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Get the latest scoop on concerts and gigs, festivals, family events and everything else that’s happening in Calderdale. Browse our events guide to discover what’s on today, what’s on this weekend, and more things to do this month.

Wed
15

15 Feb 2023 - 15 Feb 2023
Calderdale Industrial Museum
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Accessible, Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Family, Family, Galleries & Museums, Galleries & Museums, Heritage, Talks, Poetry & Literature

Wainstall Waifs – a Talk by Kim Pearson

7.30pm The mill girls from Liverpool, their journey from workhouse to independence. Refreshments available for a donation. Admission Calderdale Industrial Museum Association Members: FREE Non-Members £4 Enquire about becoming a

Price: Free – £4

Sat
18

18 Feb 2023 - 18 Feb 2023
The Piece Hall
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Accessible, Family, Talks, Poetry & Literature

Storytelling with Sophie Edgar

Join local author Sophie Edgar in the stretch tent for a live interactive storytelling of ‘The Magical Kite Ride’ – a rhyming story featuring local landmarks. Storytelling takes place at

Price: £4

Tue
21

21 Feb 2023 - 21 Feb 2023
Calderdale Industrial Museum
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Accessible, Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Galleries & Museums, Galleries & Museums, Heritage, Talks, Poetry & Literature

Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture – John Smeaton & the Calder Navigation

7.30pm John Smeaton and the Calder Navigation - Lecture by Lesley Taylor & Shirley Levon, researchers and authors John Smeaton was employed by the Calder Navigation Commissioners based in Halifax

Price: Free – £3

Wed
22

22 Feb 2023 - 22 Feb 2023
Square Chapel Arts Centre
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Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Heritage, Talks, Poetry & Literature

Historical Presentation by David Glover – August 1842, The People versus the Establishment

2.15pm For some days in August 1842, People Power brought the mills of Halifax to a total standstill - this was ‘The Great Strike.’  An inspiring story of a few

Price: £6

Sat
25

25 Feb 2023 - 25 Feb 2023
Hebden Bridge Town Hall
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Christmas in Calderdale, CultureDale, Talks, Poetry & Literature, Theatres & Entertainment, Theatres & Entertainment

Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society – Chasing the Dram – Rachel McCormack

7.30-9pm (Bar open from 6.30, doors 7pm) Author of ‘Chasing the Dram: the search for the spirit of whisky’ Rachel McCormack is a broadcaster and writer, known mostly as a

Price: £8

Tue
07

07 Mar 2023 - 07 Mar 2023
Calderdale Industrial Museum
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Accessible, Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Galleries & Museums, Galleries & Museums, Heritage, Talks, Poetry & Literature

Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture – The History of Calderdale’s Markets

7.30pm The history of Calderdale’s markets and the positive effect they have on our towns- Lecture by John Walker, Markets Manager, Calderdale Council In any language, the Market Place conjures

Price: Free – £3

Wed
15

15 Mar 2023 - 15 Mar 2023
Calderdale Industrial Museum
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Accessible, Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Family, Family, Galleries & Museums, Galleries & Museums, Heritage, Talks, Poetry & Literature

Water, Coal, Wood & Iron – a Talk by Dr Stephen Caunce

7.30pm The recipe for cooking up a  ew economy in 1750. Refreshments available for a donation. Admission Calderdale Industrial Museum Association Members: FREE Non-Members £4 Enquire about becoming a member!

Price: Free – £4

Sat
18

18 Mar 2023 - 18 Mar 2023
Hebden Bridge Town Hall
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Christmas in Calderdale, CultureDale, Talks, Poetry & Literature, Theatres & Entertainment, Theatres & Entertainment

Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society – Multi-messenger Astrophysics Prof Tim O’Brien

7.30-9pm (Bar open from 6.30, doors 7pm) Modern telescopes reveal a hidden universe of black holes, exploding stars and distant galaxies. This talk will showcase some of the most spectacular

Price: £8

Wed
22

22 Mar 2023 - 22 Mar 2023
Square Chapel Arts Centre
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Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Heritage, Talks, Poetry & Literature

Historical Presentation by David Glover – The Earliest images of Halifax

2.15pm A kaleidoscope of grand old prints depicting our “good old town” long ago. Beginning with 17th Century images of the Gibbet, David will move on to a Halifax panorama

Price: £6

Wed
22

22 Mar 2023 - 22 Mar 2023
Victoria Theatre Halifax
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Accessible, CultureDale, Family, Family, Talks, Poetry & Literature, Theatres & Entertainment, Theatres & Entertainment

Calderdale Poetry Slam Final

Running time: 3hrs Teams of rhyming rivals from schools all over Calderdale go head-to-head at the Victoria Theatre Halifax to be crowned Slam Champion. Hosted by World Freestyle Rap Champion Rob Bradley,

Price: £9.25

Wed
29

29 Mar 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
Calderdale Industrial Museum
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Anne 'Gentleman Jack' Lister, Culture & Heritage, Galleries & Museums, Galleries & Museums, Talks, Poetry & Literature

‘Some Gay Kings, Queens and Princes’

David Glover will give an illustrated lecture, with tales of Edward the Second, Queen Christina of Sweden, Queen Anne, Ludwig II of Bavaria, a cross-dressing archduke, an uncle of the

Price: £7

Thu
30

30 Mar 2023 - 30 Mar 2023
West Yorkshire History Centre
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Anne 'Gentleman Jack' Lister, Culture & Heritage, Heritage, Talks, Poetry & Literature

Anne Lister – In Her Words Exhibition

Diarist. Landowner. Lesbian. Traveller. There are a lot of ways to describe the dynamic Anne Lister.  Visit the West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield, for a unique chance to see archival

Price: Free