WHAT'S ON: LOCAL EVENTS
Hebden Bridge Piano Festival
The 5th Hebden Bridge Piano Festival starts this Friday (April 21st) and as in 2016, the programme has a truly international feel with pianists from Portugal, America, Switzerland, Romania, Canada, Jordan and Scotland in the stellar line-up. Headline artists include the 1991 Leeds International Piano Competition winner Artur Pizarro, internationally acclaimed young virtuoso Alexandra Dariescu and the New York based jazz legend Marc Cary.
Also co-headlining the Festival is Israeli-American pianist David Greilsammer performing Scarlatti Sonatas alternated with the prepared piano Sonatas of John Cage. This was recently named by The New York Times as “one of the ten most important musical events of the year”. There is also a two-piano recital given by up-and-coming stars Victor Lim and Ryan Drucker, a stunning lunchtime concert featuring the impressive Iyad Sughayer and a fascinating lecture recital by the accomplished pianist and teacher Murray McLachlan.
Full programme can be found at on the website
Live Wild and Treesponsibility Weekend Retreat
Learn about foraging, whittling, have guided solo time in nature and have an opportunity to regenerate native woodland planting trees.
Tom Bell Hostel, National Trust Estate of Hardcastle Crags!
Delicious vegan food, comfortable accommodation and friendly expert facilitation included.
Cost £120: 21st-23rd April 2017
Come along to the Egg Factory on Saturday April 22nd and celebrate the spring in Hebden Bridge Annual style! We're having a day of Activities, all based on the content of the book.
We've collected 11 outdoor and 8 indoor things-to-do, something for everyone. Look for spirits in the woods of Mytholm, drift through the town looking for psychogeographic treasure, dabble in MUD, take a doggy selfie, or have your own photo taken as you would have been 100 years ago. And much more… so many Hebdenistic pleasures!
Look out for our yellow flyer with all the deets, coming soon. All free, due to generous funding from the Community Foundation for Calderdale, but you'll need a ticket for some of the goings on, search Eggstravaganza on Eventbrite to book.
A good day out, with refreshments, silly games and laughing!
Laser-Cutting Introduction - Free
Saturday 22nd April, 10am - 4:30pm
At Bridge Rectifier, Hebble End Works,
Hebble End, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6HJ
- Fancy learning a new skill? Want access to a high quality laser-cutter? No previous experience needed.
- Come along to a free workshop at Bridge Rectifier to learn basic computer-aided design & laser-cutting.
- Laser-cutting can be used for: artwork, attractive cases, mechanical components, special mountings, lampshades, intricate paper cuts/ invitation cards, sliced 3D forms.
- Materials include: acrylic sheet, wood, cardboard, paper, glass engraving, . . . .
- Produce your own piece to take away, free of charge.
- Once trained, you can continue your own projects for a very low charge, with a group of enthusiasts working on diverse projects.
- Waiting list for later dates.
To book a 1 hour slot, see www.bridgerectifier.org.uk
Bridge Rectifier is a not-for-profit community hackerspace/ makerspace.
Thee Telepaths / The Electric Brains
Event Details: Live pysch rock from 2 fantastic bands:
Telepaths are returning after a blistering performance for their 2nd run
Populatr Hebden band The Electric Brains support with their psychedelic garage punk trashcan horror weirdness
Upstairs at the Golden Lion, Todmorden
Music for Anti Heroes
World Dock Pudding Championship
The 2017 Championship will be held on Sunday 23rd April at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.
Stalls, a food and drink festival and live music will all run alongside this year's championship.
Dock Pudding is a local delicacy little-known outside the Calder Valley area of Yorkshire and the competition was founded in 1971 to help preserve it.
The Pudding is made from the leaves of Polygonum Bistorta (which is not the same as Common Dock, though they look alike) mixed with nettles, oatmeal, onions and seasoning, and served with bacon and eggs.
Competitors prepare a whole cooked breakfast including the Dock Pudding and the winner receives a cup; the judging takes place behind closed doors so that the competitors are unknown to the judges, while the audience can watch the cooking on stage in the hall, with traditional Yorkshire brass band accompaniment.
The Dock Pudding Championship will be a highlight of the food and drink festival on the day where local producers will be showing off a diverse array of tasty delights. There will also be stalls selling an assortment of goods from cosmetics, to candles, to handbags!
Slow The Flow public meeting
At the next Public Meeting, on Tuesday 25 April, 7pm. at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Amanda McDermott will discuss our 'You Can Slow The Flow' urban retrofit SuDS project.
Everybody living or working in the Calder Valley can make small changes to slow the flow of stormwater – come along to find out more!
