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  1. Ted Hughes

    Mytholmroyd

    Ted Hughes

    Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there unti...

    Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there until he was seven, when his family moved to Mexborough. During his childhood he spent many hours exploring the countryside around Mytholmroyd, and these experiences and the influences of the landscape on him were to inform much of his later poetry.

    One of the greatest poets of his generation, Hughes also wrote stories, plays, reviews and essays. He translated the work of, amongst others, Ovid, Racine, Aeschylus and Euripides. He wrote extensively for children, including the story The Iron Man, which was turned into the Disney blockbuster The Iron Giant. Hughes's interests in other art forms led to many collaborations, most famously with the artist Leonard Baskin.

    Although best known in the UK, Hughes was a writer of international standing. He won numerous awards throughout his career, including four for his final collection, Birthday Letters. Hughes became Poet Laureate in 1984 until his death on 28th October 1998.

  2. Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2019

    Starting 21st Jun 2019
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    21st to 30th June 2019 Our next festival theme is 'Virtual Valley'. Our lively and diverse line up of events includes street entertainment, visu...
    21st to 30th June 2019 Our next festival theme is 'Virtual Valley'. Our lively and diverse line up of events includes street entertainment, visual arts, music and theatre in surprising locations. Highlights include: Wed May 8th Doors 7.30pm Hebden Bridge Town Hall John Hegley : Peace, Love and Potatoes Hebden Bridge Arts Festival favourite Hegley drops in en route for Scarborough with tales of Keats, love, Henry VIII and West Yorkshire with free fig rolls- for some. A show not devised for children, but one that assiduously acknowledges their presence. Fri 21st June Doors 6.30 Hebden Bridge Trades Club Catherine Bohart : Work in Progress Fresh from "the sort of perfectly structured Edinburgh debut you always hope for and rarely get to see" (The Times, ****), Catherine Bohart has some new jokes she'd like to try. As seen on BBC2’s The Mash Report and Comedy Central's Roast Battle. Writer for BBC's The News Quiz, The Now Show & Frankie Boyle's New World Order. Sat June 22nd Doors 8pm Hebden Bridge Trades Club Wolfgang Flür- Musik Soldat Legendary Kraftwerk percussionist Wolfgang Flür brings his latest show Musik Soldat to Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. Join us and dance to an eclectic blend of Kraftwerk remixes and Flür's own music set against a mesmerising projected backdrop. Flür is supported by local electro producer and composer Peter Duggal who he toured with in 2018. The show is preceded by an interview and Q & A at 7pm Sun June 23rd 4.30pm Hebden Bridge Picture House Tickets £10/£8/£6 The Feeling of Going Join Hebden Bridge Picture House and Hebden Bridge Arts Festival for the UK Premiere of the film of The Feeling of Going, recorded live from the stage of Malmö Opera, Sweden. The Feeling of Going is a magical, music-dance-theatre production by an acclaimed creative team, headed by multi-talented choreographer & director Ben Wright. The film of the production will be introduced by Ben Wright, and there will be a panel discussion and audience Q&A post film. Wed June 27th Doors 8pm Hebden Bridge Trades Club Maps : Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss Maps (AKA James Chapman) presents a very special performance of his new album ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ Signed to the legendary Mute Records, Chapman is a Mercury-nominated composer and producer who has toured extensively in the UK, Europe and North America. Fri June 28th Doors 8pm Hebden Bridge Trades Club Martyn Ware in Conversation Legendary founder of The Human League, Heaven 17, British Electric Foundation. With a 40-year career as record producer, Martyn Ware is in conversation with Trades Club’s Mal Campbell followed by DJ set. Sat July 13th 8pm Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge An Evening with Hollie McNish, Michael Pedersen, Malachy Tallack Join poet Hollie McNish, Scottish writer and poet Michael Pedersen and Shetland writer, singer-songwriter and all round lovely man Malachy Tallack as they read and sing in the beautiful Hope Chapel. Expect strong language. 18+. (Babes in arms welcome)
  3. Cracking the Code: Afternoon Tea with Helena Whitbread

