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WHAT WAS ON:
PAST EVENTS

in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area

Hebden Bridge events

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Jeff Nuttall's Bomb Culture

Jeff Nuttall This Book Case event marks new edition of this defining 60s Underground book.

7pm.

Bomb Culture, the best-known book of the late, multi-talented artist / writer / actor Jeff Nuttall, is back in print after 50 years.

See HebWeb news item

Thursday, 21 February 2019

U3A February 2019 Meeting

From Barrow to Baghdad and Back

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, February 21st, 2018 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. 

Our speaker w ill be Philip Caine whose topic will be ‘From Barrow to Baghdad and Back’.

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

Saturday 16 February 2018

Phil Beer plus support

Wadsworth Community Centre kicks off its Spring series of gigs with a return visit of Phil Beer. Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. One-half of award-winning powerhouse Show of Hands, Beer is equally in demand for his solo shows. Beer’s flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more. Best known as a top flight fiddler his skills don’t end there, a prolific composer he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro. 

Check him out here

In support is Alice Jones, a singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from Ripponden. Accompanying herself on the piano or harmonium and sometimes only with foot percussion, her distinctive voice and innovative style lends a fresh, modern perspective to traditional material.

Check her out here

Tickets are £15 (under 18’s £13).

Doors at 6:45, show at 8:00.

Contact Derek on 07890 205980, Martin on 01422 344458 or wegottickets.com 

Wednesday 13 February 2019

The history of farming in the industrial Pennines

Dr. Stephen Caunce

history of farming

Surprisingly few people are aware of the way the rise of industry in the Pennines opened up opportunites for commercial farming to which local families enthusiastically responded. So how was the feeding of ever larger populations achieved on land described in Tudor times as 'a great waste and moor'?

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

23 Jan - 10 Feb 2019

Where Earth Meets Sky

ArtsmillArtsmill Exhibition: Where Earth Meets Sky - Claire Murray's work embraces the rich and dramatic landscapes and seascapes of the North, concerning mainly ideas of memory and recall, and running from 23 Jan until 10 Feb.

See HebWeb news item

30 January - 10 February 2018

Artsmill Exhibition: Nic Chapman, photographer

Nic Chapman Nic Chapman is a photographer with an artistic flare and an eye for detail. Her exhibition is showing in the Gallery Lounge from Weds 30 January with a preview on Sunday, 27 January.

See HebWeb news item

9 February 2019

Positive Thinking in a Nutshell

One day Positive Thinking course held at The Hebden Bridge Town Hall.  

Starts  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 9 February 2019

Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime Live

Lunchtime Live is every second Saturday of the month at Hope Baptist Chapel. Come along this Saturday 9th February, from 1 pm - 4pm. Featuring Dave Morcombe, Peculiar Blue, Joachim Lund and Jack Parker. See HebWeb news item

Thursday 7 February 2019

Cafe Culture

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

Winter Special

with Dave Calverley.

Celebrate Yorkshire in Winter with a
slideshow, humorous monologues and a quiz

Cafe culture

Thursday 7 February @ 2.30pm 

Continuing the story of the children's radio request programme - a lively talk with music from the 60s & 70s.

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

£5 (£3 concessions) - All Welcome - Pay on the door

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Thursday 7 February 2019

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Wild Flowers of Calderdale

The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 7th February 2019 at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on 'Wild Flowers of Calderdale' with Graham Ramsden

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Thursday 7 February 2019

Friendly Fiddlers

18.30 Fox and Goose.

A relaxed and supportive session for Fiddlers of all abilities. Come and share your skills, pick up tips, join in a few tunes and perhaps stay for the equally friendly 'string thing' music session afterwards.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Calderdale Compass

Public Meeting: Brexit - What Next?

Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge, 7pm

Our parliament is in deadlock over Brexit - some want to remain, some want no deal, some want a Norway style deal, and others want a referendum on the final deal.

Can we unite to stop a destructive Tory Brexit and their attempts to use it to turn the UK into a low tax, low regulation economy, which will have devastating consequences for our public services and hard won basic rights?

Come and join us for our next public meeting to hear local speakers discuss arguments for and against Brexit, plus Compass proposals for a Citizen's Assembly to help ensure all voices are heard and help find a way forward.

Monday 4 February 2019

The Battle of Heptonstall of 1643,
a public lecture

7pm. Hebden Bridge Town Hall. 

