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  1. Golden Lion Re-Treat Day

    Todmorden

    Golden Lion Re-Treat Day

    27th Feb 2021

    A day of well being, music and chat coming to your living rooms live from The Golden Lion in Todmorden on Satur...

    A day of well being, music and chat coming to your living rooms live from The Golden Lion in Todmorden on Saturday 27th February.

  2. Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events

    Across Calderdale

    Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events

    Starting 28th Feb 2021
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    Sunday 28th February at 8pm.: Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle in Conversation

    Sunday 28th February at 8pm.: Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle in Conversation

    The legendary performance icons, LIVE!

    A trans pioneer and Tony nominated icon of New York’s cabaret scene Justin Vivian Bond has toured worldwide headlining at Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. As one half of punk-cabaret duo Kiki & Herb they toured with Scissor Sisters and opened for Rufus Wainwright

    Viv has appeared in many feature films playing a leading role in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus. A tireless campaigner for trans rights they pioneered the use of the pronoun Mx.

    Post-drag, post-gender, Manchester’s David Hoyle is a legendary fireball of the cabaret apocalypse!

    Since the 90’s David has been changing the face of queer performance, his career has spanned cinema, television and award winning live performances which have influenced generations of performers after him.

    He fronted his own Channel 4 TV show, duetted with Boy George and appeared in the TV series Nathan Barley. David regularly exhibits his paintings and tours worldwide.

     

    Sunday 21st March at 8pm.: FLUID – Celebrating Queer Identities in Spoken Word

    Hosted byClare Shaw and featuring Andrew McMillan.

    Clare Shaw has three poetry collections published with Bloodaxe: her work, according to the Times Literary Supplement, is “fierce, memorable and visceral”.

    Andrew McMillan's first collection, physical, was the first poetry collection to win the Guardian First Book Award; it also won a Somerset Maugham Award, an Eric Gregory Award, a Northern Writers' Award and the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. In 2019 it was voted as one of the top 25 poetry books of the past 25 years by the Booksellers Association.

    OTHER PERFORMERS TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    Sunday 25th April at 8pm Calder Calling – Music from the Valley

    Hosted by Sarah Courtney and featuring Terry Logan
    An evening showcasing some of our fantastic local performers, singers and musicians from the area.
    Ever since Happy Valley Pride launched we have championed Calder talent at our Big Day Out main stage every year. This is an opportunity for our LGBTQ+ community to get together and celebrate our amazing local artists.
    “I was quite literally stunned by Terry’s performance, she has a wonderful voice, coupled with brilliant beautiful songs, she’s definitely one to keep an eye on, absolutely amazing” - Kermit, Black Grape on Terry Logan.
    FULL LINE-UP TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    For more details visit the Happy Valley Pride website and Facebook page.

  3. Ivan Brackenbury supports Tom Binns: The Psychic Comedium

    Halifax

    Ivan Brackenbury supports Tom Binns: The Psychic Comedium

    5th Mar 2021

    8pm

    In the Victoria Theatre Green Room Bar

    8pm

    In the Victoria Theatre Green Room Bar

    Multi award winning comedian Tom Binns has performed his ‘Psychic’ Character Ian D Montfort to 5-star reviews around The World and in the smash hit British film “Eaten by Lions”


    He’s entertained and amazed sceptics and believers alike on his own BBC Radio 2 series ‘Ian D Montfort is: Unbelievable’ and his critically acclaimed BBC 1 Friday night series Hospital People.


    During this time Tom claims to have discovered a genuine ‘psychic’ ability and now performs as The ‘Psychic’ Comedium. In his performances Tom clearly makes jaw dropping revelations about his audience but is he gifted or is he deluded?


    Whatever you decide his gift for comedy is undeniable and his ‘psychic’ powers are unbelievable!

