Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2010

Friday, 2 July

Hilary MantelHilary Mantel

Hebden Bridge Picture House

Book Now8pm to 9.30pm
£10 (£8) £5 under 26s

Literary Ticket Offer – see Louis de Bernières, Mavis Cheek, Alison Weir, Suzannah Dunn and Hilary Mantel for £22

One of our finest living writers, Hilary Mantel won the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Wolf Hall, a fictional portrait of Thomas Cromwell. It has since become the bestselling Booker winner in the history of the prize. Her other works have also received literary acclaim: Fludd (1989), set in a mill village in the north of England, won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize, the Cheltenham Prize and the Southern Arts Literature Prize and An Experiment in Love (1995) won the 199 6 Hawthornden Prize. Beyond Black (2005) was shortlisted for both a 2006 Commonwealth Writers Prize and the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction.

Wolf Hall was also shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award and recently won the US’s National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. In 2006, Hilary Mantel was awarded a CBE.

Hilary Mantel will read from her work and take questions from the audience.

Book NowRoger Higgins Band featuring Gary Boyle

Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

9pm to 11.30pm approx
£8 (£6)

Roger Higgins Band featuring Gary BoyleHaving lived in New Orleans for a year, soaking up a spicy southern stew of lazy swamp blues and syncopated, funky rhythms, Roger Higgins is back in the UK. He’s performing with well known jazz guitarist Gary Boyle who brings a cool, understated, blues flavour to a mix of original material, old blues numbers, and soulful gospel songs. There’s a good sprinkling of sweet electric slide guitar from Roger, while Steve Tann (drums) and Hugh Bradley (bass) provide a solid, driving rhythm section.

‘Roger Higgins, master of both ethereal atmosphere and sweaty bar rooms’ (Henry Ayrton, BBC North)

'Boyle's guitar is a weightless marvel, so sharp, clean
and delicate is his picking'

(Mike Butler, Manchester City Life)

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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