    Halifax

    Cracking the Code: Afternoon Tea with Helena Whitbread

    26th Jun 2019

    3pm - 5.30pm Writer and historian Helena Whitbread has written several books on Anne Lister. It was Helena's tireless work decoding Anne Lister'...
    3pm - 5.30pm Writer and historian Helena Whitbread has written several books on Anne Lister. It was Helena's tireless work decoding Anne Lister's diaries, for more than 30 years, that has revealed the wonderful story of Halifax's most famous lesbian diarist to the world. Following the recent success of BBC/HBO TV series Gentleman Jack, which is inspired by Anne Lister, you can hear Helena give a talk at Holdsworth House. Find out about her involvement in the filming of Gentleman Jack, her work to decode Anne Lister's diaries and her new found fame at the hands of life-long Anne Lister fan, screenwriter Sally Wainwright. Tickets are £30 each and include a glass of Prosecco on arrival and full afternoon tea. Helena will be offering book signing. Helena has very kindly donated her fees to the York LGBT Forum. Arrive for 3pm for a glass of Prosecco Enjoy Holdsworth House's Classic Afternoon Tea Hear Helena Whitbread talk of her Anne Lister work Book signing Event expected to close around 5.30pm Terms: Payment for tickets is required on booking. In the unlikely event that Holdsworth House has to cancel, we will reimburse the full ticket price of any purchased tickets. To cancel your place please call 01422 240024; no refunds permitted if are unable to attend or you need to cancel. Places are limited and a waiting list will be in operation.
  4. Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes: Illustrated Talk

    Halifax

    Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes: Illustrated Talk

    3rd Jul 2019

    7.30pm Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes - The Man, the Business, the Legend. Illustrated Talk by Glenda Shaw Everyone welcome. C...
    7.30pm Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes - The Man, the Business, the Legend. Illustrated Talk by Glenda Shaw Everyone welcome. CIMA members FREE. Non members £3. Light refreshments available.
  5. Wordplay

    Halifax

    Wordplay

    8th Jul 2019

    7.30pm Enjoy our monthly digest of poetry, variety and open mic hosted by our very own poet-in-residence Keith Hutson! Featuring established and...
    7.30pm Enjoy our monthly digest of poetry, variety and open mic hosted by our very own poet-in-residence Keith Hutson! Featuring established and emerging artists, WordPlay brings the best on the block to Halifax, and celebrates the finest local talent, too. Tickets £5
  6. Young Anne Lister -The Early Years of Gentleman Jack 1791-1811

    Halifax

    Young Anne Lister -The Early Years of Gentleman Jack 1791-1811

    12th Jul 2019

    7pm An illustrated presentation by David Glover, President of the Halifax Antiquarian Society, at Halifax Minster (where Anne is buried). Ti...
    7pm An illustrated presentation by David Glover, President of the Halifax Antiquarian Society, at Halifax Minster (where Anne is buried). Tickets £5 available from Eventbrite or from Halifax Minster 01422 355436.
  7. An Evening with Hollie McNish, Michael Pedersen, Malachy Tallack

    Hebden Bridge

    An Evening with Hollie McNish, Michael Pedersen, Malachy Tallack

    13th Jul 2019

    8pm Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge Join poet Hollie McNish, Scottish writer and poet Michael Pedersen and Shetland writer, singer-songwri...
    8pm Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge Join poet Hollie McNish, Scottish writer and poet Michael Pedersen and Shetland writer, singer-songwriter and all round lovely man Malachy Tallack as they read and sing in the beautiful Hope Chapel. Expect strong language. 18+. (Babes in arms welcome)
  8. The Moss House: In Conversation with author Clara Barley

