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Hebden Bridge events


Until 6 November 2016

Under the Same Sky

Under the Same Sky

Julia Ogden is one of our local artists painting some new work for Under the Same Sky. Her walks to Gibson Mill, Heptonstall and Stoodley Pike looking across the valley or hills have informed the colours of her paintings; watching the seasons change under the same sky! The changing skies show a new side to our valley's character and the landscape welcomes visitors to Yorkshire. Wherever you are you are always under the same ever-changing yet faithful sky.

Under the Same Sky will also showcase complimenting work by ceramicists, sculptors, printmakers and jewellers.

6 October - 2 November 2016

'Place': Paintings and Photographs

An exhibition of work by three artists based at Hebble End Works in Hebden Bridge. The paintings are by Anna Gibson and photographs by Sarah Halstead and Angie Rogers. To be shown at Nelsons Wine Bar on Crown Street from 6 October until 2 November. Free entry.

More info from www.annagibson.info

Thursday 27 October 2016

Concert of Light Orchestral Music

Thursday 27th October 7:30 pm at The Little Theatre, Hebden Bridge.

The New White Rose Orchestra and conductor/M.D. Christopher Irvin invite you to a FREE concert of Light Orchestral Music.

Please book by either emailing or by telephoning Chris on 01422 844744

Friday, 28 October 2016

Fright Night

Stories from the Floor at Stubbing Wharf

From 8pm: it's your chance to enjoy stories old and new from professional and amateur performers. Or why not try out your own tale telling skills?

Expect stories on a range of topics, but the emphasis - as the night goes on - will be on the spooky, the unnerving, the other worldly, the ghostly, the devilish and Halloweenish! Perhaps there will be tales of witches, or sad tales that challenge ancient superstition?

£7 on the door. Advisory age 12 plus.

Advice to tellers: prose tales should usually be of less than 8 minutes duration. Narrative songs and recitations are also welcome. Be assured of a supportive audience - especially for new performers. Expose your inner demon!

Saturday 29 October 2016

Trades Club ground floor refurbishment plans on display

The Trades Club was one of the many businesses badly hit by the Boxing Day floods but the ground floor of their building was gutted as water crashed through the doors as Holme Street flooded.

Ground Floor

The Trades Club in now fully back in business, but on Saturday 29 October draft plans for the refurbishment of the building's now derelict ground floor will be on display in the Methodist Church Hall from 10am to 12 noon.

Members of the public, previous and potential users are invited to come to this open drop in session to give their views on the designs.

Saturday 29 October 2016

Welcome Festival

Calder Valley welcomes refugees:

The Welcome Festival is on Sat 29th Oct at the Birchcliffe Centre, 1.30-4pm. Refugees from several towns will come together for an afternoon of performance and other activities.

Read HebWeb news report

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 October 2016

The Original Hebden Bridge Ghost Walk

Beyond the Veil of Calderdale is the all new Original Hebden Bridge Ghost Walk brought to you by Award Winning Storyteller Ursula Holden Gill.

Join her for 75 minutes of mystery, magic, murder and mayhem on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October. Meet at 4pm on the Wavy Steps (HX7 8EX). Adults £5 Children £3. No need to book, just turn up. For more information please contact Ursula on 07811 646 479 or visit ursulaholdengill@gmail.com

Sunday 30 October 2016

Britain on Film Rural: Calder Valley on Film

Rural Yorkshire

Hebden Bridge Picture House

7.45pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to see a wealth of archive footage showing rural Yorkshire at its very best.

From a boisterous carnival in Hebden Bridge in 1924 to footage of the annual Pace Egg play in the 1960s, performed on Good Friday in the towns and villages in the Upper Calder Valley the event will be a nostalgic glimpse back in time at Hebden Bridge and the surrounding areas.

Part of the 'Moving North: Rural' touring programme Yorkshire Film Archive will take the audience on a journey across our stunning Yorkshire landscapes, with plenty of opportunities to spot familiar places and faces.

Monday 31 October 2016

New Access Forum for Hebden Bridge:

The newly created Hebden Bridge Disabled Access Forum is holding its second meeting on Monday 31st October at 1pm to 3pm in Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Read HebWeb News item

Wednesday 2 November 2017

Young Baby Course

Young Baby Course

Rhythm Time Young Baby Course for 0-6m
Wednesday 2 November - Wednesday 7 December

Six week course for £25

11.20am At Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Specially designed for young babies to aid their development and give you ideas of how to stimulate them at home.

