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Hebden Bridge events

18 January-5 February 2017

ArtsMill Exhibition: Morphing in Stone and Paint

Artist, Paul Ormerod is showing his latest work of paintings and Sculpture 'Morphing in Stone and Paint' Exhibition at The David Wright Gallery, Artsmill, Hebden Bridge this January 18th to February 5th 2017.


See HebWeb News item

23-29 January 2017

Trades Club backs Independent Venue Week

Richard Hawley

See HebWeb News item

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

Thursday 26 January 2017

Central Street drop-in session

Calderdale Council will be holding a drop-in session to discuss proposals to bring the road surface of Central Street and connected streets up to standard.

The drop-in will be in the Community Room, Riverside School, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge on Thursday the 26th of January from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Friday 27 January 2017

Dave NelsonJazz Café with Dave Nelson

Friday 27th January sees the start of a new series of informal jazz events at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Read HebWeb News item

Friday 27 January 2017

John Verity Band

John Verity (former frontman of 70s groups Argent and Phoenix) and his Band

Supporting: local band RAM

Upstairs at the Golden Lion,
Fielden Square, Todmorden

Doors 8pm £5 on the door or via ents24

Friday 27 January 2017

Keith Donnelly guesting at The Shaggy Dog Storytellers

Guest at The Shaggy Dog Storyteller's this month is none other than the inimitable Keith Donnelly. Join him on Friday 27th January upstairs in the Stubbing Wharf, King Street at 8pm.

Everyone knows there're only seven stories in the world, so....Keith's written seven new ones! Interspersed with Keith's off the wall banter, zany guitar playing and songs this show is suitable for adults and young people alike. 'Wizards, Witches & Wings' promises something for everyone. A truly magical evening. Not to be missed!

"Keith Donnelly - the funniest thing to happen to storytelling since the chicken crossed the road!"

Friday 27 January 2017

John Verity Band

John Verity (former frontman of 70s groups Argent and Phoenix) and his Band

Supporting: local band RAM

Upstairs at the Golden Lion,
Fielden Square, Todmorden

Doors 8pm £5 on the door or via ents24

Saturday 28 January 2017

French music & dance event with Les Cailloux

Les Panards Dansants start the year with a session with a difference - Morvan (France) workshops run by the band Les Cailloux with a bal the same evening.

Here is a link to their home video

Morvan music workshop, 1.30 - 3pm, £5.
Morvan dance workshop, 3.30 - 5.50 pm, £5.

Refreshments during break, £2 or bring and share a dish.

Evening Bal with the Panards band and Les Cailloux, 7 - 10 pm, £5.

Venue: Methodist Hall in Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EU. Near Co-Op.

Saturday 28 January 2017

Burns' Supper

On Saturday 28th January, Heptonstall Social & Bowling Club presents Burns' Supper, starting at 7:30pm. Tickets £8.

Enjoy a fantastic night with haggis, bagpiper, dancing & the Scottish poet! Entry includes a full evening, with 2-course supper, and disco later. Proceeds are being donated to the newly formed Heptonstall Girl Guides.

Heptonstall Social & Bowling Club, Acre Lane, Heptonstall, HX7 7LT

Email for info

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Royd Regeneration’s Annual General Meeting

Erringden Room, St Michael's Church Hall, Mytholmroyd, at 7.30pm, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Although all officers will be standing for re-election, please e-mail if you wish to put your name forward for any of the following positions within Royd Regeneration:
Vice Chairman

You may nominate yourself in advance (a seconder will be required), and these will need to reach the Secretary no later than Sunday 29 January 2017.

We are happy to have an informal meeting with anyone who may be interested in any of the above roles.

The committee always welcome new volunteers.

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Happy Valley Pride Social Group

Open to everybody regardless of gender and sexuality, the group meet on the first Wednesday of each month, 7pm, upstairs at the Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. it is a lovely social group, a lot of fun and we raise funds for our non for profit organisation whose primary aim is to provide workshops and forums for children and young adults with LGBTQ issues.

Thursday 2 February 2017

The History of Cartoons


From cave paintings to modern art, the whole world draws & always has done.

Talk by Ian Barclay

Thursday 2nd February 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

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

Thursday 2 February 2017

Physiotherapy for the Gardener

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners meeting takes place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at 7.30pm when there will be a talk on ‘Physiotherapy for the Gardener’ with Steve Clegg

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Saturday 4 February 2017

The Spirit Level

Inequality and Social Anxiety

Professors Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, co-authors of the book 'The Spirit Level' speak about 'Inequality and Social Anxiety'.

Kate Pickett is Professor of Epidemiology the University of York.

Richard Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, (having retired in 2008).

Their book inspired the much acclaimed documentary film ‘The Divide’ directed by Katharine Round.

Tickets, £10 - £8 Concessions, will go on sale at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall from Thursday 5th January


Sunday 5 February 2017

Elliotts Antique Fair

8-30am to 3-30pm at Mytholmroyd Community Centre. On site cafe serving good home cooked food.something for everyone.entry £1 all classes.

