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  1. Image: Bridge End, Brighouse by Miles Sharp. Calderdale Museums.

    Brighouse

    A Town Through Time

    Starting 19th Oct 2019
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    A new exhibition capturing a century of Brighouse, West Yorkshire on canvas and camera, featuring paintings and photographs from Calderdale Museums...
    A new exhibition capturing a century of Brighouse, West Yorkshire on canvas and camera, featuring paintings and photographs from Calderdale Museums’ collections, including works by local Brighouse artists Miles Sharp and Stanley Chapman. These works are displayed alongside newly produced photographs by the Halifax Photographic Society, who have recreated scenes from historic artworks of Brighouse to bring up to date the story of everyday life and ongoing change in the town. This exhibition runs from Saturday 19th October 2019 until Monday 20th April 2020 . FREE entry Smith Art Gallery is open: Monday: 10am - 5pm Tuesday: 10am - 4pm Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday: 10am - 4pm Friday: 10am - 5pm Saturday: 10am-3.30pm Sunday: CLOSED
  2. As Seen on TV

    Halifax

    As Seen on TV

    Starting 15th Feb 2020
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    An exhibition celebrating the costumes of some of Britain’s best loved TV dramas including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Poldark, Victoria an...
    An exhibition celebrating the costumes of some of Britain’s best loved TV dramas including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Poldark, Victoria and many more. Alongside a new display of historic costumes from similar periods in the Fashion Gallery. FREE entry This exhibition runs from Saturday 15th February 2020 until Saturday 5th September 2020 .
  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. Ascents of Wainhouse Tower

    Halifax

    Ascents of Wainhouse Tower

    Starting 13th Apr 2020
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    Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian ...
    Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney! Opening Times: Wainhouse Tower is open from 10am, with the last ascent at 3.30pm and closing at 4pm, on the following dates in 2020: Easter Monday April 13th May Day Friday May 8th Spring Bank Monday May 25th August Bank Monday August 31st Adult £3.50 Children £2.50 Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £10 Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £3 Child Passport to Leisure (PPL) £2
  5. Halifax International Market

    Halifax

    Halifax International Market

    Starting 16th Apr 2020
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    The award-winning International Village Market will be returning to Halifax again with traders from around the globe set up along Corn Market, Russ...
    The award-winning International Village Market will be returning to Halifax again with traders from around the globe set up along Corn Market, Russel Street & Southgate. Just some of the tasty treats which will be drawing in visitors include Greek delicacy including Gyros, Souvlaki, and Greek pies, a Traditional German Schwenkgrill selling Bratwurst and Currywurst, mouth-watering French crepes and Galettes, Catalan cuisine Tapas and Paella; Pofitjes, the famous Dutch mini pancakes and even Ostrich and Kangaroo burgers so hop along and try some of the great street foods on offer. Wander amongst the wonderful aromas, sights and sounds of a true International Market. As well as International street food there will be some great fresh foods on sale including olives, baklava, dried fruit and nuts. If you're after something sweet, the French Patisserie is a must, offering the finest pastries that are perfect as a treat - after all the burgers, sausages, pancakes, ice cream and freshly baked Macaroons…. But it’s not all about food as we have some great craft and gift stalls including some fantastic jewellery made from recycled silver cutlery; South American jewellery and knitwear, handmade amber, crystal and gemstone jewellery and of course the famous Dutch Market Garden where you can wander through a huge collection of shrubs, bulbs, beautiful plants and trees with some great garden ornaments. And if it all gets too much and you want to take a break sit and relax in our very own Continental Street Bar where you can try some great continental beers and wine.
  6. Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend 2020

    Starting 1st Aug 2020
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    Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 20120 A great value, family day out on Calder Holmes Park in Hebden Bridge. Enjoy a huge display of cars, ...
    Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 20120 A great value, family day out on Calder Holmes Park in Hebden Bridge. Enjoy a huge display of cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, craft and produce stalls, autojumble, live music, vintage children's rides and much more. Different vehicles can be seen on each of the two days.
  7. Halifax Agricultural Show

    Halifax

    Halifax Agricultural Show 2020

    8th Aug 2020

    Saturday 8th August 2020 The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone. Far...
    Saturday 8th August 2020 The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone. Farm and domestic animals will be shown, there's local produce, flowers, fruit & vegetables and crafts with entertainment such as showjumping, vintage vehicles, farmer's markets, stalls and demonstrations. The timetable of events and ticket prices will be confirmed closer to the date.
  8. Bad Asteroids at Millers

    Brighouse

    Bad Asteroids at Millers

    8th Aug 2020

    Starting at 8pm - Hopefully on our outdoor stage if the weather is good to us! The returning Bad Asteroids. A West Yorkshire based band playing ...
    Starting at 8pm - Hopefully on our outdoor stage if the weather is good to us! The returning Bad Asteroids. A West Yorkshire based band playing funk covers to suit all that'll keep you dancing all night long! Free entry - all welcome.
  9. Millers Garden Party

