Holmfirth Arts Festival

Holmfirth Arts Festival / News / Fri 10 Sep 2021

Aerial artist launches Holmfirth Arts Festival

Aerial artist launches Holmfirth Arts Festival

Aerial artist Deborah Sanderson uses silks to perform in an ancient tree.
The founder of Urban Angels Circus is launching the countdown to Holmfirth Arts Festival, which celebrates the Holme Valley with a weekend of arts and culture through performance on the streets and in the venues of Holmfirth.
She rehearsed in Victoria Park in Holmfirth ahead of the event next weekend. (17-19 September)
Urban Angels Circus are one of the many performers at the festival, which features street theatre, music, song, dance and even an astronaut who will fly through the streets of Holmfirth.
They will perform in Holmside Gardens on Sunday 19 September.
Organisers, who use an Arts Council England grant to stage the event, are delighted to be back to a live festival, after being forced online last year due to restrictions.
Festival director Bev Adams said there has been uncertain times for the arts and live performance with constantly changing restrictions, but added: "People have missed live performance, be it comedy, theatre, music or a chance to dance. We are social creatures and enjoy sharing an experience together."
There are plenty of family friendly performances - including outdoor theatre from Circo Rum Baba and their huge whale, aerial acrobats, indoor theatre, music, comedy and even a street parade you can get involved with on Sunday (19 Sept) afternoon from 2pm.
All of the street performances during the daytime in the centre of Holmfirth are Pay What You Decide donations. The indoor programme is ticketed with special discounts for families.
The festival is funded by the Arts Council England and supported by Longley Farm to bring high quality arts and culture for all ages, which undoubtedly offers a boost for mental health, physical and social wellbeing.
All performances at Holmfirth Arts Festival - indoor and out - are planned to be covid aware.
More details: www.holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk
Pic by Phil Hack.

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Holmfirth Civic Hall and various venues

Huddersfield Road

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