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Hebden Bridge events

Sunday 18 March 2018

Brenden BurnsPerrier Award Winning Comedian, Brendon Burns at Comedy Club

Coarse yet eloquent, never pompous and ever self-deprecating.

More info

Saturday 17 March 2018

The World of the Honey Bee

10am to 4pm

Wadsworth Community Centre, Old Town, HX7 8RY

Honey Bee

A sandwich lunch and refreshments will be provided, or you can bring your own if you wish.

To reserve a place or request a detailed agenda, please contact Marcella Walsh 01422 846391 or email.

Children aged 10 upwards will be welcome.

See this document for timetable and details of the day's activities.

Saturday 17 March 2018

Lent: More than a time for giving things up!

10.00am - 1.00pm

Hope Baptist Church

Lent is traditionally a time of giving things up - chocolate, alcohol, television. But it’s also a time for reflecting on our own lives as we prepare for both the sadness and the triumph of the Easter story. This morning retreat, led by Gaynor Hammond and Ann Liston, will bring us back to the hue meaning of Lent. Our time together will include short Bible reflections, times of silence and creative approaches to prayer. Coffee and croissants will be available from 9.30am and throughout the moming.

There is no charge for this event, but donations are welcome.

More info

Wednesday 14 March 2018

The Norman Conquest of Yorkshire

Dr. Paul Dalton

The Norman conquest of England is often associated with the year 1066, and with the battle of Hastings, fought on 14 October that year, in which the army of William, duke of Normandy, defeated and killed Harold Godwineson, king of the English. In fact, the Norman conquest took many years to achieve. There was much violent resistance to the rule of William the Conqueror after 1066, especially in northern England. This talk will discuss the nature of this resistance in Yorkshire and the brutal measures William used to overcome it, including his infamous 'harrying of the North'. It will also explore the dramatic, and in some respects catastrophic, impact of the Norman conquest on the aristocratic society, landholding, government, wealth, and landscape of power in Yorkshire between 1066 and 1087.

Dr Paul Dalton is a Principal Lecturer in Medieval History at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has published widely on Anglo-Norman history, including a book entitled Conquest, Anarchy and Lordship: Yorkshire 1066-1154, published by Cambridge University Press.

Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 7.30pm

Local History website

Wednesday 14 March 2018

The Trades

Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe with The Sometimers

Event Details: 14th March
£12/£14 Doors open 8pm 
Seated show

Top UK songwriters Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe have been enjoying the fruits of a performing partnership that began just a couple of years ago, and resulted in their much acclaimed first album together, entitled THE JANUS GAME, in early 2017. The pair have now developed this successful collaboration into an occasional band that will be enhancing some of their future shows.

The Tilston Lowe Sometimers will feature two fellow musicians, both of whom have worked extensively with Steve and Jez in the past – Chris Parkinson (accordion/ keyboards) and Hugh Bradley (double-bass). Playing new co-written songs from The Janus Game plus a selection of familiar favourites from their individual repertoires.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

U3A Todmorden March Meeting

U3A Todmorden’s next meeting will be on Thursday, March 15th 2018 in the Central Methodist Church Hall in Todmorden, and our speaker will be Geoff Carter with his talk ‘The Battle of the Somme” which will include a display of memorabilia by Tod Pals.

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk (website), enquiries@u3atod.org.uk (email), or 01706 812015 (phone).

Monday 12 March 2018

Memory Makers

An afternoon of fascinating images, stories from the past and the gentle humour and songs of Keith Donnelly.

Free Admission
Tea and Coffee available
Blackshawhead Chapel

Friday 9 March 2018

International Women's Day: Live Music at the Fox

To celebrate International Women's Day - live music at the Fox and Goose from 7:30 onwards.


  • The Blue Vegas
  • Molly Tilston
  • The Harmony Jar

All welcome, no charge

Saturday 10 March 2018

International Women's Day:
Walk through time to The Fox

Starting at 11am outside 28 Unity Street, Hebden Bridge, we will walk along the side streets back to the Fox and Goose, guided by the Blue Plaque Project which celebrates the sometimes extraodinary lives of our ordinary local women.

Finish at the Fox about 11:45 for free soup and fresh bread, as well as a discussion around this year's International Women's Day theme, which is #pressforprogress.

The bar will be open from midday as usual. No charge for the walk or soup, all welcome.

NB This walk is sadly not suitable for anyone with limited mobility but you are very welcome to join us at The Fox and Goose for soup and a discussion.

Saturday 10 March 2018

North Star Workshop For Dancers And Movement Practitioners.

11am-6pm £25. Movement workshop for dancers and movement practitioners aiming to navigate towards the livelihood we truly want through movement, physical exercises, discussion and reflection. Booking essential.

See website

Saturday 10 March 2018

Lunchtime Live, Celebrating Women Everywhere

Saturday, 10 March at Hope Baptist Chapel, with an amazing all female line up.

See HebWeb news item

Saturday 10 March 2018

International Women's Day

Todmorden Town Hall 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Stalls, information, community groups, 20 minute discussions. celebrating 100 years since Some women got the vote.

