Starting 25th Jun 2019
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CHORD by Conrad Shawcross is held on the following dates:
25th June to 21st July 201910am - 4pm (Closed Mondays) ‘CHORD’: A giant ‘time machine’ brings Dean Clough’s jute shed back to life. An enormous rope-making machine that...10am - 4pm (Closed Mondays) ‘CHORD’: A giant ‘time machine’ brings Dean Clough’s jute shed back to life. An enormous rope-making machine that ‘captures time’ will be a major visitor attraction in the forgotten ‘Jute Shed’ at Dean Clough Mills this Summer. Over the course of the exhibition two identical machines, each with three arms carrying 324 spools of coloured cord, slowly retreat from each other down a rail track. Suspended between them, nearly 3m in the air, a multicoloured rope is mesmerically woven. Unseen for ten years, ‘Chord’ was originally commissioned by Measure Arts and shown in a disused tram tunnel in London when the rush for tickets caused the booking systems to temporarily crash. Sections of the rope previously made by ‘Chord’ (measured - not in metres - but in minutes) will be on display at Halifax’s recently restored and nationally celebrated Piece Hall, which hosts a simultaneous exhibition of drawings and other pieces by the critically acclaimed Conrad Shawcross. NB. There is no parking near the Jute Shed and visitors should be prepared for a five minute walk. Please call in advance for details of wheelchair access. FREE entry The exhibiiton runs from 25th June to 21st July 2019.
27th Jun 2019Gates 4pm Brudenell Social Club present Mac DeMarco for a special outdoor performance at The Piece Hall on Thursday 27 June 2019! With his bi...Gates 4pm Brudenell Social Club present Mac DeMarco for a special outdoor performance at The Piece Hall on Thursday 27 June 2019! With his biggest show to date, and a new album in May, Mac DeMarco will play The Piece Hall in June with special guests Yellow Days and Amyl & The Sniffers! Tickets on general sale Friday 8 March. General admission £32.50/Premium ticket £38 in advance
Starting 27th Jun 2019
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Halifax Minster Summer Festival 2019 is held on the following dates:
27th June to 7th July 2019
Halifax Minster Summer Festival 27th June to 7th July 2019
Halifax Minster Summer Festival 27th June to 7th July 2019
Thursday 27th June at 1.00pm Festival Inaugural Organ Recital by Dr Simon Lindley.
Come and hear the ‘King of instruments’, the magnificent 1929 Harrison and Harrison Organ played by the acclaimed organist Dr Simon Lindley. Lunch available at 12.15 (£4). Retiring collection.
Thursday 27th June at 7.30pm Brass Extravaganza
This unique event brings together The whole Elland Silver Band Organisation together for a Summer Extravaganza with the Training Band, Youth Band, Senior Band, and the mighty Minster Organ! £10
Friday 28th June at 7.30pm. An Evening with Barrie Rutter OBE
Renowned local actor who founded the Halifax based theatre company, Northern Broadsides They perform Shakespeare with northern accents. Barrie will talk about his career and perform excerpts from various plays. £10
Sunday 30th June at 6.00pm. Sparkling music for a Summer’s Evening
The Minster Choir, joined by Rishworth School Choir, perform classic choral pieces for summer with solo performances by talented young musicians. Enjoy a glass of prosecco and strawberries in a historic setting. Retiring collection to raise funds for the Minster choir summer cathedral tour.
Monday 1st July at 7.00pm. Old Halifax David Glover, well-known local historian, will give a presentation of Old Images of Halifax. An opportunity to discover the town’s past from images rarely seen for many years.
Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July, all day. Calderdale Schools Bearder Poetry Festival
Funded by the Bearder Trust, these two days give local school children the opportunity to work with an amazing poet, Karl Nova, for a day! (Sold out.)
Thursday 4th July at 1.00 pm. Festival Organ Recital by Christopher Newton
A native of Manchester, he gave his first recital at Halifax Minster in 1980. He has a long association with the church of St Bartholomew, Armley, where he regularly plays for services and for recitals. He has been described as a ‘a devoted organist sniffer-dog, discovering pieces long since buried, some deservedly so, but others turning out to be forgotten gems’. His mixed programmes aim to please organ recital regulars as well as people who might think that these events are not usually for them. Lunch at 12.15pm (£4). Recital at 1.00pm. Retiring collection.
Thursday 4th July at 7.30pm, Halifax Concert Band
Our local, very talented concert band will perform a wide range of music from its extensive repertoire which caters for all tastes and includes light, popular, classical and traditional military band music. The programme will include pieces from Film and Stage including selections from Les Miserables, Star Wars, Chess and The Greatest Showman, a new addition to the repertoire. British composers will feature with works by Gustav Holst, Karl Jenkins, John Miles and Freddie Mercury. £10.
Friday 5th July at 7.30pm. ‘Gentleman Jack’
An evening with Sally Wainwright and Anne Choma, in conversation with a guest BBC Radio Leeds presenter, about the HBO/BBC series ‘ Gentleman Jack’ which dramatises the later life of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, together with the opportunity to hear about Sally’s earlier dramas, ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ and Happy Valley’. £10.
