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  1. Spoken Queered in the Library

    Halifax

    Spoken Queered in the Library

    7th Apr 2020

    7pm-9pm

    Halifax’s only LGBTQ poetry night is back, and we’re holding a spoken word birthday party for our town’s most ...

    7pm-9pm

    Halifax’s only LGBTQ poetry night is back, and we’re holding a spoken word birthday party for our town’s most famous Queer writer. A celebration of the North’s modern LGBTQ poetry scene, headlined by Sez Thomasin, Michelle Dee and Zee Younus at Central Library and hosted by Spoken Queered founder Geneviève L. Walsh.

    May contain adult themes. Age14 + but under 16s should be accompanied by a parent/ guardian

    Want to take part in the open mic? Sign up for a writing and performance workshop with Genevieve from 3pm-5pm by emailing reference.library@calderdale.gov.uk  in which you can take some inspiration from Anne Lister’s diaries and learn to own the stage in her inimitable, confident style!

    Price: £5/ £3 passport to leisure

    Book online or in or in person at Central library

  2. Gentleman Jack: The Life of Anne Lister 1791-1840

    Halifax

    Gentleman Jack: The Life of Anne Lister 1791-1840

    8th Apr 2020

    7:30pm: David Glover: Gentleman Jack, the Life of Anne Lister 1791-1840 Earlier last year, the tale of a woman from Halifax appeared on TV scree...
    7:30pm: David Glover: Gentleman Jack, the Life of Anne Lister 1791-1840 Earlier last year, the tale of a woman 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? Local historian David Glover looks at the basic facts, including the effigy burning. Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee)
  3. Ann Walker's In Laws

    Halifax

    Ann Walker's In Laws

    8th Apr 2020

    2:15pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) In 1828, well-to-do Elizabeth Walker of Crow N...
    2:15pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) In 1828, well-to-do Elizabeth Walker of Crow Nest married a penniless Scots soldier much against the wishes of her family. The marriage proved happy, and Elizabeth inherited more money later. David reveals the extraordinary tale of the Sutherland family, which eventually destroyed itself through ill judgement and greed.
  4. Good Friday Pace Egg Plays

    Heptonstall

    Good Friday Heptonstall Pace Egg Plays 2020

    10th Apr 2020

    Heptonstall Pace Egg Play is a traditional Mumming Play performed in Heptonstall’s Weavers Square on Good Fridays, attracting hundreds of visitors ...
    Heptonstall Pace Egg Play is a traditional Mumming Play performed in Heptonstall’s Weavers Square on Good Fridays, attracting hundreds of visitors to the village. The Pace Egg play is not unique to Heptonstall but it is one of only a few still performed today. Good Friday, 10th April in Weavers Square . NB times are still TBC, but 2019's times were 11.15 am Heptonstall Pace Egg 12.30 pm Heptonstall Pace Egg 2.00 pm Heptonstall Pace Egg 3.00pm Midgley Pace Egg 4.00pm Heptonstall Pace Egg The Hillmillies will be dancing between the plays, The organisers reserve the right to change the times of, or cancel, any performances. In the play St George takes on contenders such as Bold Slasher, the Black Prince of Paradine and Hector. The costumes, in particular the strange headgear comprising a towering edifice garlanded with flowers, peculiar to the Calder Valley; are as much a part of the fun as the action. Violent sword fights predominate but, as ever, good triumphs over evil. Visitors are asked to not bring their cars into the village as parking is very limited. There are regular buses to Heptonstall from Hebden Bridge and visitors can walk up to Heptonstall via the Buttress, the steep cobbled pathway by Hebden Bridge Town Hall. (Please note this is a demanding walk!)
  5. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Aspects of the Lister Estate

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Aspects of the Lister Estate

    Starting 10th Apr 2020
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    A walk from Anne Lister's new lodge along the serpentine driveway of 1837, to view the Hall she embellished and the parkland she created, leads on ...
    A walk from Anne Lister's new lodge along the serpentine driveway of 1837, to view the Hall she embellished and the parkland she created, leads on to locations of Lister tenancies in the Shibden Valley. Hear anecdotes of a quirky people who lived there in Anne's time, and see the former Stag's Head Inn where she collected rents. What happened in the great flood of 1837? With mentions of mining and stone quarrying. Walk Leader: David Glover Meet at 2pm at Shibden Hall overflow car park immediately after the Godley Lane entrance. HX3 6XG. This is a circular walk of 2½ hours. Dogs on leads welcome. Some sections could be muddy and fairly steep. Walking shoes/boots are advisable.
  6. Anne Lister's Halifax: Her Public Face

