Organisers: Sowerby Bridge Fire & Water, and Sowerby Bridge High Street Heritage Action Zone
Date: 06/12/2021 – 12/12/2021 (Main event on 12/12/2021)
Location: Hollins Mill Lane Sowerby Bridge
Social Media: @Glowwinterfestival
Glow, Sowerby Bridge’s all new winter art festival, takes place for the first time on the week commencing 6th December 2021, with a big festival finale on 12th December 2021.
Glow begins with an Art Trail being mounted in the windows of Sowerby Bridge high street. The art featured is a collection of Light Art pieces created by local artists and secondary school students from Ryburn Valley High School in Sowerby Bridge. The art will be available for viewing from 6th December until 13th December 2021, and a map of artwork will be available on the Glow social media pages.
The Glow finale is a festival of art happening on 12th December 2021 on Hollins Mill Lane in the town. This features outdoor performances from local theatre companies Thingumajig Theatre and Eye of the Newt, alongside a specially created performance by the Calderdale Theatre School, music from the Sowerby Bridge Street Band, and fire eating from drag queen Dolls Nest. The festival will begin at 4pm on Hollins Mill Lane and end with a fireworks display at 6pm.
The festival atmosphere will be brought together by local buskers dotted up and down Hollins Mill Lane, a lit-up canoe paddle from the Halifax Canoe Club, and to end the night, a firework display! Family workshops where you can make your own antler head-dress will be taking place before the festivities begin at Sowerby Bridge Library from 2pm till 4pm – please keep an eye out for more details on the Glow Social Media page.
But the party doesn’t end there – after the fireworks is when the After-Glow events start. After-Glow is a programme of music, spoken word and dance being hosted by pubs and venues across Sowerby Bridge.
Follow the Glow social media pages for more information on After-Glow. Glow is a Sowerby Bridge Fire & Water event being supported by the Sowerby Bridge High Street Heritage Action Zone, as a part of the cultural programme to revitalise Sowerby Bridge high street through heritage, culture and community. This project has been funded by Historic England and is a partnership between Historic England, Calderdale Council and Sowerby Bridge Fire & Water.
Grace Scott, Community Arts Coordinator, 07933437934