June 2019 events

Through Alice’s Eyes and The End Of The Roll:  

An exhibition and film about the life and work of pioneering Hebden Bridge photographer, Alice Longstaff


22nd-23rd June  The Birchcliffe Centre  12.00pm-4.00pm
Free entry to all

Alice Longstaff is a remarkable figure in photography. Her career is one of the longest in photographic history, starting in 1921 when she was 14 and continuing until her death in 1992 aged 85. An archive of her photographs and negatives is now cared for by Pennine Heritage at the Birchcliffe Centre.

Incredibly, Alice’s photographs are not widely known, even within the photography communities. Very limited selections of photographs were exhibited by Pennine Heritage, as part of  last years Hebden Bridge Arts Festival  (‘The Lost Negatives’) and long term plans are in place to create a major exhibition and book. In the meantime, volunteers are still uncovering exciting, previously unseen photographs from the vast holdings in the archive, creating a growing body of work and knowledge about Alice’s practice and the history of her subjects and place.

In partnership with the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, Pennine Heritage will present a selection of around 30 photographs from the digitised works to date with audio during this year’s Arts Festival – including music and testimony from those familiar with the Longstaff Collection. These will be largely previously unseen photographs drawn from both her commercial and personal work. The film will be approximately 5 minutes in length and will be shown in the Birchcliffe Centre alongside new prints of the selected works over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd June, as well as being shown at Hebden Bridge Picture House at various times throughout the Festival. 

As interest in photographic history shift towards the vernacular, documentary testimony and the real, this film will mark a particular moment in the history of the development of the archive, and will celebrate Alice’s talent and photographic eye.

The film is narrated by Ian McMillan and produced by Greg Hobson and Pete Rush, in partnership with Pennine Heritage Ltd, the Pennine Horizons Digital Archive and Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.

Summer Solstice Circle – Saturday 22nd June 2019 11.00am to 6.00pm

You are invited to join this Seasonal Circle Gathering, workshop and shared Solstice fire-side feast. Celebrate the longest day and find belonging, peace and wildness as we honour this magical time of year together.

Connect…Take time out from life’s busyness and distractions to connect with the season and wild surroundings. Sarah Fay, Ancient Ways Practitioner & Seer, will share Solstice folklore and stories, and introduce you to local plant & “other-than-human” companions in a beautiful woodland setting, inclusive of a facilitated magical Omen Walk. The day will include a fire ceremony in local woodlands, facilitated by Fire Keeper & Bushcraft Instructor Leonie Morris and a communal feast to honour the longest day (see below note about venue and weather). Wholesome vegan staples will be provided; please bring picnic-style food; sharing is welcomed & optional.

Re-charge body and spirit…A circle gathering is at the heart of the celebration. This will include gentle movement, guided meditation, ancient Earth-and-Spirit connection practices grounded in the local landscape and lore, and rhythm making with drums and rattles.

Sarah will also lead you on an immersive inward journey, safely-held and accompanied by drumming to induce a dream-like state as you go deep into yourself for connection and healing.

Investment: £40 / £25 (there are some low income places available, please email to request). To secure your place for this intimate circle and workshop experience, please email Sarah: rootsandresonance@gmail.com

***Please note if weather is torrential rain and poor conditions for woodland access, all Practices and ceremony will be indoors in our cosy, atmospheric venue. It is planned that the activities of the day will be divided between the woodlands and the atmospheric indoor venue. Light rain or odd showers will not deter us venturing out!***

Enjoy a welcome space for all…Roots and Resonance provides inclusive and nurturing spaces, celebrating diversity and wildness in all its forms. This space is open to everyone and facilitated by Sarah Fay, an experienced Ancient Ways Practitioner and Seer: “looking from the heart to see beneath the surface.” For more information about Sarah, and Roots and Resonance, visit:

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May 2019 events

Improvisation – Free Your Movement

Hosted by Transcend Dance

Sunday May 19th 2019 from 11:00-13:00

During these monthly workshops we will explore different tools and techniques for movement improvisation. These workshops are £10 per session (2 hours).

