Saturday 5 July

Long Nose PuppetsLong Nose Puppets present Shoe Baby

Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
11.00am to 11.45am approx
3.00pm to 3.45pm approx
£6 (£4)

Awarded Best Children’s Show of Brighton Festival 2006

Shoe Baby is a magical puppet show! A fantastical sing-along adventure with a baby who takes to the sea, the air, the zoo, all in a shoe! Shoe Baby is adapted from the book written by well-known author, Joyce Dunbar, published by Walker Books. The music is written by talented musician, Tom Gray of the award-winning band Gomez. This show is suitable for 2 – 6 year olds. The performance of 30 minutes will be followed by an opportunity to meet the puppets!

Wonderful, magical children’s theatre at its best’ (Edinburgh guide)

Kidsfest - A Grand Day Out

Children’s Art Festival
Organised by Hebden Royd Town Council
St Michael’s Church Hall, Mytholmroyd
12 noon to 4.00pm

Bring your children, parents and great grandparents to this oneday event. We need as many people as possible to complete the Mytholmroyd Trail – A Bird's Eye View of Mytholmroyd – capturing pieces of the surroundings on a minute and vast scale. During the day, there will be craft activities, characters in fancy dress and healthy refreshments. Come, paint, sprinkle glitter, watch and enjoy!

Mutian XuLunchtime Piano Recital: Mutian Xu

Heptonstall Church
1.00pm to 2.00pm approx
£6 (£4) £1 under 16s

Haydn: Variations in F minor Hob. XVII:6
Liszt: Etudes d’execution transcendante No 11: Harmonies du soir
Debussy: Preludes selections from Book II
Dutilleux: Le Jeu des Contraires (from 3 Préludes)
Messiaen: Catalogue d’oiseaux: L’alouette calandrelle

The first of two lunchtime recitals by rising stars of the piano world. Mutian Xu is Chinese, lives in Japan and is a post-graduate at the RNCM. She has given recitals throughout the world.

Hebden Bridge festivalRichard Dedomenici

Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge
4.30pm to 5.30pm approx £5

Richard Dedomenici

Conceptual artist and internationally renowned one man subversive think-tank Richard Dedomenici launches his specially commissioned Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Treasure Hunt with a presentation at the Artsmill. Is it live art? Is it a stroll around the environs of Hebden Bridge in the pursuit of small but significant pieces of loot? Come and let Richard tell you exactly where to go and why you should go there. Special secret Festival Treasure Hunt clues will be available at this performance and from Sunday 6 July at the Box Office.

Consistently funny...... frighteningly effective’ (The Guardian)

Sold OutThe London Bulgarian Choir

Heptonstall Church
8pm to 10pm approx
£10 (£8) £2 under 16s

The London Bulgarian Choir won BBC Radio 3’s Choir of the Year (Open Category) in 2006 for a performance which had one judge in tears, another lost for words, and which the third judge described as ‘magical from start to finish’. The close harmonies and emotional resonance of the songs are spine-tingling. In addition to the haunting music, choir leader Dessislava Stefanova will give you a glimpse of Bulgarian folklore and legend, from the comedy of stuffed peppers and home-made socks, to the tragedy of unrequited love, through to the passionate defiance of a culture struggling to survive through the centuries. The choir had the audience dancing in the aisles in Rye last year and was a highlight of the Swaledale Festival 2006. Dessi will lead a workshop earlier in the day (see workshop section for more info).


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