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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

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

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

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

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

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

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
£5/£3
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
Free
Map Chair, Town Hall

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
Free
Little Theatre, Holme Street HX7 8EE

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

Shout!

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What does Hebden Bridge sound like? Who lives here now and what do they have to say about their town...especially when it rains?

9.30pm - 7-8 July
Free
Calrec, Nutclough Mill HX7 8EZ

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

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

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

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