  4. Hello Again: Neil Diamond

    Halifax

    Hello Again: The Story of Neil Diamond

    11th Mar 2021

    7.30pm The World's Greatest Celebration of The Life & Work of NEIL DIAMOND is returning to the Victoria Theatre Halifax Starring Brooklyn Cre...
    7.30pm The World's Greatest Celebration of The Life & Work of NEIL DIAMOND is returning to the Victoria Theatre Halifax Starring Brooklyn Creed & The Salvation Band…Using evocative imagery, video and narration to enhance the magic, the show takes you on a musical journey through Neil Diamond’s glittering 50 year career. With a cast that can proudly boast past credits to include Michael Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Take That, Spice Girls, Bay City Rollers, Freddie Starr, Culture Club, The Drifters and many more, its no surprise that this show has accelerated itself to becoming the talk of theatre land. From The Bang Years to the present day you’ll soon find yourself singing along to all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks, America and many more. Tickets from £21
  5. Hebden Bridge Film Festival

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Film Festival

    Starting 19th Mar 2021
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    Welcome to the 2nd Hebden Bridge Film Festival, with the theme of “The Other”.

    Welcome to the 2nd Hebden Bridge Film Festival, with the theme of “The Other”.With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, the 2021 Festival will be brought to you live and online from 19th - 21st March 2021

    With over 500 years of non-conformism in the Calder Valley, the theme of 'The Other' is very fitting. We're celebrating films by or about those who dare to be different, whether they exist in the margins, sit outside the mainstream or just plain don’t fit in. 

    There will be two UK premiers and a world premier as part of the line-up. 

    Harami (UK premier)

    • A modern Oliver Twist set in bustling Mumbai, Harami tells the story of a teenage pickpocket who develops a conscience after one of his targets commits suicide.
    • Presented in partnership with Bradford Literary Festival.
    • Official Selection New Currents Competition, BUSAN International film festival
    • Director Shyam Madiraju will be in conversation with Syima Aslam Director of Bradford Literature Festival (BLF) who said "Hirami is fantastic story and a wonderful love letter to the city of Mumbai. BLF are delighted to be partnering with Hebden Bridge Film Festival on this exciting event, continuing our mission of sharing unexpected stories that encourage important intercultural dialogue."

    Beloved (UK premier)

    • The film follows Firouzeh, an 82-year-old cow herder high in the Alborz Mountains of Iran
    • Winner of six international awards.
    • A co-presentation with The Middle East Institute, SOAS.
    • Director Yaser Talabi will be in conversation with Narguess Fazard Chair, Centre for Iranian Studies.

    Veni Etiam (I Shall Come Again) - (World premier)

    • Directed by Alex Hai.
    • This intriguing short reveals a secret Venice from the perspective of one of the most famous Gondoliers in the city.

    Other films include:

    Lunana: a yak in the classroom

    • A reluctant young teacher is sent to the most remote school in Bhutan where despite a lack of even the most basic facilities, he learns to love the children in his school.
    • Multiple award winner including Best Narrative Feature Palm Springs International Film Festival.

     Wildfire

    • A missing woman returns home, igniting an intense bond with her sister. United they unearth their mother’s past but the truth has devastating consequences.
    • Award winner and Sundance Nominee, director Cathy Brady’s powerful drama explores the impact of the Trouble’s on one family.
    • The film stars, Danika McGuigan, who died in July 2019 after a short illness. The daughter of Boxing champion Barry McGuigan. Cathy Brady said ‘"Hopefully it will have a legacy now and a legacy especially for Nika."

    Children of the Sea

    • One summer vacation, teenage Ruka meets two boys, "Umi" and "Sora", whose upbringing contains strange and wonderful secrets.
    • Mainichi Film Awards 2020 - Best Animation Film

    The Man Who Could Fly

    • Eighty-something farmer Bobby Coote has always wanted to fly. He's determined to make his dream come true. Even if it's the last thing he does.
    • Audience Award IFI Documentary Festival.

    A Film Lover pass provides access to all films and related events over the weekend. Individual passes are also available.

     

     

  6. Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much

    Halifax

    Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much

    30th Mar 2021

    8pm

    The guy everyone can do an impression of is back at the Vic...

    8pm

    The guy everyone can do an impression of is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax with a brand-new stand-up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much? Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park.

