and mass extinction.

The meeting is open to all – current members and new members alike. The event will involve an Introduction to Extinction Rebellion Talk (climate science & XR background) with question and answer session and space to plan action.

See HebWeb news item for more info

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Tony Walsh at the Trades

When performance poet Tony Walsh stood up to perform his poem This Is The Place in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing that claimed 23 lives, he had no idea of the impact it would have.

More info

Thursday 23 May 2019

Jill Liddington booksJill Liddington - Writing Anne Lister

The Book Corner, Piece Hall, Halifax, 7pm

How do you write about a woman who’s already written a four-million word diary? About a woman whose every letter artfully resculpts the truth?

Come and join us to hear local historian Jill Liddington discuss her books on Anne Lister.

Tickets are £4. This includes a glass of wine.

To purchase your ticket, please click here

Monday 20 May 2019

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

(HBDAF) regular monthly meeting

2.30pm, in the The Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY. 

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

We meet on 3rd Monday of each month in Hebden Bridge Town Hall at 2.30pm to 4.30pm

All disabled people who live in, work in or visit Hebden Bridge and the surrounding parishes are extremely welcome to attend the meeting, or to contact us about membership at sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com. We welcome new members with any sort of disability. 

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

Tuesday 21 May 2019

MEP Green candidate to visit Blackshaw Head

Magid Magid Magid Magid, Lord Mayor of Sheffield and the Green Party's MEP candidate for Yorkshire will be visiting Blackshaw Head on Tues. 21 May, visiting Pennine Community Power’s wind turbine, the PV solar panels at Colden School and the community orchard.

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 18 May 2019

Pop-Up Canal Festival and mini-FLY!

The South Pennines Kite Festival

11:00-16:00, Calder Holmes Park.  Fun, free family event including vintage narrow boats, make and FLY! a kite, coracle paddling, Rusticus Theatre story telling.

Refreshments provided by Park Life Café.

Saturday 18 May 2018

Wainsgate Concert

Aron Harper-Robinson The 2019 Wainsgate Chapel concert series commences on Saturday May 18 with a performance by the outstanding Hebden Bridge-based singer /songwriter Aron Harper-Robinson.

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 18 May 2018

RAID - Wadsworth Community Centre

West Yorkshire band RAID make a welcome return to Wadsworth Community Centre on Saturday 18th May.

Formed in 2012 as a Rock and Blues band playing music ranging from Bad Company, Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake to the Animals, Ocean Colour Scene and Joe Cocker, they are guaranteed to get the place rocking.

The current line-up has been together for 5 years and just keeps improving. Rick on guitar and vocals, Ian also on guitar and vocals, John, on bass guitar and Phil on drums.

Check them out here

As usual there will be cask ale, hot food and a warm welcome.

Doors 7:00pm. Entry £5.00 pay on the door

Saturday 18 May 2018

Hepton SingersHepton Singers concert

Hepton Singers concert celebrates European choral music. 

This year’s concert maintains the usual challenging programming of early music and contemporary choral works.

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 19 May 2019

Cream Tea and Plant Sale

Between 1.30 - 5 pm

Come and enjoy a traditional Cream Tea and bring-and-buy plant sale

John's house and garden, 5 The Hollins, Todmorden OL14 8BJ

Cream Tea - £5

Donations for plants welcome

All proceeds will go to the Survivors of Torture Activity Fund (STAF)

If you have any plants, please contact ]ohn to arrange for collection 07789 264770

Parking information Sorry no parking on the Hollins itself but you can park in the streets below or in the town centre and walk up. About 15 minutes.

Sunday 19 May 2019

FLY! The South Pennines Kite Festival

- kite making workshop

Come and make a kite with Pennine Prospects and Handmade Parade.

12:30-15:30 at Hebden Methodist Church or Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

Then bring your kite to the mini-FLY! event on 25th May in Calder Holmes Park which is part of the Canal and River Trust's Pop-Up Canal Festival.

Sunday 19 May 2019

End Climate Chaos Tour: XR Calderdale & ClimateKeys

19:00-21:00
St Thomas the Apostle, Church Street,
Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge

Extinction Rebellion Calderdale & ClimateKeys present an evening of piano, poetry, guest speaker talk and audience conversation.
Donations on the door.

Lola Perrin: Piano & Compositions
Tessa Gordziejko, Poet/ Speaker

Featuring audience conversation on Extinction Rebellion’s third aim; Beyond Politics - a National Citizens’ Assembly to oversee the changes necessary to limit the temperature rise.

See HebWeb news item for more info

Sunday 19 May 2019

European Elections meeting

Event cancelled

Until 19 May 2019

Inter-Arts Exhibition - Mental Health Week

Inter Arts

The David Wright Gallery

Come along and see the fantastic exhibition featuring some outstanding work from artists, Skye Leigh, Alice Measom, Eileen Wright, Socs Blakely, Keiron Higgins, Fiona Love, Bethany Weaves, Elaine Hook, Wayne Martyn, John Siddique, Victoria Shone, Dawn Bland, Microphone Jack and David Rusbatch.

We have a collection of work on show from our Sunflower Warrior, Tim Gibbons who sadly passed away recently.

Open Mic with Special Guests on Saturday 18th at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Our Open mic with Special Guests evening will be dedicated to Tim. If you came to our event last year ‘Art Through Trauma’ festival you will have seen Tim’s brilliant performance of ‘40 ways to get Sectioned’ This will be performed by Tim’s friends on the evening.

Plus a Meditation and Talk on the Sunday with John Siddique at 11am at Artsmill.

10-13 May 2019

Take back the land

Take Back the LandTake back the Land - camp and occupation
The Land Justice Network is organising Take Back The Land: a camp and occupation near Hebden Bridge.

Around Walshaw Moor. All welcome: they plan to protest, hold workshops, sing songs, and take action to call for land reform.

See HebWeb News item

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Picture-house

National Theatre Live: All My Sons (Adv.12A)

Hebden Bridge Picture House Live Arts Screening
From 19:00

All My Sons

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong

Tickets for all upcoming Live Arts events and special film screenings are available to buy in advance via  our agent TicketSource or via the TicketSource box office tel. 0333 666 3366 (open 9am-7pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturday).

You can also purchase Live Arts tickets (for events within the next 3 months) from our Box Office, when open.

Tickets are priced £15 (ages 26-65), £13 (State Pension Age and Passport to Leisure Card holders) and £11 (Full Time Students and Young Person aged 25 and under). Picture This Members receive a £2 discount of the ticket price applicable. 

Saturday 11 May 2019

Helen Blackwell’s plant sale

Helen Blackwell’s ever-popular plant sale will be held this year on Saturday 11th May 2019 in her yard at 19 Oxford St, Hebden bridge from 10am to 2pm.

Expect an exciting mixture of locally grown annuals, biennials, perennials and wildflowers that will attract beneficial insects and human delight.

There will also be a selection of her much sought-after willow plant supports.

Delicious cakes and a nice cup of tea will also be on sale. Bring the sunshine!

Saturday 11 May 2019

Blackshaw Head plant sale

Blackshaw Head Chapel

12-4pm

Lunches and teas at Pat's Pantry

Stalls, games, activities

Saturday 11 May 2019

Picture-house

Friends of the Picture House Presents

The Godfather (15)

May’s Friends of the Picturehouse Screening will be Francis Ford Coppola’s enduring 1971 classic The Godfather.

Continually cited as an all-time favourite, The Godfather is such a constant presence in the film world that it is really worth reminding yourself exactly why it is so adored.

The Godfather

Young Michael Corleoni (Al Pacino) has returned from WWII a hero, determined to shun the corrupt underground mafia empire of his family. Similarly, his father Vito (Marlon Brando) sees danger and dishonor in aligning his ‘business’ with the encroaching illicit drug trade. When Vito’s life is threatened, Michael’s protective instinct sees him fall within the corruptive influence of power.

As a young, independent experimental filmmaker, Coppola considered the material he had agreed to work with for commercial reasons to be low-rent and predictable; as much makes it remarkable what a subtle and mature film this is. In its three-hour running time, there isn’t a wasted moment or an irrelevant line of whispered dialogue, and every person involved delivers some of the best work of their career.

