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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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Fusion at Eureka!

    Halifax

    Fusion at Eureka!

    Starting 16th Jun 2018
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    Experience some of the most exciting digital tech from around the world in this latest takeover of our Spark gallery! Fusion: Adventures in digi...
    Experience some of the most exciting digital tech from around the world in this latest takeover of our Spark gallery! Fusion: Adventures in digital art, uses large scale multi-media, motion-capture sensors and floor-to-ceiling projections of colour to change the way you think about technology. Navigate your way through 14 mind-blowing exhibits brought to you by The Lumen Prize for Digital Art.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Learn to Play Bridge at Halifax Bridge Club

    Halifax

    Learn to Play Bridge at Halifax Bridge Club

    Starting 25th Sep 2018
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    Exercise your brain with this stimulating and social game. Suitable for absolute beginners or as a refresher course for those who have played be...
    Exercise your brain with this stimulating and social game. Suitable for absolute beginners or as a refresher course for those who have played before. Tutoring is to a high standard by a professional, experienced tutor in modern teaching facilities. Commencing Tuesday 25th September 7pm - 9.15pm First two lessons are free, the £30 for a 10 week term plus £20 for student guide. Halifax Bridge Club is located near Halifax Swimming Pool. For more information, please contact Mick Clark on 07927 409142 or at mclark2@gmail.com
  8. Ogden Water Practical Day

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Practical Day

    Starting 23rd Oct 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. The History Jar

    Halifax

    The History Jar at Orange Box Young People’s Centre

    Starting 25th Oct 2018
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    'History Jar' day schools in Halifax Thursday 25th October 2018 10.00 am – 3.30pm Fee £20 Gloriana: A life in ten pictures An overview...
    'History Jar' day schools in Halifax Thursday 25th October 2018 10.00 am – 3.30pm Fee £20 Gloriana: A life in ten pictures An overview of Elizabeth I’s life and reign using a few of the two hundred pictures associated with the monarch from the Clopton Portrait to the Ditchley Portrait. Find out more about the iconography behind Elizabeth’s portraits, the so-called “mask of youth” and the cult of Gloriana. We will explore Elizabeth’s early years; the scandals of Thomas Seymour and Robert Dudley; Wyatt’s Rebellion; the marriage proposals; an overview of foreign policy; some of the key plots against her; religion and the question of succession. 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
  10. Family Gardening - Spring Bulbs at Manor Heath Park

    Halifax

    Family Gardening - Spring Bulbs at Manor Heath Park

    1st Nov 2018

    Come along to the Jungle Experience, Manor Heath Park, Halifax to plant a container of bulbs to brighten up late winter and spring. With a bit of ...
    Come along to the Jungle Experience, Manor Heath Park, Halifax to plant a container of bulbs to brighten up late winter and spring. With a bit of patience and a little care, leaves will emerge quite quickly followed by flowers from February onwards. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! No unaccompanied children and no dogs, please. Ages 3+, Cost £10 Thursday 1st November 10.00-11.30 and 12.30-14.00 Please book through Ticket Source by clicking on the link below.
  11. Calderdale Open Art Exhibition

    Halifax

    Calderdale Open Art Exhibition

    Starting 10th Nov 2018
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    10th November 2018 to 19th January 2018 2018's Calderdale Open Art Exhibition exhibition will showcase work by professional and amateur artists...
    10th November 2018 to 19th January 2018 2018's Calderdale Open Art Exhibition exhibition will showcase work by professional and amateur artists. Entries will be open from 6th October – Saturday 3 November 2018. Please read the terms and conditions and bring a completed entry form and the entry fee when you deliver your work.
  12. Cromwell Bottom Practical Day

    Brighouse

    Cromwell Bottom Practical Day

    Starting 10th Nov 2018
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    Join Countryside and Woodlands Service staff and members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife group to help manage this unique and diverse Local nature ...
    Join Countryside and Woodlands Service staff and members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife group to help manage this unique and diverse Local nature reserve with a variety of practical activities. Meet at 9.30am, session ends around 2pm Contact Robin Dalton on 07712 867619 for further information.
  13. A New Year in Calderdale by Chris Oliver

    Cragg Vale

    Art Exhibition at The Robin Hood Inn

    Starting 13th Nov 2018
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    A 5th exhibition of original watercolours by local artist Chris Oliver will be on sale from 13th November to the New Year, at The Robin Hood Inn, C...
    A 5th exhibition of original watercolours by local artist Chris Oliver will be on sale from 13th November to the New Year, at The Robin Hood Inn, Cragg Vale. These works take inspiration from the local Calderdale area & are reasonably priced. The Robin Hood Inn offers you a warm welcome with a cosy coal fire, good, homely food & fine beers/wines.
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    Halifax

    Snow White at the Victoria Theatre

    Starting 13th Dec 2018
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    Thursday 13th December 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019 Various performance times

    Thursday 13th December 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019 Various performance times

    Come and join us for the fairest pantomime of them all this festive season with the magical fairy tale Snow White at the Victoria Theatre Halifax.

    After the Magic Mirror declares Snow White to be the fairest in all the land the Wicked Queen is sent into a jealous rage. Will her friends be able to save Snow White from the Queen’s rage and will they all be able to live happily ever after?

    Once again, the Victoria Theatre will have all the ingredients for a perfect family panto, with a dastardly villain, a hapless comic and a hilarious panto dame, as well as spectacular sets and costumes, fabulous songs and dances and bags of slapstick fun!

    Neil Hurst is returning to Halifax for his tenth pantomime season, this year as Jingles the Jester and he is being joined by Jolyon Dixon as Dame Dolly Mixture and Felicity Skiera as the Wicked Queen.

    Snow White runs at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax, West Yorkshire from Thursday 13 December 2018 until Saturday 5 January 2019

  15. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Hebden Bridge 1760 - 1910

    Hebden Bridge

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Hebden Bridge 1760 - 1910

    6th Jan 2019

    1.30pm At the start of this period there were around half a dozen buildings, but the Industrial revolution changed all that. We'll look at vario...
    1.30pm At the start of this period there were around half a dozen buildings, but the Industrial revolution changed all that. We'll look at various aspects of the area's expansion. Meet David Nortcliffe at 1.30pm outside the Tourist Information Centre on the A646, HX7 8AF
  16. Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

    Starting 2nd May 2019
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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!

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