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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. 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.
  3. '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
  4. Up North Film & Television Festival

    Halifax

    Up North Film & Television Festival

    Starting 3rd May 2019
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    Square Chapel Arts Centre presents Up North Film & Television Festival Fri 03 May—Wed 29 May

    Various at Squar...

    Square Chapel Arts Centre presents Up North Film & Television Festival Fri 03 May—Wed 29 May

    Various at Square Chapel Arts Centre

    Tickets: £29.50-£5 (Festival Pass £99 & £59 for under 25s)

    Celebrating northern voices on screen & behind the camera!

    Click here to download a PDF copy of the festival brochure

  5. 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.
  6. Danny Abrahams Exhibition at Harrison Lord Gallery

    Brighouse

    Danny Abrahams Exhibition at Harrison Lord Gallery

    Starting 18th May 2019
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    The Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse is opening a new show of paintings by Danny Abrahams on Saturday 18th May. Brighouse artist Danny Abraham...
    The Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse is opening a new show of paintings by Danny Abrahams on Saturday 18th May. Brighouse artist Danny Abrahams has established himself as one of the UK’s best-loved, most collectible artists and this is his first exhibition in his home town. Meet Danny in person at the opening between 1pm and 2pm. Danny's paintings are hugely popular so this is a great opportunity to see his latest work. Danny commented “Growing up in the eighties, I'm from a generation of kids that played out in the streets. It was a time of innocence, a carefree time filled with fun and adventure. So I use my imagination and fall into a world where summer holidays last forever and snowfalls are over the top of your wellies! Never stop dreaming!!” Art has now become the focal point of Danny's life. As a true Yorkshire man he is influenced by the local beauty of the northern landscape and has been inspired by his many travels around the region. Combining these images with memories of 'growing up' appeals to everyone with a soft spot for nostalgia. The magical sky is a powerful subject in his work. The overall beauty, emptiness, rawness and power of the everyday natural wonder that most of us take for granted, sets the backdrop for many of his romantic works. The exhibition is free to enter and runs for three weeks
  7. Spring into Comedy Week

    Halifax

    Spring into Comedy Week

    Starting 18th May 2019
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    The Victoria Theatre, Halifax is excited to announce the launch of their very first Spring Into Comedy programme; a week of comedy events taking p...
    The Victoria Theatre, Halifax is excited to announce the launch of their very first Spring Into Comedy programme; a week of comedy events taking place in the theatre’s Green Room Bar from Saturday 18 May – Saturday 25 May. This jam packed week of laughs will give you the opportunity to see some great stand-up comedians up close in the laid back surroundings of the Green Room Bar and at an affordable price. The event opens on Saturday 18 May with the undisputed masters of off-the-cuff comedy The Noise Next Door. In this brand new show, audience suggestions will be transformed into ferociously funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye. Tickets are available for just £15. On Sunday 19 May two live back to back stand-up shows will be taking place. Ivo Graham, the apologetic Eton and Oxford alumnus will be on stage at 8pm with his crafty and self-aware wit. Ivo will be followed by Tom Binns; AKA Ivan Brackenbury at 9:30pm. The daft and inept, yet adorable radio DJ will bring his fantastic ‘Hospital Roadshow’ spoof radio show, complete with inappropriate records and bungled cues - a unique and wonderfully brilliant show guaranteed to make you cry with laughter. The evening will be compered by hilarious comedian Andy Kind. Tickets are on sale for £11.75 per performance and combined tickets are available to see both shows for £18.50. John Robertson returns to Halifax on Thursday 23 May with his hilarious interactive video game event The Dark Room. This promises to be a comedy night unlike any other. Imagine being trapped in a retro videogame with a sadistic end-of-level boss in a high octane and text-based adventure game show. Described by the Daily Telegraph as “Watching audiences attempt to tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around, don’t miss it”. Tickets are on sale for £13.75. Earth’s funniest footwear are back with their brand new show on Friday 24 May at 7pm when the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre return with a taster of their most recent Edinburgh Fringe creation. Following that you can also attend the infamous monthly Dick & Liddy’s Comedy Club at 9pm – a must stop on the comedy circuit to see up and coming comedians. Tickets are £11.75 per show and combined tickets are available to see both events for £18.50. The Spring Into Comedy week is brought to a close on Saturday 25 May with Saturday Night Comedy, featuring quality stand –up routines from Patrick Monahan, Bethany Black, Rob Rouse and compered by Cokey Falkow. Funny and adorable Irish/Iranian/Teessider comedian Patrick Monahan knows how to work a room and engage an audience with a strongly skilled blend of ad lib banter and stand up. Bethany Black’s style of comedy is honest, dark tinged but magical, filled with funny anecdotes about her life. You may recognise Rob Rouse from The Friday Night Project, Dave’s One Night Stand, Celebrity Juice and 8 out of 10 Cats. The evening will be. Tickets are just £15.75.
  8. Teddy Bear's Picnic at Ogden Water

    Halifax

    Teddy Bear's Picnic at Ogden Water

    22nd May 2019

    10.30am - 12.30pm

    Come to Ogden Water to spend a morning playing out in the woods with your teddy bear aimed at pre-school children and ...

    10.30am - 12.30pm

    Come to Ogden Water to spend a morning playing out in the woods with your teddy bear aimed at pre-school children and their parents/carers.

    Activities include a number of bear related games and a picnic (bring your own food!).

    Booking essential.

    No dogs.

