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  1. As Seen on TV

    Halifax

    As Seen on TV

    Starting 15th Feb 2020
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    An exhibition celebrating the costumes of some of Britain’s best loved TV dramas including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Poldark, Victoria an...
    An exhibition celebrating the costumes of some of Britain’s best loved TV dramas including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Poldark, Victoria and many more. Alongside a new display of historic costumes from similar periods in the Fashion Gallery. FREE entry This exhibition runs from Saturday 15th February 2020 until Saturday 5th September 2020 .
  2. Anne Lister inspired Creative Writing Workshops

    Halifax

    Anne Lister inspired Creative Writing Workshops

    Starting 19th Mar 2020
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    Three creative writing workshops, using Anne Lister as inspiration. Themes could include secrets, forbidden love, inspirational women, Halifax, ...

    Three creative writing workshops, using Anne Lister as inspiration. Themes could include secrets, forbidden love, inspirational women, Halifax, diary keeping and could be in the form of Poetry, letters, articles, stories, personal reflections, tributes, artwork.

    Let your imagination run wild. You will use fascinating Local studies resources including diary copies, maps, newspaper articles, historical texts and images. We will use the writing produced to create a collective Anne Lister fanzine which will be kept in the Library to inspire future writers.

    Come to one or all the workshops. Experienced and new writers welcome.

    Age 14+ Facilitated by experienced local writer Emma Decent

    £3

    Book online or in person at the Library

  3. 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.
  4. Anne Lister's Life and words - A Display of Original Diaries and Archival Material

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Life and words - A Display of Original Diaries and Archival Material

    Starting 1st Apr 2020
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    Wednesday 1st April 9.30am-12.30pm Thursday 2nd April 9.30am-5pm Friday 3rd April 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday 4th April 9.30am-4pm Monday 6th April...
    Wednesday 1st April 9.30am-12.30pm Thursday 2nd April 9.30am-5pm Friday 3rd April 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday 4th April 9.30am-4pm Monday 6th April 9.30am-5pm Tuesday 7th April 9.30am-5pm Wednesday 8th April 9.30am-12.30pm Drop in to the Calderdale Archives search room at Halifax Central Library to meet and chat to the archives team and see some of the collection, which includes Anne's famous diaries, up close. FREE drop in. No need to book. we are expecting high volumes of visitors. Entry may be restricted at busy times to protect the archival documents.
  5. 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.
  6. Anne Lister Birthday Celebration Kick Off

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Birthday Celebration Kick Off SOLD OUT

    2nd Apr 2020

    Doors 6.15pm Join the Gentleman Jack community for a kickoff to this amazing weekend, leading off with two favorites from the Gentleman Jack / A...
    Doors 6.15pm Join the Gentleman Jack community for a kickoff to this amazing weekend, leading off with two favorites from the Gentleman Jack / Anne Lister fandom: Comedian and impressionist AMANDA WALGROVE, followed by the podcasters from Shibden After Dark, LEANNE MERTZMAN and MARY SCHWARTZ. Discussion and Q&A.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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!

  11. The Curious Tale of Eliza Raine

    Halifax

    The Curious Tale of Eliza Raine

    3rd Apr 2020

    Square Chapel, Copper Auditorium, doors 12, start 12.15pm to 1:30 pm Tickets: £10.50 Anne Lister followed a long and winding trail of women, ...
    Square Chapel, Copper Auditorium, doors 12, start 12.15pm to 1:30 pm Tickets: £10.50 Anne Lister followed a long and winding trail of women, before finding Ann Walker and taking the Sacrament at Holy Trinity / Goodramgate. But the first of those was Eliza Raine. Their relationship went far beyond the dormered room the two young women shared at the Manor School in York, and finally ended at the same asylum Ann Walker was forced to enter. Join author Patricia Hughes at the Copper Auditorium at Square Chapel as she discusses this very important chapter in Anne’s storied past, as described in her book, “The Early Life of Miss Anne Lister and the Curious Tale of Miss Eliza Raine”. About the Author: Patricia Hughes worked with Dorothy Thompson at Birmingham University's Department of Modern History in the UK to decode and translate the coded passages of Anne Lister's vast, detailed journal.
  12. Gentleman Jack at the Halifax Minster