Learn about Straw Bale Building with Barbara Jones.

Join Viv Boardman for a live discussion with a panel of women from our communities.

Afternoon tea being served.

Free Admission and kindness.

See HebWeb News item

Saturday 10 March 2018


Friends of the Picture House present


WalkaboutMarch's Friends of the Picture House screening will be Nicolas Roeg's 1971 classic Walkabout. Set in Australia, it stars Jenny Agutter as a young girl who is lost in the Outback with her brother after an incident of shocking violence.

An Aboriginal man arrives and wordlessly begins to help the children. The film has an acclaimed mystical and hallucinatory quality and will be shown on Saturday, March 10 at 4.30pm.

The screening will be preceded at 3.15pm by the Friends of the Picture House AGM. The informal meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in the Picture House or who wants to get involved in helping to ensure its future at the heart of Hebden Bridge's cultural life. Come along and find out more!    

Saturday 10 March 2018

Lit and Sci

Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society

2017-2018 Hebden Bridge Lecture Series


Tony Freemont
Professor of Pathology at the University of Manchester. 


Why is medicine about to undergo the biggest single change ever?

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, The Waterfront Hall

Saturday 10 March at 7:30 PM

Bar/Café open at 6:30 PM

Tickets £10 – £8 Concessions 

On sale at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall
or from HB Lit & Sci, The Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG
Please make cheques payable to HB Lit & Sci
Tel: 07860 164422
Visit the website for more information 

Saturday 10 March 2018

Hallfalldown with Helen McCreary

Doors 6:45pm – Wadsworth Community Centre

Hallfalldown, aka Des Horsfall & Nick Hall, are two fine singer-songwriters in a fresh alliance performing their own blend of Country, Folk and Rock. The pair have over 60 years of combined gigging and recording experience.

Nick is one half of award winning duo 'Plumhall' and former guitarist for Folk legends Magna Carta. Des has worked recently with Rock legend Pete Townshend - is Kuschty Rye front-man and some time member of Slim Chance (Ronnie Lane's band after leaving the faces)

In support is Helen McCreary. Originally from New York, Helen, fresh out of college picked up a guitar in 2013 and started writing songs. Her first album "The Lovely Days" was released in 2016 to universal acclaim. "Her songs are delightful with beautiful melodies and insightful lyrics. Her voice is pure and clear - reminiscent of Joan Baez - and her guitar playing precise and passionate. A wonderfully confident performer - catch her while you can" 
Yorkshire Post

Tickets available now - £10.00 from Derek – 07890 205980     

21 February - 11 March 2018


This exhibition is a retrospective and covers over a decade of this artist's production.

The artist came late to drawing and painting in the joyous era of 1980s adult education, an incredible time of discovery and re-invention for so many. Carolyn has a studio here at Artsmill and is a proud resident of Hebden Bridge with its incredible history.

'It is about things lost and found. The first part of the exhibition relates to Malta as a home, both real and imagined. The second relates to time lost when someone is incarcerated in a prison but that time is found again through creativity. The third relates to the 'lost and found' of forensics.'

28 February 2018

Ready, Steady, Cook

Starts February 28th 2018, 6 week course at Wadsworth Community Centre. Wednesday 4pm - 6pm

Come along and cook a variety of healthy meal time snacks & suppers as part of a group, taste, then vote for your favourite team's tasty recipe! Contact Louisa Clarkson - 07985 490419

28 February 2018

Seven Centuries Of Recorded Floods In The Calder Valley

Why are they getting worse? What can we learn from history? Has the Environment Agency learnt anything from history?

Nick Wilding

Seven Centuries Of Recorded Floods In The Calder Valley

Using evidence stretching back to the 14th Century, Nick Wilding compares the 2015 Boxing Day floods and other recent inundations to accounts of floods from previous centuries. In the course of doing so, he discovers some interesting analogies. He traces the course of the tributaries that feed the River Calder and finds that the origins of extreme flood events in the past were in many ways no different to the ones that cause them today. However, he finds that today's floods have been exacerbated by a range of late 20th Century and 21st Century factors that were not applicable in days gone by.    

Nick Wilding is an ex BBC producer, an independent filmmaker and historical researcher, who has made a string of documentaries on a wide range of local Calder Valley subjects and has prepared talks, interspersed with extracts from his films, based upon his recorded interviews with local people and his own research.   

Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 7.30pm

Local History website

Weds 28 February 2018


Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale (12A)

Event Details: Hebden Bridge Picture House

- 7.15pm (doors 6.15pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Running time: The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals

Winters Tale

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot (Alice in Wonderland Oct 17).

King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families apart.

Hermione’s baby daughter is abandoned and Hermione and their son die of distress. The baby Perdita, rescued by a shepherd, grows up to fall in love with Florizel, son of Polixenes. The young couple is reunited with the remorseful Leontes and Hermione returns from the dead.

Thursday 1 March 2018

Cancelled due to bad weather

Cafe Culture

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

Optical Entertainment before the Movies

From cave art to Victorian Magic Lanterns, this one hour illustrated talk presents the inventions, shows and toys that led to the birth of the movies in 1895.

