Th'Owd Towser Show
Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 04:02AM

Holmfirth Arts Festival
11th - 26th June 2011
Daisy Lane, Holmfirth, UK

This group exhibition brings a selection of contemporary artists to the Grade 1 listed heritage site, once used as the village church lock up, mortuary, ambulance station and fire station. Perhaps the oldest building in Holmfirth dating from circa 1597, Th'Owd Towser (The House of Correction) houses some unexpected things reminiscent of the building’s former uses. Artists have been selected from an international open call to show new work in response to this unique building, with the lower floor showing an artists' film programme throughout the festival.

Kristin Anderson, Lorna Barrowclough, Paul Clark & Richard Light, Alastair Cook, Angella Conte, Amelia Crouch, Chris Czainski, Michael Day, Paul Edmondson, Christopher Garcia, Maggie Hall, Christine Hurford, Ilené Jacobs, Lefty Caligari, Marius Leneweit & Rocío Rodríguez,  Lin Li, Amanda Loomes, Bob Lorrimer, Fin McMorran, Charlotte Morgan, Rachael Parsons, Ellie Rees, Tim Shore, Dan Wagstaffe, Simon Warner, Donna Wood, Tobias Zehntner.

Curated by Alice Bradshaw and Vanessa Haley.

Open: Saturday 11th/18th/25th June & Sunday 12th/18th June 2011, 12-5pm, free.
Artists' Talks: Saturday 18th & 25th June, 4-6pm, Back Lane Art Space, free.

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Holmfirth Arts Festival
Holmfirth Arts Festival is a mixed art form commissioning festival established in 2008. Taking place annually in the picturesque town of Holmfirth and throughout the Holme Valley, the festival's programme embraces theatre, visual art, literature, and music. Holmfirth Arts Festival celebrates the landscapes and communities of the Holme Valley and Yorkshire and fosters the distinct cultural traditions which thrive here, such as brass bands and choral singing. Making new work is fundamental to the festival; each year's programme is built around a series of new works across all art forms, including works by young and emerging artists and companies, local artists, and nationally or internationally known practitioners.  |

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