Festival 2001: 15th June - 1st July

Friday June 15

The Bloody Big Soul Band
featuring Doris and the Dinner Ladies

- and special guests, including Owterzeds

Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Music

7 (concessions 5) — tickets available in advance

Who else but Doris to start the Festival with a blast, setting the tone for a non-stop, high-energy fortnight of celebration! (Late bar)

Sponsored by Sweet & Maxwell


Saturday June 16

Grand Festival Opening

Hebden Bridge Marina, New Road, Hebden Bridge

1.00pm

Music

Free

To launch this year’s Festival Cragg Vale Gamelan perform the world premiere of their latest street-theatre show Voyage — A young child’s epic and magical odyssey through the realm of some strange and wonderful creatures.

Entertainment continues throughout the afternoon . . .


Saturday June 16

Chichele String Quartet

Heptonstall Parish Church

8.00pm

Music

6 (concessions 5); 1 for under-18s and full-time students — tickets available in advance

One of the Royal Northern College of Music’s leading string quartets, the Chichele (recently finalists in the prestigious Royal Overseas League Competition), play Haydn’s Opus 33 no 6 in D, Shostakovich’s Quartet no 11 and Beethoven’s Opus 59 no 2 ("Rasumovsky").


Sunday June 17

Lunchtime Recital with David Nelson and Roger Scaife (Piano Duet)

Heptonstall Parish Church

1.00pm

Music

3 (concessions 2); 1 for under-18s and full-time students — on the door

Favourite French piano music including Debussy’s Petite Suite, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Faure’s Dolly Suite. Refreshments available after the concert.

 


Sunday June 17

A Evening with the Hourglass Writers

Hourglass Studio Gallery, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge

7.30pm

Spoken Word

3 (concessions 2) — tickets available in advance

Enjoy and evening of prose and poetry in the Studio Gallery with local writers.


Sunday June 17

Calder Valley Voices

Hebden Bridge Methodist Church ?

7.30pm

Music

5 (concessions 3) — tickets available in advance

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Sunday June 17

You Can’t Make An Omelette Without Breaking Wind

Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Comedy

3 (concessions 2) - on the door

An evening of comedy and cookery tips with John Morrison.


Monday June 18

Jumbie Birds and Soucouyant — by John Lyons

Java Lounge, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

7.30pm

Spoken Word

1 - on the door

A poetry reading by Hebden Bridge/Caribbean Poet/Painter John Lyons.


Monday June 18
North by North
Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge
7.45pm
Film
£3.50 (concessions £2.50) - on the door

Hebden Bridge Picture House is proud to support local talent with a showcase of the best short films made in the north by students from the Northern Film School. Expect humour, compassions, and the scenic beauty of the region from this diverse range of films.


Monday June 18

Under the Sun and Over the Mountain

by Coyote Dream Theatre Alliance

Holme Street Arts Centre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Drama

4 (concessions 3) — suggested donation, on the door

There was a time that never was, when peace and harmony reigned and we sang with joy as we laboured under the sun. The golden grain, alchemy of the elements, shimmered into the distance. Into this idyllic scene, disaster strikes.


Tuesday June 19

Full Body and the Voice/Hands and Feet

Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge

Drama

Free

Full Body and Voice, a theatre company of learning-disabled actors, meet Hands and Feet dance group in the open-air arena of Hardcastle Crags, to explore instruments, operatic sounds and natural objects together to create spontaneous moments of drama and dance.


Tuesday June 19

Ted Hughes Centre Forum

Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Spoken Word

4 (concessions 3) — tickets available in advance

A discussion about Ted Hughes and his work, with Donald Crossley reminiscing about their childhood, Elaine Connell talking about his poetry and Alan Brookes about the proposed Ted Hughes Centre.


