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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 'Gentleman Jack' Lister

    Across Calderdale

    Anne Lister and Shibden Hall Timelines

    Starting 29th Mar 2021
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    You can now enjoy a new 600-year timeline of Shibden Hall’s history including key events and changes made...

    You can now enjoy a new 600-year timeline of Shibden Hall’s history including key events and changes made during Anne Lister’s lifetime.

    There are also timelines for Anne Lister and important figures in her life Mariana Percy (Belcombe) Lawton, Isabella (Tibb) Norcliffe and more!

    The timeline has been created in partnership with the Anne Lister research site Packed with Potential

    Click here to go to the timelines. 

  3. 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! 

  4. Anne 'Gentleman Jack' Lister

    Across Calderdale

    Read More About Anne 'Gentleman Jack' Lister Here

    5th Apr 2021

    Read more about Anne Lister and Ann Walker in our Gentleman Jack pages.

    Read more about Anne Lister and Ann Walker in our Gentleman Jack pages.

    You’ll find articles looking at the lives of both Anne Lister and Ann Walker; the discovery and eventual cracking of Anne's secret ‘crypthand’ code used in her diaries; places Anne frequented that you can still explore today; suggestions for two Anne Lister themed itineraries with heritage and literary focus and much more!

    SPOILER WARNING for fans of the Gentleman Jack TV show - if you aren’t aware of Anne and Ann’s history and what ultimately befalls both them and their relationship, you may wish to avoid reading the articles in these pages.

    Visit our Gentleman Jack homepage here.

  5. The Cragg Vale Coiners by Heptonstall Historical & heritage Society

    Heptonstall

    The Cragg Vale Coiners by Heptonstall Historical & Heritage Society

    13th Apr 2021

    7.30pm - 9pm

    The story ...

    7.30pm - 9pm

    The story of the Cragg Vale Coiners, an eighteenth-century counterfeiting gang in West Yorkshire.

    In this online event David Glover tells the tale of how an enterprising group of men in the Calder Valley area set up a counterfeiting operation in the 1760s, which would ultimately lead to the murder of local exciseman William Deighton, engaged in tracking them down.

    David is President of Halifax Antiquarian Society and Vice-Chair of Halifax Civic Trust.

  6. 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.

  7. Pennine Spring Music Festival

    Heptonstall

    Pennine Spring Music Festival 2021

    Starting 2nd Jun 2021
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    We’re planning to run a three day festival in 2021 with separate rehearsals for choir & #rchestra between Wednesday 2nd and Saturday 5th June. S...
    We’re planning to run a three day festival in 2021 with separate rehearsals for choir & #rchestra between Wednesday 2nd and Saturday 5th June. Set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside that inspired the Bronte sisters and Ted Hughes, the Pennine Spring Music Festival brings together instrumentalists and singers from all over Britain for a week of convivial music-making and performing.
  8. The Magic of Motown

    Halifax

    The Magic of Motown

    9th Jul 2021

    7.30pm Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into the Victoria Theatre Halifax!...
    7.30pm Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into the Victoria Theatre Halifax! Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. With timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. The Magic of Motown has been re-scheduled to Thursday 15 October 2020 (from Friday 3 April 2020). We're pleased to confirm that your existing tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date and we hope you can join us. If you have chosen to collect your tickets from the Box Office at the time of booking, your tickets will still be available for collection up to the date of the rescheduled show. Tickets £29.50
  9. Frank Skinner - Showbiz

    Halifax

    Frank Skinner - Showbiz

    15th Jul 2021

    7.30pm Comedy legend Frank Skinner is adding extra dates to his latest UK tour and bringing his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz to Th...
    7.30pm Comedy legend Frank Skinner is adding extra dates to his latest UK tour and bringing his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz to The Victoria Theatre for one night only. UPDATE: Frank Skinner's Showbiz tour has been rescheduled to Mon 1st February (from Wed 28 Oct 2020 and before that from Tues 21 Apr). We're pleased to confirm that your existing tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date & we hope you can join us. Tickets from £26.75
  10. Burn the Floor

