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Festival events
Sunday July 4

Mother Holle - a puppet play

Rudolf Steiner Centre, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge

2 perfs: 2.15pm (to 2.45pm approx) & 3.15 pm (to 3.45 approx)

A magical fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm told through puppetry, words and music. Suitable for young and old. A collection will be taken.

The Women’s Century

A talk by the author, Mary Turner

Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge

4.00pm (to 5.00pm approx)


In 1900 women had few rights and no voice - yet within 100 years they had achieved a near-equality with men. Mary Turner will be discussing how this came about and why the 20th century deserves to be called ‘The Women’s Century’. Bookstall.

Painting by Clement Serveau

(as featured on the front cover of Mary Turner's book)

Gay Abandon

Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge

5.00pm (to 6.30pm approx)


This large Leeds based gay choir returns to the Festival with a selection of old and new favourites. Come and join us for a teatime special, tea and cake included.

Sunday the 4th of July

Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

7.00pm (to 10.00pm approx)

£5 (£4)

The Festival rounds off with an eclectic “run what yer brung” night with artists cherry-picked across a broad spectrum of the performing arts. Including turntable cut-ups, VJing (live, improvised visuals) by Mark Cameron who will be showing an animation loop entitled lophonic vector projectiles, piano recital, projected film and photography, site specific multi-speaker acousmatic diffusion, movement, dance, drama, poetry and epic doom. “A once in a lifetime chance to experience such a diverse range of underground artists” (Room 107, Preston City).

Sponsored by the University of Central Lancashire

The Detroit Spanners

St. Michael’s Church Hall, Mytholmroyd

8.00pm (bar opens 7.30pm) to 10.15pm (bar closes 10.30pm)


The Detroit Spanners, a four-piece Indie Rock Band, playing songs from the 50s right up to the present day, with tight melodious music, harmony vocals, and a range of songs from Rock ‘n’ Roll to classic New Wave tunes.

The Ice Pack

Exponential Aerial Theatre

Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge

10pm (to 10.45pm approx)

free (bucket collection)

An extraordinary aerial fast-moving comedy following the adventures of a fearless gang of thieves as they stumble upon the heist of a lifetime. Incorporating stunning physical skills, this amazing show will bring the Festival to a resounding climax.

Made possible by Arts Council England, Yorkshire.

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival