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  1. 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

  2. Ryburn Folk Club at The Malt House

    Rishworth

    Ryburn Folk Club at The Malt House

    Starting 26th Feb 2020
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    Ryburn Folk Club brings you three hours of wonderful traditional music on the last Wednesday of every month (except July a...

    Ryburn Folk Club brings you three hours of wonderful traditional music on the last Wednesday of every month (except July and August).

    Our excellent and varied resident singers are joined by a special guest each month who performs a set in each half of the evening.

    Our upcoming guest performers are:

    Wednesday January 29th Jack Rutter

    Wednesday February 26th Bernard Wrigley

    Wednesday March 25th Roisin Ban

    Wednesday April 29th Sarah Matthews and Doug Eunson

    Wednesday May 27th Cosmotheka

    Wednesday June 24th George Sansome

    For further information, contact Pete and Sue Coe on 01422 822569, email ryburn3step@gmail.com or visit our website: www.ryburn3step.org.uk

    Ryburn 3 Step is a not-for-profit community group of folk musicians, dancers and singers based in Ripponden.

  3. Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 1st Mar 2020
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    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hal...
    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hall pediment on Halifax Road, OL14 5AQ Todmorden Town Hall straddles the Walsden Water and was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved on January 1st 1888. Designed by John Gibson of Westminster, this Grade 1 listed building holds a strong place in the hearts of local people. Most iconic, from the outside, is the pediment. The carved stonework has two central female figures on a pedestal. The one on the left represents Lancashire (cotton spinning industry) and the one on the right Yorkshire (engineering and agriculture). Below the two figures are different friezes of the industries coming together to prosper on the border. Inside the building there is an old Magistrate’s Court which now serves as the Todmorden Town Council Chamber. The ballroom upstairs spans the length of the building and holds many memories for those who have attended the variety of events held in the Town Hall for over 140 years.
  4. Dreaming Valleys

    Hebden Bridge

    Dreaming Valleys

    14th Mar 2020

    A day of engagement with topography, history and folklore. Kelly Starling - 'Dancing with Ghosts: Journeys to Robinwood Mill' Alison Cooper - '...
    A day of engagement with topography, history and folklore. Kelly Starling - 'Dancing with Ghosts: Journeys to Robinwood Mill' Alison Cooper - 'Geography of Grief: Pilgrimage through the Pennines' Dr Jennie Bailey - 'An Artery to a Heart: mapping the Rochdale Canal' Mark Valentine - 'Northern Soul: Lost weird writers of the North' Andy Roberts - 'The Demon in the Valley/ Alan Garner, Thursbitch & the fiction of fact' John Billingsley - 'Stoodley Pike: The underlying narrative' Mark Williamson (Spaceship): 'Outcrops' (musical performance with film) Steve Goldman - Society for the Preservation of Boring Grid Squares 9.15am - 5.30pm Tickets £20 (advance - before 12th March), £22 on the door (cash only) Vegan and vegetarian refreshments available. Email editor@northerneaerth.co.uk
  5. Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 22nd Mar 2020
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    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall’ include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including the former Caretaker’s Fla...

    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall’ include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including the former Caretaker’s Flat and holding cell.

    Total Tours start at 2pm and last approx 2.5 hours.

    Tours are £6.50 per person and include tea, coffee and biscuits. Tickets can be booked by emailing info@visittodmorden.co.uk 

    Please note; due to a spiral staircase and steep down staircase to the cellar, we cannot accept anyone into the Caretaker's Flat and cellar who has a mobility problem, walking aid, unsuitable footwear, serious health concern or any children aged under 11.

