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Hebden Bridge events

Friday 14 June 2019

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

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

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

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

  • Buying and selling commercial property
  • Buying and selling a business, assets or shares
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Employment law
  • Resolving disputes
  • Company incorporation
  • Shareholder or partnership agreements
  • Contracts, terms and conditions

Pop in or make an appointment via Eileen Kelly

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

Friday 14 June 2019

M.E. awareness and solidarity creative event

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

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

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

Email me if you want to be included without being there  

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

Facts about ME

Friday 14 June 2019

Creativitea - an afternoon of creativity, wellbeing and tea!

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

Staying well

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 14 June 2019

Brooks Williams with special guest Jack Blackman

- Wadsworth Commuity Centre - Doors 6:45

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

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

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

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

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

Wadsworth Community Centre near Hebden Bridge HX7 8RY

Doors 6.45

Tickets £13  07731661053   07890205980   www.wegottickets.com

Friday 14 June 2019

The return of … -

Open Mic

White Lion Pub, Heptonstall From 8.30pm.

Any performer guaranteed a slot! 

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

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

Saturday 15 June 2019

Fast Track Raja Yoga Meditation Course

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

2pm - 5.30pm

All members of the community most welcome.

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

Please register online here.

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

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

Saturday 15 June 2019

Music at Walshaw Gala Summer Concert

2pm - 5pm

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

Music at Walshaw Gala Summer Concert

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

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

Saturday 15 June 2019

Wainsgate Concert

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

Sunday 16 June 2019

Hebden Bridge March Contest

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

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

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

Sunday 16 June 2019

Morning Star Fundraiser


16 June until 7 July 2019

Shorelines Exhibition at Artsmill


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

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

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

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

More information

Monday 17 June 2019

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

(HBDAF) regular monthly meeting

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 17-22 June 2019

Witness for the Prosecution

Agatha ChristieLittle Theatre: Witness for the Prosecution Not long to go now till the Jury brings in its verdict and tension is mounting in court! From 16 June at the Little Theatre. Will Leonard Vole be found guilty of the wilful murder of Emily French?

See HebWeb news item

Thursday 20 June 2019

The Lost Kingdom of Elmet

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. Our guest speaker will be Dave Weldrake talking about ‘The Lost Kingdom of Elmet’.

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

21-30 June 2019

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Arts FestivalArts Festival explores the digital world - Older and Wider podcasters Jenny Eclair and Judith Holder, BAFTA winning journalist Kirsty Wark and Kraftwerk legend Wolfgang Flur will among the acts helping Hebden Bridge Arts Festival celebrate the town’s contribution to the digital revolution. See HebWeb news item

See website

Saturday 22 June 2019

Summer Solstice Circle

Roots and Resonance

You are invited to join this Seasonal Circle Gathering, workshop and shared feast. Celebrate the longest day and find belonging, peace and wildness as we honour this magical time of year together.

The day will include a Fire Ceremony & Omen Walk in local woodlands and a communal feast to honour the longest day. You will be guided on an immersive inner journey with gentle movement, otherworld journeying and rhythm-making with drums & rattles. Email to book

At: the Birchcliffe Centre Studio, Hebden Bridge, Saturday 22nd June, 11am-4pm Investment: £40/£25 low income

Guided by Ancient Ways Practitioner, Sarah Fay


Facebook: Roots and Resonance

Saturday 22 June 2019

The Great Community Get Together

From 12 noon at Calder Holmes Park

Get together

22-23 June 2019


Play, create, and get active at Hebden Royd Town Council's family-friendly annual Kidsfest, a FREE afternoon of face painting, crafts and circus skills!

As part of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival you will also be able to join Miss Lily's Victorian Circus Game and learn circus skills and enjoy dress up!

Don't miss this fun, free festival for children of all ages at Waterfront Hall, Town Hall Hebden Bridge.


Sunday 23 June 2019

4 Hoarse Men and Friends:
Midsummer benefit concert

A midsummer feast of a cappella harmony singing in aid of migrant support.


3pm (2.30pm doors)

Heptonstall Octagonal Chapel.

