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PAST EVENTS

in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area
Thursday 26 May 2022

Free Craft Workshop

26th May, 3 pm to 5 pm at St James' Church, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge HX7 6DS – Free Craft Workshop - accompanied children are invited to drop-in to this workshop and make their own memorial book to complete during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

Sunday 15 May 2022

Hebden Bridge Junior Band Spring Fair

The band's next performance is at our Spring Fair on Sunday 15th May between 11.30am and 3pm at the Town Hall in Hebden Bridge.

There will be refreshments, including homemade cakes, tea and coffee, some stalls and of course not forgetting great brass band music!

Hope you can come along and support us. Entry is free.

Sunday 15 May 2022

Voices unite for Ukraine

Three Valleys Gospel Choir are presenting an afternoon of song from various Calderdale singing groups including Calder Valley Voices, Todmorden Choral Society and many more to raise money for the crisis in Ukraine.

You can pay £8 adults, £5 concessions or £3 children on the door at Todmorden Unitarian Church at 2.30pm on May 15 or get your tickets on Eventbrite.

Sunday 22 May 2022

Cream Tea and Plant Sale

Come and enjoy a traditional Cream Tea and bring and buy plant sale at: John's house and garden, 5, The Hollins, Todmorden OL14 8B

Cream Tea - £5.00 .
Raffle with great prizes

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

If you have any plants to donate, please contact John to arrange for collection or bring on the day. Mob 07789 264770

Parking information
You can park on Stansfield Hall Road but no access for cars up our short track. Lifts can be arranged however if you have mobility difficulties.

Saturday 14 May 2022

Dark Matter Band Showcase

Presenting fresh talent
Golden Lion, Fielden Square Todmorden

Doors 4.30pm

Kyogen, Gdansk81, Legs on Wheels, Bingo Harry, Rubes, The Matchbox and The Masochists plus DJ glenn evans

Tickets via Skiddle or on the door

Wednesday 11 May 2022

A Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health

10 am until 2.30 at Halifax Minster

Free Vegetarian and vegan lunch

Workshops and drama presentation

The conference is open to everyone, especially the faith communities and mental health agencies

Key Note Speakers

Jim McManus
Director of Public Health Hertfordshire

Jonny Richardson Glenn
CEO Healthy Minds Calderdale

Register for free here to ensure you get your lunch

Thursday 12 May 2022

Dark Matter and Slomanmusic

Music Open Mic

Golden Lion, Todmorden - downstairs
Thursday 12th May 7.30pm - 11pm (free)

We would like to support and encourage people that would love to play live, music, spoken word, etc but may have struggled a little with confidence or nerves in the past , we would be happy to chat prior and offer some techniques and reassurance that may help.

If you would like a slot, we are pre booking by contacting Andy Sloman or Lou Wowski on FB .. plus you can just turn up, but we do recommend booking early.

Sunday 8 May 2022

Cragg Vale Community Association

Spaw Sunday Celebration and Community Picnic

2.30-4pm

Meet at St. John's Church with Ryburn Longswords and join the procession to the Spa for Traditional Spa Blessing. Or you can join the procession when it passes the Robin Hood at around 2.45pm.

Free Community Picnic followed by Music and Dancing with Ryburn Longswords at the Robin Hood.

For further information call Marianne Hood on 01422 885224

Sunday 8 May 2022

Dark Matter, Slomanmusic and the Golden Lion present

Ukraine fundraiser for DEC Humanitarian Appeal

Music and spoken word to fill your boots

Golden Lion, Todmorden - downstairs
Sunday 8th May 4.30pm - 10.30pm
Suggested donation £5

Line up:

10 - 10.30pm Thee Windom Earles (equal parts garage scuzz, rockabilly lunacy and fever-dream surf-a-go-go)
9 - 9.30pm Dead Sea Apes (psych noise)
8.15 - 8.45pm Hazel's Maze (4 piece psychedelic rock)
7.30 - 8pm The Hazy Janes (Acoustic set) 
6.20 - 6.30pm Guest Speaker
6.10 - 6.20pm Trixxi Corish
5.40 - 6.10pm John Haycock (electronic kora)
5.30 - 5.40pm Trixxi Corish (Irish a cappella folk)
5 - 5.30pm Les Gillon & The Agents of Karma

Sunday 8 May 2022

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7 pm to 9:30 pm, in the Little Theatre bar,
Holme Street, Hebden Bridge.

The Lost Chord Ensemble meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre. Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections, such as Fiddler on the Roof, In a Persian Market, Smiles, then Kisses.

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.

Saturday 30 April 2022 - Monday 2 May 2022

Through Alice's Eyes

Saturday 30 April - Monday 2 May 2022 10 am - 4 pm
Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG

Exhibition showcases the work of Hebden Bridge photographer Alice Longstaff, whose career spanned most of the 20th century. Alice is well known for her portrait photography, but this exhibition shows a different side to her work, focusing on pictures taken out and about in the community. These pictures are honest, affectionate, and often humorous, combining fascinating social history with incredible creativity and technical skill. Some are unidentified so you may be able to help!

Sunday 1 May 2022

Playing For Grown-Ups!

Creative groups for adventurous spirits

Come and enjoy relaxation, self-expression and connection with others through drama, mindful movement, and making. 

All welcome, no experience necessary 

£3-10 All profits to Freedom from Torture

Booking required. 

First Sunday of the month, 2-4pm, Salem Mill, Hebden Bridge

To reserve a place or for more information:

mo.movingmatters@gmail.com / 07837 684394

Saturday 30 April 2022

Hebden Bridge WI Spectacular Spring Rag Market

10:30am - 4pm

Venues;

The Waterfront Room, The Town Hall

Northlight Studios, Hangingroyd Lane

Additional stalls at the Word of Mouth workshop on Valley Road.

Entry £1 for Adults  - Crafty young things under 16 Free Entry. 

Well behaved waggy tails welcome.

Calling All Crafters! After a two year hiatus due to Covid we are thrilled that finally we're back!

The Rag Market is a twice yearly event run by Hebden Bridge WI to raise funds for our Charity of the Year which this year is Mothershare Halifax. It also pays for an Educational Bursary which is offered to members of the Hebden Bridge Branch in keeping with the Women's Institute's aims in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills.

Our Rag Market has to be the perfect place to source not only a bargain, but original and quality crafting, dress making and tailoring materials buttons, ribbons, yarn, vintage pieces, patterns, books and anything else you could possibly need to inspire your creativity!

Many of the fabrics are vintage, one offs and from private collections so you can pick up many items that are not available in the shops for amazing prices.

Our stall holders are generally crafters themselves, reluctantly selling items from a treasured hoard that has become too large to store, but some of our regular stallholders also include local small businesses selling beautiful (Yorkshire!) woven wool tweeds and plaid fabrics and a ceramicist selling unique and unusual hand crafted ceramic buttons. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday 30 April 2022

Handmade Parade Spark day

Can you spare a few minutes on Saturday 30th April between 2-3pm? We'd love to see you at our Spark Day at the workshop - Unit 5, Victoria Works, Victoria Rd, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8LN

We're still chasing funding for a possible Hebden Bridge Parade on Sunday 18th September, and in the meantime we need to get cracking with a theme!

Bring your lovely faces and clever ideas to the workshop and let's get the creative juices flowing…

25-30 April 2022

Wife After Death - The Little Theatre's April production is the hilarious comedy, Wife After Death by Eric Chapell. Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. See HebWeb News item for more info

Friday 29 April 2022

Dark Matter presents...

Black Doldrums and Bones Shake

London's Black Doldrums play a dark psych, contemporary form of gothic post-punk. With Bones Shake, a scuzzed fuzzed blues three piece from Manchester.

Golden Lion, Todmorden
Doors 8pm
Tickets via Skiddle

Saturday 30 April 2022

The Hippy Film

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hebden Bridge Picture House

The Hippy Film explores the arrival of the hippies in Hebden Bridge. It creates a space for the voices, memories and perspectives of all who lived through that time. We hope it will be a film that celebrates all the people who make this town an amazing place to live.

29 March 2022 - 23 April 2022

After the Coal Dust Photographic exhibition

Photographs of post-industrial Britain by Bridget and John Gill.

After the Coal Dust reflects the changes and challenges to life in the North since some of the major industries have closed down, and shows the experiences of those left behind.

Hebden Bridge Town Hall 29th March 23rd April

Opening Evening: Friday April 1st 6pm to 9pm (free)

Thursday 21 April 2022

What Have Volcanoes Ever Done for Us?

Todmorden u3a Meeting at the Central Methodist Hall at 1400 on the 21st April with the Talk entitled 'What Have Volcanoes Ever Done for Us'.

On April 21st, at the Central Methodist Hall in Todmorden, the Todmorden u3a is hosting its regular monthly meeting and the speaker is Chris Freeman with his talk entitled, 'What Have Volcanoes Ever Done for Us'.

Chris takes a look at the fascinating subject of volcanoes and the role they've played in the history of the earth. From the very birth of our world, volcanoes have played a major role in shaping not just the landscape, but every life form as well. They may appear to be destructive, but they are also the very cradles of civilisation.

1816 was the Year without a summer, caused by volcanoes and did super volcanoes kill off most of life on earth, or even assist in the demise of the dinosaurs? These and many other volcanic questions will be answered in this exciting talk.

The meeting starts at 14.00 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.

Friday 22 April 2022

Reflections on a career in BBC commissioning

On 22 April, Cheryl Taylor will tell the Lit & Sci about the development and commissioning of television programmes that have helped to sculpt the cultural landscape of our lives since 1997.

More info

Friday 22 April - Sunday 24 April 2022

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Land Marks Exhibition at Gibson Mill

Hardcastle Crags

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival has been working with some fabulous groups over the last few months to create art work in various media on the theme of 'land marks' as part of our Engaging Neighbourhoods project. We've partnered with Todmorden Children's Centre, year 10 pupils at Rastrick High School, St Augustine's Centre, Time Out (part of Healthy Minds Calderdale), Calder Community Cares and Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd Walkers Action groups. 

We're really looking forward to sharing the amazing art work with everyone and invite you to visit Hardcastle Crags over the penultimate weekend in April (the last weekend of the school holidays) to see the exhibition, which is being held within and around Gibson Mill (where café is). 

Everyone is welcome, and entry is absolutely free (but any donations are always appreciated!).

The exhibition is open: 
Friday 22nd April 2-4pm
Saturday 23rd April 10am-4pm
Sunday 24th April 10am-4pm 

Monday 25 April 2022

Disability Forum to focus on Mental Health

and has its next ordinary meeting is on 25 April 2022, 3pm by Zoom video link. The meeting will start with our regular Focus on Mental Health. We are happy to have Deborah Corbyn of Calderdale Healthy Minds with us for the meeting. Read HebWeb news item for more info

Tuesday 19 April 2022

Locating Sylvia: Sylvia Plath in a 20th and 21st Century Context

Heptonstall History Society Talk, Tuesday 19th April, 7 pm, Heptonstall Bowling Club. Speaker: Sarah Corbett. 

Sylvia Plath emerged from both an American Literary context, influenced by major poets such as Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell, as well as an English literary tradition reaching back to Chaucer and Shakespeare. At the same time, along with Ted Hughes, Plath is seen as ushering in a new mode of modern poetry in English that continues to influence writers, especially women poets, across the world today. This talk will give an introduction to the range and richness of Plath's writing - her poetry, fiction and letters - and discuss Plath's position within a 20th and 21st Century literary context.

Sarah Corbett has published five collections of poetry, most recently, 'A Perfect Mirror' (Pavilion Poetry/ Liverpool University Press, 2018), and has won two Northern Writer's Awards for fiction. Her work has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and Forward Poetry Prizes and is widely translated and anthologised. She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Lancaster University and will direct the first Sylvia Plath Literary Festival in Hebden Bridge in 2022. She lives in Hebden Bridge.
Free to HS members; £4 to non-members. 

EASTER MONDAY 18 APRIL 2022
Thursday 14 April 2022

Trades Club Quiz

Good Friday 15 April 2022

Pace Egg Plays

See HebWeb news page for info on the 2022 Pace Egg Play

See HebWeb Feature on the Pace Egg plays

Saturday 9 April - Sunday 10 April 2022

SNAP! a photowalk and workshop for 4-8 year olds

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and Hebden Bridge Walkers Action present SNAP!

SNAP! is a Crossings photowalk and workshop for 4-8 year olds.  

For this 2.5 hour event, children will be given an explorer's kit – camera, bag and hat. We'll set off from our base on a short walk to photograph some crossings we find along the way, and to collect nature samples. Back at base, we'll look at our photos and choose our favourites for an exhibition at Hardcastle Crags in April. We'll then experiment with exciting ways of making our nature treasures into beautiful backgrounds for our photos.

SNAP! will run four times (with space for 6 children and their grown up at each time):

  • Saturday 9th April at 10.00am-12.30pm
  • Saturday 9th April at 1.30pm-4.00pm
  • Sunday 10th April at 10.00am-12.30pm (accessible walk)
  • Sunday 10th April at 1.30pm-4.00pm (accessible walk) 

We want you to be part of this exciting project to get out walking, explore the local landscape and take PHOTOS of some of the many accessible crossings you will see along the way. Your photos will form part of an exhibition and slideshow that will be shown in venues across Hebden Royd, and will help us to map our local landscape, celebrating its unique features and the people who are part of it.​

NB: Everyone welcome on this walk, but for the two Sunday 10th April walks priority will be given to people with access needs since this walk is wheelchair and pushchair accessible.  Please book your child + adult space below:

Saturday 9th April walks

Sunday 10th April walks: (wheelchair accessible walk)

When you have booked you will be sent details of the walk's location and meeting point. 

Sunday 10 April 2022

Writing Anne Lister

Happy Valley Pride event as Series 2 of Gentleman Jack launches To close the Anne Lister Birthday Festival 2022, Happy Valley Pride is proud to welcome Dr Jill Liddington to talk at the Little Theatre. See News item

FRIDAY 8 APRIL 2022

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7.00-9.30pm in the Little Theatre bar, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge.
The Lost Chord Ensemble meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre. Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections.

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

Saturday 9 April 2022

Picture-house

Friends of the Picture House Present

Local Hero (PG)

April's Friends of the Picture House screening is one of the best British films ever made - 1983's Local Hero.

A Houston oil executive (Peter Riegert) travels to the west coast of Scotland to convince the village of Ferness to sell up and make way for a new refinery. From his perspective he is faced with a struggle against small-town pride and tradition, but the wily villagers see an opportunity. 

Funny, sweet and beautiful as a film can be, the cast includes Denis Lawson, Peter Capaldi and Burt Lancaster.

Saturday April 9th, 4:30pm, 111 mins

Saturday 9 April - Sunday 10 April 2022

Feelgood Festival

The Feelgood Festival is a free weekend-long event being with stalls in the Waterfront Hall, and workshops and taster sessions upstairs in The Space and The Terrace Room

From eating, sleeping and living well to helping the planet and saving money – it's time to feel good again!

We've got local and ethical businesses with the perfect 'feelgood' products, plus some great organisations to listen to, learn from and perhaps even get involved with - a bunch of good people you might just be glad to meet.

More info

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Calderdale Green Party public meeting

Green Jobs: preparing for the employment of the future

The public meeting on Tuesday 5th April at 7:30 pm at Todmorden College will have two interesting speakers: Julie Thorpe and Barbara Jones.

Julie is the centre manager at Tod College and Barbara is director of School of Natural Building. You will also be able to ask questions and make comments plus announce other events.

There is disabled access.

Calderdale Green Party website

Saturday 2 April 2022

Fundraiser gig for Todmorden Food Drop In

Valley Musicians organise 'varied musical feast' in aid of Food Bank

8-piece vocal harmony acapella group 'Waiting for Dawn' have teamed up with swing & klezmer collective 'Manouche North' for a varied musical feast at Fielden Hall, Todmorden at 7pm on Saturday April 2nd. There will be refreshments and a bar. 

Sat April 2nd
Doors 6.40pm
Show 7pm 
Fielden Hall
Ewood Lane, Todmorden OL14 7DD
Tickets are £8, pay on door, advance reservation recommended, e-mail samstelling@hotmail.co.uk

'Waiting for Dawn' formed in 2019 and are a 8 piece acapella group that weave harmonies in a range of musical genres including folk, world music and pop songs, singing harmonies that will touch your heart

'Manouche North' are a musical collective with American Swing, East European & Klezma influences that came together in 2019 enthused by this expressive and infectious genre

Todmorden Food Drop In
Is a completely independent food bank that provides food for people who cannot afford to buy it- whatever the reason. It is open at Tod college in the centre of Todmorden every Saturday from 10am – 12 noon using the entrance at the side next to Aldi

Donate to Tod Food Drop here

Website: todfooddropin.org/ 

Saturday 2 April 2022

Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

Wadsworth Community Centre
Doors 6:45.

Since emerging in 2016, Hannah & Ben have been defying all conventions of style, genre and compartmentalisation. A touch of 'Americana', yet quintessentially English. Traditional, yet contemporary, with their individual writing style. Playful and instinctive, they make music with such panache and natural chemistry it makes perfect sense.

Hannah has an alluring mystique and a voice of disarming purity that massages your senses. Ben is a bubbling ferment of energy and infectious enthusiasm, seemingly able to play any instrument you put in front of him with grace and favour.

"Spellbinding, Hannah and Ben were born to play & sing together" - fRoots

Check them out here
Doors 6:45. Show starts 7:45
Tickets: £13/£6.50 - 07731 661053   07890 205980 or www.wegottickets.com 

Saturday, 2 April 2022

Quiz for Ukraine

There will be a general knowledge quiz for Ukraine on Saturday 2nd April from 7.30 to 9.30pm at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

There'll be a bar, and books and new dvds for sale. The cost will be £5 per person, all proceeds going to Ukrainian refugees (probably via DEC).

Saturday, 2 April 2022

Dark Matter presents...

TENSHEDS + Locean + The Short Causeway

"Imagine if Tom Waits had formed the White Stripes"

Rock punk drum/piano duo Tensheds with special guests Locean (Manchester experimentalists) and Hebden's The Short Causeway

The Golden Lion, Fielden Square Todmorden

Doors 8pm

Tickets via Skiddle or on the door

Sunday 3 April 2022

Vigil for Ukraine

12 noon, Todmorden, top of Halifax Road/Water Street opposite roundabout by Town Hall.

Everyone welcome to show solidarity with those suffering and to oppose this devastating war. Please bring banners, flags etc.

Organised by Calder Valley CND for Peace and Justice

31 March 2022

Crossing Town - 90 minute accessible photo walk

10:30am-12pm

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and Hebden Bridge Walkers Action present Crossing Town: an accessible, 90 minute, guided photo walk, tailored to meet the needs of wheelchair users, families with pushchairs and individuals with limited physical mobility.  This is part of our Crossings project, in which we invite everyone – of all ages, novices and professionals alike, to take part in a giant outdoor photo project for Spring 2022.  

We want you to be part of this exciting project to get out walking, explore the local landscape and take PHOTOS of some of the many accessible crossings you will see along the way. Your photos will form part of an exhibition and slideshow that will be shown in venues across Hebden Royd, and will help us to map our local landscape, celebrating its unique features and the people who are part of it.​

This Crossing Town guided walk will take us along some of the pavements, accessible pathways and back streets of Hebden Royd, taking photos and finding new ways of seeing our local landscape.

​Bring your own camera – phone cameras, SLRs, polaroid etc – all welcome.

NB: Everyone welcome on this walk, but priority will be given to people with access needs.

Places (free) must be booked via this link

When you have made your booking you will be sent an email including information about where to meet and directions for getting there.

Friday 1 April 2022

Dark Matter presents...

Callum Easter and HANN

Ferocious… thrilling and deliciously invigorating musical talents playing at the Golden Lion, Todmorden.

Friday 1 April
Doors 8pm
Tickets via Skiddle

1-26 March 2022

Hebden Bridge Local History Society Exhibition

Who Built Hebden Bridge?

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

This exhibition by Hebden Bridge Local History Society looks at the growth of the town but in particular the architects and workers who built it. The shape of the town had been largely decided by the 1920s and that is the focus here. The displays examine the growth of different areas around the centre of the town and some of the problems which that created.

Friday 18 March - Sunday 27 March 2022

Spring Clean

Spring Clean - the Town Council is inviting budding litter pickers to tidy up an area. In return, they will help your community group with a donation of £60. See HenWeb news item

Saturday 26 March 2022

Pop-up Shop at Egg Factory

Saturday 26 March 2022

The Brothers Grin

Brothers Antony and Chris present an evening of music, humour and satire, carefully constructed from two brothers, one piano and a whole heap of percussion.

Expect music ranging from Bach to contemporary percussion, from a song about Pharaohs to xylophone music from West Africa. Expect the unexpected too - Chopin's Cowbell Concerto and a preview of the new musical "Boris and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamvote"

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

Tickets here, £10

Saturday 26 March 2022

Support for Ukraine gig

Wadsworth Community Centre - Doors 7:30.

On Saturday 26th March local rhythm and blues band The 844s will give their services for free for this fundraiser. 

The 844s are vocalist and harmonica player Dave Rigg, lead guitarist Martin McGroarty, bassist Jerome Dineen, drummer Jim Duffy, and rhythm guitarist and second vocalist Wally Woodcock. The band plays original compositions with one or two covers, ranging from slow-burn blues to high-energy rock.

We also hope to have a support act.

