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  1. Inter-Arts Festival of Childhood

    Hebden Bridge

    Inter-Arts Festival of Childhood

    Starting 7th Aug 2019
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    Welcome to the Inter-Arts Festival of Childhood at The David Wright Gallery at Artsmill happening this Sunday 4th of August to Sunday 18th of Augus...
    Welcome to the Inter-Arts Festival of Childhood at The David Wright Gallery at Artsmill happening this Sunday 4th of August to Sunday 18th of August at 2pm - 4pm and continues on till Sunday 18th of August. During the 2 weeks we have an Art and Word Exhibition, Workshops, Talks, Art Installations, Films and Performances. Following on from the well received Inter-Arts Festival 'Art Through Trauma' last August and the Inter-Arts Festival to raise awareness over Mental Health week in May here at Artsmill, Inter-Arts group of Artists and invited guests have come together to bring you 'Festival of Childhood, this is an opportunity for you to let your inner child free in the space and engage with the work you see. There are lots of opportunities to get involved from the workshops to the open mic. We look forward to seeing you all in the next two weeks. We have a selection of artist, writers and performers throughout the festival showing there work, including Skye Shadowlight, Elaine Hook, Fiona Love, Sosh, Bethany Weaves, Priscilla Edwards, Ginny Koppenhol, Keiron Higgins, Victoria Shone, Isaac Hughes-Dennis, Negapositiv, Alice Measom, Socs Blakely, Microphone Jack, Jan Langdale, Eileen Wright, Winston Plowes, Dawn Bland, Wonky Puss, Iris and Colin Rowan, Cayn White, Pixie Biscuit plus many more... First Performance and Talk is from Artist, Skye Shadowlight on Friday 9th of August. Starts at 8pm at the David Wright Gallery = “SHADE SCHOOL” Installation, Video, Performance. 'SHADE SCHOOL is a large scale art installation that I built from found objects in 2015. It began as one desk but as the story kept unfolding I added another and another. Now, I have an entire Victorian Classroom worth of work, with each piece telling a unique and individual story. In 2013 my child, who has autism explains that her teacher has been putting her under the desk as a punishment. He said that she liked it there because it was not too bright, and because she doesn’t like noise. Like a dog, the only child in the class sitting under the teacher’s desk for being naughty. My child often misunderstands things by taking them too literally. The teacher everyday would call the girls, boys and the boys, girls as a joke. All of the children laugh at his silly mistake. My child felt he was misunderstanding her as everyday she explained that she was not a boy. This just added to her distress. She would cry and they would laugh at her inability to be flexible. He continued and so did the “bad behaviour”.“Under the desk!” These are just some of the disgusting way that mainstream school were getting it wrong for my child and what drove me to create this emotive work. The school were screaming for inclusion at every turn, yet not training the staff to understand my child’s needs. A too common story. A archaic school setting for modern day disabled child. I invite you to attend SHADE SCHOOL Art Installation including video and performance. ' Skye Shadowlight Children can attend the workshops under supervision of an adult* Workshops on Saturday 10th of August - 10 am start in The Art School at Artsmill. As part of the Inter-Arts 'Festival of Childhood', we have a series of workshops... Priscilla Edwards is a well known mixed media artist and works with textile, wire and found objects. Join her on this wonderful workshop at The Art School at Artsmill over the ‘Inter-Arts Festival of Childhood and create your own Fairytale Creature at her Curious Creatures Workshop, 10am - 4pm During the workshop you will explore the possibilities of making objects that are assembled using ephemera, fabrics, wire, found oddments anything that you wish to work with, that has meaning and childhood memories for you. Priscilla uses these themes in her own work and will take you on a journey to create yours. Materials and equipment will be provided but you should bring with you a small collection of your own precious fabrics, ephemera, papers, broken china or toys.’ To book your place contact Priscilla on 07816 886522 or email her at priscilla@priscillaedwards.co.uk It is £50 for the day. Our Second Workshop we have, 'Stop Motion Animation' Workshop with Ginny Koppenhol at The Art School, Artsmill at 5pm - 8pm Many of us grew up watching Morph or Bagpuss and marvelling at the figures coming to life on our screens. Come along to Ginny's workshop and learn stop motion animation in this playful and practical session! From character creation to basic editing, you will make your own short film. Stop motion is easy to learn but the possibilities are endless. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided. £20 entry. Please contact ginnykoppenhol@googlemail.com to book your place. Performance at the David Wright Gallery. Meet Performance Artist, 'Sosh' as he gets up to mischief, interacting with the space and other artists' work. See Sosh at 11am, 1pm and 3pm at Wednesday 14th - 18th of August. Special Guests and Open Mic Night = Saturday 17th of August. Doors open at 7.30pm Fiona Love and Issac Hughes-Dennis will be hosting an amazing evening of Spoken Word and Performance with Special Guests throughout the night and open mic towards the end. Bring along your inner child and feel free to get up and perform if you feel the urge. Contact Fiona Happy4pr@gmail.com to put your name on the open mic. Inter-Arts Talk on Sunday 18th of August at 2pm at The David Wright Gallery with Fiona, find out more about the Inter-Art classes for creatives at The Art School every first Wednesday of the month at 7pm - 9pm. For more information visit Artsmill’s Facebook page or go to http://www.interartsfestival.com Or Contact Fiona Pattison on Happy4pr@gmail.com 07912 372 284
  2. My Name is Why – In Conversation with Lemn Sissay