Battle of Heptonstall

Secretary of Hebden Bridge Historical Society Murray Seccombe will set the scene with an introduction - Dangerous times: life in Halifax parish before the Civil War, followed by historian John Spencer who will talk about the local battle in detail.

After the break, playwright Michael Crowley will talk about the English Civil War's place in drama and the forthcoming community play The Battle of Heptonstall which will be produced in St Thomas the Apostle Church, Heptonstall at the end of February.

A few scenes from the play will be performed as part of the lecture.

There will be bar available and time for a Q and A.

£6 through eventbrite.co.uk

Monday 4 February 2019

Calder Youth Folk Weekly Session

Weekly sessions for the new Calder Youth Folk band begin on Monday at 4th February at the Hope Baptist Church, from 6.45-8.15pm, led by tutor Jenny Trott. 

Youth Folk

'Turn up to tune up' at 6.30pm. 

New musicians with acoustic instruments (aged 8-18) always welcome. £3 a session. For more details call Alison on 07979 929542 or email us

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Public meeting organised by Calderdale Green Party

The climate crisis and tackling Calderdale's air pollution

Speakers: Anthony Rae of Calderdale Friends of the Earth and Cllr Daniel Sutherland, Cabinet member, Planning, Housing and Environment

All welcome

7.30 pm Hebden Bridge Town Hall
George Street HX7 7BY

Calderdale Green Party website

Email: info@calderdale.greenparty.org.uk

Thursday 31 January 2019

Torn from Home

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration, 1 - 3pm at Calderdale College, Francis St, Halifax. Free.

The Event will include:

  • A testimony from Ms. Iby Knill, Auschwitz survivor, followed by a Q&A session
  • A representative of the Interfaith Council to speak.
  • Rudi Leavor -  chant of the "El Male Rachamim"
  • Sisters United – A brief talk on the journey reflecting being 'Torn from home'
  • Reciting the Peace Prayer
  • Displays throughout the room from our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Students, including postcards to survivors and posters
Saturday 2 February 2019

Barn Dance with Red Box

Everyone welcome to this Halifax Labour fundraising Barn Dance £6 on the door, children free.  

Vegan supper for a donation and a raffle to make your eyes water.

7.30pm until 11.30pm

@ Arden Road Social Club
Arden Road, Halifax HX1 3AG

Friday 25 January 2019

Shaggy Dog Storytellers

The Story of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Join Shaggy Dog Storyteller resident, Ursula Holden Gill as she takes up the plays poignant themes of arranged marriage, rebellion, awakening and acceptance and presents them in an insightful and thoroughly uplifting retelling of the Shakespeare classic, in plain English (apart from a peppering of verse) and with bags of mischief, music & jaw dropping background into the significance of all the old midsummer mayhem.

Upstairs in The Stubbing Wharf, King St on Friday 25th January. 8pm. £7 Entry.   

Friday 25 January 2019

Ceilidh

7pm 

Join us for a night of music and dancing with the Phoenix Ceilidh Band at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

Ceilidh

Tickets are £7 (£5 for under 14s) all proceeds go to Pennine Calder District Scouts

Pie and pea supper available

Contact: penninecalderjamboree@gmail.com for tickets and more info

Saturday 26 January 2018

Calder Youth Folk Taster Session

A free informal 'Taster Session' for a new Calder Youth Folk music group on Saturday 26th January from 10 - 12noon at Hebden Bridge Town Hall in the Terrace Room.

Any young musicians aged 10-18, grade 1 standard or above, on traditional acoustic instruments (e.g. fiddle, flute, guitar, accordion) are welcome to come along with their instrument.

Youth Folk

Have a go at learning by ear with folk tutor Jenny Trott and meet other local young musicians. Regular weekly sessions will begin in February.

For more information, call A lison on 07979 929542 or email us

Saturday 26 January 2018

Ghosts in Art and Literature

Susan Owens is the topic of next lecture organised by the Lit & Sci with Art historian Susan Owens who will be reflecting on the place that ghosts have in our culture - on Sat 26 January.

See HebWeb news item

Sunday 20 January 2019

Lost Chord Ensemble

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

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

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.

Monday 21st January 2019

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum

Annual General Meeting and regular monthly meeting

2.30pm on, 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, please email. 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!

Thursday 17 January 2017

U3A Todmorden January 2019 Meeting

Ray Riches and Peter Thornton

U3A Todmorden’s next members’ meeting will be on Thursday, January 17th  in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. 

