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New Year's Eve

The Electric Brains/ The Liberators New Year's Eve Bash

Take a trip to 2012 with the psychedelic sounds of The Electric Brains and punky guests The Liberators.

New Year's Eve at The Hole Int' Wall from 9.00.

It's free! Blow your mind without blowing your wad!

Thursday 22 December 2011

HX7 Jazz

Guitarist Stuart McCallum brings his superb Trio to the HX7 Jazz Club on December 22nd. Mixing ultra contemporary electronica with classic jazz grooves. Read more

Christmas eve

Carols in the Square

Starts at 6.30pm - people generally start gathering from 6pm

Saturday 17-18 December

Hebden Bridge Xmas Craftaganza

This Craftaganza event will be held over two days, packing the hall at Holme Street Arts Centre, on 17th and 18th December.

This promises to be an exciting weekend, bustling with colourful hand crafted gifts galore. As well as the increasingly popular knitted, crocheted and hand sewn items there will be paintings, framed photographs, arts cards and calendars. Also handmade soaps, decorations, candles, floral displays and holiday wreaths are among the variety of crafts on show.

There will be an onsite cafe selling hot snacks, lunches, teas and cakes. We hope the Craftaganza will be an enjoyable experience, bringing you quality products from professional designer-makers.

There will be an Aladdin's cave of goodies on offer, all locally hand crafted. Craft demonstrations will add to the exciting mix of crafts to browse. This will be an opportunity to buy unique gifts or to treat yourself to something that you won't find on the high street.

Ground floor level access hall, in the centre of Hebden Bridge, next to Post Office, Little Theatre and Trades Club.

Free entry.

Holme Street Arts Centre
Holme Street

Sat 17 Dec - Thurs 22 Dec (not Mon 19th)

DELIGHTS pop-up shop

A pop-up shop founded by two young illustrators who have recently moved back home to Hebden Bridge.

It is an antidote to mass-produced Christmas tat, selling unique decorations and presents, novelties, curiosities and treasures.
We will be in the attic of Zeitgeist Hair Salon, Carlton Street. (2 floors up!!)

Sat 17th Dec - Thurs 22nd Dec (excluding Mon 19th). 10am - 5pm. Come along for some fun!

Tuesday 20 December

Occupy Hebden

Occupy Hebden meeting

with Transition Town group at Trades Club.

More info

Tuesday 20th December 2011

Fishing for Bishops: Having been a huge success in 2011, The Big Ass Hebden Bridge Christmas Concert is back, this year on Wednesday 21st December. Read more

Tuesday 13th December 2011

The Big Sing - Christian Aid

7.30pm Tuesday 13th December 2011

Hebden Bridge Methodist Church

Join us for a medley of carols, Christmas music and festive fayre

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Palestine solidarity - vigil in the square

16:30 until 18:30

To those interested in showing their support for Palestine - after a particularly heinous weekend of attacks and injustices - come down to the square on wednesday at 4:30pm for a chilled out peaceful presence please. Every body counts. Have posted info here

Thursday 15 December.

Calder Valley Voices busking

Bring along lanterns, put on a bit of tinsel and wrap up well to listen to Calder Valley Voices' busking round the Christmas tree in St George's Square, Hebden Bridge at 6.45pm on Thursday 15 December.

Singing ancient carols, songs of merriment and even a Laplander's call to his reindeer - if loud enough it may bring Rudolph and his friends along too.

Calder Valley voices

Here are Calder Valley Voices singing in warmer weather at the Whitby Street Choirs festival in July this year with Carol, musical director encouraging them on.

7.15pm on Thursday 5 January is when they begin regular sessions again - in the Methodist Church Hall.

Saturday 10th December

Hebden Bridge Craft Fair

Local craft workers and designer-makers selling handmade goods. With Vegetarian Cafe.

Saturday December 10th 10am-4pm

Holme Street Arts Centre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

Free entry

10th-11th December

Sue CandyCeramicist raises cash for charity during festive open days

Mulled wine and mince pies will be on offer at the open workshop which takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December between 11am and 5pm at 22 Underbank Avenue, Hebden Bridge HX7 6PP

Ceramicist Sue Candy is opening the doors to her workshop for a two-day Christmas event.

Sue, who is based at Underbank Avenue, Hebden Bridge, creates individual porcelain tableware, jewellery and wall pieces. She supplies work to a range of galleries in the UK and also sells directly to the public at design and craft fairs.     

For more information visit www.suecandy.co.uk


Sunday 11th December.

Hebden Bridge Christmas Craft Market

Hebden Bridge Christmas Craft Market. Held in Lees Yard, just off St Georges Square in the centre of town.

The last Craft Market before Christmas and an ideal place to buy original, hand made gifts for that special someone this Christmas. Local crafts workers and designer makers will be selling a variety of products including Jewellery, Handmade soaps, felted and textile products, cards & photographs. Mulled Wine, freshly made hot crepes and spices will add to that festive feeling and keep you warm whilst you shop to the sound of traditional Christmas Carols.

Stalls will be up and running from about 9.00-9.30 until 3.30.

6-7 December 2011

The Unthanks play Hebden Bridge

They are the only two gigs the Unthanks are playing in Yorkshire on their winter tour. Read more about why they've chosen our town for these unique concerts.

Monday 5 December and Tuesday 6 December are being promoted by the Trades Club who have a long standing friendship with the band. Tickets priced £15 for Trades Club members and £17.50 are available from the club or via www.wegottickets.com.

7th December 2011

Free Microchipping session, and Free neutering vouchers

Dogs TrustFree Microchipping session, and Free neutering vouchers (for use before 31st December 2011) Wednesday December 7th 2011, 12:00 noon to 3:00pm.

Dogs only.

Calderdale Council and the Dogs Trust are running the last microchipping session this year for any dog owners to have their dogs 'chipped, completely free and condition free, on the 7th December between 12:00 noon and 3:00pm at Mytholmroyd Community and Leisure Centre. The dog will need to be there!

At the session attendees willl also be giving neutering vouchers to allow dog owners to have their dogs neutered at a participating vets completely free of charge, before 31st December 2011.

Dog owners do not need/have to be on benefits or be receiving financial support. This offer is open to every dog owning resident of Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Sowerby Bridge on a first come first served basis.

7th December

Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

The First Weeks of the War a local perspective on 1914

Mike Crawford

The First Weeks of the War a local perspective on 1914

Everyone has some awareness of The First World War; some sense of ownership. Just what were the experiences of West Riding people in the first six weeks of the war? What was the story of those weeks, for men at the front and for their families at home?

Mike Crawford is a history teacher; he is especially interested in that juncture between national and local experience.

Thursday 8th December 2011


All welcome to a Christmas concert by Hebden Bridge Junior Band at Heptonstall Church, Thursday December 8th, 7.30pm.

Also for carols outside Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags, on Saturday December 3rd, at 1pm.

Wednesday 30th November 2011


National day of strikes and rallies

It is expected that over 3 million people will strike on 30 November. Rallies and marches are being organised across the country in support of the strike.

Halifax Town Hall 10am on Nov 30

Wednesday 30th November

Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society

Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

John Bright - Alive and Kicking

Followed by a screening of Nick Wilding's film
'John Bright and the Angel of Death'

Nick Wilding

John Bright - Alive and Kicking

The Literary & Scientific Society is planning a unique event, a PowerPoint presentation debate with Nick Wilding filmmaker, John Cole historian and Rae Street, Quaker and historical researcher. This is followed by Nick's 40 minute newly up-dated and extremely powerful film John Bright and the Angel of Death.

16h November 2011 is the Bicentenary of the birth of John Bright in Rochdale. Events are being held throughout Britain to mark this important anniversary.

Today, Bright is largely forgotten, but he made a considerable impact in the 19th Century, not only through his seven year campaign with Richard Cobden to reform of the Corn Laws, but also as an opponent of war and slavery. Because of his ten year campaign to extend democracy to more working people, he was given the soubriquet 'the tribune of the people'. However, John Cole will argue that there is another side to John Bright and will question his motives on every issue. To illustrate points, Nick will demonstrate the power of his oratory, with extracts from his speeches and diaries, powerfully portrayed by actor John Stride. There are contributions in the film from Bill Cash, Lord Soper, Sir Bernard Ingham, Sir Cyril Smith, Tam Dalyell and Tony Benn.

What emerges is a highly principled character, who has commanded great respect in his time and since, but who still evokes some strong feelings of passionate hatred in his own hometown.'

Not to be missed. Seating capacity of the hall is limited to 80, so come early to ensure yourself a seat.

Thursday 1st December

The Friends of Calder Holmes Park Meeting

7pm Branching Out base, 36 Bridge Gate.

To discuss future events in the park including the 2012 Fair for Youth. All welcome and we are actively seeking new members to share their ideas and wishes for the park.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Thursday 1st December

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners' Monthly Meeting

The Calder Valley Organic Gardeners' Monthly Meeting will take place on Thursday 1st December 2011 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Royal Fold, New Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge from 7.30pm.

The speaker will be PC Phil Sanderson who will give a talk on wildlife. Entry is £2 for non-members. Further information can be obtained by telephoning 07977 929684, by emailing info@cvog.org or by visiting CVOG's website www.cvog.org.

Thursday 1st December

Labour Party curry and quiz

Trades Club, Holme Street.

Admission £4 includes food. 8.30pm. MC Dave Boardman.

Proceeds to Labour's May 2012 Calder election campaign.

Friday 2nd December

Crafty Fridays Christmas Special

Tap into your creative festive spirit with inspirational ideas to decorate your home. A fun and informal morning ? booking essential. See this webpage

From 10am

2-4 December

Christmas Tree Festival

Beautifully decorated christmas trees decorated by local schools, businesses, community groups and individuals to create a magical festive mood.

Hope Baptist Church,
Friday 2nd. December, 12-6p.m.
Saturday, 10-6p.m.
Sunday 4th. 12-4p.m.

Children will love our Teddy Igloo. Entrance Adults £1.50. Children free. This includes tea or coffee and mince pie. Proceeds will be shared between Caldervalley Moorland Rescue and Hope Baptist Church

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December

Meeting with Suzanne Foxton via Non Duality North

Non-Duality North organises events in North West England including meetings with Non-Duality speakers and social events.

These events are open to all and are an opportunity to explore the essential oneness of life.

Come question, laugh or just quietly listen with Suzanne Foxton December 3-4 at the Calderdale Yoga Centre, Unit 2, 38 Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7DD. 11 to 5 pm both days. There will be a break for lunch and a short break in the afternoon.

Cost: Saturday: £30 Sunday £30 Both days: £50

Saturday 3rd December

Hard hats in fashion for Saturday (3 Dec) tour of Town Hall development.

The contractors building the Hebden Bridge Town Hall extension will be opening the bright blue doors of their site adjacent to the main Town Hall on Saturday morning (Dec 3rd), to allow local people the chance to see for themselves how the development is coming on. 'Hard hat' tours will be running at twenty minute intervals from 10am until 11.40am.

Read more

Saturday 3rd December


11 until 6 pm
at Wadsworth Community Centre, Old Town

Come visit our Arts and Crafts event and buy from local creatives who are gathering at the community centre to offer hand made goodies for your delight!

Art & Craft stalls
Homemade foodie treats
Community Information
Art & Craft Raffle
Corner Cafe open throughout the day
Buskers' Corner
Chilli to finish

For more information please contact Anna: 01422 847231 or 07759 386687 or Fiona: 01422 846799 or 07825 687785

NB: If you are an artist and would like to take part, tables are still available but will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Wherever possible, priority will be given to Artists/ Makers/ Craftspeople/ Producers

Saturday 3rd December

Christmas Carols at Hardcastle Crags

Start your Christmas with our traditional celebration of festive cheer and familiar favourite carols led by the Hebden Bridge Junior Band. 1pm to 2.30pm at Gibson Mill.

Saturday 3rd December

Christmas Fayre

Mytholmroyd Community Centre
10 - 4pm
Free entry
Producers and craftworkers from the local community.
Unique Christmas presents for the people you love.

Saturday 3 December

Word of Mouth Craftaganza


Word of Mouth Craftaganza is a local designer-maker showcase where quality hand-made goods are available for the public to buy direct from makers.

Range of hand made goods available includes home ware, clothing, accessories, baby goods, art cards and gifts. Craft demonstrations, including spinning, will add to the exciting mix of crafts to browse. This will be an opportunity to buy unique gifts or to treat yourself to something that you won't find on the high street.

The Word of Mouth shop will also be open, of course, where you can buy a fantastic range of craft supplies, wool, fabrics, haberdashery, beads, card, paints etc.

Refreshments will be available: teas and delicious cupcakes.
Free entry

Word of Mouth, crafts & supplies.
Unit 4, 38 Hangingroyd Lane (Entrance on Valley Road)

Saturday, 3rd December 2011

Harmony Open Mic

Harmony acapella singing

Come and sing or listen!
We welcome groups of two or more singers
Relaxed, friendly atmosphere

8.30pm Saturday December 3rd
Upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf
Hebden Bridge


Contact; Richard 07940 850328

Saturday, 3rd December 2011

Calderdale Pride 2012!

WIN £100 and your chance to perform at Calderdale Pride 2012

The first heat will be held at Bar Place Hotel and Restaurant, Hebden Bridge on Saturday 3rd December from 7.30pm.

All entrants must be over 18 years of age.

Pride Secretary Vikki Kitson said "We're opening things up this time around and giving people a say in who and what they want to see onstage at Pride 2012".

"This contest is a first for us, and we're especially keen to invite bands, singers, dancers, comedians, drag and cabaret acts along".

"The audience on the night will be invited to vote for their favourite performer or performers, with the winner or winners of the first heat going through to the semi-finals in February".

"If you consider yourself to be a natural talent or even if you just enjoy performing for fun, then please contact us to register".

The overall winner of Calderdale Pride's Got Talent will win themselves a ?100 cash prize and the opportunity to perform centre-stage at Calderdale Pride 2012 on Saturday 16th June.

More info

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December

Christmas Open Studios

Open Studios

Brooklyn Studios, Unit 3, 38 Hangingroyd Lane.

will open their studios to visitors to browse or purchase original art and crafts. Join us for some seasonal refreshments. Open from 11am to 5pm

With a wide array of wonderful Art works and fabulous handmade gifts from Painters, Ceramicists, Jewellers, Textile Artists, Sculptors and Mixed Media Makers, why not make this Christmas truly unique.

You are warmly invited to join us in welcoming in the festive season with mulled wine, homemade cakes and warming soups.

While you enjoy the festive bounty, feel free to explore Northlight and chat with our many esteemed and friendly studio members.0.3

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December

Salon des Enfants

Brooklyn Studios, Unit 3, 38 Hangingroyd Lane.

Children's Art Show to be held during Open Studios.

Works to be entered in 2 categories:
0-10yrs or 11-16yrs.

Any medium as long as it hangs on the wall.

Unframed, with name , address and age on the back. 50p per entry.
Theme: Winter fun. Hand in your work 26 &27th November 11am - 5pm. Prize for 'best in section'

Sunday 4th December

Meet The Artist

Upstairs at Spirals, Market Street, Hebden Bridge
Sunday 4th December
11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Local Artist Julie Thompson will be upstairs at Spirals selling her cards and prints- a chance to buy unique locally made artworks which will make a great gift.

For see a a full schedule of all events go to:

Friday 25th November

Hebden Bridge Creative Quarter

Hebden Bridge Community Association is developing a new base for creative businesses next to the Town Hall.

The 'Creative Quarter' is due to open next spring and will include facilities for use by local businesses generally as well as dedicated office space for small creative businesses.

On Friday 25th November we are giving an opportunity for all local businesses to learn more about what the Creative Quarter development will offer. It is hoped that the event will include a 'virtual tour' of the new building provided by our architects, Bauman Lyons.

This event has been generously sponsored by Sweet and Maxwell, Thomson Reuters and will be opened by Cllr Janet Battye, Leader of Calderdale Council.

Time: 6pm to 7.30pm
Wine, soft drinks and canapes are provided.

More info: 01422 845261


Friday 25th November

White Ribbon Campaign Film and Comedy Night

White Ribbon Campaign, the campiagn to end violence against women and girls, is holding a film and comedy night at B@r Place from 7.00pm on Friday 25th November.

