Bearded Theory first reveal for 2022

What a joy to see Bearded Theory festival back on track for 2022. Dates confirmed are 26-29th May, at its regular spot of Catton Hall, Derbyshire. The lineup is looking good, nay, amazing with Patti Smith to appear. Also Placebo, and The Flaming Lips. The Flaming Lips will close the festival on Sunday, no doubt…

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Hebden Bridge: After the deluge

I’m reposting a piece from 2012, an account of the floods in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding villages, written by local long-term resident and creator of many community events, Tessa Gordziejko. The Trades, Hebden Bridge’s venue for so many great music nights, was given a boost by Patti Smith who did a gig there and…

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Mental Elf – New Year at Hebden Bridge Trades Club

New Year’s Eve 2012. I asked various people how they intended to celebrate. Mostly, it seemed, this was to be the year of the “quiet night in”. How boring, I thought. I need to go out and do some dancing, maybe rolling back home as dawn creeps in. I’ve always been drawn to The Trades,…

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