We will be welcoming the return of Ray Riches and Peter Thornton who will be more tales from their time with ‘Pathways and Film Production’.

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

Saturday 12 January 2019

Laser-Cutting Introduction

10am - 4:15pm
At Bridge Rectifier, Hebble End Works,
Hebble End, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6HJ

Laser cutting

  • Fancy learning a new skill? Want access to a high quality laser-cutter? No previous experience needed.
  • Come along to a free workshop at Bridge Rectifier to learn basic computer-aided design & laser-cutting.
  • Laser-cutting can be used for: artwork, attractive cases, mechanical components, special mountings,  lampshades, intricate paper cuts/ invitation cards, sliced 3D forms.
  • Materials include: acrylic sheet, wood, cardboard, paper, glass engraving, . . . .
  • Produce your own piece to take away, free of charge.
  • Once trained, you can continue your own projects for a very low charge, with a group of enthusiasts working on diverse projects.
  • Waiting list for later dates

Book a 1 hour slot

Bridge Rectifier is a not-for-profit community hackerspace/ makerspace.

Open Evenings run 7 to 9 pm every Wednesday.

See website

Saturday 12 January 2019

Picture-house

Friends of the Picture House present

Quadrophenia (15)

Mods and rockers alike are invited to January's Friends of the Picture House ouse screening of The Who's 1979 film Quadrophenia.

Quadrophenia

Although not a musical like Ken Russel's earlier film of Tommy, Quadrophenia is loosely based on the 1973 album of the same name and captures the London-Brighton milieu of the band's youth. Lambrettas, drugs, all-night discos, loose morals and, of course, massive punch-ups with Kinks fans pepper the film which is pretty much a sacred text of mod life.

The huge cast features Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Timothy Spall, Sting, Toyah Wilcox and Ray Winstone.

Saturday January 12th, 4:30pm (Doors 4pm)

Sunday 13 January 2018

Comedy Cop & Robber

Comedy ClubComedy Cop & Robber On Sunday, 13 January, the Comedy Club presents Alfie Moore who swapped his truncheon for a microphone, and ex-convict Gary Little with his un-flinching honesty and openness. Read HebWeb News item

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Lost houses of the South Pennines: using the archives with artistic licence

Kate Lycett

Lycett

Kate's fantastic pictures of the lost houses of the South Pennines first exhibited in 2015 were inspired by research in the local archives. In this talk she shares some of the stories she learned in her quest to breathe a little life and colour into forgotten houses.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Thursday 10 JANUARY 2019

New Year . . . . . . new career?

Come and find out more about fostering with Sarah Hancockfrom the Foster for Calderdale Team.

Sarah will be available at Welcome Independent Living's Community Hub on Market Street in Hebden Bridge (diagonally opposite the Co-op) on Thursday 10 January between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Why not call in for coffee and an informal chat? She will be happy to answer your questions and provide information for you to take away. Tel: 01422 419624 (Community Hub).

Thursday 10 JANUARY 2019

Cafe Culture

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

Childrens Favourites: 1960s & Beyond

with popular speaker Malcolm Johnson.

Join our festive event full of Christmas cheer, mince pies and a free raffle. 

Cafe culture

Thursday 10 January @ 2.30pm 

Continuing the story of the children's radio request programme - a lively talk with music from the 60s & 70s.

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

£5 (£3 concessions) - All Welcome - Pay on the door

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Sunday 6 January 2019

Choral evensong

Heptonstall Parish Church at 3pm

A choral evensong  to celebrate Epiphany 

Thursday 3 January 2019

Trades Club Labour Party Quiz

8.45pm

To get 2019 off to a great start come along, meet up with people who will help replace this government with some decent human beings, enjoy to sight of the Conservative Party collapsing into itself and raise a few pounds towards the election campaign that we all think is inevitable

The usual thing, that nice Dave Boardman chap with ask questions, you will know some, but have to persuade the person with the pen to write down your suggested answers, then be overjoyed if your answers turn out to be correct.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

3 Valley Vegans

7pm to 9pm.
Roomfield Baptist Church, Todmorden
Halifax Road OL14 5BE

New year resolution pledges are on the horizon! A fabulous way to become healthier is to go plant based. It's also better for the environment and kinder to animals. Come to our film and talk night to help you to go vegan. 

Free entry! No need to book.

Two short films (20 minutes total)
Workshop and talk
Prize draw
Refreshments
Accessible venue
Children age 11+ welcome

More details here