“Twice a year we host a fabulous Rag Market.” The Rag Market is a twice yearly event run by Hebden Bridge WI to raise funds for our Charity of
“Twice a year we host a fabulous Rag Market.”
The Rag Market is a twice yearly event run by Hebden Bridge WI to raise funds for our Charity of the year, which, this year is ‘Music for the Many’, a local Charity which aims to provide and give local school children the opportunity to learn a variety of musical instruments. It also pays for an Educational Bursary which is offered to members of the Hebden Bridge Branch in keeping with the Women’s Institute’s aims in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills.
Our Rag Market has gone from strength to strength, starting in 2012 with one room in Hebden Bridge Town Hall and around 300 visitors, we then introduced The Egg Factory as a Venue and the Rag Market has now become such a well known event that we welcomed 1200 visitors from all over Britain to our Market in April 2018. Some of the visitors spending the weekend in Hebden Bridge to enjoy all that our town has to offer. Despite expanding into Northlight Studios this October we still have a waiting list for stalls.
This October we are extremely thrilled to welcome Mr X Stitch to open our Rag Market. Mr X Stitch (Jamie Chalmers) is an ambassador for the Craft, introducing people to the benefits of embroidery, and earlier this year was seen on the BBC Four Series ‘MAKE’ Craft Britain.
SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2018, 10.30AM-4PM
The Waterfront Room, The Town Hall, St Georges Street
The Egg Factory, Victoria Road,
Northlight Studios, Hangingroyd Lane
Entry £1 for Adults Crafty young things under 16 Free of charge.
WI Cake & Jams and refreshments at The Egg Factory
Refreshments at the Town Hall and Northlight Studios.
Hebden Bridge WI