What’s On

The sixth annual Brighouse Arts Festival will be October 6th – October 14th 2018. This page has all of the festival programme! Browse, Book and see you there!

Tom Ratcliffe Exhibition

Tom Ratcliffe Art Exhibition Dr Tom Ratcliffe, a former art teacher, painter and theoretical artist, is returning to the sixth-annual Brighouse Arts Festival with an exhibition of his latest works.Tom has exhibited nationally and has delivered many art history talks...

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Nobuo Okawa Exhibition

Nobuo Okawa Art Exhibition One of the greatest and most prestigious artists living in Calderdale is exhibiting as part of this year's Brighouse Arts Festival Print artist and ceramicist. Specialised in mezzotint. Born Tokyo, but travelled to UK in late 1970s to study...

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Make Do Theatre Writing Workshop

Make, Do Theatre Writing Workshop Along side their show Little Change, Make, Do Theatre are running TWO different workshops.  For more information about the complimentary workshop Make,Do: Devise use the following...

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Make Do Theatre Devising Workshop

Make, Do Theatre - Devising Workshop Along side thier show Little Change, Make, Do are running TWO different workshops.For more information about the complimentary workshop Make,Do: Write use the following...

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R C Bridgestock at Brighouse Library

BBC's Liz Green will be hosting RC Bridgestock with Pamela Clare & Ashley Dyer at this years 'Deadly' literatuture event. Fact to Fiction - Sleuth Like A Pro. 'When DI Jack Dylan hears radio presenter, Liz Green, describe a potential murder scene at Brighouse...

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Murder at the Library

Murder  at the Library event at Brighouse Library on Saturday  20th October  10.00am – 12.00 noon  M is for Murder    With Liz Mistry, Carmen Radtke and David McCaffrey chaired by Emma Truelove from Bradford Radio Royal.  This panel will be 1 hour of conversation with...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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!...

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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....

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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...

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Brighouse Unplugged – Acoustic Night

Brighouse Unplugged Brighouse Unplugged Acoustic Night at the Lane Head Hotel This acoustic evening is hosted by Barry Smith for the Brighouse Arts Festival 2018 at Lane Head Hotel in Brighouse. Pop down for a music filled and entertaining evening of country and folk...

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Carmen

Carmen Opera Filmed live at Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma MEAL DEAL - Prego Restaurant includes a two course Italian Meal and ticket to Carmen. £18.95 from 5pm, screening at 7pm. Carmen the opera captured live over the European summer from the most evocative stage in the...

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Roger Hitchen | Art Exhibition

Roger Hitchen Art Exhibition Roger has worked all his professional life in first Further and Higher Education in Art and Design. In 2009 he retired from this and now he devotes much of his time to art and photography. He attendes local life drawing groups and through...

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Edward Singleton Memorial Organ Recital

Edward Singleton Memorial Organ Recital Edward Singleton created the company that is now known as KOSO Kent Introl based on Birds Royd Lane. He was born in Brighouse in 1925, where he lived his entire life. Mr Singleton sadly passed away in October 2015. His passion...

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Keith Hanselman – Art Exhibition – Free

Keith Hanselman Exhibition Keith Hanselman is an established and award winning artist based in Huddersfield. Having won the Sunday Times wattercolour competition twice, the Frank Heering Award of the Royal Institue and Laing Painting Competition Keither is a...

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EUREKA! – Digital Art Workshop – Drop-In

EUREKA! The National Children's Museum FREE Digital Art Activities EUREKA! The National Children's Museum (yes, that's right THE National Children's Museum) are running a FREE drop-in session on Saturday 13th October as part of the Brighouse Arts Festival.  ...

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Portrait Exhibition

Portrait Exhibition at Smith Art Gallery A portrait exhibition from Calderdale Museums’ Collections at Smith Art Gallery. Image: Lady in Brown c.1936 by William Bruce Ellis Ranken. © Calderdale Museums This exhibition runs the full length of the festival week and we...

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Exploring Wellness | Healthy Minds Workshop

We are hosting this event with Healthy Minds / Calderdale Wellbeing. Exploring Wellness This workshop is free, though booking is essential.   In this workshop we will work as a group to create a large collage which represents 'wellness'. Working with colour,...

