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  1. Laura Annie Wilson Exhibition

    Halifax

    Laura Annie Willson Exhibition

    15th Sep 2018

    From Saturday 15th September 2018 you can enjoy an exhibition in Calderdale Industrial Museum celebrating the life and achievements of Laura Annie ...
    From Saturday 15th September 2018 you can enjoy an exhibition in Calderdale Industrial Museum celebrating the life and achievements of Laura Annie Willson. Laura Annie Willson was an extraordinary Halifax woman who rose from obscurity in the early twentieth century and then disappeared from view after her death in the 1940s. Before WW1 she became a prominent suffragette in Halifax, and was imprisoned twice. During the war, she was instrumental in getting women into factories to help the war effort. She set up one of the first works canteens in the engineering firm she ran with her husband [Willson Lathes], which became a model for others. Laura was awarded the MBE for her efforts. After the war Laura was a founder member of the Women’s Engineering Society, later its President, and later set up an electrical engineering company to get the new power source into more rural areas. If that was not enough, she decided something needed to be done about the poor housing stock available for working people, so she became a house builder. There are still four housing estates dotted across Halifax which Laura designed and built. You can visit Calderdale Industrial Museum each Saturday from 10am - 4pm, last entry 3.30pm. Entrance fee: £5 per adult. Concessions £4. Accompanied children enter free.
  2. Women Travellers at Bankfield Museum

    Halifax

    Women Travellers

    Starting 24th Nov 2018
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    Focusing on the lives of four extraordinary women; Anne Lister, Edith Durham, Liz Humphries and Gertrude Bell. This exhibition will tell the sto...
    Focusing on the lives of four extraordinary women; Anne Lister, Edith Durham, Liz Humphries and Gertrude Bell. This exhibition will tell the story of the journeys they took, the objects they collected and the many people they met along the way. Objects displayed will include some of the outfits they wore to travel in, notebooks, photographs and the many fascinating items they brought back. Come and discover stories of happiness, loss and amazing achievements! FREE admission.
  3. Ryburn Barn Dances

    Brighouse

    Ryburn Barn Dances at Waring Green Community Centre

    Starting 19th Jan 2019
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    Ryburn 3 Step runs a dance every month from October to April at Waring Green Community Centre. Guest callers and bands as follows:

    Janua...

    Ryburn 3 Step runs a dance every month from October to April at Waring Green Community Centre. Guest callers and bands as follows:

    January 19th Pauline Jones (Old Bridge Specials)

    February 16th Sue Coe (Four Hand Band)

    March 16th Michelle Holding (Monkey Box)

    April 20th Sid Calderbank (Our Northern Branch)

    Tickets- £9 adults, £8 concessions, discounts available for families.

    Dancing starts at 8pm Bring your own refreshments

  4. Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Halifax

    Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

    Starting 25th Jan 2019
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    8.30pm in The Green Room Bar Laugh your way into the weekend with our regular and hugely popular comedy club. Held in our laid-back and intimate...
    8.30pm in The Green Room Bar 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! Tickets from £11.75
  5. Sculpture by David Murphy

    Halifax

    The Blanket by David Murphy

    Starting 25th Jan 2019
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    Sculptor David Murphy has been selected from over 40 submissions to create a bold and confident response to the Piece Hall's history as a global ce...
    Sculptor David Murphy has been selected from over 40 submissions to create a bold and confident response to the Piece Hall's history as a global centre for textiles. Commissioned in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) and co-funded by the Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant programme, ‘The Blanket’ is a large-scale floor-based sculpture, positioned at the heart of the 66,000sq ft piazza. Steel tubes create a magnified weave, a shallow grid of intercepting and merging lines of subtly curved metal that together create a large ‘picnic blanket’. Accompanying the installation in the courtyard will be a gallery exhibition displaying further works from the artist, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and maquettes, alongside working drawings and sketches relating to the commission. A programme of workshops for schools, adult learning events and community projects will take place throughout the time of the installation, acting as a warm up to ‘Yorkshire Sculpture International’, the UK’s largest sculpture festival – presented by the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and YSP – which takes place across the region from 22 June until 29 September 2019.
  6. Once Upon a Time

    Halifax

    Once Upon a Time

    Starting 2nd Feb 2019
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    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
  7. The History Jar

