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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 Saturday 26th October 2019.
  6. 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.
  7. Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Brighouse

    Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Starting 19th Oct 2019
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    8pm - 11pm

    English Barn Dances are easy, enjoyable and excellent exercise; the dance caller will talk you through the ...

    8pm - 11pm

    English Barn Dances are easy, enjoyable and excellent exercise; the dance caller will talk you through the moves before and during the dance and help is usually to hand from our helpful regulars.

    Admission costs £9 for adults, children 12 years and under are free (as long as they are accompanied by an adult) and anyone over 13 years in full-time education is £5.

    October 19th 2019: The Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance starts the season with music from The Alice Band and caller Pauline Jones

    November 16th 2019: Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance with caller Sue Coe and music from Morgan Rattler.

    December 14th 2019: Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance with caller Rosie Bryce and music from The Barley Cote. NB Please note that the December Barn dance takes place at Victoria Hall, 212 Halifax Road, Ripponden HX6 4BG

    January 18th 2020: Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance with caller Baz Parkes and music from the Old Bridge Inn Specials.

    February 15th 2020: Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance with caller Brenda Spence and music from Dogsbody

    March 21st 2020: Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance with caller Michelle Holding and music from Granny's Attic

    April 18th 2020: Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance with caller Dave Ingledew and music from The Wakes Band

    For more information  please ring Sue and Pete Coe 01422 822569 or email: ryburn3step@gmail.com 

  8. Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    20th Oct 2019

    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall’ include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including the former Caretaker’s Fla...

    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall’ include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including the former Caretaker’s Flat and holding cell.

    Total Tours start at 2pm and last approx 2.5 hours.

    Tours are £6.50 per person and include tea, coffee and biscuits. Tickets can be booked by emailing info@visittodmorden.co.uk 

    Please note; due to a spiral staircase and steep down staircase to the cellar, we cannot accept anyone into the Caretaker's Flat and cellar who has a mobility problem, walking aid, unsuitable footwear, serious health concern or any children aged under 11.

     

  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  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 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.
  13. The Big Draw

    Halifax

    The Big Draw

    29th Oct 2019

    11am at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: Free , approx running time: 240 mins Be part of the world’s BIGGEST drawing festival with an array of e...
    11am at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: Free , approx running time: 240 mins Be part of the world’s BIGGEST drawing festival with an array of exciting and fun workshops and activities! Bring the whole family along where we’ll be offering a variety of activities, where little ones can get hands-on and create their own works of art using light-painting and spinning doodling robots! No need to book just drop in
  14. Halifax Borough Market Pumpkin Carving

    Halifax

    Halifax Borough Market Pumpkin Carving

    30th Oct 2019

    From 10am - 4pm Come and carve your own pumkin with the expert carvers from 'Sand in Your Eye'! Pumpkin supplied and you get to take them hom...
    From 10am - 4pm Come and carve your own pumkin with the expert carvers from 'Sand in Your Eye'! Pumpkin supplied and you get to take them home. Tickets £3 or £5 for 2 from Baby Bunting (in the market).
  15. Fungus Foray at Jerusalem Farm

    Halifax

    Fungus Foray at Jerusalem Farm

    1st Nov 2019

    10am Join Julie Swift and Phil Singh at Jerusalem Farm near Booth to learn about the fascinating world of fungi. Make a fungus mask and take...
    10am Join Julie Swift and Phil Singh at Jerusalem Farm near Booth to learn about the fascinating world of fungi. Make a fungus mask and take part in a fungus foray on a short walk through the woods. Bring a camera or phone to take pictures of your finds! No dogs on this walk, please. Suitable for ages 5+ (no unaccompanied children. £4 per child (£3 for Passport to Leisure holders). No booking required.
  16. Todmorden Book Festival

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Book Festival 2019

    Starting 1st Nov 2019
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    Todmorden Book Festival 2019 aims to provide a vibrant programme of reading, writing and book-related events that celebrate the written word and st...
    Todmorden Book Festival 2019 aims to provide a vibrant programme of reading, writing and book-related events that celebrate the written word and stimulate, inspire and challenge audiences. The Festival programme will focus on the work of new and established writers from across the region and the UK, as well as the work of international authors. The programme includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry events for adults, young adults and children, across a range of genres, and aims to reflect the rich industrial and cultural heritage of the region, exploring individual and collective stories, celebrating difference and diversity, and reaching out to new audiences.

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