White Ribbon Campaign

We will be showing Provoked, the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia who was imprisoned for first degree murder after killing her physically abusive husband. Kiranjit finds freedom in prison and support from both her fellow inmates and from Southall Black Sisters. Provoked stars Aishwarya Rai and Miranda Richardson and is a powerful and moving film.

Following the film showing, the London comedian, activist and campaigner Kate Smurthwaite will conclude the evening's entertainment. Kate has been described as; "A powerhouse of observational wit." Tickets for this event are £5 and are available from White Ribbon Campaign on 01422 886545. All proceeds from the event go to the White Ribbon Campaign.

Saturday 26th November

Meet The Artist

Upstairs at Spirals, Market Street, Hebden Bridge
Saturday 12th November
11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Come and meet local jewellery designer maker Kate Rhodes whose stunning work is inspired by nature, doodles and the colours of the metals she uses: red copper, blue and purple titanium, brass and touches of gold on silver. Talk to Kate about her work and find some truely unique gifts.

For see a a full schedule of all events go to:

Saturday 26th November

Switch on the Christmas Lights in Mytholmroyd

The Mayor Cllr Scott Trickett, Amy, Marcus, Emily, Natalie and special guest Father Christmas welcome you to the Christmas Tree Light Switch On.

St Michael's Square, Mytholmroyd from 4.45pm on Saturday, 26th November 2011. 

Sat 26th and Sun 27th November 2011

Art Exhibition at Brooklyn Gallery

Halifax Art Society are holding an exhibition of work at Brooklyn Gallery, 38, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 2011.

Preview evening is on Friday 25th from 7.30pm .

Sunday 27th November

Johnny Powell and the Big Sad Face of Infinity

The debut live offering of 'Johnny Powell and the Big Sad Face of Infinity'

Nelson's Wine Bar, Hebden Bridge - Sunday the 27th of November.

Free entry

  • New material.
  • New band... including the fantastical talents of Paul Mill and Ian Hinton-Smith.
  • Lovely intimate venue with nice peoples, real ales, wine etc.
  • Lots of instruments, no space, bugs to iron out, lots of potential sound problems.
  • Plus the fantastic WAS IST DAS? Soundsystem will be spinning some lovely vinyl with a DJ set after the gig... and possibly before too.

Official Website

16-19 November 2011

Calder Valley Youth Theatre Presents 'Sweet Charity'

Calder Valley Youth Theatre will be performing 'Sweet Charity' at the Halifax Playhouse from the 16th November 2011 until the 19th November 2011.

Performances dates and times:
Wednesday 16th @ 7.15pm
Thursday 17th @7.15pm
Friday 18th @ 7.15pm
Saturday 19th @ 2.15pm
Saturday 19th @ 7.15pm

Tickets are now available!

£12 adult tickets
£10 concession (Senior Citizens & 16's and under)

Wednesday night is a student special!! - Tickets £6 for anyone 18 years & under.

ALL tickets for Saturday 7.15pm performance is £12

Call 01422 353 380 to book advance tickets before the 4th of November or direct from the Halifax Playhouse box office on 01422 365 998.

Friday 18 November

Bill Rofe exhibition opening

Bill RofeArts Festival Shop, Albert Street, 18-20 November 2011

Landscapes and vegetables: vibrant landscapes of Hebden Bridge, alongside tomatoes, marrows and Big Max the pumpkin. Read more (15 Nov)

Saturday 19th November

Meet The Artist

On Saturday 19th November between 11.00 am and 4 pm local artist Angie Rogers will be upstairs at Spirals making and selling her work. Angie is best known for her woodcut prints depicting birds and also the natural and built landscape of Hebden Bridge town and the moors and woods around.

Come to Spirals to meet Angie, talk to her about her work and buy directly her wonderful work which ranges from cards to large framed prints with lots to choose from.

For a full schedule go to www.spiralsfairtrade.co.uk

Saturday 19 November

Betty UnthankThe best of folk at Hebden Bridge's Folk Roots Festival in November. Two generations of the leading lights of the folk world come together for a one off show at Hebden Bridge’s Folk Roots Festival in November. Steve Tilston, who’s songwriting was praised by John Lennon, will be joined on stage by Becky Unthank.

Folk Festiva;HebWeb News

Folk Roots website

Steve Tilston and Becky Unthank talk about living in Hebden Bridge and the upcoming Folk Roots Festival. Read and hear more

Tuesday 22nd and Saturday 26th November

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe in Mytholmroyd

A spectacular rendition of Irita Kutchmy's musical take on The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by St Michael's Amateurs. The play is being shown between Tuesday 22nd and Saturday 26th November at St Michael's Parish Hall in Mytholmroyd, and full details are available here.

23rd November

'Adopt a Length' of Rochdale Canal

Come and meet representatives from British Waterways and Upper Calder Valley Renaissance on Wednesday 23 November 2011 at 6pm at Riverside School.

Read more

23rd November

Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

Pubs and Breweries of the Upper Calder Valley

Peter Robinson

Pubs and Breweries of the Upper Calder Valley

This talk will take a look at the impact of changing legislation upon the pubs of the upper Calder valley beginning in the 17th century, and will also examine the influence of the brewing companies and their successors the pub companies, from the 19th century onwards.

Peter Robinson has been interested in local and industrial history since his teens and joined the Local History Section of the Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society in 1980. He is presently Treasurer of the Halifax Antiquarian Society, a member of the Brewery History Society and the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. In the latter organisation he has been involved in the Yorkshire Heritage Pubs Group.

Thursday 24th November

Switch on the Christmas Lights Hebden Bridge

The Mayor Cllr Scott Trickett, Amy, Marcus, Emily, Natalie and special guest Father Christmas welcome you to the Christmas Tree Light Switch On.

St George's Square, Hebden Bridge from 4.45pm on Thursday, 24th November 2011 featuring the Hebden Bridge Junior Band. 

Thursday 24th November

Annual General Meeting of Hebden Bridge Community Association

7pm, in HB Town Hall (Council Chamber)

Thursday 24th November

Jazz Club


Highly acclaimed London band Just East visit Hebden Bridge’s HX7 Jazz Club on Thursday November 24th. Read more

9th November

Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

Jowett Cars: A brief history

John Atack

Jowett Cars: A brief history

This evening's topic concerns Jowett Cars: Yorkshire's very own motor manufacturer whose centenary of production was celebrated last year. The talk is not purely technical. It involves the evolution of the family firm and its post-war demise. Characters, connivance and true Yorkshire obstinacy all play their parts and go some way towards explaining why these cars are remembered today, with affection or otherwise!

John Atack spent 37 years with Rolls-Royce in various parts of the globe. Some say they are still looking for him. He bought his first Jowett in Hebden Bridge in 1963 and has been the custodian of several others in the meantime. He is the Vice Chairman of the Northern Section of the Jowett Car Club – the oldest one-make car club in the world.

Wednesday 9th November

Trades Club

The True Cost of Coal

9th November at The Trades Club Hebden Bridge, 7pm for food (Llamo's kitchen £2) 7.30 for presentation (free) ,

Inspirational stories based on the Beehive collective's artwork about the extraction of coal through moutain top removal and the indigenous people's struggle for justice.

Delcious Food from Llamo's Kitchen £2

Thursday 10th November

Trades Club

Ting thing at Trades

Big festival favourites, 2 Man Ting play the Trades on Thursday fusing African guitar licks, live looped to create a full band sound with djembe beats, and meaningful and witty lyrics sung in Krio. Recent support slots for Tinariwen have brought the Tings even wider acclaim and support comes DJs Dave 'Red Tin' Ives and John Tree - The Perfumed Garden.

Friday 11th Novenber

Amnesty 50th Bithday Coffee Morning

9.30 - 11.30 Friday 11th Novenber
at Holme St Arts Centre, Hebden Bridge (next to Post Office)

An event to celebrate and fundraise for Amnesty - tea,coffee and cake, raffle, bric a brac/book and jumble stalls.

Raffle with ace prizes.

Letter writing for victims of human rights abuses.
Duplo lego galore to keep kids happy.

Everyone welcome.

Tel 845273 for more info.Thanks

Saturday November 12th

Hebden Bridge Craft Fair

Local craft workers and designer-makers selling handmade goods. With Vegetarian Cafe.

Saturday November 12th 10am-4pm

Holme Street Arts Centre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

Free entry

Saturday 12th November

Meet The Artist

Upstairs at Spirals, Market Street, Hebden Bridge
Saturday 12th November
11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

This week, Toby Atrill will be making and selling his original jewellery creations made using mainly found and reclaimed elements. Vintage inspired, very contempory, made locally and ready to giftwrap!

For see a a full schedule of all events go to:

Sunday 13 November

Trades Club

The Hebden Bridge Comedy Club

Jason Cook
***** Chortle ***** Time Out *****The Herald **** Metro **** The Scotsman

Alex Boardman
"Very funny, a rare mixture of wit and charm" - The Guardian

MC Martin Mor
"the act that has influenced me the most" Frankie Boyle

and introducing Jane Hill.

Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm prompt. Usually finish not long after 10pm. £8 on the door or £6 by purchasing in advance from the venue or online.

Very strong language throughout. All acts subject to change.

Further info on 07874 152 338

Sunday 6 November

Hebden Bridge WI Rag Market

11am til 4pm
Central St School
50p entrance

Fabrics, wools, buttons, craft materials and tea and cakes provided by the WI!

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Monday 7th November

Inside Parliament - free workshop.

One of a series of free workshops designed to give practical and useful information on how groups can engage with Parliament's processes for the benefit of their communities. Read more

Tuesday 8th November

Trades Club

Acid Mothers Temple and The Melting Paraiso UFO

8pm to 10.30pm + DJs until late


Description: Japan's premier exponents of pyscho-delic, freak-out, full-throttle, cosmic rock 'n' roll. For this tour the band aim to play two hour sets taking in all their classic anthems.

More info

2nd November

Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society

Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

The Search for Helen

Nick Wilding and Literary & Scientific AGM

The Search for Helen

Following his rediscovery of the lost silent film 'Helen of Four Gates', made on the moors above Hebden Bridge in 1920, Nick Wilding explores the locations that inspired the writer Ethel Carnie Holdsworth to write her remarkable novel in the first place, and brings to life the world she knew.

The event will coincide with the long-awaited republication of the book that many people claim was her best novel 'This Slavery', written by her at Slack Top, Heptonstall and based on her childhood memories of working as a half-timer in the mills of Lancashire.

Wednesday 2nd November 2011

Trades Club

Flowers in your hair at the Trades ? Songwriting great Iain Matthews makes a welcome return to the Trades on Wednesday. He is probably best known for his massive hit Woodstock, which was number one on both sides of the Atlantic. But Iain was also a founding member of Fairport Convention before forming Matthews Southern Comfort.

Thursday 3rd November 2011

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners' Monthly Meeting

The meeting will take place on Thursday 3rd November 2011 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Royal Fold, New Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge from 7.30pm. The speaker will be Hilary Dodson from the Northern Fruit Group who will give a talk on Top Fruit. Entry is ?2 for non-members. Further information can be obtained by telephoning 07977 929684, by emailing info@cvog.org or by visiting CVOG's website www.cvog.org.

Saturday 5th November

Luddendenfoot Craft Event

10 am - 12 noon

Luddendenfoot Civic Centre

Learn patchwork quilt making, decoupage and brooch making.

Cost £3 includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Info from Heather Hartwell 01422 885542

Saturday 5th November

Meet The Artist

Saturday 5th November
11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
upstairs at Spirals, Market St, Hebden Bridge

This week Sakinah Haq will be making and selling her stunning mirrors made from reclaimed china and original ceramic pieces. There will be a chance to see Sakinah making her mirrors and talk to her about her work as well as to buy a unique handmade gift.

For see a a full schedule of all events go to:

Saturday 5th November

Hebden Bridge Bonfire

Hebden Bridge Bonfire is one of the North of England's
premier bonfire events, attracting visitors from all over Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. This is a family event which has been thrilling crowds for over 50 years.

Gates open 4:00pm
Bonfire Lighting 6:30pm
Children's Fireworks 7:00pm
Main Fireworks 8:00pm

Park & Ride:
Moderna Business Park, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5PZ begins at5:30pm.
Last Park & Ride Bus back to Moderna at 9:30pm

Parking in HB is difficult - please use this free service.

Adults - £4,
Children (under 14) - £2,
Under 2 years old - Free.

Saturday 5th November

Harmony Open Mic

Harmony Acapella Singing

New acts always welcome!

8.30pm Saturday 5th November
Upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf, HB


Contact: Richard on 07940 8503280

Monday 24 October

Crags Walk

Heptonstall Churches and Colden Cotton Mills - a nine mile moderate/hard circular walk from Clough Hole car park at 10 am (booking required).

Tuesday 25 October

Crags Walk

Family Orienteering Treasure Hunt - £5 per team - pick up a map from our information point.

Tuesday 25 October

Crags Walk

Explorer Walks - short walks from Gibson Mill at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. £1. No need to book.

Wednesday 26 October

Crags Walk

Family Orienteering Treasure Hunt - £5 per team - pick up a map from our information point.

Wednesday 26 October

Crags Walk

Woodland Walk with Mark Reid, author of InnWay books. Call 01423 871750 to book.

26th October

Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

Excarnation and caterpillars:
the fruits of early retirement

Prehistory Group update

Dave Shepherd and Local History AGM

Excarnation & caterpillars: the fruits of early retirement

An illustrated account of some of the Prehistory Section’s activities over the last year or so. There’s a full update on the website but some things are better explained as a short talk.

Some features made by strangely-used rocks, and some mechanically-abused features…

Dave Shepherd is active in exploring and recording the prehistory of Calderdale.

Thursday 27 October

Crags Walk

Family Activity Walk - at 10 am from Clough Hole car park with activities along the way. £2. (booking required)

Thursday 27th October

Batty Crafts and Spooky Tales

Spooky Tales

Gibson Mill Halloween batty hat-making and crafts 1pm to 4pm.

Spooky Tales with Ursula Holden- Gill at 4pm ?3 each - places limited, booking advised.

Cafe open until 5.30 for refreshments.

Call 01422 844518 for details

Thursday 27th October

New green cleaning businessHX7 Jazz Club

- Jazz musicians from USA, Italy, Switzerland and New Zealand will be at the Trades on 27 October with Robert Castelli and his BOOM Quartet. Read more

Friday 28 October
Julian Cope

Pop visionary Julian Cope to make a rare trip to Yorkshire playing classics from across his hit studded career at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge on Friday 28 October. More info (2 Aug)

Saturday 29th October

Meet The Artist

Saturday 29th October, 11.00 - 4.00
Upstairs at Spirals, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

This week, Sue Leslie will be making and selling her beautiful creations made from paper and textiles. There will be the chance to see Sue making her work and to buy some lovely affordable handmade gifts, including brooches, cards, and some amazing origami Christmas decorations.

For more information and to see the full schedule go to www.spiralsfairtrade.co.uk

Saturday 29th October

Exploring our Connectedness

An exploratory workshop using creative expression to connect more fully with yourself and be fully present in life

Dance/movement, writing, artwork, reflection

Ella Speirs

Saturday 29th Oct 9.30am - 1.00pm
Holme St Arts Centre, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE

Free in return for feedback, refreshments provided

Booking essential: ring Hazel 079695 97139/ 885942

Saturday 29th October

2 Choirs For Lou: Benefit Concert

Menfolk Waits & The Hepton Singers
Two very different choirs
One great big fabulous concert !
In aid of the Lou Tempest Support Fund

7.30pm Saturday 29th October
Ted Hughes Theatre
Calder High School

Tickets £8/6 (£3 for under 25s)
From: B@r place and Harold Crabtree's, HB
and on the door

Enquiries: Simon 07411 901 148



Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October

Autumn Craft Fair at Gibson Mill

11am to 3pm

Treat yourself or start your Christmas shopping early with a tempting range of beautifully crafted gifts offered by a handpicked selection of local craftspeople. A chance to meet the makers and buy something unique.

Call 01422 844518 or 01422 841021 for details

Saturday 29th October

Brazilians at the Trades -

Rhythmbridge presents Afrobrazilia +DJ's on Saturday, a journey into the rhythmical heart of Brazilian and Senegalese culture.

