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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!

    On display ar...

    An exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack!

    On display 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 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 Tuesday 24th December 2019

  3. 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
  4. Christmas at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Christmas 2019 at The Piece Hall

    Starting 22nd Nov 2019
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    This winter, The Piece Hall will be transformed into a spectacular Christmas destination like no other.

    From 22 November – 31 Dece...

    This winter, The Piece Hall will be transformed into a spectacular Christmas destination like no other.

    From 22 November – 31 December, the courtyard will become home to a stunning Christmas tree, a thrilling fair-like Victorian carousel and our cosy courtyard Deluxe Bar, where you can enjoy warming drinks sheltered from the storm.

    A Christmas Fair showcasing some of the region’s favourite independent craft stalls, artisan makers and pop-up food and drink traders will feature for a festive shopping weekend 29th November - 1st December, while the surrounding shops, cafes, bars and restaurants will be open throughout the season to pick up that special gift or stop for a bite to eat along the way.

    The season continues with the magnificent circus-style Salon Perdu, showcasing a fantastic programme of family shows, live music and stand-up comedy. An array of creative Christmas workshops give you the chance to get crafty and learn a new skill, while outside brass bands and choirs bring the place to life with festive cheer. The season will come to a close with a festive finale on New Year’s Eve, when 2020 is seen in with an outdoor Courtyard Party for an evening to remember.

    Click here to see the shows on at the salon perdu and to book your tickets.

  5. Artsmill Winter Open Exhibition 2019

    Hebden Bridge

    Artsmill Winter Open Exhibition 2019

    Starting 27th Nov 2019
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    27th November - 20th December, Weds to Sun, 11am-4pm Over 40 artists and designers from around the Northern Counties are coming together and sho...
    27th November - 20th December, Weds to Sun, 11am-4pm Over 40 artists and designers from around the Northern Counties are coming together and showcasing their work in The David Wright Gallery at Artsmill, Hebden Bridge. There is such an amazing wealth of talent in the Northern Counties and its good to celebrate it all together in the Winter Open Exhibition, ready for the Christmas Season. David Leedham one of the curators of the show said, "We have a mix of Art from Sculpture, Paintings, Prints, Textiles and Crafts, its going to be a wonderful Exhibition of discovery as customers come and see the many wonderful items on show to buy. This year visitors will be able to relax in the NEW Artists' Coffee Shop, meet Artsmill artist and enjoy the the artwork in the Artists' Shop an Gallery Lounge. Artsmill has assisted assess to the main spaces, but unfortunately no wheelchair access. Fold-up wheelchairs are available at the entrance. Free admission (donations welcome).
  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. The London Cuckolds

    Halifax

    The London Cuckolds

    Starting 10th Dec 2019
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    Three beautiful young wives, three less-than-beautiful husbands (and at least one generation older) and three young men-about-town, are the major c...
    Three beautiful young wives, three less-than-beautiful husbands (and at least one generation older) and three young men-about-town, are the major comic ingredients of this classic Restoration farce by Edward Ravenscroft. Tickets £8 full, £5 concessions Doors and bar 7.00pm, curtain 7.30pm
  8. Charity Concert & Audience Carols

    Halifax

    Halifax Chamber Choir Christmas Concert

    10th Dec 2019

    8pm Halifax Chamber Choir perform a charity Christmas concert at Holy Trinity & St. Jude's Church, Halifax. FREE admission. (Donations welco...
    8pm Halifax Chamber Choir perform a charity Christmas concert at Holy Trinity & St. Jude's Church, Halifax. FREE admission. (Donations welcome in aid of St Augustine's Centre, Halifax).
  9. Weave a Scarf in a Day

    Halifax

    Weave a Scarf in a Day

    12th Dec 2019

    10am – 4.30pm Create an original handwoven scarf at Calderdale Industrial Museum in this beginners weaving workshop. Weaving on Ashford looms an...
    10am – 4.30pm Create an original handwoven scarf at Calderdale Industrial Museum in this beginners weaving workshop. Weaving on Ashford looms and tutored by Central Saint Martins trained weaver Anne Crowther. £55 including yarn To book please ring 07964 416699 Please note that there are only 6 places per workshop
  10. Christmas Broadsides

    Halifax

    Christmas Broadsides

    Starting 13th Dec 2019
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    Friday 13 - Sunday 15 December

    Friday, 7pm, Sa...

