Christmas Lights Switch On 2018 – Hebden Bridge

Join everyone in St George’s square on Friday 16 November, 4:00pm-6:00pm for a festive night of fun!

With live entertainment from Bazzmatazz and The Ski Band, the event is surely not one to be missed.

There will be an astounding festive fireworks display following straight on from the countdown to the lights switch on.

After the event you may want to go to the Town Hall for a complimentary glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Welcome the festive period in with a bang!

Vintage Fair at Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Yorkshire Vintage Fairs will be back in Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Saturday 12 May and Sunday 13 May, 10:00am-4:30pm.

There will be the Fabulous Miss Dani G with her soulful melodies, a cocktail bar, and so many amazing vintage dealers from all over Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Weather permitting the stunning Swing Kids will be dancing LIndy hop in the courtyard.

Dressing up in your vintage regalia is not compulsory but there will be prizes for the best dressed! So if you fancy it, come and be in our living vintage fashion show.

Only £1.50 entry!

Handmade Parade Presents Red- A Masquerade Ball

An evening of mystery and intrigue, magic and disguise


Saturday 10 February 2018 – 7:30pm-late at Hebden Bridge Waterfront Hall, the Town Hall.


There will be FREE Mask Making workshops on the 31 January and 1 February at the Egg Factory.

Handmade Parade present the extraordinary headline act ‘The Black Sheikhs’ playing vintage jazz style pop and rock to dazzle and delight with their contagious zeal!
Expect the spectacle of Handmade Parade combined with our unique quality and pizzazz!

Fantastic music, mystical performance and child free creative mask making in the lead up to the event.

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a drinks reception in the reception bar where you can cast your eyes over a host of luxury prizes to be won throughout the night, and take in the stunning decor and light installations created in the bespoke Handmade style. Throughout the night there will be a fully licensed bar, music and entertainment.

Dress Code: Think style, think quality, think red for valentines, think formal, think vintage and above all else think masquerade.

Proceeds: The proceeds from this event will go towards the delivery of community creative workshops for people in Calderdale. Handmade Parade work year-round to deliver creative making opportunities for vulnerable, isolated and hard to reach communities. Your support towards this work is extremely valuable to us.
Celebrate Valentines in style.

Once you have selected your tickets at Eventbrite you can also add free tickets to the Mask Making workshops at the Egg Factory on the 31 January and 1 February. These workshops run from 7-8:30pm and offer adults the opportunity to come to create a spectacular mask for their ball outfit.

Power Calderdale – Community Energy for Community Buildings

Calderdale Community Energy is holding an event at Hebden Bridge Town Hall specifically for those who own, operate and love community buildings– community centres, schools, churches, mosques, and children’s centres.

Who isn’t excited about a clean future – where fossil fuels and pollution are just memories? Sometimes progress feels slow, but local projects are making changes and creating this future right now.

At this event, which takes place on Tuesday 6 March, 9:15am-1pm, you will hear directly from community groups who have run successful projects. We will also explore how we can work together to unlock bigger opportunities.

The event is FREE but places are limited to just voluntary and community organisations. To book a place please go to the Eventbrite page:

This event will include lunch.

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Julie Hall, School Business Manager, Holywell Green Primary School
    Margaret Crossley, Norland CE School
  • Finn Jensen, Pennine Community Power & Power to Change
  • Mark Simmonds, Co-Op Culture & The Community Shares Unit
  • Kate Gilmartin, My Green Investment & the Micro Hydro Association

Drop in sessions for creative individuals and groups

Could you bring out someone’s inner Ginger Rogers, help discover the next Ted Hughes or inspire a budding Picasso?

VAC is looking for community groups, organisations and individuals with an interest in creative activities to help deliver an exciting new project working with local residential care homes and Calderdale Royal Hospital.

The project will make a difference to the lives of people in later life or those that have recently left hospital through:

  • A creative activity and entertainment programme across the venues
  • Support from volunteer befrienders
  • Access to community resources

Attend one the upcoming Molly and Bill drop in events for information:

  • Tuesday 28 February at Todmorden Fire Station, OL14 5DL – 2pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday 1 March at VAC, Hall Street, HX1 5AY – 2pm to 4pm
  • Thursday 2 March at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY – 2pm to 4pm

Or to find out more call 01422 348777 or email


Places still available: Free Half Day Training on Modern Day Slavery Awareness

The Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Awareness training is a FREE interactive half day training session for frontline workers, businesses and volunteers.

Wednesday 1 February 2017 – 1pm to 4.30pm
At Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s St, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY

On completion of this session, participants will be able to;

  • Explain what human trafficking is and the different types that exist
  • Recognise the signs/indicators of different types of trafficking
  • Respond appropriately to a victim / case of human trafficking
  • How to notify in Calderdale and refer to the NRM

To book your FREE place, email

Healthy Minds Courses, Workshops, Activities and Groups

healthy mindsHealthy Minds will be running a variety of recovery and support courses and workshops throughout Autumn – Winter 2016-2017.

Click here to see upcoming activities

The aim is to provide participants with an opportunity to gain insight, self-understanding and skills to support their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

For more information or to book on to courses and workshops contact Healthy Minds on 01422 345154 or email