What's on

The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge is used by community groups and organisations for all kind of events and activities: some are regular and others are occasional.

The downloadable pdf below sets out the regular weekly and monthly bookings for the period shown. Please take a look and see what we have on every week!

The list of events shown below are the one-off events we are hosting over the next few weeks. These will appear as we add them and will disappaear once the event has taken place: it'll give you a taster of what's on in the heart of Hebden Bridge.

Alternatively you can always see what is happening here every day by coming in and enjoying the space with us.

We'll see you soon.


Our next exhibition: Hebden Bridge Local History Society Rev Dr John Fawcett: his life and legacy.
Monday, 4 September, 2017 - 08:30 to Sunday, 1 October, 2017 - 12:45

As part of their ongoing programme commemorating the bicentenary of the death of Rev Dr John Fawcett on 25th July 1817 and celebrating his influence on our town, Hebden Bridge Local History Society present their next exhibition here at the Town Hall after the wonderfully successful "How the Hippies saved Hebden Bridge".

Do you know how Machpelah got its name, how Rev Fawcett came to write a famous hymn, how he came to the attention of George III or how he brought education to Hebden Bridge?

You can find out by coming to some of the events here: http://www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk/

This exhibition is titled: Fawcett, his life and legacy, locally and world-wide.

The exhbition will be open whilst the Town Hall is open.


Calderdale Beer & Cider Festival 2017: Beers of the Roses
Thursday, 28 September, 2017 - 14:00 to Saturday, 30 September, 2017 - 22:00

CAMRA Halifax and Calderdale are delighted to invite you to their annual Festival here in the Town Hall.

This year there is a selection of 50 beers, ciders and perries from both sides of the Pennines and from around the UK.

The opening times and entrance charges are set out below and further information is available at http://hxcalderdalecamra.org.uk/


Dementia Friendly Hebden Bridge Launch
Friday, 6 October, 2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

Hebden Bridge Community Association are delighted to welcome you all to the launch of Dementia Friendly Hebden Bridge.

Earlier in the year we were approached about becoming the lead organisation for Dementia Friendly Hebden Bridge, we accepted the challenge and would now like to welcome you along to hear about our plans.

Amongst other things we are:

committed to encouraging organisations and businesses locally to become Dementia Friendly

to support a network of those who wish to be Dementia Friendly locally

and to train our staff and volunteers in being Dementia Friendly 

We'd love to hear your thoughts too - please come along and share them with us.

The event is free to attend and refreshments will be available...there won't be enough to go around if you don't tell us you are coming though ... so please ring and let us know on 01422 417300 or email to admin@hebdenbridgetownhall.org.uk.

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/

WI Rag Market
Saturday, 7 October, 2017 -
11:00 to 16:00

The awesome autumn WI Rag Market takes place on Saturday 7th October 2017 in our Waterfront Hall.

A haberdashery heaven; a fabric faberdashery; a craftastic collection !

A glorious mixture of fabrics, wools, craft materials, books and lots more - you are sure to find something to inspire your creativity at the WI market.

Doors open at 11am and there is £1 admission charge.

Calder Ward Forum - come and give your views
Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 -
18:30 to 21:00

Calder Ward Forum and the Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to an open meeting on Wednesday 11th October 2017.

  • Ward Forums are an opportunity for YOU to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what is important to you: they are run by Calderdale MBC. By working together with the Council you can talk about local issues and plan for the future.
  • The Neighbourhood Policing Team run regular PACT meetings (Police & Communities Together). At this meeting there will be a Police Update, local Police priorities and an Open Forum.

The meeting takes place on WEDNESDAY 11th OCTOBER 2017 -  6:30pm for a 6:45pm start - and is being held in the Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St. George's Street, HX7 7BY (please use the St. George's Street entrance)

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival present: Cafe Culture
Thursday, 12 October, 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 Variety in the Wartime - a mixuture of the serious side of wartime along with music and humour. 

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

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

For enquiries : please ring Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Methera - String Quartet
Thursday, 12 October, 2017 -
19:30 to 22:30

We have another new event to bring you in October - hosting Methera String Quarter for a concert in the Waterfront Hall.

They have established a repitation as a scintilllating live act, blazing a trail through the uncharterd territy that lies between folk and chamber music.

Tickets are available from the Town Hall reception and also online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/414414

Tickets are £12 (£8 for children)

Concert is at 8pm, bar open from 7.30pm.

Piano Bar - with Dave Nelson on the piano
Friday, 13 October, 2017 -
20:00 to 22:30

The return of the ever popular Dave Nelson on piano in the Cafe / Bar at the Town Hall.

FREE entry but there is a voluntary collection for Hebden Bridge Piano Festival (which returns once again over the weekend of 2--22 April 2018).

The bar will be open from 7.30pm - ish

Come and enjoy - we'll see you there.



Oxjam Calderdale 2017
Saturday, 28 October, 2017 -
12:00 to 23:30

We are delighted to be hosting a day of music here in the Town Hall in aid of Oxfam.

Last year Oxjam launched in Halifax and more that 30 artists took part raising more that £2000. This year its become Oxjam Calderdale with events all over the valley over the weekend of the 27-28-29th October 2017.

All money raised is in aid of Oxfam - to help save lives and reduce pverty worldwide. 


Tickets are available here: https://www.wegottickets.com/sct/CvUPuSwQNN

More information about Oxjam Calderdale is available here: http://oxjam.ismysite.co.uk/

Tickets can also be purchased at the Oxfam shop in Hebden Bridge: 21 Market Street.