Hebden Bridge Festival

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival


Well, we might be short of dough, but we've got cake!

2011 sees the 18th consecutive annual Arts Festival in Hebden Bridge.  Our programmers have worked hard to bring you some of the most talented, exciting and innovative performers available. This year's exciting line up includes bassist of Joy Division and New Order Peter Hook; comedy from Robin Ince, Russell Kane and Cabaret Heaven; the latest sounds from Dennis Rollins, Monica Vasconcelos and Martha Tilston; top-notch theatre in Lockerbie, Hebden Shorts, and The Moira Monologues;literary heavyweights Val McDermid, Sarah Hall and Ruth Padel ; and a special Piano Weekend of concerts.  Plus exhibitions, family events, street entertainment and the brand new Fringe Festival!

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the full brochure.

Brochures can be bought from Hebden Bridge Library, Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre and the libraries and Visitor Centres in Halifax and Todmorden.  Copies also available from Sowerby Bridge library and Hebden Bridge shops including The Book Case, Hebden Bridge Bookshop, The Calder Gallery, Print Bureau, Zeitgeist Hair, Ribbon Circus, Crabtrees, Rubyshoesday and Spirals.

We are very grateful for the financial support of Arts Council England, Yorkshire and Hebden Royd Town Council.   We would also like to thank our principal supporter Welcome to Yorkshire and sponsors Sweet & Maxwell and Hebden Bridge Bookshop.  Thanks must also go to Calderdale Council, the Heptonstall Pace Eggers and to all those businesses who have offered support in kind.  And last but certainly not least, we'd like to acknowledge the invaluable support of all our volunteers.  You are too numerous to name individually, but we really couldn't do this without you.  A big thank you to you all!

We hope you enjoy our special Coming of Age Festival and would like to thank you all for your continued support.  Let the festivities commence!

To celebrate our 18th birthday, we have programmed special events exploring rites of passage. These are marked:

18th birthday event

Rebecca Yorke
Festival Coordinator
On behalf of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Sold Out - Poetry Business Writing Day, Lucy and the Caterpillar


Curtain down on Festival fortnight Seventeen days of comedy, music, literature and drama came to an end on Sunday as the 18th Hebden Bridge Arts Festival drew to a close. (12 July)

Arts Festival 2011 Final Week (5 July)

Sun shines on second Festival weekend (5 July)

Beer, buns and buttons for the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival! - the whole community is joining in the festival spirit to enjoy a feast of music, theatre, literature - Read more (29 June)

Don't just sit there! - After getting off to a yarnstorming start, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival continues with its vibrant programme of music, drama and literature - Read more (29 June)

Saturday in the Square - Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Opening Weekend
- Read more (28 June)

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