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  1. Writing Anne Lister: An LGBTQ+ History with Jill Liddinigton

    Hebden Bridge

    Writing Anne Lister: An LGBTQ+ History with Jill Liddinigton

    18th Mar 2020

    7pm The Waterfront Hall, The Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY Happy Valley Pride is proud to welcome Jill Liddington whose re...
    7pm The Waterfront Hall, The Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY Happy Valley Pride is proud to welcome Jill Liddington whose research into the diaries of Anne Lister inspired the BBC1/HBO series Gentleman Jack. How do you write about a woman who has already written a diary of over four million words? About a woman whose every letter artfully re-presents the truth? Reading Anne’s heavily abbreviated handwriting and deciphering her private coded sections daunts even the most determined of historians. In 1990 Jill Liddington, living in Halifax just a mile from Shibden Hall, began work on the 1830s diaries. Her edition, Female Fortune: land, gender & authority: the Anne Lister Diaries 1833-36 (1998, 2019), inspired scriptwriter Sally Wainwright to write Gentleman Jack (BBC1/HBO, 2019). In this lecture, Dr Liddington explores precisely how Anne Lister has been presented by different generations of editors and historians. She traces this story through the lens of LGBT history, from 1840 when Anne Lister died, right up to Gentleman Jack in 2019. Anne Lister is a brilliant example of an outspoken, courageous, Northern woman who found her own voice at a time when so many women were silenced. Tickets £3 in advance from www.happyvalleypride.com Also available on the door
  2. Hebden Bridge Film Festival

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Film Festival

    Starting 27th Mar 2020
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    After the success of its inaugural year, the Hebden Bridge Film Festival will return from 27th - 29th March 2020! 

    The Festival wil...

    After the success of its inaugural year, the Hebden Bridge Film Festival will return from 27th - 29th March 2020! 

    The Festival will bring you a dazzling programme of World cinema, UK and US Independent Film, as well as supporting and fostering new talent. It will be a packed weekend of exciting new films that will engage, challenge and delight you.

    Brituish comedy-dram film Misbehaviour has been announced as the opening film of the 2020 festivaL. It tells the story of the 1970 Miss World competition, and how a group of women disrupted the pageant in front of a world-wide audience of nearly 100 million viewers, in what has now become a famous Women’s Liberation Movement protest.

    Misbehaviour features an all-star cast with Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear.

    Passes are now on sale, click here for more details and to buy your pass, with individual tickets and the Festival programme available from March 6th.

    Watch the promotional video for the Hebden Bridge Film Festival here. 

  3. Hebden Bridge Piano Festival

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Piano Festival 2020

    Starting 24th Apr 2020
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    Hebden Bridge Piano Festival - One magical weekend of piano music each April, in the heart of this beautiful Yorkshire town The Festival takes plac...
    Hebden Bridge Piano Festival - One magical weekend of piano music each April, in the heart of this beautiful Yorkshire town The Festival takes place at Hebden Bridge Town Hall and is a mix of free and paid events. Each year, over the three days, we present afternoon and evening concerts, plus lunchtime recitals, given by performers of national and international renown. It is also important to us to showcase talented local amateur pianists and to put on events aimed at people of all ages, including an annual children’s concert presented by one of our headline artists.

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