A chance to meet, eat and enjoy entertainment in Todmorden

Band performing at Todmorden Markets

A free new event is taking place on the last Friday of every month at Todmorden Markets.

The Meet Market is a regular special evening event, held from 6-8pm in the heart of Todmorden at the outdoor market. Each of the themed, monthly events will feature live music, comedy, street food, drinks and gift stalls.

The first event took place on Friday 31 May with people of all ages enjoying eight live comedy acts, food, drink and live music from the Bleak Valley Choir.

The next Meet Market will take place on Friday 28 June and is called ‘Back to the 90s’ – a retro evening with live DJs playing some of the decade’s classic hits.

The event is free to attend and is for the whole community, with anyone welcome to come along, relax, have fun and meet new people.

Future themes include swing dancing in July, a battle of the bands event in August, Oktoberfest in September and a Halloween themed event in October.

The local community is also invited to get involved, with anyone interested in performing or trading, encouraged to get in touch with to find out more information.

Calderdale Council’s Lead for Corporate Asset and Facilities Management, Alan Lee, said:

“The new Meet Market is a free social event transforming Todmorden markets into an event space for the whole community from 6-8pm on the last Friday of every month. The themed events will feature music, entertainment, street food and much more, with something for everyone to enjoy.

“The first event, held in May, was a great success with really positive feedback from those attending. Anyone is welcome to come along to future events, it’s always free to attend. There’s also a chance to get involved, with opportunities for people to take part in open mic sessions or register their interest in performing at a future event.

“Showcasing local talent and bringing people together to enjoy cultural events is a key part of the Year of Culture celebrations. Events like the Meet Market form part of a diverse CultureDale programme taking place throughout 2024 and into 2025, to mark Calderdale’s 50th anniversary.”

The Meet Market supports the Council’s priority for thriving towns and places and demonstrates the key qualities of the Vision2024 for the borough.  Calderdale reached its 50th anniversary on 1 April 2024. This is the ultimate year for the Vision 2024 for Calderdale. Find out more about it here:

As part of 50th anniversary celebrations, Calderdale is hosting a Year of Culture. From vibrant festivals and engaging workshops to captivating performances and insightful exhibitions, there’s something for everyone to experience and enjoy. Find out more at link)     ENDS

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