    Halifax

    Gentleman Jack at the Halifax Minster SOLD OUT

    3rd Apr 2020

    Doors 6.15pm ANNE CHOMA, Author, Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister / The Official Companion to the BBC Series and SALLY WAINWRIGHT, WRITER / ...
    Doors 6.15pm ANNE CHOMA, Author, Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister / The Official Companion to the BBC Series and SALLY WAINWRIGHT, WRITER / DIRECTOR of Gentleman Jack, join us for an in-depth discussion of Gentleman Jack the hit series, Anne Lister, the inspiration for it all, and a sneak peek into what comes next! General admission: SOLD OUT
  13. Anne Lister Family Drop In

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Family Drop In

    4th Apr 2020

    10am – 3pm

    Price: Free

    Anne Lister-themed family drop in with crafty kids activities. Come and have a go at writing your o...

    10am – 3pm

    Price: Free

    Anne Lister-themed family drop in with crafty kids activities. Come and have a go at writing your own secret code, make your own diary or decorate a top hat!

    No booking needed – just drop in

  14. Administration of the Lord's Supper: Taking the Sacrament

    Halifax

    Administration of the Lord's Supper: Taking the Sacrament

    4th Apr 2020

    12.15pm

    On the anniversary of the birth of Anne Lister, there will be a service of Holy Communion at the High Altar, using the words of ...

    12.15pm

    On the anniversary of the birth of Anne Lister, there will be a service of Holy Communion at the High Altar, using the words of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. This is the form of words which Anne would have used when taking the Sacrament at the Church.

    All are welcome.

    This is free but please reserve a place via Eventbrite we can gauge numbers attending.

  15. The Piece hall by Paul White Photography

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Birthday Celebrations at The Piece Hall

    4th Apr 2020

    Celebrate the famous Halifax diarist Anne Lister’s birthday with an array of activities at The Piece Hall. A makers' fair will take place ...

    Celebrate the famous Halifax diarist Anne Lister’s birthday with an array of activities at The Piece Hall. A makers' fair will take place in the piazza with a collection of craft stalls, accompanied by music and live interpretation from ‘Anne Lister’ telling stories of her life. At 3.30pm we will host our first Anne Lister Gathering, where fans are invited to assemble in period dress in the magnificent 18th century courtyard that Anne herself visited, before The Georgian Gentlewoman’s Wardrobe talk in the Caygill Rooms exploring fashion of the era.

    MAKERS FAIR 12 noon - 4pm

    The courtyard will host a small makers fair with a handpicked collection of craft stalls from makers and producers, along with live music and pop-up food offers. Across the afternoon there will be live interpretation from ‘Anne Lister’ herself, telling stories about her life and her visits to The Piece Hall in the 1800s. FREE

     

    ANNE LISTER GATHERING 3.30pm

    Dress to impress and join us in your best ‘Anne Lister’ attire. Meet fellow fans in their fabulous top hats and huge mutton sleeves for an impressive gathering and photo opportunity in the spectacular 18th century courtyard. FREE

     

    THE GEORGIAN GENTLEWOMAN'S WARDROBE 4pm - 5pm

    Celebrated Fashion Historian Lucy Adlington will present a special 1 hour talk on fashions during the era of Anne Lister. Lucy will be bringing a beautiful selection of original clothing from the era to illustrate this talk. Audience members will be invited to chat and get a closer look at the display of wonderful original items afterwards. Tickets £15, BOOK HERE

  16. Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker, Image by BBC Lookout Point

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Ann Walker's Lightcliffe SOLD OUT

    Starting 4th Apr 2020
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    When John Walker died in Naples in 1830 on his honeymoon, his sisters Elizabeth & Ann inherited a large estate in Lightcliffe and became very wealt...
    When John Walker died in Naples in 1830 on his honeymoon, his sisters Elizabeth & Ann inherited a large estate in Lightcliffe and became very wealthy. Within two years Ann had become the companion of Anne Lister. We walk round part of the estate, viewing Cliffe Hill House and the site of Crow Nest Mansion where Ann lived. We finish in the churchyard where she is buried together with other members of her family, employees and tenants (including the one not eaten by a pig). This is a 2 hour circular walk, mainly on pavements with just a short walk across a footpath. Dogs on leads welcome. Walk leader: Ian Philp Meet by the tower in the churchyard at 2pm. HX3 8TH

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