What’s On

The award-winning seventh annual Brighouse Arts Festival will be October 4th – October 13th 2019. This page has all of the festival programme! Browse, Book and see you there!

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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Bloxels: Make Your Own Video Game

Bloxels: Make Your Own Video Game (Ages 8-12) Come along and build your own video game using the Bloxels physical gameboard and app editor. You will create your own characters and backgrounds, working in small teams to design your own game! A unique & interactive...

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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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Hesiod Brass Quintet

Hesiod Brass Quintet Featuring: Chris Lewis – Trumpet, Derek Ruffel – Trumpet, Ben Percival – French Horn, Amelia Lewis – Trombone & Kerry Lewis – Tuba. Hesiod Brass Quintet was formed by five West Yorkshire musicians who were keen to explore the exciting and...

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La Bohème Filmed Live at Teatro Real de Madrid

La Bohème is an Italian opera in four acts. The music was written by Giacomo Puccini. The libretto was written by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The opera tells the story of a love affair between a poor poet and an equally poor seamstress in 19th century Paris....

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Natural Facts of Life

Natural Facts of Life: Talk by John Buxton of Ryecorn Wholefoods Join John Buxton for this unique talk on the natural facts of life at Brighouse Library as part of this years Brighouse Arts Festival. Ryecorn Wholefoods has been an independent retailer in Brighouse...

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Brighouse Open Mic Performances

Brighouse Arts Festival Open Mic Performances: Music, Word & Performance. Come along and join the Brighouse Open Mic Performance event as part of Brighouse Arts Festival 2019. Do you have a passion for singing? poetry? comedy? theatre? Then join us for our open...

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Fringe Theatre Double Bill

Fringe Theatre Double Bill. Our first company is: Off The Cuff Theatre. We have teamed up with Off The Cuff Theatre to produce a new full length work. GROUND ZERO, written by Nathan Birkinshaw, directed by George Bukhari. We can be quite apathetic at times, it’s not...

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Ravensprings Miniature Railway Open Day

Ravensprings Miniature Railway Open Day. Come down to the Miniature Railway Park on Sunday 13th for a family fun open day of steam trains running all afternoon. A great accessible activity for all ages. The volunteers at Ravensprings Park will be providing steam...

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Photography Tour of Brighouse

Join award winning Brighouse photographer Steven Lord on a unique photography tour of Brighouse. Bring your own camera or mobile along to the hour long tour with photographer Steven Lord around the town centre. Join this workshop and learn how to compose the best shot...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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Roger Davies & His Band

ROGER DAVIES & HIS BAND IN CONCERT at the Brighouse Arts Festival 2019. Roger is Brighouse's most famous current musician. Roger Davies regularly feature on BBC Radio and has sold out at Square Chapel Halifax, Victoria Theatre Halifax and recently toured alongside...

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An Evening with Lesley Garrett

First 150 tickets SOLD, final rear tickets now available at £26. Lesley Garrett CBE has enjoyed one of the most successful and idiosyncratic careers of any modern-day, classically trained soprano, winning both critical acclaim and the affection of many fans and music...

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Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri: An Acoustic Journey

For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm...

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Festival Launch

Brighouse Arts Festival Launch 2019 Featuring: The Hipperholme Community Choir, University Centre Calderdale College's Acting Performance Foundation Degree Students & Woolly Hat Poems. Join the festival organisers as we celebrate the launch of Brighouse Arts...

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