Saturday 6th July at 7.30pm The St Peter’s Singers
The St Peter Singers of Leeds are a versatile Chamber Choir of renown directed by Dr Simon Lindley. Music to include: Vaughn Williams Five Mystical Songs, Donald Hunt Hymnus Paschalis, Matthew Oglesby Agnus Dei and In Paradisum, and Vaughn Williams Dona nobis pacem. £10
Sunday 7th July at 4pm (Rehearsal at 2.30) ‘Come and Sing’ Festival Choral Evensong
An opportunity for those who like to sing to join with the Minster Choir to sing the service. Music will include Stanford in Bb and Henry Wood’s O Thou the Central Orb. £5 for singers (music supplied). Celebrate the end of the Summer Festival with a glass of Prosecco and strawberries!
Tickets available from Eventbrite or by visiting the Minster Shop which is open daily from 10am– 4pm. (Booking charge applies).
28th Jun 2019PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Gates 5pm EMBRACE, The Good Will Out Hometown Anniversary Show Playing the album in its entire...PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Gates 5pm EMBRACE, The Good Will Out Hometown Anniversary Show Playing the album in its entirety and their greatest hits, plus very special guests Reverend and the Makers, Sleeper and Hope & Social.
29th Jun 2019
Don't miss out on this special outdoor performance as the chart-topping folk-rock band The Levellers bring celebrated...
Don't miss out on this special outdoor performance as the chart-topping folk-rock band The Levellers bring celebrated outdoor festival to The Piece Hall on Saturday 29 June 2019 plus special guestsTerrorvision (official), Ferocious Dog and Eureka Machines.
Joining The Levellers will be Bradford heroes Terrorvision, a band widely known for chart hits like ‘Tequila’ and ‘Perseverance’ with six studio albums to their name and a committed UK following that recently saw the band sell out Manchester’s Ritz venue 6 months in advance of their 2019 show there.
Included on the bill are Nottinghamshire-based Ferocious Dog, a UK folk-punk band who have toured with New Model Army and The Wonder Stuff alongside over 30 years of UK and international touring.
Propping up the bill are Leeds’ very own Eureka Machines. Led by charismatic Sisters of Mercy collaborator Chris Catalyst the pop-rock band have carved out a reputation as one of the regions’ finest live acts and completes a unique line-up of entertainment from some of the most established and reputable performers in the UK rock scene!
Tickets on sale now from SEE Tickets !
Gates open 3pm
Starting 7th Jul 2019
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Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall is held on the following dates:
1st December 2019.Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hal...Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hall pediment on Halifax Road, OL14 5AQ Todmorden Town Hall straddles the Walsden Water and was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved on January 1st 1888. Designed by John Gibson of Westminster, this Grade 1 listed building holds a strong place in the hearts of local people. Most iconic, from the outside, is the pediment. The carved stonework has two central female figures on a pedestal. The one on the left represents Lancashire (cotton spinning industry) and the one on the right Yorkshire (engineering and agriculture). Below the two figures are different friezes of the industries coming together to prosper on the border. Inside the building there is an old Magistrate’s Court which now serves as the Todmorden Town Council Chamber. The ballroom upstairs spans the length of the building and holds many memories for those who have attended the variety of events held in the Town Hall for over 140 years.
12th Jul 20197pm An illustrated presentation by David Glover, President of the Halifax Antiquarian Society, at Halifax Minster (where Anne is buried). Ti...7pm An illustrated presentation by David Glover, President of the Halifax Antiquarian Society, at Halifax Minster (where Anne is buried). Tickets £5 available from Eventbrite or from Halifax Minster 01422 355436.
13th Jul 20197pm, £7.50 Booking Essential Maverick traditionalist; landowning traveller; scholarly seducer – Anne Lister was a woman of contrasts. Enjoy an e...7pm, £7.50 Booking Essential Maverick traditionalist; landowning traveller; scholarly seducer – Anne Lister was a woman of contrasts. Enjoy an evening of exclusive insight and discovery at the Book Corner in The Piece Hall, with acclaimed experts Helena Whitbread and Jill Liddington, two key figures in bringing this remarkable woman to the world’s attention. Discussion and Q&A, followed by book signing.
13th Jul 201910am - 3pm Visit the The Piece Hall’s magnificent courtyard and meet ‘Anne Lister’, who will tell you stories about her life and her visits to T...10am - 3pm Visit the The Piece Hall’s magnificent courtyard and meet ‘Anne Lister’, who will tell you stories about her life and her visits to The Piece Hall in the 1800s. FREE event, roaming in the Piece Hall.
Starting 13th Jul 2019
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Anne Lister Halifax Minster Tour is held on the following dates:
13th September 2018 and 14th September 2018
Enjoy a walking tour of Halifax Minster to discover more about it's connections to Anne Lister, 'Gentlerman Jack' of Shibden Hall.&n...
