Brighouse

Flood Drop-In sessions – in response to the impact of Storm Ciara

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Drop-in sessions have been set up to address the impact of the recent flooding in the region of Calderdale. You are invited to attend for your opportunity to discuss your concerns and propose your ideas.

 

Dates and locations:

  • Wednesday 11 March  –  Mytholmroyd Community Centre, HX7 5AF   11am – 7pm
  • Thursday 12 March  –  Southgate Methodist Church, Elland, HX5 0JL   11am – 7pm
  • Friday 13 March  –  Todmorden Town Hall, OL14 5AA      11am – 7pm
  • Tuesday 17 March  –  Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY   10am – 6pm
  • Thursday 19 March  –  Brighouse Civic Hall, HD6 1RW   11am – 7pm
  • Friday 20 March  –  Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club, HX6 1AN   11am – 7pm

 

10 Years of O’Hooley & Tidow  – Brighouse Arts Festival 2020

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Much loved Yorkshire folk duo Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow have suddenly been propelled into newfound fame for penning the theme tune for Sally Wainwright’s hit BBC1/HBO drama ‘Gentleman Jack’, earning them global admiration, appearances on TV, and Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.

 

Matthew Harrison-Lord, Brighouse Arts Festival Director, said “I cannot believe we have managed to book O’Hooley & Tidow for their 10 year celebration concert as they gain international fame from the Gentleman Jack series. Once again, we have managed to bring huge acts to Brighouse – a town that normally gets forgotten about when it comes to the big artists and acts”

 

Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional’ and The Independent as ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’ From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way.

 

John Buxton, Arts for Brighouse Charity Trustee, said “We know and love their work as local Calderdale artists, it’s great to see them catapult into fame because of Anne Lister and Shibden Hall’s history. Brighouse’s direct connection is that Anne Walker is buried at Lightcliffe, part of Brighouse and Lower Calderdale”

 

Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music’s Tom Robinson says ‘They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like TheCoppers or The Watersons.’

 

10 Years of O’Hooley & Tidow, Friday 2nd October 2020, 7:30pm, St Martins Parish Church, Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. £20.

 

REVIEWS:

‘I have just listened to your track, ‘Beryl’, with tears in my eyes! It’s beautiful and brilliant.’ Maxine Peake

 

A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM 

 

Nominated four times for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’.

 

‘England’s answer to the McGarrigles.’  * * * * * The Guardian  

 

‘Brave, beautiful and full of love.’ Martin Simpson

 

‘Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.’

* * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month

 

‘Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.’  

* * * * * R2  

 

‘Dense, complex, beautifully performed.’

 * * * * Songlines

 

Festival website: www.brighouseartsfestival.co.uk 

Online Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/brighouseartsfestival 

Social Media:

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www.twitter.com/brighousearts

www.instagram.com/brighousearts 

#BrighouseArtsFestival 

Brighouse Artisan Market this weekend

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Sunday 29 September 2019 – 10am to 4pm

If it’s food you’re looking for, then look no further than Brighouse Artisan Market with locally made cheeses, bread made by local bakers, meat from local farmers and a great selection of cakes and sweets.

Jams and chutneys made from locally sourced fruits or delicious pork pies from a local pig farmer to a delicious chocolate fountain.

In case you feel hungry during your visit there will be a wide variety of street food, from a Pakistani street buffet to a hog roast or Mongolian stir-fry to Pie and Peas, there is sure to be something to tickle your taste buds.

There is a wide selection of locally produced crafts, ranging from jewellery to glassware, soaps to ceramics and bags to knitwear.

You can find out more about this at: Visit Calderdale .

Calderdale Heritage Walk: Cliffe Hill – The Walkers (and others)

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Calderdale Heritage Walk: Cliffe Hill - The Walkers (and others)

Sunday 15th Sep 2019 – Meet John Brooke at 2.15 p.m. by the Sun Inn on Wakefield Road (A649) in Lightcliffe, HX3 8TH

Looking at a fine residence of yester-year associated with Ann Walker and Anne Lister, which is normally out of sight within its private grounds. We’ll look at the house exterior, its grounds and immediate environs.

For further information and more walks visit http://www.calderdaleheritagewalks.org.uk

ROKT Kids’ Climbing & Family Tasters

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Available until 30th August

ROKT still have some availability for the kids climbing sessions over summer so why not come along and have some fun?

