Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2019

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Welcome to the 26th Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

2019 sees us taking a closer look at our relationship with the digital world in our stunning heritage Pennine setting.  We’ve music from electro trailblazers Wolfgang Flur ,Martyn Ware and Maps. There are site specific VR experiences, a chance to listen to Europe’s love songs in the Oh Europa motorhome, a podcast recording with Jenny Eclair, scavengers’ workshops and behind the scenes with a Hollywood concept artist. But not everyone’s wired up, the Analogue Fringe offers you the chance to go off grid and explore, experience a museum of making and hear from some of our local makers why they choose to do it all by hand. Plus a whole raft of inspiring exhibitions including Fay Godwin’s Remains of Elmet  revisited 40 years on.

Friday 21st June

Doors 6.30
Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Catherine Bohart : Work in Progress
Fresh from “the sort of perfectly structured Edinburgh debut you always hope for and rarely get to see” (The Times, ****), Catherine Bohart has some new jokes she’d like to try.
As seen on BBC2’s The Mash Report and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. Writer for BBC’s The News Quiz, The Now Show & Frankie Boyle’s New World Order.

Saturday June 22nd 

Doors 8pm
Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Wolfgang Flür- Musik Soldat
Legendary Kraftwerk percussionist Wolfgang Flür brings his latest show Musik Soldat to Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. Join us and dance to an eclectic blend of Kraftwerk remixes and Flür’s own music set against a mesmerising projected backdrop. Flür is supported by local electro producer and composer Peter Duggal who he toured with in 2018. The show is preceded by an interview and Q & A at 7pm

Sunday 23rd June

Doors 7pm
Northlight Art Studios
New Poetry Voices
Join us for this special poetry reading held in partnership between Faber Members and The Poetry Society, the event will bring together poets, Hebden Bridge resident Zaffar Kunial, Yvonne Reddick, Rachael Allen & Wayne Holloway-Smith to read from their latest collections in the atmospheric gallery space at Northlight.

Sunday June 23rd

Hebden Bridge Picture House
Tickets £10/£8/£6
The Feeling of Going
Join Hebden Bridge Picture House and Hebden Bridge Arts Festival for the UK Premiere of the film of The Feeling of Going, recorded live from the stage of Malmö Opera, Sweden. The Feeling of Going is a magical, music-dance-theatre production by an acclaimed creative team, headed by multi-talented choreographer & director Ben Wright. The film of the production will be introduced by Ben Wright, and there will be a panel discussion and audience Q&A post film.


Wednesday June 27th 

Doors 8pm
Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Maps : Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss
Maps (AKA James Chapman) presents a very special performance of his new album ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ Signed to the legendary Mute Records, Chapman is a Mercury-nominated composer and producer who has toured extensively in the UK, Europe and North America.

Friday June 28th

Doors 8pm
Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Martyn Ware in Conversation
Legendary founder of The Human League, Heaven 17, British Electric Foundation. With a 40-year career as record producer, Martyn Ware is in conversation with Trades Club’s Mal Campbell followed by DJ set.


31st May- 29th June

Hebden Bridge Town Hall
What Remains
The exhibition is a celebration of the 40th anniversary of ‘Remains of Elmet’ and a rare opportunity to see Fay Godwins enduring photographs of the Calder Valley. These are hung alongside Steve Gittner’s ‘re-visited’ series of images; a personal project to capture the landscape of our pennine practice, both stepping into Godwin’s frame and documenting how places change.
‘What Remains’ is a project that allows the visitor to lean in a little, look at the captured landscape which normally backdrops their ‘everyday’ and remember as time passes that some things change and others remain.

29th June

Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Free ( requires booking )
Experience IOU Theatre’s live show Rear View captured in 360° video.
Take an unforgettable virtual journey from the intimacy of a
life-class, to the reality of the streets, following the story of a life yet to be lived.
Join us in the historic Council Chamber The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, put on the VR headset and feel the sensation of riding on IOU’s Rear View bus, sharing the stage with writer and performer Cecilia Knapp as she leads the audience through the urban landscape with her lyrical narrative.

22nd-30th June

The Egg Factory

Lizzie Lockhart Loves Labels!!
This taster exhibition is part of a fantastic collection of Bolt Labels which have been found in the archives of M Chapmans Mill, Eastwood.

22nd June

The Egg Factory
Free (Explore bag £10) 

Explore! look…collect..create…Log off, power down, pick up an Explore bag & head for the hills! Join us for some hands-on, screen-free, face-to-face time at the Egg Factory Analogue Mini-Fringe.


june 21 (Friday) - 30 (Sunday)(GMT+00:00)


Hebden Bridge

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