There are limited spaces for these workshops due to the size of the room so to book your place please email – transcendcallum@gmail.com

Also feel free to email for more information about the workshops 🌟

Hebden Bridge cohousing interest day

Saturday, 4 May 2019 from 10:00-17:00 
Hosted by Calderdale Bootstrap and Calder Valley Cohousing at the Birchcliffe Centre

This day long event, facilitated by experienced cohouser Jackie Carpenter, will be an opportunity to learn more about cohousing, the different ways groups have formed and developed projects, and the financial and governance models they have used. We won’t get bogged down in spreadsheets but explore the issues through stories. We will begin to develop a shared vision of cohousing for Hebden Bridge and plan our next steps..
Cost is £5/person to help towards venue, lunch and refreshments.

See more about the event HERE

Roots and Reasonance seasonal Circle 4th May 2019

Next Seasonal Circle “Save the Date” for Saturday 4th May 10:00-1:00 @ Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge (or email to book early and avoid disappointment!): rootsandresonance@gmail.com £25 / £15 low waged. 

May Day Magick: Beltane Seasonal Circle. I will create an event here and add more details very soon, but for those who have enjoyed previous circles or the curious – do get in touch to hold your place – they are limited for these popular events / ceremonial workshops. With good weather, woodland wanderings may be possible as the wheel moves into warmer days (though this is much more likely for the more expansive June Solstice Gathering!), definitely some Spring Plant Teachers to meet, divination explorations for self discovery and play, and more of the much-loved drumming, held otherworld journeying and deep folkloric connection to the second Spring time festival of the year!

As usual, you will be met with a warmly held, co-created space with this developing community of seasonal circles, with elements of cross-cultural animism (also known as shamanic practice) to aid wellbeing and self development. For more on the ethos of these events and their “style” / my role as facilitator and Ancient Ways Practitioner, see my website: www.rootsandresonance.net 

Image below: cup and ring markings at prehistoric site in Northumbria: Routing Linn.

Improvisation – Free Your Movement

Sunday, 19 May 2019 from 11:00-13:00 · Hosted by Transcend Dance

During these monthly workshops we will explore different tools and techniques for movement improvisation. These workshops are £10 per session (2 hours).

There are limited spaces for these workshops due to the size of the room so to book your place please email – transcendcallum@gmail.com

Also feel free to email for more information about the workshops 

April 2019 events

Essensuality – “Hard times require furious relaxation”

We life in chaotic times. A big dance with the unknown. Our society (our system) reacts by feeding the fear. This fear goes directly into the body and tenses up our system.

The more our physical system is tensed up the harder it is to perceive vital information that is important for our well being. We start to loose connection with our senses and our mind goes into overdrive. Creating more physical tension. It is time to break this vicious circle and return to an effortless effort. Returning to the power of our senses. Our senses are directly connected to our neuro system and therefore of vital importance on how we perceive the world. Let’s relax, dance and soften our shell ,so we can flow through life with trust and ease.

In this workshop we focus on relaxing our body and let our senses inspire our dance to discover various ways to calm our nervous system and to (re)load our vitality. A perfect playful Spring Workshop in which we combine dance, meditation and massage. Are you curious how softness, lightness, taste and touch can be part of your dance and life? Then join us in this beautiful spring workshop. The best way to celebrate your Easter Weekend: in the Green Heart of the UK, Hebden Bridge.