3:30pm (Door 3pm)

Saturday 11 May 2019

Mandy Tootill: Twin Peaks Solo Show

Mandy is an idiot. In fact, she’s daft as a brush, but she’s hilarious and adorable so that makes it OK. Sometimes horrible thing’s happen to the daftest of people. When faced with her own mortality, how does she cope? She laughs into the cleavage of cancer....because laughter really is the breast medicine.

On 11th May for one night only to celebrate that she is 10 years clear of cancer, Mandy will be bringing her solo show “Twin Peaks” to Hebden bridge Little Theatre. She would love you to come and join in those celebrations and laugh at her face.

Nominated for Best Comedy Show Manchester Fringe 2018
Nominated for Best Comedy Performer Buxton Fringe 2018
4 stars North West End

Doors 7.30pm, show 8pm
Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, HX7 8EE.

Tickets are £8 and available from Eventbrite

Some of the proceeds will go to Calderdale Women's Cancer Support Network

Saturday 11 May 2019

Coach to Palestine National Demo

Palestine Benefit

Sunday 12 May 2019

The Lost Chord

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

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. He formed The Lost Chord Ensemble which meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre.

Friday 10 May 2019

Me, You & George Clooney

Me, You & George Clooney Nellie and Nigel become friends at Halifax Square Chapel. Playwrights rarely choose social care as a subject but new play Me, You & George Clooney focuses on the strong bond between Nellie and her care worker Nigel.

Read HebWeb news item

10-12 May 2019

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival

Folk RootsHebden Bridge Folk Roots Festivaltakes place over the weekend of 10-12 May. Now in its fifth year, the Festival will feature a wonderful mix of artists, dancers, storytellers and musicians.

For the latest news about who, when and where, see this HebWeb news item

Or go to the Folk Roots website

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Thinking of going vegan?

Calderdale Green Party welcomes Elizabeth King, an active campaigner with 3 Valley Vegans and The Vegan Approach to speak on Going Vegan, the easy way.

New vegan?
Never thought of it?

Come and hear some simple steps to start you

All welcome 7.30 pm on Tuesday, 7 May The Town Hall, St George's Street Hebden Bridge HX7 TBY

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Town Council to unveil WW1 Plaques

Memorial Gardens in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd.

See HebWeb News item

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

John Hegley’s Easter offer

John Hegley Poet John Hegley is back in Calder Valley thanks to Hebden Bridge Arts Festival with a gig at the Town Hall on Wednesday, 8 May.

Read HebWeb news item

Thursday 9 May 2019

Cafe Culture

Local Stories and Local Speakers
- 1st Thursday each month at 2.30pm

Forgotten Female Voices of the Great War

Irene Lofthouse invites you to meet four Yorkshire women who contributed to the war effort in this PowerPoint presentation with poetry samples.

Cafe Culture

Doors open 2pm for tea and cake

£5/£3

Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Enquiries: 01422 417373

A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Picture-house

Happy Valley Pride & TANC

A Deal With The Universe with Q&A

From 20:00

Includes a Q&A with Director and subject, Jason Barker.

Documentary - A Deal With The Universe is filmmaker Jason Barker's debut feature. Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries, the film follows Jason's incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his and his partner's life. This film is groundbreaking in terms of it's intimate insights into gender identity and new parenthood.  Post film Jason will discuss the film and his journey and take audience questions. 

Happy Valley Pride and Trans Allies Network Calderdale are proud to present this event in collaboration with Hebden Bridge Picture House.  Both groups will have information available at the screening and there will be a post film collection which will be shared between HVP and TANC to help them further their work. 

Watch the trailer here

Doors open at 7:15PM, pre-film programme 7:30PM
Film and Q&A from 8:00PM to 10:10PM

Tickets are available to purchase in advance for this film via Ticket Source

The Box Office opens 15 minutes before the advertised start time for films.  Please note that is the ‘programme’ start time, when the adverts and trailers commence. Features typically commence 30 minutes after the programme start time. 

Tickets are priced £7.50 (26 years up to State Pension Age), £6.50 (State Pension Age and Passport to Leisure Card holders) and £5.50 (Full Time Students and Young Person aged 25 and under).  Picture This Members receive a £1 discount of the ticket price applicable.  

Please note we are only accept cash and debit cards at the Box Office and cash only at the kiosk.

2-5 May 2019

Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

Hebden Bridge Burlesque FestivalHebden Bridge Burlesque Festival - from 2-5 May, has revealed that this year’s event has broken Box Office records, with over 1000 tickets sold so far for this year’s events. Read more about the Festival.

Saturday 4 May 2019

Hebden Bridge Cohousing Interest Day

Hebden Bridge Cohousing Interest Day Calder Valley Cohousing group are holding a one day event on cohousing on Saturday May 4th at the Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge. More info

Saturday 4 May 2019

Hebden Bridge Spring Affair

Stitch in Time & Hope Baptist Church. Celebrating,arts,craft, music. Enjoy shopping at the many stalls.

1pm - 5pm. Hope Baptist Church.

Lots of Homemade cakes, Tea & Coffee. 

Saturday 4 May 2019

The 844's at Wadsworth

Local rhythm and blues band The 844s will be back at Wadsworth Community Centre on Saturday 4 May.

The 844s are vocalist and harmonica ace Dave Rigg, lead guitarist Martin McGroarty - a great player with a long musical pedigree, bassist Jerome Dineen, drummer Jim Duffy, and rhythm guitarist and second vocalist Wally Woodcock. The band plays a mixture of original compositions and covers, ranging from slow-burn blues to high-energy rock. Put on your dancing shoes!

Tickets £5 - pay on the door. Doors 7:00

Cask ale and pie & peas available.

17 April - 5 May 2019

Artsmill Exhibition

ArtsMillPaintings by Jane Walker Todmorden artist Jane Walker started painting in her early 50s, having had no previous art experience. Her Exhibition runs from 17 April with a preview this Sunday.

See this HebWeb news item for more info

26-28 April 2019

Hebden Bridge Piano Festival

Piano Festival

Big names sign up for highly-acclaimed Piano Festival Hebden Bridge packs a surprisingly large cultural punch. On the music front, the Piano Festival (26-28 April) leads the way with an annual action-packed celebration of the piano and piano music in all its varied forms.See HebWeb news item

Sunday 28 April 2019

Dock PuddingWorld Dock Pudding Championships 2019

Mytholmroyd Community Centre

There are three celebrity judges; Jon Mitchell, Meteorologist with Calendar News, and two comedians, Lucy Beaumont (from Radio 4's To Hull and Back) and Jon Richardson (from 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown). 

Sunday 28 April 2019

Art exhibition at the Fox and Goose

Rachael Elwell will be here at the Fox and Goose at midday
on 28 April 2019 to discuss her fabulous art work.

Her exhibition will be on show 18th April - 20th May.

Sunday 28 April 2019

ComedyComedy comes to the Little Theatre

Those disappointed by closure of the Comedy Club in Hebden Bridge will be pleased to welcome a new venture at the Little Theatre. Top acts from the comedy circuit, TV and radio will be appearing on Sunday 28th April in the opening night of Canalside Comedy at the town’s 115-seater theatre.

See HebWeb news item

29 April 2019

War and Peace in the Age of Trump

Prof. Paul Rogers – Bradford Uni Peace Studies
Rachel Melly - Yorkshire CND
Sean Morris - Secretary of UK & Ireland Mayors for Peace

The Trump Presidency has increased nuclear tensions and instability worldwide, scrapping the Iran nuclear deal, threatening long-standing Treaties which limit US and Russian nuclear deployments, and creating a new ‘Space Force’ to enable US domination of space. All the nuclear powers, including the UK, are now ‘modernising’ their nuclear arsenals as part of a renewed nuclear arms race.

Hope Baptist Church, 7.45pm
See Facebook page

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Picture-house

Royal Opera: Faust (Adv.12A)

Hebden Bridge Picture House Live Arts Screening
From 18:45

Faust

Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera.

Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him. The devil Méphistophélès appears and strikes a bargain with the philosopher: he will give him youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite, if Faust will hand over his soul. Faust agrees, and Méphistophélès arranges matters so that Marguerite loses interest in her suitor Siébel and becomes infatuated with Faust.

Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

Tickets for all upcoming Live Arts events and special film screenings are available to buy in advance via our agent at TicketSource or via the TicketSource box office tel. 0333 666 3366 (open 9am-7pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturday). A booking and payment processing fee of 7.5% of the ticket price applies. Telephone bookings also incur a £1.75 fee but include the postage of tickets. 

You can also purchase Live Arts tickets (for events within the next 3 months) from our Box Office, when open.  Details here. If the event has not sold out tickets will also be available to purchase for cash on the door.

Tickets are priced £15 (ages 26-65), £13 (State Pension Age and Passport to Leisure Card holders) and £11 (Full Time Students and Young Person aged 25 and under). Picture This Members receive a £2 discount of the ticket price applicable. 

Please note we are only accept cash and debit cards at the Box Office and cash only at the kiosk.

1-30 April 2019

Spring Exhibition

Art exhibition at Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre by members of Halifax Art Society.

Open every day from 10am - 5pm

1-30 April 2019

U3A Todmorden April Photography Exhibition

The U3A Photography Group’s Annual Exhibition can be seen at the Todmorden Tourist Information Centre throughout April, featuring a wide variety of subjects including nature and landscapes. The Tourist Information Centre is opposite the Town Hall on the Burnley Road and is usually open Mon-Sat 10:00 to 16:00.

Saturday 27 April 2019

Heptonstall: A Village of Memories
A film by Nick Wilding

Heptonstall Historical & Heritage Society presents Heptonstall: A Village of Memories. Nick Wilding’s film takes you on a fascinating journey into the past of this ancient hilltop village.

Twenty years in the making, this film is a labour of love for Nick and his company Excalibur Productions.

Tickets are £3 or free to those who pay £5 to become a member of the newly-formed HHHS. 3pm - 5pm. Refreshments available.

Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club. Free parking. 

Friday 26 April 2019

Hebden Bridge Legal Advice Clinic

Legal Advice

1pm-4pm at Welcome Independent Living’s Community Hub, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Drop in for free legal advice from Wills and Probate specialist Heather Nuttall from Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors. Heather can answer your questions on:

  • Making a Will
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection Matters
  • Trusts
  • Estate disputes
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Administering someone’s Will or final wishes
  • Legal protection and specialist expertise for the elderly and vulnerable

Find out more

Friday, 26 April 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers

Debs Newbold retells Romeo & Juliette

Romeo and Juliet

Have tissues at the ready for Hebden’s brilliant Brummie offcumden, Debs Newbold’s retelling of the greatest ever tale of doomed love at Shaggy Dog Storytellers’ Stubbing Wharf home on Friday, 26th April from 8pm (but doors open from 7.30).

Apart from her solo touring Debs has performed with The Globe Theatre Company at home and abroad.

£7 on the door.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Picture-house

National Theatre Live: All About Eve (Adv.12A)

Hebden Bridge Picture House Live Arts Screening

19:30

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, recorded live from the West End in London.

All About Eve

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

All About Eve is adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

Tickets for all upcoming Live Arts events and special film screenings are available to buy in advance via our agent at TicketSourceor via the TicketSource box office tel. 0333 666 3366 (open 9am-7pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturday). A booking and payment processing fee of 7.5% of the ticket price applies. Telephone bookings also incur a £1.75 fee but include the postage of tickets. 

Tickets are priced £15 (ages 26-65), £13 (State Pension Age and Passport to Leisure Card holders) and £11 (Full Time Students and Young Person aged 25 and under). Picture This Members receive a £2 discount of the ticket price applicable. 

Wednesday 24 April 2019

A clean and tidy canal

Please help to tidy up your canal

Sometimes the canal and the towpath suffer from litter; sometimes from overgrown vegetation. Many people, local and visitors, enjoy walking by the canal in Hebden Bridge. It could be even more pleasant! A working party of volunteers is being arranged to help improve this special environment for the benefit of all. 

Morning session from 10.00 until 12.30 

Meet at the Town Hall.

Afternoon session from 2.00 until 4.00. Meet at Blackpit Lock (end of Holme Street). 

All tools, gloves and bags will be provided for litter-picking and vegetation-trimming.

For further details, contact Emma Green on 01422 842181 or email.

Monday, 22 April 2019

Picture-house

Autism Friendly Screening

Dumbo (PG)

Hebden Bridge Picture House Live Arts Screening
14:00

DumboTim Burton reworks the classic story of Dumbo the elephant in this spectacular, enthralling new live action epic starring Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell and Eva Green. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a young elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughing stock in their already struggling circus. But when they discover Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting the attention of persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton) and aerial artiste Colette (Eva Green), who swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.

Other screenings of Dumbo can be seen here

Huge thanks to DP Squared for generously sponsoring April’s relaxed / autism friendly screening of Dumbo.

About Autism Friendly Screenings:

Our occasional relaxed / autism friendly screenings provide opportunities for people with autism or sensory sensitivity to enjoy a trip to the cinema. They’re for anyone who would benefit from the adapted screening conditions. No-one will ask you whether you should be here, so if you think you’d enjoy coming to a relaxed screening do come along!

We aim to programme a mix of family friendly films (usually a U or PG certificate film) at weekends / during a school holiday. Adjustments at the cinema reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming place for people with autism and others to enjoy films with their families, friends or carers.

Entry everybody £5.50. Tickets for films are not available to purchase in advance. Seats are unreserved and sold ‘on the door’. 

In each case doors open 45 minutes before the film start time shown. Normal ticket prices apply (usually family matinee ticket prices – everybody £5.50). Tickets can only be purchased for cash / by debit card, on the door in the 45 minutes before the film starts.

Further information about autism friendly screenings.

Easter Monday, 22 April 2019

Hebden Bridge Duck Race

The annual duck race will take place on Easter Monday 22nd April.  This much-loved event organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, will once again be supported by Jet2holidays and The Travel Centre. Mytholmroyd. First prize, will be a holiday to Disneyland Paris (Family Holiday?) 

Duck Race

The duck race is a family orientated event attracting vast numbers into the town, with entertainment, charity stalls and of course a fantastic array of food.

15-17 April 2019

Beginners and Improvers Stilting courses

Stilts

The Handmade Parade are offering these 3 day stilting courses on the 15th, 16th and 17th April.

Beginners 9.30am-12.30pm on all three days, and

Improvers 2pm-5pm on all three days.

They are aimed at ages 10 years and above. The 3 day course will be taught by two experienced stilters who are DBS checked and will include all aspects of learning how to stilt safely. 

Each 3 day course costs £36 per person and can be booked by visiting our Facebook page and following the link to Eventbrite.

Handmade Parade website

18 April 2019

String Thing

String Thing Acoustic Session at the Fox and Goose.

Come and get involved on the first and third Thursday of the month.

Bring an instrument, your voice or just come for a drink and listen.
Starts 8pm-ish

18 April 2019

U3A Todmorden April 2019 Meeting

Volcanoes of Italy

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, April 18th, 2018 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. Our guest speaker will be Tony Waltham, and his topic ‘Volcanoes of Italy’.

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

Good Friday, 19 April 2019

Heptonstall Pace Egg Play

Pace Egg 2019

Good Friday, 19 April 2019

Midgley Pace Egg Play

Pace Egg 2019

15-20 April 2019

Pyrenees

PyreneesPyrenees by Alan David Greig is the next production at the Little Theatre (15-20 April). A man is found lying in the snow at the foot of the Pyrenees.

He remembers nothing, but believes he is British.

Jenny Gore directs a talented cast.

See HebWeb News item

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Picture-house

Royal Shakespeare Company: As You Like It

(Adv.12A) Hebden Bridge Picture House Live Arts Screening

from 19:00

Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

Tickets for all upcoming Live Arts events and special film screenings are available to buy in advance via our agent TicketSource or via the TicketSource box office tel. 0333 666 3366 (open 9am-7pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturday). A booking and payment processing fee of 7.5% of the ticket price applies. Telephone bookings also incur a £1.75 fee but include the postage of tickets. 

