BRIGHOUSE ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 – GOES to LONDON
The fifth annual Brighouse Arts Festival made history this week by launching its programme of events in London.
The Festival set up in Kings Cross train station for the day with the aim of spreading the word about the Festival to as wide an audience as possible. During the day over 3000 programmes were handed out to commuters in the capital.
The main target of the day was to reach out to the many people from the North who commute to London or pass through on holiday. “How great to see a little bit of Brighouse in London” was a regular comment.
“We are the first town in West Yorkshire to launch an Arts Festival in London.” said John Buxton, one of the Festival organisers. “It was a long day, we had to set up at 6am and man the stand for 12 hours, but worth every minute”
Steven Lord, chairman of Arts for Brighouse which runs the Festival on a not for profit basis said “It has taken three years to get here, but it was a proud moment when we set up the stand and saw BRIGHOUSE in big bold letters, right in the middle of Kings Cross station.”
Throughout the day Matthew Harrison-Lord, Programme Director, broadcast on social media allowing people to follow the action. “We achieved over 6000 interactions in the day which is almost as many as the number we achieved in the whole of the Festival last year. This shows the immense value of such a high profile launch.”
Juliet Barker, Author Talk, Unique Event After Festival Week. Tuesday 17th October. Rastrick Library. £3
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Meet Andrew: French teacher, writer and long-distance cyclist. Andrew P Sykes. 2.00pm on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Brighouse Library. Free Event
Street Theatre by students from Calderdale College in Halifax. Students studying the Acting Performance Foundation Degree will be entertaining the streets. Sat 7th October. FREE.
Matthew Evans & Ryburn Valley High School Exhibition – local artists are exhibiting their works at Ryecorn Wholefoods and Cafe 43 throughout the festival week. Free to attend exhibition.
A specially curated exhibition at the Harrison Lord Gallery featuring prints by Lucy Pittaway; the Tour de Yorkshire official artist. Free all festival week during shop hours.
Theatre Workshop for ages 10-16 at the Brighouse Assembly Rooms on Saturday 14th October. Fay Beesley will be leading a fun, interactive drama and theatre workshop for £2 for the whole session.
Robin Hood Talk by Barbara Green at the Brighouse Arts Festival. Assembly Rooms, Thursday 12th Oct, 2:30pm, £3.
Noel Moroney will be giving a talk on West Yorkshire’s history and heritage at the Brighouse Arts Festival. Assembly Rooms, Wednesday 11th Oct, 2:30pm, £3.
Pat Osborne will be providing a talk on the mystery of Agatha Christie’s life and work at the Brighouse Arts Festival. Assembly Rooms, Tuesday 10th Oct, 2:30pm, £3.