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Hebden Bridge events

Friday 23 June - Saturday 2 July 2017

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Festival Street fun this Saturday

Arts Festival kicks off this weekend - Some of the UK's best street entertainers are coming to Hebden Bridge for a fun packed day of crazy entertainment on Saturday 24 June.

See HebWeb new item

Arts Festival Comedy for all agesArts Festival Comedy for all ages

Laugh at some of the nation’s best stand-ups thanks to Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, including Sara Pascoe’s Animal show at the Picture House. Read HebWeb News item.

Festival website

Until 2 July 2017

Blackshed 3 - Exhibition at Beehive

Bruce Cutts, Allie Crewe and Robin Maurice (Blackshed3) are showing in Hebden bridge at the same time as the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.

Bee Hive Hebble End, Hebden Bridge HX7 6H.

Opening on 23rd June. Please join us.


Blackshed is a creative platform, instigated by Aj. Wilkinson who helped mentor a group (Blackshed3) of photographers who worked individually and together to interpret their own viewpoints of Hebden Bridge.

See Facebook

Until 9 July 2017

Searching for Peace in Poona

Exhibition at The David Wright Gallery, Artsmill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 7DP

The Journals, sketches and paintings of Cyril Mount (1920 – 2013) and paintings and poems by Madhuri Z K Ewing.

Artsmill Exhibition

Curated by Alison Darnbrough

Exhibition dates: 11 June – 9 July 2017
Preview: Sunday 11 June, 1 – 5pm
Exhibition open Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am – 5pm 
(Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Free entry

In 1978, at the age of 58, Cyril Mount (painter, arts educator, ex-soldier, peace activist and husband and father) set off for the ashram of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) in Poona, India, having become a devotee several years earlier.

Since the fifties Cyril had struggled to find inner peace, especially troubled by the recurring trauma of his wartime experiences. This led to a severe mental breakdown in the early sixties.

Click here for details of events during the Exhibition

Friday 23 June 2017

The return of.... 

Open Mic - White Lion, Heptonstall

From 8.30pm. 

Free entry.

If you fancy coming along & singing a song or 2 and/or playing an instrument or dazzling the audience with poetry or spoken word.... the choice is yours. Or just come along and enjoy the evening. A friendly sound engineer will be on hand to help you out if you choose to perform. 

Friday 23 June 2017

Dark Matter Promotions / Wrong Way Records Showcase

Psych rock/ garage / shoegaze label showcasing 3 up and coming bands:

Control Of The Going (Manchester)
The Valkarys (Edinburgh)
The Goa Express (Burnley)

£5 on the door / less via ents24

Upstairs at the Golden Lion, Todmorden

Friday 23rd June 
Doors 8pm

Saturday 24 June 2017

Town Hall's 5th Birthday Party

12:00 to 17:30

2017 marks the 5th anniversary of the opening ceremony of the new Town Hall extension as well as 120 years since the old building opened. To mark these events, and with the benefit of funding from the Big Lottery's Celebrate programme, we are having a 5th Birthday Party on Saturday 24th June which brings together a number of events and projects into one big party atmosphere:

The 24th June is the first weekend of the wonderful Hebden Bridge Arts Festival so, in collaboration we are hosting some of the same street performers and others in our Courtyard between 12 and 4pm. Our Waterfront Hall is hosting the Hebden Royd Town Council's Kids Fest - with a birthday and water theme between 12 and 3pm. 

And then from 4pm everyone is invited for tea, coffee, juice and most importantly lots of cake in our Waterfront Hall until it all runs out. Come along and be amongst the first to see our new mosaic in the Courtyard (created through a community arts programme), enjoy an Arts Festival sculpture in the Courtyard and installations in the basement.  It's going to be a wonderful day, we're sure the sun will shine - so please come along and join us!

19-24 June 2017

Summer Fancy

Summer Fancy

Photo: Janet Almond

Local playwright, Freda Kelsall, adapts and directs the Little Theatre’s next offering, Summer Fancy, based on a Thomas Hardy short story.

Book tickets online at www.hblt.co.uk.

Tickets can also be purchased in person at Innovation, Hebden Bridge. 

The play runs from Monday-Saturday, 19-24 June, 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Summer Fancy was first produced by Freda's theatre company, Bridge Theatre, at The Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, in June 1992.