    Halifax

    My Name is Why – In Conversation with Lemn Sissay

    14th Sep 2019

    Sat 14 Sep, 8:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) , approx running time: 60 minutes This is Lemn’s life story: a story ...
    Sat 14 Sep, 8:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) , approx running time: 60 minutes This is Lemn’s life story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph. Lemn Sissay will be reading from his new Memoir, reflecting on a childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so exploring the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home. Infused with all the lyricism and power you would expect from one of the nation’s best-loved poets, this moving, frank and timely event is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity. To celebrate the publication of My Name is Why: A Memoir by Lemn Sissay. Published by Canongate Books. Lemn Sissay MBE is a poet, playwright and broadcaster. He has read poetry all over the world and was awarded an MBE for services to literature. He is the Chancellor of The University of Manchester and was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics. He is a regular contributor to radio and TV and a prolific speaker, inspiring audiences on a daily basis across the globe. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session 40 minutes reading & 20 minutes Q&A
  3. David Harper – Unexpected Tales

    Halifax

    David Harper – Unexpected Tales

    15th Sep 2019

    Sun 15 Sep, 3:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, li...
    Sun 15 Sep, 3:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, as well as stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time. It’s all part of what makes this show like no other. David Harper is a BBC TV presenter well known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, The Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It and For What It’s Worth. These hugely popular BBC programmes are shown in over 50 countries worldwide. David has appeared on many other BBC TV programmes too from The One Show to Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole to Countryfile, Celebrity Eggheads to The Heaven & Earth Show! The show is very much audience led with involvement in the form of questions from the audience or questions and challenges from David throughout, as the talk develops.
  4. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Wainstall Waifs

    17th Sep 2019

    More on the Wainstall Waifs Kim Pearson, member The fascinating story of the girls from Liverpool who came to work for I&I Calvert in their W...
    More on the Wainstall Waifs Kim Pearson, member The fascinating story of the girls from Liverpool who came to work for I&I Calvert in their Wainstalls mills during the latter half of the 19th century and how over time their lives became woven into the fabric of the village Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  5. Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel by David Glover

    Halifax

    Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel by David Glover:

    Starting 18th Sep 2019
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    A series of entertaining Historical Talks by local historian David Glover.

    2 p.m.  ...

    A series of entertaining Historical Talks by local historian David Glover.

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 18th September

    SIR HENRY EDWARDS OF PYE NEST, THE MAN WHO FEUDED WITH WAINHOUSE

    David explains how the Edwards family were influencial in the development of Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge. Born in 1812, as a young man Henry Edwards became the senior Conservative politician in Halifax, and a Borough MP. A complex and controversial character, his quarrel with J E Wainhouse marred the latter part of his life.

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 2nd October

    THE YOUNG QUEEN VICTORIA – 1819-1840 – A SLIDESHOW

    Born 200 years ago this year, Victoria’s youth was remarkably solitary, and not very happy. In this presentation David focuses on these early years, beginning with the curious marriage of her parents. He explains her mother’s feud with her governesses, Victoria’s succession to the throne, and her marriage to Albert…

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 9th October

    THE LIFE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER 1900-2002

    Born into the aristocracy, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon did not expect to live a public life, but her pretty face caught the eye of Prince Albert, Duke of York, and romance followed. In 1936 he became King George VI, and she the Queen Consort. During World War II she was dubbed by Hitler ‘The most dangerous women in Europe.’  Latterly, a national mother-figure.

