Sunday 15th July

Lunchtime Concert Svetilen Ensemble

Heptonstall Parish Church

1.00pm to 3.00pm approx

£8 (£6);£1 for full-time students and under-16s

This prize-winning, seven-strong ensemble brings the hauntingly beautiful choral music of Russia to Hebden Bridge. They perform spiritual music of the Russian Orthodox Church and sacred Russian folk songs, some of which are a thousand years old, as well as some of their own compositions. Their idiomatic choral arrangements, traditional costumes and accompaniments (which include such exotic instruments as gusli, koliosnaya lira, dudk and hatamba) are a complete and rare delight. The Svetilen Ensemble has performed in the greatest concert halls in Russia, as well as throughout America and Europe, and this is their first tour of the UK.

“A unique and compelling sound, combining the energy and soul of traditional Russian folk music with the refinement and craft of truly expert chamber singing” (The Washington Post)

Tatty Bumpkin

Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
Two sessions:
1.30pm to 2.15pm
2.45pm to 3.30pm
£4.50 per child.

Maximum number of children per session 15 plus parents or carers. All children must be accompanied. Advance booking only.

Physical movement classes for children aged 2 to 6 (give or take) and their families led by Clare Whitworth. Classes are inspired by yoga, and are a mixture of stories, music, dancing and interactive play, in an outdoor setting.
Keep fit, play and have fun!

Potted Potter – The Unauthorised Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff

Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
4.00pm to 5.00pm approx
7.30pm to 8.30pm approx
£6 (£4)

All six books in sixty minutes? Watch the comic storytelling duo Dan and Jeff attempt the ultimate challenge. This brilliantly funny show features all your favourite characters, making ideal entertainment for the whole family. Following sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival and in London, this first national tour is a must-see for Potter addicts, and a great introduction to the series for anyone who’s ever wondered what all the fuss is about.

“Gets the muggles chuckling” (Evening Standard **** review)

“An incredibly funny and deft deconstruction of the story so far” (The Guardian)

Another Sky: Voices of Conscience
from around the World

Lucy Popescu

Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge
5.30pm to 6.30pm approx

For over seventy years English PEN has supported writers who have been persecuted for expressing their beliefs. Lucy Popescu will read from and talk about this recently published powerful anthology. Contributors include Aung San Suu Kyi, currently under ‘protective custody’ in Myanmar; Orhan Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature who narrowly avoided prison for comments he made about his country’s past; the late Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Russian journalists Anna Politkovskaya (murdered 7 October 2006) and Grigory Pasko. Lucy Popescu has worked with PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee for fifteen years, writes a regular blog for The Guardian and a monthly column, Silenced Voices, for the Literary Review.

'This is both a literary collection and a political armament against those who turn a blind eye to human rights abuse' (Jon Snow)

“Extraordinary stories… essential reading for anyone who has ever been moved by the written word. It jolts and challenges our prejudices and assumptions” (Michael Palin) In association with English PEN

Shep Woolley

Trades Club
Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

9.00pm to 11.30pm approx

£8 (£6)

Is Shep a singer who tells funny stories, or a standup comedian who’s equally at home singing a folk song or belting out Drift Away? Well, he’s both. A fantastic singer-songwriter and an entertainer from the Jasper Carrott / Billy Connolly observational school of humour. Occasionally cheeky but never offensive, he’s a master of the one-liner. Spend a few hours in his company. You’ll be glad you did!


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