What's On in Calderdale September 1st - 3rd
Friday 1st September
The Norland Scarecrow Festival begins today running until Monday 4th September. The theme for 2017 is “Super Heroes and Villains”, so expect many great and inventive scarecrows as you explore the village of Norland!
The Wuthering Bytes Festival of Technology begins today in Hebden Bridge featuring fantastic speakers, fascinating insights and amazing stories until 10th September.
The Enchanted Chandelier at The Piece Hall is now SOLD OUT for both tonight’s performance and the performance on Saturday
Saturday 2nd September
The Rushbearing Festival begins. With this year being the 40th anniversary of the festival’s revival, you will find even more rush-related tomfoolery and fun than usual along the Rushcart’s route!
Todmorden remembers one of its most famous sons with the Geoff Love Centenary Weekend which is packed with performances, tours and exhibitions celebrating the life of this world-renowned musical director.
Landlines & Watermarks brings you singing, theatre, music, dance, arts & crafts, markets, crazy sculptures and more - all to celebrate the history and relationship the people of Calderdale have with water and how it shaped the beautiful landscapes of the Calder Valley and the people who live there. (Until 14th October, many events taking place at various locations).
Meet The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Victoria Theatre, Halifax, with performances on both Saturday and Sunday. (Tickets £13.50 concessions available)
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-nah Bat Walk! Visit the Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve at night time for a batty exploration. Bring a torch and warm clothes. Meet in the car park for 7.30pm. Contact Robin Dalton for further information on 07712 867619.
Sunday 3rd September
Explore Northowram with Calderdale Heritage Walks Meet Ian Philp at 2.15 p.m. in the car park on the A6036 by the Parish Church. HX1 3NU £3 per person.
Take a Taster Tour of Todmorden Town Hall at 11am celebrating Geoff Love’s music and life. (FREE!)
The Rushbearing, Norland Scarecrow and Geoff Love celebrations continue today too.
Starting on Monday is the Fawcett 200 Festival in Hebden Bridge, celebrating the life of preacher, educator, writer, theologian, hymn writer, “poet and divine” Dr. Rev John Fawcett.