Saturday June 22

Music Workshops at the Canalside Gallery
African Drumming
with Paul Dear
Arts in the Turret, Machpelah Works (top),
Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge
10.30am to 12 noon – Age 12 and under
2.00pm to 4.00pm – Adults and teens
£5 adults; £2.50 under 16s. Limited numbers.
Morning Workshop: rhythmical fun ‘n games. Come and drum with local facilitator Paul Dear – no experience needed. Drums provided.
Afternoon Workshop: learn to play traditional West African rhythms with Paul Dear of the RhythmBridge Foundation (a not for profit organisation promoting drumming in the community and beyond). No experience needed. Drums provided. Age thirteen and over.

Grand Festival Opening

Hebden Bridge Marina
Grand Festival opening with the Peace Artistes and various celebrities.

"They came from nowhere" - Inztant
Hebden Bridge Marina
1.45pm – 2.15pm
A surprising sci-fi comedy, packed with imagination and ready to launch into your outer space.
Followed by a promenade performance around town

Try Spinning for Yourselves! – Workshop
Carol & Pete Leonard, 2 New Bridge Cottages, Midgehole, Hebden Bridge
2.00pm to 5.00pm
£12; £6 under 16 - including material and tools
A three-hour introductory workshop learning about wool and how to spin it on a handspindle to make a usable yarn. All materials and tools provided. Suitable for complete beginners, or those with a little experience. We are happy to include children over the age of eight, but would like them to be accompanied by an adult.

The Bloody Big Soul Band featuring Doris and the Dinnerladies
and Surprise Special Guest(s)
Hebden Bridge Picture House,
New Road, Hebden Bridge
£9 (£7)
The greatest Soul Band in all Hebden Bridge finally bows to its devoted fans and stages a second fun packed show.

‘Careless Talk Sells Books’ – Jill Robinson
Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge
£3 (£2) – on the door
Luddendenfoot’s answer to Bridget Jones reads from her hilarious Memoirs of a Single Parent with a Crush, recounting how she contends with ageism, lookism, sizeism . . . not to mention two stroppy kids. Set in ‘Berringden Brow’ – not far from Hebden Bridge. (book signing)

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