by Hannah Anstee
Welcome to our new website What’s on Hebden Bridge!
WHAT’S IT All ABOUT?
An events site for Hebden Bridge and surrounding areas, including Todmorden and Mytholmroyd.
I have lived in Hebden Bridge for 35 years and like to think that I’m fully integrated within the community and know most of what’s going on. Lately, what I’ve been finding more and more, is that there’s just so much happening in our creative valley that it’s hard to keep track of it – I’ve missed gigs and events because I wasn’t aware of them and I know others have too.
I’ve built this website whatsonhebdenbridge.com as a place to collate all of the cultural events that are happening in the area.
I wanted to be able to just click on a date and see what’s going on in the town on that day and that’s what I’ve done.
EXAMPLES OF EVENTS
Food festivals, bands, gigs, open mic, retreats, exhibitions, fairs, specialist markets, book launches etc – so anything and everything.
WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH ME?
Well, alongside living in the area and wanting to see what’s on, you can also list any events you may be organising on the site. If you are a venue/organiser/artist/musician we’d like to work in partnership with you to promote your listings and invite you to visit the site and list your events. It’s completely FREE to do this and also very simple and easy, and even video content can be uploaded. You can do this here.
*** I’ve already put quite a few events on, so make sure you check first that I haven’t already added yours, and if I have you can easily claim it once you’ve registered.*** You can register here.
The site will be full of event listings and also feature relevant, engaging content in the form of blogs, news items and reviews. I’m a trained lifestyle journalist and have worked on titles such as The Independent, Yoga Magazine, Lovin’ Manchester, Psychologies Magazine, and Record Collector. I also have a Masters in Journalism.
Dan O’Shea, another Hebden Bridge local and trained journalist will be co-editing the site with me. Dan has worked for the Manchester Evening News and will be specialising in children’s, family and community events.
If you would like Dan or I to attend your event or have any ideas for potential features/blog posts then please do drop us a line. You can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to know more, have any questions or would like any help using the site or uploading listings then please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you. It would also be great if you had any feedback at all about the site in general, we’ve been building it for the last few months and it’s an ongoing process.
Many thanks for taking the time out to read this, we hope to inform, entertain and inspire you – so let us know if we are achieving this and any other ways in which you think we can.