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  1. For King and Country

    Halifax

    For King and Country

    1st Jan 2018

    Bankfield Museum’s award-winning exhibition commemorating the region's wartime contribution and experiences 'For King & Country' features over 2...
    Bankfield Museum’s award-winning exhibition commemorating the region's wartime contribution and experiences 'For King & Country' features over 200 objects, 200 images and archives and 60 local stories exploring local experiences during the First World War, from soldiers, sailors and nurses to those at home working in munitions, hospitals and fundraising. On June 9th 2018 there is a FREE For King & Country Open Day at Bankfield Musuem, with events and activities suitable for all ages. The Exhibition was awarded the 2015 Public History Prize by the Royal Historical Society. The exhibition runs until December 2018.
  2. 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! Join us for a Horrible Halifax Family Open Day on Saturday 17th February. Discover handling objects linked to Horrible Halifax and create your own replica coin as the Cragg Vale Coiners did. Join in storytelling sessions about an attempted murder and Victorian school life. Try out out new children's trail exploring Bankfield Museum. All activities are free and run throughout the day. Suitable for all ages.
  3. 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
  4. 'Craggs & Fells' Exhibition at Heart Gallery

    Hebden Bridge

    'Craggs & Fells' Exhibition at Heart Gallery

    Starting 26th Apr 2018
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    Preview evening 26th April 2018, 6pm - 9pm Exhibition 27th April to 1st July 2018 An exhibition of new work by Kate Lycett at Heart Gallery i...
    Preview evening 26th April 2018, 6pm - 9pm Exhibition 27th April to 1st July 2018 An exhibition of new work by Kate Lycett at Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge. Everyone welcome. Kate Lycett lives in Hebden Bridge and calls this quirky and popular Northern town home now. She is a resident artist at Heart Gallery on Market Street and has exhibited there successfully since 2012 so now has a huge following and collectors of her original paintings and hand finished prints. Her textile design background is always present in the way that she paints, and interprets what is around her. She sees patterns in everything; the hills adorned with houses and washing lines, rows of flower pots and stripes of brightly painted drain pipes. Lines of gold thread trace the lines through the landscape, and gold leaf changes the surface of her pictures with the changing light of day. She wants to paint beautiful pictures of the places that she loves; and what’s not to love about Hebden Bridge and the surrounding hills she now escapes to with her running buddies to find a bit of ‘me’ time? Craggs & Fells exhibition at Heart Gallery has been inspired by Kate’s love of the countryside around Hebden Bridge and her hours spent fell running in all weathers over the last few years. “In a busy house where everyone likes to talk at once, I sometimes run just to be still. Through the bogs and bracken, in the sunshine and the snow, I’ll play out on the hills. Within a few minutes a hill will turn from black to gold, and then disappear altogether behind an on-coming squall.” From Hell Hole Rocks down to Mytholm Steeps, Swillington Farm to Stoodley Pike and Gibson Mill to Shackleton Knoll, Kate’s got it covered so prepare yourself for a fabulous journey around Hebden Bridge through the seasons that we love so much and make our valley one of the most beautiful in Yorkshire
  5. Birds of Prey Experience at Westgate Arcade

    Halifax

    Birds of Prey Experience at Westgate Arcade

    26th May 2018

    THE BIRD OF PREY EXPERIENCE at Westgate Arcade 10.00am - 4.00pm. with Wise Owls Bird of Prey Rescue. Come to Westgate to learn about Birds ...
    THE BIRD OF PREY EXPERIENCE at Westgate Arcade 10.00am - 4.00pm. with Wise Owls Bird of Prey Rescue. Come to Westgate to learn about Birds of Prey and the opportunity to handle a Bird of Prey yourself!
  6. Shoes!

    Halifax

    Shoes!

    Starting 9th Jun 2018
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    9th June 2018 to 17th November 2018 Exhibition exploring the large and varied shoe collection at Calderdale Museums, including new work created ...
    9th June 2018 to 17th November 2018 Exhibition exploring the large and varied shoe collection at Calderdale Museums, including new work created by Kirklees College students. Join us for our opening event on Saturday the 16 June and free talks 'Frontline Footwear' on the 4 August and 'Stories from the Georgian City' on 22 September.
  7. Sweets!

    Halifax

    Sweets!

