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  1. Women Travellers at Bankfield Museum

    Halifax

    Women Travellers

    Starting 24th Nov 2018
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    Focusing on the lives of four extraordinary women; Anne Lister, Edith Durham, Liz Humphries and Gertrude Bell. This exhibition will tell the sto...
    Focusing on the lives of four extraordinary women; Anne Lister, Edith Durham, Liz Humphries and Gertrude Bell. This exhibition will tell the story of the journeys they took, the objects they collected and the many people they met along the way. Objects displayed will include some of the outfits they wore to travel in, notebooks, photographs and the many fascinating items they brought back. Come and discover stories of happiness, loss and amazing achievements! FREE admission.
  2. 'The Blanket' sculpture by David Murphy

    Halifax

    The Blanket by David Murphy

    Starting 25th Jan 2019
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    Sculptor David Murphy has been selected from over 40 submissions to create a bold and confident response to the Piece Hall's history as a global ce...
    Sculptor David Murphy has been selected from over 40 submissions to create a bold and confident response to the Piece Hall's history as a global centre for textiles. Commissioned in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) and co-funded by the Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant programme, ‘The Blanket’ is a large-scale floor-based sculpture, positioned at the heart of the 66,000sq ft piazza. Steel tubes create a magnified weave, a shallow grid of intercepting and merging lines of subtly curved metal that together create a large ‘picnic blanket’. Accompanying the installation in the courtyard will be a gallery exhibition displaying further works from the artist, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and maquettes, alongside working drawings and sketches relating to the commission. A programme of workshops for schools, adult learning events and community projects will take place throughout the time of the installation, acting as a warm up to ‘Yorkshire Sculpture International’, the UK’s largest sculpture festival – presented by the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and YSP – which takes place across the region from 22 June until 29 September 2019.
  3. 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.
  4. Exhibition: Hebden Bridge and its Railway Station

    Hebden Bridge

    Exhibition: Hebden Bridge and its Railway Station

    Starting 4th Mar 2019
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    Monday 4th March - Friday 29th March. Core opening times Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. The exhibition will show how important the station is to...
    Monday 4th March - Friday 29th March. Core opening times Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. The exhibition will show how important the station is to Hebden Bridge and how it has become linked to the fortune and prosperity of the town. The railway and station opened in October 1840. Provision for passengers was limited and goods were the initial focus. With time, and criticism from travellers, the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company developed a second platform and a waiting room on westbound side of the track. The station employed many dozens of workers, from Station Master to delivery men. It was the main point from which local businesses transported their goods and supplies. The parcels office was vital to the town. For example, the picture house had films changed twice weekly, delivered by the railway van and the manager came to pay his bill each week, bringing a couple of free tickets for the staff. The station was the place from where local people went on holiday or sometimes to war, and the place at which thousands of visitors arrived in the town. Hebden Bridge almost lost the station in the 1970s and 1980s but it has been regenerated and almost 800,000 passengers arrived or left through its doors in 2017-18.
  5. IOU – Rear View 360

    Halifax

    IOU – Rear View 360

    Starting 22nd Mar 2019
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    At Copper Auditorium Tickets: £5. Age: 13+ Enter the immersive 360° film version of IOU’s Rear View and take an unforgettable virtual journey...
    At Copper Auditorium Tickets: £5. Age: 13+ Enter the immersive 360° film version of IOU’s Rear View and take an unforgettable virtual journey from the intimacy of a life class to the reality of the streets following the story of a life lived in the town. Wearing VR headsets, feel the sensation of riding on IOU’s ‘oneof- a-kind’ Rear View bus and share the stage with writer and performer Cecilia Knapp as she leads the audience through the urban landscape with her lyrical narrative. IOU has a 40- year tradition of creating work that combines many art forms presented in unusual indoor and outdoor spaces, festivals, venues, galleries and digital worlds. Experience IOU in 360° for the first time! Thursday 21 March Premiere from 5.30pm Friday 22 March Every 60 mins from 10am-8pm Saturday 23 March Every 60 mins from 10am-5pm Monday 25 March Every 60 mins from 10am-8pm
  6. Hebden Bridge Film Festival 2019

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Film Festival

    Starting 22nd Mar 2019
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    Hebden Bridge Film Festival is joining with the historic and beautifully restored Hebden Bridge Picture House and Hebden Bridge Town Hall to est...

