Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific society presents : Louise Doughty November 12

Louise Doughty will be the celebrity author on November 12th at HB Lit & Sci society meeting

Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society 2022 Lecture Series

Saturday 12th November at 7.30pm at Hebden Bridge town Hall

Louise Doughty : I preferred the book
What is it like to see your novel adapted for film or television


Novelist and now screen writer Louise Doughty saw her best seller Apple Tree Yard adapted as a hit BBC One TV series starring Emily Watson.

The best selling author will make an appearance at the Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific society meeting on Nov 12th. She will be interviewed by Mark Illis about her experiences of writing a novel and later seeing the characters come to life on the TV screen.

Her TV series Apple Tree Yard is a BBC success and her recent TV drama Crossfire starring Keeley Hawes was on BBC1 recently. She will show some video clips as well as read excerpts of her work.

As her most recent novel Platform Seven is in pre-production, she is uniquely placed to talk about the difference between writing for both genres and what it feels like to see the characters you created take on living form.

This is an opportunity not to be missed by aspiring writers and reading enthusiasts alike.

Booking Essential


Tickets £5

A video recording will be available after the event for £4

On sale at Hebden Bridge Town Hall or online at


Co-Operatives Work! Saturday July 2nd 2022 at Hebden Bridge

Join us on Saturday 2nd July 2022, UN International Day of Co-operatives, for a multi-event day showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale.

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The daytime events are all free. There will be a co-operative history walk in the morning, culminating in the laying of flowers on the graves of local co-operators who helped shape the wider co-op world.This will be followed by a conference in the afternoon showcasing the past, present and future of co-operation in Calderdale. Calderdale co-operatives (you’d be surprised by how many there are) ranging from the retail, wholesale, hospitality, environmental, care and publishing sectors will give you a flavour of how co-operatives provide sustainable economic and social solutions now and into the future. In addition, keynote speakers include Tracy Brabin (West Yorkshire Mayor), Councillor Jane Scullion (Deputy Leader of Calderdale Council), Rose Marley (Chief Executive of Co-operatives UK) and David Burch (Senior Researcher at the Centre for Local Economic Strategie). The Commoners’ Choir in the evening will round off the day’s events.

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Refugee Week 20-26 June 2022 : Events Near You

This Year’s Refugee Week theme is Healing.


Please take a look at the following Refugee Week events happening near you. There are all week long events, online events and localised events to take place.

Full List of Refugee Week 2022 events

Local Refugee Week events

  • Friday June 17th: Football Match at Beech Hill
    Come see St Augustine’s team go head to head with Halifax Friendly to… kick off Refugee Week!!
  • Monday June 20th
    Refugee Week Launch: Online
    Join on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3t4YGQP
  • Tuesday 21 June, 12 noon – 1 pm
    Story About Africa Refugees
    St. Augustine’s Centre, Halifax
    Light Up BAHC invite you to hear stories and learn about issues facing refugees from Africa.
  • Thursday June 23, 11am – 2pm
  • St. Augustine’s Open Day
    St. Augustine’s Centre, Halifax
    Come and find out more about what St. Augustine’s do and enjoy delicious food from around the world!


Seated Exercise with Inspire Motivate Transform at Mytholm Court

A good opportunity to gently exercise by moving and grooving to your favourite songs at the Mytholm Court.

The first class starts on Thursday 10th of February at 10.30 am.


Venue: Mytholm Court, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6DT

Be Here Now weekly creative arts group by Awakening Arts

Be Here Now is a creative arts group which combines a gentle mix of dancing, painting, poetry, song and conversation.

We are a friendly, welcoming group and we love to try new things.

  • Feel positive and uplifted
  • Exercise your body and keep your mind lively
  • Be part of something meaningful
  • Express yourself
  • Make new friends!


When : Wednesdays 1pm – 2.30pm

Where : The Lounge at Mytholm Court, Church Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6DT

Feel free to come along and try it out or give Kaye a call on 07591157841 to find out more.


Midday Me Time Walks near you every fortnight

A few minutes of walk a day are good for the body and spirit, so why not join a friendly, like minded group and take a walk not far from where you are?

These walks are short in duration, open to all and if you fancy breaking up your day this could be an opportunity to stretch your legs and get some fresh air!

The next walks at Beechwood Park (Heathy lane side) are scheduled for:

  • Jan 13th, Jan 27th, Feb 10th, Feb 24th, and Mar 10th

Walks start at 1pm and last for about 30 minutes.

More walks schedule:

Savile Park Moor, Halifax – Wednesdays at 12.30pm.

Wellholme Park, Brighouse – Wednesdays at 12.30pm

Northowram – Wednesdays at 12.30pm

Hebden Bridge – Tuesdays at 12.30pm

Beacon Hill – Wednesdays at 12.30pm

Beechwood Park, Illingworth – Alternate Thursdays at 1pm.

Go on, take a few minutes to yourself!

Lunchtime Live at Hope Baptist Chapel, Hebden Bridge

Enjoy FREE entry to Lunchtime Live providing 2 hours of afternoon entertainment on  Saturday 15 February 2020 – 1.30pm at Hope Baptist Chapel, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW.

The music will be provided by familiar faces on the local circuit and their musical influences come from far and wide;

  • Annie Honjo – Hear echoes of the time she spent in Japan threaded through her original songs.
  • Harmony Jar – Their dark country, folk and Americana sound will tug at your heartstrings.
  • Logan and Manley – Providing an irresistible blend of bouncy reggae, sensitive soul and high energy grooves.

As ever, Lunchtime Live is free – Although you can pay as much as you can afford with all donations being split equally between the acts.