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  1. Once Upon a Time

    Halifax

    Once Upon a Time

    Starting 2nd Feb 2019
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    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
  2. The Fashion Gallery

    Halifax

    The Fashion Gallery

    Starting 11th May 2019
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    Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but litt...
    Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but little known textile collections in the country. There are 17,000 objects, collected from all over the world. The collection began when the museum first opened in 1887. It represents the influence of world textiles on local production as well as how local textiles have been exported around and influenced the world. The collection includes significant objects from Ancient Egypt, The Balkans, China, Japan and the Indian Subcontinent. A range of English embroidery, samplers, costume, court dress, military uniforms, pattern books from West Yorkshire manufacturers and the design archive of Crossley’s Carpets. It represents not just textiles but textile production from spindles to spinning wheels, cards, combs and looms. The new fashion gallery will tell both the story of the production and manufacture of textiles in the local area and how those textiles were then used. This new gallery replaces the 'For King and Country' exhibition on the top floor at Bankfield. 2019 will also see a range of related talks, tours and events. FREE admission.
  3. 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.

  4. DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

    Halifax

    DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

    Starting 8th Jun 2019
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    September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted fo...
    September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted for military and industrial service; industry was placed on a war footing and many workers took on Civil Defence and Home Guard duties. The area did not escape unscathed, there were 11 bombing incidents recorded and 11 people were killed. On 24 December 1944 a German V1 Flying Bomb (commonly known as ‘Doodlebugs’) landed in a field at Little Tooting Farm, Hubberton, Sowerby. Extensive blast damage made the farmhouse uninhabitable for some time and broke windows a mile away. The farmhouse occupants received cuts from broken glass. The photograph shows the Auxiliary Fire Service team, which attended the incident, along with the police and ambulance service. FREE admission. The exhibition runs from Saturday 8th June to Saturday 30th November 2019 .
  5. Gentleman Jack Costumes Display at Bankfield Museum

    Halifax

    Gentleman Jack Costumes Display at Bankfield Museum

    Starting 12th Jul 2019
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    An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life o...
    An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life of Anne Lister, was filmed largely at her home of Shibden Hall, managed by Calderdale Museums Service. On display at Bankfield Museum are a number of the costumes and props from the series, worn and used by actors including Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle. At Bankfield you can also see original clothing from the period of Gentleman Jack in the new Fashion Gallery on the top floor. The costumes have been kindly loaned for display by Lookout Point Productions with assistance from designer Tom Pye. FREE admission. Friday 12th July 2019 until Saturday 26th October 2019.
  6. Ogden Water Practical Day

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Practical Day

    Starting 20th Aug 2019
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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
  7. Open Air Cinema Weekend at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Open Air Cinema Weekend at The Piece Hall

    Starting 29th Aug 2019
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    Four nights of classic cinema under the stars at the Piece Hall's Open Air Cinema Weekend (29 August - 1 September), with blockbusters incl...

    Four nights of classic cinema under the stars at the Piece Hall's Open Air Cinema Weekend (29 August - 1 September), with blockbusters including Brassed Off, The Greatest Showman, A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Gates 7.30pm, Film starts at sunse

    Various ticket prices.

  8. Calderdale Heritage Walk

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Lost Railway, Missing Chapels & Toffee factories

    1st Sep 2019

    A look at old and new St Paul's Churches, two former men's Social Clubs, the site of St Paul's Railway Station, sites of several lost chapels, MacK...
    A look at old and new St Paul's Churches, two former men's Social Clubs, the site of St Paul's Railway Station, sites of several lost chapels, MacKintosh's 1890's factory, a former biscuit making site of 1889 is included. The walk ends near Gibbet street crossroads, Meet David Glover at 2.15pm at King Cross OLD SPIRE HX1 3JL, (not St Paul's Church Queen's Road). The walk ends at HX1 4NT. Please note: this is a linear walk ind is level with one major slope, suitable wheelchairs and prams.
  9. Halifax Hidden Gems Tours

    Halifax

    Halifax Hidden Gems Tours

    Starting 12th Sep 2019
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    Thursday 712h to Sunday 15th September 2019

    Halifax's hidden gems are set to be revealed in all their historic glory thanks to a special...

