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Hebden Bridge events

12 - 19 May 2018

Pushing Up Daises

Week of events on the theme of death, dying and bereavement. This festival is about people learning stuff, making friends and building community.

"If there's one thing you can be certain of in life.....". Various venues in and around Todmorden.

Full programme from local libraries or  


Thursday 17 May 2018

U3A Todmorden May 2018 Monthly Members Meeting

U3A Todmorden's next meeting will be on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden.

Our lead speaker will be Keith Coates, the steersman of our new publication – 'The First Ten Years', a history of U3A Todmorden.

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk (website), enquiries@u3atod.org.uk (email), or 01706 812015 (phone).

Saturday 19 May 2018

Dementia Friendly Screening

An American In Paris (U)


Our occasional dementia friendly screenings provide an opportunity for people with dementia, together with friends or family, to enjoy a trip out to the cinema. We aim to programme classic feel good films that everyone can enjoy together.

An American in Paris

Tickets available on the door, for cash only (and not in advance). Usual admission prices will apply. In each case doors open 45 minutes before the film start time shown.

Adjustments for dementia friendly screenings include:

A relaxed and friendly environment in which everyone present within the Picture House will be aware of the needs of dementia sufferers.

Lights left on low to allow people to move about without the risk of tripping, and to see where they are going. All Picture House facilities clearly labelled and signposted.

Sound level a little reduced.

No trailers, adverts or introductory music whilst waiting for the film to begin, unless they are embedded into the film.

Customers free to sing along to songs within the film or to talk.

Disabled access and wheelchair spaces available – up to 10 in the stalls.

The promise of less than full capacity so you have freedom to move around should you chose to.

Free entry for carers with valid CEA Card.

Saturday 19 May 2018

End of Mardi Gras Ball

Governer Fayette Warren and his wife, Raylene invite you to their end of Mardi Gras Ball. Enjoy a delicious three course meal, but don't be surprised if you witness a murder or two! Your job on the night is to figure out whodunnit.

Murder Mystery

Where: Heptonstall Bowling Club

When: 6.30pm on 19th May. 

Cost: £25pp. 

Contact Laurene Lambert on 07772 071151 or email  to book

Saturday 19 May 2018

3rd Annual Blazing Saddles Brompton Hill Climb

The Blazing Saddles Brompton Hill Climb is back for it’s 3rd year! 

10am - 3pm
Meet at: Mytholmroyd Community Centre

On Saturday 19th May, Blazing Saddles are lending out Bromptons for an hour at a time. Test out the bike’s reputation on the Cragg Road hill climb out of Mytholmroyd, up to Blackstone Edge Reservoir [the longest continuous hill climb in England.

Book a ride and challenge yourself in the arts of bike folding and uphill pedalling. 

Prizes for fastest and slowest times
Prizes for the best and worst fancy dress!

Every hill climber will be named on the leaderboard. 

Refreshments, toilets, ample parking

This is a fun event which last year attracted over 50 competitors between the ages of 9-72. If you own a Brompton, we’d love you to bring it, ride it and show it off too!

Entry fee £5, with all monies raised going towards Calder Valley Search and Rescue. Let’s hope we don’t need them on the day…

For more info and to book your bike contact Blazing Saddles on: 01422 844435 or info@blazingsaddles.co.uk

Saturday 19 May 2018

Shazia Mirza: With Love From St Tropez

Shazia Mirza7:30pm
Tickets £14
Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

Following her critically acclaimed, sell-out international tour: ‘The Kardashians Made Me Do It’, Shazia Mirza returns to Hebden Bridge Little Theatre.

‘A show about lies and truth – or is that the same thing? Nudity and The Periodic Table, these things hold the key to the future. How much do you wear? What do you look like, and will they let you in? Oh, and don’t you dare wear more than dental floss on a French beach’.

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Hosting in Calderdale

Would you like to find out more about hosting a destitute asylum seeker or refugee?

Come along to our Event on Thursday 23 May 2018 17.30 to 19.30 @St Augustines Centre, Hanson Lane Halifax, HX1 5PG 

Meet other hosts. Spare room? Can you host a refugee?

Light refreshments available.

St. Augustine’s Centre is a community centre for anyone who needs help, advice or support, still rooted in the Christian values founded by St. Augustine’s Church. They welcome the vulnerable and care for all, regardless of faith, ethnicity, background or any other factors. People access support and advice in a warm and welcoming environment, and find community there.

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Mytholmroyd Library Consultation

Calderdale Libraries are still interested in consulting with local communities about providing library service in smaller Calderdale settlements.

