WHAT'S ON: LOCAL EVENTS
Mixed Exhibition featuring Janie Mason's 'Alter Mundus Character Studies'
The Calder Gallery, Market Street.
After the recent success of the two solo exhibitions with Clare Haley and John S Prescott the gallery is now having a mixed exhibition until July. There is new work by Akther Bano, Chris Cyprus, John Connolly, Donald Crossley, Andy Leedham, Lionel Playford, Catherine McGrath and Dona Smith. As ever work by Phil Withersby, Kate Boyce, Clare Haley, Philip Hearsey and John S Prescott is in plentiful supply! New to the gallery is our featured artist Janie Mason with her ‘Alter Mundus character studies’.
Each beautifully modelled head is a flawlessly finished unique character study in terracotta or earthstone and must be seen to fully appreciate their quality.
1st June - 3rd July Thursday to Saturday 10 - 5 and Sunday 11 - 5 The Calder Gallery, 20 Market Street
Yry something new this year at the Skill Classes at the Victoria Road Parade Workshop.
Hebden Bridge Brass Band March Contest
Hebden Bridge 1pm
See Brass Band website for more info and entry form
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
opens on Monday at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre - a bitter-sweet light-dark comedy of hope, discovery and the pursuit of a dream. Prepare to laugh and cry in equal measure.
A strong production from a talented cast and a director who knows his subject. Opens 7.30pm Monday 17th through Saturday 22nd June. Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. This holds the promise of a very special production from Hebden Bridge Little Theatre.
Calling all Italophiles
A public meeting is being held at the Fox & Goose Inn, Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge at 8 pm on Tuesday 18th June with the aim of starting an Italian circle for the Upper Calder Valley.
Anyone who is interested in Italy and its language, culture, history, art, architecture, music, food, wine, sport, fashion, etc., and who would like to meet like-minded people on a regular basis for Italian conversation practice, talks, film shows, meals, etc. is cordially invited to come along and put forward your ideas.
You don't have to be Italian, but members of the local Italian community will be especially welcome. For furher details contact Andy on 07752 551092 or e-mail.
Book Launch: Generation Palestine: Voices from the BDS movement
Rich Wiles, Yorkshire-born but for years now resident in the Occupied West Bank of Palestine, introduces his new book, which contains contributions from Iain Banks, Ken Loach, Ilan Pappe, Desmond Tutu and others.
Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Thursday 20th June, 7 30 pm.
Come and discuss the reasons why a boycott of Israeli goods and divestment from Israeli companies might succeed where other methods have failed.
(BDS = Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions)
Calder Valley Voices Summer Concert
Join us for enjoyable evening of song and home-made goodies
8pm Thursday 20th June 2013
Hebden Bridge Methodist Church (opposite the Co-op)
Adults £6/£4 Schoolchildren £1
Proceeds to Freedom from Torture
WCA AGM and Greenpeace photographer
Wadsworth Community Association AGM at Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town.
Guest Speaker - Steve Morgan, Photographer for Greenpeace will be showing his stunning photos and talking about his travels with Greenpeace on their environmental campaigns.
The Handmade Parade
The Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade is a spectacular parade created by local people (and friends and visitors), helped by a bunch of fantastic artists. It's a celebration of creativity, the art of the handmade and is just sheer fun!
There are three weeks of workshops beforehand, open to anyone who wants to make costumes, carryable art or help create giant puppets and animatronics. There are bands, stilt-walking sessions and more. Up to 700 people walk (or dance) in the parade through the streets of Hebden Bridge, watched by thousands.
The Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade was started by Andrew Kim, a puppeteer who specialises in giant puppets and large-scale community performances. The parade, now in its sixth year, is produced by Handmade Parade CIC, a not-for-profit community interest company made up of local artists and organisers.
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2013
The Festival will team up with The Handmade Parade again, so on the 22nd, the Parade will process through the town from noon and meet the Arts Festival in Calder Holmes park for a sensational afternoon of street entertainment. The Arts Festival will then open its doors for business later that evening.
WI Summer Ramble
Mytholmroyd Marmaladies are proud to host 3 walks mapped by Mytholmroyd Walkers Action Group, there will be a 3,5 and 8 mile walk around this beautiful area.
Refreshments will be served from 10.30am at the Methodist church and after the walks finished. The walks will set off at 11am from The Good Shepherd church in Mytholmroyd.
The Work That Reconnects
12am 22nd - 5pm 23rd June
Hebden Bridge - Nutclough Housing Coop
This experiential workshop in the The Work that Reconnects builds motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity for the transition to a sustainable human culture.
There will be activities in small and large groups, personal reflection time and opportunities to explore and connect with the natural world outside.
The practices which have been developed, tried and tested over 40 years are based on the work of Joanna Macy, ecophilosopher, activist, scholar of living systems theory and buddhism.
Contact Kirsty to book a place
07855 698737 or email
Shaggy Dog Storytellers Clubnight
The club's very own Sean O'Shah returns on Friday 28th for an evening of stories, songs and sequins entitled: How Dolly Parton Made Me a Man.
Blonde wigs will receive a special prize!
It's upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf with an 8pm start, but arrive early to bag a good seat.
is a local annual community event. This year's event is on Saturday 29th June 2013.
Elliotts Antique Fair
8am to 4pm.
Mytholmroyd Community Centre
Over thirty of the Norths top dealers selling a full range of quality antiques and collectables established over thirty years and well worth a visit. Entry £1 adults 50p concessions.
