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  1. Once Upon a Time

    Halifax

    Once Upon a Time

    Starting 2nd Feb 2019
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    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
  2. The Fashion Gallery

    Halifax

    The Fashion Gallery

    Starting 11th May 2019
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    Showcasing 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.
  3. Digital Dimensions at Eureka! the National Children's Museum

    Halifax

    Digital Dimensions at Eureka! the National Children's Museum

    Starting 25th May 2019
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    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.

  4. DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

    Halifax

    DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

    Starting 8th Jun 2019
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    September 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 .
  5. Gentleman Jack Costumes Display at Bankfield Museum

    Halifax

    Gentleman Jack Costumes Display at Bankfield Museum

    Starting 12th Jul 2019
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    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 o...
    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 Saturday 26th October 2019.
  6. Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel by David Glover

    Halifax

    Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel by David Glover:

    Starting 18th Sep 2019
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    A series of entertaining Historical Talks by local historian David Glover.

    2 p.m.  ...

    A series of entertaining Historical Talks by local historian David Glover.

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 18th September

    SIR HENRY EDWARDS OF PYE NEST, THE MAN WHO FEUDED WITH WAINHOUSE

    David explains how the Edwards family were influencial in the development of Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge. Born in 1812, as a young man Henry Edwards became the senior Conservative politician in Halifax, and a Borough MP. A complex and controversial character, his quarrel with J E Wainhouse marred the latter part of his life.

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 2nd October

    THE YOUNG QUEEN VICTORIA – 1819-1840 – A SLIDESHOW

    Born 200 years ago this year, Victoria’s youth was remarkably solitary, and not very happy. In this presentation David focuses on these early years, beginning with the curious marriage of her parents. He explains her mother’s feud with her governesses, Victoria’s succession to the throne, and her marriage to Albert…

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 9th October

    THE LIFE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER 1900-2002

    Born into the aristocracy, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon did not expect to live a public life, but her pretty face caught the eye of Prince Albert, Duke of York, and romance followed. In 1936 he became King George VI, and she the Queen Consort. During World War II she was dubbed by Hitler ‘The most dangerous women in Europe.’  Latterly, a national mother-figure.

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 16th October

    OLD PHOTOS OF HALIFAX - PART 9

    David’s ‘Old Photos of Halifax’ presentations have become hugely popular.  Here is a brand new selection. Come and see pictures of the band of ‘The Dukes’ parading the streets of Halifax; and view elephants on South Parade!Find out what Pye Nest and Shroggs Road looked like years ago, and rediscover lost roads like Stannary and Colbeck Street. 

    All taking place at Square Chapel on Wednesdays at 2pm. Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions) Book your tickets via the Square Chapel Box Office or Website

  7. Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Halifax

    Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Starting 27th Sep 2019
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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. Theft

    Hebden Bridge

    Theft

    Starting 30th Sep 2019
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    7.30pm By Eric Chappell, directed by Ray Riches Imagine returning from a pleasant anniversary celebration to find you’ve been burgled, and t...
    7.30pm By Eric Chappell, directed by Ray Riches Imagine returning from a pleasant anniversary celebration to find you’ve been burgled, and the culprit is still in the house! Posing as a policeman, the eccentric interloper is able to convince the returning couples of his innocence. But when he is eventually unmasked as the thief, Spriggs reveals he knows a number of uncomfortable truths that will undermine two seemingly happy marriages and one formerly strong friendship. Theft is another hit comedy by prolific writer, Eric Chappell, author of Rising Damp and numerous stage plays. Tickets £6 - £10
  9. Beyond the Barricade

    Halifax

    Beyond the Barricade 20th Anniversary Tour

    4th Oct 2019

    7.30pm The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour is returning to the Victoria Theatre Halifax for its 20th Anniversary Tour. Deli...
    7.30pm The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour is returning to the Victoria Theatre Halifax for its 20th Anniversary Tour. Delivering the best of Broadway and the West End and featuring past principal performers from Les Miserables and of course a stunning finale from Les Mis. The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean), Andy Reiss ( Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables) Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals. To this day every musical note is still played and sung live – very rare indeed. Beyond the Barricade gives musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment – but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience are watching the original performance. Tickets from £24.25
  10. Brighouse Arts Festival