Speaker: Andrew Gill 2.30pm

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall Doors open 2pm for tea & cake £5 (£3 concessions) - All Welcome - Pay on the door For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Thursday 1 March 2018

Cancelled due to bad weather

Trades Club Labour Party Quiz


It doesn't seem long since the February quiz - we're back to the first Thursday so it has only been three weeks ...

We will be here with all the usual stuff on Thursday 1st March

The quiz consists of a picture round, questions on events in the news and and the themed music round.

All presented by that Dave Boardman bloke.

Your £5 gets you the quiz, great food and an opportunity to have a splendid night out with fellow lefty rabble.

Thursday 1 March 2018

The Halifax Food Assembly

The next meeting of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners takes place at Mytholmroyd Community and Leisure Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF. on Thursday 1st March  at 7.30 when there will be a talk on 'The Halifax Food Assembly' with Carol Longbottom (tasting available)

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

Friday 2 March 2018

Hebden Bridge Twinning Society Benefit

with ZEFR and Terry Logan & Chris Manley and Creedy and the Colour

Trades Club

6 March 2018

Royal Opera: Carmen (12A)



Running time: The performance lasts about 3 hours 20 minutes, including one interval.

Bizet's classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky's intense production.


The young soldier Don José intends to marry Micaëla, a girl from his home village. But when he meets the sensual and fiercely independent Carmen, he sacrifices everything to be with her.

Carmen grows bored of Don José and falls in love with Escamillo. Unable to bear her leaving him, Don José tracks Carmen down and murders her.

Thursday 22 February 2018


NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)

- 7.00pm (Doors 6pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Cat on a Hot Tin RoofTennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starred Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

To Sun 4 Mar 2018

Animal Contemporary Exhibition

Animal Contemporary Exhibition

The Town Hall, St Georges Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY Mon 5 Feb - Sun 4 Mar 2018. Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm; Sat 10am – 3pm; Closed Sundays.

For more information about ARTbound, visit the ARTbound website

See HebWeb News item

Friday 23 February 2018

The Shaggy Dog Storytellers Club

Love (?) Stories from the Floor

This month at The Shaggy Dog Storytellers Club it's Stories from the Floor, a chance to celebrate love and romance (or not) with a tale from the tip of your very own tongue...

(Please let one of the team know in advance if you want to tell though so we can put you on the list - and please limit your story to a ten minute slot).

Listeners welcome too of course, as ever, we need those. The date for your diary is: Friday 23rd February 2018.

Upstairs in The Stubbing Wharf Pub, King St, Hebden Bridge.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday 24 February 2018

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Potato Day

10.00am to 2.00pm at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF

Admission £1 includes entry to Potato Raffle                  

36 varieties (organic & non-organic) @ 15p per tuber

Pre-order service for 15 varieties

  • Children’s activities
  • information
  • jams
  • organic cheese
  • compoststall
  • onion sets & shallots
  • CVOG Plant/Sundries stall
  • food & drink@ Cafe

More information, catalogue and order form for postal pre-orders for collection at the event… Tel 01422 846173 email: info@cvog.org or visit www.cvog.org

Saturday 24 February 2018


Dementia Friendly Film

Singin' In The Rain (U)


Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin' in the Rain (1952), one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed - filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain.

Singing in the Rain

Our occasional dementia friendly screenings provide an opportunity for people with dementia, together with friends or family, to enjoy a trip out to the cinema.

Screening at 11am, with doors opening at 10.15am, and tickets only available to purchase on the door, for cash.
Prices: Over 60s £6, Adults £7, Under 26s £5.

Adjustments include:

  • A relaxed and friendly environment in which everyone present within the Picture House will be aware of the needs of dementia sufferers.
  • Lights left on low to allow people to move about without the risk of tripping, and to see where they are going.
  • All Picture House facilities clearly labelled and signposted.
  • Sound level a little reduced.
  • No trailers, adverts or introductory music whilst waiting for the film to begin, unless they are embedded into the film.
  • Customers free to sing along to songs within the film or to talk.
  • Disabled access and wheelchair spaces available – up to 10 in the stalls.
  • The promise of less than full capacity so you have freedom to move around should you chose to.
  • Free entry for carers with valid CEA Card.

There will be also be a Teatime Classics screening of this film (without the adjustments listed above) for the general public at 5pm on 24th February (doors open 4.15pm).

Sunday 25 February 2018

The Vagina Monologues

Vagina Monologues

Trades Club

A group of local women have come together to join a global movement to rise, resist and unite. In the month of February the Vagina Monologues is being performed all over the world to raise awareness and money for local groups working to end violence against women and girls. The sprit of the play is one of celebration and humour.

The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six year old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her Granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who ‘liked to look at it’.

‘No wonder male religious leaders so often say that humans were born in sin—because we were born to female creatures. Only by obeying the rules of the patriarchy can we be reborn through men. No wonder priests and ministers in skirts sprinkle imitation birth fluid over our heads, give us new names, and promise rebirth into everlasting life.’

