Festival fever comes to town

Brighouse and Rastrick Brass band win the Yorkshire Championships 2014
Brighouse and Rastrick Brass band win the Yorkshire Championships 2014

The final line up of the Brighouse Arts Festival has been announced with acts set to light up the stage.

Six days of music, dance, drama, literature and visual arts will transform the town between September 21 and 26

This year sees a wide range of activities to choose from and organisers have gone all out to provide something for every member of the family.

The festival now into its fourth year will be opened by Jenny Stafford (soprano) Katie Salter (mezzo soprano) and Rebecca Taylor (pianist) at the Smith Art Gallery and will be attended by the Mayor of Calderdale Councilor Lisa Lambert and her consort

In addition the week will offer a wide range of musical performances from the well-established Brighouse and Rastrick Band, Calderdale Swing Band, the classical guitar duo of Peter Cain and Brian Perkins.

If you want to book tickets for any event then head for Harrison Lord, Simply Flowers, Ryecorn Wholefoods, Brighouse Library.

Alternatively you can book online at www.brighousefestival.co.uk or telephone 01484718324.

Festival Guide

Monday September 21

Jenny Stafford and Rebecca Taylor in Concert; The Smith Art Gallery- 7.30pm; Tickets: £8, concessions £7

Tuesday September 22

Dada and Surrealism, Dr. Tom Ratcliff, Smith Art Gallery , 11.am. Admission £3.

Glenys Phillips, Jewellery workshop, Smith Art Gallery/Brighouse Library, 1pm - 4pm. Admission £10

Calderdale Big Band, St Martin’s Church, 7.30pm. Tickets £8, concessions £7.

Barry Smith’s Acoustic Music Night, The Miller’s Bar, 7pm ‘til late. Free – a collection will be taken. Line up includes: Dylan Brierley, Andy MacDonald (Acoustic Blues), George Vincent (English Folk), Richard and Alison Royle (Contemporary popular song).

Love Bread, The Art of Bread, Harvest Sheaf Workshop, Martin Street Bakery, 7pm onwards . Tickets: £25 (including materials). Call 07842073888 or e-mail baker@lovebread.org.uk.

Wednesday September 23

Clifton Handbell Ringers and Fixby Songbirds, St John’s Church, Rastrick, 7.30pm . £6.50, concessions £5.

The Foot of the Barrel Theatre Group, Waring Green Community Centre, Brighouse, 7.30pm. Tickets £10, concessions £8.

Thursday September 24

Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, Central Methodist Church, 7.30pm. Tickets: £12, concessions students and OAPs £10.

Funk, Jazz and Soul, The Miller’s Bar, 7pm. Free.

Juliet Barker, writer of non-fiction, Brighouse Library – 2pm. Free.

Frances Brody-McNeil - author, Rastrick Library, 7pm. Tickets: £5, concessions £3.50.

Friday September 25

Talk on Cubism by Dr. Tom Ratcliffe, The Smith Art Gallery , 11am, Tickets: £3

Pat Osborne, talk on The Bronte Sisters, The Smith Art Gallery, 2pm. Tickets: £4 and £3 .

The Peter Cain/Brian Perkins Classical Guitar Duo, The Salvation Army Citadel, King Street, Brighouse, 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 and concessions £7

The Kitty Kat Klub Burlesque Show, Miller’s Bar, 7pm . Tickets: £25

Saturday September 26

Love Bread, Martin Street Bakery , 11am - 2pm. Tickets: £25

Michael Fowler, Brighouse Library, 2pm . Free.

Jeffrey Andrews, Children’s art workshop, The Smith Gallery, 10am - 12.30pm. Children under 11-years-old. Free.

Calderdale Calligraphy Group, The Smith Art Gallery, 1pm - 4pm. Tickets: £5

The Beatles: ‘A Night at the Cavern, The Civic Hall , 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 and concessions £12

Open Mic session, poetry and music, Miller’s Bar, 1pm. Free.

Dance From Around the World

The Miller’s Bar , 4pm. Free.

Stilt Walking, Fire Breathers, Jugglers and Street Entertainers, The Miller’s Bar - throughout the day. Free.