Easter Weekend
Friday 19 April – Sunday 21 April
The Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England, UK

Schedule: Friday 19:00 – 22:00, including open night for “one nighters”. Donations from £10, on the door. Saturday 11:00-18:00, Sunday 11:00-17:00

Workshop price: £110 early bird – valid up to and inc 12 April, £145 full price.
5RTA members, Spaceholders and Teachees in Training 20% discount. Workshop price includes the Friday night. Some other discounts may be available. This workshop counts as 10 hrs waves and 8 hrs heartbeat towards the teacher training

Information and registration: Gavin Lee dancefree5r@gmail.com +44 7544 113669


March 2019 events

Beginner’s Yoga Class- starting 11th March 2019


Hebden Bridge’s very own pop choir, TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE, is BACK for 2019 on Friday March 15th at 7.30pm and we’re looking for dedicated singers.

Are you an ex-band member? A sing-in-the-showerer? Do your eyes get a little misty at the thought of mixtapes and fanzines? Is there a yard of dog-eared 12”s in your sitting room? WE NEED YOU.

Take it to the Bridge sing 80s and 90s pop hits in glorious four-part harmony. No backing tracks or beatboxing – just great a cappella singing.

You don’t need to read music – you’ll be learning your part by ear. You don’t need a stunning voice – this is about the group sound, not soloists and stars. Just bring your ears and your enthusiasm, and be prepared to work hard for twelve weeks (we like homework).

We need singers of all voice types and genders.

Find out more about the choir here, get answers to your burning questions on the FAQcontact us to show you’re interested, and ‘like’ our Facebook page to keep updated about songs and plans.

All we wanna do is see you… Don’t you know that it’s true.

Spring Equinox Circle

A nurturing co-created space, held in cross-cultural & revivalist ceremony; honouring the Northern European ancestral connection within land and folklore. This seasonal celebration is known ancestrally in the northern pagan tradition as Ostara; the Spring Equinox: cosmologically-aligned spring time on the 20th March. These 6-weekly circles bring workshop-style experiences for you to take away with you, alongside ceremonial reverence for the changing seasons and the customs, folklore and energies associated with them. Join us to bring your individual relationship with springtime emergence and to celebrate diverse wildness through magick, seasonal practices and drum-led otherworld journeying…

BOOKING ESSENTIAL for these popular circles, please email: rootsandresonance@gmail.com – to receive payment information or ask queries.

Fee: £25 / £15 low-waged (please email to state if you’d like a low-waged ticket, as these are a limited quantity per event)
Birchcliffe Center Yoga Studio (directions will also be emailed)

This Circle, as with all Roots & Resonance spaces, invites and celebrates the wildness in all: women, non-binary femmes, trans-women, men, trans-men, queer people, gender non-conforming people, LGBTQI+, those of varied spiritual-religious beliefs / backgrounds, people of colour, people of mixed heritage, solitary practitioners / witches / healers / activists / seekers of all kinds needing connection, neurodiverse individuals (I welcome questions and requests), varied abilities (please email with access requirements)…and the open and curious of all walks of life.

We will focus on generating and charging personally-created sigil “seeds,” through simple but powerful magic / psycho-spiritual methods of soul-full connection to our emerging dreams, plans and healing journeys at this time. This will provide us with the fertile ground needed to manifest our potential: consciously and deeply! Sound through drumming and percussion will energise and support our experience, gentle movement, meditation / visualisation, and the central otherworld-journeying experience facilitated for you with drumming and deep relaxation. Come to explore and revive in this beautiful, cosy woodland-held venue. Blankets, cushions, herbal tea and light refreshments will be provided.

I am a trained group facilitator in Ancient Ways and cross-cultural shamanic healing techniques, blending my skills as Eco-Educator & Activist with deep Earth-and-Spirit connection practices. I aim to facilitate connection, magic-making, playfulness / curiosity, healing, nurturing space-creation and powerful otherworld experiences for personal and collective transformation.

International Women’s Day Celebration

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Saturday 9th March 2019 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Celebrate International Womens Day at Birchcliffe Centre at 2.00pm till 4.00pm on the 9th of March Saturday with the Annapurna Dance Company. Every year they have been celebrating the spirit of International Women’s Day in March with various artists. Everybody is welcome, dance, sing, join in. No experience is needed, just enthusiasm. Samosas, tea and coffee etc.

