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The Town’s a Stage

Whatever the time of year, there’s always something to do in and around the Calder Valley, on top of our more seasonal Arts Festival events. Here’s a selection of upcoming activities and events run by our friends in Hebden Bridge and beyond that we think you might be interested in.

Breath[e]:LESS: After The Deluge

A Firm of Poets
Theatre in the Mill

Date: 24 March 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Trades Club

Three performers, one DJ, a crowd. A new kind of performance/gig experience. Dancing is allowed.

Experience something unique with Breath(e)LESS, where poetry, movement and music are combined to create an interactive story that you can dance to.

Featuring one of the north’s leading psy-breaks DJs, KWAH, this will be a one-off performance by Breath(e)LESS, written especially for Hebden Bridge, to tell the story of the boxing day floods from a different perspective.

Tickets are £5 and are available on the Trades Club website. All proceeds will go towards the flood relief fund.

Find out more about Breath(e)LESS on the Imove Arts website.

Watermarks writing competition

Bluemoose books
Closing date 10 April 2016.

Whether you’re a seasoned writer, a budding wordsmith, or fancy trying your hand at something new, why not enter the Watermarks writing competition? Organised by Bluemoose Books in collaboration with Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, the competition is now open for entries on the theme of water.

Winning entries will be published in the Watermarks Anthology, which will be sold in aid of the flood relief fund.

There are three categories: poetry, short stories and under 18s.

More information is available on the competition Facebook page.

Shop Trumps temporary art installation

Hebden Bridge Business Forum
The Egg Factory
Wood and Wire

Hebden Bridge and its surrounding areas have been through a lot since the devastating floods in December – but through that devastation has come a deluge of optimism and creativity.

Some of our wonderful independent shops were the worst hit – some for the third time. But in true Hebden spirit, we’re making the most of it decorating shop windows across town with innovative art inspired by the floods.

We’re pairing local artists with shop windows to create a temporary installation that will give the town a quirky face-lift during the clear up and help businesses get back on their feet.

Shop Trumps displays will be bringing sunshine to our streets throughout Spring!

Hebden Bridge Piano Festival

Date: Friday 22 April 2016 to Sunday 24th April 2016
Venue: Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2015 Anna Tsybuleva is joined by other top-flight artists including Benjamin Frith, Mishka Rushdie Momen, Jason Rebello, Alicja Fiederkiewicz, Yuanfan Yang and Sofia Matsagou.

The Festival is also intended for (and involves) the whole community, so alongside high profile recitals are inexpensive concerts for children and families, concerts given by Manchester-based piano students, free events featuring non-classical piano music and, on a riverside terrace, a piano available to absolutely anyone who wants to play it.

Find out more on the Hebden Bridge Piano Festival website.

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