Thursday, 19 July 2012
BBC's Any Questions? to be recorded in Hebden Bridge
Radio 4's long-running Any Questions? political discussion programme is coming to Hebden Bridge. The programme will be broadcast from the brand-new Waterfront Hall, part of the Town Hall development, on Friday August 31st.
Tickets for the programme are now available locally, and are being distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.
Sarah Lister-Blow, director of Hebden Bridge Community Association, said: "We are delighted to be welcoming the BBC to our new Waterfront Hall for the broadcasting of one of their flagship programmes. The Town Hall seems to be attracting distinguished visitors at the moment: last week the Waterfront Hall was chosen as the venue for a policy announcement from government minister Andrew Stunell, at exactly the same time as Prince Charles was across the courtyard visiting the old Town Hall building. But it's also been encouraging that a whole range of community events have already taken place, including a fundraising concert for the flood relief fund."
Because of the anticipated demand for the Any Questions? broadcast, a limit of two tickets per household is operating. Tickets are free of charge, and can be obtained by on emailing the Community Association's administrator, or (for those without email) by ringing HB 845261.
Update: there has been a very large number of requests for tickets and there is now a long waiting list. No further requests will be accepted from now on. (25 July)
Previously, on the HebWeb:
How this groundmaking project has developed since 2007
Making the Town Hall a creative place for business (3 May 2012)
New choral work to mark opening of community hall (1st April 2012)
Hebden Bridge to host national Ambitious Communities conference (27 March 2012)
Town Hall team seek café and catering operator (19 Feb 2012)
Town Hall looks for enthusiastic project officer (2 Feb 2012)
Town Hall gets Heritage Lottery Fund backing (Dec 2011)
Town Hall will Open Doors as part of National Heritage Weekend
(2nd August 2011)
Pennine Quarry will supply stone for Town Hall (April 2011)
Town Hall Development gets go ahead
Calderdale Council give 125 year lease for Town Hall (26 October 2010)
Town Hall Development Plans go to Calderdale (16 July 2010)
Public consultation on Town Hall plans (May 2010)
Association seeks Treasurer to take on Town Hall role (2 March 2010)
Invitation to see plans for Town Hall (Feb 2010)
Weddings and civil partnerships at Town Hall (Jan 2010)
Town Hall Future Secure (Dec 2009)
Town Hall Group seeks ‘Friends’ (April 2009)
Hebden Bridge Town Hall project: Transfer of Town Hall to community ownership one step closer (March 2009)
HebWeb News: New Charity created to manage Town Hall (Jan 2009)
HebWeb News: Government gives thumbs up to Hebden Bridge Town Hall plans (July 2008)
HebWeb News: Plans to put Town Hall once again at the heart of local life (October 2007)