The second Brighouse Arts Festival got under way this weekend with top entertainment for music and art lovers promised over the coming week.

The Mayor of Calderdale, Brighouse’s Clr Ann Martin, officially opened the Festival on Saturday at the town’s library.

The Field String Quartet performed at the Smith Art Gallery, inside the library, and festival chairman Tom Ratcliffe welcomed guests.

And all week organisers are promising something for everyone.

Over the weekend Brighouse songsmith Roger Davies kick-started the festival with a concert at St Martin’s Church.

This week there will be everything from a rhythm and blues night at Rastrick Cricket Club from 7.30pm tonight to lectures on art, live music and singalongs.

Towards the end of the week you can sing along with the hit musical Grease at the Civic Hall on Thursday evening.

On Friday events include a Night at the Opera with Rachel Crisp at Prego restaurant.

The festival finishes on Saturday with art workshops, recitals and a finale musical extravaganza at St Matthew’s Church and a play at the Salvation Army Citadel.

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