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Hebden Bridge events

29th-31st December 2014

A Christmas Wish

Festive variety show for all the family. Performances 29th-31st December 2014. 11am and 3pm shows. Tickets £9 adults, £7 children.

Available 01706 818181 or on www.storymagictheatre.co.uk

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

Christmas Wish

A seasonal Variety show featuring lots of popular Christmas Songs and an interactive StoryBook Pantomime of Sleeping Beauty. The Audience can come in costume and be in the show!

Sunday 28 December 2014

Walking with History - Colden Clough

10.35am Power in the Landscape (short version).

Meet: New Delight pub, Colden. (596 bus 10.14 from HB). Linear Walk 3.5km/2.5 mile about 2.5 hours.

A downhill walk through Colden Clough, uncovering early 19th century water powered industry.

If you can't make the walk, then download the eTrail App to do the walk with historical images, commentary, map and directions.

£3/£2 cost. Katie: 07910 933319 or email

Sunday 28 December 2014

Informal chat about Calderdale green politics

Sun 28 Dec 4-6:30pm

You are cordially invited to join us for a chat about green politics, get to know Green Party members (over 30 in the Calder Ward) & other people who are interested in making Calderdale a better place.

Bring your own food / snacks / sweet or savoury treats to share, as the pub will only be serving sausages this Sunday.

Venue: Fox & Goose Inn,

Monday 22nd December 2014

Trades Club Christmas Bash

Come to the Trades Club Bash on Monday 22nd December. 8pm.

The fabulous Terry Logan Band with Dave Nelson on keyboards.

Christmas kicks off with a brilliant night of foot-stomping, hand-clapping R&B, soul, reggae, rock and blues from Hebden Bridge singer/songwriter Terry Logan and her illustrious band.

Great voice, awesome musicianship and the kind of songs that really make you want to listen, but dance your heart out at the same time.

Tuesday 23rd December 2014

Tim O'Connor Live at the Fox & Goose

Tim O'Connor is playing at the Fox & Goose on Tuesday 23rd December at 7pm.

Tim has built a strong reputation as a singer and songwriter and a great live perfomer. A Troubadour for the 21st century with an Eclectic musical melting pot of songs. (Melodic, Lyrical with a folky edge).

Christmas Eve 2014

Carols in the Square

Gather sometime after 6pm for a 6.30pm start

17-19 December 2014

Artsmill Winter Arts Fair

17th, 18th and 19th December 2014, last 3 days to see the 24 northern artists in the David Wright Gallery at Artsmill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 7DP.

Admission free, but donations welcome to the last exhibition of the year. Artists include Joseph O'Reilly, Louis Benoit, Sarah McDade, Dorothy Simister, Roo Waterhouse and many more.

Also open Sunday 14 December 2014.

Opening times 11am to 4pm.

Unfortunately there is no disabled access at this time.

Wednesday 17th to 20th December 2014

Christmas Pop Up Emporium

For the first time, renowned artists from Hebden Bridge are working together to make a Christmas Emporium in Hebden Bridge Town Hall. From Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th December, part of the Town Hall will be transformed into a treasure trove of beautiful and unusual gifts.

Louise Lockhart, Lizzie Lockhart, Jane Revitt and the artists from Made in the Valley live here and sell their work nationally and internationally. This is a chance to see their work under one roof.

Louise Lockhart's unique illustrated products will be on offer, with creative party games for Christmas Day. Jane Revitt will have a range of beautiful cushions and tea towels featuring maps of the local area. The team at Made in the Valley have a fun range of printed textiles as well as beautiful ceramics. And many more surprises are promised!

The Town Hall's cafe will be serving a range of festive treats and there will be a brazier in the courtyard to keep off the winter chill!

The Emporium will be open from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th December. Open 10am to 5pm.

Ursula Holden Gill, an award winning storyteller with an international reputation, will be telling festive stories around the fire on Friday 19th between 4pm and 5pm and Dave Nelson's Singalong is on Sat 20th Dec.

Thursday 18 December 2014

Todmorden U3A Monthly Members' Meeting

Festive Time at Todmorden U3A General Meeting

Including a Quiz and Punch and Judy

1.45 - 4.00

Central Methodist Church, Todmorden

Thursday 18 December 2014

Nine lessons and Carols

St James, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge at 7pm

Nine lessons and Carols, with 3 organ voluntaries played by John Sayle.

They are also holding aCrib Service - a short special service for younger children and their families on Wednesday 24th December at 3pm at St James, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge

Friday, 19th December 2014

Storyteller Ursula Holden Gill at the Town Hall

storyteller Ursula Holden Gill

The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge is celebrating Christmas with storyteller Ursula Holden Gill, who will whisk you on a whirlwind tour as she delights with her festive tales from around the world.

Wrap up warm and join us for a winter gathering around the outdoor braziers. The cafe will be stocked with hot chocolate, gingerbread, and mulled wine to keep the chills at bay.

Free event for all ages.

Friday, 19th December 2014

Candle light Vigil

Celebrate and Commemorate the the Children of Gaza.

Celebrate the children who bought light and joy into the world

Share together the sadness of their deaths

19th December @ 7.00pm
The Square
Hebden Bridge

Friday 19 and Sat 20th December 2014

Luddendenfoot Civic Centenary

Luddenden Foot Civic Centre, Station Road, Luddenden Foot was first opened 100 years ago this month. To celebrate this Luddenden Foot Community Association are inviting everyone to an exhibition of the life of the building and the village on

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th December 2014 from 11- 3pm

Luddenden Foot Civic Centre, Station Road, Luddenden Foot HX2 6AD.

Refreshments and reminiscences too!


Friday, 19th December 2014

Shaggy Dog Storytellers Christmas Special

Friday, 19th December at Stubbing Wharf pub. £7 entrance. Genial Geordie giant, Keith Donnelly hosts and is lead performer for the 2014 Shaggy Dog Christmas Celebration.

Shaggy Dogs

Members might like to join the SD team for a pre Clubnight celebration - upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf from 6.45. Storytelling, songs, rhymes and other festive fare start at 8pm. For prompt service, why not book meals in advance by ringing 01422 844107 (the full pub menu and the Christmas menu are available) and tell staff you are attending the club night?

You are invited to bring along your own stories, songs or monologues and you can be sure of a place in the line up. Or just enjoy watching Keith, the SD team, brave locals and itinerant performers from far and wide (but please join in the song choruses!).

The club has set out on its 21st year and according to famous storyteller Ben Haggarty, "The Shaggy Dog Club is the best storytelling club in the country!"

Saturday 20 December 2014

Dave Nelson's Christmas Singalong

Christmas week gets off to great start on Saturday 20th December at the Town Hall, with Dave's ever-popular annual Family Christmas Singalong.

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Saturday 20 December 2014

True Faith at Nelson's Wine Bar

It's Christmas (well, it soon will be) but don't expect any festive tunes at the next True Faith at Nelson's Wine Bar, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge, held on Saturday 20 December 2014, 9pm to 1am (admission free). It's strictly a Noddy Holder-free zone as we play all those great songs from back when we had daft sticky-up hair and acted all moody in great-coats, even in mid-summer. You know - The Smiths, The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order, The Stone Roses, Blur, Blondie the whole lot of 'em.

We'll also get a bit dancey as the night wears on with Chic, Daft Punk, Talking Heads, Heatwave, Deee-Lite, De La Soul and Grandmaster Flash probably getting turned up good and loud. There will be new stuff, too – from Nada Surf, The Rifles, Editors, White Lies etc.

So, please come along with your pals and lose yourself to the soundtrack of your old self when all was hopeful and dreamy and lovely with the world. It still is.

True Faith

Monday 15th December 2014

Hebden Bridge Women's Institute

7.30pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Members free, visitors £5
All women over the age of 18 welcome.

Our Christmas party filled with quizzes, games and lots of giggling. Bring food to share & we'll provide the alcoholic and non-alcoholic fizz.

More details on our blog

Saturday 13 December 2014

Xmas Art & Crafts Fair

Holme Street, Hebden Bridge. (between the Post Office and the Trades Hall). Refreshments available.


Free entry.

Phone Keith for details: 07944 706848

Saturday 13 December 2014

Christmas event for all the family at the Egg Factory

Made in the Valley are putting on another making and doing event on Saturday December 13 at the Egg Factory on Victoria Rd.

There'll be something for everyone to have a go at making, plenty of food and drink and lovely Christmas presents to buy from your own local makers.

Dress up as an elf and take an Elfy selfie and have a good time hanging out with us!

Saturday 13 December 2014

Hebble End Studios Arts & Crafts Gathering

Come and say hello down at Hebble End, there will be arts and crafts, the Bicycle Den is serving festive drinks and cakes, the Crafts Afloat barge is moored up with activities galore and there will be a 'Performing Space' available for anyone wishing to entertain us all with music, magic or festive performances ...

11am - 5pm Saturday 13th December

Message us on Facebook to book a performance slot
Hebble End Studios

Merry Christmas Hebden Bridge! x

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Mitch BennThe Now Show's Mitch Benn in Hebden Bridge

on Sunday, 14 December at the Hebden Bridge Comedy Club who have been bringing the very best in fine, stand up comedy to the town since 2011.

Read more

Monday 8th December 2014

Night WatchMonday Book Club

The Monday Book Club is a LGBTQI interest reading group.

Next meeting, Monday 8th December, 4.45 - 6pm, Tod Library.

We'll chat about The Night Watch by Sarah Waters over tea and biscuits, all welcome.

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Green Forum: 1m climate jobs campaign

Speaker: Martin Empson - trade unionist, socialist & author

Tuesday 9 Dec. 8pm Hebden Bridge

Nutclough Tavern, 6-8 Nutclough, (Keighley Road)
Hebden Bridge, HX7 8HA

Wednesday 10 December 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STOODLEY PIKE - The bicentenary of the original monument

Nick Wilding

Stoodley Pike

It's 200 years since the original Stoodley Pike tower was built, and Nick Wilding organized celebrations for the event earlier this year. He will argue that the tower is more special internationally than has been previously recognized and the talk will be illustrated with photos and film of the celebration.

Nick Wilding is a filmmaker/historical researcher who, in the course of a long career, has made a variety of different documentaries about the Calder Valley, based upon his own extensive archive of interviews with local people. He is still interviewing people today, but is sorry to say that he could not find anyone old enough to reminisce about this particular subject.  

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Until 31 January 2014

Watercolours and feltings with a local theme

by Chris Oliver and Pamela Bird.

The Robin Hood Inn, Cragg Vale

Thursday 4th December 2014

Trades Club Labour Party Christmas Quiz


The invite to the evening reads:

"With Christmas coming up and the time of goodwill to all peoples we will celebrate humanity with a quiz that highlights how marvellous all people are (except Tories obviously, they're scum)

That lovely Dave Boardman sets and asks the questions. Your role is to provide answers: right or wrong. However, a lot of correct answers will make you more attractive to potential suitors, provide you will a sense of wellbeing, a glow of humanity and make your children's children talk about you in positive terms for generations to come.

Don't do too well though, that's just showing off...

Yes, the spirit of the festive season will feature and it will be a chance to socialise with good people before facing the coming months of our national press telling us how lovely George Osborne turns out to be after all, what a nice chap that Cameron fellow is and how Ed Miliband is a red under the bed who will bring the country to its knees by inviting the whole world to come and live next door to you.

Your £5 gets you top quality food and Dave's slightly challenging and mildly enjoyable quiz."

5-7 December 2014

Hope Baptist Church Christmas Tree Festival

Beautiful display of decorated Christmas trees by local schools, community groups, small businesses and Family trees. Carols will be performed by Stubbings Infant School, Mytholm Meadows Young at Heart and the Cantorelli singers.

Friday, December 5th. 2-5pm, 6th.12-5, 7th.12-4p.m.

Come and vote for your favourite trees. Stalls and refreshments.

For more information call Isabel 01422 885946

Friday 5th December 2014

Old Town School Christmas Fair & Farmers Market

6.30 - 8.00pm Old Town Primary School

Please join us for our Christmas Fair & Farmers market - stalls selling local produce and local crafts, books, games, cakes and much more.

Friday 5th December 2014

Riverside Junior School Christmas Fair

from 5pm
Main Hall, Riverside Junior School, Holme Street.

FORS (Friends of Riverside School) present their annual Christmas Fair! Activities, craft stalls, raffle, tombola, refreshments and fun for all the family.

All welcome - come and share in the festive spirit!

6-7 December 2014

Open Studios

6th, 13th, 20th December 2014

Christmas market at Great Rock Co-op

With a fantastic range of locally produced food, arts and crafts, a Christmas Café, children's activities and a chance to make your own Christmas wreath, there's something for everyone at Great Rock Co-op on December Saturdays. You can even say hello to a turkey!

Make your Christmas a local one. A warm welcome awaits, 10am until 2pm, on the 6th, 13th and 20th December at Staups Lea Farm, near Blackshaw Head, OL14 8RR.

More info on Facebook or info@greatrockcoop.co.uk

Sunday 7th December 2014

Hebble End Winter Gathering

Hebble End Mill, Along the canal in Hebden Bridge

Sunday 7th December 1 - 4pm.

Join us for a winter warmer and discover the Hebble End Arcade, a local hideaway from the hustle and bustle.

We will have winter food, entertainment and gifts.

At 3.30pm an informal get together to sing carols probably more alternative than traditional!!

Contact Toby on 07912 627483 at The Bicycle Den if you fancy having a stall or want to be entertaining...!

Sunday 7th December 2014

Elliots Antique Fair

10am to 3-30pm at Mytholmroyd community centre Caldene Ave.

Over Thirty established dealers selling a full range of Antiques and collectables, something for everyone. On site seated Cafe serving a range of good home cooked food all day.

Admission £1.

Dont miss it.

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Protest against fracking

outside Halifax Town Hall at 5.15pm

See HebWeb news item

Thursday 4th December 2014

Organic Food in Permanent Culture

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting takes place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 4th December at 7.30pm when there will be a talk on Organic Food in a Permanent Culture by Phil Dewhirst, Offshoots Project Manager at Towneley Hall, Burnley.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members. Further information can be found at www.cvog.org or by phoning 01422 846173.

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Remembrance Christmas Carol Service

Local Funeral Directors, Valley Funeral Service & Robertshaw Greenwood, are helping families this Christmas by inviting them to pay tribute to their loved ones with special memorial Christmas trees. Family and friends can write a message, or their loved ones name on a star to be hung on the Christmas Trees.

A special Remembrance Carol Service will be held at Mytholmroyd Methodist Church on Tuesday 2nd December at 7.00p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and people will be invited to light a candle in memory of their loved ones during the service. Any member of the community is welcome to remember their loved one with us, not just families we have had the privilege to look after.

If you would like to place a star on the trees which will be taken to the church for the Carol Service please contact any member of staff on 01422 842683 and 01422 842044 or call into either funeral home on Valley Road or Albert Street, Hebden Bridge.

Valley Funeral Service and Robertshaw Greenwood are part of Dignity Caring Funeral Services.

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Public Meeting: Affordable, sustainable building

Speaker: Barbara Jones - Principal, School of Natural Building

Tuesday 2nd Dec. 7.30pm Todmorden

Tod WMC (next to Lidl), Halifax Road,
North View, Todmorden OL14 5QG

Friday, 28th November

Shaggy Dog Storytellers: Ben Haggarty performs Midir and Etain - the love of 1000 years

From 8pm. Admission £7 at Stubbing Wharf.

Epic storyteller Ben Heggarty and wild musician Sianed Jones tell the story of two deities whose cursed pursuit of love spans a thousand years, surviving complex love triangles, impossible quests, monstrous reincarnation and the partitioning of the world into the land of mortals and a dark Otherworld.

Ben's intensely physical performance is matched by Sianed's brooding soundscapes that occasionally burst into song. Together they cast a spell of ancient magic, balancing the surreal and the comedic with an atmosphere of epic power conjured by gods, both jealous and generous. This unbridled fantasy is based on a startling work of 10th century Irish literature discovered in a Cheltenham convent and, when you hear it, you will wonder just what the nuns were doing.

"This is real storytelling", The Guardian, Hay Festival.

Saturday 29 November 2014

Calder Recordings Open Day

to celebrate 10 years of service to the community, Hebden Bridge based music studio, Calder Recordings are hosting an Open Day on Saturday 29th November, starting at 9am. There will be refreshments, live entertainment and open mic/jam sessions all day.

The event is completely free, however if you want to come, e-mail the studio or call us on 01422 881815 to confirm.

29 November 2014

Cragg Vale Christmas Fair

11am to 2pm

Cragg Vale J&I School, Cragg Road

Hog Roast provided by Stiperden House Farm

Santa's Grotto, Mulled wine and mince pies

Cafe serving home baking, savoury snacks, chocolate tombola

Games, music, creative crafts, stalls, gifts and much more!

Free entry - All welcome

Saturday 29 November 2014

Street Party

Saturday 29 November 2014

Hebden Bridge Spiritualist Church Winter Fayre


Free entry. Stalls include books, brica brac, tombola raffle, crystals.

Light refreshments available.

All very welcome

Saturday 29 November 2014

Book Signing with artist Gillian Lee Smith

You are all invited to the much anticipated Book Launch of Gillian Lee Smith - Mixed media artist 'We all Cast Shadows' at Heart Gallery, The Arts Centre, 4a Market Street, Hebden Bridge, Saturday 29th November 12pm - 4pm.

This is such an achievement for Gillian, as the exhibition has even inspired some lovely songs to accompany the Book Signing.

Hebden Bridge based singer songwriters, Fiona Pattison and Liz Dykes, with Andrew Weatherhead on guitar/zither, will be performing the songs for the first time in public, inspired by the paintings in the exhibition at Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge 'We all Cast Shadows'.

We all Cast Shadows is taking on a life of its very own. Gillian is so excited that the work is inspiring the most wonderful music and songs too.

Saturday 29 November 2014

Hepton Singers: Songs of war and commemoration, of consolation, remembrance and reconciliation

Heptonstall Church, 8pm-10pm

The Hepton Singers presents a highly charged sequence of emotive choral music incorporating African chant, sacred music of the Renaissance, and the colourful, dramatic and reflective music of Judith Weir, James Macmillan, Graham Coatman & Einojuhani Rautavaara.

In a programme that reflects themes of our time, and the season of remembrance, the Hepton Singers, under guest conductor Graham Coatman, presents a programme of choral music of timeless beauty and rich variety.

Saturday 29 November 2014

Todmorden Treasures

Walk to visit a variety of older buildings in Todmorden to discover the stories and surprises they hold.

Meet Linda Croft at 2 pm on Saturday 29 November 2014 outside Todmorden Library. Cost £3 per person.

Part of the Calderdale Heritage Walks programme

Sunday 30 November 2014

Benefit for Carol Lewis

On Sunday afternoon 30 November Owter Zeds will be performing a benefit show at the Trades Club to raise funds for Hebden Bridge resident Carol Lewis.

Her husband Trevor is currently serving a harsh three-year jail sentence, following the July 2014 incident at Eastwood Recycling Centre.

The afternoon's entertainment starts at 2pm, finishing at 6. Entry is £5; there will be a raffle, and excellent curries will be available in exchange for a donation of your choice.

See Forum discussion

November 1st to 30th 2014

Halifax Art Society 's exhibition

Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre

Open every day 10am to 5pm

All pictures for sale.

Find your Christmas present!

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Colden Early Years Nursery & Children's Club AGM

The AGM for this charity will be held on Tuesday 25th November at 9.30am. It will be held in the music room of Colden Junior & Infant's School.

All welcome to attend.

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Author Event - Julian Hoffman - 'The Small Heart Of Things'

7pm at The Book Case.

The Book Case is delighted to present award winning author Julian Hoffman, who will be reading from, and signing copies of 'The Small Heart Of Things'. An up and coming figure in the current reinvention of the literature of place, Julian lives in the Prespa Lakes area of Northern Greece, where he works monitoring birdlife.

His book deals with his experiences in this landscape, and moves outwards to other places to develop his themes. He uses a myriad of examples to show how by developing our perception, we can find a closer relationship with the natural world, and by doing so, become more connected to it and to our selves.

Julian has strong connections with the Upper Calder Valley, and is looking forward to the chance to reconnect with people here.

26 November - 19 December 2014

The Artsmill Winter Fair 2014


Open to the public from November 26th and run until December 19th.

The exhibition displays high quality work by 24 artists from the northern counties.

This is a chance to buy something different for Christmas.