– Gloria Steinem, The Vagina Monologues

19-24 February 2018

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

Be My Baby

Be my baby

See HebWeb News item for photos and more info

Monday 19 February 2018

Monday Morning Coffee & Cake at The Crown Inn

Our new weekly Coffee Morning is starting at The Crown Inn, Hebden Bridge on Monday 19th February and will run from 10am until 12 noon.

This is a fully accessible venue and all are welcome.

Coffee or tea and a piece of cake for £2.50.

14th - 17th February 2018

Todmorden Hippodrome: The Memory of Water

Doors open at 7pm, performance at 7:30pm

Tickets £10 and concession £8 - all £8 on opening night

Tickets available at todhip.org and the Todmorden Tourist Information Centre

Three estranged sisters meet to organise their mother's funeral and remember her through their own very different memories and relationships. Theresa, owner of an alternative therapy business, is angry that she was left to care for their dying mother. Mary, a doctor, is still struggling with a deep loss from her past. Catherine seeks attention through a succession of short-term partners. As their memories blur and the sisters bicker, will the combination of weed and whisky allow them to repair their lives and relationships?  

Awarded the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1996, this wise and insightful play written by the excellent Shelagh Stephenson mixes melancholy and mirth in a story about the healing memory of water.  

Directed by Matt Parker

Saturday 17 February 2018


Autism Friendly Screening: Early Man (U)


Our occasional autism friendly screenings provide opportunities for people with autism or sensory sensitivity to enjoy a trip to the cinema. We aim to programme a mix of family friendly films at weekends and those specifically for adults during the week.

Early Man

Adjustments at the cinema reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming place for people with autism to enjoy films with their families, friends or carers.

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

British stop-motion animated adventure comedy film directed by Nick Park, written by Mark Burton and John O'Farrell, and starring the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, and Timothy Spall. Produced by Aardman Animations

Entry everybody £5. Tickets available to buy on the door only. Doors open 10.15am. No ads or trailers. Film starts 11am. We are a cash only venue.

Saturday 17 February 2018


The Lost World - Silent Film with Live Piano (U)


Hebden Bridge Picture House is proud to present: The Lost World (1925) - silent film with live piano.

The Last World

This film has been rated as U and so is suitable for all.

Ninety years before Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, Arthur Conan Doyle's dinosaur adventure was brought to the big screen for the first time. Join us for an adventure across continents to the land that time forgot, featuring all your favourite dinosaurs, the terrifying 'apeman' and a few volcanoes for good measure.

With live, improvised piano accompaniment by Jonny Best of Yorkshire Silent Film.

Doors open at 4.15pm, and the screening commences at 5pm.

Thursday 15 February 2018

U3A Todmorden February Meeting

Peter Thornton and Ray Riches: ‘The Pathways Story’.

U3A Todmorden’s next meeting will be on Thursday, February 15th 2018, and our speakers will be Peter Thornton and Ray Riches with their talk ‘The Pathways Story’.

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk (website), enquiries@u3atod.org.uk (email), or 01706 812015 (phone).

14 February 2018

Damn Your Eyes!

Protection against the evil eye in human society and local architecture Mytholmroyd Farm - the evil eye

John Billingsley

Damn Your Eyes!

John's recent research has been into the material remains of folk magic in our built environment, comprising carvings, deposits and customs aimed at protecting buildings and households. In this talk he suggests that the evil eye should not be seen as an aspect of witchcraft, but as an aspect of human personality aggravated by the growth of wealth disparity, especially in the 17th century. 

John Billingsley's interest in Calder Valley history has focussed on local folklore, particularly legends and aspects of traditional folk magic. He has written or edited seven books and organised or presented various conferences on such topics. He has also edited the antiquarian magazine Northern Earth since 1991.

Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 7.30pm

Local History website

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Hebden Bridge Partnership meeting

Progress with the response to flooding

Waterfront Hall, Town Hall, 7pm

The Environment Agency will make a presentation about progress with the main Hebden Bridge flood alleviation scheme they are developing; with the Yorkshire Water trial that began before Christmas to lower reservoir volumes and so create additional storage capacity above the town; and with the overall EA/Calderdale flood  action plan. There’ll be presentations as well by Slow the Flow and Calder Future about their programmes to deploy ‘natural flood management’ methods using volunteers.

Everyone is welcome - and there’ll be an opportunity to ask questions

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Free Watercolour course

Wadsworth community centre

Starting on Wednesday 14th February (for 6 weeks)

2.00pm - 4.00pm

All equipment supplied, no experience necessary.

Let your imagination flow.

Wednesday 14 February 2018


RSC Live: Twelfth Night (12A) (12A)


Advance tickets priced £15/£13.50/£12

Twelfth Night

‘I am all the daughters of my father’s house,
And all the brothers too.’

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking.

Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…

Saturday 10 Feb 2018

Lunchtime Live

Hope Baptist Chapel


February’s amazing Lunchtime Live line-up includes singer-songwriter Henry Parker, author and poet Kieron Higgins, newly-signed artist Luke Woods, and beautiful vocals from the band “Weave. Young performers making their debut on stage at Hope Baptist Chapel are Enas Aljabi from Syria and Abigayle Rogers from the Calder Valley Youth Theatre.

Saturday 10 Feb 2018


Friends of the Picture House present

Gregory's GirlGregory's Girl

The next Friends of the Picture House screening on Saturday, February 10 at 4.30pm will be 'Gregory's Girl', the 1981 coming-of-age romantic comedy written and directed by Bill Forsyth.

Set in and around Cumbernauld, the film starred John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn and Clare Crogan. It ranked number 30 in the BFI's list of top 100 British films. The Friends will be on hand with free snacks of a Scottish nature!  

Saturday 10 Feb 2018

think masqueradeHandmade Parade Presents a Masquerade Ball,

a fundraising event in Hebden Bridge in time for Valentine’s Day on Saturday 10 Feb at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. Dress Code: think masquerade.

More info

Sunday 11 February 2018


Sanctuary (15) with Director Len Collin Q&A

Hebden Bridge Picture House is delighted to host an audience Q&A with director Len Collin, following a screening of his film Sanctuary.


Sanctuary is a world first for actors with intellectual disability. Following on from pioneers such as Jaco Van Dormael's as Le huitième jour (1996) and Galvao's Colegas (2012) this film features nine wonderful actors with ID whom you will fall in love with. A funny film about sex, love, friends and freedom, things we take for granted, but for Larry with Downs and Sophie with Epilepsy it is a mountain to climb.

The film has won many awards:
Best First Irish Feature Film - 28th Galway Film Fleadh
Michael Dwyer Discovery Award ADIFF 2017 - Cast of Sanctuary - (Dublin Film Critics Circle)
Best Director - Len Collin - Newport Beach Film Festival 2017

Enjoy the trailer here

The film will start at 5pm sharp (doors open at 4.15pm) and the Q&A will follow on from the film. The event will end around 7.00 to 7.15pm.

Thursday 8 February 2018

Trades Club Labour Party Quiz


We will be here with all the usual stuff on Thursday 8 February The quiz consists of a picture round, questions on events in the news and and the ever popular and themed music round.

All presented by the 'loony lefty and proud' Dave Boardman.

Your £5 gets you the quiz, great food and an opportunity to have a splendid night out with fellow travellers.

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Local action on climate change can help achieve climate goals

All welcome to a public meeting on Tuesday 6th February, 7:30 p.m. at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Guest speaker is Green Party Energy Spokesperson, Kirklees Councillor Andrew Cooper.

He will be starting a discussion on how local action can have global impact, and help us to achieve the Paris climate goals.

Wednesday 7 February 2018


Royal Opera House: Tosca (12A)


Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals


The painter Mario Cavaradossi helps a fugitive escape – and so attracts the attention of Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police. Scarpia captures Cavaradossi and has him tortured within earshot of his lover, the singer Tosca.

Scarpia sentences Cavaradossi to death – but promises Tosca that her lover can be saved if she gives herself to Scarpia. Tosca consents but as soon as the order has been given kills Scarpia. Scarpia’s menace continues even in death: betrayed by a double-cross, Cavaradossi dies and Tosca leaps to her death.

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Dance FestivalHebden Bridge Dance Festival AGM

Dance enthusiasts around Hebden Bridge, Calderdale and beyond are invited to the Hebden Bridge Dance Festival AGM 2018.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

7-9pm @ Hope Baptist Chapel, (entrance Hope Street), HX7 8EW.

We hope to keep the AGM fairly short as we’re looking forward to discussing this year’s Festival - we may end with a dance...

See website - tel: 07909 488272 (Ralph)

Monday 5 February 2018

The Station Building, Mytholmroyd: public meeting

Good Shepherd Centre, 7pm

See HebWeb News item

Monday 5 February 2018

Memory Makers

Memory Makers

An afternoon of fascinating images, stories from the past and the songs of traditonal British Folk duo, The Snapes.

Free Admission

Tea and Coffee available at The Heptonstall Social & Bowling Club. 1-4pm.

From Hebden Bridge and District Old People's Welfare Committee.

13 January - 4 February 2018

Exhibition of Jason Foster’s Immersion 2

Immersion 2

The preview of Jason Foster’s show ‘Immersion 2’ is happening at the Gallery Lounge at Artsmill at 12pm on Saturday 13th of January and then the show continues till February 4th. Enjoy a 360 experience whilst looking at his stunning work on show.

Jason Foster says, “Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback, Immersion 2 follows hot on the heels of the very successful and well received Immersion 1. This exhibition plugs you into something very primeval. The amazement of travelling without moving. Utterly transforming the whole gallery experience.“

Jason is using high quality 360 photography that requires ‘patience, skill, determination and practice to use.’

“With this new creative ‘tool in the box’ I saw the opportunity to break new ground and push the emerging technology even further. Enabling the audience to become completely surrounded by sketches and paintings.” Jason Foster

Jason Foster
Immersion 2
Gallery Lounge
Linden Road,
Hebden Bridge.