You can also purchase Live Arts tickets (for events within the next 3 months) from our Box Office, when open.  Details here. If the event has not sold out tickets will also be available to purchase for cash on the door.

Tickets are priced £15 (ages 26-65), £13 (State Pension Age and Passport to Leisure Card holders) and £11 (Full Time Students and Young Person aged 25 and under). Picture This Members receive a £2 discount of the ticket price applicable. 

Please note we are only accept cash and debit cards at the Box Office and cash only at the kiosk.

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Pencilvania

7:30 at the Fox and Goose.

Creative wordery will be there to welcome you! Everyone welcome

3rd Tuesday of every month.

Friday 12 April 2019

Megson at Wadsworth Community Centre

Megson are husband and wife duo Debs  Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion)  and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo). They are talented live performers with a mix of beautiful vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars.

Megson have gained a reputation on the British folk scene for their melodic, amusing and intelligent songwriting, as well as for their inventive musicianship and northern humour.  They have visited Wadsworth once before when they gave a superbly entertaining evening to a sellout audience.

Familiar as festival performers, Megson have a deserved reputation for their live sets at events such as Green Man, Shrewsbury and Cambridge Folk Festivals.  As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem.'

Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson have just released a new album “Con-tra-dic-shun” which has already gained much critical acclaim  The Wadsworth show is a stop off on their album tour showcasing this new material, although some older favourites will be included too.
As usual there will be cask ale, hot food and a warm welcome.

Check them out at www.megsonmusic.co.uk
Friday 12th April Doors 6.45 

Tickets for Megson  £14 from 07731 661053, 01422 344458 or 07890 205980 or via www.wegottickets.com

Friday 12 April 2019

Manouche North charity concert 

Klezmer, swing, gypsy music concert by the amazing Manouche North band. Listen and dance!

Manouche

Parish Church of Heptonstall

From 7:00 pm

£5 per person under 14’s free

Licensed bar. Drinks and snacks

Proceeds to Survivors of Torture Activity Fund 

Saturday 13 April 2019

WI Spectacular Spring Rag Market

10:30am - 4pm

Venues:

  • The Waterfront Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall
  • The Egg Factory, Victoria Road
  • Northlight Studios, Hangingroyd Lane  

Entry: £1 (free for crafty young things under 16)

Rag Market

Despite its humble name, the Rag Market is a veritable faberdashery of creative stalls selling fabrics by the metre, all manner of sewing accessories and high-quality remnants at bargain prices. Keep an eye out for vintage finds, one-of-a-kind pieces and crafty curios across three venues. Many of the stall holders are crafty types reluctantly de-stashing and passing on their bargains to you, but you’ll also find all kinds of makers and sellers.

And as it’s a WI event, you can bet your last glass-headed pin that there’ll be plenty of cake! Refreshments are available at the Egg Factory on Victoria Road, and the Town Hall Cafe will also be open

Sunday 14 April 2019

Cragg Vale Treasure Hunt

Free event for all ages

Meet 2.00pm at ‘CRAGGIES’ Starts and finishes at CRAGGIES Farm shop and Café, The Craggs Country Business Park, New Road

Collect quiz sheets at CRAGGIES at 2.00pm

The hunt will take between 1½ and 2 hours, depending how often you stop to read the clues and admire the view!

With magnificent views across the valley, there is ‘treasure’ to be found along the way. Some parts may be muddy; stout boots or wellies recommended! 4.00pm Prize Draw at CRAGGIES with prizes for correct answers to the Quiz!

Organised by Cragg Vale Community Association. For more information contact the Secretary, Marianne Hood. Tel 01422 885224 or email

Monday 15 April 2019

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

(HBDAF) regular monthly meeting

2.30pm, in the The Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY. 

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

We meet on 3rd Monday of each month in Hebden Bridge Town Hall at 2.30pm to 4.30pm

All disabled people who live in, work in or visit Hebden Bridge and the surrounding parishes are extremely welcome to attend the meeting, or to contact us about membership at sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com. We welcome new members with any sort of disability. 

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

Thursday 11 April 2019

Meet the Memory Makers Team

Do you want to help preserve the local social history of the Hebden Bridge and District area?

Are you interested in working with community organisations and local schools across the area and the generations? If so, why not get involved in the future work of The Memory Makers project?

Come and join us for a cuppa and cake and talk to the group members about our future plans and projects.

We will be at the Town Hall Café in Hebden Bridge on Thursday 11 April 2019 between 10am and 12noon.

Pop in for a chat or, if you can’t make it, get in touch with us via Helen Doodson, on 01422 392707 or by email.

Thursday 11 April 2019

Pennine Piperholics

Thursday 11th at the Fox and Goose

Craving the melodious tones of the Hurdygurdy?

If so, come and join us for a truly innovative night.

The second Thursday of every month from 8pm

Sunday 7 April 2019

Shabby Cats

A great way to finish your weekend the very talented Shabby Cats will be playing on Sunday 7th at the Fox and Goose from 9pm 

Always a great and vibrant night.

Everybody welcome

Shabby cats play every 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Saturday 6 April 2019

The next of our guided walks.

Andy will be there but the walk will be  guided this time by Ian. 

The walk is Jumble Hole Clough this is a great walk in the taking in Staups mill. It is a moderate walk 5.5 to 6 miles. With truly stunning spring views. 

Meeting 9:30 am  at the Fox and Goose leaving around 10ish.

Everybody welcome 

Sunday 7 April 2019

Menstrual kits workshop

The next menstrual kit making workshop will take place on Sunday 7 April 12.00-4.00 at Word of Mouth.

Come for as long or short a time as you can and help with sewing, cutting out, finishing off etc.

For more background information please see Freedom for girls website or contact Helen 07513 359164 or email.

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Mick West Musical Memorial

Mick West

7.30, Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Celebrating the musical life and legacy of local legend

Michael Linden West (1st April 1968 - 30th March 2018)

The night features Mick-inspired sets from bands he founded or played a vital role in and representing many sides of Mick’s musical brilliance from his first acid folk songs as a teenager (Amoeba Pie), his love of exploratory mind-expanding improv (Abrasive Pheasants), twisted avant garde songs (Beastfish), wigged out garage psych (The Electric Brains) and Slavic folk-punk (The Ukrainians).

Donations on the door to a cat charity

Thursday 4 April 2019

Cafe Culture

Local Stories and Local Speakers
- 1st Thursday each month at 2.30pm

A History of Yorkshire & North East Region Commercial Waterways

with the Canal & River Trust.

Cafe Culture

The Canal & River Trust will give an illustrated talk covering the types of commercial vessels still in use, the challenges faced on commercial waterways, a typical day in the life of a present Canal & River Trust Harbour Master and aspirations for the future of our commercial waterways

Doors open 2pm for tea and cake

£5/£3

Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Enquiries: 01422 417373

A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event

Thursday 4 April 2019

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2018

The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF on Thursday 4th April 2019 at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on:

‘A short time to make a long border: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2018’ with Mary Swan

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Thursday 4 April 2019

Trades Club Labour Party Quiz

8.45pm

What on Earth is going on? Theresa May is about to jump ship, just like Cameron did. Will we have an election? will we leave Europe in April...or May? which year? Can we persuade Jacinda Ardern to come to our rescue...?

The world keeps turning ... so the Trades Club quiz will continue raising funds for a Labour election push, whether its for local, national or Europe elections. That nice Dave Boardman chap will ask questions, you will sit with friends old and new and we'll have a great night out

Friday, 29 March 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers
Stories from the Floor

Shaggy Dog Story Tellers

This month it's one of Shaggy Dog's most treasured events, on Friday, 29th March at Stubbing Wharf.

Folks travel from far and near to tell tales, sing narrative songs and or tell monologues or just come and listen to a whole caboodle of short tales, including performances by some of the superb Shaggy Dog Storytellers.

Doors open at 7.30 and tales start from 8. If you want to tell your story, legend, myth or fantasy: rehearse, remember, revise, repeat and render on the night (without a script) in 8 minutes or less - you'll get great support from our wonderful Shaggy Dog audience.