In the David Wright Gallery,
Artsmill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7DP
Open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 4pm (closed Monday and Tuesday) For further information please contact:

01422 647072  


Wednesday 26 November 2014

WILLS, INVENTORIES AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY in the Parish of Halifax  at the end of the Seventeenth Century

Alan Petford

Death Bed

This talk explores ways in which probate documents can illuminate how the people of the parish of Halifax made their livings in the past and use these same documents to catch a glimpse inside local houses at the end of the seventeenth century.

Alan is a WEA Lecturer and sometime Lecturer in Local and Regional History in The University of Leeds. He is co-author and author of several publications, including, most recently 'Horribile Dictu', Ecclesiology and the Unitarians in Northern England; The Diaries of Cornelius Ashworth and Sowerby Probate Records.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Thursday November 27th 2014

Gay men's social group in Hebden Bridge

Happy Valley gay men's social group will be meeting on Thursday November 27th in the White Lion on Bridge Gate in Hebden Bridge at 7.30pm.

This is a recently created social group for gay men in the Calderdale area - newcomers will be made welcome.

For more details email David Kennedy

Thursday November 27th 2014

Poetry Night with Tom Cleary and Gaia Holmes

Tom Cleary and Gaia Holmes will be reading their poetry at The Stubbing Wharf Pub in Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge.

Admission to the event, which begins at 8 pm, is free. Tom will be reading from his recently published pamphlet, The Third Miss Keane, and Gaia will be reading from her published collections, including her most recent one, Lifting the Piano with One Hand. Tom's pamphlet, which is published by the prestigious Scottish small press, HappenStance, is his first book.

Friday 21 November 2014

Mytholmroyd Christmas Lights switch on

On the Friday 21 November Santa will be joined by the Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Jonathan Timbers, and the Mytholmroyd Gala Queen, Elsa Wilson, to push the button.

The Mytholmroyd's Christmas Tree Lights switch on is in St Michaels Square at 4pm.

Entertainment will be provided by Hebden Bridge Junior Band, local schools including Hebden Royd, Luddendenfoot Academy and Burnley Road School and the Magpie Movers will be preforming a routine.  

21 November 2014

Upper Calder Valley Renaissance 10th anniversary exhibition and conference

will take place at the Town Hall on 21 November and entitled 'Taking stock and looking forward' to celebrating the the scheme's achievements, and looking to the next phase.

Read more

Sunday 23rd November 2014

The Lost Chord Ensemble

Christopher Irvin, who conducts the local Little Theatre Choir and also the White Rose Orchestra in Leeds, has a wealth of light music including some of his own compositions.

Sunday 23rd November at 7:30 pm, he is inviting musicians (with their music stand) to come to the Little Theatre in Hebden Bridge to play some light music selections such as Ketelbey's Wedgwood Blue and Memories of Lehar.

A donation towards the cost of the rehearsal space would be appreciated.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Green Forum on Climate Change

Nutclough Tavern, 6-8 Nutclough, Keighley Road, Hebden Bridge


Invited speaker, Joe Mobbs wants to encourage people to tackle climate change in the build up to the UN Conference on climate change in December 2015. Joe will talk about his call for "Alternatiba Todmorden", a festival of a "Village of Possibilities for Tackling Climate Change" planned for 2015.

All are welcome, free of charge, donations are welcome

19 November 2014


7.30pm Hebden Bridge Methodist Church

The AGM will be followed by


with Stephen Jagger


How Calrec came to be founded and how it rose to prominence in the audio industry.

Stephen Jagger joined Calrec in 1972 straight from college, was made a director in 1979, and was managing director from 1989 until 2009.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Thursday 20 November 2014

Hebden Bridge Christmas Lights switch on

On the November 20th Santa will be joined by the Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr Jonathan Timbers, and the Mytholmroyd Gala Queen, Elsa Wilson, to push the button.

Hebden Bridge Christmas tree lights switch on will take place on the 20th November in St Georges Square from 4pm.

Entertainment will be provided by Hebden Bridge Junior Band, local schools including Hebden Royd, Luddendenfoot Academy and Burnley Road School and the Magpie Movers will be preforming a routine.


The Calder Valley Community Land Trust,

which is campaigning for more affordable housing in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge, is inviting local people to workshops in the 2 towns on Sat 15th November to discuss possible sites for community-led housing. 

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Royd Regeneration's Christmas Market

St Michael's Church Hall & Square, Mytholmroyd

Saturday 15 November From 12 noon

"This year's Christmas Market is fast approaching and we're getting quite excited! We hope you'll come along and support our event and we look forward to welcoming you all.

To give you a little taster of what's in store there will be free mulled wine, free hot potatoes and free face painting for the children, plus a visit from Santa Claus. Magician Paul Dawson (Mr Balloon Man) is also coming along for the afternoon so prepare to be amazed! We're also delighted that Councillor Jonathan Timbers, Hebden Royd Mayor, will be attending.

Talented local artists and crafters will be in the main hall, plus many other stalls, where you'll be able to buy anything from cakes to clogs! The renowned Luddenden Valley Wines will be in the Erringden Room, along with stalls selling jewellery and jams.

Outside in the square First Choice Greengrocers will be selling their splendid wares, plus home-made soup. We think you'll love James Peterson's Caribbean Chicken and he'll also have a vegetarian dish on offer too. The Bakehouse and Craggs Cakes are making a return visit this year. Other stalls include home-made fudge, Barefoot Books and Calder Valley Search & Rescue.

There will also be children's rides suitable for those aged three upwards which look like lots of fun (sadly not free).

This is just a small selection of the 30-plus stalls so please come along and don't forget to tell all your friends and family!"


A November Day

Birchcliffe Centre, 2pm

In forgotten boxes in an attic, a woman discovers the story of her grandfather, a survivor of the First World War, and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knew no boundaries. With evocative puppet characters, live music and an ever-changing set, Thingumajig Theatre presents a timeless fable on war and the miracle of friendship when all else seems lost.

November Day

"A November Day" marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. Originally created in 2008 in association with the Imperial War Museum North, the play offers a gentle, personal voice in this year's commemorations.

See HebWeb News: for more photos and info.

Thingumajig Theatre

Saturday 15th November 2014

Barn Dance

Wadsworth Community Centre - Saturday 15th November - 7:00pm.

Back by popular demand, this time we have local Ceilidh Band 'Cock o' the North' to entertain you and a caller to ensure you don't all bump into each other.

This was a huge success last time round. Entry is £5 adults and £2 for kids. Real ale bar and food available. Call/text 07890 205980 for tickets.

Sunday 16th November 2014

Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair

A twice a year event held at The Town Hall in Hebden Bridge

Sunday 16th November - 10am till 4pm - £1 Entry

Clothing, Homeware & more from the 1920s - 1990s.

See Facebook page

Monday 17th November 2014

Hebden Bridge Women's Institute

7.30pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Members free, visitors £5
All women over the age of 18 welcome.

This month's meeting is sugarcrafting - we'll be playing with fondant and decorating fairy cakes to take home.

More details on our blog

12 November 2014


7.30pm Hebden Bridge Methodist Church

The AGM will be followed by


Diana Monahan and Frank Woolrych

World War One began 100 years ago in 1914, but Diana will recall some other anniversaries in our area and Frank will explain about an anniversary which led to a building which is important to our society because it holds all our archives.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Thursday 13 November 2014

Public meeting with Geoff Tansey

From the stone village of Baoshan to Blackshawhead - reflections on food systems far and wide

Organised by Blackshaw Environmental Action Team (BEAT)

At the Chapel in Blackshaw Head.

Geoff Tansey will open an evening discussion on food, power and poverty with an illustrated talk drawing on his recent visits to China. There will also be an opportunity for those attending to discuss their thoughts on the newly established Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty in the UK, which Geoff is chairing.

Geoff Tansey is a local writer and consultant – see www.tansey.org.uk/

Some time ago BEAT had Geoff speaking at a public meeting in Heptonstall, which was attended by 57 people.

We all need food, so most of us are interested in what we eat, where it comes from and how it is produced. An increasing number of people in Blackshaw Parish are growing some of their own food, for example in their gardens or with the Charlestown Allotment Group. Some of that produce is sold at the Great Rock Coop.

Geoff Tansey's talk will be followed by a Q&A session and a short BEAT AGM – see elsewhere in this newsletter.

Friday 14 November 2014

Ten fields - album launch

Local songwriter/musician performing as ten fields is launching a new album on 14th November, at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge.

Doors 8.30pm. See: www.tenfields.info for details and tickets.

Monday 10th November 2014

Sacred CountryLGBTQI-interest reading group

The Monday Book Club is a LGBTQI-interest reading group. Our next meeting is at Todmorden Library, 4.45-6pm, Monday 10th November. All welcome.

This month's book is Sacred Country by Rose Tremain. Copies available at Tod Library counter.

More info: mondaybookclub@riseup.net

Thursday 6th November 2014

Managing an Allotment

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting takes place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 6th November at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on Managing an Allotment by CVOG member Graham Ramsden Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

Further information can be found at www.cvog.org or by phoning 07977 929684

Thursday 6th November 2014

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team hosts Brit Rock Film Tour

Doors: 7pm Screening: 7.30pm–10pm approx.

Hebden Bridge Picture House

Advance tickets required

Multi award-winning filmmaker Alastair Lee presents the Brit Rock Film Tour on the big screen. The first homegrown adventure tour to emerge from the vibrant UK filmmaking industry.


Adding to the program are short interjections with observational and comedy breaks, from the likes of the leftfield author Niall Grimes and funny man Dave Halsted.

Headline acts include:

Stone Free – Julian Lines is the best climber you've never heard of. He is undoubtedly Britain's most accomplished free climbing soloist with world-class free ascents to his name.

All My Own Stunts – Yorkshireman Rob Jarman is a downhill mountain bike specialist and professional stuntman. This gripping film tells the story of a near fatal accident and his road to recovery.

Set of Wainwrights – When not terrorising dance floors in the north east, Steve Birkinshaw is one of the great fell runners and fittest men ever to exist.

Project Mina - Are pro climbers anything like you and me? Do they ever put lots of effort into training only to fail miserably at a comp and question why they bother at all, or is it all glory and sending?

Friday 7th November 2014

Clothes Swap at Cheeky Sew and Sew

Cheeky sew and sew are hosting a clothes swap at their new premises at 2 Dale Street, Todmorden on Friday 7th November. The swap itself starts at 7.30pm, but if possible please drop off clothes on the day, before 7pm.

Your clothes will be exchanged for vouchers, and then you can swap vouchers for clothes at the swap party. Please bring clean clothes in good condition, the general rule of thumbs is only bring clothes you would be happy to receive yourself!

Entrance is free but there is a charge for refreshments.

Cheeky sew and sew, 2 Dale Street, Todmorden. OL14 6LU.
01706 816181 www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.co.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014

Fairy Fantastics Table Top Sale and Cafe

Sat Nov 8th 10-1pm

Mytholmroyd Community Centre

Family friendly event with table top sale includiong gifts from India, Desigual clothing, fairy arts and Crafts, jewellery, cake stands and much more!

All locally produced. Home bake cakes, rainbow waterfall cake and cake pops.

All Proceeds to St. Nicholas Hospice.

Tables £5 - contact Kim on 07710 131910 to reserve a table

Saturday 8 November 2014

Northern Soul Jive and Lindy dance

Sat Nov 8th 7.30-2pm
Mytholmroyd Community Centre £10

DJ Red Helen and Shack Shakin Jack
Dance lesson included!

Nibbles and raffle
Reserve a table!

All Proceeds to St. Nicholas Hospice
Tickest From Jacks Barbers, Hebden Bridge
Mytholmroyd Community Centre

Call: 07710 13190

Sunday 9 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday Commemoration at Pecket Well

War Memorial (by the old red phone box) at 2pm.

Short service and the laying of wreaths, organised by Wadsworth Parish Council.

At 3.15pm a wreath will also be laid in Wainsgate Chapel at the War Memorials.

All Welcome.

Sunday 9 November 2014

Universal Worship Service

The Yurt, Callis Community Gardens, Near Callis Bridge.

Universal Worship Services on the 2nd Sunday of each month (except August): 4.30pm until 6pm.

Travellers on all spiritual paths are welcome to an afternoon of prayers, ritual, chants and stories from the treasure-trove of the world's wisdom traditions. Children 10 + welcome. £5/4/3 suggested donation.

November 9th November The Magdalene Mysteries & the divine feminine with special guests Fay Barratt and DUP dance leader Ralph Nimmann. December 14th: Darkness and Light with special musical guest Robert Orange.

Contact Leah and Peter on 07825168742 or look on www.hotpotatostories.co.uk for more information or to book the space.

8-31 October 2014


Artworks by Geoff Brindle

Sculpture & Colourwork by: Martin Bates

An exhibition in tribute to David Wright

In the David Wright Gallery,
Artsmill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7DP
Open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 4pm (closed Monday and Tuesday) For further information please contact:

01422 647072  


Thursday 30 October 2014

Credo and guests in concert

Sacred and secular songs for female voices

at Luddendenfoot Civic Centre, Station Road on Thursday 30 October 2014 8 pm doors open 7.30.

Tickets on the door £5 - proceeds to new sound system for the building.

Thursday October 30th 2014

Meet the Artist Gillian Lee Smith

Thursday October 30th you can meet the award winning artist, 'Gillian Lee Smith' in Heart Gallery, 4a Market Street, Hebden Bridge.

Gillian will be bringing her easel and brushes ready to create some new masterpieces in Heart Gallery from 11 - 4pm on Thursday 30th October.

Heart Gallery will be transformed into a mini studio where you can see the artist at work. Whilst you are in this creative space, take a look at her captivating and emotive exhibition 'We all Cast Shadows' and get a closer look at Gillian's sketch books.

This is an open day to ask the artist anything about her technique and style whilst she is painting live at the Gallery. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Friday 31 October 2014

Stories from the Floor Night at Shaggy Dog storytellers Club

Friday, 31st October, at Stubbing Wharf. The renowned Shaggy Dog club sets out on its 21st year with one of its audience participation events.

It's Halloween, the nights are drawing in and it's the traditional time for storytelling: tales of mystery, devilment and misadventure and stories to keep us warm through the coming winter. Bring light to our darkness with your story new or old, a monologue or a narrative song.

It's the night when the audience provides the entertainment. Stories from the Floor nights attract tellers from near and far. If you've not been before, but would like to take part, remember that stories are told but not read and should be limited to 7 minutes duration.

Doors will open from 7.15 pm for our AGM (but come and grab a seat!) and the entertainment commences from 8pm. £7 entrance with concessions for under 18s.

Friday 31 October 2014

The Electric Brains Halloween Do at the Hare and Hounds

The Electric Brains Horrifying Halloween Spectacular is at the Hare and Hounds, Old Town on Friday 31 October, 9.00 pm.

Free, but bring your own blood. Gorillas! Aliens! Zombies!

Psychedelic garage rock with added theremin insanity.

Friday 31 October 2014

Gezellig Halloween Basemet Jam

Join us on All Hallows Eve for our Gezellig Halloween Basement Jam

Friday 31st October 2014
In the depths of the 3 Wise Monkeys
9pm till 3am

Dance floor vibrations from hell will be provided by the Axis of Evil:

Jimmy Gezellig
Auntie Ju Ju
Loge (Wet Play)
Denaji (Unthank)

Your attendance will help raise funds and spread the word for C.A.G.E.D North West greyhound charity.

To find out more head to www.cagednw.co.uk

Fancy dress encouraged.

1 November 2014

Owter Zeds gig

On 1st November Owter Zeds make a welcome return to Wadsworth Community Centre.

Owter Zeds need no introduction to Calder Valley folks. Their music is catchy, happy and ultra-danceable - and their infectious enthusiasm is guaranteed to get everyone on their feet. With a real ale bar and food at the interval it promises to be a night to remember.

Doors are at 7:30 and it's just £5 on the door.

Sunday 2nd November 2014

Bereavement service

A service for those who have been bereaved or who wish to remember someone who has died.

Hope Baptist Church,
Sunday 2nd November 2014, 4pm

Monday 27 October 2014

Calderdale's First World War History Conference

Bankfield Museum, Halifax
Monday 27 October 10.00pm - 4.00pm

A chance for individuals and history groups to meet, share research, and discuss future centenary projects and events. Hear speakers on a range of topics related to the war in this region from war memorials and recruitment to conscientious objection. There will also be representatives from West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale Libraries and curatorial staff from Bankfield Museum on hand to help with research enquiries. £10 per person, includes refreshments and a light lunch. Advance booking is essential either online or by phone 01422 352334. Email for more information

Monday 27 October 2014

Blues Guitarist Del Rey live at the Trades Club

Del Rey will play the last date on her UK tour at The Trades Club with Adam Franklin on 27 October. Support by Phil Doleman.

Del Rey

She's one of the top female blues guitarists around (playing steel-body resonator and having Austin City Limits and other prestigious venues). Tickets from £5.

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Inaugural Fair 4 Youth committee meeting

Fair for Youth

to officially launch the Fair 4 Youth committee as it now stands, and to welcome any new members or participants.

Come down and get creative. Have your say about the big day.

Weds 6.30pm Holme Street Arts Centre, under the Trades Club.

22 October 2014


Mike Crawford, Wolfgang Hombach and Nick Wilding

Bury nurse

This is an international multi-media event. Three speakers will present thoughts on local experience and reactions to the outbreak of war in Hanau (Germany) and in Calderdale. Themes will include recruitment and local welfare issues.

The presenters are Nick Wilding, local film maker, Wolfgang Hombach, formerly Director of the Erich Kastner Schule in Maintal and Mike Crawford, local historian and author of Going to War: People of the Calder Valley and the First Weeks of the Great War.

An exhibition of material from the early years of World War I is at Hebden Bridge Town Hall from 27th October to 30th November.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Poetry Nights @ The Book Case
Michael Smith, Amanda Dalton and Chris Preddle

The Book Case has a regular Poetry night, featuring the best of contemporary poetry in the North. Tickets are £5 and include refreshments.


Friday 24th October 2014

Hebden Bridge Diwali Celebrations

5-7pm at Riverside School

This years Dewali celebration will be raising funds for the Hope Charity and feature a fantastic mix of classical and folk dances and music from India plus a performance by children from the Indian Dance school running weekly at the Yoga Center on Valley Road. The program will be led by the critically acclaimed Annapurna dance company of Halifax and will end with a candlelit procession. Please bring candles and be prepared for another great night of Indian culture.


Tickets are £8 for adults, £4 for kids and are available from Satnam at the Post Office. For more details contact lsangha@lycos.com.

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th October 2014

Ted Hughes Festival 2014

In Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd

Penelope Shuttle, Daniel Huws, Terry Gifford, Hollie McNish, Anna Freeman, Nadia Kingsley, Justin Sullivan and Joolz Denby and more....
History talk, workshops, themed walks.

Full programme available on: website

Tickets available here

or Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre Tel: 01422 843831 or email

Monday 20th October 2014

Hebden Bridge Partnership

is holding its annual general meeting on Monday October 20th

Town Hall, 7pm

The event includes a series of very short (max 3 minute) presentations from a very wide range of local organisations and groups, and is usually a fascinating and inspiring occasion, when we get to be aware of just how much is happening locally.

See HebWeb News item for more information.

Monday, 20th October 2014

Hebden Bridge Women's Institute

7.30 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Members free, visitors £5

Have a go at four different Christmas crafts, chat to a wide range of friendly women and eat delicious cake.

More details on our blog

Tuesday 21st October 2014

Apple Day

Valley Organics Workers' Coop are hosting an Apple Day event in their shop on Tuesday, 21 Oct. 20 British organic apple varieties to taste and buy.

Read more

Tuesday 21st October 2014

Calder Ward Forum

Waterfront Hall, Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge

6.15pm arrival for 6.45pm start (use St George's Street entrance).

  • Presentation - Northern Rail Franchise: Passenger Concerns – Pete Myers
  • Presentation - Flood Resilience Update
  • Presentation - The Council Website: improving the customer experience
  • Calder e-Forum for those unable to attend in person to participate
  • Police update - your priorities for your local area
  • Open Forum - what matters to you
Saturday, 18 October 2014

Hebden Bridge Junior Band's Autumn Fair

All are welcome at Hebden Bridge Junior Band's Autumn Fair this Saturday, October 18th, 10.30 to 2.30 at the Holme Street Centre (opposite Riverside School).

There will be performances by both the main and learner bands - as well as the chance to sample home-made cakes and soups. It's a great opportunity to see what we are all about for anyone interested in joining. Hope to see you there.

Saturday 18 October 2014

Walking with History - Charlestown and Jumble Hole

10am: Meet outside Stubbing Wharf Pub, Hebden Bridge, 10am. Walk: 5km/3miles roughly about 3.5 hours.

