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6 – 12I E 2018I HAPPY VALLEY PRID AugustI An eclectic, alternative and inclusiveI Hebden Bridge week-long festival for everyoneI


Welcome to HAPPY VALLEY PRIDE 2018 Following an amazing second festival in 2017 I’m so excited that we’re back and bigger than ever, this year celebrating the LGBT+ revolution! We are thrilled to welcome revolutionary, London nightclub, Duckie to Yorkshire for the first time in their 23 year history — tickets for this event will sell fast so please book early. We are also very lucky to have the internationally acclaimed singer Camille O’Sullivan performing a concert inspired by her musical revolutionaries.

Tim Whitehead, Chair Happy Valley Pride

Duckie and Camille are joined by cult cabaret artist Ursula Martinez, trans performer Kate O’Donnell, a special (Divine) night at The Picture House, Lesbian Writers Read, outdoor stage with an amazing line-up of bands and singers, expo, dog show, workshop and much more for the whole family to enjoy. Attitudes towards the LGBT+ community have undergone a revolution of their own in the past five decades but there is still work to be done. Our newly appointed patron, Peter Tatchell, was recently detained at the Kremlin for protesting persecution against gay people in Russia, and only last year Stonewall announced that hate crime against the LGBT+ community has risen 80% in the UK since 2013. Very recently I was sat outside a pub in Hebden Bridge with friends and some passers-by made casual homophobic comments. We’ve come such a long way but equality is still somewhere over the rainbow. So, holding hands... The cover of this brochure represents something that is still a revolutionary act for many LGBT+ people — simply holding hands in public. I’d like to ask as many of you as possible, however you identify, to hold hands during Pride, whether it’s with your best friend, your partner, your child or your parent. Let’s hold hands and spread a revolution of love throughout Hebden Bridge and the surrounding areas. Be here, be you, be proud!

Buy tickets at happyvalleypride.com/tickets


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We’re kicking off the festivities with a Pride special at our favourite Hebden Bridge ‘local’, The Old Gate. There will be a chance to plan ahead with tickets on sale. Join us for an inclusive evening and a drink to welcome Pride week.

When Monday 6th August, 7pm Where The Old Gate Bar & Restaurant Price Free

We’re thrilled to have a very special performance from Logan and Manley. Their music is soulful, feel good and celebratory — peppered with a pinch of cheeky reggae. Live, they loop a sonic landscape of dynamic vocals, guitars and drums, building a force for counter culture truth and good vibrations. “I was quite literally stunned by Terry’s performance, she has a wonderful voice coupled with brilliant beautiful songs, absolutely amazing.” Kermit, Black Grape

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When Tuesday 7th August, 7pm Where Squeeze Price £5

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Following last year’s hugely successful event, we are very happy to present six lesbian fiction authors, reading excerpts from their latest novels.

Event Sponsored by Barefoot Wine

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We are delighted to have Lise Gold reading from ‘French Summer’; Jen Silver reading from ‘Calling Home’; Cari Hunter reading from ‘Alias’; Jody Klaire reading from ‘In Fashion’; Lola Keeley reading from ‘The Music and the Mirror’ and Deborah Delano reading from ‘The Portrait of Adie Denton’. Limited tickets available.

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REVOLUTION ART EXHIBITION LAUNCH NIGHT Featuring local artists’ interpretations of this year’s LGBT+ Revolution theme. There will be live music from local performer Magdalen.

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Work will be available to purchase throughout August, profit from all sales goes directly to Happy Valley Pride.

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We are proud to feature an original piece by renowned local artist Kate Lycett, specifically created for Happy Valley Pride. This wonderful artwork will be auctioned alongside other items and winning bids will be revealed at the Pink Picnic on Sunday. Further announcements will be made on social media.

