Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2010

Saturday, 3 July

Long Nose Puppets present PenguinLong Nose Puppets

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

Following previous Festival sell-out performances of Shoe Baby and Flyaway Katie, we are delighted to welcome back Long Nose Puppets with Penguin, based on the book by Polly Dunbar. Aimed at the youngest members of the family (children aged 2–7), the performance will be followed by an opportunity to meet the puppets!

‘Magical and beautiful’ (The Guardian)

Hebden 500Arioso

Wainsgate Chapel

3pm to 5pm
£8 (£6) £2 under 26s


Book NowAnne Falloon: soprano
Roger Betterton:
Sue Marshall:
renaissance violin
Anne Betterton: recorders
Caroline Goddard:
renaissance viola
Lisa Colton:
viola da gamba and alto voice
Andrew Woolley:
harpsichord and bass voice
Martyn Hodgson:
lute and chitarrone

The acclaimed period performance group Arioso presents a fascinating show of dance and vocal music to celebrate the opening of the Hebden bridge in 1510. The programme will include some of the best loved renaissance music from the first 100 years of the bridge's life, including famous dances by Praetorius, broken consort music favoured by Queen Elizabeth, songs by Dowland, and settings of the celebrated Aria del Gran Duca - Oche nuove miracolo. Arioso will also perform pieces from the very beginnings of the baroque era. This enjoyable and highly accessible mix could be enhanced only by the near-perfect acoustic of the venue.

NB: there is no parking at the Chapel. Please park in Old Town Mill Lane, walk or catch the bus. See for a map.

Hebden 500The Hepton Singers

Spanning 500 years:
music from 1510 to 2010

Directed by Alison West
and Roger Scaife

Heptonstall Church

8pm to 10pm
£8 (£6) £2 under 26s

The Hepton Singers

Book NowThe locally renowned Hepton Singers will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Hebden packhorse bridge by singing a varied selection of sacred and secular music connected with the year 1510, by composers such as Josquin des Pres, Clemens non Papa, and William Cornysh. The programme will also include Delius’s To be sung of a summer night on the water and the premiere of Afresh, seven times by Alison West which sets a sequence of haiku-like poems by local poet Donald Atkinson in a musical composition of shifting moods - reflective, witty and watery!

Book NowPreston Reed

Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

9pm to 11.30pm
£9 (£7)

Preston Reed's vast range of original music will forever change your expectations of a guitarist. He has single-handedly re-invented acoustic guitar playing. While never letting his extraordinary technique overshadow the beauty of his music, the multi-award winning Reed engages the entire instrument, creating a rock/jazz rhythm section, melody line and chordal accompaniment simultaneously.

‘Widely thought of as the world’s most gifted guitarist’
(Total Guitar)

‘Spectacular…the best one-man show this reviewer has seen since Bruce Springsteen…A terrific performer’ (The Irish Independent)

Preston Reed

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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