Wednesday June 20

Wordsworth — the Poet and the Poems

Carlton Hotel, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Spoken Word

4 (concessions 3) — tickets available in advance

An evening with Juliet Barker, Wordsworth’s biographer, and members of Hebden Bridge Little Theatre


Thursday June 21

Jacqueline Wilson

Stubbings Infant School, School Street, Hebden Bridge

2.00pm

Children’s Events/Spoken Word

Pre-booked school groups (6 to 7 years) only. To book: phone

01422 843769

A rare opportunity to meet and hear one of this country’s most famous authors talk about her books for beginners and young readers. (There will be a bookstall.)

Sponsored by: Transworld Publishers [logo]

Sir George Martin Trust


Thursday June 21

Jacqueline Wilson in Person

Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge

5.45pm to 6.45pm

Children’s Events/Spoken Word

25p per child; 1 per adult — and we strongly recommend you book in advance

Author of many best-selling books, including Double Act, The Illustrated Mum and Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson reveals the secrets of her writing. For children of 8 and over, plus parents. (There will be a bookstall — and time to meet the author.)

Sponsored by: Transworld Children’s Books [logo]

Sir George Martin Trust


Thursday June 21

Destination: Brazil

Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Spoken Word/Music

4 (concessions) — tickets available in advance

The poet Natan Barreto, joined by Brazilian and Portuguese actors Tereza Araújo, Hilda Eusébio and Victor Alexander, presents a brief history of Brazil through poetry and song. The guitarist Jonathan Preiss provides musical accompaniment. The poems have been translated by Natan Barreto and John Rhodes.


Friday June 22 to Sunday June 24

Creative Arts Weekend: Residential and Non-Residential

Hourglass Studio Gallery and Angeldale Guest House, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge

7.30pm on Friday to 4.00pm on Sunday

Spoken Word/Workshop

For booking details please ring on 01422 846060; or e-mail: info@hourglass.studio.gallery.co.uk

A course designed to enable you, through an artistic experience, to explore ways of drawing on memories, dreams, feelings and ideas to develop confidence and freedom in your own practice.

 


Friday June 22

Linda Smith — Live

Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Comedy

8 (concessions 6) — tickets available in advance

Comedian and writer Linda Smith hits the stage running with her brand new full-length show — an exhilarating night of sparkling entertainment for connoisseurs of comedy. Widely known for her performances of Radio 4’s News Quiz and Just A Minute, plus her numerous TV appearances including Have I Got News For You. Hebden Bridge is her only Yorkshire gig this tour.

Sponsored by: QMW, Public Policy Seminars, University of London


Saturday June 23

Lunchtime Recital — with Nicholas McKie (bassoon) and David Nelson (piano)

Heptonstall Parish Church

Music

3 (concessions 2); 1 for under-18s and full-time students — on the door


Saturday June 23

Carol Ann Duffy

Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Spoken Word

8 (concessions 6) — tickets available in advance (group bookings available for schools: ring 01422 843769)

Popular, highly respected, critically acclaimed, the prize-winning, distinctive poet Carol Ann Duffy in an evening of pungent satire, verbal sparkle and subtly calculated storytelling. (There will be a bookstall.)


Sunday June 24

Afternoon Tea with the Piano Club

Heptonstall Parish Church

3.00pm

Music

3 (concessions 2); 1 for under-18s and full-time students — on the door

An informal recital of solo and duet piano music, from the Pianists Collective based at the Square Chapel, Halifax. Accompanied by tea and cakes.


Sunday June 24

Live at Machpelah

Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Cabaret

3.50 (concessions 2.50)

An eclectic range of performance styles guarantees this Cabaret Night is a Festival gem. In 1997 its predecessor, Live at the Lion, was a sell-out. The bigger venue means there’s room for everyone — but get there early if you want a seat!

Sunday June 24
An Evening with Playback Theatre York
Carlton Hotel, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge
8.00pm
Drama
£4 (concessions £3)
Playback Theatre is a form of improvisation which uses real moments and stories contributed by the audience. With the help of the conductor you can tell your story and then watch it spontaneously enacted by the company.


