New Event – The Friends of the Rydings

Programme Fist Saturday of the month – starting March 7th - Coffee and Chat

The Smith Art Gallery Series of Talks:

Friday 29th May – Chris Helme - The Smith Art Gallery – The Road to Publication - £3.00 and £2.00 concessions – refreshments provided.

Friday 25th June – TBA

Friday 31st July – Dr Tom Ratcliffe – Atkinson Grimshaw in Context -£3.00 and £2.00 concessions – refreshments provided.  

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

Provisional Programme Festival 2015

the emphasis is very much on provisional at this stage and will be subject to modification as acts/events are confirmed. 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  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 – Jewelry 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 Millars – 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

Wednesday 23rd September

Love Bread artisan Bread making workshop Martin Street Bakery – 12.00-2.30pm-  Tickets £15.00 (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

Clifton Handbell Ringers and Fixby Songbirds St John’s 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 two one act plays ‘Bouncers’ and  ‘Shakers’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

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 – writer of historic fiction The Smith Gallery – 2.00pm – Tickets Free Listen to this well know author examine the process of writing and researching a historical novel. 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

Teenage Reading Event Brighouse Library (small meeting room) 2.00pm-6.00pm

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 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.

Prego’s for music and food – more information to follow Prego’s restaurant – 7.30pm – Tickets £25.00 - Enjoy an evening of live music and sumptuous food - Book directly at Prego’s.

Saturday 26th September

Love Bread - Martin Street Bakery – 11.00am-2.00pm  Talk by Claire ? The Art of Food and Food as Art -booking with Love Bread

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

Bethany Clenton – The Big Draw The Smith Art Gallery/Brighouse Library (meeting room 2) – 10.30-3.30 – TicketsBethany will lead three sessions over the day (£5.00 each) in an ongoing drawing project

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 Millar’s (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 Millars Bar and ROKT From 11.00pm onwards there will be acrobats, wire-walkers, fire eaters, Jugglers, dancers performing throughout the day – there will be collections For each of these events