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HAMcon 2015
HAMCON
Halifax Anime and Manga Convention
Saturday 8th August 2015
11.00am to 5.00pm

The second Halifax Anime and Manga Convention (‘Hamcon’) is a one-day affair this year owing to the hectic building programme that is happening at Dean Clough over the Summer. As a result, though, it will be busier than ever with a full programme of screenings, stalls, cosplay events, special guests, computer gaming and board gaming.

If you’re even slightly interested in the cult worlds of anime, manga, science fiction and group gaming then you’ll know exactly what to expect. If you’re not, then prepare to be pleasantly baffled...

Special low-price tickets now available at £5.

Keep updated on http://hamcon.weebly.com/news.html (where there is also a link to the Facebook page).

PLEASE NOTE that regular visitors will not be able to access the galleries this Saturday without paying the £5.00 Hamcon entrance fee - although the DC Cafe will be open as normal.


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Northern Broadsides: The Winter's Tale
In The Viaduct Theatre
Northern Broadsides and Harrogate Theatre present
THE WINTER'S TALE by William Shakespeare
25th to 28th November 2015 at 7.30pm (Mat Sat 28th Nov at 2.30pm)
Tickets: £17/£15 concs.* (Tues-Thurs); £19/£17 concs.* (Fri-Sat); £16.00/£14.00 concs.* (Sat Matinee). *Reduced prices also available for restricted view seats. Click 'booking' for details.

The acclaimed Northern Broadsides presents a daringly theatrical and heartbreakingly human new staging of Shakespeare's tale of reconciliation, love and forgiveness – The Winter’s Tale.

The play opens on New Year’s Eve in 1999; the Millennium bells ring out with hope for the new century. But a lower, ominous note underscores these festivities and the characters are quickly plunged into darkness.

Seized by sudden, irrational jealousy King Leontes falsely accuses his pregnant Queen of infidelity with his closest friend, who flees without answering the accusation. Leontes then proclaims his newborn daughter a bastard and condemns the innocent to death. But the child, Perdita, survives.

What follows is a beautiful and beguiling love story where the cold hand of winter gives way to the brightness and vibrancy of spring.

The Winter’s Tale’s excellent cast will feature director Conrad Nelson as Leontes, in his first stage role for Northern Broadsides since his acclaimed performance as Iago opposite Lenny Henry in Othello in 2009. He will be joined by Hannah Barrie (Macbeth, Chester Performs); Jack Lord (The Mist in the Mirror, Oldham Coliseum); Ruth Alexander-Rubin (Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Northern Broadsides); Vanessa Schofield (The Borrowers, New Vic Theatre); Jordon Kemp ; Michael Hugo (Around the World in 80 days, New Vic Theatre); Andy Cryer (King Lear, Northern Broadsides); Andrew Whitehead (She Stoops to Conquer, Northern Broadsides); Jessica Dyas (I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire, New Vic Theatre); Lauryn Redding (Alice’s Adventures Underground, Waterloo Vaults); Russell Richardson (An August Bank Holiday Lark/She Stoops to Conquer, Northern Broadsides) and Adam Barlow (Bell, Book and Candle, New Vic Theatre).

For more info visit www.northern-broadsides.co.uk & www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

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Like Ted Hughes, Martin Mor is a poet. But did you ever hear Ted tell a joke? And we bet he couldn
Like Ted Hughes, Martin Mor is a poet. But did you ever hear Ted tell a joke? And we bet he couldn't ride a unicycle, either...
Dean Clough Comedy Nights
Comedy takes a break over the Summer; but we're back for the Halifax Comedy Festival in October... Watch this space!

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Michael LeCount (l) and Tony Priestman (r)
(pic: Lorne Campbell)
Michael LeCount (l) and Tony Priestman (r) (pic: Lorne Campbell)
The Dean Clough Lego brick model
The Dean Clough Lego brick model will eventually use around a million bricks, be 35 foot long and have a chimney that's over 7 foot high.

RIGHT NOW, though, it's a 'mere' 15 foot long... and actually it's still pretty stunning.

Lego modellers Michael LeCount and Tony Priestman are at present studiously crafting the landscape around the East end of the half-mile site that used to be the world's largest carpet mill. You can see how it is progressing - for free - at any time during the normal gallery hours of 9.30am to 5.00pm, seven days a week.

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Any resemblance to Gaia Holmes is purely coincidental...
Any resemblance to Gaia Holmes is purely coincidental...
Igniting the Spark!
Join poet Gaia Holmes for a series of friendly weekly workshops designed to give your muse a kick where it counts. Discussions of craft and technique that focus on inspirational exercises to generate poetry or prose. Tuesday evenings. More details from gaiaholmes@hotmail.co.uk.

Session price (payable on the night): £5.00 (£3.50 concs).

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Young or old, athletic or sedentary - Tai Chi is designed for you!
Young or old, athletic or sedentary - Tai Chi is designed for you!
Tai Chi
The Corner House @ Dean Clough
Every Tuesday 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Calm mind: Strong body!

Specialist guidance in Tai Chi sessions held by Marsha from Tai Chi Tigers. Tai Chi strengthens muscles, improves balance and co-ordination and is good for blood pressure and posture. First timers welcome to come and watch before committing to a six-week session. Ring Marsha on 07810 094395.

SPECIAL OFFER of £30.00 for a six-week course fee (ie £5.00 per session). PLEASE NOTE: This event is not available via the internet. Booking is via the telephopne number above and payment is made on the day.

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Image by Keith Hanselman
Image by Keith Hanselman
Life Drawing
A regular life-drawing session takes place at Dean Clough every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Convened by painter in residence Doug Binder, the sessions run from 10.30 to 12.30 in the morning and from 1.30 to 3.30 in the afternoon.

Bring your own materials. Fees are £5.50 per session (ie £11.00 for the whole day).

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