Calder Holmes Park

Time: 11:00 - 18:00

Date: 27 Jul 2024

Location:

Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AD

Cost: Free to attend

Party Paradise in the Park

Our FREE celebration in the park is back and this year our headliners are Drag Race UK winner Ginger Johnson and co-star Kate Butch

Event Information

Expect singers, speakers, DJ's, a craft stall from Handmade Productions, face painters, activities for kids, the Mission Zero info-hub, food and drink stalls and yes, the legendary Pink Pooch dog parade is back!

Rikki Beadle-Blair

We are so excited that Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE will once again host The Big Day Out. Rikki is a writer, director, composer, choreographer, designer, producer and performer working in the film, theatre, television and radio.

Youth Pride Takeover

The kids from our Youth Engagement project will open the day with an hour-long mini-Pride which they have programmed, produced and presented. Expect singers, bands and parades in this celebration of identity and exclusivity. This year we are thrilled to welcome singer songwriter Carmody whose songs Paradise and Skin were included in Heartstopper! She will be joined by our Youth Pride headliners Brand New Legs who recently played a headline slot at The Deaf Institute in Manchester!

Terry Logan presents Rainbow Divas! 

This year, Terry lets her inner divas shine through to give you her take on the ultimate goddesses of performance from Whitney to Winehouse, all under the umbrella of rainbow fabulousness. 

Glitterbomb Dancers

A big hit last year, cabaret dance troupe, Glitterbomb Dancers make short, spectacular dance numbers, prancing their way around Yorkshire and the North. They combine high quality dance with pop, spandex and camp energy.

Tasha Leaper as Madonna

Madonna means so much to the LGBTQIA+ community, she has supported us throughout her entire career. To celebrate the Queen of Pop, during the year that she completed her record-breaking Celebration tour, the brilliant Tasha Leaper will get into the groove at The Big Day Out. Covering many of the greatest hits of Madonna’s career.

Wyse

If Radiohead, Bjork and The Cranberries had a gaybie, they would sound a bit like Wyse. 

Angsty, loaded vocals, screaming guitars and a powerful message of self-authenticity - the non-binary artist’s music is a roller-coaster of emotion, rooted in their challenging religious upbringing.

”Immensely talented” – BBC Radio Wales

The Bitten Peach

The UK’s first queer Pan-Asian cabaret production company. 

The Bitten Peach tell Asian stories, create safe spaces, diversify Asian representation, provide platforms, and educate on racial issues. Their mission is to empower the queer Asian community through our shows, events and collaborations.

GINGER JOHNSON AND KATE BUTCH

Ginger Johnson is an award-winning artist, writer, powerhouse drag performer and the winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race UK series 5.

Originally from the northeast of England, Johnson cut her teeth on the alt-drag and cabaret scenes of East London, where her unique blend of camp laughs and bareknuckle confessional earned her a reputation for being a risk-taking performer with a big heart and an even bigger mouth.  

“Brilliant, bizarre and completely unmissable!” - Time Out

Kate Butch, the Comic Sans of Drag, burst onto the London drag scene in 2018, and from that moment on, she's been a whirlwind of talent and charisma. With her trademark wit, vocal prowess, and hilarious Peppa Pig impersonations, Kate has taken the drag world by storm. Kate Butch recently graced the stage of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, bringing her comedy stylings and charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to the world’s largest drag platform.

The Information Fair Supported by Mission Zero – Calderdale Fast Track Health Initiative.

Come and explore the Information Fair, where you can discover some amazing local organisations providing community services, and take your essential HIV and TB tests.

Mission Zero is working to end new HIV, TB and viral hepatitis transmissions, stop preventable deaths and eliminate associated discrimination and stigma in Calderdale by 2030

https://www.missionzerocalderdale.co.uk/

Access

If you need access support or advice during the Big Day Out, please visit our new Wellbeing Point (next to the Merch Stall and Information Point) where you will find:


- A Mental Health First Aider
- Free ear plugs, water, sanitiser, masks and sun cream
- Site maps and programme
- Folding chairs available for those with access needs


Unfortunately, we have not been able to secure funding to provide wheelchair tracking this year, so the ground will vary according to the weather. (We are re-applying for funding to provide tracking next year!)

Feel free to bring your own picnic blankets, cushions, camping chairs… and maybe an umbrella! Some bean bags will be provided, and a few folding chairs are available on request from the Wellbeing Point.

Hebden Bridge Town Centre Step-Free Access Map
Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum (HBDAF) has created a map of accessible routes around Hebden Bridge town centre, showing wheelchair-friendly pavements, accessible toilets, parking spaces and bus stops: https://www.visitcalderdale.com/accessible-calderdale-hebden-bridge-town-centre-step-free-access-map/

Vibe: this will be a fun, laid back event with live music, performance, making workshops for all ages, entertainment for kids and an information fair featuring a selection of local organisations

Toilets: accessible toilets provided

Food & Drink: Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are served over two bars. There will be a range of concessions selling pizza, pancakes, dumplings and more. Park Life Cafe, situated in the far side of the park, has a great lunch menu plus ice-cream, tea, coffee and sweets

Parking: We want everyone to enjoy themselves when visiting The Big Day Out. As parking spaces are often at a premium, more so on weekends and during events, we would encourage you to consider using alternative modes of transport. You could perhaps park your vehicle in Halifax or Todmorden and complete your journey using Public Transport. Alternatively, if you enjoy the outdoors, or live nearby why not walk or cycle. If you are visiting by car and need to park on a road, please observe any parking restrictions and give due care and consideration to how and where you park, ensuring that that your vehicle does not cause an obstruction, or affects the free flow of traffic. Please do not park on pavements as this can cause an obstruction to pedestrians and wheelchair users, forcing them to use the road to pass.

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Video of how to access the park from the train station to follow

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