New Event – The Friends of the Rydings
Programme First Saturday of the month – starting March 7th - Coffee and Chat
The Smith Art Gallery Series of Talks: all start at 2.00pm
Friday 29th May – Chris Helme - The Smith Art Gallery – The Road to Publication - £3.00 and £2.00 concessions – refreshments provided.
Friday 26th June – Phillip C Tordoff - The A-Z of Music - £3.00 and £2.00 concessions – refreshments provided.
Friday 31st July – Dr Tom Ratcliffe – Atkinson Grimshaw in Context -£3.00 and £2.00 concessions – refreshments provided.
Friday 30th October – David Glover – From the Appin Murder to Lightcliffe – and beyond £3.00 and £2.00 concessions – refreshments provided.
Friday 11th December – 2.00pm – Wine and Mince Pies – members afternoon
Pre Festival Events
Fourth Annual Charity Jigsaw Festival Friday August 28th – Monday August 31st (except Sunday 12 noon until 5.00pm) St Martin’s Parish Church – More information
Live Festival Programme 2015
Please note the site will not go live for bookings until the beginning of July – reservations can be made by telephone on 01484 718324
Monday 21st September
Jenny Stafford and Rebecca Taylor in concert The Smith Art Gallery 7.30pm Tickets £8.00 concessions £7.00 An evening of popular and classical song – from Bach to Bernstein. More information and booking
Tuesday 22nd September
Dada and Surrealism – Dr Tom Ratcliffe The Smith Art Gallery (meeting Room 1) 11.00am – Tickets £3.00 This lecture is a presentation and discussion of one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. More information and booking
Glenys Phillips – Jewellery workshop The Smith Art Gallery/Brighouse Library – 1.00-4.00pm – Tickets £10.00 Enjoy an afternoon of jewelry making using simple techniques Materials are included. More information and booking
Calderdale Big Band St Martins Church – 7.30pm – Tickets £8.00 concessions £7.00 Enjoy and evening of music from the Swing era – music from the 1940s, the period of the big band. More information and booking
Barry Smith’s acoustic music night The Miller’s – 7.30 ‘til late – free – a collection will be taken – enjoy an evening of contemporary music from accomplished local musicians from Brighouse and beyond. More information
Love Bread artisan Bread making workshop Martin Street Bakery – 7.00pm onwards – Tickets £25.00 (including materials) Informal and friendly, the aim is to give you the confidence to make your own real bread at home. – telephone Love Bread for details. More information and booking
Wednesday 23rd September
Clifton Handbell Ringers and Fixby Songbirds St John’s the Divine Church Rastrick – 7.30pm – Tickets £6.50 concessions £5.00 Two award winning local musical ensembles will perform a range of songs and instrumental music. More information and booking
The Foot of the Barrel Theatre Group Warring Green Community Centre – 7.30pm – Tickets £10.00 and £8.00 concessions. A performance of John Godber’s one act play ‘Bouncers’ Directed by Shane Gough who recently produced ‘The Dumb Waiter’at the Civic. More information and booking
Thursday 24th September
Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band Central Methodist Church – 7.30pm – Tickets £12.00 and £10.00 Concessions students and OAPs – A performance by this internationally famous band, directed by Professor David King. More information and booking
Jazz, Funk and Soul - The Miller’s Bar – 7.30pm – Tickets: Free – An evening to turn up your groove with live music from some great musicians.
