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  1. 'The Blanket' 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Anne Lister Tours

    Halifax

    Unveiling of Anne Lister Blue Plaque & Anne Lister Talk

    3rd Apr 2019

    At 3.30pm there is a free talk with biographer Helena Whitbread at 3.30pm in the Aisled Barn. Places are limited so please reserve a ticket in adva...
    At 3.30pm there is a free talk with biographer Helena Whitbread at 3.30pm in the Aisled Barn. Places are limited so please reserve a ticket in advance through the Eventbrite link below. Join us at 4.30pm on Anne Lister's 229th birthday as we unveil a new blue plaque in conjunction with Halifax Civic Trust to commemorate Anne Lister (1791-1840) of Shibden Hall. Diarist, businesswoman, landowner, traveller and lesbian, who recorded much of her personal life in a secret code. Shibden Hall will be open from 10am to 5pm, normal entry charges apply.
  4. Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 7th Apr 2019
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    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hal...
    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hall pediment on Halifax Road, OL14 5AQ Todmorden Town Hall straddles the Walsden Water and was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved on January 1st 1888. Designed by John Gibson of Westminster, this Grade 1 listed building holds a strong place in the hearts of local people. Most iconic, from the outside, is the pediment. The carved stonework has two central female figures on a pedestal. The one on the left represents Lancashire (cotton spinning industry) and the one on the right Yorkshire (engineering and agriculture). Below the two figures are different friezes of the industries coming together to prosper on the border. Inside the building there is an old Magistrate’s Court which now serves as the Todmorden Town Council Chamber. The ballroom upstairs spans the length of the building and holds many memories for those who have attended the variety of events held in the Town Hall for over 140 years.
  5. Easter at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Easter at The Piece Hall

    Starting 13th Apr 2019
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    The Piece Hall has some great activities for the Easter Holidays!

    Family Easter Egg Trail.  13 April to 28 April 2...

    The Piece Hall has some great activities for the Easter Holidays!

    Family Easter Egg Trail.  13 April to 28 April 2019. Woolly the Sheep has lost his chocolate eggs, can you help him find them? £1 per trail. Trails available from the Welcome Centre. Each completed trail will receive a chocolate treat.

    Making Monday Pom Pom Bunnies. 15th April 10.30am - 3pm. Come and make a cute pom pom bunny rabbit at the Activity Cartin the Courtyard. Drop in session £1  per child.

    Workshop Wednesday: Decorated Chocolate Eggs. 17th April 11am & 2pm £6 per child. Location The Learning Studio

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