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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. Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Brighouse

    Ryburn 3 Step Barn Dance

    Starting 18th Jan 2020
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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 

  8. Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Halifax

    Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Starting 31st Jan 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
  9. Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Starting 1st Apr 2020
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    2pm Anne Lister determined this would be a serious union, with Ann Walker moving into Shibden. Coal-mining and ‘Blue’ political door-stepping co...
    2pm Anne Lister determined this would be a serious union, with Ann Walker moving into Shibden. Coal-mining and ‘Blue’ political door-stepping continued. The 1835 Halifax contest became known as ‘the window-breaking election’. Immediately, ‘mock marriage’ announcements appeared in Yorkshire newspapers. Then in 1836, lurid tales reached Shibden of Anne and Ann being burnt in effigy down in Halifax. Who was behind these public jibes - and why? Walk leader: Jill Liddington. 2-hour circular afternoon walk with short readings from Female Fortune, and ends with tea, cake and Q&A in Halifax. There are some steep steps, walking boots or shoes are advised. Meet at 2pm in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE All walks must be pre-booked through Ticket Source [www.ticketsource.co.uk] and cost £5. Bookings open on Thursday 7th November; 8am for walks to 5th April and 2pm for the remainder of the programme. There will be a maximum of 35 per walk.
  10. Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face

    Starting 2nd Apr 2020
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    11.30am A 4-hour walk from Halifax climbing slowly up Old Bank to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister's estate in 1832 - when she returned home fro...
    11.30am A 4-hour walk from Halifax climbing slowly up Old Bank to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister's estate in 1832 - when she returned home from her travels, betrayed by yet one more woman's marriage plans. Then re-acquaintance with neighbouring heiress Ann Walker 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. Walk leaders: Jill Liddington & Steve Crabtree. Walking boots/shoes advised, and bring packed lunch/snacks. The walk includes short readings from Nature's Domain, and ends with tea, cake and Q&A. Bus back to Halifax. Meet at 11.30 in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE
  11. Young Anne Lister in Halifax

    Halifax

    Young Anne Lister in Halifax

    Starting 2nd Apr 2020
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    View the house where Anne lived as a girl, with buildings and locations in Halifax associated with her earlier years. Learn about her early schooli...
    View the house where Anne lived as a girl, with buildings and locations in Halifax associated with her earlier years. Learn about her early schooling in the town, her private tutor, and her point of departure on stagecoach journeys. Where did her earliest girlfriend live; and where did she buy her blank diaries? Also, see the home and bank of Christopher Rawson, and a filming location from Gentleman Jack. [Building exteriors only] Walk Leader: David Glover. This is a circular walk of 2½ hours. Some sections are fairly steep. Meet at 2pm at Range Bank, junction with Portland Road, HX3 6LB. Dogs on leads welcome.
  12. Anne Lister's Shibden: Marriage, Mining & Money

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Shibden: Marriage, Mining & Money

    Starting 2nd Apr 2020
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    With Ann Walker now living at Shibden, Anne Lister began to realize her coal-mining ambitions. This walk passes by the moss house where her determi...
    With Ann Walker now living at Shibden, Anne Lister began to realize her coal-mining ambitions. This walk passes by the moss house where her determined courtship began. It climbs steadily up Pump Lane, then curves round by Walker Pit - sunk in 1835 and named in honour of Ann. By 1836 Anne Lister's aggrandisement of Shibden's magnificent grounds could begin to take shape. Walk leader: Jill Liddington. A 2½ hour circular afternoon walk, with one steep ascent, ending with tea, cake & Q&A. Meet at 2pm outside Meerside Café, HX3 6XG. Dogs on leads welcome.
  13. Anne Lister's Birthday at Shibden Hall

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Birthday at Shibden Hall

    3rd Apr 2020

    10am - 8pm Shibden will be staying open until 8pm on Anne Lister's birthday, Friday 3rd April 2020. Anne was born on the 3rd April 1791 and t...
    10am - 8pm Shibden will be staying open until 8pm on Anne Lister's birthday, Friday 3rd April 2020. Anne was born on the 3rd April 1791 and to celebrate there will be tea and birthday cake and a celebratory atmosphere with staff and volunteers on hand to talk all things Anne Lister. Dressing up is most definitely encouraged! (More details to follow in early 2020) The usual admission fees apply. There are no advance bookings, just turn up on the day.
  14. Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker, Image by BBC Lookout Point

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Ann Walker's Lightcliffe SOLD OUT

    Starting 4th Apr 2020
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    When John Walker died in Naples in 1830 on his honeymoon, his sisters Elizabeth & Ann inherited a large estate in Lightcliffe and became very wealt...
    When John Walker died in Naples in 1830 on his honeymoon, his sisters Elizabeth & Ann inherited a large estate in Lightcliffe and became very wealthy. Within two years Ann had become the companion of Anne Lister. We walk round part of the estate, viewing Cliffe Hill House and the site of Crow Nest Mansion where Ann lived. We finish in the churchyard where she is buried together with other members of her family, employees and tenants (including the one not eaten by a pig). This is a 2 hour circular walk, mainly on pavements with just a short walk across a footpath. Dogs on leads welcome. Walk leader: Ian Philp Meet by the tower in the churchyard at 2pm. HX3 8TH
  15. Anne Lister's Halifax: Her Public Face

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Halifax: Her Public Face

    Starting 10th Apr 2020
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    A two hour walk, recreating the town in 1832 that Anne Lister knew so well. She used Halifax for business transactions with her lawyer, shopping, c...
    A two hour walk, recreating the town in 1832 that Anne Lister knew so well. She used Halifax for business transactions with her lawyer, shopping, catching up on political news, plus visits to the homes of the few families she saw as social equals. With short readings from Nature’s Domain. Ends at 4.00. Walk leader: Steve Crabtree. Meet at 2pm in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE
  16. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Aspects of the Lister Estate

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Aspects of the Lister Estate

    Starting 10th Apr 2020
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    A walk from Anne Lister's new lodge along the serpentine driveway of 1837, to view the Hall she embellished and the parkland she created, leads on ...
    A walk from Anne Lister's new lodge along the serpentine driveway of 1837, to view the Hall she embellished and the parkland she created, leads on to locations of Lister tenancies in the Shibden Valley. Hear anecdotes of a quirky people who lived there in Anne's time, and see the former Stag's Head Inn where she collected rents. What happened in the great flood of 1837? With mentions of mining and stone quarrying. Walk Leader: David Glover Meet at 2pm at Shibden Hall overflow car park immediately after the Godley Lane entrance. HX3 6XG. This is a circular walk of 2½ hours. Dogs on leads welcome. Some sections could be muddy and fairly steep. Walking shoes/boots are advisable.

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