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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. Learn to Draw - Improvers

    Halifax

    Drawing for Improvers & Advanced

    Starting 18th Apr 2018
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    Led by our talented artist educator Peter Stanyer MA (RCA), this course will enable you to build on and improve your knowledge of drawing and furth...
    Led by our talented artist educator Peter Stanyer MA (RCA), this course will enable you to build on and improve your knowledge of drawing and further develop your visual skills. You will begin to develop your own creative pathway while still extending and developing your fundamental drawing skills and techniques. You will expand your ideas using traditional skills, techniques, theories and experimental approaches to drawing using a variety of materials. You will learn about context – placing all aspects of this programme into historical and contemporary art context. Wednesdays 10am - 12pm 18th April - 11th July £150
  4. 'Craggs & Fells' Exhibition at Heart Gallery

    Hebden Bridge

    'Craggs & Fells' Exhibition at Heart Gallery

    Starting 26th Apr 2018
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    Preview evening 26th April 2018, 6pm - 9pm Exhibition 27th April to 1st July 2018 An exhibition of new work by Kate Lycett at Heart Gallery i...
    Preview evening 26th April 2018, 6pm - 9pm Exhibition 27th April to 1st July 2018 An exhibition of new work by Kate Lycett at Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge. Everyone welcome. Kate Lycett lives in Hebden Bridge and calls this quirky and popular Northern town home now. She is a resident artist at Heart Gallery on Market Street and has exhibited there successfully since 2012 so now has a huge following and collectors of her original paintings and hand finished prints. Her textile design background is always present in the way that she paints, and interprets what is around her. She sees patterns in everything; the hills adorned with houses and washing lines, rows of flower pots and stripes of brightly painted drain pipes. Lines of gold thread trace the lines through the landscape, and gold leaf changes the surface of her pictures with the changing light of day. She wants to paint beautiful pictures of the places that she loves; and what’s not to love about Hebden Bridge and the surrounding hills she now escapes to with her running buddies to find a bit of ‘me’ time? Craggs & Fells exhibition at Heart Gallery has been inspired by Kate’s love of the countryside around Hebden Bridge and her hours spent fell running in all weathers over the last few years. “In a busy house where everyone likes to talk at once, I sometimes run just to be still. Through the bogs and bracken, in the sunshine and the snow, I’ll play out on the hills. Within a few minutes a hill will turn from black to gold, and then disappear altogether behind an on-coming squall.” From Hell Hole Rocks down to Mytholm Steeps, Swillington Farm to Stoodley Pike and Gibson Mill to Shackleton Knoll, Kate’s got it covered so prepare yourself for a fabulous journey around Hebden Bridge through the seasons that we love so much and make our valley one of the most beautiful in Yorkshire
  5. The Way of All Flesh

    Halifax

    The Way of All Flesh - new work by Jamie Frost

    Starting 25th May 2018
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    Jamie Frost MRBS is a sculptor and draughtsman who grew up in Yorkshire’s ‘sculpture triangle’. Noted for his porrtaiture and figurative drawings, ...
    Jamie Frost MRBS is a sculptor and draughtsman who grew up in Yorkshire’s ‘sculpture triangle’. Noted for his porrtaiture and figurative drawings, he is an award-winning artist who has exhibited internationally and across the UK. He often takes great pains to use iterative processes that create tightly corporeal forms, holding the viewer's attention. This intensity eventually succumbs to the 'wood-ness' or 'ink-ness' of the media in energetic and dramatic strokes, splinters, cuts, washes. Working with live models, he takes inspiration from classical sculpture, cinema, Butoh theatre or possibly a gesture made in his company. Whilst the works rarely have an explicit narrative, they develop with a strong sense of emotional content, reflecting shared human experiences. The processes employed are often slow. This allows Jamie to consider a work’s impact and carefully ‘tune’ the pose, stature, gesture and expressions to these ends. Please note: the Gallery is open Thursday-Sunday, 12.00-3.00
  6. Spring and Summer Open Days at Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel

    Halifax

    Spring and Summer Open Days at Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel

    Starting 5th Jun 2018
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    A historic site rich in Methodist history, Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel offers you the chance to explore a beautiful heritage building a...