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HAIRSPRAY (PG) Hair hoppers — come along in your Hairspray-inspired finery — from sixties couture to Divine drag. Everyone is welcome for this very special night at The Picture House. “Legendary” (Steve Lamacq, BBC6 Music) DJ Red Helen, will be spinning retro discs and teaching the Hairspray, dance-classic, The Madison, (pre-film), so you’re set to stroll and sing along in the aisles. Stick around for more music and prizes awarded post-show for Ms/Mx/Mr Teenage Baltimore to rival even The Corny Collins’ Show! About the film: Divine, Ricki Lake, Sonny Bono and Debbie Harry star in this classic musical comedy set in 1960s Baltimore from revolutionary, gay director, John Waters. Teenager Tracy Turnblad’s (Lake) dreams come true when she becomes the newest star on a television dance programme. She is soon the most popular dancer and finds herself the focus of some dirty tricks at the hands of rival Amber Von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick) and her pushy parents, but Tracy is more concerned with her campaign to have her black friends accepted on the all-white show.

When Wednesday 8th August, doors, cash bar and DJ from 7.00pm, learn to Madison at 8.00pm, film 8.30pm10.00pm, followed by DJ, cash bar and prizes until 11.00pm Where Hebden Bridge Picture House Price £5 – £7 (usual cinema admission applies. Pay on the door (cash only) or book in advance via www.hbph.co.uk Donations to Happy Valley Pride very welcome


Monday

URSULA MARTINEZ

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“Free Admission” Olivier award winning, lesbian performance artist and international cult cabaret star Ursula Martinez is back on her dirty soapbox. In the current social-media obsessed climate of selfpromotion, Martinez brings her unique style of positive self-deprecation, baring her soul (and possibly more), in an attempt to understand the absurdity of modern living, A show which celebrates the inconsistencies and contradictions that make us human whilst having a dig at some of the mess that is of our own making.

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Contains nudity, political in/correctness and a reinvention of the theatrical fourth wall. Written and performed by Ursula Martinez Directed by Mark Whitelaw Commissioned by Southbank Centre and Fierce Festival.

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“ It’s a full-frontal statement and demonstration of honesty, vulnerability and power.” Time Out “…funny, tongue-in-cheek, heartfelt and emotional.” The Guardian

When Thursday 9th August, 8pm Where The Little Theatre Price £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door


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CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN

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A performer who enjoys a formidable reputation for her intensely dramatic interpretations of the songs of David Bowie, Jaques Brel, Nick Cave, Radiohead and more.

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Happy Valley Pride is thrilled to present internationally acclaimed singer and ‘Queen of the Edinburgh Festival’ (BBC), Camille O’Sullivan. For this very special concert, Camille will present the music of her personal, musical revolutionaries.

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Live in Concert

When Friday 10th August, doors at 8pm Where Hope Baptist Church Price £15 in advance, £17.50 on the door (if there’s any left)

The multi-award-winning singer has stunned audiences around the world with her 5-star sell-out performances, including Sydney Opera House, Royal Festival Hall, La Clique, The Roundhouse and in her Herald Angel award winning RSC solo performance ‘The Rape of Lucrece’. The Telegraph recently voted Camille one of the top 25 performances ever on the BBC’s Later With Jools Holland. Dark, sexy, fierce, amusing and mesmerising, she transforms each song she performs into an intense, emotional and theatrical experience, inextricably drawing her audience into a world illuminated by the dark and the light. Expect joy and pure passion. “ When she sings it’s as though her breath is soaked in paraffin - one spark, and the whole room would ignite” Daily Telegraph “ A highly emotional artist, such an outpouring of passion you can’t resist being drawn into her web” Independent “ A cross between Sally Bowles, Patti Smith and PJ Harvey… a major star” Scotsman

Event Sponsored by Barefoot Wine


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St Pol in Hebden Bridge will become the centre of our day-long, family friendly, celebration packed with entertainment, bar and stalls.

 Glove — a raucous and life-affirming live show that has to be witnessed.  Thee Windom Earles — equal parts garage scuzz, rockabilly lunacy and fever-dream surf-a-go-go.  Elle Mary — dark, electric, spidery noir-rock.  SheChoir Singing original arrangements of pop, rock, indie, r&b and more.  Izak Wilkinson — an acoustic jukebox!  Local folk singer Molly Tilston.  Bazzmatazz dance troupe back with a new performance ‘Show Warriors’.  Singer/songwriter Trixxi Corish.  Scottish dancing from The Gay Gordons.  D*I*S*C*O DJ Red Helen.

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Join us for our biggest event of the week!