Claudio Kron's band Papajaca play music that is powerful, organic and rich in texture exploring the African influences on Brazilian tradition. They are joined by the Kajamor Family with music rooted in the serouba traditions of Casamance - infectious, danceable and melodic rhythms accompanied by song

Sunday 30 October

Crags Walk

Walshaw Reservoirs Walk - a strenuous eight mile walk from Clough Hole car park at 10am (booking required).

Call 01422 844518

21-23 October 2011

Ted Hughes Festival

This year's festival will be held in Mytholmroyd between 21st ? 23rd October.

Read more

Tickets can be purchased from www.wegottickets.com or Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre Tel: 01422 843 831
For more information on the Elmet Trust please visit: www.theelmettrust.co.uk

Saturday 22 October

Apple Day at the Stubbing Wharf

Apple Day

Starts at noon

Guests of the Stubbing Wharf have been enjoying this annual celebration of the fruit that makes a wonderful drink for five years. However, last year it became “a bit of a phenomenon,” as landlord Matt Browne describes. “We offer apple juice, a range of bottled and draft ciders, apple pressing, as well as apple-related food, entertainment and fun and games. But last year, the event became very popular with many cider enthusiasts and connoisseurs from the region and further a field.”

With this growing following and a range of bottled ciders and more than 20 real, farmhouse ciders from numerous craft-producers on draft, the Apple Day certainly is a mini cider festival for the real enthusiasts of traditional ciders.

Saturday 22 October

Charity Walk from the Hare and Hounds, Old Town

A scenic 5 mile walk around the Old Town area. Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs on a lead. A raffle will be held afterwards in the pub so please bring a prize if you can.

Charity Walk

There will be a minimal charge of £2.50 per walker. However, if you wish to give more or even raise some sponsorship of your own we would be very grateful. All contributions will be most welcome.

The route will be a mixture of paths and tracks, which may be a little muddy in places, so walking boots/shoes are advised. Please also wear clothing suitable for the weather on the day. When we arrive back at the Hare and Hounds at about 4.30pm all walkers will be rewarded with delicious chilli and chips. What better way to spend an Autumn Saturday afternoon?

We hope to see as many locals and visitors as possible ? maybe you'll even make some new friends along the way. We look forward to seeing you there. Dave & Jeanette from the Hare & Hounds.

Saturday 22 October

Walk in the Crags

Heptonstall Churches and Colden Cotton Mills - a nine mile moderate/hard circular walk from Clough Hole car park at 10 am (booking required).

Saturday 22 October

Trades Club

Curved Air at Trades

Groundbreaking British progressive rock band Curved Air make their debut at the Trades on Saturday. Curved Air features original members Sonja Kristina on vocals & Florian Pilkington-Miksa on drums. They are a unique and powerful combination of a remarkable female vocalist and virtuoso musicians that inspired a generation with their renowned live performances.

Saturday 22 October

Liz Lochhead

Liz Lochhead is a poet, performer, playwright, frequent broadcaster, sometime teacher of creative writing and occasional theatre director.

Her in-print collections of poetry, 'Dreaming Frankenstein' and 'The Colour of Black & White' are published by polygon, as is 'True Confessions', her collection of monologues and theatre lyrics. Liz became Glasgow's Poet Laureate in 2005 and in January 2011 she was surprised, and very honoured, to be declared Scotland's Maker or National Poet.

Tonight she will read from her own work and present prizes to the winners of the Elmet Poetry Prize.

7.30pm Saturday 22nd October Ted Hughes Theatre, Calder High School, Mytholmroyd. £5/3

17 October

Calder Orchard Housing project

We're a group of 3 adults (all single parents) and 4 young children with a dynamic vision for family living in Calder Valley.

We're committed to creating a vibrant, intentional community where we can all co-exist, grow and learn together. It'll be a nurturing community where we share resources, skills and experiences; a space where we can collectively invest in our future. It'll be a healthy, happy, creative, green, ethical, inspiring, and playful home for both adults and children. Although there will be lots of communal space and shared times such as communal meals, gardening, social activism and storytelling, the importance of personal space will also be recognised with all members having their own personal 'retreat zone'.

We're looking for others who share this vision to join us to help make it happen in the Hebden area.

We're having a get togther for all those who are interested on Monday 17th October 5- 7pm (children welcome). So if this way of family living resonates with you, do come along! For further info, email: calder.orchard@hotmail.co.uk

Wednesday 19th October

Keep Safe. Keep Warm. Keep Well

Mytholmroyd Community Centre
Date: Weds 19 Oct (from 10.00am to 2.00pm)

Give your home and your body a "MOT!" Over 20 organisations such as Fire, Police and Ambulance services, Age Concern, Pennine Housing, Calderdale Council's Housing services, Falls Prevention Team and many more available under one roof. Lots of info, advice and free gifts. Admission and a cuppa free. Please come!

Wednesday 19th October

Leonora Rustomova

'Don't believe the media nonsense about this brave educator' says Kevin Duffy of Bluemoose Books.

This is your chance to come and listen to Leonora Rustamova's own account of the Miss Rusty saga in Stop Don't Read This - The Story. The book, a surprising page turner, is a must for anyone who cares about how and who we educate in this country in the 21st Century.

Terence Blacker said in The Independent, 'We should be hiring more teachers like Miss Rusty, not sacking them.'

7.30pm, Hebden Bridge Library

Free event.

19th October

Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society

Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

Book Launch of Mr Andoh's Pennine Diary

Stephen Curry

Book Launch of Mr Andoh's Pennine Diary

Imagine what a Japanese man would make of working and living in Hebden Bridge in 1935!

Koichi Andoh travelled from Japan in 1935 to teach the technique of distinguishing the sex of one-day-old chicks to Hebden Bridge hatchery businesses. He kept a daily diary of his life here - which his son Takayoshi Andoh discovered in the late 1990s. In 2001 Takayoshi made the journey to Hebden Bridge and a collaboration began between him and Stephen to translate Koichi's experiences. The book brings to life the thoughts and observation of a sometimes homesick man from a very different culture from that of the 1930's Calder Valley.

More information

Saturday October 15th

Meet The Artist

The first of a regular series of events at Spirals shop on Market Street, Hebden Bridge.

Local printmaker Anita Burrows will be upstairs at Spirals making and selling her work which included prints and cards. A great chance to meet local artists and buy unique gifts directly from them.

Saturday 15th October 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday October 15th

Hebden Bridge Craft Fair

Local craft workers and designer-makers selling handmade goods. With Vegetarian Cafe.

Saturday October 15th 10am-4pm

Holme Street Arts Centre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

Free entry

Saturday 15th October 2011

Woodland Talk

Sat 15th October 11am at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags.

Rodney Helliwell, an internationally renowned expert in woodland management, will be coming to give a fascinating talk on the benefits of woodland management to the environment.

Following his talk there will be an opportunity to discuss woodland management with the National Trust Team at Hardcastle Crags and representatives of the Forestry Commission, Calderdale Council, The RSPB and others, plus have a chat with Rodney. Parking is free for NT members. It is a mile from the car park to Gibson Mill.

Booking is advised. Please call the estate office on 01422 844518 or email us at hardcastlecrags@nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday 15th October 2011
Saturday 15th October 2011

Wainsgate ConcertWainsgate Chapel Concert on Saturday October 15th with a great show for music lovers of all ages - the Classic Buskers (all two of them) perform some of the greatest and most famous works of music on a variety of weird and wonderful instruments. Read more

Saturday 15th October 2011

Last Chance Saloon Band; barndance with attitude

Heptonstall Bowling Club.
Starts 8.30 £4.

A benefit as part of Water Aid's Big National Ceilidh; a night that's strictly cowboy with called barndances to a storming live western band playing anything form Johnny Cash to red hot bluegrass fiddle tunes to YMCA!. Dress; West (no horses)


Sunday 16th October

Mytholmroyd memorial statue:

The people of Mytholmroyd are being invited to a dedication ceremony where the new head to the memorial statue will be unveiled.

Read more

Sunday 16th October

The Hebden Bridge Comedy Club

First of all a quick word of thanks to all who came to our September show. For October we have no intention of letting standards slip, with;

Gavin Webster has toured with Phil Jupitus, Lee Evans and Jack Dee as well as TV appearances including 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks'. Unmissable.

'had sections of the room on the floor laughing'
Edinburgh Evening News

'Webster is clearly capable of brilliance' The Journal

Dan Nightingale - Preston's wunderkind exploded onto the circuit about eight years ago. He still detonates in comedy rooms across the country. Flawless performance and improv skills that shame most actors, and he also has the gags to match!

"Fantastic...He has it in him to be another Kitson or Noble." Metro

"See this guy before he's a star!" BBC Online

Jane Hill fills the middle spot and Rob Riley comperes incomparably.

Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm prompt and we aim to finish before 10.30pm

Admission £8 on the door (if tickets left) or ?6 in advance from The Trades or book online now

Info 07874 152338

The Small Print
Trades Club members qualify for a £1 discount on the door but must produce a valid membership. No card. No discount.

Very strong language throughout and humour some may offensive. Not advised for the over-sensitive or self appointed moral guardians! All acts subject to change.

Sunday 16th October

Charity Car Boot sale in aid of cardiac risk in the young

Sunday October 16th at The Hare & Hounds pub, Burnley Road, Todmorden

Set up 7.30am, starts 8 am
Cars £5 vans £7

A chance to have a good clearer out before christmas and make a few quid!

To book a pitch or for more information please contact me Abbie on 07916630755

Also if you would like to donate any unawnted items to the charity stall please contact me & I will collect. Please come along & support us.

11th October 2011

Trades Club

Film night and discussion

Insights from health workers and experts.
Tuesday 11 October
From 7pm
Hebden Bridge Trades Club

12th October

Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

Packhorse Days and Packhorse Ways

Janet Niepokojczycka

Packhorse Days and Packhorse Ways

The days when four hooves ruled the world: pack-saddles, loads, routes and bells are some of the aspects of this near-forgotten way of life. With reference to several pack-horse journeys made by Janet herself.

Janet Niepokojczycka is a former infant teacher. She is currently a seasonal blue badge guide in Lake District and Scotland.

Wednesday, 12 October

Make Do & Mend

Come along to cheeky sew and sew and learn to alter and repair clothing. Learn to make your clothes fit better and repair zips and rips. Bring a garment to repair or alter if possible, or just come along and learn techniques.

2pm - 4pm. £10 including materials.

Cheeky Sew & Sew, 22 Rochdale Rd, Todmorden OL14 7LD.
01706 816181 www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.co.uk

Thursday 13 October

Trades Club

Slim Chance at the Trades

The band Ronnie Lane formed when he left The Faces are back on stage once again at the Trades Club on Thursday. Original members Steve Simpson, Charlie Hart, Steve Bingham, Alun Davies & Colin Davey, are joined by Geraint Watkins playing Ronnie's classic songs in the spirit of the band's previous incarnation.

Support is an engaging mix of Country, Rock, and Folk-themed tunes from Des Horsfall's Kuschty Rye (Acoustic).

Tuesday 4 October

TC and Joycey-B's Swing jive is back!

TC and Joycey-B's Swing jive is back!

Mytholmroyd Community Centre

New Beginners 10 week session starts 7.15 Tuesday October 4. Includes a taught class (with loads of help) practice time and social dancing to great 40s/50s music. Vintage bring & buy, friendly and fun group, luvely big dance floor and on-site parking for at least 50 Cadilacs! Intermediate classes start at 8.30 with social dancing £5 per class. Register with Joyce 01706 814996 or email joyce@hepcathop.com - See ya on that dancefloor!

Wednesday 5th October 2011

Basic Sewing Skills - Learn to make a Bag

Learn to follow a simple pattern and use basic sewing skills to make a useful and attractive bag. Choose either a 1970s satchel bag or the 'Tardis' slouch bag. Both are simple to make with a little bit of guidance and tried and tested bags that we sell in our shop.

Learn to follow a basic pattern, cut and pin accurately and sew it all together, fitting pockets and fasteners is an option. Bring your own fabric or some materials are available.
1pm - 3pm £15 including materials and refreshments.

Cheeky Sew & Sew, 22 Rochdale Rd, Todmorden OL14 7LD.
01706 816181 www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.co.uk

Wednesday 5th October 2011

Trades Club

The Acoustic Gathering

Folk supergroup comes to the Trades - The Acoustic Gathering is a super-trio featuring Ray Jackson (Lindisfarne), Doug Morter (Albion Band, Magna Carta) and Jerry Donahue (Fairport Convention, Fotheringay) and play the Trades on Wednesday.

The Gathering promise to go back to basics using their decades of exeperiene to perform 'great hits and long forgotten ditties' in a unique acoustic format.

Thursday 6th October 2011

Clothes Sale for Oak Tree Foundation

The Charity Market Stall at Hebden Bridge Market

9 - 2.30 on Thursday 6th October

Ex-display, new, designer clothes for sale to support The Oak Tree Foundation, providing basic humantarian aid to the sick, poor and needy children and their families in the rural areas of Romania.

See website

Thursday 6th October 2011

Trades Club

Curry Night and Quiz at the Trades Club

Calder Branch Labour Party is hosting another Curry Night and Quiz at the Trades Club on Thursday October 6

Choice of meat and vegetarian curries and rice on offer with questions from quizmaster MC Dave Boardman.

Admission is £4 and includes food.

Start time is 8.30pm

Thursday 6th October 2011

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners' Monthly Meeting

The meeting takes place on Thursday 6th October 2011 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Royal Fold, New Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge from 7.30pm.

The speaker Michael Myers from Craven College. Entry is £2 for non-members. Further information can be obtained by telephoning 07977 929684, by emailing info@cvog.org or by visiting CVOG's website www.cvog.org.

friday 7th October 2011

Trades Club

Beatherder Festival fundraiser - the Trades hosts a fundraiser on Friday for the Beatherder Festival/ Perfumed Garden with DJ's Earthdoctor, John Tree & Fflyffilyfbybl and the Kajamor Family Drummers.

Perfumed Garden resident DJs Earthdoctor, Dewi Fflyfilyfbybl and John Tree are joined live by the amazing Kajamor Family with their electrifying African drumming.

"Loads of Hebden folk are regulars at Beatherder so it seemed natural for the Trades to help them out with a fundraiser, featuring a top quality line-up led by the Perfumed Garden team," Trades Club spokesperson Paul Clarke told the Hebden Bridge Web.

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th OctOBER

'Stitch & Bitch' knitting & crochet group

Come along and get some knitting or crochet done and exercise your jaw muscles at the same time. Stitch and Bitch is a great place to catch up on your knitting and get it all off your chest. Although this group is for those who can already knit or crochet there is plenty of help and support available to help you improve your skills. Some materials are available for a small charge.

If you have taken one of our knitting or crochet courses then the group is here to help you consolidate what you have learnt, as well as help if you get stuck.

Stitch and Bitch is free but there is a small charge for tea and coffee and cake. And there is always cake!

Fridays from 10.30 to 12.30, free. (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Oct)

Cheeky Sew & Sew, 22 Rochdale Rd, Todmorden, OL1`4 7LD.
01706816181 www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.co.uk

Saturday 8th October 2011

Cheeky Sew & Sew does 'Burlesque'

We are hosting a whole day of Burlesque! There will be two events on making and customising your burlesque costume, including making nipple tassels:

10 am - 1pm: Make nipple tassels/ customise tops. £30
2pm - pm: Make a bustle/ customise hot-pants or skirt. £30

Then learn to pose like a pin-up, peel off those slinky gloves with style and shake your nipple tassels baby!!

6.30pm - 10pm: Learn your moves and strut your stuff. £30
Book all 3 sessions for £75.
Deposit required and booking is essential for all sessions.

Cheeky Sew & Sew, 22 Rochdale Rd, Todmorden, OL1`4 7LD.
01706816181 www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.co.uk

Saturday 8th October 2011

Book launchBestselling local author Linda Green to sign new novel - at The Book Case in Hebden Bridge on Saturday - days ahead of its national release.

Read more

Sunday 9 October

Wadsworth Community Centre: Antiques Roadshow

Wadsworth Community Centre

We will be holding this event on Sunday 9 October, so not much time to rummage through your attic!

We will begin proceedings at 1pm and continue through the afternoon until around 4pm.

