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  1. Virtual tour of Shibden Hall

    Across Calderdale

    A Virtual Tour of Anne Lister's Home Shibden Hall

    Starting 11th Feb 2021
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    Discover the secrets of Anne Lister's home Shibden Hall from the comfort of your own home with this free online...

    Discover the secrets of Anne Lister's home Shibden Hall from the comfort of your own home with this free online virtual tour.

    Explore the room where Anne Lister wrote her diaries, move freely around the main house, venture through the Victorian gardens and get up-close to one of the world’s oldest surviving carriages in the 17th century asiled barn.

    There are expert guides in every room to share the fascinating features of this historic house and the stories of the people who have lived here.

     

  2. Anne Lister's Birthday Diary Podcasts

    Across Calderdale

    Anne Lister's Birthday Diary Podcasts

    Starting 1st Apr 2021
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    Calderdale Cultural Destinations have been given permission to use Anne Lister’s birthday diary readings ...

    Calderdale Cultural Destinations have been given permission to use Anne Lister’s birthday diary readings from 1818-1840, and a number of Anne’s friends from Halifax, Calderdale and around the world have read an entry for you to enjoy!

    These will be released, two each day, from 1st-12th April and you'll find all the readings here.

    Follow Calderdale Cultural Destinations on @CulturalRach on Twitter for more info, and enjoy! 

  3. Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events

    Across Calderdale

    Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events

    25th Apr 2021

    Sunday 28th February at 8pm.: Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle in Conversation

    Sunday 28th February at 8pm.: Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle in Conversation

    The legendary performance icons, LIVE!

    A trans pioneer and Tony nominated icon of New York’s cabaret scene Justin Vivian Bond has toured worldwide headlining at Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. As one half of punk-cabaret duo Kiki & Herb they toured with Scissor Sisters and opened for Rufus Wainwright

    Viv has appeared in many feature films playing a leading role in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus. A tireless campaigner for trans rights they pioneered the use of the pronoun Mx.

    Post-drag, post-gender, Manchester’s David Hoyle is a legendary fireball of the cabaret apocalypse!

    Since the 90’s David has been changing the face of queer performance, his career has spanned cinema, television and award winning live performances which have influenced generations of performers after him.

    He fronted his own Channel 4 TV show, duetted with Boy George and appeared in the TV series Nathan Barley. David regularly exhibits his paintings and tours worldwide.

     

    Sunday 21st March at 8pm.: FLUID – Celebrating Queer Identities in Spoken Word

    Hosted byClare Shaw and featuring Andrew McMillan.

    Clare Shaw has three poetry collections published with Bloodaxe: her work, according to the Times Literary Supplement, is “fierce, memorable and visceral”.

    Andrew McMillan's first collection, physical, was the first poetry collection to win the Guardian First Book Award; it also won a Somerset Maugham Award, an Eric Gregory Award, a Northern Writers' Award and the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. In 2019 it was voted as one of the top 25 poetry books of the past 25 years by the Booksellers Association.

    OTHER PERFORMERS TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    Sunday 25th April at 8pm Calder Calling – Music from the Valley

    Hosted by Sarah Courtney and featuring Terry Logan
    An evening showcasing some of our fantastic local performers, singers and musicians from the area.
    Ever since Happy Valley Pride launched we have championed Calder talent at our Big Day Out main stage every year. This is an opportunity for our LGBTQ+ community to get together and celebrate our amazing local artists.
    “I was quite literally stunned by Terry’s performance, she has a wonderful voice, coupled with brilliant beautiful songs, she’s definitely one to keep an eye on, absolutely amazing” - Kermit, Black Grape on Terry Logan.
    FULL LINE-UP TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    For more details visit the Happy Valley Pride website and Facebook page.

  4. Abbamania

    Halifax

    Abbamania

    20th Oct 2021

    7.30pm Celebrating Over 40 years of ABBA Europe's leading ABBA Tribute, ABBAMANIA, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding voc...
    7.30pm Celebrating Over 40 years of ABBA Europe's leading ABBA Tribute, ABBAMANIA, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage. ABBAMANIA's widely acclaimed tribute to ABBA is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen which will have you dancing in the aisles. Tickets from £26.75
  5. Swan Lake

    Halifax

    The Russian State Ballet and Opera House present Swan Lake

    22nd Oct 2021

    7.30pm After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with spellbinding, lavish,...
    7.30pm After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with spellbinding, lavish, full-production touring ballet. One hundred and thirty-five years ago audiences heard Swan Lake by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From that moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same. Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odile, who resemble each other so strikingly that one can easily be mistaken for the other. It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under? From the opulent splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where majestic swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all. Swan Lake captures, like no other ballet, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. A wonderful evening out, the memories of which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls. Ticket holders are invited to join us in the auditorium from 6:45pm for a pre-show Swan Lake talk. Tickets from £38.75
  6. Halifax Festival of Words 2021

    Halifax

    Halifax Festival of Words 2021

    Starting 22nd Oct 2021
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    Halifax’s independent Festival of Words will be returning for the third time from Octobe...

    Halifax’s independent Festival of Words will be returning for the third time from October 22nd to 24th, bringing you its popular mix of readings, live music, spoken word and DJ sets across five Halifax venues.

    For all enquiries please email halifaxwords@gmail.com

    Keep up to date with us on our Facebook or Twitter channels.

  7. The Bootleg Beatles in Concert

    Halifax

    The Bootleg Beatles

    7th Apr 2022

    7.30pm Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critica...
    7.30pm Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging 60s, every tiny detail is forensically observed from their authentic period costumes and instruments, to their witty stage banter and “inflection perfect” vocals. With a little help from their own orchestral ensemble, and featuring a special set to mark the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, this show is an absolute must for Beatlemaniacs of all ages. Tickets from £34.25
  8. Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much

    Halifax

    Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much

    12th Apr 2022

    8pm

    The guy everyone can do an impression of is back at the Vic...

    8pm

    The guy everyone can do an impression of is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax with a brand-new stand-up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much? Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park.

    Widdicombe is best known for the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast and RTS award-winning show The Last Leg, as well as his critically acclaimed sitcom JOSH, Insert Name Here, QI, Have I Got New For You, A League of Their Own and his hit podcast Quickly Kevin Will He Score.

    Tickets from £21.75

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