Food and cask ales will be available, and the band's new CD – "On The Top Floor" - will be available for sale. There will be a raffle, probably an auction of sorts, a collection bucket and all proceeds from the event will go to the D.E.C. Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. We aim to raise £1,000. Please help us do this.

Attendance will be limited to 100.

Tickets are £5 and can be reserved by contacting Derek on 07890 205980

Doors open at 7.30pm. 

To make a donation to this appeal please visit this page

Saturday 26 March 2022

Dark Matter presents...

Wyndow

Cancelled

23 March 2022

REMEMBERING CRAGG HALL 1820-1921

Shirley Daniel and Roy Collinge

The story of Cragg Hall begins with the large and industrious Hinchliffe family, arguably the biggest influence on Cragg during and after the Industrial Revolution. Intended to be the most magnificent house built in the area, Cragg Hall was acclaimed as one of the finest buildings in Yorkshire, but survived for less than 20 years as the valley's most impressive mansion, falling victim to a disastrous fire on 11th August 1921.

Memories of Cragg Hall and its splendid ornamental gardens have faded into scant awareness with no living person left to tell the tale, though in its hey-day it was a huge part of local life and a legacy of the growth and decline of the Cragg Vale cotton mill industry. The centenary of that tragic fire seemed a fitting opportunity for Cragg Vale Local History Group to look back, lay to rest the myths and misconceptions, and re-discover the real story of Cragg Hall – Cragg Vale's "stately home"!

Both Shirley and Roy are enthusiastic founder members of Cragg Vale Local History Group. Roy is originally from Colden but has been a "Cragger" for much of his life, and Shirley has lived in Cragg almost long enough to no longer be an "off-cumden"!

Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.

Saturday 19 March 2022

Dark Matter presents...

Attila the Stockbroker 40th Anniversary Tour

With special guest Isaac Hughes-Dennis 

A journey through 40 years of Attila's work. Spoken word, dub poetry, acoustic songs, early music.

Golden Lion Todmorden

Doors 7.30pm

Advance tickets via Skiddle

19-20 March 2022

A Capella workshopswith Deke Sharon

Deke Sharon is coming to West Yorkshire!

Two fabulous singing workshops over one weekend with Deke Sharon, music director and vocal producer for the Pitch Perfect films and Pentatonix.

Singers Day: 19 March.

Choir Leaders Morning: 20 March, 2022

Workshop 1: Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm for choral and group singers of all abilities. A whole day of singing with one of the top a cappella specialists in the world. Enhance your vocal skills, make your performance shine and find even more joy discovering what your voice can do in collaboration with others. Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Workshop 2: Sunday 10am - 1pm for choir and vocal group directors.
The Fielden Centre, Todmorden
Deke will be showing particpants how to create a strong, emotive performance and how we can assist our singers to connect to the song, grow our singers' confidence and improve pitching, blend and musicality and incorprate movement.

Deke has over 30 years experience working with singers of all abilities around the world imparting his knowledge and cutting edge contemporary a cappella training.

How to book:

Tickets available via Eventbrite - click here to go to ticket sales

Sunday 20 March 2022

Vigil for Ukraine

12 noon, Hebden Bridge, main junction of New Road/Holme Street.

Everyone welcome to show solidarity with those suffering and to oppose this devastating war. Please bring banners, flags etc.

Organised by Calder Valley CND for Peace and Justice

Sunday 20 March 2022

Ultraviolence

Film showing and Q&A
Free/donations
Doors open 2pm
Trades Club

A film about the struggles for justice by the families of people killed by the police in the UK and the need for resistance to state violence.

The silence over the police killings of Black people is now broken. Since 1969, over two thousand people have died at the hands of the police in the UK. Shootings, chokeholds, batons, gassing, suffocation, restraint and brutal beatings are some of the methods used. The numbers of deaths is escalating. Inevitably police officers involved are not convicted for these killings. In this documentary, the families of the victims of police violence demand justice. They ask why society ignores human rights abuses by agents of the state. This reflection on resistance is poignant and political, capturing the brutality and trauma as well as the unrelenting fightback of those who will not be silent about state violence.

75 minute film followed by a Q&A with Janet Alder & the director Ken Fero.

More info about the film

Organised with Calderdale Trades Council

Thursday 17 March 2022

Todmorden u3a Meeting

Working for Auntie – Behind the Scenes at the BBC

Central Methodist Hall at 2pm

On March 17th, at the Central Methodist Hall in Todmorden, the Todmorden u3a is hosting its first face to face monthly meeting for over 18 months, and the speaker is Christine Green who is sharing her memories about her time at the BBC with a talk entitled, "Working for Auntie – Behind the Scenes at the BBC."

Daughter of graphic design parents, niece of a photographer, painter and printmaker, granddaughter of a wedding photographer and painter, Christine's destiny was set very early on and on graduating from Kingston Polytechnic, Christine's dream became a reality and she joined the BBC Graphic Design Department. Working on programmes such as 'Our Friends in the North, 'Hamish Macbeth', @fire in the Blood' and many more. 

Christine stayed at the BBC for thirteen years after which she left, and turned her hand to crafting in particularly typographic paper cuts and latterly quilting. She now teaches crafting courses, regularly give talks and has her own range of craft merchandise.

The meeting starts at 14.00 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.

Saturday 12 March 2022

Canal and River Trust Open Day

Hebden Bridge Canal and River Trust Open Day is happening on the 12th March 2022 at Lock 9 next to Blackpit Bridge - from 10am until 2pm.

We are carrying out important water saving repairs to this historic lock. The public footbridge provides a perfect viewing platform down into the drained lock, and the our specialists will be on-hand to describe the work taking place and to host some fun family canal-themed activities such as have-a-go canoeing, a heritage walk, a stone masonry workshop, and the Canal and River Trust Explorers (the Trust's educational programme aimed at 5-11 year olds to inspire children's learning by connecting them to our canals and rivers).

Coincide the event with a visit to the town's quirky, independent shops, galleries and cafes for a great family day out.

Saturday 12 March 2022

Lit & Sci Lecture

Kate Lycett: Telling Stories. Painting a Narrative. Hebden Bridge Lit & Sci's first in-person lecture for 2 years will be on 12 March. when Kate Lycett will talk about her work. Read more 26 Feb

Sunday 13 March 2022

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 with The Lost Chord Ensemble which supports the Little Theatre. 

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.

Tuesday 8 March 2022

Blackshirts and Anti-Blackshirts in 1930s Manchester

A zoom talk for Heptonstall Historical Society, March 8th 7 pm. Speaker: Michael Crowley

The British Union of Fascists attempts to win support in Manchester and the resistance they met from the Jewish community of Cheetham. In 1934 British Union Fascists leader Oswald Mosley opened a BUF headquarters in Cheetham, the Jewish quarter of Manchester. Soon Blackshirts began marching through the area intimidating and attacking local people and daubing synagogues with swastikas. Above a workshop on Herbert St, the Challenge Club was established. A place for Sunday dances, film shows, meetings and self-defence classes. From there the defence of the community was organised and much more besides.

Michael Crowley's talk draws on memoirs and interviews with contemporaries. Free to members of Heptonstall Historical Society; £4 non-members

Book through Eventbrite

Tuesday 8 March 2022

Calder Valley CND for Peace and Justice AGM and Open Meeting

7.00 pm at Todmorden Community College, Burnley Road,
Todmorden, OL14 7BX.

Do join us to hear our speaker: Richard Outram, of Mayors for Peace and Nuclear Free Local Authorities.

There will also be an opportunity to hear what we have been doing in the past year and to discuss future activities.

Hope to see you there – there will be refreshments!

9 March 2022

A Notable Epidemic: the 1880-81 Scarlet Fever outbreak in Halifax

John Brooke

More than five hundred people were affected by this outbreak of scarlet fever and over a hundred people died. This was no ordinary epidemic and John will explore how a farmer, a hired man and a local milk round were all involved.

John Brooke was a headteacher for 25 years and a part-time school inspector for a further seven. Most recently he has lectured for the WEA and has a number of publications to his name, including Cruel Lives: a history of some West Yorkshire epidemics. He lives in Lightcliffe where he is secretary of the local history society, president of the cricket club and leader of a litter-picking group!

Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.

Saturday 5 March 2022

Shazia Mirza: Coconut

7:30pm

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EE

Following the success of her critically acclaimed recent shows, award-winning comedian Shazia is taking on the burning (and infectious) issues of our time in her latest show; 'Coconut'.

Saturday 5 March 2022

Celebrating Women Everywhere

Celebrating Women Everywhere on 5th March, Inter-Arts Festival is celebrating Women Everywhere at The Trades Club ahead of International Women's Day.

See HebWeb news item

26-27 February 2022

Ice Skating in Hebden Bridge

The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, in partnership with Hebden Royd Business Forum and Hebden Royd Town Council brings you FREE ice skating this February in Mytholmroyd & Hebden Bridge.

Get your skates on, and get down to our free ice skating rink, where you'll find fun for the whole family. 

When and where? 

Hebden Bridge Town Hall 
Waterfront Hall & Courtyard
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th February 2022 10am-6pm

Book your free tickets at lutvhx7.co.uk

Sunday 27 February 2022

STOP The Nationality and Borders Bill

"We want you to join us," say These Walls Must Fall, Calderdale Stand Up to RacismMigrants OrganiseCalderdale Valley of Sanctuary and more as they gather together this Sunday to say NO to the harsh Anti-Refugee Bill.

They want to urge MPs to support reforms to the Nationality and Borders Bill by the time it returns to the Commons towards the end of March. Come take a stand and listen to speakers including Alison Lowe,  Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC) in West Yorkshire.

No need to book, just turn up! All welcome, please share the word.

WHEN:  Sunday, 27 February, 1:00 pm
WHERE:  Halifax Town Hall, Crossley Street

Sunday 27 February 2022

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7 pm to 9:30 pm, in the Little Theatre bar, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge.

The Lost Chord Ensemble meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre. Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections.

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

Until Sunday 27 February 2022

Artsmill Gallery exhibition

Moorland, Myth & Lore Exhibition

Artsmill Gallery is hosting the 'Moorland, Myth & Lore' exhibition. Featuring excellent artwork from talented local artists, this exhibition explores the folklore of the surrounding Moorland of the Calder Valley.  The Gallery is open Fri, Sat, Sun 11am - 4pm and the exhibition runs until 27th Feb.

Artsmill Gallery, 46 Market Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AA.

@artsmill.hebden.bridge 

Artsmill Gallery is a not for profit charity.

Mon to Sat 21-26 February 2022

A Touch of Danger

Little Theatre: A Touch of Danger Hebden Bridge Little Theatre's February play is A Touch of Danger, a deft thriller by Francis Durbridge, directed by Steve Hirst.

From Monday to Saturday, 21-26 February 2022. See news item 7 Feb

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Watery Woodland Wander

 At Hardcastle Crags this half term, join the National Trust's rangers to learn more about the woodlands. Grab your wellies to join an adventure discovering the secret streams and waterfalls among the trees. Go wildlife spotting, pretend to be beavers building a dam and find your favourite nature treasure. Get ready to get muddy."

Suitable for children aged 7+ (not suitable for buggies)

Dogs on leads welcome

Meet at Gibson Mill. 10am- 12noon, 22nd Feb. Free.

More information

23 February 2022

WILLIAM MORRISONS, A YORKSHIRE SUCCESS STORY

Janet Senior

From humble beginnings to a national enterprise, the story of Morrisons is an example of the successful merging of Scottish canniness with Yorkshire determination.

Janet is a former special educational needs teacher in Bradford who took early retirement and began working as assistant librarian at the Yorkshire Archaeological Society in Leeds. Now fully retired, she continues to work as a volunteer at Markenfield Hall, North Yorkshire, cataloguing and transcribing the Grantley Archives held there.


Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.

23-24 February 2022

Ice Skating in Mytholmroyd

The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, in partnership with Hebden Royd Business Forum and Hebden Royd Town Council brings you FREE ice skating this February in Mytholmroyd & Hebden Bridge.

Get your skates on, and get down to our free ice skating rink, where you'll find fun for the whole family. 

When and where? 

Mytholmroyd Community Centre 
Jubilee Room
Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th February 2022 10am-6pm

Book your free tickets at lutvhx7.co.uk

Thursday 24 February 2022

The History of St Thomas the Apostle Church, Heptonstal

Heptonstall History Society Talk 

Speaker: Graham Kidd 

7 pm @ St Thomas the Apostle Church, Heptonstall. Free to HS members; £4 to non-members. 

In 1847 a violent storm blew down part of the church tower of St Thomas a Becket Church in Heptonstall; a building that had stood since the 13th century.  The people of Heptonstall decided to raise money for a new church and two gifts of land were made by Richard Sutcliffe of Lumb Bank and William Cockcroft of Mayroyd.

In 1850 the foundations were laid. Almost all the stone used for the building was quarried nearby at Hell Hole Rocks. Four years later, the completed church was consecrated...

Wednesday 16 February 2022

What can we do on climate change?

The Calderdale Green Party is hosting a meeting to discuss what next

The meeting will feature Cllr Scott Patient, Anthony Rae from Calderdale Friends of the Earth and Hazel Draper from Calderdale Green New Deal. All three speakers will talk about what we can do on climate change.

The meeting takes place on Zoom on Wednesday 16th February at 7:30 pm. You will have to request the Zoom link by Monday 14th February by emailing info@calderdale.greenparty.org.uk.

Thursday 17 February 2022

Growing Old Disgracefully

The Todmorden u3a is hosting Linda Sawley, a local author and raconteur, to talk about 'Growing Old Disgracefully' on their monthly Zoom sesssion.

When asked if her talk was based on any of her books Linda said, "No, it's not based on any of my books. It's a combination really - things from the internet, my own observations, tales people have told me and a great variety of comments on ageing looking at its funny side. It's bound to get everyone laughing; a change from the doom and gloom that is the news!"



There is an extra special ending so if you're not a member go to www.u3atod.org.uk or e-mail info@u3atod.org.uk.

Friday 18 February 2022.

The return of …  The Open Mic

Open Mic - White Lion pub, Heptonstall

White Lion Pub, Heptonstall -  

From 8.30pm.

Any performer guaranteed a slot! 

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

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

Monday 21 February 2022

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum regular monthly meeting

3 to 5pm by zoom video link.

We meet on the third Monday of each month.

We also have an informal drop-in chat meeting on the first Monday of each month, also at 3pm.

Email sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com or phone 01422 844914  for details and the meeting link.

Everyone is welcome to raise disability access issues with us.
New members always welcome too.

Weds 9 February 2022

MANAGING SPACE, MANAGING PEOPLE: Constables and highways in seventeenth century Sowerby

Murray Seccombe

The chance survival of Sowerby’s book of constables’ accounts for this period – the best from any part of Yorkshire – opens a window onto a formative stage in the way townships managed social welfare, access and mobility. The crisis years from the 1630s to the 1660s saw social and governance changes, including a precocious use of taxation for highways. The legacy was a network of tracks and causeys connecting the parish to a wider world.

Murray has lived in the area for 36 years, and is on the home stretch (he hopes) of a PhD at Lancaster University, researching manorial and township governance of highways in the parish of Halifax, c.1550-1700. Before retirement, he worked in the community-based transport sector. Given half a chance, he’d rather be out walking or reading very long books.

Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.

Saturday 12 February 2022

What is happening to General Practice?

Hebden Bridge Lit & Sci launch their new season on Saturday 12 Feb with a lecture entitled What is happening to General Practice?

The speakers will be Prof Aneez Esmail and Dr Sharon Spooner. Due to ongoing concerns about Covid this lecture will be Zoom only.

More info

Friday 4 February 2022

Kerouac Lives!

Kerouac Lives! tour is to be launched in "the north's capital of Bohemia: Hebden Bridge" on Friday, 4 Feb at Wadsworth Community Centre. 2022 marks the centenary of the birth of the American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac.

See HebWeb news item for more info

Sunday 30 January 2022

Climate Change: March to Halifax Town Hall

It's 3 years since Calderdale declared a Climate Emergency. The Calderdale Green New Deal and Calderdale Extinction Rebellion say not much has changed since then. See HebWeb news

26 January 2022

THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF THORNBER

Ann Kilbey

Starting with a few broody hens in orange boxes, the Thornber family went on to become world leaders in the hybridisation of poultry. Ann’s talk explores the quest for the perfect egg laying machine!

Ann Kilbey has been active in local history for many years, doing valuable work with Hebden Bridge Local History Society and the Pennine Horizons Digital Archive. She is also well-known for her fascinating talks on aspects of our local history.


Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.

Thursday 27 January 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day

Thursday 27th Jan is Holocaust Memorial Day when we remember the victims of all genocides and persecution. St Thomas 's church Heptonstall is holding a time for reflection, prayer and acknowledgment at 7pm on Thursday evening. The Theme is 'One Day' and there will be poetry, music and prayerful reflection. People of all faiths and none are very welcome.

Sunday 23 January 2022

Our Responsibilities at this Time - Climate Emergency Action

The Trades Club, Holme Street, the history of Thornber Hens
2pm – 4pm

We all know it's no time for empty promises: with no carbon budget left and ecological systems in free fall: we have to act decisively!

COP26 shows international meetings cannot stop climate collapse. History shows that Civil Resistance movements, country by country, can. Together, we can.

Come and hear about Just Stop Oil, the new campaign from the people behind Insulate Britain and why some have chosen to step up into high stakes action.

Come and hear climate and civil resistance experts and local people tell the truth about the climate crisis, and what we can do about it.

This session will discuss many things including how resisting injustice and standing up for what is right is a visceral, beautiful experience and part of what it means to be human at this time.

Lets make history!

More info

Saturday 22 January 2022

Film Poster Sale

10am - 12 noon

Join us at the Waterfront Hall in the Hebden Town Hall for the Friends of the Picture House poster sale.

We will be accepting a 'pay what you can' approach for many of the posters, so come and grab yourself a piece of cinematic artwork and help raise funds for the Hebden Bridge Picture House.

12 January 2022

This talk will be held via Zoom and is for members only on this occasion.  Members will receive instructions by email on how to join the talk.

CINEMA IN HEBDEN BRIDGE: A HISTORY

Kate Higham

The history of cinema in Hebden Bridge spans over 120 years, and takes us from silent flickering images projected onto the walls of travelling theatre tents to the sharp digital images we enjoy today in the Picture House. Kate will discuss the old Royal Electric Theatre, and the local people who have played their part in the story too.

Kate lives locally, loves going to the cinema, and has enjoyed being on the committee of the Friends of the Picture House for the last 10 years. Along with her father, she has also written a book about the history of cinema in Hebden Bridge - Hebden Bridge Picture House, the Life and Times of a Local Treasure.

Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.

Saturday 15 January 2022

Picture-house

Friends of the Picture House Present Brokeback Mountain (15)

4:30pm, 134mins

January's Friends of the Picture House screening is the Oscar-winning 2005 drama Brokeback Mountain.

Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are young and unassuming farm hands Ennis and Jack, hired to herd sheep through the mountains of Wyoming, 1963. While alone and isolated, they enter into a love affair that extends over decades of secrecy.

Raising much publicity on its release for, even as recently as 2005, the frankness of its themes in a mainstream film and the nationality of director Ang Lee, any such issues are secondary to how powerful the film is, both emotionally and visually. Heath Ledger gives one of the most significant performances of his short career.

Sunday 16 January 2022

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7.00-9.30pm in the Little Theatre bar, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge.

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

Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections. If you are coming for the first time, please contact chris.browne@tiscali.co.uk with details of your instrument so that a pad of music can be made available.

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

Thursday 20 January 2022

The Wonderful World of Art Deco by Sheila Antrobus

The Todmorden u3a welcomes Sheila Antrobus, a well-known speaker and expert in antiques & collectables, to give her wonderfully illustrated talk on the Art Deco Era by Zoom on Thursday 20th January at 1400.

Sheila looks at the design style that influenced everything from architecture, transportation, fashion and household goods. After the First World War people's spirits needed uplift and the art deco movement did just that. Sheila's talk covers every aspect of the art deco period and states that the art deco period danced to a jazz rhythm.

The talk is available to fully paid up members of the Todmorden u3a. If you are not a member and would like to see this talk you can request an invitation to this zoom event by visiting www.u3atod.org.uk or contacting info@u3atod.org.uk

Thursday 6 January 2022

Trades Club Quiz

Start the new year with friends and comrades at the Trades Club's Online Quiz at 8pm on Thursday 6 January on Facebook

Questions on what's in the news, music and what scoundrels Tories are ...in the virtual company of good people - plus the mystery prize.

Tuesday 28 December 2021

Local artist Kirsty Almeida plays two intimate festive shows at the Trades Club

Now settled in Hebden Bridge, Kirsty Almeida is playing two very different festive shows at the Trades Club on Sunday 19 Dec and Tues 28 Dec.

See HebWeb news item for more info

Tuesday 28 December 2021

Local artist Kirsty Almeida plays two intimate festive shows at the Trades Club

Now settled in Hebden Bridge, Kirsty Almeida is playing two very different festive shows at the Trades Club on Sunday 19 Dec and Tues 28 Dec.

See HebWeb news item for more info

Saturday 18 December 2021

Carol singing at Hebden Bridge station

Hebden Bridge station, Saturday 18th December 1.30pm to 3pm

Collection for Railway Children charity

Saturday 18 December 2021

An informal evening of festive jazz piano

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

8-10pm (doors 7.30)

Tickets available online only - ticketsource.co.uk/hbpiano

-Ticket numbers are limited to allow for social distancing
Wrap up warm as doors and windows will be open for ventilation
Please wear a mask when moving around the building.

