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  1. Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 2nd Aug 2020
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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.
  2. Hobnobbing in Norland

    Sowerby Bridge

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Nobbut Norland

    2nd Aug 2020

    An attractive mix of village, moor, the early textile trade and old houses. Seven centuries of history and a diversion to Pickwood Scar. Return ...
    An attractive mix of village, moor, the early textile trade and old houses. Seven centuries of history and a diversion to Pickwood Scar. Return to Norland Town via Dye House Lane. Uneven, steep footpath and quiet roads. Meet Anne Kirker at 2.15pm at the War Memorial, near St Luke’s Church. HX6 3RJ.
  3. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Dark Halifax

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Dark Halifax

    16th Aug 2020

    Certain areas in central Halifax have experienced objects such as severed heads, ghosts, creaking gibbets, strange burials and other peculiarities...
    Certain areas in central Halifax have experienced objects such as severed heads, ghosts, creaking gibbets, strange burials and other peculiarities – like the guilty pig . Find out more! Meet John Billingsley at 2.15 p.m. by the West Gate (i.e. top gate) of Halifax Piece Hall.
  4. Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Halifax

    Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Starting 28th Aug 2020
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    8.30pm in The Green Room Bar Laugh your way into the weekend with our regular and hugely popular comedy club. Held in our laid-back and intimate...
    8.30pm in The Green Room Bar Laugh your way into the weekend with our regular and hugely popular comedy club. Held in our laid-back and intimate Green Room Bar, Dick and Liddy's is a rare opportunity to get seriously close to serious talent. Let the fun begin! Seating is not guaranteed, so please arrive early to be assured of a seat. Tickets £11.75
  5. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Midgley Moor

    Hebden Bridge

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Midgley Moor

    30th Aug 2020

    More than a moor, this extended walk (3hrs approx) takes in aspects of prehistory, folklore, custom, economic function, geography and climate. Rou...
    More than a moor, this extended walk (3hrs approx) takes in aspects of prehistory, folklore, custom, economic function, geography and climate. Rough moorland terrain, around 3 miles: walking shoes and weatherproof clothing & snacks recommended for comfort. Meet John Billingsley at 2.15pm at the crossroads by Hare & Hounds in Old Town. HX7 8TN
  6. Norland Scarecrow Festival

    Sowerby Bridge

    Norland Scarecrow Festival 2020

    Starting 4th Sep 2020
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    Friday 4th - Mon 7th September 2020 The Norland Scarecrow Festival has been held every year since 2000 and raises money for the village and loca...
    Friday 4th - Mon 7th September 2020 The Norland Scarecrow Festival has been held every year since 2000 and raises money for the village and local charities. Local home and business owners create scarecrows to match a different theme each year, creating a trail of around 80 scarecrows! The festival is the first full weekend in September, just before the kids go back to school. The perfect end to the school holidays. As well as ingenious, witty and beautifully made scarecrows, there’s music, food, ice creams and lots more for you to enjoy!
  7. Rushbearing Festival

    Sowerby Bridge

    Rushbearing Festival 2020

    Starting 5th Sep 2020
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    Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September 2020

    (NB these dates are provisional at the moment but the Festival take place on the first week...

    Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September 2020

    (NB these dates are provisional at the moment but the Festival take place on the first weekend in September)

    The Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival brings you a packed weekend of Rush-related tradition and tomfoolery!

    The Rushbearing Festival is the only one of its kind in Yorkshire. Over the course of the weekend, the festival sees the progress of the Rushbearing procession around seven towns and villages, visiting many churches and local hostelries along the way. the focal point of the procession is the sixteen feet high, two-wheeled handsomely decorated and thatched rushcart.

    A team of young ladies take turns to ride on top of the cart as it is pulled by sixty local men dressed in Panama hats, white shirts, black trousers and clogs. Accompanying them are a group of supporters in Edwardian dress along with some of the region's finest musicians and Morris dancing teams to provide entertainment for the crowds.

    By the nature of this event timings over the weekend may vary slightly!

