Festival events

Friday July 5

‘The Home Crowd’
Hourglass Studio Gallery
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
£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 women’s 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
£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 year’s Festival; with Emma-Jane Arkady reading from her highly-acclaimed first collection Lithium published last year.

Peadar Long’s ‘Celestial Echoes’
Performed by Peadar Long, Jenny Myhill-Molloy, Stuart McDonald and David Nelson.
Heptonstall Parish Church
£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.

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