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  1. Image: Bridge End, Brighouse by Miles Sharp. Calderdale Museums.

    Brighouse

    A Town Through Time

    Starting 19th Oct 2019
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    A new exhibition capturing a century of Brighouse, West Yorkshire on canvas and camera, featuring paintings and photographs from Calderdale Museums...
    A new exhibition capturing a century of Brighouse, West Yorkshire on canvas and camera, featuring paintings and photographs from Calderdale Museums’ collections, including works by local Brighouse artists Miles Sharp and Stanley Chapman. These works are displayed alongside newly produced photographs by the Halifax Photographic Society, who have recreated scenes from historic artworks of Brighouse to bring up to date the story of everyday life and ongoing change in the town. This exhibition runs from Saturday 19th October 2019 until Monday 20th April 2020 . FREE entry Smith Art Gallery is open: Monday: 10am - 5pm Tuesday: 10am - 4pm Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday: 10am - 4pm Friday: 10am - 5pm Saturday: 10am-3.30pm Sunday: CLOSED
  2. Halifax Chamber Choir

    Halifax

    Halifax Chamber Choir - 'Gems of European Sacred Music'

    25th Jan 2020

    7.30pm Halifax Chamber Choir is giving a concert in St. Jude’s Parish Church, Free School Lane, Halifax on Saturday 25th January at 7.30pm. The ...
    7.30pm Halifax Chamber Choir is giving a concert in St. Jude’s Parish Church, Free School Lane, Halifax on Saturday 25th January at 7.30pm. The programme, Gems of European Sacred Music, features music by Monteverdi, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Bruckner and Faure including Faure’s well-known Cantique de Jean Racine, Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir and Cesar Franck’s Panis Angelicus. Halifax Chamber Choir, formerly known as Halifax Madrigal Society, has been performing in Halifax over 120 years. Since 2015 the choir has been directed by Aljosa Skorja (Josh), young Slovenian conductor and musicologist and winner of the London Classical Soloists’ 2015 Conducting Competition. For this concert the choir is accompanied by the organist Professor David Baker, Director of the Halifax Organ Academy and tutor with the RCO/St Giles International Organ School. Admission at the door is £10, concessions £8 and full-time students £1
  3. Imaginary - A New Musical

    Elland

    Imaginary - A New Musical

    Starting 29th Jan 2020
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    Southgate Drama and Social Group presents Imaginary, a new musical by Timothy Knapton and Stuart Matthew Price - an exciting, funny and inspiring m...
    Southgate Drama and Social Group presents Imaginary, a new musical by Timothy Knapton and Stuart Matthew Price - an exciting, funny and inspiring musical about the wonder of childhood, the power of the imagination and what it means to grow up. Evenings 7.15pm, Saturday Matinee 2.15pm. Tickets - adults £10, under 16's £8, available via www.southgatedrama.co.uk, or in person from Bramleys Estate Agents, Victoria Road, Elland.
  4. Chantel McGregor - Acoustic Concert

    Hebden Bridge

    Chantel McGregor - Acoustic Concert

    31st Jan 2020

    BGR Events presents Chantel McGregor, performing an acoustic blues and ballads concert. Doors 6.45pm, Starts 7.45pm Tickets £14, available vi...
    BGR Events presents Chantel McGregor, performing an acoustic blues and ballads concert. Doors 6.45pm, Starts 7.45pm Tickets £14, available via www.wegottickets.com/event/486508, or by telephone - 07731 661053 or 07483 210233. Usual Real Ale, Pie & Peas available at friendly intimate venue.
  5. Text and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

    Hebden Bridge

    Text and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

    1st Feb 2020

    BGR Events presents Text and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll - Words, Songs and the Beat Generation. Join author Simon Warner, beat poet and journalist ...
    BGR Events presents Text and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll - Words, Songs and the Beat Generation. Join author Simon Warner, beat poet and journalist Heath Common and singer-songwriter Nick Hall for an intriguing conversation with live music exploring the relationship between the writings of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg amongst others and the consequent musical legacy which has infused generations of music makers including Bob Dylan and Patti Smith, Tom Waits and Sonic Youth to name but a few. 2.30pm-4.30pm Tickets £7, available via www.wegottickets.com/event/486508, or by telephone - 07731 661053 or 07890 205980
  6. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Middle of Rastrick

    Brighouse

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Middle of Rastrick

    2nd Feb 2020

    Rastrick was a separate authority until 1893 with its own distinctive history.We'l look at 19th & 20th century developments to see how radically th...
    Rastrick was a separate authority until 1893 with its own distinctive history.We'l look at 19th & 20th century developments to see how radically the area changed. Meet Ian Philip at 1.30 pm outside Rastrick High School sports centre car park HD6 3XB £3 per person.
  7. 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
  8. Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Brighouse

    Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Starting 15th Feb 2020
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    8pm - 11pm

    English Barn Dances are easy, enjoyable and excellent exercise; the dance caller will talk you through the ...

