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  1. A Grand Tour

    Halifax

    A Grand Tour

    Starting 27th Oct 2020
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    Artists, aristocrats and the affluent flocked to mainland Euro...

    Artists, aristocrats and the affluent flocked to mainland Europe from England between 1660 and 1840. Young nobles, mostly men, left to begin a tour of the great towns and cities of France, Germany and Italy. The Grand Tour, as it was known, was thought to be the perfect way to complete a young person’s education.

    The Grand Tour still influences many of our ideas about art, architecture and the landscape today. As our ability to travel freely is currently restricted, we are taking the time to reflect on this early and important form of tourism. 

    You will explore the legacy of The Grand Tour through works of art in the Calderdale Museum Service collection, including three famous English painters: Samuel Prout, John Ruskin and Albert Goodwin. From one brush stroke to the next, you will journey across the continent, with three generations of artists and their contemporaries. Through layers of paint and colour, we will discover how travel shaped the work of artists in England and the lives of people back home.

    FREE admission but tickets need to be booked online here

  2. The Fashion Gallery

    Halifax

    The Fashion Gallery

    Starting 27th Oct 2020
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    Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day! <...

    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 Fashion Gallery tells both the story of the production and manufacture of textiles in the local area and how those textiles were then used.

    FREE admission but tickets need to be booked online here

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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