Bus times for family fun day

A vintage bus will be picking up in Hebden and driving round the village all day on Saturday 26 March, delivering passengers to the family fun day events, see below for timetable.

 

bus times

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Children’s parade

giant peachWith the generous financial support from The Heptonstall Junior and Infant School and the Friends and Parents of Heptonstall we had £200 sponsorship to spend on materials for the children’s parade on Festival Day.
 We will be meeting at 10.30 am in Weavers Square and parading from 11 am headed up by the Heptonstall Pantomime Group and Drum Machine.
 Jacky Kelly, from the Heptonstall Village Team will be knocking on doors along the route and seeing if some of our older generations would like a ring side seat as the parade passes through.
 The Heptonstall Out of School Club have also lent their support to the event, by making a large Giant Peach to carry aloft on the day.
 As a final touch, some of the kids will be carrying platters of peaches to offer to our special ‘roadside guests’ as the parade passes by.
 (We have limited edition, balloons on sale on the route for £1.00 each (sponsored by Arty party of Todmorden) and this money will help us to cover the cost of activities at the bowling club
The programme that is running at the bowling club is targeted at families or our older folks.
 It is an area to take the kids for a sit down and  value ALL YOU CAN EAT Tapas, or sandwich platter lunch. Or a quicker cake and sarnie.
 There are lots of free activities where the youngest and oldest amongst us can join in.

 

Cuddly prizes at the ready

teddy festival 1The first load of teddies are washed and drying ready for the Teddy Tombola in the Bowling Club on Festival day! Come along with your ‘Wonka Winks’ and have a go at winning one!!! Beth Hardman is selling £4 bags of Wonka Winks in the Heptonstall school playground in advance of the festival for the bargain price of £2.50. The Winks can be spent in the bowling club on Festival Day, to take away the problem of giving children money.

Gospel choir at St Thomas Church

Presenting!!!!

The 3 valleys gospel choir

Allow us to take you through a journey of soulful heartfelt songs from traditional to pop!

At St Thomas The Apostle Church, Heptonstall, Saturday 19 July at 7.30pm

Tickets £7.50 or £5 concessions. Pay on the door. For more info call Dawn: 01422 843856

http://www.3valleysgospelchoir.

The event is to raise funds for Heptonstall Festival . Other planned events include:

A Jazz brunch – a late lazy brunch to ease your way into a relaxing day – Saturday / Sunday in August – exact date tbc.

Pre-festival disco – Heptonstall Bowling Club – Saturday 6 September – from 8pm

Flight Brigade to play at Heptonstall Festival!

Flight Brigade to play at Heptonstall Festival!

UPDATE: Sadly due to recording commitments, Flight Brigade will no longer be able to appear at Heptonstall Festival this year.  We hope to welcome them to the festival in the future, and look forward to hearing their new material!  Continue reading

Heptonstall Festival in Pictures

red queen 1Were you caught on camera? Check out the beautiful pictures taken by Rory Prior on Flickr, with more pictures of the procession and children’s events in the ruins by Amy Binns.

All Amy’s pictures are free to download, print and share for personal and non-commercial use.

If you took some pictures of the day, why not add them to the Flickr Heptonstall pool and share them with us all?

procession 1

Heptonstall Festival on Film

If you’re already missing the festival, relive the fun in these videos.

Hebden Bridge Times’ video includes an impressive performance from Heptonstall’s Class Four. Gremlins are preventing us from displaying it here but you can see it on their website. Full coverage will be in next week’s paper.

Traditional dancing from the Hill Millies, complete with scarves and pinnies, can be seen here:

Luke Concannon performs Give It All from his new album in Weavers Square:

And who could forget headliners Nizlopi performing here