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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. From New York to West Yorkshire

    Halifax

    From New York to West Yorkshire

    Starting 15th Feb 2020
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    A multimedia exhibition looking at hip-hop's impaact on Calderdale , including art, music, graffiti, unseen photgrpahs and eye witness accounts ...
    A multimedia exhibition looking at hip-hop's impaact on Calderdale , including art, music, graffiti, unseen photgrpahs and eye witness accounts Exhibition at Fletcher Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax.
  4. Ryburn Folk Club at The Malt House

    Rishworth

    Ryburn Folk Club at The Malt House

    Starting 26th Feb 2020
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    Ryburn Folk Club brings you three hours of wonderful traditional music on the last Wednesday of every month (except July a...

    Ryburn Folk Club brings you three hours of wonderful traditional music on the last Wednesday of every month (except July and August).

    Our excellent and varied resident singers are joined by a special guest each month who performs a set in each half of the evening.

    Our upcoming guest performers are:

    Wednesday January 29th Jack Rutter

    Wednesday February 26th Bernard Wrigley

    Wednesday March 25th Roisin Ban

    Wednesday April 29th Sarah Matthews and Doug Eunson

    Wednesday May 27th Cosmotheka

    Wednesday June 24th George Sansome

    For further information, contact Pete and Sue Coe on 01422 822569, email ryburn3step@gmail.com or visit our website: www.ryburn3step.org.uk

    Ryburn 3 Step is a not-for-profit community group of folk musicians, dancers and singers based in Ripponden.

  5. Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Halifax

    Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Starting 28th Feb 2020
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    8.30pm in The Green Room Bar Laugh your way into the weekend with our regular and hugely popular comedy club. Held in our laid-back and intimate...
    8.30pm in The Green Room Bar Laugh your way into the weekend with our regular and hugely popular comedy club. Held in our laid-back and intimate Green Room Bar, Dick and Liddy's is a rare opportunity to get seriously close to serious talent. Let the fun begin! Seating is not guaranteed, so please arrive early to be assured of a seat. Tickets £11.75
  6. 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.
  7. Anne Lister inspired Creative Writing Workshops

    Halifax

    Anne Lister inspired Creative Writing Workshops

    Starting 19th Mar 2020
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    Three creative writing workshops, using Anne Lister as inspiration. Themes could include secrets, forbidden love, inspirational women, Halifax, ...

    Three creative writing workshops, using Anne Lister as inspiration. Themes could include secrets, forbidden love, inspirational women, Halifax, diary keeping and could be in the form of Poetry, letters, articles, stories, personal reflections, tributes, artwork.

    Let your imagination run wild. You will use fascinating Local studies resources including diary copies, maps, newspaper articles, historical texts and images. We will use the writing produced to create a collective Anne Lister fanzine which will be kept in the Library to inspire future writers.

    Come to one or all the workshops. Experienced and new writers welcome.

    Age 14+ Facilitated by experienced local writer Emma Decent

    £3

    Book online or in person at the Library

  8. 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 

  9. Anne Lister Guided Walk and Breakfast

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Guided Walk and Breakfast

    1st Apr 2020

    BOOKING ESSENTIAL AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Guided walk through the Shibden Valley with knowledgeable local photographer Mark Bolton. Mark f...
    BOOKING ESSENTIAL AND LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Guided walk through the Shibden Valley with knowledgeable local photographer Mark Bolton. Mark followed the filming last summer with a keen interest in the Shibden Valley location. This four hour route breaks into two hour walks covering the main filming sites in the valley. It involves hills and some muddy paths so good walking shoes are a must, the countryside round here is beautiful but rugged. Each walk covers different parts of the valley so you can choose to do one or both. Meet at the Shibden Mill Inn for 9.00am with a circular walk leaving around 11.00am. We advice booking a table for lunch for those who have built up an appetite and fancy staying for a bite to eat and a well earned drink by the fire. £20 per person For further information or to make a booking, call 01422 365840
  10. Father to Gentleman Jack

    Halifax

    Father to Gentleman Jack

    1st Apr 2020

    2:15pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) Captain Jeremy Lister was a career soldier, who ...
    2:15pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) Captain Jeremy Lister was a career soldier, who did not marry until he was 36. A younger son of Shibden Hall, he fought in the American Revolutionary War, and was to father one of the most remarkable women of the 19th Century, Anne Lister. David Glover details his long life, from 1752 to 1836, including his complex relationship with his daughters.
  11. Anne Lister's Life and words - A Display of Original Diaries and Archival Material

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Life and words - A Display of Original Diaries and Archival Material

    Starting 1st Apr 2020
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    Wednesday 1st April 9.30am-12.30pm Thursday 2nd April 9.30am-5pm Friday 3rd April 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday 4th April 9.30am-4pm Monday 6th April...
    Wednesday 1st April 9.30am-12.30pm Thursday 2nd April 9.30am-5pm Friday 3rd April 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday 4th April 9.30am-4pm Monday 6th April 9.30am-5pm Tuesday 7th April 9.30am-5pm Wednesday 8th April 9.30am-12.30pm Drop in to the Calderdale Archives search room at Halifax Central Library to meet and chat to the archives team and see some of the collection, which includes Anne's famous diaries, up close. FREE drop in. No need to book. we are expecting high volumes of visitors. Entry may be restricted at busy times to protect the archival documents.
  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. 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

  14. Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face SOLD OUT

    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. Young Anne Lister in Halifax

    Halifax

    Young Anne Lister in Halifax SOLD OUT

    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.
  16. Anne Lister Craftivist Handstitich

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Craftivist Handstitich

    2nd Apr 2020

    10am - 1pm

    Explore traditional craft techniques as a form of activism and create a textile sampler. The workshop will take inspiration f...

    10am - 1pm

    Explore traditional craft techniques as a form of activism and create a textile sampler. The workshop will take inspiration from Anne Lister's life and writings, and her refusal to bow to traditional convention.

    £35 Booking essential. Book here.

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