Festival Blog

Written by Festival Director Matthew Harrison-Lord with the latest announcements, news and information on Brighouse Arts Festival 2018 #BrighouseFest

 

Ken Dodd King of Comedy and Knotty Ash Talk

Ken Dodd, King of comedy and Knotty Ash.Talk by Pat Osborne.  Pat will be providing a light hearted talk on the life and works of Ken Dodd.  With insights into lesser known aspects of his life, as well as the golden moments of comedy career. This talk is not...

Alice Bradshaw Guided Tour

Alice Bradshaw Artist Residency + Guided Tour Alice is Brighouse Arts Festival 2018's artist in residency and wil be based at Brighouse Tip researching & undertaking Rubbish Conversations based on recycling culminating in a public performance on site on Thurs 11th...

Keith Whitely Musicals Talk

Keith Whitely Musicals Talk Keith Whitely is a theatre and literature professional with a delightful light-hearted tone and lyrical mastery of words. After last years sell out talk, this year Keith is providing insight into his many musical numbers and works. An...

Festival Launch

Brighouse Arts Festival Opening Launch Featuring Hipperholme Community Choir & Calderdale College University Centre Acting Performance Foundation Degree Students. Join the festival organisers as we celebrate the launch of Brighouse Arts Festival 2018...

Cartoons & Art Activities

Cartoons & Art Activities  Cartoons will be screened on the ‘Big Screen’ and enjoyed informally alongside Art Activities. Come along and get creative with potato printing, scribbling, sticking & lots of crafts related to the cartoons on show....

Calderdale Calligraphers Event

Calderdale Calligraphers Event Calderdale Calligraphers will have several ‘happenings’ from 12:00pm. There is a wide selection of interesting and exciting papers for calligraphy and book making, as was well as calligraphic tools and equipment. Works by...

BBC Back In Time For Tea Talk

BBC's Back In Time for Tea - Talk from Lesley Ellis Last summer my family and I embarked on an epic adventure as we explored the life of ordinary northern working folk through the food they ate. We began the experiment in 1918 shortly after the end of the First World...

Street Theatre – Even Poorer Theatre

Coal Mimers Street theatre by Even Poorer Theatre  Ever wonder what used to go on right under your feet here in Brighouse? Coal Mimers?!   Wonder no more and allow our physical exploration of Calderdale's fascinating hidden mining history to grab you by the pick!...

Little Change by Make, DO Theatre

Little Change by Make, DO Theatre In their new show Little Change, Make, DO Theatre  give a voice to people living with homelessness in West Yorkshire, changing perspectives, building bridges and offering practical and actionable advice on what we can all do to help....

Minecraft Stop Motion

Minecraft Stop Motion Animation Workshop The creepers are coming! Is Stevie ready for action? Create unique movies using minecraft stop motion animation, swapping backdrops & props for endless storytelling. Children will be required to work in small groups. Ages...