Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2010

Sunday, 27 June

Dave NelsonDavid Nelson: Piano Recital

Heptonstall Church

1pm to 2pm
£6 (£4) £1 for under 26s

Chabrier: Improvisations
Fauré: Nocturne no.3 in A flat
Mompou: Paysages, 2 Preludes, Canción y Danza nos.1 and 6
Debussy: 6 Preludes from books 1 and 2, L’Isle Joyeuse

Book NowDavid Nelson is well known in the region for both his classical and jazz playing, but this is his first ever solo recital in his home town! For it, he has put together a delightful programme of French piano music, centred on the work of Claude Debussy and the composers who had influenced him. The recital also features some rarely played post-war pieces by Mompou: a composer inspired by Debussy, Ravel and Satie, who added more than a touch of his native Catalan music to his work.

Book NowHorse + Bamboo: Storm in a Teacup

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

3pm to 3.45pm
£7 (£5)

It’s not always easy making friends, especially when you live in a lighthouse surrounded by dangerous rocks, towering waves and troublemaking seagulls. An exciting opportunity for a tea party with a friend arises when the supply boat comes, but the lighthouse keeper’s nervousness turns what could have been a delight into a disaster. It is only when a storm blows in and real disaster looms that he can find the courage to save the day AND rebuild his friendship.

We are thrilled to have Horse + Bamboo join us from across the border in Rossendale – don’t miss this great family show from one of the country’s best loved theatre companies.

‘A theatrical spell that is quite unique and accessible to everybody’ (The Guardian)

Horse + Bamboo

Book NowInfinite Riches

Heptonstall Church

8pm to 10.15pm
£10 (£8) and £2

A recital of words and music by:
Nicola Bibby: piano
Alexandra Bibby: piano
Carole Boyd: reader

Infinite Riches

The trio Infinite Riches is unique. Comprising the acclaimed Bibby Piano Duo and the multi-award winning actress Carole Boyd (Lynda Snell in The Archers), their revelatory recitals of words and music have inspired audiences across the country. This programme encompasses works by composers and poets who struggled, to varying degrees, with mental problems. It reflects on the irony that out of such personal turmoil has come much of the music and literature which sustains us through our own lives with its truth, joy and humour.

The programme will include works by Dickens, Anne Sexton, Satie, Poulenc and Peter Warlock.

Book NowTom Wrigglesworth

Hebden Bridge Picture House
8pm to 10pm approx
£12 (£10)

Tom’s Open Return Letter to Richard Branson was the buzz hit show of last year’s Edinburgh Festival. A complete sell-out sensation (with extra dates added due to overwhelming public demand), the show was nominated for the coveted Edinburgh Comedy Award and received tremendous critical acclaim.

Tom Wrigglesworth

Sheffield-born Tom has steadily earned a reputation as a promising and dynamic newcomer, and is now firmly established as one of the UK’s most cherished talents. He continues to take the UK circuit by storm, wooing audiences far and wide with his inspired, distinctive style and assured delivery and we are thrilled he will be joining us for this opening weekend event.

(NB Tom’s show replaces the John Bishop event, which regrettably had to be cancelled after we went to print)

‘The gods of comedy chose Tom Wrigglesworth for greatness’ (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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