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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. From New York to West Yorkshire

    Halifax

    From New York to West Yorkshire

    Starting 15th Feb 2020
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    A multimedia exhibition looking at hip-hop's impaact on Calderdale , including art, music, graffiti, unseen photgrpahs and eye witness accounts ...
    A multimedia exhibition looking at hip-hop's impaact on Calderdale , including art, music, graffiti, unseen photgrpahs and eye witness accounts Exhibition at Fletcher Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax.
  4. 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

  5. Anne Lister's Life and words - A Display of Original Diaries and Archival Material

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Life and words - A Display of Original Diaries and Archival Material

    Starting 1st Apr 2020
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    Wednesday 1st April 9.30am-12.30pm Thursday 2nd April 9.30am-5pm Friday 3rd April 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday 4th April 9.30am-4pm Monday 6th April...
    Wednesday 1st April 9.30am-12.30pm Thursday 2nd April 9.30am-5pm Friday 3rd April 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday 4th April 9.30am-4pm Monday 6th April 9.30am-5pm Tuesday 7th April 9.30am-5pm Wednesday 8th April 9.30am-12.30pm Drop in to the Calderdale Archives search room at Halifax Central Library to meet and chat to the archives team and see some of the collection, which includes Anne's famous diaries, up close. FREE drop in. No need to book. we are expecting high volumes of visitors. Entry may be restricted at busy times to protect the archival documents.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. The Anne Lister Artists & Makers Market

    Halifax

    The Anne Lister Artists & Makers Market

    Starting 3rd Apr 2020
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    Friday 3rd April 10am-8pm Sunday 5th April 11am-5pm Monday 6th April - Friday10th April 10am-5pm FREE entry Browse an eclectic mix of Anne ...
    Friday 3rd April 10am-8pm Sunday 5th April 11am-5pm Monday 6th April - Friday10th April 10am-5pm FREE entry Browse an eclectic mix of Anne Lister-inspired stalls in the grounds of Shibden Hall. Whether you're looking for fine art, beautiful keepsakes, specialist local produce or the chance to purchase goods to enable you to become a 'little bit more Anne Lister' this event is a must!
  10. Clara Barley – The Moss House Author Talk

    Halifax

    Clara Barley – The Moss House Author Talk SOLD OUT

    4th Apr 2020

    2pm - 3.30pm

    Join Halifax-based writer Clara Barley, as she discusses her novel, The Moss House, about neighbouring landowners Anne...

    2pm - 3.30pm

    Join Halifax-based writer Clara Barley, as she discusses her novel, The Moss House, about neighbouring landowners Anne Lister and Ann Walker.

    Barley's fictional re-telling explores how the women's lives became entwined in a passionate, forbidden relationship and retreated to the Moss House, their private sanctuary away from an unaccepting world.

    Barley will discuss where truth meets fiction about Anne Lister - lesbian, diarist, landowner, scholar, traveller and mountaineer, and how she adapted the true story into a novel.

    The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

    Free but booking essential. Book online or in person at Central lLbrary

  11. Who was the Real Anne Lister?

    Halifax

    Who was the Real Anne Lister? SOLD OUT

    4th Apr 2020

    Doors 4.15pm With Helena Whitbread & Jill Liddington A reprise of 2019's phenomenal event, these two pioneering researchers and Anne Lister e...
    Doors 4.15pm With Helena Whitbread & Jill Liddington A reprise of 2019's phenomenal event, these two pioneering researchers and Anne Lister experts will spend the evening discussing the fascinating woman that was Anne Lister. Q&A session following the discussion
  12. Young Anne Lister - The Early Years of Gentleman Jack 1791 to 1811

    Halifax

    Young Anne Lister - The Early Years of Gentleman Jack 1791 to 1811

    5th Apr 2020

    7.30pm In the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack, the mistress of Shibden Hall has been brought realistically to life, covering the years from 1832, ...
    7.30pm In the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack, the mistress of Shibden Hall has been brought realistically to life, covering the years from 1832, when Anne already was in her 40s. But what were her youthful days like? Who were her friends, who was her Anglo-Indian girlfriend, and how did she cope with a drunken mother? In detail, David tells the little-known story of Anne’s parents, her youth in the East Riding, and her expulsion from The Manor School.
  13. Wife to Gentleman Jack?

    Halifax

    Wife to Gentleman Jack?

    6th Apr 2020

    7:30pm at Copper Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee)

    We know her as a mature wo...

    7:30pm at Copper Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee)

    We know her as a mature women through Gentleman Jack. David now tells the story of Ann’s family, the Walkers of Crow Nest, highlighting her youth.

    What was the unusual destiny of Ann’s only brother? Did she suffer mentally before she met the mistress of Shibden Hall?

    The Walker story up to the early 1830s.

  14. Riches & Rivalry - Anne Lister and Christopher Rawson

    Halifax

    Riches & Rivalry - Anne Lister and Christopher Rawson

    7th Apr 2020

    Doors 5.30pm, 6pm start

    £15 plus booking fee

    Join local writer and historian, Jill Liddington, in the intimate s...

    Doors 5.30pm, 6pm start

    £15 plus booking fee

    Join local writer and historian, Jill Liddington, in the intimate setting of Hope Hall, home of Christopher Rawson.

    Jill will be discussing the complex relationship between Anne Lister & powerful banker Christopher Rawson, resident of Hope Hall 1808-49.

    Gain exclusive entry to this magnificent Georgian house as Jill explores the industrial rivalry and political allegiance between two of Halifax’s most distinguished historical figures.

    A glass of wine is included in the ticket price. There will be a pop-up Anne Lister bookstore and a book-signing with Jill after the event.

  15. Spoken Queered in the Library

    Halifax

    Spoken Queered in the Library

    7th Apr 2020

    7pm-9pm

    Halifax’s only LGBTQ poetry night is back, and we’re holding a spoken word birthday party for our town’s most ...

    7pm-9pm

    Halifax’s only LGBTQ poetry night is back, and we’re holding a spoken word birthday party for our town’s most famous Queer writer. A celebration of the North’s modern LGBTQ poetry scene, headlined by Sez Thomasin, Michelle Dee and Zee Younus at Central Library and hosted by Spoken Queered founder Geneviève L. Walsh.

    May contain adult themes. Age14 + but under 16s should be accompanied by a parent/ guardian

    Want to take part in the open mic? Sign up for a writing and performance workshop with Genevieve from 3pm-5pm by emailing reference.library@calderdale.gov.uk  in which you can take some inspiration from Anne Lister’s diaries and learn to own the stage in her inimitable, confident style!

    Price: £5/ £3 passport to leisure

    Book online or in or in person at Central library

  16. Ann Walker's In Laws

    Halifax

    Ann Walker's In Laws

    8th Apr 2020

    2:15pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) In 1828, well-to-do Elizabeth Walker of Crow N...
    2:15pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) In 1828, well-to-do Elizabeth Walker of Crow Nest married a penniless Scots soldier much against the wishes of her family. The marriage proved happy, and Elizabeth inherited more money later. David reveals the extraordinary tale of the Sutherland family, which eventually destroyed itself through ill judgement and greed.

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