Hebden Bridge Arts Festival


Paintings in Hospitals

The Festival Shop, New Oxford House, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge

Saturday June 17 to Sunday July 16
Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 5.00pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5.00pm

Paintings in Hospitals (PiH) has put together a collection of original signed artists' prints by Norman Ackroyd RA, Craigie Aitchison RA, Peter Blake RA, Eileen Cooper RA, John Hoyland RA, Albert Irvin RA, Chris Orr RA, Tom Phillips RA and Patrick Procktor RA. The limited edition prints are for sale individually. Prices range from £200 to £580.

PiH is a registered charity dedicated to improving the healthcare environment experienced by patients, staff and visitors by lending original works of art to NHS hospitals, hospices and other healthcare facilities across England, Wales and Ireland.

Angel Albert Irvin RA

Glass by Althea Braithwaite

The Festival Shop, New Oxford House, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge

Saturday June 17 to Sunday July 16

Monday to Saturday 10.30pm to 5.00pm;
Sunday 12 noon to 5.00pm

Althea says that glass is now her favourite medium: "I love the translucency and the rainbow of colours. I cut and arrange the glass to create a pattern of colours and then fuse it in an electric kiln. I'm continually experimenting with new designs, and opening the kiln in the morning is often a great thrill. I welcome commissions - and the challenge they bring." Her glass is exhibited throughout East Anglia; this will be her first exhibition in Yorkshire.
Prices range from £25 to £225

Misunderestimating the President
Through Cartoons

President George W Bush in caricature

Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge

Wednesday June 28 to Sunday July 30
11.00 am to 5.00pm (closed Monday and Tuesday)

Love him or hate him, President George W Bush is God's gift to today's political cartoonists, his many gaffes, spoonerisms and bloopers making easy pickings. The exhibition will include original work by leading political cartoonists from both the UK and the US. These original cartoons can be purchased.

In association with the Political Cartoon Gallery

Contentious Cartoons

Thursday June 29 at 8.00pm £5.50

This illustrated talk by Dr Tim Benson (founder of the Political Cartoon Society) will explore the repercussions cartoonists can face from drawing what appear, at the time, to be contentious cartoons.

"They misunderestimate me"
George W Bush 2000

Kate Boyce

Calder Gallery, 20 Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Wednesday June 28 to Sunday July 23

Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.30pm;
Sunday 11.00am to 5.00pm

We are delighted to be showing new work by well-known local artist Kate Boyce during the Festival. Her colourful mixed-media paintings evoke the unique character of the town and the surrounding landscape in a distinctive way.

Tapestry Today

Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works,
Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge

Saturday July 1 to Saturday July 15
10.00am to 4.00pm

An exhibition of woven tapestry, showcasing the work of twenty five artists from around the country.

Access via outside steps; people with special access needs advised to contact Ros Bryant (07881 810594) in advance.

Organised by the British Tapestry Group.

Horizons, from Hebden to the Sea

Organic House, 2 Market Street, Hebden Bridge

Saturday July 1 to Sunday July 16
Tuesday to Saturday 9.00am to 6.00pm;
Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm (Closed Monday)

An exhibition of woven tapestry exploring contrasting environments by Ros Bryant. Work for sale from £50 to £1,500.

Milly's Café

Grange Dene Yard Mytholmroyd 01422 883767

Exhibition by local artists and crafts people.

Mytholmroyd Art Exhibition

St Michael's Church Hall, Mytholmroyd

Saturday/Sunday July 1/2
Saturday 10.00am to 4.30pm;
Sunday 12 noon to 5.00pm

A fabulously varied collection of works of art to suit all tastes created by a very talented pool of local artists. Delicious home¥made refreshments served by the Church Ladies!

Yvonne Stubbs

Hare & Hounds Pub, Billy Lane, Old Town HX7 8TN

Saturday/Sunday July1/2 and 8/9 and 15/16

Pub opening hours

Watercolours, pastel and ink. Work ranges from landscapes, waterscapes, woodland scenes to portraits, both human and animal, and flowers.


a photographic exhibition by Steve Morgan

Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
Open whenever Festival events are taking place

On April 25/26 1986 the world's worst nuclear power accident occurred at Chernobyl in the former USSR (now Ukraine). The next day mass evacuations of its people began. In total 135,000 people were evacuated from the area, including 50,000 from the nearby city of Pripyat. In order to reduce baggage, the residents were told that the evacuation would be temporary, lasting approximately three days. As a result, Pripyat is still complete with personal belongings that, due to radiation, can never be moved. The images in this exhibition were taken in October 2005 during a brief visit to the stricken area around Chernobyl.

Friday June 30
Saturday 1 July
Sunday 2 July
Monday 3 July
Tuesday 4 July
Wednesday 5 July
Thursday 6 July
Friday 7 July
Saturday 8 July
Sunday 9 July
Monday 10 July
Tuesday 11 July
Wednesday 12 July
Thursday 13 July
Friday 14 July
Saturday 15 July
Sunday 16 July

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