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  1. Once Upon a Time

    Halifax

    Once Upon a Time

    Starting 2nd Feb 2019
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    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
  2. The Fashion Gallery

    Halifax

    The Fashion Gallery

    Starting 11th May 2019
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    Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but litt...
    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 new fashion gallery will tell both the story of the production and manufacture of textiles in the local area and how those textiles were then used. This new gallery replaces the 'For King and Country' exhibition on the top floor at Bankfield. 2019 will also see a range of related talks, tours and events. FREE admission.
  3. Digital Dimensions at Eureka! the National Children's Museum

    Halifax

    Digital Dimensions at Eureka! the National Children's Museum

    Starting 25th May 2019
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    May 25th - November

    Kids visiting the award-winning Halifax attraction will be treated to vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds tha...

    May 25th - November

    Kids visiting the award-winning Halifax attraction will be treated to vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds thanks to cutting-edge design and technology, including giant motion-tracking projections capturing children’s movements as they interact with what they see.

    This features in the exhibition alongside touch-triggered 3D shapes and luminous touch-sensitive pillars of light.

    A visit to Digital Dimensions, housed in Eureka!’s ground-floor Spark Gallery, will allow families to:

    • Test memories and coordination in a game against a series of 3D musical cubes – working together to remember patterns to trigger sounds and a colourful chain reaction!
    • Weave their way through luminous touch-sensitive colour-changing pillars of light - find the master pole to reset the colours
    • Step into a colourful motion-capture tunnel of with astounding visual effects
    • Open some truly magical doors to a series of digital dimensions.

    Digital Dimensions has been created by first year students studying for a BA (Hons) in Live Visual Design & Production at Backstage Academy, based at Wakefield’s Production Park, a community of live events businesses behind the staging of Beyoncé & Jay-Z and Take That arena tours.

    Digital Dimensions is included in the price of admission, or free to Eureka! Annual Pass holders.

  4. DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

    Halifax

    DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

    Starting 8th Jun 2019
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    September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted fo...
    September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted for military and industrial service; industry was placed on a war footing and many workers took on Civil Defence and Home Guard duties. The area did not escape unscathed, there were 11 bombing incidents recorded and 11 people were killed. On 24 December 1944 a German V1 Flying Bomb (commonly known as ‘Doodlebugs’) landed in a field at Little Tooting Farm, Hubberton, Sowerby. Extensive blast damage made the farmhouse uninhabitable for some time and broke windows a mile away. The farmhouse occupants received cuts from broken glass. The photograph shows the Auxiliary Fire Service team, which attended the incident, along with the police and ambulance service. FREE admission. The exhibition runs from Saturday 8th June to Saturday 30th November 2019 .
  5. Gentleman Jack Costumes Display at Bankfield Museum

    Halifax

    Gentleman Jack Costumes Display at Bankfield Museum

    Starting 12th Jul 2019
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    An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life o...
    An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life of Anne Lister, was filmed largely at her home of Shibden Hall, managed by Calderdale Museums Service. On display at Bankfield Museum are a number of the costumes and props from the series, worn and used by actors including Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle. At Bankfield you can also see original clothing from the period of Gentleman Jack in the new Fashion Gallery on the top floor. The costumes have been kindly loaned for display by Lookout Point Productions with assistance from designer Tom Pye. FREE admission. Friday 12th July 2019 until Tuesday 24th December 2019
  6. Halifax Comedy Festival 2019

    Halifax

    Halifax Comedy Festival

    Starting 18th Oct 2019
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    Have you heard the one about the Halifax Comedy Festival returning this October?

    ...

    Have you heard the one about the Halifax Comedy Festival returning this October?

    Fans of live comedy are in for a real treat when The Halifax Comedy Festival returns for its fifth year this October!

    Dave Gorman will be opening the festival at the Victoria Theatre.  The man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life is Goodish is back on the road with a brand new live show ‘With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint’ on Friday 18 October.

    Superb world-class stand up comes from Jimeoin; the Irishman from Australia, acclaimed worldwide as one of live comedy’s true masters, on Saturday 19 October.

