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Hebden Bridge events

Until Saturday 24 November 2018

WW1 Exhibition at the Town Hall

Organised by Hebden Bridge Local History Society and Hebden Roy Town Council - an exhibition focusing on the last month of World War I.

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Saturday 10 November 2018

Cabaret Heaven

with Barbara Nice, Tim Dalling and Balkan Bandits

Hebden Bridge Trades Club 8pm  


Phoenix Nights star Barbara Nice and Old Rope String Band kilted fool Tim Dalling with wild comedy plus dance band Balkan Bandits and hosts.

Saturday 10 November 2018

Freedom from Torture Ceilidh

Ceilidh in aid of Survivors of Torture (STAF)

Our annual ceilidh is at the Birchcliffe centre Hebden Bridge on Saturday Nov 10th 6.30-10

Entrance £5 children free. Food by donation .

Music by Peaceworks Band, Four Hoarsemen, The Bright Shiners. 

All very welcome . It’s always a great evening!


6.30pm-10pm, Birchcliffe Centre

Saturday 10 November 2018

Daoiri Farrell

Wadsworth Community Centre - Saturday 10th November - Doors 6:45.

Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2017: The Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track

A former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years

“True Born Irishman” his latest album was released in October 2016 to huge acclaim. As the final touches were being made to the album he was flown to Manchester to do a live session on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe. Two UK tours and UK festival dates followed in 2017 and calls came from across the world and gigs in Australia, Canada, Belgium, Denmark followed.
And now he’s performing at Wadsworth!

‘True Born Irishman is definitely one of the year's outstanding Irish music albums; you owe it to yourself to hear it.’ Fatea

“Effortless, instinctive, natural, …. the real deal” – Mark Radcliffe

Check him out at www.daoiri.com 

Doors - 6:45pm.  Tickets are £14

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

Sunday 11 November 2018

White poppy vigil

At 5.pm, Calder Valley CND will hold a respectful candle-lit white-poppy vigil in Memorial Park in Hebden Bridge in memory of the dead of all war and to oppose all future conflict. Please bring a candle.

Sunday 11 November 2018

Diwali - Indian Festival of Lights

11.30am to 3.00pm

Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG.

Doors open 11.30am to 3.00pm.
Tickets -Adults £8.50, children £4.00

Includes a delicious vegatarian lunch.

Tickets can be purchased from the Birchcliffe Centre (01422 844450info@pennineheritage.org.uk) or Hebden Bridge Post Office.


A great opportunity to enjoy a rich afternoon of  traditional Indian dance and music. Highlights include

  • Performance by brilliant Kathak dancer Shyam Dattani, category winner of the BBC Young Dancer 2017
  • Graceful rhythmic dance celebrating joy and hope in the ancient temple dance called Bharatanatyam by Chamu Kuppuswami and Mathangi Keshavan
  • Vibrant folk dances including Banra by Hardeep Sahota and Rajasthani folk dance by Pooja Kamath
  • A taste of enchanting Indian classical music by vocalist Aditya Jayaram

For more information, email or call 07737 759783.

Sunday 11 November 2018

Comedy Club goes eclectic

Old Gate, 8.30pm

Comedy ClubComedy comes in many different guises. Some swear by satire whereas others plump for puns - so comedians can be a pretty eclectic bunch too. The Comedy Club's next show, on 11th November, demonstrates this perfectly…

See HebWeb news page

Tues 13 November 2018


Royal Ballet Live: La Bayadere (12A)

Hebden Bridge Picture House

7.15pm (Doors 6.15pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Royal Ballet

An iconic 19th-century Russian ballet, La Bayadère was originally performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in St Petersburg in 1877, and was regularly performed within the former Soviet Union throughout the 20th century. It remained unknown in the West until the Kirov Ballet toured with the Kingdom of the Shades scene in 1961. Natalia Makarova saw La Bayadère as a child in Leningrad and created this production in 1980. It was first performed by The Royal Ballet in 1989.

The Kingdom of the Shades scene in Act III is one of the ballet's highlights, in which a series of arabesques across the moonlit stage demonstrates the strength of the corps de ballet and the beauty of Marius Petipa's choreography. The ballet also contains roles of very different styles for two ballerinas in Nikiya and Gamzatti, a spectacular virtuoso solo for the Bronze Idol, and stunning pas de deux for Solor with both Nikiya and Gamzatti.

