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Hebden Bridge events

Thursday 18 January 2018

Happy Valley Gay Men’s Social Group

We are meeting this Thursday, 18th January, at Nelson's on Crown Street.

We are a social group for gay, bisexual or curious men aged 18+ in and around Hebden Bridge that started in late 2014.

We meet from 7:30 to chat, get to know each other and enjoy a relaxing evening out. We have future activities planned including walks, film nights and meals out. Please ask for Greg at the bar after 7:30 - I’m known to the staff!

For further information email happyvalleygay@hotmail.com

Monday 15 January 2018

Hebden Bridge WI January Meeting
Poetry with Steve O'Connor

New members are welcome to our January workshop. 7.30pm, Monday 15th January, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Steve O'Connor is a long-standing poet and creative writing teacher. He moved from Manchester to West Yorkshire six years ago, and in that time has taught creative writing at Bradford College, Leeds City College amongst others. His long-awaited poetry collection, extraño, will be published by Puppywolf Press in early 2018.

The purpose of this poetry workshop will be to introduce or re-introduce you to the basics of poetry.  You'll definitely write! You'll also have fun! £41 for annual membership. 

Tuesday 16 January 2018


Royal Opera House: Rigoletto


Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Running time: The performance lasts about 2 hours 45 minutes, including one interval


Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…

Rigoletto arranges to have the Duke assassinated. But Gilda still loves the womanizing Duke and sacrifices herself in his place. Rigoletto eagerly uncovers the corpse only to find instead his fatally wounded daughter, who dies in his arms.

Sunday 14 January 2018

Tom WrigglesworthTom Wrigglesworth at the Comedy Club Hebden Bridge Comedy Club is off to a great start for 2018 with Sheffield's Tom Wrigglesworth as their headline act!

More info

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Lunchtime LiveLunchtime Live

With Emma Lusby, Georgia Farrar, Magdalen and The Lazarus Boys. "Not only does it make the most of the ambience and natural acoustics of the building, but it is a wonderful tribute to the quality of talent in and around Calderdale."

See HebWeb News item

Saturday, 13 January 2018


Friends of the Picture House present

Life of BrianMonty Python's Life of Brian

Always look on the bright side of life!Monty Python's Life of Brian is the next Friends Present screening at Hebden Bridge Picture House at 4.30pm.

The hilarious religious satire was released in 1979 and banned by some local authorities in the UK and some European countries.

Now considered a comedy classic, it stars Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and the rest of the Python gang. The Friends will be on hand with free snacks. 

11 January 2018

Luddendenfoot Ward Forum

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.

There will be an update from previous meeting, Police update - with an opportunity to raise your priorities for your local area, updates on Consultations and Open Forum - what matters to you? 

Lower Hall, Luddenden Foot Civic Institute, Station Road, Luddendenfoot, HX2 6AD.

Times: Refreshments from 6.15pm, meeting starts at 6.45pm.

Sunday 7 January 2018

Vegan Fayre

Tuesday 9 January 2018 for 10 weeks

Beginners' Family History Course

Family History course

Bookings for this course close 20 December

Do you want to know who your ancestors were, where they lived
and what they did? Do you want to discover the best sources and techniques for family history research?

Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge
Starts Tuesday 9 January for 10 weeks

For more information: see Local History website

or contact Anne Mealia

10 JANUARY 2018

Recognition, resilience and reward: Women and girls of the Upper Calder Valley during World War One

Julia Maybury

Women and girls of the Upper Calder Valley during World War One

Recognising the many roles and considerable contributions of women and girls in the home, the community, industry and nursing on the Home Front and abroad on the War Front. These four years had a considerable impact on social class and gender expectations, and offered new opportunities in education and industry and in the workplace and the Armed Forces, rewarding them with Votes for Women.

Julia’s professional life has been devoted to education at school level then at policy, academic and non-governmental levels in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. She lived and worked for 15 years in conflict and post conflict countries and under military occupation.

Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 7.30pm

Local History website

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Calder ward Forum

The Next Calder Ward Forum will have presentations and a change to ask questions about, Metro Bus Services in the Upper Valley, Calderdale Highways and Long-term plans for recycling. 

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.

There will also be a Police update - with an opportunity to raise your priorities for your local area, updates on Consultations and Open Forum - what matters to you?

Waterfront Hall, Town Hall, St George’s Street, Hebden Bridge. HX7 7BY.

Refreshments from 6.15pm, meeting starts at 6.45pm.

Saturday 6 January 2018

Outside The Box - Live!

White Lion, Heptonstall

From 9pm

Scottish infused folk, alt.country, blue grass and shenanigans! 

Uptempo tunes, and songs with harmonies.