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 16th October

    OLD PHOTOS OF HALIFAX - PART 9

    David’s ‘Old Photos of Halifax’ presentations have become hugely popular.  Here is a brand new selection. Come and see pictures of the band of ‘The Dukes’ parading the streets of Halifax; and view elephants on South Parade!Find out what Pye Nest and Shroggs Road looked like years ago, and rediscover lost roads like Stannary and Colbeck Street. 

    All taking place at Square Chapel on Wednesdays at 2pm. Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions) Book your tickets via the Square Chapel Box Office or Website

  6. Arthur Smith – Laughs, Stories, a Song and a Poem

    Halifax

    Arthur Smith – Laughs, Stories, a Song and a Poem

    27th Sep 2019

    Fri 27 Sep, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £16 (£14 concessions) Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institutio...
    Fri 27 Sep, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £16 (£14 concessions) Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution ARTHUR SMITH and bask in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the world of light entertainment in the nineteen eighties and nineties. Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs (at least 1 from Leonard Cohen) and readings from his recently published memoir ‘My Name Is Daphne Fairfax’ which has won praise from literary critics. He will also tell the story, as well as a portrait of his late father PC Sad Smith, survivor of Colditz POW camp and London copper.
  7. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Fired Earth; Decline of the Industry 1935-2019

    1st Oct 2019

    Fired Earth: Decline of the Industry 1935-2019 Chris Bateman, member The final part of the story covers the decline of the industry from the ...
    Fired Earth: Decline of the Industry 1935-2019 Chris Bateman, member The final part of the story covers the decline of the industry from the inter-war period through the steady decline of the immediate post-war period to the decimation of the 1960s and 70s as steel making went over to the BOS process; gas works closed as natural gas took over; the clean air acts eliminated coal for heating; and concrete and plastic became dominant in building. So from 35 works only 2 remain Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  8. Jess Morgan and Nels Andrews - Songs and Books Tour 2019

    Hebden Bridge

    Jess Morgan and Nels Andrews - Songs and Books Tour 2019

    2nd Oct 2019

    Doors 8pm, Show 8.30pm Jess Morgan from England and Nels Andrews from the US have joined forces because they both - for the first time - have il...
    Doors 8pm, Show 8.30pm Jess Morgan from England and Nels Andrews from the US have joined forces because they both - for the first time - have illustrated books to accompany the new music they want to bring to audiences in 2019. Jess and Nels wanted to showcase something on tour which would satisfy the most avid record sleeve-readers, comic book-worms, or just about anyone feeling lost in the digital age. Their co-headlined show at Hebden Bridge Trades Club promises an atmospheric concoction of songwriting, spoken word and fun visuals. Tickets: £10/£12 14+ show: under 18s’ must be accompanied by an adult
  9. Halifax Festival of Words

    Halifax

    Halifax Festival of Words 2019

    Starting 4th Oct 2019
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    The Book Corner (Piece Hall) and The Grayston Unity have joined together to organise & curate a second Halifax Festival of Words, taking pla...

    The Book Corner (Piece Hall) and The Grayston Unity have joined together to organise & curate a second Halifax Festival of Words, taking place in the town between the 4th and 6th of October 2019. It’s a festival that celebrates the use of language through books, music, spoken word and illustration.

  10. Dave Johns: From Byker to BAFTAS + Q&A

    Halifax

    Dave Johns: From Byker to BAFTAS + Q&A

    12th Oct 2019

    Sat 12 Oct, 8:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) , approx running time: 120 mins Age: 18+ Dave Johns has been a sta...
    Sat 12 Oct, 8:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) , approx running time: 120 mins Age: 18+ Dave Johns has been a stand-up comic for nearly 3 decades touring his one man shows worldwide. Best known for his critically acclaimed breakthrough performance in Ken Loach’s 2016 Palme D’Or and BAFTA winning film I, Daniel Blake. Thereafter many film roles have followed such as The Keeper, Fisherman’s Friends and his latest film, 23 Walks’ staring alongside Alison Steadman due to be released in 2020. This autumn Dave presents his New stand up show for 2019: From Byker to the BAFTA’s
  11. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Kriegsgefangen in Skipton