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Halifax: Her Public Face

    Starting 10th Apr 2020
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    A two hour walk, recreating the town in 1832 that Anne Lister knew so well. She used Halifax for business transactions with her lawyer, shopping, c...
    A two hour walk, recreating the town in 1832 that Anne Lister knew so well. She used Halifax for business transactions with her lawyer, shopping, catching up on political news, plus visits to the homes of the few families she saw as social equals. With short readings from Nature’s Domain. Ends at 4.00. Walk leader: Steve Crabtree. Meet at 2pm in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE
  7. Ascents of Wainhouse Tower

    Halifax

    Ascents of Wainhouse Tower

    Starting 13th Apr 2020
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    Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian ...
    Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney! Opening Times: Wainhouse Tower is open from 10am, with the last ascent at 3.30pm and closing at 4pm, on the following dates in 2020: Easter Monday April 13th May Day Friday May 8th Spring Bank Monday May 25th August Bank Monday August 31st Adult £3.50 Children £2.50 Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £10 Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £3 Child Passport to Leisure (PPL) £2
  8. Hebden Bridge Easter Duck Race © HebWeb

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Easter Duck Race 2020

    13th Apr 2020

    Easter Monday brings Duckmania to Hebden Bridge in the form of the annual Duck Race, organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge. Throughout t...
    Easter Monday brings Duckmania to Hebden Bridge in the form of the annual Duck Race, organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge. Throughout the day there is a variety of entertainment, including children's rides, charity stalls and live music from a local bands. It's a fun day out for all the family. The Duck Race starts at approximately 3.15pm when the ducks are all launched at the same time into the river from St George's Bridge. See the river turn yellow as up to 10,000 ducks enter the water for the race! Tickets for the Duck Race cost £1 each, available on-line and from numerous shops and pubs in the town,displaying brightly coloured posters, and from the Visitor Centre besides the Marina. Tickets will also be on sale from the Rotary stall in St Georges Square on several weekends before Easter and on Easter Monday. Alongside the duck race, we hold a Business Duck race, starting before the main race at 3.00pm, principally aimed at local businesses and organisations. Any organisation or individual can buy a green, red, or blue duck, at a cost of £10 per duck.
  9. Halifax International Market

    Halifax

    Halifax International Market

    Starting 16th Apr 2020
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    The award-winning International Village Market will be returning to Halifax again with traders from around the globe set up along Corn Market, Russ...
    The award-winning International Village Market will be returning to Halifax again with traders from around the globe set up along Corn Market, Russel Street & Southgate. Just some of the tasty treats which will be drawing in visitors include Greek delicacy including Gyros, Souvlaki, and Greek pies, a Traditional German Schwenkgrill selling Bratwurst and Currywurst, mouth-watering French crepes and Galettes, Catalan cuisine Tapas and Paella; Pofitjes, the famous Dutch mini pancakes and even Ostrich and Kangaroo burgers so hop along and try some of the great street foods on offer. Wander amongst the wonderful aromas, sights and sounds of a true International Market. As well as International street food there will be some great fresh foods on sale including olives, baklava, dried fruit and nuts. If you're after something sweet, the French Patisserie is a must, offering the finest pastries that are perfect as a treat - after all the burgers, sausages, pancakes, ice cream and freshly baked Macaroons…. But it’s not all about food as we have some great craft and gift stalls including some fantastic jewellery made from recycled silver cutlery; South American jewellery and knitwear, handmade amber, crystal and gemstone jewellery and of course the famous Dutch Market Garden where you can wander through a huge collection of shrubs, bulbs, beautiful plants and trees with some great garden ornaments. And if it all gets too much and you want to take a break sit and relax in our very own Continental Street Bar where you can try some great continental beers and wine.
  10. Calderdale Heritage Walk: A Parkland Circuit

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: A Parkland Circuit

    17th Apr 2020

    A focus on the changing landscape of the Shibden Hall Estate at the time of Anne Lister. A short circular walk. Starts part way up Cunnery Lane to ...
    A focus on the changing landscape of the Shibden Hall Estate at the time of Anne Lister. A short circular walk. Starts part way up Cunnery Lane to find out about the cottages, farms and tenants at the north side of the hall. It then turns through the woodland and emerges from the hidden tunnel to the front of the hall. Here we find out about the constant problems of security and changes Anne made to add to the privacy of her expanding estate. Looking down, the Lister mining activities at Mytholm can be seen and explained with a conclusion at Shibden Lake, where we find out about the changes and properties in this part of the parkland. Walk Leader: Mike Beecham. Meet at 2pm at Shibden Hall overflow car park immediately after the Godley Lane entrance, HX3 6XG. Some tracks and damp areas of ground, walking footwear preferable. A disabled person could be helped in navigating this route, however there are some steep parts.
  11. Hebden Bridge Piano Festival