    Starting 16th Jun 2018
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    16th June 2018 to 3rd November 2018 Join us at Bankfield Museum for a celebration of all things sweet. A new family friendly exhibition for 2018...
    16th June 2018 to 3rd November 2018 Join us at Bankfield Museum for a celebration of all things sweet. A new family friendly exhibition for 2018 featuring Calderdale's confectionery collections from Mackintosh, Rowntrees, Riley's Toffee, Dobsons, Nestle, Turnwrights Toffee and other popular brands.
  8. Ogden Water Practical Day

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Practical Day

    Starting 19th Jun 2018
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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.
  9. Norland Scarecrow Festival

    Sowerby Bridge

    Norland Scarecrow Festival 2018

    Starting 31st Aug 2018
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    Friday 31st August - Monday 3rd September (Dates TBC) The Norland Scarecrow Festival has been held every year since 2000 and raises money for t...
    Friday 31st August - Monday 3rd September (Dates TBC) The Norland Scarecrow Festival has been held every year since 2000 and raises money for the village and local charities. Local home and business owners create scarecrows to match a different theme each year, creating a trail of around 80 scarecrows!
  10. Todmorden Food Festival

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Food Festival

    1st Sep 2018

    The 4th Annual Todmorden Food Festival takes place on Saturday 1st September 2018 from 11am. All the exhibitors are local producers aiming at q...
    The 4th Annual Todmorden Food Festival takes place on Saturday 1st September 2018 from 11am. All the exhibitors are local producers aiming at quality and reaffirm Todmorden as a ‘foodie destination. We aim to have something for everyone; food, fun, glamour, and people watching – come along and enjoy yourselves
  11. Rushbearing Festival

    Sowerby Bridge

    Rushbearing Festival 2018

    Starting 1st Sep 2018
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    1st & 2nd September 2018 The Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival brings you a packed weekend of Rush-related tradition and tomfoolery! The ...
    1st & 2nd September 2018 The Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival brings you a packed weekend of Rush-related tradition and tomfoolery! The Rushbearing Festival is the only one of its kind in Yorkshire. Over the course of the weekend, the festival sees the progress of the Rushbearing procession around seven towns and villages, visiting many churches and local hostelries along the way. the focal point of the procession is the sixteen feet high, two-wheeled handsomely decorated and thatched rushcart. A team of young ladies take turns to ride on top of the cart as it is pulled by sixty local men dressed in Panama hats, white shirts, black trousers and clogs. Accompanying them are a group of supporters in Edwardian dress along with some of the region's finest musicians and morris dancing teams to provide entertainment for the crowds.
  12. Bat Evening on the Shibden Estate

    Halifax

    Bat Evening on the Shibden Estate

    19th Sep 2018

    7.30pm Meet Batman and Robin at the Mereside café/meeting room at 19.30 for a talk followed by a walk around Shibden Park looking for bats and o...
    7.30pm Meet Batman and Robin at the Mereside café/meeting room at 19.30 for a talk followed by a walk around Shibden Park looking for bats and other creatures of the night. No dogs on this walk, please. Parking available in Shibden Park main car park. Bring a torch and warm clothes. Contact Robin Dalton 0771 286 7619 for further details. Free of charge. Session ends around 21.00.
  13. Bats on the Escarpment

    Halifax

    Bats on the Escarpment

    21st Sep 2018

    7pm Meet Chris Sutcliffe in the middle of Albert Promenade at 19.00 for a short walk around the woods hunting for bats and other nocturnal wildl...
    7pm Meet Chris Sutcliffe in the middle of Albert Promenade at 19.00 for a short walk around the woods hunting for bats and other nocturnal wildlife. No dogs on this walk, please. Please bring a torch. Free of charge. Session ends around 21.00.
  14. Bats in the Belfry

    Halifax

    Bats in the Belfry

    25th Sep 2018

    Meet Calderdale Countryside & Woodland staff and a member of St John's Church, Coley (between Shelf & Hipperholme), at 7.15pm to learn more about b...
    Meet Calderdale Countryside & Woodland staff and a member of St John's Church, Coley (between Shelf & Hipperholme), at 7.15pm to learn more about bats and nocturnal wildlife that live in the local area. Outdoor session, including a short walk across fields with gates & stiles. Torches & warm clothing required. Free of charge.
  15. FLY! South Pennines Kite Festival

    Halifax

    FLY! South Pennines Kite Festival

    29th Sep 2018

    Let's go fly a kite to celebrate our vibrant communities and beautiful landscapes. A series of community engagement workshops over the coming m...
    Let's go fly a kite to celebrate our vibrant communities and beautiful landscapes. A series of community engagement workshops over the coming months will build aerial artworks culminating in a festival finale from 11am - 4pm this autumn at Hunter Hill, between Wainstalls and Mixenden.

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