Festival events

Sunday June 30

Music Workshops at the Canalside Gallery
Learn the Didgeridoo with Ed Oxley
Arts in the Turret, Machpelah Works (top), Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge
10.30am to 12 noon – Age 16 and under
2.00pm to 4.00pm – Any age
£5 adults; £2.50 under 16s. Limited numbers.
Probably the finest exponent of the art of didge blowing in the North, Ed Oxley performed at last year’s Festival with the highly acclaimed Fusion Club and he will be playing with Infusion at Machpelah later in the day. Suitable for complete beginners and more experienced players.

Walshaw Piano Trio
Walshaw Lodge, Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge
11.30am to 3.00pm (allowing time to view garden)
£25 (includes a drink on arrival and lunch with wine or beer) – tickets must be bought in advance
The music will include Beethoven’s Trio opus 11 and Mendelssohn’s Trio in D minor opus 49, performed by Margaret Bruce (piano), Lynn Cook (violin) and John Kirby (cello).

Voice Workshop with Frances M Lynch
Heptonstall Parish Church
4.00pm to 5.30pm
An in-depth introduction to this evening’s concert, using your voices to experiment and work with ideas from each composer. Suitable for experienced and inexperienced singers alike, it promises to be both fun and unusual – just like the gig . . .

‘She’ - Vocem Electric Voice Theatre
Heptonstall Parish Church
£7 (£5); £1 under 16
There are women, with a story to tell . . . of magic, mystery, terror, love, agony, suicide, worship, disappearing husbands, dogs, saints, murder, eating eels, parsley sage rosemary & thyme . . . Some of these will be told by Frances M Lynch (voice) and Paul Bull (electronics), in works by some of the world’s leading contemporary composers.

‘Rhyme and Reason’
Hebden Bridge Methodist Church Hall, Bridge Lanes, Hebden Bridge
Donation, to shared between HBAF and CTINHR
An evening of readings and other performance centred on the poetry of hymn writing, including its great literary heritage (Milton, Tennyson, Brontë etc – and contemporary writers), freed from the constraint of musical accompaniment.

From the Leftfield – Three Women Poets
Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
£4 (£3) – on the door
From South Africa to Sowerby Bridge, Suffolk to Mytholmroyd and Manchester, Carola Luther, Sally Baker and Susanne Batty write of interior and exterior landscapes.

Infusion and Different4Girls
Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge
£5 (£4) – on the door
Infusion – Culture shocker with Inder Goldfinger (tables, dhol drums, percussion), Ed Oxley (didgeridoo), Dave Nelson (keyboards)
Different4Girls – A new and refreshing take on an eclectic range of songs by the likes of The Indigo Girls, Lennon/McCartney, Cole Porter and Joe Jackson.

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