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  1. For King and Country

    Halifax

    For King and Country

    1st Jan 2016

    Bankfield Museum’s exhibition commemorating the region's wartime contribution and experiences has been awarded the 2015 Public History Prize by the...
    Bankfield Museum’s exhibition commemorating the region's wartime contribution and experiences has been awarded the 2015 Public History Prize by the Royal Historical Society. The exhibition features over 200 objects, 200 images and archives and 60 local stories to explore local experiences during the First World War. From soldiers, sailors and nurses to those at home working in munitions, hospitals and fundraising. The exhibition runs until December 2018. In 2016 there will be new displays, talks and events to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, open from 11th June 2016.
  2. digiPlaySpace at Eureka! the National Children's Museum

    Halifax

    digiPlaySpace at Eureka! the National Children's Museum

    Starting 8th Jul 2017
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    digiPlaySpace is coming to Eureka! 8th July 2017 - 15th April 2018. Eureka! is hosting the European premiere of digiPlaySpace, an unmissable t...
    digiPlaySpace is coming to Eureka! 8th July 2017 - 15th April 2018. Eureka! is hosting the European premiere of digiPlaySpace, an unmissable touring exhibition all the way from Canada. digiPlaySpace is a collection of interactive digital art showcasing the work of artists from around the world, bought together by Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Featuring state-of-the-art installations, digiPlaySpace encourages children to get hands-on with some of the most creative uses of technology through a variety of games, installations and activities. digiPlaySpace opens on Saturday 8 July to celebrate Eureka!’s 25th anniversary and runs until April 2018. Visitors to digiPlaySpace at Eureka! will use digital stop motion animation to make a dance video, create music combining electronics with unusual objects, build and control their own robots and more. TIFF introduced the first digiPlaySpace in 2012, and every year they present a new family-friendly collection in which children engage with the latest creative media technologies and share innovative artistic experiences. digiPlaySpace at Eureka! will showcase fourteen pieces from acclaimed international artists, exhibited together in Europe for the first time. With lots for kids to touch, control and play, digiPlaySpace will offer some of the best the world has to offer in new media fun and learning.
  3. Drawing for Beginners

    Halifax

    Drawing for Beginners

    Starting 20th Sep 2017
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    Drawing for Beginners Wednesdays 11- 1pm , September 20th 2017 - December 13th 2017 £150 These lessons will introduce the basic skills...
    Drawing for Beginners Wednesdays 11- 1pm , September 20th 2017 - December 13th 2017 £150 These lessons will introduce the basic skills, techniques and methods of drawing that will develop your visual ability and skills. You will learn how to use and apply the following: Line Texture Mark making Tone Colour Shape Form Composition Movement Drawing systems including perspective Assignments with clear, step-by-step instructions will develop your understanding of the basic practices of drawing. You will also learn how to apply traditional skills, techniques and theories, while embracing experimental approaches towards drawing. Throughout the course the assignments placed will be within an art historical context.
  4. Ceramics

    Halifax

    Ceramics

    Starting 21st Sep 2017
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    Thursdays 1- 3.30pm | Sept 21st - Oct 26th Thursdays 1- 3:30pm | Nov 9th - Dec 14th £120 A structured course in ceramic hand building techniq...
    Thursdays 1- 3.30pm | Sept 21st - Oct 26th Thursdays 1- 3:30pm | Nov 9th - Dec 14th £120 A structured course in ceramic hand building techniques. The course will include methods such as coiling, slab work and modelling as well as a range of decorative techniques such as sgraffito, sprig design and resist decoration. Groups are small, allowing each student plenty of input and technical support from our experienced ceramics tutor. Equipment and tools will be provided along with basic drawing materials. Clay can be bought from our school shop for £10 for a 10 kg bag. One bag will usually last for one half term.
  5. Winter Showcase Exhibition

    Hebden Bridge

    Winter Showcase Exhibition

    Starting 1st Nov 2017
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    Wednesday 1st November – Friday22nd December 2017 Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm; Sat 10am – 3pm; Sun Closed As a new addition, ARTbound C...
    Wednesday 1st November – Friday22nd December 2017 Opening Times: Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm; Sat 10am – 3pm; Sun Closed As a new addition, ARTbound Community are showcasing the creative works of members and visiting artists, as part of a 4 week exhibition overlapping our annual Christmas ARTfair! Throughout the foyer and Cafe area, artists will be showcasing on the walls in aid of extending opportunity to artists and giving visitors chance to purchase more original and affordable art in the run up to the busy festive period. FREE entry
  6. The Secret Lives of Objects

