Festival Blog

Written by Festival Director Matthew Harrison-Lord with the latest announcements, news and information on Brighouse Arts Festival 2019 #BrighouseArtsFestival

Baroque Festival Concert

We wanted to make this years Brighouse Arts Festival to have the highest quality programme possible. Therefore, we have been working hard to create our own festival ensemble and our classical programmer, Bridget Budge, has achieved greatness with this event. Join...

A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan

A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan. Join with us for a spectular evening of Gilbert and Sullivan classics performed by the finest singers in the North of England. Featuring: The Mikado, Ruddigore, The Pirates of Penzance and many more G&S favourites. The performers for...

Brighouse Unplugged: Acoustic Evening

Join 4 acts at Lanehead Hotel in Brighouse for an evening of local acoustic music. This informal evening is a perfect event to spend a few hours listening to local music performed by brilliant local acts. The Brighouse Arts Festival Acoustic Concert 2019 features:...

A Celebration of Yorkshire: Talk

A Celebration of Yorkshire: Talk by Noel Moroney This talk is a trip through the places and with the people who have made the name Yorkshire – the largest and most famous county in the whole of the British Isles. Come along and enjoy the stories that will make your...

Anne Lister of Shibden Hall: A Fascinating Story

Anne Lister of Shibden Hall: A Fascinating Story. Join Pat Osborne as she shares the incredibly unique history of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, most recently adapted for the BBC/HBO adaptation: Gentleman Jack. Anne Lister supervised building work, dealt with tenants,...

William Priestley, Mrs Sunderland and Friends

William Priestley, Mrs Sunderland and Friends The musical life of Calderdale in the early to mid 19th Century included an amazing variety of local talent, which enabled the foundation of the Halifax Quarterly Choral Society in 1818. Who were the prime movers in that...

Jill Crossland

Jill Crossland is known for her imaginative, passionate interpretations of the classical repertoire. She has given numerous recitals at London's South Bank and Wigmore Hall, and made many appearances at other major venues at home and abroad such as: the Vienna...

God’s Own Country – Art Exhibition

God's Own Country: An exhibition of works from Calderdale Museums' collections, celebrating West Yorkshire’s artistic talents and the region’s inspiring landscapes, history, people and architecture. God's Own Country is in partnership with the four other West...

Healthy Minds – Exploring Wellness Workshop

Healthy Minds invites you to explore what wellness means to you using images, collage making and discussion. This workshop takes place on World Mental Health Awareness Day 2019 and so we recommend you come down to enjoy a creative exploration with our partnership with...

The 39 Steps

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...