Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Sunday 16th July

The Amici Piano Trio

Heptonstall Parish Church

1.00pm (to 2.00pm approx)

£5 (£4); £1 for full-time students and under-16s

The Amici Piano Trio was formed in 2005 at the Junior RNCM. Its members are Leo Nicholson (piano), Martyn Jackson (violin) and Ben Gregor-Smith (cello). After three years of studying the piano at the Junior RNCM, next year Leo will continue his studies at Trinity College of Music. Currently studying violin at Junior RNCM and co-leading the National Youth Orchestra, next year Martyn moves to the Royal College of Music. Ben, a former student at the Junior RNCM, is now in his first year as an undergraduate at the RNCM.

Their programme this afternoon:
Mozart: Piano Trio in B Flat major, KV502 Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, opus 49

Darius Battiwalla (organ)
and Helen Thatcher (cello)

St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd

1.00pm (to 2.00pm approx)

£5 (£4); £1 for full-time students and under-16s

Darius Battiwalla has given organ recitals in concert halls and cathedrals all over the country, as well as playing with the BBC Philharmonic and Hallé orchestras. Helen Thatcher has performed all over the world as a member of the Sorrel String Quartet. Darius and Helen have been performing together together since they were students at the RNCM. This concert will include works by Bach, Fauré and Henze.

Afternoon Tea with the Piano Club

Heptonstall Parish Church

3.00pm (to 5.00pm approx)

£5 (£4); £1 for full-time students and under-16s

A gentle and relaxing way to complete the Piano Weekend, and indeed the whole Festival, more or less. Tea, biscuits, cakes and some wonderful music from the Halifax-based collective. Music by Bach, Mozart, Liszt and Debussy amongst others, plus a light sprinkling of jazz.

Rap Workshop

with Baba

Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

6.00pm (to 7.30pm approx)

Workshop only £7 (£5)
Workshop and performance combined ticket £10 (£8)

In this workshop, Baba will share the basic techniques rap artists use to express themselves and tell stories. Drawing from examples of well-known rap songs, he will show the difference between rap versi•cation and traditional poetry, and break the process of composition down into simple steps. Once these skills have been communicated in simple terms, Baba will lead the workshop in co-creating a tailor-made rap verse. Participants will leave the workshop with a general understanding of all the lyrical techniques of rap.

The Rap Canterbury Tales

performed by Baba

Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

8.15pm (to 9.15pm approx) £7 (£5);
combined ticket £10 (£8)

This rap re-creation of Chaucer's 14th century poem first appeared at the Edinburgh Festival 2004. In it Baba creates a live storytelling event using tongue-twisting rhymes and hip-hop rhythms, while at the same time capturing the playful spirit of Chaucer's poetry - and the acclaim of critics and audiences alike. Baba began his rap career at nineteen, freestyling and writing songs in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada. In the past seven years he has performed at venues around the world, and has released four albums.

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