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Calder Ward Forum

6:30pm arrival for a 6:45pm start

In the Chapel, Hebden Royd Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EU

(Please note that there is no parking available in the church car park that night)

Ward Forums are for people in Calderdale to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what is important to you. By working together we can talk about local issues and plan for the future. Ward Forums are open to anyone who lives and/or works in the ward. It is your chance to tell us what you think and make a difference to your neighbourhood.

There will be presentations on the work of Healthwatch Calderdale and the Council Budget.

We hope to have a Police Update - where you can help set local Police priorities for your local area. This is followed by an open forum section where tell us about what local issues matter to you.

Wednesday 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

Saturday 18 February 2017

French music/dance event with Duo Montanaro-Geoffroy

Les Panards Dansants proudly present Duo Montanaro-Geoffroy playing French traditional folk music on 18th February in Hebden Bridge.

Baltazar and Laurent have played at our festival many times with their wonderful band Zef. They are returning to Yorkshire as a duo.

There will be an ensemble music workshop between 4-6pm (all instruments welcome) with a Bal/Concert at 8pm.

It will take place at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Market Street HX7 6EU (near the Co-Op).

Information and music clip links on: www.frenchdanceleeds.co.uk

Monday 20 February 2017

Emmeline Pankhurst and the suffragette census boycott across Calderdale.

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Waterfront Hall 7.30pm.

On census night, 2 April 1911, suffragettes urged women, all still disenfranchised, to boycott the government’s census. Some did, hiding away in darkened rooms to evade the enumerator. Other women disagreed with this civil disobedience tactic, preferring to provide census information that could be used for the Liberal government’s health and welfare reforms. Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst came up and spoke to a packed meeting in Halifax, urging women to boycott. So how did Hebden Bridge and Halifax respond on census night?

Tickets: £4 on the door (for non-WI members). Everyone welcome

Suffrage bookstall: provided by the Book Case.
Organizers: Hebden Bridge WI.  
Includes tea & WI cake.
Further details: www.hebdenbridgewi.com

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

24 February 2017

An Evening of Soul at Todmorden Town Hall

Featuring The Kommitments Tribute Band and Duo Little & Often.

Todmorden Town Hall
Doors Open at 7pm.

Tickets can be purchased here

Saturday 25th February 2017

CVOG Potato Day

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Potato Day 2017. Saturday 25th February 10.00am to 3.00pm at Church of the Good Shepherd, Royal Fold,New Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, W. Yorks. HX7 5DZ

Admission £1 includes entry to Potato Raffle

  • 36 varieties (organic & non-organic) @ 14p per tuber Pre-order service for 15 varieties
  • children’s activities
  • information
  • jams
  • organic cheese
  • compost stall
  • onion sets & shallots
  • CVOG Plant/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

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

Saturday 18th March 2017

Indie rock band night

Able's Army (Huddersfield)
The Maitlands (Manchester)
Bare Bones (Rochdale)

Downstairs at the Golden Lion, Todmorden

Doors 8pm
Free entry - suggested donation £3

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

Wednesday 22 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

Wednesday 29th March 2017

The Trials and Tribulations of the Railway Pioneers - at work!

A second history talk by Peter Jeffrey organised to raise funds for The Friends of Hebden Bridge Station. Suggested minimum donation of £1
Wednesday 29th March 2017

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in The Ebenezer Room in Hope Baptist Chapel, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW (use side entrance)


Easter Monday 17 April 2017

Duck Race

The annual Duck Race organised by Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge will be held on Easter Monday 17th April 2017.

Tickets will be on sale at outlets in Hebden Bridge from March 1st onwards and also online.

21-23 April 2017

Piano FestivalHebden Bridge Piano Festival

Following another highly successful weekend in April 2016, programming for the 5th annual Hebden Bridge Piano Festival, which starts on April 21st 2017 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, is now almost complete. As always, the weekend will be packed with exciting and wonderful concerts, masterclasses, free gigs, and family-friendly events.

The 2016 Festival had a distinctly international flavour to the line-up with performances by pianists from China, Russia, Poland, India and Greece. 2017 looks set to better this, with artists originally from Romania, Israel, Portugal, Scotland, Jordan, South Korea, Belgium and the USA performing at the Festival.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Have a go at fell-running

Calder Valley Fell Runners are running their “Have a go" nights again this spring. So if you are nervous about off road running, don't know any routes, or just want to make some new running mates, this is for you!

It’s not for complete beginners - we ask that people should be able to run 3 miles/5km already (eg park run).

Turn up at Mytholmroyd Community Centre 6:45pm on Tuesdays, starting 25 April 2017

More info

12-14 May 2017

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival

Folk RootsAlready confirmed for 2017:-
O Hooley & Tidow
Flossie Malaiville
Jess Morgan Band
Bella Gaffney
Harp and a Monkey
Bluegrass: Kentucky Cow Tippers, Thunderbridge Bluegrass band

Folk Roots Festival website

Friday 23 June - Saturday 2 July 2017
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