Try something new at festival

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Brighouse Festival will be offering the chance for people of all ages to try something new for the very first time.

On September 20 a number of organisations and individuals have come together to offer a wide range of activities from the strenuous and physical to the quiet and sedate.

Lee Bowater and Joe Ratcliffe are offering a drum and bass workshop at the Martin Street Art Centre designed to appeal to your inner rock musician.

The Clifton Hand-bell Ringers are also offering a hands-on experience at the Salvation Army Citadel. While looking for potential players this course will give an insight into the skills of bell ringing (campanology). Places are limited for both workshops and it is advised that bookings are made early.

The Smith Art Gallery is offering three visual art workshops throughout the day. The regular Saturday morning art club has teamed up with Brighouse Festival to offer a free children’s art workshop.

Pat Osborne, who spends some time each year in North America, is offering a rug making workshop inspired by her travels.

Sue Smith also offers a pastel workshop – her expertise with artist’s pastels finds its expression in the drawing of animals, which is the theme of this workshop.

Rastrick Library is also offering a craft workshop provided by Baa Baa Brighouse, a new company that is interested in developing the art of knitting.

The day will end with a performance of ‘Troupers’ by the Mikron Theatre company in the Civic Hall.

Tickets can be booked from Harrison Lord, Simply Flowers, Ryecorn Wholefoods, Brighouse Library, Rastrick Library, online at or by phone on 014847183424.

Sessions will also run at ROKT. Call 01484 717444.