Freda Kelsall says, 'Rehearsals are going well, and there's great chemistry between the protagonists, Oliver Bairstow as Charles Bradford Raye, Phoebe Farrington as Anna, Diannah Miller as Edith, and Ben Sweeny as her husband, Henry. Rosalinda O’Connor and Matt Parker are also excellent as Raye’s sister, Jane, and his friend, William Eagle, adding to the humour, and pathos of the play.'

Sunday 25 June 2017

Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade10th Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade

Thousands of people from across Yorkshire and beyond are expected to watch the Parade when it takes to the streets on Sunday.

See HebWeb News

Parade at noon; mini-festival in the park from 1-4pm
Open workshops from 3-22 June

Handmade Parade's Sea of Dreams: International artists from the Greek Street Theatre Company Motus Terrae are working with local people to create astonishing street theatre work. See HebWeb News (13 June)

See Parade website

Sunday 25 June 2017

Hebden Bridge Brass Band Summer Concert

7pm, at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, featuring Dominic Longhurst, Soprano Cornet Player with Brighouse and Rastrick Band, who will perform pieces for both cornet and trumpet.  

Dominic is a young cornet star from Australia who's been awarded the Global Academy Project Student exchange to Norway and England - where he subsequently took on the principal cornet seat at Brighouse and Rastrick whilst still only 19 years old.  

This year, Dominic has taken on the soprano position further demonstrating his burgeoning talent and versatility, which he will share with his playing in the concert.  The band are delighted that Dominic has agreed to perform with them for a terrifically entertaining evening.

Entry is by voluntary contribution thanks to the generosity of Hebden Bridge Town Council.

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Slow The Flow Open Meeting

Mytholmroyd Community Centre 7.15pm

Come and meet Rob Twiggs, Calderdale Council's new Natural Flood Management Project Officer.

Calderdale Council has appointed a natural flood management specialist as part of its work to reduce the risk of flooding across the Calder Valley. Rob will be presenting an outline of his role and what he hopes to achieve as Natural Flood Management Project Officer.

Rob Twiggs said, "I believe natural flood management alone is not the answer to reducing flood risk, but when delivered as part of an integrated catchment wide approach with engineered flood defences, sustainable drainage systems and flood resilience measures, such as property level protection, NFM can make a positive contribution to reducing flood risk."

Thursday 29 June 2017

Flood Partnership Drop in Session

The Calderdale Flood Partnership are inviting you to come along and get involved with a series of drop-in events to understand and comment on the work of the Environment Agency and other partners to achieve a reduced risk of flooding in Calderdale.

Hebden bridge Town Hall (Flood Risk Reduction scheme & Hebden Bridge Flood Alleviation Scheme).

Open 11am to 7.30 pm 

Friday 30 June 2017

SNAKESkin at The Shaggy Dog Storytellers

This month we welcome Peter & Gorg Chand back to the Shaggy Dog with their brand new story of SNAKESkin. Join us upstairs in the Stubbing Wharf on King St at 8pm on Friday 30th June for a collection of dark, powerful, and thoughtful snake stories shared from Indian myth and folktale.

Bought to you by storytellers Peter and Gorg Chand, who both have a deep connection and love for the stories from their motherland. 

‘...when the door was locked, the finely dressed royals shed their human forms and feasted from the bowls of sweetened warm milk. When their bellies were full, they transformed from snakes back to men again and the festivities continued...’

(Suitable for adult audiences only. Entry Fee £7)

Wednesday 28th June – 9th July

Curious Collections: An exhibition of people’s precious objects

Curated by Lizzie Lockhart

Curious Collections

Whether it’s an orange tissue wrapper, an old postcard, knitting patterns or stones they all have one thing in common - the collector loves them.

There are 12 collections on display in the Curious Collections exhibition at The Egg Factory, Hebden Bridge - all carefully hunted out bits of treasure.

You will be surprised by what, and why, people collect and it may result in you seeing the world in a different way.

Open daily from Wednesday 28th June – 9th July !0am - 4pm
Official launch – Wednesday 28th June 6pm - 8pm All welcome

This free exhibition is at:
The Egg Factory, Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8JX
Contact 01422 846082 hello@theeggfactory.co

Saturday 1 July 2017

Heptonstall FestivalHeptonstall Festival

On Saturday 1st July Heptonstall Festival returns in 2017 with a host of music, activities and street food for all.

