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  1. Father to Gentleman Jack

    Halifax

    Father to Gentleman Jack

    1st Apr 2019

    2:15pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) Captain Jeremy Lister was a career soldier, who ...
    2:15pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) Captain Jeremy Lister was a career soldier, who did not marry until he was 36. A younger son of Shibden Hall, he fought in the American Revolutionary War, and was to father one of the most remarkable women of the 19th Century, Anne Lister. David Glover details his long life, from 1752 to 1836, including his complex relationship with his daughters.
  2. From New York to West Yorkshire

    Halifax

    From New York to West Yorkshire

    Starting 15th Feb 2020
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    A multimedia exhibition looking at hip-hop's impaact on Calderdale , including art, music, graffiti, unseen photgrpahs and eye witness accounts ...
    A multimedia exhibition looking at hip-hop's impaact on Calderdale , including art, music, graffiti, unseen photgrpahs and eye witness accounts Exhibition at Fletcher Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax.
  3. Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel by David Glover:

    Halifax

    Some Gay Kings, Queens & Princes: Illustrated Historical Talk

    24th Feb 2020

    7.30pm

    Celebrating LGBT History Month 'Some Gay Kings, Queens & Princes' - an entertaining Historical Talk by local historian David ...

    7.30pm

    Celebrating LGBT History Month 'Some Gay Kings, Queens & Princes' - an entertaining Historical Talk by local historian David Glover.

    Includes tales of Edward the Second, Queen Christina, Queen Anne, Ludwig of Bavaria, a cross-dressing Archduke, an Uncle of our present Queen and an Uncle of Prince Philip!

    Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions) Book your tickets via the Square Chapel Box Office 01422 349422 or Website

  4. Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Halifax

    Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Starting 28th Feb 2020
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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! Seating is not guaranteed, so please arrive early to be assured of a seat. Tickets £11.75
  5. The Marriage of Figaro

    Halifax

    The Marriage of Figaro

    7th Mar 2020

    7.30pn Opera North are performing a Whistle Stop Version of The Marriage of Figaro at The Viaduct Theatre on Saturday 7th March. The performance...
    7.30pn Opera North are performing a Whistle Stop Version of The Marriage of Figaro at The Viaduct Theatre on Saturday 7th March. The performance lasts approximately 45 mins and is a great opportunity to experience a taste of the wonderful world of Opera. Why not make a night of it and enjoy a Pre-Theatre Set Menu before at True North? Bookings from 5pm. Or A La Carte afterwards? Bookings from 8.30pm About The Marriage of Figaro: Figaro and Susanna are getting married, but trouble clouds the horizon. The lecherous Count Almaviva is out to bed the bride, the lovesick pageboy Cherubino keeps landing himself in hot-water and, to top it all off, if Figaro cannot repay his debt to Marcellina the housekeeper, he'll have to marry her instead! Be entertained by four professional opera singers and an accordionist in this short opera packed with mistaken identity, misunderstanding and comic twists. This is the perfect chance to experience the magic of opera! Tickets £10 per person
  6. Anne Lister inspired Creative Writing Workshops

    Halifax

    Anne Lister inspired Creative Writing Workshops

    Starting 19th Mar 2020
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    Three creative writing workshops, using Anne Lister as inspiration. Themes could include secrets, forbidden love, inspirational women, Halifax, ...

    Three creative writing workshops, using Anne Lister as inspiration. Themes could include secrets, forbidden love, inspirational women, Halifax, diary keeping and could be in the form of Poetry, letters, articles, stories, personal reflections, tributes, artwork.

    Let your imagination run wild. You will use fascinating Local studies resources including diary copies, maps, newspaper articles, historical texts and images. We will use the writing produced to create a collective Anne Lister fanzine which will be kept in the Library to inspire future writers.

    Come to one or all the workshops. Experienced and new writers welcome.

