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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)
Gibson Mill (Midgehole NT car park), 

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

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

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

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

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

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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Look out for the Gurgle-Splosher! A playful interactive sound sculpture model of the water cycle.

1-5pm – Sunday 2 July
Centre of town

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
Town Hall HX7 7BY

Welly Planting With Her Outdoors

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Bring some old wellies or something to plant.

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

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
Town Hall HX7 7BY


Halifax Piece Hall

Come and join us for Calderland, a huge musical, vocal and visual extravaganza to be presented in the newly re-opened Piece Hall in Halifax. Part of Landlines and Watermarks. Find out more at landlinesandwatermarks.org

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