Free by donation.

Live music in Weaver Square and the church starts at 12.30pm.

Don't miss the start of the Heptonstall Festival Fell Race at 10am!

Come and support Calderdale's best loved small event.

See Facebook page for lineup and details, or to request a stall.
See you there!

Thursday 6 July 2017

Café Culture

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

Cafe Culture

An enormous heritage of picture postcard collections shown on the big screen by Godfrey Holmes - seasider & storyteller

Thursday 6th July 2017 @ 2.30pm 

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

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

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373



Friday 7 July 2017

Live rock band night

A Music For Anti Heroes event...
upstairs at the Golden Lion 
£3 entry on the door. 8pm

BASSE are a rock power-duo from Catania (Italy). Heavily influenced by blues, garage rock, the band relocated to Manchester in 2017. After the release of the first EP, "Start", the duo participated in a number of music festivals as well as numerous gigs around Sicily plus also being chosen to open for: Nobraino, The Zen Circus and Radio Moscow. In the summer of 2016 the band returned to the studio to record their first album entitled "The Right Way To Go Wrong" due for release in 2017.

Kelly's Heroes are a local 3 piece who formed on 12/12/12 having met through friends of friends over their interest in music. They have released one EP so far and are just in the process of releasing their new EP "For The Years To Come". 

Style: classic rock / rock and roll. 

7-9 July 2017

FestivalsFestivals team up for Open Weekend.

The Arts Festival has joined forces with the Open Studios and is bringing back Open Gardens for a special open cultural weekend this summer. Meet 100 local artists and visit 50 gardens. Read HebWeb news item

7-9 July 2017

Open StudiosHebden Bridge Open Studios 2017

7th, 8th and 9th July 11am-5pm

The Open Studios weekend is a great opportunity to visit local artists and craftspeople in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Heptonstall, Mytholmroyd and beyond. This year, 90 artists are opening their studios and homes to the public.

Look out for the brochure. Details also available  on our website.

Saturday 8 July and Sunday 9 July 2017

Summer Music at Walshaw

The Mont Blanc Emsemble (flute, soprano, baritone and piano)
Walshaw Lodge, Hardcastle Crags, HX77AX


Tickets from Miranda Philpps on 01422 84 3937

Saturday 8 July 2017

Hebden Bridge Cricket Club Family Fun Day

Salem Fields - over The Packhorse Bridge

At the bottom of Spring Grove ,HB,HX78LR 

Saturday 8th July 10.30am-4.30pm

Fun for all the family 

6-a-side cricket, BBQ, cricket teas, coconut shy, human table football, Aegis Martial Arts, Mike the Magician, Merlin's Magic Show, Tod Brass Band, Star Tree Studio, Crafts Stalls

And lots lots more, come and join in the fun!

Saturday 8 July 2017

Oxfam Indoor Garden Party

Oxfam Fundraiser: Summer Indoor Garden Party.  8pm till late 8th July Salem Mill, Central Street HX7 6HB

£5 donation on the door in aid of Oxfam and Medicin Sans Frontiers. Come and support a great charity and have a great time in the process! With various DJs, scrumptious cocktails and some interesting plants.

See Facebook

Saturday 8 July 2017

The Friends of the Picture House present

Stand By Me

Stand by me

Another American classic, on Saturday, July 8 at 4.30pm.

The nostalgic coming-of-age drama, released in 1986 but looking back to the late-1950s, is adapted from a Stephen King short story and stars a fantastic young cast including River Phoenix. Join the Friends for a great afternoon of film and free refreshments.   

Saturday 8 July 2017

Bushes and Briars – an evening of Scottish and English folk song

2017 July concert presented by The Hepton Singers, directed by Alison West

Hepton Singers

Photo: Mike Barrett

On Saturday 8 July at 7:30pm at Heptonstall Parish Church, renowned Hebden Bridge-based chamber choir the Hepton Singers are having fun with folk songs. Being the adventurous choir we are, we decided to explore some of the lesser-known regions of the genre, as well as one or two classics including Bushes and Briars and The Iona Boat Song.  