    Halifax

    The History Jar at Orange Box Young People’s Centre

    Starting 21st Mar 2019
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    'History Jar' Day Schools in Halifax Thursday 29th November 2018 10.00 am – 3.30pm Fee: £20 The Conqueror’s women Find out about the form...
    'History Jar' Day Schools in Halifax Thursday 29th November 2018 10.00 am – 3.30pm Fee: £20 The Conqueror’s women Find out about the formidable and influential, Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror and her daughters. It is said that William was faithful to his queen throughout their marriage but their courtship was not without its drama. Later their relationship would be tested when Matilda chose to support their rebellious eldest son Robert against his father. The pair had nine or ten children of whom six were daughters about whom popular History knows little. One was given to the Church prior to William’s invasion of England another become the mother of King Stephen. We will explore the role of aristocratic women, including the nuns and Saxon ladies who may have embroidered the Bayeux Tapestry and investigate the scandal of Constance who may have been murdered by her own servants. Thursday 21st March 2019 10.00am -3.30 pm Fee: £20 Isabella of France - the She-Wolf, her husband and their lovers. The only queen of England to order the execution of a king. Find out about the arranged marriage to the most handsome man in Europe and the consequences of his disastrous infatuations with his favourites. Find out how Isabella turned from a loyal wife, a political mediator and mother to four children into she-wolf leading the most successful invasion of England since the conquest. We will also explore how she came to have possession of her husband’s heart – in a silver casket. We will explore the role of Roger Mortimer, the queen’s lover and the impact of the Earl of Kent’s rebellion. We will also consider her punishment and rehabilitation at the court of her son Edward III. Thursday 25th April 2019 10.00am -3.30 pm Fee: £20 Joan of Kent - princess of controversy and first Princess of Wales Find out about Joan’s childhood in the aftermath of her father’s execution for treason including her life at the court of Philippa of Hainault. The marital escapades of the Fair Maid of Kent are documented in Froissart. We will explore medieval marriage through Joan’s clandestine relationship with Thomas Holland; her bigamous but politically strategic marriage to William Montacute and her third marriage to the Black Prince. We will also consider Joan’s importance as the mother of the child Richard II despite her lack of official status, her reputation for piety and her popularity with the peasants. Thursday 23rd May 2019 10.00am -3.30 pm Fee £20 Thomas Fairfax- A Yorkshireman’s Civil War We will explore Fairfax’s role in the Bishops’ War and the Fairfax position in the escalating dispute between King and Parliament before following his progress from Seacroft Moor to Adwalton. We will chart Fairfax’s swift progression through the first and second civil wars from local politics to the national scene. From there we will move on to the trial of the king, regicide and the establishment of a republic. We will consider his role at Colchester and Burford. We will explore Fairfax’s relationship with his wife Anne the key political figures of the period and also Fairfax’s literary contributions. Email for further details and alternative methods of payment at thehistoryjar@gmail.com
  8. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Halifax 1842: A Year of Crisis

    2nd Apr 2019

    AGM (7pm) followed by Halifax 1842: A Year of Crisis Catherine Howe, author In August 1842 Halifax greeted thousands of working people from L...
    AGM (7pm) followed by Halifax 1842: A Year of Crisis Catherine Howe, author In August 1842 Halifax greeted thousands of working people from Lancashire who had walked over the Pennines to raise a strike against reduced wages. This event was unavoidably tied to political reform through the activities of the National Chartist Association. Over a tumultuous two days Halifax’s mills were disabled, thousands of Halifax’s working people attacked a platoon of soldiers on Salterhebble Hill which was followed by a reprisal attack by the military at Haley Hill three hours later. 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.
  9. Gentleman Jack BBC/ HBO Photo by Lookout Point, Matt Squire

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Birthday Tours

    3rd Apr 2019

    11am, 1pm and 3pm Hear more about the fascinating lesbian diarist, scholar, business woman and traveller as we explore her home, the changes sh...
    11am, 1pm and 3pm Hear more about the fascinating lesbian diarist, scholar, business woman and traveller as we explore her home, the changes she made to it, the legacy she has left behind and the forthcoming Gentleman Jack TV series for the BBC by Sally Wainwright. £12.50 per ticket including private tour and refreshments. Please book online in advance.
  10. 'God's Own Country': Art and Artists inspired by West Yorkshire

    Brighouse

    'God's Own Country': Art and Artists inspired by West Yorkshire

    Starting 6th Apr 2019
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    An exhibition of works from Calderdale Museums' collections, celebrating West Yorkshire’s artistic talents and the region’s inspiring landscapes, h...
    An exhibition of works from Calderdale Museums' collections, celebrating West Yorkshire’s artistic talents and the region’s inspiring landscapes, history, people and architecture. This exhibition is in partnership with the four other West Yorkshire Local Authority Museum Services (Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees and Wakefield) as part of a celebration of our collections relating to the theme 'We are West Yorkshire: A Celebration of People and Place'. FREE admission
  11. The Bootleg Beatles in Concert