    For budding comedians ready to take on the spotlight there is a 2 day comedy workshop on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October from veteran of the international comedy circuit Silky White, who is also appearing on Saturday 19 October.

    There’s lots of comedy for all the Family this year, with Javier Jarquin – The Card Ninja on Saturday 19 October, Jay Foreman who will be returning with his Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children on Sunday 20 October, following his sell out show last year, and Jeddy Bear and Gary are bringing their comedic retelling of the Teddy Bear’s picnic on Saturday 26 October. Grownups will also love the adult version of the show later that evening!

    No subject is taboo from the Hormonal Housewives who will be blasting their witty way through a catalogue of women’s bits in this ultimate ladies night on Wednesday 23 October. Starring Suzanne Shaw, Josephine Partridge and Julie Coombe.

    The Victoria Theatre’s regular monthly Dick & Liddy’s Comedy Club will be taking its usual spot on Friday 25 October and is your chance to get close to some amazing stand-up talent.

    Not to forget the festival’s annual comedy jaunt to the wonderful surroundings of Halifax Minster – a unique setting for live comedy and this year you have the option of 2 great events! Thursday 24 October promises to be an eccentric night of musical humour with the London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra featuring funny songs, crazy costumes and virtuoso music!

    The festival closes on Saturday 26 October with That Comedy Thing at The Minster with a very special line-up featuring comedians Allyson June Smith, Sam Avery, Tony Law, and MC Tony Vino.

    To book tickets and for more information call 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk

  7. Hocus Pocus at Eureka!

    Halifax

    Hocus Pocus at Eureka!

    Starting 19th Oct 2019
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    Bubble, bubble, there’s toil and trouble at Eureka! this October half term, as a coven of witches and a convocation of wizards have flown in to use...
    Bubble, bubble, there’s toil and trouble at Eureka! this October half term, as a coven of witches and a convocation of wizards have flown in to use the children’s museum for their official Halloween recruitment drive. Bring your budding Harry Potters and Mildred Hubbles to Eureka! from Saturday 19th October to Sunday 3rd November to discover whether they belong on #TeamWitch or #TeamWizard! The Eureka! Witches and Wizards will be putting apprentice magicians aged 0-11 years through a series of tasks and tests before they pledge allegiance, while mystical characters from Black Knight Historical will be conjuring up some truly magical classes in the Eureka! Theatre. Grab your capes and hats, broomsticks and wands, chant your favourite transportation spell (or, you know, belt up in the back of the family car) and fly over to Eureka! for an enchanting Halloween half-term day out! Spooky fancy dress encouraged! The museum will be opening its doors early at 9.30am on weekdays throughout half-term for eager visitors wanting to get their magic on before lunchtime. All activities are included in the price of admission or free to Eureka! annual pass holders.
  8. Meet Prue Leith CBE at The Arches, Dean Clough

    Halifax

    Meet Prue Leith CBE at The Arches, Dean Clough for Lunch

    21st Oct 2019

    Probably best known for her roles as Judge on The Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, Prue has had many adventures and accolades in h...

    Probably best known for her roles as Judge on The Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, Prue has had many adventures and accolades in her career making her one of the most respected voices in the Food Industry today.

    Guests will hear about Prue's passion for good food, her role in food education and what the future holds, at this exclusive event.

    TICKETS: £35/£50 EACH £35 includes Entry, Arrival Drink, 3 Course Celebration Lunch & Coffee, Interview & Q&A with Prue £50 includes all of the above, plus a signed copy of "Prue - My All Time Favourite Recipes"

    Tickets can be bought online by visiting our website.

