Posted 10th September 2003
Donald Crossley will give a talk on his childhood friendship with Ted Hughes at Mytholmroyd Historical Society, Friday 12th September at 7.30 in the Methodist Sunday School Chapel.
Open Meeting Wednesday 17 September 8.00pm Festival Shop, New Oxford House, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge - read Pete's letter below and let's get involved
Several people in Mytholmroyd have expressed concern at the lack of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival events taking place here. However, there is a chance to do something about it. The Arts Festival's Open Meeting in September (details above) will be the first public opportunity to talk about the 2004 Festival. Putting on more events in the village will be raised at the meeting and it is hoped that people in Mytholmroyd who have expressed concern or annoyance at the lack of festival events here will make every effort to get to the meeting.
In July this year, Poet Tony Langham and Storyteller Pete Keal staged an event in Mytholmroyd during the Arts Festival - it was the first such event for several years and was pretty well attended. There has also been talk about putting on Arts Festival events at St Michael's Church and Sunday School, Mytholmroyd Community Centre and The Good Shepherd Church.
It seems that the Arts Festival's door is at least some way open to staging more events in the village. However, the Arts Festival's main literature and music promoters need to be familiar with Mytholmroyd venues, so that when they come to organise events, they can programme events for venues in Mytholmroyd at the same time as venues in Hebden or Heptonstall. Also, if more Mytholmroyd people can get involved in the Arts Festival, it will help future Festival events in Mytholmroyd to succeed.
Hopefully, lots of Mytholmroyd people will go to the Festival's Open Meeting on Wednesday 17th to support this. If you can't go, but want to have a say about this issue, please e-mail:
LET'S GET THE ARTS FESTIVAL INTO MYTHOLMROYD !