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  1. Laura Annie Wilson Exhibition

    Halifax

    Laura Annie Willson Exhibition

    15th Sep 2018

    From Saturday 15th September 2018 you can enjoy an exhibition in Calderdale Industrial Museum celebrating the life and achievements of Laura Annie ...
    From Saturday 15th September 2018 you can enjoy an exhibition in Calderdale Industrial Museum celebrating the life and achievements of Laura Annie Willson. Laura Annie Willson was an extraordinary Halifax woman who rose from obscurity in the early twentieth century and then disappeared from view after her death in the 1940s. Before WW1 she became a prominent suffragette in Halifax, and was imprisoned twice. During the war, she was instrumental in getting women into factories to help the war effort. She set up one of the first works canteens in the engineering firm she ran with her husband [Willson Lathes], which became a model for others. Laura was awarded the MBE for her efforts. After the war Laura was a founder member of the Women’s Engineering Society, later its President, and later set up an electrical engineering company to get the new power source into more rural areas. If that was not enough, she decided something needed to be done about the poor housing stock available for working people, so she became a house builder. There are still four housing estates dotted across Halifax which Laura designed and built. You can visit Calderdale Industrial Museum each Saturday from 10am - 4pm, last entry 3.30pm. Entrance fee: £5 per adult. Concessions £4. Accompanied children enter free.
  2. 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.
  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. Triangle Mill Sisters Illustrated Talk

    Halifax

    Triangle Mill Sisters Illustrated Talk

    6th Mar 2019

    7.30pm Illustrated talk by Ruth Beazley ‘Triangle Mill Sisters’ about how the history of Wm. Morris' mill at Triangle influenced the growth and ...
    7.30pm Illustrated talk by Ruth Beazley ‘Triangle Mill Sisters’ about how the history of Wm. Morris' mill at Triangle influenced the growth and decline of the village through 150 years, and of the mill girls who lived there. Everyone welcome. CIMA members FREE. Non members £3. Light refreshments available. Tea & coffee available from 7pm
  5. Harella Days Illustrated Talk

    Halifax

    Harella Days Illustrated Talk

    6th Mar 2019

    7.30pm Harella Days Illustrated Talk by Jean Illingworth Everyone welcome. CIMA members FREE. Non members £3. Light refreshments available. ...
    7.30pm Harella Days Illustrated Talk by Jean Illingworth Everyone welcome. CIMA members FREE. Non members £3. Light refreshments available.
  6. Lates at Eureka!

    Halifax

    Lates at Eureka!

    7th Mar 2019

    Kick off British Science Week 2019 with an adults-only Eureka! Lates evening from 6.30pm - 9.30pm. Eureka! Lates are fun, adults-only even...

    Kick off British Science Week 2019 with an adults-only Eureka! Lates evening from 6.30pm - 9.30pm. Eureka! Lates are fun, adults-only evenings – and remember – there’s a bar…

    This brilliant evening will also offer a chance to check out Patternarium, a brand new exhibition in our Spark gallery created by the talented bods from IOU Theatre.

    FREE car  parking included.

    Tickets are £10 and only a limited number are available. Book now via Eventbrite. 

  7. Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes - Illustrated Talk

    Halifax

    Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes: Illustrated Talk

    22nd Mar 2019

    3pm Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes - The Man, the Business, the Legend. Illustrated Talk by Glenda Shaw Everyone welcome. CI...
    3pm Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes - The Man, the Business, the Legend. Illustrated Talk by Glenda Shaw Everyone welcome. CIMA members FREE. Non members £3. Light refreshments available.
  8. Gentleman Jack BBC/ HBO Photo by Lookout Point, Matt Squire

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Birthday Tours

    3rd Apr 2019

    11am, 1pm and 3pm Hear more about the fascinating lesbian diarist, scholar, business woman and traveller as we explore her home, the changes sh...
    11am, 1pm and 3pm Hear more about the fascinating lesbian diarist, scholar, business woman and traveller as we explore her home, the changes she made to it, the legacy she has left behind and the forthcoming Gentleman Jack TV series for the BBC by Sally Wainwright. £12.50 per ticket including private tour and refreshments. Please book online in advance.
  9. '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
  10. The Fashion Gallery

    Halifax

    The Fashion Gallery

    Starting 4th 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. Opening 4th May 2019 this new gallery will replace 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.
  11. BBankfield Chronicles Victorian Murder Mystery

    Halifax

    Bankfield Chronicles Victorian Murder Mystery

    17th May 2019

    6pm - 8pm Explore Bankfield Museum at night for this murder mystery evening! Follow the two Victorian characters to solve the Mystery at the Ma...
    6pm - 8pm Explore Bankfield Museum at night for this murder mystery evening! Follow the two Victorian characters to solve the Mystery at the Mansion. Who did it? Suitable for children from 8 years old, must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Includes light refreshments. £9.50 per adult and £6.50 for children. Booking essential; email museums@calderdale.gov.uk
  12. Shibden Christmas Craft Fair

    Halifax

    Shibden Winter Craft Fair

    Starting 16th Nov 2019
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    Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019 Experience Shibden at this most beautiful time of the year; browse the craft stands for early Christma...
    Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019 Experience Shibden at this most beautiful time of the year; browse the craft stands for early Christmas presents and treat yourself at one of the food stalls. Admission: Reduced admission to the Hall.
  13. Bankfield Christmas Craft Fair

    Halifax

    Bankfield Museum Christmas Craft Fair

    7th Dec 2019

    Saturday 7th December 2019 - 10am to 4pm A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in just time for Christmas at Bankfield Museum. The per...
    Saturday 7th December 2019 - 10am to 4pm A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in just time for Christmas at Bankfield Museum. The perfect place for present buying or to treat yourself! FREE admission

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