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  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  3. 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 .
  4. 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 ...

    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 Monday 23rd December 2019

  5. Image: Bridge End, Brighouse by Miles Sharp. Calderdale Museums.

    Halifax

    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
  6. Shibden Christmas Craft Fair

    Halifax

    Shibden Winter Craft Fair

    Starting 16th Nov 2019
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    Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019 Experience Shibden at this most beautiful time of the year; browse the craft stands for early Christma...
    Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019 Experience Shibden at this most beautiful time of the year; browse the craft stands for early Christmas presents and treat yourself at one of the food stalls. Admission: Entry fee £4 (or £3 concession)
  7. Mytholmroyd Christmas Market & Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

    Mytholmroyd

    Mytholmroyd Christmas Market & Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

    16th Nov 2019

    Royd Regeneration, in conjunction with Hebden Royd Town Council, are delighted to announce that Mytholmroyd's Christmas Market and Lights switch-on...
    Royd Regeneration, in conjunction with Hebden Royd Town Council, are delighted to announce that Mytholmroyd's Christmas Market and Lights switch-on will take place on Saturday 16th November in St Michael's Church Hall, Erringden Room and Memorial Gardens from 12.30-6.30pm, You will find a large variety of stalls plus local food and drink, Free face painting for children, along with crafts and storytelling, live ice carve and a visit from Father Christmas. Live entertainment all afternoon, including the fabulous Fat Cat Brass who will be joining us for the first time. The day will conclude with the Christmas Lights Switch-On, a festive firework finale and the amazing Halo-Glow Show!
  8. Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Brighouse

    Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Starting 16th Nov 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.

    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 

  9. Hebden Bridge Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

    21st Nov 2019

    5pm onwards, Lights switched on at 6pm Come to St George's Square Hebden Bridge on Thursday November 21st for the Christmas Lights Switch On. ...
    5pm onwards, Lights switched on at 6pm Come to St George's Square Hebden Bridge on Thursday November 21st for the Christmas Lights Switch On. With entertainment from local schools, Bazzmatazz and Hebden Bridge Junior Band, a Spectacular Fireworks Display and complementary Mulled Wine and Mince Pies at The Town Hall. More details to come soon!
  10. Halifax Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

    Halifax

    Halifax Christmas Lights Switch On 2019

    23rd Nov 2019

    11am - 8pm This year's Haliifax Christmas Lights Switch On is set to be bigger and better than ever before! A fun and festive event for all...
    11am - 8pm This year's Haliifax Christmas Lights Switch On is set to be bigger and better than ever before! A fun and festive event for all the family, expect plenty of music and merriment with comperes Danny and Rosie from Pulse Radio and local acts including a performance by Halifax vocalist Callum Butterworth from the hit BBC show, The Voice. All this entertainment leads nicely up to the lights being switched opn ay 4.30pm, you'll see the stunning new ‘chocolate’ lights, part funded by Quality Street (practise your catching – there might be an edible giveaway or two!). Immediately after the switch-on, Bulsara and his Queenies will rock you with their amazing Queen renditions. Expect a brilliant performance from the guys who wowed crowds at this year’s official Freddie Mercury Birthday Party in Montreaux. It’s going to be so big we’ve moved it to George Square to accommodate the crowds, and we’ve also stretched it out for more of the day, to fit in all the fabulous acts and activities.
  11. Brighouse Christmas Market

    Brighouse

    Brighouse Christmas Market

    Starting 23rd Nov 2019
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    Brighouse’s festive season officially gets underway on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November with an amazing artisan food and craft market, live m...
    Brighouse’s festive season officially gets underway on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November with an amazing artisan food and craft market, live music and of course a range of Christmas fun for all the family – including the switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights, all very kindly sponsored by Magic Rock Brewing. The event, which takes over the whole town centre, attracts thousands each year and this year is set to be no exception with over 70 stalls packed with the best locally produced foods and crafts and Father Christmas turning on the Christmas lights on Saturday afternoon. Organised by Brighouse BID, the whole town is part of the event – with carol singing, Christmas dancing and school choirs entertaining crowds throughout the weekend. Highlights of the weekend will include: o Festive singing and dancing on stage at Bradford Road o Carol Singing from local Primary Schools o Morris dancers and Scottish Country dancing in the streets o A Birds of Prey display o Mini Panto productions throughout the weekend o Free face painting o Horse rides o Santa’s Grotto at Overgate Furniture Store o Street entertainers and a street magician o Refreshment Stall run by Brighouse BID with hot chocolate, mulled wine, tea and coffee with all proceeds going to making improvements to Brighouse town centre. On Saturday, the market is open between 10am and 5pm with the town’s Christmas lights being switched on by Father Christmas in his horse drawn sleigh at around 4pm. The market re-opens at 10am on Sunday and runs through until 4pm.
  12. Ryburn Folk Club at The Malt House

