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2024

Hebden Bridge events

Events in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Poetry at The Dusty Miller

Readings by four wonderful poets

7.30 pm on Tuesday 5 March, in The Coiners' Room, Dusty Miller Inn
Burnley Road,  Mytholmroyd HX7 5LH

Ian Humphreys  - Tom Jenks - Saiqa Khushnood  -  Helen Tookey

Free. All Welcome

Hat passed round for poets - books to buy

Car Park at rear - bus stop outside - station 5 minutes away

Wednesday 6 March 2024

From Friends of High Hirst Woodmeadow

Want to get involved in a
local environmental project?

Friends of High Hirst Woodmeadow

Annual General Meeting

7-8pm, The Terrace Room
Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY

Everyone welcome

Scything, Haymaking, Fungi talks, Coppicing, Learning, Grasslands, Fascines, Biodiversity, Ponds, Fungi surveys Wildflowers, Sheep Watch, Community, Moth surveys, Orchard Restoration, Ecologv

 

Email for more info

Friday 8 March 2024

Dark Matter Promotions presents…

Chemtrails and Gas Kunst

8pm, Golden Lion Todmorden, upstairs room

Showcasing two Manchester bands who are making waves on the music scene

Chemtrails - postgarage punk/ psychedelic power pop
Gas Kunst - Rock and/or Roll

£7 + bf via Skiddle / more on the door

Saturday 9 March 2024

Lit and Sci talk

Discovering the secret of sex - Professor of Zoology at Manchester University and a regular guest on Radio 4, Matthew Cobb will be addressing the Lit and Sci for their lecture on Sat 9 March at the Town Hall. See HebWeb news item 4 Feb

Saturday 9 March 2024

Mayor's Charity Fundraiser - cancelled

We are sorry to announce that we have taken the hard decision to cancel the below event and apologise for any disappointment this may cause. This is due to low ticket sales, in addition to other events falling in the same week.

For more info, see this HebWeb news item

Saturday 9 March 2024

Demian Allan - The Magic of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

16:00 – 18:00, The Folklore Centre, 65, Halifax Road, Todmorden,
£5 per ticket

Demian's fascination with The Golden Dawn ritual magic group was sparked by his study of the Tarot and his exploration of Celtic and Egyptian folklore, myths and legends.

In this fascinating talk Demian explores how this late nineteenth century group used a a mixture of Egyptian Magic, Christian Mysticism, The Kabbalah, Astrology and Tarot as tools to seek a balance in their spiritual development. He will also consider how their powerful influence has moulded contemporary new age thinking and will delve into the group's activities in Yorkshire.

Demian Allan is the resident Astrologer for 'Mind, Body, Spirit Magazine' and 'Kindred Spirit Magazine'.

Sunday 10 March 2024

Ben Rushton and the Chartists: a walk and talk

A walk and talk from the Shepherd's Rest pub to Basin Stones. Sunday, March 10th at 11 am. Meet Shepherd's Rest car park.
Lumbutt's Road, Todmorden. £5  (children free)

This is a gentle ascent of roughly 30-40 mins. Sturdy footwear is advisable. Parking on the road, east side of the pub.

Ben Rushton was a handloom weaver who lived in Ovenden, Halifax. He became a leading figure in the chartist movement in the 19th century and was known across the West Riding for his inspiring oration. The Peoples' Charter supporters would often assemble at Basin Stones to hear him. It was here, in August 1842, that Rushton rallied forces during the general strike that engulfed the north. 

The Brutish Multitude Theatre Company presents Michael Crowley's play Warp and Weft, which dramatises the events of 1842,  showing at Halifax Playhouse from 21st to 23rd March. 

Join us at Basin Stones to hear the actor who plays Ben Rushton deliver a rousing monologue from the play. This will be followed by a selection of Chartist anthems sung by Jennifer Reid. Along the route, Michael will take us through a brief history of the chartist movement. 

Why not help us recreate this historical event by dressing for the occasion in 1840s attire (optional)?

Wednesday 13 March 2024

Book Launch - A Place Apart: Hebden Bridge

Hebden Royd Methodist Church at 6.30pm, Wednesday 13th March, just before the Local History talk at 7.30pm.

A Place Apart:
Hebden Bridge

New book showing Hebden Bridge as seen through the eyes of the Spencer family in the late nineteenth century, written by Christopher Collier See HebWeb news item about the new book.

Wednesday 13 March 2024

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

The farm that moved: Hollin Hey in Cragg

Speaker: David Cant

At the end of the 19th century a farmstead was rebuilt a field's length downhill from the old site of Hollin Hey. The background of those involved and the survival of old plans and drawings present a vivid picture of changing farming life in the area.

David Cant needs little introduction as a speaker on landscape and vernacular buildings, having contributed many talks to Hebden Bridge and other local history societies. After more than 35 years living in the area, he is still fascinated by the landscape, buildings and history, and still sharing his enthusiasm and his knowledge.

