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  1. Virtual tour of Shibden Hall

    Across Calderdale

    A Virtual Tour of Anne Lister's Home Shibden Hall

    Starting 11th Feb 2021
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    Discover the secrets of Anne Lister's home Shibden Hall from the comfort of your own home with this free online...

    Discover the secrets of Anne Lister's home Shibden Hall from the comfort of your own home with this free online virtual tour.

    Explore the room where Anne Lister wrote her diaries, move freely around the main house, venture through the Victorian gardens and get up-close to one of the world’s oldest surviving carriages in the 17th century asiled barn.

    There are expert guides in every room to share the fascinating features of this historic house and the stories of the people who have lived here.

     

  2. Anne 'Gentleman Jack' Lister

    Across Calderdale

    Anne Lister and Shibden Hall Timelines

    Starting 29th Mar 2021
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    You can now enjoy a new 600-year timeline of Shibden Hall’s history including key events and changes made...

    You can now enjoy a new 600-year timeline of Shibden Hall’s history including key events and changes made during Anne Lister’s lifetime.

    There are also timelines for Anne Lister and important figures in her life Mariana Percy (Belcombe) Lawton, Isabella (Tibb) Norcliffe and more!

    The timeline has been created in partnership with the Anne Lister research site Packed with Potential

    Click here to go to the timelines. 

  3. Anne Lister's Birthday Diary Podcasts

    Across Calderdale

    Anne Lister's Birthday Diary Podcasts

    Starting 1st Apr 2021
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    Calderdale Cultural Destinations have been given permission to use Anne Lister’s birthday diary readings ...

    Calderdale Cultural Destinations have been given permission to use Anne Lister’s birthday diary readings from 1818-1840, and a number of Anne’s friends from Halifax, Calderdale and around the world have read an entry for you to enjoy!

    These will be released, two each day, from 1st-12th April and you'll find all the readings here.

    Follow Calderdale Cultural Destinations on @CulturalRach on Twitter for more info, and enjoy! 

  4. The Cragg Vale Coiners by Heptonstall Historical & heritage Society

    Heptonstall

    The Cragg Vale Coiners by Heptonstall Historical & Heritage Society

    13th Apr 2021

    7.30pm - 9pm

    The story ...

    7.30pm - 9pm

    The story of the Cragg Vale Coiners, an eighteenth-century counterfeiting gang in West Yorkshire.

    In this online event David Glover tells the tale of how an enterprising group of men in the Calder Valley area set up a counterfeiting operation in the 1760s, which would ultimately lead to the murder of local exciseman William Deighton, engaged in tracking them down.

    David is President of Halifax Antiquarian Society and Vice-Chair of Halifax Civic Trust.

  5. Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events

    Across Calderdale

    Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events

    25th Apr 2021

    Sunday 28th February at 8pm.: Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle in Conversation

    Sunday 28th February at 8pm.: Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle in Conversation

    The legendary performance icons, LIVE!

    A trans pioneer and Tony nominated icon of New York’s cabaret scene Justin Vivian Bond has toured worldwide headlining at Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. As one half of punk-cabaret duo Kiki & Herb they toured with Scissor Sisters and opened for Rufus Wainwright

    Viv has appeared in many feature films playing a leading role in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus. A tireless campaigner for trans rights they pioneered the use of the pronoun Mx.

    Post-drag, post-gender, Manchester’s David Hoyle is a legendary fireball of the cabaret apocalypse!

    Since the 90’s David has been changing the face of queer performance, his career has spanned cinema, television and award winning live performances which have influenced generations of performers after him.

    He fronted his own Channel 4 TV show, duetted with Boy George and appeared in the TV series Nathan Barley. David regularly exhibits his paintings and tours worldwide.

     

    Sunday 21st March at 8pm.: FLUID – Celebrating Queer Identities in Spoken Word

    Hosted byClare Shaw and featuring Andrew McMillan.

    Clare Shaw has three poetry collections published with Bloodaxe: her work, according to the Times Literary Supplement, is “fierce, memorable and visceral”.

    Andrew McMillan's first collection, physical, was the first poetry collection to win the Guardian First Book Award; it also won a Somerset Maugham Award, an Eric Gregory Award, a Northern Writers' Award and the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. In 2019 it was voted as one of the top 25 poetry books of the past 25 years by the Booksellers Association.

    OTHER PERFORMERS TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    Sunday 25th April at 8pm Calder Calling – Music from the Valley

    Hosted by Sarah Courtney and featuring Terry Logan
    An evening showcasing some of our fantastic local performers, singers and musicians from the area.
    Ever since Happy Valley Pride launched we have championed Calder talent at our Big Day Out main stage every year. This is an opportunity for our LGBTQ+ community to get together and celebrate our amazing local artists.
    “I was quite literally stunned by Terry’s performance, she has a wonderful voice, coupled with brilliant beautiful songs, she’s definitely one to keep an eye on, absolutely amazing” - Kermit, Black Grape on Terry Logan.
    FULL LINE-UP TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    For more details visit the Happy Valley Pride website and Facebook page.

  6. Chris Ramsey: 20/20 the Brand New Stand-Up Show

    Halifax

    Chris Ramsey: 20/20 the Brand New Stand-Up Show

    7th Nov 2021

    7.30pm 

    Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2020 and will be at th...

    7.30pm 

    Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2020 and will be at the Victoria Theatre Halifax. Having filled venues across the country including The Newcastle Metro Arena, twice, “Ramsey has the potential to be a mainstream hit, a cult favourite or almost anything in between” (Sunday Times)so don’t miss your chance to catch him live on stage while you can.  

    Chris has just announced his own live stand-up special which will be available to stream on Amazon Prime this summer. Alongside his wife Rosie he is also the co-host of the no.1 hit podcast Shagged. Married. Annoyed. which has been downloaded a phenomenal 4.5 million times.

    Recently seen hosting two series of his very own TV show The Chris Ramsey Show and Chris Ramsey’s Stand up Central (both Comedy Central), he has also been a regular face on many major comedy shows including Celebrity Juice (ITV2), 8 out of 10 Cats (C4), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and Virtually Famous (E4) to name a few.

  7. Sensational 60s Experience

    Halifax

    Sensational 60s Experience

    12th Nov 2021

    7.30pm The biggest and best 60’s show touring the UK returns to The Victoria Theatre Halifax for one night only, with a brand new production for...
    7.30pm The biggest and best 60’s show touring the UK returns to The Victoria Theatre Halifax for one night only, with a brand new production for 2020. The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour 60’s spectacular of pure nostalgia. The show with the definite feel good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s. The Sensational 60’s Experience will deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat. Whether you come to this show to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years. Come and experience the musical phenomena of the 1960s for yourself. This is must see 60’s show for 2020 Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers, 80th Birthday Tour) The Fortunes, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Fourmost and Meet The Beatles starring The Revolvers. Hits include Needles and Pins, Storm In A Teacup, Hippy Hippy Shake, A Little Lovin, A Hard Day’s Night plus many more. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best. Tickets: £27.75
  8. The Bootleg Beatles in Concert

    Halifax

    The Bootleg Beatles

    7th Apr 2022

    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
  9. Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much

    Halifax

    Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much

    12th Apr 2022

    8pm

    The guy everyone can do an impression of is back at the Vic...

    8pm

    The guy everyone can do an impression of is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax with a brand-new stand-up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much? Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park.

    Widdicombe is best known for the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast and RTS award-winning show The Last Leg, as well as his critically acclaimed sitcom JOSH, Insert Name Here, QI, Have I Got New For You, A League of Their Own and his hit podcast Quickly Kevin Will He Score.

    Tickets from £21.75

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