    Widdicombe is best known for the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast and RTS award-winning show The Last Leg, as well as his critically acclaimed sitcom JOSH, Insert Name Here, QI, Have I Got New For You, A League of Their Own and his hit podcast Quickly Kevin Will He Score.

    Tickets from £21.75

  7. Boyzlife

    Halifax

    Boyzlife

    2nd Apr 2021

    7.30pm Two of the world’s biggest bands BOYZONE and WESTLIFE come together, for the very first-time featuring BRIAN MCFADDEN and KEITH DUFFY. ...
    7.30pm Two of the world’s biggest bands BOYZONE and WESTLIFE come together, for the very first-time featuring BRIAN MCFADDEN and KEITH DUFFY. This specially adapted theatre production will include many of their greatest hits, the catalogue includes a record breaking 18 Number 1 singles and 9 number 1 albums, and combined record sales of over 60 Million Units. Earlier this year through Feb-March Boyzlife took to the road to embark on what was to be the highly successful part one of the 2020 tour in which they performed a nationwide sell out tour selling over 35,000 tickets Expect to hear, ‘World Of Our Own’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Queen of My Heart’, ‘Picture Of You’, ‘Words’, ‘No Matter What’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘Going Gets Tough’, ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Father and Son’, ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘My Love’ and many, many more Tickets from £34.25
  8. One Night in Dublin

    Halifax

    One Night in Dublin

    8th Apr 2021

    7.30pm ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN will come to Halifax when The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub at the Victoria Theatre, guaranteeing one gloriou...
    7.30pm ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN will come to Halifax when The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub at the Victoria Theatre, guaranteeing one glorious night of high-energy Irish Music and more than a little bit of Irish Craic. The multi-award-winning Irish band The Wild Murphys features the very best traditional Irish musicians playing a thrilling mix of traditional and contemporary tunes guaranteed to have the audience’s hands clapping and toes tapping all night long. Tickets from £23.75
  9. Julian Clary: Born To Mince

    Halifax

    Julian Clary: Born To Mince

    14th Apr 2021

    7.30pm

    ‘Are you ready for some filth? I ...

    7.30pm

    ‘Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. Time once again for me to sally forth and pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo. Let me at them!’

    In this outrageously camp show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.  

    He’ll murder some well known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night At the Lubricant and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row. You know the kind of thing. It’s the only life he knows. Don’t miss out.

    This might well be the final mince…

    Tickets from £26.75

  10. 10cc in Concert

    Halifax

    10cc in Concert

    15th Apr 2021

    7.30pm The legendary 10cc will be at the Victoria Theatre Halifax performing the hits which have singled them out as one of the most inventive a...
    7.30pm The legendary 10cc will be at the Victoria Theatre Halifax performing the hits which have singled them out as one of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music. Marking the 45th anniversary of the release of their mega-hit I’m Not In Love, which landed the band a top 5 single in 10 countries and spawned a No 1 album in the US. Led by co-founder Graham Gouldman, the art-pop band are heralded in equal measure for their ability to craft ingenious songs that also resonated commercially, with eleven top 10 hits, and over 15 million albums sold in the UK alone. The group also have three No 1 singles to their name – Rubber Bullets, Dreadlock Holiday and I’m Not In Love. The line-up features Gouldman (bass, guitar, vocals), Rick Fenn (lead guitar, bass, vocals), Paul Burgess (drums, percussion) – both of whom have been with the band since the mid-’70s - Keith Hayman (keyboards, guitars, bass, vocals) and Paul Canning (vocals, percussion, guitar, keyboards). Tickets from £36.75
  11. The Noise Next Door: In Charge

    Halifax

    The Noise Next Door: In Charge

    24th Apr 2021

    8pm A Victoria Theatre Green Room Bar Event - The quickest wits in comedy as seen on Britain's Got Talent are charging into their sixth nation...
    8pm A Victoria Theatre Green Room Bar Event - The quickest wits in comedy as seen on Britain's Got Talent are charging into their sixth national tour with a spectacular new show that will trample your expectations. The charismatic quartet have always astonished with their ability to spin audience suggestions into comedy gold, but for this show they’re putting you, the audience, in charge in brilliant and bombastic new ways. Join comedy’s unstoppable force for an evening like no other... Hilarious scenes! Mind-blowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy! The Noise Next Door are twelve time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe and have appeared on BBC One, ITV1, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. They have also appeared alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.
  12. The Bootleg Beatles in Concert

