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Phoenix Dance Theatre – ReFINED

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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
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!

Sara Pascoe
Tickets now on sale!

Sara Pascoe

We’re very pleased to have tempted Sara Pascoe to town with her show Sara Pascoe is an Animal. As always Sara is honest and unflinching as she expounds on sexuality, empathy, art, God and pubic hair. If that sounds a bit weighty, there will also be stuff about selfies, glow worms and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Also, and this should be obvious, Slytherins are absolutely unwelcome.


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Coven is the collective of three of the British folk scene’s finest, most formidable and forthright female acts…

Doors 8pm – Monday 26th June
Trades Club, Holme Street HX7 8EE

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/£5 (DJ set only)
Trades Club, Holme Street HX7 8EE

The Brexit Novel – Anthony Cartwright: The Cut

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Novelist Anthony Cartwright discusses The Cut, a commissioned novel responding to Brexit. Published on the first anniversary of the EU referendum, it is a fictional exploration of the forces that split Britain apart.

5pm – 25 June
Town Hall Council Chamber

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
Map Chair, Town Hall

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
Town Hall exhibition space HX7 7BY

Street Saturday

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

12-4pm – 24 June
St George’s Square, Bridgegate, Marina

Calderdale Young Shorts

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A collaboration between the Festival, Square Chapel, Calderdale Theatre School and Beacon Actors Company, Calderdale Young Shorts 2017 is providing playwriting workshops in local schools, leading to performances of a selection of the plays in Halifax and in Hebden Bridge on 28 June.

7pm – Wednesday 28 June
Little Theatre, Holme Street HX7 8EE

Teenage Kicks

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Calder High School showcases some of the best young musicians and performers in the valley.

6.30pm. Doors 6pm Wednesday 28 June
Trades Club, Holme Street HX7 8EE

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)
The David Wright Gallery, ArtsMill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 7DP

Birthday Party For All

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Family fun and street entertainment.

12-5pm – 24 June
Town Hall HX7 7BY

Women In British History – Katch Skinner

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The Shed Gallery is proud to display this work in progress exhibition, in which Katch Skinner uses traditional commemorative ware to look at just a small selection of amazing women who left their mark throughout British history.

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

Weaving Women’s Wisdom

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The Weaving Women’s Wisdom exhibition was launched by Touchstone in Bradford in the spring of 2015. The project worked alongside 20 groups in Britain and Pakistan, to enable women to converse differently about matters of life and faith.

5.30-7.30pm Friday 30 June Launch Evening
Exhibition 1 July 10-4pm and 2 July 12-4pm
Methodist Church HX7 6AQ

Vessels @ Wainsgate

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Komal Lad and Amanda Allan present Vessels. Artist talk, bird-making workshop and refreshments.

11am-5pm – 1-2 July and 8-9 July
Wainsgate Chapel HX7 8SU

Don Myers – Hebden Homages

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An exhibition of intriguing small paintings that pay homage to well-known artists, with a distinct Hebden Bridge twist.

7-9pm – Friday 30 June launch evening.
(Exhibition 1-2 July 11am-4pm)
Northlight Arts Studios HX7 7BZ

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
Procession from Victoria Road to Calder Holmes park

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