    Brighouse

    Brighouse Arts Festival 2019

    Starting 4th Oct 2019
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    Brighouse Arts Festival returns this October, and here is our round up of the Top 10 events coming to Brighouse as part of the eighth annual festiv...
    Brighouse Arts Festival returns this October, and here is our round up of the Top 10 events coming to Brighouse as part of the eighth annual festival. 1: Lesley Garrett CBE is performing a solo evening, join Lesley for an intimate concert and Q&A accompanied by Anna Tilbrook. Lesley is Britain’s best known soprano, regularly appearing in opera, music theatre, concert, on television, previously Who Do You Think You Are and Strictly Come Dancing. Saturday 12th October, 7:30pm, £28 2: Kiki Dee with Carmelo Luggeri will be live in Brighouse for an acoustic evening of their famous songs song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “I Got The Music In Me”, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, and the stunning “Amoureuse”. Thursday 10th October, 7:30pm, £22 3: Brighouse Festival Ensemble. We have been working hard to create our own festival ensemble to perform a unique high quality classical concert. Join us for this unique baroque concert performed by world famous Martyn Jackson alongside the Orion Choir (directed by Bridget Budge) and the Brighouse Festival Ensemble (directed from the harpsichord by Daniel Bath). Friday 11th October, 7:30pm, £12 4: Anne Lister of Shibden Hall: A Fascinating Story. Join Pat Osborne as she shares her talk on the incredibly unique history of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, most recently adapted for the BBC/HBO adaptation: Gentleman Jack. Wednesday 9th October, 2pm, £5 5: Roger Davies & His Band. Roger is Brighouse’s most famous current musician. Roger Davies regularly feature on BBC Radio and has sold out at Square Chapel Halifax, Victoria Theatre Halifax and recently toured alongside Fairport Convention with a full UK tour. Most recently Roger starred in Home Is Where The Art Is on BBC One with his paintings. Friday 4th October, 7:30pm, £12 6: The 39 Steps. This stage adaptation of John Buchan’s classic novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps is a hilarious comedy starring just four actors who play 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun. Performed exclusively by Natasha Harper Theatre Productions. Saturday 5th October, 7:30pm, £12 7: A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan. Join with us for a spectacular evening of Gilbert and Sullivan classics performed by the finest singers in the North of England. Featuring: The Mikado, Ruddigore, The Pirates of Penzance and many more G&S favourites. Featuring: Rachel Harrison, Rowena Burton, Stephen Muir, John Patchett and accompanied by Jonathan Ellis on our very own Brighouse Arts Festival grand piano. Wednesday 9th October, 7:30pm, £12 8: Jill Crossland piano recital. Jill is known for her imaginative, passionate interpretations of the classical repertoire, famously performing at London’s South Bank, the Vienna Musikverein, Sage Gateshead and Bridgewater Hall. Jill’s recordings on Warner Classics and Signum Classics have received great critical acclaim. Join her for this exclusive performance, and her first performance in Brighouse. Monday 7th October, 7:30pm, £12 9: William Priestley, Mrs Sunderland and Friends Afternoon Concert: Join David Glover for an insightful and entertaining talk on Mrs Sunderland. She was the cornerstone to the Halifax Quarterly Choral Society in 1818 and sang before Queen Victoria. Rachel Harrison will provide soprano solos to accompany the talk. Friday 11th October, 2pm, £10 10: Exploring Wellness Workshop with Healthy Minds join together to explore what wellness means to you using images, collage making and discussion. This workshop is free, though booking is essential through Healthy Minds, please call 01422 345154 or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk Thursday 10th October, 11am-1pm, Free (booking required). The Brighouse Arts Festival runs from Friday 4th October to Sunday 13th October. Tickets are on sale now from Harrison Lord Gallery and Ryecorn Wholefoods in Brighouse as well as online www.brighouseartsfestival.co.uk/box-office or call 01484 711835 for information.
  11. Sensational 60s Experience

    Halifax

    Sensational 60s Experience

    5th Oct 2019

    7.30pm The biggest and best 60’s show touring the UK, returns to The Victoria Theatre Halifax for one night only. With a brand new production fo...
    7.30pm The biggest and best 60’s show touring the UK, returns to The Victoria Theatre Halifax for one night only. With a brand new production for 2019 celebrating the tenth anniversary! The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour 60’s spectacular of pure nostalgia. The show with the definite feel good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s. Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat. This is must see 60’s show for 2019. Starring * Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers) * The Trems (All former members of The Tremeloes) * The Fortunes * The Swinging Blue Jeans * The Dakotas Hits include Needles and Pins, Silence Is Golden, Storm In A Teacup, Hippy Hippy Shake, Little Children plus many more. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best. Tickets: £26.75 - £28.75
  12. Calderdale Heritage Walk: 4 Routes from Halifax to Wakefield

