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Saturday 25th June

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.

Walk repeated on Sunday July 10


Heptonstall Parish Church

8.00pm (to 9.30pm approx)

£7 (£4) children and full-time students £1

Amongst the music the eight singers of Cantorelli will be performing in their annual F estival concert are early Italian madrigals by Marenzio and Monteverdi, French chansons by Debussy and Songs from Inaktelke by the contemporary Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti.

The Bloody Big Soul Band
eaturing Doris and the Dinnerladies

With top Northern Soul D.J. Ginger Taylor

Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge

8.00pm (to midnight approx.)
£13 downstairs, £9 upstairs

Having dominated the covers of the 2004 programme, the Festival’s favourite band returns for another exhilarating show packed tight with the very best classic Soul and Tamla Motown. Satisfaction absolutely guaranteed.

(Health and Safety restrictions mean that the £9 tickets do not admit to the downstairs auditorium and no dancing is permitted upstairs)