Why not bring along your old stuff - sorry, potential treasures, for our experts to take a look.

Delicious Cream Teas will be served at an appropriate time and the bar will be open.

There will be an admission charge of £1, which will be gratefully received and will be used in support of the centre.

Sunday 9 October from 1 pm until around 4 pm
at Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane,
Old Town, Hebden Bridge HX7 8RY

For more information please contact Anna: 07759 386687

Sunday 9 October

Hebden Bridge Craft Market

Hebden Bridge Craft Market, held in Lees Yard, Hebden Bridge, just off St Georges Square every second Sunday of the month. Lots of stalls showing the best of handcrafted work by local designer - makers and crafts workers.

Totally Local and Original!
Sunday 9th October.
Stalls open from 10:00 to 4:00

Sunday 9 October

Hebden Bridge Community Self Build Housing

Public Open Day and visioning workshop

Slf Build

Come and have your say

2.30pm - 5pm

Salem Community Resource Centre

enquiries - contact Chris Goddard 07961 446760


Saturday 1st October

Harmony Open Mic

Small Group Acapella Singing

We welcome groups of 2 or more singers, particularly new acts!

8.30pm Saturday October 1st
upstairs at
White Lion Hotel
Bridge Gate
Hebden Bridge

or call Richard on 07940 850328

Saturday 1st October

Trades Club

'Manchester's Nick Drake', John Stammers, plays the Trades on Saturday

John Stammers won that accolade from The Guardian, and is a folk artist committed to doing things the good old fashioned way. He gathered a team of crack Manchester musos to record his album in one week direct to tape, all analogue warmth, no computers allowed.

Now you can hear the results live with the full backing band that appears on his debut album, which was released in May. There's also very special guest DJ sets from Voice of the Seven Woods, Thunders & Duende.

Sunday 2nd October 2011

East Africa Crisis Appeal Sponsored Walk


Three routes to suit everybodys ability, starting and finishing at the
New Delight Inn, Blackshaw Head, HX7 7HT

1. A route around the Parish of Blackshaw.

2. An intermediate route

3. A route suitable for children.

  • All routes open to walkers and runners
  • Fantastic scenic route
  • Maps of the course provided
  • Registration on the day
  • Refreshments at the New Delight Inn
  • First Aid

All proceeds donated to the East Africa Crisis Appeal
For further information and to register for the event please contact:

Lucy Brill 01422 843473 / philandlucy@hotmail.com
Or go to www.blackshawparish.net for further details.

Wednesday 28th September

Trades Club

Eleanor McEvoy & Al Lewis

On Wednesday we bring you Eleanor McEvoy & Al Lewis. Eleanor McEvoy is one of Ireland's most accomplished contemporary singer songwriters. McEvoy composed the title track of 'A Woman's Heart' the best-selling Irish album in Irish history.

Wednesday 28th September

Wind Turbine Debate

Calder Civic Trust are hosting a public debate on Wind Turbines at the Methodist Church in Market Street in Hebden Bridge (7.30pm). There are local speakers both for and against wind turbines, and there is plenty of opportunity for input from the public. This has been a big local issue recently so it should be a very lively debate with strong opinions from both sides.

See also: HebWeb Forum debate from 2010

20th September

Healing Energies 4-Week Course

The Academy of Spiritual Sciences

Healing Energies: 4-Week Course Part One
Tuesday Evenings. Commencing September 13th
7.30pm - 9.30pm

£60 (£20 deposit + £10 per class)

The Hope Centre, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BN


  • Self Help Tools for Daily Life
  • Methods of Natural Healing
  • The Human Energy Field
  • Learn how to Balance, Seal, Strengthen and Protect the Aura using The Emerald Alignment

Course Programme


21st September

Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Meeting - 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall Market Street

The Battle of Brunanburh

Steve Chapples


The evidence that this battle, which took place in 937AD between King Athelstan and a combined army of Vikings, was fought in and around Burnley in East Lancashire.

Steve has published four books and is a regular contributor to the Looking Back column in the Lancashire Telegraph. He has also appeared on BBC TV’s Inside Out series and has had his own radio programme on Radio Lancashire about his bestselling book about the Nelson Imperial Ballroom.

Thursday 22 September

HX7 Jazz Club

HX7 Jazz Club: The Hadouk Trio from France are the latest visitors to Hebden Bridge’s highly successful HX7 Jazz Club on Thursday 22 September. More info

Friday 23 September

Trades Club

Space Ritual at the Trades

Kiss your body and mind goodbye on Friday as Mental Elf presents Hawkwind stalwart Nik Turner's new project, the Outriders of Apocalypse.

The South American inspired celtic, space, jazz, funk, punk of the Outriders reflects the music that has inspired Nik over the years, bringing together musicians from Hawkwind, Space Ritual, Inner City Unit, and the Nik Turner Band, taking you on a journey through space and time.

Other sounds come from the afro funk vibes of Ben Lilly (Heavy Crates Records), and the psy beats of Mad Mick (Kulu). PS. Don't forget the usual tea and cake.

Saturday 24 September

Incredible Edible Talks

6-9.30pm, Hippodrome Theatre Halifax Road, Todmorden

Guest Speaker Professor Tim Lang:"Getting a grip of our food system: today Tod tomorrow Westminster?"

Celebrate the growing Incredible Edible movement and hear about the great projects that are sprouting up around the country.


24th September

100 Thousand Poets for Change

Poets Michael Haslam, Sarah Corbett, John Siddique and Philip Foster will be reading their poetry on the 24th September, 7pm at The White Lion in Hebden Bridge.

This event is part of the largest global poetry reading in history with 600 events in 450 Cities, 95 countries all happening simultaneously.

See website

Admission is Free

1000 poets

Sunday 25th September

Walk The Treesponsibility Trail

A new walk has been established by Treesponsibility, the local group whose work combines reforestation and ecological restoration with awareness-raising about climate change.

Read more

Sunday 25th September

Incredible Edible Harvest Festival

Todmorden Unitarian Church, OL14 6LE


Bring produce for judging 10am-11.30am

Hear about latest buzz about Bee Spoke and the Green Route.

Come Dine with us - eight chefs offering food demonstrations and tastings using local food. Stalls and children's games.


Sunday 25th September

Hebden Royd Town Council


St John the Baptist in the Wilderness
Cragg Vale

at 3.00pm

Mayor and Mayoress
Councillor Scott Trickett and Mrs Amy Trickett and family

extend a very warm welcome to all residents of Hebden Bridge,
Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale and Brearley

Refreshments will be served  at the close of the service

     Collection with Proceeds to       
The Mayor's Charity

For further details please phone 01422 842181

Sunday 25th September

Damo Suzuki / Art Error ist

Trades Club
8pm to 10.30pm + DJs until late

Tickets: £12/£10

Double headline show which sees return of the legendary Can frontman backed by members of Alfie, Electric Brains & Cool Piano Roll. Art Error Ist is an exclusive show from this new collaboration between Faust frontman Jean-Herve Peron and Nurse With Wound's Steven Stapleton & Andrew Liles.

More info

Thursday 15 September

Digging Deeper: exploring environmental issues

A New 10 week course held at the Alternative Technology Centre, Hebble End Mill, Hebden Bridge HX7 6HJ.

On this course, we shall consider a range of issues, including:

Will the world soon face an energy and food shortage?

Do we need nuclear power?

How can we avoid the loss of biodiversity?

What could a sustainable society look like?

Starting Thursday 15 September, 7.00 - 9.00 pm. You can join at the first session. Course fee: Full, £60. People in receipt of income-related benefits pay £3 only.

For more information about the course content, call the tutor Finn on 01422 846863 or email finn.jensen@rocketmail.com.

Friday, 16th September

Trades Club

Michael Chapman at the Trades

Yorkshire folk legend Michael Chapman makes a welcome return to the Trades on Friday.

Chapman's career now spans 30 albums including the influential Fully Qualified Survivor feted by John Peel, and recently re-released to critical acclaim. Even indie kids like Supergrass have cited his inventiveness on the guitar, and he remains a consummate live performer.

"Michael has been a regular big name draw at the club, so we're expecting this to be a busy night for a man who is rightly seen as a folk institution, " Trades Club spokesperson Paul Clarke told the Hebden Bridge Web.

Saturday, 17th September

Clothes Swap Party

Cheeky sew & sew, a sewing cafe recently opened at 22 Rochdale Rd Todmorden, will be hosting a Clothes Swap Party at their premises on Saturday 17th September.

Please bring along 3 clean good quality items of clothing or accessories to swap. There will be a Cocktail Bar from 7pm onwards and the swap will start at 7.30.

Venue: cheeky sew & sew , 22 Rochdale Rd, Todmorden, OL14 7LD.

Date and Time: 17th September: Cocktail Bar from 7pm until 10:30 pm. Clothes Swap from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.

www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.co.uk tel: 01706 816181 or 07542076185

Saturday, 17th September

Trades Club

Revolver at the Trades

Revolver are a late addition playing the Trades on Saturday talking their fans on a classic rock history lesson playing hits from the Doors through Floyd to Bowie.The band will be DJing afterwards complete with their trademark projections. The fun kicks off at 9pm and entry is only three quid. "The Trades is well aware that rock fans along the valley aren't that well catered for so we hope they will come down as Revolver are a top drawer act who always pack the club," Trades Club spokesperson Paul Clarke told the Hebden Bridge Web.

Sunday 18 September

Mountain bike enthusiasts are being encouraged to take on one of three routes on the Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge in aid of Sue Ryder ? Manorlands Hospice on 18th September.

The event takes place within the stunning and challenging landscape of 'Bronte Country' in the south Pennines, and is named after the famous literary family who lived in 19th century Haworth and who between them penned classics such as Wuthering Heights and Jayne Eyre.

More info

Sunday 18 September

Trades Club

Hebden Bridge Comedy Club

Trades Club 19:30 - 22:30

New Comedy Club at the Trades ? new night launches on Sunday with a guarantee of no frilly shirts, no mother-in-law gags - just classy comedy from the best on the circuit.

Ivan Brackenbury's Hospital Radio Roadshow

Ian D. Montfort, the UK's leading spoof psychic alongside his good 'friend' Ivan.

£8 on the door (if tickets left) or £6 in advance. Info 07874 152338 Book online

The bill is headlined by Ivan Brackenbury's Hospital Radio Roadshow which one reviewer had 'the whole room was in hysterics from the word go'. Support comes from the UK's leading spoof physic Ian D.Montfort, who Time Out said was a "hysterically funny character who contacts dead celebrities with incredible results'.

The show comes complete with guest act Bethany Black and MC Rob Riley.

It's strictly over 18s because of the very strong language. Not suitable for Tories.

"The Trades is not messing about with this so we're hired one of the best comedy bookers in the country, and he's come up trumps with a high quality opening night," Trades Club spokesperson Paul Clarke told the Hebden Bridge Web.

10-11 September

Heritage Weekend at The Birchcliffe Centre

The Birchcliffe Centre is not only home to the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Library but also the newly formed Pennine Horizons Digital Archive.

Standing on the Birchcliffe hillside, looking down on the town of Hebden Bridge, this imposing Grade II listed building is opening its doors over the Heritage Weekend. Trustees will be on hand to explain the exciting developments planned for the Birchcliffe Centre and provide tours of the building between 11.30am and 3.30pm on both days.

Read more

Saturday 10 September
Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Town Hall Open Day - Hebden Bridge's Town Hall, a grade II listed building, will welcome visitors this year during the national Heritage Open Days.

Trustees of Hebden Bridge Community Association, which runs the town hall, will be on hand to welcome visitors and show them round the building on Saturday September 10th. Two special 'hard hat' tours of the land at the rear of the site currently being developed into new community and enterprise facilities are also being arranged. These tours, at 11am and 12 noon, will provide a first glimpse of the new buildings as they begin to take shape.

More info

Saturday 10 September

Heritage Events at the Crags

Crag Stories Walk: 11am Midgehole Road car park Join our special guided walk to learn about some of the many fascinating stories of Hardcastle Crags.

Cotton Spinning Demonstrations: throughout the afternoon Chat to our spinners and see how many different ways you can spin cotton

Saturday 10 September

Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair

Hebden Bridge's 1st Vintage Fair! Over 20 Stalls selling Clothing, Accesories, Homeware & More....

10th September - 10am - 4pm

Holme Street Arts Centre, Hebden Bridge

Saturday 10 September

Up the Buttress

Saturday 10th September 1-4pm

Starting at 'Hole in the Wall'

A 350 metres hard, timed hill climb up the bumpy old cobbled road out of Hebden Bridge. Will you be the fastest? Can you beat your mate? Will your bike survive? Who's the fastest - MTB, Cyclocross or roadie, tricycle with a bell? Prizes for fastest, slowest, imaginative etc!

(Helmets are compulsory)Registration £10, includes T-Shirt.

Sunday 11 September

Heritage Events at the Crags

The History of Hardcastle Crags and Gibson Mill

1pm and 3pm

A talk on the middle floor of the Mill all about the layers of history and people at the Crags.

Sunday 11th September

Trades Club

Wailin' Annabelle plays Trades

Former Wailin' Jenny Annabelle Chvostek plays the Trades on Sunday showcasing her formidable songwriting and her skills asa versatile multi-instrumentalist.

Chvostek's songs were repeatedly singled out by critics in her native Canada as highlights of the Jennys' Juno-nominated CD, Firecracker. Her opening song "Devil's Paintbrush Road" was the number 1 song in US folk radio in 2006.

After two and a half years of recording and touring with the Jennys', she released her much-anticipated solo album, Resilience. Resilience picked up a nomination for Contemporary Album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

28th August to 25th September

Ruffling Feathers

An exhibition of paintings by Cyril Mount, highlighting the cruelty, injustices, cruelty and futility of war.

ArtsMill, Linden Mill, Hebden Bridge


Tuesday 30 August

Crafty Character Modelling Day

Come along and invent your very own character/creature using modelling clay and then build a scene for them from recycled materials. Suitable for all the family!

(Also, if the weather is fine, Crown Green bowling may be available from 11am ? no stilettos please!)

£5 per place (Family/membership discounts apply)
Refreshments included
**Limited places**
**Booking essential**

Tuesday 30 August from 10am-12.30pm at Wadsorth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge HX7 8RY.

For more information please contact Anna: ampersandarts@hotmail.com 07759 386687

Tuesday August 30th

Introductory Talk for Healing Energies Course

7.30pm - 9.00pm
Cost - £3

The Hope Centre, Hebden Bridge

* Self Help Tools for Daily Life
* Methods of Natural Healing
* The Human Energy Field
* Learn how to Balance, Seal, Strengthen and Protect the Aura using The Emerald Alignment


Saturday 3th September

Blackshawhead Fete

People in Blackshawhead are putting finishing touches to their plans for the annual Village Fete, which this year takes place on Saturday 3th September. Read more - 9 Aug

Friday - Saturday 3-4 September

Trades Club

Punk greats at the Trades this weekend

Aging punks are in for a treat as Viv Albertine and Spizzenergi come to the valley. Viv Albertine was the guitarist in the Slits who created the classic girl power album 'Cut', before she embarked on a solo career and the Clash hit single 'Train in Vain' was written about her. Viv will be showcasing her new material on Friday night.

Spizzenergi play Saturday and are best known for their massive indie disco classic 'Where's Captain Kirk?', voted one of the greatest punk singles of all time . The Midland four piece have had loads of names changes over the years but come with a reputation for high energy shows.

Saturday 3rd September

Harmony Open Mic

Small Group Acapella Singing
New groups always welcome!

No amps, no mics, just great harmony sounds and a warm supportive atmosphere

8.30pm Saturday 3rd September
upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge

see website

or call Richard: 07940 850328

Sunday 4th September

Get in quick for Po'Girl tickets

There are only a few tickets left for the return of urban roots pioneers Po'Girl at the Trades on Sunday night. Po'Girl have been compared to The Band and are making a return to the club after a triumphant set at Solfest promoting their latest critically acclaimed album, Follow Your Bliss.

"It was a complete sell out last time Po'Girl played so unless you're very quick you will miss one of the best live acts we have ever had," says Trades Club spokesperson Paul Clarke

until 4th September

Mychael Barratt and The Summer Print Exhibition 2011

Sue and Phil at The Calder Gallery have a real treat in store with a solo show by Mychael Barratt during their original print exhibition which opens on 29th June and runs until 4th September.

