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2017 past events

Fawcett Bi-centenary event

Start date: September 4, 2017

End date: September 24, 2017

2017 is the 200th anniversary of the death of Rev John Fawcett. A series of events is being organised to celebrate his life and legacy.

Heritage Open Day

Date: September 10, 2017

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Location: Free entry

Fundraising tea and cake stall by Wadsworth Environment Group. Artist’s studios will be open and the organ will be played by students of Professor David Baker.

Jemima Foxtrot: Above The Mealy-mouthed Sea

Date: October 7, 2017

Time: 3pm (Performance is 60 mins)

Location: £10/£8/£3 (14-18) tickets on door

Jemima Foxtrot’s new show follows her stunning debut Melody which she performed to a spell-bound Wainsgate audience in 2015.

Frances M Lynch sings spectacular stories, highlighting outstanding achievements by pioneering UK female scientists. An Edinburgh Fringe 2016 award-winning show, with music ancient and modern, specially commissioned from some of the UK’s leading female composers. A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event

North Star: tuning the inner compass for movers and dancers

Workshop with Thomas Goodwin

Date: March 10, 2018

Time: 10:00-18:00

Location: £25 thomasgoodwin1981@hotmail.com

How do we use the inner compass to identify what we find truly satisfying in dance without it holding us back from life itself?

Paddy Garrigan and the Stroller Priests

Date: July 16, 2017

Time: 3pm - 5pm approx

Location: £10/£8/£3 (18 & under) tickets on door

Paddy Garrigan and the Stroller Priests are a three piece band from Ulverston and Lancaster, featuring songwriter Paddy on guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonium and piano; Ben McCabe on drums, french horn and backing vocals: and Darren Leadsom on bass and backing vocals. The band’s music is best described as alt-folk/rock. Story songs with great melodies, […]

Rachel McCrum and Caroline Bird

Performance poetry event

Date: September 2, 2017

Time: 3pm - 5pm approx

Location: £10/£8/£3 (18 & under) tickets on door

Award-winning poets Rachel McCrum and Caroline Bird, both acclaimed poets in their own right, team up for a double headliner spoken word show,

The Breath

Date: September 30, 2017

Time: 3pm - 5pm approx

Location: £10/£8/£3 (18 & under) tickets on door

Songs of birth and death, woman’s rights, first love, the call of motherhood, the death of men at sea and post-colonial wrongs.

The Charlie Carr Quartet

Date: June 18, 2017

Time: 3pm - 5pm approx

Location: £6/£4/£2 (18 & under) tickets on door

Charlie Carr: vocals Dave Nelson: piano Teal Bain-Roben: drums Remo Ciofani: bass Charlie Carr and jazz pianist Dave Nelson have worked as a duo since 2014 and as well as writing several songs together, have also produced some unusual and fascinating arrangements of tunes not normally found in the jazz repertoire. These include songs originally […]

The Magic Beans

Date: May 21, 2017

Time: 3pm - 5pm approx

Location: £10/£8/£3 (18 & under) tickets on door

With a track record for being intensely intimate and seriously fun-filled, allotment-swing-acoustic trio The Magic Beans have an ear for a quirky cover and the imagination to take it in a completely new direction. Their rootsy originals draw influence from folk, jazz and world music traditions and sit comfortably alongside the eclectic songs that they […]

To Love Somebody Melancholy

Date: June 25, 2017

Time: 7.30 for 8pm

Location: £10/£5

Join an artist as he journeys through the euphoric highs and the self-destructive lows of his creative cycles. Folktronic singer-songwriter Minute Taker and animation artist Ana Stefaniak have created a haunting, modern fable told through projected film and live piano songs, brimming with ethereal harmonies, fizzing synthesisers and orchestral twists. A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival […]

Vessels @ Wainsgate

Start date: July 1, 2017

End date: July 9, 2017

Time: Open 11-5 Saturdays & Sundays only

Location: Free

Komal Lad and Amanda Allan present Vessels. Artist talk, bird-making workshop and refreshments. A Hebden Bridge Arts Festival event

Wainsgate Makers Bazaar

Date: July 8, 2017

Time: 11am - 7pm

Inspired by the idyllic setting of Wainsgate Chapel in Old Town, with far reaching views into the surrounding valleys around Hebden Bridge and in the centre of Brontë country in West Yorkshire, Ciara Sturges (Londonstonestudio) and Wainsgate studio resident Rob Hopper have brought together a cohort of folk to create a memorable inclusive event in the Hebden Bridge calendar for 2017.  […]

Wainsgate Makers Christmas Bazaar

Date: November 25, 2017

Time: 12.00-20.00