Hebden Bridge Festival

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Friday, 1st July

Alan BissettThe Moira Monologues

Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

18th birthday event7.45pm to 9pm

£10 (£8)

Meet Moira Bell. Single mum, cleaner, hardest woman in Falkirk and the alter ego of novelist and playwright Alan Bissett.

After a year of sold-out shows and glowing reviews all over Scotland, plus a run at Manchester's Royal Exchange, Moira's coming to Yorkshire. Spend a hilarious evening with her long-suffering pal Babs, her laddies (gid boys, but they cannay take their hash), and her wee darlin' Pepe.

Book nowHear all about snobbery, dogs, randy teachers and the nation's footballing chances from 'Scotland's newest stage superstar' (The List). The Moira Monologues is currently in development by the BBC for radio and television, so catch the stage version now.

'It's a - sometimes scary - pleasure to spend an evening in Moira's company' (The Independent)

Friday, 1st July

Paul Roberts: Piano Lecture - Recital

Book nowSt Thomas's Church, Heptonstall, nr Hebden Bridge

8pm to 10pm

£10 (£8) £2 for under 26s

Why not see all this weekend's piano events for the special price of £35 (£30)?

Paul RobertsBeethoven Sonata in C Op. 53 (Waldstein)
Debussy Estampes: Children's Corner
Liszt Au lac du Wallenstadt
Au bord d'une source

Ravel Rigaudon, Menuet and Toccata

A welcome return to the Festival for this outstanding pianist. Paul Roberts is known internationally as a leading exponent of French piano music and has written two books on Debussy and one on Ravel to be published later this year. Paul Roberts performs and gives lecture-recitals and masterclasses throughout the world and especially in the United States. He has made frequent appearances at the Wigmore Hall and he is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music.


Friday, 1st July

Martha Tilston

The Trades Club, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge

Book now9pm to 11.30pm approx

£9 (£7)

Martha Tilston is a captivating performer, an enchanting singer-songwriter blessed with a gloriously clear and seductively beautiful voice. Weaving her magic spell over listeners wherever she plays - from the concert hall to the campfire, from folk clubs to main festival stages - she is a rare gem who has the power to draw an audience into her world and create an intimate space where her words and music dance and delight, leaving all those present with a smile, a warm feeling inside, and a few issues to ponder, too.

Although she is no stranger to Hebden Bridge, we are delighted to have Martha playing during the Festival. With Matt Tweed on bass and bazouki.

'Folk for a new generation, performed as always with a sprinkling of magic' (Time Out)


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