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30 May 2024 - 02 Jun 2024

Culturedale: Arvon Festival of Writing, Writers Under the Lens Exhibition

Price: £Free

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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.

Writers Under the Lens exhibition

Discover four decades of literary greatness at Arvon’s exhibition in Northlight Art Studios.
Photographer, Claire McNamee, has visited Lumb Bank for the past 40 years to capture all the iconic writers who have stepped through its doors in Hebden Bridge to help shape the art of storytelling.See the enduring legacy of Arvon through photographs like the one of poets Michael Longley and Paul Muldoon, who have been photographed together at Lumb Bank 40 years apart. Exhibition opening times:

Thursday 30 May – 18:00 – 20:00
Friday 31 May – 15:00 – 18:00
Saturday 1 June – 12:00 – 16:00
Sunday 2 June – 12:00 – 16:00

This exhibition is free to visit and no booking is required.

Accessibility Information: Northlight Art Studio has wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities. Should you have any enquires about access, please get in touch with the venue.

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