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  1. 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 .
  2. 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
  3. International Women's Day

    Hebden Bridge

    International Women's Day

    15th Mar 2020

    International Women's Day - celebrate with dance, music and stories. Annapurna Indian Dance proudly presents a wonderfully rich afternoon of dan...
    International Women's Day - celebrate with dance, music and stories. Annapurna Indian Dance proudly presents a wonderfully rich afternoon of dances and stories with workshops to celebrate the spirit of International Women’s day in collaboration with Pennine Heritage. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a unique dance project called MORRIS NATYAM which is an innovative work by talented dancer Priya Sundar with her extraordinary team of musicians. The performance explores traditional Indian Dance with that of Morris dance and truly celebrates the spirit of friendship and harmony between cultures An afternoon not to be missed. All are welcome. Tickets at £2.00 per person available on the door. Free for children under 10. (Delicious Indian snacks and tea available. ) (Supported by Pennine Heritage and Community Foundation For Calderdale) 1.00 pm till 3.00 pm For more information Please contact us on : Mob: 07737759783 EMAIL : info@annapurnadance.com
  4. Anne Lister inspired Creative Writing Workshops

    Halifax

    Anne Lister inspired Creative Writing Workshops

    Starting 19th Mar 2020
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    Three creative writing workshops, using Anne Lister as inspiration. Themes could include secrets, forbidden love, inspirational women, Halifax, ...

    Three creative writing workshops, using Anne Lister as inspiration. Themes could include secrets, forbidden love, inspirational women, Halifax, diary keeping and could be in the form of Poetry, letters, articles, stories, personal reflections, tributes, artwork.

    Let your imagination run wild. You will use fascinating Local studies resources including diary copies, maps, newspaper articles, historical texts and images. We will use the writing produced to create a collective Anne Lister fanzine which will be kept in the Library to inspire future writers.

    Come to one or all the workshops. Experienced and new writers welcome.

    Age 14+ Facilitated by experienced local writer Emma Decent

    £3

    Book online or in person at the Library

  5. Overgate Hospice Choir Concert - The Messiah

    Halifax

    Overgate Hospice Choir Concert - The Messiah

    21st Mar 2020

    4pm Overgate Hospice Choir presents George Frideric Handel's Messiah, with Principals of the National Festival Orchestra - Jane Burnell, Lucy Ap...
    4pm Overgate Hospice Choir presents George Frideric Handel's Messiah, with Principals of the National Festival Orchestra - Jane Burnell, Lucy Appleyard, David Brown and Quentin Brown. Tickets £12, available from the following:- Overgate Hospice, Elland Harvey's, Rawson Street, Halifax Shoesmiths, Commercial Street, Halifax Choir Members by telephoning 01422 373252 or via www.wegotickets.com
  6. Julia Bardo

    Halifax

    Julia Bardo

    28th Mar 2020

    Doors 8pm Grayston Unity proudly presents Julia Bardo, a Manchester-based singer-songwriter, plus The Lounge Society and Stonebow at the Orange ...
    Doors 8pm Grayston Unity proudly presents Julia Bardo, a Manchester-based singer-songwriter, plus The Lounge Society and Stonebow at the Orange Box, Halifax. (A Grayston Unity Pop-Up Bar will be open on the night) Tickets: £8, available from the Graystone Unity, Revo Records or via www.seetickets.com
  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 Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Starting 1st Apr 2020
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    2pm Anne Lister determined this would be a serious union, with Ann Walker moving into Shibden. Coal-mining and ‘Blue’ political door-stepping co...
    2pm Anne Lister determined this would be a serious union, with Ann Walker moving into Shibden. Coal-mining and ‘Blue’ political door-stepping continued. The 1835 Halifax contest became known as ‘the window-breaking election’. Immediately, ‘mock marriage’ announcements appeared in Yorkshire newspapers. Then in 1836, lurid tales reached Shibden of Anne and Ann being burnt in effigy down in Halifax. Who was behind these public jibes - and why? Walk leader: Jill Liddington. 2-hour circular afternoon walk with short readings from Female Fortune, and ends with tea, cake and Q&A in Halifax. There are some steep steps, walking boots or shoes are advised. Meet at 2pm in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE All walks must be pre-booked through Ticket Source [www.ticketsource.co.uk] and cost £5. Bookings open on Thursday 7th November; 8am for walks to 5th April and 2pm for the remainder of the programme. There will be a maximum of 35 per walk.
  9. 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

  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Anne Lister Craftivist Handstitich

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Craftivist Handstitich

    2nd Apr 2020

    10am - 1pm

    Explore traditional craft techniques as a form of activism and create a textile sampler. The workshop will take inspiration f...

    10am - 1pm

    Explore traditional craft techniques as a form of activism and create a textile sampler. The workshop will take inspiration from Anne Lister's life and writings, and her refusal to bow to traditional convention.

    £35 Booking essential. Book here.

  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.

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