    15th Oct 2019

    Kriegsgefangen in Skipton Anne Buckley, lecturer in translation studies and German, University of Leeds A talk about Anne Buckley’s work in t...
    Kriegsgefangen in Skipton Anne Buckley, lecturer in translation studies and German, University of Leeds A talk about Anne Buckley’s work in translating a book written by 60 of the 900 German officers imprisoned in Skipton during the First World War. In addition she will reveal some of the fascinating stories of the men themselves, who included naval captains, U-boat officers and airmen as well as foot soldiers. Anne has been working with the Heritage Lottery Funded project Craven and the First World War, based at Craven Museum in Skipton. She will talk about the activities, including archaeology in residents’ gardens, that have been organised to rewrite the story of the camp back into the history of the area. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  12. Meet Prue Leith CBE at The Arches, Dean Clough

    Halifax

    Meet Prue Leith CBE at The Arches, Dean Clough for Lunch

    21st Oct 2019

    Probably best known for her roles as Judge on The Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, Prue has had many adventures and accolades in h...

    Probably best known for her roles as Judge on The Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, Prue has had many adventures and accolades in her career making her one of the most respected voices in the Food Industry today.

    Guests will hear about Prue's passion for good food, her role in food education and what the future holds, at this exclusive event.

    TICKETS: £35/£50 EACH £35 includes Entry, Arrival Drink, 3 Course Celebration Lunch & Coffee, Interview & Q&A with Prue £50 includes all of the above, plus a signed copy of "Prue - My All Time Favourite Recipes"

    Tickets can be bought online by visiting our website.

    THE ARCHES CELEBRATION LUNCH MENU

    TO BEGIN

    Smoked Salmon

    Beetroot & Dill Creme Fraiche, Whipped Cream Cheese Butter, Watercress Salad & Wholemeal Roll

    Or

    The Arches Spicy Autumn Soup (V, Ve)

    Roast Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup, Lightly Curried Naan Bread, Coriander Oil

    TO FOLLOW

    Garlic & Rosemary Chicken wrapped in Prosciutto Ham

    Creamy Leeks & Wild Mushroom, Parmesan Sauce, Crispy Porcini Gnocchi, Baby Herbs

    OR

    Salt Baked Celeriac (V)

    Wild Mushroom & Leek Gratin, Braised Red Cabbage, Tenderstem Broccoli, Shaved Chestnuts, Infused Truffle Sauce

    TO FINISH The Arches Autumn Dessert Plate Tea & Coffee

    OTHER EVENT DETAILS:

    DRESS CODE: Smart

    DOORS OPEN: 11.30AM

    EVENT CLOSE: Approx 3.30pm

    Limited copies of some of Prue's Books will be available to purchase on the day. Pre-order drinks and packages available. We can accommodate all dietary requirements.

  13. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: The Other Hedgeland

    5th Nov 2019

    The Other Hedgeland Harry Atkinson, member This talk gives the background to George Caleb Hedgeland, creator of the great east window of Hal...
    The Other Hedgeland Harry Atkinson, member This talk gives the background to George Caleb Hedgeland, creator of the great east window of Halifax Minster. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  14. Gentleman Jack: The Life of Anne Lister 1791-1840

    Halifax

    Gentleman Jack: The Life of Anne Lister 1791-1840

    6th Nov 2019

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 6th November

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 6th November

    Earlier this year, the tale of a girl from Halifax appeared on TV screens in Gentleman Jack, an eight-part series. But this only covered two years; what was the rest of her life like? 

    David looks at the basic facts, including the effigy burning and the saucy comments addressed to Anne by local men!

    Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions) Book your tickets via the Square Chapel Box Office or Website.

  15. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Women of Property? Wills and bequests in probate records

    19th Nov 2019

    Women of Property? Wills and bequests in probate records David Cant, member An investigation based on the work done by local groups on probat...
    Women of Property? Wills and bequests in probate records David Cant, member An investigation based on the work done by local groups on probate records. It will examine what the records can tell us about the place and influence of women in the Halifax area at the end of the seventeenth century. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.

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