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  1. Spring Makers Market at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Spring Makers Market at The Piece Hall

    Starting 29th May 2021
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    10am - 6pm

    10am - 6pm

    A Spring Makers Market showcasing some of the best independent makers and producers from across the region takes place at The Piece Hall from 29th - 31st May, with over 40 unique stalls, pop-up street food, live music and entertainment.

    No need to book, just turn up!

  2. Reopening Weekend at Calderdale Industrial Museum

    Halifax

    Reopening Weekend at Calderdale Industrial Museum

    Starting 29th May 2021
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    Calderdale Industrial Museum reopens on Saturday 29th May and Monday 31st May 202...

    Calderdale Industrial Museum reopens on Saturday 29th May and Monday 31st May 2021 from 10am to 4pm. No booking is required and the last admission will be at 3pm.

    There will also be a pop-up display in the Musuem courtyard on both days; 'The South Sea Bubble', a tale of Britain;s first banking crisis. 

    The Museum houses a collection of industrial machinery and artifacts over four floors. Some of the machines are the only surviving examples in the country and have been placed in settings to give a close representation to the time when they were fully operational in the not too distant past.

    Down in the basement, the oil engine ‘Sadie’ provides motive power for part of an extensive collection of locally-manufactured machine tools, including lathes, drills and planers. You can take in the experience of nineteenth century Mytholm Coal Mine, learn about stone extraction and the exploitation of clay in the fireclay industries.

    The Power Gallery on the ground floor illustrates the story of power generation, from the water wheel to the internal combustion engine, by way of steam and electricity. The availability of power, initially from the numerous well-fed streams throughout Calderdale, was key to the growth of local industry.

    The first floor displays products that were made in Calderdale. World-famous names such as Mackintosh’s Toffees and Crossley’s carpets were everyday brands originating in Halifax.

    The top floor is still to be renovated and will be opened progressively over the next few years. 

    The Museum is operated by the Calderdale Industrial Museum Association (CIMA). a registered charity and dedicated group of enthusiastic volunteers.

    Admission:

    Adults: £5 Concessions (senior citizens & students): £4 Accompanied Children aged up to 16: FREE

  3. Halifax Agricultural Show

    Halifax

    Halifax Agricultural Show 2021

    14th Aug 2021

    The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone. Farm and domestic animals will ...
    The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone. Farm and domestic animals will be shown, there's local produce, flowers, fruit & vegetables and crafts with entertainment such as showjumping, vintage vehicles, farmer's markets, stalls and demonstrations. The timetable of events and ticket prices will be confirmed closer to the date.
  4. Halifax Festival of Words 2021

    Halifax

    Halifax Festival of Words 2021

    Starting 22nd Oct 2021
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    Halifax’s independent Festival of Words will be returning for the third time from Octobe...

    Halifax’s independent Festival of Words will be returning for the third time from October 22nd to 24th, bringing you its popular mix of readings, live music, spoken word and DJ sets across five Halifax venues.

    For all enquiries please email halifaxwords@gmail.com

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