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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. 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 .
  3. HALI-CON 4

    Halifax

    HALI-CON 4

    1st Mar 2020

    10am - 4pm Halifax Comic-Convention is back for its 4th Year, featuring Film and TV Guests, Gaming, Huge Props, Superheroes, Cosplay and much mo...
    10am - 4pm Halifax Comic-Convention is back for its 4th Year, featuring Film and TV Guests, Gaming, Huge Props, Superheroes, Cosplay and much more.... Tickets:- adults £7, under 16's £5, family £20, 3 and under's free, available online at www.hali-con.co.uk
  4. Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 1st Mar 2020
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    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hal...
    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hall pediment on Halifax Road, OL14 5AQ Todmorden Town Hall straddles the Walsden Water and was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved on January 1st 1888. Designed by John Gibson of Westminster, this Grade 1 listed building holds a strong place in the hearts of local people. Most iconic, from the outside, is the pediment. The carved stonework has two central female figures on a pedestal. The one on the left represents Lancashire (cotton spinning industry) and the one on the right Yorkshire (engineering and agriculture). Below the two figures are different friezes of the industries coming together to prosper on the border. Inside the building there is an old Magistrate’s Court which now serves as the Todmorden Town Council Chamber. The ballroom upstairs spans the length of the building and holds many memories for those who have attended the variety of events held in the Town Hall for over 140 years.
  5. International Women's Day with J-Frisco & Maggi Nicols

    Halifax

    International Women's Day with J-Frisco & Maggi Nicols

    7th Mar 2020

    Antidote presents an International Women's Day Concert featuring J-Frisco and Maggie Nicols. Join us for this rare occasion of a stage filled en...
    Antidote presents an International Women's Day Concert featuring J-Frisco and Maggie Nicols. Join us for this rare occasion of a stage filled entirely with female musicians, for an exciting, ear-opening and eye-widening experience! Everyone welcome. 7.30pm Tickets £8, box office 01422 351158, www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/antidote-international-womens-day
  6. A Spoonful of Julie

    Hebden Bridge

    A Spoonful of Julie

    7th Mar 2020

    7.30pm NB Please note the change of venue from Hope Baptist Church to st James Church. If you love Julie Andrews, then 'A Spoonful of Julie'...
    7.30pm NB Please note the change of venue from Hope Baptist Church to st James Church. If you love Julie Andrews, then 'A Spoonful of Julie' will delight your Julie senses. Join Nicola Mills (singer) and Gary Branch (piano) in this memorable tribute to Julie, full of your favourite 'Julie' things. With cleverly written medleys and songs from all your favourite films and shows with some Julie stories thrown in, it's guaranteed to get you singing along. Join Nicola, fulfilling a life long dream to sing the songs of Dame Julie Andrews. Nobody else is doing anything like this, so don't miss out! Nicola has sung in Opera Houses around Europe (Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Dutch National Opera, The Flemish Opera, Opera Monte Carlo), and has performed in France, Germany, Austria, Canada and most recently New York. She started her own initiative called 'Opera for the People' and sings at events, for charities, and on the streets wherever she goes, bringing music to 'the people'.She's delighted to be performing the first of its kind Julie Andrews tribute for you. Admission: Adults £12, Concessions £10, Children £6
  7. Dreaming Valleys

    Hebden Bridge

    Dreaming Valleys

    14th Mar 2020

    A day of engagement with topography, history and folklore. Kelly Starling - 'Dancing with Ghosts: Journeys to Robinwood Mill' Alison Cooper - '...
    A day of engagement with topography, history and folklore. Kelly Starling - 'Dancing with Ghosts: Journeys to Robinwood Mill' Alison Cooper - 'Geography of Grief: Pilgrimage through the Pennines' Dr Jennie Bailey - 'An Artery to a Heart: mapping the Rochdale Canal' Mark Valentine - 'Northern Soul: Lost weird writers of the North' Andy Roberts - 'The Demon in the Valley/ Alan Garner, Thursbitch & the fiction of fact' John Billingsley - 'Stoodley Pike: The underlying narrative' Mark Williamson (Spaceship): 'Outcrops' (musical performance with film) Steve Goldman - Society for the Preservation of Boring Grid Squares 9.15am - 5.30pm Tickets £20 (advance - before 12th March), £22 on the door (cash only) Vegan and vegetarian refreshments available. Email editor@northerneaerth.co.uk
  8. International Women's Day

    Hebden Bridge

    International Women's Day

    15th Mar 2020

    International Women's Day - celebrate with dance, music and stories. Annapurna Indian Dance proudly presents a wonderfully rich afternoon of dan...
    International Women's Day - celebrate with dance, music and stories. Annapurna Indian Dance proudly presents a wonderfully rich afternoon of dances and stories with workshops to celebrate the spirit of International Women’s day in collaboration with Pennine Heritage. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a unique dance project called MORRIS NATYAM which is an innovative work by talented dancer Priya Sundar with her extraordinary team of musicians. The performance explores traditional Indian Dance with that of Morris dance and truly celebrates the spirit of friendship and harmony between cultures An afternoon not to be missed. All are welcome. Tickets at £2.00 per person available on the door. Free for children under 10. (Delicious Indian snacks and tea available. ) (Supported by Pennine Heritage and Community Foundation For Calderdale) 1.00 pm till 3.00 pm For more information Please contact us on : Mob: 07737759783 EMAIL : info@annapurnadance.com
  9. Writing Anne Lister: An LGBTQ+ History with Jill Liddinigton

