LIVE REVIEW: Open Space 70 Launch Party: Hebden Bridge Arts – Hebden Bridge Town Hall – 4th May 2022


As well as information and workshops, this event featured musical performances.

These started and ended with Poco Jazz, a new group consisting of Luca Kelley on keyboard and Tom Gaddes on trumpet. The pair had great rapport, and gave us high-spirited jazz with humour and virtuosity. They can be contacted at

Mabel Dalgleish-King gave us recorder playing with artistry.

The Hansen family formed a string quartet plus one, a trainee with a tiny violin. Their graceful performance included the Irish tunes “Sheebeg and Sheemore” and “Down by the salley gardens”.

Ben and George Fearnley gave us skilled and expressive performances on cornet and tenor horn.

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