Monday June 25

Hank Wangford & The Lost Cowboys

Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Music

8 (concessions 6) — tickets available in advance

Pioneers of new Country Music through their glorious, well-crafted songs, harmonies and presentation. "If you want originality, something that still has the bite and twang . . . there is only one man to see. His name is Hank Wangford" (New York Times).


Tuesday June 26

Portraits and Landscapes in Poetry - with Pauline Kirk and Ian Emberson

Java Lounge, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

7.30pm

Spoken Word

2 (concessions 1) on door

Pauline Kirk is a poet and novelist, whose published work includes two novels and six poetry collections. Artist and writer Ian Emberson’s work includes exhibitions, plays, articles and five illustrated poetry collections.

 


Wednesday June 27

Snow White and Rose Red — A puppet play

Rudolf Steiner Centre, Macpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge

7.00pm

Children’s Events

A collection will be taken

A traditional fairy tale told through puppetry, words and music, for young and old alike.


Wednesday June 27

Keith Waithe and the Macusi Players

Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge

8.oopm

Music

8 (concessions 6) — tickets available in advance

Guyana-born flautist Keith Waithe fronts an 8-piece ensemble which fuses poetry and jazz


Thursday June 28

Paul Stewart / Chris Riddell
— "Beyond the Deep Woods"

Riverside Junior School, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

2.00pm

Children’s Events/Spoken Word

SOLD OUT


Thursday June 28

Paul Stewart / Chris Riddell
— "Beyond the Deep Woods"

 

Central Street J & I School, Central Street, Hebden Bridge

5.45pm to 6.45pm

Spoken Word

1 per adult; children 25p — tickets available in advance

Meet the creators of The Edge Chronicles which have taken the fantasy world by storm. "If you know any young Terry Pratchett fans, widen their horizons and introduce them to the Edgelands" (Sunday Times). "Chris Riddell’s superb illustrations are part and parcel of Paul Stewart’s excellent fantasy series" (The Guardian). For readers of 9 upwards, fantasy fans and students of illustration (and fans of Chris Riddell’s political cartoons in The Observer). (There will be a bookstall.)

Sponsored by: Transworld Publishers [logo to come]

Sir George Martin Trust


Thursday June 28

Cantorelli’s Choral Cornucopia

Central Street J & I School, Central Street, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Music

5 (concessions 3) — tickets available in advance

A wide ranging programme, from early madrigals and English church music to popular music and folk songs and sacred music by Stravinsky and Pärt, sung by popular local choral group.

 


Thursday June 28

Fresh Éire

Canalside Gallery, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge

9.00pm

Music

3.50 (concessions 2.50) — on the door

Traditional Irish music and song with pipes, fiddle and mandolin. Haunting airs and lively dance tunes.


Friday June 29

Arc Poetry Reading

Central Street J & I School, Central Street, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Spoken Word

3 (concessions 1.50) — tickets available in advance

Donald Atkinson and Michael Haslam, two poets with national reputations living locally, read from their outstanding new collections launched tonight by Arc Publications. "[Atkinson’s] writing is always beautiful . . . " (Peter Porter). "Haslam . . . displays astonishing charm and innocence … [he] excels musically" (TLS).


Friday June 29

The Fusion Club

Whitewood and Fleming Theatre and Music

Heptonstall Parish Church

8.00pm

Music

6 (concessions 4) — tickets available in advance

Didgeridoo meets tablas; Javanese gamelan joins with electric violin, piano, saxophone, mandolin, accordion, percussion and more! Breaking new ground in popular world music, forging their own fascinating and innovative style of pulsing rhythms . . . haunting melodies . . . new perspectives . . .


Friday and Saturday June 29/30

Talking Heads by Alan Bennett

Hourglass Studio Gallery, Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge

7.30pm

Drama

6 (concessions 5) — tickets available in advance

Anni Kurmis returns to the Hourglass Studio Gallery in a solo performance of 2 classic monologues: Bed Among the Lentils — "A vicar’s wife who only glimpses God in the Communion wine" and Her Big Chance — "A bit-part actress whose ‘big chance’ casts her as a pawn in a porn game!" Directed by Jean Rees.