Saturday 30 March 2019

Self Esteem Course

4 part self esteem course  held at The Hebden Bridge Town Hall.  

2pm - 4pm

All members of the community most welcome.

Free of charge to attend. Registration required for seating arrangements.

Please register online here.

For further information or queries please call Brahma Kumaris Leeds on 0113 275 7727

Hosted by Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK) Registered Charity England and Wales (269971)

Saturday 30 March 2019

Quiz Evening - Fund raiser for Healthy Minds

A Quiz Evening in aid of Healthy Minds is being held at Wadsworth Community Centre on Saturday 30th March starting at 7:30pm.

Entry is £5.00 and this includes supper. There will also be a bar. 

As a keen runner and supporter of mental health charities, Jilly Walstow is doing this as a fundraiser for Healthy Minds (Calderdale well-being) who are sponsoring her to run the London Marathon on 28th April.

This event is part of Jilly’s fund raising programme. All monies raised are for this local charity which supports people in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Halifax with mental health issues. 

Please come along to enjoy this quiz evening and to show your support for this worthy charity 

To book tickets, please contact Jilly 07486 397798. 

Saturday 30 March 2019

Mayor's Ceilidh

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

Mayor's Ceilidh

The Mayor of Hebden Royd Cllr Dr Carol Stow and Slow The Flow Calderdale are to hold a fundraising Ceilidh on Saturday 30th March at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7.30pm, featuring local Ceilidh band Peace Works. 

Tickets are priced £10 and include supper too, available via slowtheflow.net or Hebden Royd Town Council office, by emailing info@hebdenroydtowncouncil.gov.uk or phone 01422 842181.

All proceeds will support the work to Slow The Flow in the Calder Valley

30-31 March 2019

Natural Flood Management Conference

Slow the FlowThe Town Council and Slow The Flow Calderdale have joined forces to stage a conference for 30-31 March, designed for people living with flood risk in their own communities.

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 31 March 2019

Spring Fayre - Hebden Bridge Junior Band

Brass

Please come along and support your local youth brass band - at Hebden Bridge Junior Band's Spring Fayre, Sunday March 31st, 12.30 to 3.30pm.

Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

A rare chance to celebrate Mother's Day with home-made cakes and soups, chocolate tombola, raffle, book stall, to meet our new conductor Jack Smith - and hear some great music! 

Sunday 31 March 2019

Find things to buy - Table Top Sale

11am to 3pm at the old Fire Station Hollins Lane, Sowerby BRidge HX6 2QG

Tables cost £7 and all proceeds go to Fire and Water Community Project.

Please note this is Mothers' Day, something exciting to bring your mum along to or for a mum to escape to.

Sunday 31 March 2019

The Lost Chord Ensemble

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

Christopher Irvin, who conducts the local Little Theatre Choir has a wealth of light music including some of his own compositions. He has formed The Lost Chord Ensemble which meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre. 

Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections. 

If you are coming for the first time, please contact chris.browne@tiscali.co.uk with details of your instrument so that a pad of music can be made available.

1-31 March 2019

The People Person Show

Hebden Bridge Visitors’ Centre for the month of March

Simon ShawThe People Person Show is inspired by the death last July of Simon Shaw. He was the owner of Legacy Comics in Halifax, an aficionado in his genre, a poet, a friend to many and an inspirational guy.

A few of his artist friends have come together and produced new works under a collective umbrella, celebrating those with the gift of bringing people and ideas together. Francis Charlton is an artist who was a poetic mentor to Simon, and this time last year he had his first book of poetry published ‘Spectral Lines’ - Verses In Modern Day Technicolour.

5-29 March 2019

Town Hall Exhibition:
Hebden Bridge and its Station

Exhibition at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall in the foyer and through to the cafe from 5th March to 29th March (not Sundays unless there is an event on at the Town Hall)

Also on the first floor of the library, there is a display from the library's collection of newspaper cuttings on the theme of Hebden Bridge Railway Station.

22-31 March 2019

2019 Big Spring Clean

Big Spring Clean2019 Big Spring Clean - from 22nd -31st March, teams from community groups, schools, residents and businesses will be sponsored £60 to their chosen local charity or project, for taking part in the annual clean-up of our area. More info

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Life and death in Hebden Bridge, 1851 – 1901

Anne Mealia

Census

Who was living in Hebden Bridge in the second half of the 19th century? Drawing on census records, this talk will look at individual families and statistics to explore the lives of the people recorded there.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Monday 25 March 2019

Greening the Economy

Greening the EconomyGreening the Economy: Report of the well attended meeting of 9 March organised by Calderdale Compass and details of the Mytholmroyd meeting coming up on 25 March.

From 7.30pm

St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Mytholmroyd,

Tea and coffee will be available.

See HebWeb news

22-24 March 2019

Hebden Bridge Film Festival

Hebden Bridge Film Festival

Maxine PeakeHebden Bridge Film Festival - with Maxine Peake as patron - Hebden Bridge is to host an international Film Festival, from 22nd- 24th March 2019 at the Picture House and the Town Hall. Louise Wadley, Director, of the Festival, told the HebWeb, "We are absolutely thrilled to announce Maxine Peake as our Patron."

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 24 March 2018

Blazing Saddles Big Free eBike Demo Day

10 - 4pm, Mytholmroyd Community Centre

Experience the amazing feeling of riding an electric bike.

There'll be friendly advice from e-bike specialists, and a wide range of brands and styles of e-bikes, so that you can ride and compare models and find the right bike for you.

Test riding the bikes is free and you can try as many as you want (subject to availability)!

Just come along, bring a helmet, and some photo ID (driving licence, passport etc)...and of course all your questions about electric bikes.

Bikes available to test from Kalkhoff, Ridgeback, Raleigh, Tern, Specialized and Saracen,

Refreshments (most likely cake...) will be available!

Until 24 March 2019

Jo Whitehead's Resplendent Birds

Resplendent birds

Jo Whitehead's Resplendent Birds exhibition at the Gallery Lounge, Artsmill until 24 March.

See HebWeb news item

Friday 22 March

The return of.....

The Open Mic, Heptonstall

White Lion pub - Heptonstall, 8.30 til late. Free entry.

Come along and play, sing, do spoken word, or just watch and have a drink.

If you fancy performing, friendly sound engineer (Mark) is on hand to help with technical stuff, and an appreciative bunch will normally show up to cheer you on! You know it makes sense.

3-24 March 2019

Artsmill Exhibition

Artsmill ExhibitionArtsmill Exhibition:
Instigate : Exchange is the latest exhibition with Ebony Andrews & Ian C. Taylor. It is showing from 6-24 March with a preview on Sunday, 3 March.

See HebWeb news item

Thursday, 21 March 2018

Laughing for Palestine

Tez IlyasLaughing for Palestine at the Trades Club. Mock the Week's Tez Ilyas tops the bill on Thurs, 21 March in a fundraiser for the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.

See HebWeb news item

Thursday, 21 March 2018

U3A Todmorden March 2019 Meeting

'After Titus'

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, March 21st, 2018 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. 

We will be welcoming back Maria Glot. Last time we heard her lively, detailed and entertaining take on Titus Salt and Saltaire; this time she will be talking about ‘After Titus’.

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

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Halifax Friends of Palestine

Hebron under Occupation

A talk by Laila Hasan of the Women of Hebron Co-operative

7.15 - 9.00 pm in the Ebenezer Room
Hope Baptist Chapel,
Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW

The Women of Hebron co-operative provides work for women in the ldna district of Hebron in the occupied West Bank. The women produce beautiful hand-woven and hand-embroidered traditional rugs, cushion covers and other handicrafts, which they sell in the Old Hebron market.

The initiative creates work and hope for some 120 women and their families in a city which is frequently at the centre of tensions and violence. Laila Hasan, co-founder of the co-operative, will be speaking about their work and achievements as a form of grassroots, peaceful resistance to occupation and oppression.

There will also be the opportunity to purchase some of these lovely artisan products.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Arts Festival Open Meeting

Arts FestivalArts Festival Open Meeting - a chance to shape the Festival. Weds 20 March. And an opportunity to meet the festival Artistic Director Helen Meller and the Festival Board.