Find out more about the Annapurna Dance Company http://www.annapurnadance.com/

Calder Valley Voices are thrilled to host the critically acclaimed Northern Harmony – a group of 14 young singers from Vermont USA, led by Larry Gordon. They are a unique ensemble, bringing us vocal music from Corsica, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Macedonia, Caucasus Georgia, Ukraine, Ghana, South Africa and more.

“Sheer agility, vitality and color” – Mike Joyce, Washington Post
7 -8pm – Workshop. Be led by the Northern Harmony singers in learning songs from round the world. NO experience necessary.

8:15pm – Northern Harmony in Concert. A thrilling and moving evening of vocal mastery. Songs from the Balkans, South Africa, renaissance motets, American Shape note singing and more.
Workshop and Concert: £15/£12.
Concert :£10/£8

Email: lizcuddington1@gmail.com

‘Transcending the traditional definition of choral music, the group is renowned for its command of varied world ethnic singing styles, from the hearty and ultra bright Bulgarian “hard voice” to the equally powerful, but darker and more sonorous Georgian timbre, from the rich, mellifluous South African style or the wild and unrestrained American shape-note sound to a delicate, pure, early music timbre’

Yoga for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

6 week course from Thursday March 14th to April 18th 2019 19.00 to 20.30pm at the Birchcliffe Centre

Taking care of our health and wellbeing can have a huge impact on how we experience life. According to research one in six of us will have experienced a mental health problem in the last week and one in five people will have considered taking their own life at some point.

When we feel well, we are in a better position to cope with whatever life throws at us. On the one hand, accepting and finding ways to deal with those things that challenge us. On the other, allowing ourselves to enjoy the opportunities that present themselves. Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, can have a significant impact on how we see and experience day to day life. We can feel life is coloured by our underlying sense of wellbeing.

Along with affecting our mood, sustained periods of stress, anxiety and depression can also impact our physical health, contributing to ongoing minor health complaints right through to long-term chronic health conditions. We may find that improving our mental health can reduce physical health complaints.

So, how do we address this? Every individual is different, so there is no “one size fits all” approach. What we can do, is take time to consider what might affect our sense of wellbeing. Once we start to see patterns, we can begin to think about how we can reduce the impact they have on our lives. Whatever we do, it’s important to take time to consider the best course of action. In practice we don’t always make the best decisions when we feel don’t feel 100%. Create time to consider your options and potential outcomes, and remember small incremental changes can be a great way to make a start on the road to good mental health.

How does yoga help?

Simple yoga practices can be used to balance the nervous system, reduce stress and anxiety levels, lift low mood and encouraging time for self-reflection. Yoga practices tailored to your health, will help to bring the body and mind into balance. These might include physical postures (asana), breathing practices (pranayama), guided deep relaxation and techniques from the mindfulness tradition.

Taught over six weeks, the Yoga for Stress, Anxiety & Depression course is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced yoga students alike. It is open to all genders. During the course, you will learn simple yoga practices to help manage stress, anxiety and depression in everyday life. You will be encouraged to observe the activity of the mind as a way of bringing greater awareness and clarity to your thoughts. Practices are simple and accessible to all, allowing students of all abilities to try a range of different yoga techniques. Each class includes some time for discussion and questions.

The course is taught by Claire Thomas. Claire has been teaching yoga for fifteen years and has a particular interest in the field of yoga for mental health. Having lived with stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD at various stages in her life, Claire is passionate about promoting positive mental health. Helping others develop strategies and learn ways of making life more manageable and joyful through yoga.

If you are interested in attending the course, please get in touch with Claire to book a space. The course will be limited to 12 people and all places must be booked in advance. The course costs £60, which includes all six classes and course handouts.