    Hebden Bridge Film Festival is joining with the historic and beautifully restored Hebden Bridge Picture House and Hebden Bridge Town Hall to establish the area’s first international film festival, over the weekend of 22nd to 24th March 2019. 

    With over 500 years of non-conformism in the Calder Valley the theme for HBFF this year is "The Other". It will be a celebration of 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.

    Hebden Bridge Film Festival (HBFF) is delighted that actress Maxine Peake is their new patron. 

    The Festival presents a dazzling programme of world cinema, UK and US independent film, as well as well as supporting and fostering new talent.  The programme so far includes: 

    Wild Rose, including a new short film directed by Festival Patron Maxine Peake who will take part in a Q&A. (Friday 22 March) 

    Carmen and Lola, including Skype Q&A with director Arantxa Echevarría. (Saturday 23 March) 

    Being Frank, including Q&A with director Steve Sullivan. (Saturday 23 March)  

    Lane 0: The Lane of Dreams - Examining the struggle of a group of swimmers from developing nations trying to qualify for the Olympic Games for the first time. (Saturday 23 March) 

    The Last Goldfish – A daughter's search for her lost family stretches from Australia to Trinidad and WWII Germany. (Saturday 23 March) 

    Eighth Grade, the recent winner at the Independent Spirit Awards 2019. (Sunday 24 March)  

    The Fight, including Q&A with director and star Jessica Hynes. (Sunday 24 March) 

    A Festival Pass is the best value for film lovers – it gives entry to everything at the festival from 7pm on Friday 22 March until 11pm on Sunday 24 March 2019 – offering a choice of 13 film sessions, Q and A's, film panels and masterclass, in addition to the opening and closing parties. A Festival Pass can be bought on-line now (£27 /£32 /£37) and will make a great gift for a filmlover : www.hebdenbridgefilmfestival.org/tickets Individual tickets, will be available online for all sessions once the full program is announced. www.hebdenbridgefilmfestival.org

  7. Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

    Halifax

    Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

    Starting 22nd Mar 2019
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    22nd March 4pm 23rd March 10am, 1pm & 4pm “Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very smal...
    22nd March 4pm 23rd March 10am, 1pm & 4pm “Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small...” From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage! Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure. Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, they go on a trip into The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum, even plan a surprise birthday party for King Thistle, and oops, let’s hope there’s not another jelly flood! Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family!
  8. Todmorden Orchestra in Concert - 'From Italy to England

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Orchestra in Concert - 'From Italy to England'

    23rd Mar 2019

    7.30pm A concert presented by Todmorden Orchestra, to include 'Concierto D'Aranjuez for Guitar' by Rodrigo, and 'The Wasps Suite' by Vaughan Wil...
    7.30pm A concert presented by Todmorden Orchestra, to include 'Concierto D'Aranjuez for Guitar' by Rodrigo, and 'The Wasps Suite' by Vaughan Williams. Tickets £12, £10, under 16s £2, on line at www.todmordenorchestra.org.uk, from Todmorden Information Centre, or by telephoning 01706 817333
  9. https://www.squarechapel.co.uk/book-tickets/?instance_id=208807

    Halifax

    ANiMALCOLM

    26th Mar 2019

    7:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions) , approx running time: 120mins Age: 5+ Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a ...
    7:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions) , approx running time: 120mins Age: 5+ Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them, in fact, they’re wild about them. Their house is full of pets of all shapes and sizes, but what it’s NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to……a farm. What follows is a school trip like no other, where Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is yourself. A vibrant, energetic and gloriously funny musical from the award-winning Story Pocket Theatre. ANiMALCOLM combines physical theatre, puppetry and the company’s outstanding storytelling style to bring David Baddiel’s magical and wonderfully comic story to the stage.
  10. Solid Silver 60s Show

    Halifax

    Solid Silver 60s Show

    26th Mar 2019

    Tuesday 26th March 2019 7.30 pm For over 30 years, the Solid Silver 60s Show has entertained the nation and celebrated the world’s most loved mu...
    Tuesday 26th March 2019 7.30 pm For over 30 years, the Solid Silver 60s Show has entertained the nation and celebrated the world’s most loved music. Known as an institution on the 60s circuit, this is the original and premier 60s show, bringing you classic hits performed by the original hit makers. In 2019, 60s favourites Peter Noone, Brian Poole and Dave Berry with Vanity Fare unite for what could be the last ever Solid Silver 60s. Don’t miss your chance to see this slice of sixties history! Tickets from: £30.25 £32.25 £34.25
  11. Two Tykes on T'Loose

