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  1. 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.
  2. 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 ...

    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

  3. Image: Bridge End, Brighouse by Miles Sharp. Calderdale Museums.

    Halifax

    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
  4. Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Brighouse

    Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Starting 16th Nov 2019
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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.

    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: ryburn3step@gmail.com 

  5. Ogden Water Practical Day

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Practical Day

    Starting 19th Nov 2019
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    Help 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
  6. Santa at Westgate Arcade Christmas 2019

    Halifax

    Santa at Westgate Arcade, Christmas 2019

    Starting 30th Nov 2019
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    You can meet Santa and his elves at the Westgate Arcade from Saturday 30th November from 11am. Santa will be greeting youngsters in his magical ...
    You can meet Santa and his elves at the Westgate Arcade from Saturday 30th November from 11am. Santa will be greeting youngsters in his magical grotto, where they can hand over their wish lists and receive a gift. Every Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 30th November to Sunday 15th December 11am - 5pm Every day from 16th December to 24th December 11am - 5pm Tickets only £5 per child - includes meeting Santa and his elves, a gift and a wonderful certificate.
  7. Christmas ARTfair

    Hebden Bridge

    Christmas ARTfair

    Starting 30th Nov 2019
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    11am - 4pm Join us across TWO DAYS this winter for our family-friendly, Christmas shopping experience in Hebden Bridge, celebrating wonderfully ...
    11am - 4pm Join us across TWO DAYS this winter for our family-friendly, Christmas shopping experience in Hebden Bridge, celebrating wonderfully affordable gifts by local and regional artists, jewellers, sculptors and more! With Christmas shopping in mind, they'll be something for everybody located within the picturesque Waterfront Hall of The Town Hall, including an onsite Cafe brewing warming drinks and serving tasty treats! An accompanying 'Winter Showcase' exhibition throughout the foyer and cafe area runs Tuesday 26 November to Saturday 21 December 2019. FREE entry
  8. Halifax Choral Society present Carols and Brass

    Halifax

    Halifax Choral Society present Carols and Brass

    1st Dec 2019

    6.30pm The Halifax Choral Society return to the Victoria Theatre Halifax to present the ever popular Carols and Brass Concert with special Guest...
    6.30pm The Halifax Choral Society return to the Victoria Theatre Halifax to present the ever popular Carols and Brass Concert with special Guest Conductor Darius Battiwalla. Featuring the world-famous Black Dyke Band and seasonal music old and new to awaken that Christmas feeling! Tickets: £12 - £25
  9. CUBE Choir: A Holly Jolly Christmas

    Halifax

    CUBE Choir presents Christmas is Coming

    1st Dec 2019

    7.30pm Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) Join the Cube Choir for a look towards Christmas with a programme of carols and seasonal somngs plus per...
    7.30pm Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) Join the Cube Choir for a look towards Christmas with a programme of carols and seasonal somngs plus performances from individuals and groups.
  10. Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    1st Dec 2019

    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.
  11. Grimm Tales

    Todmorden

    Grimm Tales

    Starting 4th Dec 2019
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    The Award Winning Todmorden Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society presents Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales. Full of deliciously dark twists and turns,...
    The Award Winning Todmorden Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society presents Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales. Full of deliciously dark twists and turns, the Tales come to life in all their glittering macabre brilliance - a delight for young and old alike.... Evenings 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm Tickets £12 adults, £10 concessions, except all tickets £12 on Saturday; other discounts are available, please visit the website for details. Tickets are available in person at Todmorden Tourist Information Centre, by calling 0333 666 3366 (Ticketsource), or on-line at www.todhip.org.
  12. Oliver!

    Halifax

    Oliver!

    Starting 5th Dec 2019
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    Thursday 5th December 2019 - 7.30pm Friday 6th December 2019 - 7.30pm Saturday 7th December 2019 - 2.30pm & 7.30pm After the success of Blacka...
    Thursday 5th December 2019 - 7.30pm Friday 6th December 2019 - 7.30pm Saturday 7th December 2019 - 2.30pm & 7.30pm After the success of Blackadder Goes Forth last November at The Viaduct Theatre, Foot of the Barrel are back with their own "twist" on Lionel Bart's Oliver! Join us for a lifting musical tale with humour throughout, whilst baring naked the dark realisation of just how far, or not so far, British Society has progressed. TICKETS: £14 ADULT, £12 CHILD/CONCESSION, £10 RESTRICTED SEAT MUSIC, LYRICS AND BOOK BY LIONEL BART PRODUCED FOR THE BROADWAY STAGE BY DAVID MERRICK AND DONALD ALBERY BY ARRANGEMENT WITH MUSICSCOPE AND STAGE MUSICALS LIMITED OF NEW YORK
  13. Krampusfest

    Sowerby Bridge

    Krampusfest

    6th Dec 2019

    In this new fundraising event for Fire & Water, we invite you to join in the tradition of celebrating Krampus. A night of revelry and devilry f...
    In this new fundraising event for Fire & Water, we invite you to join in the tradition of celebrating Krampus. A night of revelry and devilry for bad boys and girls ! Come dressed as Krampus, make mischief and mayhem. Enjoy alternative entertainment. (Krampus is a horned creature in Central European Folklore, described as half-goat, half-demon) Taking this demonic companion to St Nick as muse, we invite you to dress as Krampus, come and drink a merry winter cup, feast and gorge yourself on hearty winter stew, enjoy theatre, story telling, music and general revelry. Will you be naughty enough to get golden twigs in your shoes by the end of the evening? We plan to be! 7.00pm-11.00pm Tickets £5, available together with more information via en-gb.facebook.com>SowerbyBridgeFireAndWater & www.eventbrite.co.uk
  14. Bankfield Christmas Craft Fair

    Halifax

    Bankfield Museum Christmas Craft Fair

    7th Dec 2019

    Saturday 7th December 2019 - 10am to 4pm A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in just time for Christmas at Bankfield Museum. The per...
    Saturday 7th December 2019 - 10am to 4pm A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in just time for Christmas at Bankfield Museum. The perfect place for present buying or to treat yourself! FREE admission
  15. Ripponden Festival Christmas Market

    Ripponden

    Ripponden Festival Christmas Market

    7th Dec 2019

    11am - 5pm Ripponden Festival Christmas Market returns for 2019 at St Bart's Church and The Old Bridge inn,, bringing you over 45 stalls of foo...
    11am - 5pm Ripponden Festival Christmas Market returns for 2019 at St Bart's Church and The Old Bridge inn,, bringing you over 45 stalls of food, drinks, gifts for all not forgetting the cherished fur babies. Plus an amazing day of entertainment with a brass band, school choir, live music & the Festival's amazing finale (which is yet to be revealed)!
  16. Christmas Tree Festival at Mount Zion Heritage Chapel

    Halifax

    Christmas Tree Festival at Mount Zion Heritage Chapel

    Starting 7th Dec 2019
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    Mount Zion Heritage Chapel is holding its first ever community Christmas Tree Festival this year. No admission will be charged at the festival -...
    Mount Zion Heritage Chapel is holding its first ever community Christmas Tree Festival this year. No admission will be charged at the festival - we would just love to see as many people as possible coming to enjoy what should be a lovely event in the run-up to Christmas. The culmination of the event will be our carol service on Sunday, December 8, at 2.45pm when the winning tree will also be announced. Light refreshments will be available each day.

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