    Brighouse

    Millers Garden Party

    15th Aug 2020

    FREE All day event with Live acoustic music throughout the day on our outdoor stage from 12pm through till 11pm
    FREE All day event with Live acoustic music throughout the day on our outdoor stage from 12pm through till 11pm
  10. Blood, Sweat & Beers at Millers

    Brighouse

    Blood, Sweat & Beers at Millers

    22nd Aug 2020

    Starting at 8pm - Hopefully on our outdoor stage if the weather is good to us! This band will bring you great energy, eccentricity and good old...
    Starting at 8pm - Hopefully on our outdoor stage if the weather is good to us! This band will bring you great energy, eccentricity and good old Classic Rock Blues! A real fun and enjoyable group of fantastically talented musicians that will happily enjoy a beer with you and show you a good time! Free entry - all welcome.
  11. Loaded at Millers

    Brighouse

    Loaded at Millers

    29th Aug 2020

    Starting From 8pm - Hopefully on our outdoor stage if the weather is good to us! The fabulous 5 piece band Loaded! Specialising in popular favou...
    Starting From 8pm - Hopefully on our outdoor stage if the weather is good to us! The fabulous 5 piece band Loaded! Specialising in popular favourites and rocked up pop classics. Taking their influences from Kings of Leon, Stone Roses and Radiohead. Free entry - all welcome.
  12. DJ Ben & Kev at Millers

    Brighouse

    DJ Ben & Kev at Millers

    30th Aug 2020

    Starting at 7.30pm – on our outdoor stage! Ben and Kev are two guys who aim give you tasty aural delights in salubrious surroundings. With a vin...
    Starting at 7.30pm – on our outdoor stage! Ben and Kev are two guys who aim give you tasty aural delights in salubrious surroundings. With a vinyl only set they’ll take you on a rich journey through genres. From soul to reggae. From rock to rap and anything in-between. They are guaranteed to deliver audio-rays of sunshine whatever the weather. Free entry - all welcome.
  13. Norland Scarecrow Festival

    Sowerby Bridge

    Norland Scarecrow Festival 2020

    Starting 4th Sep 2020
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    Friday 4th - Mon 7th September 2020 The Norland Scarecrow Festival has been held every year since 2000 and raises money for the village and loca...
    Friday 4th - Mon 7th September 2020 The Norland Scarecrow Festival has been held every year since 2000 and raises money for the village and local charities. Local home and business owners create scarecrows to match a different theme each year, creating a trail of around 80 scarecrows! The festival is the first full weekend in September, just before the kids go back to school. The perfect end to the school holidays. As well as ingenious, witty and beautifully made scarecrows, there’s music, food, ice creams and lots more for you to enjoy!
  14. Owter Zeds at Millers

    Brighouse

    Owter Zeds at Millers

    5th Sep 2020

    Starting at 8pm - Hopefully on our outdoor stage if the weather is good to us! Wrapping up our Summer Band Night is the amazing Owter Zeds. An o...
    Starting at 8pm - Hopefully on our outdoor stage if the weather is good to us! Wrapping up our Summer Band Night is the amazing Owter Zeds. An original band from Hebden Bridge who only play their music - no covers! One not to be missed! Free entry - all welcome.
  15. Rushbearing Festival

    Sowerby Bridge

    Rushbearing Festival 2020

    Starting 5th Sep 2020
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    Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September 2020

    (NB these dates are provisional at the moment but the Festival take place on the first week...

    Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September 2020

    (NB these dates are provisional at the moment but the Festival take place on the first weekend in September)

    The Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival brings you a packed weekend of Rush-related tradition and tomfoolery!

    The Rushbearing Festival is the only one of its kind in Yorkshire. Over the course of the weekend, the festival sees the progress of the Rushbearing procession around seven towns and villages, visiting many churches and local hostelries along the way. the focal point of the procession is the sixteen feet high, two-wheeled handsomely decorated and thatched rushcart.

    A team of young ladies take turns to ride on top of the cart as it is pulled by sixty local men dressed in Panama hats, white shirts, black trousers and clogs. Accompanying them are a group of supporters in Edwardian dress along with some of the region's finest musicians and Morris dancing teams to provide entertainment for the crowds.

    By the nature of this event timings over the weekend may vary slightly!

    For full route details for the Rushcart and approximate timings, please visit the Rushbearing website

  16. Brighouse & Rastrick Band in Concert

    Halifax

    Brighouse & Rastrick Band in Concert

    5th Sep 2020

    7pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as...
    7pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’, most recently becoming National Champion Band of Great Britain in 2017, whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur. The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire. Today, it still continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fundraising efforts. Tickets from £15.75

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