Oct
6
Sat
A Night at the Musicals | Natasha Harper Productions @ Brighouse Civic Hall
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm
A Night at the Musicals | Natasha Harper Productions @ Brighouse Civic Hall | England | United Kingdom

A Night at the Musicals

Natasha Harper Productions return to the Brighouse Arts Festival after last year’s hugely popular musicals evening.

Natasha Harper is an acclaimed actress and singer, who has performed nationally. Natasha Harper Productions has a year-round theatre and musicals school with over 30 students.

This major annual celebration production involves a cast of over 40 performers with professional actors, singers, and performers alongside young people of Brighouse.

Early booking is advised as last year A Night at the Movie Musicals sold out.

Oct
7
Sun
Orchestra of Square Chapel Concert @ St Martin's Church
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Orchestra of Square Chapel Concert @ St Martin's Church | England | United Kingdom

Orchestra of Square Chapel will be coming to Brighouse on Sunday 7th October to perform a unique evening concert for Brighouse featuring music by Schubert, Weber and Beethoven at St. Martin’s Church. For this special concert Sara Gibson will be the soloist clarinettist.

Orchestra of Square Chapel is the resident orchestra at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax and is conducted by Robert Guy.

Orchestra of Square Chapel has been heard on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Listen Up Festival of British and Contemporary Composers and is performing as part of the Brighouse Arts Festival 2018.

The concert is not to be missed as one of the leading orchestra’s in the Calder Valley performing exclusively for the sixth-annual Brighouse Arts Festival. Festival producer, Bridget Budge said “this is the first time we’ve been able to host a large orchestra in Brighouse and it makes me proud that they’re from the Calder valley.

Oct
9
Tue
Comedy & Theatre Night @ Assembly Rooms
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm
Comedy & Theatre Night @ Assembly Rooms | England | United Kingdom

Join Hugh Raine and Lydia De La Murray for a comedy and theatre evening.

Hugh Raine has been performing since 2011 creating comedy and theatre around the North. Hugh performed last year at Brighouse Arts Festival and this year is headlining the comedy night. Hugh’s comedy is fast paced, witty one liners, and comedic songs – he’s got it all.

Lydia De La Murray is a famous theatre performer and comedienne. Lydia has been touring northern comedy cirucits over the past 5 years. This unique performance sees a solo one-woman comedy sketch work.

Oct
11
Thu
Talking Heads – Alan Bennett @ Assembly Rooms
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm
Talking Heads - Alan Bennett @ Assembly Rooms | England | United Kingdom

TALKING HEADS BY ALAN BENNETT

A Lady of Letters’ followed by ‘Bed among the lentils’ – written by Alan Bennett and performed by Deborah Kelly of the Library Touring Theatre Company.

ALAN BENNETT sealed his reputation as the master of observation with this series of 12 ground-breaking monologues. Darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting the series of ‘Talking Heads’ is widely regarded as a modern classic.

A Lady of Letters

Miss Ruddock’s civil liberties are dear to her, and writing letters is how she likes to assert those rights. One of these missives pushes her to the brink, with unexpected, but liberating consequences.

Bed Among the Lentils

Susan, an alcoholic, nervous vicar’s wife who has to travel into Leeds to go to the off-licence because of her debts with the local shop keeper, distracts herself from her ambitious, and, as she sees him, vainly insensitive husband and his doting parishioners by conducting an affair with a nearby grocer, Ramesh, discovering something about herself and God in the process.

Now in its 21styear, the Library Theatre Touring Company takes professional, accessible theatre to the community.

Oct
12
Fri
Roger Davies & His Band @ St Martin's Church
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

ROGER DAVIES & HIS BAND at the Brighouse Arts Festival 2018.

Roger is Brighouse’s most famous current musician. He is currently touring with his new band and with the release of their debut album. Roger Davies and His Band regularly feature on BBC Radio and have most recently sold out at Square Chapel Halifax, Victoria Theatre Halifax, and last year toured alongside Fairport Convention with a full UK tour.

“When Roger walked on stage to a sold out Square Chapel in Halifax, it quickly became obvious why this self-styled ‘Yorkshire Songwriter’ commands such a strong following. 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 MagazineRoger Davies & His Band

Oct
13
Sat
Build a Miniature Garden – Children’s Craft Session @ Kershaw's Garden Centre
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm

Build a Miniature Garden

Appropriate for all children, come along and make your own miniature garden. Let the kids get creative and grubby and they’ll use their imagination to create a wonderful personal garden.

Spend the afternoon designing, crafting and making your own unique miniature garden which on completion is yours to take back home to care for and enjoy.

Suitable for all ages.

This year the gardens are DRAGONS & FAIRIES!

Brighouse & Rastrick Band | Talk @ Brighouse Library
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Brighouse & Rastrick Band | Talk @ Brighouse Library | England | United Kingdom

Talk by The Brighouse and Rastrick Band.

The festival team have confirmed a partnership with Calderdale Librariesand are hosting the Brighouse and Rastrick Band in a unique event at Brighouse Library. The world renowned and award-winning band are hosting a one of a kind talk on their history and latest awards. The talk is free on Saturday 13th October at 2pm. Audience members must reserve tickets.

John Buxton, festival organiser, said “We’re so pleased that Calderdale Libraries are hosting Europe’s number one band for a talk. I’m thrilled, it makes me want to start playing the trombone”.

Build a Miniature Garden – Children’s Craft Session @ Kershaw's Garden Centre
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm

Build a Miniature Garden

Appropriate for all children, make your own miniature garden. Let the kids get creative – they’ll use their imagination to create a wonderful personal garden.

Spend the afternoon designing, crafting and making your own unique miniature garden which on completion is yours to take back home to care for and enjoy.

Suitable for all ages.

This year the gardens are DRAGONS & FAIRIES!

An Evening With Brian Blessed @ St Martins Parish Church
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm
An Evening With Brian Blessed @ St Martins Parish Church | England | United Kingdom

An Evening with Brian Blessed

Booking is now open for our headline act  Brian Blessed

“An evening with Brian Blessed” the Yorkshireman who we claim to have the loudest voice in the world!

We are proud to announce that Brian Blessed OBE will be coming to Brighouse for a CALDERDALE EXCLUSIVE evening. ‘An Evening with Brian Blessed’ will be the first time Brian has held such an event in all of Calderdale.

Brian Blessed OBE said “I cannot wait to come and see my friends and fans in Brighouse and Calderdale”

This event has SOLD OUT!