The course will run at The Bridge Pilates Studio at the Birchcliffe Centre in Hebden Bridge. The studio is accessed from the very end of Chapel Avenue. Yoga mats are available to borrow. Please wear warm, stretchy clothing, socks and bring a blanket for relaxation.
Want to chat before booking a space? Please give me a ring on 07443 602108.

February 2019 events

A NEW Monthly Full Moon Journeying & Integration Circle! For those who are curious to explore, deepen or routinely support their otherworld (or shamanic / witch) journeying practice, undertake longer drum-held journeys and come to share your experiences, questions and bring connection via facilitated & co-created space. Those new to the practice are also encouraged to attend, as no experience is required. We will also explore various forms of integration to support our lives beyond circle & workshop space, which will also support personal healing journeys of many forms, or boost your self-care time: arts, crafts, poetry, meditation and guided visualisation, mindful sharing of experiences, movement (optional / gentle), sound, sensory connection with herbs and plants, simple but powerful (Earth-Spirit cross-cultural) ceremony, divination practice and more! Light refreshments also provided in this beautiful venue, providing yoga mats and blankets for your comfort as we meet to acknowledge the full moon creativity available to us all.

Please email to book your place for payment information. If finances are a barrier to attendance please let me know, as with enough pre-paid bookings, a drop-in pay-as-you-feel vibe will also be the intention for this space on an on-going basis.

£10 / £8.00 low waged; rootsandresonance@gmail.com

“This Circle, as with all Roots & Resonance spaces, invites and celebrates the wildness in all: women, non-binary femmes, trans-women, men, trans-men, queer people, gender non-conforming people, LGBTQAI+, those of varied spiritual-religious beliefs / backgrounds (or of non), people of colour, people of mixed heritage, solitary practitioners / witches / healers / activists / seekers of all kinds needing connection, neurodiverse individuals (I welcome questions and requests), varied physical abilities (please email with access requirements)…and the open and curious of all walks of life!”

Spring Awakening Circle

Saturday 2nd February 2019 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Birchcliffe Centre yoga studio

Public · Hosted by Roots and Resonance and Birchcliffe Centre

Come to share in personal & collective transformative energy as we nurture vision and celebrate the arrival of Spring! All are welcome to bring their visions and diversity of spirit – see below for *inclusive statement…

TO RESERVE / BOOK: places are limited for these popular events, to please email myself, Sarah, directly to receive payment info: rootsandresonance@gmail.com 

Price: £25 / £15.00 – low income (there is a limited but increased allocation of low income places, so please specify if this applies to you) 

Come to immerse in shamanic / witch-states of consciousness that support transformative connection with all of nature, the Higher Self / God consciousness / Spirit / Dream realms – however you like to refer to this experience. We will hold reverence for the awakening of spring energy deep in the Earth, and deeply within ourselves, welcoming the returning light. 

*Statement of inclusion: all are welcome, including those of diverse heritage, people of colour, those who identify as women / males, gender non-conforming / queer people, LGBTQIA+, marginal-dwellers of all forms, all ages (above 18), activists, all body-types and abilities (please do contact me with any accessibility requirements) etc. All practices are cross-cultural: emphasising globally-present techniques and methods or European witchcraft / druidic-inspired revivalism; avoiding as consciously as possible – cultural appropriation. These seasonal circles are ideal for those who seek self-nurturance through deeply relaxing and safely held consciousness-altering practices. Curiosity and openness is all that is required!

The Pathway to the Heart of Spring…

The first stirrings of spring time were acknowledged by the Celts as Imbolc; as the snowdrops creep across a still snowy-landscape, the first buds form, the first lambs born. Many other mysterious names existed for this festival of early-awakening across Europe. Yorkshire, including the Calder Valley, was once inhabited by the largest Celtic tribe: the Brigantes, who are also associated in local lore with the majestic Pagan-revered Bride Stones. Brigid – the spring goddess associated with this time of year and whose name shares ancient origins with this tribe’s / the stone’s name – brings us into rich local ancestral lore and mystery! 