See HebWeb news item (15 March)

Friday 15 March 2018

Piano Festival programme launch party

Piano FestivalPiano Festival programme launch party takes place in the café bar at the Town Hall on Friday 15 March from 6.30pm. There’s live piano music provided by Festival Director, David Nelson.

See HebWeb news item

Monday 18 March 2019

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

(HBDAF) regular monthly meeting

2.30pm, in the The Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY. 

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

We meet on 3rd Monday of each month in Hebden Bridge Town Hall at 2.30pm to 4.30pm

All disabled people who live in, work in or visit Hebden Bridge and the surrounding parishes are extremely welcome to attend the meeting, or to contact us about membership at sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com. We welcome new members with any sort of disability. 

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

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Remembering Peterloo

Alan Fowler

Peterloo

A hundred years on from the deaths at the hands of the Manchester Yeomanry of 15 people attending a reform meeting, Manchester has no major monument to Peterloo. The talk explores both the event itself and Manchester's attempts to remember and also to forget Peterloo.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Sunday 10 March 2019

Menstrual kits-making workshop

Period poverty is a worldwide issue.

We meet monthly in Hebden Bridge to make and sew menstrual kits that are sent overseas to enable young women to continue attending school during their periods.

Next workshop is 12.00 - 4.30 on Sunday 10 March 2019. For more information look at Freedom for girls website/contact Helen 07513 359 164 / or email

Sunday 10 March 2019

Fundraising quiz for Survivors of Torture

Quiz night and (veggie) Thai meal at Golden Lion Todmorden

6.30pm - £10

Full details
Friday 8 March 2019

Ceilidh

Heptonstall Parish Church @ 7pm

Pie & peas supper, raffle , bar

Full price £5, children 5-10 yrs £3, under 5s free

Come & enjoy the fun.

There will be callers so you do not need to know the dances

Tickets available from Heptonstall Post Office, May's shop and gkiddeng@aol.com

Friday 8 March 2019

Edgelarks

Doors 6:45, Wadsworth Community Centre.

Edgelarks, aka BBC Award winning duo Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, make a welcome return to what, according to their website, is one of their favourite venues. Their spring 2019 tour is a very special run of preview concerts promoting their new album.

Phillip Henry is one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players. His playing draws on diverse influences ranging from British Folk through Indian Classical to the music of the Deep South of America. All this is coupled with a truly unique voice which is “stunningly good” (Dick Gaughan) and “utterly captivating” (Steve Knightley).

Hannah Martin is a multi-instrumentalist and in the words of magazine R2 “has a voice that is rich and complex - there is something of June Tabor about Hannah's vocal performance - a voice that is strong and flexible.”

Drawing on the traditions of British Folk the alchemy of her ever-evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound.

Tickets £14 from Derek on 07890 205980 or Martin on 07731 661053 or wegottickets.com

Friday 8 March 2019

Film Festival Launch

Film FestivalFilm Festival Launch on Friday, 8 March at Hebden Bridge Town Hall when the full programme of films and events will be available. More info on this HebWeb news page

Saturday 9 March 2019

Calderdale Compass event

Greening the economy? Yes we can

Climate change, air pollution, loss of biodiversity, public health, waste management, food production, etc all require a greening of our economy - reducing the use of coal, oil and gas, insulating all our buildings to the highest standard, expanding renewable energy, improve public transport, etc.

How can we do all that when Brexit creates an uncertain economic and political future? To debate this Calderdale Compass is organising a public meeting on Saturday 9th March at 1.30pm at the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge town hall.

The speakers include Alan Simpson, who as a Labour MP played an important roll in setting up policies for the renewable energy sector. Councillor James Baker is the leader of the Liberal Democrats at Calderdale Council will also be speaking along with a speaker from the Green Party and Jane Speller from Compass.

There is free entry to this event but donations are welcome to cover the hire of the town hall and transport costs. So come and take part in the event.

Saturday 9 March 2019

Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime Live

Celebration of ‘International Women Everywhere’ On Saturday 9 March, Lunchtime Live will have performances from Ruth Nielson, Kate Radford, Ruby O’Hare and Gloria Jeffries

HebWeb news item

Saturday 9 March 2019

Birds and Beasts Entwined:

Birds and beastsBirds and Beasts Entwined: an Album Party ‘Entwined’ launch at the Trades Club this Saturday (9 March) in Hebden Bridge, where the group will share their new songs and some existing favourites.

See HebWeb news item

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Hebden Royd Town Meeting

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge on Wednesday, 6th March 2019 at 7.30pm in the evening.

Thursday 7 March 2019

Cafe Culture

Local Stories and Local Speakers
- 1st Thursday each month at 2.30pm

The Circus: Past, Present and Future

with Steve Ward.

s

Doors open 2pm for tea and cake

£5/£3

Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Enquiries: 01422 417373

A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event

Thursday 7 March 2019

Growing Potatoes

The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF on Thursday 7th March 2019 at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on 'Growing Potatoes' with Gordon Nelson.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Thursday 7 March 2019

Northern HarmonyNorthern Harmony from Vermont USA

Calder Valley Voices is hosting a workshop and concert at the Birchcliffe Centre on Thursday the 7th March given by the inspirational singers of Northern Harmony from Vermont USA.

They perform, teach and sing songs from across the world.

The workshop is from 7-8pm and the concert from 8.15-10pm.

The prices are listed below and how much you pay depends on what is right for your income:

Concert only: £15 or £10

Workshop and concert: £20 or £15

Please contact the organiser at: lizcuddington1@gmail.com

5 March 2019

Calder Ward Forum

Hope Baptist Church, New Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW (please use Hope Street entrance).

Refreshments from 6.15pm, meeting starts at 6.45pm.

Ward Forums are an opportunity for you to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what is important to you. By working together we can talk about local issues and plan for the future.

Presentations - Calder Ward Forum
Feedback on the A646 Corridor Improvement Scheme consultation & Plastic Recycling and disposal in Calderdale as well as a police update and an Open Forum.  

All welcome.

Saturday 2 March 2019

Hebden Bridge Lit and Sci lecture

Writing Yorkshire

Richard Morris

Writing Yorkshire is the topic of the next lecture (2 March) organised by the Lit & Sci with Prof Richard Morris who brings his skills as an archaeologist and historian to weave an account of Yorkshire’s past and present.

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 2 March 2019

An evening of clairvoyance

Wadsworth Community Centre

An evening of mediumship and clairvoyance run by Jilly Walstow is being held at Wadsworth Community Centre on Saturday 2nd March starting at 7:30pm.

As a keen runner and supporter of mental health charities, Jilly Walstow is doing this as a fundraiser for Healthy Minds (Calderdale well-being).

Healthy Minds are sponsoring her to run the London Marathon on 28th April and this event is part of Jilly’s fund raising programme.

All monies raised are for this local charity which supports people in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Halifax with mental health issues. 

Please come along to this interesting evening and to show your support for this worthy charity 

To book tickets please contact 07486 397798 

Thursday 28 Feb to Sat 2 March

The Battle of Heptonstall
A community play. 

St Thomas the Apostle Church, Heptonstall (HX7 7LJ)

7.30pm. 

Battle of Heptonstall

A fast moving community play that tells the story of the 1643 battle of the same name through a family of clothiers, the Cockcrofts as they struggle to keep the Civil War at a distance, to carry on making cloth, surviving without taking one side or another.

Accompanying the narrative, there is both period and original music by arranger and composer Katie Chatburn, all performed in the majestic setting of St Thomas the Apostle Church Heptonstall.

The play is written and directed by local playwright Michael Crowley and funded by Sky Arts as part of their Art 50 programme. Tickets £10 via eventbrite.co.uk

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Hippy Valley Book Launch

The Bookcase, Market Street, Wednesday, 27th February 7pm - 8.30: George Murphy reads from this expanded and updated paperback collection and discusses his time travelling comic Monologues and Songs about round here.

A celebration of flood and UFO defying, Gay, pagan, hippy invaded, tourist teeming Upper Calder. 