Our Pride Main Stage will be hosted by the incomparable Jenny Wilson and her cornucopia of characters including Mysti Valentine and Glynda the Good Witch. Jenny will be presenting a great line-up of local talent including:

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Expo The Waterfront Hall of the Town Hall will offer a wide range of information stalls where people will be able to talk and get advice on matters relating to LGBT+ issues. These will include:  Barnardos’ Positive Identities Service, offering information and advice for young people who want to know more about what it is to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning.  The Brunswick Centre: offering rapid HIV testing in a discreet and completely confidential environment.  Over the Rainbow: A local group for the older LGBT+ community.  Unison Yorkshire & Humberside LGBT Group. Fighting discrimination and prejudice for its members.  Yorkshire Mesmac Leeds (West Yorkshire Queer Stories), one of the oldest sexual health organisations in the country.  West Yorkshire Police: Our local police force, working towards reducing hate crime.  LGBT Foundation: Providing a wide range of support services to LGBT people.  Keighley LGBT+ group

When Saturday 11th August, 11am – 4pm Where Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall Price Free


This workshop is open to performers and non-performers of all ages and levels of experience. Come with an open mind and be ready to unleash your inner alter ego!

Hebden Bridge Town Hall Price £20

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Recently celebrating 10 years in the business with their show Style Over Substance – A 10 Year Retro-Speculative, Bourgeois & Maurice are one of UK’s most subversive and innovative musical acts. Blending the line between contemporary cabaret, alternative comedy and prancing around in sequins, their work has been seen around the globe from New York to Belgrade, from a converted public toilet to the Royal Opera House.

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Over the course of three hours you’ll explore improvisation, creating characters, using make-up and playing with gender, culminating in an off-the-cuff ‘variety show’ sharing.

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Led by Happy Valley Pride headliners Bourgeois & Maurice, in their daytime guises of George Heyworth and Liv Morris, this workshop will look at the fundamentals of drag and cabaret and help you create your own act.

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Peter Tatchell Happy Valley Pride is honoured to welcome back our patron Peter Tatchell for a third year. In this talk Peter discusses how the battle for LGBT+ rights was won, how it changed the LGBT+ mindset from victims to victors — and, in the process, how it made Britain a more liberal, tolerant society for everyone. Tickets to this event are free and available on a first come, first served basis.

When Saturday 11th August, 2pm Where The Little Theatre Price Free


Written and performed by award-winning transgender performer, activist, theatre and cabaret maker, Kate O’Donnell, Hayley & Me explores the themes of visibility, expectations, LGBT+ progress, escapism and a lack of visible role models or a “rule book” for transgender people.

5pm – 5.30pm Where The Little Theatre Price £5

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Bringing Hayley back into the limelight, this cabaret takes a nostalgic look at the impact of this classic character, her place in trans history and the relationship between her Coronation Street storylines and their relationship to Kate’s own journey. Expect visuals, a little audience interaction, a lot of Spice Girls and a very iconic anorak.

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Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper appeared in our living rooms three times a week. Though well loved, she was slightly overlooked.

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DUCKIE Most club nights last a few years, but this legendary London club night has been running every week for 23 years, which must be legions and lifetimes in gay years. For the first time EVER the original Vauxhall veterans bring their rock’n’roll heritage performance, disco-bar to Yorkshire.

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August, doors 8pm Where The Trades Club Price £13 (advance), £15 (on the door)

• Hosted by original wonky weirdos Bourgeois & Maurice. • Record Players’ Readers Wifes serve a curated bunfight from the pop canon. • Short sharp arty bentertainment from cult cabaret diva Ursula Martinez, the tragically unpublished poet Barbara Brownskirt and new drag pretender Victoria Sin. For lezbo golden oldies, new queer boldies, old school homosexualists set in their ways and the new breed that dig arty shows with their knees up. Vintage pop and performance, plus the Cloths working the door and the floor and loads of queer forty and fiftysomethings rocking out, getting social and making shapes till 2am Still running discos at their age? Queer people never grow up and nothing’s gonna stop this bunch of ne’er do wells growing old disgracefully. ‘Duckie are not just roguish pranksters, but chroniclers of the sickness at the heart of 21st-century life.’ The Guardian

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UP THE BUTTRESS! Join the Gay Outdoor Club on a leisurely walk through Hebden Bridge’s stunning countryside, lead once again by our patron Peter Tatchell. The walk, lasting approximately 2 hrs will finish in the Calder Homes Park in time to join the ‘Pink Picnic in the Park’ festivities. This walk was really well attended last year so come along, bring along your dogs and enjoy.

