Free Events

Free Events and activities are a large aspect of The Brighouse Arts Festival with community arts workshops, art exhibitions and installations, concerts, and poetry there’s lots for everyone to enjoy for FREE! 

We are able to host free activities due to the kind sponsorship and support from our partners and volunteers.

Join us next year from Friday 2nd October 2020 to Sunday 11th October 2020. Tickets and events are likely to be announced from April 2020.

Book online through TicketSource or in store at Ryecorn Wholefoods or Harrison Lord Gallery.

A D Garrett / Ashely Dyer with Helen Pepper: Author Talk

A D Garrett / Ashely Dyer with Helen Pepper: Author Talk Ashley Dyer is the penname of novelist, Margaret Murphy, working in consultation with forensics expert and Vera and Shetland adviser, Helen Pepper. Splinter in the Blood was their debut novel as a writing duo....

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Field Lane Mini Fest!

FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Field Lane Mini-Fest! Drop in for a brand new family fun day festival at The Space @ Field Lane in Rastrick. Join the fun for FREE! 10am – 1pm There’s Arts and Crafts including spin art, badge making, junk modelling, and the biggest table of...

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Rachel Hunt-Brown Exhibition

Rachel is a Calderdale artist creating exciting and unique textile artworks. After studying at Textile Design at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham Rachel moved to Halifax and now enjoys creating intricate textual works. Venue: Prego / Waterfront Hotel Date: All Festival...

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Brighouse Art Circle Exhibition

BRIGHOUSE ART CIRCLE is providing St Johns Church in Rastrick with a full exhibition of their latest paintings exclusively for Brighouse Arts Festival 2019. Brighouse Art Circle is an informal and friendly society with weekly meetings which include life models,...

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Tom Ratcliffe Exhibition

Tom Ratcliffe is an artist and art historian who lives and works in Brighouse, West Yorkshire (UK). Tom creates artwork in a variety of media including painting, print and sculpture. He has shown his work widely throughout the UK and has recently become a member of...

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Angela Tait Exhibition

Using the observable self as her starting point she is exploring, through the expanded medium of ceramics, how a creative practice interacts with domestic obligations. Her practice often relies upon the vessel as a ubiquitous form with which we have an intimate...

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Tony Noble Art Exhibition

After a career in teaching Tony decided in 2008 that it was time to follow his passion and devote his time more fully to developing his work as an artist. With help from local businessman, Mr Stephen Battye, he set up a studio in Redbrick Mill, Batley Carr, where he...

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Matthew Evans Art Exhibition

Matthew Evans was born in 1968 and lives in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. He discovered an early flair for art, initially taking inspiration from local surroundings with a preference for buildings and landscapes. He has many favourite themes including florals, sunsets,...

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Roger Davies Art Exhibition

It’s exciting times for Brighouse artist Roger Davies. He’s starred in a new BBC1 TV series called “Home is Where the Art Is” and demand for his paintings is going through the roof! The much loved Brighouse based singer/songwriter is now creating a stir in the art...

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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...

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