The Brighouse Festival 2016
The Annual Brighouse Festival 2016 is planned for the end of October, from the 22nd to 29th. This will be the 4th year it has been held and already a feast of Art and Entertainment is booked in at local venues for residents and visitors to enjoy.
With over 50 events packed into 9 days we can guarantee there’s something for everybody.
The Festival opens with a concert by Roger Davies in concert with the Drighlington Brass Band on the 22nd October.
On Sunday 23rd October Ryan McDonnell and his team will perform some of the songs made famous by Ray Davies and “The Kinks” at the Civic Hall. “Follower of Fashion” and “Sunny Afternoon” to name but two of the hits they made number one. This is a very special performance by Ryan who is currently on tour in the show “Sunny Afternoon”.
On Tuesday 25th Brighouse welcomes a concert by the number one Queen tribute band “Majesty Queen” with Seth Daniels as Freddy Mercury.
Other highlights include theatre by the Red ladder Company, puppetry by Horse and Bamboo, comedy nights featuring stars form the Edinburgh Fringe, folk music, classical music including song recitals, string quartet, guitar concert and chamber choir.
In the evenings Arts for Brighouse Cinema are running a series of Hitchcock films at the Assembly Rooms over several nights. Altruistic Films will be previewing their locally made material also. A Ukulele Concert on Thursday 27th October at St. John’s Rastrick.
Friday 28th the play “Thick as Thieves” opens, again at St. John’s
On Saturday 29th Brighouse stages “Egyption Jazz Projekt with with famous jazz singer Ahmed Harfoush.
It is advisable to book tickets early for these events. Tickets will be on sale now from http://www.brighousefestival.co.uk/whats-on/
Children are well catered for during the week with special entertainment in the afternoons and participating attractions throughout the week including a Gunge Show, Pottery Painting, Film Show, Dr Who workshop and much more to be announced.
There are talks on music, Christmas’ Passed in Brighouse and Robin Hood together with walks and history of the town and tours of Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Art displays have been arranged around the town with demonstrations to delight the eye and showcase local artists.
This will be truly, be an evening to remember. with soloists and orchestra coming to the Civic to raise the roof with international song and variety.
The Brighouse Festival in October is building on the previous experience and hoping to bring you valuable Art and Culture to suit all tastes from Country music to the classics. From the natural to the surreal.