Thank you all for supporting the 2013 Holmfirth Arts Festival – after a real feast of performances, experiences and events, we’re busy evaluating this year’s festival and planning 2014!
Some of this year’s highlights included the wonderful Slapdash Galaxy featuring 3d puppetry by the unique Bunk Puppets; the never-to-be-repeated tragic tale of incontinent Theo of Barnsley as concocted by our imaginative Picturedrome audience for School of Night; brilliant stand up comedy by Mark Thomas and Huddersfield-born Rory Motion; the closing night of Django Bates’ Belovèd tour and a fantastic celebratory Cuban dance night with the wonderful International Mambo Orchestra.
No-one will forget the magical sight of Holmeside Gardens lit up by paBoom in the Illuminations, following a wonderful concert by guitarist XueFei Yang, including an encore featuring her transcription of a certain TV theme tune…
If you missed the launch of the artist’s book by poet Harriet Tarlo and artist Judith Tucker, Sound Unseen, please contact us as we still have copies for sale! Alison Lock‘s evocative Eye of the Heron gave the festival a perfect start, and you can also buy a copy of the poem as a lovely way to celebrate festivals past.
I’ve hugely enjoyed my first year in post in Holmfirth, and it’s been a pleasure to meet so many of you at events. We’re now busy planning the 2014 Festival so if you have any ideas of how you can support us or contribute to next year’s event, please do get in touch: email@example.com
In the meantime, please put our dates in your diary for next year: 12 – 22 June 2014!