November 2019

Silsden Local History Group Present…


Saturday, 9th November 2019 7.30pm (doors and bar from 6.30pm)

Actor, writer and Edinburgh Fringe performer Irene Lofthouse invites you to meet four Yorkshire women who contributed to the war effort.

Bradford-born Alberta was a member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment providing nursing care to military personnel. She was also a poet, a publisher, and a friend of Agatha Christie and JB Priestley.

Leeds-based Dorothy was the youngest Lady Mayoress and a Pals Battalion fundraiser. She was a poet and socialite with a great interest in the Yorkshire dialect and Gypsy lore.

Harrogate lass Betty was a YMCA volunteer and worked in Paris and Étaples driving the wounded.
York-born Flora was the only British women to officially serve as a soldier, which she did in the Serbian army on their front line.

Hear the voices of these forgotten women and learn about their lives during the Great War.



The Blues Club at Silsden Town Hall Presents…


Saturday, 16th November 2019 7.30pm

with support from Dave Speight

A blistering mix of blues, soul and old school R&B, The Stumble have been wowing audiences with the energy and virtuosity of their live performances for the past 20 years. Festival favourites in every corner of the UK and Europe, The Stumble are taking their creative talents to a new level with their stupendous 4th album, The Other Side.   
This is the band that Lazy Lester wanted to take back to the States with him and the band that the blues press widely recognise as one of the strongest live acts that the genre can boast in the UK.

Unique in their creativity, masterful in their interpretation and solid in their foundations, The Stumble now transcend the blues and look to build on the critical acclaim that has been heaped on their previous album works and live shows by taking the songs from The Other Side on the road and revisiting and reinventing some of their classic renditions of covers by artists such as Howling Wolf, B.B. King, Ike Turner and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.
All great bands have a particular mix of personalities and talents that deliver a sound and an edge to die for and The Stumble can mix it with the best of them. Expect raw power, emotion, joyous melodies, heartbreaking blues and a guaranteed good time with a band on the crest of a wave. Experience this band live now and be part of it.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS – also available directly from Twiggs Newsagents in Silsden. 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…


Sunday 24th November 2019

Silsden Gala Committee’s annual Christmas Market. Come and join in the festive fun, activities, stalls and refreshments.




Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 29th/30th November & 1st December 2019

December 2019

An unmissable concert by KVU Singers



Saturday, 14th December 2019 – from 7pm

The Friends are reviving an old Silsden tradition of staging Messiah, which began in 1875 as a charity performance and continued for almost a century. KVU Singers will perform Handel’s Messiah, with four rising star soloists:

Soprano – Flo Rivington

Contralto – Florence Taylor

Tenor – Joe Yates

Bass/Baritone – Miles Taylor

Tickets are £10 / £5 Concessions. Available from Twiggs Newsagents in Silsden from 1st November.



A Survey of Silsden Residents

Survey Results 2018

What Do You Want From Silsden Town Hall?


The Friends of Silsden Town Hall is a small charity that from April 2019 is running the Town Hall in Silsden.

One of the first things we wanted to do was ask Silsden Residents what things and activities they wanted in the Town Hall.

242 residents contributed their ideas and opposite is the summary of the things mentioned to the Friends.

In May 2018, we discovered what you wanted. But as time passes, you may come up with new ideas. So please get in touch with us with your ideas.

The Town Hall is a brilliant space. It is OUR space in Silsden. And it is for all residents. Whatever age, however long you have lived in Silsden.




If you have the skills to contribute to the running of the Town Hall, please consider becoming a volunteer.  There are lots of roles and we’ll make you feel very welcome as part of the team.