We’ve broadened the definition of folk song to include Pseudo-Yoik by the Finnish composer Jaako Mäntyjärvi, and Thea Musgrave’s incomparable Subway Piranhas.

The programme will also include three new and original folk song settings by the choir’s musical director, Alison West.   

Saturday 8th July at 7.30 pm

At St Thomas’ Parish Church, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge.HX7 7NS.

Ticket information: 

£9/£6/£1 (under 18s)

available on the door and online from www.heptonsingers.co.uk

Thursday 13 July 2017

Calder Ward Forum and Police Update 

6:30pm arrival for 6:45pm start

Hope Baptist Church, Hope Street,  Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW
(please use the Hope Street entrance)

Presentations on:

  • Customer First & Slow the Flow
  • Police Update - your priorities for your local area
  • Open Forum - what matters to you 

(An online version of the meeting will be available from 7pm)

Saturday 15 July 2017

Local fresh new talent showcase

This is an event not to be missed if you are interested in checking out what fresh up and coming bands we have in our musically fruitful locality. We will be presenting a showcase of live bands and DJs. 

Todmorden Cricket Club
Doors: 7pm
Tickets £5 on the door, £4.40 via Ents24

Charlies Girls
3 piece psychey post-punk band from Hebden Bridge

Punk & grunge band from Halifax

Liberal Violence
"A punk rock monster in the making"

Upcoming Indie-Psych band from Hebden Bridge

With DJs Joe Mason Jones & Nat Hairsine

Accessible venue.

5-6 August 2017

Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend

Hebden Bridge will, once again, be the place to be on the 5th and 6th August 2017 when the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge hosts the iconic charity fund raising Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend.

This will be the 35th year for the event which is now well established as a premier attraction for the display of some 800 veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, military & commercial vehicles. Last year’s event was our best ever, breaking all records in entrants, spectators and funds raised. With your help we can make this year’s event even bigger.

Held in the heart of Hebden Bridge, at Calder Holmes Park, the open plan layout of the site allows members of the public to get up close to the exhibits and chat to their owners. This is an event with something for the whole family ~ it is far from being merely a show for collectors. Not only will there be splendid vehicles on display but also varied entertainment including live music, fun rides for children, craft & product stalls, together with a wide range of quality catering and refreshment outlets.

More info and registration

7-13 August 2017

Happy Valley Pride festival

See website

1-10 September 2017

Wuthering BytesWuthering Bytes Festival back for a fifth year over ten days. The opening keynote will explore developments and people in the history of computing, from Maurice Wilkes and Max Newman to Alan Turing.

More info

9 - 24 September 2017

The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2017

Event Details: The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2017 9th - 24th September. Various walking, cycling (road and MTB) and horse riding events throughout the stunning South Pennines. Pocket guides of events available mid July and listings on Walk and Ride Festival website.

23-24 September 2017

Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair

This popular busy fair returns to the wonderful Hebden Bridge Town Hall on September 23rd and 24th, 10am - 4.30pm (Entry £1 / U 16s Free).

Find nearly 20 stalls of bona-fide vintage items from the 1920s to the 1980s including, gents and ladies vintage fashion, vintage furniture, home-wares, jewellery and accessories.  Live vintage music and fabulous pop up cocktail bar to boot!

28-30 September 2017

Calderdale Beer and Cider Festival 2017

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Thursday 28th Sept - 2 - 10pm (CAMRA members free entry/non-members £1), Friday 29th Sept -12 -11pm (CAMRA members £1 entry/non-members £2), Saturday 30th Sept - 12- 5.30pm (CAMRA members £1 entry/non-members £2), Saturday 30th September - 5.30-10pm (Free entry for all).

Over 50 beers, ciders and perries from both sides of the Pennines and around the UK. Beers ordered from breweries only, some specially commissioned ales and ales in wooden casks. Food available from the Town Hall Cafe.

Entertainment Thursday evening- Hebden Bridge Hill Millies. This year's charity is the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.

From July onwards details of the beers ordered will appear on the Halifax and Calderdale CAMRA website

20-22 October 2017
Dance Festival

Dance Festival to return for second year:

The Hebden Bridge Dance Festival has received a grant of £3,150 to organise a second festival on the weekend 20-22 October 2017.

See HebWeb news item (5 March)