    Suitable for ages 2+

    £4 per child (£3 for Passport to Leisure holders)

  9. Continental Circus Berlin

    Halifax

    Continental Circus Berlin

    Starting 22nd May 2019
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    Continental Circus Berlin are bringing their amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts, music and fantastic performers from all over the world to Halif...
    Continental Circus Berlin are bringing their amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts, music and fantastic performers from all over the world to Halifax from Wednesday 22nd May to Monday 27th May 2019. In an age where so much entertainment is unreal, made up of special effects, CGI and has a virtual reality, being pre-recorded, multi-tracked, digitally enhanced or in some other way electronically created - the sheer reality of a live show is a breath of fresh air and the feats and skills seen at Continental Circus Berlin are often so amazing that the Circus-goer literally can not believe their eyes. Wednesday 22 May 5pm & 7.45pm Thursday 23 May 5pm & 7.45pm Friday 24 May 5pm & 7.45pm Saturday 25 May 2pm & 5pm & 8pm Sunday 26 May 2pm & 5pm Monday 27 May 12 noon & 3pm We are offering a 2 for 1 deal, any seat any day. Cal the box office in advance 07494774008 and quote ‘BERLIN241’ to receive the deal.
  10. Chow Down at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Chow Down at The Piece Hall

    Starting 24th May 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
  11. Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Halifax

    Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    24th May 2019

    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
  12. Tinderwood Trust Family Forest school sessions

    Todmorden

    Tinderwood Trust Family Forest school sessions

    Starting 24th May 2019
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    10am - 12pm

    Wild playing out sessions for families at our Eastwood Forest School site, Eastwood, Todmorden OL14 6DQ.

    We will be ...

    10am - 12pm

    Wild playing out sessions for families at our Eastwood Forest School site, Eastwood, Todmorden OL14 6DQ.

    We will be getting creative with nature, probably digging interesting holes and definitely cooking on the fire and searching for things in the pond, all inspired by the forest school ethos.

    Forest School is a child-centred educational approach that sees natural settings as rich opportunities for learning. The overwhelming aim of our Family Forest School sessions is to give space and time for children and their parents to have fun together and discover all the play possibilities of the outdoor world and make friends at the same time.

    The sessions are run by fully qualified Forest School Leaders and Volunteers. All adults leading the sessions hold current enhanced DBSs.

    More information available from Tinderwood Trust via our Facebook page - tinderwoodtrust, or through our website.

    Suitable for ages 0-6 (no unaccompanied children)

    £4 per child . No booking required

  13. The Storytelling Bus - IOU Theatr

    Halifax

    The Storytelling Bus - IOU Theatre

    Starting 25th May 2019
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    Times: Various Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions) , approx running time: 30mins Suitable for age 8+ ( height restrictions apply ) Take a 30-min...
    Times: Various Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions) , approx running time: 30mins Suitable for age 8+ ( height restrictions apply ) Take a 30-minute bus journey around Halifax and become part of IOU’s latest immersive experience. The Storytelling Bus takes us on a journey around Halifax, seeing this extraordinary town in a way you’ve never seen it before. Passengers sit on the moving bus wearing headphones, listening to individual stories as they take in the sights of Halifax. The words of people living in the town are brought to life – the personal, every day stories of our lives are given voice and shared meaning. The Rear View Storytelling Bus is an alternative sightseeing journey unique to Halifax, presented in partnership with Piece Hall & Square Chapel. The Rear View bus was conceived, designed and made by IOU in their Halifax workshop and is the only one of its kind in the world. The bus is generously maintained by First Bus, Halifax.
  14. Hardcastle Crags Bluebells by Simon Fraser

    Hebden Bridge

    National Trust Hardcastle Crags Guided Walk: Bluebell Walk

    25th May 2019

    10am - 2pm Free no need to book. See the spectacular sea of bluebells at Hardcastle Crags on this wonderful 5 mile, moderate amble. Meet...
    10am - 2pm Free no need to book. See the spectacular sea of bluebells at Hardcastle Crags on this wonderful 5 mile, moderate amble. Meet at Midgehole Road car park (car parking charge applies if not a National Trust member). Dogs on a lead are welcome. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring lunch. For more information, call 01422 844518/846236
  15. Todmorden Carnival 2019

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Carnival 2019

    25th May 2019

    Saturday 25th May 2019 A day out for all the family providing fun and entertainment and an opportunity for local groups to raise funds for their...
    Saturday 25th May 2019 A day out for all the family providing fun and entertainment and an opportunity for local groups to raise funds for their own particular charity. The Carnival Theme is 'Horrible History'. The parade starts at 12.30pm at Sanworth Street. there's a fun fair from Thursday to Monday. Advance tickets: £1 Tickets on the day: Adults £4, Children & OAP £3 Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children) £10.
  16. What's On at Hardcastle Crags

    Hebden Bridge

    What's On at Hardcastle Crags

    Starting 25th May 2019
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    There's so much you can see and do at Hardcastle Crags! In addition to exploring Gibson Mill, the Weaving Shed Cafe and Shop and the 400 acres o...
    There's so much you can see and do at Hardcastle Crags! In addition to exploring Gibson Mill, the Weaving Shed Cafe and Shop and the 400 acres of unspoilt woodland, there's a fun series of events throughout the year, from pond-dipping, den-building, craft activities and learning to cook on a camp fire to many different guided walks. For a full list of What's On at Hardcastle Crags, please click on the link below under 'Want More information?'

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