Methodist Church, Market Street. Hebden Bridge. 7.30pm, free to members; £4 for visitors

Saturday 16 March 2024

Suzanne Owen: Is Druidry an Indigenous Religion?

16:00 – 18:00, The Folklore Centre, 65, Halifax Road, Todmorden,
£5 per ticket

Several contemporary Druid groups in Britain and Ireland claim that Druidry is a 'native spirituality' or that it is indigenous to these islands. While it would be difficult to argue that Druidry today has any continuity with ancient Druids, by employing a land-based definition rather than one based on ethnicity, Suzanne will discuss ways Druidry could be considered an indigenous religion as well as some counterarguments.

Although Druids do not claim to be indigenous people, can their emplacement activities – the way they relate to their environment and its past – provide a sense of belonging to the land found in indigenous cultures?

Sunday 17 March 2024

Foraging Experience

1pm-2pm
Location: Mytholmroyd

Join us for a Moonfull Foraging Experience, a unique and exciting hour-long walk where you can explore the wonders of nature with guidance and support.

We'll take you along well-maintained paths and easy terrain, therefore, children and dogs on leads are very welcome.

Tickets are available on a first-come basis from Eventbrite from 25/02/24. 

Free to attend, donations are also welcome. 

Book tickets

Monday 18 March 2024

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum works to improve access for disabled people in the Hebden Bridge area, and they meet on the 3rd Monday of each month. The next meeting is just after the AGM on 18 March. See HebWeb News item

21 March 2024

Crippen - A Case of Mistaken Identity?

A Talk by Dr Julian Sommerville - 'Crippen - A Case of Mistaken Identity?' to the Todmorden u3a Meeting at a new venue the Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub – Tod College at 1400 on the 21st March.

The talk describes how an attractive, adulterous actress turned her mild-mannered professional husband living a genteel suburban life in London into the most reviled criminal of Edwardian England; how an observant sea captain using the latest new radio wave technology of the day started a dramatic transatlantic sea chase culminating in the arrest of the fugitive Dr Crippen by a senior Scotland Yard detective disguised as a river boat pilot. 

The talk looks at how modern-day DNA analysis and a re-examination of the trial evidence both shed further interesting thoughts on the trial of Dr Crippen and the safety of his conviction.

The meeting starts at 14.00 at Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub – Tod College in Todmorden and is open to paid-up members of the Todmorden u3a, but if you would like to attend you can enquire by going to www.u3atod.org.uk or by contacting membership@u3atod.org.uk.

21-23 March 2024

The Brutish Multitude Theatre Company

Warp and Weft

Warp and Weft is a show of two one-act plays connected by theme and location: Waiting for Wesley and The House That Ethel Built.

Thurs 21 - Sat 23 March 2024
7:30pm evenings & Sat matinee 2:30pm
The Halifax Playhouse.

Tickets available here

Waiting for Wesley is set in the Calder Valley in the summer of 1842 when a wave of strikes engulfs Lancashire and Yorkshire. Thousands of troops confront strikers, killing five and wounding many more. In one family, tensions mount as a husband and wife are torn between allegiance to the church and organising the rebellion.

The House That Ethel Built concerns the life and work of Ethel Carnie Holdsworth (1886 – 1962). Ethel was the first working-class woman in Britain to publish a novel and is a rare example of a female working-class novelist. She was a former mill girl who also became a political activist producing possibly the world's first anti-fascist newspaper, The Clear Light.

Saturday 23 March 2024

Dark Matter Promotions presents....

JuJu

Genre-bending experimentalism from Sicily

Corvus & the Morning Star psychedelic, melodic 5 piece

Golden Lion Todmorden (upstairs)

Doors 8pm

Tickets £9 + bf Skiddle/ more on the door

Sunday 24 March 2024

Six inches of Soil On 24th March, the Picture House, in partnership with Pennine Cropshare, will be screening Six Inches of Soil, telling the inspiring story of 3 young farmers standing up against the industrial food system and transforming the way they pro.duce food. Read HebWeb News item

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Yorkshire moderates during a revolution

Speaker: Mike Crawford

Two local men, George Savile and John Tillotson, survived the hysteria and vindictive years of England in the 1680s. As the drama unfolded, they struggled to maintain their views, their positions and loyalty to their friends, not always successfully and not without raising doubts about their own motives. Ultimately, they played central roles in securing a new foundation after the revolution, but they paid a price for their moderation.

Mike Crawford was born in Halifax, and grew up in Midgley and Luddenden. He lived in Hebden Bridge for 30 years, teaching history at local schools before moving across the border to Lancashire. Formerly a member of the committee of HBLHS, he has worked on the transcription of 17th century probate documents from local townships, and with Stella Richardson, edited the Society's books of probate records.

