Tuesday, 28 December 2010

New Year's Day Treasure Hunt

The New Year's Day Treasure Hunt is a gentle, brisk walk around the scenic countryside of Mytholmroyd, suitable for all the family. Families will receive a sheet of clues and a basic outline of the route to follow. The majority of the walk is on well marked footpaths.
The route starts and finishes at Mytholmroyd Fire Station where tea, coffee and cakes will be served. As the event is now in it's second year, the route will be different from last year, but will be of similar difficulty.
The walk will start at 10.30, but families can start whenever they arrive, the latest start time is 12.30.
The admission is: Adult (£2), Child (£1), Family (£5)
All funds raised go to The Fire Fighters Charity and it promises to be another fun and enjoyable event.
For more information please contact Billy Painter onbilly@billypainter.com or on 0776 886 3233

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

The Painter's Chronicle Team would like to wish all of our subscripients a very merry Christmas!

Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Dinner Tutorial

Thursday, 23 December 2010

The Big Ass Hebden Bridge Christmas Concert Review

On Sunday 19th December, despite the cold, the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge supported a large turnout for the ‘Big Ass Hebden Bridge Christmas Concert 2010’. Organised by Patrick McCallion and Billy Painter, the evening was a fundraising event for the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust.

The night was kicked off by ‘One Stop Railway’, a new band from Huddersfield and first-timers to Hebden Bridge. Wearing Santa hats, they covered popular favourites like Bloc Party’s ‘Banquet’ and Arctic Monkey’s ‘I bet that you’d look good on the dance floor’. A very energetic band , their set was thoroughly enjoyed by the crowd, leaving everyone ready for more musical talent.

Next up were ‘Frontier Psychiatrists’ who opened with a festive song called ‘The Frontier Psychiatrists are very jolly at Christmastime’. Featuring heavily distorted guitar and quirky vocals, the Frontier Psychiatrists were an epic presence onstage, with lead vocals Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe even leaping off the stage to join in with the dancing crowd partway through the set. After their performance, Freddy said “It’s been really fun, we’re really appreciative there was such a good turnout.”

Following them were the local favourites ‘Fishing For Bishops’. Described as ‘a heady mix of Zorbic Ska and Foot-Stomping Klezmer’, Fishing for Bishops were truly spectacular to watch and listen to. One by one, the band members took to the stage and took up the starting tune with their instruments. This included a four piece brass section (with trumpets, saxophone and trombone) a harmonica and a accordion. The band are well known for involving the audience in their gigs, and this time was no exception. Call and response melodies went down particularly well, as did the jumping along with the drums - which literally had the Trades Club shaking! It was Fishing For Bishops’ second time at the Trades Club, and they brought several new songs with them, as well as old favourites. A cover of “Call Me Home” - originally performed by ‘the Cat Empire’, (one of the many bands which have inspired Fishing For Bishops) - was a new addition to their repertoire. Isaac Rose (left) said “It’s just been really good to get the whole of the band together and do a gig for charity” As always, Fishing For Bishops were absolutely fantastic, getting the whole crowd dancing along and joining in. The band has both a Facebook and a MySpace page, and do many gigs in and around the Calderdale area, so they’re well worth checking out.

Rounding the evening off was a set by Patrick McCallion’s band “Small Words”. They did covers of several very famous songs, from  MGMT’s ‘Kids’ to ‘Don’t Stop Believing’, a favourite from Glee. One of the real highlights of the night was Patrick’s own song “Fresh in my Mind” (available on iTunes and a total must-listen) which was a huge hit with all the audience. Patrick also played solo for one of his songs, he really was an exceptionally strong performer. Small Words finished with a rendition of ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ but with a Rock style twist, a suitable finish to a very well received and much enjoyed evening.

Thank you’s go to Patrick McCallion and Billy Painter for organising the night, the Trades Club, all the Band members for their fantastic performances, and the crowd for braving the winter weather to come down and watch the event. A fantastic evening!

Joe Cotton

Sunday, 19 December 2010

The Big Ass Hebden Bridge Christmas Concert

Today is the day! The highly anticipated 'Big Ass Hebden Bridge Christmas Concert' will be streamed live across the internet from 7.30pm (below). For further information, or if you have any problems watching the live stream, then log on to the Big Ass Promotions Website and watch from there. Otherwise, enjoy the show!






Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Deighton Review

Long standing Painter's Chronicle subscripient Jack Deighton has finally joined the PC writing team, and will be entertaining us all with a series of short, precise reviews of whatever he feels worthy of a review from his fine self! Welcome aboard Jack!
Being Human

Being Human is about three people trying to live a normal life the twist is one of them is a vampire, one is a werewolf and the other is a ghost. The show is about their struggle with everyday life.

The Review
Being Human is an amazingly original TV show. It beautifully crosses comedy with drama in a way that is hardly ever done successfully by other shows. It has a gifted cast and a thrilling storyline. The main protagonists are likeable and memorable, you come to care and love the characters once you see their plight.
I would highly recommend Being Human to anyone who enjoys comedy or dramas. It grips you in thrilling suspense while at the same time makes you roll on the floor laughing it is a rollercoaster ride in emotions.

Being Human returns to our screens after Christmas. I hope you’ll be watching it; I know I will.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Billy On Air!

Our very own Billy Painter will be live on air this Monday night (13th December) as he joins Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe and his partner in crime Jacob Hayes on Phoenix Radio. He will be the honorary guest on the Youth Show, 6pm-8pm. There's sure to be many talking points, but with The Big Ass Christmas Concert just around the corner now, that is likely to be top of the bill in terms of 'hot topics'. 

Make sure you tune in to
96.7FM or listen in online at www.phoenixfm.co.uk 

Questions/queries/banter can be emailed to studio@phoenixfm.co.uk whilst texts can also be sent to the following number; 07766 404142 (Quote "PHOENIX" at start of message). Text messages are charged at your standard network rate.

Should be a great show, tune in and don't miss it!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Christmas Craft Market in Hebden Bridge - This Sunday

This Sunday sees the return of the Christmas Craft Market in Lees Yard, Hebden Bridge. Open from 9:30 until 3 O'clock, the market really is a fantastic opportunity to buy some excellent Christmas gifts for the loved ones, family and friends. There will be a wide variety of stalls with something for everybody, so be sure to get down there and don't miss this opportunity. 

The Painter's Chronicle supports local causes, and with this in mind local people, producing goods locally to source an income. Why support big multi-national companies this Christmas when people from 'just down the road' provide an equally as good service? Much better value, and much higher quality goods. One market staller this weekend will be Vanessa Kay who specialises in a range of homemade goods and products, well worth a look! Lets support the people who help shape our vibrant community of Hebden Bridge.