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About the festival

Holmfirth Arts Festival is ten days of music, art, comedy, theatre, literature and inspiring things to do in Holmfirth and the Holme Valley.

We celebrate the landscape of this beautiful part of Yorkshire, inviting audiences to enjoy events in picturesque village halls and churches, cafes and teashops, Holmfirth’s atmospheric Picturedrome, up on the hills overlooking the town and in surrounding woodland. If you already know Holmfirth and the Valley, the festival is an opportunity to see it a little differently. If you’ve not yet discovered this lovely part of Yorkshire then June is the perfect time to visit!

No event runs itself and the success of Holmfirth Arts Festival relies heavily  on the support of a talented group of paid workers and volunteers – to whom we say a massive thank you!

Festival Manager

Gail Price

Marketing & PR

Sally Brown & Gail Cooke

Social Media

Matt Abbott

Festival Photographer

Phil Hack, Holmfirth Camera Club

Festival Evaluator

Glynis Charlton

Technical Management

TG Events


Beldon Brook


Debra Hutchings – brochure
we are CODA – website

Festival team

Caroline Anstey
Annie Bacon
Liz Bennett
Greta Bradley (co-chair)
John Coombes
Hilary Fletcher
Sandy Goler
Phil Hack
Liz Heywood
Rorrie Hiles
Isobel Holland
Matthew Holland
Jenny Holmes
Barbara Lawson
Chris Long
Jane Madine
Jill Martin
Lynda van Ruiten
Lesley Sykes (co-chair)
Steve Sykes (co-chair)

Board of Trustees

Kitty Wright (chair)
Keith Gibson (director of governance – deputy chair)
Jael Williams (chair elect – deputy chair)
Keith Griffin
Deborah Kaye (legal director and company secretary)
James Morgan
Sue Tongue (finance director)