All concerts start 7.30pm in Heptonstall Parish Church
More details at www.penninespringmusic.co.uk
A Fair Trade weekend with stalls and teas will be held at St Thomas’ Church, Heptonstall, from Friday 24 May, organised by Judith Parish.
Fair trade clothes, food and gifts from Traidcraft will be on sale along with drinks and the usual fantastic selection of home-made cakes. The event will be open on Friday 7pm to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10.30am to 5pm.
The Lawrence Killian Brass Quintet will be playing a selection from the classics and Disney on Monday, 20 May, at 7.30pm in Heptonstall School hall.
Tickets are available from the school priced £2 adults, £1 children, £5 family. Bar and light refreshments. All proceeds to the PFA.
A new date has been set for the Heptonstall Festival, which has moved from its regular July slot to Saturday, September 21.
This is partly due to the problems with the road around the village. Organisers hoped that Lee Wood Road would be open by the time of the festival, so that the road through the village could be closed to traffic as it was for last year’s very successful event.
However, it now looks likely that Lee Wood Road may be closed for many months, so organisers have decided to go ahead with the festival even if traffic is still using the main road through the village.
It is hoped that artists from the Handmade Parade will work with children from Heptonstall School to create artwork which will be carried through the village and displayed in the old church.
Calderdale MBC have developed proposals for the management of woodland in Colden Clough and details can be seen on the CMBC webpages at http://forestplans.co.uk/colden-clough/.
There will be a short, informative walk around the Colden Valley at 10:00am on Saturday 13 April 2013, starting from the Bowling Club.
Council officers will be available afterwards from 12 noon to discuss the plans, again at the Bowling Club.
Further information can be obtained from;
Area Countryside Officer Upper Valley
Clegg Nook, Cragg Road, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5HR
Tel 01422 886371.
A concert of choral music will be held at Heptonstall Parish Church on Saturday, 27 April, to raise money for church funds.
The singers include Darryl Dumigan, Angela Jarman, Alice Barford, Sue Pemsel, Jan Burgess, Peter Tillotson, Philip Thomasand Simon Hicks.
The will sing music by composers including Giovanni Gabrielli, William Byrd, Benjamin Britten and Ola Gjeilo. Tickets cost £8, concessions £5, students £1. Performance starts at 7.30pm.
For more information, call 01422 844627.
The Heptonstall Lights and Planting Group (HeLP) churchyard planting day is now on Sunday 5 May 2013, between 11:00am and 1:00pm..
HeLP will provide some plants, but if anyone has any spare cuttings (from plants that grow well in Heptonstall), that would be a useful contribution.
Our next HeLP meeting is on Monday 29 April 2013 at 8.00 in the White Lion.
Due to the weather conditions, the churchyard planting planned for Sunday 24 March 2013 has been postponed.
Results are now in, and the honours board looks as follows:
1 Adam Osborne
2 Spencer Ryley
3 Dave Kirkham
1 Jason Hemsley
2 Colin Walker
3 Charlie McInstosh
1 Keiran Horrigan
2 Jonathan Emberton
3 Thornton Taylor
1 Ben Grant
1 Malcolm Coles
1 Wharfedale Harriers 2nd, 3rd, 5th (Spencer Ryley, Dave Kirkham, Gareth Hird)
2 Calder Valley 7th, 11th, 14th (Tim Black, Kevin Hoult, Ian Symington)
3 Pudsey and Bramley 9th, 13th, 16th (Harry Dalby, Colin Walker, Charlie McInstosh)
1 Liza Barry
2 Rachel Pilling
3 Anna Kelly
1 Anna Kelly
2 Kate Mansell
3 Jackie Scarf
1 Anna Kelly
2 Jackie Scarf
3 Kath Brierley
1 Calder Valley 4th, 5th, 7th (Kate Mansell, Jackie Scarf, Helen Buchan)
Ben Mounsey 1:55:49 (2011)
Richard Pattinson 1:59:48 (2011)
Chris Davies 2:10:58 (2012)
Ben Grant 2:29:46 (2013)
Malcolm Coles 3:07:10 (2013)
Helen Fines 2:18:05 (2011)
Sally Malir 2:36:46 (2011)
Anna Kelly 2:44:16 (2013)
Many congratulations to everyone who took part. Full listings are on the Fell Race website.
