Hebden Bridge Festival

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Saturday, 9th July

DankDance - Limelight

Secret Venue - to be revealed

Saturday 6pm


DankDanceFollowing the success of  Bliss is Ignorance at last year's Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, DankDance will present their new piece Limelight, a duet that uses local spaces to dramatic effect to analyse our desires and reservations about showing off. It looks at a persons impulses, within today's society, for seeking a certain amount of attention and recognition from our fellow man, and analyses a fine line between demonstrating a sense of self importance or taking pride in displaying ones proficiencies.

Limelight will be performed in St George's Square throughout the day of Saturday 2nd July as a part of imove On The Street.

It will also be performed in various locations around the town on Saturday 9th July at 6pm, and Sunday 10th July at 2pm and 4pm. There will be a secret meeting point for these performances, the location of which will be revealed in the second week of the Arts Festival.

To register your interest in these performances, and to receive the location of the secret meeting point, please email or text the word LIMELIGHT to dankdance@gmail.com or 07966570125. You can also ask for details at the Festival Box Office.



Limelight is commissioned in partnership with imove, Yorkshire's cultural programme for London 2012.

Supported by Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. Special thanks to Waterside Gym.

Lockerbie: Unfinished BusinessTom McKinney: Guitar Recital

St Thomas's Church,
Heptonstall nr Hebden Bridge

1pm to 2pm

£6 (£4) £1 for under 26s

Francisco Tarrega Capricho Arabe
Mauro Giuliani Grande Overture
Nigel Westlake The Hinchinbrook Riffs
Ailis Ni Riain Brief-Blue- Electric-Bloom
Roland Dyens Saudade No.3

Tom McKinney has performed with major orchestras and new music ensembles and is a founder member of The House of Bedlam and Tango 5. He is sought after as a chamber musician and is interested in new music Book nowand electro-acoustic music. This recital reflects these interests, combining exciting contemporary works with delightful pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Tom will be joined by the Irish composer Ailis Ni Riain who lives in Todmorden for a newly devised performance of her Cornerhouse/and Festival 2010 commission Brief-Blue-Electric-Bloom for spoken word and guitar.



Saturday, 9th July

The Hepton Singers

Directed by Alison West and Roger Scaife
St Thomas's Church, Heptonstall nr Hebden Bridge

8pm to 10pm

£8 (£6) £2 for under 26s

Hepton Singers

Book nowA regular favourite at the Festival, this excellent, 30-strong chamber choir presents an intriguing programme of choral works from the 20th and 21st centuries, including Ravel's Trois Chansons, Britten's Choral Dances from Gloriana, James MacMillan's Divo Aloysio Sacrum and Howard Skempton's haunting sequence Rise up, my love. The choir will also sing an unusual choral work by Elgar, as well as songs by Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre and work by Saddleworth-based composer, Peter McGarr.


Saturday, 9th July

Peter HookPeter Hook: In Conversation

Hebden Bridge Picture House,
New Road, Hebden Bridge

Followed by dj-ing set at The Trades Club

Book now£15 (£13) Combi ticket for talk and gig

8pm to 9pm approx

Book now£8 (£6) Picture House event only


Bassist Peter Hook has been involved in some of the most groundbreaking records in history. As part of Joy Division he was an integral part of the albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer. After the death of Ian Curtis, he formed New Order. In this special event for the Festival, Peter will talk candidly about his adventures in the music biz before heading round the corner to dj at the Trades Club.

18th birthday eventWe expect this to sell fast, so book early!

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