St George's Square and surrounding area, Hebden Bridge
1.00pm to 4.00pm
a fairy tale puppet play
Rudolf Steiner Centre, Machpelah Works,
Station Road, Hebden Bridge
2.30pm to 3.00pm approx
3.30pm to 4.00pm approx
One of the most lively of all the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales, told through puppetry, words and music. Suitable for all ages, both young and old.
Freedom, Slavery and Home
Abi Idowu, Julian Jordan and Cath Nichols
Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge
6.00pm to 7.00pm approx
A combination of three short solo sets with a thought-provoking ensemble work Do you take Sugar? that considers how far attitudes may have moved on since the slave traders ruled in 18th Britain. Abi Idowu, from Nigeria but presently based in Bolton, is a poet, short story writer and playwright. Julian Jordan, who co-founded the Bolton-based poetry organisation Write Out Loud, writes poetry, film scripts and runs a small publishing house. Cath Nichols appears on the Oxfam Life Lines CD and was commissioned to write Do you take Sugar? for BBC Radio by Lancaster Litfest and Lancaster Museums Service.
Testament of Youth
performed by Rohan McCullough
Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
7.45pm to 9.30pm approx
Vera Brittain abandoned her studies at the outbreak of the First World War to serve as a volunteer nurse, witnessing the horrors of trench warfare. In 1918, with many of those closest to her dead, she returned to Oxford and later devoted her energies to the causes of pacifism and feminism, writing and lecturing worldwide. Testament of Youth, is her haunting autobiography that conveyed to an entire generation the essence of their common experience of war.
“Rohan McCullough’s performance brings my mother’s famous book . . . alive, bringing out the poignancy and profundity of the narrative” (Shirley Williams, House of Lords)
“This one woman tour-de-force . . . Rohan McCullough’s stunning solo performance” (Time Out)
In association with Indigo Entertainments
Tongue and Groove
with special guest Omar Puente (violin)
Dave Nelson (piano); Peadar Long (saxes / clarinets / flutes / whistles); Stuart McDonald (saxes); Jenni Myhill-Molloy (acoustic bass); Chris
Sykes (drums / percussion)
Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
9.00pm to midnight approx
Following their highly successful collaboration with Dennis Rollins, world-jazz fusion group T&G return to the Festival with highly acclaimed Cuban violin player Omar Puente. His track record includes working with some of the greatest jazz musicians in the world including Ruben Gonzales, Tito Puente, Ibrahim Ferrer, Byron Wallen, Jools Holland and currently Courtney Pine. It's going to be a real pleasure.