    THE ARCHES CELEBRATION LUNCH MENU

    TO BEGIN

    Smoked Salmon

    Beetroot & Dill Creme Fraiche, Whipped Cream Cheese Butter, Watercress Salad & Wholemeal Roll

    Or

    The Arches Spicy Autumn Soup (V, Ve)

    Roast Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup, Lightly Curried Naan Bread, Coriander Oil

    TO FOLLOW

    Garlic & Rosemary Chicken wrapped in Prosciutto Ham

    Creamy Leeks & Wild Mushroom, Parmesan Sauce, Crispy Porcini Gnocchi, Baby Herbs

    OR

    Salt Baked Celeriac (V)

    Wild Mushroom & Leek Gratin, Braised Red Cabbage, Tenderstem Broccoli, Shaved Chestnuts, Infused Truffle Sauce

    TO FINISH The Arches Autumn Dessert Plate Tea & Coffee

    OTHER EVENT DETAILS:

    DRESS CODE: Smart

    DOORS OPEN: 11.30AM

    EVENT CLOSE: Approx 3.30pm

    Limited copies of some of Prue's Books will be available to purchase on the day. Pre-order drinks and packages available. We can accommodate all dietary requirements.

  9. Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Halifax

    Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Starting 25th Oct 2019
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    8.30pm in The Green Room Bar Laugh your way into the weekend with our regular and hugely popular comedy club. Held in our laid-back and intimate...
    8.30pm in The Green Room Bar Laugh your way into the weekend with our regular and hugely popular comedy club. Held in our laid-back and intimate Green Room Bar, Dick and Liddy's is a rare opportunity to get seriously close to serious talent. Let the fun begin! Seating is not guaranteed, so please arrive early to be assured of a seat. Tickets £11.75
  10. Ogden Water Practical Day

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Practical Day

    Starting 25th Oct 2019
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    Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chr...
    Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chris Sutcliffe at Ogden Water. Session runs 9.45am - 3pm. Please contact 07769 954956 for more details. Bring a packed lunch. No dogs allowed (with the exception of guide and hearing dogs). Please wear old clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Suitable for ages 16+. FREE
  11. The Great Pumpkin Festival 2018, Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge

    The Great Pumpkin Festival 2019

    26th Oct 2019

    The Great Pumpkin Festival, brought to you by Hebden Royd Town Council, will be back in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 26th October from 11am - 5pm. ...
    The Great Pumpkin Festival, brought to you by Hebden Royd Town Council, will be back in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 26th October from 11am - 5pm. We’ve once again teamed up with our friends, the professional pumpkin carvers Sand in Your Eye for a family-friendly seasonal day out in Hebden Bridge! Watch the town come to life with carved pumpkin trails, go searching for Boggarts and ghosts with the wonderful story-teller Ursula Holden-Gill or try your hand at carving your own pumpkin with friends and family. Join us for live music and performances throughout the day as well as the opportunity to support and enjoy the independent cafes, bars and unique shops that Hebden Bridge has to offer! More information on our pumpkin-extravaganza will be added once confirmed so please like our Facebook Page for up to the minute news and updates, or visit our website https://www.halloweenpumpkinfestival.co.uk/
  12. Brighouse Halloween Trail

    Brighouse

    Brighouse Halloween Trail

    26th Oct 2019

    Participating stores will be taking part in the annual Brighouse Halloween Trail on Saturday 26th October 10am – 3pm. The spooky self-guided trail ...
    Participating stores will be taking part in the annual Brighouse Halloween Trail on Saturday 26th October 10am – 3pm. The spooky self-guided trail takes you and your little monsters across the town centre collecting clues hidden in creepy window displays as well as free treats (while stocks last) for children in costume, 12 and under, accompanied by an adult. Each clue will help unravel a Halloween phrase. Complete the Trail leaflet and return to The Flower Garden for entry into our free prize draw to win a family ticket to the cinema. Trail leaflets are available from the participating stores listed below and you can download trail forms from 20/10/19 at the Visit Brighouse website: www.visitbrighouse.com Just Books Pot Spot Hartley's Bakers & Confectioners The Garden Shed (Behind Flower Garden) TUI Travel Hays Travel The Veg Shop Street Feet Kids Ryecorn Wholefoods Treble Clef Flicker and Fizz Central Methodist Church Overgate Furniture Shop Brighouse Mobiles North’s SK Kitsons News Simply Flowers Cakemaker Shop Direct carpets Overgate Hospice Shop Earth Angel Saint Vincent Charity Shop RSPCA Whiteheads Cat Rescue Forget Me Not Specsavers KDM Hair Czerwiks Villain Bar Wear your heart on your sleeve
  13. Halifax Spooktacular 2019