Mychael's very popular and witty images are inspired from sources as varied as fairy tales and Shakespearean plays to paintings by 'Great Masters' and 1960's pop culture. His prints reflect his passion for literature, theatre and film and his irreverent sense of humour runs through all of his prints and paintings. Everybody is welcome to join Mychael, other printmakers and ourselves at the opening on the 29th June, 6pm - 8pm.

The Calder Gallery, 20 Market Street.

Sunday 4th September

The Outside Track

The Outside Track at Wainsgate: The Summer season of concerts at Wainsgate Chapel resumes on Sunday September 4th with a welcome return visit by acclaimed acoustic/ folk band The Outside Track. Read more

Thursdays 18th and 25th August

Horse Drawn Market Day Canal Cruise

On Thursday 18th and 25th August, our unique day cruises leave Hebden bridge at 10am, taking us through five locks before arriving in the market town of Todmorden in time for lunch. Thursday is market day, so enjoy some shopping in the town and visit the award winning stalls in Todmorden market, many of which showcase local produce, before your return trip, arriving 6pm. One way cruises also available. Prices: Single tickets £9.95 (£7 for children). Return tickets £15 (£10 for children).

More info

13th-28th August 2011

Rochdale Canal Festival

Foraging for wild food, lantern parade, guided walks and bike rides are just a few of the exciting events and activities on offer in Calderdale, Rochdale, Oldham and Manchester.

An artist in residence will be travelling the canal on a narrowboat, stopping off along the way to work on projects.

See Rochdale Canal Blog

Saturday 27th August

Trades Club

MoodyManc headlines brand new deep/tech House night Automatique at the Trades on Saturday.

Danny Ward - aka Moodymanc - previously worked under the guise of Dubble D, as well as performing drum and production duties with 2020 Soundsystem - which has put him on the front cover of DJ magazine. He now delivers house bombs that are being championed by the premier league of artists and has released E.P's on labels such as Tsuba, Neurotraxx Deluxe, 2020 Vision, Dessous and Kolour to name a few.

He's joined by Automatique residents Antony Ellis and Chris Neil have been involved in dance music since the early 90's, supplying the best House music around.

Saturday 27th August

Get Creative at the Todmorden Community College Open Day

Calderdale College is holding at an open day on Saturday 27th August (10 till 2.00) at Todmorden Community College where it teaches a range of art courses including art and design, ceramics, interactive media and photography. These range from level 1 right through to full degrees (awarded by Leeds Met University).

At the open day there will be the opportunity to have a go at a range of activities, including a graffiti wall art, block printing, working with textiles, digital photography, digital image manipulation and lots more.

The Open Day will also have an exhibition of past students' work and there will also be the opportunity to talk to existing students about their experiences of the College. The experienced teaching staff will be on hand to any questions on the courses and to show the art facilities available to students. College advice and guidance staff will also be available to answer any questions you may have about funding on offer to study at Todmorden Community College.

Come along on the 27th August from 10.30am and find out more. Alternatively contact the College on 01422 399 316 or visit our website

19th August to 24th August

Elements of Yorkshire - Exhibition drawings, prints and flower paintings

I am having an exhibition of drawings, prints and flower paintings at The Festival Gallery on Albert Street, running from 19th August to 24th August, 10am - 5pm.

The title of the exhibition is Elements of Yorkshire. The majority of the drawings are done in rapidograph mapping ink and are as the title implies views of the Calder Valley, with a nod to Ted Hughes Elmet. The flower paintings take their inspiration from Japanese wood cuts and are both colourful and joyful.

Thursday 25th August

Fat Rascals charity fundraiser

The Trades Club is hosting a Fat Rascals charity fundraiser on Thursday to help buy wheelchair and equipment for Lou Tempest and the whole night is being put on in memory of David Paramor.

Lou lives locally and the big heated Rascals will be playing their usual rowdy set full of songs you know to help out with costly wheelchair and equipment expenses.

Support comes from Paul Weatherhead's songs of the surreal which are always a treat in an otherworldly sort of way.

Sunday 21 August

Mytholmroyd Masquerade

As part of the Rochdale Canal Festival 2011 we will be holding a Mytholmroyd Masquerade, on Sunday 21 August from 12 noon onwards. Come and make masks and costumes based on canal creatures and plants and then take part in a performance with the Handmade Parade theatre organisation, including giant puppets and stilt walkers.

Free fun for all

the family - just turn up at St Michael's Church!

10th - 16th August

Coming Home to New Landscapes

Exhibition of paintings by Jude Eldridge at the Arts Festival Gallery, Albert Street, from 10th to 16th August. Open daily 10am til 5pm, Wednesday and Monday 10am til 2pm.

Thursday 11 August

Benefit Gig for East Africa

Arcomnia The Electric Brains, Paul Weatherhead and various artists will play at the Trades club from 7.30. Raised money to go to the Disasters Emergency Committee. Please tell your friends or make a donation to the D.E.C

11 August 2011

Tap Dancing Class

Every Thursday evening (starting 11 Aug) at 6.45pm till 7.45pm at Old Town Community Centre. ?All ages and abilities welcome. ?£3.50. ?For enquiries please call 07903 245218.

Thursday August 4

Curry Night and Quiz

Calder Branch Labour Party is hosting another Curry Night and Quiz at the Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge on Thursday August 4. Meat and vegetarian curries on offer with prizes and questions from MC Dave Boardman. Admission £4 includes food. Start time 8.30pm

Saturday and Sunday August 6th and 7th



See website

Saturday and Sunday August 6th and 7th

Vintage Weekend

Vintage Rally Weekend

Weekend Rally for Veteran, Vintage & Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Commercial vehicles. Huge display of cars and motorcycles, stalls, auto-jumble, live music, refreshments and much, much more.

See website

Organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge

Saturday 6th August

Harmony Open Mic

Saturday 6th August 8.30 - 11pm at Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge. Free entry. Harmony Acapella Singing - we welcome groups of 2 or more singers, no amps, no mics.

29 July

Oxfam Gig at The Trades Club!

Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

July 29th, doors open 8pm

Come along, bring your friends and family, it's all for charity!

Tickets £6 advance/ £7 on the door
(email; bryony.cassanelli@gmail.com)

Line up includes;

Mental Elf Collective
The Soul Circle Gang
and others!...

Guaranteed a fab night, please come along, we promise you lots of fun and you'll be raising funds for a very worthy cause :)

Friday 29 July

Charity Variety Performance

7-9 pm

An action packed evening of entertainment from some of Calderdale'smost talented young performers. Dancing, singing, live band, magic, circus skills. Calderdale theatre school drama comedy sketches.

£6 (£4)
Family ticket: £20 (2 adults and 2 children)

Ted Hughes Little Theatre
Calder High School

Fundraiser to help fund wheelchair and essentials that Lou Tempest needs

Thursday 21st July 2011

Friends of Calder Holmes Park AGM

For the attention of all those interested in the ongoing care and development of Calder Holmes Park, the annual general meeting of the Friends of Calder Holmes Park group is being held on Thursday 21st July 2011, at the Branching Out base, at the top of Bridge Gate (opposite the launderette).

The meeting will start at 7pm with formal business and will be followed by the showing of a 3D film and slide show of the Fair4Youth event 2011.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Saturday 23rd July

Help Paint The Little Park - Join parents and friends at the much loved Victoria Road playground on Saturday. Read more about what they are doing.

Coming up at the Trades

Transition TownTransition Party and more events at the Trades - The Trades Club and Hebden Bridge Transition Town have joined forces for a free street party next weekend featuring top local bands and DJs. Read more (10 July)

Wednesday 13th July

Calderdale South Pennines Bird Project  - CANCELLED!

The speaker has unfortunately pulled out at the last minute - The Wadsworth Environment Group will try and get a copy of the survey report so that we can share the results with local people sometime in the future.

Old Town Community Centre, 7.30pm.

Giselle Murison of West Yorkshire Joint Services will be coming to Old Town Community Centre on Wednesday 13th July. She will provide an overview of the work undertaken by West Yorkshire Ecology and she will present the findings of the Calderdale South Pennines Bird Survey conducted on the moorland fringes around Pecket Well and Old Town during 2010.

The event, which is being hosted by the Wadsworth Environment Group is open to everyone, so if you are interested, please do come along. The event is free, but you will be invited to make a voluntary donation to help cover the cost of hiring the hall.

The talk will start at 7.30pm. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards and the bar will be open for refreshments.

Thursday 14th July

Jan's Coming Out Feature Documentary

The UK Cinema Premiere of new feature documentary, 'Jan's Coming Out' is at Hebden Bridge Picture House on July 14th.

Hailed as a festival highlight of the 25th British Film Institute London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival by The Times newspaper, this is a must-see film! "Uplifting documentary which follows an effervescent 50 year old as she comes to terms with her sexuality."

B@r place are hosting an After Screening party with a special performance by the fabulous Jen Brister, one of the stars of the film. Tickets for the screening are available from the Picture House and The Victoria Theatre Box Office. After Screening party tickets available from b@r place.

Friday July 15th

Neil Denham's retirement from Riverside Junior School

Neil Denham is retiring after 28 years as Deputy Headteacher at Riverside Junior School. All ex pupils/parents are invited to the school on Friday July 15th between 3.00pm and 5.00pm in the main hall.

An opportunity to meet up, chat and wish Neil well for his retirement.
it would be great to see lots of people there - sshh! it's going to be a surprise for Neil - contact school for further details

Saturday 16th July

Stop! Don't read this - the story

Reading and signing

AKA 'Miss Rusty', Leonora Rustamova's book will be published in July. There will be a signing session and Leonora will read from the book on Saturday 16th July at the Hebden Bridge Bookshop 12-2pm.

The HebWeb has been told that it is a wonderful book full of insights and interesting observations on teaching, teenagers and more. And of course the original story is in there too, as well as an account of what happened to Leonora Rustamova because of it.

SatURDAY 16th July

Grand opening of Gallery Petite

Opening of community space, 'Gallery Petite'.

A Childrens Art Gallery created to give children the opportunity not only to exhibit work, but also to buy each others artwork for a donation to selected charity/ school/ organisation.

First exhibition by Yr 1 Saplings from Stubbings School open from 10am Sat 16th July.

Everyone welcome, please come and get involved!

1-3, 8-10 July

Artists . . By the Way

2011 sees Wadsworth Community Centre launch its first contribution to Hebden Bridge Arts Festival with a fantastic art exhibition and some real workshop treats.

Set in the wild and windy west of West Yorkshire, this is a brand new venture for us and we're hoping that it will become an annual event.

The exhibition is open on the next two weekends: Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd and Friday 8th - Sunday 10 July from 12 noon until 4 pm. Workshops take place mornings and afternoons on each Saturday and Sunday of the festival weekends. You can sign up at the Arts Festival Shop, Hebden Bridge or Old Town Post Office. For more info please visit our website or email

7th July

A Warning against Idle Gossip. Play for Heptonstall

St Thomas's Heptonstall

England 1556 . . .

Religious persecution and public executions are rife. To save his position and his life, Deacon Thomas Wollerton is forced to recant his religious beliefs and disown his wife. Then a vagabond takes sanctuary in his church. Cutpurse Wallop is a wanted man, but his fate will be nothing to that of the deacon, if he tells the authorities what he has overheard.

A Warning Against Idle Gossip is a story about love versus faith in an age of persecution; about a man's spiritual journey away from religious extremism. It is also about the struggle by ordinary people for an English Bible. The action of the play takes place in parish church during the reign of Mary Tudor. Performance time is around 100 minutes.

There is a fifteen minute interval after the first act.

8pm (doors 7.30pm) £8 (£5)

reserve: info@studioliverpool.com

A Warning against Idle Gossip. Play for Heptonstall

Saturday 9th July 2011

Halifax Demo: No to EDL racists in Calderdale!

WE ARE HALIFAX are supporting the unity of multicultural Halifax by calling the peaceful celebration to oppose plans by the racist 'English Defence League' ( EDL) to demonstrate in Halifax on 9th July.

Assemble at 12 noon by King Cross Road, off Queens Road (opp. William IV pub HX1 3JL)

Support is growing in Halifax for the antiracist unity event opposing the racists and fascists of the English Defence League on Saturday 9 July.

The EDL is coming to the West Yorkshire town on that date in its latest attempt to stir up racist hatred against Muslims in the area. The EDL's planned demo in Halifax is part of a summer of hate.

Halifax Labour Party, the Central Jamia Mosque Madni, the Calderdale branch of the National Union of Teachers and the Calderdale and Kirklees branch of the PCS union have all thrown their weight behind the antiracist unity event organised by Halifax UAF.

Halifax MP Linda Riordan and Calder ward councillor Dave Young have also signed a statement backing the unity event and opposing the EDL's attempts to organise in Halifax.

NUT reps from across the area unanimously backed the antiracist statement at a meeting to discuss the pensions strike this week.

There have been a series of racist incidents involving EDL members around the town - earlier this month an EDL thug who theatened two elderly Asian men was given a suspended jail sentence. Other EDL members sang racist songs when the EDL staged a demo in Halifax in April.

Local anti-racists are determined to show that the EDL thugs are not welcome in their town.

Saturday 9th July 2011

Heptonstall Festival

12pm to 6pm

An afternoon of magic, music and storytelling with folk dance, real ale, real food, craft stalls and demonstrations providing something for everyone. For more information email Heptonstallfestival@gmail.com

Saturday 9th July

Pauper's Path - A Folk Opera, Hardcastle Crags

A chance to see the new work by Mick Ryan at Gibson Mill - part of the Southwell Folk Festival tour supported by the Arts Council. One performance at 2.30pm at Gibson Mill. Tickets from www.southwellfolkfestival.org.uk or Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre. Adult £8, Concessions £4. Car parking charges apply.

Telephone 01422 844518 or email for more info

Saturday 9 July

Wire & Plaster Bandage Workshop

Using soft annealed wire and either plaster bandage or tissue paper, we will create a choice of small items: candle/tea light lanterns, hanging decorations or miniature sculptures.

This workshop is being run by Anna Gibson at Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane Old Town HX7 8RY.

For more info please visit our website or email

Saturday 9 July, 10 - 12 noon

Saturday 9th July

Todmorden Treasure - Vintage Fair meets Handmade

10am - 4pm

Todmorden Town Hall, Bridge St, Todmorden OL14 5AQ

30 stalls of vintage fashion and homewares from the 1920's to the 1980's plus original handmade pieces from local designers and makers.

£1.50 entry on the door

Brought to you by Rose & Brown

Sunday, 10th July

Landscape Photography Walkabout

Using the Wadsworth Community Centre as a base, Jefferson will take you out into the landscape and guide you through the process of capturing your own images, which will be downloaded and discussed on your return to the centre.

Fee: £5.00 (including refreshments)
Equipment list: Digital camera/ Memory card or stick/ Walking boots/ Waterproof clothing

This workshop is being run by Jefferson Hammond in and around Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane Old Town HX7 8RY.

For more info please visit our website or email

Sunday 10 July, 10 - 12 noon (and possibly 2 -4 as well if numbers are high enough)

24th June - 10th July


See Festival website for this year's programme and to book tickets

Arts Festival     Hebden Bridge Festival

Saturday, 2nd July


2pm - 4pm
Fun for all the family! Come along and enjoy the riders, horses and ponies as they show off their skills in an action packed two hour programme of events.

History of the Spanish horse display, Horse and pony breeds of England, Showjumping, 'Cross-country', Gymkhana and Synchronised Riding displays, Farrier demonstration, Hebden Bridge RDA (to be confirmed) Childrens 'mini-lesson' rides available at end of show (limited number of rides).

Refreshments available

Admission: Adults £2 Children free (All children must be accompanied by an adult) All proceeds to local teenage cancer charity.

Tel: 01422 844021/846249 for further details

Saturday, 2nd July

Bongo, Bongos and Bunting

2 July 10am - 12noon

Come along and drum your heart out! A fun activity session for children, which is part of our fantastic Art Event at Wadsworth Community Centre in Old Town near Hebden Bridge. Two workers from Hebden Vale Children's Centre will be running an exciting Bongos session. Once you're all drummed out things will calm down a little with a bit of creativity - Bunting Making! and this has no age limit. Children to be accompanied by an adult (Maximum of 20 children).