    Halifax

    The Secret Lives of Objects

    Starting 11th Nov 2017
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    11th November 2017 to 20 January 2018 'The Secret Lives of Objects' presents a selection of 2D and 3D works produced by ‘Ellipses’ – a small co...
    11th November 2017 to 20 January 2018 'The Secret Lives of Objects' presents a selection of 2D and 3D works produced by ‘Ellipses’ – a small collective of Calderdale based artists in response to objects from Calderdale Museums’ stored collections. The title ‘The Secret Lives of Objects’ explores the idea that there are hidden or alternative meanings and new narratives to be creatively discovered within museum collections. In this pocket exhibition artworks will be displayed alongside a variety of collections objects providing audiences with an insight into each artists’ unique interpretation. Join us for the opening day on Saturday 11th November and meet the artists between 12 – 3pm.
  7. A Hat or a Husband

    Halifax

    A Hat or a Husband

    Starting 11th Nov 2017
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    11th November 2017 to 27th January 2018 Vendredi Millinery Group's new exhibition will showcase newly made and historic hats to celebrate the Pa...
    11th November 2017 to 27th January 2018 Vendredi Millinery Group's new exhibition will showcase newly made and historic hats to celebrate the Patron Saint of Milliners, Saint Catherine. Traditionally, extraordinary and extravagant 'Catherinette hats' were made and worn by single women in annual parades on Saint Catherine's Day. The newly made hats are inspired by hats, bags, shoes and jewellry in Calderdale Museums' Collections, which will also be displayed. Explore the history of Millinery, local hat makers, hat making skills and tools and hear about Saint Catherine and the 'Catherinettes' traditions. Join us for a day of celebration on Saint Catherine's Day, Saturday 25th November for free talks, demonstrations and activities suitable for all ages and those new to and experienced with hats.
  8. Calderdale Open Art Exhibition

    Halifax

    Calderdale Open Art Exhibition

    Starting 11th Nov 2017
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    11th November 2017 20th January 2018 2017's Calderdale Open Art Exhibition exhibition will showcase work by professional and amateur artists. ...
    11th November 2017 20th January 2018 2017's Calderdale Open Art Exhibition exhibition will showcase work by professional and amateur artists. Entries will be open from Saturday 7 October – Saturday 4 November 2017. Please read the terms and conditions and bring a completed entry form and the entry fee when you deliver your work. Entries accepted at Bankfield Museum during opening hours- Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. The entry fee is £20.00 for up to 3 artworks per entry. Please note this is an open exhibition with a selection process and there is no guarantee that all the work submitted will be displayed. A preview of the exhibition and prize giving will be held at Bankfield Museum on Saturday 11 November 2017 at 2pm, to which all entrants are be invited.
  9. Ogden Water Practical Day

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Practical Day

    Starting 21st Nov 2017
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    Help with the ongoing mangement and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chri...
    Help with the ongoing mangement 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.
  10. Seaside Terror

    Halifax

    Seaside Terror

    23rd Nov 2017

    Odd doll in Association with Littlemighty present Seaside Terror Thu 23 Nov, 8:00pm at Copper Auditorium Tickets: £20 - £1 (Pay What You Can) , ...
    Odd doll in Association with Littlemighty present Seaside Terror Thu 23 Nov, 8:00pm at Copper Auditorium Tickets: £20 - £1 (Pay What You Can) , approx running time: 60mins Age: 12+ It’s holiday season. The season of terror! Odd Doll take a trip to the seaside, where they find more than they bargained for. The only other inhabitant of the dilapidated pier is a rather sinister ice cream man. And he’s got some very strange stories to tell… His mind-boggling collection of hysterical horrors includes Evil Seagulls, Zombie Donkeys, and Bingo Hairballs. But will anyone who experiences it live to describe it? Stuffed with fun frights and ice cream chills, Seaside Terror is a celebration of the British horror and British holidays of the 1970s. Funny, nostalgic and visually stunning, Odd Doll use their trademark brew of puppetry, clown and specially composed music to fill the stage with nerve-shattering shocks.
  11. Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Halifax

    Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    24th Nov 2017

    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...
    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
  12. Jimmy Cricket

    Halifax

    Jimmy Cricket – A Cricket Christmas Cracker

    24th Nov 2017

    Fri 24 Nov, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £10 (£5 under 16's) The much loved Irish Comedian, Jimmy Cricket, will be kicking off his C...
    Fri 24 Nov, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £10 (£5 under 16's) The much loved Irish Comedian, Jimmy Cricket, will be kicking off his Christmas season for 2017 at the Square Chapel Arts Centre. Come celebrate the most special time of the year when Jimmy will arrive with one-liners galore, a sprinkling of visual comedy and, yes, that ever present letter from his mammy! The show will also feature the musical prowess of songwriters Cath Binns & Angus MacGregor, festive songs from the Halifax based ‘Sing for Fun’ ladies group and Christmas cheer from local talented performers of the Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop. And there’s More; tickets for the show will be at the incredibly affordable price of £10 per ticket with U16s in for £5. So for a tenner join Jimmy and guests for an evening that will definitely leave you in a Christmas mood!
  13. Moulin Rouge Party Nights

    Halifax

    Moulin Rouge Party Nights

    Starting 25th Nov 2017
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    Sat 25th November, Fri 1st, Sat 2nd, Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Fri 15th, Sat 16th and Fri 22nd December - £39.95 per person A night packed with sparklin...
    Sat 25th November, Fri 1st, Sat 2nd, Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Fri 15th, Sat 16th and Fri 22nd December - £39.95 per person A night packed with sparkling sequins, bright feathers and France’s ultimate cancan dancers - treat yourself to a night of iconic cabaret while soaking up the magical ambience of the Moulin Rouge. Includes a 3 course meal, festive novelties, live entertainment, disco and late bar.
  14. Celebrations Around the Christmas Tree

    Warley

    Warley Community Association: Celebrations Around the Christmas Tree

    25th Nov 2017

    Saturday 25th November from 3pm Outside the Maypole Inn you can come and join Father Christmas, the Mayor of Calderdale, and Warley Church Singe...
    Saturday 25th November from 3pm Outside the Maypole Inn you can come and join Father Christmas, the Mayor of Calderdale, and Warley Church Singers for the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights. There is a raffle, Christmas punch, cake and mince pies. Father Christmas will give the children a star with their name on to hang on the tree, as well as a glow stick. After the switch on there will be carols around the tree for all to enjoy.
  15. Christmas Craft Fair

    Elland

    Christmas Craft Fair

    25th Nov 2017

    Saturday 25th November 10am - 2pm Come to Southgate Methodist Church in Elland for a Christmas Craft Fair where you can choose from many unique ...
    Saturday 25th November 10am - 2pm Come to Southgate Methodist Church in Elland for a Christmas Craft Fair where you can choose from many unique gifts for Christmas and enjoy a chocolate tombola, raffle and sandwiches, tea, coffee and cakes.
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    Todmorden

    Lamplighter Festival

    25th Nov 2017

    The Lamplighter returns to guide us through the darkest months of the year… lluminated Street Festival 5 – 8.30pm Lantern Parade 6- 7pm ...
    The Lamplighter returns to guide us through the darkest months of the year… lluminated Street Festival 5 – 8.30pm Lantern Parade 6- 7pm Join us on Saturday 25 November 2017 as we light up Todmorden with a handmade lantern parade, fire performers, street bands, illuminated installations and great food. Building on the huge success of the 2012 Valley of Lights and four years of the Lamplighter Festival, Handmade Parade is back by popular demand to put this exquisite night-time event on the yearly calendar. Showcasing the unique creativity of Todmorden, Lamplighter features widely renowned street performers and installation artists from the upper Calder Valley and beyond. Featuring: Music by Skiband, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, Handmade Samba and Drum Machine; Projections by Fabric Lenny; Fire performance by Dimitri of FlameOz and, of course, Handmade Parade’s giant lantern puppets and hundreds of lanterns made by YOU! Keep an eye out here for additions to the line-up, there’ll be more…

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