A delightful walk, along the canal and up a beautiful wooded valley, giving you glimpses of hidden 18th and 19th century industrial history.

If you can't make the walk, then download the eTrail App to do the walk with historical images, commentary, map and directions.

£3/£2 cost. Katie: 07910 933319 or email

Saturday 18 October 2014

Jumble Sale (Hebden Royd Primary School PTFA)

1 -3 pm, Saturday 18 October
Methodist Hall, Market Street

Popular annual fundraising event for Hebden Royd CE (VA) Primary & Nursery School.

Refreshments available.

Saturday 18 October 2014

True Faith

Turn it up! Bin the headphones for a night and share the music, and love. We're going to play all those great songs from back when we had daft sticky-up hair and acted all moody in great-coats, even in mid-summer. You know - The Smiths, The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order, The Stone Roses, Blur, the whole lot of 'em.

We'll also get a bit dancey as the night wears on with Chic, Daft Punk, Talking heads, Heatwave, Deee-Lite, De La Soul and Grandmaster Flash probably getting turned up good and loud. There will be new stuff, too.

So, please come along with your pals and lose yourself to the soundtrack of your old self when all was hopeful and dreamy and lovely with the world. It still is.

To 19th Oct 2014

KATE BOYCE - Exhibition of New Works

Previews Wednesday 24th September – all welcome, no charge
Runs from 25th September to 19th October 2014
The Calder Gallery, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Tel 01422 843832. See website

Kate's trademark style is for works that are often bright and exciting, abstract yet fixed in the landscape around Hebden Bridge.

Kate Boyce

Her paintings are a striking combination of fluid brushwork and vivid colour, enhanced by the sensitive addition of photographic imagery using a hi-tech transparent film that moulds itself to the canvas. Her technique has been developed over a number of years and the quality of her work has been confirmed by the approval of the Arts Council, numerous commissions by large businesses and the beautiful paintings hanging proudly in homes throughout the UK.

Tuesday 14th October 2014

England ExpectsSara Sheridan: Tea, Cake and Mystery

Join us for an evening with Sara reading from her latest novel, England Expects

We are excited to welcome all the way from Edinburgh best-selling crime novelist Sara Sheridan for a cosy evening of tea, cake and mystery as she reads from her latest novel England Expects, from her cosy crime noir mystery series set in Brighton in the 1950s. 

Set during the summer heatwave of 1953, England Expects finds our sleuth Mirabelle Bevan investigating the seemingly unrelated murders of a racing journalist and a cleaning woman. Their searches lead them through Brighton Pavilion's crumbling passageways to the quad of a Cambridge college and finally into the shady underworld of Brighton freemasonry.

7pm, The Book Case

14th October 2014

Music in My Life

Diana Monahan

Hebden Bridge Women's Guild, meet at St James' Church, Mytholm on second Tuesday of the month 2 pm – 3:30pm. Membership £5

Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

Informal chat about green politics in Hebden Bridge

From 8pm

You are cordially invited to join us for a chat about green politics, get to know Green Party members (over 30 in the Calder Ward) & other people who are interested in making Calderdale a better place.
This is a public Calderdale Green Party event.

- calderdale.greenparty.org.uk
- FaceBook

Contact Ralph - 07909 488272

Venue: the "White Swan" pub, 26 Bridge Gate HX7 8EX (pub tel. 01422 844650)

Web page

Thursday 16 October 2014

Anxiety with Debs Gatenby

7.30pm, The Trades Club

Debs Gatenby

Two breakdowns, mine and my mum's, two recoveries. Yes, it's two for one, an emotional meal deal.

With one in four people estimated to experience mental illness, Debs Gatenby's one woman show is a laugh out loud funny yet wistful look at how mental illness affected her. And her mum.

Thursday 16 October 2014

Canals in My Life

Todmorden University of the Third Age

Monthly General Meeting

1.30 Thursday 16 October

Todmorden Central Methodist Hall

Speaker - Diana Monahan

8 October 2014

Heptonstall, Wadsworth and Blackshaw

Peter Thornborrow


Little Burlees, Wadsworth

The rich heritage of the area includes standing stones, crosses, churches and chapels, packhorse bridges, many fine 17th century houses built by yeoman clothiers. Their successors built mills and streets of terraced houses. Many of these were included in the local list of buildings compiled by Peter in the early 1980s; most of the slides to be shown tonight were taken during this period and provide a snap-shot of local architectural treasures that have been protected by the listed building legislation.

Peter was for some 20 years Secretary of the Local History Society while living at Akroyd near Pecket Well. In 1982 he was appointed Calderdale's Architectural Historian to undertake a re-survey of the Borough for Listed Buildings, and then was appointed an Inspector of Historic Buildings to continue his survey of the rest of West Yorkshire. In the 1990s he worked for WYAS as its Historic Buildings Officer before becoming a Conservation Officer in South Yorkshire until retirement 3 years ago. He is now looking to move back to live in the Halifax area in the near future.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Thursday 9th October 2014

Parliamentary Candidates debate the NHS

The third of four debates between the three Parliamentary Candidates for the 2015 General Election - Conservative MP Craig Whittaker, Labour Candidate Josh Fenton-Glynn and Liberal Democrat Candidate Alistair MacGregor will take place on Thursday 9th October at 7pm in the Ted Hughes Theatre at Calder High.

The first half of the evening will be devoted to the issue of local NHS provision with questions taken from the floor. The second half will be on any issue raised by members of the audience.

All welcome.

Saturday 11th October

The Big Book Shop Party: Author in Every Bookshop
Interactive and collaborative event,

The Big Book Shop Party will be taking place in bookshops all across the UK as part of the launch of the Books Are My Bag ampaign. There will be a party atmosphere and fun events including a special 

Melvin Burgess, Linda Green, Rachel Connor
These  fantastic best-selling authors will actually be in the shop writing, taking it in turns to work on a short story using ideas supplied by Book Case customers on the day, either in the shop or online. As well as being part  of this unique event its also the first chance  to grab one of  the exclusive limited edition bags designed by Tracy Emin, which will be unveiled on the day and only available through book shops.

Saturday 11th October

Calder Valley Youth Theatre - Open Mic Night and Play in a Day

The evening will be held at our rehearsal rooms on the first floor at Hebden bridge Town Hall.

The evening will kick off at 7pm with our Play in a Day where some of our younger cast members will be performing a play which they will have rehearsed (Yes, you've guessed it) In a Day!!! We have around 20 children taking part and they would love an audience to come and watch. For some of them, it will be their first time on a stage. In recent years, we have discovered some incredibly talented children who have gone on to perform in our main shows and onto other musical projects.

After Play in a Day, we will have our ever popular Open Mic Night. So if you want to come and try a new song, either on your own or with a friend, or if you can tell a few jokes or play an instrument, please come and show us what you can do. Or, if you just want to watch, that would be good too. This is open to the whole family and we hope you will come along and support our cast and members.

The whole evening is just £3 which will go to support the cost of producing Starlight Express. It is a great opportunity to come along in an informal atmosphere and talk to some of our volunteers, members and cast, so please don't be shy, pop in, have a chat, watch the Play in a Day, listen to some music and see if your children would like to get involved with CVYT.

Doors open at 7pm (ish) so we look forward to seeing you there if you fancy a very entertaining night out.

For more information on CVYT, please visit www.cvyt.co.uk

Sunday 12th October 2014

Hebden Bridge Comedy Club

The Hebden Bridge comedy club returns to The Old Gate on Sunday 12th October with the much anticipated return of the ever eloquent Roger Monkhouse, his fellow Comedy Store regular Andy Askins, oddball musings form Leeds' Peter Brush and resident MC Martin Mor

Roger Monkhouse is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, Roger's trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the hottest names on the comedy circuit.

His forte is delivering intelligent, thought provoking material that pulls no punches and is always incisive, relevant and up to date. Articulate, quick witted and spontaneous, if something's in the news, Roger has a routine about it.

See website

Mon 6th October - Sat 11th October 014

The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

The Accrington Pals

Monday 6th October - Saturday 11th October at 7.30pm

Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Tickets available from Innovation or via the Little Theatre website

They lived as they died. Side by side.

On the eve of the outbreak of the First World War, the young men of Accrington responded to Kitchener's call for a 'New Army' and became the smallest town in England to form a 'Pals Volunteer Regiment.' The play spans the period up to the Battle of the Somme in 1916, when the men who jauntily marched off to war faced the brutal reality of the trenches.

However the play is less about the men at the front and more about the women they left behind and how they dealt with their emotional losses. A deeply humane play dramatising a close- knit community caught up in historical events. A fitting choice of play to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the war in 1914.

Saturday 11th October 2014

Awesome Autumn Rag Market

Time: 11:00 – 4:00.
Entry: £1

Place: The Waterfront Hall,
The Town Hall,
St Georges Street,
Hebden Bridge

On Saturday 11th October Hebden Bridge Town Hall will be filled with an amazing selection of textiles, haberdashery, and other crafting materials when the ever-popular WI Rag Market makes a welcome return.

Rag Market

What's a Rag Market? Well, it's not a place to sell old rags; it's a traditional term for a textile market.

With the continuing trend for 'make do and mend' and the rise in the popularity of homemade furnishings and clothing thanks to programmes like The Great British Sewing Bee and Kirstie's Homemade Home, the bi-annual Hebden Bridge Rag Market is becoming well known amongst textile fans and crafters in Calderdale and beyond.

Thursday 2nd October 2014

Preserving with the Marmaladies

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting takes place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 2nd October at 7.30pm when there will be a talk on Preserving by the Marmaladies of Mytholmroyd.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members. Further information can be found
at www.cvog.org or by phoning 07977 929684

Thursday 2nd October 2014

Dave Boardman's marvellous quiz

The Trades Club, 9pm

The only quiz that is set and presented from a clearly etc wing perspective in the Calder Valley has returned to its first-thursday-of-the-month slot at The Trades Club.

The quiz always includes chance to win CDs and a highly entertaining music round. Food form Lhamo's kitchen and Dave's quiz, all for a fiver.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Darbukabeat at the Crown Inn


Darbukabeat: the sound of Moroccan Trance. A Hebden Bridge based 5-piece band that fuses the songs and rhythms of North Africa with trance, acid jazz and psychedelia.

Friday October 3rd. 9pm
The Crown Inn, Crown St, Hebden Bridge.

With support from folk duo Deer Hare.
£2 on the door

There will be dancing!

3-4 October 2014

Yom Kippur Service - Day of At-One'ment

1st Yom Kippur service to be held in Hebden Bridge ever!

A totally free fun & Deeply Enlightening Service.

Friday night 7pm (Kol Nidray) and Saturday 10am – 7.30pm.

For venue details & RSVP Call Max 07877 315216

For more information please visit the Calderdale Jewish Community Centre Website: www.cjcc.org.uk

Saturday 4th October 2014

FUN PALACES at The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre

Saturday October 4th, The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre at Lumb Bank in Heptonstall, is transformed for the day into a fabulous
Fun Palace to celebrate the centenary of Joan Littlewood legendary theatre director and social activist. See www.funpalaces.co.uk for more information about this nationwide event.

Festival Street

Click poster to enlarge

Take a tour of Ted Hughes' former home

Meet Arvon's creative writing tutors and the Lumb Bank team

Discover our interactive writing trail around the grounds and meet the writers

Drop into our family friendly artist led workshops

Enjoy the music and try our tea, cake and Lumb Bank lemonade
and more.

Call in any time from 2pm, with a short film about Lumb Bank and tours starting at 3pm.

  • 2.30pm Hebden Bridge Junior Brass Band
  • 2.30pm - 4.30pm Drop In Workshops
  • Making A Lantern & Making A Giant Iron Man Comic
  • 3.30pm Norden Saxophone Quartet
  • 4.30pm 'Oh What A Lovely War' songs by Halifax Thespians
  • 5.30pm Open Mic. Perform your own creative work.
  • 6.30pm Fire Garden Finale and Farewell

Free event. Please no cars down the lane.

Call 01422 845718 for more info.

Saturday 4th October 2014


An evening of music with Forever Young, Splynta and guests

Hope Chapel, 7.30pm

Voluntary pay-as-you-leave

All contributions towards chapel development

More details: www.hope-baptist.org.uk

Sunday 5 October 2014

Walking with History Guided Walks

Sunday Oct 5th, 10am - A walk around Todmorden with the Fieldens
Meet: outside Tod Tourist Information, opposite Town Hall & Market. Walk about 6km/3.5 miles about 2.5 hours.

Saturday Oct 18th, 10am - Charlestown and Jumble Hole.
Meet outside: Stubbing Wharf Pub, Hebden Bridge. 10am. Walk: 5km/3miles roughly about 3.5 hours

Sunday Dec 28th. 10.35am - Colden Clough - Power in the Landscape (short version).
Meet: New Delight pub, Colden. (bus 10.14 from HB). Walk 3.5km/2.5 mile about 2.5 hours.

£3/£2 cost. Katie:07910 933319 or email

Thanks !

Saturday 20 September 2014

Heptonstall Festival

Heptonstall Festival

This year's Heptonstall Festival will take place on Saturday 20 September and will build on the tremendous success that was the 2013 festival. There will again be two stages (on Weaver Square and in the old church ruins) along with the fun-filled morning children's parade and an evening's classical concert. This year's theme is The Wizard of Oz, so dig out those red shoes and remember – there's no place like home!

More info

Saturday 20 September 2014

Public Calderdale Green Party Networking & Social Event

6pm at Nutclough Tavern.

This event is open for everyone who is interested in green politics or the Green Party in Calderdale.

The Green Party came 2nd with 817 votes in the Calder ward. We'd like to step up our profile and get more people interested and involved. Let's get to know each other, meet local Green Party members, talk about what you think needs doing, help donate money for the 2015 election - and enjoy ourselves!

Please bring some food and drink to share and your musical instruments. Weather permitting, we plan to be outside in the evening sunshine; we hope to have a bonfire later on.

Calderdale Green Party website


Join us: (from as little as £5,- a year)

Contact: Ralph Nimmann - 07909 488272 - 01422 647157

Venue: Nutclough Tavern and garden, 6-8 Nutclough, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8HA (at the bend of Keighley Road, opp. Foster Lane, use side entrance through the garden). Both the community room and the garden are accessible by wheel chair.

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Saturday 20 September 2014

This month we are holding a ceilidh on Saturday, 20 September at the Birchcliffe Centre in Hebden Bridge. It starts at 7.00 and finishes at 10.00 pm

The Peace Works ceilidh band will be leading the entertainment and there will also be other acapella singing groups. Also an art sale, buffet food and a licensed bar.

Children are welcome.

Ticket prices are £6 for adults and £2 for children.

Come along with family and friends. It should be a fun evening for a good cause.


21 September 2014

Incredible Edible Harvest Festival

Pollination Street and Todmorden Market, 1-4pm

Bread, jam and tasty treats

Music, dance, food and fun for all

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Hebden Bridge Walkers Action Open Forum

for all walkers and other interested people, to consider what activities the group should concentrate on over the next couple of years.

Read more

24 September 2014

- How non-conformists shaped our world

Amy Binns

Stone laying at Foster Clough Chapel

Stone laying at Foster Lane Chapel

Discover more about some of the buildings you pass every day, as well as some that have disappeared, in this lively talk about chapel life, featuring lantern lectures and love feasts, pantomimes and firebrand preachers.  Amy Binns is a former Yorkshire Post journalist and is now a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday September 24th 2014

Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society: Mapping the Universe: the start of a New Cosmology

7.30pm at Hope Church Rooms, Hebden Bridge.

Dr Susan CartwrightDr Susan Cartwright (University of Sheffield) returns to talk on Mapping the Universe: the start of a New Cosmology as our first talk of the new season.

A tale of the cosmic microwave background (a Big Bang 'smoking gun' residue) and how the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has given us precision, without precedent on how space is nearly flat. How much dark matter there is (24%) and that dark energy makes up 71.4% of the Universe etc.

Friday 26th September 2014

Shaggy Dog Storytellers Club present The Ruby Tree by Shonaleigh

Friday 26th September at the Stubbing Wharf. 7.30pm for a prompt 8.00pm start. Entrance £7.

On this the 20th anniversary of the club, we are delighted to have with us once again the inimitable Shonaleigh, performing The Ruby Tree. This haunting tale has been preserved in Jewish tradition for centuries, carrying echoes of Rapunzel, Snow White and the Twelve Brothers.

Shonaleigh has delighted audiences across the UK, Europe and the United States and we look forward to welcoming her once again at The Stubbing.

Come and enjoy a free glass of sparkling wine to help celebrate our anniversary!

Saturday 27th September

Meetings in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge to launch the new


and discuss how we can work together to bring more affordable

10am The Fielden Centre, Todmorden (near the swimming pool)

11.30am The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

launch the new
and discuss how we can work together to bring more AFFORDABLE


Bill Bewley, Keswick Community Land Trust
Simon Brearley, Chair, Todmorden Pride
Andrew Bibby, Secretary, HB Partnership
Mark Thompson, Calderdale Council Head of Housing
Chair: Joyce Catterick OBE

Meeting called jointly by Todmorden Pride and Hebden Bridge Partnership.


Sunday 28th September

Morning Star fundraiser

Attila The Stockbroker plus support, a speaker from the striking Care UK workers, raffle prizes from Cuba and good food!

2 - 6PM, Trades Club, £6/£5.

Attilla the Stockbroker heads the bill at a Morning Star fund-raiser at the Trades Club at Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday, September 28.

Support includes folk singer Icarus Williams from Rochdale, who recently completed the full 300 mile Peoples' March for the NHS from Jarrow to London.

There will be a speaker from the Care UK dispute in Doncaster.

There'll be stalls and brilliant home-made curries, and prizes from Cuba in a raffle. The Trades has excellent real ales for those with a discerning taste for proper beer.

We need to raise funds to keep the Morning Star alive - the daily paper of the labour and trades union movement, and the voice of so many campaigns ignored by the rest of the media.

We can promise you a warm welcome.

Hebden Bridge is easily accessible by rail and bus, and the legendary Trades Club is a just few minutes walk from the railway station.

Peter Lazenby
Northern Reporter
Morning Star
Calder Valley Morning Star Readers' and Supporters' Group.

6-21 September 2014

Walk and Ride Festival

Up the Buttress, family friendly rides, charity events, bike maintenance and much more; the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival this September.

Read more

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Calder Valley Palestinian Solidarity Group

On Wednesday 17th at 7.00pm the first meeting of the Calder Valley Palestinian Solidarity Group will be held in the Trades Club.
Guest speaker is Ron Taylor who this month will be returning once again to Palestine.

The group has been formed from the seven week vigil which has been held in the square and is ongoing. During that time people have expressing their support for a solidarity group in Hebden.

While those in power forget the war crimes that have been committed against the Palestinians, we must not. Together we can work towards seeking peace,justice, and human rights for all Palestinian's.
Come and join us on Wednesday 17th at 7.00pm at the Trades.

from 18th September 2014

From Bellini to Titian: the development of High Renaissance Art in Venice

Thursdays, 10am-12noon, 12 weeks, from 18th Sept;

Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

£120 (or two instalments of £65); no obligation 1st (taster) session, £10.

For further information, see: www.thinkingfurther.co.uk or email: info@thinkingfurther.co.uk.

Thursday 18 September 2014

Haunted Halifax And District - Author Event

7.30 pm at The Book Case

Kai Roberts will be recounting tales from his new book 'Haunted Halifax And District' and signing copies.

Kai is a respected local researcher in the fields of folklore, legend and Fortean events. His previous books include 'Haunted Huddersfield', 'Folklore of Yorkshire' and the critically acclaimed 'Grave Concerns' about Robin Hood's Grave at Kirklees Priory. He edits 'Northern Earth', the UK's leading magazine on Earth Mysteries.

All are welcome, and the event is free.

19th September 2014

Stubbins school fundraiser

The Trades Club 8 til late. £6

Back for another Stubbings School fundraiser, the Spectrum DJs bring a night of classic and overlooked 80s tunes from across the musical spectrum – old school electro and block party beats to synth-pop, goth, hair metal, C86 and new romantic.

Expect to hear everything from the Human League to Grandmaster Flash, Madonna to the Sisters of Mercy and Joan Jett to Kraftwerk. The night starts at 8.30 with a free to enter 80s music / politics and TV pub quiz. Dressing up as B-boys and Buffalo Gals, goths, rockers, new romantics and indie kids most welcome.