Weds 14 November 2018


Royal Shakespeare Company Live:

Troilus & Cressida

Hebden Bridge Picture House

7pm (Doors at 6pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11


Royal Shakespeare Company
Live from Stratford upon Avon

'Lechery, Lechery, still wars and lechery: Nothing else holds fashion'

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding in battle.

Wednesday 14 NOVEMBER 2018

Anne Lister: the life and loves of a local lady

Christine Booth

Anne Lister

Christine, who as a volunteer at Shibden Hall has conducted talking tours focusing on Anne Lister, promises us surprises, secrets and shocks in this talk about one of Halifax's most famous women.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Thursday 15 November 2018

Fiddler's Self-help group

Fox and Goose, 18.30.

All fiddlers welcome from absolute beginners to the most highly experienced, good, bad or ugly welcome. Meet up, play, share tips and encourage each other and perhaps stay for the regular music session.

Thursday 15 November 2018

U3A Todmorden November Meeting

Teazels and Teazelmen

U3A Todmorden's next members' meeting will be on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden at 1.45. 

Our guest speaker will be Robert McMillan whose subject is 'Teazels and Teazelmen'.

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

Friday 16 November 2018

Horse at the Trades

HorseHorse McDonald is making one of her regular visits to the Trades Club and this time she's celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of her 2nd album God's Home Movie.

See HebWeb news item

16-24 November 2018

Tod Book FestivalTodmorden Book Festival

The Festival promises an exciting programme of fiction, non-fiction and poetry events for adults, young adults and children, and aims to reflect the rich cultural heritage of the region, exploring individual and collective stories, celebrating difference and diversity, and reaching out to new audiences.

Authors include Ian McMillan, Lemn Sissay, Val McDermid and Sally Wainwright.

Friday 16 November 2018

Hebden Bridge Lights

Saturday 17 November 2018

Choir leader Kate Howard returns to the Calder Valley

Kate Howard Kate, a former resident of Hebden Bridge, is a performer and teacher of singing with an international reputation. On 17 November, she returns to lead a day of singing which will be hosted by Calder Valley Women Singers the group she set up over 25 years ago. See HebWeb news item

Saturday 17 November 2018

Mytholmroyd Lights Switch On

Royd Regeneration and Hebden Royd Town Council invite you to join us for an afternoon of festive fun at this year's Christmas Market and Lights Switch-On in Mytholmroyd. The event will be held on Saturday 17 November in St Michael's Church Hall, square and Memorial Gardens from 12 noon until 5.30pm.

Lights Switch on

Here's a little taster of what will be happening on the day:

  • Free mince pies and mulled wine
  • Free face painting in the church hall
  • Food in the square
  • Mobile gin bar
  • 40-stalls inside and out selling a wide range of gifts (All stalls fully booked)
  • Live music provided by the wonderful Skiband
  • Hebden Bridge Brass Band
  • Bazzmatazz
  • Children from local schools and 'SMAJIC
  • Activities for children
  • Live Ice Carving in the Memorial Gardens
  • Father Christmas
  • Christmas lights switch on.
  • Fireworks finale

Saturday 17 November 2018

The Lamplighter Festival 2018

More info soon


If you would like to join in by volunteering please email us at volunteer@handmadeparade.co.uk

Much more info in this HeWeb News item of 9 November

Saturday 17 November 2018

Hepton SingersHebden Bridge Choir to support Overgate with concert in Stainland. Highly regarded chamber choir, the Hepton Singers will cross the hills on Saturday 17th November to stage a charity concert in Stainland in aid of Overgate Hospice. See HebWeb News item

Sunday 18 November 2018

Lost Chord Ensemble

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

Christopher Irvin, who conducts the local Little Theatre Choir has a wealth of light music including some of his own compositions. He has formed The Lost Chord Ensemble which meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre. The Lost Chord Ensemble will be playing at HBLT Christmas Concert on Sat. 8 Dec. 

Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections.  

If you are coming for the first time, please contact chris.browne@tiscali.co.uk with details of your instrument so that a pad of music can be made available.

Monday 19 November 2018

Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum monthly meeting


The Space (not the usual Terrace Room, just for November), Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY.