The Seasonal Circle’s Intention / Purpose:

These Circle happen every 6-weeks following the Celtic / Northern European Pagan-influenced Wheel of the Year, which is in turn influenced by seasonal changes in nature / spirit / body / mind / landscape / celestial events and the equinoxes. The otherworld or shamanic journey is at the heart of each circle, with live drumming to support your ride! This central technique to individual, community & planetary healing is profoundly insightful and supportive and as a nurtured practice can be a life-long source of support, inner-guidance and transcendence.

The Circle opens a peaceful portal for assessing your lifestage currently and any plans, projects or ways of life that need to be sown, grown or released. There is also a workshop taster-style element to these 3-hour circles; where space is incorporated for sharing experiences verbally, journaling, discussing the techniques we share and opening to the diversity of all our experiences of spiritual / consciousness-altering practices (all sharing is optional, your experiences here are held with respect). This is also an excellent opportunity to try out shamanic journeying methods, as well as other simple but powerful ceremonial techniques – for the first time – or to come as a seasoned practitioner. Some of the activities woven into these circles encompass:

*gentle movement *percussion / energy-raising with sound *guided meditation & breath work *making magic through crafts & charged items *journalling & integration *guided visualisation *meditation *shamanic & otherworld journeying *seasonal folklore & story / myth *co-created ceremony *teas & tasting seasonal plants * woodland connection (weather permitting)

More details will be emailed closer to the time of the morning’s core elements. I look forward to holding space for you soon!

Deep-Winter Warm Blessings,
Sarah Fay

Sarah Fay Taylor: Roots & Resonance
Seer & Healer
Cross-Cultural & Revivalist Shamanism, Divination Readings & Nature-Connection 
Based in West Yorkshire, UK
www.rootsandresonance.net / Facebook & Instagram: @rootsandresonance
Mobile: 07506731787
“Exploring the wilderness of land, spirit & soul”


Sat 16th Feb, Workshop with Malkhaz Ervanidze

I would be thrilled if you could join Zarebi Georgian Women’s choir to take part once again in a Georgian singing workshop for men and women, on Saturday 16th February 10-4pm at the Birchcliffe Centre in Hebden Bridge. We are very excited to announce the return of Malkhaz Erkvanidze, one of Georgia’s most highly regarded Georgian song masters, director of the ensemble Sakhioba and founder of the Anchiskhati choir. 

In this workshop we have the privilege of being taught by one of Georgia’s best known directors. We will learn folk songs from different regions of Georgia.

Who is the workshop for? 
The workshop is more appropriate for people who are regular and/or  fairly confident singers.

The workshop will run from 10am until 4pm with a break for lunch and one or two shorter breaks if needed. The cost of the workshop is £25 and £20 concession (low-income) Refreshments- juice, tea, coffee, biscuits will be included. 

The Birchcliffe Centre 
Hebden Bridge

The workshop will be in the main hall which as well as being an impressive and beautiful room, also has great acoustics. There is a fully functioning kitchen available. There is disabled access into and around the building and disabled parking. 

Advance booking only as places are limited.
To book or for queries, please get in touch via email: helen.bigearsmusic@gmail.com
or phone to Helen – 07903074674, or Beryl –  01422 843612
 Advance payment is requested,  via bank transfer, cash or cheque. 

 I look forward to you getting in touch and hope to see you there! 
Helen Curtis and Zarebi

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January 2019 Events

11th to 13th January 2019 Poetry of Shape – Dance Free

This 5Rhythms Weekend Workshop is being taught by Emma Leech, 5Rhythms Teacher who teaches around the world.