Featuring DJs Moonraider (who recently remixed a track for MAPS and whose 1990 track Demonik: Labyrinth is widely seen as one of the seminal tracks of the wharehouse rave scene) and Dr Beck (who has played everywhere from Glastonbury and the Big Chill festivals to Taiwan with the British Council and a 4 year residency at the ICA in London) who are more than happy to play requests.

Check www.clubspectrum.co.uk for further details. You can follow Spectrum and make requests for music via Twitter at @_club_spectrum

15th September 2014

Hebden Bridge Women's Institute

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

This month's meeting is on self-defence and will be taught by experienced kick boxer and self defence coach, Kate Dakers.

7pm for a 7.30 start.
Ends approx 9pm.

All women are welcome. It's free to members, visitors pay £5 and there's always lots of cake!

More information can be found on our blog.

12 September 2014

Fox Music Night - Johnny Campbell & James Bar Bowen

8pm at the Fox & Goose, Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge.

Johnny Campbell is a Folk musician performing new, old and traditional material with a wide repertoire, mostly original.

James Bar Bowen is an acoustic folk punk singer-songwriter with attitude. Award-winning songs to make you laugh, cry and rage. Original, unusual,controversial, political, heart-felt, tear-jerking, angry, inspired, humorous, iconoclastic, sentimental, anti-fascist, engaging, intelligent.

Saturday 13 September 2014

Picture House Heritage Open Day:

The historic cinema opens its doors to the public on Heritage Open Day (13 Sept) to give you the opportunity to explore the 1920s auditorium (stalls and balcony) and the foyer.

Read more

Saturday 13 September 2014

Heritage Open Day at Wainsgate Chapel.

Wainsgate Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8SU.

A chance to look around this superb Grade 11* listed building.
With tea and cakes, local history exhibition, organ recital, open studios, art and sculpture exhibitions.

2.30pm - Event in Memory of the men of Old Town and Wadsworth who died in WW1. All the names from the district will be read, and the Memorial moved from the closed Methodist Chapel in Walker Lane, Old Town, will be re-dedicated.

Eileen O'Brien the celebrated actress will read some poems.

Admission Free.

See HebWeb News item

Saturday 13 September 2014

Living Memory

A community event to bring and share your images, documents and stories about experiences and connections with Hope Baptist Chapel.

As part of Heritage Open Day, you are invited to bring your family's memories and keepsakes about life at Hope Baptist Chapel in Hebden Bridge. We will scan photographs and documents and record your stories.

Hope Baptist Chapel is being included in the Calderdale 'Tour d'Eglises' organised by Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust.

Drop in any time between 11.00am – 4.00pm. Tea, coffee and home-made cakes served throughout the day.

More details at: www.hope-baptist.org.uk

8 September 2015

The Yacoubian BuildingMonday Book Club

New LGBTQI interest reading group.

Meets second Monday of the month at Todmorden Library, 4.45 -6pm.

All welcome.

Next date: 8th September when we will be chatting about Alaa Al Aswany's The Yacoubian Building over tea and biscuits.

Tuesday 9th September 2014

Global Justice Calderdale meeting

7.30pm at the White Lion, Hebden Bridge

Monthly meeting of Global Justice Calderdale (formerly Calderdale World Development Movement). Join us to discuss how to campaign locally against the root causes of poverty. Working in solidarity with activists around the world, we oppose injustice and challenge the policies and institutions which keep people poor.

Current campaigns focus on:

  • The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  • The involvement of UK-based banks in financing coal-extraction around the world
  • The adverse impact of The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition on agriculture in Africa

More information on all these can be found here.

Sunday 7th September 2014

Elliotts Antique Fair

Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue. 10am to 4pm.

Admission £1.

Over thirty established dealers selling a range of Antiques and collectables something for everyone. On site cafe serving good home cooked food throughout the day. Don't miss it!

Sunday 7th September 2014

Artsmill Talk: Richard Wincer

The popular and much acclaimed exhibition of Richard Wincer's recent paintings at Artsmill, Hebden Bridge continues until August 31st.  Such has been the reception that the artist has been commissioned to talk about his inspiration and approaches to oil painting. 

Richard Wincer

The event will be amongst the paintings in the David Wright gallery, Artsmill on Sunday 7th September at 2pm.  Please reserve a seat by telephoning 01422 647072.

Entrance is free to Friends of Artsmill otherwise £5 at the door.  All proceeds go to the Friends fund the aim being to support the unique enterprise which is Artsmill.  An additional £5 at the door will entitle visitors to a year's membership of the Friends.

6 September 2014

Up the Buttress

A timed challenge of climbing the very steep 400 metres cobbled road out of Hebden Bridge for the Up the Buttress event on Saturday, September 6. Ever popular with cyclists as well as spectators participants can win prizes, and more importantly kudos, in this calendar highlight organised by Singletrack.

See HebWeb coverage of Up the Buttress over the past few years

Saturday 6 September 2014

Bridge Mill goes eco-powered

to celebrate 700th birthday: Street Party on Saturday afternoon, 6 September. Birthday Cake, Candles, Music.

See news item and new feature.

Bridge Mill

Saturday 6th September

My Darling Clementine - The Trades Centre

The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
My Darling Clementine
Tickets £12 advance/ £14 on the door
Doors open 8pm

Cheating hearts, broken relationships, great swinging stomps and aching love songs. With bleak humour and black hearts My Darling Clementine with be rocking along with a four piece band delivering a great mix of country classics and terrific original songs.

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Shop Local Revolution open meeting

Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Waterfront Hall.

Find out about Phlok - the digital loyalty scheme aimed at encouraging people to 'Shop Local'.

All independent business owners in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd are invited to attend.

Presentation followed by Q & A session - your chance to discuss bringing the initiative to the Calder Valley.

Organised in partnership with Hebden Bridge Business Forum

See HebWeb News article

6 – 31 August 2014

Richard Wincer: recent paintings

Richard Wincer

David Wright Gallery, Artsmill

Linden Mill, HX7 7DP

Open Weds to Sun: 11-4pm

Admission free - donations welcome

To: End of August 2014

The Two Painters Art Exhibition

Hebden Bridge Visitor & Canal Centre - paintings by local artists Carrie McKenzie and Jen Johnson are on display throughout August. With a colourful mix of local scenes, wildlife, and a few interesting surprises, there is a variety of artwork on display at affordable prices. Come along and have a browse for free.

Situated at Butlers Wharf, the Centre is open Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.

Saturday 23 August To Sunday 31 August

Hebden Bridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition

An exhibition of images from club members, open to the public with free entry. From Saturday 23/8/14 until Sunday 31/8/14 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall during their opening hours but between 10am and 4:30pm the exhibition will be staffed by a club member and the public can vote for their favourites.

Camera Club

The club's annual calendar of Hebden Bridge will also be for sale during these times.

29th August 2014

Shaggy Dog Storytellers Club Night

It's 29th August and the last Friday of the month . . . so it's Shaggy Dog Clubnight at the Stubbing Wharf! This month our very own Ursula Holden Gill presents a new set of tales, arising from linked stories she performed at Cape Clear International Festival in 2013. A review said, "Very dynamic and fun, theatrical yet natural, at the same time daft as a brush yet poignant - light flowing on water, ever changing, sparkling."

Locals will know of Ursula's background as an award winning actress and her transformation into an award winning storyteller. This will be a very popular event!

Doors open at 7.30 for a prompt 8.00 start. £7 with concessions for under 18s.

Friday 29 August - Saturday 30 August 2014

Organic Tomato Festival

Help us celebrate the mighty tomato this weekend at Valley Organics Co-op on Market Street, Hebden Bridge - Friday 29th Aug (10 - 6) and Sat 30th August (9 - 5.30).

Our Tomato Festival features 9 (yes, nine!) organic varieties. Try and buy tomatoes from A to Z - from Alderton, Gloucs to Zebras from France.

For details call 01422 84665

Saturday 30 August 2014

Blackshaw Village Fete

From 1.30 pm

Programme PDF

15th-17th August 2014

Wuthering Bytes: 3 day technology festival

Town Hall.

With some amazing world class speakers and workshops.

  • The co-inventor of the ARM chip that powers 99% of the phones people use (she also invented the BBC B back in the day)
  • Some fine chaps that make Rocket engines (with a demo),
  • People talking about all aspects of the web and digital rights,
  • Sarah Angliss who makes Robotic music (performance in the evening — she was one of the breakthrough acts at the Brighton festival last year).

It's a grassroots thing, we do it for the love, and its accessibly priced at £10 a day (that includes lunch too)

Kids, dogs, etc. all welcome, its not all super super complicated. The workshops are great for kids who want to experiment with electronics.

On Sunday, we'll be making a flood network/alert system for Hebden Bridge and building robot arms among many other things.

Lots more info here

Saturday 16th August 2014

Terry Logan Band at The Crown Inn

Music all night with DJ Sarah B
From 8 til late
£2 on the door
Soul, Blues, Reggae and Disco
See Facebook


The Frou Frou Club Burlesque & Cabaret Show

The Little Theatre

Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm

Starring Some of the UK's finest Burlesque, Cabaret and Circus Talent From...

Lady Wildflower, Lena Mae, Velma Von Bon Bon, Frankie Lynn, Eva Fox, Cece Sinclair


Candy Vendors, Best Dressed Prizes and DJDapper Dan playing the best retro party tunes til late.

Dress to Impress!

Strictly Over 18's Only

Tickets on sale now here

Sunday 17 August 2014

Hebden bridge wild food walk and picnic

Discover the abundance of wild food that grows all around us on a wild food walk and picnic!

Join your experienced host Christopher Hope BSc as we stroll around Callis wood, on the beautiful outskirts of Hebden bridge.

So if you have ever wanted to know more about the hundreds of wild edibles that grow in Britain, then this walk is for you!

On the day we will meet and examine around 20 species, discussing thier key identification points, harvesting methods, preparation, and uses.

We start the walk at 1400hrs and will finish the picnic at around 1800 hrs.

Full details and hoSee Small Ads (12 March)w to book can be found on the foraging walks website

I look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday 17 August 2014

Luddenden Village

Two hour walk to look at the history of this popular Pennine village - its church and chapels, pubs, mills and a variety of houses. And a Bronte connection!

Meet David Cant for a 2.15pm start at the car park at the Luddendenfoot end of the village on Sunday 17 August 2014.

Cost £3 per person.

Part of the Calderdale Heritage Walks programme

Sunday 10 August 2014

There's more a'Foot

Two-hour walk to discover the history of Luddendenfoot and Blackwood. Hear about this important village with many mills, pubs, chapels, its own Co-op and a Bronte connection. Meet David Cant for a 2.15 pm start outside the Civic Centre, Station Road, Luddendenfoot on Sunday 10 August 2014.

Cost £3 per person.

Afterwards refreshments available in the Civic Centre.
Part of the Calderdale Heritage Walks programme

Tuesday 12 August 2014

PZ Myers at the Trades

The Trades Club, Holme Street

PZ Myers of University of Minnesota, Morris - renowned blogger at Pharyngula and occasional controversialist - will speak on

When Science Education goes wrong

with a Q & A session to follow.


Tickets £5 in advance via Trades Club,

£6 on the door. 7.30 for 8 p.m.

PZ is on his way from a major conference in Oxford and his stay in Hebden Bridge is a short break between that and engagements in Edinburgh.


Blog: Pharyngula; Evolution, development, and random biological ejaculations from a godless liberal

Friday, 1st August 2014

Emergency Fundraiser for Gaza,

Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Fri 1st August

2-3 August 2014

The Hebden Bridge Vintage Car Rally

Vintage Weekend 2nd – 3rd August 2014

The Hebden Bridge Vintage Car Rally, organised by The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, West Yorks., will again be staged at Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, on the Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August 2014.
This popular family event attracts hundreds of veteran and vintage cars up to 1930, post vintage and classic cars up to 1993 as well as motor cycles , commercial and American vehicles up to 1972, military vehicles plus kit cars and replica cars of any age, novelty vehicles (pedal car/classic bicycle/ soapbox racing car etc) and vintage tractors.

Live music, refreshments and much, much more.

A fun day out for all the family.

Admission prices: £5 per adult, £2 per child, £10 per family( up to 3 children). Children to be accompanied by adult.

For further information please refer to our website

Sunday 3rd August 2014

Elliots Antique Fair

Back to normal on Sunday 3rd August after the enforced break in July

9am to 4pm over thirty well established and respected dealers offering a full range of Antiques and Collectables.

Something for everyone.

On site Cafe offering a good range of home cooked food throughout the day.

Universal entry fee £1 all classes.

Sunday 3 August 2014

Morning Star benefit gig

Trades Club, 2.00 - 6 pm.

The Sentimentalists ("truly marvellous" - Mark Radcliffe) plus support, a speaker from the Fire Brigade Union, raffle prizes from Cuba and freshly prepared food. £5/£4 admission.

All monies raised go to the world's only daily socialist newspaper, a reader owned co-operative to boot, The Morning Star!

Sunday 3 August 2014

Hebden Royd remembers the First World War.

To mark the First World War centenary, Hebden Royd Town Council, with Pennine Horizons and the Local History Society have organised a programme of events.

Read more

Sunday 3 August 2014



Marking the centenary of the start of World War I, this glorious miscellany of comedies, adventure films, travelogues and newsreels recreates a typical night out at the cinema in 1914, when going to the cinema was still a new, exciting and democratic form of entertainment.

With feature films still rare, the programme was an ever-changing roster of short films with live musical accompaniment; and this selection of films – including scenes of suffragettes protesting at Buckingham Palace, Allied troops celebrating Christmas and an early sighting of one of cinema's greatest icons - is sound tracked by a score from composer Stephen Horne.

For one day only: Sunday 4th August. Hebden Bridge Picture House. Doors open 4.30pm, screening at 5.00pm.

Friday, 25th July 2014

Shaggy Dog Storytellers Club Night

Stubbing Wharf

On Friday, 25th July, SDS present The Hungry Heart by Cat Weatherill. "From a divinely scented rose-garden on the Italian coast to the snowy streets of Copenhagen, journey into the heart with one of England's most passionate storytellers. Cat is bold, magical and strong, and performs with extraordinary intensity. Spellbinding." The Times.

Shaggy Dog

Doors open 7.30 for a prompt 8pm start. Entrance £7. As
usual, we hope to end the evening with Stories from the Floor.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Northern Rail - Next Franchise (2016-2025) Consultation

5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Greenwood Room,

Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

See news item and questionnaire

Tuesday 15th July 2014

Calder Ward Forum

Calder Ward Forum and PACT meeting
Waterfront Hall, Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, Tuesday 15th July, 6.15pm arrival for 6.45 pm start.

Metro Update on the Hebden Bridger Buses – Neale Wallace

Police update – your priorities for your local area

Consultation on Ward Forum Budget (£5,000) & Calderdale Council Citizen Celebration Award

Open Forum – what matters to you?
Online e-Forum from 7pm.

Thursday 17 July 2014

Todmorden U3A Monthly Members' Meeting

Talk on

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Organisation

Central Methodist Hall Todmorden

Thursday 17 July 1.45

See reports of previous meetings

Friday 18 July 2014

Fundraising Gig at the Trades Club

for the Mayor's Nominated Charity - St Augustine's Centre.

Read more

Saturday 19th July 2014

'Knit-In' for Wool Against Weapons

Come and join in this amazing campaign of wool power to stop nuclear weapons. We'll be knitting pieces to form a gigantic scarf between nuclear weapons factories. No experience needed, all welcome. More info from www.yorkshirecnd.org.uk or Tod contact 07980 291478.

Saturday 19th July
11am - 1pm
Cheeky Sew and Sew, 2 Dale Rd, Todmorden (off Water St)

Saturday 19th July 2014

Three Valleys Gospel Choir

sings at St Thomas of the Apostle Church

Heptonstall Festival, Saturday 19th July at 7.30pm

Refreshments available.

£7.50 concessions £5.

Allow us to take you on a journey of soulful, heartfelt songs from traditional to pop.

Thursday 10th July 2014

Godfrey's Last Stand and Give a Little Love

Talking Stock Productions is proud to present a comedy double bill of two one-act plays: Godfrey's Last Stand and Give a Little Love by Alan Stockdill. This production will be a fundraiser for Overgate Hospice.

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre
Thursday 10th July at 7.30pm
Tickets £10 online here or 07785 530129

Godfrey's Last Stand

Godfrey's Last Stand
Godfrey Shackleton has been a cricket umpire in the Yorkshire Dales league for half a century, but his big dream is to officate an England - Australia match. His chance comes thanks to a £3.2m lottery win, but his daughter Donna is certainly not bowled over by the turn of events. This feelgood, gentle comedy will really make the audience think about family, forgiveness, responsibilities, hopes and dreams.

Give a Little Love
When four old school friends meet up again after thirty years at a Bay City Rollers tribute concert it soon becomes apparent that you can take a girl from her teens but you can't take the teenager from the girl. Old tunes and old flames die hard and live again in this tale of memories and music. Laugh, cry and Shang a Lang along with Liz, Karen, Debbie and Bev and get swept away by this entertaining, touching and revealing drama.

Friday 11th July 2014

The Midnight Sun with Frost (Live), Ghost Radio Hunter (Film) & DJ's

Flashlight, Gezellig & Northern Disco Lights bring you an evening of Norwegian music and film with:

Frost (Live)
Ghost Radio Hunter (Film screening)
DJ's Mental Overdrive, Flash Atkins & Jimmy Gezellig

Friday 11th July 2014
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Door 8pm - 1am
£8 Advance & members, £10 on the door

Tickets from The Trades / We Got Tickets event number 275894 / Dynamite

11th - 13th July 2014

Street Choirs Festival 2002

National Street Choirs Festival 2014

comes to Hebden Bridge again next weekend - the town last hosted the festival in 2002. After the excitement of the Tour de France, Hebden Bridge will again be buzzing as singers from across the UK fill the town with song.

Read more

Saturday 12th July 2014

Benefit for the Campaign to Save our NHS

Calderdale Trades Council is organising a benefit concert by 'A Dread Supreme' - the band that was the hit of the 2011 Chapel Allerton Arts Festival and were a big success with their recent HX7 Jazz concert at the Hebden trades club.

They will be playing for us at Sowerby WMC, Bolton Brow, HX6 2AL - 7.30 pm Sat 12th July.

Join us there to enjoy some upbeat and very accessible reggae/jazz and at the same time support the campaign to Save Our NHS

Saturday 12th July 2014

An Evening Of Trance Mediumship

Trance medium, Emma Treadwell will be joining us at Hebden Bridge Spiritualist Church for a demonstration of her connection to Spirit World using this intersting technique. Working in a state of altered consciousness Emma will allow loved ones from spirit to appear through her physical connection with them.

Tickets are £10.00 and are limited as we are a small church, refreshments will be served

Please telephone 07930 282773

Hebden Bridge Spiritualist Church 14 New Road

Sunday 13 July 2014


Monday 14th July 2014

Bread baking course

Learn how to make 3 better bread doughs, the different kneading techniques and how to shape and bake your loaves. You'll come away with an array of loaves made during the day, knowledge of why Real Bread is better for us and tips on how best to make this at home.
£80 - includes refreshments and lunch

Mon 14th July 9.30am - 2.30pm

01422 647134

Monday 14th July 2014

TrumpetNew LGBTQI Reading Group

Kicking off with Jackie Kay's award-winning novel Trumpet, The Monday Book Club is a new readers group that meets monthly to talk about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer interest fiction. The group is open to all and you are warmly invited to the first meeting on Monday 14th July 5-6pm, Todmorden Library Meeting Room. Copies of Trumpet are available to borrow from Calderdale libraries. To join the mailing list, please email.

Monday 14th July 2014

Summer General Meeting of the HB Partnership

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, starting at 7pm.

All welcome, as always.

The special theme for the meeting will be the designation of Hebden Bridge as a Conservation Area, and in particular any conservation concerns and issues which may be arising. We will be welcoming Kate Peach and Sheena Campbell, two planning officers from Calderdale with particular responsibility for Conservation Area issues.

11 June - 6 July 2014

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
General Dynamic F.U.N.
A Hayward Touring Exhibition

Artsmill, Hebden Bridge


A new Hayward Touring exhibition of screen-prints by Eduardo Paolozzi will open at Artsmill as part of a national tour and coinciding with the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement in the UK. Born in Scotland, Paolozzi was a compulsive collector and a jumbler of icons. He is equally revered for his mechanistic sculptures and his kaleidoscopic print projects. The artist, who described himself as 'a wizard in Toytown', transformed the mundane, the derelict and the mass-produced into images that zap with electric eclecticism and impress with their graphic complexity. 'Carrots into pomegranates!'

