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.

 

Local History Exhibition - How the Hippies changed Hebden Bridge
Monday, 6 March, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, 8 April, 2017 - 12:30

An exhibition organised by the Hebden Bridge Local History Society aims to show how those who moved into our area in the 1970s - the locals called them ‘hippies’ - kick-started the cultural renaissance which is today so Hebden Bridge.

The Exhibition runs from Monday 6th March until Saturday 8th April at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

The focus is on the 1970s as this was the decade when alternative types began to move to Hebden Bridge in significant numbers. This led to a change in character of the town which resulted in its reputation for having a radical edge, attracting kindred spirits and eventually being declared the 4th funkiest town in the world.

Included in the Exhibition are photos from the 1970s and people’s memories from that time and of how they came to end up here. One thing which was very different from today is photography. Back then, cameras were expensive, not everyone had one, films had to be processed, also at a cost. So good photos which captured the spirit of the times proved hard to come across. One photographer who managed to capture the zeitgeist of the times was Eric Williams, who arrived in Hebden Bridge in May 1975.

Also on display are a map of where the new settlers moved to, and a collage of some of the books which were popular and influential.

The Exhibition is very much a work in in progress. The organisers hope that there are others who will send in their memories of moving to the area in the 1970s, and share any photos they may have. In order for this to happen, organisers are suggesting that people come along to the Town Hall in between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 18 March. There will be a scanner available to capture photographs.

Alternatively, those with memories and photos could send them to hebdenbridgehippies@gmail.com

Featured in the exhibition are the Queens Terrace Squat, womens’groups, how Aurora Wholefoods brought brown rice, lentils and herbs to the town, renovation of derelict properties, living off the land, yoga guru Bob Lynn and new forms of spirituality, experiments with alternative forms of child care and a wider artistic, creative counter culture. 

FSB Business Breakfast - Clever brand thinking for your business
Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 - 08:00
The March FSB Business Breakfast  takes place on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 8am in the Waterfront Hall. 

This month we welcome Chris Sands from The Good Company
 

IT”S NOT ABOUT THE LOGO 

Some clever brand thinking for your business 

Chris has worked in Brands & Design for 20 years, across the music business, the arts, big corporate business and small start ups.

He created the Totally Locally campaign, which he gave way for free, and it is now used in over 50 towns in the UK and is working successfully in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France and more. He now works on projects across the UK, and is a regular consultant with Regional Development Australia (nice work if you can get it) where he gets to go and sample lots of one in The Barossa Valley, South Australia!

Chris loves working on projects with a social impact. This has led to the Watermark Campaign to build a flood resilience fund after the 2015 floods, and in 2012 he led the team that created the award winning “Valley of Lights”. 

In 2015 he was given an Honorary Degree from Staffordshire University – in recognition for work supporting towns & communities with the Totally Locally initiative. 

Last year he won the Economic Development Australia Awards 2016 – Best Marketing & Promotional Campaign for Extraordinary, Everyday Barossa (exploring the connection of people, business and the place they live). 

All the thinking behind these campaigns can easily be applied to small businesses. And he’ll spend 20 minutes giving you some big hints into how to do it for yours.

www.extraordinaryeverydaybarossa.org      www.chrissands.co.uk         www.watermarkfund.org   www.totallylocally.org

 
As usual there'll be tea, coffee and breakfast butties courtesy of the FSB, and the opportunity to chat to and meet other local businesses. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP to hello@hebdenbridgetownhall.org.uk so we can ensure there's plenty to eat and drink. (Please let us know if you require a vegetarian option).

See you there folks! 
 
 
 

Cafe Culture - A Trip Down Memory Lane
Thursday, 6 April, 2017 - 14:00

Coming up on 6th April - Cafe Culture has a wonderful guest speaker plus we are having a raffle with some super prizes to be won! 

 

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

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Presents: 

 

A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE 

to the 40's, 50's & 60's 

Photos & Stories with Keith Barber

Thursday 6th April 2017 @ 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

 

 

 

Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair
Saturday, 6 May, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:30

Yorkshire Vintage Fairs present to you HEBDEN BRIDGE VINTAGE FAIR

Saturday 6th May - Sunday 7th May 2017 

10am - 4.30pm

FREE ENTRY

On May 6th & 7th 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. 

 

Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair
Sunday, 7 May, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:30

Yorkshire Vintage Fairs present to you HEBDEN BRIDGE VINTAGE FAIR

Saturday 6th May - Sunday 7th May 2017 

10am - 4.30pm

FREE ENTRY

On May 6th & 7th 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. 

 

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival Craft Fair
Saturday, 13 May, 2017 - 10:00

The Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Craft Fair brings you the best of music makers, foodie creators and designer makers in the north!

Taking place on Saturday 13th May between 10am - 4pm, and Sunday 14th May between 10am and 3pm.

FREE ENTRY!

Our cafe will be open, with it's lovely outside riverside seating, selling s variety of delicious sandwiches and cakes etc, and the usual bargain £1 tea and coffee!

If you are interested in having a stall, please contact Kerry on hello@hebdenbridgetownhall.org.uk.

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival Craft Fair
Sunday, 14 May, 2017 - 10:00

The Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Craft Fair brings you the best of music makers, foodie creators and designer makers in the north!

Taking place on Saturday 13th May between 10am - 4pm, and Sunday 14th May between 10am and 3pm.

FREE ENTRY!

Our cafe will be open, with it's lovely outside riverside seating, selling s variety of delicious sandwiches and cakes etc, and the usual bargain £1 tea and coffee!

If you are interested in having a stall, please contact Kerry on hello@hebdenbridgetownhall.org.uk.

Hebden Bridge Print Fair
Saturday, 15 July, 2017 -
11:00 to 16:00

The Hebden Bridge Print fair is an annual print fair which aims to celebrate the wealth of printmaking talent in the north. The Print Fair features print making in a variety of forms including screen printing, etching, linocuts, risograph and more.

Hebden Bridge Print Fair

Saturday 15th July 2017

11am - 4pm

FREE ENTRY

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Stall holders:

Applications will be open from Wednesday 1st March until Friday 31st March 2017. Stalls will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, as long as evidence of the quality of your work is provided.

Applicants will be notified of their place on Monday 3rd April 2017. You will then be required to pay the stall fee by Friday 28th April 2017. If we have not received your money by this date your stall will be released and given to the first person on the waiting list.

Please download a form here and return it to Kerry Wheelwright at hello@hebdenbridgetownhall.org.uk