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Brighouse Arts Festival 2019

Brighouse Arts Festival 2019. The award winning seventh-annual arts festival will take place from
Friday 4th October 2019 to Sunday 13th October 2019.

HEADLINE ANNOUNCEMENT:

An Evening with Lesley Garrett

Lesley Garrett CBE has enjoyed one of the most successful and idiosyncratic careers of any modern-day, classically trained soprano, winning both critical acclaim and the affection of many fans and music lovers through the breadth and diversity of her work.

Lesley will sing live on stage some of her best-loved numbers accompanied by a pianist, followed by a lively Q&A session. “I just love singing! I’m looking forward to meeting audiences – we’re going to have a fantastic fun evening!”

Lesley has taken leading roles in many operas and worked with the English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. As a recording artist she has recorded 14 albums, on television she has appeared in programmes such as The Lesley Garrett Show & Strictly Come Dancing.

HEADLINE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri – An Acoustic Journey

For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.

2019 marks Kiki’s 56th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “I Got The Music In Me” and the stunning “Amoureuse”.

OPENING NIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT:

Roger Davies & His Band Live in Concert

ROGER DAVIES & HIS BAND IN CONCERT at the Brighouse Arts Festival 2019. Roger is Brighouse’s most famous current musician. Roger Davies regularly feature on BBC Radio and has sold out at Square Chapel Halifax, Victoria Theatre Halifax and recently toured alongside Fairport Convention with a full UK tour.

“His songs are a reflection of the world around us. His lyrics can be funny, as in ‘The Beerbelly Blues’, thought-provoking or, as in his tender ballad ‘Stephanie’, simply exquisite.” – Halifax Courier

“A celebration of life: expertly crafted songs” – Rock N’ Reel Magazine

THEATRE ANNOUNCEMENT:

The 39 Steps by Natasha Harper Productions

Based on John Buchan’s classic novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, this hilarious comedy stars just four actors who play 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun.

Nothing has been cut from this hilarious and spectacular version of Britain’s most spell -binding thriller, The 39 Steps with legendary scenes include the chase on the Flying Scotsman and the escape on the Forth Bridge. All of this performed for just one evening in Brighouse

Natasha Harper Theatre Productions present four actors playing a minimum of one hundred and thirty nine roles.

My Generation – Brighouse Baby Boomers

Arts for Brighouse, with support from a National Lottery grant, created an exciting heritage project, ‘My Generation, Brighouse and Rastrick Baby Boomers – Images, Stories, Objects’. Our Heritage Lottery Funded project focused on shared memories, images and objects from baby boomers who live in Brighouse and Rastrick.

Click the links below to see the images, films, and listen to the audio collected as well as see the art workshops we delivered at Brighouse High School.