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  1. Virtual tour of Shibden Hall

    Across Calderdale

    A Virtual Tour of Anne Lister's Home Shibden Hall

    Starting 11th Feb 2021
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    Discover the secrets of Anne Lister's home Shibden Hall from the comfort of your own home with this free online...

    Discover the secrets of Anne Lister's home Shibden Hall from the comfort of your own home with this free online virtual tour.

    Explore the room where Anne Lister wrote her diaries, move freely around the main house, venture through the Victorian gardens and get up-close to one of the world’s oldest surviving carriages in the 17th century asiled barn.

    There are expert guides in every room to share the fascinating features of this historic house and the stories of the people who have lived here.

     

  2. Anne 'Gentleman Jack' Lister

    Across Calderdale

    Anne Lister and Shibden Hall Timelines

    Starting 29th Mar 2021
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    You can now enjoy a new 600-year timeline of Shibden Hall’s history including key events and changes made...

    You can now enjoy a new 600-year timeline of Shibden Hall’s history including key events and changes made during Anne Lister’s lifetime.

    There are also timelines for Anne Lister and important figures in her life Mariana Percy (Belcombe) Lawton, Isabella (Tibb) Norcliffe and more!

    The timeline has been created in partnership with the Anne Lister research site Packed with Potential

    Click here to go to the timelines. 

  3. Anne Lister's Birthday Diary Podcasts

    Across Calderdale

    Anne Lister's Birthday Diary Podcasts

    Starting 1st Apr 2021
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    Calderdale Cultural Destinations have been given permission to use Anne Lister’s birthday diary readings ...

    Calderdale Cultural Destinations have been given permission to use Anne Lister’s birthday diary readings from 1818-1840, and a number of Anne’s friends from Halifax, Calderdale and around the world have read an entry for you to enjoy!

    These will be released, two each day, from 1st-12th April and you'll find all the readings here.

    Follow Calderdale Cultural Destinations on @CulturalRach on Twitter for more info, and enjoy! 

  4. Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events

    Across Calderdale

    Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events

    25th Apr 2021

    Sunday 28th February at 8pm.: Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle in Conversation

    Sunday 28th February at 8pm.: Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle in Conversation

    The legendary performance icons, LIVE!

    A trans pioneer and Tony nominated icon of New York’s cabaret scene Justin Vivian Bond has toured worldwide headlining at Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. As one half of punk-cabaret duo Kiki & Herb they toured with Scissor Sisters and opened for Rufus Wainwright

    Viv has appeared in many feature films playing a leading role in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus. A tireless campaigner for trans rights they pioneered the use of the pronoun Mx.

    Post-drag, post-gender, Manchester’s David Hoyle is a legendary fireball of the cabaret apocalypse!

    Since the 90’s David has been changing the face of queer performance, his career has spanned cinema, television and award winning live performances which have influenced generations of performers after him.

    He fronted his own Channel 4 TV show, duetted with Boy George and appeared in the TV series Nathan Barley. David regularly exhibits his paintings and tours worldwide.

     

    Sunday 21st March at 8pm.: FLUID – Celebrating Queer Identities in Spoken Word

    Hosted byClare Shaw and featuring Andrew McMillan.

    Clare Shaw has three poetry collections published with Bloodaxe: her work, according to the Times Literary Supplement, is “fierce, memorable and visceral”.

    Andrew McMillan's first collection, physical, was the first poetry collection to win the Guardian First Book Award; it also won a Somerset Maugham Award, an Eric Gregory Award, a Northern Writers' Award and the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. In 2019 it was voted as one of the top 25 poetry books of the past 25 years by the Booksellers Association.

    OTHER PERFORMERS TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    Sunday 25th April at 8pm Calder Calling – Music from the Valley

    Hosted by Sarah Courtney and featuring Terry Logan
    An evening showcasing some of our fantastic local performers, singers and musicians from the area.
    Ever since Happy Valley Pride launched we have championed Calder talent at our Big Day Out main stage every year. This is an opportunity for our LGBTQ+ community to get together and celebrate our amazing local artists.
    “I was quite literally stunned by Terry’s performance, she has a wonderful voice, coupled with brilliant beautiful songs, she’s definitely one to keep an eye on, absolutely amazing” - Kermit, Black Grape on Terry Logan.
    FULL LINE-UP TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    For more details visit the Happy Valley Pride website and Facebook page.