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Woodlands of the South Pennines - their industrial history

Hywel Lewis

history of farming

The steep unpromising woodlands of our local valleys played an important part in the industrialisation of the region, a legacy which can be seen to this day. Archaeological, ecological and historical methods have started to reveal the history of their use and significance.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday 22 February 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers:

Atalanta

Stubbing Wharf

Atalanta, retold by Ben Haggarty

A passionate retelling of the myth of Atalanta – a fierce tale of a remarkable virgin hunter and devotee of Artemis who sure as hell doesn't want to have anything to do with men... 

This provocative story is the latest episode from Greek Mythology to get Ben Haggarty's 'Myths Unleashed' treatment. Here the veneers of classical civilisation are stripped away and the challenging, and truly awesome, implications of the tales are made clear. 

Spend a night in the company of bears, rapacious centaurs, warriors and stark deities....

'a fresh dose of magic that you need in your life' Everything Theatre

Ben Haggarty

Ben Haggarty, Photo:Tanja-Steen

About Ben Haggarty:  Having been trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, Ben is one of the world's leading contemporary storytellers, renowned for his passionate and physical performances. He tours widely, has been a guest artist in over one hundred and fifty International Storytelling Festivals in 33 countries and was, for 10 years, the official storyteller with Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.  

Ben is a much sought after teacher and director of storytellers and artistic director of the legendary Crick Crack Club. He is Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (UDK). 

Please note: Stories from the Floor will start at 8.00. Intermission at approx. 8. 30 Ben's performance from 8.45.

£7 on the door. 16+

Arrive early to secure a good seat!

Saturday 23 February 2019

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Potato Day

10.00am to 2.00pm at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF

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

Pre-order service for 17 varieties

  • children’s activities
  • information
  • jams & chutneys
  • organic cheese
  • compost stall
  • onion sets & shallots (to pre-order)
  • CVOG Plant/Sundries stall
  • recycled garden items
  • food & drink@ Cafe

More information, catalogue and order form for postal pre-orders  for collection at the event, Tel 01422 846173 email:  info@cvog.org or visit http://www.cvog.org

Saturday 23 February 2019

Brilliant Bryophytes Walk

Did you know Hardcastle Crags is a special place for Goblins Gold, Dog Lichen and Portuguese Feather-Moss? Join our ranger and local ecologist and bryophyte expert to explore the wonderful world of lichens, liverworts and mosses. 23 February 11am-1pm

Meet at Midgehole Car Park.

£5 per person, book online to secure your place. Places limited, dogs on leads welcome.

More info

23-24 February 2019

The Vagina Monologues

Vagina Monologues

Town Hall, 7.30pm

Sunday 24 February 2019

Find things to buy - Table Top Sale

10am to 4pm
@ the Old Fire Station, Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge.
Tables £7

To book call 07923 588447  or email

Raising money for the Fire and Water Project.  Crafts, Arts and Second hand anything and everything.

Refreshments and cakes by Jean!  

Lots of books for sale too.  

Sunday 24 February 2019

The Lost Chord Ensemble

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

Christopher Irvin, who conducts the local Little Theatre Choir has a wealth of light music including some of his own compositions. He has formed The Lost Chord Ensemble which meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre.

Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections.

If you are coming for the first time, please contact chris.browne@tiscali.co.uk with details of your instrument so that a pad of music can be made available.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Jeff Nuttall's Bomb Culture

Jeff Nuttall This Book Case event marks new edition of this defining 60s Underground book.

7pm.

Bomb Culture, the best-known book of the late, multi-talented artist / writer / actor Jeff Nuttall, is back in print after 50 years.

See HebWeb news item

Thursday, 21 February 2019

U3A February 2019 Meeting

From Barrow to Baghdad and Back

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, February 21st, 2018 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. 

Our speaker w ill be Philip Caine whose topic will be ‘From Barrow to Baghdad and Back’.

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

Saturday 16 February 2018

Phil Beer plus support

Wadsworth Community Centre kicks off its Spring series of gigs with a return visit of Phil Beer. Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. One-half of award-winning powerhouse Show of Hands, Beer is equally in demand for his solo shows. Beer’s flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more. Best known as a top flight fiddler his skills don’t end there, a prolific composer he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro. 

Check him out here

In support is Alice Jones, a singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from Ripponden. Accompanying herself on the piano or harmonium and sometimes only with foot percussion, her distinctive voice and innovative style lends a fresh, modern perspective to traditional material.

Check her out here

Tickets are £15 (under 18’s £13).

Doors at 6:45, show at 8:00.

Contact Derek on 07890 205980, Martin on 01422 344458 or wegottickets.com 

Wednesday 13 February 2019

The history of farming in the industrial Pennines

Dr. Stephen Caunce

history of farming

Surprisingly few people are aware of the way the rise of industry in the Pennines opened up opportunites for commercial farming to which local families enthusiastically responded. So how was the feeding of ever larger populations achieved on land described in Tudor times as 'a great waste and moor'?

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

23 Jan - 10 Feb 2019

Where Earth Meets Sky

ArtsmillArtsmill Exhibition: Where Earth Meets Sky - Claire Murray's work embraces the rich and dramatic landscapes and seascapes of the North, concerning mainly ideas of memory and recall, and running from 23 Jan until 10 Feb.

See HebWeb news item

30 January - 10 February 2018

Artsmill Exhibition: Nic Chapman, photographer

Nic Chapman Nic Chapman is a photographer with an artistic flare and an eye for detail. Her exhibition is showing in the Gallery Lounge from Weds 30 January with a preview on Sunday, 27 January.

See HebWeb news item

9 February 2019

Positive Thinking in a Nutshell

One day Positive Thinking course held at The Hebden Bridge Town Hall.  

Starts  2pm - 5:30pm

All members of the community most welcome.

Free of charge to attend. Registration required for seating arrangements.

Please register online here.

For further information or queries please call Brahma Kumaris Leeds on 0113 275 7727

Hosted by Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK) Registered Charity England and Wales (269971)

Saturday 9 February 2019

Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime Live is every second Saturday of the month at Hope Baptist Chapel. Come along this Saturday 9th February, from 1 pm - 4pm. Featuring Dave Morcombe, Peculiar Blue, Joachim Lund and Jack Parker. See HebWeb news item

Thursday 7 February 2019

Cafe Culture

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

Winter Special

with Dave Calverley.

Celebrate Yorkshire in Winter with a
slideshow, humorous monologues and a quiz

Cafe culture

Thursday 7 February @ 2.30pm 

Continuing the story of the children's radio request programme - a lively talk with music from the 60s & 70s.

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

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

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Thursday 7 February 2019

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Wild Flowers of Calderdale

The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 7th February 2019 at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on 'Wild Flowers of Calderdale' with Graham Ramsden

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Thursday 7 February 2019

Friendly Fiddlers

18.30 Fox and Goose.

A relaxed and supportive session for Fiddlers of all abilities. Come and share your skills, pick up tips, join in a few tunes and perhaps stay for the equally friendly 'string thing' music session afterwards.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Calderdale Compass

Public Meeting: Brexit - What Next?

Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge, 7pm

Our parliament is in deadlock over Brexit - some want to remain, some want no deal, some want a Norway style deal, and others want a referendum on the final deal.

Can we unite to stop a destructive Tory Brexit and their attempts to use it to turn the UK into a low tax, low regulation economy, which will have devastating consequences for our public services and hard won basic rights?

Come and join us for our next public meeting to hear local speakers discuss arguments for and against Brexit, plus Compass proposals for a Citizen's Assembly to help ensure all voices are heard and help find a way forward.

Monday 4 February 2019

The Battle of Heptonstall of 1643,
a public lecture

7pm. Hebden Bridge Town Hall. 

Battle of Heptonstall

Secretary of Hebden Bridge Historical Society Murray Seccombe will set the scene with an introduction - Dangerous times: life in Halifax parish before the Civil War, followed by historian John Spencer who will talk about the local battle in detail.

After the break, playwright Michael Crowley will talk about the English Civil War's place in drama and the forthcoming community play The Battle of Heptonstall which will be produced in St Thomas the Apostle Church, Heptonstall at the end of February.

