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
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
Off The Wall
Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge
8.00pm (to midnight approx)
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.