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  1. Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel by David Glover:

    Halifax

    Some Gay Kings, Queens & Princes: Illustrated Historical Talk

    24th Feb 2020

    7.30pm

    Celebrating LGBT History Month 'Some Gay Kings, Queens & Princes' - an entertaining Historical Talk by local historian David ...

    7.30pm

    Celebrating LGBT History Month 'Some Gay Kings, Queens & Princes' - an entertaining Historical Talk by local historian David Glover.

    Includes tales of Edward the Second, Queen Christina, Queen Anne, Ludwig of Bavaria, a cross-dressing Archduke, an Uncle of our present Queen and an Uncle of Prince Philip!

    Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions) Book your tickets via the Square Chapel Box Office 01422 349422 or Website

  2. Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 1st Mar 2020
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    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hal...
    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hall pediment on Halifax Road, OL14 5AQ Todmorden Town Hall straddles the Walsden Water and was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved on January 1st 1888. Designed by John Gibson of Westminster, this Grade 1 listed building holds a strong place in the hearts of local people. Most iconic, from the outside, is the pediment. The carved stonework has two central female figures on a pedestal. The one on the left represents Lancashire (cotton spinning industry) and the one on the right Yorkshire (engineering and agriculture). Below the two figures are different friezes of the industries coming together to prosper on the border. Inside the building there is an old Magistrate’s Court which now serves as the Todmorden Town Council Chamber. The ballroom upstairs spans the length of the building and holds many memories for those who have attended the variety of events held in the Town Hall for over 140 years.
  3. Dreaming Valleys

    Hebden Bridge

    Dreaming Valleys

    14th Mar 2020

    A day of engagement with topography, history and folklore. Kelly Starling - 'Dancing with Ghosts: Journeys to Robinwood Mill' Alison Cooper - '...
    A day of engagement with topography, history and folklore. Kelly Starling - 'Dancing with Ghosts: Journeys to Robinwood Mill' Alison Cooper - 'Geography of Grief: Pilgrimage through the Pennines' Dr Jennie Bailey - 'An Artery to a Heart: mapping the Rochdale Canal' Mark Valentine - 'Northern Soul: Lost weird writers of the North' Andy Roberts - 'The Demon in the Valley/ Alan Garner, Thursbitch & the fiction of fact' John Billingsley - 'Stoodley Pike: The underlying narrative' Mark Williamson (Spaceship): 'Outcrops' (musical performance with film) Steve Goldman - Society for the Preservation of Boring Grid Squares 9.15am - 5.30pm Tickets £20 (advance - before 12th March), £22 on the door (cash only) Vegan and vegetarian refreshments available. Email editor@northerneaerth.co.uk
  4. Ogden Water Practical Day

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Practical Day

    Starting 17th Mar 2020
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    Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chr...
    Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chris Sutcliffe at Ogden Water. Session runs 9.45am - 3pm. Please contact 07769 954956 for more details. Bring a packed lunch. No dogs allowed (with the exception of guide and hearing dogs). Please wear old clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Suitable for ages 16+. FREE
  5. Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 22nd Mar 2020
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    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall’ include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including the former Caretaker’s Fla...

    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall’ include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including the former Caretaker’s Flat and holding cell.

    Total Tours start at 2pm and last approx 2.5 hours.

    Tours are £6.50 per person and include tea, coffee and biscuits. Tickets can be booked by emailing info@visittodmorden.co.uk 

    Please note; due to a spiral staircase and steep down staircase to the cellar, we cannot accept anyone into the Caretaker's Flat and cellar who has a mobility problem, walking aid, unsuitable footwear, serious health concern or any children aged under 11.