***Free event***

The Bongos session is suitable for children up to 5 years of age but we can accommodate those a little older...parents and grand-parents are most welcome. Bunting making will suit all ages.
Saturday 2 July 10 ? 12 noon

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July

Woodland Celebration Weekend, Hardcastle Crags

Something for everyone with activities, demonstrations, crafts and walks throughout the weekend.

Telephone 01422 844518 or email for more info

Sunday 3 July

Book Making Workshops

Two Bookmaking workshops are to be run by Katherine Bolton at Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane Old Town HX7 8RY

Book Making I: Pamphlet Style
Book Making II: Oriental Binding

Materials list: Cutting mat (we may be able to lend out a small number) / Scalpel or craft knife/ Katherine will have basic kits of paper for you to purchase or you may bring your own

You may attend either of the two sessions or both.

Fee: £15 (including refreshments)
Date: Sunday 3rd July 10-12 noon & 2-4pm

Friday 1st July

Ramble and Rave

Friday 1st July sees the return of the annual 'Ramble 'N' Rave night, an event that suits all ages and tastes at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

The night consists of 3 main elements:

  • A Ramble - A family treasure hunt around the scenic locations of Mytholmroyd with a prize for the winning team
  • BBQ and Bar ? Catering for all walks of life we will be serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and there will be a vegetarian option on the BBQ
  • The Rave ? We will have 3 Local Bands/Singers performing on the night ? with a variety of music to suit all tastes

    The evening will commence from 6pm with the Treasure Hunt, with the latest start time for families/teams wishing to take part being 7.30pm. The BBQ and Bar will be open from 7.00pm with the live music and entertainment starting at 8pm. If you just wish to do the Treasure Hunt or come along to listen to the music, that is welcomed also.

    Tickets for this event cost £5 per Family or £2 per person.

    Please come along and support and enjoy what will be an entertaining night.

    If you have any questions, or would like to book your tickets, please contact Billy Painter on billy@billypainter.com
1-2 July

Cider FestivalTRADITIONAL CIDER FESTIVAL AT THE STUBBING WHARF - Now in its fifth year, the Stubbing Cider Festival will be held on 1-2 July 2011, at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge. Read more

1-3 July

Open Studios website

The open studios weekend is a fantastic opportunity to meet with the participating artists who showcase the wealth and vibrancy of arts and crafts in the Upper Calder Valley. Look out for the Open Studios signage on display at each venue. Brochures are available throughout the town or at the Visitor and Canal Centre by the Marina.

Coming up at the Trades

- Benny Gallagher began his career writing songs for the Beatles' Apple label and he is holding a songwriting masterclass at the Trades Club on Thursday. Read more about the coming week at the Trades - 13 June

1-26th June

Kate Boyce Solo Exhibition

Local artist, Kate Boyce, is displaying her latest wonderfully vibrant landscape paintings at The Calder Gallery, Market Street, Hebden Bridge. The exhibition preview is Wednesday, 1st June 6 - 8pm. The show will run until 26th June. This will be a great opportunity to see Kate's latest personal interpretations of the local area - a real treat for everybody!

25th June


La Tavolozza, an Artistic Association from Italy will be exhibiting at Machpelah Works, Burnley Rd, Hebden Bridge from 25 June - 10July All are invited to the Inauguration on 25 June at 5 pm.

Professor Roberta Mezzadra will present the uniting qualities of the artists of the Association; strong strokes and pronounced but balanced colors. All together the result, what Prof. Mezzadra calls 'Trachromatism', provokes deep communication and emotion.

25th June


The event will include a performance of Alice in Wonderland by the Rough Magic Theatre Company and an afternoon of arts and crafts workshops to help the Mad Hatter prepare for his tea party. This is a free event for children aged 4-11.

25th June

Spirit/ Psychic Readings Day

Hebden Bridge Spiritualist Church will be holding a readings day on 25th June 2011 from 10am until 4pm.

There will be 4 very gifted mediums available on the day to give you a (20min approx)individual reading. Psychic, spirit,past life, tarot and aura readings.

The cost will only be £10

There will also be refreshments served downstairs and you can check out our lovely crystals for sale too!!

All very welcome

Sunday, June 26

Oakville Summer Fayre starts at 2pm on Sunday, June 26, and there will be stalls and games. Non-residents are more than welcome but are asked to walk up from the A646 - partly because of parking limitations, but also to avoid making potholes in the road worse.

Read more

20th June

Keighley Road Parking - After considerable discussion on the HebWeb Forum, the council have called a drop-in consultation at the Greenwood Room at the Town Hall in Hebden Bridge on Monday, June 20 between 6.00pm and 6.45pm so people can say what they think about Council proposals to introduce restrictions along part of Keighley Road. Read more - 5 June

Tuesday 21st June

Countdown to Zero

Worldwide Premiere - The world is still full of nuclear weapons and more are being created all the time. This film shows us what's going on behind closed doors.

This premiere will happen simultaneously in venues around the country. After the main screening a panel discussion involving the director and people campaigning for worldwide disarmament will be broadcast live from BAFTA.

Distributed by Dogwoof - an ethical film distribution company who promote issue-based films in interesting venues, this could be the beginning of a regular floating event around Calderdale. So come along and make sure it's a success.

6.30pm Tuesday 21st June
Upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf

or buy tickets in advance here

Thursday 23 June

Songs From Around the World with Calder Valley Voices

A summertime feast of songs beginning at 8 pm on Thursday 23 June in the Methodist Church, Bridge Lanes, Hebden Bridge (opposite the Co-op). With wonderful home-made refreshments and all monies going to St Augustine's Centre in Halifax. £5 (£3 concessions) on the door.

Calder Valley Voices

Thursday 16 June

Accord Inspirational Gospel Choir

On Thursday, 16th June at 7.30pm, the wonderful Accord Inspirational Gospel Choir, led by Kadria Thomas, will perform a very special gig for one night only in Blackshaw Head Chapel.

This one off gig is a fundraising event in aid of the Chapel, which has been made possible through the generosity of Blackshaw resident Jan Melloy, who won a performance from Accord in a raffle and decided to share her good fortune and raise some money in the bargain!

Tickets are £7 for adults, £5 concessions and £4 for children 16 and under, including refreshments. For further details and tickets contact: Roger 01422 844214 callyhall@me.com Jan 01422 845031 jan.melloy@btinternet.com

Friday 17th June

1980's Themed Charity Quiz Nite

A fun Charity Quiz Nite & Play Your Cards Right
at The Cross Inn, Heptonstall

8.00pm 'til late.

Raising funds for Breast Cancer Care, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

Quiz maestro's Alison & Bart from Heart Gallery/Milk Bar.

Auction & raffle with fab prizes donated by local businesses.

Saturday 18th June

The Hebden Bridge Big Row

Big Row

On Saturday 18th June from about 1pm in Georges Square Fran Orford, Steve Reader and Ben Raikes will be attempting a marathon (42,0000 meters on each machine - about 4 hours rowing) on Concept 2 rowers.

The Row has been planned to raise money for the Lou Tempest wheelchair appeal. Lou, had a tragic accident before Christmas and suffered severe spinal cord injuries. She is now a wheelchair user but we hope to be able to contribute towards her getting a more appropriate electric version.

If you can please come and support us. Thunder storms are threatened so we'll need all the help we can get! The row is also in support of Parkinsons UK.

Saturday 18th June

Hebden Bridge Band Gala Concert

Picture House, 7pm

Guest soloist: Trombone star Nick Hudson

£10 (£6)

Sunday 19th June

Hebden Bridge Band presents

Annual March and Hymn Tune Contest

George's Square



Saturday 11th June.

Hebden Bridge Flamenco
- not to be missed!

12 Noon.

St George's Square, Hebden Bridge.

Flamenco dancers and friends will be dancing in the street again and taking part later that day in the legendary Handmade Parade!

Come along to support us and enjoy the fun!

11 June 2011


Handmade Parade



Food, music, colour, giant puppies, dazzling artwork and crazy costumes.


Read more



Saturday June 11th

River Calder Clean Up Day

Have you spotted rubbish, junk and grime along our riverbanks? Do you ever wonder how the wildlife copes?

Saturday June 11th River Calder Waterside Clean Up

Next Saturday morning why not come and 'give us a hand' helping us clean up our riverbank, it is a great opportunity to get outdoors, it is good fun and you will be doing your bit for the countryside at the same time.

Just turn up at:

10am to 12noon on the riverbank at Stoodley Glen, Eastwood or

10am to 12.30 on the riverbank on Station Road, Sowerby Bridge

Everyone is welcome, there is no need to, 'get your hands dirty' because we will provide the gloves. In the European Year of the Volunteer this is a great way to get involved, so come along and help us spring clean our river, we need your help. Gavin Roberts last year's co-ordinator said, "we filled skip after skip with rubbish, it is amazing what you can achieve when you work together"

For info look at the website or e-mail or call Gavin on 07772 318 566; or or you could organise your own clean up too. Every little helps.

Saturday June 11th



Mytholmroyd Community Centre,

plus disco and pie`n`peas!

In aid of Woodbank School


TEL: 01422 884170

Saturday June 4th

Harmony Open Mic

Small group harmony acapella singing

New acts always welcome but no soloists please!

8.30pm upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf,
Hebden Bridge

Web: www.harmonyopenmic.org.uk
Phone: Richard 07940 850328

Sunday 5th June

Balsam Bash, Hardcastle Crags

Join us at 4am for an early morning walk through Hardcastle Crags to hear the dawn chorus, followed by breakfast at Gibson Mill. Booking essential: Adult £5, child £2.

Telephone 01422 844518 or email for more info

Sunday 5th June

Dawn Chorus, Hardcastle Crags

Meet the countryside team and help remove the invasive Himalayan Balsam from Hardcastle Crags. Meet at Midgehole car park shed at 10am.

Telephone 01422 844518 or email to book

Coming up at the Trades

WilkoComing Up at the Trades - Dr Feelgood legend Wilko Johnson makes a welcome return to the Trades Club on Saturday promising another dose of high octane R'n'B. Read more - 29 May

27-30 May 2011

Hebden Blues FestivalHebden Bridge Jazz and Blues Festival

This first festival over the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May will bring jazz and blues musicians of all statures to the beautiful and culturally rich Pennine town of Hebden Bridge.

Along with well-known international artists in the larger venues like the Hebden Bridge Picture House and the legendary Trades Club, there will be many national and local musicians playing in a number of smaller pub venues from Friday night through to Monday lunchtime.

Hebden Bridge Blues Festival Website

FRIDAY 27th MAY - MONDAY 30th MAY 2011

8th Fox and Goose Beer Festival

This Year is slightly different,we will be concentrating on the more local breweries,some a little further than others and some right on our doorstep.

We as a pub are calling it 'the old and the new', it is about the good things that we all love about the Fox but with new beginnings, alike it is also meaning the old beer and brewerys we love and the really great new ones that are popping up around us.

Lots of lovelly Beers, 35 instead of our normal 65.

All Beer on at the same time, one Price for Beer, no silly add-ons.
Festival Glasses to buy as a reminder.
Various Entertainment over the weekend.
Pie and Peas, including some very good vegan pies.
We are leaving our housebeer on which is Vegan, and called Margerys Tiddlywink.

Saturday 28th May 2011


This year's Carnival is on Saturday 28th May 2011 at Centre Vale Park. The theme is oriental.The parade starts at 12.30pm from Sanworth Street, Halifax Road.

So why not join in the fun and be in the procession in fancy dress individual or as a pub / group / decorated car. The procession starts at 12.30pm from Sanworth Street Halifax road There lots of prizes to be won. Lots of entertainment & Fun fair

Contact Secretary Mrs C Clarke (01706816819)
e-mail. todmordencarnival@live.co.uk

Thursday June 2nd

Calder Labour Party Curry Night

Local members of the Calder Branch Labour Party are holding a Curry Night and Quiz at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, on Thursday June 2.

Admission is £4 which includes the chance to sample  spice meat and vegetarian curries with rice and win raffle prizes.

Quizmaster  on the night is  the Trades Club's Dave  Boardman and the quiz  will start  around 8.30pm. All are welcome.

Proceeds will go to Calder Branch Labour Party funds . All welcome.

Thursday June 2nd

Help the Heroes, Charity walk, Fun Night

Fox & Goose Inn, Hebden Bridge is very honoured to be hosting a charity evening with the men and women of the armed forces who have been left disabled in various ways,fihgting for their country.

There will be others walking along side them,some doing the whole walk & some only part of it.

On June 2nd Thursday, we at the Fox & Goose will be putting on a night of relaxing entertainment and as always great beer. We have different musicians from Hebden Playing,The Hebden HillMillies Dancing etc.

We have been given beer from Moorhouses Brewery which we will be selling at a very reasonable price,all the money will go to Help the Heroes,so if you wish to put more in the pot for your beer, it will go to a good cause.

Saturday 4th June

Fun Day at Salem Fields

White Rose Archers and Hebden Cricket Club joint annual Fun Day on 4 June 2011 from 11am to 7pm at Salem Fields. Have-a-go archery, 6 a side cricket, bouncy castle, coconut shy, stocks, barbeque, other food & drinks and ice cream also available. Plus fantastic raffle with over £800 worth or prizes including a single seater race car experience.

Plenty car parking at Boltons carpets car park.

Salem Funday

Sunday 5th June

Hebden Bridge WI Rag Market

The 3rd rag market, now under the tender wing of the newly formed Women's Institute. Fabrics, yarns, buttons, beads, patterns, textile and craft books, vintage items, craft materials and supplies. Delicious tea and cakes and WI stall.

Bridge Mill and the Masonic Hall, Hangingroyd Lane. Sunday 5th June, 12 until 4.

50p entrance (concs free)

Sunday May 22nd
Mad Agnes

2011 Wainsgate Concerts Kick Off with Mad Agnes - on Sunday May 22nd with a visit from Connecticut-based acoustic music specialists Mad Agnes - folk, rootsy Americana and even elements of classical.

More info

Thursday May 26th

Mast Meeting

Meeting about the proposed installation of this Network rail mast on Thursday 26th May at 3pm in the hall at Central Street School for anyone concerned. Read forum thread

Thursday May 26th
Jazz Club

HX7 JAZZ CLUB - Following a sold out performance at the Blue Note in Milan, alto saxophonist Tommaso Starace brings a new exciting all-star Quartet to the HX7 Jazz Club on Thursday May 26th. More info - 17 May

Monday, 16 May


All abilities welcome. Mondays 11am until 12.30pm.

Commencing Monday 16th May. Cost £6.

Artsmill Gallery. Artsmill, Linden Rd, Hebden HX7 7DP

Contact Petra McCarthy 01422 844060 or 0788 927 9454.

Tuesday, 17 May

Calder Ward PACT Meeting

The next PACT (Partners and Community Together) takes place on Tuesday 17th May 2011 at 6.30pm, Salem Centre, Hebden Bridge. An opportunity to speak with local police and suggest local priorities for your area.

Wednesday 18th May 2011

Mayor Making and Annual Town Council

Hope Baptist Church


Ever had a taste of Local Government first hand?

Why not come and join the Mayor and Mayoress
and members of Hebden Royd Town Council
at your local Mayor Making Ceremony?

Residents of Hebden Royd are invited to attend

Please email info@hebdenroyd.org.uk for more information

During the evening the Service to the Community Award will be presented also entertainment by Liam

Friday 20th May

Common Wealth or Capitalism?

A Hebden Bridge Transition Town event (sponsored by the HB Steiner Group)

"Civil society, government and business can work to their strengths to rebalance society as a dynamic threefold commonwealth."

An evening talk and discussion with Martin Large of Stroud Common Wealth Gloucestershire

Friday 20th May 7.30pm, Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

Entrance is free/by contributions - no need to book, just come along for 7.30

More information from john@spiritualscience.co.uk

Saturday 21st May

Woodland in Bloom, Hardcastle Crags

A three mile walk with our knowledgeable guide. There will be time to take photographs along the way and for refreshments at Gibson Mill before returning along the main track.

Parts of the route are steep and rocky in places and if we have rain may be muddy. Stout footwear and waterproofs essential. Booking Essential; Adult £3, child free.

