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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Anne Lister Birthday Celebration Kick Off

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Birthday Celebration Kick Off SOLD OUT

    2nd Apr 2020

    Doors 6.15pm Join the Gentleman Jack community for a kickoff to this amazing weekend, leading off with two favorites from the Gentleman Jack / A...
    Doors 6.15pm Join the Gentleman Jack community for a kickoff to this amazing weekend, leading off with two favorites from the Gentleman Jack / Anne Lister fandom: Comedian and impressionist AMANDA WALGROVE, followed by the podcasters from Shibden After Dark, LEANNE MERTZMAN and MARY SCHWARTZ. Discussion and Q&A.
  6. Anne Lister Halifax Minster Tour

    Halifax

    Anne Lister-Themed Tours of Halifax Minster

    Starting 3rd Apr 2020
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    LED BY DAVID GLOVER, President of Halifax Antiquarian Society

    10.30 am and 2 pm, Friday 3rd April

    10.30 am a...

    LED BY DAVID GLOVER, President of Halifax Antiquarian Society

    10.30 am and 2 pm, Friday 3rd April

    10.30 am and 2 pm, Saturday 4th April

    Duration 75-85 minutes.   £5.00 per head, no concessions. ENTRY BY ADVANCE TICKET ONLY. Maximum number per tour = 35.

    View the font where Anne was baptised, the Lister Arms on the ceiling, the Rawson family memorial, and learn the various connections of Ann Walker's kin.  Also – hear about Anne Lister’s burial, and how her tombstone went missing for 120 years!

  7. The Anne Lister Artists & Makers Market

    Halifax

    The Anne Lister Artists & Makers Market

    Starting 3rd Apr 2020
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    Friday 3rd April 10am-8pm Sunday 5th April 11am-5pm Monday 6th April - Friday10th April 10am-5pm FREE entry Browse an eclectic mix of Anne ...
    Friday 3rd April 10am-8pm Sunday 5th April 11am-5pm Monday 6th April - Friday10th April 10am-5pm FREE entry Browse an eclectic mix of Anne Lister-inspired stalls in the grounds of Shibden Hall. Whether you're looking for fine art, beautiful keepsakes, specialist local produce or the chance to purchase goods to enable you to become a 'little bit more Anne Lister' this event is a must!
  8. Gentleman Jack at the Halifax Minster

    Halifax

    Gentleman Jack at the Halifax Minster SOLD OUT

    3rd Apr 2020

    Doors 6.15pm ANNE CHOMA, Author, Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister / The Official Companion to the BBC Series and SALLY WAINWRIGHT, WRITER / ...
    Doors 6.15pm ANNE CHOMA, Author, Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister / The Official Companion to the BBC Series and SALLY WAINWRIGHT, WRITER / DIRECTOR of Gentleman Jack, join us for an in-depth discussion of Gentleman Jack the hit series, Anne Lister, the inspiration for it all, and a sneak peek into what comes next! General admission: SOLD OUT
  9. Administration of the Lord's Supper: Taking the Sacrament

    Halifax

    Administration of the Lord's Supper: Taking the Sacrament

    4th Apr 2020

    12.15pm

    On the anniversary of the birth of Anne Lister, there will be a service of Holy Communion at the High Altar, using the words of ...

    12.15pm

    On the anniversary of the birth of Anne Lister, there will be a service of Holy Communion at the High Altar, using the words of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. This is the form of words which Anne would have used when taking the Sacrament at the Church.

    All are welcome.

    This is free but please reserve a place via Eventbrite we can gauge numbers attending.

  10. Who was the Real Anne Lister?

    Halifax

    Who was the Real Anne Lister? SOLD OUT

    4th Apr 2020

    Doors 4.15pm With Helena Whitbread & Jill Liddington A reprise of 2019's phenomenal event, these two pioneering researchers and Anne Lister e...
    Doors 4.15pm With Helena Whitbread & Jill Liddington A reprise of 2019's phenomenal event, these two pioneering researchers and Anne Lister experts will spend the evening discussing the fascinating woman that was Anne Lister. Q&A session following the discussion
  11. The Piece hall by Paul White Photography

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Birthday Celebrations at The Piece Hall

    4th Apr 2020

    Celebrate the famous Halifax diarist Anne Lister’s birthday with an array of activities at The Piece Hall. A makers' fair will take place ...