    Hebden Bridge

    Two Tykes on T'Loose

    29th Mar 2019

    Shaggy Dog Storytellers present an evening celebrating 'Yorkshireness' in song and story with Rod Dimbleby, local author and storyteller, specialis...
    Shaggy Dog Storytellers present an evening celebrating 'Yorkshireness' in song and story with Rod Dimbleby, local author and storyteller, specialist in Yorkshire Dialect stories, and Eddie Lawler, locally known as the 'Bard of Saltaire', whose songs celebrate Yorkshire, but also gently take the mickey on occasion. Admission £7 Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start
  12. Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Halifax

    Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Starting 29th Mar 2019
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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! Tickets from £11.75
  13. Jazzical

    Todmorden

    Jazzical

    30th Mar 2019

    7.30pm - 10pm, Todmorden Town Hall A Classical / Jazz concert created by Daniel Bath. Tickets £10, available from Todmorden Information Cent...
    7.30pm - 10pm, Todmorden Town Hall A Classical / Jazz concert created by Daniel Bath. Tickets £10, available from Todmorden Information Centre, on the door or online from TicketSource Featuring: The Ariana String Quartet Marie Claire Breen (Soprano) Leighton Jones (Composer, Singer, Piano) Daniel Bath Trio (Jazz) Munch Manship (Tenor Saxophone) Two famous Frenchmen have just died: Andre Previn, who played both jazz and classical music, but kept them separate, and Jacques Loussier, who, in his Play Bach Trio, would begin a piece as written by the composer, then begin to improvise on it in a jazzy way. The 'Jazzical' concert captures the spirit of these two musicians, but will provide you with a completely new experience. Daniel Bath will play a piece by Purcell that sounds like pure baroque. And it is 'pure baroque'. It's just that while the left hand obediently lays out the chord sequence as dictated by the composer, the right hand goes off on an improvised baroque journey that reminds one more of the craft of Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum than of something from the early 18th century. It is these links that this concert will be exploring.
  14. Strangers on a Train Set

    Halifax

    Strangers on a Train Set

    30th Mar 2019

    7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) Challenging a youth to turn down his music, Irene Sparrow, inventor of the left-h...
    7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) Challenging a youth to turn down his music, Irene Sparrow, inventor of the left-handed crochet hook (patent pending, as seen on Dragon’s Den) finds herself under suspicion of murder after the train emerges from a tunnel with the young man dead. But this is no ordinary train, each passenger is reading a book, each book is a portal into a parallel universe of train related crime fiction. With clever use of projection and multiple train sets, LipService give you a whistle stop tour that will leave you breathless and racing for the refreshment coach. So don’t blow your stack, this show is just the ticket to help you let off steam and overuse many more railway metaphors. A show that appeals to crime aficionados and narrow gauge railway enthusiasts alike.
  15. Calderdale Heritage Walk

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Fine Halls for Men, Small Flats for Women

    30th Mar 2019

    1.30pm Stories of gracious houses to the south of the town centre, some now vanished. Includes a look at the Flats for Women sponsored by local ...
    1.30pm Stories of gracious houses to the south of the town centre, some now vanished. Includes a look at the Flats for Women sponsored by local Soroptimists in 1938, the site of Halifax's first railway station, the home of Charles Dicken's father-in-law and the tale of Mrs. Haigh of Lower Shaw Hill,who was buried alive!
  16. Mothers Day Baskets at Manor Heath Park

    Halifax

    Mothers Day Baskets at Manor Heath Park

    30th Mar 2019

    Instead of buying your Mother’s Day gifts in a shop or garden centre, why not come to the Jungle Experience, Manor Heath Park, to plant up a beauti...
    Instead of buying your Mother’s Day gifts in a shop or garden centre, why not come to the Jungle Experience, Manor Heath Park, to plant up a beautiful basket of flowers and give a handmade gift this year? Sessions run:- 10.00-10.45am 11.00-11.45am 12.00-12.45pm 13.00-13.45pm The workshop is suitable for all ages (children are very welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or carer). Plants will include seasonal spring flowering and foliage plants. Help and guidance will be given if needed. £7.50 per basket – (cost includes basket, plants, compost and tuition). Thin gloves may be needed. Booking is essential due to limited space (15 places per session). Please follow the hyperlink below under 'Want more information?' to book your place.

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