Emma writes

‘The workshop is called ‘Poetry of Shape’ the movement lab inspired by the teachings of Stillness.
The 5th Rhythm, Stillness, is the ultimate place of refuge, where spirit moves us and connects back to source. It can be the place that we struggle with the most to be authentic, or a place where we fall asleep, the journey through each rhythm is a door opening to the next, a map, an adventure into unknown expression in the dance, destination to be with the empty space that connects us to a more expansive state of being.

Space and time to allow essence of who we are to emerge through the gateway of the BREATH SPACE and SILENCE mixed with spacious music, poetry of the body’s dances will unfold us to reveal in simple form.’

Love Emma

Fri 19:00-22:00 Open also to those who can’t make Sat and Sun
Sat 11:00- 18:00
Sun 11:00- 17:00

£160 full, £140 early bird til end December, 20% discount on either price for 5Rhythms SpaceHolders, Teachers and Teachers in Training.

For more details & bookings please contact
Gavin Lee



Starting Sunday 13th January

*Introduction to Movement*

We will focus on finding your inner dancer through improvisation and using props (it’s a really big giggle!!)


Wear something comfortable for you to move in and bring some water! For more details, call or text Callum on the number provided or send us a quick message! 😊

Classes start at the Birchcliffe Centre on Sunday 13th Janaury 2019 at 10am. See more HERE


December 2018 events

Babushka – The Russian Mother Christmas  Hosted by Hard Graft Theatre Co.

What is Babushka?

Brilliant festive fun for the whole family with this magical Christmas nativity story from Russia.

It’s Christmas and Babushka, an old lady lives alone with only her animal friends for company. Then one day three Kings on camels following a star arrive and ask for food and shelter.  Join Babushka on her adventures across deserts, Snow capped mountains and rivers to give a tiny baby his Christmas gift.

Now in our 11th year of producing children’s Christmas shows.

All Ages 4 – 104

At the Birchcliffe centre on Sunday 30th December 2018 12.30 to 1.30pm.

Tickets are available HERE

For more information watch Hard Grafts short video about the show HERE


Hebden Bridge Theatre Workshop – Impro Panto

Friday  7 December 2018 from 19:00-21:00  The Studio Space at the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road,  Hebden Bridge

Messrs. Brown and Parkin cordially invite all lovers of theatre arts to our first monthly gathering.

In December we will play together in that raucous model of community Dionysian ribaldry, the improvised Panto.

No experience necessary, just bring enthusiasm, random props, and we will do the rest. To book, click on ‘Going’ below.

£3-6.    All proceeds to Freedom from Torture. See more about the group HERE

Hebden Bridge Theatre workshop is a creative space for all to enjoy self-expression in a relaxed and mutually supportive community.


The January session will be on the inspiring but often forgotten work of theatre pioneer Joan Littlewood.


See more HERE


December 7th -9th 2018 Discovering the Art of Presence

 7 Dec at 19:00 – 9 Dec at 17:00 · Hosted by Dance Free

Are you new to 5Rhythms? Not danced for a while? Very experienced dancer? Perhaps a 5Rhythms Teacher? Whatever your experience this weekend could be amazing in one and more ways!
£140 if paid by end October, otherwise £160.
Please email Gavin
dancefree5r@gmail.com for bookings


December 22nd 2018   10.00am to 1.00pm   

Winter Solstice Circle at the Birchcliffe Centre

 · Hosted by Roots and Resonance and Birchcliffe Centre


Sweet Sensation! Somatic Movement                              December 14th  7.00-9.30pm at the Birchcliffe Centre

Monthly guided movement education group using simple peer supportive bodymind practices that can include dance, voice, touch, rest and music alongside creative practice. This gently restorative, empowering, and often playful work aims to increase our natural balance and restore our connection to ourselves, others and the world; turning up the volume on breath and body wisdom and quietening mental chatter though mindful movement.

All welcome, no experience necessary. Bring your own journal and art materials or use ours.

Followed by a wee social dance with refreshments to share.

Fee is by donation ( Pay what you feel ). Booking not essential – just turn up. 