    A historic site rich in Methodist history, Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel offers you the chance to explore a beautiful heritage building and enjoy tea and biscuits in Spring and a cream tea in the summer months!

    The Chapel is open to the public between April and September every Tuesday between 2pm-4pm. Light refreshments in the form of a cuppa and biscuits are available for a small donation. On the Tuesdays in June, July and August Yorkshire Cream Teas are also available, with homemade scones baked fresh that day, homemade jam (which is sometimes also available for sale), butter and freshly whipped cream. The cream teas come with unlimited tea or coffee (speciality teas and cordials are also available) for only £4 per person.

    There will be a short service at 2pm on 26th June, 31st July and 28th August.

    Mount Zion has a unique part in the history of Methodism, with John Wesley staying in the cottage (in the room now known as The Prophet's Chamber) adjoining the Chapel, when he was travelling between preaching appointments in the 1700's. Mount Zion is home to the world-renowned Horace Hird Methodist Pottery Collection - come and see the many interesting pieces that comprise our collection.

    Free Wi-Fi is available during your visit. Guided tours can be arranged on request outside of our usual April-September opening times.

    We also hold various artistic exhibitions, occasional musical concerts and open days throughout the year, with musical accompaniment, occasional local historical and Methodist history talks and refreshments.

    Please see our website and Facebook page for details. You can email us at mountzionheritage@gmail.com.

    Parking is limited on Per Lane, so if you visit us by car, please park safely and considerately on the roadside. There is a regular 504 bus service to Denholme from Halifax, that goes along the A629, allowing you to get off at the bus stop at the top of Per Lane. Mount Zion Chapel is only a 200 metre walk along Per Lane from the A629 Keighley Road.

    Please take care when using the flagged path approaching the Chapel. The flags are uneven and can be slippery when wet.

  7. Ceramics for Complete Beginners

    Halifax

    Ceramics for Complete Beginners

    Starting 7th Jun 2018
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    Thursdays 1pm - 3.30pm | 7th June - 12th July A beginners introduction to handbuilt ceramics. This structured course is project based and wi...
    Thursdays 1pm - 3.30pm | 7th June - 12th July A beginners introduction to handbuilt ceramics. This structured course is project based and will help you gain confidence and understanding of a wide range of skills and techniques including slab work, modelling, coiling and various decorative techniques. This is an on going course with each six week block building on the one before. Equipment and tools will be provided along with basic drawing materials. £120
  8. 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.
  9. Lovesong

    Hebden Bridge

    Lovesong

    Starting 11th Jun 2018
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    11th - 16th June By Abi Morgan, directed by Mike Bellenie The playwright, Abi Morgan, and celebrated theatre company, Frantic Assembly, colla...
    11th - 16th June By Abi Morgan, directed by Mike Bellenie The playwright, Abi Morgan, and celebrated theatre company, Frantic Assembly, collaborated on this unforgettable love story, about the 40-year marriage of Maggie and Billy, as Maggie’s illness threatens to end it. Past and present collide. The kitchen and bedroom of Maggie and Billy’s house, where the walls were never scribbled on by longed-for children, are stalked by the ghosts of their younger selves: the smooth-skinned, radiant Margaret and William. An old woman walks into the wardrobe and a young woman walks out. An elderly man dances with the memory of his young wife; a young man makes love to the woman his new wife will eventually become. Lovesong is a radical departure for the Little Theatre, as the production will feature the unique choreography, for which Frantic Assembly is famous.
  10. Bookbinding Taster Session