    Halifax

    The Moss House: In Conversation with author Clara Barley

    14th Jul 2019

    1pm Two hundred years ago, neighbouring Yorkshire landowners Miss Lister and Miss Walker find their lives become entwined in a passionate, forbi...
    1pm Two hundred years ago, neighbouring Yorkshire landowners Miss Lister and Miss Walker find their lives become entwined in a passionate, forbidden relationship and retreat to the Moss House, their private sanctuary away from an unaccepting world. Their tranquillity does not last long as they are drawn into the turmoil of a changing society and a divided family, testing their love for each other, eventually driving them from their home. The world was not yet ready for the likes of Miss Lister. Landowner, scholar, traveller, mountaineer and non-conformist but in The Moss House we discover her lifelong battle to be her true self as she finds Ann Walker and together they try to live life on their own terms. The book launch of the novel The Moss House by local writer Clara Barley and local publishers Bluemoose Books. The Moss House tells the passionate and tumultuous story of local landowners Anne Lister and Ann Walker in the 1830s, as they fall in and out of love with each other, and in and out of favour with those around them. A conversation with the writer, exploring where fact meets fiction, and some readings from the novel. Followed by Q&A and book signing.
  9. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Sunday Walk: The Early History of Shelf

    4th Aug 2019

    Sunday Walk: The Early History of Shelf Ben Stables Ben Stables, author of 'The Early History of Shelf: A West Yorkshire Village before 1700'...
    Sunday Walk: The Early History of Shelf Ben Stables Ben Stables, author of 'The Early History of Shelf: A West Yorkshire Village before 1700' will lead a walk around some of the places in the book. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  10. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Wainstall Waifs

    17th Sep 2019

    More on the Wainstall Waifs Kim Pearson, member The fascinating story of the girls from Liverpool who came to work for I&I Calvert in their W...
    More on the Wainstall Waifs Kim Pearson, member The fascinating story of the girls from Liverpool who came to work for I&I Calvert in their Wainstalls mills during the latter half of the 19th century and how over time their lives became woven into the fabric of the village Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  11. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Fired Earth; Decline of the Industry 1935-2019

    1st Oct 2019

    Fired Earth: Decline of the Industry 1935-2019 Chris Bateman, member The final part of the story covers the decline of the industry from the ...
    Fired Earth: Decline of the Industry 1935-2019 Chris Bateman, member The final part of the story covers the decline of the industry from the inter-war period through the steady decline of the immediate post-war period to the decimation of the 1960s and 70s as steel making went over to the BOS process; gas works closed as natural gas took over; the clean air acts eliminated coal for heating; and concrete and plastic became dominant in building. So from 35 works only 2 remain Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  12. Halifax Festival of Words

    Halifax

    Halifax Festival of Words 2019

    Starting 4th Oct 2019
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    The Book Corner (Piece Hall) and The Grayston Unity have joined together to organise & curate a second Halifax Festival of Words, taking pla...

    The Book Corner (Piece Hall) and The Grayston Unity have joined together to organise & curate a second Halifax Festival of Words, taking place in the town between the 4th and 6th of October 2019. It’s a festival that celebrates the use of language through books, music, spoken word and illustration.

  13. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Kriegsgefangen in Skipton

    15th Oct 2019

    Kriegsgefangen in Skipton Anne Buckley, lecturer in translation studies and German, University of Leeds A talk about Anne Buckley’s work in t...
    Kriegsgefangen in Skipton Anne Buckley, lecturer in translation studies and German, University of Leeds A talk about Anne Buckley’s work in translating a book written by 60 of the 900 German officers imprisoned in Skipton during the First World War. In addition she will reveal some of the fascinating stories of the men themselves, who included naval captains, U-boat officers and airmen as well as foot soldiers. Anne has been working with the Heritage Lottery Funded project Craven and the First World War, based at Craven Museum in Skipton. She will talk about the activities, including archaeology in residents’ gardens, that have been organised to rewrite the story of the camp back into the history of the area. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  14. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: The Other Hedgeland

    5th Nov 2019

    The Other Hedgeland Harry Atkinson, member This talk gives the background to George Caleb Hedgeland, creator of the great east window of Hal...
    The Other Hedgeland Harry Atkinson, member This talk gives the background to George Caleb Hedgeland, creator of the great east window of Halifax Minster. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  15. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Women of Property? Wills and bequests in probate records

    19th Nov 2019

    Women of Property? Wills and bequests in probate records David Cant, member An investigation based on the work done by local groups on probat...
    Women of Property? Wills and bequests in probate records David Cant, member An investigation based on the work done by local groups on probate records. It will examine what the records can tell us about the place and influence of women in the Halifax area at the end of the seventeenth century. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.

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