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.
Starting 28th Feb 2021
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Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events is held on the following dates:
28th February 2021
21st March 2021
25th April 2021
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 WainwrightViv 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 ValleyHosted by Sarah Courtney and featuring Terry LoganAn 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.
Starting 19th Mar 2021
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Hebden Bridge Film Festival is held on the following dates:
19th - 21st March 2021
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.
- 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.
4th Sep 20213pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as...3pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax. 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 from £15.75
5th Sep 20217.30 pm Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax this November. Ben, a multi talen...7.30 pm Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax this November. Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. He looks like Elvis, sings like Elvis and has an on-stage charisma that has audiences believing at times they are watching the King himself. In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the first artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style and charisma and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business. Tickets from: £27.75
10th Sep 20217.30pm A Journey Into The Mind Of The Rock ’n Roll Alien Take an incredible two hour trip through the finest work of David Bowie. This group ...7.30pm A Journey Into The Mind Of The Rock ’n Roll Alien Take an incredible two hour trip through the finest work of David Bowie. This group of rock musicians, artists and performers recreate Bowie’s most iconic recordings in exquisite detail against a spellbinding backdrop of lights and visual magic. With glowing endorsements from the likes of Rick Wakeman and Mike Garson this exciting show is a must for Bowie fans and the Bowie-Curious! From the dark depths of isolation and fractured reality of Berlin to the sheer celebration of Let’s Dance, the amazingly accurate Bowie Collective make it their mission to give you the Bowie show you always wanted - and will never forget. Tickets from: £26.75
17th Sep 20217.30pm After five years of touring the UK and countless global performances, Frankie’s Guys have earned themselves the title of the world’s numb...7.30pm After five years of touring the UK and countless global performances, Frankie’s Guys have earned themselves the title of the world’s number 1 celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and they certainly are the real deal! Singing for TV royalty and wowing the crowds at celebrity soirees is a weekly occurrence for this vocal super group. Loose Women’s Linda Robson said, ‘these guys certainly know how to entertain and gave my guests the best night ever’. The show features four leading men direct from London’s West End, several of whom have toured with the global smash hit musical ‘Jersey Boys’. Charming, cheeky and extremely charismatic, Frankie’s Guys are the epitome of great live-entertainment. Join the guys and their incredible band for an unforgettable night on which they will take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, performing timeless classics such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Lets Hang on, Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Dec 63 and many more. Tickets from £26
18th Sep 2021Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to the Victoria Theatre Halifax to warm up his brand-new show! John is very much looking forward to this ...Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to the Victoria Theatre Halifax to warm up his brand-new show! John is very much looking forward to this new adventure, this will be his eighth stand up show and its shaping up to be his best yet!! John can’t wait to be back on the road again. Recommended age: 16+ Tickets from £36.75
29th Sep 20217.30pm The Man in Black Tour Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back on top form with a brand new show ...7.30pm The Man in Black Tour Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back on top form with a brand new show at the Victoria Theatre Halifax. Award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s Career as the Man In Black, alongside his iconic Wife June Carter played by Emily Heighway and the Roadshow Horns. With all the hits such as Man in Black, Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue along-side some of the darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as The Man Comes Around and Hurt making this year’s show an emotional roller-coaster of songs through Cash’s career, packed together in one fantastic evening’s entertainment. With standing ovations every night The Johnny Cash Roadshow is the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Tickets from: £24.75
20th Feb 20227.30pm 28 Years of Rock ’n’ Rolling The World! This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to Californ...7.30pm 28 Years of Rock ’n’ Rolling The World! This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles. It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock and was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One's Saturday night live programme, “The One and Only”, hosted by Graham Norton. The show rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more. Tickets from £19.75
23rd Mar 2022
‘Are you ready for some filth? I ...
‘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
29th Sep 20227.30pm 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