    Rishworth

    Ryburn Folk Club at The Malt House

    27th Nov 2019

    Ryburn Folk Club brings you three hours of wonderful traditional music on the last Wednesday of every month (except July and August). Our excell...

    Ryburn Folk Club brings you three hours of wonderful traditional music on the last Wednesday of every month (except July and August). Our excellent resident singers are joined by a special guest each month.

    Admission costs £9 (£8 for concessions).

    November 27th 2019: Susan and Dana Robinson, traditional old time music and original songs “Exquisite music” “Rural America explored with elegant simplicity”

    For further information, contact Pete and Sue Coe on 01422 822569, email ryburn3step@gmail.com or visit our website: www.ryburn3step.org.uk

    Ryburn 3 Step is a not-for-profit community group of folk musicians, dancers and singers based in Ripponden.

  13. Santa at Westgate Arcade Christmas 2019

    Halifax

    Santa at Westgate Arcade, Christmas 2019

    Starting 30th Nov 2019
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    You can meet Santa and his elves at the Westgate Arcade from Saturday 30th November from 11am. Santa will be greeting youngsters in his magical ...
    You can meet Santa and his elves at the Westgate Arcade from Saturday 30th November from 11am. Santa will be greeting youngsters in his magical grotto, where they can hand over their wish lists and receive a gift. Every Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 30th November to Sunday 15th December 11am - 5pm Every day from 16th December to 24th December 11am - 5pm Tickets only £5 per child - includes meeting Santa and his elves, a gift and a wonderful certificate.
  14. Christmas Fair at Halifax Town Hall

    Halifax

    Christmas Fair at Halifax Town Hall

    30th Nov 2019

    The Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Dot Foster, invites you to a Christmas Fair; proceeds to the Mayor's Charity Appeal, Happy Days & Calderdale Mu...
    The Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Dot Foster, invites you to a Christmas Fair; proceeds to the Mayor's Charity Appeal, Happy Days & Calderdale Music Service Trust. Refreshments, Santa's Grotto, Musical Entertainment, Christmas Stalls will all be available, & much more! 11.00am-4.00pm Free Entry
  15. Christmas ARTfair

    Hebden Bridge

    Christmas ARTfair

    Starting 30th Nov 2019
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    11am - 4pm Join us across TWO DAYS this winter for our family-friendly, Christmas shopping experience in Hebden Bridge, celebrating wonderfully ...
    11am - 4pm Join us across TWO DAYS this winter for our family-friendly, Christmas shopping experience in Hebden Bridge, celebrating wonderfully affordable gifts by local and regional artists, jewellers, sculptors and more! With Christmas shopping in mind, they'll be something for everybody located within the picturesque Waterfront Hall of The Town Hall, including an onsite Cafe brewing warming drinks and serving tasty treats! An accompanying 'Winter Showcase' exhibition throughout the foyer and cafe area runs Tuesday 26 November to Saturday 21 December 2019. FREE entry
  16. Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    1st Dec 2019

    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hal...
    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hall pediment on Halifax Road, OL14 5AQ Todmorden Town Hall straddles the Walsden Water and was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved on January 1st 1888. Designed by John Gibson of Westminster, this Grade 1 listed building holds a strong place in the hearts of local people. Most iconic, from the outside, is the pediment. The carved stonework has two central female figures on a pedestal. The one on the left represents Lancashire (cotton spinning industry) and the one on the right Yorkshire (engineering and agriculture). Below the two figures are different friezes of the industries coming together to prosper on the border. Inside the building there is an old Magistrate’s Court which now serves as the Todmorden Town Council Chamber. The ballroom upstairs spans the length of the building and holds many memories for those who have attended the variety of events held in the Town Hall for over 140 years.

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