Book online: www.rhythmtime.net/rb362

If you have any queries call Rebecca on 07938 752005.

2-5 November 2016

The Wiz

The Wiz from Calder Valley Youth Theatre, who are based in Hebden Bridge. They're preparing for their next major production The Wiz which will be performed at the Halifax Playhouse from 2nd to 5th Nov. Read more

Thursday 3 November 2016

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Presents:

Cafe culture

Local Stories & Local Speakers - 1st Thursday each month at 2.30pm

Yorkshire's Wild Beauty

A Talk & Nature Photograph by John Gardner Landscapes/Animals/Birds/Wildflowers/Insects

Thursday 3rd November 2016 @ 2pm for 2.30pm start

The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

£5 (£3 concessions) including refreshments

Thursday 3 November 2016


Calder Valley Organic Gardeners meeting takes place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 3rd November at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on Ponds by Tim Edge.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

Further information can be found at www.cvog.org or by phoning 01422 846173

Monday 7 November 2016

The Spiritual Call

International Teacher of Esoteric Philosophy, William Meader will be speaking at the Function Room, Stubbing Wharf Pub on Monday 7th November at 7.30

Cost £10 waged £7 concession

Are you destined to help bring light to humanity in these difficult times? What are the challenges that might hinder you? Find out much more at the event

Contact Ann Banks on annbanks101@gmail.com, ring 01706 816662 or text 07920 875982 to reserve a place

Thursday 10 November 2016

Blues greats play The Trades ClubBlues greats play The Trades Club

Brooks Williams and Guy Davis have joined forces for a joint UK tour which includes a date at Hebden Bridge Trades Club.

Read HebWeb News item.

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Calder Ward Forum

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

Wednesday 9h November 2016 - 6.30pm arrival for 6.45pm start

There will be a presentation on Healthwatch Calderdale, 5. Proposed increase to Parking Charges in Hebden Bridge and a chance to talk with the Ward Police Officer and nominate someone for the Calderdale Citizens Award as well as raise any issues with your Ward Councillors that are important to you.

An online version of the forum is run from 7pm on the night for those unable to attend in person - more details at www.tinyurl.com/calderwf

9 November 2016

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Traditional Farmhouses and Buildings in and around the Lancashire and Yorkshire Pennines

Kevin Illingworth

Traditional Farmhouses

The presentation will feature vernacular buildings mainly from about the C15th until the late C18th, with a few from the period up to 1880. There will be a focus on building materials and architectural features – especially regional variations of these.

Kevin was born and educated in Lancaster and for thirteen years worked for Civil Engineers Sir Alfred McAlpine Ltd operating excavators and bulldozers on the M6, M1, M62, and M61 motorways. His varied career includes obtaining an Art degree, working for the Cotswold Pig Development Company and then as `Hard landscaper' or `Garden Builder'. The study of vernacular buildings has been an interest for many years, and Kevin is a member of several societies, including the Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group, the Vernacular Architecture Group and Cumbria Vernacular Buildings Group.

Local History website

Saturday 12 November 2016

Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society 2016-2017 Lecture Series

Picasso's Portraits

Picasso's Portraits

Nicholas CullinanDr. Nicholas Cullinan
Director the National Portrait Gallery, London

Hebden Bridge Town Hall
The Waterfront Hall

7:30 pm

Bar/Café open at 6:30 pm

Tickets: £10 – £8 concessions.
On sale at Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Monday 14 November 2016

'The Hammer Blow' Book Talk

- How 10 women disarmed a warplane

7pm, at The Bookcase, Market Street, Hebden Bridge.

hammer blowOn 29 January 1996, a small group of women broke into a British Aerospace factory in Lancashire and used hammers to disarm a Hawk warplane about to be sold to Indonesia for use against civilians in occupied East Timor. They were arrested, charged with £2.4m of criminal damage, and refused bail.

After six months in prison, the women were acquitted of all charges by a Liverpool jury in a court case that effectively put Britain's arms trade on trial. The verdict generated national media coverage and inspired countless activists across the globe.

Join us to hear one of the women, Andrea Needham, talk about the action and its lessons for today, and read from her recently published memoir 'The Hammer Blow'.

Donations. No need to book.
Katie, 07910 933319,summerjanis@gmail.com

Thursday 17 November 2016

Transalpine Troubadours

Doors 6:45 Show 8:00 - Wadsworth Community Centre.
Transalpine Troubadours, aka Des Horsfall & Tim O'Connor introduced by Nick Hall.

