What's On in Calderdale June 9th - 10th 2018
Saturday 9th June
The 62nd Halifax Charity Gala begins with a Grand Procession departing from Eureka! at 11.30am and heading to Manor Heath Park where the Gala begins in earnest at 1pm with fun for all the family including floats, rides and stalls. Tickets £2 in Advance, £4 on the day, admitting one adult or two children, under 5’s free. (The procession travels up Square Road, Horton Street, Union Street and Market Street before taking the A629 and Heath Road to Manor Heath Park).
Superb folk singer and guitarist Henry Parker will be playing live at Westgate Arcade Halifax (12.30pm - 2.30pm FREE).
The popular Midgley Open Gardens returns! 18 gardens are open to view from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June. A great variety of gardens offer something of interest to everyone, with woodland and wildlife gardens, cosy courtyards, traditional cottage gardens and beautiful floral displays, all within a traditional Pennine village setting and many with spectacular views over the Calder Valley. There will be plant sales and refreshments available at gardens throughout the village, and the Midgley Community Room will be open for lunches.
Tickets for the weekend and programmes are available from Midgley shop and from gardens on the weekend. Tickets cost £5per person, children admitted free. Tickets are valid for both days. Midgley is situated on the hillside above Luddendenfoot, midway between Halifax & Hebden Bridge. Gardens are marked with signs and balloons.
A new exhibition begins at Bankfield Museum – Shoes! is a celebration of footwear from Wellingtons to Winklepickers and Stilettos to Sandals. Discover the history of this fascinating fashion item and the stories of the people who wore them. The exhibition includes ‘winning shoes’ from Olympic Athletes, Jonathan Brownlee and Tyler Harding. Alongside local legends; the Captain’s boots from Halifax Championship Rugby League Club and roller derby skates from the Halifax Bruising Banditas. There’ll be glamour and glitz with loans from Northern Ballet and Championship Ballroom dancers. With many other loans from local people who all share our love of shoes! The exhibition continues into the Marble Gallery where students from Kirklees College will be showcasing exciting new work inspired by the Shoe collection. (Saturday 10am – 4pm FREE entry).
Sunday 10th June
Jon Calderdale Heritage Walks on an afternoon walk with Jill Liddington in the Hebden Bridge area following the footsteps of Lavena Saltonstall to visit the homes of local suffragettes, the clothing factories where they worked and George Square where Emmeline Pankhurst addressed the crowds. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. It will not be possible to just turn up on the day! Booking opens 1st May. You can book in person at the Visitor Centre desk in Halifax Central Library, by phone on 01422 368725 The charge for this walk is £4.50.