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: 4 Routes from Halifax to Wakefield

    6th Oct 2019

    ...but we're only going to west Hipperholme from Beacon Hill. We'll look at the transport links from the middle ages to the present with views o...
    ...but we're only going to west Hipperholme from Beacon Hill. We'll look at the transport links from the middle ages to the present with views of Halifax, two major construction projects of their time, down the old Dark Lane also known as the Magna Via and into Hipperholme, returning by Mytholm to Shibden Park. There are two gentle climbs and a long descent. Meet Ian Philip at 2.15pm by the upper car park of Shibden Hall on the Shibden Hall Road / Halifax Old road.
  13. Dave Johns: From Byker to BAFTAS + Q&A

    Halifax

    Dave Johns: From Byker to BAFTAS + Q&A

    12th Oct 2019

    Sat 12 Oct, 8:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) , approx running time: 120 mins Age: 18+ Dave Johns has been a sta...
    Sat 12 Oct, 8:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) , approx running time: 120 mins Age: 18+ Dave Johns has been a stand-up comic for nearly 3 decades touring his one man shows worldwide. Best known for his critically acclaimed breakthrough performance in Ken Loach’s 2016 Palme D’Or and BAFTA winning film I, Daniel Blake. Thereafter many film roles have followed such as The Keeper, Fisherman’s Friends and his latest film, 23 Walks’ staring alongside Alison Steadman due to be released in 2020. This autumn Dave presents his New stand up show for 2019: From Byker to the BAFTA’s
  14. Anne 'Gentleman Jack' Lister of Shibden Hall

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Halifax: Her Private Face SOLD OUT

    13th Oct 2019

    A four hour walk from Halifax climbing slowly up Old Bank to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister's estate in 1832. On 7th May, she returned home from ...
    A four hour walk from Halifax climbing slowly up Old Bank to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister's estate in 1832. On 7th May, she returned home from her travels despondent, betrayed by yet one more woman's marriage plans. Then reacquaintance with neighbouring heiress Ann Walker of Lightcliffe 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. Meet Jill Liddington at 11.30am - details of meeting place will be given when tickets are booked. Walking boots/shoes are advised, and bring packed lunch/snacks. The walk includes short readings from Nature's Domain, and ends at 3.30 pm with Q&A plus tea and cake at the Meerside Cafe. Bus back to Halifax. So this is a linear walk. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL and it will not be possible to just turn up on the day. This walk is £4 per head. PRE-BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS Halifax Visitor Centre, The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE. The Centre is open 7 days a week 10:00 to 5:30 Bookings can be made in person, by phone on 01422 368725 (phone bookings will incur a p&p fee), or by post to the Halifax Visitor Centre, The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE. with full payment and a reply paid envelope (cheques to 'Calderdale MBC').
  15. Hello Again: Neil Diamond

    Halifax

    Hello Again: Neil Diamond

    17th Oct 2019

    7:30 pm Join us for the World’s Greatest Celebration of the life and work of Neil Diamond, starring Brooklyn Creed & The Salvation Band. Ret...
    7:30 pm Join us for the World’s Greatest Celebration of the life and work of Neil Diamond, starring Brooklyn Creed & The Salvation Band. Returning to the Victoria Theatre, Halifax this October with evocative imagery, video and narration to enhance the magic of this show that takes you on a musical journey through Neil Diamond’s glittering 50 year career. From The Bang Years to the present day you’ll soon be singing along to all the hits, including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks, America and many more. Run time 2 hours Tickets from £21
  16. Calderdale Heritage Walk

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: King Cross & Queens Road

    20th Oct 2019

    We will look at the industrial, housing, transport and education expansion here from 1850 to World War 1 and some further changes which came in the...
    We will look at the industrial, housing, transport and education expansion here from 1850 to World War 1 and some further changes which came in the 60 years which followed. Meet David Nortcliffe at 2.15pm by King Cross old Churchyard, opposite the William IV public house.

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