    Halifax

    Halifax Spooktacular 2019

    26th Oct 2019

    Gates open at 5pm. Events: 5.30 - 9pm An evening of family fun awaits, with a Spooky Tunnel, FREE Treasure Hunt, Arena Entertainment and one of ...
    Gates open at 5pm. Events: 5.30 - 9pm An evening of family fun awaits, with a Spooky Tunnel, FREE Treasure Hunt, Arena Entertainment and one of the biggest firework displays in Calderdale! Don’t miss out on this fang-tastic charity event: with FREE on site parking. Fancy Dress is encouraged for all of our guests – young or old. Whether you’re 3 or 103, come dressed up and you could be in a chance to win our Fancy Dress competition! £7 Adults (16+) £5 Children (3-15yrs) £20 Family Ticket (Up to 2 Adults and 3 Children) Please Note: Under 16’s will not be admitted unless accompanied by an adult. All profits raised by the Halifax Spooktacular will be distributed by Halifax Calder Rotary to charities both in the local area and further afield, including Overgate Hospice.
  14. Spontaneous Potter Kidz

    Halifax

    Spontaneous Potter Kidz

    26th Oct 2019

    Sat 26 Oct, 2:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £10 Age: 5+ Grab your wands, don your house robes, and apparate yourselves to the box of...
    Sat 26 Oct, 2:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £10 Age: 5+ Grab your wands, don your house robes, and apparate yourselves to the box office! A very magical improv show awaits… The smash hit Spontaneous Potter is an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title. Hilarity ensues as an entirely new Potter adventure is magically improvised on the spot – with live musical accompaniment!
  15. Anne Lister's Halifax: Her Public Face

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Halifax: Her Public Face SOLD OUT

    27th Oct 2019

    A two hour walk, recreating the town that Anne Lister knew so well in 1832. She used Halifax for certain key functions: business transactions with ...
    A two hour walk, recreating the town that Anne Lister knew so well in 1832. She used Halifax for certain key functions: business transactions with her lawyer, shopping and catching up on political news, plus visits to the homes of the few families she saw as social equals. The walk includes short readings from Nature's Domain and ends at 4:30pm with questions and answers plus tea and biscuits. Timing and meeting point details are issued with the tickets. The Guide is Jill Liddington. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL and it will not be possible to just turn up on the day. This walk is £4 per head. Meet Jill Liddington at 2.30pm - details of meeting place will be given when tickets are booked. PRE-BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS Halifax Visitor Centre, The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE. The Centre is open 7 days a week 10:00 to 5:30 Bookings can be made in person, by phone on 01422 368725 (phone bookings will incur a p&p fee), or by post to the Halifax Visitor Centre, The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE. with full payment and a reply paid envelope (cheques to 'Calderdale MBC').
  16. Brighouse Artisan Market

    Brighouse

    Brighouse Artisan Market

    27th Oct 2019

    10.00am-4.00pm Brighouse’s town centre will host an Artisan Market, celebrating independent producers and makers. The town will once again welco...
    10.00am-4.00pm Brighouse’s town centre will host an Artisan Market, celebrating independent producers and makers. The town will once again welcome talented traders from the local area with an array of different farmers, artisans and vendors offering lots of different things. If it’s food you’re looking for, then we have locally made cheeses, bread made by local bakers, meat from local farmers and a great selection of cakes and sweets. Jams and chutneys made from locally sourced fruits or delicious pork pies from a local pig farmer to a delicious chocolate fountain. In case you feel hungry during your visit we have a wide variety of street food offering shoppers food that is not only healthy, but environmentally friendly. There is a wide selection of locally produced crafts, ranging from jewellery to glassware, soaps to ceramics and bags to knitwear.

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