Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2010

Saturday, 10 July

Kidsfest - The Sun, the Moon and the Stars

Organised by Hebden Royd Town Council
Holme Street Arts Centre, Hebden Bridge
12 noon to 4pm


A drop-in event for 4 - 11 year olds and their families. Arts and crafts workshops, plus the chance to join Lefty the Sock in his heroic search when his partner and “sole” mate suddenly disappears. Don’t miss Thingumajig Theatre’s whimsical and captivating "sock-puppet" show at 2pm.

Lucy May Schofield Simple Book Making TechniquesLucy May Schofield Simple Book Making Techniques

Book NowThe Elfin Room, St Michael’s Church Hall,

2pm to 4pm

Come along and make some experimental book structures with the Festival’s Artist in Residence. During this workshop, you will learn about simple book binding techniques, tools and equipment and the qualities of paper. You will have the chance to handle a unique collection of artists' books that illustrate the structures we create. Suitable for anyone and everyone, but places are limited, so please book early.


Book NowMillegro York Contemporary Choir

Wainsgate Chapel
3pm to 5pm
£8 (£6) £2 under 26s

Millegro York Contemporary Choir

Established in 2009, Millegro have already become a major force on York’s cultural scene. Combining classics, jazz, world music and soul, this innovative 60-strong choir brings a choral celebration dedicated to the diverse and the unexpected! Alongside pieces by Astor Piazzolla and Bernstein, Millegro’s performance features inspirational music by living composers from Cuba and The Philippines. They also include some unique arrangements of songs from the extensive canon of pop music, and successfully balance this modernity with more traditional songs from England, Spain and Russia. Directed by Ewa Salecka and featuring pianist Greg Birch and Ann Ferguson on flute, Millegro is guaranteed to entertain and inspire in equal measure.

Dominic BruntHebden Shorts

Sold outLittle Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
7.30pm to 9.30pm

First Night Special - Pay What You Want

Six successful writers based in Hebden Bridge experiment with writing short plays for the theatre. Fantastically varied in tone, style and subject matter these pieces pack more wit, drama, and energy into fifteen minutes than most full-length West End pieces can manage. Featuring a full professional cast – including some very famous faces – Hebden Shorts shows the surprising things that can happen when novelists, TV writers and radio dramatists get the chance to work with live performance.

Hebden Shorts will also be performed on Thursday 8 July is Pay What You Want and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on the door on the night. Doors will open at 7pm. Tickets £10 (£8)

Hebden 500

Mundo Jazz

Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

9.30pm to 11.30pm
£10 (£8)

Mundo Jazz

Book NowWhat can one say about a band whose songs convey the dangers of environmental degradation, the importance of racial harmony and the inherent evils of capitalism with subtlety and intelligence? One can say they are called Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Mundo Jazz, however, preach peace, love and understanding with all the subtlety of a brick hitting butter, through their ridiculously catchy songs, awful dancing and thunderously crass philosophising.

A beautifully subtle satire on the likes of Bono and Bob Geldof, Mundo Jazz are also superb musical and comic improvisers, frequently creating songs on the spot and veering off into chaos. Worried about your carbon footprint? Don’t bother - you can buy one of theirs after the show…
Fabulous’ (Suzanne Vega)

Hotfoot from Glastonbury where they regularly headline the ‘Blazing Saddles’ Stage, Mundo Jazz are the world’s only Comedy World-Music band, and preach peace, love and understanding with all the subtlety of a brick hitting butter. Superb musical and comic improvisers with ridiculously catchy songs, awful dancing and thunderously crass philosophising.

"A sort of live, Latino Spinal Tap. Very, very, very funny." Daily Express
"...combine genuinely thrilling harmonies and killer songs with side-splitting gags. Their solution to Third World debt is the best joke I've ever heard. Period." The Times. "Ludicrously brave and truly unique. Kill for a ticket (but not with guns)!" The Scotsman.

Festival programme

Saturday 26 June
Sunday 27 June
Monday 28 June
Tuesday 29 June
Wednesday 30 June
Thursday 1 July
Friday 2 July
Saturday 3 July
Sunday 4 July
Monday 5 July
Tuesday 6 July
Wednesday 7 July
Thursday 8 July
Friday 9 July
Saturday 10 July
Sunday 11 July


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