Amanda McDermott said, "Many small interventions, to slow run-off, could result in a significant amount of water being temporarily stored during storm events in our urban areas. During and after the devastating Boxing Day Flood 2015, thousands of us gave our time and money to help friends, family and neighbours recover. If we all work together to take action and invest in our own properties (whether they flood or not) we can help reduce the threat of similar levels of flooding in the future, and the need to help clean up on such a large scale."
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. More information is available at www.slowtheflow.net
Luddendenfoot Ward Forum
6:30pm arrival for 6:45pm start
Erringden Room, St. Michael’s Church Hall, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5DS
There will be presentations on: Flood Alleviation and Flood risk
in Mytholmroyd, and on the Prevent Strategy. In addition there will be a Police Update - and a chance to decide on what should be the priorities for your local area.
There will also be a chance to give your views in the Open Forum section of the meeting.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
An unforgettable evening of adventure films.
Hebden Bridge Picture House
The evening features a different collection of thrilling short films about mind-blowing expeditions in remote parts of the globe. But you don’t need to be Bear Grylls to enjoy them – our audiences are all ages and from all walks of life. All they need is their spirit of adventure!
Have a go at fell-running
Calder Valley Fell Runners are running their “Have a go" nights again this spring. So if you are nervous about off road running, don't know any routes, or just want to make some new running mates, this is for you!
It’s not for complete beginners - we ask that people should be able to run 3 miles/5km already (eg park run).
Turn up at Mytholmroyd Community Centre 6:45pm on Tuesdays, starting 25 April 2017
Refugees Welcome - fundraiser for the St Augustine's Centre
8pm, The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge.
Raising money for the St Augustine's Centre in Halifax and they work they do welcoming and supporting refugees and asylum seekers who have travelled from around the world to Calderdale.
With Drum Machine and dancers from the St Augustine's Centre.
Special Event with The Shaggy Dog Storytellers
This month, we welcome The 3 Troubadors who will be bringing their 'Mobile Dreams' to the Shaggy Dog Storytelling Club on Friday 28th April 2017.
8pm upstairs in The Stubbing Wharf on King Street.
“Mobile Dreams” is a poetic, funny and warm storytelling show for adults about the everlasting human search for truth and connection, freedom and beauty. In a playful stream of English spiced with their native tongues (Norwegian, Finnish and Dutch) the three performers behind “Mobile Dreams” tell a string of tales both mythical and personal all connected by the language of dreams.
The 3T's are Markus Luukonen (Finland),Tom van Outryve (Belgium) andTorgrim Mellum Stene (Norway).They met as part of LABO, a yearly laboratory for research and development for professional European storytellers. The group was formed in Ghent in Belgium in May 2015. The boys are currently touring a number of UK story clubs and we're really excited to be one of them! Hope to see you there!
The Hebden Bridge WI Spectacular Spring Rag Market
The Waterfront Room, The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge and The Egg Factory. Windsor Works, Victoria Road, Hebden Bridge.
The Hebden Bridge WI Spectacular Spring Rag Market is 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. We have an eclectic mix of fabric, buttons, ribbons, yarn, vintage pieces, books and anything else you could possibly need to inspire your creative mind! Now held on two sites -The Waterfront Hall in the Town Hall and the Egg Factory on Victoria Road, even more Bargains to be had!
WI Cake and refreshments at the Egg factory, Cafe at the Town Hall.
Open from 10:30am – 4pm at the Egg Factory and 11:00am -4pm at the Town Hall
Entry is £1 per adult - Free for crafty young things under 16.
The Hepton Singers presents Kilts and Clogs
Popular local chamber choir The Hepton Singers presents Kilts and Clogs, an evening of Scottish and English song.
The concert, which takes place on 29 April at Heptonstall Parish Church, marks the second leg of the choir’s exchange with Scottish choir Rudsambee Company of Singers, with whom it performed a two-choir concert in Edinburgh last year.
Rudsambee is a 20-strong choir based in Edinburgh and directed by Derrick Morgan. The choir sings a wide range of modern, world and renaissance music. Regular performance venues include St Giles Cathedral, Rosslyn Chapel and the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland.
“Rudsambee Company of Singers is a brilliant choir, full of talent and spirit,” says Hepton Singers’ director Alison West. “We loved singing with them last year. For lovers of distinctive choral singing performed with panache, this is an evening not to be missed.”
The concert will feature music from Scottish and English composers, both sacred and from the folk tradition. Pieces include those from James MacMillan, Tom Cunningham and Thea Musgrave, with two folk song arrangements by former Hepton Singer Geoff Adams and the premiere of an exciting new piece by Alison West.