    Halifax

    Burn the Floor

    21st Jul 2021

    7.30pm Anything You Can Do… KEVIN CLIFTON is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax with the BURN THE FLOOR cast in 2020…and this time Kevin wi...
    7.30pm Anything You Can Do… KEVIN CLIFTON is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax with the BURN THE FLOOR cast in 2020…and this time Kevin will be joined by his sister JOANNE CLIFTON! The famous siblings are touring together for the very first time, playing on their individual successes and what better way to do it than in the world’s leading Ballroom show Burn The Floor! Tickets from £38 Burn The Floor has been re-scheduled to Friday 2 October 2020 at 7:30pm (from Sunday 12 April 2020 - please note this is a 2nd rescheduling and this show is no longer taking place on 6 July). We're pleased to confirm that your existing tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date and we hope you can join us. If you have chosen to collect your tickets from the Box Office at the time of booking, your tickets will still be available for collection up to the date of the rescheduled show.
  11. Halifax Agricultural Show

    Halifax

    Halifax Agricultural Show 2021

    14th Aug 2021

    The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone. Farm and domestic animals will ...
    The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone. Farm and domestic animals will be shown, there's local produce, flowers, fruit & vegetables and crafts with entertainment such as showjumping, vintage vehicles, farmer's markets, stalls and demonstrations. The timetable of events and ticket prices will be confirmed closer to the date.
  12. Shed Seven at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Shed Seven at The Piece Hall

    28th Aug 2021

    Gates 4pm

    The chart-topping Britpop legends Shed Seven<...

    Gates 4pm

    The chart-topping Britpop legends Shed Seven host a special line-up of Yorkshire acts and DJs in what promises to be a special evening. With hits like ‘Going for Gold’, ‘On Standby’, ‘Getting Better’, ‘Disco Down’ and iconic set closer ‘Chasing Rainbows’ this all-Yorkshire show promises to be an unmissable event in the Piece Hall Summer Series of outdoor gigs.

    Joining Shed Seven on this Yorkshire-only bill will be platinum-selling indie rockers The Pigeon Detectives, Leeds indie-legends The Wedding Present and local lads Skylights. Between bands you'll be able to hear the DJs from trailblazing club night Brighton Beach, the event that dominated the indie scene up and down the country and at the height of brit pop welcomed Supergrass and Shed Seven for live performances at the club night. 

    Tickets £42 / £55

  13. The Cribs at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    The Cribs at The Piece Hall

    3rd Sep 2021

    Gates 4pm

    A special open-air gig from indie rock band

    Gates 4pm

    A special open-air gig from indie rock band The Cribs plus very special guest The Orielles and The Lounge Society.

    Tickets £37.50 / £52.50

  14. Richard Hawley at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Richard Hawley at The Piece Hall

    4th Sep 2021

    Gates 5pm

    Iconic Yorkshire Musician Richard Hawley ...

    Gates 5pm

    Iconic Yorkshire Musician Richard Hawley comes to The Piece Hall with very special guests john Grant and Studio Electronique.

    The show follows a landmark year for Hawley, whose 9th studio album ‘Further’ reached his joint highest charting at Number 3.

    Tickets £37.50 / £55

  15. Brighouse & Rastrick Band in Concert

    Halifax

    Brighouse & Rastrick Band in Concert

    4th Sep 2021

    3pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as...
    3pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’, most recently becoming National Champion Band of Great Britain in 2017, whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur. The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire. Today, it still continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fundraising efforts. Tickets from £15.75
  16. The King is Back

    Halifax

    The King is Back

    5th Sep 2021

    7.30 pm Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax this November. Ben, a multi talen...
    7.30 pm Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax this November. Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. He looks like Elvis, sings like Elvis and has an on-stage charisma that has audiences believing at times they are watching the King himself. In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the first artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style and charisma and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business. Tickets from: £27.75

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