Festival shop exhibitions

Saturday June 16 to Saturday June 23

Forgotten Friends: A journey to the border between Burma and Thailand

Festival Shop,
Albert Street, Hebden Bridge
Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 5.00pm
Sunday 12.00 noon to 5.00pm

Forgotten Friends is a photographic exhibition telling the story of a group of remarkable Karen children who live in a refugee camp on the Burma/Thai border. The photographer, Ben Manser, is a final-year student at Bradford University, who has felt compelled to speak up for his forgotten friends.

Sunday June 24 to Sunday July 15

Six Of The Best

An exhibition of the art of wood engraving

Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 5.00pm
Sundays 12.00 noon to 5.00pm

Howard Phipps; Ian Stephens; Sarah van Niekerk; Andy English; Geri Waddington; Paul Kershaw

The Society of Wood Engravers was founded in 1920 by a group of artists that included Robert Gibbings, Gwen Raverat and Eric Gill. This exhibition shows six contrasting modern wood engravers, all working at the top of their field. The limited edition prints are for sale with prices
starting at £40.

Wednesday June 23 to Sunday July 15

Paintings by Kate Boyce

The Calder Gallery, 20 Market Street, Hebden Bridge

New work by this well-known local artist, her colourful mixed media paintings celebrating the uniqueness of the town and surrounding landscapes in a distinctive way.

Saturday June 23 to Thursday July 19

Poetry, Prints and Chips: the exhibition

Lou Crosby

AJ’s Fish and Chip Restaurant, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge

As restaurant opening hours

Etching inspired by and illustrating the poems of Clare Shaw. The exhibition is the result of a four-year collaboration between etcher and poet. The artist will talk about her work in a related poetry event

Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1
(thereafter, for the rest of the Festival, by appointment:
01422 843519 / 845743)

Out of the Blue

Northlight Art Studios, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge
11.00am to 5.00pm

A diverse exhibition of art and crafts from the Studio members exploring the colour blue.

Saturday June 30 to Sunday September 30

Perpetual Dialogue – of Sea and Sky

Ros Bryant

Organic Shop and Café, 2 Market Street, Hebden Bridge
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 6.00pm; Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm (closed Mondays)

Observations in woven tapestry, words and photography. Since last year’s Horizons exhibition, Ros has been working from a studio within sight and sound of the sea.

Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1; Saturday/Sunday July 7/8

Farming at Eye Level

Sheila Tilmouth

Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge
11.00am to 5.00pm

(For Sheila Tilmouth’s talk on Saturday June 30 see page 4)

Prints from Sheila’s Low Lucken’s Farm residency show a visual response to the farming year, depicting activities through the changing seasons.

Sunday July 1 to Sunday August 5

Paula Rego: Recent Prints
and The Children’s Crusade series

Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge Wednesday to Sunday 11.00am to 5.00pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Any new work of Paula Rego carries with it the pungency of successive years of uncompromising themes, and her prints of 2006 do not disappoint.

The Children’s Crusade, referring to events that took place in 1212, has been mounted to accord with the Festival theme of Freedom, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade.

Saturday July 21 to Sunday July 29

Walkers Welcome – Stepping Out Photographic Mosaic

The Festival Shop, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge
Monday to Friday 10.30am to 4.00pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 4.00pm

A mosaic of hundreds of photographs of flights of stone steps. These are a unique feature of the Upper Calder Valley, but largely unrecorded. Details about how to contribute your photos to the project are on the Hebden Bridge Walkers’ Action website or at the Festival Shop. During the exhibition, members of Hebden Bridge Walkers’ Action will be on hand to tell more about the location of the steps as well as other walking initiatives around the district.


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