The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £9/£6/£1 (under 18s), available on the door and online from www.heptonsingers.co.uk
Dead Good Disco
Dead Good Disco every last Saturday of the month at The Shoulder of Mutton.
A place where you'll find a heady and rather eclectic mix of disco, soul, afrobeat and party vibes!
Come check it out and kick up some dust off the dance floor!
Saturday 29th April
The Shoulder of Mutton
Guided Walk - Hebden Hikes
A guided walk starting at 10.30am, Hardcastle Crags, approx 6.5 miles, some steep hills.
Numbers limited so please book by email or text 07775 670096.
More info on the website.
Hebden Bridge Walkers Action annual open get together
Hebden Bridge Walkers Action invite anyone interested in walking to come to an informal get together to hear about their activities, including the Heart of the Pennines project. At the same time, they would like help in planning what else needs doing. The get together is at the Stubbing Wharf, 7.30pm on Tuesday May 2nd. All welcome.
Calder Valley Organic Gardeners
Four Seasons and a Flood
The next Meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Royal Fold, New Road, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5DZ on Thursday 4th May at 7.30pm when there will be a talk on Four Seasons and a Flood - 4 years creating, growing, restoring & photographing our allotment by Ed Chadwick.
Entry is £2.00 for non-members.
Further information can be found at www.cvog.org or by phoning 01422 846173
Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson
Friday 5th May. Wadsworth Community Centre, Billy Lane, Old Town, Nr. Hebden Bridge.
Doors: 6.45pm. Tickets: £12.10 Tel: 01428 344458
On 1st May they appear in Vienna, Virginia, USA. On 5th May their first gig in the UK is at Wadsworth Community Centre – They must have heard of us!
Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter joins forces with vocalist Carmen Nickerson to form a duo made in heaven - two unique artists, one unforgettable sound.
Porter Nickerson are a duo that embody the best of what live music has to offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw musicianship that transforms listeners into lifelong fans. Willy Porter’s searing finger-picking guitar style deftly blends with Carmen Nickerson’s lush vocals to create an unforgettable sound that resonates long after the last chord fades.
A virtuoso guitarist, Porter has more than ten albums to his catalogue and has shared the stage with rock and pop luminaries such as Jeff Beck, Sting, Paul Simon, Tori Amos and Jethro Tull. Nickerson is an accomplished Jazz, R&B, and Rock vocalist from the Midwest who has also contributed her talents to studio and voice-over work in L.A. The pair met following the release of Porter’s 2010 album How to Rob a Bank and, finding their musical sensibilities a quick match, began collaborating soon after. The result has been a rich experience of performing and writing:
This is a rare chance to catch them whilst on a brief visit from their native U.S.A.
In support is Nick Hall, no stranger to Wadsworth. Nick is one half of award winning duo 'Plumhall', one half of Folk rockers 'The Hall Brothers', and former guitarist with Folk luminaries Magna Carta.
As usual cask ale and a tasty supper will be available.
For tickets contact Derek on 07890 205980 or wegottickets.com
Friends of the Picture House present
The Long Good Friday
Completed in 1979 but not released until 1980, The Long Good Friday is reckoned to be a great 'state of the nation' movie.
It captures London's docklands on the eve of massive change with Bob Hoskins in his breakthrough role as a Cockney crime boss trying to turn legit. Co-starring Helen Mirren, it has a terrific screenplay by Barrie Keeffe. The Friends of the Picture House are pleased to present The Long Good Friday on Saturday, May 6th at 4.30pm.
Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair
Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Enjoy free entry the Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair, with twenty stalls selling hard to find vintage fashions and homewares.
Refreshments available in the onsite café and fabulous terrace, plus live vintage music. For further information and to book a stall please visit www.yorkshirevintagefairs.com
Elliotts Antique Fair
Sunday 7th May 2017 8-30am to 3-30pm. at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd now in its 39th year and reborn after recent devastating floods.
Antiques and collectables for everyone plus on site cafe serving good home cooked food all day.
Entry £1 all classes.
Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival
Already confirmed for 2017:-
O Hooley & Tidow
Jess Morgan Band
Harp and a Monkey
Bluegrass: Kentucky Cow Tippers, Thunderbridge Bluegrass band
Sing with a Spooky
Singing workshop for men and fundraising for Watermark Flood Resilience. Led by James Sills of The Spooky Men's Chorale.
10 am - 4 pm
Hebden Royd Methodist Church, Market St HX7 6EU
£25 or £20 concessions
Book/further info: Phil Kelly 01422 847328 or email
Juliet Barker at Cragg Vale History Group
On Thursday 18th May 2017 we welcome back Juliet to Cragg Vale to speak to us on 'The Life of Branwell Bronte' followed by a Q & A session and refreshments.
