There have been festivals and pageants in Hebden Bridge going back hundreds of years and the Arts Festival is at the heart of this rich and diverse continuum. Started in 1993, we are one of Yorkshire’s longest running arts festivals with a reputation for delivering big names in a local setting.
In 2021, we are currently reimagining Hebden Bridge Arts Festival with plans to unveil an exciting new-look festival model later this year. Watch this space!
During 2020/21 we are working with Creative Neighbourhoods, a range of Calderdale groups and communities who have not traditionally engaged with the festival, listening, dreaming and co-creating small, exploratory projects.