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  1. Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse

    Brighouse

    Smith Art Gallery & Brighouse Library

    This purpose built Art Gallery and public library, known as ‘The Rydings’, is surrounded by a beautiful park and gardens. The front gallery host...
    This purpose built Art Gallery and public library, known as ‘The Rydings’, is surrounded by a beautiful park and gardens. The front gallery hosts an exhibition of oil paintings, based on People and Places, including works by Atkinson Grimshaw, Marcus Stone and Thomas Sydney Cooper. The rear gallery hosts changing displays, covering a wide variety of themes from local artists to touring exhibitions, including photography, mixed media and sculpture, ensuring there is always something new and different to enjoy. The gallery was built by Alderman William Smith and donated, along with his collection of artwork, to the people of Brighouse in 1907. The Smith Art Gallery provides a pleasant atmosphere to meet your friends, interact with beautiful paintings and do the family gallery hunt/trail. There is also an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions in a range of media from paintings to photography and textiles, providing a wonderful experience each time you visit.
  2. Ruins of the Church of St Thomas a' Becket, Heptonstall

    Heptonstall

    Ruins of the Church of St Thomas a' Becket

    Uniquely, Heptonstall has two churches within one graveyard. At the centre of the village are the ruins of the Church of St Thomas a' Becket built ...
    Uniquely, Heptonstall has two churches within one graveyard. At the centre of the village are the ruins of the Church of St Thomas a' Becket built between 1256 and 1260. Later adaptations gave the Church two naves, two aisles and two chantry chapels as well as a tower. Following a great storm in 1847 the west face of the tower fell away. Some measure of repair took place and the church remained in use up to 1854 when the present church, St Thomas the Apostle, was completed at a cost of £7,000. The ruins of St Thomas a' Becket are carefully maintained and are open to the public. Open air services are occasionally conducted there.
  3. eptonstall Octagonal Methodist Chapel

    Heptonstall

    Heptonstall Octagonal Methodist Chapel

    Built in 1764, the design and construction of this Grade II listed Octagonal Chapel were overseen by John Wesley, who frequently preached here. One...
    Built in 1764, the design and construction of this Grade II listed Octagonal Chapel were overseen by John Wesley, who frequently preached here. One of the first octagonal chapels, it is one of the oldest Methodist churches in continuous use today. This unusual octagonal chapel is open every day. It’s tucked away at the bottom of a flight of steps off Northgate. Entry is free, with donations to the upkeep of the Chapel welcome. Please email Circuit Heritage Officer Mr. John Wilson regarding visits and other activities, at chme@calderdalemethodists.org.uk. Methodism in Heptonstall began with the firebrand Scot William Darney. He founded many societies on both sides of the Pennines as he travelled, preaching as he went. The Heptonstall “Darney Society” was visited by Charles and John Wesley in 1747. In these early days, Heptonstall had a preacher every sixth Sunday, with the travelling preachers receiving no stipend or allowance, eating where they could. John Wesley continued to visit Heptonstall and there were always immense crowds to hear him. The society was so successful it was decided to build a chapel. The octagon shape was then fashionable for Methodist preaching houses, as it avoided conflict with the established church. The building was finished in 1764. It was intended to hold 200 people, but by 1802 there were 337 members and over 1000 scholars. The solution was to knock down the far end of the chapel, lengthen the walls and rebuild it, preserving its octagonal shape. Heptonstall is located on The Calderdale Way, a 50 mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. Please call in to visit the Chapel if you're passing by.
  4. Heptonstall Museum

    Heptonstall

    Heptonstall Museum

    Heptonstall Museum offers you the opportunity to expore the changing importance of Heptonstall and the surrounding area, from prehistoric times unt...
    Heptonstall Museum offers you the opportunity to expore the changing importance of Heptonstall and the surrounding area, from prehistoric times until recent day. Find out about the infamous Cragg Vale Coiners, who produced counterfeit currency and committed murder to conceal their illegal trade. Explore the temporary exhibition relating to local stories, objects and heroes. Discover the exploits of Heptonstall's Parliamentarian garrison during the English Civil War and uncover intriguing stories of the everyday lives of the people of Heptonstall and the Upper Calder Valley. Heptonstall Grammar School was established in 1642, the present building was rebuilt in 1771, where it continued to be used as a school until 1889. In 1898 it became the Yorkshire Penny Bank whose staff were careful to preserve some of the original features of the school: including a black oak desk at which pupils took their lessons which can still be found inside the Museum today. FREE Entry. Open March to October: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 11:00 - 16:00. Closed November to February.
  5. 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 

