Kidsfest Children’s Art Festival
and Puppet Show
organised by Hebden Royd Town Council
Holme Street Arts Centre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
11.00am to 3.00pm approx
Bring your children, parents and great aunt to this one-day event. We need as many people as possible to create a Piece of You mural – capturing a piece of everyone that visits. At 1.00pm Tinder Hearts will be performing The Fool, the World and the Flying Ship (duration 45 minutes approx), a puppet show based on a Russian fairy tale, with shadow and fabric puppets and characters on stilts to draw in the crowd. Come paint, sprinkle glitter, watch and enjoy.
Lunchtime Recital – Sound World
María Insua Cao (clarinets / saxophone / gaita [Galician bagpipes] / Irish whistles / didgeridoo, and more).
Damien Harron (African and Latin American percussion instruments / hammered dulcimer, and more)
Heptonstall Parish Church
1.00pm to 2.00pm approx
£6 (£5); £1 for full-time students and under-16s
A magical musical journey that features a wide range of styles of music and instruments from throughout the world.
The Great Hebden Bridge Garden Party
With live music from:
Orgatronics – ambient chill-out Latin
The Harriwatts Band – acoustic folk
Jonathan Fisher (piano); Nikolas Gjylaci (violin); Heather Broadbent (cello) – popular classical
Acoustic Blue – guitar duo
Take 2: Peadar Long (sax); Dave Nelson (piano) – world jazz
Mayroyd House, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge
3.00pm to 7.00pm approx
The huge south-facing garden at Mayroyd House makes the perfect venue for this relaxed summer afternoon concert. Bring a picnic and some champagne (or whatever) and don’t forget the suncream!
Mayroyd House is on A646 opposite the railway station turning. No parking on site; well served by public transport.
Access via several steps. Children must be kept under supervision.
Ancient Egypt and Yorkshire: Land of the Gods in God’s Own Country
Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge
4.30pm to 5.30pm
Joann describes the way in which ancient Egyptian culture first arrived in Yorkshire with the Romans, then reappeared in the early 17th century when a Yorkshireman published the first English account of the pyramids. A craze for all things ancient Egyptian is reflected by the Egyptian-style architecture across the county, from the pyramids and obelisks of Castle Howard to Bradford’s Undercliffe Cemetery and Leeds’ full-size replica Egyptian temple.
Nicholas Parsons in
"How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear"
Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
7.45pm to 9.45pm approx
A one-man show about the nonsensical genius, Edward Lear, which conveys a rounded portrait of his remarkably eccentric life through his highly imaginative and delightful nonsense verse. Nicholas Parsons has an illustrious career in theatre, film television and radio. He became a household name in Britain when he appeared as Straight Man to Arthur Haynes in the 1960s; has appeared frequently in the West End most recently in The Rocky Horror Show and is renowned as Chairman of Radio 4’s Just a Minute – a role he has held for 38
"Nicholas Parsons’ endearing one-man
portrait of the life and nonsense of
Edward Lear is a richly satisfying
evocation of the man behind the
fantasy world...the show is pleasing,
informative and amusing" (The Stage)
In association with Indigo Entertainments
Seikou Susso and the
Allah Lake Mandinka Band
Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
9.00pm to 11.30pm approx
Seikou Susso is a singer and master kora player from the Gambia from a family of griots known as Jalibas, who tell the History of the Mandingo Ancestry through Music-poetry expressed through the kora, one of the most authentic African string instruments. He promotes African music and culture through his performances, which reflect his traditional African roots whilst exploring more contemporary upbeat West African styles. For the concert Seikou is joined by the guitar, bass, keyboards and drums of his own Allah Lake Mandinka Band.