When Sunday 12th August, 10.50am meet, set off 11.00am Where Hebden Bridge Tourist Information and Canal Centre Price Free (Please wear appropriate footwear)


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THE PINK PICNIC Time to relax after all those festivities, join us at the closing event of the weekend, with a family-friendly, picnic in the park. This year we’ll be joined by Barnardo’s, who will be on hand to keep the kids entertained with face-painting and story-telling.

When Sunday 12th August, 12pm onward Where Calder Holmes Park Price Free Event Sponsored by Visit Hebden Bridge


Where Calder Holmes Park Price Entry by donation

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Our grand finale to the festival will see your dogs taking to the stage, looking their best-dressed yet, for the fiercest competition to see who wins the Happy Valley Pride Canine Crown this year.

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Hebden Bridge never does anything that doesn’t include dogs and we’re no exception!

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PINK POOCH PARADE

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The Old Gate Bar & Restaurant* Old Gate, HX7 8JP The Trades Club Holme St, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE Hebden Bridge Little Theatre* Holme Street, HX7 8EE St Pol Square Car Park* Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX Hebden Bridge Town Hall* Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX Squeeze* 19 Crown St, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EH

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Hope Baptist Church* New Road, HX7 8EW Hebden Bridge Picture House* New Road, HX7 8AD Nelsons Wine Bar Crown Street, HX7 8EH Hebden Bridge Tourist Information and Canal Centre* New Road, HX7 8AF Calder Holmes Park* HX7 8AD

*These venues are accessible

Tickets All tickets are available via our website, happyvalleypride.com/tickets We have made many events within the festival free to attend. We appreciate any donations via the collection buckets. No refunds can be issued, except in the event of a cancelled event. There are no seat reservations for events, please arrive early if you wish to choose a specific seat. Access requirements, please contact us events@happyvalleypride.com

Hardship fund A very limited number of free tickets are available for anyone who cannot afford entrance. Application by email info@happyvalleypride.com — one ticket per request.


Events Summary Day

Event

Type

Venue

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Mon, 6/8/18

Opening Night Social

Pub Social

1

19:00

Tue, 7/8/18

Lesbian Writers Read

Literature

6

19:00

Tue, 7/8/18

Revolution Art Exhibition Launch

Art

9

19:30

Wed, 8/8/18

Hairspray

Cinema

8

19.00

Thur 9/8/18

Ursula Martinez

Performance/Cabaret

3

20:00

Fri 10/8/18

Camille O’Sullivan

Music

7

20.00

Sat 11/8/18

The Big Day Out

Family/Entertainment

4

11.00

Sat 11/8/18

Expo

Information/stalls

5

11.00

Sat 11/8/18

Bourgeois & Maurice

Workshop

5

12.00

Sat 11/8/18

Peter Tatchell

Talk

3

14.00

Sat 11/8/18

Kate O’Donnell

Talk/Cabaret

3

17.00

Sat 11/8/18

Duckie

Cabaret/Club night

2

20:00

Sun 12/8/18

Up The Buttress!

Walk

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10:50

Sun 12/8/18

The Pink Picnic

Family/Entertainment

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12:00

Sun 12/8/18

Pink Pooch Parade

Dog Show

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14.00

Buy tickets at happyvalleypride.com/tickets


BE HERE BE YOU BE PROUD We would like to thank all of the local venues hosting our events this year, as well as the many businesses who have supported us. A very special thanks also goes to our volunteers. Without all of their help, advice and generosity, we would not have been able to make Happy Valley Pride 2018 happen.

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Happy Valley Pride Beehive Mills Hebble End HX7 6HJ

Email info@happyvalleypride.com Phone 01422 400406

Happy Valley Pride 2018 Programme  

Full details of our week long festival line up for Happy Valley Pride 2018 taking place in Hebden Bridge from 6th to 12th August. Line up i...

Happy Valley Pride 2018 Programme  

Full details of our week long festival line up for Happy Valley Pride 2018 taking place in Hebden Bridge from 6th to 12th August. Line up i...

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