Pop Up Hebden

Pop Up Hebden declaring the town is still a great place to visit.

Here in Hebden Bridge we are starting to see the benefits of all the collaborations ignited after the floods, and we're very pleased to have been the location for the Pop Up Hebden to be constructed for the first time. The idea of a Pop Up Hebden came from a group of businesses who met under the title of Hebden Rising.  Under the careful guidance of Beate Kubitz from Makepiece, the group had the notion that a temporary version of the town could be created and travel around the north of England to let people know when we were back open for business after the soggy summer. By securing funding from the Hebden Spirit art auction, Hebden Bridge WI and the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, the pop up could go out to tender and the hard work of getting the job done begin in earnest.  Richard Aked from Artome won the tender process and his conceptualisation of this brilliant idea was set in to motion.  With artwork from local artist Kate Lycett and printing from Pennine Signs, yesterday The Town Hall took delivery of the pieces and watched in wonder as it was slotted together before our eyes. This is a magnificent piece of teamwork and credit must go to Beate, who has continually kept all the different parties well informed and always been mindful to ask and listen to feedback all the way through the process.  It's no mean feat to organise so many people with so many ideas and she has pulled off this project with style and panache.

The bare structure.

Slotting pieces together.

Creating the towering piece.

Richard Aked, who was tasked with making the idea of a Pop Up Hebden a reality.