Sunday 6 July

Hebden Bridge festivalWords on the Street

In partnership with The July Project, sponsored by Halifax
St. George’s Square and surrounding area
1.00pm to 4.00pm approx

A street festival of singing by community and school choirs from the local area and beyond. Come and enjoy a day of song!

Halifax and The July Project have worked with the Arts Festival to offer school choirs a touch of professional tuition through workshops. Come and see them perform alongside established community choirs including Hebden Bridge’s very own Calder Valley Voices.

Alissa ZoubritskiLunchtime Piano Recital: Alissa Zoubritski

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

Another musical star on the ascent, young Moldovan pianist Alissa Zoubritski studied at the Conservatoire Régional in Paris and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Lyon. More recently, she won a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, under the tuition of French music specialist Paul Roberts. For this recital Alissa will play pieces by Haydn, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Borodin and Chopin.

Sophie HannahLiterary Lunch with Adèle Geras & Sophie Hannah

The Dusty Miller, Mytholmroyd
1.00pm to 2.30pm approx

£24 includes two-course meal with wine
and entry to Artsmill event
at 4.30pm

Adèle Geras has published more than ninety books for children and young adults as well as four novels for adults, the most recent of which is A Hidden Life. Her daughter Sophie Hannah writes crime fiction and poetry and her psychological thrillers have sold over 200,000 copies in the UK alone. She has been published in fourteen languages and her fifth collection of poetry, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the 2007 TS Eliot Prize.

This is an intimate and convivial Sunday Lunch restricted to eight participants, but with no limit on the scope of the conversation.

Adele GerasAdèle Geras & Sophie Hannah

Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge
4.30pm to 5.30pm approx

Acclaimed authors and mother and daughter team Adèle Geras and Sophie Hannah will read from their work and answer questions about their lives, work and careers in a session that is certain to be illuminating for anyone interested in contemporary writing

Barnabas HegyiBarnabas Hegyi - Countertenor Recital

Heptonstall Church
8.00pm to 10.00pm approx
£9 (£7) £2 under 16s

With Petra Somlai on piano and harpsichord and Heather Broadbent on cello

Born in Hungary, Barnabas Hegyi is a fast rising star in the musical world. Having studied organ and conducting at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, he decided to focus on his vocal studies with Eva Lax. A year later he claimed first prize in the national singing contest and has since won other awards in Italy, Spain and Hungary.

Barnabas has performed in Oratorio with Helmut Rilling Opera (with a recent highly acclaimed performance in Monteverdi’s Orfeo), and given solo recitals. His precision, refined embellishment and purity of tone will enchant the audience in this unmissable programme which includes the music of Schutz, Buxtehude, Purcell and Samuel Barber. Our thanks to Roger Scaife for the generous sponsorship of this concert.


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