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Café Culture – The Science of Chocolate

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Café Culture is our monthly event for the over 65s. Homemade cake and refreshments served. The Science of Chocolate looks at the history, growing and production of chocolate. Plus tasting!

2pm, 1 June
£5/£3
Town Hall HX7 7BY

Nova Collective – Official Launch

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The Nova Collective, in collaboration with the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, is an ongoing project to support and promote young creative talent in Hebden Bridge.

3-8pm, 9 June
Golden Lion, Todmorden OL14 6LZ

Flood Stories

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Sit in the talking chair and listen to locals sharing their experiences of the Boxing Day floods of 2015.

9-5pm Daily May-December
Free
Map Chair, Town Hall

Hebden’s Bridges

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Postcard and a micro chapbook – £3 from the Town Hall. Poet and narrowboater Winston Plowes has reimagined the town's network of watery veins as this stylised tube map.

Throughout the Festival
£3

Hidden Waters – Ruth Levene

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Ruth Levene will be showing a series of works made during a residency with Pennine Water Group, based in Civil Engineering at The University of Sheffield.

9am-5pm Daily - 10 June-2 July
Free
Town Hall exhibition space and basement

Watermarks – Annie Coxey

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Annie Coxey is an abstract painter who has lived in Hebden Bridge, but now lives and works in Cumbria.

Daily 11am-5pm - 10 June-2 July
Free
Town Hall exhibition space & Tourist Information Centre Gallery HX7 8AD

The Green Woman – Richard Sharples

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The Green Woman is a new sculpture by Richard Sharples inspired by a willow tree growing on the hills above Hebden Bridge.

9am-5pm Daily - 8 June-2 July
Free
Town Hall exhibition space HX7 7BY

Shadow Fish – Richard Sharples

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Shadow Fish is a sculptural installation of kinetic fish created by Richard Sharples.

12-3pm - 24-25 June, 1-2 July and 7-8 July + Launch on 23 June at 6.30pm
Free
Basement of Machpelah Mill HX7 8AU (school groups by arrangement)

Hebden Water – Trudi Entwistle and Paul Ratcliff

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A collaboration between artist Trudi Entwistle and sound recordist Paul Ratcliff, Hebden Water is a soundscape and photographic narrative that leads us along a watercourse from the valley bottom to a high point in the surrounding moors.

11am-4pm 23 June-19 July (closed Fridays) + Launch on 23 June at 6.30pm
Free
Gibson Mill, HX7 7AA

Decorated Tree Trail

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Pick up a trail leaflet and quiz from the Town Hall and Tourist Information Centre.

Centre of Town

Hebden Royd Sculpture Trail

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A water-themed sculpture trail and open air exhibition created by the pupils of Hebden Royd Primary School. Located at the site of the Lumb Mill Chimney in Colden Clough Local Nature Reserve.

Any time 23 June-31 July
You can access the trail from the top of Church Lane in Hebden Bridge or from Lumb Road in Heptonstall.

Searching For Peace In Poona

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The journals, sketches and paintings of Cyril Mount (1920-2013) and paintings and poems by Madhuri Z K Ewing. Curated by Alison Darnborough.

11am-5pm - 11-22 June (Wed-Sun) 23 June-9 July (daily)
Free
The David Wright Gallery, ArtsMill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 7DP

Polly Toynbee & David Walker. Dismembered: Why The Assault On The State Harms Us All

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What has the state ever done for you? Everything. Toynbee and Walker travelled around the country listening to nurses, teachers and trading standards officers, as well as patients, parents and shoppers.

8pm. Doors 7.30pm - 23 June
£10/£8
Town Hall, HX7 7BY

Birthday Party For All

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Family fun and street entertainment.

12-5pm - 24 June
Free
Town Hall HX7 7BY

Street Saturday

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Roll up, roll up! All the town's a stage!

12-4pm - 24 June
Free
St George's Square, Bridgegate, Marina

Superwomen Of Science – Minerva Scientifica Electric Voice Theatre

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Frances M Lynch sings spectacular stories, highlighting outstanding achievements by pioneering UK female scientists.

7pm. Doors 6.30pm -Saturday 24 June
£10/£5
Wainsgate Chapel HX7 8SU

Benjamin Myers – The Gallows Pole

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"From his remote Pennine moorland home, King David Hartley assembles a gang of men. They are the Cragg Vale Coiners and their business is the forging of coins, a treasonous offence punishable by death."

Sat 24 June - 1pm
£3
Heptonstall Museum

Electronic Night – Gazelle Twin: Kingdom Come, Rusty Egan, U.V

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Nothing Inside presents NI1: Originally commissioned by Future Everything Festival in 2016, this is a rare opportunity to see Gazelle Twin’s audiovisual live show, Kingdom Come.

10pm. Doors 8pm - Saturday 24 June
£20/£18.50
Trades Club, Holme Street HX7 8EE

Handmade Parade

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Join the Sea of Dreams procession from Victoria Road at 12pm to Calder Holmes Park for a picnic from 1-4pm. Open workshops, stilt-walking, samba drumming and dance – 3-22 June

12-4pm - Sunday 25 June
Free
Procession from Victoria Road to Calder Holmes park

Mapping Watercourses With Chris Goddard

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A mapping exercise for beginners around Colden Clough, with a focus on water and its complicated route down the valley. Learn about mapping and think about the environment around you.

10am & 1.30pm - Sunday 25 June
£5/£3 (materials provided)
Meet outside St James' Church HX7 6DS

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