Festival events

Sunday July 7

Music Workshops at the Canalside Gallery
Bang on Time!
– with Cragg Vale Gamelan
Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works,
Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge
10.30am to 12 noon – Age 16 and under
2.30pm to 4.00pm – Any age
£5 adults; £2.50 under 16s. Limited numbers.
Tuned percussion (like enormous gongs), drums and lots more; all with the distinctive South Asian flavour. Members of the ensemble will be on hand to teach simple tunes and rhythms. No previous musical experience necessary but musicians too will find the sessions stimulating and fun.

Lunchtime concert with Cragg Vale Gamelan
Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works,
Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge
£3 (£2); £1 under 16s – on the door
(Free admission to participants in the Gamelan Workshops at 10.30am and 2.30pm)
The sounds of Indonesia and much more from Hebden Bridge’s remarkable percussion ensemble, currently celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Teatime with Gay Abandon, Leeds’ Gay Choir
Hebden Bridge Picture House,
New Road, Hebden Bridge
3.30pm to 5.00pm
£5 (includes tea and cake) - on the door
The UK’s largest mixed gay choir invites you to relax and have fun. Golden oldies, new material especially for the Festival, and a delicious piece of home-made cake from Caldergrub, complementing our cinema’s renowned mugs of tea. Don’t miss the ‘Wands of Colour’!

AND two rousing ways to end the Festival . . .
Rhona Cameron
Hebden Bridge Picture House,
New Road, Hebden Bridge
£10 (£8)
‘There’s no finer saboteur of social stereotypes . . . impossible to resist’ (Sunday Times). Winner of Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny Award, Rhona’s comedy is ‘tart, zesty and studded with one liners. Book early’ (Evening Standard). Her many TV appearances include Have I got News For you, Gaytime TV and her hit sitcom Rhona.
Sponsored by QMW, Public Policy Seminars, University of London

End-of-Festival Concert
(and party) with Batinka
Square One,
New Road, Hebden Bridge
10.30pm (Doors open 10.00pm)
£5 – tickets are strictly limited and must be bought in advance. (Bring your own drink.)
Stomping Gypsy/Klesmer sounds to finish the Arts Festival in great style. Fiddle, accordion, flute, guitar and double bass combine to bring an Eastern European flavour to Hebden Bridge.
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