Sector Support Calderdale - Launch Events
Sector Support Calderdale (Nbf) is the new infrastructure support provider for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Calderdale. In order the introduce the new service we have arranged a series of launch events across Calderdale.
In the Upper Valley this will take place at Todmorden Town Hall on Thursday 4th July from 10-2pm. This will feature a showcase of local voluntary groups from across the valley. Lunch is provided, booking essential via Olivia@nbforum.org.uk
Calder Ward Forum
6:30 for 6:45pm start
Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall
- Open Discussion with Inspector Browning, Upper Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team
- Rural Broadband Update
- Unplanned Care in Calderdale
As well as the latest on Consultations, Police Update (PACT) for the area and Open Forum where residents can have their say on local issues.
There will also be an e-Forum online webchat of the meeting at:
If you are unable to attend the meetings, you can log on and post your questions and comments to the Police, local Councillors & Council Officers.
The online session will be live between 7:45 and 8:45 pm on the night.
Hebden Bridge Open Studios 2013
Artist Studios with a range of Art, Craft and Design open to the public - free brochure and map available at Tourist Information Centres throughout the valley. Event includes Todmorden, Mytholmroyd, Heptonstall and other outlying village sites.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
5th 6th 7th July
11 am – 5pm
IOU presents Long Division
11am - 6pm 11am - 6pm
at All Souls Church, Haley Hill, Halifax
Long Division is a hauntingly atmospheric sound installation created by IOU for one of Halifax’s most magnificent historical buildings, All Souls Church.
As the clock chimes the hour there follows a sequence of sixty hushed spoken exchanges, timed to the divisions of the clock. The whispering phrases gather in intensity second by second creating rhythmic speech patterns that send a wash of sound rippling around the walls. Rising up beneath the voices, a soundscape evolves, resonant of patterns in nature and cycles of growth and decay.
All Souls Church is a Halifax landmark and one of the most beautiful buildings designed by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott. A prolific architect whose work includes St. Pancras Station and the Albert Memorial, Scott thought this his best church. Completed in 1859, its 72-metre-high spire and dazzling stained glass makes All Souls Church a Halifax treasure waiting to be discovered.
Long Division was originally commissioned by Oxford Contemporary Music and Oxford Botanic Garden. It was further developed in partnership with Salisbury International Arts Festival at Salisbury Cathedral. This new staging has been commissioned by Halifax Festival for special presentation at All Souls Church, Halifax.
Heptonstall Festival Fell Race 2013
6 miles - 1500 feet of ascent
Registration from 9am
Race starts at Weaver's Square Heptonstall at 11am
Usually a feature of the Heptonstall Festival, the race will continue on its traditional date despite the Festival being moved to September following the closure of Lee Wood Road; the fell race will take place on Saturday July 6th, with all funds going to support Heptonstall Festival.
A tough fell race with warm welcome!!
Celebrate our valley’s cooperative heritage
9.45am—12 noon, Sat July 6th in Hebden Bridge
(UN International Day of Cooperatives)
Two of the pioneers of Britain’s radical cooperative tradition were from Hebden Bridge.
Meet 9.45am, gates of Baptist cemetery, Sandy Gate, Birchcliffe, Hebden Bridge for an informal commemoration of the lives of Joseph Greenwood and Jesse Gray.
Followed by a 10 min walk to Nutclough Housing Coop, where refreshments will be provided.
Cost of refreshments sponsored by The Co-operative Group.
Organised by supporters of cooperatives in Hebden Bridge.
More info from Andrew Bibby, 01422 844026
Oxfam in Uganda and Hebden Bridge!
We’re organising an ‘Evening of Oxfam’ in Hebden Bridge and we would like to invite you to come along and find out how local action can have global impact.
You will also hear a supporter's first-hand experience of Oxfam's development work in Uganda, and about the current Syria crisis.
You will also have the chance:
- To ask any questions you may have about Oxfam and get to grips with the equipment we use in the field!
- To learn about the small ways that you can become involved in Oxfam’s lifesaving work, and the impact you can make.
- To find out about the ways to get more involved with Oxfam in your own community.
Thursday 11th July- 7pm to 9pm
The Canalside Function Room
For more information or to ask any questions, please get in touch!
Caitlin Branagan - 07825 608501
WI Rag Market, summer art competition and Pedlar's Day.
Hebden Bridge WI do the rag market on an annual basis and the event has been growing over the past few years.
Blueflint 2013 Tour
Event Details: Catch 5 Piece Folk / Americana Band Blueflint Playing at The Hebden Bridge Folk Club on Thursday 25th July
The Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge.
Tel 01422 845265
Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm
Tickets £6 Members £9
The Hebden Bridge Vintage Car Rally
The Hebden Bridge Vintage Car Rally, organised by The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, West Yorks., will again be staged at Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, on the Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2013
This popular family event attracts hundreds of vintage and classic cars as well as motor cycles and scooters, commercial and American vehicles up to 1969, military vehicles plus kit cars and replica cars of any age, and vintage tractors.
Live music, refreshments and much, much more.
A fun day out for all the family.
Admission prices:£5 per adult, £2 per child, £10 per family (up to 3 children)
Children to be accompanied by adult.
For further information, please refer to our website
The Magic Numbers (acoustic)
House of Cards are very proud to be presenting five of the shows on The Magic Numbers Acoustic Tour 2013, including this one at Hebden Bridge Picture House on Wednesday 2nd October 2013
Tickets are on sale now via the box office at the Picture House or online via the link at: