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  1. Halifax Central Library & Archive

    Halifax

    Halifax Central Library & Archive

    Located on the Square Church site next to the Piece Hall, the new Halifax Central Library & Archive blends with the remains of the church into an i...
    Located on the Square Church site next to the Piece Hall, the new Halifax Central Library & Archive blends with the remains of the church into an iconic external design and striking internal layout. Steps lead up to the Library and to the new fourth gateway of the Piece Hall and access is also be available via a lift, taking people from Square Road to the Library and Archive entrance. The building has an internal lift to all floors. As well as the Piece Hall, the new Library and Archive will also have Square Chapel and the Industrial Museum as neighbours – all combining to create a highly interesting and welcoming destination for residents and visitors. Central Library and Archives services are available six days a week: Monday 9.30am to 6.30pm Tuesday 9.30am to 6.30pm Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm Thursday 9.30am to 6.30pm Friday 9.30am to 6.30pm Saturday 9.30am to 4.00pm Sunday CLOSED
  2. Shibden Hall & Estate

    Halifax

    Shibden Hall & Estate

    Shibden Hall is open until 24th December 2019. Monday to Thursday 10am - 5pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm....

    Shibden Hall is open until 24th December 2019. Monday to Thursday 10am - 5pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm. Shibden Hall will close for winter from 24th December 2019 until 2nd March 2020. It's currently expected that the Hall will be closed for filming for a number of weeks during June/July and September/November 2020.

     If you're planning ahead for your visit then it's currently recommended to aim for March to May or August when the Hall is expected to be open.

    Welcome to the valley of the sheep - schep dene - the home of the Lister family for over 300 years. Shibden Hall was the home of the noted 19th century diarist Anne Lister (1791 - 1840). The Hall, dating originally from circa 1420, is a distinctive half-timbered building furnished in the styles of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, adapted and extended throughout the centuries by the families who lived here.

    Anne Lister is the focus of the new BBC drama series 'Gentleman Jack' written and directed by Sally Wainwright for Lookout Point Productions. The series will explore Anne's life and those who lived in the Hall and Estate. The series is currently being filmed will be aired on BBC and HBO in 2019. Suranne Jones plays the role of Anne Lister and Shibden Hall is being used as a filming location. 

    Shibden Hall is set in a 32 hectares of informal park and woodland, which have won the Green Heritage Award. Explore the beautifully restored historic grounds which offer cascades, pools, tunnels, terraced and fruit gardens and "Paisley Shawl" inspired Victorian bedding designs by Joshua Major.

    Enjoy the boating lake, ride on the miniature railway, play on the pitch and putt course or the new children's play area -suitable for all abilities. The grounds also offer footpaths, an orienteering course and a permanent dry stone walling exhibition - a fine example of this fascinating craft.

    Hidden within the depths of Shibden Park is a small wooded area known as Cunnery Wood. This Local Nature Reserve is on the footprint of Anne Lister's kitchen garden, fish pond, top up of the cascade and rabbit warren (hence the name Cunnery from Coney-rabbit). The area is rich in wildlife from stunning displays of bluebells under English oak, elm and birch to a multitude of songs from birds, healthy butterfly and moth populations and numerous small mammals throughout.

    The Shibden Mereside Cafe and visitor centre is the perfect place to relax on your visit, with displays and information about the history of Shibden Estate, its habitat, landscape and environment. Function rooms are also available for you to hold your conferences, meetings and events in style. Shibden Estate also hosts live entertainment, music, walks, guided tours, storytelling and craft events in the park.

    Craft fairs, exhibitions, workshops and working demonstrations take place regularly throughout the year.

    Click here to Watch a short video, 'Shibden: 500 Years of History.'and click here to watch a second short video about 'The Anne Lister Story', with Helena Whitbread (you can see the video in full at Shibden hall).

    There are frequent buses every 15 minutes or better from Monday to Saturday passing Shibden Hall, between Halifax and Bradford, Halifax and Todmorden/Burnley and Halifax and Brighouse. with other regular and less frequent services throughout the week. Up to date timetables are available from West Yorkshire METRO.

    Make your trip to Shibden Hall into a stay to remember at the award-winning Four Star Holdsworth House Hotel and Restaurant.

    Admission:

    Adult £8.00, Concession £5.00 (Children 5 - 16 years / Senior Citizens /Passport to Leisure), Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): £21.00.

  3. The Piece Hall Photo by Paul White Photography

    Halifax

    The Piece Hall

    The Piece Hall is unique. A Grade I listed Georgian masterpiece and the oldest remaining cloth hall in Britain.

    Following a multi-millio...

    The Piece Hall is unique. A Grade I listed Georgian masterpiece and the oldest remaining cloth hall in Britain.

    Following a multi-million pound transformation project, Britain's magnificent and last surviving cloth hall is ready to welcome visitors again.

    The Grade I listed structure has stood at the heart of Halifax since 1779 and has now re-opened as a world class cultural, heritage and leisure destination.

    The huge open-air courtyard is surrounded by a mix of independent bars, restaurants, cafes, galleries and shops. The stories of Georgian Halifax are told in the specially created exhibition spaces, while the central courtyard plays host to a year-round events programme of music, dance, film and spectacle for up to 7,500 people at a time.