  6. Anne Lister Guided Walk and Breakfast

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Guided Walk and Breakfast

    1st Apr 2020

    BOOKING ESSENTIAL AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Guided walk through the Shibden Valley with knowledgeable local photographer Mark Bolton. Mark f...
    BOOKING ESSENTIAL AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Guided walk through the Shibden Valley with knowledgeable local photographer Mark Bolton. Mark followed the filming last summer with a keen interest in the Shibden Valley location. This four hour route breaks into two hour walks covering the main filming sites in the valley. It involves hills and some muddy paths so good walking shoes are a must, the countryside round here is beautiful but rugged. Each walk covers different parts of the valley so you can choose to do one or both. Meet at the Shibden Mill Inn for 9.00am with a circular walk leaving around 11.00am. We advice booking a table for lunch for those who have built up an appetite and fancy staying for a bite to eat and a well earned drink by the fire. £20 per person For further information or to make a booking, call 01422 365840
  7. Father to Gentleman Jack

    Halifax

    Father to Gentleman Jack

    1st Apr 2020

    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.
  8. Anne Lister's Home of 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

  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Anne Lister Guided Walk and Lunch

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Guided Walk and Lunch

    2nd Apr 2020

    BOOKING ESSENTIAL AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Guided walk through the Shibden Valley with knowledgeable local photographer Mark Bolton. Mark f...
    BOOKING ESSENTIAL AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Guided walk through the Shibden Valley with knowledgeable local photographer Mark Bolton. Mark followed the filming last summer with a keen interest in the Shibden Valley location. This four hour route breaks into two hour walks covering the main filming sites in the valley. It involves hills and some muddy paths so good walking shoes are a must, the countryside round here is beautiful but rugged. Each walk covers different parts of the valley so you can choose to do one or both. Meet at the Shibden Mill Inn at 10.00am for a two hour circular walk in the Shibden Valley. Arrive back at the cosy Inn for a delicious, sociable three course lunch. Booking, deposit and pre-order required. £40 per person For further information or to make a booking, call 01422 365840
  12. 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 det...
    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.
  13. 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
  14. Anne Lister Birthday Tea Party

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Birthday Tea Party

    3rd Apr 2020

    2.30pm for 3pm BOOKING ESSENTIAL AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Get together over a traditional English Afternoon Tea. Don your party hat, blow yo...
    2.30pm for 3pm BOOKING ESSENTIAL AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Get together over a traditional English Afternoon Tea. Don your party hat, blow your streamer and raise a glass of a Jack the lass cocktail to the lady of the hour. Booking and deposit essential. £20 to include a Jack the Lass Gin Cocktail. 2.30pm Arrival for Afternoon tea to be served at 3.pm £20 per person For further information or to make a booking, call 01422 365840
  15. The Curious Tale of Eliza Raine

    Halifax

    The Curious Tale of Eliza Raine

    3rd Apr 2020

    Square Chapel, Copper Auditorium, doors 12, start 12.15pm to 1:30 pm Tickets: £10.50 Anne Lister followed a long and winding trail of women, ...
    Square Chapel, Copper Auditorium, doors 12, start 12.15pm to 1:30 pm Tickets: £10.50 Anne Lister followed a long and winding trail of women, before finding Ann Walker and taking the Sacrament at Holy Trinity / Goodramgate. But the first of those was Eliza Raine. Their relationship went far beyond the dormered room the two young women shared at the Manor School in York, and finally ended at the same asylum Ann Walker was forced to enter. Join author Patricia Hughes at the Copper Auditorium at Square Chapel as she discusses this very important chapter in Anne’s storied past, as described in her book, “The Early Life of Miss Anne Lister and the Curious Tale of Miss Eliza Raine”. About the Author: Patricia Hughes worked with Dorothy Thompson at Birmingham University's Department of Modern History in the UK to decode and translate the coded passages of Anne Lister's vast, detailed journal.
  16. Anne Lister Halifax Minster Tour

    Halifax

    Anne Lister-Themed Tours of Halifax Minster

    Starting 3rd Apr 2020
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    LED BY DAVID GLOVER, President of Halifax Antiquarian Society

    10.30 am and 2 pm, Friday 3rd April

    10.30 am a...

    LED BY DAVID GLOVER, President of Halifax Antiquarian Society

    10.30 am and 2 pm, Friday 3rd April

    10.30 am and 2 pm, Saturday 4th April

    Duration 75-85 minutes.   £5.00 per head, no concessions. ENTRY BY ADVANCE TICKET ONLY. Maximum number per tour = 35.

    View the font where Anne was baptised, the Lister Arms on the ceiling, the Rawson family memorial, and learn the various connections of Ann Walker's kin.  Also – hear about Anne Lister’s burial, and how her tombstone went missing for 120 years!

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