If you're thinking of visiting the lovely Hebden Bridge, let me tempt you further with some of our marvellous shops. Hat Therapy my old shop nextdoor neighbour with marvellous hand made hats by Chrissie King, Snug Gallery (where my old shop used to be) is a gorgeous Gallery of beautiful things run by photographer Ed Chadwick. Ruby Shoesday opposite my shop has amazing and unusual designer shoes and nextdoor to them is Dynamite, for cool clothes and stuff. Alison Bartrams Heart Gallery has jewellery and contemporary craft in a stunning space and she also runs the Mlk Bar in Hebden and Halifax. The Yorkshire SoapCompany is the most stunning shop - a delight for the senses and they have recently opened their homewares shop Home Oh opposite Radiance. Element for beautiful jewellery, Sage and Onion for fashion, Spirals for Fairtrade everything, Calder Gallery has paintings, prints and crafts and a very warm welcome, The Old Treehouse has gorgeous toys to delight and inspire, Ribbon Circus is an emporium of beautiful ribbons and trimmings and for vinatge style visit Joyces closet , Hotcakes and Lucy & The Caterpillar. If you're decorating we have Colour Yorkshire who sell paints and decorating supplies and Cabbages and Cusions who sell Farrow & Ball. Hebden Bridge has gone plastic bag free too so bring your shopping bag and support the scheme!!
If you're coming via Halifax check out Gallery
Skircoat Green near the hospital for arts, crafts and carefully picked design led gifts, voted in the top five favourite shops in the Totally Locally Awards. And if you're coming via Todmorden then have a look at Makepiece for beautiful ethical fashion.
The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre at Lumb Bank, near Hebden Bridge holds creative writing retreats in its stunning Eighteenth century mill owners house set in twenty acres of steep pastureland. It is stunning and inspirational...and decked out with Hannah Nunn lamps!
There is always something going on in the town like buskers in the square or Juan balancing his stones in the river. There are lots of artists to visit during the Hebden Bridge Open Studios every year which runs alongside the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival in early July. Check out Tourist Information to enquire about walks in our stunning countryside and find places to stay and things to do. There are plenty of places to eat too and my friends who own The Hebden Hostel (a great place to stay) have written a Hebden Bridge dining guide. You could also have a look at my 'Reasons to visit Hebden Bridge' feature on the Radiance blog.
Radiance features in the Craft Galleries Guide along with many other inspirational Craft Galleries across the country.