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Piano Festival 2020

    Starting 24th Apr 2020
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    Hebden Bridge Piano Festival - One magical weekend of piano music each April, in the heart of this beautiful Yorkshire town The Festival takes plac...
    Hebden Bridge Piano Festival - One magical weekend of piano music each April, in the heart of this beautiful Yorkshire town The Festival takes place at Hebden Bridge Town Hall and is a mix of free and paid events. Each year, over the three days, we present afternoon and evening concerts, plus lunchtime recitals, given by performers of national and international renown. It is also important to us to showcase talented local amateur pianists and to put on events aimed at people of all ages, including an annual children’s concert presented by one of our headline artists.
  12. Northowram Scarecrow Festival 2020

    Halifax

    Northowram Scarecrow Festival 2020

    Starting 8th May 2020
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    Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May 2020 There's fun for all the family at Northowram Village, Halifax, when the Scarecrow Festival retur...
    Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May 2020 There's fun for all the family at Northowram Village, Halifax, when the Scarecrow Festival returns over the May Bank holiday weekend. In addition to the Scarecrow Trail there's a Fun Dog Show, Bake Off, BBQ, Live Music, Raffle and Tombola.
  13. Hebden Folk Roots Festival

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Folk Roots Festival 2020

    Starting 8th May 2020
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    8th - 10th May 2020 Hebden Folk Roots Festival takes place over the weekend of the 8th, 9th and 10th May 2020, in its sixth year, set against th...
    8th - 10th May 2020 Hebden Folk Roots Festival takes place over the weekend of the 8th, 9th and 10th May 2020, in its sixth year, set against the backdrop of the stunning Calder Valley here in Hebden Bridge. It has evolved into a well attended event in the Folk Roots calendar, attracting people from across the country to experience a unique festival, lovingly created by local musicians and folk music enthusiasts. Details of the acts at this year's festival will be revealed soon.
  14. Anne Lister: Tenants, Trades & Tirades

    Halifax

    Anne Lister: Tenants, Trades & Tirades

    15th May 2020

    Take a walk around Southowram to the fringes of Anne Lister's Estate. Peer down into the 'Devil's Cauldron', visit bustling quarries and lonely far...
    Take a walk around Southowram to the fringes of Anne Lister's Estate. Peer down into the 'Devil's Cauldron', visit bustling quarries and lonely farmsteads. See the properties she owned, and learn more about her tenants. Sometimes helpful, sometimes fractious, hear what they got up to, their politics, professions, and how they interacted with their formidable landowner. Walk Leader: Steve Crabtree Meet at 2pm at Shibden Hall disabled carpark for a 2½ hour circular walk. Includes steep sections and rough and muddy ground. Good footwear is essential. HX3 6XG
  15. Brighouse 1940's Weekend

    Brighouse

    Brighouse 1940's Weekend

    Starting 6th Jun 2020
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    The iconic annual 1940’s weekend will once again return Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June and is expected to draw in massive crowds from across...
    The iconic annual 1940’s weekend will once again return Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June and is expected to draw in massive crowds from across the region and beyond. Celebrating the war years Brighouse will host a feast of nostalgic music, entertainment, food and fashion. A collection of vintage vehicles will be on show alongside army vehicles. Brighouse will also host a wide range of wartime demonstrations such as re-enactors parade, living history displays and remembrance services. The hugely popular event will also see the largest vintage market yet. Dress code is optional but you're positively encouraged to come dressed-up 1940’s style! Events will be held across the town from 10am until 7pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
  16. The Devil's Jukebox

    Brighouse

    1940’s Weekend at Millers

    Starting 6th Jun 2020
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    Brighouse 1940S Weekend with The Devil's Jukebox and DJ ben & Kev June 6th: The Devil's Jukebox Starting at 8pm - on our outdoor stage! Co...
    Brighouse 1940S Weekend with The Devil's Jukebox and DJ ben & Kev June 6th: The Devil's Jukebox Starting at 8pm - on our outdoor stage! Come celebrate Brighouse 1940s weekend with us with the ridiculously weird and wonderful The Devil's Jukebox. A combination of traditional viper jazz, raucous ragtime, and low down dirty acoustic blues… with some tango, Charleston and tin pan alley stuff thrown in. Taking inspiration from vaudeville and burlesque stars from the 1920’s and 1930’s like the legendary Frankie Half Pint Jaxon, medicine bands, jug acts and the rougher, rawer end of traditional New Orleans jazz such as Jelly Roll Morton’s Steamboat Four, with songs that celebrate drinkin’, dancin’and raisin’ hell, dragging vintage music screamin’ and kickin’ back into the speakeasys and juke joints where it belongs Sunday 7th June: DJ Ben & Kev Starting at 2pm – on our outdoor stage! Ben and Kev are two guys who aim give you tasty aural delights in salubrious surroundings. With a vinyl only set they’ll take you on a rich journey through genres. From soul to reggae. From rock to rap and anything in-between. They are guaranteed to deliver audio-rays of sunshine whatever the weather. FREE entry - all welcome

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