FESTIVAL 2014: June 27th – July 5th
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2014 is in the making! The festival will run from Friday 27th June until Saturday 5th July 2014. It’s going to be a big year and we’ve got lots of exciting plans in the pipeline which we’ll be announcing over the coming months.
We want to continue to make the festival bigger and better and to create a festival the whole town will enjoy, so we’d love to hear your thoughts! If you’d like to spend 5 minutes filling in the questionnaire here you can help shape Festival 2014!
Overall at this years festival 11,466 people enjoyed 56 different events in 24 different venues.
206 artists were involved. This includes 151 professional artists involved as performers, visual artists, directors or writers, and 55 emerging artists.
The audience participated in cycling, running, animation, beat-boxing, sketching, board games, event management, bunting making, poetry writing, performance poetry, shadow puppetry, Indian dance, play-writing, DJing, story-telling.
And we created many new pieces of work: 6 new plays from page to stage; 120 portraits created in the Sketchomatic booth, 2 newly commissioned contemporary art exhibitions; the first Uncanny Valley animation festival; 400 hand-made pieces of Wonderwear bunting; the first ever young person-led arts festival with Bridge the Gap; 2 extensive street festival days produced across the town; a showcase for 20 new, undiscovered musical artists and producers; our inaugural Gamesfest as well as new poems written with help from our Pop Up Poet and Calderdale Young Writers.
Wow! Here’s to next year!
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