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Memory Box

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Memory Box has come from the community and is performed for the community – a celebration of the past, present and future generations. Step inside the Memory Box and join us to celebrate the positivity and wonder of childhood. Let's come together to share memories and create new ones.

1-5pm - Sunday 2 July
Free
Town Hall HX7 7BY

Steve Bell
Award Winning Cartoonist

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Why penguins? Whose underpants? Which mad eye? Steve Bell reveals the deep dark secrets of the world of political cartooning and his ongoing mission to tear holes in the clothing of the political establishment.

Tickets now on sale here

Leonora Carrington, The Last British Surrealist – Joanna Moorhead

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Guardian journalist Joanna Moorhead talks about the black sheep of her family, surrealist and former partner of Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, whom she discovered alive and kicking in Mexico City in 2006.

6pm - Sunday 2 July
£5
Good Shepherd, Mytholmroyd HX7 5EA

Billie Marten

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A talented singer/songwriter based in North Yorkshire, Billie Marten first caught the public's attention in 2011 (at the age of 12) via a YouTube performance that garnered more than 100,000 views.

Doors 8pm - Sunday 2 July
£6
Trades Club, Holme Street HX7 8EE

Welly Planting With Her Outdoors

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Bring some old wellies or something to plant.

2.30-4.30pm - 9 July
Free
Town Hall HX7 7BY

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

Sound System – The Political Power Of Music: Dave Randall

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A book of raves, riots and revolution. Dave Randall (guitarist with Faithless, Sinead O'Connor and Dido) looks at examples from Beethoven to Beyoncé and poses the question: how can we make music serve the interests of the many rather than the few?

7pm - Wednesday 28 June
£5 (includes a half pint of beer)
Drink? Market Street HX7 6EW

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

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

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.

1.30pm (for 2pm start) – Saturday, July 8
£5/£3 (materials provided)
Meet outside St James' Church HX7 6DS

Sunday Dinner With Hardeep

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Award-winning broadcaster, comedian, writer and chef Hardeep Singh Kohli invites you to join him for a curry.

6.30pm. Doors 6pm - Sunday 25 June
£15/£10 (includes curry)
Town Hall HX7 7BY

Walking Words: Woods And Rivers

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A day of walking, reading and writing through woods and by the river, plus an afternoon workshop on writing and the literature of place.

Saturday 1 July
To book, phone WEA on 0113 245 3304

Environment Agency

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Environment Agency staff will show children (and any interested adults too!) a working flood model, and talk about how to be prepared for flooding with some practical examples.

12-4pm - Saturday 1 July
Free
Town Hall HX7 7BY

Café Culture – Oh, I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

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Café Culture is our monthly event for the over 65s. Homemade cake and refreshments served. Picture postcard collections shown on the big screen with Godfrey Holmes.

2pm - 6 July
£3/£5
Town Hall HX7 7BY

Nonconformism

2018s theme is NONCONFORMISM. Hebden Bridge,Valley of 100 Chapels, cradle of nonconformity past and present. We’ll be welcoming Martin Parr back to talk about his work on the subject and Bob Pegg’s Calderdale Songs 40 years on...send us your ideas and thoughts about the sort of nonconformist activity you’d like to see in next year’s festival – helen@hbaf.co.uk

Recorded Delivery

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Award winning writer, artist and Huddersfield postman Kevin Boniface takes to the road to produce a series of monologues (audio and visual) about the people and places he encounters on his rounds.

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