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Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2009
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Ruth Padel


Ruth Padel and
Jan Fortune-Wood

Little Theatre,
Holme Street,
Hebden Bridge
8.00pm to 9.30pm

Ruth Padel has published seven collections of poetry, three shortlisted for the T S Eliot and / or Whitbread Prize. Her most recent work, a collection about her great great grandfather, Darwin - A Life in Poems has been widely acclaimed. Her non-fiction includes a book on rock music and Greek myth, a book on tiger conservation and two much-loved books on reading modern poetry, most recently The Poem and the Journey.

Jan Fortune-Wood is co-founder of Cinnamon Press in North Wales. She studied Theology at Cambridge, has a PhD in Feminist Theology and an MA in Creative Writing. Her books include non-fiction, three novels and two poetry collections. The most recent, Stale Bread and Miracles, is a sequence of prose poems based on her experiences as one of the first intake of women priests.


The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by usThe mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us - Darwin

Harp For Hangovers

Laid-back, late night chill-out music.
The Hole in t’Wall,
Hangingroyd Lane,
Hebden Bridge
9.30pm to 11.00pm

Mark Levin: 29-string Celtic Harp
Jenny Davidson: vocals, flute, guitar.

Mark’s style has been described as ‘a DJ set on a harp’, mixing in and out of all kinds of tunes. These currently include harp versions of music by Kings Of Leon, Radiohead, Queen, Chilli Peppers, Michael Jackson, Jeff Buckley and more. Surrey-born singer Jenny Davidson has performed in a variety of theatre shows and concerts ranging from the Royal Albert Hall to Glastonbury Festival.

Festival programme

Friday 26 June
Saturday 27 June
Sunday 28 June
Monday 29 June
Tuesday 30 June
Wednesday 1 July
Thursday 2 July
Friday 3 July
Saturday 4 July
Sunday 5 July
Monday 6 July
Tuesday 7 July
Wednesday 8 July
Thursday 9 July
Friday 10 July
Saturday 11 July
Sunday 12 July



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