    Celebrate the famous Halifax diarist Anne Lister’s birthday with an array of activities at The Piece Hall. A makers' fair will take place in the piazza with a collection of craft stalls, accompanied by music and live interpretation from ‘Anne Lister’ telling stories of her life. At 3.30pm we will host our first Anne Lister Gathering, where fans are invited to assemble in period dress in the magnificent 18th century courtyard that Anne herself visited, before The Georgian Gentlewoman’s Wardrobe talk in the Caygill Rooms exploring fashion of the era.

    MAKERS FAIR 12 noon - 4pm

    The courtyard will host a small makers fair with a handpicked collection of craft stalls from makers and producers, along with live music and pop-up food offers. Across the afternoon there will be live interpretation from ‘Anne Lister’ herself, telling stories about her life and her visits to The Piece Hall in the 1800s. FREE

     

    ANNE LISTER GATHERING 3.30pm

    Dress to impress and join us in your best ‘Anne Lister’ attire. Meet fellow fans in their fabulous top hats and huge mutton sleeves for an impressive gathering and photo opportunity in the spectacular 18th century courtyard. FREE

     

    THE GEORGIAN GENTLEWOMAN'S WARDROBE 4pm - 5pm

    Celebrated Fashion Historian Lucy Adlington will present a special 1 hour talk on fashions during the era of Anne Lister. Lucy will be bringing a beautiful selection of original clothing from the era to illustrate this talk. Audience members will be invited to chat and get a closer look at the display of wonderful original items afterwards. Tickets £15, BOOK HERE

  12. Lightcliffe Churchyard Open Afternoon

    Halifax

    Lightcliffe Churchyard Open Afternoon

    5th Apr 2020

    1.30pm - 4pm The Friends of Friendless Churches and the Friends of St Matthew's Churchyard will host an open afternoon. Volunteers will be on...
    1.30pm - 4pm The Friends of Friendless Churches and the Friends of St Matthew's Churchyard will host an open afternoon. Volunteers will be on hand to show you around the churchyard and inside the tower. Please note that this is the only time that the tower is open to the general public. Donations towards the upkeep of the tower and churchyard will be appreciated. Light refreshments and toilets are available at St Matthew's Church 300m along the road from the churchyard. The burial plaques for Mary and Ann Walker (Ann Walker's Aunts) will be on show.
  13. Plein Air Painting at Shibden

    Halifax

    Plein Air Painting at Shibden

    9th Apr 2020

    10am - 4pm

    In this workshop you will explore a range of skills, techniques and methods to produce your own painting inspired by Shibden ...

    10am - 4pm

    In this workshop you will explore a range of skills, techniques and methods to produce your own painting inspired by Shibden Hall’s stunning views.

    £80 . Booking essential. Book here.

  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. Halifax International Market

    Halifax

    Halifax International Market

    Starting 16th Apr 2020
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    The award-winning International Village Market will be returning to Halifax again with traders from around the globe set up along Corn Market, Russ...
    The award-winning International Village Market will be returning to Halifax again with traders from around the globe set up along Corn Market, Russel Street & Southgate. Just some of the tasty treats which will be drawing in visitors include Greek delicacy including Gyros, Souvlaki, and Greek pies, a Traditional German Schwenkgrill selling Bratwurst and Currywurst, mouth-watering French crepes and Galettes, Catalan cuisine Tapas and Paella; Pofitjes, the famous Dutch mini pancakes and even Ostrich and Kangaroo burgers so hop along and try some of the great street foods on offer. Wander amongst the wonderful aromas, sights and sounds of a true International Market. As well as International street food there will be some great fresh foods on sale including olives, baklava, dried fruit and nuts. If you're after something sweet, the French Patisserie is a must, offering the finest pastries that are perfect as a treat - after all the burgers, sausages, pancakes, ice cream and freshly baked Macaroons…. But it’s not all about food as we have some great craft and gift stalls including some fantastic jewellery made from recycled silver cutlery; South American jewellery and knitwear, handmade amber, crystal and gemstone jewellery and of course the famous Dutch Market Garden where you can wander through a huge collection of shrubs, bulbs, beautiful plants and trees with some great garden ornaments. And if it all gets too much and you want to take a break sit and relax in our very own Continental Street Bar where you can try some great continental beers and wine.

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