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The Hepworth Wakefield Summer Fair

Sat 17 - Sun 18 August 2019, 10am - 4pm

FREE (£1 suggested donation into the Craft and Food market).

The Hepworth Wakefield’s Summer Fair returns this August with something for all the family.

Treat yourself at our craft and food market full of exciting independent makers, join in with outdoor workshops, enjoy some tasty street food, freshly brewed coffee and local ale, and watch dance and music performances, from artists and groups based in Wakefield and the region.

£1 suggested donation for entry into the Craft and Food Market.

Body's presents: Live from The Hepworth Wakefield

Saturday 17 August, 12pm - 3pm

Tercelvoice at 12pm
“A  wholesome and thought-provoking lyrical and vocal style. Tercelvoice sees simple instrumentation conjuring an emotional landscape.” We Are Hurd

Tiny Lovers at 1.15pm
Having spent recent years playing across the UK as part of synth-pop band To The Cosmos, Tiny Lovers takes songwriters Tim and Nicola Arber back to softer roots, blending close vocal harmonies in heartfelt songs.

Alessi’s Ark at 2.30pm
Alessi’s Ark is a name and cinematic voice that has built upon years of experimentation, travel, resilience and triumph. Alessi has toured extensively in the UK, Europe, US and Japan in support of her releases with M.Ward, Jenny Lewis, Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten and John Grant, amongst others.

Sonic Cradle: Lullaby Booth

Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 August, 11am – 1pm + 2 – 4pm

Join musicians Supriya Nagarajan and Duncan Campbell to experience a sense of calm and peace in exploring over 600 lullabies collected by from people across the world.

You are invited to listen and relax, or even generous contribute a lullaby to add to their collection. Sonic Cradle is a Manasamitra project, a Yorkshire based arts organisation delivering a range of South Asian arts and cultural experiences in traditional and innovative ways, locating Indian forms, aesthetics and ideas within a contemporary British context.

A Hurricane in my Head: Poems for when your Phone Dies

Sun 18 Aug, 2 - 3pm

Wakefield-born and nationally acclaimed poet, educator, activist and performer Matt Abbott presents his début poems for children, which explore identity, playful rebellion, societal stereotypes, technology, friendship and the struggles of modern life.

A Hurricane in my Head is published by Bloomsbury Education is available to purchase here or from Matt on the day. The Summer Fair marks the Wakefield launch of the book, and Matt will be available to sign copies after the performance.The target age range for this collection is 11-14 years, but the poems are suitable for all ages.

Alongside touring theatres across the UK, Matt is an ambassador for Eureka! The National Children’s Museum and has delivered poetry sessions at The Hepworth Wakefield since 2013.

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