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Friday opening

Celebrating the start of 6th annual Big Green week 2005 and also the opening of newly revamped centre.

 Improvements included: The newly updated walk-in Energy room; new One Planet exhibition room; re-located eco-furbished Green shop and updated courtyard garden.


Celebrations kicked off with a talk by Sumeet Manchanda of BioRegional Consulting Ltd. On One Planet Living – a framework for Sustainable Community Development followed by,


Evening celebrations with wine, nibbles and friends at the opening of Green Peace photographer Steve Morgan’s exhibition ‘Ice’, showing photographs taken during a trip to Greenland.






Saturday ice

Weekend started with a Grand opening by Hebden Royd Mayor Stewart Brown, Saint Pol-sur-Ternoise Mayor (Hebden Royd’s twin town) Maurice Louf, Raymond Machin, Manfred Godde and Christine McCafferty MP for Calder Valley.

St.George’s square was closed to traffic and made host to such spectacles as:


House Cosy built by artist Lizzie Lockhart to promote home insulation;

Iceberg ice sculpture and lanterns which slowly melted over the seasonally warm autumnal day;

Calderdale Council’s Housing Energy team giving out free energy advice and light bulbs;

Local Product’s Market in old Lees Yard; as well as covered seating for local shoppers to have a rest and enjoy the delights and atmosphere.




Riverside School became full of locals giving their say on Calderdale Council’s plans drawn up for street works in Hebden Bridge and also the town’s Action Plan Amazon Nails gave a very popular talk and demonstration on the merits of straw bail building Murray Chambers (and family) from Hollingworth Lake saved the day by standing in (for the other workshops that were unfortunately cancelled) and ran a mask making workshop for gleeful children.


The ATC paid host to very popular talks, demos and exhibitions throughout the weekend and following week.


Sunday snow

A wet and windy start meant that the events in St. George’s Square moved to Riverside School along with the continuing street consultation, beautiful wood carving demonstration by John Adamson and popularly attended willow weaving workshop with experts Helen Blackwell and Claire Blakey.


The weather improved and to celebrate we made snow! Fun was had in St. George’s Square with a snow machine entertainment and the arrival of the town’s Christmas tree.



Everyone let their hair down (or bought some!) for the film of the month ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ at Hebden Bridge’s Picture House. With over 100 fans, goodie bags and merriment were had by all with a free glass of wine for those who came by foot or public transport.




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