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31 May 2024 - 31 May 2024

Culturedale: Arvon Festival of Writing, Lemm Sissay

Price: £14 – 16.50

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This event is part of Culturedale – a jam-packed programme of events and activities from April 24 – April 25 celebrating Calderdale’s Year of Culture! 

Arvon North’s Festival of Writing is a celebration of creative writing, imagination, and the power of storytelling.

This isn’t a literature festival. Instead, the Festival of Writing is a unique opportunity for everyone to explore the world of writing.

From Thursday 30 May – Sunday 2 June 2024, the town of Hebden Bridge will be the backdrop for Arvon North’s first creative writing weekend, featuring high quality workshops, speed pitching sessions, a free family fun day, and our very own Arvon exhibition.

There’s something for everyone to discover – have a look at Arvon North’s website to see the full Festival brochure and list of events.

Lemm Sissay, Let the Light Pour In, Friday May 31st May, 8-9pm

Arvon North is delighted to welcome Lemn Sissay back to Hebden Bridge.

Lemn’s connection with Arvon goes back to his teenage years when he came to Lumb Bank to do a writing course which had a profound effect on his creativity. For the past decade, Lemn has started each day by writing a short poem. His latest collection gathers together the best of these in one inspiring volume, Let the light pour in.

‘How do you do it?’ said night. ‘How do you wake up and shine?’

‘I keep it simple,’ said light. ‘One day at a time.’

Come and experience this phenomenal performer live in Hebden Bridge.


The Step Free Access Map shows step free routes, blue badge parking, public accessible toilets and public seating. The Town Hall has male, female and gender-neutral toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities and is open from 8.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 4pm on Saturdays. To download a copy of the Step Free Access Map and accompanying guide, click here.

If you have any questions or queries regarding access, please get in touch with Rozie Kelly: rozie.kelly@arvon.org

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