Paolozzi's canny alchemy is vividly apparent in General Dynamic F.U.N, a series of fifty screenprints and photolithographs created between 1965 and 1970. Here Paolozzi employs the technologies of mass-reproduction and gorges on its idols – the household names and familiar faces of consumer advertising, high fashion and Hollywood. The artist's friend and sometime collaborator, J.G. Ballard, described General Dynamic F.U.N as a 'unique guidebook to the electric garden of our minds'.

The prints, which bear idiosyncratic titles such as 'Totems and Taboos of the Nine-to-Five Day'; 'Twenty Traumatic Twinges' and 'Cary Grant as a Male War Bride', do not occupy a rigid sequence but can be assembled and viewed in any order. For Paolozzi, the modern age, exposed as ephemera, is a necessarily fragmented collision of visual stimulus and influence, and his work is a 'health warning for an uncreative and thriftless society'.

11am – 4pm     Wednesday to Sunday except
June 30th – July 6th open every day   

Free - donations welcome                             

27th June to 5th July 2014

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2014!

The festival will run from Friday 27th June until Saturday 5th July 2014.

For full details of events see the Festival website.

28 June - 4 July

Calm in Chaos: art exhibition

Calm in Chaos: art exhibition

Local artist David Anthony Kennedy
End of the Sky studio, Hebble End Mill, HX7 6HJ, canal bank

Private Viewing Tue 1 Jul 18:00-21:00
Open Sat 28 Jun and Sun 29 Jun 11:00-18:00 and
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri the following week at various times

Tel: 07923 968 568 Email: artiedavie@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday 3 July 2014

The HandleBardsMacbeth in the Crags

A mad, fast paced production of Macbeth will be performed by a troupe of cycling players at the Hardcastle Crags on 3 July 2014.

Read more.

4-6 July 2014

Hebden Bridge Open Studios 2014

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

This year Open Studios will take place over 2 weekends.

28/29th June and 4/5/6th July.

See website

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th July

Playing Out 'til dark

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th July 6.30 until dark at Brick Shack Forest School site Midgehole, Hebden Bridge.

Tinderwood Trust are welcoming families to come out and enjoy the dusk on this tour weekend, enjoy tasty treats from the fire, play out in the wild, catch moths, look for bats and listen to lovely bedtime stories from Ursula Holden Gill and Peter Findlay before all the lycra clad excitement rushes through the town! Skin So Soft will be on tap!

Donations £3 per person no booking necessary

Saturday 5th July 2014

Calder Valley Youth Theatre Jumble Sale

Calder Valley Youth Theatre will be holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday 5th July at Hebden Bridge Town Hall from 10.30 am. If you have any clothing, bric-brac, toys, games or anything else you would like to donate to us, please let us know or bring it along to one of our rehearsals at The Town Hall.

The Jumble Sale is held to help us raise money to meet production costs for our next show Starlight Express which will be at The Halifax Playhouse from 12th-15th November.

Rehearsals for Starlight Express have started in earnest and our cast of children are developing their roller skating skills and learning some of the great songs penned by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. More information will follow soon including how to get tickets for this famous show.

Please keep an eye on our website and our Facebook pages, details below.

We hope you will come along and support us at our Jumble Sale on the 5th July. It starts at 10.30 and will finish mid afternoon.

5-6 July 2014

Pop upPop-up Shop en route

A group of local artists and makers are getting together on the 5th and 6th July to show their new products and creations inspired by the Tour de France.

It's in On Reflection Hairdressers over that weekend and consists of work from Lizzie and Louise Lockhart, Jane and Rose Revitt as well as offerings from Andy Pointon and Zachary Ingham.

The shop will sell Hebden Bridge souvenirs as well as lots of bike related things. Most items are handmade, screen printed and unique. You wont find them anywhere else!

You can find out more about the products on offer on the webpage.

Saturday 5th July 2014

Belleville Rendez-vous with live film score by Animat

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, Hebden Bridge Picture House and Gezellig present:

Belleville Rendezvous with live film score by ANIMAT.

Saturday 5th July
Hebden Bridge Picture House
Doors 6.15pm, film 7pm.

For the monumental event of the Tour De France, we have a rare screening of Sylvain Chomet's 2003, French animated comedy, Belleville Rendezvous with a live film rescore by Animat.

Belleville Rendezvous tells the story of Madame Souza, an elderly woman who goes on a quest to rescue her grandson Champion, a Tour de France cyclist, who has been kidnapped by the French mafia for gambling purposes and taken to the city of Belleville. She is joined by the Triplets of Belleville, music hall singers from the 1930s, whom she meets in the city, and her obese hound, Bruno.

This charming, sardonic and bittersweet tale is given a magical rescore played live by Animat, blending the original sounds from the film with a range of live instrumentation and samples to create a unique live cinema experience.


Sunday 6 July 2014

Tour de France in Hebden Bridge

Tour de France

See the HebWeb Tour de France section for links and info

Sunday 6th July 2014

Interfaith Universal Service of Light

Interfaith Service of Light - all welcome
Free / by contribution

Unitarian Church, Todmorden
07730 337300

Saturday 28th June 2014

Tous en vélo pour la musique

A cycle ride from Midgley to Old Town (starts 11am Midgley School) to a day of art workshops, demonstrations and musical performances by local artisits.

Tous en velo

Saturday 28th June 2014

Special Taster Workshops for Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Crafts Afloat is celebrating Hebden Bridge Arts Festival by offering special taster workshops aboard The Crafty Snail Narrowboat Studio.

Taster Workshop

Spend a delightful hour making a dichroic glass fusion pendant, a decoupage jewellery box and a felted soap exfoliator. Drop in, pop in or book a place. All materials and refreshments included - £12 only!

Starting Saturday 28th June. See Crafts Afloat Calendar for more dates.
11am - 12am
1pm - 2pm
3pm - 4pm
5pm - 6pm
7pm - 8pm

The Crafty Snail will be moored by the park during the festival.

Contact Melanie Louise - 07779 041237


26-29 June 2014

Valley Views Art Exhibition

Scope's Expert by Experience mentoring service is proud to present our mentee Arnold Ratcliffe's new exhibition, 'Valley Views'. Arnold has put together this exhibition with the support and encouragement of his mentor, Ian.

The exhibition will take place at the Good Shepherd Church, New Road, Mytholmroyd. Opening times are;

Thursday and Friday 26th and 27th June at 6pm - 8pm

Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th June at 10am - 4pm

Friday, 27th June 2014

A Nottingham Lad by Pete Davis

On Friday, 27th June, at the Stubbing Wharf, it's the Shaggy Dog Storytellers' Club Night and Nottingham's Pete Davis will entertain you with his tales of a career in fire-fighting, plus reminiscences about early encounters with the opposite sex, an explanation for why people have so much stuff and a reflection on the benefits of stupidity. He suggests you should bring your own bathers, as we'll be off to the seaside!

Followed by the ever surprising concoctions of Stories from the Floor. Doors open at 7.30 with a prompt 8pm start. £7 on the door with concessions for under 18s.

To end of June

Solo Exhibition by Lionel Playford

Solo Exhibition by Lionel Playford

The Calder Gallery is now showing a solo exhibition by Lionel Playford. His paintings capture the beauty and drama of the moors. He has managed to create a body of work which shows the major changes witnessed during the different seasons from the colourful Spring to the more subtle colours of the Winter months.

Lionel paints the ever changing skies which set the mood for each piece with an assurance based on his daily experiences of living and drawing on the moors. The exhibition runs until 1st June.

See www.caldergallery.co.uk for more information.

June 16th - 21st 2014

Natural Causes by Eric Chappell

Natural Causes

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre
Saturday Matinee June 21st 2.30pm

You'll kill yourself laughing...

Vincent is from Exodus, a euthanasia group that assists people in suicide and his discovery of a tasteless, colourless poison makes him ideal for the job. When he is invited to Walter Bryce's country mansion to assist in the disposal of Walter's wife Celia he senses something is wrong.

Why are all the suicide notes typed and not signed by Celia? What is the role of Walter's attractive secretary Angie? Why has Withers been sent for from the Samaritans to dissuade characters from suicide?

Described as the, 'Blackest of black comedies,' but the author of 'Rising Damp' manages to derive plenty of laughter from the situation, leaving us wondering whether, amongst others, the rubber plant will survive multiple poisonings.

Tickets available online at www.hblt.org.uk, from Innovation or by calling 01422 843907

Thursday 19 June 2014

Todmorden University of the Third Age

Annual General Meeting

Guest Speaker: Kathryn Ogden

"A Venetian Experience - Life in La Serenissima"

Central Methodist Church

Todmorden 1.45

All Welcome.

Friday 20 June 2014

Wadsworth Community Centre AGM and "Long, long Journey"

Friday 20th June - 7.30

Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town HX7 8RY

Guest speaker: talented photographer, traveller and climber, Tony Fisher, will be talking about his Himalayan Climb - with photos and anecdotes. Don't miss it - should be an excellent evening.

Free Entry. Supper - £2.00

21 June 2014

Body Mind & Spirit Fair

Saturday 21st June. free entry. Holme Street Art Center HX7 8EE.

10am to 4.30pm

Refresh your Body Mind & Spirit at our Vibrant Holistic Summer Solstices Fair.

There's something for everyone, we invite you to join us to this free event. We are supporting the Yorkshire Childrens Trust and Hebden's own Soup Dragon.

If you have been longing to try something new this event is for you, don't miss it. We have local specialists in; massage, hypnotherapy, physical and spiritual healing.

21 June 2014

Solstice Special Celebration of the Senses

June 21

Calderdale Yoga Studio

Celebrate the Solstice. Relaxing, inspiring and sensual. We connect deeply to each other, the beauty of the planet and our sacred selves.

2 places for the price of 1

Visit www.tantranorth.co.uk or phone Helen 07905728779.

22 June 2014

Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair

22nd June 2014
The Town Hall
10 till 4 - £1 entry

20+ stalls of Vintage dating from 1900 to 1980.
From Homeware, Clothing, Music & more!


Sunday 22nd June 2014

Romni SmithWainsgate Concert

A Midsummer Afternoon of Words and Music

The 4th in a series of summer concerts at Wainsgate Chapel is on Sunday 22nd June and features the combination of poetry and jazz.

Read more

22 June 2014

Horse McDonald - Flying Solo

Trades Club 19:30

Award winning Horse McDonald is iconic: simply unique with a breathtaking stagecraft.

She has toured globally, supporting major artists such as Tina Turner,
BB King and Burt Bacharach, enjoying European chart topping success.

Surprising as it seems, with a career spanning over twenty five
years, Horse has only toured solo once before. That makes this show
very rare and particularly special!

Saturday 14th June 2014

Totally Biku poetry workshops

The Biku is Hebden's very own version of the Japanese short form Haiku tradition. If you would like to write one and find out more, Peter Sansom, award winning poet in residence at three Hebden schools, will be running open poetry workshops for all ages and abilities on Saturday 14th June, 10.30am - 12pm at Riverside Junior School, and then Saturday 5th July, 4pm - 5pm at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre. All welcome. It will be free and fun!

Riverside, Stubbings and Central Street are currently enjoying poetry workshops from poet Peter Sansom, around the theme of bicycles and international poetry, and art workshops with local artist Jude Wadley. The children at the schools are creating their very own audio bike, for display at Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. Ingeniously constructed by ATC, the bike will use pedal power to play back the children reading their poems. There will also be a performance of some of the poetry at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre on Saturday 5th July 5.30pm – 6.30pm, during the Festival.

Totally Biku is funded by Arts Council, CalRec, the Bearder Trust, Rotary Club and the PTAs and Friends of Riverside, Central Street and Stubbings Junior School.

Saturday 14th June 2014

Stage & Screen Prom

Joined on stage by the brilliant Black Dyke Band. There will be a whole mix of music from favorite musicals like Oklahoma and West Side Story, the best themes from film and TV like Mission Impossible and Star Wars and the brilliant That'll Do from Babe with the brilliant Zoe Hancock as soloist on Flugel Horn.

All these fantastic music favourites from Black Dyke Band and Halifax Choral Society and if that wasn't special enough we have a young and very gifted pianist who will absolutely delight the audience. So, something for everyone then . . . and . . . Because its a prom there are sea songs and Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory. Bring your own flag or there will be flags on sale. It will be a fantastic night out!

Concert is on Saturday 14th June at 7.30pm in the Victoria Theatre in Halifax.

Advance tickets are available from the box office on 01422 351158 or will be available on the door on the night.

Ticket prices are from £8 to £22 and there are concessions available.

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June 2014

Midgley Open Gardens

11am to 5pm.

Over 20 gardens open throughout Midgley village ranging from tiny courtyards to rambling moor-edge plots, all demonstrating flair and creativity for gardening in challenging hill top conditions.

Lovely views and many places to sit and relax. Refreshments and plant sales throughout the village. Tickets available at gardens on the weekend, £5 per adult, children free.

More information on the website

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June 2014

Open Studio of a Knitwear Designer /Maker and Artist

Open Studio with Open Garden
Ewood Hall Barn, Midgley Road, Mytholmroyd,  HX7 5QU.
11am-5pm daily.

(We are Studio 2a and Garden No 2 In Midgley Village Open Gardens and Studios)

This Is the only opportunity to see the work of Elaine Davies and Stella Parslow in the north this year

 Lunches, yummy cakes, wine, fresh tea and real coffee, served all day

Sunday 15 June 2014

Cragg walk

Tuesday 10th June 2014

Calder Ward Forum

Calder Ward Forum and PACT meeting
Erringden Room, St. Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, Tuesday 10th June 2014. 6.15pm arrival for 6.45pm start

Presentations - Mytholmroyd Station Building & Tour de France

Police update – your priorities for your local area

Consultation on Ward Forum Budget (£5,000) & Calderdale Council Citizen Celebration Award

Open Forum – what matters to you?
Online e-Forum from 7pm.

Saturday 7th June 2014

DNA Music & Arts Festival


There is a range of activities for all ages with a youth lead stage called "Roots". With hot food from the 3 Monkey crew, WheelyNice Ice cream plus various workshops, from Drum Machine and IHooalHoop, Bee Friendy collective, stalls and ineteractive photo installations - to top this off a packed programme of music.

Check out our web site

or visit our FB page Doddnazecommunityevents.

Saturday 7th June 2014

Pakistani Food Masterclass with Rahila Hussain

Hope Baptist Church

2.00 – 3.30pm 'Lentils & Little Lyrics' (for children)
Lentils and street food – Hands-on – Poetry and writing - £5 per person

7.00 - 9.00pm 'Lentils & Little Legends' (for adults)
Watch, smell, hear and eat masterclass in Pakistani cuisine - £20 per person

Book online

Pakistani Food Masterclass with Rahila Hussain

Rahila Hussain is a teacher who enjoys stimulating a love of food and combines fantastic food with stories and poetry from her ancestral homelands. Rahila has taught adults and children how to create authentic Pakistani cooking and is the winner of ITV1 Food Glorious Food.

For information and directions: www.hope-baptist.org.uk

Sunday 8 June 2014

Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade: Hundreds of intrepid explorers will be setting out on an Endangerous Expedition when the Handmade Parade comes to town on Sunday. Read more (3 June)

Sunday 8 June 2014

Alpine Outdoors Rock climbing

Alpine Outdoors climbing event on Sunday 8th June at HellHole Rocks Heptonstall 11am-4pm

Belay Coaching, Climbing Techniques, BBQ & Fun. For experienced and novice climbers.

25 Places.

Please email to make your booking.

4 June 2014

Solo Exhibition by Clare Haley

The Calder Gallery is delighted to be hosting this exciting show.
Preview Evening (all welcome)
Wednesday June 4th 6 - 8pm
The Calder Gallery, 20 Market Street, T. 843832

The Pike

Exhibition runs to 29th June

Clare's inspiration comes from a fascination with the raw landscape and the way the weather affects its mood. The sky plays a crucial part in how the landscape comes alive through light, shadow, moisture and movement. She paints in oils, and loves the way the paint responds to her imagination. The results are simply stunning. Not to be missed.

Wednesday 4th June

Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

A public meeting to discuss events at the Orgreave Coking Plant during the 1984/5 Miners' Strike and the call for a public inquiry. With speaker Mark Metcalf.

Trades Club, 7.30pm

to 5th June 2014

#Re_Action - an exhibition of feminist art

Re_Action - an exhibition of feminist art

At Nelsons Wine Bar - opening 6.30pm to 8pm on Thursday 1st May. Exhibition runs from 1 May to 5th June 2014. Nelsons is open 5pm - 11pm Tues to Sunday.

Money from the sale of pictures will be donated to Rape Crisis.

Friday May 23 - Monday May 26 2014

Fox and Goose Community Beer Festival

Fox and Goose Co-operative pub Spring Bank Beer Festival
Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge

12 noon 'til closing time.

More than 40 festival beers and ciders
Free entry, Light bar snacks served

Our regular bottled beers available at the bar

This is the first community event since the Fox became a co-operative pub in March and will celebrate saving the pub.

All are welcome.

www.foxandgoose.org 01422 842649

See HebWeb News item for more info

Sunday 25th May 2014

Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge Classic Bike Show

A family friendly fun event on Bank Holiday Sunday 25th May 2014. Refreshment Stalls and entertainment for all. Pig Racing, face painting and other children's attractions. The event will showcase pre 1980 Classic Bikes.

Open from 10.30 to 16.00 hours. Adults £5,00, Under 11s £2.50 under 5s Free. Event to be held at Shire Cruisers Wharf, Sowerby Bridge. If you have a pre 1980 bike and would like to enter in the show check our website for details.

All proceeds from the event to Sowerby Bridge Rotary Charities

28 May 2014

Mid-Week Meditation Group

Join an informal meditation group using themes and materials from the World Community for Christian Meditation.

In contact with others we awaken to the deeper truth of our being and so we learn to travel beyond ourselves.

7.30pm 28th May - and then each Wednesday evening
Hope Baptist Church (opposite the Picture House)


28 May 2014


Church of the Good Shepherd, Mytholmroyd. 7.30

Trashed, the award winning flm narrated by Jeremy Irons has three viewings planned for Hebden Bridge - the first on Tuesday at the Trades. Read more

Thursday May 29 2014

The Outside Track

Wainsgate Concert:

Welcome return of The Outside Track (pictured above) this Thursday 29 May - "one of the top Celtic acts in the world."

Read more

29th and 30th May 2014

Go Wild This Summer!

Den building, fire lighting, tools, woodland games, art and craft, nature walks.

8-12 year olds. Forest school style playscheme with qualified and experienced leaders. 10-4pm, £25 per day (discounts for siblings and multiple bookings) Todmorden.

Further info and to book email for info or see website

Friday, 30th May 2014

The Legend of Vortigern

On Friday, 30th May, Shaggy Dog Storytellers welcome back Simon Heywood, to present a new cycle of tales.

The Legend of Vortigern

Based on his latest book of ancient legends retold and set in the dark aftermath of Roman rule. Vortigern's voice speaks from the heart of a forgotten darkness, telling a tale of courage and cowardice, tragedy and treason.

Doors open from 7.30, with a prompt 8pm start. £7 on the door, with concessions for under 18s. The popular stories from the floor spot to follow.

Saturday 31 May 2014

Salem Fun Day

Saturday 31 May 2014

Fair for YouthFair for Youth 2014

Calder Holmes park.

Fair For Youth will be returning on May 31st this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever, with hopes of the weather being close to the mid-twenties by the end of May! Young people of Hebden Bridge have established a series of successful events every year since 2009 generating greater interest and influence each time round.

Fair for Youth

Fair for Youth 2012 - photo: Craig Shaw

Young people are encouraged to attend the weekly meetings to help generate new ideas and shape the event. Read more

Sunday 1st June 2014

Wadsworth Boundary Walk

The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge is currently organising this year's Annual Boundary Walk for 1st June.

The Boundary Walk rambles through the most spectacular scenery in the Pennines including the beautiful wooded valleys of Hardcastle Crags and the commanding moors above the Luddenden Valley.

See Small Ads (12 March)

The full Boundary Walk covers some 21 miles and is classified as moderately difficult in walking terms. However, to accommodate leisure ramblers and families, the Walk is now spilt into four sections, each of which ends on a road to facilitate a checkpoint & refreshments. The final section through the stunning Hardcastle Crags is particularly suited to those not wanting to attempt the full Walk & transport options are also available to and from Widdop.

Runners are also welcome but they must start the route at 8am on the morning of 1st June

This year, for the first time, walkers and runners can register on-line, or by postal registration.

Log on to www.hebdenbridgerotary.org.uk for all relevant details and registration forms

Friday 23 May 2014

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, 23rd May, 7.30pm.