Telephone 01422 844518 or email for bookings

Saturday 21st May

Building Community Wealth Together

A Hebden Bridge Transition Town event (sponsored by the HB Steiner Group)

Interested in community-based alternatives to the market economy?

Free, practical workshop with Stroud-based social entrepreneur Martin Large

Saturday 21st May (9.30- 4.30)
Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge

entrance is Free / by contributions

More information from john@spiritualscience.co.uk

Saturday 21st May

Fair for Youth

Fair for Youth on Calder Holmes Park.

Saturday 21st May. 1pm to 7pm.

Official launch of the new skate park. Including a Skate/BMX competition. Displays/information of local young people's activities and provision. Local young live bands and DJs. Graffiti workshops. Inflatable games. Catering provided by the Woodcraft Folk "Club Joker" and much, much more. This event has been planned and organised by our young people so come along and help them celebrate!

Wednesday, 11th May 2011

Annual Town Meeting

will be held at  Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Wednesday, 11th May 2011 at 7.30pm.

"Such persons only as are registered as local government electors for the town will be entitled to vote at the meeting, but the meeting will be open to the public during the proceedings unless the Town Meeting by resolution otherwise direct".

The business to be transacted at the meeting will be as follows: Apologies for absence; Notice of Meeting; Minutes of Annual Town Meeting - 5th MAY 2010; Statement of Accounts of the Hebden Royd Town Council for the year ended 31st March 2011; Any other Town Business, whether raised by an elector or otherwise.

5th May 2011

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

7.30pm Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd. Admission is free to members. Non-members pay £2.

Designer Secrets - Michele Martin, Hardy Plants Society a professional garden designer and lecturer and BBC Radio Merseyside's garden expert will explain how to create stylish and practical gardens to enhance your home and life.

For more information see www.cvog.org.

Saturday 7th May

Helen Blackwell's plant sale is on Saturday 7 May 2011, 10am till 2pm, at 21 Oxford Street, Hebden Bridge (by the canal).

There'll be the usual mix of tough perennials as well as annuals, beautiful willow items, succulent and delicious refreshments.

Monday 9th May 2011


Come and find out more about Oxfam's work, including our programme in Nepal, and how you can get involved locally.
Monday 9th May 2011 7.00pm-8.30pm at the Function Room in the White Lion, Hebden Bridge.

If you are not able to come but would like to get involved with the Hebden Group contact Heather at hwalkington@oxfam.org.uk

Sunday 1 May

Easter Egg Trail

Come and join us for an Easter Egg Trail around Old Town Village on Sunday 1st May. Fun starts at 2pm from Wadsworth Community Centre in Old Town. Food and refreshments will be available. Entry is £2.50 per child which includes a free raffle ticket, egg prizes and some craft activities too.

From 4th May 2011

Come singing just for fun!

Every Wednesday a wonderful group of women come together in Hebden Bridge and sing fabulous songs, just for fun - sorry chaps, its women only! We don't perform anywhere, have no solos and most of us can't read music, but we all love getting together and singing songs from all around the world.

If you'd like to join us, just come along; we meet at 7.15 for a 7.30 kick off, most term time Wednesdays in the Little Theatre in Hebden Bridge; term starts 4th May with the wonderful Janet Russell who has an enviable reputation in the folk scene and has just released her 3rd CD called 'Love Songs and Fighting Talk'. This term we are privileged to be welcoming Becky Unthank as one of our leaders, one of the new British folk movements brightest stars, as well as the fabulous Rose Hodgson who is a firm favourite with a group.

If you think this sounds like something you'd enjoy, then just come along. There are no membership requirements, you can pay by the term, (?35 full price or ?21 low & unwaged) or per session ?5/?3. If you've got any questions, feel free to call 01422 843349.

We'd love to see you ? come along, you'll be surprised how good it feels!

Easter Holidays 16th April to 1st May

Easter Egg Trail

11am - 4pm Join us at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags for our special Easter Trail. Solve the puzzle and win a chocolate egg! £1.50 per trail; no need to book.

Good Friday, 22nd April
Pace EggPace Egg
Easter Monday 25th April

Duck Race

Duck Race

The Hebden Bridge Duck Race will be held on Easter Monday, 25th April 2011. The race will start at 3.15pm, when the ducks are launched from St George's Bridge. The winning numbers will be announced by 4.00pm and on display in St George's Square.

Easter Monday 28th April

HebVegHEBVEG Potato Planting
- on Easter Monday. More info

Saturday 30th April

Nature's Food and Medicines

Enjoy a walk through the woodland to discover a wealth of natural foods and other beneficial plants. Booking essential Adult £5, child free. Telephone 01422 844518 or email hardcastlecrags@nationaltrust.org.uk

Thursday 14 April

Calderdale Save Our Services has organised a public meeting 'What's happening to our health service?' with Linda Roirdan MP, Dr Bob Heys and Paul Cooney (Secretary Unison Health Kirklees), which is on Thursday 14 April at 7.30 pm in Halifax Central Library.

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April

Trades Club Beer and Walking Events

Tannahill WeaversTrades Club Walking Weekend - Tired hikers will enjoy Celtic tunes from The Tannahill Weavers who headline the first Trades Club Walking Weekend that kicks off on Saturday morning. Read more - 12 April

Two led walks each day

5 miles or 10 miles through beautiful local countryside the short walk starts at 12.30pm the long walk at 10am boat ending at the Trades Club around 3 pm.

There will be in 11 locally brewed beers from the bar and home cooked pub food available all day.

The walks will take in local places of interest such as Stoodley Pike, Cragg Vale, Hardcastle Crags, Crimsworth Dean, Pecket Moor, Bride Stones and the Colden and Jumble Hole valleys.

The walks will be led by experienced local volunteers. Please bring water proofs and lunch. Stout shoes, or better still, walking boots are also needed. The pace will be set to accommodate all reasonably fit people so don't worry.

Trades Club

Friday 8th April 2011

Curry, dancing and fundraising, featuring the Fat Rascals

Mytholmroyd Community Centre

The Fat Rascals are playing on Friday 8th April at Mythomroyd Community Centre, to raise money for the Japanese tsunami victims and for HBCC. Details:

Hebden Bridge Cricket Club is pleased to announce details of its annual dinner.

The proceeds from the evening will be split between the Hebden Bridge Cricket Club and to support and provide continued care for the survivors of the Japanese earthquake.

Tickets £10 Adults - £5 Under 16's.

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April

SPRING CLEAN UP - Residents asked to put the dates in their diaries and think about how they could get involved - clean up their street, garden and yards or a community group could raise sponsorship for cleaning up a certain area or for each bag of litter retrieved. Read more

Saturday April 9th

Give Away Free Day

People will be putting things they do not want anymore outside their houses. Other people will be free to take these things if they do want them.

Give Away Free

Saturday April 9th,

Seedy SaturdaySeedy Saturday - Swap seeds and knowledge at Calder Food Hub's second Seedy Saturday plant and seed exchange at the Hope Baptist Church on Saturday 9th April. Read more

Saturday April 9th,

Harmony Open Mic

Small group acapella singing
New groups always welcome but no soloists please

8.30 Saturday April 9th,
upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge


Sunday 10th April

High Brown Knoll

Follow the ancient tracks with our guide to the summit at High Brown Knoll for a spectacular moorland panorama. A 7.5 mile moderate/ hard circular walk with some steep ascents. Packed lunch and stout footwear required.

Booking essential; donations welcome. Telephone 01422 844518 or email hardcastlecrags@nationaltrust.org.uk

Sunday 10th April

WEA Group Poetry Reading

Poetry reading from Worker's Education Association poetry class students and launch of our new anthology 'Hope Street'.

4pm-6pm, White Lion
Free entry.
All welcome.

Tuesday 5th April 2011

Co-op Store April Meeting - the next Hebden Bridge Co-op Customer Forum will be Tuesday, 5th April between 5pm and 7pm. Read more

Tuesday 5th April 2011

Creative Calderdale presents Nik Powell

Ryburn Valley High School

Creative Calderdale is pleased to present Nik Powell for our April event. From founding Virgin Records with Richard Branson, to producing Oscar-winning films April's Creative Calderdale speaker brings us his 30 lessons of Creative Success.

In the late 1960's Nik Powell set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson. In 1982 he formed Palace Productions with Stephen Wolley and was executive producer on films such as Neil Jordan's award winning Company of Wolves; Oscar nominated & Cannes award winning Mona Lisa; and Oscar Winning The Crying Game.

In 1992 Powell & Woolley formed Scala Productions where they produced Terence Davies' The Neon Bible, Oscar Nominated and Golden Globe winning Little Voice and Fred Schepsi's Last Neon. Besides his appointment as director of the National Film and Television School, Nik Powell remains the Chairman and also Director of Scala Productions.

This event is free to creative, digital and cultural industry professionals. If you would like to join us at this event please RSVP to Hannah Crank at events@creativecalderdale.co.uk.

18:00 - 19:00 Hot Food and Registration
19:00 - 19:30 Welcome and Opening Pitches
19:30 - 20:30 Nik Powell
20:30 - late Networking

For more information and to register for free as a member of Creative Calderdale, please visit www.creativecalderdale.co.uk

Wednesday 6th April 2011

Charity Gala Concert

At the Picture House, Hebden Bridge on
Wednesday 6th April 2011 at 7.30 pm

In aid of Young Carers in Hebden Royd

Featuring Hebden Bridge Brass Band Hebden Bridge Junior Band, Calder Valley Voices, Calder Valley Youth Theatre and songs from Zoe Cox

£10.00 (£8.00 Conc.) All proceeds go to giving Young Carers a well-earned break.

Tickets available from the Hebden Bridge Picture House, Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre and from Hebden Royd Town Council, The Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge 01422 842121 info@hebdenroyd.org.uk


Chris Difford is coming back to Trades on his 'The Imaginary Friends' tour because 'he loves the place' and he is promising some of his massive hits like 'Up The Junction' plus tracks from his critically acclaimed new album 'Cashmire if You Can.' Read more - 29 March

Trades Club

29th-31st March 2011

Huddersfield Green Festival

We have a range of activities scheduled including a stands and demonstration area in Huddersfield Town Centre, river clean-up, green art and photo exhibition, day-long conference with guest speakers (including Betty's and Taylor's) and a fantastic recycled fashion show.

We have received support from the West Yorkshire Co-operative and any profits made from the event will be donated to the local Friends of the Earth group.

We hope to see you all there and would like to thank Jason Elliot for giving his time to assist us at the back end of the last year.

See website for more info

1st April 2011

Daniel Bath in Concert

Daniel Bath performs some of his latest songs with virtuoso tabla player Shahbaz Hussain.

7.30pm, Little Theatre, Holme Street
tickets £6 (£4 concessions) available from www.handstogether.co.uk or on the door

April 1-3


2nd April 2011

Hebden Bridge camping

Saturday 2nd April 2011

Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team

A Scenic 5 Mile Walk

From the Hare & Hounds, Old Town
At 2pm on Saturday 2nd April 2011

Everyone Welcome (including well behaved dogs on a lead)

This time we are helping to raise money for the Calder Valley Search and Rescue team who are based in Mytholmroyd. To find out more about them please visit their website.

There will be a minimal charge of £2.50 per walker, however, if you wish to give more or even raise some sponsorship of your own we would be very grateful. All contributions will be most welcome.

The route will be a mixture of paths and tracks, which may be a little muddy in places, so walking boots/shoes are advised. Please also wear clothing suitable for the weather on the day.

When we arrive back at the Hare and Hounds all walkers will be rewarded with delicious chilli and chips. What better way to spend a Spring Saturday afternoon?

We hope to see as many locals and visitors as possible ? maybe you'll even make some new friends along the way. We look forward to seeing you there.

Dave & Jeanette from the Hare & Hounds

Saturday 2nd April

Unabombers Drop into the Valley - The Unabombers play a rare Yorkshire date teaming up with the Into the Valley crew at the Trades Club on Saturday 2 April. Read more

Trades Club

Monday 4th April 2011

Ian McMillanTrue Stories Told Live With Poet Ian Mcmillan - The Bard of Barnsley is one of the most gifted storytellers in the country and he will performing some new tales especially composed for this free event at the Trades Club on Monday 4th April. More info

Mega Mix at the Trades

Mega Mix at the Trades - Indie kids from along the valley will be making a pilgrimage to the Trades Club on Friday as DJ Campbell unveils his megamix of top dancefloor fillers from the last 30 years. Read more - 22 March

Trades Club

Monday 21st March

Author event with Michael Stewart

Award winning writer Michael Stewart will be reading from his new book King Crow published by Hebden Bridge Independent Publisher, Bluemoose Books at The Hebden Bridge Bookshop, Crown Street at 7.15pm on Monday 21st March. There will be a Q and A about writing, indie publishing and the state of publishing in the UK. Tickets are £4.00 from the bookshop this includes wine and 10% off books bought on the night.

Wednesday, 23rd March

Arts Festival Open Evening

An Open Evening will be held at the Festival Box Office on Albert Street on Wednesday March 23 between 7.30pm and 9pm. Anyone interested in volunteering, fundraising, performing in the Fringe or just finding out more, is invited to drop in and say hello.  Young people aged between 16 and 25 are particularly welcome.


Festival website

Wednesday 23rd March

Heptonstall churches and Colden cotton mills
A fascinating 9 mile moderate/hard circular walk from Clough Hole car park. Two churches, one chapel and (remains of) thirteen mills.
Packed lunch and stout footwear required.

Booking essential; donations welcome. Telephone 01422 844518 or email hardcastlecrags@nationaltrust.org.uk

23rd March 2011

Some other local calendar customs'Some other local calendar customs'

John Billingsley

The Pace-Egg Plays and Rushbearing are familiar parts of the Calderdale calendar, and attract visitors from all over the country. In this lecture, however, John will look at some of the less familiar customary events that have marked off the year for communities in Calderdale and surrounding areas.

John Billingsley is a well-known local historian and an active member of our Committee. This replaces the advertised lecture by Garry Stringfellow who is indisposed.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 16 ? Sunday 20 March
Friday 25th March

Nearly New Sale

We are holding our next fundraiser Friday from 3.30 pm

It's at Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge HX7 8RY

Why not come along and pick up a bargain or two, meet old friends, make new ones or just enjoy a bowl of chilli and a chill out drink!

26 March 2011

Anti-cuts demo London

TUC organised 'March for the Alternative' in London on Saturday 26th March. More details at March for the Alternative and False Economy.

There are coaches going from Calderdale (Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Halifax) organised by Unison, £5 a seat for non-members, full details and contact here

Saturday 26th March

Life Painting Day Workshop

Life Painting Workshop Sat 26th March from 10am - 4pm with James Fearon at The Back Door, Hebden Bridge.

Work intensively for a day - painting direct from the model using acrylics or watercolour. James will be referencing Expressionist and Impressionist approaches. Suitable for ambitious beginners and those with some experience.

Cost £40 (£35 concessions) There is a small materials charge for painting boards

To book tel 01422 843519 info@northlightstudio.co.uk

28th March 2011

Hebden Oxfam Group Meeting

We urgently need new members - so if you have a bit of spare time and are interested in helping to raise some money for Oxfam or would like to learn more about the work Oxfam do, please come along to our next meeting;

White Lion Hotel
Hebden Bridge
28th March 2011

If you would like to get in touch before the meeting you can email Bryony.

You can also find out more information from our website

If you think of anyone who may be interested please pass these details on!

Our upcoming event is the Art and Craft Fair on the 2nd of July - so calling out to all you artsy people out there- if you can spare the time please do- it's a very worthy cause!

14-20 March

HorseHorsing around - coming up at the Trades: Horse McDonald, The Troubadors, The Mouldy Joes, Freear and more this week at The Trades Club. Read more

Trades Club

Thursday 17th March

Calder Ward Forum and PACT
(Police and Communities Together) meeting

The next PACT meeting will be combined with the Ward Forum on Thurs March 17th:

Meetings start at 6.45pm, refreshments and signing in from 6.15pm

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

What's up for discussion?