All proceeds to Freedom from Torture https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/get-involved/volunteering/local-groups/calderdale

Please arrive at 6.45pm for a prompt start and wear loose, comfortable clothing. The session is in the basement studio, doorway is just to the left of the reception entrance.

Lifts available up the hill.

Mo Brown has a background in theater arts. I work as a Psychoanalytic Intercultural psychotherapist and educator specializing in embodied imagination. 

Public · Hosted by Mo Brown and Tania Da Cruz

October 2018 events


EFT Tapping Level 1 1.5 days – Hebden Bridge UK

 · Hosted by Happisoul and Birchcliffe Centre

During this workshop you will learn all the basics of EFT, introducing you to how to apply it to yourself and others including:

Demonstrations on how to apply EFT, illustrating all the tapping points.

Clear blocks effecting confidence, performance & wellbeing
Freedom from limiting beliefs & traumatic memories
Immediate relief from overwhelm & anxiety
Freedom from your addictions & cravings
Relief from physical & emotional pain
Relief from fears & phobias

Experience and practice this powerful simple technique to clear issues and incidents from the past that are influencing what you do now
How to connect to the cause of the problem and improve your confidence and well-being with EFT
Awaken your creativity and intuition

You will leave having practiced the technique in a safe environment and confident in applying it for immediate results

Why train with Alison?

I am an Accredited Certified EFT Master Trainer and practitioner registered with the worldwide organisation *AAMET . My 28 years experience and passion for assisting and teaching others, allows me to offer professional, high quality EFT courses to all my students.

My workshops are Fun! I offer a safe space to explore the many techniques of EFT and how it can be applied, not only are my workshops professional and of a high standard of theory there are many hands on practical opportunities for self healing throughout the workshops.

Times: Thursday 9-5pm Friday 9-2pm



The Peaceful Heart Day Retreat 

21st October  2018 10.00 to 16.00

Om Shanthi. Everyone we meet is looking for Peace. We all want that in our lives.

Heart Of Living Yoga offers simple, direct and life changing practices to help us connect with the Peaceful Heart. This day retreat offers a special opportunity to experience the life changing benefits of living in the Peaceful Heart ♥

To experience a little taste of this, you can listen to a simple 5 minute guided meditation ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdvyZ36IN3Y ~ to see if it’s for you ♥

Provisional programme

9:30 Arrive, get a cuppa and settle in
10 Welcome
10:30-12:45 Heart Flow Yoga
12:45-1 Heart Song
1-2 Shared Veggie Lunch
2-2:30 Heart Rest ~ Deep Relaxation
2:30-2:45 Tea Break
2:45-3:30 Questions and discussion
3:30-3:45 Heart Meditation
3:45-4 Closing Circle
4 Floating Home with Happy Hearts

The day retreat will be hosted by Heart Of Living Yoga teachers and teacher trainers Nischala & Vishwam.

To book your place or ask any questions, please email vishwamyoga@gmail.com

The suggested donation for the day is £45. Half of all proceeds go to support the life changing work of the Heart Of Living Yoga Foundation around the world. To learn more about the charity, the tradition and the teachers, visit http://heartoflivingyoga.com




September 2018 events

Holistic Hebden are pleased to bring you Hebden Bridge Holistic Weekend. A town wide event with a amazing Body Mind Spirit & Wellness Fair. Featuring free workshops, classes. therapies, treatments and readings with workshops, classes and over 25 interesting stalls. Cafe providing Vegan and Vegetarian food.

Bring your printed Early Bird ticket to the event and redeem for £5.00 with one of the therapists, stalls, workshops or cafe

Entry on the door £3.00

For more information and tickets please see  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holistic-hebden-weekend-tickets-47236512681


Exciting news! On September 3 we will be launching our 4-day-flexi-school and registration is open!  Learning in the here and now.

For more information see  http://hebdenbridgeschool.co.uk/4-days-a-week-school/