    Age 14+ Facilitated by experienced local writer Emma Decent

    £3

    Book online or in person at the Library

  7. Overgate Hospice Choir Concert - The Messiah

    Halifax

    Overgate Hospice Choir Concert - The Messiah

    21st Mar 2020

    4pm Overgate Hospice Choir presents George Frideric Handel's Messiah, with Principals of the National Festival Orchestra - Jane Burnell, Lucy Ap...
    4pm Overgate Hospice Choir presents George Frideric Handel's Messiah, with Principals of the National Festival Orchestra - Jane Burnell, Lucy Appleyard, David Brown and Quentin Brown. Tickets £12, available from the following:- Overgate Hospice, Elland Harvey's, Rawson Street, Halifax Shoesmiths, Commercial Street, Halifax Choir Members by telephoning 01422 373252 or via www.wegotickets.com
  8. Fiddler On The Roof

    Halifax

    Fiddler On The Roof

    Starting 24th Mar 2020
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    Performances at 7.15pm, Tuesday 24th March to Friday 27th March and 2.15pm on Saturday 28th March. All Souls’ Amateur Operatic Society presents ...
    Performances at 7.15pm, Tuesday 24th March to Friday 27th March and 2.15pm on Saturday 28th March. All Souls’ Amateur Operatic Society presents its production of the classic musical, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in or around 1905. Tickets:- Adults £14, Concessions £12 (Sat Matinee Children £7), available from any Member of the Society or by telephoning the ticket line: 07939 227528.
  9. No Horizon – The Musical

    Halifax

    No Horizon – The Musical

    Starting 26th Mar 2020
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    “One to watch out for…” (Elaine Paige) “A stunning success... astounding” (Yorkshire Post) The ‘must see’ musical. The astonishing true stor...
    “One to watch out for…” (Elaine Paige) “A stunning success... astounding” (Yorkshire Post) The ‘must see’ musical. The astonishing true story of Nicholas Saunderson who sought to make the impossible possible. No eyes. No braille. No hope. It is 1682. He is humiliated and rejected at every turn. Can an emerging genius with numbers confound those who seek to repress him? Set against the contrasting earthiness of Yorkshire and the dreaming spires of Cambridge, No Horizon is a tale of courage, aspiration, love and overcoming adversity. Featuring emotive, stunning music, this epic story tells of Saunderson’s dogged determination to fulfil his dream. It is as moving as it is inspiring. No Horizon seeks to establish Saunderson in his rightful place as a national icon. TICKET PRICES: £20 ADULT, £18 CONCESSION, £15 PARTIALLY RESTRICTED GROUPS: BUY 11, GET 12TH TICKET FREE. FOR FURTHER HELP WITH YOUR GROUP BOOKING, PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE ON 01422 849227
  10. Julia Bardo

    Halifax

    Julia Bardo

    28th Mar 2020

    Doors 8pm Grayston Unity proudly presents Julia Bardo, a Manchester-based singer-songwriter, plus The Lounge Society and Stonebow at the Orange ...
    Doors 8pm Grayston Unity proudly presents Julia Bardo, a Manchester-based singer-songwriter, plus The Lounge Society and Stonebow at the Orange Box, Halifax. (A Grayston Unity Pop-Up Bar will be open on the night) Tickets: £8, available from the Graystone Unity, Revo Records or via www.seetickets.com
  11.  Shibden Hall

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Home of Shibden Hall

    Starting 1st Apr 2020
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    Anne Lister’s home of Shibden Hall will be open daily during the Anne Lister Birthday Celebration.

    The Hall will also stay open la...

    Anne Lister’s home of Shibden Hall will be open daily during the Anne Lister Birthday Celebration.

    The Hall will also stay open late on her birthday, Friday 3rd April until 8pm.

    Open daily 10am to 5pm. Open until 8pm Friday 3rd April.

