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Festival events
Sunday July 10

Ted Hughes in his native landscape
– a guided walk with readings

Meet Mytholmroyd (details on tickets)

10.15 am £5

A circular guided walk of about 4 hours duration. Led by local author and historian John Billingsley. Terrain medium to rough – tarmac, steep climb and moorland. Length 5-6 miles.

Walk around sites relating to Ted Hughes’ childhood and poems, with readings and biographical background at appropriate places. Maximum 15 people, pre-booked only. Age range 14 years upwards. No dogs or children.

Margaret Bruce and Paola Quaglia recital

Walshaw Lodge, Hardcastle Crags

11.30pm (recital begins promptly at 12 noon)
£35 (includes aperitif and lunch with wine or beer)

Tickets only, available in advance.

The perfect Sunday lunchtime treat. Acclaimed pianist Margaret Bruce together with soprano Paola Quaglia will play a varied programme including Berg’s Seven Early Songs, Rossini’s Regata Veneziana, plus solos for the piano and opera favourites.

Sundays in the Square

Free shows in St George’s Square between 1.00pm and 4.00pm

Performers include La Pena Flamenca de Hebden Bridge and Bomba

Rapunzel: a fairy tale puppet play

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

2 performances: 2.15pm to 2.45pm and 3.15pm to 3.45pm

One of the most popular of all the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales, told through puppetry, words and music. Suitable for all ages, both young and old. A collection will be taken.


Mark Steel

Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm (to 10.00pm approx.)
£12 (£10)

Mark Steel has been a stand-up comedian since the early 1980’s. An acclaimed broadcaster both on radio and television with the The Mark Steel Lectures and The Mark Steel Solution, which combine his firebrand humour with a wealth of visual jokes. And author of three books – It's Not a Runnerbean, Reasons to be Cheerful and Vive La Revolution.

“If only all subversives were like him” (NME)

“He is a man with a passionate desire to communicate his ideas, who is also very funny” (The Guardian)

In association with Off the Kerb Productions