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Pop Up #7 – Guest reading

Saturday was a busy day for a Pop Up Poet with two Pop Ups. In his capacity as festival poet Winston introduced the HBAF Fringe performance of Emma Decent’s wonderful solo show, my heart is a [...]

Pop Up #6 – Matisse

For his next pop up project our festival poet worked with children at the exhibition of Matisse prints at The ArtsMill Gallery, Linden Mill. A cut and paste of elements of Matisse’s Blue Nude IV was [...]

Jude Wadley – Weaving the Strands of People and Creativity Together.

I’ve arranged to catch up with Jude Wadley, one of our festival artists, in the White Lion, once described by local writer John Morrison as a dank, dark place where sad separating couples go to discuss [...]

The Red Wheelbarrow

Yesterday Winston popped up on Hebden Bridge Railway Station and at the festival office with his mobile tribute to 20th Century American Poet William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) and his poem “The Red Wheelbarrow”. Written in the [...]

Pop Up #4 – Slam Cento

On Sunday poet and comedian Kate Fox hosted Hebden’s and the world’s first ever ‘Organic micro poetry slam’ at The Stubbins Wharf. Our festival Pop Up Poet has taken complete lines from some of those who [...]

An evening with Julie Felix and other spirits by Rebecca Yorke

Like many things Arts Festival-related, it started in Squeeze. My friend and colleague Di Smith and I were having our weekly coffee at our table in the window. It was the spring of 2011, before Di [...]

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