    Hebden Bridge

    Writing Anne Lister: An LGBTQ+ History with Jill Liddinigton

    18th Mar 2020

    7pm The Waterfront Hall, The Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY Happy Valley Pride is proud to welcome Jill Liddington whose re...
    7pm The Waterfront Hall, The Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY Happy Valley Pride is proud to welcome Jill Liddington whose research into the diaries of Anne Lister inspired the BBC1/HBO series Gentleman Jack. How do you write about a woman who has already written a diary of over four million words? About a woman whose every letter artfully re-presents the truth? Reading Anne’s heavily abbreviated handwriting and deciphering her private coded sections daunts even the most determined of historians. In 1990 Jill Liddington, living in Halifax just a mile from Shibden Hall, began work on the 1830s diaries. Her edition, Female Fortune: land, gender & authority: the Anne Lister Diaries 1833-36 (1998, 2019), inspired scriptwriter Sally Wainwright to write Gentleman Jack (BBC1/HBO, 2019). In this lecture, Dr Liddington explores precisely how Anne Lister has been presented by different generations of editors and historians. She traces this story through the lens of LGBT history, from 1840 when Anne Lister died, right up to Gentleman Jack in 2019. Anne Lister is a brilliant example of an outspoken, courageous, Northern woman who found her own voice at a time when so many women were silenced. Tickets £3 in advance from www.happyvalleypride.com Also available on the door
  10. Overgate Hospice Choir Concert - The Messiah

    Halifax

    Overgate Hospice Choir Concert - The Messiah

    21st Mar 2020

    4pm Overgate Hospice Choir presents George Frideric Handel's Messiah, with Principals of the National Festival Orchestra - Jane Burnell, Lucy Ap...
    4pm Overgate Hospice Choir presents George Frideric Handel's Messiah, with Principals of the National Festival Orchestra - Jane Burnell, Lucy Appleyard, David Brown and Quentin Brown. Tickets £12, available from the following:- Overgate Hospice, Elland Harvey's, Rawson Street, Halifax Shoesmiths, Commercial Street, Halifax Choir Members by telephoning 01422 373252 or via www.wegotickets.com
  11. Todmorden Orchestra - From Classic To Romantic

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Orchestra - From Classic To Romantic

    21st Mar 2020

    Todmorden Orchestra presents 'From Classic To Romantic'. Overture Rienzi by Wagner Cello Concerto by Lalo Symphony No 3 by Brahms 7.30pm ...
    Todmorden Orchestra presents 'From Classic To Romantic'. Overture Rienzi by Wagner Cello Concerto by Lalo Symphony No 3 by Brahms 7.30pm Tickets:- Adults £12, Concessions £10, School Children £2 available from Todmorden Information Centre. online via www.todmordenorchestra.org.uk or by calling 01706 817333
  12. Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Brighouse

    Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Starting 21st Mar 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 

  13. Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 22nd Mar 2020
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    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall’ include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including the former Caretaker’s Fla...

    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall’ include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including the former Caretaker’s Flat and holding cell.

    Total Tours start at 2pm and last approx 2.5 hours.

    Tours are £6.50 per person and include tea, coffee and biscuits. Tickets can be booked by emailing info@visittodmorden.co.uk 

    Please note; due to a spiral staircase and steep down staircase to the cellar, we cannot accept anyone into the Caretaker's Flat and cellar who has a mobility problem, walking aid, unsuitable footwear, serious health concern or any children aged under 11.

  14. Julia Bardo

    Halifax

    Julia Bardo

    28th Mar 2020

    Doors 8pm Grayston Unity proudly presents Julia Bardo, a Manchester-based singer-songwriter, plus The Lounge Society and Stonebow at the Orange ...
    Doors 8pm Grayston Unity proudly presents Julia Bardo, a Manchester-based singer-songwriter, plus The Lounge Society and Stonebow at the Orange Box, Halifax. (A Grayston Unity Pop-Up Bar will be open on the night) Tickets: £8, available from the Graystone Unity, Revo Records or via www.seetickets.com
  15. 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.
  16. Anne Lister's Home of Shibden Hall

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Home of Shibden Hall

    Starting 1st Apr 2020
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    Anne Lister’s home of Shibden Hall will be open daily during the Anne Lister Birthday Celebration.

    The Hall will also stay open la...

    Anne Lister’s home of Shibden Hall will be open daily during the Anne Lister Birthday Celebration.

    The Hall will also stay open late on her birthday, Friday 3rd April until 8pm.

    Open daily 10am to 5pm. Open until 8pm Friday 3rd April.

    Price: Adult entry £8 per person. Click here to book your tickets

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