July 2019 events

This year there are nine artists at the Birchcliffe Centre opening up their studios for the public to visit. There are five artists at the Ceramics Hub – Sue Donnelly, Penny Hampson, Matthew Helbert, Gillian Holt and lesley Lishman, together with textile artists Josephine Gornall and Harriet Quilty. Their studios will be open and there will also be an exhibition of their work.

For full details of all the artists taking part in Hebden Bridge Open Studios please visit the website HERE

Gillian Holt’s work
Matthew Helbert’s work
Penny Hampson’s work

The Open Studios weekend is a great opportunity to visit local artists and craftspeople in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Heptonstall and Mytholmroyd. This year over 90 artists will be opening their studios and homes. Browse at your leisure, purchase original work direct from established and new talent from this flourishing creative community. Look out for our magenta signs at each of the venues. Admission is free!

As part of the open studio’s weekend, Harriet Quilty and Jo Gornall are hosting a musical happening and would like you to join us on Saturday, 6th July at Birchcliffe Centre from 3pm. There will be booze aplenty, great conversation and amazing visual stimulation to feast your eyes upon. On top of all this, there are live acoustics by Inbetween Music – Andrew Daley and Steve Lacey-Marsden. They look forward to entertaining you with clarinet, mandola and probably a few other instruments as well. They love a good tune and have built up a great collection from around the world, some old, some new. Is it folk? Is it jazz? Is it something else? Who cares, it’s going to sound amazing!

Harriet Quilty and Josephine Gornall’s art will be available at Phinefibre studio, Birchcliffe Centre, throughout the event. Tea, biscuits and a warm welcome to greet you!

Hebden Bridge OPEN GARDENS

The Birchcliffe Centre will be participating again in Hebden Bridge Open Gardens 2019. Please come and have a look around our gardens and grounds all day on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019.

This year the open gardens in Hebden Bridge include a range of unusual gardens on the steep valley sides -hillside terraces, large and small spaces, allotments, quirky clusters and a magical riverside walk. Most gardens are open 11am – 5pm on both days but may close earlier if the weather is poor. Some gardeners are offering refreshments. The gardens are signposted and should be easily located.

Download the brochure with map and details of all the gardens HERE

Sitar Recital by Dharambir Singh – July 13th 2019

Annapurna Indian Dance is proud to present an inspiring Sitar Recital by Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE on the 13th of July 7.00 PM at Birchclife Centre, Hebden Bridge . His performance will be a tribute to the soldiers of undivided India on this final forthcoming event this term on the project. This will be a rare treat for our audiences .

Tickets are £5 and available on the door. Refreshments will also be available.

One of the finest Sitar players in UK, Dharambir Singh received the National Endowment For Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA) fellowship from 2006 to 2010. He has researched into many aspects of Indian Classical Music and has created valuable technology solutions for the teaching of Indian Music. The fellowship has given him extraordinary insights into Indian Music and he has created some pioneering concepts in trying to make the music more accessible to the students and the audiences. Dharambir recieved MBE in the year 2011. 
He is a disciple of the legendary Sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan and has truly imbibed the sound of the rich Imdad Khani and Vilayat Khani Gharana style.

Psychedelic Integration Circle – Jane Fortune (MBACP. Accred.) – Friday July 19th 7.30pm

Hosted by Hebden Bridge Psychedelic Society

Even though a psychedelic experience may only last a few hours, it might significantly change your life. Have you had a challenging Psychedelic experience and want advice on how to integrate the experience and hear the experiences of others?

Our Psychedelic Integration Circle is facilitated by MAPS registered Integration Therapist Jane Fortune (Reg.,MBACP. Accred.). Jane has experience in the field of psychedelic support and contemporary psychedelic therapy. The aim of our Circle is to support integration of psychedelic experiences into everyday life in a way that is helpful and meaningful to the individual.

There are limited places available so this will be a pre-paid ticket event only. Tickets are £8. The event is not-for-profit. Funds from ticket sales will pay for the venue hire and the visiting guest therapist expenses.


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