Saturday September 30th, 2pm-late

The Filthy Hands Festival is an industrial-size party at the Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Factory (612 Porcelain Ave SE). Bringing together artists and musicians, both local and from afar Filthy Hands offers a multi-dimensional experience throughout the factory and grounds. Visitors will find wild and wow moments of intimate music performances, art installations, and heritage machines in action. Feature presentations include Pecha Kucha Night and a Closing Concert with special guests: Little Miss Higgins, Arthur Renwick, and Copperhead.

>> Detailed program & schedule here <<

>> Sign up for tours in advance <<

Daytime Programming, 2-8pm, FREE

Daytime programming is offered FREE as part of Alberta Culture Days @ Medalta! Here’s a summary of what you can expect. For full schedule, see the PDF linked above!

Pecha Kucha Night, 5pm, FREE

Pecha Kucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts or holiday snaps. All presenters have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to share their stories.

Starting at 5 pm we are celebrating 150 presenters and counting. Interact with seven stations designed by artist Annette ten Cate using materials found at the Brick & Tile site.

PKN presentations will start at 6 pm. Kid friendly!

Filthy Hands Closing Concert
Doors 8pm, Music 8:30pm
$10 – Advance tix available at Medalta

Triple Bill: Arthur Renwick, Little Miss Higgins, Copperhead

Arthur Renwick

Arthur Renwick is an Artist Musician born and raised in Kitamaat, British Columbia. He has toured and performed his original music Nationally and Internationally. Singing with both an old time blues and country influences, he has shared the stage by opening for Lenny Gallant, Arlo Guthrie, The Good Brothers, and The Sadies. He is currently based out of Toronto, and is recording his next studio album, called “Cowboy Crashing” with Alec Fraser. It is expected to be launched Fall 2017.


Little Miss Higgins

From the Great Northern Plains of Western Canada, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way, guitar in hand, lips blazoned red, onto any stage. As if she just drove in off the back-road of another time with gravel dust and a sunset trailing behind her, this pocket-sized powerhouse plays music brewed up in old-time country blues sprinkled with a little jazz and maybe a hint of folk.

Formed in 2014, Copperhead has blazed on to Alberta’s music scene blending dark, throaty motown, swaggering rock & roll and folk with a rusty edge. The Calgary based 4-piece have garnered comparisons to Cat Power and Anna Calvi. Winners of the 2014 Calgary Folk Festival songwriting contest, Copperhead have released their inaugural self-titled EP in September 2015.


Accessibility information

The Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Factory is not a fully accessible venue. Much of the festival area can be accessed, but guests should take the following information into consideration:

The main festival areas for Filthy Hands are free of stairs, but access requires ramps which were originally for industrial use and therefore not to code. There is a path navigating some of the flooring issues, but this is a provisional solution. Volunteers will be available at information tables for any guests who need assistance or guidance in navigating the venue.

The guided tours into the factory require many steps and uneven areas, and are unfortunately not accessible to visitors with mobility restrictions.

There will be one fully accessible, gender-neutral washroom.

Priority parking is available for those with an official placard, or at the discretion of staff.