A fundraiser for Hetden Bridge Piano Festival

In partnership with Henden Bridge Community Association

Sunday 19 December 2021

Local artist Kirsty Almeida plays two intimate festive shows at the Trades Club

Now settled in Hebden Bridge, Kirsty Almeida is playing two very different festive shows at the Trades Club on Sunday 19 Dec and Tues 28 Dec.

See HebWeb news item for more info

Thursday 16 December 2021

University of the Third Age

The Christmas Magic Show!

World famous Magician Steve Price

1.45pm for 2pm start

Steve Price, one of the UK's busiest and most established magicians and a Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle, will be using his astonishing magical skills to amaze and amuse the Todmorden u3a members at their Christmas meeting on the 16th December. The meeting will be held at the Central Methodist Hall, Todmorden starting at 14.00.

The meeting is open to all paid-up members of the Todmorden u3a but due to covid regulations numbers are limited and so applications should be made to the speaker finder. Steve has performed everywhere from New York to St Petersburg, the Arctic Circle to Easter Island and now he can add Todmorden to his list.

If your not a member of the Todmorden U3A, and you would like to attend as a prospective member, it is free and all you have to do is go to: www.u3atod.org.uk or info@u3atod.org.uk and follow the links.

6-11 December 2021

Little Theatre

When We Are Married, by J.B. Priestley

Priestley's most popular play is a wonderful comedy, full of larger than life characters, depicting the snobbery and pomposity of the North Country nouveau riche, and how this is punctured by a startling and unsettling revelation.

The play will be directed by Ray Riches, and runs from Monday to Saturday, 6-11 December 2021.

Book tickets online (www.hblt.co.uk), or buy them at Innovation, Hebden Bridge, two weeks before opening.

See HebWeb news item

Friday 10 December 2021

Light Up The Valley - Heptonstall

Friday 10th December 2021 5.30pm - 7.30pm

  • Illuminations
  • Handmade Parade
  • Live Entertainment
  • Food & Drink
  • Ice Sculptures and Ice Trail
  • Competitions

Heptonstall Bowling Club car park

Free event - We've planned 2 hours of fun for all the family. with local school choirs, the Drum Machine and FlameOz keeping you entertained, plus surprises from Handmade Parade, Sand In Your Eye and more to appeal to both children and the young at heart! 

Heptonstall Bowling Club will be open for hot & cold drinks, including mulled wine - as well as their famous pie 'n peas.   Toilets, including disabled, will also be available.                                     

In the meantime, please light up your windows in the Spirit of Winter in the Valley, to help light up the whole of HX7. Prizes for the best entries! For more information go to the website

FRIDAY 10 DECEMBER 2021

The Mill 3rd Birthday

The Mill, a much loved pub, restaurant and live music venue located in the heart of Walsden, have just announced their 3rd birthday celebration event - and they've really gone all out for it!

On Friday 10th December, they're bringing a host of incredible live acts and DJ's along to mark the celebration.

Announced so far as part of the lineup are X-Ray Ted and Shaka Loves you, with one more DJ yet to be revealed. Attendees can expect an evening of Funk, Soul and Disco to mark this special occasion.

The Mill Venue opened in late 2018 and occupies an impressive first floor space within a 19th century West Yorkshire cotton mill. A modern food - music - party centric venue serving up a great food and drinks menu, with craft ale from small independent breweries. They are open daily and provide excellent facilities for dining, private functions, live sporting events, comedy shows and musical performances.

Ticket prices start at just £8 for early bird tickets, these can be purchased on Skiddle here Tickets are also available for purchase at the venue.

SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER 2021

Coffee Morning at St James'

From 11 am over lunchtime at St James' Church, Church Lane, Mytholm, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6DS

Join us for light refreshments and/or simple vegetarian lunch. Donations welcome.

Browse the bookstall. See our beautiful stained-glass windows.

SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER 2021

Mytholmroyd Festive Market

Community Centre Car Park
Spaces available for stallholders

Royd Regeneration would like to invite stallholders to apply for a place at this year's Festive Market, which is being held on Saturday 11 December (12noon-6pm) on the car park at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.  Please email Hazel for an application form, prices and full details.

The market is part of a joint initiative with the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge and the Hebden Royd Business Forum who are organising a series of 'Light Up The Valley' events around HX7, in an effort to kickstart life for the local community and the economy for local businesses. 

One of these events is also taking place at this venue on the same day and will hopefully be a fun day for all the family with illuminations, live entertainment, food and drink, ice sculptures, competitions, a performance by Handmade Parade and much more.

We hope you can join us and look forward to hearing from you.

SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER 2021

The 844s

- live show at Wadsworth Community Centre

Calder Valley rhythm and blues band The 844s will be playing at Wadsworth Community Centre, Old Town on Saturday 11 December. Admission is £5 at the door, and there will be cask ales and hot food available. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Sunday 12 December 2021

EGGSMAS!

The Egg Factory's Christmas shopping fest is back! In an exciting new venue in the centre of town, EGGSMAS will be your go-to place for unique and locally made presents for everyone!

It'll be bursting at the seams with incredible makers showcasing their work; textiles, ceramics, jewellery, prints, decorations and much more including Cheese

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December, 11 til 5pm

The Old Pool, Central Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6HB (next to Central Street School)

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Light Up The Valley - Hebden Bridge

see below for Mytholmroyd and Heptonstall

Please spread the word & share this post  that Light Up The Valley is coming to Hebden Bridge this Sunday, 12 December from midday - 6.00pm.

  • Illuminations
  • Handmade Parade
  • Live Entertainment
  • Food & Drink
  • Ice Sculptures and Ice Trail
  • Competitions

St Pol car park and the Marina

Free event - We've planned 6 fantastic hours of live entertainment, with over 14 music, performances & workshops at 2 locations - St Pol car park and the Marina.

Tremendous fun for all the family - all of which will appeal to both children and the young at heart! 

The reaction from those that attended the Light Up The Valley events at Cragg Vale, Old Town and the Picture House last weekend has been fantastic - so don't miss out!

Public toilets will be available, with a disabled specific / changing facility unit located in the Valley Road / St. George's Street car park

Please ensure you adhere to Covid regulations during the event, especially when entering any premises in Hebden Bridge.                                                                           
In the meantime, please light up your windows in the Spirit of Winter in the Valley, to help light up the whole of HX7. Prizes for the best entries! For more information go to the website

Sunday 12 December 2021

Carol Service at St. James Church

4pm at St James' Church, Church Lane, Mytholm

Come and Sing Carols, hear the Christmas Story and find a moment of peace in a hectic world.

Sunday 12 December 2021

Cantorelli Charity Christmas Concerts

Cantorelli, Calderdale based vocal ensemble, will be giving two concerts of Christmas Carols and Readings in the upper Calder Valley on Sunday 12th December in aid of the Todmorden Food Bank.

Cantorelli's charity Christmas concerts have become a feature of the choir's annual concert programme when the choir have been able to raise money for several local charities each year.

The first performance on Sunday 12th December is in St. Mary's Church, Todmorden at 3.30pm and the second in Hope Chapel, Hebden Bridge at 6.00pm. The programme includes Christmas music from the 15th Century to the present and follows the Christmas story. The choir will be joined by local actress Alexandra Mathie for Christmas readings.

Admission is free and donations will be taken at the door for the food bank.

Sunday 12 December 2021

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7pm-9:30pm, in the Little Theatre bar, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

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

Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections. If you are coming for the first time, please contact chris.browne@tiscali.co.uk with details of your instrument so that a pad of music can be made available.

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

8 December 2021

Big Christmas Sing

Carols and Christmas music, 7pm, Hope Baptist Church

A collection for Christian Aid's work in South Sudan.

There is a varied line up: Hebden Bridge Junior Band, Bright Shiners, Calder Valley Voices, and Twig and Wonkeyman aka Jim and Hazel will play harp and accordion; all interspersed with opportunity to sing a few carols and followed by a hot drink and a mince pie.

Hope Baptist is a large venue and we are making sure that everything will follow covid guidelines.

8 December 2021

The Alan Petford Memorial Lecture

THE DAM THAT ISN'T AND THE GREAT FLOATING PLUG OF THE COLDEN

Dave Smalley

Dave has agreed to re-visit his lecture that was originally part of the research that contributed to the compilation of the late Alan Petford’s festschrift History in the South Pennines. Initially it was about investigating another “fax fallacy”, a giant floating plug of dam wall! But like much research, as it developed it revealed unexpected insights into the early construction history of dams built for the textile industry.

Dave Smalley has been a resident of the upper Colden valley since 2000.  With a background of Earth Sciences and the building industry followed somewhat eclectically by Cultural Diplomacy, he now continues a lifelong interest in the evolution of the landscape and the history of man’s impact on it. Since the first presentation in 2015 he had been researching aspects of the Stansfield road network from the late eighteenth century to the early 1920’s. He is currently studying the art history and manufacture of Victorian stained glass.

Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Public Meeting: Green Jobs

The centre manager of Tod College will be speaking on 'Green Jobs: Preparing for the employment of the future'.

The meeting is on Tuesday 7th December at 7:30 pm at Todmorden College - fully disabled access.

It will be an interactive session. So you ideas are very welcome.'

Thursday 2 December 2021

Online Fraud & Scams

a Zoom talk to the Todmorden u3a 

Kay Bainbridge, Victim Care & Crime Prevention Officer will be delivering a talk entitled 'Online Fraud & Scams' to the Todmorden u3a on Thursday 2nd December by Zoom. 

Criminals will try and trick us in all sorts of ways to make us hand over our personal or financial information, make a payment, or click on a dangerous link. The criminal fraternity is continuously coming up with new ways to part us from our money be it the delivery scam text messages or payment diversion fraud. This talk by Kay Bainbridge will make us aware of the latest scams and share real-life stories.

This Zoom event is open to all fully paid-up Todmorden u3a members. Not yet a member? You can attend one talk free by requesting an invitation to this zoom event. We're always delighted to welcome new members. 

Contact details: www.u3atod.org.ukinfo@u3atod.org.uk

Friday 3 December 2021

A night celebrating women's football

Hebden Bridge Town Hall. 7pm-9pm. 

Full details and tickets are available via this Eventbrite link. 

Saturday 4 December 2021

Hepton Singers return for concert in Heptonstall

Their usual pre-Christmas concert, for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic forced the choir to cancel their normal activities.

See HebWeb news item for more info

FRIDAY 26, SATURDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2021

A New Future for High Street, Hebden Bridge?

Drop-in consultation sessions

Hebden Bridge Town Hall Foyer

10am-1pm

24 November 2021

THE MEDIEVAL PARK OF ERRINGDEN

Nigel Smith

The history of Erringden Park is obscure. This talk presents what can be discovered about the park’s past in both a local and regional context. Documentary and landscape evidence uncovers the changing boundaries of the park and how those boundaries were constructed. Comparative evidence suggests how the park was stocked and managed, together with the hunting methods that are likely to have been used. However, analysis points to a multifunctional park whose principal function may not be what you think. The park was abolished in the mid-fifteenth century and the way in which it was divided up and settled will be discussed, together with the controversies that surrounded its later existence.

Nigel is the Archivist and Publications Officer of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society. His research interests focus on the landscape and agricultural history of the Upper Calder Valley and the wider South Pennines. He is a regular contributor to the Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society and has edited and authored a number of books, the latest of which is on Erringden Park.

Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.

6-21 November 2021

A Local History Exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Royal British Legion and the WW1 memorials of the parish church of Hebden Bridge

 St James, Church Lane, Mytholm, Hebden Bridge

The church will be open during those two weeks for people to view the exhibition (and if wished to have a drink and chat). Several free events and services have been organised.

Programme and more info

Friday 19 November 2021

Meet Mytholmroyd's Local Authors

Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, New Road

Author's hour: both authors live in Mytholmroyd

6.30 - 7.30pm 8.00 - 9.00pm

Jill Liddington, Feminist historian and her books Female Fortune: the Anne Lister Diaries 1833-36 and Nature's Domain:Anne Lister and the Landscape of Desire were the inspiration for the Gentleman Jack TV series.

Guy Haley, is the author over 40 books and novellas but best known as prolific contributor to Games Workshop's Black Library imprint.

Book

Saturday 20 November 2021

Rooso takes to the sky

Mytholmroyd Community Centre 10.30am -12:30

Moira Benoit and Louis Benoit, Children's author and illustrator of Rooso takes to the sky A reading and workshop about the animals on the first balloon flight from Versailles 1783. Suitable for primary age children

11 and 2pm Two guided tours of 8 persons of Ted Hughes's birthplace in Aspinall St. organised by the Elmet Trust. Book via elmetsec@hotmail.co.uk or mob 07967312106. Not suitable fo people with limited mobility and masks to be worn for the tour.

Sunday 21 November 2021

FILM: Once You Know

he English premier of this powerful multi-award winning film, followed by a connective audience debrief. As COP26 concludes, and we move into a time of rapid transition, greenwash, or outright 'business as usual', the truths told in this film are vital to hear.

Today, like a ship entering the storm, the world faces climate change induced collapse. Filmmaker and activist Emmanuel Cappellin shapes a poetic and poignant exploration of how four of the world's leading climate scientists and energy experts find truth, chaos, and hope in their work.

Followed by an hours specially designed participatory debrief experience based in the Work that Reconnects.

Book here.

Once You Know Post-Screening WTR Experience - November 21 with Tom and Viv

Sunday 21 November 2021

Calderdale Women's Interfaith

A visit has been arranged to the Jewish Synagogue and Hindu Temple in Bradford on Sunday 21st November at 12.15. 

Meet at 12.15 at Haugh Shaw West car park HX1 3GB, below King Cross Surgery.

Please contact Perveen Hussain 07776 107362 if you are willing to car share or if you need a lift to Bradford. 

All are welcome, of all faiths or none.

Sunday 21 November 2021

Finale of St James' Local History Remembrance exhibition

St James, Church Lane, Mytholm, Hebden Bridge

2 - 3:15 pm Sermons in Wood and Stone – talk by Mike Edwards "The meaning communities and the bereaved were expected to take from local Great War Memorials as they tried to come to terms with the aftermath of the losses and a changing society."

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Listen to music from the early 20th century+ with Daniel Bath on the organ and piano and Peadar Long playing a variety of wind instruments including whistle, saxophone and bagpipes.
The last day for viewing the Local History Exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Royal British Legion and the WW1 memorials of the parish church of Hebden Bridge. 

Monday 22 November 2021

Erringden Hillside Flood Alleviation Scheme

4-8. Methodist Church.

See HebWeb news item

Monday 15 November 2021

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum, Focus on Mental Health and regular monthly meeting

HBDAF meets every month.

We have a special focus on Mental Health 3 times a year, so this will be on our agenda again for our meeting on Monday 15th November, 3pm to 5pm by Zoom video link. I

f anyone has any issues to raise about access to community life, services, places or anything else which is affected by Mental Health issues, please do let us know. We can put your issues on our agenda for discussion. Or you are very welcome to attend our meeting, and to raise issues there if you like.

Or just drop in to say Hello. We are always very keen to hear of all disability access issues at any time, including Mental Health issues. You can email, phone or drop in to one of our meetings. P

hone June on 01422 844914, or contact sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Faith Action on Climate Crisis: An Interfaith Dialogue

7.30 - 9.00, Blackley Centre, Prospect View, Blackley, Elland HX5 0TD. 

An opportunity to share knowldge, actions, encouragement, and network.

People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome to attend. 

Facilitated by Andy Williams, Centre Director for Interfaith Relations.

Refreshments provided/Free admission

Booking is essential contact admin@blackleycentre.co.uk or call 01422 646803 to book a place.

Thursday 18 November 2021

Japan, Bowing to Tradition

With Jim Holmes

1.45pm for 2pm start

Jim Holmes, documentary photographer, will deliver a thought-provoking and richly illustrated talk on Japan at the Central Methodist Hall in Todmorden on Thursday 18th November at 1400. The talk is by invitation only and open to current Todmorden u3a members. The event will Covid rules strictly and there is a limit of 50 people at the event.

The talk will show how Japan has integrated very traditional aspects of its culture into modern society. Microcars to beer from machines and community bathhouses to tatami mats, Japan is not quite what you imagine, as tradition meets modernism.

If your not a member of the Todmorden U3A, and you would like to attend as a prospective member, it is free and all you have to do is go to: www.u3atod.org.uk or info@u3atod.org.uk and follow the links.

Thursday 18 November 2021

Meraki Adult Drama Workshops

Thursdays 7-9 at Soul Space,
2nd Floor, Salem Mill, HX7 6HB Hebden Bridge

Cost - £6 Drop in - no booking required Unleash you inner child and your hidden depths in our easygoing, conscious Drama workshops.

Connect, let loose and have fun. All abilities welcomed. Contact Claire on 07787 158038 for more details

Thursday 18 November 2021

Calderdale Interfaith Annual Celebration

Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, HX2 0BA. Thursday 18 November. Refreshments at 6.00pm. Ends 8.00pm.

Agencies will be sharing the work they have been doing supporting people during the pandemic.  

Buffet supper.

We are inviting people to share photos of those who have died in the last eighteen months. We aim to create a Memorial Wall/Collage at the Academy for the Annual Celebration. You are welcome to send photos by email or WhatsApp to: perveenh@outlook.com or 07776 107362. Please include the name of the deceased and your relationship to them.

Attendance limited to 70. Zoom link available.

Weds 10 November 2021

"Working from home" at Wadsworth Community Centre

Wednesdays 9am to 1pm Wadsworth Community Centre is open for anyone wanting to "work from home" in a different setting. Wi-Fi and use of the kettle included with the £3 fee. We're using the warm, cosy lounge area. There's plenty of space to take calls and join online meetings in the main hall - or please bring headphones if you can. All are welcome. You might be doing some research or home admin. Please check Old Town Facebook group for any changes but the plan is to open every week. See you there!

10 November 2021

Local History Society AGM

Short AGM precedes the lecture

Spinning through the West Riding  

John Cruickshank

Hand-spinning was a crucial process in cloth-making before the introduction of powered industrial processes in mills, but it and other wool processes are in many ways now poorly understood. Fresh insights into yarn-supply are now emerging from current work on the pre-industrial textile industries of the West Riding. Spinning may have been women's work, and the skills require to produce the different yarns needed must not be underestimated!

John Cruickshank is a retired orthopaedic surgeon whose Leeds University PhD examined the early modern development of Headingley-cum-Burley, a township just outside the clothing district. He is now studying the industrial development of the adjacent clothing townships between 1540 and 1800.

Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.

Thursday 11 November 2021

Meraki Adult Drama Workshops

Thursdays 7-9 at Soul Space,
2nd Floor, Salem Mill, HX7 6HB Hebden Bridge

Cost - £6 Drop in - no booking required Unleash you inner child and your hidden depths in our easygoing, conscious Drama workshops.

Connect, let loose and have fun. All abilities welcomed. Contact Claire on 07787 158038 for more details

Saturday 13 November 2021

We will remember them - Little Theatre choir and ensemble

3pm-5pm at St James, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge HX7 6DS

Drop in to view the Remembrance centenary exhibition whilst listening to The Lost Chord Ensemble and choir from The Little Theatre playing light music from the early 20th century and WW1 songs.

Saturday 13 November 2021

Jon Palmer Trio

Wadsworth Community Centre - Doors 6:45

Jon is a highly accomplished performer and his Trio is simply a stripped back version of the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band. Same old bangers, same positive attitude and the same compelling mix of uplifting and original folk, roots and rock 'n' roll.

"Palmer is a superb songwriter…. wonderful melodies and soaring choruses…. style, wit and panache"…. Maverick Magazine.

It's sure to be an entertaining evening of high-quality acoustic music.
Check him out at his website

Capacity will be limited to 50% of our normal audience and as usual there will be cask ale, hot food and a warm Wadsworth welcome
Tickets £10 or £5 U18s

Doors 6:45 - First set 7:45 

07731 661053   07890 205980 or www.wegottickets.com

30 October 2021 - 10 November 2021

COP21 locally

See these HebWeb news items for information on what is being planned locally:

COP26 - local actions Can't make it to Glasgow for COP 26? – you can still join in and take part! There are several local family friendly events and actions to get involved in during the Glasgow Climate Summit. More info

COP26 - a Local Pilgrimage You are invited to come together on Sunday 7 November as a circle of people to share songs, ceremony, dances readings and a pilgrimage walk. More info

COP26 - Communities have role to play on Climate Change: Slow the Flow will be highlighting the important role communities have to play in reducing the risk of flooding as world leaders meet in Glasgow for COP26 Climate Conference. Read more

Weds 3 November 2021

"Working from home" at Wadsworth Community Centre

Wednesdays 9am to 1pm Wadsworth Community Centre is open for anyone wanting to "work from home" in a different setting. Wi-Fi and use of the kettle included with the £3 fee. We're using the warm, cosy lounge area. There's plenty of space to take calls and join online meetings in the main hall - or please bring headphones if you can. All are welcome. You might be doing some research or home admin. Please check Old Town Facebook group for any changes but the plan is to open every week. See you there!

Thursday 4 November 2021

Trades Club Quiz

Saturday 30 October 2021

Half term at Hardcastle Crags

Join in with a ranger day and learn more about reducing flood risk. A special event will give the public a chance to find out more about the woodlands and natural flood management work in our area. Read more 14 Oct

Saturday 30 October 2021

Live music at Wainsgate

3pm

Birds and Beasts and Carol Hodge 
(electro-acoustic folk/rock double header)

Birds and Beasts write melodic and memorable songs inspired by animals and the natural world. Anna (vocals, bass) and Leo Brazil (guitar, percussion, vocals) originally came up with the idea whilst snowbound in a log cabin, deep in the forest of Anna’s native Germany. 

