Festival discount for our readers ...

Brighton UK 16th May 2015 - A real life Punch and Judy take a break from performing at the Brighton Fringe Festival with a bit of sunbathing on the beach in glorious sunny weather today . Joanne Tremarco and Christopher Murray are from the Foolsize Theatre and are taking part in "The Arcade of Fools" mini festival
Photograph taken by Simon Dack
Brighton UK 16th May 2015 - A real life Punch and Judy take a break from performing at the Brighton Fringe Festival with a bit of sunbathing on the beach in glorious sunny weather today . Joanne Tremarco and Christopher Murray are from the Foolsize Theatre and are taking part in "The Arcade of Fools" mini festival Photograph taken by Simon Dack

Brighouse Festival 2016 brings over 50 events to the town all packed into one incredible week.

It involves all facets of art ranging from one of the best Queen tribute acts to workshops with a Dr Who script writer.

The festival starts on Saturday Oct 22 with a life size Punch & Judy street show (see picture) and Roger Davies in concert with the Drighlington Brass Band in the evening. And then, over the next 8 days, it’s nonstop entertainment!

Highlights include; the cast of the smash hit West End musical Sunny Afternoon, performing the hits of the Kinks on Sunday Oct 23; a “Him off the Telly” comedy night hosted by Brighouse’s Jack Carroll Oct 26; a jazz concert with Ahmed Harfoush on Oct 29 and a Brahms recital on Oct 25.

The event is organised by the new group “Arts for Brighouse”.

Steven Lord, its chairman said: “We have brought all our expertise and network of contacts from our experience with the Brighouse Business Initiative to this new, not- for-profit, event. We are dedicated to bringing the best entertainment to Brighouse.

“Like me, people are probably fed up of having to travel to other towns to go to a concert or a film show. The Brighouse Festival changes all that.”

Other events over the week include; comedy, literature, children’s entertainment, history, live music, walks, cinema and theatre.

Watch out for an “Unbalanced Brighouse” sculpture trail around town, pieces of poetry popping up in unexpected places and a David Hockney surprise at the Harrison Lord Gallery.

In a pop up shop in Brighouse Town Hall, Chris Jackson will be creating a model of Brighouse using discarded materials (cover story).

People are asked to pop in any morning (Oct 22 to 27) to see him working and bring materials they think he could use. The unveiling will be on Oct 29 at 2pm.

All great fun but, best of all the Brighouse Echo has teamed up with the Festival to give readers an exclusive ticket discount!

Simply enter the word “ECHO” in the discount code box online or mention it in store if booking at Harrison Lord, Simply Flowers, Ryecorn Wholefoods or Brighouse Library for a 10 per cent discount!

The programme is now available online at www.brighousefestival.co.uk and in print form at Harrison Lord and Ryecorn Wholefoods in town. For further information ring 01484 718324.

lBrighouse Cinema presents the film, “Florence Foster Jenkins” on Thursday October 20 at The Assembly Rooms. Door open 7.00pm. To book go to Ryecorn Wholefoods or Harrison lord Gallery. Tickets are £5.