Hard Times

Tickets from Valley Organics, 31 Market St. Hebden Bridge, or ring 07881 713202

Paper Zoo re-tell Dickens' classic tale with their trademark brand of humour, song and visual inventiveness - and make a few links between past and present.

Come with us to Bounderby's cotton mill in the darkest days of the industrial revolution. Let the weavers tell the story.

Saturday 24th May 2014

Energy Medicine - Information Day

The Academy of Spiritual Sciences
Established 30 years

Energy Medicine - Information Day
International Course Programme - Presentations - Workshops
Online and Local Study / Radio Broadcasts

Experience the Emerald Alignment
Self-Help Practitioner's Certificate

Quantum Light Programme
Accredited Therapist Training

10.00am to 1.00pm
The Hebden Therapy Centre

Telephone: 07960 220120

Free Admission

21 May 2014

An evening with Paul Jones

21st May 7.30pm
Hope Baptist Chapel

Vocalist, harmonic player, former lead signer of Manfred Mann and Radio 2 broadcaster of Rhythm & Blues music.

A humorous and powerful story. Delivered in conversation and song with his wife, actress Fiona Hendley.

There is no charge for this event, but people are invited to give a donation to cover the costs.

Order tickets

Thursday 22nd May

Computers Don't Byte

Free IT course for beginners and the nervous!

Starts Thursday 22nd May at 2.00 p.m. for six weeks
Funded by Awards for All, Big Lottery

Working in small groups, you will develop your skills in using Word, Excel, email and the internet and anything else you are finding difficult.

The course will be held at Beehive Mills Resource Centre, Hebble End, Hebden Bridge HX7 6HJ - opposite the Co-Op.

To book your place, phone 01422 846934 and leave your details.

22 May 2014

Hebden Bridge Community Association Ordinary General Meeting

The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

Come along to this open meeting of the HBCA, the charity that manages The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge.

You'll be able to meet the team of trustees, ask questions and find out more about our future plans, including fundraising for the restoration of the Victorian Council Offices at the heart of our building.

We will also be presenting our accounts for 2012/13 as these were not audited in time for our AGM in November 2013.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. RSVP

The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge is the first community-owned Town Hall in the north of England and is a centre for community and creative enterprise.

Tuesday 13th May 2014

Benefit Gig for 'SOS - No More Supermarkets in Hebden Bridge'.

8pm, The Trades Club

All the way from Edinburgh and en route to Brighton 'Orkestra del Sol' will be entertaining us with their riotously enjoyable, utterly captivating and ridiculously genius tunes.

DJ Babel will also be joining us with an eclectic mix of toe tapping, hip wiggling electro swing.

SOS benefit



Thursday 15th May 2014

Calderdale National Union of Journalists Public Meeting

7.30pm, Terrace Room, HB Town Hall

Reporting Austerity: Whose Voices Are Heard and Whose Arenʼt?


Chris Frost - Head of Journalism, Liverpool John Moores University
Adam Frost - NUJ Vice President
Discussion - From the floor

All welcome, free admission

Saturday 17 May 2014

Handmade Parade Workshops begin

Saturday 17th May 2014

Hebden Bridge WI Rag Market

Hebden Bridge WI presents their 'Spectacular Spring Rag Market'!
Saturday 17th May. 11:00 – 4:00. Entrance £1
The Waterfront Hall,
The Town Hall.

One definition of a Rag Market is a street market where old or second hand clothing is sold, but, as regular visitors will confirm, our Rag Market is far from that! Whilst you may find fragments and small pieces of textiles (ideal for patchwork!) nothing at our Rag Market could be classed as worthless or tattered! All the fabrics and buttons on sale are just waiting for the right person to transform them into something useful, beautiful or practical!

With the continuing trend for 'make do and mend' and rise in the popularity of homemade furnishings and clothing the Rag Market is becoming quite well known amongst the crafting and home sewing and tailoring community – some of our Rag Market customers even go on to showcase their talent on programmes such as 'The Great British Sewing Bee'! This year we are pleased to announce that our Rag Market will be officially opened by Simon Cantrill, one of the contestants on the last Sewing Bee series.

The Spectacular Spring Rag Market is definitely the place to grab a bargain on all your favourite haberdashery and craft goods. If you're a crafter, sewer, knitter, crocheter or a vintage lover, this is the place to be on Saturday 17th May. There will be an eclectic selection of stalls selling fabric, buttons, ribbons, yarn, vintage pieces, patterns, books and anything else you could possibly need to inspire your creative mind!

Saturday 17 May 2014


Hope Baptist Church 2.00-5.00

Trashed, the award winning flm narrated by Jeremy Irons has three viewings planned for Hebden Bridge - the first on Tuesday at the Trades. Read more

Saturday 17 May 2014

True Faith #4

True Faith#4, here it comes.

Yes, we're back at Nelson's in Crown Street, Hebden Bridge, on Saturday 17th May 2014.

It'll be the usual heady brew of New Order, Blur, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Courteeners, The Chameleons, Nada Surf, Fountains of Wayne, David Bowie, The Smiths, Happy Mondays, The Cure, ACR - you know the score - perhaps with some new faves too, the likes of Army Navy (check them out), The Blood Arm, Ezra Furman, The Delaplains, Surfer Blood.

True Faith

It all starts at 9pm and finishes at 1pm.

Admission is free.

You don't have to dance but it'd be cool if you did. The atmosphere at Nelson's is always laid-back and hassle-free so if you want to sit down peacefully in reflective, vaguely poetical mood you can do so while listening to some brilliant songs variously described as indie or alternative or new wave, take your pick.

David isn't 'appearing' at this one and is taking a rest, his place taken by Geoff Read, artist, fell runner, musician, technician.


May 17th and 18th 2014

Todmorden Open Studios Event: 'Tour de Studios'

Todmorden Tour De Studios

Various Venues

11am - 5pm both days.

Todmorden Artists is a new group that aims to promote and publicise the range and quality of creative activity in the town and nearby communities. The group are launching their first Open Studios Event the weekend of 11am – 5pm May 17th and 18th 2014. The event is billed as part of the Tour de France Cultural activities across the region.

See web page

Tour De Studios will incorporate a number of independent artist studios in Todmorden, Lydgate, Walsden as well as Todmorden Studios and Platform 1. The group encompasses a variety of creative visual arts, crafts and designer makers. There will be a free leaflet with a map included at the Tourist Information Centres throughout the area.
The event is free and all are welcome to enjoy this rich and diverse cultural event in the town.

Todmorden Artists meet once a month and all artists are welcome to join in and contribute. Contact us and request to join the mailing list via todmordenartists@gmx.co.uk or telephone 07754 422179.

Join us on 'Todmorden Artists' or 'Tour de Studios 2014' on Facebook. A map of participating venues is available online either on the Facebook pages or via the Festival Yorkshire webpage for the event.

Saturday 17 May 2014

Handmade ParadeHandmade Parade

Workshops start this Saturday (17th) Fancy exploring the ice as a woolly mammoth, swimming the oceans as a sea turtle or swinging through the jungle as an orang-utan? Get down to Handmade Parade open workshops.

Read more

Sunday 18th May 2014

Friends of the Picture House: behind the scenes decorating morning

Following on from the fabulous dressing room re-vamp undertaken by Friends of the Picture House volunteer decorators last June, we're now turning our attention to the rather tired staff area. We'll be painting the walls, ceilings and woodwork of the staff area between 9am and 1pm on Sunday 18th May, and need between 6 and 8 keen and hardworking painters.

Please bring work clothes that can get messy, as all equipment and light refreshments will be provided.

To confirm attendance, and get more information about the Friends of the Picture House, please email

Sunday 18 May 2014


Incredible Edible Todmorden, 1.45
Unitarian Church, Honey Hole road, Todmorden.

Trashed, the award winning flm narrated by Jeremy Irons has three viewings planned for Hebden Bridge - the first on Tuesday at the Trades. Read more

Sunday 18 May 2014


World-class jazz pianist Greg Spero brings his all-star quartet to Wainsgate Chapel

See HebWeb news item

Friday 9 May 2014

Ryburn 3 Step benefit to help save our A&E

Calderdale 38 degrees NHS Group presents a celebration of traditional song, music and dance.

ARTISTS include
Pete Coe & Alice Jones
Chris Coe & John ny Adams
Annie Dearman & Steve Harrison
Sue Coe & Ellie Lang
The Black Box Band
Ryburn Singers
Ryburn Longsword Company

Sowerby Bridge WMC, 8pm
13 Bolton Brow
Sowerby Bridge
Pay on the door
£5 (concessions £2)

Friday 9th May 2014

The Love Machine

Looking for soul food? A night of joyful dance music with an irrepressible crew of DJ's and magic-makers including Liz Collier, John Knight, Nick Walsh and Oli Knight, plus The Broux live in concert.

More details including a preview mix available.

The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. Tickets available here.

This is a fundraising event for the Todmorden Food Bank. Share the love x

Saturday 10th May 2014

Sound Healing for Maytime

10.30am to 1. 30pm in the Yoga Centre, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge a beautiful de-stressing session of sound healing with Gongmaster Sound Healer Singer Kath Reade.

In depth Gong Sound Bath, chanting to Indian Shruti box and maypole dancing and singing. Everything provided. Details on www.deepsong.org.

Ok to turn up on the day. No experience needed

Saturday 10th May 2014

'Live Juicy'

An Expressive Arts Workshop
Saturday 10th May 10.30 am - 4pm


In this day workshop we will use movement, visual art, sound and writing to explore and gain confidence in our creative expression, thus enabling us to embrace life more fully. Led by Tess Sturrock, a person centred expressive therapist, trainer and counsellor, working with groups and individuals.

The cost for the day is £40, £30 for concessions. This will include tea and coffee. Please bring food to share at lunchtime.

Book online here

Saturday 10th May 2014

Spring Fair

There is a Spring Fair, come rain or shine, at the Good Shepherd, Mytholmroyd, this Saturday, 10th May from 10.30am to 3.00pm.

There's something for everyone, Morris dancers, Children's games, Art and Crafts for sale, Cakes, jams and pickles, Bouncy Castle, lots of stalls and much, much more.

Free entrance. (Free parking at the Orchard Business Park).

Saturday 10th May 2014

Blackshaw Head Plant Sale and Spring Fair

The Blackshaw Head Plant Sale and Spring Fair takes place this Saturday at the chapel.

A wide range of locally-grown hardy perennial flowering plants will be on sale, as well as vegetable and tomato seedlings from local growers. And if gardening is not your 'thing', there's an exhibition of children's art, craft stalls and games, a home produce stall with yummy cakes, jams and chutneys, and delicious lunches and teas, all at Blackshaw Head Chapel from 12 to 4pm this Saturday, 10th May.

Organisers began their preparations, as usual, in March, dividing and potting up hundreds of plants from local gardens which have then been tended and nurtured to be ready for Saturday. As organiser Pat Munday says "If they'll survive and thrive in Blackshaw you know they'll romp away in your garden".

The event is in aid of the chapel building fund. "The chapel is an important resource for the community." Pat explained, "It is used by many local groups as well as for village activities, but it costs over £250 a week to keep it open. Fund-raising events like this are a way for the local community to help us to make sure that the building is maintained and improved, so that its future can be assured. And it's also a great way for people to get together, whether gardeners or not."

Saturday 10th May 2014

Town Hall craft market and gift fair

Lots of lovely quality craft stalls in the watt from hall at hebden bridges town hall. Handmade and unique gifts with local artists and crafters.

Admission to the event is £1 which is refunded when you spend £10 or more at a stall.

Sunday 11th May

Wainsgate Concert

with Reason Breeds Monsters: The 2014 summer concert series at Wainsgate Chapel starts in May with three gigs in quick succession.

Read more

Sunday 11th May

Enkelit - singers of extraordinary Finnish a cappella music

Angels descend on Birchcliffe.
Watch the skies!

The Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG


Tickets: £8 (£6) on the door.

Contact - Sue Pemsel. 07884 022326

Sunday 11th May 2014

Making Raw Food Feasts

Learn how to make delicious raw food meals with a range of healthy, seasonal ingredients in this fun, practical course and enjoy your successes with a shared raw food lunch.

10am - 2pm

Salem Community Centre, Hebden Bridge.

Contact calderfoodhub@ymail.com to book a place.

Tuesday 6th May 2014

Rusty Bucket Folk Club

The Trades Club, Holme Street
Tuesday 6th May 8.00pm

The Trades Club are keen to encourage more community participation within the club and are starting the ball rolling with the Rusty Bucket Folk Club.

The club will meet, initially, on the first Tuesday of the month, but may become a weekly event if there is enough interest.

Musicians, singers and listeners are cordially invited to join us for our first night on Tuesday 6th May.

Contact Mike on 07727 942336.

7th May 2014

Bumblebee ID training session

Centre Vale Park Todmorden

Records of bumblebees are desperately needed for Calderdale and the surrounding areas in order to determine the impacts of climate change and disease on these attractive and highly beneficial insects.

Bumblebees provide vital pollination services to growers, gardeners and wildplants as well as being a sure sign that spring is on its way. Please come along and learn how to identify the species that are known to live in Calderdale, who knows, once you are trained up, you may discover a species new to the area! The training will be provided by an expert from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Places are limited, so booking is essential.

The session will be held on the 7th May at 9.45 for 10am start, lunch will be at 12.30 where you will need to provide your own lunch. After Lunch there'll be a walk around the park to put your new skills to the test.

This will be the end of the training session but if anyone's interested they can join the 2pm Bee walk to Stanally stones, part of the Action for Bees in Calderdale project.

Wednesday 7th May 2014

Annual Town Meeting

This year the Annual Town Meeting for Hebden Royd Town Council, the meeting for electors, will be held on 7th May 2014 at Waterfront Hall in the Town Hall, Hebden Bridge at 7:30 pm.

The Agenda consists of;

  • Apologies for absence
  • Notice of Meeting
  • Minutes of Annual Town Meeting – 8th May 2014
  • Statement of Accounts of the Hebden Royd Town Council for the year ended 31st March 2014
  • Any other Town Business, whether raised by an elector or otherwise.

The first four items are normally considered swiftly but Item 5 allows anything that an elector wishes to discuss and the issue can be voted on, not just by councillors but by any elector of Hebden Royd.  The subject can be anything an elector wishes to raise because they feel it is important.

Examples of topic could be the provision of allotments, traffic & parking, local parks and facilities, or planning issues. 

Clerk to Hebden Royd Town Council, Jason Boom said, "People will spend time writing to newspapers and websites to discuss matters which affect them, often critical of politicians and the decisions they make, but are absent when presented with a formal opportunity to highlight an issue and start the process of actually doing something. The Annual Town Meeting is an opportunity to start the process".

If you want your voice to be heard, convince others of the importance of your view, then come to the meeting and speak.

Thursday 8 May 2014

Summer concert by Hebden Bridge Junior Band

Hebden Bridge Junior Band is holding an open concert at the town hall next Thursday, May 8th between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

It will be a chance to hear performances by both the A and B learner band. Everyone is welcome, there is no entry charge but donations would be great.

Thursday 8 May 2014

Trades Club Quiz

The May quiz is on 8 May, and will be raising funds - and awareness - for the White Ribbon Campaign, a project seeking to eradicate male violence to women. FInd out more and sign the pledge here.. The Trades Club became the first venue to sign up to the White Ribbon Campaign's music project.

The first Thursday of each month is recognised around the world as Trades Club Quiz Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate all that is good about our world and ourselves - and enjoy doing so.
see you there.

Your £5 will get you the quiz and food from Viv and Maggie's Green Room catering

1-4 May 2014
Burlesque Festival
Saturday 3 May 2014

Green Party Networking Party

A Calderdale Green Party open social event for anyone interested in green politics. It's time we meet and get to know each other. We plan to have a bonfire.

Please bring food and drinks (preferably not alcoholic) to share. Musical instruments and creative contributions are welcome.

Cost: donation for the venue.

Contact / organiser: Ralph Nimmann - 07909 488272

Nutclough Tavern and garden, 6-8 Nutclough, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8HA (at the bend of Keighley Road, opp. Foster Lane, use side entrance through the garden round the back)

More info and links

3-4 May 2014

Crafts Afloat Launch in Hebden Bridge

Come aboard the Crafty Snail Narrowboat Art Studio.
Drop in for Soap Felting and refreshments - £5.50
Sat 3rd May - 10.30am - 6.00pm
Sun 4th May - 12.00pm - 4.00pm


3-4 May 2014

Town Hall Beer & Cider Festival

Cider Festival

Little Valley Brewery, Bridestones and Slightly Foxed to serve their selection of unique beers.

For cider lovers there is a tremendous variety of hand crafted farmhouse cider and perry selected by the Real Cider Company.

Saturday 3rd May noon – 8pm

Sunday 4th May noon – 6pm

£3.50 entry


Cragg Vale Spaw Sunday Celebrations

Organised by Cragg Vale Community Association
2pm – 4pm
Meet 2pm in Cragg Vale Park
for Traditional Well Blessing
followed by
Music & Dancing with Ryburn Longswords
and a Picnic in the Park
and Grand Finale at the
Robin Hood Inn

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Hebden Bridge Hill Millies - Day of Dance

The Hill Millies are celebrating their 10th birthday !

Morris dancing in St George Square, outside tourist info, along the canal at Alternative Technology Centre, Stubbings Wharf and places in between.

We will be joined by the Leeds Morris men, Alton Border Morris (all the way from Hampshire), and Sowerby Bridge Morris.

The day will finish with a music session in the Fox and Goose Pub from 5pm - to coincide with their celebrations as a community pub, and because it was where the Hill Millies began - 10 years ago !

Join us to celebrate traditional dance and music.

Also, Saturday May 3rd - folky session upstairs at Stubbing Wharf, from 8pm, with morris musicians from near and far, please join us.

See HebWeb news item

Thursday 1st May 2014

The Bad Step by Andrew Bibby - eBook launch

The Bad Step The White Lion upstairs room,

Thurs May 1st, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

For Nick Potterton, London journalist who has moved to the Cumbrian countryside, the death of a Lakeland fellrunner at the bottom of a rocky crag should be just another story to cover. But the longer he investigates, the more disturbing questions he has to answer.

Was the death as accidental as it seemed?

Or is somebody hiding the full story of what happened at the Bad Step?

Wifi available for downloading to Kindles, iPads etc.

Another e-book from Pennine Pens!

Order online from 1 May

Thursday 1st May 2014

The Mystery of the Autumn Crocus

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

Monthly Meeting takes place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 1st May at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on"The Mystery of the Autumn Crocus." Steve Blacksmith, Chair of Halifax Scientific Society.

(Including CVOG Annual General Meeting.)

Entry is £2.00 for non-members. Further information can be found
at www.cvog.org or by phoning 07977 929684

9th April until 4th May

A Sense of Place: Exhibition by John Connolly

Preview 9th April, 6-8pm
Exhibition runs until 4th May

Phil and Sue at the Calder Gallery, Market Street are delighted to announce the first of our solo exhibitions of 2014 featuring John Connolly's ever-popular paintings.

A Sense of Place: Exhibition by John Connolly

John works mainly with acrylics to create colourful and exciting paintings that can capture the mood and atmosphere of a place. His beautiful forest paintings have a quiet serenity whilst by contrast his seascapes capture the power and movement of the sea. He manages to create wonderful textures by using a variety of materials and by using his own distinctive techniques to apply the paint. We are thrilled to be having his work on display here again and look forward to sharing it with you.

Sunday 27 April 2014

Blankets, Chicks and Dock Pudding

A walk to look at the history of Mytholmroyd with particular reference to the last two hundred years.

Meet David Cant by Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue 2.15 on Sunday 27 April 2014. Cost £3.

Part of Calderdale Heritage Walks

Monday 28th April 2014

Landscapes of Helping - Research in Hebden Bridge

We've been carrying out research in Hebden to find out what fosters mutual aid in a community and how to make a kinder community.
Come to our drop-in at the Town Hall to find out what we learnt and give your ideas . . .

Monday 28th April 2014
Anytime between 5.00 - 7.30pm
Hebden Town Hall Cafe
Drinks and Snacks!

For more information contact Yvonne

April 21st - 26th 2014

Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett

Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre
April 21st - 26th at 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee April 26th at 2.30pm

Bennett's ever-popular first play is set in Brighton during the permissive sixties where lust and longing have overtaken the normally respectable Wicksteed family.

With a procession of larger than life characters such as Canon Throbbing, Felicity Rumpers and Sir Percy Shorter, all performing under the watchful eye of housekeeper Mrs Swabb, it's easy to understand the layers of meaning behind the play's title - ' you must have the body.'