Come and hear a short presentation about Mytholmroyd Library, and give your views on future library services in Mytholmroyd.

Erringden Room, St Michael's Centre, Church Street, Mytholmroyd  HX7 5DS  Wednesday 23 May 2018  18:45 - 20:30

Friday 25 May 2018



The Fox and Goose

As part our spring Cider Festival we are pleased to welcome Soma. The band Soma brings together four colourful musicians with very varied backgrounds. Expect East European song, jazz, folk, middle eastern frame drums, psychedelia and a touch of shamanism...

They formed Soma in 2016 with a passion to explore and celebrate connection: between individuals… traditions… mind and body… people and earth. This is fusion at its best: the bringing together of elements to create something fresh, magical, without preconceptions. Music which is more than the sum of its parts. Music to gladden the spirit.

Friday 25 May 2018

The Hanging of a Mouse 

This month at The Shaggy Dog Storytellers we welcome the great Hugh Lupton with an evening of tales from Medieval Wales.

In ‘The Hanging of a Mouse’, Hugh will be telling some of the stories from the Mabinogion and talking about the moment in history when these extraordinary, magical tales moved from the oral tradition to the written page.

Celebrating the release of his latest novel The Assembly of the Severed Head this piece is by turns spiritual, magical, passionate, tender, visceral and gory. Beautifully crafted. And its backbone is a humane engagement with the power and function of story.

Save the date now! Friday 25th May, 8pm upstairs in The Stubbing Wharf, King Street, Hebden Bridge. £7 Entry.

25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018

Cider Festival

Fox and Goose Spring Cider Festival

We are pleased to announce The Fox and Goose Cider Festival in association with The Cider Cask, run by local expert Phil Kennedy.

Come and spend the bank holiday with us sampling 20 different ciders and perries from Yorkshire, England and the continent. 

Cider Phil has created tasting notes for each of the ciders and perries to guide your choice, he will also be on hand throughout the festival to answer any cider related questions. We also have live music from local bands 'Soma' on Friday night, Eiffel Street Swing on Sunday afternoon and, The Shabby Cats on Sunday evening. 

Foodwise, we will be serving our famous Richard Arundel pork pies with pies throughout the festival, as well as our wonderful cheese platter for donations on Sunday afternoon. We will also be serving our exceptional cask ales, continental lagers, wines and spirits.  So come along and enjoy the bank holiday festivities with us @ The Fox and Goose.

26-28 May 2018

Industria Does Recreation

26th, 27th. 28th May 2018 10am to 5pm

Art and Contemporary Photography Exhibition at the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG, 01422 844450, info@pennineheritage.org.uk

Join us for pie and peas, or tea and cake in our pop-up cafe. 

Admire the photographs and paintings, and be entertained by archive footage of the great British holiday experience. Our rolling programme of films ranges from British Pathe newsreels to Alan Whicker and Fawlty Towers. 

It's only 5 minutes walk from the town centre, just follow the signs. Or catch the 595 bus from the town centre, it runs every 30 minutes.

All welcome, free entry and free parking.

For more information visit our websites at pennineheritage.org.uk  and birchcliffecentre.co.uk/

Sun 27 May 2018


McKellen: Playing the Part

3pm (Doors 2pm)

Advance tickets priced £12/£11/£10


Trafalgar Releasing present McKellan: Playing the Part, a feature length film celebrating the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen. Fully authorised, including access to a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, the film is built around an extensive, personal interview covering everything from his upbringing in Wigan to becoming a star of stage and screen, coming out and becoming a leader in the gay rights movement.

This live event on May 27th invites audiences to join us in celebrating Sir Ian McKellen's birthday live from the BFI Southbank. Hosted by Graham Norton and featuring some very special guests. McKellen: Playing the Part Live promises to be a fitting celebration of one of the world's most beloved actors.

27-29 May 2018

Hebden Bridge Zen Group 10th anniversary retreat weekend

A weekend retreat to celebrate our 10 years together as a Zen group in Hebden Bridge.

The retreat is themed 'Why do we Practice?' - there will be space to discuss this over the weekend.

Friday 27th 19:00 ~ 21:30hrs
Saturday 28th   9:00 ~ 17:00hrs
Sunday 29th  9:00 ~ 17:00hrs

Venue: Blessingway Yoga Studio,The Birchcliffe Centre. HX7 8DB

Please bring food to share on day retreats.
Suggested donation £4 evening, £10 day

You can come to any or all days.

If you are travelling, get in touch and we can discuss options of overnight accomodation.

