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Festival Special: Holly Mcnish – The Plum Tour

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With Benjamin Zephaniah stating "I can’t take my ears off her", and Kate Tempest describing her poetry as "welcoming, galvanising and beautiful", 2017 Ted Hughes prize-winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed.

8pm. Doors 7.30pm - 23 September
£10/£8
Hope Baptist Chapel, HX7 8EW

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)
Free
Gibson Mill (Midgehole NT car park), 
HX7 7AL

Café Culture – A Tale Of Three Mills: Lister, Dean Clough And Sales

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Café Culture is our monthly event for the over 65s. Homemade cake and refreshments served. Michael Cullingworth talks about the Dean Clough, Lister and Salts Mills, their history and what happened to them after they closed.

2pm - 14 September
£3/£5
Town Hall 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 8-9 July
Free
Basement of Machpelah Mill HX7 8AU (school groups by arrangement)

Mr Bloom Comes To Hebden Bridge

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Calling all you junior gardeners out there! Pop along and join award-winning CBeebies presenter Mr Bloom for songs, stories and games.

2pm - 9 July
FREE but please book a place at the link below!
Town Hall HX7 7BY

Water Workshop – Rachel Red

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Join artist Rachel Red for a drop-in family workshop exploring the Arts Festival theme of water through simple print and mixed media.

11-4pm Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 July
Free
Northlight Arts Studios HX7 7BZ

Comedy Club 4 Kids

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Comedy Club 4 Kids presents the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits!

Saturday 1st July 2017 – Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Doors 1.30pm and 3.30pm (show starts 30 minutes after doors open)
Tickets £7 & £5

Street Sunday

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Fantasticus Festival finale...

1-5pm - Sunday 2 July
Free
St George's Square, Bridgegate, Marina and Town Hall

Will Self

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Join prizewinning novelist, journalist and flâneur Will Self on his maiden voyage to Hebden Bridge to talk about his new novel.

8pm. Doors 7.30pm - Thursday 29 June
SOLD OUT
Town Hall HX7 7BY

Laydeez Do Comics Leeds Presents: Kate Evans

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Kate Evans presents the exclusive Northern launch of her award-winning new graphic novel Threads from the Refugee Crisis. It's a poignant and heartfelt, yet wryly humorous, account of life in the Calais Jungle.

8pm. Doors 7.30pm - Friday 30 June
£7/£5
Town Hall HX7 7BY

Girl Ray

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The winsome, melancholic embers of Girl Ray begin amongst the scattered brown brick rows of North London, where they have been writing demos since their mid-teens.

Doors 8pm Thursday 29 June
£8/£6
Trades Club, Holme Street HX7 8EE

Reflections Of A Mill Town

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Reflections is a celebratory, creative showcase event. Diverse groups and local schools present a variety of performance and visual arts. A joint community event hosted by CMBC Adult and Children's Services.

11am-4pm - 28 June
Free
Town Hall HX7 7BY

Collections – Lizzie Lockhart

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Curious Collections – an exhibition of people's precious objects, curated by Lizzie Lockhart.

10am-4pm - Wednesday 28 June - 9 July
Launch - 6-8pm Wednesday 28th
Free
The Egg Factory, Victoria Road HX7 8JX

Murder & The Making Of The British CSI

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Ian Burney and Mike Green trace the history of English CSI using two murder cases that took place 30 years apart and examine the rise of the 'celebrity' pathologist, advances in science, increased public fascination and media interest in CSI.

7pm. Doors 6.30pm - Tuesday 27 June
£3 (12+)
Library HX7 8EP

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

Hebden’s Bridges

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

Throughout the Festival

To Love Somebody Melancholy

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Join an artist as he journeys through the euphoric highs and the self-destructive lows of his creative cycles.

8pm. Doors 7.30pm - Sunday 25 June
Wainsgate Chapel HX7 8SU
£10/£5

Phoenix Dance Theatre – ReFINED

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SOLD OUT

Phoenix Dance Theatre presents reFINED, a thrilling mixed programme packed with solos, duets, trios and quartets plucked from some of Phoenix’s most popular recent work.

7.30pm. Doors 7pm - Tuesday 27 June
£12/£10
Ted Hughes Theatre, Calder High School HX7 5QN

Dutch Uncles

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We’re delighted that the Dutch Uncles are coming to the Trades for the first time for this special Arts Festival show. The band have gained some of the best reviews in their career for their latest album Big Balloon and are playing sold out shows across the UK and we expect this show to follow suite – so book early!

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