Sunday, September 3, 2006

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The revived Heptonstall Festival is in its third year and going strong. This year, it will be held on Sunday 3rd September and will run from 12 midday until the last act at approximately 6pm.

This year features will include Moroccan sounds and dancing from Maghribibeat in Weaver's Square at 1.30 and 4.30. The sad news of fiddle player Rob Armstrong?s death shocked the band which he inspired and played with for four years. He will be remembered at the Festival and his fiddle will stand on the stage as they play.

TC and the Swing Cats

Other features of the day include Hebden Community Samba Band kicking the day off at 12.00 noon, storytelling in St Thomas?s by Peter Findlay at 2.30, Jive stuff with TC and the Swing Cats at 1.00pm including Jive dance workshops at the Social CLub, the Bacup Coconut dancers in Weavers Square 1.00pm, and later in Cross Inn yard, The Hepton Singers in St Thomas's at 2.00, the magnificant Pace Eggers in the square at 3.30, the Hebden Bridge Hill Millies in the square at 2.00pm, traditional Irish Session in the White Lion (All session musicians welcome!), English folk singing in the square, traditional gypsy Klezmer music to round off the day at 5.30 and market, food, children?s craft activities and much, much more.

Hill Millies at the 2005 Festival

A specially commissioned musical 'The Singing Sheep' is set to cause chaos in the village as local luvvies don cat suits and woolly bits at 4.00pm.

A host of Historic presentations and events will carry on throughout the weekend including the film premiere of 'Heptonstall, Village of Memories', by filmmaker Nick Wilding.This will take place at the Social and Bowling Club on Sunday at 2.30 and 5.00pm. Tower Tours will take you on a trip up St Thomas's church tower throughout the day and various events will be held at the church and old Grammer School Museum.

For further details or to book a market stall contact Ruth Netherwood on 01422 844982.

Heptonstall Festival 2005

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