    8pm - 11pm

    English Barn Dances are easy, enjoyable and excellent exercise; the dance caller will talk you through the moves before and during the dance and help is usually to hand from our helpful regulars.

    Admission costs £9 for adults, children 12 years and under are free (as long as they are accompanied by an adult) and anyone over 13 years in full-time education is £5.

    December 14th 2019: Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance with caller Rosie Bryce and music from The Barley Cote. NB Please note that the December Barn dance takes place at Victoria Hall, 212 Halifax Road, Ripponden HX6 4BG

    January 18th 2020: Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance with caller Baz Parkes and music from the Old Bridge Inn Specials.

    February 15th 2020: Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance with caller Brenda Spence and music from Dogsbody

    March 21st 2020: Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance with caller Michelle Holding and music from Granny's Attic

    April 18th 2020: Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance with caller Dave Ingledew and music from The Wakes Band

    For more information  please ring Sue and Pete Coe 01422 822569 or email: ryburn3step@gmail.com 

  9. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Fieldentown

    Todmorden

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Fieldentown

    16th Feb 2020

    The Fielden Family left its mark on Todmorden in many ways including work, religion, education and leisure. This walk around Todmorden explores the...
    The Fielden Family left its mark on Todmorden in many ways including work, religion, education and leisure. This walk around Todmorden explores the story of the Fieldens, looking at many of the fine buildings they left us and some of the places where they lived and worked. Some paths may be muddy. Meet Anne Mealia at 1.30pm by Todmorden Town Hall OL14 5AQ. £3 per person.
  10. HALI-CON 4

    Halifax

    HALI-CON 4

    1st Mar 2020

    Halifax Comic-Convention is back for its 4th Year, featuring Film and TV Guests, Gaming, Huge Props, Superheroes, Cosplay and much more.... 10.0...
    Halifax Comic-Convention is back for its 4th Year, featuring Film and TV Guests, Gaming, Huge Props, Superheroes, Cosplay and much more.... 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Tickets:- adults £7, under 16's £5, family £20, 3 and under's free, available online at www.hali-con.co.uk
  11. Whistle Stop Opera - The Marriage of Figaro

    Halifax

    Whistle Stop Opera - The Marriage of Figaro

    7th Mar 2020

    Whistle Stop Opera presents a 45-minute whistle stop tour of Mozart's playful opera, The Marriage of Figaro. Be entertained by four professional op...
    Whistle Stop Opera presents a 45-minute whistle stop tour of Mozart's playful opera, The Marriage of Figaro. Be entertained by four professional opera singers and an accordionist in a show packed with mistaken identity, misunderstanding and comic twists. This is the perfect chance to experience the magic of opera! 7.30pm Tickets £10, available by telephoning 01422 849227 or via www.theviaducttheatre.co.uk
  12. Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Starting 1st Apr 2020
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    2pm Anne Lister determined this would be a serious union, with Ann Walker moving into Shibden. Coal-mining and ‘Blue’ political door-stepping co...
    2pm Anne Lister determined this would be a serious union, with Ann Walker moving into Shibden. Coal-mining and ‘Blue’ political door-stepping continued. The 1835 Halifax contest became known as ‘the window-breaking election’. Immediately, ‘mock marriage’ announcements appeared in Yorkshire newspapers. Then in 1836, lurid tales reached Shibden of Anne and Ann being burnt in effigy down in Halifax. Who was behind these public jibes - and why? Walk leader: Jill Liddington. 2-hour circular afternoon walk with short readings from Female Fortune, and ends with tea, cake and Q&A in Halifax. There are some steep steps, walking boots or shoes are advised. Meet at 2pm in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE All walks must be pre-booked through Ticket Source [www.ticketsource.co.uk] and cost £5. Bookings open on Thursday 7th November; 8am for walks to 5th April and 2pm for the remainder of the programme. There will be a maximum of 35 per walk.
  13. Young Anne Lister in Halifax

    Halifax

    Young Anne Lister in Halifax

    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.
  14. Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face

    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
  15. 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 determi...
    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.
  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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