    Halifax

    Bookbinding

    Starting 12th Jun 2018
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    Tuesday 10.30am - 4.30pm 8th May, 5th June, 12th June , 10th July £70. Our Bookbinding Workshop is designed to help you master the craft in the...
    Tuesday 10.30am - 4.30pm 8th May, 5th June, 12th June , 10th July £70. Our Bookbinding Workshop is designed to help you master the craft in the production of original handmade books, repairs and reconstruction through structured practical assignments. Working with Terry Collins you will receive the highest quality tuition in a relaxed, welcoming, open and conducive atmosphere. Our workshops are structured, providing you with the necessary skills and techniques to master the craft and are flexible too, allowing you to work on different projects from traditional to contemporary. You can work at your own pace and all materials and tools are provided
  11. Halifax Minster Organ Recitals

    Halifax

    Halifax Minster Organ Recitals

    Starting 14th Jun 2018
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    March 29th 2018 to June 28th 2018

    March to June 2018, Join us at Halifax Minster every Thursday at 1pm for an organ recital, with a variety of guest organists. Lunch is avail...
    March to June 2018, Join us at Halifax Minster every Thursday at 1pm for an organ recital, with a variety of guest organists. Lunch is available from 12.15pm for £4. There will be a retiring collection to support the choir and organ funds.
  12. Don't Stop the Musicals

    Elland

    Don't Stop the Musicals

    Starting 15th Jun 2018
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    Southgate Drama and Social Group presents a celebration of 'hit songs from stage and screen' tickets from £6 (or £7.50 Saturday matinee, includes ...
    Southgate Drama and Social Group presents a celebration of 'hit songs from stage and screen' tickets from £6 (or £7.50 Saturday matinee, includes a scone and hot drink), available from the website or Bramleys Estate Agents, Elland Evening performances begin at 7.15pm, matinee at 2.15pm
  13. Welland

    Elland

    Welland

    16th Jun 2018

    10am - 4pm Saturday 16th June Wainwright Hall, Elland. Enjoy Calderdale's first ever festival dedicated to health and wellbeing! Dance Dra...
    10am - 4pm Saturday 16th June Wainwright Hall, Elland. Enjoy Calderdale's first ever festival dedicated to health and wellbeing! Dance Drama Drumming Crafts Theatre Taekwon-do Face Painting Menhdi Badge Making Raffle Stalls And much more! FREE entry!
  14. Bird Walk & Survey at Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve

    Brighouse

    Bird Walk & Survey at Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve

    Starting 16th Jun 2018
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    Join Mike Henshaw and members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group (CBWG) outside the cabin at Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve (HD6 2RG) at 0...
    Join Mike Henshaw and members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group (CBWG) outside the cabin at Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve (HD6 2RG) at 09.45 for a 2-hour walk (about 2 miles on easy paths) to observe and identify birds on the Reserve. The walk is free, but donations to CBWG would be welcome. Refreshments will be available at the end of the walk. Contact cromwellbottom@gmail.com for further information.
  15. 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.
  16. Todmorden Agricultural Show

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Agricultural Show

    16th Jun 2018

    16th June 2018 The Todmorden Agricultural Show is a fantastic day out for all the family, with animals, rare breeds, displays, a fun fair, trade...
    16th June 2018 The Todmorden Agricultural Show is a fantastic day out for all the family, with animals, rare breeds, displays, a fun fair, trade stands, vintage vehicles, special events and more. The Todmorden Agricultural show takes place on land next to the Ram Inn, Burnley Road, Cliviger, Burnley. Timetable of Events: Start Event 10.00am Gun Dog Display 10.40am SMJ Falconry - Birds Of Prey 11.15am Mighty Smith - Strong Man Show 12.10am BMX Show 1.00pm H&M Dog Display Team 1.45pm SMJ Falconry - Birds Of Prey 2.15pm Gun Dog Display 3.00pm BMX Show 3.45pm Mighty Smith - Strong Man Show 4.25pm H&M Dog Display Team Tickets: (In advance) Adult: £8 Child £4 Concession £7 Family £20 (On the Day) Adult: £10 Child £5 Concession £9 Family £25 Tickets are available from local shops or online via skiddle.

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