Festival events
Wednesday July 2

Nick Toczek's Million-Miles-An-Hour Show

Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge
10.15am to 11.15am
School bookings please ring 01422 842684

Writer and entertainer Nick Toczek presents his wonderful one-man show in which he chats and jokes, performs his snappy poems, does brilliantly baffling magic tricks, tells and acts out his fantastic tales and introduces you to some of his wild and wilful puppets - all at breakneck speed!

Shaggy Dog Storytellers

a Story Walk around Hebden Bridge
Hebden Bridge town centre - meet outside Festival Shop
7.00pm (to 8.30pm approx)

Wander through Hebden Bridge with Shaggy Dog Storytellers, taking in four stops at key points, hearing tales of the town as you go.

'Talking Heads' by Alan Bennett

'Her Big Chance' and 'Bed Among the Lentils' performed by Anni Kurmis

Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
8.00pm (to 10.00pm approx)
£8 (£6)

"Anni Kurmis takes on her roles with verve and veracity" (Leeds Guide). It was a sell-out success at the Festival in 2001, as was her tour earlier this year. Anni Kurmis returns to the Festival to perform two characters as different as chalk and cheese.

Sacconi String Quartet

Heptonstall Parish Church
8.00pm (to 9.30pm approx)
£7 (£5); £1 for students and under 16s

One of the most outstanding ensembles to play at this year's Young Musicians' Festival in Halifax - the Sacconi Quartet from the Royal College of Music - returns with a programme of Haydn (op. 71 no.1), Schumann (op. 41 no. 3 in A major) and Bartok (no.1). All those who heard them in March will certainly want to hear them again, and if you missed them, then here is your chance.

Ribticklers Comedy Club

Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
8.30pm (11.00pm approx)
£7 (£6)

Spend an evening in the company of three of the UK's finest stand-up comedians. Your compere for the evening is Roger Monkhouse, whose fine selection of intelligent anecdotes are delivered with all the style and panache you'd expect from a boy who was brought up properly. Opening the show is star of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights and golden boy of BBC Radio Sheffield, Toby Foster. Your headliner is Comedy Store regular - the truly hilarious, very Geordie and a little bit bonkers, Dave Johns. This show contains strong language.