Arts festival has been launched

An explosion of dance, street performance, world class art, top musicians, comedians and writers will be coming to Hebden Bridge this summer for the 2012 Arts Festival.

Invited guests got the first glimpse of the brochure on Thursday at an exclusive event attended by Hebden Royd Mayor Christine Davenport, sponsors Sweet & Maxwell and representatives from Arts Council England, Yorkshire.

It will is now available to the public online at and in brochure format in Hebden Bridge shops and venues over the weekend.

Festival co-ordinator Helen Meller said: “This year’s festival has a bit of something for everyone. There’s some superb outdoor dance pieces and we’re delighted to be showcasing some festival events at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. We’re also launching our new website and want festival bloggers to come forward. There’s also a fantastic fringe festival taking place all over town which really should make it feel like there’s something happening everywhere.”

Tickets for the festival, which runs from June 30 to July 8, go on sale from Saturday, June 16.