Festival events
Saturday June 21

Grand Opening - with Baybeat and Steve Rawlings

Hebden Bridge Marina

30-piece street band from Morecambe brings a carnival atmosphere to the streets and to the Festival official opening. Baybeat has a repertoire from around the world, mixing Brazilian samba rhythms with North African beats, alongside salsa classics and topping them off with dances that blend the latest pop moves with Caribbean and African styles.

Comedy Store regular Steve Rawlings' performances combine classic circus skills such as juggling and fire-eating with hilarious theatre and madcap slapstick. One of Steve's claims to fame is that he is the only man to have set fire to his own head in front of HM the Queen!


West African Rhythm, Life and Development

Holme Street Arts Centre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
1.00pm (to 4.00pm approx)

Find out about West African life and TRAX through displays, talks - and a bit of drumming.

Plus: catch the drum group Beats Working playing in St George's Square 3.30pm to 5.00pm.

The Eden Project

Land Farm, off Edge Lane, Colden, near Hebden Bridge
3.30pm (to 5.30pm approx)

The extraordinary story of Cornwall's Eden Project, through the eyes of its publishers, Kate and Mike Petty. Plus the glories of the renowned Land Farm garden. The perfect combined event for all plant lovers.

Off The Wall

Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge
8.00pm (to midnight approx)
£10 (£8)

Off The Wall present a tribute to Pink Floyd. Outstanding musicianship and energy bring both classic and lesser known songs to life. Complemented by spectacular lighting and video projection, Off The Wall create an unforgettable show that will thrill Floyd fans young and old. From Arnold Layne to the Division Bell, it's classic Pink Floyd.

Lamond Ensemble: Chamber Music Concert

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

The Lamond Ensemble from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, which (under another name) delighted audiences at this year's Young Musicians' Festival in March, play Beethoven's Serenade in D op.8, Mozart's Clarinet Quintet and Dohnanyi's stunning Sextet in what promises to be an exhilarating evening of chamber music.