Known predominantly for his recent work with the Ronnie Lane/ Slim Chance inspired Kuschty Rye featuring Pete Townshend, Des Horsfall also treads the boards with other fine musicians. His collaboration with the France-based Folk/Irish musician Tim O'Connor is an exciting example of this. Tim is a legend in the Savoie area having worked recently with Mike McGoldrick.

Together Tim and Des form the fabulously entertaining Transalpine Troubadours where their two very differing styles and voices meld into a fresh, vibrant and eclectic fusion.

Having conquered the Alps, Yorkshire is in their sights as they come to Wadsworth Community Centre. Expect a raft of quality self-penned songs from these two fine writers along with a selection of hand-picked favourites by the Everlys, Neil Young, Ronnie Lane, The Beatles and more.

Check them out at www.deshorsfall.com or www.kuschtyrye.net or www.timoconnor.co.uk

Tickets are £9. Doors at 6:45, show at 8:00.

http://Book tickets

As with all our gigs locally sourced real ale and a tasty supper will be available.

Thursday 17 November 2016

Pennine Community Power

is holding a public meeting on Thursday 17th November at 8.30pm at the Town Hall in Hebden Bridge. Aneaka Kellay from the Carbon Co-op in Manchester is coming to speak about local community owned grids and how these could offer savings and benefits to the community. Come along and find out more about your local community energy organisation, or see www.powerinthecommunity.org.

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 20 November 2016

The Lost Chord Ensemble

7:30 pm in The Little Theatre, Hebden Bridge

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

Christopher Irvin, who conducts the local Little Theatre Choir has a wealth of music including some of his own compositions. He has formed The Lost Chord Ensemble which meets about once a month and plays for the occasional Little Theatre Musical Concerts.

Monday 21 November 2016

Hebden Bridge Women's Institute

An evening of wine tasting. Learn to tell your chardonnay from your chablis.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Venue: Hebden Bridge Town Hall in the Waterfront Hall

More details

23 November 2016

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Women, down tools! The women machinists' strike in Hebden Bridge, Autumn 1916

Andrew Bibby

Women, down tools! The women machinists' strike in Hebden Bridge, Autumn 1916

For six weeks in November-December 1916 more than two thousand Hebden Bridge sewing machinists and garment workers were on strike, the vast majority of them women. It was the first time local women had taken industrial action, two years into a war which had seen rampant inflation and a rapid fall in living standards. Exactly a hundred years on, Andrew Bibby will discuss the context to the dispute, what happened in the town during the strike, and what took place thereafter.

Andrew Bibby is a freelance writer, who has lived in Hebden Bridge for 28 years. He is the author of several books on the Pennine landscape and the outdoors. His history of Hebden Bridge's famous Nutclough co-operative fustian mill All Our Own Work was published last year (Merlin Press).

Local History website

25 November 2016

The Kommitments: A Tribute To The Saviours of Soul

Todmorden Town Hall

An evening of Soul & Motown at Todmorden Town Hall featuring The Kommitments and Duo Little & Often.

Doors open at 7pm. Newly refurbished bar.

Book tickets

Saturday 26 Nov 2016

ARTbound's Christmas ARTfair


ARTbound Community is proud to return to The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge for our 2nd annual Christmas ARTfair at this venue.

'An exquisite and eclectic mix of creativity, a perfect Christmas shopping event'

Sat 26 Nov 2016, 11am - 4pm
The Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge

Full event details can be found here

Facebook event page

Thursday 1 December 2016

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Presents:

Cafe culture

Local Stories & Local Speakers - 1st Thursday each month at 2.30pm

The Carol: A Christmas Crib

Talk & Live Piano: Singing, Whistling & Dancing

Explore the origins of our well-known Christmas Carols by Judy Blezzard

Thursday 1st December 2016 @ 2pm for 2.30pm start

The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

£5 (£3 concessions) including refreshments

Saturday 3 December 2016

Ripponden Community Christmas Market

12 noon-6pm, at St Bartholomew's Church.  Food, crafts, gift stalls; live festive music; donkeys and reindeer. 

Something for all the family. 

See www.rippondenfestival.uk for more information.

4 December 2016

Elliotts Antique Fair

Restarting after last years floods the first event will be held on Sunday the 4th of December next 2016 at Mytholmroyd Community centre.9am to 3-30pm. Entry £1 all classes.

