The Home Crowd Hourglass Studio Gallery 7.00pm Free
The international debut of Rochdale-born Australian novelist Graham Kershaw. Published by Freemantle Arts Centre Press in Western Australia and set largely in the hills and towns of Calderdale, The Home Crowd will be launched with the aid of local musicians, local ale and local verve. Book-signing.
In Concert Coope, Boyes and Simpson
and Pete Coe and Deep C Divas Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge 7.30pm £8 (£6)
A top line-up of talent to kick-start the 2002 Street Music Festival weekend. The evening includes a chance to hear the powerful harmonies of womens choir Deep C Divas, the challenging songs of songwriter and musician Pete Coe, and a set from Coope, Boyes and Simpson, legends on the UK folk scene.
Arc Publications Poetry Reading by Liz Almond, Emma-Jane Arkady and Jacqueline Brown Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge 8.30pm £4 (£3)
Hebden Bridge poet Liz Almond launches her first full-length collection, and Jacqueline Brown (Arvon/Observer International Poetry competition winner in 1992) her fourth, at this years Festival; with Emma-Jane Arkady reading from her highly-acclaimed first collection Lithium published last year.
Peadar Longs Celestial Echoes Performed by PeadarLong, JennyMyhill-Molloy, StuartMcDonald and DavidNelson.
Heptonstall Parish Church 8.00pm £7 (£5)
First performed last year in Bradford Cathedral to outstanding acclaim and reviews, Peadar and his fellow musicians will play music that will change your heart and move your soul. The music incorporates World and jazz elements with strong soloing, emotional harmonies and memorable tunes.