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Starting 11th May 2019
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The Fashion Gallery is held on the following dates:
11th May 2019 onwardsShowcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but litt...Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but little known textile collections in the country. There are 17,000 objects, collected from all over the world. The collection began when the museum first opened in 1887. It represents the influence of world textiles on local production as well as how local textiles have been exported around and influenced the world. The collection includes significant objects from Ancient Egypt, The Balkans, China, Japan and the Indian Subcontinent. A range of English embroidery, samplers, costume, court dress, military uniforms, pattern books from West Yorkshire manufacturers and the design archive of Crossley’s Carpets. It represents not just textiles but textile production from spindles to spinning wheels, cards, combs and looms. The new fashion gallery will tell both the story of the production and manufacture of textiles in the local area and how those textiles were then used. This new gallery replaces the 'For King and Country' exhibition on the top floor at Bankfield. 2019 will also see a range of related talks, tours and events. FREE admission.
Starting 25th May 2019
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Digital Dimensions at Eureka! the National Children's Museum is held on the following dates:
May 25th to 30th November 2019
May 25th - November
Kids visiting the award-winning Halifax attraction will be treated to vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds tha...
May 25th - November
Kids visiting the award-winning Halifax attraction will be treated to vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds thanks to cutting-edge design and technology, including giant motion-tracking projections capturing children’s movements as they interact with what they see.
This features in the exhibition alongside touch-triggered 3D shapes and luminous touch-sensitive pillars of light.
A visit to Digital Dimensions, housed in Eureka!’s ground-floor Spark Gallery, will allow families to:
- Test memories and coordination in a game against a series of 3D musical cubes – working together to remember patterns to trigger sounds and a colourful chain reaction!
- Weave their way through luminous touch-sensitive colour-changing pillars of light - find the master pole to reset the colours
- Step into a colourful motion-capture tunnel of with astounding visual effects
- Open some truly magical doors to a series of digital dimensions.
Digital Dimensions has been created by first year students studying for a BA (Hons) in Live Visual Design & Production at Backstage Academy, based at Wakefield’s Production Park, a community of live events businesses behind the staging of Beyoncé & Jay-Z and Take That arena tours.
Digital Dimensions is included in the price of admission, or free to Eureka! Annual Pass holders.
Starting 8th Jun 2019
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DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945 is held on the following dates:
8th June to 30th November 2019September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted fo...September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted for military and industrial service; industry was placed on a war footing and many workers took on Civil Defence and Home Guard duties. The area did not escape unscathed, there were 11 bombing incidents recorded and 11 people were killed. On 24 December 1944 a German V1 Flying Bomb (commonly known as ‘Doodlebugs’) landed in a field at Little Tooting Farm, Hubberton, Sowerby. Extensive blast damage made the farmhouse uninhabitable for some time and broke windows a mile away. The farmhouse occupants received cuts from broken glass. The photograph shows the Auxiliary Fire Service team, which attended the incident, along with the police and ambulance service. FREE admission. The exhibition runs from Saturday 8th June to Saturday 30th November 2019 .
Starting 12th Jul 2019
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Gentleman Jack Costumes Display at Bankfield Museum is held on the following dates:
Friday 12th July until 23rd December 2019.
An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the ...
An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack. The series about the life of Anne Lister, was filmed largely at her home of Shibden Hall, managed by Calderdale Museums Service. On display at Bankfield Museum are a number of the costumes and props from the series, worn and used by actors including Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle. At Bankfield you can also see original clothing from the period of Gentleman Jack in the new Fashion Gallery on the top floor. The costumes have been kindly loaned for display by Lookout Point Productions with assistance from designer Tom Pye. FREE admission. Friday 12th July 2019 until Monday 23rd December 2019
Starting 19th Oct 2019
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A Town Through Time is held on the following dates:
19th October 2019 to 20th April 2020A 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
Starting 16th Nov 2019
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Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance is held on the following dates:
16th November 2019
14th December 2019
18th January 2020
15th February 2020
21st March 2020
18th April 2020
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.
November 16th 2019: Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance with caller Sue Coe and music from Morgan Rattler.
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: email@example.com
Starting 19th Nov 2019
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Ogden Water Practical Day is held on the following dates:
19th November 2019
22nd November 2019
13th December 2019
11th January 2020
14th January 2020
17th January 2020
24th January 2020
28th January 2020
31st January 2020
14th February 2020
17th March 2020
20th March 2020Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chr...Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chris Sutcliffe at Ogden Water. Session runs 9.45am - 3pm. Please contact 07769 954956 for more details. Bring a packed lunch. No dogs allowed (with the exception of guide and hearing dogs). Please wear old clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Suitable for ages 16+. FREE
2nd Feb 2020Rastrick 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.
9th Feb 20201:30 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
Starting 14th Feb 2020
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Quality Street by J.M. Barrie is held on the following dates:
14th - 22nd February 2020Phoebe Throssel lives on Quality Street, the bustling hub of a quaint northern town where she runs a school for unruly children. Ten years since...Phoebe Throssel lives on Quality Street, the bustling hub of a quaint northern town where she runs a school for unruly children. Ten years since a tearful goodbye, an old flame returns from fighting Napoleon. But the look of disappointment on Captain Valentine’s face when he greets a more mature, less glamorous Phoebe, spurs our determined heroine to action. She becomes the wild and sparkling Miss Lily, a younger alter-ego who soon entraps the clueless Captain. As their romance is rekindled, can she juggle both personas? Or will her deception scandalise the town and wreck any future with the man she loves? J.M. Barrie’s delicious farce, written years before his now much-loved Peter Pan, was so well known in its day that it gave its name to the UK’s most popular chocolates, made in Halifax since 1936. In Laurie Sansom's directorial debut for Northern Broadsides, this rare revival also features a commentary from the Quality Street™ factory workers, whose own stories of hapless romance and growing old disgracefully give the show a playful Yorkshire twist. TICKETS: £20 ADULT, £18 CONCESSION, £15 PARTIALLY RESTRICTED GROUPS: BUY 11, GET 12TH TICKET FREE. FOR FURTHER HELP WITH YOUR GROUP BOOKING, PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE ON 01422 849227
5th Sep 20207pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as...7pm Join us as we welcome The Brighouse & Rastrick Band to the Victoria Theatre Halifax. The Brighouse & Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships have been held by ‘Briggus’, most recently becoming National Champion Band of Great Britain in 2017, whilst the band has also attracted a formidable reputation for highly entertaining concerts for both the general public and brass band connoisseur. The band was formed over 130 years ago through public donations given by the townsfolk of the adjacent villages of Brighouse and Rastrick that face each other across the River Calder in West Yorkshire. Today, it still continues to be supported through public subscriptions and its own fundraising efforts. Tickets from £15.75