What's on

The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge used by community groups and organisations for all kind of events and activities. This calendar gives you a taster of what's on.


Our next exhibition: I AM - The Exhibition presented by verd de gris
Monday, 7 August, 2017 - 08:30 to Thursday, 24 August, 2017 - 08:30

An exhibition of images by Kaye Martindale celebrating our work in communities in Calderdale in 2017.

In early July 2017, as part of verd de gris's #creativecommunities initiative, Sharon, Natalie and Amy-Rose from verd de gris spent an extraordinary two days at Whitestone Arts near Haworth.

Bringing together 24 Calderdale women from very different social, economic and cultural backgrounds - to share something of their lives and life experiences through song, writing poetry, dancing - encouraging them to dare to DREAM!

“I will take away from the group Love and Belonging. Hearing the whisper in my ear from the group of beautiful women, I will treasure the memories created. I will remember the many smiles that were shared and the singing was just WOW! A truly grateful, an amazing gift.” DEBBIE

It is impossible to underestimate what can happen when you create an environment that is safe and secure: a space that holds no judgement and is led by creative, passionate and compassionate workshop leaders.

As part of the retreat verd de gris invited local photographer Kaye Martindale to record the experience. The resulting photographs will form the next exhibition on show at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, capturing something of the love and energy that filled Whitestone for those two Summer days! 

Please join verd de gris and come and see the exhibition.

This event is part of Year III of verd de gris's element of Creative Communities (Stronger Together): a community outreach programme delivered in partnership with Square Chapel, verd de gris and Orangebox.

This programme is supported with funding from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

Wuthering Bytes
Friday, 1 September, 2017 - 09:00 to Sunday, 10 September, 2017 - 17:00

We are delighted to confirm the return to Hebden Bridge and the Town Hall of the ever-popular Wuthering Bytes festival.


There are a wide range of events running between the Festival Launch on the 1st September 2017 through to the close of the festival on the 10th September 2017: far too many to detail right here.


So head over to http://wutheringbytes.com/ for full details and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Cafe Culture
Thursday, 14 September, 2017 -
14:00 to 16:00

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival present the next in their monthly Cafe Culture series (1st Thursday of the month at 2pm) featuring local stories and local speakers in the Waterfront Hall.

This month it's all about mills: Listers, Dean Clough & Salts Mills t- heir history and what happened to them after they closed.

Doors open for tea and cake at 2pm with the speaker - Michael Cullingworth - from 2.30pm.

£5 (£3 for concessions) - pay on the door.

For enquiries : please ring Helen Meller on 01422 417373


Saturday, 16 September, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, 17 September, 2017 - 16:30

Steampunk returns to Hebden Bridge for the weekend of the 16th and 17th September 2017 and the Town Hall will be hosting a a Steampunk Marker and entertainments.

There will also be further entertainments around town and in participating shops and businesses and evening entertainments over at the Trades Club on the 16th September.



Saturday, 23 September, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, 24 September, 2017 - 16:30

Yorkshire Vintage Fairs present to you another HEBDEN BRIDGE VINTAGE FAIR

Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th September 2017 

10am - 4.30pm


On September 23rd and 24th The Waterfront Hall at the Town Hall, Hebden Bridge will be transformed into a vintage buyers paradise. All of the stallholders are asked to respect the pre-1989 threshold to bring you a true vintage emporium. The Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair will be open 10am - 4.30pm, with 20 stalls of genuine vintage fashions and home-wares, live music, a delicious cafe and free entry!!

Please contact www.yorkshirevintagefairs.com to book a stall/ for more information. 


The Hebden Bridge Lectures: Friday 6th October
Friday, 6 October, 2017 -
18:30 to 21:30

The first of the Hebden Bridge 2017-2018 lecture series brought to you by the Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society is on Friday 6th October 2017 when Jeff Forshaw, Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester and co-author of the recent book Universal with colleague Professor Brian Cox will be speaking on his provocatively titled lecture: ‘Before the Big Bang’. 

Season tickets for the whole series are available NOW from the Town Hall reception (£40 and £32 concessions) Tickets for individual events (£10/£8 concessions) will go on sale around 4-5 weeks before the lecture date.

If you want to know about the rest of the programme, here is the Lit & Sci's press release:


Hebden Bridge 2017-2018 lecture series speakers announced

Five eminent speakers will be coming to Hebden Bridge Town Hall over the coming autumn and winter months, continuing the success of the lecture series brought back to the town last year by the Literary and Scientific Society (the ‘Lit and Sci’).

Included in the list of speakers is author and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, who will be discussing the importance of the life of William Tyndale, a leading figure in the Protestant reformation who translated the Bible into English. Judith Weir, who holds the position of Master of the Queen’s Music and is one of the country’s best known contemporary composers, will be in Hebden Bridge in November offering a talk with the title ‘A composer’s life’.

Jeff Forshaw, Professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester and co-author of the recent book Universal with colleague Professor Brian Cox, starts the lecture series in October.  His lecture is provocatively titled ‘Before the Big Bang’. Another senior academic from Manchester, this time in the field of medicine, is Tony Fremont, who will be discussing what he believes will be the biggest single change ever in medical practice, with the increasing development of biomarkers.

The lecturers also include Tom Mills who will be discussing the role and place in society of the BBC. Tom is the author of the recent book The BBC: The Myth of a Public Service.

Frank Woolrych, President of the Lit and Sci, said: “We’re delighted at the calibre of speakers we have been able to draw to Hebden Bridge. Last year’s lectures attracted full houses and we’re sure that this year, too, the events will be sell-outs. We’re encouraging everyone to challenge themselves by coming to lectures on subjects they up to now haven’t taken an interest in.”

The Lit and Sci has a very long history in Hebden Bridge, having been formed in 1905 following a period in the late nineteenth century when the town had a unique relationship with Oxford University and hosted many lectures from Oxford academics.  Last year’s lecture series, the first after a period of relative inactivity by the Society, demonstrated that there remains a desire for quality lectures in the area.

All lectures, which are held in the Waterfront Hall, are open to all.  


More information can be found on the society’s websithttp://hblitandsci.org.uk/