Festival events

Sunday June 23

Try Spinning for yourselves Workshop (details June 22)

Sonia Hadari
Piano Recital
Heptonstall Parish Church
£4 (£3); £1 for under 16s – on the door
Ex-Royal Northern post-graduate, currently living in Israel, delivers an exciting and varied programme of pieces by Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin and Albeniz.

‘Skipa-Vida!’ – High Hat Theatre
Memorial Gardens, Hebden Bridge
2.30pm – 3.20pm
An exciting outdoor spectacle and an exhilarating ride into the realms of Norse myth. Frey and Freyja, gods of fertility and nature, work to rescue the damaged earth. Presented with High Hat’s powerful movement, music and imagery in this première performance. For adults and children of 8 years plus.

Full Moon Performers present ‘Palm Circles’
Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works,
Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge
Mesmeric glass ball manipulation performed to live ambient guitar music. Intricate fire staff worked with solo African djembe rhythms. Three performers focus movement, illusion and original live music with spectacular modern ‘juggling’ techniques to magical effect.

‘Creative Juggling’ – a Workshop by Full Moon Performers
Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works,
Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge
4.00pm – 5.30pm
£5 adults; £2.50 under 16s
Fun session focusing on techniques used in the performance Palm Circles. Includes ‘contact juggling’ and ‘staff manipulation’. Try these meditative juggling techniques for the first time. No hand-eye co-ordination needed! EVERYONE welcome – any age or ability (under 11s accompanied by an adult).

‘Let’s Look At Sound’ - Brian Appleton
Hebden Bridge Picture House,
New Road, Hebden Bridge
£9 ( £7)
"Appleton is the brilliant, bitter sweet creation of Graham Fellows, a sophisticated character comic who specialises in pathetic pop archetypes. Fellows’ most famous alter ego is that hopeless menopausal Top Of The Pops wannabe John Shuttleworth…if you don’t laugh you’ll cry" (The Guardian). Premiered at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival to great acclaim.

Schubert and Schumann Song Cycles
With David Owen Lewis (baritone), Lesley Roberts (soprano) and
David Nelson (piano)
Heptonstall Parish Church
£7 (£5); £1 for under 16s
The stars of Opera North with renowned local pianist. Concert includes Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin, Schumann’s Songs Op.42 and duets by Mendelssohn.

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