Friday, 15 March 2019
Arts Festival Open Meeting - a chance to shape the Festival
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival are hosting their annual open meeting in the Town Hall and want local people to help shape their future direction.
The increasingly popular open evenings are an opportunity to meet the festival Artistic Director Helen Meller and the board who will be on hand to talk about their plans for this year’s festival including an already announced gig at the Trades Club by former Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flur.
But in a new departure the festival team will be asking for informal feedback on a series of questions that will help shape the future direction of the festival which is celebrating its 26th year.
Artistic Director Helen Meller said: “Every year more and more people come to this open event to find out more about our programme and this year we thought it was a perfect time to ask them what they’d like to see from us going forward
“We’re working much more year round with our community to make things happen and this is the perfect opportunity to ask them what they think over a drink..
“We are so fortunate to be working in such a creative and imaginative place but it’s always good to pause and reflect and make sure everyone’s voice is heard and I’m really looking forward to what people have to say.”
The Festival has also announced shows from performance poet John Hegley who brings his Peace, Love and Potatoes show to Hope Baptist Church on Wednesday, 8 May and in the same venue award winning young poet Hollie McNish makes a welcome return to the valley on Saturday 13 July.
Everyone is welcome to the open meeting in Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Wednesday 20 March from 7pm.