On 7th July we welcomed people to the IOU Hebden Bridge Hostel Open Day. Over 150 people joined us to experience for themselves the newly renovated hostel.

Local neighbours, Calderdale residents, regional businesses, artists, creatives and musicians came to see what we were doing at the hostel. It was a rare chance to connect and discuss ways to collaborate and work together, and utilise this wonderful space to benefit people from every sector in Calderdale.

Tours of the space took place from noon until 9pm with Artists in Residence Charlotte Mellor Meecham and Bodie Cameron DJing into the evening. Projected live visuals were provided by Argentinian born, Madrid based, Malena Merlina, who was visiting the co-working digital animation space next door, creating a beautiful backdrop to the Open Day.