A few scenes from the play will be performed as part of the lecture.

There will be bar available and time for a Q and A.

£6 through eventbrite.co.uk

Monday 4 February 2019

Calder Youth Folk Weekly Session

Weekly sessions for the new Calder Youth Folk band begin on Monday at 4th February at the Hope Baptist Church, from 6.45-8.15pm, led by tutor Jenny Trott. 

Youth Folk

'Turn up to tune up' at 6.30pm. 

New musicians with acoustic instruments (aged 8-18) always welcome. £3 a session. For more details call Alison on 07979 929542 or email us

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Public meeting organised by Calderdale Green Party

The climate crisis and tackling Calderdale's air pollution

Speakers: Anthony Rae of Calderdale Friends of the Earth and Cllr Daniel Sutherland, Cabinet member, Planning, Housing and Environment

All welcome

7.30 pm Hebden Bridge Town Hall
George Street HX7 7BY

Calderdale Green Party website

Email: info@calderdale.greenparty.org.uk

Thursday 31 January 2019

Torn from Home

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration, 1 - 3pm at Calderdale College, Francis St, Halifax. Free.

The Event will include:

  • A testimony from Ms. Iby Knill, Auschwitz survivor, followed by a Q&A session
  • A representative of the Interfaith Council to speak.
  • Rudi Leavor -  chant of the "El Male Rachamim"
  • Sisters United – A brief talk on the journey reflecting being 'Torn from home'
  • Reciting the Peace Prayer
  • Displays throughout the room from our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Students, including postcards to survivors and posters
Saturday 2 February 2019

Barn Dance with Red Box

Everyone welcome to this Halifax Labour fundraising Barn Dance £6 on the door, children free.  

Vegan supper for a donation and a raffle to make your eyes water.

7.30pm until 11.30pm

@ Arden Road Social Club
Arden Road, Halifax HX1 3AG

Friday 25 January 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers

The Story of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Join Shaggy Dog Storyteller resident, Ursula Holden Gill as she takes up the plays poignant themes of arranged marriage, rebellion, awakening and acceptance and presents them in an insightful and thoroughly uplifting retelling of the Shakespeare classic, in plain English (apart from a peppering of verse) and with bags of mischief, music & jaw dropping background into the significance of all the old midsummer mayhem.

Upstairs in The Stubbing Wharf, King St on Friday 25th January. 8pm. £7 Entry.   

Friday 25 January 2019

Ceilidh

7pm 

Join us for a night of music and dancing with the Phoenix Ceilidh Band at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

Ceilidh

Tickets are £7 (£5 for under 14s) all proceeds go to Pennine Calder District Scouts

Pie and pea supper available

Contact: penninecalderjamboree@gmail.com for tickets and more info

Saturday 26 January 2018

Calder Youth Folk Taster Session

A free informal 'Taster Session' for a new Calder Youth Folk music group on Saturday 26th January from 10 - 12noon at Hebden Bridge Town Hall in the Terrace Room.

Any young musicians aged 10-18, grade 1 standard or above, on traditional acoustic instruments (e.g. fiddle, flute, guitar, accordion) are welcome to come along with their instrument.

Youth Folk

Have a go at learning by ear with folk tutor Jenny Trott and meet other local young musicians. Regular weekly sessions will begin in February.

For more information, call A lison on 07979 929542 or email us

Saturday 26 January 2018

Ghosts in Art and Literature

Susan Owens is the topic of next lecture organised by the Lit & Sci with Art historian Susan Owens who will be reflecting on the place that ghosts have in our culture - on Sat 26 January.

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 20 January 2019

Lost Chord Ensemble

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

Christopher Irvin, who conducts the local Little Theatre Choir has a wealth of light music including some of his own compositions. He has formed The Lost Chord Ensemble which meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre.

Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections.  

If you are coming for the first time, please contact chris.browne@tiscali.co.uk with details of your instrument so that a pad of music can be made available.

Monday 21st January 2019

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

Annual General Meeting and regular monthly meeting

2.30pm on, in the The Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY.HBDAF Aims to improve access for people with a wide range of disabilities in the Hebden Bridge area.

We meet on 3rd Monday of each month in Hebden Bridge Town Hall at 2.30pm to 4.30pm

All disabled people who live in, work in or visit Hebden Bridge and the surrounding parishes are extremely welcome to attend the meeting, or to contact us about membership, please email. We welcome new members with any sort of disability. 

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

Thursday 17 January 2017

U3A Todmorden January 2019 Meeting

Ray Riches and Peter Thornton

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, January 17th  in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. 

We will be welcoming the return of Ray Riches and Peter Thornton who will be more tales from their time with ‘Pathways and Film Production’.

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

Saturday 12 January 2019

Laser-Cutting Introduction

10am - 4:15pm
At Bridge Rectifier, Hebble End Works,
Hebble End, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6HJ

Laser cutting

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

Book a 1 hour slot

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

Open Evenings run 7 to 9 pm every Wednesday.

See website

Saturday 12 January 2019

Picture-house

Friends of the Picture House present

Quadrophenia (15)

Mods and rockers alike are invited to January's Friends of the Picture House ouse screening of The Who's 1979 film Quadrophenia.

Quadrophenia

Although not a musical like Ken Russel's earlier film of Tommy, Quadrophenia is loosely based on the 1973 album of the same name and captures the London-Brighton milieu of the band's youth. Lambrettas, drugs, all-night discos, loose morals and, of course, massive punch-ups with Kinks fans pepper the film which is pretty much a sacred text of mod life.

The huge cast features Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Timothy Spall, Sting, Toyah Wilcox and Ray Winstone.

Saturday January 12th, 4:30pm (Doors 4pm)

Sunday 13 January 2018

Comedy Cop & Robber

Comedy ClubComedy Cop & Robber On Sunday, 13 January, the Comedy Club presents Alfie Moore who swapped his truncheon for a microphone, and ex-convict Gary Little with his un-flinching honesty and openness. Read HebWeb News item

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Lost houses of the South Pennines: using the archives with artistic licence

Kate Lycett

Lycett

Kate's fantastic pictures of the lost houses of the South Pennines first exhibited in 2015 were inspired by research in the local archives. In this talk she shares some of the stories she learned in her quest to breathe a little life and colour into forgotten houses.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Thursday 10 JANUARY 2019

New Year . . . . . . new career?

Come and find out more about fostering with Sarah Hancockfrom the Foster for Calderdale Team.

Sarah will be available at Welcome Independent Living's Community Hub on Market Street in Hebden Bridge (diagonally opposite the Co-op) on Thursday 10 January between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Why not call in for coffee and an informal chat? She will be happy to answer your questions and provide information for you to take away. Tel: 01422 419624 (Community Hub).

Thursday 10 JANUARY 2019

Cafe Culture

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

Childrens Favourites: 1960s & Beyond

with popular speaker Malcolm Johnson.

Join our festive event full of Christmas cheer, mince pies and a free raffle. 

Cafe culture

Thursday 10 January @ 2.30pm 

Continuing the story of the children's radio request programme - a lively talk with music from the 60s & 70s.

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

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

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Sunday 6 January 2019

Choral evensong

Heptonstall Parish Church at 3pm

A choral evensong  to celebrate Epiphany 

Thursday 3 January 2019

Trades Club Labour Party Quiz

8.45pm

To get 2019 off to a great start come along, meet up with people who will help replace this government with some decent human beings, enjoy to sight of the Conservative Party collapsing into itself and raise a few pounds towards the election campaign that we all think is inevitable

The usual thing, that nice Dave Boardman chap with ask questions, you will know some, but have to persuade the person with the pen to write down your suggested answers, then be overjoyed if your answers turn out to be correct.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

3 Valley Vegans

7pm to 9pm.
Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden
Halifax Road OL14 5BE

New year resolution pledges are on the horizon! A fabulous way to become healthier is to go plant based. It's also better for the environment and kinder to animals. Come to our film and talk night to help you to go vegan. 

Free entry! No need to book.

Two short films (20 minutes total)
Workshop and talk
Prize draw
Refreshments
Accessible venue
Children age 11+ welcome

More details here