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Starting 2nd Oct 2020
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Brighouse Arts Festival 2020 is held on the following dates:
2nd - 11th October 2020Join us for our ninth-annual Brighouse Arts Festival from Friday 2nd October 2020 to Sunday 11th October 2020. This year our community festival wil...Join us for our ninth-annual Brighouse Arts Festival from Friday 2nd October 2020 to Sunday 11th October 2020. This year our community festival will open with choirs, dancers, and theatre makers! 10 days of family fun in Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. Our headliners are Dame Patricia Routledge with Edward Seckerson, O’Hooley & Tidwow, and Roger Davies & His Band. We have also have 2 further headliners this year, yes 5 unique nationally significant acts… but these are top secret for just a few more weeks. Join us for musical theatre, dance, choirs, folk music, acoustic concerts, classical concerts, heritage talks and arts activities this October.
2nd Oct 20207.30pm St Martins Parish Church, Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. £20. Much loved Yorkshire folk duo Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow have...7.30pm St Martins Parish Church, Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. £20. 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. 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. 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.’ Part of the Brighouse Arts Festival 2020