  5. Pennine Spring Music Festival

    Heptonstall

    Pennine Spring Music Festival 2021

    Starting 2nd Jun 2021
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    We’re planning to run a three day festival in 2021 with separate rehearsals for choir & #rchestra between Wednesday 2nd and Saturday 5th June. S...
    We’re planning to run a three day festival in 2021 with separate rehearsals for choir & #rchestra between Wednesday 2nd and Saturday 5th June. Set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside that inspired the Bronte sisters and Ted Hughes, the Pennine Spring Music Festival brings together instrumentalists and singers from all over Britain for a week of convivial music-making and performing.
  6. The Bootleg Beatles in Concert

    Halifax

    The Bootleg Beatles

    7th Apr 2022

    7.30pm Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critica...
    7.30pm Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging 60s, every tiny detail is forensically observed from their authentic period costumes and instruments, to their witty stage banter and “inflection perfect” vocals. With a little help from their own orchestral ensemble, and featuring a special set to mark the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, this show is an absolute must for Beatlemaniacs of all ages. Tickets from £34.25
  7. Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much

    Halifax

    Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much

    12th Apr 2022

    8pm

    The guy everyone can do an impression of is back at the Vic...

    8pm

    The guy everyone can do an impression of is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax with a brand-new stand-up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much? Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park.

    Widdicombe is best known for the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast and RTS award-winning show The Last Leg, as well as his critically acclaimed sitcom JOSH, Insert Name Here, QI, Have I Got New For You, A League of Their Own and his hit podcast Quickly Kevin Will He Score.

    Tickets from £21.75

  8. Killer Queen

    Halifax

    Killer Queen

    7th May 2022

    7.30pm Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen's concert since 1993. Their expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accura...
    7.30pm Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen's concert since 1993. Their expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of the world's greatest live band have rightfully earned Killer Queen the title of Queen tribute royalty. Thrilling sell-out audiences across the globe from the UK to Moscow, Killer Queen recreates the high energy, powerful phenomenon that was Queen live. Tickets: from £25.25
  9. The Festival of Halifax

    Halifax

    The Festival of Halifax

    Starting 11th May 2022
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    The Festival of Halifax is a five day celebration of the town's creativity and independent spirit with Art, Mus...

    The Festival of Halifax is a five day celebration of the town's creativity and independent spirit with Art, Music, Photography, Spoken Word, Film, Talks, Walks and Food in venues across Halifax town centre.

    Many of the events will feature musicians, artists, chefs, poets, historians and authors with a strong Halifax connection.

     

  10. Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story

    Halifax

    Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story

    3rd Jun 2022

    7.30pm

    Anything For Love – It’s all about t...

    7.30pm

    Anything For Love – It’s all about the music!

    Steve Steinman brings you his smash hit production Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story.

    For over 30 years Steve Steinman has been filling theatres and concert halls worldwide with his incredible production shows. Following his 2019 UK sell out tour Steve returns to the Victoria Theatre Halifax performing over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits. 

    Enjoy an incredible stage set and ten-piece live band combined with Steve’s sense of humour and stage presence -  this show can only be described as awesome.

    You'll be up on your feet dancing and singing to some of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits including – Anything For Love – Bat Out Of Hell – Paradise By The Dashboard Light – Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth – Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad – Dead Ringer For Love and many more. 

    Tickets from £31.75

     

  11. Doves at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Doves at The Piece Hall

    18th Jun 2022

    Gates 4pm

    Doves will come to The Piece ...

    Gates 4pm

    Doves will come to The Piece Hall on Saturday 18 June 2022, following the release of their 5th studio album ‘The Universal Want’ on EMI in September 2020. Plus very special guests Nadine Shah, Pip Blom and Sfen.

    Tickets £40 / £55

  12. Nile Rodgers & CHIC at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Nile Rodgers & CHIC at The Piece Hall

    Starting 24th Jun 2022
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    Gates 4pm & 5pm

    Nile Rodgers ...

    Gates 4pm & 5pm

    Nile Rodgers & CHIC will come to Halifax on Friday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2022, bringing with them a world-renowned live show and an endless catalogue of hits including ‘Everybody Dance’, ‘Good Times’, ‘I Want Your Love’, ‘Le Freak’, ‘Upside Down’, ‘He’s the Greatest Dancer, ‘We are Family’ and ‘Get Lucky’.

    Plus very spceial guest rebecca ferguson and more to be announced.

    Tickets £55 / £70

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