Frances Brody Author event Rastrick Library - 7.00pm – Tickets £5.00 and concessions £3.50 This well known author will talk about her motivations and ideas in the development of her work as a crime writer and writer of historical fiction. More information and booking
Juliet Barker – non-fiction author – Brighouse Library – 2.00pm – Tickets Free Listen to this well known author examine the process of writing her book -’England Arise’. More information and booking
Friday 25th September
Cubism – Dr Tom Ratcliffe The Smith Art Gallery (meeting room 2) – 11.00pm – Tickets £3.00 -A lecture examining the most influential movement of the early part of the 20th century focusing on the work of Picasso and Braque. More information and booking
Pat Osborne – The Bronte Sisters The Smith Gallery – 2.00pm – Tickets £4.00 and £3.00 (friends of the Rydings) Come and see this well-known speaker discuss the work of the Bronte sisters and their time at Howarth. More informationand booking
Brighouse Has Talent – the final Brighouse Civic Hall – 7.00pm – Tickets £5.00 - Come and see the finalists’ battle for the title of Brighouse Has got Talent – a variety of acts from singing to ventriloquism. More information and booking
The Peter Cain/Brian Perkins Classical Guitar Duo The Salvation Army Citadel – 7.30pm – £8.00 and £7.00 concessions An evening of outstanding classical guitar music from two well known and virtuoso musicians playing pieces from the guitar repertoire made famous by John Williams and Julian Bream. More information and booking
The Kitty Kat Klub Burlesque Show - The Miller’s Bar – 7.00pm – Tickets £25.00 – Fine Dine, Burlesque and 3 course meal. More information and booking
Prego’s Italian Music Night- Prego’s restaurant – 7.30pm – Tickets £25.00 - Enjoy an evening of live music and sumptuous food - Book directly at Prego’s – 01484 715566.
Saturday 26th September
Love Bread - Martin Street Bakery – 11.00am-2.00pm. Tickets: £25.00 Talk, demonstration and workshop by Claire Davies The Art of Food and Food as Art -booking with Love Bread. More information
Michael Fowler - The Brighouse Library – 2.00pm – Tickets Free This well known author will speak about his work and the motivation for his ideas. More information and booking
Pat Osborne – Textiles workshop - St Martins Church Foyer – 10.00am-4.00pm Tickets £20.00 – plus £5.00 for materials. More information and booking
Jeffrey Andrews – Children’s art workshop The Smith Gallery – 10.00am-12.30pm – Children under 11yrs free - Jeffrey will lead a workshop for children designed to explore their own ideas and mean dos making art work. More information
Calderdale Calligraphy Group The Smith Art Gallery – 1.00pm-4.00pm – Tickets £5.00-Learn to make beautiful handwritten gifts and manuscripts from Calderdale’s leading caligraphy group More information and booking
The Beatles: ‘A Night at the Cavern’ - The Civic Hall – 7.30pm – Tickets £15.00 and concessions £12.00 OAP, Students etc More information and booking
Open Mic session – poetry and music The Millar’s (outside) – 2.00pm – Free - Led by Charlotte Wetton, there will be music by Barry Smith, poetry by Ben Guilfoyle, Simon Zonenblick
The Land of Nod – comedy theatre The Miller’s Bar (Upstairs room) – 7.30pm – Tickets £25.00 with three course meal included A wacky theatre group who have performed throughout West Yorkshire bring their own kind of humour to improvised theatre. More information and booking
The Miller’s Bar and ROKT From 11.00pm onwards there will be events performing throughout the day: Stilt Walking, Fire eating and Dances from around the world – there will be collections For each of these events
Amy Daniels - Ceramic Artist – Ryecorn Wholefoods, Bethel Street. A collection of works – More information.
Tony Chisholm – painter – No. 43 Coffee Shop, Bethel Street – More information
Andrew Stone - Leather artefacts – Prego Restaurant - More information
Ian Clegg Digital prints and Richard Yeomans stencil spray painted images – The Millers Bar - More information
Janet Clark - Weaver and Mark Milnes Sculptor – The Pot Spot – More information
Kay Dawson -Collage and vintage floristry – Waterfront Lodge Hotel – More information
Juko Designs - Martin Street Art Centre – More information
John Paul Richards – Martin Street Arts Centre – More information
Louise Elizabeth – Martin Street Arts Centre - More information
Mark Milnes - Sculptor – outside space the Miller’s Bar – More information