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  1. Once Upon a Time

    Halifax

    Once Upon a Time

    Starting 2nd Feb 2019
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    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
  2. 'God's Own Country': Art and Artists inspired by West Yorkshire

    Brighouse

    'God's Own Country': Art and Artists inspired by West Yorkshire

    Starting 6th Apr 2019
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    An exhibition of works from Calderdale Museums' collections, celebrating West Yorkshire’s artistic talents and the region’s inspiring landscapes, h...
    An exhibition of works from Calderdale Museums' collections, celebrating West Yorkshire’s artistic talents and the region’s inspiring landscapes, history, people and architecture. This exhibition is in partnership with the four other West Yorkshire Local Authority Museum Services (Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees and Wakefield) as part of a celebration of our collections relating to the theme 'We are West Yorkshire: A Celebration of People and Place'. FREE admission
  3. The Fashion Gallery

    Halifax

    The Fashion Gallery

    Starting 11th May 2019
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    Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but litt...
    Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but little known textile collections in the country. There are 17,000 objects, collected from all over the world. The collection began when the museum first opened in 1887. It represents the influence of world textiles on local production as well as how local textiles have been exported around and influenced the world. The collection includes significant objects from Ancient Egypt, The Balkans, China, Japan and the Indian Subcontinent. A range of English embroidery, samplers, costume, court dress, military uniforms, pattern books from West Yorkshire manufacturers and the design archive of Crossley’s Carpets. It represents not just textiles but textile production from spindles to spinning wheels, cards, combs and looms. The new fashion gallery will tell both the story of the production and manufacture of textiles in the local area and how those textiles were then used. This new gallery replaces the 'For King and Country' exhibition on the top floor at Bankfield. 2019 will also see a range of related talks, tours and events. FREE admission.
  4. Digital Dimensions at Eureka! the National Children's Museum

    Halifax

    Digital Dimensions at Eureka! the National Children's Museum

    Starting 25th May 2019
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    May 25th - November

    Kids visiting the award-winning Halifax attraction will be treated to vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds tha...

    May 25th - November

    Kids visiting the award-winning Halifax attraction will be treated to vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds thanks to cutting-edge design and technology, including giant motion-tracking projections capturing children’s movements as they interact with what they see.

    This features in the exhibition alongside touch-triggered 3D shapes and luminous touch-sensitive pillars of light.

    A visit to Digital Dimensions, housed in Eureka!’s ground-floor Spark Gallery, will allow families to:

    • Test memories and coordination in a game against a series of 3D musical cubes – working together to remember patterns to trigger sounds and a colourful chain reaction!
    • Weave their way through luminous touch-sensitive colour-changing pillars of light - find the master pole to reset the colours
    • Step into a colourful motion-capture tunnel of with astounding visual effects
    • Open some truly magical doors to a series of digital dimensions.

    Digital Dimensions has been created by first year students studying for a BA (Hons) in Live Visual Design & Production at Backstage Academy, based at Wakefield’s Production Park, a community of live events businesses behind the staging of Beyoncé & Jay-Z and Take That arena tours.

    Digital Dimensions is included in the price of admission, or free to Eureka! Annual Pass holders.

  5. DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

    Halifax

    DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

    Starting 8th Jun 2019
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    September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted fo...
    September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted for military and industrial service; industry was placed on a war footing and many workers took on Civil Defence and Home Guard duties. The area did not escape unscathed, there were 11 bombing incidents recorded and 11 people were killed. On 24 December 1944 a German V1 Flying Bomb (commonly known as ‘Doodlebugs’) landed in a field at Little Tooting Farm, Hubberton, Sowerby. Extensive blast damage made the farmhouse uninhabitable for some time and broke windows a mile away. The farmhouse occupants received cuts from broken glass. The photograph shows the Auxiliary Fire Service team, which attended the incident, along with the police and ambulance service. FREE admission. The exhibition runs from Saturday 8th June to Saturday 30th November 2019 .
  6. Ogden Water Practical Day