Email: hebdenzen@gmail.com or ring Ross on 07596 746199

30 May - 2 June 2018

Pennine Spring Music Festival

The Pennine Spring Music festival takes place in the beautiful village of Heptonstall during the May bank holiday week each year. You will find a friendly group of passionate musicians who strive to perform at their best in three concerts over the course of the week

It's not just about the music though - there are social events and local attractions to enjoy.

More info

Monday 4 June 2018

Public MeetingHousing Public Meeting:

So what's all this about a Housing Crisis? is the title of the first (4 June) of five public meetings to be organised by the Calder Valley Community Land Trust between now and October

More info

Thursday 7 June 2018

Cafe Culture

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

Optical Entertainment before the Movies

Cafe culture

From cave art to Victorian Magic Lanterns, this one hour illustrated talk presents the inventions, shows and toys that led to the birth of the movies in 1895.

Speaker: Andrew Gill 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

Saturday June 9 2018


Friends of the Picture House present

The Go-Between (PG)

The Go BetweenJune's Friends of the Picture House screening will be the 1971 romantic drama The Go-Between.

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival, the film follows an early-20th Century lad embroiled in the domestic affairs of his good friend's wealthy family when he becomes a conduit between their eldest daughter (Julie Christie) and her illicit farmer lover (Alan Bates).

The Go-Between was the third and final classic collaboration between director Joseph Losey and screenwriter Harold Pinter, following The Servant and Accident.

There will be baked goods on sale to follow the theme of the day's screening.

4:30pm (Doors 4:15pm)

Sunday 10 June 2018

The Hebden Bridge Comedy Club

Rob Rouse, Lauren Pattison, Jamie Hutchinson,

MC Martin Mor

The Old Gate, 1-5 Old Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8JP


Doors 8.15pm

Show 8.30pm

07874 152 338

Pre show dining available

Tuesday 12 June 2018


Royal Ballet: Swan Lake (12A)

- 7.15pm (Doors 6.15pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11


The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

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.

Sunday 17 June 2018

Hebden Bridge brass band contest

Sunday 17 June 2018


Royal Ballet: Swan Lake (Encore) Matinee (12A)

- 2pm (Doors 1pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11


The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

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.

21-24 June 2018

Incredible Festival of Ideas

A Celebration of Creativity, Kindness and Community across the Upper Calder Valley

From Todmorden to Halifax, join us on the summer solstice weekend, Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 June 2018 as we mark the first decade of Incredible Edible Todmorden with our wonderful and unique Incredible Festival of Ideas. 

There are lots of events taking place as part of the festival including:

A day of fun, learning, sharing and creating all about food at Todmorden Community College on Saturday 23 June - there'll be tastings, arts activities, storytelling, workshops, demos, discussions and a chance to try your hand at plate spinning and other circus skills.

Two conferences with the themes of Resilience (in Mytholmroyd) and Placemaking (in Todmorden), both on Friday 22 June 

A junk food extravaganza in the Piece Hall, Halifax, on Sunday 24 June where we'll attempt to feed the five thousand with surplus food and there'll be a unique exhibition about the problem of waste food in our society. 

Plus an Andy Kershaw fundraiser with Glastonbury Q&A

Tod Talks - the West Yorkshire version of a slightly more famous series of talks and promising to be every bit as stimulating 

And much more. 

All events are on a Pay-As-You-Feel basis as we don't want anyone to be excluded. 

More details

22 June - 1 July 2018

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Arts Festival

See website

24 June 2018

Handmade Parade 

Handmade Parade


Thursday 5 July 2018


Everybody's Talking About Jamie (12A)

Everybody's Talking about Jamie

Live Broadcast

Hebden Bridge Picture House 7.20pm (Doors 6.15pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11 Inspired by a true story,

Everybody's Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn't quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation.

Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody's Talking About Jamie will be broadcast live from the Apollo Theatre in London͛'s Shaftesbury Avenue to cinemas nationwide.

6-8 July 2018

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

Open Studios

See website

7 July 2018

Gala teamThe New Mytholmroyd Gala:

The Mytholmroyd Gala has been a feature of the village for nearly 60 years. At its best, it was a vibrant, colourful and hugely well-attended event that celebrated the community and brought visitors from many miles away. Now it's coming back! Read HebWeb report.

Sunday 8 July 2018

The Hebden Bridge Comedy Club

Gary Delaney and Justin Moorhouse 

Edinburgh Fringe Preview Shows 

The Old Gate, 1-5 Old Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8JP


Doors 8.15pm Show 8.30pm

07874 152 338

Pre show dining available

Thurs 12 July 2018


Muse Drones World Tour Live (12A)

8pm (Doors 7pm)

Advance tickets priced £12/£11/£10


In support of their chart-topping seventh studio album Drones, the Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse embarked on their ambitious Drones World Tour, playing over 130 dates across the globe in support of the acclaimed concept album. For the very first time, the band performed "in the round" from the middle of the arena, with the stage design a configuration giving fans a full 360 degree audio/visual experience.

