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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. Todmorden Book Festival

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Book Festival 2020

    Starting 6th Nov 2020
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    Todmorden Book Festival 2020 will deliver a digital programme of free events this year.

    Todmorden Book Festival 2020 will deliver a digital programme of free events this year.

    This year's programme includes:

    Andrew McMillan reading new poems from his third collection pandemonium in the wild and rugged upland landscape surrounding Todmorden.

    An interview with Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen about her life as a hill farmer and successful writer.

    Live stream of an Open Mic night

    Play and a Pint Night; An evening of rehearsed readings of six shortlisted five-minute plays 

    And much more!

    Registration is now open for Todmorden Book Festival 2020, via their website.

    For a full day-by-day guide to what's on, please visit the Festival's website.

  4. Abbamania

    Halifax

    Abbamania

    20th Oct 2021

    7.30pm Celebrating Over 40 years of ABBA Europe's leading ABBA Tribute, ABBAMANIA, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding voc...
    7.30pm Celebrating Over 40 years of ABBA Europe's leading ABBA Tribute, ABBAMANIA, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage. ABBAMANIA's widely acclaimed tribute to ABBA is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen which will have you dancing in the aisles. Tickets from £26.75
  5. Swan Lake

    Halifax

    The Russian State Ballet and Opera House present Swan Lake

    22nd Oct 2021

    7.30pm After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with spellbinding, lavish,...
    7.30pm After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with spellbinding, lavish, full-production touring ballet. One hundred and thirty-five years ago audiences heard Swan Lake by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From that moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same. Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so strikingly that one can easily be mistaken for the other. It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under? From the opulent splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where majestic swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. Swan Lake captures, like no other ballet, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. A wonderful evening out, the memories of which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls. Ticket holders are invited to join us in the auditorium from 6:45pm for a pre-show Swan Lake talk. Tickets from £38.75
  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

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