“… you become entwined in the rhythm and quality of the musicianship. Psychedelic folk infused with cosmic and disco pop” (Loafers)

Carol Hodge is a seven-fingered, piano-pounding, Yorkshire-dwelling singer-songwriter. Think Regina Spektor meets Billy Bragg, but with fewer digits and a continuous existential crisis, sandwiched between bitter irony and relentless optimism.

“The Adele for people into radical politics… a UK 2018 equivalent to the Tapestry-era Carole King,” (Ged Babey: Louder than War)
Book now

27 October 2021

Sylvia Plath in Yorkshire

Heather Clark

Sylvia Plath’s poetry is acclaimed world-wide, and academic Heather Clark will discuss the poet’s West Yorkshire links, and how these places feature in her poetry.

Heather is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at the University of Huddersfield and author of several books about Sylvia Plath, including Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath (Knopf, 2020); Her Kind: The Boston Years of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich and Maxine Kumin (Knopf, under contract); The Grief of Influence: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.

27 September - 26 October 2021

TOWN HALL EXHIBITION: ME, MYSELF & WHY

An exhibition and honest explanation of me and my work, of why I need to create. Using my paintings; drawings, 3D, costumes, poetry and writing. Including my latest photographs of local Lgbtqia people and allies in my costumes, taking them into a world of fantasy.

Thursday 21 October 2021

The Great American Songbook

With Roger Browne

1.45pm for 2pm start

If your not a member of the Todmorden U3A, and you would like to attend as a prospective member, it is free and all you have to do is go to: www.u3atod.org.uk or info@u3atod.org.uk and follow the links.

Saturday 23 Oct & Sunday 24 October 2021

Pumpkin Festival 2021

The Great Pumpkin Festival, brought to you by Hebden Royd Town Council and Sand in Your Eye, is back for its fourth year in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October, from 10am – 4pm.

Read HebWeb news item

Sunday 24 October 2021

Midgley Walking Market

Sunday 24 October 2021

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7.00pm in the Little Theatre bar, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge.
The Lost Chord Ensemble meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre. Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections. This month's music will include The Lost Chord, Perfect Day, The Dear Old Home Songs Selection and a medley of WWI songs.

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.

Sunday 17 October 2021

Wainsgate Chapel Heritage Open Day

12-5pm, 4 Wainsgate Lane, Old Town.

Come and find out about the past and present life of this much loved building. Historic photos: archival films; artists studios; graveyard tours; organ recital, classical piano;
songs from Bradford Women Singers ...and of course delicious homemade cakes, tea & a bar

For more details, go to www.wainsgate.co.uk & you can
find out how to contribute your own stories of Wainsgate

Sunday 17 October 2021

I Am Belmaya at The Picture house An inspirational tale of rebellion, courage and hope at Picture House fundraising event on Sunday 17 October. More info

Tuesday 19 October 2021

Robin Ince at The Bookcase

13 October 2021

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHIBDEN HALL

David Glover

The Grade II* listed historic house at Shibden dates from 1420 and has been extensively remodeled from its original design by generations of residents. From the disputes between the Oates and Savile families in the late fifteenth century, through the thriving Waterhouse years, and on to the fascinating diversity of the Listers, including diarist Anne and antiquarian John, David traces a story of absorbing interest.

David Glover has had a lifelong fascination for local history and has gained a reputation as a speaker about a range of historical subjects in the Halifax area, as well as for his contributions to the Halifax Evening Courier. He is President of the Halifax Antiquarian Society.

Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.

13 October 2021

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHIBDEN HALL

David Glover

The Grade II* listed historic house at Shibden dates from 1420 and has been extensively remodeled from its original design by generations of residents. From the disputes between the Oates and Savile families in the late fifteenth century, through the thriving Waterhouse years, and on to the fascinating diversity of the Listers, including diarist Anne and antiquarian John, David traces a story of absorbing interest.

David Glover has had a lifelong fascination for local history and has gained a reputation as a speaker about a range of historical subjects in the Halifax area, as well as for his contributions to the Halifax Evening Courier. He is President of the Halifax Antiquarian Society.

Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.


2-8 October 2021

'A Day In The Life' Photo Exhibition

- Hebden Bridge Based African children's charity launches 'A Day in the Life' Photography Exhibition at the Town Hall from 2-8 October.

Read HebWeb news item

Friday 8 October 2021

Dark Matter presents...

The Hanging Stars & special guests

Cosmic Americana from London town mixing desert haze with grey rain.

7.30pm

Golden Lion, Fielden Square
Todmorden

Advance tickets on sale via Skiddle

Saturday 2 October 2021

Folk Roots Festival fundraiser 

On 2nd October 2021, Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival are organising events as a fundraisers for May 2022.

Saturday 2 October 2021

Hebden's Happy Hounds is back

Hebden's Happy Hounds returns once more, bringing a fun filled afternoon to Calder Holmes Park for hounds and their humans.

 

Take part in the fun dog show, with your handsome hound or polite pooch, or try out your teamwork on the agility course. Wander round the stalls to find that special gift for your four-legged friend and get expert advice to help with those training issues. With activities for the children, the event has something for everyone. 

This event is free to enter, with a small donation of £1 to enter the fun dog show and have a go agility. Proceeds of this will be donated to the Mayor's Charity Forget Me Not Trust and RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford Branch.

Visit our Facebook Event for up to date information on the event! 

Saturday 2 October 2021

Live music at Wainsgate

Saturday Oct. 2nd @ 3pm Meraki (classical flute, guitar and double bass)

Flautist Meera Maharaj and Guitarist James Girling enjoyed a tumultuous reception when as the Meraki Duo, they performed in the Wainsgate 2019 concert season. For this concert they will be joined by Canadian double-bassist Ben du Toit in a programme that includes music by Bach, Chick Corea and Eleanor Alberga.

'Truly an outstanding concert. The mastery of their instruments is a given, their musicianship is exceptional... the experience was breathtaking, beautiful and inspiring' - Bryan Fox
Book now

Sunday 3 October 2021

Craftivism against climate change

Discover the gentle art of protest.

Make a work of art to send to your MP.

Hope Baptist Church, Sunday 3rd October, 1 - 4pm

More details:  www.hope-baptist.org.uk

Sunday 3 October 2021

Live music at Wainsgate

3pm Samuel Moore 
Guitarra Flamenca - an introduction to the Rich Flamenco Tradition

In this solo recital the distinguished guitarist Samuel Moore presents a diverse programme drawing on the many palos (musical forms) that shape the flamenco tradition. From the plaintive cry of laments such as soleá, to the powerful attack of dance forms such as bulerías, this is a concert experience not to be missed.

“A fantastic flamenco guitarist” (Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 3)
Book now

2-29 September 2021

Calder Folk - exhibition

Todmorden Information Centre

Calder Folk is an illustration installation project inspired by the folklore and place legends of the Upper Calder Valley created by Todmorden based artist Michael Powell.

Five outdoor artworks and musical works

There are five foldable booklets that have been created for this project, each with a specially created map, poem and illustration inspired by place legends from within the Upper Calder Valley for you to use to roam the hills and explore the valleys that surround us here in Calderdale. 

A specially commissioned musical work is also presented on each of the outdoor artworks via a QR code for you to experience in situ with the artwork using a mobile device. 

All of these works will be performed at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, 2-5pm on October 2nd as part of a Hebden Bridge Folk and Roots Festival event. 

For tickets please see @hebdenfolkrootsfestival or hebdenfolkroots.org

Each map, illustration and musical work, alongside more information about the project can also be found online: thecloudgallery.com

Thursday 30 September 2021

Citizens Advice

Hebden Royd Town Council-funded advice drop-in session for HX7 residents at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Thursday mornings between 10am and 1pm. Advice also given by phone on 0808 278 7879.

Thursday 30 September 2021

Flood siren test

Eight flood warning sirens will be sounded across the upper Calder Valley at 1pm on Thursday 30thSeptember.

The sirens will be sounded in Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd as part of a test to ensure they are working effectively and to help communities be prepared as possible for any risk of flooding this winter.

Each siren test will last for two minutes. Residents and businesses do not need to take any action when hearing the sirens at these times. Loud hailer vehicles will be used to alert people to the tests, ahead of the sirens being sounded.

Thursday 30 September 2021

Crochet Club with beginners

Classes, starting 16th September, at 5.45-6.45pm at Beehive Mills.

Contact is Clair at halifaxhookery@gmail.com or 07853 068579 for enquiries and to book a place.

Thursday 30 September 2021

Baghlan Boy

with novelist Michael Crowley

Hebden Bridge Town Hall. 7.30pm

Farood Abdali is eleven years old when a drone strike destroys the family's home in Baghlan Province, Afghanistan, killing his father. His brother sells the family sheep to pay an 'agent' to take Farood to the West.

Baghlan Boy is a story about people trafficking from Afghanistan to the UK through the eyes of the trafficked and the traffickers. A story about fleeing halfway across the world and then returning. A story about Afghanistan. Michael will read excerpts from his novel and chair a discussion on the book and the current situation in Afghanistan.

This is a free COVID safe event with places limited to 30.

Book via eventbrite

1-3 October 2021

Open Studios

After this last year of lockdowns and cancelled events it’s great to be able to announce dates for your diary again.

We’ve scheduled two open studios, July 9-11 and October 1-3 so we can have at least one, hopefully two live, in person events in 2021.

If you’re an artist and would like to get involved, or if you know an artist who would be interested, the deadline to apply is April 12. Full details can be found on the website apply page.

Saturday 2 October 2021

Hebden Bridge Loop Walk

in memory of the originator, Dave Brooks (aka Dave Weirdigan)

See HebWeb News item for more info

20-23 September 2021

Little Theatre

Postponed - due to COVID

The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca

7.30pm Free, No booking

A one-act surreal comedy, The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish by David Tristram is directed by Jenny Gore.

For Henry Smith - actor, comedian, raconteur, sporting hero, leading socialite, business tycoon, secret agent, Casanova and acting President of the United States - life is rarely dull.

For Alice Smith - housewife - life is rarely anything else.

Enter Michel - French waiter - tall, dark and available.

Exactly what happens next, no-one's quite sure. Except that it involves a rotting melon, a deckchair and a bottle of neck rub.

And only their pet goldfish, Orca, and you, will ever know the true story.

Two gifted actors take on a multitude of characters in this fabulously funny short comedy. Entry is free, and the theatre is not reserving seats, so just come along!   

Thursday 23 September 2021

Managing local woodland meeting

On Thursday 23 September from 6.30pm, Calderdale Council and the National Trust are jointly hosting an online meeting to give people a chance to find out more about local woodlands and ask questions about how these are managed. To join the meeting, open Zoom and enter meeting ID: 935 3884 4697

Saturday 25 September 2021

Land Speaks, Heart Writes

10am-4pm
Hebden Bridge Hostel, Birchcliffe

A one day workshop bringing together vision quest in nature with creative writing. Seeking insight and inspiration from the land, we spend time outside connecting deeply with nature. Bringing back her whispers and wisdom, there is time to write using journalling, story or poetry. Find and articulate your vision in words, feet on the ground, under the sky.

Pay As You Feel £50-£80

Info & booking:
Email: emmadecent@talk21.com

Tuesday 21 September

How can artists' livelihoods improve post-COVID?

Calderdale artists online meeting organised by Artists' Union England on Tuesday 21 September, 7pm by Zoom.

See HebWeb news item for more info

22 September 2021

Who put The Hall In old Town Hall?

David Cant

A handsome building with a courtyard, it has been home to many families. But which family added the ‘hall’ to its name? And when?

David Cant is a local historian interested particularly in the traditional buildings of our area. He has delivered many memorable talks to the Society.

Organised by the Local History Society. Meetings will be held at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, which has now been equipped with chairs to replace the pews. It is also hoped to make recordings of the live talks available to members for two weeks following the event. See www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk for more info.

Saturday 18 September 2021

Heptonstall Food Festival

1pm to 4pm.

Heptonstall Methodist Chapel and Sunday School, off Northgate, Heptonstall.

Local producers and businesses will have stalls in the Sunday School with homemade refreshments in the neighbouring Chapel.

The event is part of the national Heritage Weekend which this year has an edible heritage theme. The Sunday School has been closed for many years but is being renovated. This is a chance to have a look round a building that's rarely been opened to the public.

Saturday 18 September 2021

Live music at Wainsgate

Saturday Sept. 18th @ 3pm Stuart McCallum (solo jazz guitar)

A seasoned performer at Wainsgate, Stuart McCallum is one of the most vital and creative musicians of his generation. An in-demand guitarist, composer, producer and educator Stuart rose to prominence writing for and playing with the Cinematic Orchestra, on their Ma Fleur and Live at the Albert Hall albums, as well as on their award-winning Disney soundtrack, The Crimson Wing. “… McCallum’s compositions are exemplary of everything that is exciting about new British jazz.” (Jazzwise Magazine)
Book now

Saturday 18 September 2021

Picture-house

Memories Film Premiere & History & Heritage event

Hebden Bridge Picture House
Saturday 18th September at 8pm
Free

This Saturday evening at 8pm join Kate Higham, for her talk 'Cinema in Hebden Bridge – A Short History' followed by the premiere of the Memories of the Picture House film (subtitled), a project of the Friends of the Picture House. The film interviews Picture House audience members and former staff from across the decades, showcasing stories spanning nearly 50 years, and ranging from hilarious anecdotes to deeply moving recollections.

The event will also include presentation of the UK's first Cinema of Sanctuary award to celebrate the status of us being the first Cinema of Sanctuary! 

Plus the evening will feature an introductory talk by Diana Monahan to the 1924 Hebden Bridge Band Carnival film and a second chance to see the film, with new score by Ben Burrows, performed by the Treske Ensemble. 

If you are unable to visit us on Saturday the film will be able to watch online via this Facebook page on Saturday night.

Book your free tickets here:

This event is supported by Film Hub North, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network

Sunday 19 September 2021

Three Yorkshire Based Musicians

Wadsworth Community Centre -Doors 6:45

Restarting our Folk, acoustic and roots sessions after a long break are Iona Lane, Sarah Smout and Becky Taylor, three musicians with connections to Yorkshire.

Iona Lane, is a folk singer and musician, whose well-crafted songs are delivered with immense passion, and an understanding beyond her years for the stories she tells.

Sarah Smout is a renowned cellist and vocalist has toured internationally with acts including Michael Chapman, Bridget St. John, King Creosote, etc. Recently was warmly praised by Mark Radcliffe. 

Becky Taylor the' Yorkshire Piper' pays a return visit to Wadsworth, again with guitarist Steve Lacey. Becky is one of the most respected Uilleann pipers of her generation,
Each artist will perform an individual set with or without an accompanist. Therefore there will be two shortish intervals during the concert

Capacity will be limited to 50% of our normal audience and as usual there will be cask ale, hot food and a warm Wadsworth welcome

Tickets £14 (with a few tickets £7 for under18's),

07731 661053   07890 205980   or www.wegottickets.com

This concert is priced to offer support to the musicians.
Doors 6:45. First set 7:45ish

Sunday 19 September 2021

Live music at Wainsgate

3pm Little Sparrow 
(Katie Ware: singer/songwriter)

As captivating to watch as she is to listen to, Manchester singer-songwriter Katie Ware’s beautifully emotive use of expression mirrors the sincerity of her delivery. Her delicately crafted songs draw on influences as diverse as Kate Bush, All About Eve and PJ Harvey, woven into the colourful tapestry of her music, often with a mysterious fairytale-like quality. 

Breathtaking vocalist, an incredibly gifted songwriter” (Chris Hawkins – BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2)
Book now

Sunday 19 September 2021

Heritage Open Day

Hope Baptist Church

Is that you?  Search dozens of documents from the past.

Tea and cake

Sunday 19 September 2021

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7.30pm, in the Little Theatre bar, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
The Lost Chord Ensemble is resuming its meetings which are about once a month and supports the Little Theatre. Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections.

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

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

Thursday 16 September 2021

Jerome Caminada, the real Sherlock Holmes

With Joseph O'Neill

1.45pm for 2pm start

The next speaker at the Todmorden U3A on the 16th September will be Joe O'Neill who will give a Zoom talk entitled 'Jerome Caminada, the real Sherlock Holmes'. Jerome Caminada was born on March 15 1844 in Deansgate, Manchester, opposite the Free Trade Hall. He joined the Manchester City Police Force in 1868, at the age of 23.and for the next 30 years, he worked tirelessly to clean up the crime-infested streets of Victorian Manchester. 

Showing an early aptitude, he was soon promoted to the detective department, which operated from Manchester Town Hall. A master of disguise and an expert in deduction, Caminada tackled many shady characters and nefarious criminals in his daily work in the city's dark underworld, including desperate thieves, clever con artists, expert forgers and even cold-blooded murderers. Many of his cases bear the hallmarks of the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and, during his lifetime, he was often compared to his fictional counterpart, Sherlock Holmes.

If your not a member of the Todmorden U3A, and you would like to attend as a prospective member, it is free and all you have to do is go to: www.u3atod.org.uk or info@u3atod.org.uk and follow the links.

16 September 2021

Crochet Club with beginners

Classes, starting 16th September, at 5.45-6.45pm at Beehive Mills.

Contact is Clair at halifaxhookery@gmail.com or 07853 068579 for enquiries and to book a place.

Friday 17 September 2021

Dark Matter presents...Tensheds and The Sleazoids

"Imagine if Tom Waits had formed the White Stripes"

Doors 8pm

Golden Lion, Todmorden

Advanced tickets on sale via Skiddle

10-12 September 2021

Happy Valley Pride Returns with Weekend Festival

Iconic, Scottish singer, songwriter Horse McDonald headlines the event.

In 2020, Happy Valley Pride went online and was attended by thousands of people from across the world. For 2021 there will be a mix of in-person and online events, all for free.

The weekend includes a specially commissioned collection of portraits of members of the local queer community taken by photographer Bruce Cutts of the After Alice Project. More info on the Festival events

Saturday 11 September 2021

Picture-house

Hebden Bridge Picture House Heritage Open Day

10am - 5pm

The cinema will be open for looking round between 10am and 1.30pm

There will be:

  • sculptural artwork by Ifor Jones on display outside our main doors
  • display boards with information sited in foyer
  • our old BTH projector on display and demonstrated at 11am and 12 noon
  • meet the Friends of the Picture House, find out about their varied activities and join up (it's free). You can also sign up to volunteer for the Friends of the Picture House. Volunteers are now being recruited to assist with fundraising, offer practical help around the cinema (e.g. sweeping leaves in autumn) or volunteer as part of one of the FOPH outreach projects, 'Making Friends' and 'Film Friends'.
  • see the 1:43 scale model of the Royal Electric Theatre built by Ray Barnes. The Royal Electric opened in 1913 on what is now the Memorial Gardens. It ceased as a cinema June 24th 1921, less than a month before the Picture House opened.
  • an oral history listening post at the back of the cinema created by Kate and Roland Higham and containing the memories of many people ocnnected with the Picture House. The grand unveiling of the oral history listening post is at 10.15am.
  • free access to the balcony, which was refurbished in 2017.

For more info, see this HebWeb news item

Saturday 11 September 2021

Live music at Wainsgate

Saturday Sept. 11th @ 3pm Mercury Strings (classical string quartet)

Previously known as The Acceso Quartet, Mercury Strings performed to a packed and enthusiastic audience at Wainsgate in 2019. The quartet comprises virtuoso violin players Alexandra Stemp and Calder Valley-based Susan Voss alongside the equally brilliant Jayne Coyle on viola and Esther Harriot on cello. They have performed with some of the UK’s best loved orchestras including the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. For this concert Mercury Strings will play music by Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninov and Philip Glass. 
Book now

Tuesday 7 September 2021

From Calderdale Green Party

Reform our electoral system

With our First Past The Post (FPTP) electoral system at general, regional and local elections the outcome of elections are resulting in millions of votes not counting for anything.

At the 2019 general election the conservative party increased its votes share by 1% but ended up with a majority of 80 MPs in Parliament as a result. This was because the rest of the votes in the constituencies did not count towards their national share of the votes.

That is why there is a widespread campaign – including in the Labour Party - to introduce an electoral system where every vote counts, and Parliament and local authorities actually reflect the views of the voters.

This can still be done whilst having constituency MPs. For example 75% of MPs can be elected on a constituency basis and 25% of MPs are top-ups so Parliament reflects the views of the voters nationally. The same for ward councillors.

To discuss our electoral system and how it can be reformed there is a public Zoom meeting on Tuesday 7th September at 7:30 pm with Natalie Bennett speaking. If you want to be emailed an invitation to the online meeting, please email info@calderdale.greenparty.org.uk by Sunday 5th September.
Finn Jensen
Chair of Calderdale Green Party

Thursday 9 September 2021

Knit and Natter at St James Church

Every Thursday afternoon 2 pm to 4 pm at St James Church, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6DX

Come for a socially-distanced natter and, if wished, knit, crochet, embroider, sew, do other handicrafts, polish brass ... beginners welcome.

Saturday 4 September 2021

Survivors of Torture Activity Fund

We are having our first fundraising event for 12 months. 