This sensory spectacle, featuring LEDs and lasers perfectly complimented the band's celebrated repertoire of epic fan favourites and anticipated renditions of the new album's tracks. Key songs played on the tour included "Uprising," "Hysteria", "Plug in Baby," and "Supermassive Black Hole."

The New York Times has described the Muse live experience as "an endless build-up, heading for one peak after another.

14-15 July 2018

Steam Punk Festival


More info

Wednesday 18 July 2018


RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet (12A)

- 7pm (Doors 6pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Romeo and Juliet

Live from Stratford upon Avon

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Sunday 29 July 2018


Andre Rieu Maastricht Concert 2018 (12A)

at 3.00pm (Doors 2.00pm)

Advanced tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Andre Rieu

Known to millions as 'The King of Waltz', André Rieu is one of the world's most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.

Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André's Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages.

This presentation of André Rieu's 2018 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences.

Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 August 2018

Vintage Car Weekend

Vintage Car weekend

The Vintage Weekend is an annual rally for vintage, veteran and classic vehicles held in the West Yorkshire Town of Hebden Bridge, in the heart of the South Pennines, with different classes on each day. Over the weekend there is huge display of over 600 cars, motorcycles, military and commercial vehicles. Described by Classic Car Weekly as 'One of Britain's best car shows'.

The Vintage Weekend is now in its 36th year, with the first rally held in 1983. It is interesting to note that brand new cars on display in dealer's showrooms that year are now eligible to attend the Saturday Rally. Almost all the famous British marques are represented at the rally, along with famous names from across the world.

More info

6-12 August 2018

Happy Valley Pride Festival

Pride Festival

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8-23 September 2018

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival

More info

Wednesday 12 September 2018


RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor (12A)

7pm (Doors 6pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Live from Stratford upon Avon

Merry Wives

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.
Unknown to him, it's the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff's comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

27-29 September 2018

CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival

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Mon 15 October 2018


Royal Ballet Live : Mayerling (12A)

7.15pm (Doors 6.15pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Live from Covent Garden


Mayerling is based on the true story of the deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf and his teenage mistress Mary Vetsera in 1889. This dark and intense ballet was created for The Royal Ballet in 1978 and is regarded by many as among Kenneth MacMillan's finest works. Orchestrated and arranged by John Lanchbery, the music of Franz Liszt sweeps the story to its intense conclusion, and sumptuous designs by Nicholas Georgiadis bring to life the formal, oppressive world of the Austro-Hungarian court.

The large-scale crowd and court scenes show the whole Company off at its dramatic finest. But it is MacMillan's choreography for Rudolf, one of the most technically and emotionally demanding roles in the repertory for male dancers, that makes this ballet so iconic. Rudolf's emotional decline is charted through daring and visceral pas de deux with his mother, his wife and Mary Vetsera – choreography that pushes classical ballet to its limits.

19-21 October 2018

Ted Hughes Festival

More info

Tues 13 November 2018


Royal Ballet Live: La Bayadere (12A)

Hebden Bridge Picture House

7.15pm (Doors 6.15pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Royal Ballet

An iconic 19th-century Russian ballet, La Bayadère was originally performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in St Petersburg in 1877, and was regularly performed within the former Soviet Union throughout the 20th century. It remained unknown in the West until the Kirov Ballet toured with the Kingdom of the Shades scene in 1961. Natalia Makarova saw La Bayadère as a child in Leningrad and created this production in 1980. It was first performed by The Royal Ballet in 1989.

The Kingdom of the Shades scene in Act III is one of the ballet's highlights, in which a series of arabesques across the moonlit stage demonstrates the strength of the corps de ballet and the beauty of Marius Petipa's choreography. The ballet also contains roles of very different styles for two ballerinas in Nikiya and Gamzatti, a spectacular virtuoso solo for the Bronze Idol, and stunning pas de deux for Solor with both Nikiya and Gamzatti.

Weds 14 November 2018


Royal Shakespeare Company Live: Troilus & Cressida

Hebden Bridge Picture House

7pm (Doors at 6pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11


Royal Shakespeare Company
Live from Stratford upon Avon

'Lechery, Lechery, still wars and lechery: Nothing else holds fashion'

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding in battle.