Now the Christmas lights have gone, the last of the snow is melting and the early spring bulbs are starting to show, we are turning our attention to making plans for our spring and summer activities.
On Sunday 24 March, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, we are clearing up and planting in the old churchyard. Everyone is welcome to join in. Bring tools and any spare plants if you have them.
On Monday 25 March we are holding our next meeting at 8:00 pm in the Cross Inn. Everyone is welcome. Meetings are very informal and we want as many people as possible to come along to share any ideas about brightening up the village.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks - Clive.
Everyone’s good at something, and now’s your chance to show the world (or at least this corner of it) at the annual talent show at Heptonstall Bowling Club.
Ruth Hardy, organiser, said: “Yes – it’s back! Come and join in the biggest event of the year – Heptonstall’s Got Talent.
We need you to share your amazing talent – whatever it is!”
The event will happen at 7pm on Saturday, May 18, so you’ve got plenty of time to dust off your dancing shoes and rehearse your favourite songs.
If you think you’re the best thing since Beyonce, or if you just want to give your neighbours something to smile about, get in touch with Ruth on her Facebook page.
Time: 10:30 am
Start: Weavers Square, Heptonstall, West Yorkshire
Distance: 24.8 km / 15.4 miles (Long)
Ascent: 966 metres / 3170 feet (category B)
Categories: NS (Navigational Skills Required), LK (Local Knowledge an advantage), PM (Course Partially Marked)
Registration: White Lion, Town Gate, Heptonstall from 9:30 am onwards
Cost: £5 entry on the day
Parking: a field at the top of the village near Draper Corner
Kit requirements: full waterproof body cover, hat, gloves, map, compass, whistle, emergency food
Proceeds go to support St Thomas’ Church, the locals Scouts and Mountain Rescue Team.
More details at www.heptonstallfellrace.org.uk/
What’s the race like?
The Heptonstall Fell Race is a category BL race across the best of the local landscape around Heptonstall in the upper Calder Valley. The 25 kilometres of route takes in a mixture of steep-sided wooded valleys, upland pasture and pathless moorland.
You’ll be hurtling down grassy slopes, struggling across stretches of bog, scrambling up through thick heather, dodging through dense woodland and – most of all – racing over some wild open countryside. If you get the chance to look around, you’ll see for miles across some of the most beautiful and remote scenery in the South Pennines.
We are looking for helpers and marshals so please could anyone who might be able to lend a hand contact Steve Grimley on 07710 015560 or email@example.com
See more on our Facebook page
There will be three speakers: Jonathan from the Carbon Coop in Manchester (www.carbon.coop) who will be speaking about the Carbon Coop, and Phil and Finn who will be speaking about their experience with their solar panels.
Phil will also talk about how ten households in Blackshaw Head got together to have thermal solar panels installed on their houses.
We are happy to hear suggestions on speakers you would like to hear. We have already got some speakers lined up for future meetings to speak on nature conservation (bats, birds, etc). If you have suggestions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As usual everyone is welcome to these public BEAT meetings.
A copy of the UpBEAT Newsleter for January-February 2013 can be seen here.
The topic is ‘Our food future – global vs local?’, a talk and discussion led by Geoff Tansey.
Geoff Tansey has worked on food, agriculture and development issues for over 35 years. He has degrees in soil science (University of Aberdeen) and history of and social studies of science (Sussex University). He helped found and edit the journal Food Policy in the mid-1 970s, has worked on agricultural development projects in Turkey, Mongolia, Albania and Kazakhstan and travelled widely.
Since 1981 , he has been an independent writer, consultant, and occasional broadcaster. His books include The Food System: A guide (with Tony Worsley) and coeditorship of The future control of food: A guide to international negotiations and rules on intellectual property, biodiversity and food security.
In June 2005, he received a Joseph Rowntree ‘Visionaries for a Just and Peaceful World’ Award and, in 2008, he won the Derek Cooper Award for best food campaigner/educator, at the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards. He is a member and a trustee of the Food Ethics Council.
If you want to prepare your baby for stardom, a leading role is available in the Heptonstall Methodists’ traditional nativity service.
A baby is needed to play the part of Baby Jesus on Sunday 23 December at 10.45am. Willing candidates can be held by Mary or can chill out in their car seat next to the manger, depending on the parents’ preference.
Any other children who would like to join in as angels, shepherds etc are very welcome to attend.
