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Festival floods town with watery works

The theme of this year’s Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is Water and local poet Winston Plowes is one of the artists taking inspiration from the town’s waterside setting, a confluence of rivers and canal, writes Paul Clarke.

Music
FUNNY GIRL,              , MUSIC - JULE STYNE, Lyrics  Bob Merrill, Book  Harvey Fierstein, Director  Michael Mayer, Choreography  Lynne Page, Set Design  Michael Pavelka, Costumes  Matthew Wright, Lighting  Mark Henderson, The Savoy Theatre, London, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

Sheridan’s starring role

Sheridan Smith steps onto the stage at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford next month in a show that has won critical acclaim and enjoyed record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre in London.

Theatre and Comedy
Win tickets for one woman space race

Win tickets for one woman space race

Atlantis is a one woman space race, taking its audience on a journey through Disneyland, dance school, a family holiday and into outer space before asking it to look back and reconsider the planet we inhabit.

Theatre and Comedy
By Mike Halliwell.

Your Picture of the Week

Red Beck Valley, Hove Edge, by Mike Halliwell.

Arts

SLIDESHOW: Reader pictures

A gallery of fabulous heron pictures submitted by our readers.

Arts
Nine days of top class entertainment

Nine days of top class entertainment

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival has revealed this year’s line-up for the nine-day eventwhich starts in June, writes Paul Clarke.

Arts
By Sara Holmes.

Your Picture of the Week

The bridge over Red Beck at Sunnyvale, by Sara Holmes.

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Alien: Covenant in IMAX at Cineworld Sheffield

WIN: Alien: Covenant IMAX Cineworld Sheffield tickets and Laser Quest Sheffield passes

In space, no one can hear you scream....but win today's fantastic prize and everyone will hear you - we have six tickets to see the new Alien: Covenant film in IMAX plus Laser Quest passes.
Whats on
Shall we
dance?

Shall we dance?

Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite couple, Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe return to the Victoria Theatre with their spectacular show Somewhere In Time.

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Actor George Costigan talks to performing arts students at Calderdale College.

Q&A: Happy Valley star George Costigan on his favourite people and places

Actor George Costigan rose to fame in 1986 in Rita, Sue and Bob Too. Most recently on TV in Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley, he is also a patron of the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts in Halifax and divides his time between France and York.

News
Smart way to take a picture

Smart way to take a picture

May sees the launch of a new exhibition at Craftlocker in Elland called #notjustforselfies.

Arts
Superheroes Captain America, Superwoman and Thor at last year's Yorkshire Cosplay Con at Sheffield Arena.

WATCH LIVE AT NOON: Superheroes to take over Facebook Live

Superheroes will be taking over our Facebook Live stream at noon today - Saturday, May 6 - as we talk to organisers and fans promoting next month's Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2017.
Whats on
BBC/Ben Blackall

Happy Valley ‘won’t return until end of 2018’

Gritty BBC police drama Happy Valley is unlikely to return until the end of next year, executive producer Nicola Shindler has revealed.

News 2
Local exhibition by top selling UK artist

Local exhibition by top selling UK artist

Rozanne Bell the UK’s best-selling artist will open an exhibition of her latest paintings at the Harrison Lord Art Gallery in Brighouse on Saturday (May 6).

Arts
By Mike Halliwell.

Your Picture of the Week

Bluebell woods above Cromwell Bottom, by Mike Halliwell.

Arts

VIDEO PREVIEW: Sir Lenny Henry, Louis Theroux and Ian Hislop to speak at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Comedy icon Sir Lenny Henry, TV documentary star Louis Theroux and satirist Ian Hislop are amongst the high profile special guests coming to this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Whats on
By Sara Holmes.

Your Picture of the Week

The view from the road into Norwood Green, looking towards Wyke, by Sara Holmes.

Arts
Novelist Will on smart phone to Hebden Bridge

Novelist Will on smart phone to Hebden Bridge

Controversial novelist Will Self is coming to Hebden Bridge as part of this summer’s Arts Festivalto talk about his new novel Phone satirising our obsession with technology.

Arts
Silence please for film festival

Silence please for film festival

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival arrives in Halifax and Hebden Bridge next month as it brings the magic of a golden era of film with live music to cinemas, theatres and community venues across the county.

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Artist Joe lays bare her world in “Cellotape”

Artist Joe lays bare her world in “Cellotape”

Artist Joe Hesketh presents her latest exhibition Cellotape at Artsmill, Hebden Bridge from May 3-21 with a preview this coming Sunday, April 30 (2pm to 4pm).

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