    Price: Adult entry £8 per person. Click here to book your tickets

  12. Young Anne Lister in Halifax

    Halifax

    Young Anne Lister in Halifax SOLD OUT

    Starting 2nd Apr 2020
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    View the house where Anne lived as a girl, with buildings and locations in Halifax associated with her earlier years. Learn about her early schooli...
    View the house where Anne lived as a girl, with buildings and locations in Halifax associated with her earlier years. Learn about her early schooling in the town, her private tutor, and her point of departure on stagecoach journeys. Where did her earliest girlfriend live; and where did she buy her blank diaries? Also, see the home and bank of Christopher Rawson, and a filming location from Gentleman Jack. [Building exteriors only] Walk Leader: David Glover. This is a circular walk of 2½ hours. Some sections are fairly steep. Meet at 2pm at Range Bank, junction with Portland Road, HX3 6LB. Dogs on leads welcome.
  13. Anne Lister Birthday Celebration Kick Off

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Birthday Celebration Kick Off SOLD OUT

    2nd Apr 2020

    Doors 6.15pm Join the Gentleman Jack community for a kickoff to this amazing weekend, leading off with two favorites from the Gentleman Jack / A...
    Doors 6.15pm Join the Gentleman Jack community for a kickoff to this amazing weekend, leading off with two favorites from the Gentleman Jack / Anne Lister fandom: Comedian and impressionist AMANDA WALGROVE, followed by the podcasters from Shibden After Dark, LEANNE MERTZMAN and MARY SCHWARTZ. Discussion and Q&A.
  14. Anne Lister's Shibden: Marriage, Mining & Money

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Shibden: Marriage, Mining & Money

    Starting 2nd Apr 2020
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    With Ann Walker now living at Shibden, Anne Lister began to realize her coal-mining ambitions. This walk passes by the moss house where her determi...
    With Ann Walker now living at Shibden, Anne Lister began to realize her coal-mining ambitions. This walk passes by the moss house where her determined courtship began. It climbs steadily up Pump Lane, then curves round by Walker Pit - sunk in 1835 and named in honour of Ann. By 1836 Anne Lister's aggrandisement of Shibden's magnificent grounds could begin to take shape. Walk leader: Jill Liddington. A 2½ hour circular afternoon walk, with one steep ascent, ending with tea, cake & Q&A. Meet at 2pm outside Meerside Café, HX3 6XG. Dogs on leads welcome.
  15. Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face SOLD OUT

    Starting 2nd Apr 2020
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    11.30am A 4-hour walk from Halifax climbing slowly up Old Bank to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister's estate in 1832 - when she returned home fro...
    11.30am A 4-hour walk from Halifax climbing slowly up Old Bank to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister's estate in 1832 - when she returned home from her travels, betrayed by yet one more woman's marriage plans. Then re-acquaintance with neighbouring heiress Ann Walker changed her life - forever. Anne Lister deployed all her considerable skills to enthral and seduce this wealthy young woman - all out of sight of Halifax's prying eyes. Walk leaders: Jill Liddington & Steve Crabtree. Walking boots/shoes advised, and bring packed lunch/snacks. The walk includes short readings from Nature's Domain, and ends with tea, cake and Q&A. Bus back to Halifax. Meet at 11.30 in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE
  16. Conserving Anne Lister's Diaries

    Halifax

    Conserving Anne Lister's Diaries

    Starting 3rd Apr 2020
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    Join the West Yorkshire Archive Service Conservation Team at Halifax Central Library & Archives for a talk about the fascinating conservation and t...
    Join the West Yorkshire Archive Service Conservation Team at Halifax Central Library & Archives for a talk about the fascinating conservation and treatment work undertaken on Anne’s diaries to ensure their long-term preservation* - including them being bandaged up in conservation’s diary hospital! Don’t miss the opportunity to drop in and have a chat with our Archives team and see the collection up close after the talk. *This project was made possible by the generous support of Sally Wainwright from the Wellcome Trust Screenwriters Fellowship Dates: Friday 3rd April 10.30-11.30am Monday 6th April 10.30-11.30am Tuesday 7th April 10.30-11.30am Price: £5 per person

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