  6. Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Starting 1st Apr 2020
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    2pm Anne Lister determined this would be a serious union, with Ann Walker moving into Shibden. Coal-mining and ‘Blue’ political door-stepping co...
    2pm Anne Lister determined this would be a serious union, with Ann Walker moving into Shibden. Coal-mining and ‘Blue’ political door-stepping continued. The 1835 Halifax contest became known as ‘the window-breaking election’. Immediately, ‘mock marriage’ announcements appeared in Yorkshire newspapers. Then in 1836, lurid tales reached Shibden of Anne and Ann being burnt in effigy down in Halifax. Who was behind these public jibes - and why? Walk leader: Jill Liddington. 2-hour circular afternoon walk with short readings from Female Fortune, and ends with tea, cake and Q&A in Halifax. There are some steep steps, walking boots or shoes are advised. Meet at 2pm in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE All walks must be pre-booked through Ticket Source [www.ticketsource.co.uk] and cost £5. Bookings open on Thursday 7th November; 8am for walks to 5th April and 2pm for the remainder of the programme. There will be a maximum of 35 per walk.
  7. Father to Gentleman Jack

    Halifax

    Father to Gentleman Jack

    1st Apr 2020

    2:15pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) Captain Jeremy Lister was a career soldier, who ...
    2:15pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) Captain Jeremy Lister was a career soldier, who did not marry until he was 36. A younger son of Shibden Hall, he fought in the American Revolutionary War, and was to father one of the most remarkable women of the 19th Century, Anne Lister. David Glover details his long life, from 1752 to 1836, including his complex relationship with his daughters.
  8. Anne Lister Guided Walk and Breakfast

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Guided Walk and Breakfast

    1st Apr 2020

    BOOKING ESSENTIAL AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Guided walk through the Shibden Valley with knowledgeable local photographer Mark Bolton. Mark f...
    BOOKING ESSENTIAL AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Guided walk through the Shibden Valley with knowledgeable local photographer Mark Bolton. Mark followed the filming last summer with a keen interest in the Shibden Valley location. This four hour route breaks into two hour walks covering the main filming sites in the valley. It involves hills and some muddy paths so good walking shoes are a must, the countryside round here is beautiful but rugged. Each walk covers different parts of the valley so you can choose to do one or both. Meet at the Shibden Mill Inn for 9.00am with a circular walk leaving around 11.00am. We advice booking a table for lunch for those who have built up an appetite and fancy staying for a bite to eat and a well earned drink by the fire. £20 per person For further information or to make a booking, call 01422 365840
  9. Anne Lister Craftivist Handstitich

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Craftivist Handstitich

    2nd Apr 2020

    10am - 1pm

    Explore traditional craft techniques as a form of activism and create a textile sampler. The workshop will take inspiration f...

    10am - 1pm

    Explore traditional craft techniques as a form of activism and create a textile sampler. The workshop will take inspiration from Anne Lister's life and writings, and her refusal to bow to traditional convention.

    £35 Booking essential. Book here.

  10. Anne Lister Guided Walk and Lunch

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Guided Walk and Lunch

    2nd Apr 2020

    BOOKING ESSENTIAL AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Guided walk through the Shibden Valley with knowledgeable local photographer Mark Bolton. Mark f...
    BOOKING ESSENTIAL AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Guided walk through the Shibden Valley with knowledgeable local photographer Mark Bolton. Mark followed the filming last summer with a keen interest in the Shibden Valley location. This four hour route breaks into two hour walks covering the main filming sites in the valley. It involves hills and some muddy paths so good walking shoes are a must, the countryside round here is beautiful but rugged. Each walk covers different parts of the valley so you can choose to do one or both. Meet at the Shibden Mill Inn at 10.00am for a two hour circular walk in the Shibden Valley. Arrive back at the cosy Inn for a delicious, sociable three course lunch. Booking, deposit and pre-order required. £40 per person For further information or to make a booking, call 01422 365840
  11. Young Anne Lister in Halifax