17 January to 4 February 2018


Thursday 1 February 2018

Growing at the margins

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners meeting takes place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF on Thursday 1st  February 2018 at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on ‘Growing at the margins: adaptation to severe weather in marginal land of the British Isles’

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

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

24 JANUARY 2018

The People of the Parish Of Halifax: 1539 to 1670

Parish registers and the reconstruction of the population

David Cant

During the Black Death of 1348, up to a half of the people of England died; it took two centuries before the country reached the same number of inhabitants again. Given that one single event can have such a dramatic impact on the social history of the nation, it is perhaps surprising that local historians have not devoted more time to understanding the size of local populations.  Whether it is in order to appreciate the impact of war, famine, disease, economic instability or political upheaval on a locality, it seems that the changing size of its population is an essential element of the local historian's evidential base.

This talk is the result of a group project run in Hebden Bridge by the Society. It aims to demonstrate how Halifax's legacy of parish registers can be used to discover the size of its population, where those people were living and what events impacted on them.

Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 7.30pm

Local History website

Friday 26 January 2018

Tales from the Blender

To kick of 2018, The Shaggy Dog Storytellers proudly presents Michel Schellekens who will be bringing us his ‘Tales from the Blender’ on Friday 26th January 2016, upstairs in the Stubbing Wharf Pub, King St, Hebden Bridge at 8pm.

He promises to take us on a journey of epic misunderstanding, tragic betrayal, impossible romance and sublime theft. Wow! 

Michel cooks up stories or brings original takes on traditional tales, served fresh and wrapped around a core of unexpected twists.

Being a scientist, a storyteller and a writer, he simply loves to make stuff up, any combination of which sets his creative juices flowing. Michel is a regular guest at “The Gab” - Blarney’s vibrant storytelling scene. Can’t wait to see him in action. Save the date now!

Friday 26 January 2018

Dark Matter Promotions presents: AK/DK 

This is a huge opportunity to experience Brighton synth/drums duo AK/DK's blisteringly exciting performance.

AK/DK are a band most at home on stage and their stream of largely improvised layers of fizzing arpeggios and crushing motorik drums has earned them places at many of the stages and festivals all around the UK and Europe, including Latitude, End of The Road, ArcTanGent and Green Man. Don't miss their tour stop in Tod!

Golden Lion, Todmorden (downstairs)

**Free Event**
Suggested donation £5

Saturday 27 January 2018

Mike CooperMake prehistoric pottery at Gibson Mill in Hardcastle Crags Join Dr Mike Copper from the University of Bradford in preparing pots at Gibson Mill as part of an on-going exhibition on the woodland archaeology of the Crags.

More info

Saturday 27 January 2018

Lit and Sci

27-28 January 2018

Free exhibition in stained glass with live demonstrations!

Northlight Art Space
Hangingroyd Lane, HX7 7BZ

Calderdale once produced more fustian clothes than anywhere else on earth. Over the past hundred years the mills have gradually been converted into homes, offices, workshops and, particularly in Hebden Bridge, into artist studios.

Yet the cacophonous churn of the textile mill and ammoniacal tang of the tanneries has not vanished completely. Even today, echoes of industry can be found in artwork produced under the same roofs.

This exhibition continues that theme. Commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Dyers and designed and produced by two local artists, it commemorates the vast Yorkshire textile dyeing industry that dominated our valley 150 years ago.

Shown through a series of large stained glass panels, visitors will learn how North Sea kelp, Yorkshire shale and London urine ( ! ) were combined to form alum, the essential fixative used for dyeing clothes and indeed, stained glass windows.

You will also be able to see stained glass manufacture in person as the glazier constructs the final window of the series in the gallery itself.

For more information visit soo.gd/dyeing

Sunday 28 January 2018

Dance for Life

2:30pm to 5pm at Salem Community Centre, Central Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6HB. (Next to the co-op). We meet in the Les Siddall Hall on the first floor.

Fun dance afternoon with no fixed steps, dance like nobody is watching. Beautiful, varied music. All welcome.

£3-£5 as you can afford. Please bring fruit to share.

Any queries to Roger 07776 426168

Sunday 28 January 2018

Blameless Hussies - Singing Workshop and Fundraiser

The Hebden Therapy Centre - Valley Road, HX7 7BN
Workshop 10:30am - 1:30pm
Afternoon Tea Fundraiser 3pm by donation
(or £25/£20/£15 for both)
Proceeds are to support The Hebden Therapy Centre CIC
Phone Louise 01422 842424 
or Jenny 07984 584 923 to book

Sunday 28 January 2018

Webster to West End

Join the students & friends of Ursula Holden - Gill, upstairs in The Stubbing Wharf, King St, Hebden Bridge on Sunday 28th January at 5pm for a fantastic showcase of drama, verse & song.

Featuring current National Youth Theatre members, Drama School attendees & jobbing Actors as well as prospective & first time applicants this is a rare, golden opportunity for all local theatre enthusiasts to view some exciting, new & innovative work.