4 Hoarse Men (Eclectic male acapella)
Blameless Hussies (Songs to provoke and entertain from a woman's perspective)
Trio Canari (Powerful folk and scared music from Corsica - only UK appearance!) 

Sunday 23 June 2019

Midsummer garden party

Come along and celebrate midsummer with us at the Fox and Goose. It’s a great time of year to enjoy cider we have teamed up with the Cider Cask and we will be serving a great selection of refreshing English and French Ciders as well as our great selection of cask beers and our new addition "Dassler" craft lager.

To compliment our beers and ciders we will also be serving cheese platters and our very tasty pork pies and vegan pasties.

On Saturday we will have live breton music from 5.30pm.

On Sunday 23rd we will have live music in the afternoon 2.30 from Kwame D, and to finish off a great weekend, The fabulous Shabbycats will also be playing 9pm.

Friday 26 June 2019

Martyn Ware talks synthpop at the Trades

Martin WareIn Conversation with Martyn Ware One of the founders of British synthpop Martyn Ware is coming to the Trades Club to talk about his trailblazing career in The Human League and Heaven 17.

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 30 June 2019

Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade Website

See HebWeb news item of 9 May with photos, info and links.

Sunday 30 June 2019

Canalside Comedy

At Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

Sunday 30th June 2019, 8pm. 

Award winning comedians, Sully O'Sullivan, Katie Tracey, Lucy Beaumont, and Bradford born Jonny Pelham.

See website

Buy tickets

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Calderdale Green Party debate

Post carbon = Post-Capitalism

Mark Simmonds: Co-op Culture

Frank Holt: Calderdale Green Party

Capitalism was built on fossil fuels. Will post-carbon need a new economics?

7.30 pm. Town Hall

5-7 July 2019

Hebden Bridge Open Studios and Open Gardens

The Open Studios weekend is a great opportunity to visit local artists and craftspeople in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Heptonstall and Mytholmroyd. This year over 90 artists will be opening their studios and homes. Browse at your leisure, purchase original work direct from established and new talent from this flourishing creative community. Look out for our magenta signs at each of the venues.


Saturday 6 July 2019

Hebden Bridge unveils blue plaques

Hebden Bridge unveils blue plaques to its co-operative history Hebden Bridge will be remembering the story of one of the country’s most famous worker-run co-operatives when blue plaques are unveiled in the town centre on International Co-operatives Day, Saturday 6 July. Read HebWeb news item for more info.

Saturday 6 July 2019

Heptonstall Festival

Live music, entertainment, streetfood and drinks for all

13-14 July 2919

Steam Punk Weekend

Steam Punk weekend

22-28 July 2019

Happy Valley PrideHappy Valley Pride 2019 promises bigger, better and bawdy - an eclectic, alternative and inclusive, week-long festival for everyone. Celebrating LGBT+ life in our area, it will be earlier than in previous years, from 22 to 28 July 2019. More info.

Latest HebWeb news: Happy Valley Pride 2019 announces main headliners

3-4 August 2019

Vintage Weekend

Hebden Bridge will, once again, be the place to be on the 3rd and 4th August 2019 when the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge hosts the iconic charity fund raising Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend.

Vintage car weekend

This will be the 37th 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, (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. There are different display classes over the two days offering visitors a completely different show each day. Prizes will be awarded to all the winning entrants. 

15-18 August 2019

European Straw Bale Gathering

Straw Bale Gathering

  • Exploring healthy public buildings made from straw
  • Raising awareness of the benefits of constructing public buildings from straw
  • Highlighting features & benefits of straw bale buildings
  • Understanding public procurement, building regulations, green mortgages and insurance
  • Inspirational case studies
  • Networking for professionals and students in the sector

We hope to see you there.

More info

7-22 September 2019

Explore! The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2019

Lots of free outdoor events across a 16 day festival - 7th-22nd September 2019.  Everything from pop-out walks to music in the Craggs, Quests to den- building, major hikes and cycle rides. There really is something for everyone!

Please check Pennine Prospects website for listings and our Facebook page, South Pennines and Pennine Prospects.  The event pocket guide will be available mid-July.

Sunday 15 September 2019

Lost Chord Ensemble

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

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

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

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