    Halifax

    Young Anne Lister in Halifax SOLD OUT

    Starting 2nd Apr 2020
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    View the house where Anne lived as a girl, with buildings and locations in Halifax associated with her earlier years. Learn about her early schooli...
    View the house where Anne lived as a girl, with buildings and locations in Halifax associated with her earlier years. Learn about her early schooling in the town, her private tutor, and her point of departure on stagecoach journeys. Where did her earliest girlfriend live; and where did she buy her blank diaries? Also, see the home and bank of Christopher Rawson, and a filming location from Gentleman Jack. [Building exteriors only] Walk Leader: David Glover. This is a circular walk of 2½ hours. Some sections are fairly steep. Meet at 2pm at Range Bank, junction with Portland Road, HX3 6LB. Dogs on leads welcome.
  12. Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face SOLD OUT

    Starting 2nd Apr 2020
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    11.30am A 4-hour walk from Halifax climbing slowly up Old Bank to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister's estate in 1832 - when she returned home fro...
    11.30am A 4-hour walk from Halifax climbing slowly up Old Bank to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister's estate in 1832 - when she returned home from her travels, betrayed by yet one more woman's marriage plans. Then re-acquaintance with neighbouring heiress Ann Walker changed her life - forever. Anne Lister deployed all her considerable skills to enthral and seduce this wealthy young woman - all out of sight of Halifax's prying eyes. Walk leaders: Jill Liddington & Steve Crabtree. Walking boots/shoes advised, and bring packed lunch/snacks. The walk includes short readings from Nature's Domain, and ends with tea, cake and Q&A. Bus back to Halifax. Meet at 11.30 in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE
  13. Anne Lister's Shibden: Marriage, Mining & Money

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Shibden: Marriage, Mining & Money

    Starting 2nd Apr 2020
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    With Ann Walker now living at Shibden, Anne Lister began to realize her coal-mining ambitions. This walk passes by the moss house where her det...
    With Ann Walker now living at Shibden, Anne Lister began to realize her coal-mining ambitions. This walk passes by the moss house where her determined courtship began. It climbs steadily up Pump Lane, then curves round by Walker Pit - sunk in 1835 and named in honour of Ann. By 1836 Anne Lister's aggrandisement of Shibden's magnificent grounds could begin to take shape. Walk leader: Jill Liddington. A 2½ hour circular afternoon walk, with one steep ascent, ending with tea, cake & Q&A. Meet at 2pm outside Meerside Café, HX3 6XG. Dogs on leads welcome.
  14. Anne Lister Halifax Minster Tour

    Halifax

    Anne Lister-Themed Tours of Halifax Minster

    Starting 3rd Apr 2020
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    LED BY DAVID GLOVER, President of Halifax Antiquarian Society

    10.30 am and 2 pm, Friday 3rd April

    10.30 am a...

    LED BY DAVID GLOVER, President of Halifax Antiquarian Society

    10.30 am and 2 pm, Friday 3rd April

    10.30 am and 2 pm, Saturday 4th April

    Duration 75-85 minutes.   £5.00 per head, no concessions. ENTRY BY ADVANCE TICKET ONLY. Maximum number per tour = 35.

    View the font where Anne was baptised, the Lister Arms on the ceiling, the Rawson family memorial, and learn the various connections of Ann Walker's kin.  Also – hear about Anne Lister’s burial, and how her tombstone went missing for 120 years!

  15. Conserving Anne Lister's Diaries

    Halifax

    Conserving Anne Lister's Diaries

    Starting 3rd Apr 2020
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    Join the West Yorkshire Archive Service Conservation Team at Halifax Central Library & Archives for a talk about the fascinating conservation and t...
    Join the West Yorkshire Archive Service Conservation Team at Halifax Central Library & Archives for a talk about the fascinating conservation and treatment work undertaken on Anne’s diaries to ensure their long-term preservation* - including them being bandaged up in conservation’s diary hospital! Don’t miss the opportunity to drop in and have a chat with our Archives team and see the collection up close after the talk. *This project was made possible by the generous support of Sally Wainwright from the Wellcome Trust Screenwriters Fellowship Dates: Friday 3rd April 10.30-11.30am Monday 6th April 10.30-11.30am Tuesday 7th April 10.30-11.30am Price: £5 per person
  16. 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!

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