    Thursday 712h to Sunday 15th September 2019

    Halifax's hidden gems are set to be revealed in all their historic glory thanks to a special tour.; either on foot or by bus.

    The tour has been organised by Halifax Minster with the support of businesses and heritage sites across Halifax.

    Take part to delve into the fascinating history of the town and perhaps uncover some surprises along the way.

    £5 per person (plus 28p booking fee) Booking ESSENTIAL by either the Halifax Minster website .

    Walking Tours (approx 2  hours Starting at the Town Hall & finishing at Halifax Minster)

    Thursday 12th: 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm

    Friday 13th: 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm                               

    Saturday 14th: 10am, 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm              

    Sunday 15th: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3pm                     

    24 places per tour.

    Bus Tours (Start & finish at Halifax Minster)

    Saturday 14th: 2pm          

    Sunday 15th:  2pm

    45 places on the bus

                       

  10. Halifax Heritage Festival: Halifax Town Hall Open Days

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Guided Tours of Halifax Town Hall

    Starting 12th Sep 2019
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    Tours of the building will take place at 11.30am & 2pm This Grade II* listed building was designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the House...
    Tours of the building will take place at 11.30am & 2pm This Grade II* listed building was designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament and opened by HRH The Prince of Wales on August 4th 1863. It is a building of immense architectural significance, was voted one of the Top 10 town halls in the country in 2008 by Architect Today magazine and impresses visitors from across the world. For more details p[lease ring 01422 393022
  11. Heritage Tours of  Victoria Theatre

    Halifax

    Heritage Tours of Victoria Theatre

    13th Sep 2019

    11am

    The Friends of Victoria Theatre invite you to join us for a tour of the theatre. Learn about the history of the theatre, how it 's ...

    11am

    The Friends of Victoria Theatre invite you to join us for a tour of the theatre. Learn about the history of the theatre, how it 's changed over the years, how it's run and some of the famous and unusual artistes who have appeared there.

    Get up on the stage, and see a dressing room where some very famous people have prepared for their show!

    £3 per person

    he tour lasts for approx 1 hour. Please book tickets in advance, in person at the Box Office or by phone on 01422 351158, or from our website.

  12. FierS a Cheval

    Halifax

    FierS a Cheval

    13th Sep 2019

    Gates 7pm, show starts at sunset. The courtyard becomes the stage for a spectacular evening featuring a fairytale herd of glowing white horses. ...
    Gates 7pm, show starts at sunset. The courtyard becomes the stage for a spectacular evening featuring a fairytale herd of glowing white horses. These giant luminous puppets are the handiwork of French outdoor theatre specialists Compagnie des Quidams. The magnificent dancing horses are the centrepiece of a dreamlike, playful night time show suitable for all the family, accompanied by beautiful music and lights. TICKET PRICES General Courtyard Adults £14.50* Children £8* Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £40* Balcony (Premium) Adults £20* Children £10* Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £55* *Please note we charge a 50p booking fee on each ticket. This helps us, The Piece Hall Trust, to continue to stage amazing events for all to enjoy.
  13. 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
  14. Heritage Open Days: Ann Walker Memorial

    Halifax

    Heritage Open Days: Ann Walker Memorial

    14th Sep 2019

    On Saturday September 14th between Noon and 4pm you have a rare opportunity to see a memorial to Ann Walker, lover of Anne ‘Gentleman Jack’ Lister,...
    On Saturday September 14th between Noon and 4pm you have a rare opportunity to see a memorial to Ann Walker, lover of Anne ‘Gentleman Jack’ Lister, which has been locked within Lightcliffe Tower at Lightcliffe Cemetery near Halifax since 1974. There will be guides on hand to direct visitors to the most interesting and important graves connected with the Walker family. Ann Walker died at Cliffe Hill in 1854 and was buried under the pulpit at Old St Matthew’s church, Lightcliffe, Halifax. When the church was demolished in 1974, the charity Friends of Friendless Churches rescued the monuments and memorials and kept them safe within the residual tower, which is now in the charity’s care. Amongst the monuments is the Gothic style plaque remembering Ann Walker. As a part of the Heritage Open Days festival this September, the Friends of Friendless Churches are re-opening the base of the tower to allow visitors to view and pay their respects at Ann’s memorial. This is a free event, but donations towards the upkeep of the tower are gratefully received. There is no need to book.
  15. Easter 2019 at Calderdale Industrial Museum