Tickets available online at www.hblt.org.uk, by calling 01422 843907 or in person from Innovation, Hebden Bridge.

23-25 April 2014

Laughing With Squirrels

So what will your children be doing when they are not at school next holidays? They could be indoors playing on a screen or they could be out having fun with us! Dragons, heros and heroines, potions, magic and adventure will be the order of the day as we enjoy the great outdoor world, instead of just reading about it.


From our Brick Shack site on Midgehole Road, Hebden Bridge we will be running whole Forest school days for children between the ages of 6 and 12 from 10pm - 4pm on the 23, 24 and 25 of April. Booking is essential and all the booking details are on our website.

Friday, 25th April 2014

Shaggy Dog Storytellers Stories from the Floor Night

Friday, 25th April at Stubbing Wharf pub.

It's last Friday of the month again, so it's Club Night once more for storytelling enthusiasts at our famous local club! As a Guardian feature recently explained, Shaggy Dog pride themselves on developing local performers.

This has been chosen as a Stories from the Floor Night, so here's your chance to shine. Part of the evening will be given over to a storytelling challenge: tell a true tale on the theme of 'Home is where the heart is'. These tales should be of no more than 7 minutes duration. Although the tales should be true they do not have to be autobiographical.

The rest of the evening will consist of stories told by local and visiting tellers. Newcomers to storytelling clubs should note that tales are told rather than read, so be sure to prepare your tale in advance and try it out before a friendly but honest audience. It is not compulsory to tell a story, but it's advisable to arrive early. Doors open at 7.30 for a prompt 8pm start.

Entrance is £7 with concessions for under 18s.

Saturday 26th April 2014

Guerilla Gardening Day

Hope Baptist Chapel
26th April 11.00am - 3.00pm

Develop the community garden started last year. Put up a shed, cut back plants, clear flower beds - or even take on part of the garden?
Lunch provided for volunteers.


Saturday 26th April 2014

Picture House Friends open day, film poster sale and fundraiser

Please come along to the Picture House on Saturday 26th April between 10am and 1pm to buy a film poster or two, join a Picture House behind the scenes tour (starting at 10.30am and 12 noon - meet in the foyer), have a cuppa and a cake from the kiosk, and join in one of the fundraising opportunities.

Organised by the Friends of the Picture House and supported by Picture House staff, this is a great way to find out more about and support your local independent cinema.

To volunteer with the Friends to help on (or in the run up to) the day, selling posters, or fundraising in another way please email

26 April 2014

Todmorden Parade and Street Festival


The Fantastical Cycle Parade is part of Yorkshire Festival 2014, a 100 days cultural festival throughout Yorkshire organised in the lead up to the Tour de France's Grand Depart – the first in its 111 year history.

Read more

9-27 April 2014

Painting and Mosaics by Mick Wilson

Mick Wilson

Artsmill Exhibition

11-4 (closed Mon/Tues)

Linden Mill

Easter Monday, 21 April

Duck Race

The Ducks are in training and on tour, in and around Hebden Bridge.
Tickets available now, online here

Organised for the 15th year by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge this ducktastic annual event attracts crowds from near & far.

This is more than just a Duck Race; throughout the day there's a variety of entertainment - making it a fun day out for all the family!

The Ducks are 'launched' at approx. 3.15pm and tickets costing £1 each (with fabulous cash prizes for the winning ducks - £ 300 for the winner) are available to purchase online, at numerous local shops / Tourist Information Centre, and the Rotary Club's stall in St. George's Square on the 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th & 21st April.

For more information log on to the website or call Ian Lindsay on 07836 579803

See previous coverage and photos on HebWeb

Tuesday 15th April to Sunday 18th May

The Comfort of Things

An Exhibition of paintings by Roo S Waterhouse
At Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5pm, Sat 10am to 3pm
'Meet the Artist' session on Sat 3rd May 12 noon to 2pm

16 April 2014


Salem Centre 7.30 Food available to purchase in the cafe from 5.30

Trashed, the award winning flm narrated by Jeremy Irons has three viewings planned for Hebden Bridge - the first on Tuesday at the Trades. Read more

Good Friday 18 April 2014

Pace Egg

See HebWeb news item for full information

Sunday 13th April 2014

Back Yard Chicken Keeping

One day course in natural chicken keeping.

9.30 - 3.30pm
Mytholmroyd Community Centre

To book a place contact Shani on 07861450180 or calderfoodhub@ymail.com

11-13 April 2014

Hebden Bridge Piano Festival 2014Hebden Bridge Piano Festival 2014

Following its highly successful debut in April, the Piano Festival announces dates and programme fpr 2014 festival weekend.

Read more

See website

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Craft Fair

Local artists, designers and craftspeople selling a variety of hand made items including textiles, ceramics, jewellery, wood, art, cards and more. Come and find that unique hand crafted gift or treat yourself. Feel free to browse, drink tea and eat some delicious homemade cake from the cafe! Free entry, dog friendly and wheelchair access.

10am to 4pm.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Martin Parr with Susie Parr
The Non-Conformists

Book-signing Saturday 12th April 3pm

The Non-Conformists features Martin Parr's first major body of work from the mid-1970s, published here for the first time in book form.

In 1975, fresh out of art school, Martin Parr found poor footing in the London photography scene, so he moved to the picturesque Yorkshire Pennine mill town of Hebden Bridge.

Over a period of five years, he documented the town in photographs, showing in particular the aspects of traditional life that were beginning to decline. Susie Parr, whom he had met in Manchester, joined him in documenting a year in the life of a small Methodist chapel, together with its farming community.

Martin has an exhibition of his work at Bradford Media Museum and will be at the shop signing copies of his book and talking briefly about his work after talking in Bradford the same day. See HebWeb News

Venue: The Book Case, 29 Market St, Hebden Bridge

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Todmorden Unitarian Church - Live experimental music event

Tor Bookings presents:

C. Joynes

Cambridge based guitarist drawing influence from traditional folk music and wide ranging sounds from across the globe.

Aqua Dentata

London's Eddie Nuttall makes exquisite synth based minimal drone with touches of shimmering strings.

Belied Gunaiko

Kelly Jones, one half of Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides, solo work exploring deep flute boogie territory.

First band - 7.30pm

Last train to Leeds and Manchester friendly!

All at Todmorden Unitarian Building. Small but effective ale bar on site

Friday 11th April 2014

Ten Years in Japan

John Billingsley, local librarian is giving a talk about his experiences of life in Japan.

Friday 11th April at 7.30 p.m.

Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town.

Bar and Supper.

Wednesday 8th April 2014

Hebden Bridge Women's Guild:
Experiences of a Doctor John Peck

St James' Church, 2 pm – 3:30pm.
Membership £5

Wednesday 8th April 2014

Floods consultation

with residents, Environment Association and Calderdale Council. A public drop-in meeting is to be held at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Wednesday 9 April.

Read more

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Ward Forum

Ward Forums are an opportunity for you to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what's important to you.

The next Calder Ward Forum will be Tuesday 1st April 2014, at the Waterfront Hall, Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY - 6.15pm arrival for 6.45pm start (use St George's Street entrance).

Under discussion will be Calderdale A&E, Tour de France Update, Police update – your priorities for your local area and Open Forum — what matters to you

There will be eForum live web chat on www.tinyurl.com/calderwf during the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting you can log on at the web addresses listed above and post your questions and comments to local Councillors, Police and Council Officers. The online sessions will be live on the same days as the ward forums, starting from 7pm.

1 April 2014

From the environment to A&E:why you should vote Green

The Green Party has effective policies for saving the environment, protecting the NHS, already reeling from the impact of PFI, from the proposed US-EU trade agreement and stopping tax evasion.

Hear about all this and more from Andrew Cooper, lead candidate for the Yorkshire and Humber constituency in the European Parliamentary Elections

7.30 to 9.00 pm on Tuesday, 1 April 2014
The Town Hall, St George's Street Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY
Public meeting organised by Calderdale Green Party

Tuesday 1 April 2014


Trades Club 7.30

Food from Lhamos kitchen available to purchase from 5.30.

Trashed, the award winning flm narrated by Jeremy Irons has three viewings planned for Hebden Bridge - the first on Tuesday at the Trades. Read more

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Prof Andy Newsam (Liverpool JM Univ)

Universal Adventures in Astronomy Education

Andy NewsamWe welcome back Prof Andy Newsam (elevated from Dr) to update us on his heavy involvement in astronomy education with the Liverpool Telescope. He is Director of the National Schools Observatory.  We will be seeing how the telescope is used by schools to further science education.

Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society

Hope Street, 7.30pm  

Thursday 3rd April 2014

'Come and Try It' Time Trials

This is your chance to cycle Britain's longest continuous incline and part of this years Tour de France route. What's more you'll be raising money to fund local apprenticeships. Organised by the charity Working Wonders, the time trial will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 3rd April from St. Michael's Church Mytholmroyd.

Entry is £12 to cover insurance and a donation to Working Wonders. Whether you want to test your fitness or race against the 16 min record, compete with family and friends or just enjoy a leisurely cycle enjoying the stunning Pennine scenery, all you need is a bike, lights and a helmet. Bike hire can also be provided.

For more details on bike hire, equipment, sponsorship and event rules: email

Working Wonders is raising money to support 50 young people in their first year of apprenticeship.

For tickets go here

You can also donate using code WW

Thursday 3rd April 2014

Chelsea Gold for Yorkshire

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting takes place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 3rd April at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on "Chelsea Gold for Yorkshire - the inside story" - by Tracy Foster, Garden Designer.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members. Further information can be found
at www.cvog.org or by phoning 07977 929684

Thursday 3rd April 2014

Trades Club Monthly Quiz Thursday


The first Thursday of each month is recognised around the world as Trades Club Quiz Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate all that is good about our world - and remind ourselvesa reminder of how much of it is simply absurd and, of course, point the finger of blame at Tories for any parts of it that go wrong...

... In the quiz, the questions are compiled and presented by that wholesome and lovely Dave Boardman chap and always includes questions about stuff in the news and a thoroughly enjoyable music round.

This quiz is designed to allow some members of each team to show off their astounding levels of knowledge of the world around us - and a wide range of frankly unimportant matters.

Your £5 gets you Dave's slightly challenging and mildly enjoyable quiz and top quality food prepared by members of Hebden Bridge Labour Party, the beneficiary of any surplus on the night.

Saturday 5th April 2014

Know Your Blood Pressure Day

Saturday 5th April - St Georges Square. 10am - 4pm

The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge supports the Stroke Association's efforts and is offering free blood pressure test to people of all ages.

The quick and painless tests are carried out by trained medical staff from Hebden Bridge Group Practice.

Now in its 11th year, last years event proved a great success with 249 people tested.

Tickets will also be on sale for this year's Duck Race, to be held on Easter Monday 21st April.

For more information go to the Hebden Bridge Rotary Club website or call Ian Lindsay on 07836 579803

Saturday 5th April 2014

Autism Friendly Cinema Screening:

The LEGO Movie

Hebden Bridge Picture House is holding its first ever Autism Friendly Screening ('AFS') on Saturday 5th April at 5.00pm, screening The LEGO Movie (U), to coincide with World Autism Awareness Day.

An AFS differs from a normal screening as we will leave the house lights on low, the sound will be turned down slightly, no adverts or trailers will be played, people are free to move around and make noise, and are welcome to 'chill out' in the foyer if they wish to leave the screening for a break. Standard ticket prices apply, and tickets are available on the door for cash: doors open at 4.15pm.

5 April 2014

Hope not Hate Fundraiser

Hope not Hate

On the bill are Merry Hell, Annie Trailer Trash, Take a Stand! (Civil Rights Soul DJs) and moneyisasinnocentasthegun.

Doors 8pm til late - £4 conc or £7.

The event is to raise funds for the campaign being organised by Hope not Hate to stop Nick Griffin (BNP) getting re-elected in Burnley.

There will be a chance to put your name down to go leafleting with Hope not Hate in Burnley on the 3rd and 4th May, or you could put your name down at the Facebook page

Sunday 6 April 2014

Hepton Singers and the SOL choir

Free event

Sunday 6 April at 4pm in Heptonstall Parish Church.

Contemporary choral music from around Europe plus the Heptons' usual mix of the very new and the very old.

This event is part of Yorkshire Festival's fringe. Yorkshire Festival is 100 days of art and culture in the lead up to Le Grand Départ of the Tour de France.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Meet the Arts Festival team

Festival teaAn informal open night so the community can get involved in the planning and making of the week long Festival in June.

More info

Friday, 28th March 2014

Shaggy Dog Storytellers Club Night

French Based Storyteller, Kevin Walker performs, "A Whisker of Truth" on Friday, 28th March at Stubbing Wharf (7.30pm entry for a prompt 8.00pm start). These stories aim to make you laugh, sigh, gasp and cry. Kevin develops his characters and atmosphere with a well honed technique and use of music and artefacts.

The performance is followed by the ever popular Stories from the Floor finale. This month tellers have been set a challenge: tell a true tale with the theme of "Home is where the heart is". Tales should be limited to 7 minutes duration.

£7 on the door with concessions for under 18s.

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th March 2014

Big Spring Clean

For every team of 6 people who take part, Hebden Royd Town Council will donate £60 towards your chosen charity or community project.

Volunteers wanted for three opportunities this weekend to make Hebden Royd cleaner and greener, and improve its flood resilience; take your pick

Nutclough Woods, Hebden Bridge, Saturday 29 March 2014
The 'Friends of' Group are cleaning up Nutclough Woods in Hebden Bridge. Meet Gavin Roberts at the entrance to the Woods on Keighley Road (by the side of the former Nutclough Tavern HX7 8HA) at 10:30am to help tidy up this community space as part of the 'Hebden Royd Spring Clean'. Bring a packed lunch, if staying for the whole day (till 3-4pm).

River Stewardship activity on the River Calder at Mytholmroyd Sunday 30 March 2014

This second river stewardship event is part of the Big Spring Clean organised by Hebden Royd Town Council (HRTC). It will be a morning session, running from 10am until 1pm - meet on the grassed slipway access to the riverbank, opposite the Co-op petrol garage on Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd. Car parking is problematic on this busy part of the A646, so please park in the village centre and walk, or avoid bringing a vehicle if you can. Strong boots or wellingtons will be suitable footwear for the task, tools and gloves will be provided.

Spring Clean on the Rochdale Canal Mytholmroyd, Sunday 30 March 2014

As well as the river stewardship event in the morning, there is also a canal-based activity in the afternoon 2-4pm as part of the Hebden Royd Big Spring Clean.

See also: HebWeb News item

Saturday 29 March 2014

Save our A&E Public Meeting

12.30pm at the Halifax Leisure Centre, North Bridge HX3 6TE

See also: HebWeb Forum and News

Saturday 29 March 2014

Sprouting seeds lecture

To be held at Nutclough Tavern on Saturday 29th March from 2 to 3.30 pm followed by a question and answer session.

Lecture to be given by the Uk's leading sprouting seed expert, David Hoffman.

Free entry.

Sunday 30 March 2015

Spring Clean at the Picture House (Friends event)

At least 12 volunteers are needed between 9.30am and 12.30pm on Sunday 30 March to form two teams of six or more Picture House Friends to tidy up the exterior of the Picture House and give the balcony area a good spring clean.

Become a Friend of the Picture House (it's free) if you fancy coming along to help out (please email to join and/or sign up to help out).

Tuesday 25th March 2014

Open Day - Calder Valley Steiner School

Tuesday 25th March, 2.30-4.30pm
St.Johns Centre, Cragg Vale (Opp. Hinchcliffe)

An opportunity to visit our Beautiful School & Kindergarten. Tea & Cakes provided.

Nursery funded places for 3 & 4 year old's and provision for up to 10 years.

www.caldersteiner.org.uk   01422 885249

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Funeral Planning Open Day

Local funeral directors, Valley Funeral Service, are holding an open day for local people interested in purchasing a funeral plan.

The open day will be held on Wednesday 26th March from 10am at their premises on Valley Road, Hebden Bridge.

We are inviting local families interested in finding out more about funeral plans to come to Valley Funeral Service where staff will be available to answer questions on funeral plans or any other aspect of arranging a funeral.

Anyone who purchases a plan on the day will receive a £100 discount from their plan of choice.

Wednesday 26 March 2014

WHOSE LAND IS IT ANYWAY? How Parliamentary Enclosure left its mark on the landscape of the Calder Valley

Sheila Graham


Behind our dry stone walls lies the story of a national movement for land improvement. Maps and documents help to explore the ways in which Acts of Parliament regulated the division of the commons and moorlands of the Calder Valley in the nineteenth century. Sheila has studied these features for a number of years as part of the Society's Landscape Project.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

5-23 March 2014


Artsmill Exhibition

11-4 (closed Mon/Tues)

Linden Mill

In October 1937, during the Spanish civil war, a massacre took place in Valdedios and the victims were buried in a mass grave.

This exhibition is a haunting record of the exhumation some sixty years later.

Friday 21 March 2014

World War One Centenary

2014 will mark 100 years since the start of World War One and Hebden Royd Town Council is currently developing plans to build a commemoration fitting of this significant milestone in world history.

As part of the commemoration, an exhibition will be held in the Town Hall in Hebden Bridge. Whilst there are extensive archives we are eager for local residents to share any photographs that they may have or press cuttings from the time. We would also welcome recollections, letters, stories and any other information.

If you have any information at all, please do pop in to the Council Chamber at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, on 21st March 2014 anytime between 2pm and 6pm.

Friday 21 March 2014

The Tiny Minds

Wadsworth Community Centre

Indie band The Tiny Minds playing live at Wadsworth Community Centre

Friday 21st march, 8pm

Friday 21 March 2014

Crows Benefit

Saturday 22nd March 2014

Body Mind & Spirit Fair

10am -4pm
Holme Street Arts Centre
Holme Street Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EE

lots of interesting stalls: massage, readings, nutrition, candles, crystals, healing, cafe and so much more. Free entry with suggested donation of 20p for local charities

Saturday 22nd March 2014

Gong Sound Bath/Singing bowls/Qi Gong

All welcome. Three hour session with Gongmaster Kath Reade at the Yoga Centre, Hangingroyd Lane, 10.30 am. Nothing to do but let the sound of the gongs transport you


Thursday 13 March 2014

New business forum

Under the auspices of the 'town team', The Hebden Bridge Partnership have called an initial meeting for Thursday March 13th, in Hebden Bridge Town Hall. It will start at 6pm and conclude no later than 7pm.

The aim of this launch meeting is to ask businesses what positive changes they feel would improve our local business economy.

Come and have your say

Friday 14th March 2014

Terry Logan Band at the Crown Inn

from 8.00pm -Free Entry.

"TLB a live 5 piece band playing an infectious mix of original blues, soul and reggae songs. With lyrics that tell the story of positive change and beats that bring vibes for bouncing, it's a combination not to be missed."

"Singer songwriter Terry Logan is a new star on the rise". (HB Times)

"Everyone was totally knocked out by you at the Hare and Hounds last night . . . great performance!" (Hare & Hounds)

Terry Logan - Singer/Song Writer
Dave Nelson - Pianist
Simon Partridge - Guitar
Graham Packham - Bass
Dave Foulgar - Drums

Please check us out:



Saturday 15 March 2014

Hebden Bridge Between The Wars

A look at work and play in Hebden Bridge in the 1920s and 30s - particularly life in and around the chapels, cinemas, mills and shops.

Meet Justine Wyatt by the statue in St George's Square at 2pm on Saturday 15 March 2014.
Cost £3

Part of the Calderdale Heritage Walks programme.

Saturday 15 March 2014

Hebden Bridge Junior Band Spring Fair

All welcome to Hebden Bridge Junior Band's Spring Fair and Brass Cafe. Saturday March 15th, Holme Street Centre (next to the post office)

12 noon until 4pm.

Please join us for afternoon tea, home-made scones, cakes and soups - and of course, the wonderful sound of brass! New members always welcome.

Saturday 15th March 2014

Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent

The UK's favourite political comedian and activist, Mark Thomas, returns to the Hebden Bridge Trades Club following an instant sell-out show there last Autumn on Saturday 15th March at 8pm.

Sunday 16th March 2014

Family event for Overgate Hospice: Teddy Toddle & Ogden Stomp

A family walk in aid of Overgate Hospice. Face painters, teddy bear quiz and refreshments. Join us on Sunday 16th March any time 10:30am - 12:30pm for a stroll around Ogden Reservoir with your favourite teddy bear. Adults £3.50 and under 16's £1.50 before the day registration or on the day £5.50 adults & £2.50 children. Also on the same day is our 3 mile Ogden stomp. Meet at the Ogden classroom.