Methodist Church, Market Street. Hebden Bridge. 7.30pm, free to members; £4 for visitors

Friday 29 March 2024

Pace Egg

More Pace Egg madness The Pace Egg Players hope to see you all on Good Friday (29 March) in Weavers Square, Heptonstall. Read this HebWeb news item and find links to background info and photos of previous years. Click poster above to enlarge it.

Friday 29 March 2024

The Shaggy Dog Storytelling Club

Fable, fairy tale, folk tale, myth, legend, or just a good old yarn - whether you've got a story to tell, or just like to listen, join us in the upper room of the Stubbing Wharf Pub.

8pm start, free entry.

29-30 March 2024

Mill Town Arts Easter Art Fair

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Featuring 20 great artists work, ranging from Fine Arts, Illustration, Photography, Jewellery, Textiles, Metal work, Craft and Ceramics, all displaying high quality artwork, and all under one roof. 

Mill Town Arts are a diverse group of creatives working in and out of the Valley.  Mill Town Arts is a not for profit organisation supporting artists from the Calder Valley and beyond.

Free to enter and in support of Calder Community Kindness.

Keep an eye on social media for this and all up coming Mill Town Arts events: Instagram : @milltown_arts /  Facebook : Mill Town Arts HX7.

Mill Town Arts Summer Arts Fair is sponsored by the Print Bureau.

31 March 2024

Repair Cafe Mytholmroyd

Bring out your repairs!

Repair Cafe Mytholmroyd will be up and running on Sunday 31 March from 1pm to 4pm 

Mytholmroyd Community Centre,
Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd HX7 5AF

Hot drinks and refreshments. 

We can look to repair, clothes, bags, furniture, toys, bikes electrical appliances (not microwaves) knife/tool sharpening

Come and see what its all about.

Contact us:
Email: repairmytholm@gmail.com
Facebook: Repair Cafe Mytholmroyd
Instagram: Repair Cafe Mytholmroyd

Easter Monday, 1 April 2024

Duck Race

Buy tickets online now

All profits go to the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge Trust Fund which gives grants to local, national and international good causes.

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre: an illustrated history 1924 – 2024

Speaker: Vaughan Leslie

The story of Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, from its origins in the Literary and Scientific Society, in 1924, to the present day. During its hundred years the theatre has performed plays almost without interruption – a total of nearly 400 full-length plays, to over half a million people. The talk will highlight the people and events that have helped to make the theatre an enduring and endearing feature of Hebden Bridge life.

Vaughan Leslie has been a member of the Little Theatre since 1987 as a frequent actor, director, and in numerous other capacities. Over the last seven years he has put together a comprehensive digital archive on the website, which includes a timeline of all full-length productions during the last century, with links to images for all but four of them.

Methodist Church, Market Street. Hebden Bridge. 7.30pm, free to members; £4 for visitors

Friday 26 April 2024

The Shaggy Dog Storytelling Club

Fable, fairy tale, folk tale, myth, legend, or just a good old yarn - whether you've got a story to tell, or just like to listen, join us in the upper room of the Stubbing Wharf Pub.

8pm start, free entry.

Saturday 27 April 2024

WI Spring Rag Market on Saturday 27 April. The Rag Market is a twice yearly event run by Hebden Bridge WI to raise funds for their Charity of the Year and for an Educational Bursary with the chance to build new skills. See HebWeb news item for more info.

Sunday 5 May 2024

Dark Matter Promotions presents...

An evening of avant-garde ethereal folkish jazz

Awen Ensemble 
Mother Sugar
MENKO

Golden Lion Todmorden (upstairs)
Sunday 5th May 8pm
£8 adv Skiddle/£10 otd

19 May 2024

Repair Cafe Mytholmroyd

Bring out your repairs!

Repair Cafe Mytholmroyd will be up and running on Sunday 19 May from 1pm to 4pm 

Mytholmroyd Community Centre,
Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd HX7 5AF

Hot drinks and refreshments. 

We can look to repair, clothes, bags, furniture, toys, bikes electrical appliances (not microwaves) knife/tool sharpening

Come and see what its all about.

Contact us:
Email: repairmytholm@gmail.com
Facebook: Repair Cafe Mytholmroyd
Instagram: Repair Cafe Mytholmroyd

Friday 31 May 2024

The Shaggy Dog Storytelling Club

Fable, fairy tale, folk tale, myth, legend, or just a good old yarn - whether you've got a story to tell, or just like to listen, join us in the upper room of the Stubbing Wharf Pub.

8pm start, free entry.

Friday 28 June 2024

The Shaggy Dog Storytelling Club

Fable, fairy tale, folk tale, myth, legend, or just a good old yarn - whether you've got a story to tell, or just like to listen, join us in the upper room of the Stubbing Wharf Pub.

8pm start, free entry.