  6. 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.
  7. The Hepton Singers - 'Cross Currents'

    Heptonstall

    The Hepton Singers - 'Cross Currents'

    30th Nov 2019

    The Hepton Singers present 'Cross Currents', a Choral Concert of music from Britain and America, including works by Vaughan Williams, Weir, Holst a...
    The Hepton Singers present 'Cross Currents', a Choral Concert of music from Britain and America, including works by Vaughan Williams, Weir, Holst and Kerry Andrew. 7.30pm Tickets £9/£6/£1 (under 18's), available at the door or via their website.
  8. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Brighouse Extends Northwards

    Brighouse

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Brighouse Extends Northwards

    15th Dec 2019

    1.30pm In the 1800s Brighouse expanded rapidly, particularly to the north. Many buildings from that period are still in use, some with rich hist...
    1.30pm In the 1800s Brighouse expanded rapidly, particularly to the north. Many buildings from that period are still in use, some with rich histories. Meet Ian Philip at 1.30pm outside Brighouse Civic Hall HD6 1RW. £3 per person.
  9. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Middle of Rastrick

    Brighouse

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Middle of Rastrick

    2nd Feb 2020

    Rastrick was a separate authority until 1893 with its own distinctive history.We'l look at 19th & 20th century developments to see how radically th...
    Rastrick was a separate authority until 1893 with its own distinctive history.We'l look at 19th & 20th century developments to see how radically the area changed. Meet Ian Philip at 1.30 pm outside Rastrick High School sports centre car park HD6 3XB £3 per person.
  10. Good Friday Pace Egg Plays

    Heptonstall

    Good Friday Heptonstall Pace Egg Plays 2020

    11th Apr 2020

    Heptonstall Pace Egg Play is a traditional Mumming Play performed in Heptonstall’s Weavers Square on Good Fridays, attracting hundreds of visitors ...
    Heptonstall Pace Egg Play is a traditional Mumming Play performed in Heptonstall’s Weavers Square on Good Fridays, attracting hundreds of visitors to the village. The Pace Egg play is not unique to Heptonstall but it is one of only a few still performed today. Good Friday, 11th April in Weavers Square . NB times are still TBC, but 2019's times were 11.15 am Heptonstall Pace Egg 12.30 pm Heptonstall Pace Egg 2.00 pm Heptonstall Pace Egg 3.00pm Midgley Pace Egg 4.00pm Heptonstall Pace Egg The Hillmillies will be dancing between the plays, The organisers reserve the right to change the times of, or cancel, any performances. In the play St George takes on contenders such as Bold Slasher, the Black Prince of Paradine and Hector. The costumes, in particular the strange headgear comprising a towering edifice garlanded with flowers, peculiar to the Calder Valley; are as much a part of the fun as the action. Violent sword fights predominate but, as ever, good triumphs over evil. Visitors are asked to not bring their cars into the village as parking is very limited. There are regular buses to Heptonstall from Hebden Bridge and visitors can walk up to Heptonstall via the Buttress, the steep cobbled pathway by Hebden Bridge Town Hall. (Please note this is a demanding walk!)
  11. Brighouse 1940's Weekend

    Brighouse

    Brighouse 1940's Weekend

    Starting 6th Jun 2020
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    The iconic annual 1940’s weekend will once again return Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June and is expected to draw in massive crowds from across...
    The iconic annual 1940’s weekend will once again return Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June and is expected to draw in massive crowds from across the region and beyond. Celebrating the war years Brighouse will host a feast of nostalgic music, entertainment, food and fashion. A collection of vintage vehicles will be on show alongside army vehicles. Brighouse will also host a wide range of wartime demonstrations such as re-enactors parade, living history displays and remembrance services. The hugely popular event will also see the largest vintage market yet. Dress code is optional but you're positively encouraged to come dressed-up 1940’s style! Events will be held across the town from 10am until 7pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
  12. Brighouse Charity Gala

    Brighouse

    Brighouse Charity Gala 2020

    27th Jun 2020

    Saturday 27th June From donkey rides to dog shows, a fair ground to floats, tombolas to traditional gala stalls, Brighouse Charity Gala is a fun...
    Saturday 27th June From donkey rides to dog shows, a fair ground to floats, tombolas to traditional gala stalls, Brighouse Charity Gala is a fun-packed family day out! The Gala procession will leave Garden Road at around Noon, winding its way through the town centre to Wellholme Park arriving at around 12.45pm.

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