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Charlotte Voake
Children’s book illustrator

Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge

The Festival Shop, New Oxford House,
Albert Street, Hebden Bridge

June 11 to July 10 daily 10am to 5pm Free

Charlotte Voake is an highly acclaimed illustrator, winner of the Smarties Book Prize with Ginger. Here on display will be original works from the astonishing Magic Pencil Exhibition (now touring the world in reproduction form) and original illustrations from A Child’s Guide to Wild Flowers “I recommend this book to any parent keen to pass on a love of nature to their children” (Alan Titchmarsh), plus sketch books and copies of her
published work to simply sit and read and enjoy.

Quentin Blake

Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge

June 22 to July 24 (closed every Monday and Tuesday)
11am – 5pm Free

Group Bookings (free) please telephone Artsmill 01422 843413
An exhibition of between sixty and eighty original illustrations by the first Children’s Laureate, all of which are for sale. He has worked with many writers, most famously with Roald Dahl and has created much-loved characters of his own such as Mister Magnolia and Mrs Armitage. He has been awarded just about every children’s book prize there is and recently the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration by the International Board on Books for Young People and, in France, appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

“a national institution” (The Guardian)

There will be a programme of workshops accompanying this
exhibition – details available in a separate leaflet.In association with The Chris Beetles Gallery, St James’s, London

Olive Tree, Hellela Shaw


Unit 2, 38 Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge

June 19 to July 17
Wednesday to Friday 11.30am to 4.30pm;
Saturday to Sunday 11am to 5pm

An installation in the Hourglass Gallery of photographic fragments on translucent fabric, exploring the significance of the olive tree as a symbol of Palestinian identity and its iconic role in the Palestinian heritage and the political struggle of the region.

Phil Withersley

The Calder Gallery, 20 Market Street, Hebden Bridge

June 25 to July 10
10am to 5pm

The Calder Gallery is a new space showing quality contemporary original paintings, prints and sculpture. Phil Withersley (joint owner of the gallery) will be showing his paintings and prints and working on them.

Surface Tension

Photography by Sarah Eyre

Little Theatre bar, throughout the Festival, open when Festival events are taking place

Local photographer Sarah Eyre explores the Pennine’s moor-top reservoirs – their stark blasted locations and changing appearance through subtle changes in weather. Asking what these watery surfaces reflect, as well as what they hide submerged beneath, this is the first glimpse of a much larger study of the region, its landscapes, surfaces and boundaries. Sarah’s work has previously been exhibited in Castlefield Gallery and Manchester City Gallery.

Steve Morgan Photographer

No 5 Melbourne Mill, Brunswick Street, Hebden Bridge

Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26 12 noon to 6pm

An exhibition by Hebden Bridge based photographer Steve Morgan of images of Pecket Well Mill prior to its conversion to residential units. Like many old textile mills in West Yorkshire Pecket Well is embarking on a new phase in its life – these images capture the last days of the old one. Exhibition space kindly loaned by Mango Homes.

Graffiti Garden

An installation of Graffiti Boards at 37 Royd Terrace, Hebden Bridge. Viewing is from Bond Street or Royd Terrace. The garden itself is not accessible so bring binoculars! The boards were created by young people in Calderdale over the last year. The artists will be available to meet on Sunday June 26 in Bond Street from noon to 4pm


Street Art Project

Hebden Bridge Street Artists will be holding another of their successful workshops during the Festival. For details and how to get involved please leave your name at the Festival Shop in Albert Street or email sfgrafart@postmaster.co.uk

Supported by Styles and Wood, Calderdale Community Safety Partnership and Business in the Community.

Mytholmroyd Artists Exhibition

St Michael’s Church Hall, Mytholmroyd

Saturday July 2 10am to 4.30 pm
and Sunday July 3 12 Noon to 5pm

A mix of the traditional and contemporary by the many artists who live in the area both professional and amateur. Most of the works are for sale and refreshments available.

Tsunami – the rebuilding

Canalside Gallery, Machpelah, Burnley Road, Hebden Bridge

Saturday and Sunday July 2/3 and 9/10
1.00pm to 5.00pm

An exhibition documenting the after effects of the Tsunami in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu by Hebden Bridge photographer Sharon Oliver and in association with the Arts Council

Yvonne Stubbs

Hare & Hounds Pub, Billy Lane, Old Town

Open throughout the festival Monday to Friday 5pm to 11pm; Saturday 12 Noon to 11pm, Sunday 12 Noon to 10.30pm

Watercolours, pastel and ink. Work ranges from landscapes, waterscapes, woodland scenes, portraits both human and animal and flowers.