It's a stall at Blackshaw Head fete from 1.30 pm

We ll be selling our usual cakes + bric-à-brac ceramics books preserves etc 

Please come as you normally do and support our fund raising!

28 Aug - 4 Sept 2021

Hebden Bridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2021

Autumn

This year's Hebden Bridge Camera Club Exhibition will be taking place at the Town Hall - restrictions allowing. It will be open 10am - 4pm from Saturday 28 August to Saturday 4 September (closed Sun 29 August). More info and photos (15 July)

Sunday 29 Aug 2021

Words in the Wild

10.30am-12.30pm, Hebden Bridge Hostel

A magical and unique experience of landscape, writing and performance. On this slow-paced, guided walk in the beautiful landscape, local writer Emma Decent shares poetry and prose inspired by the land. Reflecting on time, memory and being where you are now, this is an experience to put your feet on the ground and your heart at centre. A special performance for Hebden Bridge.

Pay As You Feel £12-£15

Info & booking
Email: emmadecent@talk21.com

Monday 30 August 2021

Heptonstall Jumble Trail

Jumble Trail in Heptonstall on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August, 10 am till 2 pm.

Unwanted items for sale on stalls all around the village.  

£5 to have a stall, £1 for a trail map with proceeds going to HeLP (Heptonstall Lights and Planting group).  

Refreshments will be available in the church.  

For more information contact Chris Scarborough on 07787 523617 or cscarborough@btinternet.com 

14-29 August 2021

Remembering Cragg Hall

Remembering Cragg Hall 11 August 2021, marks the 100-year anniversary of the fire that burnt down the mansion, Cragg Hall. Supported by the Town Council, local people and businesses, the Cragg Vale Local History Group will be holding a series of events to mark the anniversary. More info

19 August 2021

Secret Wartime Britain:

With Colin Philpott

1.45pm for 2pm start

On the 19th of August at 1400 Todmorden u3a will welcome the author Colin Philpott who will give a Zoom talk entitled  'Secret Wartime Britain'.

During the Second World War, thousands of sites across Britain were requisitioned to support the war effort. Additionally, countless others were built from scratch regardless of cost. Often the purpose of these locations was concealed, even from those living close by. Colin has compiled a fascinating collection of examples of hidden places all over the country, many of which still exist today, albeit often now used for different purposes. 

They include underground factories, storage sites and headquarters; spy and communication centres; interrogation and POW camps; dummy sites; research facilities for chemical and atomic weapons; treasure stores in stately homes and even royal retreats in the event of invasion. Colin's talk reveals where these sites are and examines how successfully they were kept secret. 

The talk is free to all current Todmorden members who will recieve a link. If you are not a u3a member but would like to attend the talk you can do so free by requesting an invitation at www.u3atod.org.uk or contact info@u3atod.org.uk

Sunday 15 August 2021

A Grand Bowling Fun Day

A Grand Bowling Fun Day on four bowling greens!

Presented by Todmorden Bowls Academy and the Philip Wright Crown Green Bowling Academy of Colne, this promises to be a spectacular fun day of bowling for learners and returners. 

Cllr. Pat Taylor, Mayor of Todmorden will be in attendance.

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday
August 15th
Centre Vale Park Bowling Greens
Todmorden

13 July – 25 August 2021

TOWN HALL EXHIBITION: THE FLOW PROJECT:

See HebWeb News item for more info

Saturday 21 August 2021

Dark Matter presents...

Live music - Meatraffle + guests

Big vocals, racy snare action and left-wing idealism galore. Bald heads, fishnet vests and some seriously scuzzy delivery. 

The Golden Lion, 7.30pm
Todmorden
Doors 8pm
Tickets via Skiddle

Sunday 22 August 2021

Wadsworth Walking Market

10am-2pm

Join us for a walking trail of craft, food and pre-loved stalls outside residents homes in Pecket Well & Old Town. 

Hourly 595 bus service from Hebden Bridge will bring you up to the route.

Most stalls will be cash only, so please bring plenty!

Refreshments for sale at Wainsgate Chapel and Old Town Post Office.

Trail maps £1 available on the day from
55, Keighley Road Pecket Well
Wainsgate Chapel
Old Town Post Office

For more info please join our Facebook group, Wadsworth Walking Market

Saturday 28 Aug 2021

Nature Writing Workshop

10.30am-1pm, Hebden Bridge Hostel

A creative writing workshop, outdoors if all is well with the weather, in the shelter of the hostel if not. Get grounded in the landscape and experiment with words. No writing experience necessary.

Pay As You Feel £15-£20

Info & booking
Email: emmadecent@talk21.com

Saturday 28 August, 2021

Light Music for Summertime

The Little Theatre Choir and The Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra present a unique evening of light orchestral and choral pieces both old and new, on Saturday 28 August, 2021, at 7.30pm.

M.D. Chris Irvin says this will be 'a celebration of a reunion of musical forces from Hebden Bridge and the wider region. There will be tunes galore and an opportunity for audience participation!' 

Ring 01422 844744 to reserve a seat or for any other enquiries. Tickets also available at the door, price £5.   

14-15 August 2021

Walks for Women - Hebden Hikes

Come walking on the Calderdale Way with a friendly and knowledgeable guide

Day 1 Hebden to Tod north side 8 miles

Day 2 Tod to Hebden south side 8.5 miles.  

£15.. or £25 for both days.   Contact Jo for more info and to book

07775 670096 or jobird4@outlook.com     www.hebdenhikes.co.uk

Friday 6 August 2021

Fettling Footpaths - it's a CROWS life

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

Centre open from 6.30 p.m. AGM at 6.45 p.m.

Delicious 2 course supper £3.00 and great bar.
Main Guest Speaker: Richard Peters will join us to talk about the amazing voluntary work CROWS (Community Rights of Way Service) carries out in the Upper Valley at 8.15 p.m. 

All welcome. If you have some spare time, we would love you join us on the Board or as a volunteer helper at the centre. 

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Hiroshima Day

On Saturday, 7th. August, Calderdale CND hope, regulations permitting, to hold the annual commemoration of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by nuclear bombs in 1945.

It will take place on the Wavy Steps in Hebden Bridge at 3.00 and will include a reading of the annual declaration by the Mayor of Hiroshima, poems and songs. Please come to remember this horrific event and to meet with others to help ensure that British nuclear weapons are banned under the UN Treaty on Nuclear Weapons which has declared them illegal.

Saturday 7 August 2021

Picture-house

Yorkshire Film Archive Presents Calderdale on Film

Saturday 07 August  2:30pm
Saturday 07 August  7:00pm

Book online (advance online) here 

If you love Calderdale, then you'll love this!

From home movies, cine club and regional television collections, don't miss this specially curated screening revealing the people, places, events, industries and everyday life captured on film in the Calder Valley over the last century.

This film is part of Screen Heritage project, which is supported by Film Hub North, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network. Screen Heritage ticket prices are subsidised: full price £5, concessions £3, refugees and asylum seekers free.

7-8 August 2021

Chords on canvas

An exhibition of paintings by Sharon Bentley featuring the iconic buskers of Hebden Bridge. Capturing the spirit of our town, the people and buildings.

7 - 8th August 2021 11 - 5pm

Northlight Studios 
Hangingroyd Lane
Hebden Bridge

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS)

The Environment Agency are holding a public zoom meeting on Tuesday 10th August at 7pm to provide information about proposals for the Rochdale canal overflow as part of the Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme.  The function of the overflow weir will be to reduce flooding to canal front properties upstream of the aqueduct in the centre of Hebden Bridge by discharging excess water into the River Calder.   

A planning application will shortly be submitted to Calderdale Council for the preferred solution for this canal overflow weir, which woud be located adjacent to the former Adult Learning Centre site between Stubbing Holme Road and Hebble End.   

If you would be interested in joining the meeting to find out more about the canal overflow planning submission, please email the Environment Agency to request a link to access the zoom meeting.

Tuesday 10 August 2021

The Battle of Heptonstall: a book launch.

7pm, St Thomas the Apostle Church, Heptonstall 

Michael Crowley is a writer and dramatist; the author of two novels, The Stony Ground (2018) Baghlan Boy (2020) and numerous plays. The Battle of Heptonstall is his second collection of poetry. 

This event is free. Refreshments will be available.  

Mike Crowley offers thought -provoking insights into aspects of local and national political history. But more than anything, I was moved by the humanity and tenderness that the poet brings to bear on the characters he gives voice to. Carola Luther

31 July - 1 August 2021

Steampunk Weekend

See Facebook page

Thursday 29 July 2021

Artsmill AGM at Hebble End Works

Artsmill AGM will be on Thursday 29th July 2021 at Innovations Cafe, St George's Square, Hebden Bridge 18.30 to 19.30 to elect Trustees. If you are interested in putting you name forward as a Trustee and taking your vision of Artsmill Charity into an exciting and secure future please email catherine@artsmill.org with your information and vision and attend the AGM.

Wednesday 21 - Monday 26 July 2021

Circus Montini

A warm welcome awaits in our state-of-the-art theatre-style big-top! Circus Montini has successfully blended ancient and modern to create a show that will live in the memory for a very long time. 

Buy tickets

Wed 7pm ONLY
Thu 4:45pm & 7:30pm
Fri 4:45pm & 7:30pm
Sat 3pm & 6pm
Sun 12:30pm & 3pm

Don't miss our thrilling acrobatic spectacular!

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Saturday 24 July 2021

The Hebden Royd Valley Story

On 24 July at The Picture House, Nick Wilding chronicles the Hebden Royd Valley and the hilltop villages through the fascinating tales from his own and other people's films. A hundred years of movies and several centuries of historic inspiration - A Picture House Centenary Celebration. More info and trailer

Monday 26 July 2021

Free 5 session weekly photography course

Free 5 session weekly photography course starting Monday 26th July (time to be agreed by the participants).

You will learn about composition, context and concept and with the support of the tutor, Yorkshire based photographer and radio journalist Karol Wyszynski, you will explore the medium of photography in Wadsworth, our part of the South Pennines Park. 

15 places available. All welcome aged 14 upwards; no maximum age! If you join as a family group, 12 year olds will be accepted. All you need is a phone on which you can take pictures or a camera, access to the internet to do the Zoom sessions, and either access to google slides or to a printer. 

Contact Jude Lancaster on 07979 452053 to book a place or email judelancaster@hotmail.com

Monday 19 July 2021

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum monthly meeting and Focus on Mental Health

3pm to 5pm by Zoom video link, all welcome.

The HBDAF meeting will include a Focus on Mental Health issues. We would really welcome suggestions from local people with mental health issues, on what to discuss at the meeting. So if you want to tell us anything that could be improved or that you find difficult in the Hebden Bridge area, we'd be really grateful. Or if you would like to attend the meeting, either to join us as a member or to call in as a visitor, you will be extremely welcome. You can make suggestions or ask questions at the meeting, or you can just listen, or say Hello.

Please let us know anything that is important to you. It might be access to local services like GPs, access to care and support, to money, work, education, entertainment or lots of things we have not even thought of.

People with every kind of disability are always very welcome in HBDAF, and mental health issues and all other disability access issues can always be raised with us at any time, either in meetings or by email to sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com, or by phoning 01422 844914. Also as we are a small group of volunteers, we would love to have some new members, whatever your disability, to help us through these difficult Covid-19 times. We are working hard with other local disability groups and Calderdale Council colleagues to address Coronavirus related difficulties.

We meet on the third Monday of every month for our regular meetings, and we meet on the first Monday of every month for an informal drop-in chat, with no agenda or minutes. Both at 3pm by Zoom video. If you do not want to be seen, you can also join Zoom with audio only or by telephone. Let us know if you need help with the technology to join these meetings.
We look forward to hearing  from you.

Thursday 15 July 2021

The Idea of the Brain

Zoologist Professor Matthew Cobb from Manchester University will give a Zoom talk to members of the Todmorden U3A about the ideas of how the brain works. 1.45pm for 2pm start.

First, he will look at the cultural and scientific history of how previous ages thought of the brain. Then he will go into the history of cybernetics and early computers, He will then celebrate the extraordinary advances such as brain imaging, the understanding of neurotransmitters, while consistently pointing out the huge limitations that remain in our current understanding.

If your not a member of the Todmorden U3A, and you would like to attend as a prospective member, it is free and all you have to do is go to: www.u3atod.org.uk or info@u3atod.org.uk and follow the links.

Saturday 17 July 2021

Maxine Peake joins all-star Trades Club line up celebrating the life of Nico

TV star Maxine Peake joins an all-star line up for an all day event at Hebden Bridge Trades Club celebrating the life of Velvet Underground singer Nico who played a legendary gig at the club.

Saturday 17 July 2021

Picture-house

The First Film with Director Q&A

Hebden Bridge Picture House
Sat 17 July 3.00pm (doors 2.15pm)

Book online (advance online) here 

Was the film industry born in Yorkshire? That's the question asked by David Wilkinson in this enthralling documentary into the origins of cinema, the fruit of a decades-long quest to prove to the world that the birthplace of motion pictures was not America or France but rather, Leeds; and the first true filmmaker the enigmatic Louis Le Prince.

Wilkinson investigates his career, his projection machine and mysterious demise: in 1890, shortly before he was due to travel to America and demonstrate his discovery, he boarded a train from Dijon to Paris: and was never seen again.

Stay after the film for a director Q&A session.

This film is part of Screen Heritage project, which is supported by Film Hub North, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network. Screen Heritage ticket prices are subsidised: full price £5, concessions £3, refugees and asylum seekers free.

Sunday 18 July 2021

A rare film event at the Picture House: Guerilla Docs will complete production on their feature length Holocaust documentary Getting Away With Murder(s) on Friday 9 July and on Sunday 18 July the film will have a test screening at Hebden Bridge Picture House. Read more

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Help save Artsmill !

Artsmill meeting Wednesday 7th July 6.15, Hebble End Works for site visit, then 19.00 at Innovations Cafe for meeting

See Facebook page for Artsmill

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Maverick Monologues 10

9-11 July 2021

Open Studios

After this last year of lockdowns and cancelled events it’s great to be able to announce dates for your diary again.

We’ve scheduled two open studios, July 9-11 and October 1-3 so we can have at least one, hopefully two live, in person events in 2021.

If you’re an artist and would like to get involved, or if you know an artist who would be interested, the deadline to apply is April 12. Full details can be found on the website apply page.

Saturday 10 July 2021

Picture-house

Centenary Celebration incl. The Kid (U)

Hebden Bridge Picture House
Sat 10 July 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm)

Book online (advance online) here 

Did you know the Picture House was officially opened on Monday 12th July 1921? We'd love you to join us on Saturday 10th July 2021 for our 100th birthday celebration and the official start to our year of centenary events!

We're taking a trip back in time to 1921, to celebrate the opening of the cinema, and enjoy some cinematic delights from our birth year. An evening of drama, talks, film and birthday cake await you, with the event culminating in a screening of Charlie Chaplin's 'The Kid' ('A comedy with a smile—and perhaps a tear'). Our centenary souvenir programme will be on sale at this event, and details of all upcoming celebration events will be announced.

1920s dress optional! Doors and the bar open at 6.45pm. This is a special event and tickets are priced at £10, £8.50 concessions and £6.50 for children and young people.

With special thanks to the Friends of the Picture House for co-producing this event with us, and immense gratitude to Steve Hirst and the members of Hebden Bridge Little Theatre for bringing the celebration to life. 

Sunday 11 July 2021

Pennine Heritage Open Day

11-3pm, 11 July

Everyone is welcome to attend our open day, which will take visitors on a tour through the open chapel and the 'secret passages' of the Birchcliffe Centre. Visitors will also be able to enjoy our recently renovated stained glass windows and visit the Hebden Bridge Hostel for tea and cakes.

The open day will provide visitors with an opportunity to explore the Pennine Heritage photography exhibition and digital archives, and visit the 'Arts' and 'Wellbeing' Open Studios.

Also available on the day will be the popular 'Scan to Save' activity. This allows you to save your old photographs into our digital archives, free of charge.

Sunday 11 July 2021

Todmorden Bowls Academy Launch

Launch Day – Sunday 11th July, 1300-1500, 

Centre Vale Park Bowling Greens

We will be welcoming the Her Worship, the Mayor of Todmorden, 
Ms. Pat Taylor as she bowls the first bowls. 

Come along, watch, join in! All ages welcomed, 3 to 103!

Try bowling for the first time or refresh old skills.

Free loan of bowls, coaching given.

A biased bowl on a green with a hill. What could possibly go wrong?

Saturday 3 July 2021

Launch: Discovering Ted Hughes's Yorkshire literary and heritage trail

See HebWeb news item for more info

14-20 June 2021

Calderdale Refugee Week

Calderdale Refugee Week is from 14-20 June. Some events are online and some are in person but they are all free to attend. Organised by Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary. More info

Monday 21 June

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum regular monthly meeting

3 to 5pm, Meeting by Zoom video link.

Ordinary meeting

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum (HBDAF)

  • Aims to improve access for people with a wide range of disabilities in the Hebden Bridge area
  • Meets on 3rd Monday of each month 3 to 5pm

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. We welcome new members with any sort of disability, including, but not limited to, impairments of mobility, vision, hearing, mental health, communication or cognitive or learning disability. Disabled people are welcome regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other characteristics – please join us!

We want members with different types of impairments, so we can know what barriers we all face in access to places, events, information or services.

We also have an informal drop-in chat, no agenda or minutes, on the first Monday of each month, also at 3pm by Zoom.

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!

For further info contact sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com 01422 844914

28 May to 13 June 2021

Big Spring Clean

29-31 May 2021

"Unhidden" Micro-Exhibition

A weekend micro-exhibition to share fantastic artworks produced by the community groups who have participated in the Arts Festival's Creative Neighbourhoods project.

29th, 30th, 31st May 2021, 12-4pm 

Art Space at Northlight Studio,
Valley Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BZ

See HebWeb news item for more info

31 May 2021 - 4 June 2021

Time Out Half Term Activities 9+ years

We've got some awesome free activities in store for you this half term from Time Out! Check out our programme for the week, helping young people get creative, active and musical during the holidays. These sessions are perfect for blowing off some steam, having a chance to relax from school work and meet new people!

Most activities are still being delivered over zoom, but we do have one of our boxing workshops happening in person at Northern Powerhouse Boxing Academy.

Included in the programme are three Time Out taster sessions - come to all three and give us feedback on what future sessions you'd like to come to! Sessions include: creating a virtual digital graffiti wall with 2D and 3D art, developing character profiles with creative writing and text-art and designing faces/face paint. 

To find out more or to book onto the taster sessions: 
Contact Alex Abel - Time Out Project Worker on:
alex@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Text/phone/WhatApp:  07516 030575

Booking Link

Website

8-30 May 2021

A Physical Exhibition! Paintings & Prints

Malcolm Taylor RBA PS and Anna Gibson BA

Linden Mill Gallery
Linden Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 7DP

Fridays to Sundays 12-4pm and by appointment
Further info: annagibsonstudio@gmail.com

Thursday 20 May 2021

Upstairs Downstairs – humble beginnings to the American dream

Todmorden U3A welcome Jacqueline Depelle on the 20th May to give a Zoom talk entitled 'Upstairs Downstairs – From humble beginnings to the American dream'. This exciting tale includes a couple of murders, a notorious debtor, an elopement and gentlemen in silk stockings! 

The event is open to all Todmorden U3A members, but if your not a member you can attend one talk free by requesting an invitation to this zoom event. We're always delighted to welcome new members. Contact details: www.u3atod.org.ukinfo@u3atod.org.uk

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Support for Palestine

A protest is planned for Tuesday, 18 May at 5pm at the traffic lights at the centre of Hebden Bridge. Organised by Halifax Friends of Palestine.

Friday 14 May 2021

New LGBTQI+ Women's Wellbeing Group!

A brand new wellbeing support group for LGBTQI+ identifying women meeting twice a month, every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 1pm - 2.30pm.

  • A safe place to talk and share information, discussing things that are important to you
  • A space for emotional support
  • Find out more about Healthy Minds and other peer support networks

Currently being delivered via zoom.

Contact christine@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk for more information or to join.

Sunday 25 April 2021

Happy Valley Pride - free, accessible to everyone, and broadcast on Facebook Live or Zoom

Calder Calling – Music from the Valley

An evening showcasing local performers, singers and musicians from Calder Valley. The set will be hosted by performer Sarah Courtney and includes Terry Logan, pictured above - 'Original, celebratory and soulful' - John Garden, Scissor Sisters. The full line-up will be announced nearer the time.

Thursday 22 April 2021

Flood Warning Siren Test

Between 2pm – 3pm you will hear the Hebden Bridge Flood Warning Siren. This is a test, due to the repositioning of the siren at the Vale Centre site on Stubbing Holme Road – no action is required.

Tuesday 13 April 2021

The Cragg Vale Coiners, a talk by David Glover

The tale of how an enterprising group of men in the Calder Valley area set up a counterfeiting operation in the 1760s, which would ultimately lead to the murder of local exciseman William Deighton, engaged in tracking them down. Who sought justice for him, and how did bodies come to be hung in chains on Beacon Hill above Halifax?

A zoom event by Heptonstall Historical Society Tuesday, April 13th at 7.30 pm.

Tickets £3 via Eventbrite. 

Thursday 15 April 2021

Flood warning siren test - now postponed

To take place on Thursday,15 April between 2 and 3pm

Thursday 15 April 2021

University of the Third Age

The Biscuit – A History of a Very British Indulgence

British people eat more biscuits than any other nation; they are as embedded in our culture as fish and chips or the Sunday roast. The Todmorden U3A welcomes Dr Lizzie Collingham on Thursday 15th April for a Zoom talk at 1400 on these tasty treats that often evoke nostalgic memories of childhood. 

