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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. Gentleman Jack Costumes Display at Bankfield Museum

    Halifax

    Gentleman Jack Costumes Display at Bankfield Museum

    Starting 12th Jul 2019
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    An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life o...
    An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life of Anne Lister, was filmed largely at her home of Shibden Hall, managed by Calderdale Museums Service. On display at Bankfield Museum are a number of the costumes and props from the series, worn and used by actors including Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle. At Bankfield you can also see original clothing from the period of Gentleman Jack in the new Fashion Gallery on the top floor. The costumes have been kindly loaned for display by Lookout Point Productions with assistance from designer Tom Pye. FREE admission. Friday 12th July 2019 until Saturday 26th October 2019.
  7. Chow Down at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Chow Down at The Piece Hall

    Starting 23rd Aug 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: August 23rd - 26th 2019 Confirmed Vendors for August ● Little Red Food Truck: on burger duty, Little Red Truck bring the real deal - flavoursome brioche buns dripping with beautifully-cooked patties, and proper chips! ● Fishnets : seasonal shellfish and fishy street-food from the masterminds behind The Sausage Box. ● MorMor: tasty, healthy street food inspired by the Middle East and the Mediterranean, expertly catering for vegetarians, vegans and the carnivorous. ● Nasi Lemak: Malaysian street food legends who bring Rempah Chicken, Sambal Fries and their incredible Vegan Chkn dish, which is a sell out every time. ● Diamond Dogs: The finest hot dogs created with quality cuts and delicious toppings, all encased in artisanal rolls with a proper crust. ● Twisted Meal: A new kid on the block. Mexican food delivered with Northern soul! ● Yorkshire Burrito Company: Yep, that’s a roast in a Yorkshire Pudding wrap. Need we say more? ● Baking Biker: Delicious baked goodies from a small bakery who pride themselves on local sourcing and avoiding any additives or preservatives. ● Greek Street Food: Serving up all those Greek classics, from gyros to sharing platters and beyond. ● YOI Fried Chicken: Brought to you by Tikk’s Thai Kitchen this new concept has just come fresh from Trinity Kitchen in Leeds. Asian style fried chicken from their shiny retro trailer. ● Nyama Choma: A slice of Savannah in the streets, this is Grill House cuisine inspired by Kenyan adventures. ● Proove Pizza: This successful Sheffield pizzeria started as a pop-up, and still enjoys bringing their woodfired pop-ups to the masses with a huge event team these days. Back after a very successful Chow down last year. ● Oh My Glaze : A man with a pan serving wraps, wings and delicious things across the North West. ● Dim Sum Su: The finest, freshest Dim Sum food – steamed buns, spring rolls, savoury dumplings, plus a whole lot more. ● Sugar Spun Sisters: this Leeds-based waffle and dessert company is renowned for their amazing, vegan-friendly creations! ● Froconut: everything is vegan-friendly here, courtesy of their dairy-free coconut ice-cream. Pick your flavour, pick your topping and eat eat eat. ● Jenny’s Jerk Kitchen: if the sun doesn’t turn up you can at least eat some of that sunshine, with Jenny’s amazing, barbecue-smoked Caribbean flavours.
  8. Calderdale Heritage Walk: What's A Foot?

    Luddenden

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: West Vale 1300 to Present

    26th Aug 2019

    It went from almost nothing to being a major village in 50 years thanks to improved roads, railways and a bridge. Textiles declined later and new r...
    It went from almost nothing to being a major village in 50 years thanks to improved roads, railways and a bridge. Textiles declined later and new roles have evolved. Meet Ian Philip at 2.15pm in the car park off the B6113 opposite Andy Thorntons (HX4 8AD) Please note: this walk is taking place on a MONDAY and is wheelchair accessible.
  9. Open Air Cinema Weekend at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Open Air Cinema Weekend at The Piece Hall

    Starting 29th Aug 2019
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    Four nights of classic cinema under the stars at the Piece Hall's Open Air Cinema Weekend (29 August - 1 September), with blockbusters incl...

    Four nights of classic cinema under the stars at the Piece Hall's Open Air Cinema Weekend (29 August - 1 September), with blockbusters including Brassed Off, The Greatest Showman, A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Gates 7.30pm, Film starts at sunse

    Various ticket prices.

