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  1. For King and Country

    Halifax

    For King and Country

    1st Jan 2017

    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. Horrible Halifax

    Halifax

    Horrible Halifax

    Starting 3rd Feb 2018
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    3rd February 2018 to 2 June 2018 "From Hell, Hull, and Halifax, Good Lord, deliver us!" John Taylor, 1639 In this family friendly exhibition...
    3rd February 2018 to 2 June 2018 "From Hell, Hull, and Halifax, Good Lord, deliver us!" John Taylor, 1639 In this family friendly exhibition we will be discovering the darker side of the history of Halifax and learning more about the inventions and laws that made all our lives better. Come join us as we take you on a journey through the historic streets of Halifax. We’ll be visiting the apothecaries to cure our ailments, finding out how we can save our teeth and considering all the ways a crime was punished, including the infamous Halifax gibbet!
  4. Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 4th Feb 2018
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    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January) and start at 2pm Meet at 2pm opposi...
    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January) and start at 2pm Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hall pediment on Halifax Road, OL14 5AQ 4th February; Find out about the romance of Todmorden Town Hall. 4th March: Celebrate the contribution of women to Todmorden. 1st April: No tour with it being Easter Sunday 6th May: Explore Todmorden's radical stories of the past. 3rd June: Hear about the industries by which Todmorden prospered. 1st July: Discover more about Todmorden's artists. 5th August: Explore the story of Town Hall architect John Gibson. 2nd September: Celebrate the people who made the Todmorden of today. 7th October: Remember the time you had a ball at the Town Hall 18th November: Festival fever tour for Todmorden Book Festival 2nd December: Celebrate Christmas at Todmorden Town Hall
  5. Perspectives on Patterns

    Halifax

    Perspectives on Patterns

    Starting 10th Feb 2018
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    10th February 2018 to 2nd June 2018 Interpretations of Calderdale Museums Pattern Book Collection by the Textile Art Group. Discover intricate d...
    10th February 2018 to 2nd June 2018 Interpretations of Calderdale Museums Pattern Book Collection by the Textile Art Group. Discover intricate details, long forgotten patterns and learn more about the history of the textile industry. The exhibition will include art works created by the Textile Art Group inspired by this fascinating collection. Members of the Textile Art Group will be in the Link Gallery demonstrating a number of different crafts and talking about their work. Free, drop in activity for all ages. Through my Sketchbooks with Vivienne Brown 17 March, 1.30pm to 4pm Bookmaking with Helen Smith & Joan Burnip 24 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm Needlepunch Felt & Fibre Painting with Jackie Ford and Denise Teed 14 April, 11am to 2pm
  6. Image from a scene from 'To Walk Invisible' © BBC 2016.

    Halifax

    Literary Links: The Brontës at Shibden

    Starting 3rd Mar 2018
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    3rd March 2018 to 31st October 2018 See costumes on display in Shibden Hall from the recent Brontë TV Drama, ‘To Walk Invisible’ by Sally Wainw...
    3rd March 2018 to 31st October 2018 See costumes on display in Shibden Hall from the recent Brontë TV Drama, ‘To Walk Invisible’ by Sally Wainwright, several scenes of which were filmed at the Hall. We will also have some original clothing and textiles from the Brontë period on display throughout the Hall and links to other literary characters from the region and Shibden’s literary past.
  7. Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

    Starting 3rd May 2018
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    The 6th Annual Hebden Bridge Burlesque will take place over the weekend of 3rd to 6th May 2018, bringing four days of fun-filled fabulousness. ...
    The 6th Annual Hebden Bridge Burlesque will take place over the weekend of 3rd to 6th May 2018, bringing four days of fun-filled fabulousness. If you are looking for a healthy portion of fabulous, featuring some of the best performers from the world of Burlesque and Alternative Cabaret, served up with a great big dollop of Yorkshire hospitality, then Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival is the place to be!
  8. Todmorden Folk Festival

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Folk Festival

    Starting 4th May 2018
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    The annual Todmorden Folk Festival brings you three days packed with live music, dancing, singing, mirth & merriment at several fantastic venues ac...
    The annual Todmorden Folk Festival brings you three days packed with live music, dancing, singing, mirth & merriment at several fantastic venues across Todmorden Town Centre. You can enjoy concerts, workshops, the Ceilidh, dancers, free acts in a cafe, free kid's activities or joining in a chorus in a pub. we really do have something for everyone! Get your full weekend ticket, or pick and choose the tickets you want, and enjoy lots of FREE events all weekend!
  9. Northowram Scarecrow Festival

    Halifax

    Northowram Scarecrow Festival

    Starting 5th May 2018
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    Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May 2018 There's fun for all the family at Northowram Village, Halifax, when the Scarecrow Festival returns over the M...
    Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May 2018 There's fun for all the family at Northowram Village, Halifax, when the Scarecrow Festival returns over the May Bank holiday weekend. In addition to lots of Scarecrows there's a Treasure Trail, Bouncy Castle, Live Music, BBQ, Cream Teas, Dog Show, Raffle, Competitions, Arts & Crafts and More!
  10. Shibden Hall May Day Craft Fair