HBDAF Aims to improve access for people with a wide range of disabilities in the Hebden Bridge area. We meet on 3rd Monday of each month in Hebden Bridge Town Hall at 2.30pm to 4.30pm

All disabled people who live in, work in or visit Hebden Bridge and the surrounding parishes are extremely welcome to attend the meeting, or to contact us about membership. We welcome new members with any sort of disability, including, but not limited to, impairments of mobility, vision, hearing, mental health, communication or cognitive or learning disability. Disabled people are welcome regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other characteristics – please join us!

We want members with different types of impairments, so we can know what barriers we all face in access to places, events, information or services.

You are very welcome to have a Personal Assistant, support worker or anyone else to support you at meetings, if wanted. You are welcome to attend regularly, occasionally, or for only part of the meeting, to suit your needs. Please join us!

For further info contact sechbdisabilityaccess@gmail.com 01422 844914

Future meetings 17th December 2018, 21st January 2019, 18th February 2018. 

Tuesday 20 November 2018


National Theatre Live:

The Madness Of King George III (12A)

George III

Live Broadcast Starts At 7pm (Doors Open 6pm)

Advanced Tickets Priced


Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Saturday 24 November 2018

How the Welfare State really came about

Lit and SciHow the Welfare State really came about is the topic of the forthcoming lecture organised by the Lit & Sci with historian Chris Renwick - Sat 24 Nov at the Town Hall.

See HebWeb News item

Sunday 25 November 2018

Save the Signal Box

Following recent leafleting at Hebden Bridge station, a number of people have given their contact details to say that they are potentially interested in being involved in the campaign to secure the HB signal box in community ownership. The two organisations leading the initiatives, the Friends of HB Station and the Calder Valley Community Land Trust, have called an informal meeting on Sunday, 25 November at 4pm.

This will be a chance to brief people on the discussions so far with Network Rail, the ideas which the Community Land Trust has for ways to preserve the signal box over the longer term, and the possible sources of funding we have identified. We also hope that it may be possible to establish an embryonic Friends of the Signal Box.

If you would like to come, please email the CLT on info@caldervalleyclt.org.uk, and we'll send you the full details and the agenda.

Andrew Bibby, Secretary, Calder Valley Community Land Trust Lesley Mackay, secretary, Friends of HB Station.

Wednesday 28 NOVEMBER 2018

All our own work: the story of the fustian co-operative at Nutclough Mill

Andrew Bibby


The Nutclough Mill in Hebden Bridge achieved national and international fame during its fifty years as a worker-run co-operative. This talk will explore its origins and how it expanded and remained profitable throughout this time.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Thursday 29 November 2018

Specialist Collectables Valuation Event

A special antiques and collectables valuation event will be taking place soon in your area. The experts of Lockdales Auctioneers will be providing free valuations to the public on Thursday 29th November at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on St George's Street between 10.00am-2.00pm.  See our websitefor full details.


There will be experts providing valuations on the following types of collectables: Coins (including British & World, sovereigns, Krugerrands, Royal Mint commemoratives & proof sets), stamps, banknotes, medals & militaria, antiques, clocks, watches, jewellery, gold, silver, pre-1900 documents/books & maps, cigarette-cards, postcards, pre-1960 sporting programmes & tickets, pens, vintage toys, vintage comics, scientific instruments, swords, bayonets, de-activated and antique firearms.

Members of the public will have the option, if they wish, to consign their goods to auction (subject to terms & conditions). Cash purchase offers are also available. Valuations will be provided free of charge, with no obligation.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Lockdales' Martlesham offices: 01473 627110, sales@lockdales.com

Saturday 1 December 2018

Calder Valley Steiner School

Advent Fair

Calder Valley Steiner School is holding an Advent Fair at Hebden Bridge Methodist church on Saturday 1st of December 11-3. 

Please come along to enjoy the vegetarian café, home produce stall and lots of other gorgeous crafts to buy.

£1 Entry.

Raffle tickets for sale on the day and great prizes including free MOT and Tibetan café voucher and hampers.

Saturday 1 December 2018

Christmas ARTfair

ArtFairChristmas ARTfair with accompanying art exhibition will be coming in December to The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, to tempt Christmas shoppers to buy local. See HebWeb news item


Saturday 1 December 2018

Hepton Singers in Concert

Heptonstall Parish church, 7.30pm

Tickets from the choir website or on the door.