Children’s climbing sessions include a 2 hour fully instructed session and are suitable for ages 5+. Kids have the chance to try rope climbing, bouldering, caving and games.

Sessions are available from 10.30am until 12.30pm and 2pm-4pm from Monday to Friday throughout the holidays. Visit our website to book your session.

If adults want to join in the fun there are family and group taster sessions available too, for more information please visit our website.

Brighouse Artisan Market

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Starting 25th Aug 2019 10.00am-4.00pm

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Brighouse’s town centre will host an Artisan Market, celebrating independent producers and makers. The town will once again welcome talented traders from the local area with an array of different farmers, artisans and vendors offering lots of different things.

If it’s food you’re looking for, then we have locally made cheeses, bread made by local bakers, meat from local farmers and a great selection of cakes and sweets. Jams and chutneys made from locally sourced fruits or delicious pork pies from a local pig farmer to a delicious chocolate fountain.

In case you feel hungry during your visit we have a wide variety of street food offering shoppers food that is not only healthy, but environmentally friendly.

There is a wide selection of locally produced crafts, ranging from jewellery to glassware, soaps to ceramics and bags to knitwear.

A new film about Brighouse – A Happier Valley

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North Park Pictures are showing the world première of ‘A Happier Valley’, a new film about Brighouse, its past and people, and how it has been shaped by water.

With free food, tea and coffee, (along with a paying bar) and music by renowned Brighouse singer-songwriter, Roger Davies.

North Park Pictures, Freedom Studios and Imran Ali were commissioned as part of Landlines and Watermarks produced by 509 Arts, funded by Calderdale Council, Calderdale Community Foundation, and Arts Council England.

6.30 for 7pm start on Monday 4 September 8.30pm finish

Brighouse Civic Hall, Bradford Rd, Brighouse HD6 1RW

This event is free. Booking Link coming soon or call 01274 730077

Brighouse Art Circle August and September Syllabus 2017

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Activities for August and September are:

August  3 19:30 – 21:30     Life Model

August 4 12:30 – 15:30      Afternoon outdoor meeting, Red House, Gomersal

August 10 19:30 – 21:30   Demonstration  by Clive Wylie in perspective in buildings

August 14 12:30 – 15:30    Afternoon outdoor meeting, Greenhead Park

August 17 19:30 – 21:30    Workshop, paint a picture from your holiday

August 24 19:30 – 21:30    Costume Model

August 29 12:30 – 15:30     Afternoon outdoor meeting, Brighouse canal basin

August 31 19:30 – 21:30      Demonstration/workshop

September 7 19:30           Open evening, exhibition, displays, tombola, stalls, supper provided.   Picture of the night competition. Free admission.  Everyone Welcome

Fees for workshops are:

Annual Subscription Single member £20 – Couple £30
Annual Subscription Juniors under 18 – £5
Life models £3
Demonstrations £3
Costume models £2
Workshops are charged at £1

For more information, email brighouseartcircle@yahoo.co.uk or visit the website at  Brighouse Art Circle

Brighouse & Elland Libraries Works Better Assisted Job Search Sessions

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Works Better is partly funded through the European Social Fund and delivered through a collaboration of six partners, including Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield Councils. The programme aims to help people who want to get back into work overcome the barriers which are stopping them – and also to support employers with suitable vacancies to access this potential source of employees. For information on the “job club” sessions contact Elland library on 01422 374472 or email elland.library@calderdale.gov.uk
or for Brighouse library call 01422 288060 or email brighouse.library@calderdale.gov.uk

Saturday Art Club, Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse

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Fortnightly- Saturday 15 July, 9 September, 23 September, 7 October, 21 October, 4 November, 18 November, 2 December, 16 December 10.30am-12.30pm at Smith Art Gallery, Halifax Rd, Brighouse HD6 2AF.

Children aged 8-14 years old are invited to come along and be creative, make stuff and have fun at the Brighouse Saturday Art Club. We use the fantastic collections at the gallery for inspiration.

 

Workshops costs £5.00. To book a place please contact Jeffrey on 01422 352334 or email jeffrey.andrews@calderdale.gov.uk