Sunday, 14 October 2018

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival October happenings

The Festival started on Saturday 6 October:


Started in 1993 we are a long-standing resident of Hebden Bridge, ingrained in the landscape!
We love to work with the people, businesses and venues across the town to join hands in creating fun and interesting events for our community and visitors.
We deliver a unique annual Summer Festival, as well as nurturing local young talent through The Nova Collective, and offer a programme of lively monthly talks at Cafe Culture.
Not only that but we love to drop by with inspiring one-off arty events and volunteer opportunities year round. 

We are pleased to present ... OCTOBER HAPPENINGS


Get your art on! Throughout the month of October, a selection of Nova artists will be featured at the Visitor Centre in Hebden Bridge. There will be a combination of fine art painters, photographers, ceramics and printed poetry. Join us for an informal launch on Saturday 6th October, 1pm.




Not to be missed! A slideshow of images old & 'not so old' covering most of the Upper Valley & live music sing-a-long with U3A Todmorden on piano, ukulele & concertina.
Have a black and white photo taken with Alice Longstaff's original camera.

Bring along your old photos to save into the Pennine Heritage LTD digital archive.
Part of 'Dementia Friendly Awareness Week' in Hebden Bridge, 1st-5th October.
Doors open at 2pm for tea and cake.  £5 (£3 Concessions) Pay on the door.



Hebden Bridge has a long history of activism and of women wearing the trousers! Over the WOWW weekend we will be celebrating some of the wonderful women making a creative difference.

Joining us over the weekend:
GRACE PETRIE, protest singer with her new album, Queer as Folk..
LIZ LOCHHEAD, Scotland’s national poet blends poetry & monologue with sax accompaniment
DEBBIE SHARP, sound artist presents speakHer, the sound of protest in Calderdale
ALISON COOPER (Magpahi) – new songs inspired by local suffragettes
LUCY PANKHURST & the suffragette anthem sung by Rochdale’s all female choir Cantare
Plus live art from Tasha Whittle and flashmobs from Northern Powerhouse.


We Would Love to Hear from You... who inspires you?

We want to know which amazing women have informed your life, living or otherwise, personally or famously. We want to hear stories about how they've inspired you.
This will form an 'Inspiring Women Pop-Up Exhibition' at Hope Baptist Church  across the weekend, for you to come and add, and look!

To submit, please send in an IMAGE (that you have permission to use) and up to 250 words telling us why they've inspired you, or how - to our Festival Director, Helen Meller, at

We hope to see you at some of these events.
We will be back next month with more news of what is up & coming from HBAF
If you would like to chat about volunteering with us please email
If you would like to support us by donation please visit our website


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Our mailing address is:

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
Hebden Bridge Town Hall
St George's Street
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7BY
United Kingdom


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