Festival events

Saturday July 6

Mslexia Day
Hebden Bridge Little Theatre,
Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

The Mslexia Roadshow is supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council for England’s National Touring Fund

Workshop £10 (includes reading and discussion sessions)
Reading and discussion only £6 (£4)
(Please note: The workshop is for women only and numbers are limited to a maximum of 20. The other events are open to all.)

Programme of events:

1.00pm to 2.00pm: Caldergrub Lunch – intense, stimulating snacks of local food designed especially for writers: non-greasy in deference to pens, papers and keyboards (various prices)

2.00pm to 4.00pm: Mslexia Writing Workshop: ‘Getting Inside the Child’s Mind: Writing from the Viewpoint of the Child’. Workshop led by Margaret Wilkinson, author of the inspirational ‘Blank Page’ column in the Mslexia magazine. Women only. Maximum 20 participants – advance booking only

4.30pm to 5.30pm: Mslexia Reading: Anne Fine. Anne, the current Children’s Laureate, will talk about her work and answer questions, as well as reading from her latest book for adults, All Bones and Lies, and her latest books for children, including Up on Cloud Nine. "A fearless novelist…also a constantly amusing writer" The Independent Men and women welcome.

5.30pm to 6.30pm: Mslexia Discussion: ‘Writing for Adults and Children – Is There a Difference?’ with Anne Fine and Mslexia’s Editor, Debbie Taylor. Men and women welcome.

For information about Mslexia magazine, contact 0191 261 6656
or postbag@mslexia.demon.co.uk

Mass Sing-in
Lees Yard, St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge
A mass sing-in by the community choirs participating in the 2002 Street Music Festival, being held in Hebden Bridge July 5 to 7. See: www.streetchoir.org.uk

Community Choirs Take Over The Town
Throughout Hebden Bridge
1.45pm to 4.30pm
Busking by community choirs participating in the 2002 Street Music Festival, being held in Hebden Bridge July 5 to 7. See: www.streetchoir.org.uk

Afternoon Tea with The Piano Club
Heptonstall Parish Church
2.30pm (until 4.30pm)
£3 (£2); £1 for under 16s – on the door
The perfect way to relax; tea, cakes and wonderful piano music.

‘Light & Heavy’
Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge
£3.00 ( £1.50) – on the door
An evening of poetry, comic and serious, read by Simon Fletcher and Tony Langham, two contemporary poets with growing reputations for their incisive comments on the human condition in all its guises.

Langdale Wind Ensemble
Heptonstall Parish Church
£7 ( £5); £1 for under 16s
The prize-winning quintet from the Royal Northern College of Music who have performed throughout the UK and Europe and live on BBC Radio 3, present a lively programme of key works in the wind repertoire, including Mozart, Barber and Hindemith.

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