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Caught by the River Calder


  • Trades Club Hebden Bridge (map)

In January 2016, Caught by the River will be heading north to Hebden Bridge for their first ever mid-winter weekender. Caught by the River Calder – in association with First Chop Brewing Armand the Quietus – is a celebration of music, nature and folklore taking place in the town’s famous Trades Club.

A selection of artists and writers – composed of our friends, contributors and those we admire greatly – will be appearing over the course of the weekend. The lineup is as follows – please click the grey writing to find out more about the performers:

FRIDAY
Evening: Field Music / Meilyr Jones / Seamus Fogarty with Caught by the River DJs ‘til late (tickets £16 – buy here)

SATURDAY
Daytime: Darren Hayman presents ‘Thankful Villages’ (music & film) / Jon Savage talks1966 and that year’s impact on culture / Will BurnsHelen Mort & Richard Benson on place, poetry, prose and politics.
(tickets £14 – buy here)

Evening: Lonelady / Gwenno + Chris Watson DJ set and Heavenly Jukebox DJs ‘til late (tickets £12.50 – buy here)

SUNDAY
Daytime: Britain’s premier wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson presents a unique piece made for the occasion: The Sounds of the Calder Valley / Virginia Astley performs her poetry, accompanied on harp by niece Florence Astley / Amy Liptrot (author of The Outrun) in conversation with the Quietus’ Luke Turner / Nina Lyon reads from her forthcoming book, Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man / noted poet Kathleen Jamie in conversation with Faber Young Poet Will Burns (tickets £15 – buy here)

All weekend: Poet in residence Will Burns. MC in residence John Andrews (of Arcadia).

There are a very limited number of weekend tickets available at £50 – these guarantee entry to all events. Buy weekend tickets here.

As well as the ticketed events, there will be a drop in session with John Andrews & Bruno ‘Super Fly Guy’ Vincent talking about the angling history of the Calder Valley at 3:30 atThe Fox & Goose on Saturday afternoon.