As part of the Our Vibrant Valley programme, the aim of Light Up The Valley was to help everyone in HX7 and the surrounding hilltop villages to recover from the effects of the various COVID-19 lock downs by literally lighting up their homes and businesses in a festive way – the 2021 theme was Spirit of Winter in the Valley.

LUTV 2021 (2022-01-25a)

Watch this space for details of future Light Up The Valley events.


It was huge success with businesses, schools and homes lighting up their windows.  We also had an illuminated road show travelling around the area :

Fri 3rd Dec 2021 – Hinchliffe Arms, Cragg Vale

Sat 4th Dec 2021 – Old Town Park, Walker Lane

Sun 5th Dec 2021 – Hebden Bridge Picture House where the schools’ competition participants enjoyed a showing of How To Train Your Dragon 2

Thur 9th Dec 2021 – St. George’s Square, Hebden Bridge

Fri 10th Dec 2021 – Heptonstall Bowling Club

Sat 11th Dec 2021 – Mytholmroyd Community Centre Car Park

Sun 12th Dec 2021 – St Pol Car Park, Bridge Gate and Marina, Hebden Bridge

These were free to attend events were we enjoyed 

performances and audience participation by Drum Machine

puppets and workshops by Handmade Parade

ice dragon sculptures by Sand In Your Eyes

Mytholmdroid elecro art by Bridge Rectifier

fire and light dancing by Flame On

choirs and bands from around the valley

We would also like to extend a huge thanks to

BAM Nuttal Limited, which provided labour and use of its generators and lighting rigs

Mobiloo which made it possible for disabled young people and adults to take part

Of course none of this would have been possible without our financial sponsors

Hebden Royd Council

Community Foundation For Calderdale

Wadsworth Parish Council

Colden Parish Council


A core part of the event was to have children to prepare window displays for their homes and schools under the theme – Spirit of Winter in the Valley. Below are some of their fantastic creations.

Heptonstall School class 1  – Nursery and Reception

Heptonstall School class 2  – Year One and Year Two children (5 – 7 years old)

Heptonstall School class 4  – Year Five and Six children (9 – 11 years old)

Scout Road Academy

Colden Junior and Infant School

Burnley Road Academy  All of our children made stained glass windows to take home.  These are extra ones we made to brighten up our front windows. We are leaving the lights on at night this week to light up our bit of the valley.