Juggling With Gerbils Brian Patten
Hebden Bridge Picture House 9.45am to 10.45am £2 for 7 to 12 year olds (and their teachers/families)
A kind of poetic Beano (TES). Our Sister the Mad Scientist, the Vampire Duck, Three Frazzles in a Frimple, Earwings and many more new creations! Meet the author of all-time childrens cult classics - Gargling With Jelly, Thawing Frozen Frogs, The Utter Nutters, The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry when Brian Patten brings his latest book, Juggling With Gerbils, to you. (Book-signing after the show.) With thanks to the Sir George Martin Trust
Food Hats (see June 26 for details)
The Iliad Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge 8.00pm £6 (£4)
A compulsive performance by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden, two of Britains leading exponents of the art of storytelling, true to the momentum of a rattling good tale, and the wry humour, poetic reflection and profound human observation of the Homeric vision. . . . praise be to Morden and
Lupton, who made the gods live . . . (The Times).
OperaAmazons present Patience and Sarah Heptonstall Parish Church 8.00pm £7 (£5); £1 for under 16s
A showcase performance of the opera that made history as the first to centre on a lesbian couple. Inspired by Isabel Millers cult novel, based on a true story, it received rave reviews for its world premiere at the Lincoln Center Festival. "A rare and moving opera about women in love." (New York Magazine) Music: Paula Kimper; libretto: Wende Persons; performed by Deborah Hannah) and Laure Meloy.