    Friday 13 - Sunday 15 December

    Friday, 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, 3pm & 6pm

    The Viaduct Theatre, Halifax

     Directed by Laurie Sansom

    Featuring Alice Jones

    Folk songs and stories told in the heart of Halifax this Christmas.

    Join Rippondon-based Folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Alice Jones for a celebration of Christmas with a Northern Broadsides twist. Also performing will be musicians from other cultures who have been recently granted asylum in Halifax.

    Enjoy traditional festive songs and stories based on Broadsides Ballads all performed live in the atmospheric underground Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough.

    All proceeds from ticket sales and donations will support Northern Broadsides’ creative playwriting project, ensuring we can support and develop diverse new voices for the stage.

     Tickets: £15

    Family Tickets (4 people, at least one under 16): £50

  11. Halifax Thespians presents Aladdin

    Halifax

    Halifax Thespians presents Aladdin

    Starting 13th Dec 2019
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    This is a traditional children’s family pantomime - with a twist. Poor boy meets rich girl and they fall in love. Boy becomes rich, then loses rich...
    This is a traditional children’s family pantomime - with a twist. Poor boy meets rich girl and they fall in love. Boy becomes rich, then loses riches-and the girl. Then all ends happily in the end! With all the usual characters, Aladdin, Princess Lotus Blossom, Wishee Washee, Widow Twankey, Abanazer, the Genie and more. All the ingredients are there for you to laugh, shout, boo, clap and have a really good time being transported out of this world, where supposedly there no atmosphere. OH YES THERE IS!! Dates & Times: Friday 13 December 7:30pm Saturday 14 December 2:30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 15 December 2:30pm Friday 20 December 7:30pm Saturday 21 December 2:30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 22 December 2:30pm Tickets from £6 to £14
  12. Ogden Water Practical Day

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Practical Day

    Starting 13th Dec 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
  13. Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Brighouse

    Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Starting 14th Dec 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.

    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 

  14. Santa Comes to Ogden Water

    Halifax

    Santa Comes to Ogden Water

    14th Dec 2019

    Saturday 14th December

    Come along to Ogden Water to visit Father Christmas in his magical woodland grotto in the woods.  Select tim...

    Saturday 14th December

    Come along to Ogden Water to visit Father Christmas in his magical woodland grotto in the woods.  Select time when booking online.  Booking essential (limited numbers) 

    Wheelchair acessible.

    No dogs at this event, please.

    To book, please click here.

    All ages (no unaccompanied children) – crafts aimed at 3+

    £9, £8 (Passport to Leisure holders).

    Select time when booking – Event runs from 10am–3.15pm

  15. Beauty and the Beast

    Halifax

    Beauty and the Beast

    Starting 14th Dec 2019
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    A Beast of a Panto... 
    A Beauty of a Show!

    Come and join us for The Victoria Theatre's spectacular family pan...

    A Beast of a Panto... 
    A Beauty of a Show!

    Come and join us for The Victoria Theatre's spectacular family pantomime for 2019 Beauty and the Beast.

    This production has all the ingredients for a magical trip to the theatre, with hilarious slapstick humour, plenty of audience interaction, not to mention some fabulous song and dance routines that will delight audiences of all ages.

    Beauty and the Beast will be sure to make you laugh, cry and fall in love with a host of hilarious and hairy characters - so book your tickets now for a fun filled panto and to discover if Beauty can see beyond appearances and learn to love a beast!

    To see all the performance dates and prices, please visit the Victoria Theatre website.

    Beauty & The Beast Integrated Signed Performance, Sunday 29 December, 5:30pm & Monday 30 December, 1pm.

    For this integrated performance, the British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters will be involved in the action on stage and take part in the performances!

    Beauty & The Beast Relaxed Performance, Friday 3 January, 10:30am

    This performance is designed to be welcoming to everyone, and especially to adults and children who may feel unable to access theatre performances for a variety of reasons, for example: parents/carers with noisy infants, people who need or want to move around and/or vocalise during the performance, people with dementia, autism or with other complex access and inclusion needs.

    Tickets from £16

  16. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Brighouse Extends Northwards

    Brighouse

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Brighouse Extends Northwards

    15th Dec 2019

    1.30pm In the 1800s Brighouse expanded rapidly, particularly to the north. Many buildings from that period are still in use, some with rich hist...
    1.30pm In the 1800s Brighouse expanded rapidly, particularly to the north. Many buildings from that period are still in use, some with rich histories. Meet Ian Philip at 1.30pm outside Brighouse Civic Hall HD6 1RW. £3 per person.

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