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The Edward Carpenter Community
For men who love men

Hebden Bridge

West Yorkshire

A view over Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge is sometimes dubbed the ‘gay capital of the north’, and is well known for its tolerant and gay-friendly atmosphere. Conveniently situated on good rail links between Manchester and Leeds, it is increasingly popular with all kinds of alternative people and has a growing LGBT+ population.

ECC members and other men living in Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley meet monthly, and we welcome men from across the North of England. It's an activity-based group, alternating with  occasional heart circles. Activities can be anything the members wish to offer, as on a traditional gay men's week. Examples might include games, meditations, dancing, art and creativity, sharing of favourite readings on a theme, or discussion topics. In the summer, we occasionally meet outdoors for a walk or a picnic.

We meet on the third Sunday of each month. The next meeting is on Sunday 16th February 2020, at Salem Community Centre, Salem Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 6HB (next to the Co-op). Blue Room, second floor.

Arrive from 1.30pm for informal social time and refreshment, for a prompt start at 2pm. A small donation to cover the room hire is much appreciated. Meetings usually last around 2-3 hours and we retire to a local hostelry afterwards for drinks and a meal.

For more details, please contact Duncan, hebdenbridge [at]

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