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  1. Halifax Heritage Festival:

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: at Halifax Central Library & Archives

    Starting 17th Sep 2019
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    Tuesday 17th Sep 2.15pm-3.30pm Living Heritage - Shared Stories

    Jennie Forrester will give an illustrated tal...

    Tuesday 17th Sep 2.15pm-3.30pm Living Heritage - Shared Stories

    Jennie Forrester will give an illustrated talk about her involvement in the ‘My Generation’: Brighouse Baby Boomers project, an Arts for Brighouse and Brighouse ArtsFestival heritage project which drew on anecdotes, photos and objects from people growing up in the 1950s-70s. Find out about the project and consider how the ideascould be applied to other localities or generations. This session will get you talking about all sorts of things you thought you had forgotten too! ‘My Generation’ was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Awards for All. It was an Arts For Brighouse and Brighouse Arts Festival project.

    Entry by FREE ticket, available online here or in person from Central Library

    Wednesday 18th Sep 1.30pm-3.30pm Using Historical Newspapers

    In this hands-on workshop, Local Studies librarians will introduce you to the range of historical newspapers available in and through the Library Service and show you how you can make use of them. The session will cover both microfilmed and Internet-based resources and there will be plenty of time to ask questions.

    Entry by FREE ticket, available online here or in person from Central Library

    Thursday 19th September Calderdale's Railway Heritage  - A Different View

    Lauren’s illustrated talk will give an overview of the railway history of Calderdale, looking at how railways went hand in hand with the industrial development of the area. It will look at some of the more obvious features of the local rail network as well as some lesser known lines and structures which have all but disappeared. Lauren has recently completed a Masters in Railway Studies at the University of York, with a dissertation focussing on green spaces at stations and how communities are transforming them into places.

    THIS TALK IS NOW SOLD OUT

  2. Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel by David Glover

    Halifax

    Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel by David Glover:

    Starting 18th Sep 2019
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    A series of entertaining Historical Talks by local historian David Glover.

    2 p.m.  ...

    A series of entertaining Historical Talks by local historian David Glover.

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 18th September

    SIR HENRY EDWARDS OF PYE NEST, THE MAN WHO FEUDED WITH WAINHOUSE

    David explains how the Edwards family were influencial in the development of Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge. Born in 1812, as a young man Henry Edwards became the senior Conservative politician in Halifax, and a Borough MP. A complex and controversial character, his quarrel with J E Wainhouse marred the latter part of his life.

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 2nd October

    THE YOUNG QUEEN VICTORIA – 1819-1840 – A SLIDESHOW

    Born 200 years ago this year, Victoria’s youth was remarkably solitary, and not very happy. In this presentation David focuses on these early years, beginning with the curious marriage of her parents. He explains her mother’s feud with her governesses, Victoria’s succession to the throne, and her marriage to Albert…

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 9th October

    THE LIFE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER 1900-2002

    Born into the aristocracy, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon did not expect to live a public life, but her pretty face caught the eye of Prince Albert, Duke of York, and romance followed. In 1936 he became King George VI, and she the Queen Consort. During World War II she was dubbed by Hitler ‘The most dangerous women in Europe.’  Latterly, a national mother-figure.

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 16th October

    OLD PHOTOS OF HALIFAX - PART 9

    David’s ‘Old Photos of Halifax’ presentations have become hugely popular.  Here is a brand new selection. Come and see pictures of the band of ‘The Dukes’ parading the streets of Halifax; and view elephants on South Parade!Find out what Pye Nest and Shroggs Road looked like years ago, and rediscover lost roads like Stannary and Colbeck Street. 

    All taking place at Square Chapel on Wednesdays at 2pm. Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions) Book your tickets via the Square Chapel Box Office or Website

  3. Who Was the Real Anne Lister? Afternoon tea and talk with author Jill Liddington

    Halifax

    Who Was the Real Anne Lister? Afternoon tea and talk with author Jill Liddington

    25th Sep 2019

    This September sees the third in our Anne Lister trilogy of events. On 25 September join award-winning writer and historian Jill Liddington as she ...
    This September sees the third in our Anne Lister trilogy of events. On 25 September join award-winning writer and historian Jill Liddington as she reveals Who Was the Real Anne Lister? Arrive for 3pm for a glass of Prosecco Hear Jill Liddington talk on the later years of Anne Lister's Life, with question and answer session Enjoy Holdsworth House's Classic Afternoon Tea at 4.30pm (please provide us with any dietary requirements on booking) Event expected to close around 5.30pm £42.50 per person
  4. Arthur Smith – Laughs, Stories, a Song and a Poem

    Halifax

    Arthur Smith – Laughs, Stories, a Song and a Poem

    27th Sep 2019

    Fri 27 Sep, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £16 (£14 concessions) Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institutio...
    Fri 27 Sep, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £16 (£14 concessions) Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution ARTHUR SMITH and bask in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the world of light entertainment in the nineteen eighties and nineties. Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs (at least 1 from Leonard Cohen) and readings from his recently published memoir ‘My Name Is Daphne Fairfax’ which has won praise from literary critics. He will also tell the story, as well as a portrait of his late father PC Sad Smith, survivor of Colditz POW camp and London copper.
  5. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Fired Earth; Decline of the Industry 1935-2019

    1st Oct 2019

    Fired Earth: Decline of the Industry 1935-2019 Chris Bateman, member The final part of the story covers the decline of the industry from the ...
    Fired Earth: Decline of the Industry 1935-2019 Chris Bateman, member The final part of the story covers the decline of the industry from the inter-war period through the steady decline of the immediate post-war period to the decimation of the 1960s and 70s as steel making went over to the BOS process; gas works closed as natural gas took over; the clean air acts eliminated coal for heating; and concrete and plastic became dominant in building. So from 35 works only 2 remain Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  6. Halifax Festival of Words

    Halifax

    Halifax Festival of Words 2019

    Starting 4th Oct 2019
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    The Book Corner (Piece Hall) and The Grayston Unity have joined together to organise & curate a second Halifax Festival of Words, taking pla...