    For full route details for the Rushcart and approximate timings, please visit the Rushbearing website

  8. Brighouse & Rastrick Band in Concert

    Halifax

    Brighouse & Rastrick Band in Concert

    5th Sep 2020

    7pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as...
    7pm 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
  9. Calderdale Heritage Walk: The North Side of Elland

    Elland

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Central Elland

    6th Sep 2020

    In 1086 the town featured in Domesday Book. It has a fine old parish church. We’ll see how the town evolved and developed down the centuries. Me...
    In 1086 the town featured in Domesday Book. It has a fine old parish church. We’ll see how the town evolved and developed down the centuries. Meet Ian Philp at 2.15pm by the noticeboard in the front of St Mary’s church. HX5 0RJ This route is suitable for powered wheelchair users, though a short diversion may be needed at times.
  10. The Bootleg Beatles in Concert

    Halifax

    The Bootleg Beatles

    9th Sep 2020

    7.30pm Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critica...
    7.30pm Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging 60s, every tiny detail is forensically observed from their authentic period costumes and instruments, to their witty stage banter and “inflection perfect” vocals. With a little help from their own orchestral ensemble, and featuring a special set to mark the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, this show is an absolute must for Beatlemaniacs of all ages. Tickets from £34.25
  11. Boyzlife

    Halifax

    Boyzlife

    10th Sep 2020

    7.30pm Two of the world’s biggest bands BOYZONE and WESTLIFE come together, for the very first-time featuring BRIAN MCFADDEN and KEITH DUFFY. ...
    7.30pm Two of the world’s biggest bands BOYZONE and WESTLIFE come together, for the very first-time featuring BRIAN MCFADDEN and KEITH DUFFY. This specially adapted theatre production will include many of their greatest hits, the catalogue includes a record breaking 18 Number 1 singles and 9 number 1 albums, and combined record sales of over 60 Million Units. Earlier this year through Feb-March Boyzlife took to the road to embark on what was to be the highly successful part one of the 2020 tour in which they performed a nationwide sell out tour selling over 35,000 tickets Expect to hear, ‘World Of Our Own’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Queen of My Heart’, ‘Picture Of You’, ‘Words’, ‘No Matter What’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘Going Gets Tough’, ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Father and Son’, ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘My Love’ and many, many more Tickets from £34.25
  12. The Changing Face of Mytholmroyd

    Mytholmroyd

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: The Changing Face of Mytholmroyd

    20th Sep 2020

    Two hundred years of history in two hours. Meet David Cant at 2.15pm at Community Centre Car Park, Caldene Avenue, HX7 5AF This route is sui...
    Two hundred years of history in two hours. Meet David Cant at 2.15pm at Community Centre Car Park, Caldene Avenue, HX7 5AF This route is suitable for powered wheelchair users, though a short diversion may be needed at times.
  13. Hebden Bridge Film Festival

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Film Festival

    Starting 25th Sep 2020
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    After the success of its inaugural year, the Hebden Bridge Film Festival aims to return from 25th -  27th September 2020! 

    The...

    After the success of its inaugural year, the Hebden Bridge Film Festival aims to return from 25th -  27th September 2020! 

    The Festival will bring you a slimmed own version of what was originally planned for March this year. Please watch this space for details but rest assured, we will bring exciting new films that will engage, challenge and delight you!

  14. 10 Years of O’Hooley & Tidow

    Brighouse

    10 Years of O’Hooley & Tidow

    2nd Oct 2020

    7.30pm St Martins Parish Church, Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. £20. Much loved Yorkshire folk duo Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow have...
    7.30pm St Martins Parish Church, Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. £20. Much loved Yorkshire folk duo Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow have suddenly been propelled into newfound fame for penning the theme tune for Sally Wainwright’s hit BBC1/HBO drama ‘Gentleman Jack’, earning them global admiration, appearances on TV, and Radio 4 Woman’s Hour. Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional’ and The Independent as ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’ From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music’s Tom Robinson says ‘They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like TheCoppers or The Watersons.’ Part of the Brighouse Arts Festival 2020
  15. Brighouse Arts Festival 2020

    Brighouse

    Brighouse Arts Festival 2020

    Starting 2nd Oct 2020
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    Join us for our ninth-annual Brighouse Arts Festival from Friday 2nd October 2020 to Sunday 11th October 2020. This year our community festival wil...
    Join us for our ninth-annual Brighouse Arts Festival from Friday 2nd October 2020 to Sunday 11th October 2020. This year our community festival will open with choirs, dancers, and theatre makers! 10 days of family fun in Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. Our headliners are Dame Patricia Routledge with Edward Seckerson, O’Hooley & Tidwow, and Roger Davies & His Band. Internationally renowned Martin Roscoe will be perfoming in Brighouse for the first time. With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Martin Roscoe 250th Beethoven Anniversary Celebration Concert, Friday 9th October 2020, 7:30pm, St Johns the Divine Church, Rastrick, Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. £18 Join us for musical theatre, dance, choirs, folk music, acoustic concerts, classical concerts, heritage talks and arts activities this October.
  16. 10cc in Concert

    Halifax

    10cc in Concert

    9th Oct 2020

    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 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

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