Lizzie Collingham's talk begins in Roman times and follows the humble biscuit's transformation from durable staple for sailors, explorers and colonists to sweet luxury for the middling classes to comfort food for an entire nation. 

Like an assorted tin of biscuits, this illustrated talk has something to offer for everyone, combining recipes for hardtack and macaroons, Shrewsbury biscuits and Garibaldis, with entertaining and eye-opening vignettes of social history.

The talk is available to all Todmorden U3A members and if you are not yet a member you can attend one talk free by requesting an invitation to this zoom event. We're always delighted to welcome new members. Contact details: www.u3atod.org.ukinfo@u3atod.org.uk

Thursday 1 April 2021

Trades Club Quiz

Cancelled - next quiz is on Thursday 6 May

Good Friday 2 April 2021

PACE EGG PLAY 2021 ONLINE

You are cordially invited to join us for the little bit of insanity which will be the Heptonstall Pace Egg play 2021, socially distanced via the information superhighway of course!

On the day, be sure to log on in good time, settle down with a nice cup of tea (other drinks also acceptable), and enjoy the goings-on from the comfort of your own front room.

Click here to go to the Heptonstall Pace Egg Play on YouTube

Live streaming performances:

Friday 2 April on their YouTube page
11.15 am - first performance
12 noon - second performance

For more info, see this HebWeb news item

Easter Monday 5 April 2021

Hebden Bridge Duck Race

Tickets on sale now

With the Easter Monday Duck Race only days away, it's all happening down on Duck Farm as they get ready for the big day.

This year the annual event, which is organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, is having to be a virtual event from a secret location, because of the covid restrictions that are currently in force.

Being virtual and now titled 'Totally Quackers', it has allowed the organisers to run riot with their imaginations. 

Rotary Duck Race organiser Roger Benn said, "Duck Farm is the fictional setting for the event and followers of 'Tales from Duck Farm' on social media have been introduced to Farmer Duck's family, plus 3 pesky character ducks, Wonder, Spider and Hulk, who are intent on causing mischief. If people visit our website www.hebdenbridgeduckrace.uk they can buy race tickets, vote on the artwork, follow the ‘Tales from Duck Farm’ and then watch the race online at 3pm on Easter Monday, 5th April 2021.

Everybody wants a smile at the moment and hopefully we can bring them one”.  

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Change to the original programme

Around the UK in Classic Railway Posters

Jane Ellis

The “golden age” of the railway poster was probably between the wars, but the poster as we know it evolved from humble beginnings in the 19th century, and improved with advancements in colour printing, before declining with the formation of BR. The railway companies used the skills of well-known artists of the day to create the posters, and we shall see many examples of their work.

Jane Ellis is actively involved with the Industrial History Section of Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society, and has been running the Yorkshire branch of the Railway Ramblers’ Club for over 25 years. She is also secretary of a Photographic Society in Leeds.

Monday 15 March 2021

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum regular monthly meeting

HBDAF Monday 15th March, 3pm by Zoom video link. The meeting will be focusing on Mental Health issues. We would really welcome suggestions from local people with mental health issues, on what to discuss at that meeting. So if you want to tell us anything that could be improved or that you find difficult in the Hebden Bridge area, we'd be really grateful. Or if you would like to attend the meeting, either to join us as a member or to call in as a visitor, you will be extremely welcome.

People with every kind of disability are always very welcome in HBDAF, and mental health issues and all other disability access issues can be raised with us at any time, either in meetings or by email to sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com, or by phoning 01422 844914. 
Also as we are a small group of volunteers, we would love to have some new members, whatever your disability.

We meet on the third Monday of every month for our regular meetings, and we meet on the first Monday of every month for an informal drop-in chat, with no agenda or minutes. Both at 3pm by Zoom video. If you do not want to be seen, you can also join Zoom with audio only or by telephone. Let us know if you need help with the technology to join these meetings. We look forward to hearing  from you.

Tuesday 16 March 2021

Calderdale Green Party

Dealing with climate change

On Tuesday 16th March at 7:30 pm Phil Horton will speak about 'The challenge of achieving net zero by 2030'.

Adrian Horton will speak on 'Can natural flood management reduce flood risks?'

This public meeting will be online using Zoom. To receive a web link you should email info@calderdale.greenparty.org.uk by Monday 15th March.

After each of the speakers you will have the chance of asking questions and make comments.

Thursday 18 March 2021

University of the Third Age

From Diamonds to DNA

Todmorden U3A will welcome Georgina Ferry, science writer, biographer, and a broadcaster with a particular interest in women in science, to their meeting on the 18th March to deliver a Zoom talk entitled, 'From Diamonds to DNA'.

The talk will be about the women who revealed the hidden structures of nature. During the 20th century three women: Kathleen Lonsdale, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and Rosalind Franklin made pioneering discoveries in X-ray crystallography. Georgina will look at how were these women, two of them wives and mothers were able to succeed in science at a time when few women had professional careers of any kind.

The meetings is open to all members of Todmorden U3A and if you're not a member you can attend one talk free by requesting an invitation to this zoom event. We're always delighted to welcome new members.

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

Saturday 20 March 2021

Literary and Scientific Society AGM

11.00am via Zoom

The Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society was founded in 1905

'To carry out the further education of the inhabitants by means of assembling together to read and hear papers on subjects kindred to such an association.'

The society grew rapidly and developed several sections covering a variety of interests. Most of these groups have now become independent so we need to revise our aims and objectives and find a contemporary role for the society in the community.

Over the past three years we have instigated a series of well attended lectures on a variety of topics from eminent speakers. Do we want to continue with these?

To do that we would need your support and ideas; support as a member of the committee or undertaking specific tasks, and ideas of how we can go forward.

So we ask you to respond to the following:-
Would you be willing to;
1. Join the committee
2. Give technical help, especially in setting up meetings both in person or online.
3. Find speakers
4. Develop events
5. Taking minutes

Do you have any ideas for;
1. Speakers
2. Types of events
3. Subjects to cover

We are holding our AGM on Saturday 20th March at 11.00am via Zoom. It would be great to have some responses by then so that we have some ideas of our future.

Please send contact details to me so that we can send you a link for the meeting.

Barbara Atack ataxjb@btinternet.com

Sunday 21 March 2021

Happy Valley Pride - free, accessible to everyone, and broadcast on Facebook Live or Zoom

FLUID – Celebrating Queer Identities in Spoken Word

An evening of spoken word performances including Clare Shaw ('fierce, memorable and visceral' - Times Literary Supplement), and Andrew McMillan's (winner of the Guardian First Book Award, Somerset Maugham Award, Northern Writers' Award and more). The full line-up will be announced nearer the time.

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Lloyd George, Spanish Flu, and the 1918 General Election in the Calder Valley

Alan Fowler

Celebrating our woodland heritage

In September 1918, Lloyd George fell ill in Manchester Town Hall, and spent a week in the Lord Mayor's Parlour. Despite his illness he managed to intervene in the major industrial dispute in the cotton industry. He returned to London for further recovery, to plot the end of the war and a general election. The latter posed a particular problem given the nature of his coalition.

The 1918 General Election saw the Labour Party leave the government and fight independently, while only a minority of Liberal candidates had Lloyd George's support, unlike a majority of Conservative candidates. The election in the Calder Valley was unusual in that when the Liberal candidate, Higham, got Lloyd George's support, much to the surprise of local Conservatives, the Conservative candidate, Simpson-Hinchcliffe, was forced to retire. Then a new candidate emerged. Major Barker was a 'soldiers candidate' though clearly an independent conservative. Labour also had a candidate for the first time: J W Ogden, a leading cotton trade unionist and President of the TUC in 1918.

The Calder Valley illustrates many of the key issues of the election but in an unusual context, as well as future trends.

Alan Fowler taught economic and social history at Manchester Polytechnic and Manchester Metropolitan University for 40 years. He has given many memorable talks to the Society.

See the Hebden Bridge History Society website for more info.

Sunday 28 February 2021

Happy Valley Pride - free, accessible to everyone, and broadcast on Facebook Live or Zoom

Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle - in Conversation

Justin Vivian Bond (Tony nominated American singer-songwriter, Trans pioneer, author, painter, performance artist, and actor) in conversation with David Hoyle (English artist, avant-garde cabaret artist, singer, actor, comedian and film director). 

Bond has an illustrious career and has starred in films including Shortbus and Can You Ever Forgive Me? and the TV series Ugly Betty. According to The Guardian, Hoyle's performances have led him to become "something of a legend" on the London cabaret circuit. They stared in Velvet Goldmine and the acclaimed Channel 4 series Nathan Barley. 

This will be a candid, funny and insightful chat from two internationally renowned queer artists.

'Justin Vivian Bond is a trans-Atlantic cabaret messiah' – Time Out.

'Glorious, extremely funny and properly unique' – The Guardian on David Hoyle.

TUESDAY 2 March 2021

The Census is Coming – It's About Us

The next census survey, that happens every 10 years will happen on Sunday 21st March 2021 and this year it will be done online, so the Todmorden U3A are having a Zoom talk by Gaynor Thompson-Clarke, Census Engagement Manager Calderdale, Office for National Statistics on the 2nd March at 2 pm. 

The census helps understand what our society needs now and what it’s likely to need in the future. The information it collects helps plan and fund services in our area. This could include transport, education and healthcare. 

The Zoom meeting is open to Todmorden U3A members, but 
if your not yet a member you can attend one talk free by requesting an invitation to this zoom event. We’re always delighted to welcome new members. 

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

Thursday 4 March 2021

Trades Club Quiz

The March quiz is here: Thursday 4th March 2021 at 8.30pm.

About 45 minutes of not very challenging questions in the virtual company of the good folk of the Trades Club, questions set by that nice Dave Boardman chap...and the usual mystery prize.

All live from Smoking Lily's bar on www.facebook.com/tradesclub

Saturday 27 February 2021

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle RadioBroadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 27 February at www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule Saturday 27 February

  • 2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show LIVE, featuring local acts and features.
  • 3pm Derek Webster- eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.
  • 4pm The Lucy Moon Show LIVE
  • 5pm Young presenters: Calder High School Student Isobella brings you Indie rock and pop picks
  • 5.30 Young presenters: Join Uni Student Niall Hegarty & Friends for requests, features and more
  • 6pm Dan B
  • 7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy
  • 8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond
  • 9pm -11 WhiteNoiseCollective NOW HEAR THIS
  • 11pm Taylor's Electronic Beats

Find us one Social media for live updates and to get in touch with us:

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Listen again to past shows here

To get involved please email recycleradio@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday 24 February 2021

John F Bateman

Britain's foremost reservoir engineer and local lad. The making of Hebden's earth embankment reservoirs.

Michael O'Grady

Britain's foremost reservoir engineer

John F Bateman, born 1810, from the Moravian settlement in Lower Wyke, Halifax, revolutionized Britain's reservoir infrastructure and the science of data around geography and rainfall, as well as establishing procedures for structural design and control of flow between and from linked reservoirs. Responsible for more than twice the reservoir projects than those of his nearest rivals, Batemen started in Manchester then established offices in London in order to consult world-wide.

The three Upper Calder Valley projects (Widdop, Walshaw Dean and Gorple) were all designed by Bateman. He enjoyed the common touch with contractors, engineers, landowners, industrialists and Parliamentary regulators alike, never losing sight of the needs of the people, while rising to pre-eminence in his field and in public life. There's a lot to tell about the water that comes out of Calderdale's taps.

Dr Michael O'Grady is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Web and Digital Media in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Huddersfield. He is currently mixing his interest in local history, a past career in civil engineering and the day-job (digital visualisation) to investigate the processes and details of building the six reservoirs at Widdop, Walshaw Dean and Gorple valleys.

See the Hebden Bridge History Society website for more info.

Thursday 18 February 2021

Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard: 1840-1950s

Dr James Taylor FRSA is going to deliver an entertaining Zoom talk on the 18th February at 1400 to the members of the Todmorden U3A. The talk will look at the history of the seaside postcard from the 19th century to the 1950's when there was a change of attitudes towards the saucy postcard.

If your not yet a member you can attend one talk free by requesting an invitation to this zoom event. We’re always delighted to welcome new members.

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

Friday 19 February 2021

KERALAN KITCHEN

We are delighted to announce the return of Keralan Kitchen's delicious  takeaway curries on alternate Friday evenings.

Collection is from Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town between 5pm and 8pm.

Phone 07886 4 999 56 to ask about our menu, to pre-order and to arrange a collection slot.

Saturday 20 February 2021

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle RadioBroadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 20 February at www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule Saturday 20 February

  • 2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show LIVE, featuring local acts and features.
  • 3pm Derek Webster- eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.
  • 4pm The Lucy Moon Show LIVE
  • 5pm Young presenters: Calder High School Student Isobella brings you Indie rock and pop picks
  • 5.30 Young presenters: Join Uni Student Niall Hegarty & Friends for requests, features and more
  • 6pm Marco & the Venetian Job
  • 7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy
  • 8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond
  • 9pm -11 WhiteNoiseCollective NOW HEAR THIS
  • 11pm Dave Ives- Music from the Red Tin

Find us one Social media for live updates and to get in touch with us:

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To get involved please email recycleradio@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Who built Hebden Bridge?

Michael Peel

This talk is designed to complement an exhibition planned by the Local History Society on the subject of "Who Built Hebden Bridge?" It will concentrate on the area known as "The Croft" between Commercial Street, New Road and Bridge Gate, which was an open field until the 1860s. It eventually encompassed many of the town's most important and iconic buildings including the Co-op Hall, Hope Chapel, the library, mills, pubs, clubs, a bank, a surgery, a wood yard, nurses home, police station, lodging houses, numerous shops and a reservoir!

Michael Peel has lived in the Calder Valley all his life, firstly at Blackshaw Head, Edge Hey Green and more recently in Sowerby Bridge. He was a senior reporter for the Hebden Bridge Times, the Todmorden News and the Halifax Courier for 40 years. He has had a life-long interest in local history and has been actively involved with Hebden Bridge Little Theatre since he was a teenager.

See the Hebden Bridge History Society website for more info.

Thursday 11 February 2021

Special - U3A ZOOM TALK on Vaccines and Vaccination in Calderdale 

Deborah Harkins, the Director of Public Health for Calderdale, will be giving a talk and answering questions on Zoom for Todmorden U3A on Thursday 11th February at 3 pm.

Deborah will be talking about the different vaccines and the changing vaccine picture, as well as, giving an update on the Calderdale vaccination programme.

This meeting is open only to members, but you can attend one talk free by requesting an invitation to this zoom event. We’re always delighted to welcome new members.

Contact details: www.u3atod.org.uk or by emailing info@u3atod.org.uk

Thursday 4 February 2021

Trades Club Quiz

Saturday 6 FebruarY 2021

Building a Better Future for Calderdale

11am to 3pm, online

Hosted by Calderdale Green New Deal alongside Calderdale Trades Council and Incredible Edible Todmorden.

This event offers a varied programme of speakers (looking at creating jobs for the future and tackling local issues connected to climate change) and some fantastic local artists performing live.

See the programme and register:

Saturday 6 Feb-Sunday 7 Feb 2021

Women's Local Boxing Club 24 Hour Zoom Fundraiser for Children's Mental Health Week

Members of Northern Powerhouse Boxing Academy (NPBA) will complete 24 Hours of continuous Zoom exercise from boxing to circuits to dancing in the club's 'Zoom Room'. We're helping raise awareness about children's mental health and raise money to help support local children during the Covid pandemic. 

Please support us if you can - a £5 donation will fund one child to take part in a session.All the details you need are on the Just Giving page 

Just Giving page

Further details about the club

Tuesday 2 February 2021

PublicMeeting

A Green Building Fund for West Yorkshire

Cllr Andrew Cooper is Green Party candidate for mayor of West Yorkshire in the May 2021 elections. He will be speaking on "A Green Building Fund for West Yorkshire" on Tuesday 2nd February at 7:30 pm.

To get a Zoom link emailed to you you will need to email

info@calderdale.greenparty.org.uk

by Monday 1st February to request it.

 

Wednesday 27 January 2021

The History of Social Housing in Heptonstall

Mary Ellen

Heptonstall housing

2019 marked the 100th anniversary of British social housing, a revolution in house-building that remains as testament to a democratic drive to enable working-class people (especially those 'Heroes' returning from WWI) to live in healthy, affordable, family-friendly communities. Heptonstall has one such planned estate, whose history offers up some fascinating insights into modern housing and its inhabitants.

Dr Mary Ellen calls herself a cultural historian. She was Head of English at a Norfolk school before moving to Heptonstall. She has lived in the area for five years now and has immersed herself in its local history and landscape. She was a founding member of the Heptonstall Historical & Heritage Society and played Colonel Robert Bradshaw in last year's production of 'The Battle of Heptonstall'.

See the Hebden Bridge History Society website for more info.

Saturday 16 January 2021

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle RadioBroadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 16 January at www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule Saturday 16 January

  • 2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show LIVE featuring local bands, unsigned artists, more great music and chat.
  • 3pm Derek Webster- eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.
  • 4pm The Lucy Moon Show Live
  • 5pm Young presenters- Isobella
  • 5.30 & Niall Hegarty
  • 6pm Dan B
  • 7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy
  • 8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond
  • 9pm -11 WhiteNoise Collective NOW HEAR THIS - Funk, Soul & Indie
  • 11pm Taylor- Electronic Beats

Find us one Social media for live updates and to get in touch with us:

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To get involved please email recycleradio@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday 21 January 2021

Travelling Coast to Coast in a wheelchair called 'Harriet'

Deborah North, Intrepid Wheelchair Walker, Speaks to Todmorden U3A on the 21st January at 2 pm with her Zoom talk entitled, “Travelling Coast to Coast in a wheelchair called ‘Harriet'”.



In 2008 Debbie, a dedicated fell walker and head teacher from Louth, was diagnosed with a chronic degenerative spine condition. She retired in 2011 and took up fell walking again,  but this time in a wheel chair, but a very special wheel chair that she named Harriet.

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

Sunday 24 January 2021

HORSE – Live performance

7pm.

HORSE is an iconic and utterly unique singer/songwriter, her voice described as 'a finely honed instrument', together with 'breathtaking stagecraft'. Her music is both moving and uplifting, the audience are totally absorbed whenever she performs.

"owns one of the finest voices of modern times, soul and intelligence combined" Q Magazine

The live performance will be followed by a Q&A.

All the events are free and will be broadcast on Facebook and/or Zoom with more details on the (Happy Valley Pride website) and Facebook page

Saturday 9 January 2021

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle RadioBroadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 9 January at www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule Saturday 9 January

  • 2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show LIVE featuring local bands, unsigned artists, more great music and chat.
  • 3pm Derek Webster- eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.
  • 4pm The Lucy Moon Show Live
  • 5pm Young presenters- Isobella   
  • 5.30 & Niall Hegarty
  • 6pm Phatbass Music Show
  • 7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy
  • 8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond
  • 9pm -11 WhiteNoise Collective NOW HEAR THIS - Funking Best Bits
  • 11pm Dave Ives with Music From the Red Tin

Find us one Social media for live updates and to get in touch with us:

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To get involved please email recycleradio@yahoo.co.uk

Monday 11 January 2021

Special U3A Zoom Talk on Slow the Flow

A Special Zoom Event for Todmorden U3A members At 7pm on the 11th January 2021.

After Covid 19 there is probably no subject of more concern to Calderdale residents than flooding, and therefore with the winter season strong winds and rain upon us, the Todmorden U3A has decided to put on a special event called ‘Slow the Flow’. It will be in addition to the regular meetings and speakers so will be at 7 pm on Monday 11th January.

We often think that natural flood management means planting trees, building dams or building slow release ponds, but nothing could be further from the truth as Adrian Horton will outline in his talk. He will show how we can all help flood management whether you have a garden, a drive or a yard, everyone can play their part.

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

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Journeys between the worlds

John Billingsley

Journeys between the worlds

The centralised system of mediaeval parishes meant a soul still had a long journey to take before it passed out of this world, to the nearest consecrated ground. Certain routes – corpseways – became established. They can be seen as ancestral trails for our communities, and are thick with folklore and custom – and can often still be traced today, many centuries after their origin. John looks at the characteristics of corpseways, and walks us through three that were oriented on Heptonstall.

John Billingsley is convenor of the Society's Folklore Section, author/editor of several books on folk tales, folk-magic and ritual protection marks, and editor of Northern Earth magazine.

See the Hebden Bridge History Society website for more info.

Thursday 7 January 2021

Renew Hope

Renew Hope is a simple cafe style space where hobbies and activities are shared. Working in partnership with Healthy Minds, this is a space where it's ok not to be ok.  
Being present. Being prayerful. Being in partnership.

Starting Thursday 7th January, every Thursday 10am to 2pm.

For information, renew@hope-baptist.org.uk
Telephone, 07593 586 366
Facebook Group

Saturday 26 December 2020

Recycle Radio Speakeasy - Boxing Day Special

Recycle RadioBack on Boxing Day for more local community radio. Broadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 26 December at www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule Saturday 26 December

  • 2pm Derek Webster- eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.
  • 3pm The Lyon's Den- Boxing Day food and drink special
  • 4pm The Lucy Moon Show- this week's theme- Love
  • 5pm Isobella
  • 5.30pm Niall Hegarty
  • 6pm Dan B
  • 7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy
  • 8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond- 2020 vinyl unwrapped
  • 9pm -11 WhiteNoiseCollective NOW HEAR THIS- Funk & Soul
  • 11pm Dave Ives- Music from the Red Tin

Find us one Social media for live updates and to get in touch with us:

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Listen again to past shows here

To get involved please email recycleradio@yahoo.co.uk

Saturday 19 December 2020

Kirsty's Poptastic Christmas Singalong Party

8pm.