Saturday and Sunday 1-2 December 2018

Northlight Winter Fair

11am to 5pm at Northlight Art Studios 

Over the first weekend in December the doors of Northlight Art Studios, Hebden Bridge will be wide open for the Annual Winter Fair where their creative studio artists will be hosting stalls selling their work including ceramics, paintings, prints, cards, textiles and much more.  

You are invited to browse the work of local artists such as Roo Waterhouse, Rachel Bull, Ruby Creagh, Jane Revitt, Katch Skinner and many more for your winter gift ideas.  As well as the creative art marketplace there will be special offers, free kids (of all ages!) activities, raffle and café with hot drinks and festive refreshments making it a perfect shopping opportunity for everybody.  

Northlight Art Studios, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BZ

Sunday 2 December 2018

Advent Carol Service


St. James Church,
Church lane, 

Wednesday 12 DECEMBER 2018

Breweries and licensed trade in the upper Calder valley during the 19th and 20th centuries

Peter Robinson

Licence trade

Exploring the effects of urbanisation, the coming of the beerhouse and the growth of commercial breweries on the drinkers of the Calder valley.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Friday 14 December 2018

Christmas Carol Service


St. James Church,
Church lane,

Carols and readings.  Church choir.  Hebden Royd School Choir

Christmas Day 2018

Christmas Day Get Together

Reach4wardChristmas Day Get Together at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, being organised by Reach4ward - events based on the principles of social justice for the residents of Hebden Bridge & surrounding areas. More info (23 Oct)

Sunday 30 December 2018

Babushka - The Russian Mother Christmas

Award winning theatre company Hard Graft presents Babushka.  Join Babushka on her adventures across deserts, Snow capped mountains and rivers to give a tiny baby his Christmas gift.

Birchcliffe Centre Hebden Bridge

Sunday 30th December 2018 - 12:30pm & 3pm

Tickets Standard £13.50, Concession £10.50 plus £1 per ticket booking fee.

More info

Wednesday 9 January 2019

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

Kate Lycett


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

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Milestones and waymarkers in the South Pennines

David Garside

Milestones and waymarkers

This illustrated talk takes us on a journey around our area visiting well-known and remote milestones and waymarkers along the rich variety of ancient roads in the South Pennines.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

9 February 2019

Positive Thinking in a Nutshell

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

Starts  2pm - 5:30pm

All members of the community most welcome.

Free of charge to attend. Registration required for seating arrangements.

Please register online here.

For further information or queries please call Brahma Kumaris Leeds on 0113 275 7727

Hosted by Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK) Registered Charity England and Wales (269971)

Wednesday 13 February 2019

The history of farming in the industrial Pennines

Dr. Stephen Caunce

history of farming

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

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Woodlands of the South Pennines - their industrial history

Hywel Lewis

history of farming

The steep unpromising woodlands of our local valleys played an important part in the industrialisation of the region, a legacy which can be seen to this day. Archaeological, ecological and historical methods have started to reveal the history of their use and significance.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Remembering Peterloo

Alan Fowler


A hundred years on from the deaths at the hands of the Manchester Yeomanry of 15 people attending a reform meeting, Manchester has no major monument to Peterloo. The talk explores both the event itself and Manchester's attempts to remember and also to forget Peterloo.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Life and death in Hebden Bridge, 1851 – 1901

Anne Mealia


Who was living in Hebden Bridge in the second half of the 19th century? Drawing on census records, this talk will look at individual families and statistics to explore the lives of the people recorded there.

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

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

30 March 2019

Self Esteem Course

4 part self esteem course  held at The Hebden Bridge Town Hall.  

2pm - 4pm

All members of the community most welcome.

Free of charge to attend. Registration required for seating arrangements.

Please register online here.

For further information or queries please call Brahma Kumaris Leeds on 0113 275 7727

Hosted by Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK) Registered Charity England and Wales (269971)

15 June 2019

Fast Track Raja Yoga Meditation Course

3 Part Fast Track Raja Yoga Meditation course held at The Hebden Bridge Town Hall.  

2pm - 5.30pm

All members of the community most welcome.

Free of charge to attend. Registration required for seating arrangements.

Please register online here.

For further information or queries please call Brahma Kumaris Leeds on 0113 275 7727

Hosted by Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK) Registered Charity England and Wales (269971)