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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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Canal Boats and Old Mill - Mark Sofilas

    Brighouse

    Summer Art Exhibition at Harrison Lord Gallery

    Starting 11th Aug 2018
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    The Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse is opening its Summer Art Exhibition on Saturday 11th August. The exhibition features work by artists Mar...
    The Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse is opening its Summer Art Exhibition on Saturday 11th August. The exhibition features work by artists Mark Sofilas from Leeds and Michael Abrams from Wakefield. Both painters excel at landscape painting. With their innovative and unique styles, they have provided the Gallery with a wonderfully uplifting body of work featuring landscape and seascape scenes. Mark Sofilas’s paintings are very heavily guided by the emotions of particular scenes which Mark then tries to convey to the viewer. “It might be something as simple as smoke drifting from a chimney pot or silhouette created by a particular light source. It may be the strength or history, which emanates from an everyday object or piece of architecture.” commented Mark. Mark often exaggerates colour and perspectives to arrive at a nicely balanced place, where the image created has not only captured the physical qualities of the scene, but more importantly, the feeling of the occasion. Michael Abrams found inspiration for his new body of work by tapping into his Yorkshire roots. “I don’t necessarily have to observe things in the traditional sense, I just let my mind take a walk and see where it takes me.” His new painting depict a Yorkshire character with his dog walking in the Pennines. Michael has found this a very rewarding subject and he has been absorbed for many weeks in developing these characters. He has been inspired by the work of artists as diverse as David Hockney, Beatrix Potter and Picasso and in the cartoon styles of Ralph Steadman and Terry Gilliam. He starts with a very simple sketch trying to get a pleasing composition and then works quickly with a limited pallet to ‘feel’ his way around the canvas until he is happy with the colour harmony and brush strokes. He often applies paint with rags and uses his fingers to manipulate the paint and give energy to the line work. In addition to the two lead artists there is work from 8 other artists on show. The mixed show features over 40 new paintings that capture the essence of the British countryside in a unique and original fashion. Other artists featured in this exhibition are: Roger Davies, Sheryl Roberts, John Sibson, Francesca Roberts, Clare Haley and Rozanne Bell. The art on show has a focus on accessible, colourful and uplifting works that appeal to everyone not just the art connoisseur. Steven Lord, gallery owner said “Mark and Michael are two local artists at the top of their game and encourage everybody to come and see this inspiring exhibition.” The Harrison Lord Art Gallery in Brighouse is open every day except Sunday and the free to enter exhibition runs until September 5th. The exhibition is free to enter.
  5. Hebden Bridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition

    Starting 25th Aug 2018
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    Hebden Bridge Camera Club present their Annual Exhibition of Photography 2018 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The exhibition runs from Saturday 2...
    Hebden Bridge Camera Club present their Annual Exhibition of Photography 2018 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The exhibition runs from Saturday 25th August to Saturday 1st September (NB closed Sunday 26th August) from 10am to 4pm, with FREE entry.
  6. Norland Scarecrow Festival

    Sowerby Bridge

    Norland Scarecrow Festival 2018

    Starting 31st Aug 2018
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    Friday 31st August - Monday 3rd September The Norland Scarecrow Festival has been held every year since 2000 and raises money for the village ...
    Friday 31st August - Monday 3rd September 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! This year the committee have decided to shake things up a bit and chosen a theme of scarecrows beginning with the letter N. The aim is get the scarecrow makers` creative juices flowing and should result in a wider variety of new scarecrows that appeal to all ages alongside some of those well loved regulars that you will have seen on previous years; Nemo, Noddy. With more variety of Scarecrows the visitors may end up scratching their heads to put names to the scarecrows, so thinking caps on folks! The festival is the first full weekend in September as usual, which means this year it starts on Friday 31st August just before the kids go back to school. The perfect end to the school holidays. The marquee on the Council field will be open from 9am to 7pm (circumstances permitting). Also this year the committee have teamed up with the fabulous facebook group #calderdalerocks and the students at Norland junior and infant school have drawn some amazing pictures on the rocks ready for their ‘rock drop’ so keep an eye out for them around the area! HAVE YOU FOUND A GOLDEN ROCK? As a twist there will be 5 special golden #norlandscarecrows #calderdalerocks being dropped at the start of july. If you are lucky enough to find one of these and bring it to the scarecrow marquee over the weekend you can trade it in for a scarecrow themed prize!
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 2nd Sep 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 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
  10. Historical Slideshow with David Glover