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Overgate Hospice - Light Up a Life

Light up a life

Light Up a Life invites people to dedicate a light to those they will miss over the festive period. Join us for a short service outside the Waterfront Hall where we will light candles and remember loved ones at this special time of year.

Wednesday 7th December, 6:30pm, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

To dedicate your light visit one of our shops, our website or call the team.

01422 387121

14 December 2016

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

A local view of Carols and Christmas

Diana Monahan

A local view of Carols and Christmas

Using mainly local materials, Diana will provide a brief history of carols including the history of the Cragg Carols and a look at past local Christmas traditions.

Health Warning!! Diana's interest in local history began through investigating the history of her house in 1992. The extent of her research widened to include the houses and past inhabitants of her neighbourhood and has continued expanding ever since. She soon found herself on the Local History Committee and she is still there! (Luckily for the Society!)

Local History website

11 January 2017

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Did I see Marilyn?

Alan Stuttard

Did I see Marilyn?

An amusing look at Alan's time as a National Serviceman, defending Hong Kong and peace-keeping in Korea.

Alan is a retired textile manager and former Parish Councillor who now enjoys telling tales about his varied experiences in different walks of life.

Local History website

25 January 2017

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society AGM, from 6.45 to 7.15. This will be followed by the talk at 7.30.

Mytholmroyd – The Development of a Pennine Village

Mytholmroyd – The Development of a Pennine Village

Rodney Collinge

The talk will describe the development of Mytholmroyd from the earliest times, and will be illustrated by around 80 slides.

Rodney taught Chemistry at Calder High School for around 30 years, and before that was a pupil there. He thinks his old history teacher would doubtless be turning in his grave if he knew that his beloved Lit. and Sci. Historical Society was being 'defiled' by an illiterate scientist!

Local History website

8 February 2017

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

People, Puzzles and Earning a Living

Mike Crawford - The Alan Petford Memorial Lecture


Blow the dust off the wills and inventories, unroll the parchment or paper and get a glimpse of the people, the families and their worries. Why was Henry Crabtree's pig lonely and were widows raking in the cash as money lenders? We can have some idea of how to answer these crucial issues with this peep into the lives of local people on the eve of the industrial revolution. 

Mike is a member of the group started by the much missed Alan Petford with the ambitious aim of transcribing the probate documents from the parish of Halifax at the end of the seventeenth century. Two volumes of these local documents have been published by the society, and Mike's study has revealed some fascinating details about the lives led by those who lived and died in this valley.

Local History website

22 February 2017

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Great Uncle Percy: Inventor of 'Cats' Eyes': The story of a Yorkshire icon and how he gave me my 15 minutes of fame.

Glenda Shaw

Great Uncle Percy

Glenda Shaw is married with two grown up children and one grandson. She practised accountancy – but never quite got it to add up! Her hobby is criticising Rugby league referees and her husband. She is one of Calderdale Council's Living Books and enjoys talking about her famous relative Percy Shaw.

Local History website

8 March 2017

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

The Stench of Victorian Indecision

Tony Boughton

earth closets

Nineteenth-century England lurched from one pollution crisis to another as public health officials, borough engineers and politicians failed to deal with the human waste associated with the ever burgeoning population! This evening's presentation will illuminate the arguments and debates faced by the sanitary engineers as they strove to establish sewerage systems to satisfy the ever progressive Victorian demands.

Tony is a production engineer who has spent all of his professional life within the manufacturing environment. However, the last six years have witnessed a personal change from that of the production manager to that of an historian: reading History at Oxford Brookes and achieving a BA and MA.

Local History website

Tuesday 21 March 2017

John ShutteworthJohn Shuttleworth says farewell at Picture House

Comedy legend John Shuttleworth brings his farewell tour to Hebden Bridge Picture House next year and he is promising to play all his hits as he hangs up his cardigan.

Read HebWeb news item

23 March 2017

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

The Artisan Naturalists

Rob Trueblood

The Artisan Naturalists

Local groups of self-taught botanists were a particular feature of South East Lancashire in the early decades of the 19th C, and there were certainly contacts in adjoining areas of West Yorkshire. The modest memoirs of two figures – whose graves are in Prestwich Parish Church - portray their development and achievements. John Horsefield, a handloom weaver, led a local society and the wider Manchester regional network while Richard Buxton, a shoemaker, compiled a Guide to the Flora around Manchester.

Now retired, Rob is a Prestwich resident with interests in  'history-from-below' and our surrounding environments.

Local History website