Streaming live from The Trade Club

Our online Singalong events have been a big hit this year. For this special Kirsty Newton will lead us in a big festive singalong of classic Christmas songs live from the stage of Hebden's iconic Trades Club. From Wham to Slade to Mariah, all your favourites will be performed - glam up, grab some egg-nog and join in!

The singalong will be followed by a DJ set by our very own DJ Red Helen, who will play the best disco and yuletide hits, she will be joined by some very special surprise guests!

The show will be performed without a live audience.

All the events are free and will be broadcast on Facebook and/or Zoom with more details on the (Happy Valley Pride website) and Facebook page

Saturday 19 December 2020

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle Radio Back on Saturday for more local community radio. Broadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 19 December at www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule Saturday 19 December

  • 2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show LIVE
  • 3pm Derek Webster- eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.
  • 4pm The Lucy Moon Show LIVE
  • 5pm Isobella
  • 5.30pm Niall Hegarty
  • 6pm Marco and The Venetian Job 
  • 7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy
  • 8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond
  • 9pm -11 WhiteNoiseCollective NOW HEAR THIS - Funk & Soul- One Cockney, One Scouser, and some Beats to Move Feets!
  • 11pm Dan B's Electronic music mix

Find us one Social media for live updates and to get in touch with us:

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Instagram

Listen again to past shows here

To get involved please email recycleradio@yahoo.co.uk

Saturday 12 December 2020

Kinky Boots the Musical

1.45pm

Happy Valley Pride and Hebden Bridge Picture House present a screening of the hit, West End Musical Kinky Boots at this December. A huge worldwide hit with music by Cyndi Lauper and a book by legendary LGBTQ+ playwright Harvey Fierstein this unmissable show takes you on a journey from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamourous catwalks of Milan.

All the events are free and will be broadcast on Facebook and/or Zoom with more details on the (Happy Valley Pride website) and Facebook page

Saturday 12 December 2020

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle Radio Back on Saturday for more local community radio. Broadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 12 December at www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule Saturday 12 December

  • 2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show LIVE
  • 3pm Derek Webster- eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.
  • 4pm The Lucy Moon Show LIVE
  • 5pm Isobella
  • 5.30pm Niall Hegarty
  • 6pm Dan B's Dub & Reggae Show
  • 7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy
  • 8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond
  • 9pm -11 WhiteNoiseCollective NOW HEAR THIS- Funk & Soul- One Cockney, One Scouser, and some Beats to Move Feets!
  • 11pm Taylor - Electronic beats- electronic dance music, downtempo, organic house , melodic techno

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Friday 18 December 2020

KERALAN KITCHEN

We are delighted to announce the return of Keralan Kitchen's delicious  takeaway curries on alternate Friday evenings.

Collection is from Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town between 5pm and 8pm.

Phone 07886 4 999 56 to ask about our menu, to pre-order and to arrange a collection slot.

Friday 18 December 2020

Fools Gold

Todmorden U3A is doing a remote Christmas Show with the musical skills of Carol and Steve Robson who are musicians who have been presenting their mixed story/image/live music shows to audiences all over the UK.

This year the show will be broadcast by Zoom to current U3A members on FRIDAY 18th December at 2 pm.

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

Monday 7 December 2020

Baghlan Boy, a novel by Michael Crowley online launch

Farood Abdali is just eleven years old when a drone strike destroys his family's mud-built home in Baghlan Province, Afghanistan, killing his father and leaving him and his older brother alone.

His brother sells the family sheep to pay an 'agent' to take Farood to the West, not knowing when he will be back but being hopeful that he'll one day return with liberating wealth.

We skip forward eight years to a prison where nineteen-year-old Farood is beginning a life sentence for a crime he says he didn't commit. Forever a captive, despite his will to escape, can Farood Abdali break the mould and forge a better life?

Baghlan Boy is published by The Book Guild.

19:30 – 21:00, in association with Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Register via Eventbrite.

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Common Problems: The history of common land in northern England

Angus Winchester

Northern England contains the largest expanses of common land in the country, but this is only a fragment of the extent of the communally used land which existed before the wave of moorland enclosures in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Commons were an integral part of the rural economy, providing not only essential grazing for livestock but also fuel for the hearth, building materials and other resources. This lecture explores how past societies tried to achieve sustainable management of these shared resources on which they depended for their livelihood.

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

Hebden Bridge History Society talks, until at least Christmas, will be held via Zoom. See the History Society website for more info.

Friday 4 December 2020

KERALAN KITCHEN

We are delighted to announce the return of Keralan Kitchen's delicious  takeaway curries on alternate Friday evenings.

Collection is from Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town between 5pm and 8pm.

Phone 07886 4 999 56 to ask about our menu, to pre-order and to arrange a collection slot.

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Laura Annie Wilson: Suffragette, Builder, Engineer

Laura WilsonAnne Kirker

Laura Annie Wilson was no ordinary woman. During her lifetime she was trade unionist, suffragette, indus-trialist and engineer, MBE, house builder and President of the Women's Engineer-ing Society: often at the same time! Hers was truly an extraordinary life.

Anne Kirker's interest in Laura Annie Wilson began in 2018, when the Calderdale Industrial Museum was asked to collaborate on an exhibition of her life to celebrate the centenary of women obtaining the vote and the foundation of the Woman's Engineering Society.

Anne has been studying aspects of local and family history for 25 years. She works as a guide for Calderdale Heritage Walks and volunteers for Calderdale Industrial Museum.

Hebden Bridge History Society talks, until at least Christmas, will be held via Zoom. See the History Society website for more info.

3-28 November 2020

Exhibition: Postcards from the Futuro

Participating artists:

  • Jake Blanchard 
  • Elizaveta Butakova 
  • Rachael Elwell 
  • Michael Powell 
  • Lisa Risbec
  • Anna Taylor

Todmorden Information Centre 
15 Burnley Road
Todmorden 
OL14 7BU

Opening times:
Tues-Sat 10am-3pm

Information:
Designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the late 1960s and manufactured by licensees around the world–including by Waterside Plastics of Todmorden–the Futuro House is an otherworldly plastic house designed to be used as a weekend residence.

The exhibition "Postcards from the Futuro" addresses the historical and the imaginative dimensions of the Futuro House in Todmorden, exhibiting a series of newly commissioned works from five local artists alongside archival material.

The artists featured in the exhibition work in diverse media, but are all inspired in one way or another by the built environment. They were invited to produce an artwork on paper in response to the Futuro House, with the aim of creating postcards to commemorate the Futuro's presence in Todmorden.

A set of 6 postcards featuring new artworks and archival images is available to buy (edition of 100), and viewers are invited to record their own recollections of the Futuro House in Todmorden.

Thursday 3 December 2020

The Trade's Quiz

Saturday 28 November 2020

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle Radio Back on Saturday for more local community radio. Broadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 28 November at www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule Saturday November 28th - TBC but will look something like this:

  • 2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show LIVE 
  • 3pm Derek Webster- eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.
  • 4pm The Lucy Moon Show LIVE
  • 5.30pm Niall Hegarty
  • 6pm Dan B
  • 7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy
  • 8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond
  • 9pm -11 WhiteNoiseCollective NOW HEAR THIS- Funk & Soul- One Cockney, One Scouser, and some Beats to Move Feets!
  • 11pm Taylor - Electronic beats- electronic dance music, downtempo, organic house , melodic techno

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Tuesday 1 December 2020

Calderdale Green Party

Majid Majid: The Art of Disruption - a manifesto for real change

7.30pm

Request a Zoom invitation by emailing info@calderdale.greenparty.org.uk.

Magid Magid is the former Green Party member of the European Parliament for Yorks and Humberside, and former Lord Mayor of Sheffield.

Calderdale Green Party website

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Mind Your Head – LGBTQ+ Mental Health Panel

7pm.

Join Happy Valley Pride for this special panel session looking at mental health from an LGBTQ+ perspective. As we approach the festive period, find more about how to improve your resiliency, how to stay connected and engaged and how mental health connects with fitness, nutrition and general wellbeing. Hear from a range of experts and champions. Share your experiences and stories. Stay connected and be part of the conversation.

All the events are free and will be broadcast on Facebook and/or Zoom with more details on the (Happy Valley Pride website) and Facebook page

See HebWeb News item

Friday 13 November 2020

Online Portrait Club for Lockdown

Since March, Hebden Bridge Portrait Club has taken place on-line every Friday morning from 10.30 to 12.30. 

Please email Matthew Helbert for more information and joining details.  

And see HebWeb News article

Monday 16 November 2020

Disability Access Forum to focus on Mental Health

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum (HBDAF) has its next ordinary meeting on Monday 16th November, 3pm by Zoom video link. The meeting will be focusing on Mental Health issues. Email, or phone 01422 844914.

See HebWeb News item for more info

Thursday 19 November 2020

Todmorden U3A

Father of the Modern Circus 'Billy Buttons'

1400 Todmorden U3A Zoom Talk

Steve Ward a former circus performer will tell the story of Philip Astley, a military hero, who in April 1768, gave performances of trick riding on the banks of the Thames, added other acts and then created the comic character ‘Billy Buttons’. The circus, as we might recognize it, was born.

Friday 20 November 2020

KERALAN KITCHEN

We are delighted to announce the return of Keralan Kitchen's delicious  takeaway curries on alternate Friday evenings.

Collection is from Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town between 5pm and 8pm.

Phone 07886 4 999 56 to ask about our menu, to pre-order and to arrange a collection slot.

Saturday 21 November 2020

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle Radio Back on Saturday for more local community radio. Broadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 21 November at www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule Saturday November 21st 

  • 2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show
  • 3pm Derek Webster- eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.
  • 4pm The Lucy Moon Show
  • 5pm isobella
  • 5.30pm Niall Hegarty
  • 6pm Dan B
  • 7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy
  • 8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond
  • 9pm -11 WhiteNoiseCollective NOW HEAR THIS- Funk & Soul- One Cockney, One Scouser, and some Beats to Move Feets!
  • 11pm Taylor - Electronic beats- electronic dance music, downtempo, organic house, melodic techno

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Saturday 14 November 2020

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle Radio Back on Saturday for more local community radio. Broadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 14 November at www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule Saturday November 14th 

  • 2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show LIVE
  • 3pm Derek Webster- eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.
  • 4pm The Lucy Moon Show LIVE
  • 5pm Creedy
  • 5.30pm Niall Hegarty
  • 6pm Dan B
  • 7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy
  • 8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond
  • 9pm -11 WhiteNoiseCollective NOW HEAR THIS- Funk & Soul- One Cockney, One Scouser, and some Beats to Move Feets!
  • 11pm Taylor - Electronic beats- electronic dance music, downtempo, organic house , melodic techno

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Wednesday 11 November 2020

The Alan Petford Memorial Lecture
The Fieldens and their legacy in Todmorden

Anne Mealia

Lecture 2

There's hardly any aspect of life in nineteenth-century Todmorden that the Fielden family didn't influence: work, religion, education and even sport. They commissioned a number of very striking buildings by architect John Gibson. The Fieldens' influence is still felt in the town today. This talk explores the colourful characters that built up the Fielden enterprise from small-scale weaving, through radical politics and an unhappy marriage to untold wealth and success.

Anne Mealia is a professional genealogist and historical researcher who runs her own research business, Evergreen Ancestry. She carries out research for individuals, academics, and TV companies as well as teaching family history. She leads historical walks round Todmorden and the surrounding area and is on the Committee of Hebden Bridge Local History Society. Her own research interests include the Fieldens and the Dobroyd area of Todmorden.

Hebden Bridge History Society talks, until at least Christmas, will be held via Zoom. See the History Society website for more info.

Thursday 5 November 2020

Picture-house

Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace

Doors open at 7.15pm and the event starts at 8pm. The expected finishing time is 9.40pm.

Nick Cave play his songs at the piano in a rarely seen stripped back form, from early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen.



The film features tracks including Into My Arms, The Mercy Seat, Higgs Boson Blues and Girl In Amber. Recorded in June 2020 and initially imagined as an online only event, fans will now be able to watch the film in cinemas as an extended cutfeaturing four unseen performances.

Recorded as the UK slowly emerged from lockdown and conceived as a reaction to the confinement and isolation of the preceding months, Idiot Prayer is a souvenir from a strange and precarious moment in history. The performance was filmed by award winning Cinematographer Robbie Ryan (The Favourite, Marriage Story, American Honey) in Alexandra Palace's stunning West Hall. It was edited by Nick Emerson (Lady Macbeth, Emma, Greta) and the music was recorded by Dom Monks.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are priced £15 / £13 / £10. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all our seating is in seating blocks 2 metres apart from other seating blocks, so capacity is much reduced. We advise you to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Please try to select a seating block the same size as your group size.

Due to current coronavirus situation, we have revised our refund policy so you can request a ticket refund if you are ill or have concerns about coronavirus. We simply ask that you please contact the cinema by emailing manager@hebdenbridgepicturehouse.co.uk at the latest by 9am on the day of the screening giving your name and booking reference. Thank you!

Friday 6 November 2020

Online Portrait Club for Lockdown

Since March, Hebden Bridge Portrait Club has taken place on-line every Friday morning from 10.30 to 12.30. 

Please email Matthew Helbert for more information and joining details.  

And see HebWeb News article

Friday 6 November 2020

KERALAN KITCHEN

We are delighted to announce the return of Keralan Kitchen's delicious  takeaway curries on alternate Friday evenings starting 6th November.

Collection is from Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town between 5pm and 8pm.

Phone 07886 4 999 56 to ask about our menu, to pre-order and to arrange a collection slot.

Saturday 7 November 2020

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle Radio Back on Saturday for more local community radio. Broadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 7 November at www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule Saturday November 7th - TBC but will look something like this:

  • 2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show LIVE featuring Bonfire Night top ten by Alan Cheeseman
  • 3pm Derek Webster- eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.
  • 4pm The Lucy Moon Show
  • 5pm Isobella
  • 5.30pm Niall Hegarty
  • 6pm Dan B
  • 7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy
  • 8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond
  • 9pm-11 WhiteNoiseCollective NOW HEAR THIS- Funk & Soul- One Cockney, One Scouser, and some Beats to Move Feets!
  • 11pm Taylor - Electronic beats- electronic dance music, downtempo, organic house , melodic techno

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Saturday 31 October 2020

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle Radio Back on Saturday for more local community radio. Broadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 31st October at
www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun. Plus a featured local band playing live, and more local tracks.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show LIVE featuring Reasons to be Cheerful and Stoobydoo's Jazzy 2 at 2.22.

3pm Derek Webster - eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.

4pm The Lucy Moon Show Live. This week’s theme

5pm Young Presenters- Isobella

5.30pm & Niall Hegarty 

6pm Dan B

7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy

8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond

9pm -11 WhiteNoiseCollective NOW HEAR THIS- One Cockney, One Scouser, and some Beats to Move Feets! Funk & Soul

11pm Taylor - Electronic beats- electronic dance music, downtempo, organic house , melodic techno
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Sunday 1 November 2020

Wadsworth Parish Remembrance Sunday Service

Unfortunately, due to corona virus restrictions and in particular West Yorkshire being placed in Tier 3, Wadsworth Parish Council will not be carrying out its usual memorial service at Pecket Well Memorial Garden this year.

Instead the Chairman of the Council, Cllr John Kimber, will lay the usual cross at Smeekin Hill Memorial and the Vice-Chairman, Cllr Kate Drury, will be laying wreathes at Pecket Well and Hebden Bridge Memorial Gardens.

Members of the parish are very welcome to pay their respects at the memorial gardens and at Smeekin Hill, at a time of their choosing, but please stay within your household groups and support bubbles, taking care and keeping your distance from other residents, friends and visitors.

The Parish Council hopes that everyone is keeping themselves safe and well during this difficult time.

Sunday 1 November 2020

Happy Valley Pride Bourgeois & Maurice

- exclusive live show

Critically acclaimed musical satirists Bourgeois & Maurice make a triumphant return to Happy Valley Pride, beaming on to your devices live via the digital realm! Riotous original songs meet hyper surreal, high fashion. This exclusive show promises to be a provocative, thought-provoking and hysterical catwalk through the quagmire of current affairs.

All the events are free and will be broadcast on Facebook and/or Zoom with more details on the (Happy Valley Pride website) and Facebook page

Sunday 1 November 2020

Picture-house

Theatre: Uncle Vanya

Doors open at 6.15pm and the event starts at 7.00pm.

The expected finishing time is 9.40pm.



Filmed at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London in August 2020

Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their time on an isolated estate, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage). However, when Sonya's father Professor Serebryakov (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar), polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge. As the conflicted family are forced to confront their despair, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope?

Following its critically acclaimed opening in London earlier this year, Sonia Friedman Productions' stunning 5-star production Uncle Vanya, a new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece by Conor McPherson, directed by Ian Rickson, was abruptly halted as the world went into lockdown.

Now, as the majority of theatres across the world remain in darkness, Uncle Vanya's exquisite ensemble overcome the considerable challenges of working in a global pandemic, returning to the Harold Pinter Theatre to film the 'perfect' (5-star The Guardian) production, which is currently nominated for four Olivier Awards. Marrying the intimacy of the screen with the electricity of live performance in an exciting new hybrid of film and theatre, this Sonia Friedman Productions/ Angelica Films co-production is far more than simply a capture of the play. Full of tumultuous frustration and hidden passions, but brimming with hope and optimism for the future, Uncle Vanya is a must-see event for our times.

Tickets

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are priced £15 / £13 / £10. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all our seating is in seating blocks 2 metres apart from other seating blocks, so capacity is much reduced. We advise you to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Please try to select a seating block the same size as your group size.

Seating

Due to current coronavirus situation, we have revised our refund policy so you can request a ticket refund if you are ill or have concerns about coronavirus. We simply ask that you please contact the cinema by emailing manager@hebdenbridgepicturehouse.co.uk at the latest by 9am on the day of the screening giving your name and booking reference. Thank you!

Saturday 24 October 2020

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle Radio Back on Saturday for more local community radio. Broadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm Saturday 24th October at
www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun. Plus a featured local band playing live, and more local tracks.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show LIVE featuring Reasons to be Cheerful and Stoobydoo's Jazzy 2 at 2.22.

3pm Derek Webster - eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.

4pm The Lucy Moon Show Live. This week’s theme -Tea

5pm Young Presenters- Isobella

5.30pm & Niall Hegarty 

6pm Dan B

7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy

8pm Dermot White - THERE IS NO CONNECTION AVAILABLE- New, old, indie and beyond

9pm -11 WhiteNoiseCollective NOW HEAR THIS- One Cockney, One Scouser, and some Beats to Move Feets! Funk & Soul

11pm Taylor - Electronic beats- electronic dance music, downtempo, organic house , melodic techno
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Saturday 17 October 2020

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle Radio Back on Saturday for more local community radio. Broadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge.
Tune in from 1pm Saturday 17th October at
www.recycleradio.co.uk/ for more radio fun, tunes, local acts and to make a connection with your community.

Featuring more fab local radio shows, music, community news and radio fun. Plus a featured local band playing live, and more local tracks.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule October 17th
1pm The Lucy Moon Show - Live in the studio
2pm Creedy and the Colour LIVE in the Live Lounge
3pm Derek Webster
4pm Isobella
4.30 Nial Heggarty
5pm Dj Phatbass Guilty Pleasures Show 2
6pm Dan B's 80's 12" mixes
7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy
8pm Dermot White - There is no Connection Available
9pm WhiteNoise Collective - Now Hear This - Funk & Soul
11pm Taylor - Electronic beats

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17 - 18 October 2020

ONE Art Exhibition

The studio holders at Linden Mill Arts invite you to their exhibition this weekend 17 & 18 October. Doors open 12 - 5pm on each of the two days. 

There are 11 artists taking part and you will find a diverse range of work - from paintings to photography, prints to an intriguing installation. Each artist has one piece of work on display in the Gallery but studio visits can also be arranged with individual artists.

Visitors to the gallery are limited to six at any one time. The gallery is big enough to maintain social distancing rules.

The entrance is via the main door on Linden Road and exit is through the side door on Rose Grove.

Saturday 10 October 2020

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle Radio 2pm-12 midnight.

What could be better than actual live local radio? Broadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge. Tune in from 2pm at www.recycleradio.co.uk/ or TuneIn or Radio Garden apps.

Featuring more fab local shows, music, local artists, community news and and radio fun; a concentrated bunch of great radio shows.

  • No Adverts
  • No News
  • Just shows made by the community
  • For the community.

Schedule Saturday October 10th:

2pm Creedy's late Breakfast Show LIVE- Reasons to be Cheerful

3pm Derek Webster- eclectic chillout music mix with some Hebden Bridge chat.

4pm The Lucy Moon Show Live. This week’s theme -friends
5pm Young presenters- Isobella

5.30pm - Niall Hegarty

6pm Dan B’s Dub & Reggae Show

7pm The Soultrain - Northern Soul with Harry Grundy

8pm Dermot White - There Is No Connection Available - New, old, indie and beyond

9pm -11 WhiteNoiseCollective Now Hear This - Saturday Night at the Movies- One Cockney, One Scouser, and some Beats to Move Feets!

