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Drop-In Event & AGM – 22nd March @ 7pm

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A chance to have a drink and chat for everyone involved with the festival, and anyone interested in getting to know more. We are on the hunt for Trustees and Volunteers. Would you like to: – [...]

Cafe Culture 5th April 2018

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Murphy’s Monologues: George write & performs original monologues, stories and songs based on life in Calderdale. Guaranteed to make you laugh! Homemade cake and refreshments served. Doors open 2pm – Thursday 5th April – £3/£5 – Town Hall HX7 [...]

Meet a New Visitor to the Town Hall Courtyard

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We would like to invite you to meet a new visitor to the courtyard in Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

How to be a Craftivist – The art of gentle protest Book Launch

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We are proud to welcome Sarah Corbett back to The Egg Factory for an evening of lively discussion with Helen Meller, Director of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and to launch her new book How to be a Craftivist.


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
Hope Baptist Chapel, HX7 8EW

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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