    Halifax

    Shibden Hall May Day Craft Fair

    7th May 2018

    7th May 2018 10am - 4pm Demonstrations of traditional crafts including pole lathing, blacksmithing and rag-rugging as well as local celtic tradi...
    7th May 2018 10am - 4pm Demonstrations of traditional crafts including pole lathing, blacksmithing and rag-rugging as well as local celtic traditions such as building a green man. Take part in May Day dancing and listen to traditional folk tales. Admission: Included in entry price to Hall
  11. Hebden Folk Roots Festival

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Folk Roots Festival

    Starting 11th May 2018
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    11th - 13h May 2018 Music will be heard in various venues across town and the streets alive with dancing, busking and street performers. Oth...
    11th - 13h May 2018 Music will be heard in various venues across town and the streets alive with dancing, busking and street performers. Other events include workshops, storytelling, spoken word and an indoor craft market.
  12. BBankfield Chronicles Victorian Murder Mystery

    Halifax

    Bankfield Chronicles Victorian Murder Mystery

    18th May 2018

    18th May 6pm - 8pm Explore Bankfield Museum at night for this murder mystery evening! Follow the two Victorian characters to solve the Mystery a...
    18th May 6pm - 8pm Explore Bankfield Museum at night for this murder mystery evening! Follow the two Victorian characters to solve the Mystery at the Mansion. Who did it? Suitable for children from 8 years old, must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Includes light refreshments.
  13. Shazia Mirza - with Love from St Tropez

    Hebden Bridge

    Shazia Mirza - with Love from St Tropez

    19th May 2018

    19th May 7.30pm Following her critically acclaimed, sell-out international tour: ‘The Kardashians Made Me Do It’, Shazia Mirza returns to Hebden...
    19th May 7.30pm Following her critically acclaimed, sell-out international tour: ‘The Kardashians Made Me Do It’, Shazia Mirza returns to Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, on Saturday 19 May 2018, with her brand new stand-up show: ‘With Love From St. Tropez’. Tickets are £14, and are only available online @ https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/424483. Doors open at 6.45, for a 7.30 start. ‘After starving to death on a desert Island, I’ve changed my mind about a few things. I knew nothing about men before, I know an awful lot now. Men versus women, survival, and is anyone really an atheist in the middle of a Tsunami? Oh, and the answers to everything are in The Periodic Table. ‘A show about lies and truth – or is that the same thing? Nudity and The Periodic Table, these things hold the key to the future. How much do you wear? What do you look like, and will they let you in? Oh, and don’t you dare wear more than dental floss on a French beach’.
  14. Todmorden Carnival

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Carnival

    26th May 2018

    Saturday 26th May 2018 A day out for all the family providing fun and entertainment and an opportunity for local groups to raise funds for their...
    Saturday 26th May 2018 A day out for all the family providing fun and entertainment and an opportunity for local groups to raise funds for their own particular charity. The Carnival Theme is TV and Films of the 1960s. The parade starts at 12.30pm at Sanworth Street Advance tickets: £1 Tickets on the day: Adults £4, Children & OAP £3
  15. Pennine Spring Music Festival

    Heptonstall

    Pennine Spring Music Festival

    Starting 30th May 2018
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    28th May to 2nd June 2018 Set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside that inspired the Bronte sisters and Ted Hughes, the Pennine Spring Music F...
    28th May to 2nd June 2018 Set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside that inspired the Bronte sisters and Ted Hughes, the Pennine Spring Music Festival brings together instrumentalists and singers from all over Britain for a week of convivial music-making and performing. Wednesday 30th May Brahms – Academic Festive Overture Shostakovich – Piano Concerto 2 Kodaly – Hary Janos Suite Tchaikovsky – Capriccio Italien Thursday 31st May Rutter – Sprig of Thyme (Choir) Lauridson – Sure on this Shining Night (Choir) Francaix – 7 Dances after ‘Les Malheurs de Sophie’ (Wind 10tet) Saturday 2rd June Todd – Mass in Blue Shostakovich – Suite for Variety Orchestra Gershwin – An American in Paris £10 Adults, £8 concessions, per evening concert. The 2018 programme will include performances from the PSM orchestra, choir, and separate wind chamber music course. All concerts start at 7.30pm in the St. Thomas Church, Heptonstall Please see the Festival's website for full details of the 2018 programme. Tickets for all concerts are available on the door, but can also be purchased in advance by contacting: tickets@penninespringmusic.co.uk
  16. Tudor Pastimes

    Halifax

    Tudor Pastimes

    31st May 2018

    31st May 2018 Join us for a Tudor tour and investigate our Tudor costume. Then make your own Tudor ruff.. Admission: Included in admission p...
    31st May 2018 Join us for a Tudor tour and investigate our Tudor costume. Then make your own Tudor ruff.. Admission: Included in admission price to the hall. Booking: Please call 01422 352246 to book your place. Booking essential

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