Saturday June 30

New Phoebus Ensemble: ‘54321’

Heptonstall Parish Church

1.00pm

Music

3 (concessions 2); 1 for under-18s and full-time students — on the door

A lunchtime recital of chamber music from this Huddersfield-based ensemble making a welcome return to the Festival. Refreshments available.


Saturday June 30

Puppet Workshop

Rudolf Steiner Centre, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Children’s Events

2 — on the door

Learn the craft behind hand-made puppets and performing your own play, complete with music. 8 years and over please.


Saturday June 30

Murder at the Picture House

Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge
7.00pm - doors at 6.30pm
Film
£7.50 (concessions £5.50) - available in advance from the Picture House, and on the door

Ever fancied being a detective? The Picture House will be shrouded in murder and mystery 1930's style. Pit your wits against real life characters before watching a class film noir. Prizes for the most glamorous costumes. (Includes buffet.)


Saturday June 30

The Hepton Singers Festival Concert

Heptonstall Parish Church

8.00pm

Music

6 (concessions 3); 1 for under-18s and full-time students — tickets available in advance

A choral concert which includes the premiere of "As the very rocks themselves" by Paul Robinson with words by Don Atkinson, commissioned by The Hepton Singers 2001. Also music by Debussy and Ravel


Sunday July 1

Thé Dansant

Latham Farm Bunkhouse, Old Town, Wadsworth, Hebden Bridge

From 2.00pm

Music/Dance/Exhibition, etc., etc.

6 (concessions 4) — please book tickets in advance. (Extra tickets will be available on the door in the event of good weather.)

Food, Frocks and Frolics! High Tea, High Fashion, High Venue (1100’). Dress code: ecostyle (frock swaps, recycled robes, waste coats, green gear, no logos). - Reclaim fashion as ART. - Fair Trade in Food and Fashion.


Sunday July 1

Snow White and Rose Red — A puppet play

Rudolf Steiner Centre, Machpelah Works, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge

3.00pm

Children’s Events

A collection will be taken

A traditional fairy tale told through puppetry, words and music, for young and old alike.


Sunday July 1

Leeds Chamber Orchestra

Heptonstall Parish Church

8.00pm

Music

6 (concessions 4) — tickets available in advance

Hebden Bridge pianist David Nelson takes centre stage for Beethoven’s joyous and exuberant 2nd Piano Concerto with the L.C.O. returning to the Festival after last year’s highly acclaimed concert. Works by Haydn and Elgar complete conductor Nick Meredith’s imaginative and stimulating programme.


Friday July 6

Roger McGough — "The Way Things Are . . . "

Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm

Spoken Word

8 (concessions 6) — tickets available in advance

"The patron saint of poetry" (Carol Ann Duffy) Roger McGough is a fiendishly fine performer and regularly leaves audiences clutching their metaphors. Optimist, eco boxer, party-thrower and poet, McGough is loaded with medals and awards. "Poking gentle fun at pretension and shining his poemy torch in dark corners" (Ian McMillan). (There will be a bookstall.)


 

And that’s not all . . .

Don’t miss Salsa in the Square, St. George’s Square on Sunday June 17

. . . and more Street Entertainment . . . every weekend look out for

  • musical mayhem
  • daring dance
  • vibrant verse
  • childish comedy
  • foolish fun

. . . plus impromptu, hedonistic and bizarre happenings around town.

 

And yet more . . .


Monday June 25 to Saturday June 30

Outside Edge

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

7.30pm

Drama

4 Monday to Thursday (concessions 3); 5 Friday and Saturday; 2 for 5 on Monday — from the Little Theatre

A light-hearted Summer comedy, set around a cricket club.

And contact Nelsons Wine Bar, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge (tel. 01422 844782) and The Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge (tel. 01422 845265) for full details of their varied and exciting year-round programmes.