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Spectacle Son et Lumière | Art Installation | Free

Spectacle Son et Lumière Art Installation FREE DROP-IN Artist, LAVERACK, is creating a unique one-off art installation for Brighouse Arts Festival 2018. FREE to attend, drop-in and suitable for all ages. Children will love the space, adults will love the photos for...

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Jade Helliwell and Her Full Band

Jade Helliwell JADE HELLIWELL & HER FULL BAND headline the Brighouse Arts Festival 2018. Jade is one of West Yorkshire's finest current musicians. Her style is a notably British blend of pop and country. Jade won the prestigious BCMA ‘Female Vocalist of The Year’...

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Jonathan Ellis | Pianoforte Recital

Jonathan Ellis Pianoforte Recital Jonathan Ellis will return to Brighouse after last years highly successful solo performance.   Jonathan will be playing on the Friends of the Rhydings newly refurbish grand piano. Virtuoso pianist Jonathan Ellis will delight you...

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Rybank Trio | Concert

Ryebank Trio The Ryebank Trio (piano, violin , cello) will be playing on Tuesday 9th October at St John's Rastrick on our newly donated festival concert grand piano. Originally formed in 2003 by ex-RNCM postgraduates, and winners of the “Best Small Ensemble” award at...

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Enkelit | Finnish Folk Music Choir

Enkelit - Finnish Folk Music Concert The Enkelit CHOIR will perform a programme of Finnish contemporary music at St Matthew's Church in October as part of the Brighouse Arts Festival 2018. The UK-based choir will perform for the first time in Rastrick. Enkelit is...

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Music of Yesteryear

Music of Yesteryear Performed by Sylvia Sowray, Bridget Budge & Kim Kaye. The concert will feature many romantic numbers by the great songwriters Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael and Ivor Novello. There will be an opportunity to sing along with some...

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Martyn Jackson & The Young Philharmonia

Vivaldi's Four Seasons performed by Martyn Jackson & The Young Philharmonia Vivaldi's Four Seasons performed by Martyn Jackson, conducted by Daniel Bath playing alongside the The Young Philharmonia. British violinist Martyn Jackson was born in 1988 and has...

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A. A. Dhand – Author Talk

We’re thrilled to invite Amit back to Calderdale Libraries, to discuss his latest book, City of Sinners. This author talk is an exclusive for Brighouse Arts Festival 2018. Thursday 11th October, 7pm, Rastrick Library FREE

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Comedy & Theatre Night

Comedy & Theatre Night with Hugh Raine and Lydia de la Murray. Assembly Rooms Brighouse, 7:30pm, £8 – part of the Brighouse Arts Festival 2018

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Talking Heads

Talking Heads by Alan Bennett performed by The Library Touring Theatre Company – Thursday 11th October 2018, 7:30pm, £8. Actor Deborah Kelly will perform two Talking Head performances at the Assembly Rooms for the Brighouse Arts Festival 2018

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Brighouse & Rastrick Band – Talk

The European Number One Brass Band, The Brighouse & Rastrick Band, are providing a free talk with instruments at this years sixth-annual Brighouse Arts Festival. FREE @ Brighouse Library on Saturday 13th October 2018.

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Roger Davies & His Band

Roger Davies & His Band are headlining Brighouse Arts Festival 2018. Join Roger in the beautiful surroundings of St Martin’s Church, Brighouse on Friday 12th October, £12.

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Orchestra of Square Chapel

Orchestra of Square Chapel is the resident orchestra at Square Chapel Arts Centre and is conducted by Robert Guy. Orchestra of Square Chapel has been heard on BBC Radio 3. Join the Orchestra in Brighouse on Sunday 7th October 2018, £12.

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Build a Miniature Garden | Craft Session for Children

Build your own Miniature Garden returns to the Brighouse Arts Festival after last year’s hugely successful craft activity at Kershaw’s Garden Centre in association with Incredible Edible Brighouse CIC. Saturday 13th October 2018. 1pm & 2pm. £3.

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