Our meeting will be held in the newly refurbished St John's Centre in Cragg Vale.
Starting at 7.30pm. All visitors welcome £3.
Tickets available call 01422 884470
Heptonstall Family Day
Family event from 3pm till 9pm at St Thomas Church Heptonstall.
Free entry, and a bring your own picnic, 'Jacobs join' around 4pm.
Entertainment includes Flame Oz, maypole dance, maypole king and queen parade, and lots lots more.
The Carnival is taking place on Saturday 27th May 2017.
The parade will starts at Sanworth Street at approx 12:30pm going along Halifax Road pass the Town Hall and onto Burnley Road finishing at North Lodge Centre Vale Park Todmorden.
There is lots of Entertainment all day long. Market & charity stalls. You can book a stall by emailing.
All The Fun Of The Fair From Thursday From 6pm, Friday From 6pm, Saturday From 12 Noon Sunday & Monday From 12 Noon
Calder Ward Forum
The next Calder Ward Forum will take place in the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St. Georges Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY on Tuesday 30th May 2017, 6.30pm arrival for 6.45pm start
There will be a Police update and a chance to tell the Police what your priorities are for your local area, a presentation on Customer First and an Open Forum section to tell us what matters to you.
Anyone unable to attend can join in online from 7pm by logging into www.tinyurl.com/calderwardwf
7.30pm at Calder Holmes Park
Enter online at www.race-results.co.uk
£5 or enter on the day £6
Registration at Machpelah, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8AU
A delightiul 10K fell race run over trail and open moorland starting in Hebden Bridge, with a climb up to Stoodley Pike and back, suitable ior experienced fell runners and newcomers to the sport. A generous
prize list ior all categories.
The full walk takes in some of the most spectacular scenery in the South Pennines and, in walking terms, is described as moderately difficult. It is approximately 21 miles long and includes the beautiful wooded valleys of Hardcastle Crags and the commanding heights of the moors above the Luddenden Valley.
Runners are welcome to join in but we do ask them to check in and start their run as early as possible.
Walk commences at Community Centre, Mytholmroyd
Art and Photography Exhibition and Sale
On Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June, we will be holding a high profile Art and Photography Exhibition & Sale at the Dean Clough Galleries in Halifax.
We’ll be showcasing the very best of local and national talent, and exhibits will be available to purchase.
In addition to enjoying the exhibition, you’ll be supporting a terrific local cause too.
All proceeds from the event will be going to Ravenscliffe@Spring Hall – a purpose-built Sixth Form College and Community Centre, track-side at Spring Hall, Halifax. Due to open 2018, the centre will offer exciting and innovative learning opportunities for up to 70 young people with learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities. It will be a true asset to Calderdale and help students of Ravenscliffe High School thrive to the best of their abilities.
Festival of Alternative Education
Hebden Bridge School, The Birchcliffe Centre, 9-6 pm.
In keeping with our democratic principles this is an open-space festival where any delegate can offer to lead a workshop.
Already signed up are creative workshops on yoga, dance, meditation, democratic education, politics, philosophy, flood prevention, foraging, art, and much much more. Food and music too!
For more information click here:
Dark Matter Promotions / Wrong Way Records Showcase
Psych rock/ garage / shoegaze label showcasing 3 up and coming bands:
Control Of The Going (Manchester)
The Valkarys (Edinburgh)
The Goa Express (Burnley)
£5 on the door / less via ents24
Upstairs at the Golden Lion, Todmorden
Friday 23rd June
Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade
Parade at noon; mini-festival in the park from 1-4pm
Open workshops from 3-22 June
Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend
Hebden Bridge will, once again, be the place to be on the 5th and 6th August 2017 when the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge hosts the iconic charity fund raising Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend.
This will be the 35th year for the event which is now well established as a premier attraction for the display of some 800 veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, military & commercial vehicles. Last year’s event was our best ever, breaking all records in entrants, spectators and funds raised. With your help we can make this year’s event even bigger.
Held in the heart of Hebden Bridge, at Calder Holmes Park, the open plan layout of the site allows members of the public to get up close to the exhibits and chat to their owners. This is an event with something for the whole family ~ it is far from being merely a show for collectors. Not only will there be splendid vehicles on display but also varied entertainment including live music, fun rides for children, craft & product stalls, together with a wide range of quality catering and refreshment outlets.
More info and registration
The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2017
Event Details: The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2017 9th - 24th September. Various walking, cycling (road and MTB) and horse riding events throughout the stunning South Pennines. Pocket guides of events available mid July and listings on Walk and Ride Festival website.