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  1. Ted Hughes

    Mytholmroyd

    Ted Hughes

    Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there unti...

    Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there until he was seven, when his family moved to Mexborough. During his childhood he spent many hours exploring the countryside around Mytholmroyd, and these experiences and the influences of the landscape on him were to inform much of his later poetry.

    One of the greatest poets of his generation, Hughes also wrote stories, plays, reviews and essays. He translated the work of, amongst others, Ovid, Racine, Aeschylus and Euripides. He wrote extensively for children, including the story The Iron Man, which was turned into the Disney blockbuster The Iron Giant. Hughes's interests in other art forms led to many collaborations, most famously with the artist Leonard Baskin.

    Although best known in the UK, Hughes was a writer of international standing. He won numerous awards throughout his career, including four for his final collection, Birthday Letters. Hughes became Poet Laureate in 1984 until his death on 28th October 1998.

  2. Digital Dimensions at Eureka! the National Children's Museum

    Halifax

    Digital Dimensions at Eureka! the National Children's Museum

    Starting 25th May 2019
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    May 25th - November

    Kids visiting the award-winning Halifax attraction will be treated to vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds tha...

    May 25th - November

    Kids visiting the award-winning Halifax attraction will be treated to vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds thanks to cutting-edge design and technology, including giant motion-tracking projections capturing children’s movements as they interact with what they see.

    This features in the exhibition alongside touch-triggered 3D shapes and luminous touch-sensitive pillars of light.

    A visit to Digital Dimensions, housed in Eureka!’s ground-floor Spark Gallery, will allow families to:

    • Test memories and coordination in a game against a series of 3D musical cubes – working together to remember patterns to trigger sounds and a colourful chain reaction!
    • Weave their way through luminous touch-sensitive colour-changing pillars of light - find the master pole to reset the colours
    • Step into a colourful motion-capture tunnel of with astounding visual effects
    • Open some truly magical doors to a series of digital dimensions.

    Digital Dimensions has been created by first year students studying for a BA (Hons) in Live Visual Design & Production at Backstage Academy, based at Wakefield’s Production Park, a community of live events businesses behind the staging of Beyoncé & Jay-Z and Take That arena tours.

    Digital Dimensions is included in the price of admission, or free to Eureka! Annual Pass holders.

  3. Russian State Ballet & Opera House Presents The Nutcracker

    Halifax

    Russian State Ballet & Opera House Presents The Nutcracker

    19th Nov 2019

    7.30pm Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to your local theatre for a dazzling production of the most famous Ballet in the world -...
    7.30pm Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to your local theatre for a dazzling production of the most famous Ballet in the world - The Nutcracker. Traditionally, Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for their annual UK tour with the vibrant, and enchanting full touring ballet production. The Nutcracker is an eternal seasonal favourite directed and choreographed by the former award winning Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky. Snow flurries, sweets, princes, magic and love are just some of the elements that will be brought together by this renowned Russian company. A highly accessible ballet, full of familiar music such as the `Waltz of the Flowers' and the `Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'. The Nutcracker continues to capture the hearts and imagination of different generations from all over the world. It is a truly captivating piece of theatre, a wonderful introduction to ballet for anyone who has never experienced it and retains its appeal for anyone who is familiar with it. Tickets: £37.75
  4. Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Halifax

    Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    29th Nov 2019

    8.30pm in The Green Room Bar Laugh your way into the weekend with our regular and hugely popular comedy club. Held in our laid-back and intimate...
    8.30pm in The Green Room Bar Laugh your way into the weekend with our regular and hugely popular comedy club. Held in our laid-back and intimate Green Room Bar, Dick and Liddy's is a rare opportunity to get seriously close to serious talent. Let the fun begin! Seating is not guaranteed, so please arrive early to be assured of a seat. Tickets £11.75
  5. CUBE Choir: A Holly Jolly Christmas

    Halifax

    CUBE Choir presents Christmas is Coming

    1st Dec 2019

    7.30pm Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) Join the Cube Choir for a look towards Christmas with a programme of carols and seasonal somngs plus per...
    7.30pm Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) Join the Cube Choir for a look towards Christmas with a programme of carols and seasonal somngs plus performances from individuals and groups.
  6. Halifax Choral Society present Carols and Brass

    Halifax

    Halifax Choral Society present Carols and Brass

    1st Dec 2019

    6.30pm The Halifax Choral Society return to the Victoria Theatre Halifax to present the ever popular Carols and Brass Concert with special Guest...
    6.30pm The Halifax Choral Society return to the Victoria Theatre Halifax to present the ever popular Carols and Brass Concert with special Guest Conductor Darius Battiwalla. Featuring the world-famous Black Dyke Band and seasonal music old and new to awaken that Christmas feeling! Tickets: £12 - £25
  7. Beauty and the Beast

    Halifax

    Beauty and the Beast

    Starting 14th Dec 2019
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    A Beast of a Panto... 
    A Beauty of a Show!

    Come and join us for The Victoria Theatre's spectacular family pan...

    A Beast of a Panto... 
    A Beauty of a Show!

    Come and join us for The Victoria Theatre's spectacular family pantomime for 2019 Beauty and the Beast.

    This production has all the ingredients for a magical trip to the theatre, with hilarious slapstick humour, plenty of audience interaction, not to mention some fabulous song and dance routines that will delight audiences of all ages.

    Beauty and the Beast will be sure to make you laugh, cry and fall in love with a host of hilarious and hairy characters - so book your tickets now for a fun filled panto and to discover if Beauty can see beyond appearances and learn to love a beast!

    To see all the performance dates and prices, please visit the Victoria Theatre website.

    Beauty & The Beast Integrated Signed Performance, Sunday 29 December, 5:30pm & Monday 30 December, 1pm.

    For this integrated performance, the British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters will be involved in the action on stage and take part in the performances!

    Beauty & The Beast Relaxed Performance, Friday 3 January, 10:30am

    This performance is designed to be welcoming to everyone, and especially to adults and children who may feel unable to access theatre performances for a variety of reasons, for example: parents/carers with noisy infants, people who need or want to move around and/or vocalise during the performance, people with dementia, autism or with other complex access and inclusion needs.

    Tickets from £16

  8. York Waits

    Halifax

    York Waits

    21st Dec 2019

    12pm The York Waits are back for their annual festive concert. Enjoy some winter and Christmas music spanning many centuries, many countries an...
    12pm The York Waits are back for their annual festive concert. Enjoy some winter and Christmas music spanning many centuries, many countries and using various instruments including wind and stringed, from the wide array that would have been played by bands in the medieval and Tudor periods. Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)
  9. Chinese New Year Extravaganza 2020

    Halifax

    Chinese New Year Extravaganza 2020

    9th Feb 2020

    1:30 pm Mark the fresh beginning and welcome the Year of the Rat (the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac) at the Victoria Theatre this...
    1:30 pm Mark the fresh beginning and welcome the Year of the Rat (the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac) at the Victoria Theatre this Chinese New Year as Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts brings a spectacular line-up of Chinese acrobatics, music and dance to Halifax! With exciting programmes including skilled jugglers, mesmerising magic, illuminating Dragon Dance, live instruments and more, Chinese New Year Extravaganza showcases a dazzling array of performances full of colour, amazement and fun. Not forgetting the cheerful lions and the playful pandas, this family-friendly show is the perfect entertainment for all to enjoy! Tickets from £19.75

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