Rehearsals are being held at 10am on Saturday 15 December and Saturday 22 December at the Octagonal Chapel. Anyone interested can contact Margaret on 01422 842550 or just turn up to a rehearsal.
Christmas is almost here, dark evenings and freezing weather. But be of good cheer because the time has come to make merry and turn on the Christmas tree lights.
Place: Weavers Square.
Date: Saturday 1st December.
The cast of this year’s Heptonstall Pantomime will be there for the big switch on.
Once again, we are holding a competition for the House with the Best Christmas Wreath. Gordon Rigg Vouchers to be won. The result will be announced on Christmas Eve. Register by completing the form below, at The Post Office or on the Group’s Facebook Page.
Following the success of the Churchyard Clearup the group are meeting again on Sunday 16th December at 11.30 am in the churchyard. Everyone Welcome. Bring some garden tools if you have them.
If you are interested in getting involved with the group, leave a message on our facebook page, come along on the 16th or join us for our next meeting in The White Lion at 8.0pm on Monday 21st Jan 2013.
Christmas Wreath Competition Registration Form
Thanks to everyone who made it to the Church Yard on the 11th of the 11 @ 11.30 onwards. There were thirteen in all. A good number. Leaves were swept; bulbs and plants planted. Worry not if you couldn’t make it for we shall return with our tools and our enthusiasm on another day.
Next HELP meeting is Monday coming (19th) in the White Lion at 8pm where we shall make further plans about keeping Heptonstall beautiful, especially in the Christmas season.
Ideas and new members always very welcome.
HEptonstall Lights and Planting.
HELP – Heptonstall Lights and Planting Group are holding an `Adopt a Patch` Day on Sunday 11th November in the Old Churchyard.
Everyone is welcome to come along at 11.30am. Bring a trowel if you have one. We are encouraging people to adopt a small patch of the churchyard which they can look after.
FAMILIES ARE ESPECIALLY WELCOME.
Hopefully if we get enough people to join in we can make a real difference to the appearance of the churchyard.
Dig out those dancing shoes – Heptonstall School is hosting a Big Night Out with Phoenix Ceilidh Band on Friday, November 9.
Everyone’s welcome to have a nosey in the new Heptonstall School hall at this family friendly event. Bridestones Brewery will be supplying hand-pulled beer for a fully stocked bar.
Tickets are available in advance only from the school and Tony’s Post office, priced at £20 for a family of up to 2 adults and 3 children, £8 adults, £6 OAPs and £4 children.
The event is to raise funds for the school’s Parents and Friends Association and the Out of School Club.
Heptonstall school celebrated the handover of the new building extension with a week of events including a visit from history re-enactment group the Sealed Knot.
David Burnop from the Pace Egg Society visited Class 3 on Tuesday. The children in the class had spent the previous day making props – swords, shields and crowns.
Classes One and Two had a visit from a “Grandma” on Wednesday. Suzie from the theatre company “Tempus Fugit” was, in
turn, a granny form the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. The children dressed up and learnt songs from yesteryear.
On Friday the Hepton Singers came into Class 4 for a singing workshop. The children then performed their pieces at an assembly at the end of the day, attended by members of Calderdale Council who had made the build possible.
The Pennine Spring Music Festival for 2013 will run from Monday 27th May to Saturday 1st June.
Programme as at 30 Aug 2012. Subject to amendment.
All concerts will be held in the Heptonstall Parish Church, starting 7:30.
Tuesday 28 May
Tuesday Concert: Orchestra and Chorus
Schubert: Rosamunde Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 24 in C minor
Haydn: Insanae et Vanae curae
Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Thursday 30 May
Thursday Concert: Chamber Concert.
Strings: J S Bach: Orchestral Suite no. 2 BVW 1067
Wind: Gounod: Petite Symphonie for Wind
Choir: Chilcott: Singing by numbers (selection)
Saint-Saens: Les Fleurs et les Arbres Op. 68 no.2
Saint-Saens: Calme de Nuits Op. 68 no.1
Solo/Guest Ensemble: To be confimed
Saturday 1st June
Saturday Concert: Orchestra and Chorus
J S Bach: Magnificat
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D
Tickets: £8, £5 (concessions), £1 (under-16) to all evening concerts.
All tickets available on the door, or bookable in advance at Hebden Bridge or Todmorden Tourist Information Offices.
Latest information on Pennine Spring Festival Website…