11th March 2014

Hebden Bridge Women's Guild: Aromatherapy

St James' Church, 2 pm – 3:30pm.
Membership £5

12 March 2014


Ian Dewhirst

Life between the wars

Ian is a retired librarian with an Honorary Doctorate and MBE for services to local history. His talk will cover topics from the 1920s and 1930s including health, housing, holidays and National Rat Week.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 12 March 2014

The Miners' Strike: 30 Years On


Public meeting with speakers at the Trades Club.

For 12 months of 1984-1985, there were ferocious battles and billions of pounds were spent to crush the miners' militancy. The people of Hebden Bridge gave generously.

Read more

Thursday 6th March 2014

World Book Day Quiz & Bookswap

Little Theatre Bar, 7.30 Thursday 6 March

To celebrate World Book Day, The Book Case presents a quiz and bookswap. Teams of up to 4, £1 plus a book to swap per person.

Winning team gets £40 in Book Case vouchers, and if any team gets all the questions right there's £100 in vouchers as a bonus prize.

If successful, we hope to make this a regular event.

Thursday 6th March 2014

Organic Bread

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting takes place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 6th March at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on Organic Bread by Karl Badger from Saker Vegetarian Foods Ltd.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

Further information can be found at www.cvog.org or by phoning 07977 929684

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Dr Sam Illingworth (Univ of Manchester)

The Thin blue line-Observing Earths Atmosphere

Sam IllingworthSam is an atmospheric scientist working on understanding what's going on an important solar system planet (the 3rd one from the sun). This August  (2013) he has been taking part in flight measurements over possible Arctic sources of methane and other greenhouse gases. The work will enable us to better understand both the present and the future effects on Earth's climate. The measurements are part of the checks on the earth's atmospheric canary before the bird stops singing forever. Related to understanding global warming.

Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society

Hope Street, 7.30pm  

1-3 March 2014

Featured artists at Spirals

Spirals, Market Street, Hebden Bridge.

Featured artists for March are Lynda Thomas and Anita Burrows.
Both are printmakers showing the variety and versatility that printmakers enjoy.

Lynda is based at Brooklyn Studios in Hebden Bridge and Anita has a studio at Higherford Mill, Barrowford.

Open every day.

Sunday 2 March 2014

Recipes of Resistance

For International Women's Day 2014, a Palestinian event with a difference: buffet of Palestinian dishes, cookery demonstration, short film of "Jameela's Kitchen" in Gaza, photography exhibition, craft stall and music.

Sunday 2nd March, 1 pm at the Orange Box, Halifax, HX1 1AF, just by the top entrance to the Piece Hall.

Free entry but donations to cover costs gratefully accepted.
(Organised by the Halifax Friends of Palestine.)

3 March 2014

First Monday Mindfulness

An hour of guided meditation at Hope Baptist Chapel in Hebden Bridge - 7.00pm on the first Monday of each month, starting on the 3rd March 2014.

Anyone is welcome, whether or not you have experience of meditation or mindfulness practices. Although there is no charge, you are invited to make a donation to cover costs.

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Mytholmroyd Station

Mytholmroyd Station building

After many years and hundreds of ideas for the building, the Station Partnership is hosting an Open meeting to discuss its future.

Read more

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Freedom from Torture

Gala Quiz Night

In aid of

Freedom From Torture
Calderdale Supporters Group

7.30pm @ Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Tickets £6 each

Teams of 6, or come along and make up a team

Buy tickets at the door

Dish of vegetarian or meat curry is included

Bar Raffle Fun Prizes

Monday 24th Feb - Saturday 1st March 2014

Last Of The Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon

Little Theatre

Doors open at 7.00pm.

Show starts at 7.30pm plus Saturday matinee, doors at 2.00pm and show at 2.30pm.

Last Of The Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon

Barney Cashman, overweight and over-worked, is having a mid-life crisis and is anxious not to miss out on the sexual revolution which he feels is going on around him.

A married man of many years he has little or no experience of adultery and the comedy arises from his disastrous attempts to seduce three different women - a chain smoking sexpot, an actress who is as mad as a hatter and a gloomy and depressed family friend. The choice of his mother's vacant apartment as the venue for his trysts adds to his constant anxiety and does not help one bit his quest to be a free and easy Casanova.

For tickets call 01422 843907 or click here for more details

Friday 28 February 2014

Fair Trade evening of discussion, films and refreshments

Fair trade – fair food? An evening of discussion, films and refreshments about Fairtrade and food justice, globally and locally, with a presentation by Aimeth Angula, a Colombian producer of Fairtrade bananas

Friday 28th February 2014, 7pm for 7.30pm
Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Fair Trade

Read HebWeb news item for more info

Friday, 28th February 2014

Shaggy Dog Storytellers Club Night

Shaggy Dog Storytellers present "Barbecued Husbands" by the vibrant young South American storyteller, Ana Lines, directed by Christine McMahon. Hear the drumbeat of the Amazon, the beat of healing life and love. The tales are based on stories collected by the anthropologist, Betty Mindin. Upstairs at the Stubbing Wharf on Friday, 28th February. Doors open at 7.30pm for a prompt 8pm start. Entrance fee is £7.

Saturday 1 March 2014

Handmade Parade Spark Day

2-4pm - this is where you help us dream up a theme for this year's parade.

26 February 2014

EXPLAINING THE INDUSTRIALISATION OF THE CALDER VALLEY: the Relationship of People and a Unique Landscape

Steve Caunce

transformation of the Calder Valley

The eighteenth century saw a transformation of the Calder Valley, taking it to the forefront of textile manufacturing in the UK. So far we have many descriptions, but no comprehensive explanations for why such a locality could become so influential. Steve has lived in the area for about 25 years and is currently a senior lecturer in history at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Festival teaFestival cuppa

Local businesses invited to join Arts Festival for a cuppa to discuss how to get involved in the 2014 programme.

More info

Saturday 22nd February 2014

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Potato Day

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners will host Potato Day at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Royal Fold, New Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5DZ on Saturday 22nd February between 10am to 3pm.

Admission of £1 includes entry to the Potato Raffle. 30 varieties (organic and non-organic) will be on sale at 14 pence per tuber. A pre-order service is available for all varieties.

On the day, there will be children's activities, information displays, organic cheese stall, compost and plant stall, garden book stall, onion sets and shallots along with other stalls. Food and drink will be available at the Potato Cafe.

More information, catalogue and order form for postal pre-orders for collection at the event...

Tel 01422 846173 or 07977 929684 (answerphone), email info@cvog.org or visit www.cvog.org

Saturday 22nd February 2014

Belleville Rendezvous

with live film score by ANIMAT

The Trades Club

Hebden Bridge

£6 members / £7 others (wegottickets.com)

Doors 8pm
Film 9.30pm - 11.00pm

The world's greatest cycle race - the Tour de France, starts in the world's greatest county on 5th & 6th July next year.

And for this monumental event, we have a rare screening of Sylvain Chomet's 2003, French animated comedy, Belleville Rendezvous with a live film rescore by Animat.

Belleville Rendezvous tells the story of Madame Souza, an elderly woman who goes on a quest to rescue her grandson Champion, a Tour de France cyclist, who has been kidnapped by the French mafia for gambling purposes and taken to the city of Belleville. She is joined by the Triplets of Belleville, music hall singers from the 1930s, whom she meets in the city, and her obese hound, Bruno.

This charming, sardonic and bittersweet tale is given a magical rescore played live by Animat, blending the original sounds from the film with a range of live instrumentation and samples to create a unique live cinema experience.

There will be an after film party at the trades with music provided by the Gezellig residents.

29 January 29 - 19 February, 2014

Pretty Dancing Girls

An Exhibition of Paintings by Mick Wilson

Pretty Dancing Girls

Hanuman Gallery, 15 Water St., Todmorden

Opening Party 29 January, 7.00 p.m.

Everyone welcome

Sunday 16th February 2014

Protecting the Rights of Palestinians to Live in Jerusalem

Megan Driscoll will speak about how the Israeli Government is trying to exclude Palestinians from having residency rights to live in Jerusalem. She is a member of the International Campaign to Protect Palestinian Residency Rights, a group funded by the EU and supported by Oxfam.

Venue: Church of the Good Shepherd (Cafe section), Mytholmroyd, HX7 5EA. (Next to the railway station.)

Sunday 16th February. 2 30pm.

Admission, tea and coffee free.

Monday 17 February 2014

People's Assembly Meeting Against Austerity,

7pm, Last Drop Inn, Halifax

Calderdale People's Assembly, a coalition of organisations and individuals involved in fighting this Government's austerity measures, is meeting on Monday 17th February at 7pm in the Last Drop Inn, Bull Green, Halifax.

Meetings have previously been held in Hebden Bridge, but the Calderdale People's Assembly is looking to involve more people and anti-cuts groups from the Halifax and outlying areas. The meeting is open to anyone.

The People's Assembly launched in June 2013 as a broad front and alliance of groups and individuals who oppose the Government's attacks on working people in the name of so-called 'austerity' measures. There are now groups operating all over the country, bringing together people involved in organisations such as trade unions and in campaign groups such as the Anti-Bedroom Tax.

The main purpose of the Halifax meeting is to deal with resolutions and delegates to the recall People's Assembly in London on 15th March and to plan future action in the region.

For further information please contact calderdalepa@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, 18th February

Air Quality meeting

Special meeting of the Sustainable Transport Group on Tuesday, 18th February at 7pm in the Greenwood Room at the Town Hall in Hebden Bridge.

Sally Jones is West Yorkshire Low Emission Strategy Manager for Air Quality at Bradford City Council. It is hoped that a member of the Air Quality Team from Calderdale MBC will also be able to come.

Sally will give a presentation looking on the work being carried in the region out as part of the Low Emissions Strategy. The presentation will comprise a brief overview of the current work being undertaken and will then focus on the A646 corridor and the influences on air quality like stock, bus operators, HGVs, infrastructure etc.

Finally, the focus will be on what we, in Hebden Bridge with our polluted main road from Machpelah to Bridge Lanes and in Luddenden Foot with a substantial section of Burnley Road both of which have already been identified as areas requiring Air Quality Management, can do.

The problems of air quality and pollution are not going to go away: they affect Hebden Bridge now and its future. It affects all those who use and live near the A646.

Previously, on HebWeb

HebWeb News: BEAT public meeting: bats and air quality (2013)

HebWeb News: Air Quality in Hebden Bridge (2008)

Friday 14th February 2014

A Swingin' Valentine's Affair - Charity fundraiser in memory of Jake Booth.

Event Details: A Swingin' Valentine's Affair is a charity concert celebrating the memory of Jake Booth, and raising funds for the Forget Me Not Trust and Martin House Children's Hospice.

Featuring: 'The Little Big Band' authentic 20 piece swing orchestra, Leeds University Swing Society Lindyhop Dancers, an instant photo studio, a charity auction and raffle, and 'DJ Bobski'.

Playing hits from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. Help to make this a night to remember by digging out your dinner jackets, posh frocks and suits.

Venue: Mytholmroyd Community Centre
When: Friday 14th February 7.30pm - 12:00

Saturday 15 February 2014

Shamanic Drumming Journey, Chanting, & Qi Gong

10.30am to 1.30pm in the Yoga Centre, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge. Led by Kath Reade.

Details/book www.deepsong.org

Saturday 15 February 2014

Mayor's Do

Mayors 70s Disco

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hebden Royd Town Council

Mytholmroyd Community Centre, from 7.30pm. Join in the fun and get dressed up 70s style.

Tickets £12 includes entry, raffle and 70s style buffet.

Available from Hebden Royd Town Council or Karl Boggis.
01422 842181

All proceeds to the Mayor's Charity - Children's Ward at Calderdale Hospital

Thursday 6th February 2014

National Storytelling Week Celebration

The Book Case hosts Shaggy Dog Storytellers in Tales from the Wharf, a celebration of stories old and new on Thursday, 6th February.

The line up should include Rod Dimbleby, Ursula Holden Gill, Christine McMahon, George Murphy, Vicky Orton and Sean O'Shah, to represent some of the exciting talent that has developed in the recent history of our local club.

Tickets are £5 from the shop and doors open at 7pm. Come along for the tales, the crack, a free glass of wine and a browse through the shelves of this local independent and vibrant bookshop.

Thursday 6 February 2014

Trades Club's Monthly Quiz


The monthly quiz at the Trades Club on Thursday will feature music, things in the news and others rounds selected by the quiz goers themselves. All good fun. For your £5 you get the quiz and excellent curry. Surplus proceeds go to the Hebden Bridge Labour Party this month.

The questions are compiled and presented by that wholesome and lovely Dave Boardman chap and will include a themed and thoroughly enjoyable music round.

In March the quiz will be for the benefit of Freedom from Torture

Thursday 6th February 2014

How straw bale building provides 21st Century solutions

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting takes
place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd
on Thursday 6th February at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on
"How straw bale building provides 21st Century solutions"
by Barbara Jones of Straw Works.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members. Further information can be found
at www.cvog.org or by phoning 07977 929684

12 February 2014


George Bowers


A look at the history of quarrying in the Elland flagstone and millstone grit areas with stories and images of the delvers and the problems and dangers they faced. George has spent a lifetime in the building industry working all over the UK and Ireland. This inspired his interest in the history of quarrying.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Public Meeting: Calderdale budget proposals

The budget proposals for the next three financial years will be discussed

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, 7pm - 9pm

Read more

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Gurbir Singh (Salford AS)

The history of Mars Exploration & the Indian Mars Mission

Gurbir (a UK astronomy podcaster on the internet) will tell us about the history of Mars exploration with space probes. India will be launching a space probe to Mars in the November 2013, minimum energy  'window' that opens up for such launches from Earth. He will be able to update us on that too. India will be the sixth country to launch a mission to Mars after the U.S., Russia, Europe, Japan and China. India has previously had a successful mission of a probe to the moon.

Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society

Hope Street, 7.30pm  

Monday 3rd February 2014

The Book Case brings Alexander McCall Smith to Hebden Bridge

Tickets now sold out

Alexander McCall Smith

One of the world's most prolific authors, Alexander McCall Smith is probably best known for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

Read more

Sunday 2nd February 2014


4pm at St James Church, in Church Lane, Mytholm, Hebden Bridge.

Evensong for Candlemas sung by a visiting choir from Southowram. Free event.

Friday, 31st January 2014

Revealing Women

Susanna Meese presents her trilogy of traditional tales charting the journey from girl to gran at the Shaggy Dog Storytellers club on Friday, 31st January. She also includes revealing tales of her own! This set is described as funny, comforting and thought provoking. Her style is 'engaging, open and elegant'. So get along to the Stubbing Wharf - with men in tow - for 7.30 and see out January in memorable style.

It's £7 on the door, with a prompt 8pm start.

Saturday 1st February 2014

Winter Passage to Light!

A Community Gathering Party to Drum & Dance the last Winter Blues Away & Celebrate the Coming Light

Winter to Light

15.30 to 19.00
Mytholmroyd Community Centre
Mytholmroyd, HX7 5AF

Families welcome!
Contributions £7 per adult, £1 per child

Booking necessary: Filomena Ianni 01422 844926

Tuesday 28th January 2014

Calder Ward Forum

The next Calder Ward Forum will be on Tuesday 28th January starting at 6:45pm in the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge.

On the agenda will be further updates about the Tour de France from Tourism Officer Katie Kinsella and the Hebden Bridger Bus services with representatives from both Metro & TLC Travel Ltd.

There will also be information about the consultations on Calderdale Speed Limits, the Calderdale Citizen Celebration Awards and budget consultation, Police update where you can help to set local Police priorities and an open discussion section where you can raise issues that matter to you.

In addition, there will be an eForum live web chat during the meeting at www.tinyurl.com/calderwf. If you are unable to attend the meeting you can log on and post your questions and comments to local Councillors, Police and Council Officers. The online session will be live from 7pm.

Everyone is welcome.

Thursday 23rd January 2014

The Poet and the Journey

10 week poetry writing course

New Workers Education Association poetry writing course starting Thursday 23rd January in Hebden Bridge.

This course is for anyone who wants to write poetry and to learn more about structure and form. We will look at what makes a good poem, where to find new subject matter and inspiration for writing.

10 sessions for 2 hrs per session

Thu 13:00 Hope Chapel Cheetham Street Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW
Free to people on benefits Standard Fee £63.00

To book Contact Kenneth Wilson

WEA website

Saturday 25th January 2014

The 309s at The Crown

9pm, The Crown Inn, Crown Street, central Hebden Bridge.

Jump Jive, RnR, Country Boogie, Western Swing 1930s-1950s.


Supported by Little Giants, Americana trio.

Monday 27 January 2014

Life is Beautiful

A special screening at the Picture House for Holocaust Memorial Day.

For one morning only 10.30am, starting at 11am

Read more

22 January 2014


David Cant


The fine buildings of the Calder Valley were produced by groups of craftsmen working for some of the local gentry and yeoman clothiers. The talk will combine documentary and structural evidence to show how this was achieved. David has spent over 20 years studying local history in the area with a special interest in buildings.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Saturday 18 January 2014

Murder Mystery Evening: Death in the Aisles

You are cordially invited to the wedding reception of Ryan Jacobs and Tiffany Murphy...

A murder mystery evening where the nuptials take an unexpected twist! Can you solve the clues?

Death in the aisles

Can you solve the clues and unmask the murderer?

Saturday 18th January 2014 at 8pm

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's St.

Tickets including buffet are £10 and available online here

All proceeds going to Overgate Hospice

8 January 2014


Alan Gardner

Historic buildings

Alan will use case studies to illustrate his approach to the repair of historic buildings and tell some of the stories that these buildings can impart if we continue to look after them appropriately and know how to 'read them'. Alan is a Chartered Building Surveyor, who is accredited in conservation and specialises in the repair of historic buildings.

Methodist Hall, Market Street, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 8 January 2014

John Martin (Hebden Bridge)

Building a Coude System on a Springfield Mount

John, an expert telescope maker (including a Schmidt Camera) tells us the tale of his construction of a 'folded' optical telescope system for comfortable telescopic observation. The design makes it so that you can avoid the awkward eyepiece positions that occur with Newtonian reflectors & other telescopes

Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society

Hope Street, 7.30pm  

Thursday 9th January 2014

Waste Not Want Not - Traditional Woodland Management in The 21st Century

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting takes place at the Good Shepherd Centre, Royal Fold, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 9th January at 7.30pm with a talk on "Waste Not Want Not - Traditional Woodland Management in The 21st Century" by Hywel Lewis of Blackbark Woodland Management.

Entry is £2.00 for non-members. Further information can be found
at www.cvog.org or by phoning 07977 929684

Thursday 9 January 2014

Monthly Trades Club Quiz

The monthly Trades Club quiz and lovely food night is on Thursday 9 January - a week later than usual to allow New Year and Christmas recovery time.

... in our quiz the questions are compiled and presented by that splendid Dave Boardman chap and will include a themed and thoroughly enjoyable music round

We are the Trades Club, co-operation is at the heart of the place - and the same goes for the quiz: come for the comradeship and glory rather than life changing prizes

Your £5 gets you top quality food as well as Dave's slightly challenging and mildly enjoyable quiz.

Sunday 5th January 2014

What's a Foot?

2 - 4pm

Guided walk looking at the industrial village of Luddendenfoot - once a thriving community with many shops, pubs and workplaces.
Meet David Cant at the Civic Centre, Station Road. At the end of the walk refreshments available in the Civic.

Cost £3

Part of the Calderdale Heritage Walks Programme

Sunday 5th January 2014

Elliotts Antique Fair

8am to 4pm at Mytholmroyd Community Centre Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd.

Now in its thirty seventh year. Widely regarded as one of the best fairs in the north of England. A vast range of Antiques and collectables something for everyone. On site Cafe serving good home cooked food throughout the day.

Admission £1.

Tuesday 24th December 2013

Carols in the Square

Christmas Eve, 6.30pm

Saturday 21 December 2013

Dave Nelson's annual Family Christmas Singalong

Christmas gets off to a cracker of a start at 4.30 pm on Saturday 21st December at Hebden Bridge Town Hall with Dave Nelson's annual Family Christmas Singalong.

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Exhibition until 20 December 2013

Freeze Exhibition


Alice In Wonderland at The Birchcliffe Centre


Role With It Productions and their creative team present a sparkling new adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic by local writer Sian Murray.
Set in Calderdale, this steampunk inspired professional Christmas show is the ideal family treat for the festive season.

Affordable ticket prices at £8.00 adults & £6.00 concessions

Tickets available at Innovation Gift Shop, Hebden Bridge or online at

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