Midgley Moor Walk
led by John Billingsley
7.30pm (details of where to meet on tickets). The walk lasts 3 hours approx
£5.50 (advance booking essential)
Join John Billingsley on a walk around the moor, to visit various historical sites and listen to the moor’s stories and customs in their home context. This walk will be going off paths and over stiles, and the weather on the tops cannot be guaranteed to stay fair; hence stout footwear, weatherproof clothing and good fitness is required. No dogs.
Tony Curtis and Carola Luther
Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge
8.00pm to 9.30pm approx
Tony Curtis is one of Ireland’s leading poets. He is the author of six warmly received collections, the most recent of which is The Well in the Rain: Selected Poems (Arc). He has been awarded the Irish National Poetry Prize. Carola Luther grew up in South Africa and moved to England in 1981. She works in Leeds and lives in the Yorkshire Pennines, and she is one of a growing number of young poets whose voices celebrate life in its variety.
“Tony Curtis makes beautiful poems . . . He is unique in contemporary Irish poetry” (Paula Meehan)
“Simple, brave, surprising and deserves a good audience” (Poetry London on Carola Luther’s Walking the Animals, published by Carcanet)
In association with Arc Publications
Pre-Edinburgh Fringe Comics Preview
Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
9.00pm to 10.30pm approx
An evening of stand-up comedy, featuring two comedians working towards the Edinburgh Fringe in August. Scot Stephen Carlin has already supported the likes of Stewart Lee on his national tour, and is being tipped for the very top. Fresh from his Edinburgh debut in 2006, Stephen’s latest show focuses on the heroes and villains in his life and will continue to cement his reputation as one of the most original comic voices around.
Multi-award winning Robin Ince (BBC2’s Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks; Radio 4’s The Personality Test; BBC7’s Serious About Comedy) comes direct from touring with Ricky Gervais on the fastest-selling British comedy tour ever! His new show will play at the prestigious Assembly Rooms during Edinburgh and takes in themes of learning, culture, otters, the Daily Mail and a whole host of eclectic references.