11pm Taylor - Electronic beats- electronic dance music, downtempo, organic house , melodic techno.

 Listen again to past shows here

10-11 October 2020

Open Studios Online 2020

Coming to you soon in the luxury of your own living room Hebden Bridge Open Studios Online, October 10/11. 

We'll be broadcasting videos and live streaming via our YouTube channel.

Find out all about the 92 artists involved on our website, where there will be lots of art to see and buy. 

Follow the hashtag #hbopenstudios2020 on Instagram and Facebook to see fantastic artwork and find out all about the creative life of artists in and around Hebden Bridge.

Wednesday 14 October 2020

The Low Moor Munitions Explosion of 1916

Mary Twentyman, Geoff Twentyman and Barbara Reardon

They said it was an accident waiting to happen…..

This presentation, prepared for the hundredth anniversary commemoration, attempts to reconstruct what really happened. Then you can make up your own mind.

Mary and Geoff Twentyman have run Low Moor Local History Group for 25 years and are regular speakers on local history topics. Mary and Barbara have been researching the Low Moor area of Bradford together for 12 years and the results of their efforts can be found on the website www.sblha.com

Hebden Bridge History Society talks, until at least Christmas, will be held via Zoom. See the History Society website for more info.

Thursday 15 October 2020

Cosmic Collisions and supercomputer simulations

The next Todmorden U3A Monthly Members Meeting by Zoom will be on Thursday October 15th at 1.45 p.m., open to all fully paid up members for 2020. This will also be our AGM, so members are especially welcomed to join for this, if not the talk. Our presenter will be Jacob Kegerreis of the University of Durham, who will present his talk entitled, "Cosmic Collisions: Planetary Giant Impacts and supercomputer simulations"

Contact details - www.u3atod.org.ukinfo@u3atod.org.uk; 01422 886021

Not yet a member? You can attend one talk free by requesting an invitation to this zoom event. We're always delighted to welcome new members.

28 September - 3 October 2020

Open Studios Town Hall Exhibition

Daily from 8.30 - 4, ending noon on Saturday.

Thursday 8 October 2020

In conversation: The art scene of Northern England

Hebden Bridge artist Kate Lycett is hosting a conversation with gallery owners Alison and Paul Bartram (Heart Gallery and The Yorkshire Gallery) and Terry Brett (Pyramid Gallery, York).

Tune in to the Open Studios Youtube channel at 7.30pm Thursday, October 8, for some fascinating insights into the art scene of Northern England.

We might not be able to invite you into all the studios and workshops this year so we'll bring Hebden Bridge Open Studios to you. Full programme details are coming soon.

Thursday 1 October 2020

Trades Club Online Quizz

The Trades Club lives on ... online anyway for the moment but in a position to survive due to the magnificent response from crowdfunder efforts. The quiz is back at 8.30pm on  Thursday 1st October on the trades club's  Facebook page.

Slightly different format, but still about 50 minutes among friends. That nice Dave Boardman chap will ask the questions. You provide the answers and mark it yourselves...then post your scores on the FB page.

11-27 September 2020

The Big Autumn Clean-up

See HebWeb News item for more info

Thursday 17 September 2020

Viral Immunity - how we fight back

The next Todmorden U3A Monthly Members Meeting by Zoom will be on Thursday September 17th at 1.45 p.m., open to all fully paid up members for 2020.

Our presenter will be Zania Stamataki, Senior Lecturer in Liver Immunology, University of Birmingham, who will present her talk entitled, "Viral Immunity – How we fight back".

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Women of Property? The role of women locally at the end of the 17th Century

David Cant

What part did women play in the changing society and expanding economy of the Upper Calder Valley?

By analysing original documents we can get a new look at life over three hundred years ago…. And your ancestors may have been involved!

David Cant is an active local historian with a particular interest in using original documents and in studying old buildings.

Hebden Bridge History Society talks, until at least Christmas, will be held via Zoom. See the History Society website for more info.

29 Aug – 5 Sep 2020

Hebden Bridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition

Winter Steam

Camera Club Exhibition The August Bank Holiday weekend will see the start of the popular Hebden Bridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition which this year, owing to Covid 19, will take place on their website. Above: last year's winner - 'Winter Steam' by Graham Speak. Read more (16 July)

Thursday 3 September 2020

Trades Club Quiz online

The Trades Club lives on ... online anyway for the moment but in a position to survive due to the magnifcent response from crowdfunder efforts. The quiz is back at 8.30pm on 3rd September on  the Trades Club's facebook page. 

(if you visit the page and 'like' it, you should get reminders)

Slightly different format, but still about 50 minutes among friends, that nice Dave Boardman chap will ask the questions,- you provide the answers and mark it yourselves...then post you scores on the FB page. No curries unfortunately, unless you sort your own

The prizes are the joy of contributing to the Trades Clubs' funds via the Facebook page and keeping our very special club alive

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Calderdale Green Party

Green New Deal for Calderdale

Public online meeting on Tuesday 1st September at 7:30 pm. There will be two speakers to introduce the debate:

Kevin Frea is Cabinet member for Climate Emergency at Lancaster City Council and Co-ordinator of Climate Emergency UK

Councillor James Baker is the leader of the Liberal Democrats group on Calderdale council and is a member of the council's climate emergency panel.

The public online meeting is organised by Calderdale Green Party. You can email info@calderdale.greenparty.org.uk and you will be sent a Zoom invitation to join the meeting.

See Forum thread

Thursday 20 August 2020

A week in the hands of the KGB

The next Todmorden U3A Monthly Members Meeting by Zoom will be on Thursday August 20th at 1.45 p.m., open to all fully paid up members for 2020. Our presenter will be Michael Reader who will present his talk entitled, "1968, A week in the hands of the KGB".

Contact details - www.u3atod.org.ukinfo@u3atod.org.uk; 01422 886021

Sunday 23 August 2020

Cakes, Ceramics and Plant Sale

Survival from Torture

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Universal Basic Income: is it possible?

7.30pm

To join this online open meeting, email the Calderdale Green Party by Monday 3 August.

Log in details will be sent out before the meeting.

See website

Saturday 8 August 2020

Recycle Radio Speakeasy

Recycle Radio

Recycle Radio is back. For more local community radio. Broadcasting to you live from Hebden Bridge.

Tune in from 2pm every Saturday at Recycle Radio or Tunin app for tunes, chat, local acts and making a connection with your community. 

Members of the local community have been recording their own radio shows, music and poetry in their homes, and this is put together and brought to you by our very small dedicated team, also working from home.

Tune in to hear quality content from your local community! Send us your shout-outs and let us know you're listening.

To get involved please contact Recycle Radio  via the website or social media:

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Weekend of 1-2 August 2020

Vintage Weekend

Cancellation of Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend

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

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

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

Vintage Weekend

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

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

23-25 July 2020

Happy Valley Pride Festival Goes Digital

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

See this HebWeb News item for more info

Saturday 4 July 2020

Heptonstall FestivalHeptonstall Festival online

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

Look out for further details and timings coming soon!

See Facebook page for latest info

Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 July 2020

Exhibition at Linden Mill, Open Studio weekend

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

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

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

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

8-11 July 2020

For Peat's Sake: What's Next?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 26 June 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

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

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

Wilkinson

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

Sunday 28 June 2020

Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade

See report and photos from the 2019 Parade

3-4 July 2020

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

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

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

See HebWeb news story for more info

Monday 15 June 2020

Refugee week lunch 

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

Please order by Wednesday June 10th and join us!

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

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

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

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

More info

Thursday 18 June 2020

The Australian Dream

Q&A to explore Racism in Sport

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

More info on this HebWeb news item

Friday 12 June

Free Legal Advice Clinic

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

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

Wilkinson

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

Tuesday 9 June 2020

Black Lives Matter vigil

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

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

Please wear masks.

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Annual Meeting of Hebden Royd Town Council

7.30pm

On Zoom - click here to attend meeting

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

This meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Film: Slow the Flow together

Slow the Flow

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

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

Join Zoom event

Friday 5 June 2020

Happy Valley Pride

Kirsty's Poptastic Singalong - 80s Special!

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

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

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

Friday 29 May 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

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

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

Wilkinson

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

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Hebden Bridge Film Festival

Misbehaviour Live Q&A

A Zoom event

8pm-10pm

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

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

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

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

8-10 May 2020 - cancelled

Hebden Folk Roots Festival

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

Monday 20 April 2013

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum regular monthly meeting

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

New members are extremely welcome.

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

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

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

Tuesday 21 April 2020 - cancelled

Picture-house

Royal Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

Doors 6pm

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

 

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

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

Tickets here

Friday 24 April 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

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

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

Wilkinson

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

24-26 April 2020

Hebden Bridge Piano Festival - cancelled

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


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

Programme launch

Piano Festival website

Thursday 16 April 2020 - cancelled

Picture-house

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

7.25pm (doors 6.25pm)

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

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

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

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

Tickets here

Thursday 16 April 2020

AK/DK plus guests at the Golden Lion

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

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

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

Friday 17 April 2020

Kirsty's Poptastic Piano Singalong:
Gay Anthems Special!

Kirsty

Drink, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 8pm

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

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

10 April, Good Friday 2020

Pace Egg plays - cancelled

See HebWeb feature on the Pace Egg play tradition

Monday 13 April 2020 - postponed

Easter Monday Duck Race

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

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

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

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

See Duck Race website

Wednesday 1 April 2020 - cancelled

Picture-house

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

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

Swan Lake

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

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

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

Tickets here

Thursday 2 April 2020

Green Door

Traumatic, funny and ultimately triumphant. 

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


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

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

Tickets available here

See HebWeb News item for more info

20-29 March 2020

The Big Spring Clean - cancelled

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

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Cancelled due to coronavirus

Common Problems

The history of common land in Northern England 1851 – 1901

Professor Angus Winchester

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

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

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

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday 27 March 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

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

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

Wilkinson

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

Friday 27 March 2020

This Month with The Shaggy Dog Storytellers...

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

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

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

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

Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March 2020

Hebden Bridge Film Festival - cancelled

More info

Hebden Bridge Film Festival

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

Saturday 28 March 2020

The Occupation of the American Mind

1pm Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

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

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

Followed by Panel Discussion

83 mins In Arabic with English subtitles

Director: Thomas Morgan

Sunday 29 March 2020

Hebden Bridge Film Festival - cancelled

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

Sunday 29 March 2020

Lamplighter Festival 2020 - public meeting

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

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

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

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

Saturday 21 March 2020

Cancelled because of the coronavirus

Discovering Ted Hughes's Yorkshire

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

Read more

Saturday 21 March 2020

Mayor's Fundraiser Ceilidh 2020

Cancelled due to coronavirus

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

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

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

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

Mayor's Ceilidh

Saturday 21 March 2020

Flood Relief Gig

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

Flood  relief gig

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

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

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

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

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

Wadsworth Community Centre, Old Town.

Doors 6:45

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

Sunday 22 March 2020

Lost Chord Ensemble - cancelled

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

The Lost Chord Ensemble meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre. Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections.

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

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

1-22 March 2020

Artsmill Exhibition: 
Living in a Pennine Landscape

ArtsMill

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

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Picture-house

Royal Opera: Fidelio

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

Live from the Royal Opera House

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

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

 Tickets here

Wednesday 18 March 2020

POSTPONED

Writing Anne Lister: 
An LGBTQ+ History 

Hebden Bridge Town Hall at 7pm.

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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

Good Nutrition as your Superpower

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

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

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

Sally will be covering:

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

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

Thursday 19 March 2020

Carry Greenham Home - film

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

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

Free refreshments available.

And exhibition which runs until the end of April.

Thursday 19 March 2020

The Occupation of the American Mind

8pm Golden Lion, Todmorden

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

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

84 mms - English Dlrectors: Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp

Monday 16 March 2020

Film: The Beginning of the end of Nuclear Weapons

CND film

Saturday 14 March 2019

Heptonstall Repair Cafe

Repair Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 14 March 2020

Dreaming Valleys

Birchcliffe Centre, HB, 9.15-5.30.  

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

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

See HebWeb News item for more info

Saturday 14 March 2020

Picture-house

Friends of the Picture House Present

Persepolis (12a)

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

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

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

Sunday 15 March 2020

Annapurna Indian Dance

International Womens Day at Birchcliffe Centre on 15th March

1pm till 3pm.  

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

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

An afternoon not to be missed.   All are welcome.   

Tickets at £2 per person and available on the door   

Free for children under 10.   

(Delicious Indian snacks and tea available.  )

Sunday 15 March 2020

Little Theatre looking for a large cast

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

More info

Until Saturday 14 March 2020

Exhibition: The Fustain Manufacturing Co-operative

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

By Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday 13 March 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

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

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

Wilkinson

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

Friday 13 March 2020

Piano Festival programme launch

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

Thursday 12 March 2020

The Wanted 18

7.30pm Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

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

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

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Celebrating our woodland heritage

Chris Atkinson

Celebrating our woodland heritage

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

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

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Sunday 8 March 2020

Picture-house

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

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

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

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

Tickets here

Sunday 8 March 2020

International Women's Day at the Trades

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

More info

Sunday 8 March 2020

Canalside Comedy

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

Tickets are on sale now priced £14.

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

www.canalsidecomedy.co.uk

See HebWeb News item

4-7 March 2020

Hope Garden Tidy Up

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

Thursday 5 March 2020

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Greenhouse Gardening

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

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Thursday 5 March 2020

Trades Club Quiz

8.45pm

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

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

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

Saturday 7 March 2020

Ranger Ramble - Bryophyte Walk

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

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

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

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

More info

Saturday 7 March 2020

Heroica Theatre Company

Introducing Margaret Morris Movement

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

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

Booking essential

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

Saturday 7 March 2020

A Spoonful of Julie

A Spoonful of Julie

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

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

7.30pm

Tickets available here

Saturday 7 March 2020

Astronomy at the Birchcliffe Centre

Tickets and more info

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Linda Green Book Signing

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

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Hebden Royd Town Council Showcase!

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

2-29 February 2020

Vitalija's Art exhibition

Hebden Bridge Visitor Information Centre

10-1pm and 1:30 - 5pm

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

See website and Facebook

24-29 February 2020

Entertaining Angels

Entertaining AngelsLittle Theatre: Entertaining Angels:

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

See HebWeb news item

Friday 28 February 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

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

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

Wilkinson

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

Friday 28 February 2020

Tales from the Wharf with The Shaggy Dog Storytellers

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

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

The theme is Lovers, Mothers, Brothers or Others!  

Saturday 29 February 2020

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

Cultivating a Yoga Home Practice

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

Book now

Saturday 29 February 2020

CVOG Potato Day 2020

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

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

Pre-order service for 17 varieties.

  • children’s activities
  • information
  • organic cheese
  • jams
  • compost stall
  • onion sets & shallots
  • CVOG Plant, Books & Sundries stall
  • food & drink@ Cafe

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

29 February 2020

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

Human Library

Human Library

1-5pm

Ground Floor, Hope Baptist Church

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

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

Saturday 29 February 2020

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

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

7.30 onwards

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

A great fun evening for all ages.  

Salacious, wild and entertaining!

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Skipton's First World War POW Camp

Anne Buckley

Skipton's First World War POW Camp

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

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

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Film & talk

Plant-basing the future: your diet for our planet

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

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

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

Thursday, 20 February 2020

U3A Todmorden February 2020 Meeting

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

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

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

Thursday 20 February 2020

Picture-house

National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac (15)

Hebden Bridge Picture House
7pm (doors 6pm)

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

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

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

 Advance tickets here

Saturday 22 February 2020

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

Disco-bedience

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

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

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

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

Saturday 22 February 2020

Hebden Bridge Lit and Sci Society

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

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

Buy tickets on the Lit and Sci website

See HebWeb news item on this lecture.

Sunday 16 February 2020

Menstrual kit-making workshop

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

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

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

Sunday 16 February 2020

Picture-house

2040: CROWS Fundraising Screening

8.15pm (doors at 7.30pm)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday 16 February 2020

Volunteer Meetup 

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

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

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

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

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

29 January 2020 - 16 February 2020

ArtsMill Exhibition: Mick Wilson

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

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

More info

29 January 2020 - 16 February 2020

ArtsMill Exhibition: The Still Earth

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

More info

Saturday 15 February 2020

Laser-Cutting Introduction

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

Laser cutting

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

Book a 1 hour slot

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

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

See website

Saturday 15 February 2020

February Lunchtime Live

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

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 15 February 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 12 February 2020

The Alan Petford Annual Memorial Lecture

Causes and cawseys

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

Murray Seccombe

Causes and cawseys

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

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

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Halifax Extinction Rebellion

Avoiding Climate Catastrophe in Calderdale

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

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

Friday 14 February 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

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

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

Wilkinson

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

Saturday 8 February 2019

Heptonstall Repair Cafe

Repair Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday 9 February 2020

Picture-house

Kinky Boots: The Musical (12A)

Sunday 9th February 4.45pm (doors 3.45pm)

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

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

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

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

'An absolute hoot of a show' THE TIMES

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

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

'Dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting' TIME OUT

 Tickets here

Sunday 9 February 2020

Lost Chord Ensemble

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

The Lost Chord Ensemble meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre. Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections.

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

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

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Mayor's Coffee Morning

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

10.30 - 12 noon.

Hebden Bridge Picture House

For more information, call 01422 842181 or email.

Thursday 6 February 2020

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Kirklees Badger Protection Group

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

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Friday 7 February 2020

Hand Embroidery drop in workshops

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

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

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

My personal work can be viewed on Instagram @sewsaima

Friday 7 February 2020

Hebden Bridge Portrait Club

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

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

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

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

Friday 7 February 2020

Dave Nelson's Piano Bar

8pm

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

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

Friday 7 February 2020

Open Mic - Heptonstall

White Lion Pub, Heptonstall - From 8.30pm.

All performers guaranteed a slot!

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

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

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Calderdale Green Party public meeting

Climate Emergency

Clair Gough, Tyndall Centre, Manchester University

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

Clair will focus on how we can reach net zero emissions

Scott will look at work on the climate emergency in Calderdale

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

calderdale.greenparty.org.uk

Thursday 30 January 2020

Picture-house

John Shuttleworth's Back!

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

John Shuttleworth

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

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

Friday 31 January 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

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

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

Wilkinson

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

Friday 31 January 2020

Chantel McGregor - Acoustic Blues & Ballads Concert

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

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

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

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

Check her out here

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

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

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

Saturday 1 February 2020

The Runaways with Director Q&A

Hebden Bridge Picture House
4.30pm (doors 4.15pm)

The Runaways

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Advance tickets available here

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 1 February 2020

A Day of Yantra & Mandala

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

More info

Saturday 1 February 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets £7       

07890 205980, 07731 661053 or wegottickets

Monday 27 January 2020

Beginner Folk Club - Taster Sessions

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

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

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

Friday 24 January 2020

Survivors of Torture Fundraiser

7.45pm

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proceeds go to Survivors of Torture Fund. 

Friday 24 January 2020

RiseUp4Rojava Benefit DJ Night

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Glee Unions

Singing and Socialism in 19th and 20th century Yorkshire

Dr David Baker

Glee Clubs

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

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

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

6-20 January 2020

Greenham Common exhibition

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

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

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

Monday 20 January 2020

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

HBAF

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum (HBDAF)

Monthly Meeting

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

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

We meet on 3rd Monday of each month.

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

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

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

(See also: Access in Hebden Bridge)

Sunday 19 January 2020

Lost Chord Ensemble

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

The Lost Chord Ensemble meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre. Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections.

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

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

Friday 17 January 2020

Canalside Comedy: Numéro Dix

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

Marcel Lucont Numéro Dix

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

Canalside Comedy

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 18 January 2020

Lunchtime Live

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

 

Saturday 18 January 2020

Hebden Bridge Lit and Sci Society

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

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

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Sing for fun with Calder Valley Women Singers

No auditions, no need to read music.  

Term-time Weds. 7:30 to 9:30pm.  

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

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

Thursday, 16 January 2020

U3A Todmorden January 2020 Meeting

Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer

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

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

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Rebel Song Night

Rebel Song

White Swan, 8.30pm - 11.30pm

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

Organised by Extinction Rebellion Calderdale

Friday 10 January 2020

Free Legal Advice Clinic

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

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

Wilkinson

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

Saturday 11 January 2020

Heptonstall Repair Cafe

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

Repair cafe

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

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

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

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

Saturday 11 January 2020

Picture-house

Friends of the Picture House present

Way Out West + The Music Box (U)

Laurel and Hardy

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 11 January 2020

Bellydance: A True Story

Belly Dance

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

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre
19.15 - 21.30. Tickets £9

Wednesday 8 January 2020

A Victorian artist paints Hebden Bridge

Discovering the landscape, paintings of John Holland

Diana Monahan and Justine Wyatt

Lecture 2

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

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

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Saturday 28 December 2019

Picture-house

NT Live: Fleabag

Live Arts Broadcast, 8.30pm (doors 7.30pm)

Fleabag

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

Advance tickets and further information available here

Tuesday 31 December 2019

Picture-house

Berliner Philharmoniker Live:
New Year's Eve Concert

Live Arts Broadcast, 4.30pm (doors 3.30pm)

New York concert

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

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

Advance tickets and further information available here

Thursday 2 January 2020

Trades Club

Labour Party Quiz

8.45pm

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

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