Help protect the Hebden Bridge Trades Club

by The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, England, United Kingdom

Help protect the Hebden Bridge Trades Club
We did it
On 11th September 2020 we successfully raised £54,675 with 1318 supporters in 35 days

COVID19 has forced Hebden Bridge Trades Club to shut down and our future is in doubt. You can help get us through this & come back stronger.

by The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, England, United Kingdom

The Hebden Bridge Trades Club needs your support. Our doors are closed for the first time in decades as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, and we need your help to ensure they open again.

We are asking you to contribute to this appeal so that we can guarantee a secure future for the Club and to make sure that we come back stronger.


As a Socialist, not-for-profit, community co-operative, we do not have huge reserves to draw upon to ensure that we get through this period. Even with potential help from the government, we face uncertain and challenging times, and as we write this, do not know the precise extent of the financial support that we might receive. 

Any money you can donate to us will help ensure the future of the Trades and will be gratefully received.

Where your money will go

Your donations will primarily be used to pay our running costs until we are able to re-open. After securing our future, we would use any additional funds to undertake long-overdue refurbishments, which includes potential works to make the Trades Club more accessible and inclusive.


About the Trades Club

The Trades Club was built in Hebden Bridge in 1924 as a joint enterprise by half a dozen local trades unions. The building was equipped with a fully sprung dance floor for the purposes of ballroom dancing. 

As the cotton industry declined and the factories closed down, the building fell into disuse. It was taken over by the local Labour party, and the Club has leased the first floor since 1982 from where we operate as an independent socialist members club and co-operative. We now have a thousand members and welcomed over 50,000 people through our doors last year.

The Trades Club is a celebrated venue for live music and has, for several years running been voted into the finals of the Music Week Awards and NME Small Venue of the Year. The Club has helped nurture the next generation of live music from the Calder Valley with The Orielles, Working Men's Club and The Lounge Society all cutting their teeth on the Trades Club stage. 

Celebrated artists to have performed on the club's stage include Patti Smith, Buzzcocks, Laura Marling, Mark Lanegan, IDLES, The Fall, The Orb, Anna Calvi, Fairport Convention, Lee Scratch Perry, Mary Gauthier, and many, many more.


It has become very clear recently that music venues will be one of the very last businesses to be able to reopen and the possible restrictions that come with it could be severely damaging to the long term future of our much-loved Club. 

Please help us to make sure we reopen the club's doors when the time is right and keep them open for many years to come.

Lots of love to you all, and stay safe x

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

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Your name on our wall

Forever be remembered with your name inscribed on our pledgers mural wall.

£10 or more

Thank you

A heartfelt thanks from Hebden Bridge Trades Club

£20 or more

Trades Club tote bag & mug

A limited-edition Trades Club tote bag and mug!

£30 or more

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An exclusive Trades Club poster

A one-off high-quality poster for a show of your choice from the Trades Club archive

£30 or more

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Limited Edition signed Rachael Smith Print

A limited-edition signed 12x12 print from comic creator & illustrator Rachael Smith

£40 or more

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Trades Club By Day ltd edition lino print

Trades Club By Day Richard Thomas 6"x6" 4 colour limited edition lino reduction print Hand-carved/hand printed

£40 or more

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Trades Club By Night ltd edition lino print

Trades Club By Day Richard Thomas 6"x6" 4 colour limited edition lino reduction print Hand-carved/hand printed

£75 or more

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Sponsor a seat in the members bar

Sponsor a seat in the Trades Club members' bar. A plaque with your name inscribed!

£100 or more

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Guest list

2 places on the guestlist for an upcoming show at the Trades Club

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Benjamin Myers Bundle

A bundle of rarities inc signed 1st edition of The Offing & Third Man Books / US edition The Gallows Pole (unavailable in the UK)

£100 or more

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Nick Cave Bundle

Bad Seed tote bag Ghosteen Lamb mug Skeleton Tree t-shirt (XXL) Fashion Tips tea towel Red Hand pen 'And The A-s Saw The Angel' book.

£150 or more

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Heavenly Bundle

A bundle of delights from our friends at Heavenly Recordings Featuring: - Heavenly 30 Jigsaw designed by Nolan Pelletier - Heavenly 30 patch - Heavenly 30 enamel pin badge - Heavenly cord black cap - Heavenly bird pin badge (Hand embroidered with gold bullion and cloth of gold) - Heavenly Recordings mug - Dynamite Sounds slipmat They'll throw in a couple of records too!

£200 or more

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Instagram takeover

Take over the Trades Club Instagram for a day and publicise your band, business, or anything else, as long as it's above board!

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Adelle Stripe & Lisa Cradduck Bundle

1 x Signed copy of 'Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile' (first edition) Wood engraving print of portrait of Andrea Dunbar by Lisa Cradduck Postcard of ‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’ by 8bitnorthxstitch Brutalism One: Nowhere Fast' ft. Adelle Stripe, Tony O’Neill and Ben Myers 1 x Signed 'Dark Corners of the Land' by Adelle Stripe ( 42/100) 'Sweating Tears with Fat White Family' ( 2019) Pair of woodcut engraving original proofs

£250 or more

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A booth in your name

Sponsor a booth in the live room. A plaque with your name inscribed!

£250 or more

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Cold War Steve 'Hellscape' artists proof

Exclusive Cold War Steve 'Hellscape' artists proof Photo at foot of the page

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Cold War Steve Prototype Jigsaw

One of a kind Cold War Steve prototype jigsaw The only one in existence! Photo at foot of the page

£300 or more

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DJ at the Trades

We'll set you up with a weekend DJ spot at the Trades Club

£350 or more

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Caroline Reed Ghost - Original Piece

Caroline Reed Ghost 50cm by 70cm framed in black hardwood

£400 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Your party at the Trades Club

We provide the venue, staff, bar, sound and lights for a night to remember!

£500 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Golden Ticket for one year

Free entry to any show at the Trades Club for a whole 12 months!

£500 or more

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A painting by Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson Robert De Niro in Yorkshire Acrylic on canvas Dimensions 29cm x 42cm An original piece of art painted by Richard Dawson

£1,000 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Golden Tickets for three years

Free entry to any Trades Club show for a full 36 months.

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