    Halifax

    Historical Slideshow with David Glover

    6th Sep 2018

    6.30pm David takes you on a nostalgic trip to the 1970s via this FREE slideshow of 60 fascinating photos of Halifax taken four decades ago. I...
    6.30pm David takes you on a nostalgic trip to the 1970s via this FREE slideshow of 60 fascinating photos of Halifax taken four decades ago. Includes many locations: Piece Hall Interior in 1972 A derelict Square Chapel Cross Field Bus Station Winding Road King Cross Southowram Bank Stretchgate Lane. Not to be missed. Duration approx one hour.
  11. Halifax Heritage Festival: Halifax Town Hall Open Days

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Halifax Town Hall Open Days

    Starting 6th Sep 2018
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    Thursday 6th & Friday 7th September 2018 9am - 2pm - tours of the building will take place Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 11am - 3pm - the ...
    Thursday 6th & Friday 7th September 2018 9am - 2pm - tours of the building will take place Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 11am - 3pm - the building will be open This Grade II* listed building was designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament and opened by HRH The Prince of Wales on August 4th 1863. It is a building of immense architectural significance, was voted one of the Top 10 town halls in the country in 2008 by Architect Today magazine and impresses visitors from across the world.
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    Halifax

    Heritage Tours of Piece Hall

    Starting 7th Sep 2018
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    Fri 7th, Sat 8th, Sun 9th, Fri 14th, Sat 15th & Sun 16th september 2018 11am, 12 Noon, 1.45pm, & 3.30pm Experience a FREE guided tour with o...
    Fri 7th, Sat 8th, Sun 9th, Fri 14th, Sat 15th & Sun 16th september 2018 11am, 12 Noon, 1.45pm, & 3.30pm Experience a FREE guided tour with one of The Piece Hall's knowledgeable guides who will lead you around the colonnades as they delve into The Piece hall's captivating past.
  13. Digging Up Square Roots

    Halifax

    Digging Up Square Roots

    8th Sep 2018

    Saturday 8th September 2pm Stories of four adjacent heritage sites near The Piece Hall; from "The Square", the first grand project of John Caygi...
    Saturday 8th September 2pm Stories of four adjacent heritage sites near The Piece Hall; from "The Square", the first grand project of John Caygill (of Piece Hall fame), David Glover traces stories mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries, including the Square Chapel Congregationalists of Titus Knight, the opening of Square Church, the hot air balloon accident and the remarkable factory of Blakey Emmott & Co in the lost Square Road Mill. Admission : FREE.
  14.  Tours of Lister Lane Cemetary

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Tours of Lister Lane Cemetary

    9th Sep 2018

    Sunday 10th September, 12 Noon to 4 pm FREE entry Guided tours at 12.45pm and 2.15pm Duration: about 80 minutes Halifax’s General Cemetery i...
    Sunday 10th September, 12 Noon to 4 pm FREE entry Guided tours at 12.45pm and 2.15pm Duration: about 80 minutes Halifax’s General Cemetery is the last resting place of nearly 20,000 past local residents and others from the 1840s to 1963. These include Mill owners, Chartists, Waterloo Soldiers, Great War fatalities, Nurses, nonconformist clergy, organ builders, and even murder victims. The cemetery - of European significance, has been rescued from jungle conditions over the past eighteen years and is cared for by its Friends, a public charity.
  15. Halifax Heritage Festival: Tours of Bankfield Museum

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Tours of Bankfield Museum

    Starting 13th Sep 2018
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    Thursday 13th September 2pm Join us for a Curator-led tour of the two latest exhibitions at Bankfield Museum - 'Shoes' and 'Sweets'. This tour is ...
    Thursday 13th September 2pm Join us for a Curator-led tour of the two latest exhibitions at Bankfield Museum - 'Shoes' and 'Sweets'. This tour is on the ground floor of the museum and is fully accessible Friday 14th September 2pm Join us for a tour of Bankfield Mansion and learn about the history of the house and those who lived here. This tour is on all floors of the museum. Saturday 15th September 2pm Join us for a tour of the award-winning 'For King & Country' galleries at Bankfield Museum.This tour is on the top floor of the museum. All tours are FREE. no need to book. Recommended for ages 12+. Meet at 2pm at the reception at Bankfield Museum. Set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park, at the centre of Akroydon model village conservation area, this Victorian mansion was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd. Bankfield’s exhibitions cover local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewellery and textiles from around the world. Our collections contain objects from Ancient Egypt through to the 21st Century as we continue to collect and preserve items for future generations.
  16. Historical Halifax Slideshow

    Halifax

    Historical Halifax Slideshow

    13th Sep 2018

    7pm Art & photography exhibition including sculpture, to be held over the Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the first weekend. The exhibition will...
    7pm Art & photography exhibition including sculpture, to be held over the Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the first weekend. The exhibition will be held in both the Gundog function space and on the first floor of 43 Crown Street. FREE entry

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