Musicians take to the stage at the Hope Baptist Church to provide a ‘Christmas Party’ Concert like no other. Organiser, Fiona love from The Factoryline is putting on the event said “this is an opportunity for all the community to come together and celebrate this wonderful time of year. We have an amazing line up of local talent; soulful voice of Terry Logan, bluegrass from Martin Gaughan Roberts, folk roots Brian Toberman, a Christmas message from Socs Blakely, haunting sea songs from Songs of the Sea, imaginative sounds from Creedy and to finish Wobbly Bob, who will have you dancing in the ailse. Plus we have a few special guests that will be announced on the day. Our MC, is Wes Paul a local musician and an artist who compered the Cavern 50th Anniversary show. Since then his band has done several tours of America and they have recorded an album at Sun Records in Memphis.
Local artisans, The Real Cider Company are providing the bar and Wow, its Vegan will be producing some wonderful treats. ”
The Event is at the Hope Baptist Church which is turning in to quite a community Venue, helping and supporting local festivals such as Folk Roots Festival, Blues Festival and also just recently talks in connection with the Arts Festival. Gerard the co-ordinator said ”
Church member Gerard Liston says, ‘This sounds like a great event and is the perfect way to start our Christmas activities. Hebden Bridge has a reputation for being funky and alternative, so where better to have an alternative Christmas party’.
So why is it important that local talent receive a platform to perform. Fiona says “at The Factoryline we support, mentor and promote talent and we offer a free listings directory for creative artists who want to to be seen and heard. It is so important that we bring people together in our communities and share what is happening locally on a creative level.”
Performer and local Teacher, Terry Logan says ” Working with The Factoryline has helped me on so many levels. It has connected me with other artists both locally and internationlly whilst offering a sound and trustworthy bases to receive great advice. It’s also an important source of information for auditions, gigs and promotion for your own ideas. Fiona has a wealth of experience to offer and puts you at ease with her down to earth approach. It’s essential for every community to have a life line like The factoryline which not only enables the artist to help themselves but to help each other as well.
Hebden Bridge ‘Christmas Party Concert is happening on Sunday 22nd November at Hope Baptist Church. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at £5 on the door.