Enjoy a walking tour of Halifax Minster to discover more about it's connections to Anne Lister, 'Gentlerman Jack' of Shibden Hall.
- The font where Anne was baptised
- The place where she was buried
- Learn about her damaged tombstone
- Hear about her ancestors and friends
Tickets £5 from Halifax Minster 01422 355436.
Starting 14th Jul 2019
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Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall is held on the following dates:
14th July & 20th October 2019
Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall’ include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including the former Caretaker’s Fla...
Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall’ include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including the former Caretaker’s Flat and holding cell.
Total Tours start at 2pm and last approx 2.5 hours.
Tours are £6.50 per person and include tea, coffee and biscuits. Tickets can be booked by emailing email@example.com
Please note; due to a spiral staircase and steep down staircase to the cellar, we cannot accept anyone into the Caretaker's Flat and cellar who has a mobility problem, walking aid, unsuitable footwear, serious health concern or any children aged under 11.
Starting 26th Jul 2019
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Chow Down at The Piece Hall is held on the following dates:
26th - 28th July 2019
23rd - 26th August 2019£3 entry, Under 14s free Once again you can expect to find something to suit all tastebuds, diets and budgets - from the very best independent s...£3 entry, Under 14s free Once again you can expect to find something to suit all tastebuds, diets and budgets - from the very best independent street food traders in the UK! Each weekend, we’ll have a different selection of handpicked street food traders, who will be bringing cuisines from all over the UK and the rest of the world. Once again, we’ll be committing to our target of 25% of the offering being either vegetarian or vegan. We’re bringing some of our favourite craft beer breweries to Halifax this summer, so you can sample some of the finest beers the country has to offer - whether it be draught or in cans. And if beer’s not your thing, fear not - as we’ll be bringing our prosecco van, as well as a range of refreshing cocktails - perfect for those hot summers days. A variety of spirits and soft drinks will also be present at Chow Down this year. Dates: May 24th - 27th 2019 July 26th - 28th 2019 August 23rd - 26th 2019 Confirmed Vendors for the May Bank Holiday Weekend • What’s Your Beef - finalists in the National Burger Awards, this burger-flinging duo deliver gourmet deliciousness around the North of England. • Oh My Glaze - a man with a pan serving wraps, wings and delicious things usually across the North West. • Blue Caribou - stars of My Million Pound Menu serving authentic Québec Canadian poutine with squeaky cheese curds and a dash of British style. • Churrasco Grill - one of Liverpool’s leading steakhouses serving sliders, steaks, mac ‘n’ cheese and more from their Little Rasco trailer. • Dapur Malaysia - beautiful Malaysian dishes inspired by flavours from mum’s kitchen. • Doh Hut - British St. Food Award Champions offering up their gourmet “dangerously delicious doughnuts.” • The Sausage Box - the greatest sausage street-food in Yorkshire, quality local produce with international flavours. • Tacoporium - fresh, vibrant and colourful soft shell tacos inspired by Mexico and beyond! • Caribbean Cafe - exotic flavours of the Caribbean featuring jerk chicken and vegan specials. • Frizza - Leeds’ first and only frizza specialists bring the original street food of Naples • Frankies Wood Fired Pizza - Delicious wood fired pizza made to order • Cargo Crepe • Dim Sum Su - the finest, freshest Dim Sum food – steamed buns, spring rolls, savoury dumplings, plus a whole lot more • Vaso Kitchen - Manchester based, home cooked Indian Street Food specialists • Fiesta Catering - Serving traditional Mexian and Tex-Mex from Friday The Mexican Soul Food Trailer • Laynes - delivering the finest coffee by the best baristas
8th Aug 2019Thursday 8th August 2019 11am, 1pm & 2pm Ahhrr!! Search for pirates and take part in our pirate crafts up at the hall. Free eye patch when y...Thursday 8th August 2019 11am, 1pm & 2pm Ahhrr!! Search for pirates and take part in our pirate crafts up at the hall. Free eye patch when you attend the activity. (Please note this activity includes a woodland walk which is unsuitable for prams and buggies.) £4.00 per child. This price is only for the activity, if you wish to look around the hall you will need to pay the admission fee. Please note there is a slight charge when booking on eventbrite.
26th Aug 2019Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian ...Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney! Opening Times: Wainhouse Tower is open from 11am to 4pm (last ascent 3.30pm) on the following dates in 2019: Easter Monday April 22nd May Day Monday May 6th Spring Bank Monday May 27th August Bank Monday August 26th Adult £3 Children & Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £2.50 Child PPL £2 Family ticket ( 2 Adult & 2 Children ) £10
Starting 16th Nov 2019
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Shibden Winter Craft Fair is held on the following dates:
16th November 2019
17th November 2019Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019 Experience Shibden at this most beautiful time of the year; browse the craft stands for early Christma...Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019 Experience Shibden at this most beautiful time of the year; browse the craft stands for early Christmas presents and treat yourself at one of the food stalls. Admission: Reduced admission to the Hall.