What’s on NW May 2013

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What’s on North West Newsletter May 2013 [pdf] which includes…


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Community Picnic in George Street Woods

Sunday 9th of June at 12 noon

I will be running this event and anyone is welcome. Please bring along your own food and drink and something to sit on. Our picnic will be followed by drinks at the Globe.

Let’s not let the weather put us off: if it is raining, we will meet at the Globe instead.

The woods are situated and accessed from the back of the Central Methodist Church Car Park.

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Diggle Blues Festival

13th June to 16th June

Please click here for more details.

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Celebrating Cromford Village Festival

14th to 16th June

Please click here for more details.

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Arab Arts Festival

7th June – 16th June

Please see the official website for details.

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Africa Oyé

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June

A free two day festival celebrating African music and culture.

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Jane Siberry

Sat 25 May, 8pm

More Music Presents… Jane Siberry, with Dot Crotchet and the Raging Harmonies and the Kilcawley Family


At The Hothouse in Morecambe (01524) 831997

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Gwyneth Herbert

Sat 22nd June, 8pm

More Music Presents… Gwyneth Herbert with support from The Millennium Choir and Tom Metcalfe


At The Hothouse in Morecambe (01524) 831997

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The New Rope String Band

Sat 29th June, 8pm

More Music Presents… The New Rope String Band with support from Paddy Garrigan and Leap To Your Feet Appalachian Dancers


At The Hothouse in Morecambe (01524) 831997

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Natural Causes

Saturday 18th May, 7pm at Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Four friends playing live film soundtracks, setting poems (including Ian McMillan), writing songs by email, and collaborating internationally.

Hugh Nankivell’s songs, from psychotropic lullabies to frantic stomps, offer quick-fire instrument changes, fractured vocals, and chamber-tight arrangements. Mercurial music, crocodile tearjerkers. Think XTC, Waits, Reich, Wyatt, Zorn.

This gig features Governor’s Songs: a song cycle written after a school governors’ meeting.

Natural Causes has played The Vortex, Opera North, Spitalfields, and Interrogate! festivals.

Natural Causes is comprised of:

  • Hugh Nankivell: Fender Rhodes, Piano, Keyboards, Voice
  • Chris Dowding: Trumpet, Flugal Horn, Percussion, Voice
  • Pat Allison: Clarinet, Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Voice
  • Ben McCabe: French Horn, Drum Kit, Voice

You can buy tickets over the phone (£5, £3 concessions) by calling 01524 831 997 or buy online at here.

Led by musicians from Huddersfield and London, the band performs an innovative and exciting mix of winds, keyboards, and voices. Playing live to films connected to Holmfirth and Huddersfield like Maya Deren’s beautiful 1945 surrealist At Land; a tribute to composer John Cage whom they met locally eating breakfast; films made for Holmfirth’s Faulty Optic’s opera, The Wax Inspector, & Bamforth shorts.

For more information about the Holmfirth Film Festival, click here; to book tickets, click here.

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