Entry £5 / £3 Cons. (All Proceeds towards Tim Kinneally's M.A. Funding for Drama Centre.)         

Thursday 18 January 2018

Happy Valley Gay Men’s Social Group

We are meeting this Thursday, 18th January, at Nelson's on Crown Street.

We are a social group for gay, bisexual or curious men aged 18+ in and around Hebden Bridge that started in late 2014.

We meet from 7:30 to chat, get to know each other and enjoy a relaxing evening out. We have future activities planned including walks, film nights and meals out. Please ask for Greg at the bar after 7:30 - I’m known to the staff!

For further information email happyvalleygay@hotmail.com

Monday 15 January 2018

Hebden Bridge WI January Meeting
Poetry with Steve O'Connor

New members are welcome to our January workshop. 7.30pm, Monday 15th January, Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Steve O'Connor is a long-standing poet and creative writing teacher. He moved from Manchester to West Yorkshire six years ago, and in that time has taught creative writing at Bradford College, Leeds City College amongst others. His long-awaited poetry collection, extraño, will be published by Puppywolf Press in early 2018.

The purpose of this poetry workshop will be to introduce or re-introduce you to the basics of poetry.  You'll definitely write! You'll also have fun! £41 for annual membership. 

Tuesday 16 January 2018


Royal Opera House: Rigoletto


Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Running time: The performance lasts about 2 hours 45 minutes, including one interval


Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…

Rigoletto arranges to have the Duke assassinated. But Gilda still loves the womanizing Duke and sacrifices herself in his place. Rigoletto eagerly uncovers the corpse only to find instead his fatally wounded daughter, who dies in his arms.

Sunday 14 January 2018

Tom WrigglesworthTom Wrigglesworth at the Comedy Club Hebden Bridge Comedy Club is off to a great start for 2018 with Sheffield's Tom Wrigglesworth as their headline act!

More info

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Lunchtime LiveLunchtime Live

With Emma Lusby, Georgia Farrar, Magdalen and The Lazarus Boys. "Not only does it make the most of the ambience and natural acoustics of the building, but it is a wonderful tribute to the quality of talent in and around Calderdale."

See HebWeb News item

Saturday, 13 January 2018


Friends of the Picture House present

Life of BrianMonty Python's Life of Brian

Always look on the bright side of life!Monty Python's Life of Brian is the next Friends Present screening at Hebden Bridge Picture House at 4.30pm.

The hilarious religious satire was released in 1979 and banned by some local authorities in the UK and some European countries.

Now considered a comedy classic, it stars Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and the rest of the Python gang. The Friends will be on hand with free snacks. 

11 January 2018

Luddendenfoot Ward Forum

Ward Forums are an opportunity for YOU to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what is important to you. By working together we can talk about local issues and plan for the future.

There will be an update from previous meeting, Police update - with an opportunity to raise your priorities for your local area, updates on Consultations and Open Forum - what matters to you? 

Lower Hall, Luddenden Foot Civic Institute, Station Road, Luddendenfoot, HX2 6AD.

Times: Refreshments from 6.15pm, meeting starts at 6.45pm.

Sunday 7 January 2018

Vegan Fayre

Tuesday 9 January 2018 for 10 weeks

Beginners' Family History Course

Family History course

Bookings for this course close 20 December

Do you want to know who your ancestors were, where they lived
and what they did? Do you want to discover the best sources and techniques for family history research?

Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge
Starts Tuesday 9 January for 10 weeks

For more information: see Local History website

or contact Anne Mealia

10 JANUARY 2018

Recognition, resilience and reward: Women and girls of the Upper Calder Valley during World War One

Julia Maybury

Women and girls of the Upper Calder Valley during World War One

Recognising the many roles and considerable contributions of women and girls in the home, the community, industry and nursing on the Home Front and abroad on the War Front. These four years had a considerable impact on social class and gender expectations, and offered new opportunities in education and industry and in the workplace and the Armed Forces, rewarding them with Votes for Women.

Julia’s professional life has been devoted to education at school level then at policy, academic and non-governmental levels in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. She lived and worked for 15 years in conflict and post conflict countries and under military occupation.

Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 7.30pm

Local History website

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Calder ward Forum

The Next Calder Ward Forum will have presentations and a change to ask questions about, Metro Bus Services in the Upper Valley, Calderdale Highways and Long-term plans for recycling. 

Ward Forums are an opportunity for you to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what is important to you. By working together we can talk about local issues and plan for the future.

There will also be a Police update - with an opportunity to raise your priorities for your local area, updates on Consultations and Open Forum - what matters to you?

Waterfront Hall, Town Hall, St George’s Street, Hebden Bridge. HX7 7BY.

Refreshments from 6.15pm, meeting starts at 6.45pm.

Saturday 6 January 2018

Outside The Box - Live!

White Lion, Heptonstall

From 9pm

Scottish infused folk, alt.country, blue grass and shenanigans! 

Uptempo tunes, and songs with harmonies.