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Practical Day

    Starting 28th Jun 2019
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    Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chr...
    Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chris Sutcliffe at Ogden Water. Session runs 9.45am - 3pm. Please contact 07769 954956 for more details. Bring a packed lunch. No dogs allowed (with the exception of guide and hearing dogs). Please wear old clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Suitable for ages 16+. FREE
  7. Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 7th Jul 2019
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    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.
  8. Chow Down at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Chow Down at The Piece Hall

    Starting 26th Jul 2019
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    £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
  9. Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend 2019

    Starting 3rd Aug 2019
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    Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4h August 2019 A great value, family day out on Calder Holmes Park in Hebden Bridge. Enjoy a huge display of cars, m...
    Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4h August 2019 A great value, family day out on Calder Holmes Park in Hebden Bridge. Enjoy a huge display of cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, craft and produce stalls, autojumble, live music, vintage children's rides and much more. Different vehicles can be seen on each of the two days.
  10. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Sunday Walk: The Early History of Shelf

    4th Aug 2019

    Sunday Walk: The Early History of Shelf Ben Stables Ben Stables, author of 'The Early History of Shelf: A West Yorkshire Village before 1700'...
    Sunday Walk: The Early History of Shelf Ben Stables Ben Stables, author of 'The Early History of Shelf: A West Yorkshire Village before 1700' will lead a walk around some of the places in the book. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  11. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Blankets, Chicks & Dock Pudding

    Mytholmroyd

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Blankets, Chicks & Dock Pudding

    4th Aug 2019

    A look at the history of Mytholmroyd. Meet David Cant at 2.15pm in the Community Centre car park on Caldene Avenue.
    A look at the history of Mytholmroyd. Meet David Cant at 2.15pm in the Community Centre car park on Caldene Avenue.
  12. Pirate Day! Image by Chris Mould

    Halifax

    Pirate Day

    8th Aug 2019

    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 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.
  13. Stream Dipping at Jerusalem Farm

    Halifax

    Stream Dipping at Jerusalem Farm

    9th Aug 2019

    10am - 12pm Join Julie Swift and Phil Singh at Jerusalem Farm near Booth to learn about freshwater minibeasts. Wellies essential, plus a cha...
    10am - 12pm Join Julie Swift and Phil Singh at Jerusalem Farm near Booth to learn about freshwater minibeasts. Wellies essential, plus a change of trousers and socks! Insect repellent recommended. No dogs. Suitable for ages 3+ (no unaccompanied children. £3.50 per child (£2.50 for Passport to Leisure holders). Booking essential – https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdalecountryside
  14. Halifax Agricultural Show

    Halifax

    Halifax Agricultural Show 2019

    10th Aug 2019

    Saturday 10th August 2019 The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone. Fa...
    Saturday 10th August 2019 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.
  15. Calderdale Pride 2019

    Halifax

    Calderdale Pride 2019

    10th Aug 2019

    Calderdale Pride 2019 is an exciting, free and inclusive event taking place in the heart of Halifax town centre (with the main stage at the top of...
    Calderdale Pride 2019 is an exciting, free and inclusive event taking place in the heart of Halifax town centre (with the main stage at the top of Russell Street). Throughout the day there will performances, market stalls and food & drink . FREE
  16. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Fieldentown

    Todmorden

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Fieldentown

    18th Aug 2019

    The Fielden Family left its mark on Todmorden in many ways including work, religion, education and leisure. This walk around Todmorden explores the...
    The Fielden Family left its mark on Todmorden in many ways including work, religion, education and leisure. This walk around Todmorden explores the story of the Fieldens, looking at many of the fine buildings they left us and some of the places where they lived and worked. Meet Anne Mealia at 2.15pm by Todmorden Town Hall OL14 5AQ. This walk is suitable for dogs.

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