    The Book Corner (Piece Hall) and The Grayston Unity have joined together to organise & curate a second Halifax Festival of Words, taking place in the town between the 4th and 6th of October 2019. It’s a festival that celebrates the use of language through books, music, spoken word and illustration.

  7. Dave Johns: From Byker to BAFTAS + Q&A

    Halifax

    Dave Johns: From Byker to BAFTAS + Q&A

    12th Oct 2019

    Sat 12 Oct, 8:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) , approx running time: 120 mins Age: 18+ Dave Johns has been a sta...
    Sat 12 Oct, 8:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) , approx running time: 120 mins Age: 18+ Dave Johns has been a stand-up comic for nearly 3 decades touring his one man shows worldwide. Best known for his critically acclaimed breakthrough performance in Ken Loach’s 2016 Palme D’Or and BAFTA winning film I, Daniel Blake. Thereafter many film roles have followed such as The Keeper, Fisherman’s Friends and his latest film, 23 Walks’ staring alongside Alison Steadman due to be released in 2020. This autumn Dave presents his New stand up show for 2019: From Byker to the BAFTA’s
  8. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Kriegsgefangen in Skipton

    15th Oct 2019

    Kriegsgefangen in Skipton Anne Buckley, lecturer in translation studies and German, University of Leeds A talk about Anne Buckley’s work in t...
    Kriegsgefangen in Skipton Anne Buckley, lecturer in translation studies and German, University of Leeds A talk about Anne Buckley’s work in translating a book written by 60 of the 900 German officers imprisoned in Skipton during the First World War. In addition she will reveal some of the fascinating stories of the men themselves, who included naval captains, U-boat officers and airmen as well as foot soldiers. Anne has been working with the Heritage Lottery Funded project Craven and the First World War, based at Craven Museum in Skipton. She will talk about the activities, including archaeology in residents’ gardens, that have been organised to rewrite the story of the camp back into the history of the area. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  9. Meet Prue Leith CBE at The Arches, Dean Clough

    Halifax

    Meet Prue Leith CBE at The Arches, Dean Clough for Lunch

    21st Oct 2019

    Probably best known for her roles as Judge on The Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, Prue has had many adventures and accolades in h...

    Probably best known for her roles as Judge on The Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, Prue has had many adventures and accolades in her career making her one of the most respected voices in the Food Industry today.

    Guests will hear about Prue's passion for good food, her role in food education and what the future holds, at this exclusive event.

    TICKETS: £35/£50 EACH £35 includes Entry, Arrival Drink, 3 Course Celebration Lunch & Coffee, Interview & Q&A with Prue £50 includes all of the above, plus a signed copy of "Prue - My All Time Favourite Recipes"

    Tickets can be bought online by visiting our website.

    THE ARCHES CELEBRATION LUNCH MENU

    TO BEGIN

    Smoked Salmon

    Beetroot & Dill Creme Fraiche, Whipped Cream Cheese Butter, Watercress Salad & Wholemeal Roll

    Or

    The Arches Spicy Autumn Soup (V, Ve)

    Roast Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup, Lightly Curried Naan Bread, Coriander Oil

    TO FOLLOW

    Garlic & Rosemary Chicken wrapped in Prosciutto Ham

    Creamy Leeks & Wild Mushroom, Parmesan Sauce, Crispy Porcini Gnocchi, Baby Herbs

    OR

    Salt Baked Celeriac (V)

    Wild Mushroom & Leek Gratin, Braised Red Cabbage, Tenderstem Broccoli, Shaved Chestnuts, Infused Truffle Sauce

    TO FINISH The Arches Autumn Dessert Plate Tea & Coffee

    OTHER EVENT DETAILS:

    DRESS CODE: Smart

    DOORS OPEN: 11.30AM

    EVENT CLOSE: Approx 3.30pm

    Limited copies of some of Prue's Books will be available to purchase on the day. Pre-order drinks and packages available. We can accommodate all dietary requirements.

  10. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: The Other Hedgeland

    5th Nov 2019

    The Other Hedgeland Harry Atkinson, member This talk gives the background to George Caleb Hedgeland, creator of the great east window of Hal...
    The Other Hedgeland Harry Atkinson, member This talk gives the background to George Caleb Hedgeland, creator of the great east window of Halifax Minster. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  11. Gentleman Jack: The Life of Anne Lister 1791-1840

    Halifax

    Gentleman Jack: The Life of Anne Lister 1791-1840

    6th Nov 2019

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 6th November

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 6th November

    Earlier this year, the tale of a girl from Halifax appeared on TV screens in Gentleman Jack, an eight-part series. But this only covered two years; what was the rest of her life like? 

    David looks at the basic facts, including the effigy burning and the saucy comments addressed to Anne by local men!

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

  12. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Women of Property? Wills and bequests in probate records

    19th Nov 2019

    Women of Property? Wills and bequests in probate records David Cant, member An investigation based on the work done by local groups on probat...
    Women of Property? Wills and bequests in probate records David Cant, member An investigation based on the work done by local groups on probate records. It will examine what the records can tell us about the place and influence of women in the Halifax area at the end of the seventeenth century. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.

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