Free entry

29-31 December 2017

Snow White

Snow White

Family Pantomime at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre on the 29th,30th and 31st December 2017.

Performances at 11am (toddler friendly) and 3pm.

Tickets £10 adults and £7 children.

Available from Todmorden TIC 01706 818181 and www.storymagictheatre.com

Sunday 31 December 2017


Berlin Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Gala Concert (ADV.U)


Advance tickets priced £12/£11/£10

Purchase Tickets Online

With her flexible, slender but darkly timbred mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato has already delighted audiences at the Philharmonie on several occasions. Now she is the star guest at Sir Simon Rattle’s side during the New Year’s Eve Concert, singing Richard Strauss’s lavishly beautiful orchestral songs.

The programme also includes works by Dvořák, Stravinsky, Bernstein and Shostakovich – full of virtuosity, gracefulness and humour. 

Tuesday 2 January 2018

X-PERT Weight Programme

Xpert Weight

Eaten one too many mince pies this Christmas?? Worry not - come to an X-PERT Weight 12 week programme starting 2nd January 5.30pm-7pm at X-PERT Health, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge.

Learn how 'diets' let you down and how to successfully lose weight & keep it off. Half price registration in January. For details, contact admin@xperthealth.org.uk or visit our website

Thursday 4 January 2018

Trades Club New Year Quiz


Start the New Year by helping raise funds for the inevitable Corbyn-led election victory in 2018. Will it be an out and out Labour victory or an anti hard Brexit coalition...?

The quiz consists of a picture round, questions on events in the news and and the ever popular and themed music round. All presented by the 'loony lefty and proud' Dave Boardman.

Your £5 gets you the quiz, great food and an opportunity to have a splendid night out with fellow travellers.

Saturday 23 December 2017

Dave Nelson's Christmas Singalong

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saturday 23rd December, 5pm. £10/£8/£3
Tickets available from 1st December at Hebden Bridge Piano Festival website and at the Town Hall.

The town's festive family singalong is a fixture in the Hebden Bridge Christmas calendar. Mince pies, mulled wine and other seasonal treats will be available at the bar. (Tickets usually sell out well before the event.)

See HebWeb News item

Sunday 24 December 2017


It's a Wonderful Life (U)

Wonderful LifeThis film has two showings, both on 24th December at 11am (Doors 10am)
3.00pm (Doors 2pm)

Early Bird tickets £6/£5/£4. Our early bird tickets are available online only throughout October and November.

Any tickets sold in December online or paper, will be full price.

Oscar-winning director Frank Capra’s (It Happened One Night) masterpiece, the profoundly charming It’s a Wonderful Life stars Jimmy Stewart (Rear Window) as everyman George Bailey, whose youthful dreams have been overwhelmed by responsibilities to his community; down on his luck and on the brink of suicide on Christmas Eve when a guardian angel (Henry Travers) arrives to show him how the sleepy town of Bedford Falls would have ended up if he’d never existed.

Set on Christmas Eve, this profoundly touching reverse-Scrooge fable is a seasonal classic.. 

Saturday 24 December 2017

Carols & Christingle at Hope Chapel


Sing-along carols, dramatised readings, reflective message and the simple symbolism of the Christingle. Informal, family-friendly ... and dog-friendly ... and a great opportunity to experience the ambience of the refurbished Hope Chapel by candlelight. 

Saturday 24 December 2017

Christmas Eve: Carols in the Square



Thursday 21 December 2017

 U3A Todmorden December Meeting

U3A Todmorden’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, 21st December in the Central Methodist Hall in Todmorden at 1.45.  

This will be our Christmas meeting with a festive fruit punch, a quiz and a presentation of light-hearted Christmassy entertainment by ‘Peter Sheldon Productions’ with monologue, story and song.

Our contact details are www.u3atod.org.uk  (website), enquiries@u3atod.org.uk (email), or 01706 812015 (phone).

Thursday 21 December 2017

Palestinian Christmas Stall

Palestine Market Stall

Hebden Bridge Open Market, St George Square

Stall selling Palestinian Christmas crafts, ceramics, glassware, olive wood products, soaps and more. All products are handmade in the West Bank and your purchases will support local Palestinian businesses. 

Friday 22 December 2017

Shaggy Dog Storytellers Christmas Bash

Shaggy Dog Storytellers are proud to present 'The Shaggy Dog Christmas Bash' on Friday 22nd December 2017 at the Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge, 7.30 pm for a prompt 8.00 pm start.

£7 admission.

This will be a “Stories from the Floor” evening, so come and help celebrate a storytelling Christmas with the many talented tellers at the club.

There will be a spot for you to tell if you want one - or you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the variety of tellers and tales on offer.

Hope to see you there! Best, The Shaggy Dog Team.

Friday 22 December 2017

The Open Mic, Heptonstall

Open Mic night at The White Lion pub, Heptonstall

Fom 8.30pm.

Come along and play, sing, speak - or act. Or just come and watch and soak up the vibe. 

Friendly sound engineer (Mark) on hand to help plug you in to PA etc.