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Festival events
Sunday 20th June

“By Hook or by Crook”

Echoes of Elmet Company

Jerusalem Farm, Jerusalem Lane, Luddenden Dean

2.00pm (to 2.45pm approx)


1337 Edward III starts the 100 years war. 23 Sowerby woodsmen are fined for taking the Lord’s timber without licence. Who snitched? A vengeful neighbour? The Lord’s spies? Who is the stranger who knows more than he ought?

Herbert Lomas and Chrissie Gittins

Lumb Bank, Heptonstall (bus service E)

(No access for cars which must be left on Smithwell Lane. If you are disabled or find walking difficult ring 01422 842684 before June 19. There is a pleasant walk from Mytholm to Lumb Bank)

4.00pm (to 5.30pm approx)


Hebden Bridge Junior Band will play from 3.00pm to 5.00pm in the gardens - admission only by ticket to poetry reading. Arc presents two of its award-winning poets: Herbert Lomas reading from The Vale of Todmorden, poems about his childhood in this area in the early 1930s - “I don’t know when else a time and a place have been so beautifully evoked” (Simon Hoggart) - and Chrissie Gittins reading from her new collection Armature. Bookstall. Tea.

Auction in aid of Treesponsibility

Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge


The aboriginal dream painting which is being auctioned tonight can be seen on the Watershed Appeal web page and www.treesponsibility.com.

The Full Brontë

Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge



Launch party/reading for Moods of the Brontë Moors, John Morrison’s latest book, featuring stunning photographs of the South Pennines.

Wine Bar. Books for Sale.

Rhythm & Fire Spectacular

Full Moon Performers

Hebden Bridge Marina

10.00pm (to 10.40pm approx)

Free (bucket collection)

A stunning drum and fire show that is both beautiful and highly charged. Deep bass carnival rhythms set pace and intensity to intricate and technical fire manipulation and dance routines. Beautiful glo-ball sequences worked with atmospheric Asian percussion. Dynamic and magical .

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival