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

    Brighouse

    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
  2. 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 .
  3. Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Brighouse

    Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Starting 21st Mar 2020
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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.

    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 

  4. 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

  5. The Anne Lister Artists & Makers Market

    Halifax

    The Anne Lister Artists & Makers Market

    Starting 3rd Apr 2020
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    Friday 3rd April 10am-8pm Sunday 5th April 11am-5pm Monday 6th April - Friday10th April 10am-5pm FREE entry Browse an eclectic mix of Anne ...
    Friday 3rd April 10am-8pm Sunday 5th April 11am-5pm Monday 6th April - Friday10th April 10am-5pm FREE entry Browse an eclectic mix of Anne Lister-inspired stalls in the grounds of Shibden Hall. Whether you're looking for fine art, beautiful keepsakes, specialist local produce or the chance to purchase goods to enable you to become a 'little bit more Anne Lister' this event is a must!
  6. Anne Lister Family Drop In

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Family Drop In

    4th Apr 2020

    10am – 3pm

    Price: Free

    Anne Lister-themed family drop in with crafty kids activities. Come and have a go at writing your o...

    10am – 3pm

    Price: Free

    Anne Lister-themed family drop in with crafty kids activities. Come and have a go at writing your own secret code, make your own diary or decorate a top hat!

    No booking needed – just drop in

  7. The Piece hall by Paul White Photography

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Birthday Celebrations at The Piece Hall

    4th Apr 2020

    Celebrate the famous Halifax diarist Anne Lister’s birthday with an array of activities at The Piece Hall. A makers' fair will take place ...

    Celebrate the famous Halifax diarist Anne Lister’s birthday with an array of activities at The Piece Hall. A makers' fair will take place in the piazza with a collection of craft stalls, accompanied by music and live interpretation from ‘Anne Lister’ telling stories of her life. At 3.30pm we will host our first Anne Lister Gathering, where fans are invited to assemble in period dress in the magnificent 18th century courtyard that Anne herself visited, before The Georgian Gentlewoman’s Wardrobe talk in the Caygill Rooms exploring fashion of the era.

    MAKERS FAIR 12 noon - 4pm

    The courtyard will host a small makers fair with a handpicked collection of craft stalls from makers and producers, along with live music and pop-up food offers. Across the afternoon there will be live interpretation from ‘Anne Lister’ herself, telling stories about her life and her visits to The Piece Hall in the 1800s. FREE

     

    ANNE LISTER GATHERING 3.30pm

    Dress to impress and join us in your best ‘Anne Lister’ attire. Meet fellow fans in their fabulous top hats and huge mutton sleeves for an impressive gathering and photo opportunity in the spectacular 18th century courtyard. FREE

     

    THE GEORGIAN GENTLEWOMAN'S WARDROBE 4pm - 5pm

    Celebrated Fashion Historian Lucy Adlington will present a special 1 hour talk on fashions during the era of Anne Lister. Lucy will be bringing a beautiful selection of original clothing from the era to illustrate this talk. Audience members will be invited to chat and get a closer look at the display of wonderful original items afterwards. Tickets £15, BOOK HERE

  8. Annapurna Indian Dance: Memories of Cultur

    Hebden Bridge

    Annapurna Indian Dance: Memories of Culture

    5th Apr 2020

    12pm-1pm Anne Lister's first girlfriend, Eliza Raine, was Anglo-Indian and born in madras (now chennai). Explore the gorgeous, colourful Bha...
    12pm-1pm Anne Lister's first girlfriend, Eliza Raine, was Anglo-Indian and born in madras (now chennai). Explore the gorgeous, colourful Bharatanatyam dance of the region in this traditional Indian dance workshop with demonstrations. All welcome - suitable for all ages and abilities. This workshop is sponsored by Pennine Heritage. £5 adults, children under 10 free. Please book your places by ringing the Birchcliffe Centre 01422 8444450
  9. Celebrating Physicality Workshop

    Halifax

    Celebrating Physicality Workshop

    6th Apr 2020

    5pm to 6pm Tickets: £3 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) The Cornerstone Room at Square Chapel Inspired by Anne Lister's u...
    5pm to 6pm Tickets: £3 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) The Cornerstone Room at Square Chapel Inspired by Anne Lister's unique physical mannerisms, including her powerful gait and confident stance, join us to get moving and own your physicality! A fun and informal movement workshop that focuses on building confidence, moving with freedom, and celebrating individuality. No experience needed, open to all. Please wear clothing you can move comfortably in.
  10. Good Friday Pace Egg Plays

    Heptonstall

    Good Friday Heptonstall Pace Egg Plays 2020

    10th 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, 10th 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. Hebden Bridge Easter Duck Race © HebWeb

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Easter Duck Race 2020

    13th Apr 2020

    Easter Monday brings Duckmania to Hebden Bridge in the form of the annual Duck Race, organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge. Throughout t...
    Easter Monday brings Duckmania to Hebden Bridge in the form of the annual Duck Race, organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge. Throughout the day there is a variety of entertainment, including children's rides, charity stalls and live music from a local bands. It's a fun day out for all the family. The Duck Race starts at approximately 3.15pm when the ducks are all launched at the same time into the river from St George's Bridge. See the river turn yellow as up to 10,000 ducks enter the water for the race! Tickets for the Duck Race cost £1 each, available on-line and from numerous shops and pubs in the town,displaying brightly coloured posters, and from the Visitor Centre besides the Marina. Tickets will also be on sale from the Rotary stall in St Georges Square on several weekends before Easter and on Easter Monday. Alongside the duck race, we hold a Business Duck race, starting before the main race at 3.00pm, principally aimed at local businesses and organisations. Any organisation or individual can buy a green, red, or blue duck, at a cost of £10 per duck.
  12. Ascents of Wainhouse Tower

    Halifax

    Ascents of Wainhouse Tower

    Starting 13th Apr 2020
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    Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian ...
    Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney! Opening Times: Wainhouse Tower is open from 10am, with the last ascent at 3.30pm and closing at 4pm, on the following dates in 2020: Easter Monday April 13th May Day Friday May 8th Spring Bank Monday May 25th August Bank Monday August 31st Adult £3.50 Children £2.50 Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £10 Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £3 Child Passport to Leisure (PPL) £2
  13. Halifax International Market

    Halifax

    Halifax International Market

    Starting 16th Apr 2020
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    The award-winning International Village Market will be returning to Halifax again with traders from around the globe set up along Corn Market, Russ...
    The award-winning International Village Market will be returning to Halifax again with traders from around the globe set up along Corn Market, Russel Street & Southgate. Just some of the tasty treats which will be drawing in visitors include Greek delicacy including Gyros, Souvlaki, and Greek pies, a Traditional German Schwenkgrill selling Bratwurst and Currywurst, mouth-watering French crepes and Galettes, Catalan cuisine Tapas and Paella; Pofitjes, the famous Dutch mini pancakes and even Ostrich and Kangaroo burgers so hop along and try some of the great street foods on offer. Wander amongst the wonderful aromas, sights and sounds of a true International Market. As well as International street food there will be some great fresh foods on sale including olives, baklava, dried fruit and nuts. If you're after something sweet, the French Patisserie is a must, offering the finest pastries that are perfect as a treat - after all the burgers, sausages, pancakes, ice cream and freshly baked Macaroons…. But it’s not all about food as we have some great craft and gift stalls including some fantastic jewellery made from recycled silver cutlery; South American jewellery and knitwear, handmade amber, crystal and gemstone jewellery and of course the famous Dutch Market Garden where you can wander through a huge collection of shrubs, bulbs, beautiful plants and trees with some great garden ornaments. And if it all gets too much and you want to take a break sit and relax in our very own Continental Street Bar where you can try some great continental beers and wine.
  14. Hebden Bridge Piano Festival

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Piano Festival 2020

    Starting 24th Apr 2020
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    Hebden Bridge Piano Festival - One magical weekend of piano music each April, in the heart of this beautiful Yorkshire town The Festival takes plac...
    Hebden Bridge Piano Festival - One magical weekend of piano music each April, in the heart of this beautiful Yorkshire town The Festival takes place at Hebden Bridge Town Hall and is a mix of free and paid events. Each year, over the three days, we present afternoon and evening concerts, plus lunchtime recitals, given by performers of national and international renown. It is also important to us to showcase talented local amateur pianists and to put on events aimed at people of all ages, including an annual children’s concert presented by one of our headline artists.
  15. 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.
  16. The Devil's Jukebox

    Brighouse

    1940’s Weekend at Millers

    Starting 6th Jun 2020
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    Brighouse 1940S Weekend with The Devil's Jukebox and DJ ben & Kev June 6th: The Devil's Jukebox Starting at 8pm - on our outdoor stage! Co...
    Brighouse 1940S Weekend with The Devil's Jukebox and DJ ben & Kev June 6th: The Devil's Jukebox Starting at 8pm - on our outdoor stage! Come celebrate Brighouse 1940s weekend with us with the ridiculously weird and wonderful The Devil's Jukebox. A combination of traditional viper jazz, raucous ragtime, and low down dirty acoustic blues… with some tango, Charleston and tin pan alley stuff thrown in. Taking inspiration from vaudeville and burlesque stars from the 1920’s and 1930’s like the legendary Frankie Half Pint Jaxon, medicine bands, jug acts and the rougher, rawer end of traditional New Orleans jazz such as Jelly Roll Morton’s Steamboat Four, with songs that celebrate drinkin’, dancin’and raisin’ hell, dragging vintage music screamin’ and kickin’ back into the speakeasys and juke joints where it belongs Sunday 7th June: DJ Ben & Kev Starting at 2pm – on our outdoor stage! Ben and Kev are two guys who aim give you tasty aural delights in salubrious surroundings. With a vinyl only set they’ll take you on a rich journey through genres. From soul to reggae. From rock to rap and anything in-between. They are guaranteed to deliver audio-rays of sunshine whatever the weather. FREE entry - all welcome

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