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Hebden Bridge Film Festival – Extended interview with the director

Today begins the first ever Hebden Bridge Film Festival and it’s shaping up to be a wonderful event. With an array of screenings of many different types of films from all across the globe, there is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy. To add to the packed line up of movies, there will also be unique chances to see, hear from and pick … Continue reading Hebden Bridge Film Festival – Extended interview with the director

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Hebden Bridge Film Festival – Ones to Watch: Carmen & Lola

The final episode of our ‘Ones to Watch’ series focusses on Carmen & Lola by director Arantxa Echevarría – the first Spanish female director to screen in the Directors Fortnight at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. You can see it at Hebden Bridge Picture House on Saturday (23rd March) at 8:15pm. This is a story of forbidden love between two young women that is being … Continue reading Hebden Bridge Film Festival – Ones to Watch: Carmen & Lola

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Hebden Bridge Film Festival – Ones to Watch: Naila and the Uprising

Our ‘Ones to Watch’ series continues with Naila and the Uprising by director Julia Bacha which will be presented by the University of Bradford’s Centre for Peace Studies at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Saturday (23rd March) at 4:30pm. This is a very powerful documentary which focusses on a pivotal period in the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the 1980s. It centres around Naila Ayesh, … Continue reading Hebden Bridge Film Festival – Ones to Watch: Naila and the Uprising

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Hebden Bridge Film Festival – Ones to Watch: Eighth Grade

The second film in our ‘Ones to Watch’ series is the critically acclaimed Eighth Grade, directed by Bo Burnham. It will be shown at Hebden Bridge Picture House at 12:00pm on Sunday (24th March). It centres around an awkward 13-year-old girl, Kayla (Elsie Fisher), who is just trying to get through the last few weeks of eighth grade before she goes to high school. The … Continue reading Hebden Bridge Film Festival – Ones to Watch: Eighth Grade

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Hebden Bridge Film Festival – Ones to Watch: Seats at the Table

This Friday (22nd March) marks the opening night of the first Hebden Bridge Film Festival. In order to whet your appetites, we sat down with Louise Wadley, the festival’s director, to discuss what’s in store.   Every day this week we will be giving you recommendations in our ‘Ones to Watch’ series – so make sure you keep checking The Calder Crier! Seats at the … Continue reading Hebden Bridge Film Festival – Ones to Watch: Seats at the Table

Hebden Bridge plays host to student strikes

Young people skip school and brave the rain to protest for a rethink on climate change. Despite the adverse weather, in Hebden Bridge town square this morning you could find dozens of school children waving banners, banging drums and addressing the crowd through a megaphone in a bid to get the attention of government officials. YouthStrike4Climate is a global movement that began in Sweden last … Continue reading Hebden Bridge plays host to student strikes

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“Bizarre” posters outside a local school cause a stir

Posters have been put on display outside a local school with an offensive message about climate change. The person or persons responsible for the posters (below) that were put up outside Burnley Road Academy over the weekend are as yet unknown. It seems that the posters have come as a response to a banner that the school themselves have on displayed. On the fence that … Continue reading “Bizarre” posters outside a local school cause a stir