Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2010

Sunday, 4 July

Sold outGoing the Distance: Novel Writing Workshops with Anna Chilvers

Hebden Bridge Library,
Cheetham Street, Hebden Bridge

This event is supported
by Calderdale Libraries.

Anna ChilversGetting Going: 10am to 12.30pm
Keeping Going: 2pm to 4.30pm
£10 per workshop or £17 for both.
Advance booking essential.

Getting Going: So you want to write a novel. Maybe you have an idea of what it will be about, or maybe you don’t. How do you begin? How do you move from a starting point into the unknown? Come along for inspiration and encouragement. Don’t forget your pen.

Keeping Going: Keeping the enthusiasm going for 5000 words isn’t too hard – but 80000? How do you keep the interest up – your own and the readers’? How do you keep those subplots from getting tangled and taking over? This workshop will suggest some ways of keeping the momentum going, organising your storylines and keeping your characters in order.

Anna Chilvers’ first novel Falling Through Clouds was published this year by Bluemoose Books. She is also an events organiser, marathon runner and mother of three children.

Book NowLunchtime Concert: Miriam Roycroft

Heptonstall Church

1pm to 2pm approx
£6 (£4) £1 for under 26s

Miriam Roycroft: cello
Anne-Marie Hastings:
5 St¸cke im Volkston, for cello and piano
Op 102

Sonata Op 6
Introduction et Polonaise Brillante Op 3

Miriam Roycroft is currently principal cello with Camerata Ireland and plays on a modern cello by Grubaugh and Seifert which she commissioned in 2004.

Anne-Marie Hastings is much in demand as a soloist and as a chamber musician, performing extensively at the Bridgewater and Wigmore Halls, the South Bank and at numerous British Festivals.

Hebden 500500 Voices

Bridgegate, Hebden Bridge

Supported by Calderdale Council

Spend an hour or so listening to songs in harmony
and unison to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the
packhorse bridge. Local choirs including Calder
Valley Voices will sing a specially commissioned piece
by Daniel Bath and charm you with songs from their
own repertoire. Come and join in - be one of the 500
Voices! Visit for more info.

Book NowThe Piano Club

Heptonstall Church
4pm to 6pm
£6 (£4) £1 under 26s

A gentle and relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon. This talented group of pianists based at Halifax’s Square Chapel will present a varied and interesting programme featuring French music of the 19th and 20th century and much else besides. Tea, cake and biscuits will be on sale – go on, treat yourself!

Book NowRosie Lugosi’s Festival Poetry Slam

Nelson’s, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge
8pm to 10pm approx

Rosie Lugosi’s Festival Poetry SlamRosie Lugosi, Vampire Queen, has been tantalising audiences with her unique blend of poetry, humour, and song for ten years. A mistress of musical mayhem and one of the UK's most in-demand comperes, Rosie will give a short performance before hosting this year’s Festival Poetry Slam. Don’t miss your chance to impress a notoriously hard to please taskmistress, as well as win the acclaim of Hebden’s performance poetry crowd.

‘Hugely entertaining, tough-talking … a celebration of female sexuality, of power and liberation.’
(Carol Ann Duffy)

My Sweet Patootie

Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge
9pm to 11pm
£9 (£7)

My Sweet Patootie

Book NowM.S.P. are the “li’l big band” that’s busy ripping up the pea-patch with their very own strain of hayseed jazz. Armed with fiddle, finger-style guitar and two voices, it’s an old-fashioned shotgun wedding of cool, uptown swing and rural Ontario grit.

erry Young (guitar & vocals) and Sandra Swannell (fiddle & vocals) were mainstays of Canadian folkroots group Tanglefoot who appeared at the Festival in 2009 as part of its farewell tour. Since then Terry and Sandra have re-emerged as My Sweet Patootie with a desire to produce fun music with immaculate but exciting playing. While their new sound is a complete departure from Tanglefoot, M.S.P. deliver a stage show packed with the same amount of energy, charm, wit and humour.

‘A world of string wizardry’ (Mark S. Tucker, FAME)

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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