  10. Brighouse & Rastrick Band in Concert

    Halifax

    Brighouse & Rastrick Band in Concert

    31st Aug 2019

    7pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax on Saturday 31 August. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band ...
    7pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax on Saturday 31 August. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’, most recently becoming National Champion Band of Great Britain in 2017, whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur. The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire. Today, it still continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fundraising efforts. Tickets £15.75
  11. Calderdale Heritage Walk

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Lost Railway, Missing Chapels & Toffee factories

    1st Sep 2019

    A look at old and new St Paul's Churches, two former men's Social Clubs, the site of St Paul's Railway Station, sites of several lost chapels, MacK...
    A look at old and new St Paul's Churches, two former men's Social Clubs, the site of St Paul's Railway Station, sites of several lost chapels, MacKintosh's 1890's factory, a former biscuit making site of 1889 is included. The walk ends near Gibbet street crossroads, Meet David Glover at 2.15pm at King Cross OLD SPIRE HX1 3JL, (not St Paul's Church Queen's Road). The walk ends at HX1 4NT. Please note: this is a linear walk ind is level with one major slope, suitable wheelchairs and prams.
  12. South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival

    Across Calderdale

    South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival

    Starting 7th Sep 2019
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    This annual festival showcases ways to explore our stunning landscape on foot, on cycle or on horseback. Whether you wish to wander through woodlan...
    This annual festival showcases ways to explore our stunning landscape on foot, on cycle or on horseback. Whether you wish to wander through woodland, clamber over crags, bike to a brewery or trot to a tearoom, it's all on offer in this festival fortnight. The South Pennines is a wild, wonderful and occasionally wuthering landscape at the place where Yorkshire and Lancashire collide. A land of steep-sided valleys, heather-covered moorland, canals, reservoirs and packhorse trails. The people who live here describe it as 'spectacular', 'inspiring', 'breathtaking' and 'dramatic.' It's a place where you'll find intense local pride - people who are passionate about the area and want to share what they know. Did you know we have the kilometre square with the densest network of public paths in England? We also have the most access land of anywhere in England outside a National Park AND the longest continuous uphill road climb (and descent too of course) out of Cragg Vale towards Littleborough. Amazing eh?
  13. Trouble at t' Mill Illustrated Talk

    Halifax

    Trouble at t' Mill Illustrated Talk

    11th Sep 2019

    7.30pm Trouble at t' Mill Illustrated Talk Illustrated Talk by Michael and Kath Airey Everyone welcome. CIMA members FREE. Non members £3....
    7.30pm Trouble at t' Mill Illustrated Talk Illustrated Talk by Michael and Kath Airey Everyone welcome. CIMA members FREE. Non members £3. Light refreshments available.
  14. Weave a Scarf in a Day

    Halifax

    Weave a Scarf in a Day

    12th Sep 2019

    10am – 4.30pm Create an original handwoven scarf at Calderdale Industrial Museum in this beginners weaving workshop. Weaving on Ashford looms an...
    10am – 4.30pm Create an original handwoven scarf at Calderdale Industrial Museum in this beginners weaving workshop. Weaving on Ashford looms and tutored by Central Saint Martins trained weaver Anne Crowther. £55 including yarn To book please ring 07964 416699
  15. FierS a Cheval

    Halifax

    FierS a Cheval

    13th Sep 2019

    Gates 7pm, show starts at sunset. The courtyard becomes the stage for a spectacular evening featuring a fairytale herd of glowing white horses. ...
    Gates 7pm, show starts at sunset. The courtyard becomes the stage for a spectacular evening featuring a fairytale herd of glowing white horses. These giant luminous puppets are the handiwork of French outdoor theatre specialists Compagnie des Quidams. The magnificent dancing horses are the centrepiece of a dreamlike, playful night time show suitable for all the family, accompanied by beautiful music and lights. TICKET PRICES General Courtyard Adults £14.50* Children £8* Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £40* Balcony (Premium) Adults £20* Children £10* Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £55* *Please note we charge a 50p booking fee on each ticket. This helps us, The Piece Hall Trust, to continue to stage amazing events for all to enjoy.
  16. Easter 2019 at Calderdale Industrial Museum

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Calderdale Industrial Museum

    Starting 14th Sep 2019
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    Calderdale Industrial Museum has extra opening this Sunday 15th September as its regular Saturday opening on the 14th. Last entry 3.15pm.
    Calderdale Industrial Museum has extra opening this Sunday 15th September as its regular Saturday opening on the 14th. Last entry 3.15pm.

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