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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Friends of Shibden Park AGM

The Friends of Shibden Park and Estate invite you to the AGM on Monday 8 April, 1:30pm at Shibden Hall to find out what being in a Friends Group at Shibden involves.

 

Find out what they have been up to and hear about the funding and their plans.

All friends are welcome to attend, so please share with your fellow friends.

Friends of Shibden Park Grand Easter Egg Hunt

Shibden Friends Grand Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 30 March to Sunday 8 April.

Forget the snow….. coming soon ….Easter Egg Hunt ….. this will run through the school holidays until the eggs run out.

See the boating house for the hunt start ….

Tickets ONLY £1 all entrants win an egg.
Tickets available only from the boathouse.
All proceeds go towards more play equipment on the park.

Anne Lister Day at Shibden Hall

Anne Lister’s birthday falls on 3 April.

There will be a celebration of Anne’s life (1791-1840) on Tuesday 3 April, 10am to 5pm at Shibden Hall.

Hear from biographer Helena Whitbread and writer Sally Wainwright about her forthcoming TV series ‘Gentleman Jack.’

 

The day will include a guided tour and behind the scenes access to the Hall and collections relating to Anne, and a guided walk around the estate.

£35 per person. Includes lunch and birthday cake.

Unfortunately, this event has sold out but look out for a future event in July that we will advertise on this website and our Friday Flyer. 

To sign up to the Friday Flyer, email team@halifaxnorthandeast.com or telephone 0300 555 0266.

Please book in advance as places are limited by calling 01422 352334 during museum opening hours or book online at Eventbrite.

Healthy Minds ‘Winter Reflections’ Workshop at Shibden Park


‘Winter Reflections’ is a course from Healthy Minds that will be running in January at the Mereside Centre in Shibden Park. 

Do you feel isolated and lonely in winter? Why not join this friendly writing group? Learn new ways to look at things. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Shibden park, you will explore the art and heart of reflective writing to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

The 3 week course will be on Thursdays 11, 18 and 25 January, 1pm – 3pm at The Mereside Centre, Shibden Park HX3 6XG.

To find out more information about this course or any other support that Healthy Minds Calderdale provide you can speak to Nicola on 01422 345154, visit the website at healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Healthy Minds is a small local mental health charity. We understand the problems people face on day to day basis and offer a place where you can get support to manage life’s ups and downs. The course is facilitated by workers and volunteers who have had their own lived experience of mental distress.

A full list of courses on offer from Healthy Minds from January to March can be downloaded as Healthy Minds Workshops Jan to March 18.

Santa at Shibden

On Saturday 9 December, 9am – 4pm Santa comes to Shibden.

Receive a present from Santa, a £5 voucher to use at the Mereside Cafe, a ride on the land train and a ride on the miniature railway (children must be accompanied by a responsible adult for both rides)

£12 per child plus £3 per accompanying adult.

The Friendly Brass Band will be providing live music on the day and other entertainment includes a raffle, Christmas Bran Tub and Letters to Santa.

Bookings are now being taken at the Mereside Cafe between 9am and 11am each day 01422 382959

Santa Comes to Shibden Park

Dare we say that after Halloween and Bonfire Night, Christmas is not far away. On Saturday 9 December from 9am until 4pm Santa is spending some time in Shibden Park. There will also be a brass band to welcome him and of course the Mereside cafe will be open for all your refreshment needs.

What would your children say to a ride on the land train or the miniature railway?

You can book your tickets by calling the Mereside Cafe on  01422 382959.