    Halifax

    The Bootleg Beatles

    6th Apr 2019

    7.30pm The world’s Premier Beatles tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the g...
    7.30pm The world’s Premier Beatles tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging 60s, every tiny detail is meticulously covered from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty “Scouse” banter to their “inflection perfect” vocals. With a little help from their own Pepperland Sinfonia and this year featuring a special set celebrating the 50th anniversary of the White album, this has to be a not-to-be-missed event for Fab Four fans of all ages. “Entirely convincing.” The Times “A joy to behold.” The Telegraph “Flawless!" Mojo "Mind-boggling accuracy." The Mail on Sunday
  12. What's On at Hardcastle Crags

    Hebden Bridge

    What's On at Hardcastle Crags

    7th Apr 2019

    There's so much you can see and do at Hardcastle Crags! In addition to exploring Gibson Mill, the Weaving Shed Cafe and Shop and the 400 acres o...
    There's so much you can see and do at Hardcastle Crags! In addition to exploring Gibson Mill, the Weaving Shed Cafe and Shop and the 400 acres of unspoilt woodland, there's a fun series of events throughout the year, from pond-dipping, den-building, craft activities and learning to cook on a camp fire to many different guided walks. For a full list of What's On at Hardcastle Crags, please click on the link below under 'Want More information?'
  13. Pyrenees

    Hebden Bridge

    Pyrenees

    Starting 15th Apr 2019
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    7.30pm By David Greig, directed by Jenny Gore A man is found lying in the snow at the foot of the Pyrenees. He remembers nothing, but believ...
    7.30pm By David Greig, directed by Jenny Gore A man is found lying in the snow at the foot of the Pyrenees. He remembers nothing, but believes he is British. Anna, a young woman from the British Consulate, is dispatched to confirm his nationality and piece together his identity. When Vivienne, a middle aged woman from Edinburgh arrives, she presents him with a history he doesn’t recognise. Is he who she says he is? As the snow melts on the mountains the man must decide which reality he prefers – Anna’s or Vivienne’s? Tickets £6 - £10
  14. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Ripponden’s Second World War Decoy Site

    16th Apr 2019

    Ripponden’s Second World War Decoy Site: Operation Starfish David Taylor Come and explore the Top Secret details of Operation Starfish. This...
    Ripponden’s Second World War Decoy Site: Operation Starfish David Taylor Come and explore the Top Secret details of Operation Starfish. This RAF assignment was based in Calderdale and both during World War Two and Peacetime its exact existence was little known. This RAF project saved thousands of lives. 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. Good Friday Pace Egg Plays

    Heptonstall

    Good Friday Heptonstall Pace Egg Plays 2019

    19th Apr 2019

    Heptonstall Pace Egg Play is a traditional Mumming Play performed in Heptonstall’s Weavers Square on Good Fridays, attracting hundreds of visitors ...
    Heptonstall Pace Egg Play is a traditional Mumming Play performed in Heptonstall’s Weavers Square on Good Fridays, attracting hundreds of visitors to the village. The Pace Egg play is not unique to Heptonstall but it is one of only a few still performed today. Good Friday, 19th April in Weavers Square (NB 2019 times TBC) In 2018, performance times were; 11.15 am Heptonstall Pace Egg 12.30 pm Heptonstall Pace Egg 2.00 pm Heptonstall Pace Egg 3.00pm Midgley Pace Egg 4.00pm Heptonstall Pace Egg The organisers reserve the right to change the times of, or cancel, any performances.
  16. Hebden Bridge Easter Duck Race © HebWeb

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Easter Duck Race 2019

    22nd Apr 2019

    Easter Monday brings Duckmania to Hebden Bridge in the form of the annual Duck Race, organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge. Throughout t...
    Easter Monday brings Duckmania to Hebden Bridge in the form of the annual Duck Race, organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge. Throughout the day there is a variety of entertainment, including children's rides, charity stalls and live music from a local bands. It's a fun day out for all the family. The Duck Race starts at approximately 3.15pm when the ducks are all launched at the same time into the river from St George's Bridge. See the river turn yellow as up to 10,000 ducks enter the water for the race! Tickets for the Duck Race cost £1 each, available on-line and from numerous shops and pubs in the town,displaying brightly coloured posters, and from the Visitor Centre besides the Marina. Tickets will also be on sale from the Rotary stall in St Georges Square on several weekends before Easter and on Easter Monday. Alongside the duck race, we hold a Business Duck race, starting before the main race at 3.00pm, principally aimed at local businesses and organisations. Any organisation or individual can buy a green, red, or blue duck, at a cost of £10 per duck.

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