    Halifax

    The Bootleg Beatles

    29th Apr 2021

    7.30pm Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critica...
    7.30pm Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging 60s, every tiny detail is forensically observed from their authentic period costumes and instruments, to their witty stage banter and “inflection perfect” vocals. With a little help from their own orchestral ensemble, and featuring a special set to mark the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, this show is an absolute must for Beatlemaniacs of all ages. Tickets from £34.25
  13. Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!

    Halifax

    Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!

    5th May 2021

    8pm Recommended age: 14+ It's been four years since Alan last went on tour, and in that time he's managed to find himself in all sorts of dra...
    8pm Recommended age: 14+ It's been four years since Alan last went on tour, and in that time he's managed to find himself in all sorts of dramas. Between his star-studded wedding day and becoming an accidental anarchist, from fearing for his life at border control to becoming a reluctant farmer, three words spring to mind… Not again, Alan! Join Alan on tour as he muses upon the things that make his life weird and wonderful. Tickets from £26.75
  14. Hebden Folk Roots Festival

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Folk Roots Festival 2021

    Starting 7th May 2021
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    7th - 9th May 2021 Hebden Folk Roots Festival takes place over the weekend of the 7th, 8th and 9th May 2021, set against the backdrop of the stu...
    7th - 9th May 2021 Hebden Folk Roots Festival takes place over the weekend of the 7th, 8th and 9th May 2021, set against the backdrop of the stunning Calder Valley here in Hebden Bridge. It has evolved into a well attended event in the Folk Roots calendar, attracting people from across the country to experience a unique festival, lovingly created by local musicians and folk music enthusiasts. Details of the acts at this year's festival will be revealed soon.
  15. Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

    Halifax

    Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

    7th May 2021

    7.30pm Recommended age: 16+ The all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy star, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, globa...
    7.30pm Recommended age: 16+ The all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy star, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, global smash-hit ‘Daniel Sloss: X’, comes to the Victoria Theatre Halifax this October. The incredible ‘X’ tour sold out across 40 countries, with 300 shows including over 30 European countries, UK, U.S., Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and even packing a Moscow arena (becoming Russia’s biggest-ever English language comedy show). The film of ‘X’ is showing on HBO in U.S. and Canada and became the first UK comedy special to make its UK premiere in cinemas, with its nationwide release at Vue. Daniel’s previous two Netflix specials ‘DARK’ & ‘Jigsaw’ are streaming in 190 countries, 26 languages with the infamous ‘Jigsaw’ now credited with breaking up over 75,000 couples and cited in over 130 divorces world-wide (with fans even bringing their divorce papers for him to autograph at shows). He has sold out six New York solo off-Broadway seasons, appeared on U.S TV’s ‘Conan’ ten times, broken box office records in Edinburgh and toured in over 50 countries - this is his new show and it’s a strictly limited tour – BOOK EARLY! With special guest KAI HUMPHRIES
  16. Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story

    Halifax

    Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story

    8th May 2021

    7.30pm

    Anything For Love – It’s all about t...

    7.30pm

    Anything For Love – It’s all about the music!

    Steve Steinman brings you his smash hit production Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story.

    For over 30 years Steve Steinman has been filling theatres and concert halls worldwide with his incredible production shows. Following his 2019 UK sell out tour Steve returns to the Victoria Theatre Halifax performing over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits. 

    Enjoy an incredible stage set and ten-piece live band combined with Steve’s sense of humour and stage presence -  this show can only be described as awesome.

    You'll be up on your feet dancing and singing to some of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits including – Anything For Love – Bat Out Of Hell – Paradise By The Dashboard Light – Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth – Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad – Dead Ringer For Love and many more. 

    Tickets from £31.75

     

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