Free entry

29-31 December 2017

Snow White

Snow White

Family Pantomime at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre on the 29th,30th and 31st December 2017.

Performances at 11am (toddler friendly) and 3pm.

Tickets £10 adults and £7 children.

Available from Todmorden TIC 01706 818181 and www.storymagictheatre.com

Sunday 31 December 2017


Berlin Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Gala Concert (ADV.U)


Advance tickets priced £12/£11/£10

Purchase Tickets Online

With her flexible, slender but darkly timbred mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato has already delighted audiences at the Philharmonie on several occasions. Now she is the star guest at Sir Simon Rattle’s side during the New Year’s Eve Concert, singing Richard Strauss’s lavishly beautiful orchestral songs.

The programme also includes works by Dvořák, Stravinsky, Bernstein and Shostakovich – full of virtuosity, gracefulness and humour. 

Tuesday 2 January 2018

X-PERT Weight Programme

Xpert Weight

Eaten one too many mince pies this Christmas?? Worry not - come to an X-PERT Weight 12 week programme starting 2nd January 5.30pm-7pm at X-PERT Health, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge.

Learn how 'diets' let you down and how to successfully lose weight & keep it off. Half price registration in January. For details, contact admin@xperthealth.org.uk or visit our website

Thursday 4 January 2018

Trades Club New Year Quiz


Start the New Year by helping raise funds for the inevitable Corbyn-led election victory in 2018. Will it be an out and out Labour victory or an anti hard Brexit coalition...?

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

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

Saturday 23 December 2017

Dave Nelson's Christmas Singalong

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saturday 23rd December, 5pm. £10/£8/£3
Tickets available from 1st December at Hebden Bridge Piano Festival website and at the Town Hall.

The town's festive family singalong is a fixture in the Hebden Bridge Christmas calendar. Mince pies, mulled wine and other seasonal treats will be available at the bar. (Tickets usually sell out well before the event.)

See HebWeb News item

Sunday 24 December 2017


It's a Wonderful Life (U)

Wonderful LifeThis film has two showings, both on 24th December at 11am (Doors 10am)
3.00pm (Doors 2pm)

Early Bird tickets £6/£5/£4. Our early bird tickets are available online only throughout October and November.

Any tickets sold in December online or paper, will be full price.

Oscar-winning director Frank Capra’s (It Happened One Night) masterpiece, the profoundly charming It’s a Wonderful Life stars Jimmy Stewart (Rear Window) as everyman George Bailey, whose youthful dreams have been overwhelmed by responsibilities to his community; down on his luck and on the brink of suicide on Christmas Eve when a guardian angel (Henry Travers) arrives to show him how the sleepy town of Bedford Falls would have ended up if he’d never existed.

Set on Christmas Eve, this profoundly touching reverse-Scrooge fable is a seasonal classic.. 

Saturday 24 December 2017

Carols & Christingle at Hope Chapel


Sing-along carols, dramatised readings, reflective message and the simple symbolism of the Christingle. Informal, family-friendly ... and dog-friendly ... and a great opportunity to experience the ambience of the refurbished Hope Chapel by candlelight. 

Saturday 24 December 2017

Christmas Eve: Carols in the Square



Thursday 21 December 2017

 U3A Todmorden December Meeting

U3A Todmorden’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, 21st December in the Central Methodist Hall in Todmorden at 1.45.  

This will be our Christmas meeting with a festive fruit punch, a quiz and a presentation of light-hearted Christmassy entertainment by ‘Peter Sheldon Productions’ with monologue, story and song.

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

Thursday 21 December 2017

Palestinian Christmas Stall

Palestine Market Stall

Hebden Bridge Open Market, St George Square

Stall selling Palestinian Christmas crafts, ceramics, glassware, olive wood products, soaps and more. All products are handmade in the West Bank and your purchases will support local Palestinian businesses. 

Friday 22 December 2017

Shaggy Dog Storytellers Christmas Bash

Shaggy Dog Storytellers are proud to present 'The Shaggy Dog Christmas Bash' on Friday 22nd December 2017 at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge, 7.30 pm for a prompt 8.00 pm start.

£7 admission.

This will be a “Stories from the Floor” evening, so come and help celebrate a storytelling Christmas with the many talented tellers at the club.

There will be a spot for you to tell if you want one - or you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the variety of tellers and tales on offer.

Hope to see you there! Best, The Shaggy Dog Team.

Friday 22 December 2017

The Open Mic, Heptonstall

Open Mic night at The White Lion pub, Heptonstall

Fom 8.30pm.

Come along and play, sing, speak - or act. Or just come and watch and soak up the vibe. 

Friendly sound engineer (Mark) on hand to help plug you in to PA etc.