    Click here to watch a short video about the reopening of The Piece Hall

  4. Water Street Gallery, Todmorden

    Todmorden

    Water Street Gallery

    Water Street Gallery is a vibrant and inspiring gallery for contemporary art, showcasing and selling original art from leading artists and committe...
    Water Street Gallery is a vibrant and inspiring gallery for contemporary art, showcasing and selling original art from leading artists and committed to promoting the work of up-and-coming talents.
  5. Father to Gentleman Jack

    Halifax

    Father to Gentleman Jack

    1st Apr 2019

    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.
  6. Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel by David Glover:

    Halifax

    Some Gay Kings, Queens & Princes: Illustrated Historical Talk

    24th Feb 2020

    7.30pm

    Celebrating LGBT History Month 'Some Gay Kings, Queens & Princes' - an entertaining Historical Talk by local historian David ...

    7.30pm

    Celebrating LGBT History Month 'Some Gay Kings, Queens & Princes' - an entertaining Historical Talk by local historian David Glover.

    Includes tales of Edward the Second, Queen Christina, Queen Anne, Ludwig of Bavaria, a cross-dressing Archduke, an Uncle of our present Queen and an Uncle of Prince Philip!

    Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions) Book your tickets via the Square Chapel Box Office 01422 349422 or Website

  7. 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
  8. The Curious Tale of Eliza Raine

    Halifax

    The Curious Tale of Eliza Raine

    3rd Apr 2020

    Square Chapel, Copper Auditorium, doors 12, start 12.15pm to 1:30 pm Tickets: £10.50 Anne Lister followed a long and winding trail of women, ...
    Square Chapel, Copper Auditorium, doors 12, start 12.15pm to 1:30 pm Tickets: £10.50 Anne Lister followed a long and winding trail of women, before finding Ann Walker and taking the Sacrament at Holy Trinity / Goodramgate. But the first of those was Eliza Raine. Their relationship went far beyond the dormered room the two young women shared at the Manor School in York, and finally ended at the same asylum Ann Walker was forced to enter. Join author Patricia Hughes at the Copper Auditorium at Square Chapel as she discusses this very important chapter in Anne’s storied past, as described in her book, “The Early Life of Miss Anne Lister and the Curious Tale of Miss Eliza Raine”. About the Author: Patricia Hughes worked with Dorothy Thompson at Birmingham University's Department of Modern History in the UK to decode and translate the coded passages of Anne Lister's vast, detailed journal.
  9. Young Anne Lister - The Early Years of Gentleman Jack 1791 to 1811

    Halifax

    Young Anne Lister - The Early Years of Gentleman Jack 1791 to 1811

    5th Apr 2020

    7.30pm In the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack, the mistress of Shibden Hall has been brought realistically to life, covering the years from 1832, ...
    7.30pm In the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack, the mistress of Shibden Hall has been brought realistically to life, covering the years from 1832, when Anne already was in her 40s. But what were her youthful days like? Who were her friends, who was her Anglo-Indian girlfriend, and how did she cope with a drunken mother? In detail, David tells the little-known story of Anne’s parents, her youth in the East Riding, and her expulsion from The Manor School.
  10. Celebrating Physicality Workshop

    Halifax

    Celebrating Physicality Workshop

    6th Apr 2020

    5pm to 6pm The Cornerstone Room at Square Chapel Inspired by Anne Lister's unique physical mannerisms, including her powerful gait and confi...
    5pm to 6pm The Cornerstone Room at Square Chapel Inspired by Anne Lister's unique physical mannerisms, including her powerful gait and confident stance, join us to get moving and own your physicality! A fun and informal movement workshop that focuses on building confidence, moving with freedom, and celebrating individuality. No experience needed, open to all. Please wear clothing you can move comfortably in.
  11. Wife to Gentleman Jack?

    Halifax

    Wife to Gentleman Jack?

    6th Apr 2020

    7:30pm at Copper Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) We know her as a mature women through Gentleman J...
    7:30pm at Copper Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) We know her as a mature women through Gentleman Jack. David now tells the story of Ann’s family, the Walkers of Crow Nest, highlighting her youth. What was the unusual destiny of Ann’s only brother? Did she suffer mentally before she met the mistress of Shibden Hall? The Walker story up to the early 1830s.
  12. Ann Walker's In Laws

    Halifax

    Ann Walker's In Laws

    8th Apr 2020

    Wed 08 Apr, 2:15pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £6-£5 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee) In 1828, well-to-do Elizabeth Walk...
    Wed 08 Apr, 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 judgment and greed.
  13. 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)
  14. 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
  15. Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band

    Halifax

    Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band

    25th Apr 2020

    7.30pm

    The Gigspanner Big Band are a unique force in British folk music. 

    Their high-energy, virtu...

    7.30pm

    The Gigspanner Big Band are a unique force in British folk music. 

    Their high-energy, virtuosic performances appeal equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental, and they have garnered praise from publications as varied as fRoots, The Telegraph and The Wire, where they were described as ‘melodically folk-rooted yet open and innovative beyond the constraints of genre’

    Beginning life as a trio - with former Steeleye Span fiddle player Knight being joined by percussionist Sacha Trochet and guitarist Roger Flack - the line-up has been expanded to form the Gigspanner Big Band, with acclaimed multi-instrumental duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin - BBC Folk Awards 'Best Duo') and Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers, joining the fray. 

    Tickets: £21 (Ticket price includes a £1 Theatre Support Fee)

    Book your tickets via the Square Chapel Box Office 01422 349422 or Website

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