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Calderdale Industrial Museum

    Starting 14th Sep 2019
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    Calderdale Industrial Museum has extra opening this Sunday 15th September as its regular Saturday opening on the 14th. Last entry 3.15pm.
    Calderdale Industrial Museum has extra opening this Sunday 15th September as its regular Saturday opening on the 14th. Last entry 3.15pm.
  16. Jane Austin Exhibition: Time & Place

    Halifax

    Jane Austin Exhibition: Time & Place

    Starting 14th Sep 2019
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    Sat 14th Sept – 11- 3 PM Sun 15th Sept – 11 – 3 PM Sat 21st Sept – 11-3 PM Sun 22nd Sept – 11-3PM FREE TO EXPLORE There is always somethin...
    Sat 14th Sept – 11- 3 PM Sun 15th Sept – 11 – 3 PM Sat 21st Sept – 11-3 PM Sun 22nd Sept – 11-3PM FREE TO EXPLORE There is always something new to discover year on year. Come and visit this extraordinary Grade 1 listed Gothic church commissioned by the local industrialist Edward Akroyd 160 years ago. It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and considered to be his finest church with exceptional stained glass. Scott also designed the model village Akroydon for Edward Akroyd’s mill workers and the old manor house was later donated to become Bankfield Museum. As part of the anniversary celebrations of The Churches Conservation Trust and the building itself the dedicated volunteer team are working to bring this generally unused building back into the community, to be an exceptional venue for events and exploring the history of the area. ‘TIME & PLACE’ solo art exhibition by Jane Austin Local watercolour artist Jane Austin is holding a third solo exhibition of paintings, this year reflecting the rich heritage of the church, the Akroydon model village and Halifax itself, rooted firmly in the Industrial Revolution. The drawings from several workshops during the year will inspire to take a closer look. Meet the artist and see how she develops her work, recently seen as a winning artist on the BBC 1 series ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’. Once a thriving church it fell into disrepair and was no longer used for regular worship by 1989. However many people still have fond memories of family celebrations and connections with the church which are being gathered into a community project of stories and images, ‘People of All Souls’. Guided Walks A knowledgeable guided walk of the area, with Jackie Butterfield, will leave the church on Sunday 15th Sept at 11 am and Sunday 22nd Sept at 11am taking approximately an hour, inviting a donation of £3.00, bookable through the Halifax Visitor Information Centre, 01422 368725. Sunday Service A service will be held on 15th September at 4pm by Reverend Hilary Barber from the Halifax Minster. Saturday 14th Sept – Open 11am – 3pm ‘TIME & PLACE’ art exhibition by Jane Austin. ‘People of All Souls’ community exhibition. Sunday 15th Sept – Open 11am – 3pm ‘TIME & PLACE’ art exhibition by Jane Austin. ‘People of All Souls’ community exhibition. Guided walk of Akroydon at 11am with Jackie Butterfield, £3 donation invited, to book please contact Halifax Visitor Information Centre. Service to be held by Reverend Hilary Barber from The Halifax Minster, 4pm. Saturday 21st Sept – Open 11am – 3pm ‘TIME & PLACE’ art exhibition by Jane Austin. ‘People of All Souls’ community exhibition. Sunday 22nd Sept – Open 11am – 3pm ‘TIME & PLACE’ art exhibition by Jane Austin. ‘People of All Souls’ community exhibition. Guided walk of Akroydon at 11am with Jackie Butterfield, £3 donation invited, to book please contact Halifax Visitor Information Centre

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