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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. The Exhibition was awarded the 2015 Public History Prize by the Royal Historical Society. The exhibition runs until December 2018.
  2. Ryburn Barn Dances

    Brighouse

    Ryburn Barn Dances at Waring Green Community Centre

    Starting 31st Dec 2018
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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:

    Novem...

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

    November 17th John Brown (tba)

    December 8th Barry Goodman (Granny's Attic) at the Victoria Hall, Ripponden, HX6 4BG**

    December 31st New Year's Eve Ceilidh with Pete Coe (Black Box Band)

    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 8.00pm Bring your own refreshments

    ** Please note change of venue for the December 8th dance

  3. Cromwell Bottom Practical Day

    Brighouse

    Cromwell Bottom Practical Day

    Starting 12th Jan 2019
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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.
  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. Calderdale Heritage Walk: The North Side of Elland

    Elland

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: The North Side of Elland

    3rd Mar 2019

    Elland goes back to at least 1086, yet in 1760 much of this land was open land. But, in the century which followed, we'll show how the arrival of a...
    Elland goes back to at least 1086, yet in 1760 much of this land was open land. But, in the century which followed, we'll show how the arrival of a canal, railway, new roads, industry and more housing changed things radically. Meet Ian Philp at 1.30pm by St Mary's Parish Church notice board. HX5 0BW
  6. Calderdale Heritage Walk: What's A Foot?

    Luddenden

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: What's A Foot?

    17th Mar 2019

    Luddendenfoot is now a shadow of its former self. Once an industrial village with mills, a station, its own Co-op, several pubs and a couple of tho...
    Luddendenfoot is now a shadow of its former self. Once an industrial village with mills, a station, its own Co-op, several pubs and a couple of thousand people. What happened? Meet David Cant outside the Civic Centre on Station Road HX2 6AG at 1.30pm
  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. Hebden Bridge Film Festival 2019

    Hebden Bridge

    Hebden Bridge Film Festival

    Starting 22nd Mar 2019
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    Hebden Bridge Film Festival is joining with the historic and beautifully restored Hebden Bridge Picture House to establish the area’s first interna...
    Hebden Bridge Film Festival is joining with the historic and beautifully restored Hebden Bridge Picture House to establish the area’s first international film festival, to take place over the weekend of 22nd to 24th March 2019. HBFF will take over the cinema and the Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The Hebden Bridge Town Hall with its cafe, Waterside Hall and courtyard will serve as the festival hub where audiences and filmmakers will mingle in a relaxed setting, and enjoy masterclasses and expert panels. The Festival will present a dazzling programme of world cinema, UK and US independent film, as well as well as supporting and fostering new talent. It will be a packed weekend of exciting new films that will engage, challenge and delight film lovers. Hebden Bridge Film festival (HBFF) is delighted to announce that actress Maxine Peake is their new patron. “We are absolutely thrilled to announce Maxine Peake as our Patron. Her enormous contribution to film, television and theatre as an actress, writer, and director has made her a national treasure. Her commitment to social justice and her northern roots make her a perfect fit for the Hebden Bridge Film Festival.” - LOUISE WADLEY, HBFF DIRECTOR With over 500 years of non-conformism in the Calder Valley the theme for HBFF this year is "The Other". It will be a celebration of films by or about those who “dare to be different”, whether they exist in the margins, sit outside the mainstream or just plain don’t fit in. A Festival Pass is the best value for film lovers – it gives entry to everything at the festival from 7pm on Friday 22 March until 11pm on Sunday 24 March 2019 – offering a choice of 13 film sessions, Q and A's, film panels and masterclass, in addition to the opening and closing parties. A Festival Pass can be bought on-line now (£27 /£32 /£37) and will make a great gift for a filmlover : www.hebdenbridgefilmfestival.org/tickets Individual tickets, will be available online for all sessions once the full program is announced. www.hebdenbridgefilmfestival.org
  9. Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

    Halifax

    Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

    Starting 22nd Mar 2019
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    22nd March 4pm 23rd March 10am, 1pm & 4pm “Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very smal...
    22nd March 4pm 23rd March 10am, 1pm & 4pm “Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small...” From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage! Holly is a young Fairy Princess, who is still learning how to fly and her magic doesn’t always go quite according to plan. Her best friend, Ben the Elf, doesn’t have wings and he doesn’t do magic, but he runs very fast and flies on the back of Gaston the Ladybird. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise high above them and every day is an adventure. Ben and Holly have fun and games helping Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, they go on a trip into The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum, even plan a surprise birthday party for King Thistle, and oops, let’s hope there’s not another jelly flood! Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family!
  10. Calderdale Heritage Walk

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Fine Halls for Men, Small Flats for Women

    30th Mar 2019

    1.30pm Stories of gracious houses to the south of the town centre, some now vanished. Includes a look at the Flats for Women sponsored by local ...
    1.30pm Stories of gracious houses to the south of the town centre, some now vanished. Includes a look at the Flats for Women sponsored by local Soroptimists in 1938, the site of Halifax's first railway station, the home of Charles Dicken's father-in-law and the tale of Mrs. Haigh of Lower Shaw Hill,who was buried alive!

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