10 Years of O’Hooley & Tidow  – Brighouse Arts Festival 2020

Much loved Yorkshire folk duo Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow have suddenly been propelled into newfound fame for penning the theme tune for Sally Wainwright’s hit BBC1/HBO drama ‘Gentleman Jack’, earning them global admiration, appearances on TV, and Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.

 

Matthew Harrison-Lord, Brighouse Arts Festival Director, said “I cannot believe we have managed to book O’Hooley & Tidow for their 10 year celebration concert as they gain international fame from the Gentleman Jack series. Once again, we have managed to bring huge acts to Brighouse – a town that normally gets forgotten about when it comes to the big artists and acts”

 

Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional’ and The Independent as ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’ From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way.

 

John Buxton, Arts for Brighouse Charity Trustee, said “We know and love their work as local Calderdale artists, it’s great to see them catapult into fame because of Anne Lister and Shibden Hall’s history. Brighouse’s direct connection is that Anne Walker is buried at Lightcliffe, part of Brighouse and Lower Calderdale”

 

Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music’s Tom Robinson says ‘They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like TheCoppers or The Watersons.’

 

10 Years of O’Hooley & Tidow, Friday 2nd October 2020, 7:30pm, St Martins Parish Church, Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. £20.

 

REVIEWS:

‘I have just listened to your track, ‘Beryl’, with tears in my eyes! It’s beautiful and brilliant.’ Maxine Peake

 

A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM 

 

Nominated four times for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’.

 

‘England’s answer to the McGarrigles.’  * * * * * The Guardian  

 

‘Brave, beautiful and full of love.’ Martin Simpson

 

‘Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.’

* * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month

 

‘Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.’  

* * * * * R2  

 

‘Dense, complex, beautifully performed.’

 * * * * Songlines

 

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Dementia Awareness Week Events (15 -21 May)

Calderdale and Kirklees Alzheimer’s Society have a Dementia Roadshow Bus at Sowerby Bridge Market on Friday 13 May and more on the following dates’

  • Tuesday 17 May – Wellington Arcade, Brighouse – 12 to 1pm
  • Wednesday 18 May – Woolshops, Halifax – 11am to 1pm
  • Thursday 19 May – Todmorden Flea Market – 10am to 12pm
  • Friday 20 May – Hebden Bridge Town Hall – 10.30am to 12.30pm

During Dementia Awareness Week there will be events throughout Calderdale where you can ask any questions you have about Dementia and join in for a song if the mood takes you.

With memory trees at each event you are invited to write a message confronting dementia to hang on a tree.

Bridgefest at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre – 28 May

Enjoy sand art, bands, raffles, stalls, entertainment a bar and more when Bridgefest 2016 comes to town including music from Jess Huxham, Pschoslinkys, Georgia Farrar and more.

Saturday 28 May – 12.30pm to 8pm
At Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, Victoria Road, Brighouse, HD6 4DX

Entry costs £5 per adult and under 2’s go FREE (small charge if wanting to play). Children can enjoy all day access into the Children’s Zone where they can play for just £5.

For information and to purchase your wristbands call 07934 222305Bridgefest 2016

Santa Experience at Kershaws Garden Centre – Booking essential

Head to Kershaw’s for a unique family experience lasting about 1 hour on Monday 21, Tuesday 22 or Wednesday 23 December.

On arrival you will be greeted by Jingle the Elf who will guide you into Santa’s Workshop and you will have a family visit to see Santa in his grotto where each child will receive a gift… Booking details…

Santa is at Kershaws every weekend between 1pm and 4pm

Training Available from The PRG Support Project

The PRG Support Project at Voluntary Action Calderdale are putting on briefing sessions for anyone who wants to know more about Patient Reference Groups in Calderdale, how they operate and what activities they become involved in on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 1 December 2015 – 5pm to 7pm – Voluntary Action Calderdale
  • Thursday 28 January 2016 – 5pm to 7pm – Hebden Bridge Town Hall
  • Tuesday 16 February 2016 – 5pm to 7pm – Central Methodist Church, Brighouse

Please email moya.kirkman@cvac.org.uk or call 01422 438723 to book a place.

Operation Santa at Bradley Wood

There’s been a disaster at the North Pole and all operations have had to be moved elsewhere with Bradley Wood selected as the perfect location.

Get involved with festive fun for all the family on Saturday 28 Novemberdetails…

Not all is what it seems at Bradley Wood this Halloween

Go dressed to scare and drop in with your under 10’s for creepy crafts and a ‘fairy-tale’ woodland walk at Bradley Wood this Halloween.

Friday 30 October 2015 – From 5pm to 8pm
At Bradley Wood Scout Camp Site, Shepherds Thorn Ln, Brighouse, HD6 3TU

Regular walks starting at 5.30pm with the last walk starting at 7.30pm.

Admission costs £3 for Children and £1 for adults and children must be accompanied by an adult – For further information call 01484 715858