  • Council budget - the way forwardGreater local decision-making
  • Police update - a chance to give your local police your priorities
  • Open forum- what matters to you?
  • Tell us
7-13 March

Mungo Jazz

Mundo madness, and more at the Trades - Spoof world music legend Mundo Jazz brings his mix of crass philosophising and catchy tunes to headline a Cabaret Heaven cowboy special at the Trades on Saturday. Read more - 7 March

Trades Club

Friday 11th March

Benefit for Miss Rusty

Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, 9pm - 1.30am

Fighting for Bishops

Live music from Fishing for Bishops and DJ Johnny Boy playing Northern Soul & Motown

To raise money for Miss Rusty's legal fee. Legal costs are expected to be in the region of £2000. If you would like to donate please click here

Trades Club

12th March

An Evening with Ramzy Baroud

Renowned Palestinian-American journalist and author, Ramzy Baroud, kicks off his UK speaking tour in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 12th March at 7.00 p.m. in the Waterfront Room in Hebden Bridge Town Hall, introducing his most recent book, a moving memoir about his father's life in Gaza, "My Father Was A freedom Fighter"

Food, Music, Discussion - hosted by Halifax Friends of Palestine. Free. Donations towards Medical Aid for Palestinians

16 March

Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade 2011 - ideas sought. Knitted zebra crossings, sheep on skateboards . . . Handmade Parade is calling for ideas for this year's Hebden Bridge parade on Saturday, June 11.

On March 16, all the ideas will be brought along to a public get-together at Holme Street Arts Centre, starting at 6pm. Everyone's invited to come along to talk about their ideas or simply hear more about what's happening.

Read more - 9 Feb

Wednesday 16th March

Andrew Bibby will talk about his book, Backbone of England: Life and Landscape on the Pennine Watershed

Wednesday 16th March, 7.30pm,
Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Market Street

Andrew Bibby walks the Pennines along the route of the watershed that separates the water flowing westwards to the Irish Sea and the Atlantic from the water heading towards the North Sea. "As well as a celebration of an exceptional area of countryside, this quietly moving and impressive book examines all aspects of the area's history, including wildlife, ecology, geology and culture." Admission free.

Organised by The Book Case and Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society.

9th March 2011

Discovering Lumbutts and Mankinholes

Discovering Lumbutts and Mankinholes

Speaker: Glyn Lee

A pictorial journey through these historic Calderdale communities on the hillside above Todmorden. Glyn has been a member of our Society for over 35 years; author of two Calderdale books and the scriptwriter and presenter of six popular historic walking films of Calderdale.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Sunday March 6th

Glyn Hughes reads from A Year In The Bull Box at The Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Rd, Hebden Bridge, on Sunday March 6th at 3.0 pm.

The book will be introduced by Luke Spencer, followed by a reading of ten poems or more.

Tuesday, March 8

Meeting to Discuss Planning Vision for next 15-20 years at HB Town Hall. Calderdale is currently consulting on the draft Local Development Framework (LDF), which sets out the overall planning vision for the next 15 to 20 years.

7.30pm on Tuesday, March 8 in Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Read more - 1 March

Thursday, March 3

Picture House

PUBLIC MEETING: TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF OUR CINEMA - All who love the Hebden Bridge Picture House and care about its future are being invited to a meeting being held at Riverside School on Thursday, March 3 from 7.30pm. Read more - 9 Feb

Thursday 3rd March

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting

A Year at Harlow Carr
Andrew Chapman
Head Gardener
Stone Gappe Hall, Lothersdale
& former RHS Harlow Carr Team Leader

Thursday 3rd March 7.30pm

Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd

Admission is free to Members
Visitors pay £2
New Members always welcome
email info@cvog.org, www.cvog.org or
07977 929684 for further information

Friday 4 March

An Evening of Protest and Dance - The Trades Club is hosting an evening of Protest Song on Friday 4 March. Read more - 23 Feb

Saturday, 5 March

French/Breton music and dance session, 1-5pm.

Venue: Holme Street Arts Centre, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE (if you know the Trades Club, it is just next door).

All musicians and dancers welcome.

1-2.30pm: musicians' sessions (£2) - learn some new tunes and bruch up on some old ones.

3-5pm: dancers join the musicians (£3) (beginners welcome - informal tuition will be given).

Refreshments available
Future dates are planned for: 2 April, 7 May, 4 June and 2 July.

Saturday, 5 March

Marcus BonfantiRaising Curtain on Blues Festival - To get music lovers in the mood for Hebden Bridge's four day Blues Festival at the end of May, the Trades Club in Holme Street are hosting a "curtain-raiser" gig with four great blues bands on Saturday March 5th - Read more - 23 Feb

February 9th ? March 6th

Have You Seen My Childhood?

Exhibiition at ArtsMill, Linden Mill, Linden Road

"Have You Seen My Childhood" shows four artists whose work uses childhood as a vehicle to explore identity, memory, relationships, and society. Sue Turner creates ceramics that re-present familiar domestic objects in unfamiliar ways. Don Myers' intriguing paintings invite the viewer to step beyond the obvious and to frame their own interpretations of the narrative. Mary Loney's large, expressive paintings draw upon archetypes and mythic imagery to explore the dark stories of childhood and their implications upon society. Carole Kirk works mainly from family snapshots, producing ambiguous and often unsettling paintings that ask questions about photography and its role in capturing the 'truth' of our past. Put together, the works perform synergistically, creating a multi-layered narrative that encourages reflection upon the interdependencies and conflicts between adults and children, and their legacy upon society.

Exhibition runs February 9th ? March 6th, Wed ? Sun 11-4pm.

Monday 28th February

Lobby against Council Budget Cuts

outside Halifax Town Hall

Lobby Calderdale Budget Council
Joint union event
welcomes all from voluntary sector / families/ communities.....
make your voice heard

23rd February 2011

SummatSummat about Nowt: What's not in t'book!

Speaker: Steve Murty

Steve, with his lifelong interest in local history, has been a member of our Society for many years and is currently its Vice President.
In his talk this evening Steve will take a look at what he didn't manage to get into his popular book Summat A' Nowt, a personal look at the history of the Calder Valley and in particular his home at Stubb.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Saturday 26th February 2011

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners' Potato Day 2011

This popular annual event takes place on Saturday 26th February 2011 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Royal Fold, New Road, Mytholmroyd from 10am to 3pm.

Admission is £1 which includes entry to the Potato Raffle. There will be 44 varieties (organic & non-organic) at 14p per tuber with a pre-order service for most varieties.

There will also be children's activities, information displays, crafts, compost and plant stalls, sculptures plus food & drink at the Potato Cafe. The Catalogue, Order Form and Terms & Conditions can be downloaded from www.cvog.org or for more information telephone 01422 846173.

Saturday 26th February 2011

Lumb Falls and Lunch

A lovely 5 mile easy/moderate walk to Lumb Falls and Shackleton Hill, followed by lunch at Gibson Mill in the Muddy Boots Caf?. Booking essential £7.50 per person; telephone 01422 844518 or email hardcastlecrags@nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday February 26th

Harmony Open Mic

Small group acapella singing
New groups always welcome but no soloists please

8.30 Saturday February 26th,
upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge


5 - 27 February 2011

Twiston Beck:Exhibition by Glyn Hughes

Glyn Hughes

Current exihbition of the Twiston Beck paintings and others at the South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford, Yorkshire. Check out this web page.

Exhibtion launched on February 4th, 7-9 pm. and running all through February.

See paintings and drawings

Thursday 17th February 2011

Voluntary Action Calderdale Annual Funding Fair

Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax.
A day for voluntary and community groups drop-in and join us for all things funding.

Further details at www.cvac.org.uk including details of workshops and local/ national funder exhibitors.

Thursday 17th February 2011

For all those interested we will again be offering a chance to learn more about your Town Council and what being a Councillor entails on Thursday 17th February 2011 at 7.30pm in the Town Hall.

Elections, held every 4 years, are this May.

Read more

Thursday 17 February

Dylan Howe Quartet

HX7 JAZZ CLUB - Son of legendary Yes guitarist Steve Howe, acclaimed and versatile drummer Dylan Howe brings his superb band to Hebden Bridge's HX7 Jazz Club on Thursday February 17. Read more

Half Term 2011 - 21st to 25th February

"Little Twitchers" at Hardcastle Crags

Come and join us at our bird hide and feeding station to find out more about woodland birds. Borrow our binoculars and spotter sheets to find out who's who.

Make your own bird feeder to take home and encourage your feathered friends to come and visit!

Charges: £3 per bird feeder

Times: Bird hide / feeding station will be in place all week opposite the woodshed (signed from Gibson Mill)

Feeders will be made in the nature room

Make a feeder Monday - Friday 11.00-12.30 / 1.00-3.00

Ages: all ages welcome to spot the birds, younger children will need adult help to make a feeder.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday 9th February

Calderdale Yes to Fairer Votes launch meeting

7.30pm, Wednesday 9th February
Room D, Halifax Town Hall

This planning meeting is the launch of the local Calderdale group covering Halifax and the Calder Valley. It's a chance for all campaigners and activists from across the political spectrum to come together and plan the local Yes campaign. No previous experience is necessary; "just willing enthusiasm and a smile!"

Yes to Fairer Votes Campaign Website

9th February 2011

The Lancashire & Yorkshire railwayThe Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway

Speaker: Noel Coates

Beginning with the growth of the L&Y from 1847-1900, Noel will go on to give some facts about the size of the Company in 1921, before moving on to show what the railway looked like 90 years ago. The talk concludes with a few local views from both L&Y and more recent times.

Our speaker became interested in railways in November 1959 when he visited an engine shed at Rose Grove to take some numbers with school friends. He later moved across to photography, railway modelling and eventually research and book compiling.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday, 11th February

Enabling Radio Drama is getting off the ground, into the airwaves! Community Foundation for Calderdale have given Enabling Radio Drama £3,000 to purchase recording equipment, Phoenix Radio are helping us buy the equipment and will train us to use it. Calderdale Small Grants have given us £1,000 to run workshops, write and rehearse pieces for broadcast.

Enabling Radio Drama meets every Friday 1pm-3pm at Holme Street Arts Centre (next to the Post Office) in Hebden Bridge. Everyone is welcome. We need your ideas, your vision. Please join us.

Saturday 12 February 2011

Northern Towns Against Cuts

10.30am Halifax Town Hall

Rally 11am Halifax Piece Hall

Rally organised by Calderdale Joint Unions

Speakers, parent, student, Linda Riordan MP, national speakers.
Halifax is the venue for all concerned about cuts to EMA, services and jobs.

Saturday 5 February

French/Breton music & dance session

Holme Street Arts Centre, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE

All musicians and dancers welcome.

1-2.30pm: musicians' sessions (£2) - learn some new tunes and bruch up on some old ones.

3-5pm: dancers join the musicians (£3) (beginners welcome - informal tuition will be given).

Refreshments available. Future dates are planned for: 5 March, 2 April, 7 May, 4 June and 2 July.

1st February


26th January 2011

West Yorkshire Place-Names in Context

Speaker: George Redmonds

The meaning of many of our obscure minor placenames emerges when we study them in their chronological context and in the landscape. George Redmonds is the author of numerous books on name topics, lectures widely on the subject and in 2001 he presented the BBC Radio 4 series Surnames, Genes and Genealogy.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Thursday, 27th January 2011

Helen of  Four Gates

HELEN OF FOUR GATES After the great success of the showing of Helen of Four Gates in June 2010, there is going to be another rare opportunity to travel back in time and watch Hebden Bridge's famous lost 1920 film. Read More

Thursday, 27th January 2011

ZrazyJazz Club - To celebrate HX7 Jazz Club's 1st birthday this month, they're putting on a lavish musical spread with two excellent bands - and the Dave Nelson Trio! Read more - 14 January

29th January 2010

Make A Traditional Teddy Bear

White Lion, Hebden Bridge, 10 am - 5 pm your chance to make a heirloom teddy bear made from traditional materials and methods that have been used for over 100 years.

The Workshop will be led by award winning artist and Editor of Teddy Bear Times magazine, Dawn James.

Please email for further details and to reserve your space.

31st January 2011

Hebden Bridge Partnership

The next Partnership meeting is on Monday January 31st at 7pm in the Greenwood Room, Hebden Bridge.

Meetings are open to all.

20th January 2011

Hebden Bridge Creative Quarter Plans to be Unveiled

7.30pm in Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Hebden Bridge's growing reputation for creative and digital businesses is set to be enhanced, under plans to create a new Hebden Bridge Creative Quarter as part of the Town Hall development.

Read more

22nd January 2011

White Ribbon Campaign Benefit

SOLD OUT - returned tickets only available on the night

A benefit concert for the White Ribbon Campaign featuring Menfolk Waits and the Bradford Women Singers

Little Theatre, 19:30 - 22:30

Menfolk Waits webpage

Tickets available from: White Ribbon (01422 886545) or "The Book Case" book shop

24th January

Hebden Oxfam Group (HOG)

Come and join in our fundraising for Oxfam in the Calderdale area. We have an exciting range of events coming up in the next year and need your help!

White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge
24th January

Feel free to bring along any friends who may be interested too!

Tuesday, 11th January

Hebden Bridge Transition Town is holding a major review meeting on Tuesday 11 January at the Trades Club. There'll be food and friends. Please come if you can, we need lots of input for the big decisions that need making.

7pm - formal AGM - open to all.

8pm - food and informal chat.

8.30pm - full meeting of people from all HB Transition Town groups.

Tuesday, 11th January

Hebden Bridge Oxfam Fundraising Group Meeting

White Lion Pub (upstairs)

New members welcome! Come along and bring any friends who are interested in becoming part of our fundraising group for Oxfam. We are based in Hebden Bridge and cover the Calderdale area. Find out more about the work that Oxfam do and learn about our exciting upcoming events in the Hebden area.

Wednesday 12 January 2011

The Buildings of Hebden Bridge

Speaker: Alan Petford

We investigate the rich variety of building in Hebden Bridge, from 18th century chapel to late nineteenth century railway architecture, including the fascinating diversity of houses built for ordinary people. Our speaker tonight is a part-time Lecturer in Local and Regional History at the University of Leeds and a WEA lecturer.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Saturday 15th January

Raise the Roof

A music night at the Trades Club to raise money to pay towards Miss Rusty's barrister fees.

Saturday 15th January, 8pm - 1am

Fishing for Bishops, 2 Kool Tony (last UK gig for some time), Recorded Filth, DJ Lollly, Bongo and DOHZE

Tickets £5 (additional donations very welcome!)

14th January 2011

Moose Wrench presents: Hot Head Show!

Hole in t'Wall - 8.30pm - Cheap!

Hot Head Show are London's premi?re Captain Beefheart-ska outfit, fresh back from their European and American tour supporting Les Claypool (of Primus and South Park fame). Check 'em out before they're huge!

1st January 2010

New Year's Day Treasure Hunt

The New Year's Day Treasure Hunt is a gentle, brisk walk around the scenic countryside of Mytholmroyd, suitable for all the family. Families will receive a sheet of clues and a basic outline of the route to follow. The majority of the walk is on well marked footpaths.

The route starts and finishes at Mytholmroyd Fire Station where tea, coffee and cakes will be served. As the event is now in it's second year, the route will be different from last year, but will be of similar difficulty.

The walk will start at 10.30, but families can start whenever they arrive, the latest start time is 12.30.

The admission is: Adult (£2), Child (£1), Family (£5)

All funds raised go to The Fire Fighters Charity and it promises to be another fun and enjoyable event.

For more information please contact Billy Painter on billy@billypainter.com.


19th December 2010

The Big Ass Hebden Bridge Christmas Concert

Hosted by Billy Painter and Patrick McCallion, The Big Ass Hebden Bridge Christmas Concert features five local young bands, including the highly popular Fishing for Bishops and Small Words.

Under 18's are welcome and encouraged to come to the event at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge as it will be the best club around this Christmas to see the best new musical talent and entertainment that the Calder Valley has to offer.

Ticket prices for this event will be £4 in advance and £5 on the night, so reserve early to save some pennies. All money raised will go straight to The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, a fantastic local charity supporting young people who unfortunately suffer from cancer.

The concert will commence from 7pm and promises to be a great night, so come on down and enjoy the music! More details can be obtained from www.bigasspromotions.co.uk or by emailing Patrick on patrick@bigasspromotions.co.uk

Big Ass Christmas Concert