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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

     

     

  3. The Magic of Motown

    Halifax

    The Magic of Motown

    9th Jul 2021

    7.30pm Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into the Victoria Theatre Halifax!...
    7.30pm Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into the Victoria Theatre Halifax! Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. With timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. The Magic of Motown has been re-scheduled to Thursday 15 October 2020 (from Friday 3 April 2020). We're pleased to confirm that your existing tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date and we hope you can join us. If you have chosen to collect your tickets from the Box Office at the time of booking, your tickets will still be available for collection up to the date of the rescheduled show. Tickets £29.50
  4. Frank Skinner - Showbiz

    Halifax

    Frank Skinner - Showbiz

    15th Jul 2021

    7.30pm Comedy legend Frank Skinner is adding extra dates to his latest UK tour and bringing his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz to Th...
    7.30pm Comedy legend Frank Skinner is adding extra dates to his latest UK tour and bringing his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz to The Victoria Theatre for one night only. UPDATE: Frank Skinner's Showbiz tour has been rescheduled to Mon 1st February (from Wed 28 Oct 2020 and before that from Tues 21 Apr). We're pleased to confirm that your existing tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date & we hope you can join us. Tickets from £26.75
  5. Burn the Floor

    Halifax

    Burn the Floor

    21st Jul 2021

    7.30pm Anything You Can Do… KEVIN CLIFTON is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax with the BURN THE FLOOR cast in 2020…and this time Kevin wi...
    7.30pm Anything You Can Do… KEVIN CLIFTON is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax with the BURN THE FLOOR cast in 2020…and this time Kevin will be joined by his sister JOANNE CLIFTON! The famous siblings are touring together for the very first time, playing on their individual successes and what better way to do it than in the world’s leading Ballroom show Burn The Floor! Tickets from £38 Burn The Floor has been re-scheduled to Friday 2 October 2020 at 7:30pm (from Sunday 12 April 2020 - please note this is a 2nd rescheduling and this show is no longer taking place on 6 July). We're pleased to confirm that your existing tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date and we hope you can join us. If you have chosen to collect your tickets from the Box Office at the time of booking, your tickets will still be available for collection up to the date of the rescheduled show.
  6. Halifax Agricultural Show

    Halifax

    Halifax Agricultural Show 2021

    14th Aug 2021

    The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone. Farm and domestic animals will ...
    The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone. Farm and domestic animals will be shown, there's local produce, flowers, fruit & vegetables and crafts with entertainment such as showjumping, vintage vehicles, farmer's markets, stalls and demonstrations. The timetable of events and ticket prices will be confirmed closer to the date.
  7. Julian Clary: Born To Mince

    Halifax

    Julian Clary: Born To Mince

    23rd Mar 2022

    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

  8. Todmorden Carnival

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Carnival 2022

    28th May 2022

    A day out for all the family providing fun and entertainment and an opportunity for local groups to raise funds for their own particular charity. ...
    A day out for all the family providing fun and entertainment and an opportunity for local groups to raise funds for their own particular charity. The Carnival Theme will be announced in due course.. The parade starts at 12.30pm at Sanworth Street.

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