Monday, 29 May 2017
Have you got any spare wellies because Hebden Bridge Arts Festival urgently needs them.
The Festival have teamed up with horticultural artists Her Outdoors to offer gardening fans the chance to plant the donated wellies but they need more rubber boots.
The welly planting is part of the Open Weekend collaboration between the Arts Festival and Hebden Bridge Open Studios that wil see local artists and gardeners open their studios and green spaces to the public from July 7-9 Specially designed programmes with details of both the artist taking part and a map of the gardens opening their gates are now available from the town hall and shops around town.
Junior horticulturists can also pop along to meet award-winning CBeebies presenter Mr Bloom who is hosting a free songs and games session at 2pm followed by the welly planting until 4.30pm.
Arts Festival Artistic Director Helen Meller said told the HebWeb, “I’m sure people will have seen our planted wellies around town so people can see what amazing things they can do with a little bit of help.
“But we desperately need more wellies so we’re asking people to search through their cupboards or sheds to find old or odd boots of any size or colour.”
Donated wellies can be dropped off at Hebden Bridge Town Hall before July 9.
Full details of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival programme can be found on its website. Tickets can be booked at the Town Hall Monday to Friday from 10am – 4pm.
Polly, David and the State (29 May)
Sights and Sounds of water (17 May)
Free family fun for all (5 May)
Will Self is on the phone to Hebden Bridge (17 April)
Young artists go supernova (27 April)
Sara Pascoe is an animal (28 March)
Wellies wanted for Open Gardens (22 March)
Blue plaques for everyday heroes (8 March)
Steve Bell is a big draw for Arts Festival - where the first big name was announced (6 March)
Open Evening - where the first big name will be announced (21 Feb)
Festivals team up for Open Weekend (23 Jan)
Festive Fandango is back (14 Oct)
Arts Festival thanks HebWeb (14 July)