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Get the latest scoop on concerts and gigs, festivals, family events and everything else that’s happening in Calderdale. Browse our events guide to discover what’s on today, what’s on this weekend, and more things to do this month.

Sat
08

08 Jan 2022 - 24 Dec 2022
Bankfield Museum
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Accessible, Anne 'Gentleman Jack' Lister, Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Family, Galleries & Museums, Galleries & Museums

Shibden 600

Calderdale Museums is marking the 600th birthday of Shibden Hall - one of the most important buildings in Yorkshire and a building of international renown. The first mention of Shibden Hall was in 1420. For 500 years it was a family residence before passing into public ownership becoming a museum. Over the last century, the

Fri
25

25 Mar 2022 - 29 Oct 2022
Bankfield Museum
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Anne 'Gentleman Jack' Lister, Culture & Heritage, Family, Galleries & Museums

Fashions in the Time of Anne Lister (1791-1840)

Charting the changing shape of fashion in the early 1800s from the empire line dresses to 'leg of mutton' sleeves, this exhibition will showcase Calderdale Museum's world class costume and textile collection alongside loans from museums and private collectors. The exhibition will allow you to discover how it feels to wear an 1830s day dress

Tue
31

31 May 2022 - 24 Dec 2022
Bankfield Museum
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Accessible, Anne 'Gentleman Jack' Lister, Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Family, Galleries & Museums, Galleries & Museums

Costumes from the BBC TV Series ‘Gentleman Jack’

A world exclusive exhibition of costumes by renowned designer Tom Pye, Costume Designer on both seasons on Gentleman Jack, for the BBC One TV Series ‘Gentleman Jack’. Written by Sally Wainwright, Gentleman Jack  tells the story of Anne Lister (1791-1840) of Shibden Hall and her relationship with local landowner Ann Walker (1803-1854). The exhibition features

Sat
16

16 Jul 2022 - 03 Sep 2022
Calderdale Industrial Museum
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Accessible, Arts & Crafts, Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Family, Galleries & Museums, Galleries & Museums, Heritage

‘200 Years of the Holdsworths’ Exhibition at Calderdale Industrial Museum

The exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of the family textile firm John Holdsworth & Co., of Shaw Lodge Mills in Halifax. The Holdsworth story is one of six generations, during which time the firm has seen success, stagnation, near collapse and renaissance, as its fortunes have followed the rise and decline of the British textile

Price: £4 – £5

Tue
19

19 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022
Elland Library
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Accessible, Arts & Crafts, CultureDale, Family, Family, Galleries & Museums

Happiness Exhibition

A Happiness Exhibition is now on display in Elland Library. It’s a collection of creative responses to the question ‘what does happiness mean to you?’ - celebrating the drawings, notes and ideas received from the community during Elland’s Happiness Lab project. The exhibition's on until the 26th August and you can add your own creation

Thu
04

04 Aug 2022 - 18 Aug 2022
The Woolshops Shopping Centre
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Accessible, Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Family, Family, Heritage, Markets & Shopping

Halifax Histories at The Woolshops Shopping Centre

Thursday 4th, 11th and 18th August, from 11am-3pm. Join us at Woolshops, as we bring to life different periods throughout history, creating interactive live theatre for families this summer. Themes will include Romans, Medieval history and the Victorian era! Sessions will be held on the hour at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm. Each session

Sat
06

06 Aug 2022 - 20 Aug 2022
Brighouse
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Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Family, Family, Theatres & Entertainment

Brighouse Dinosaur ‘Roarsome’ Fortnight

66 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Now, with the help of Brighouse BID and Dinosaur Experiences, they'll be roaming the streets of Brighouse this August! Join us in Brighouse for a fortnight of roarsome dinosaur fun! Competitions - Trails, Clues & Footprints - Activity Books. The Dinosaur Experience will be in town on

Thu
11

11 Aug 2022 - 11 Aug 2022
The Grayston Unity
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Comedy, Comedy, Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Theatres & Entertainment, Theatres & Entertainment

Wiskham Dandy Comedy Club at Grayston Unity

Doors 8pm. Our new monthly comedy night curated by Gag n Bone Man Comedy Promoter. Tickets £7 advance from the bar or See Tickets. Four comics & a compere. MC: Graeme Rayner "Made me laugh out loud" - David Baddiel James Bayes - Winner Roadhouse new act of the year, Winner Yorkshire new act of

Price: £7.00

Fri
12

12 Aug 2022 - 12 Aug 2022
The Grayston Unity
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Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Heritage, Theatres & Entertainment

August 1842 The People vs The Establishment 180th Anniversary Talk

3pm, repeated 4.30pm A Talk by David Glover In August 1842, People Power brought the mills of Halifax to a total standstill. This was ‘The Great Strike.’  How and why did this extraordinary situation arise? What did Plug-drawing involve, and what was the input of local Chartists? Soldiers were attacked at Salterhebble, innocent citizens were

Price: £6.60

Fri
12

12 Aug 2022 - 12 Aug 2022
The Grayston Unity
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Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Music, Music, Talks & Poetry, Theatres & Entertainment, Theatres & Entertainment

Live at Grayston Unity – Atilla The Stockbroker

8.45pm Ticketed (from Seetickets and the bar) As part of the weekend to commemorate the events that took place in Halifax 1842 we welcome Atilla The Stockbroker. More details about the weekend and information on the events culminating in Halifax's 'Peterloo', an event that has been airbrushed out of history. The weekend will give balance

Price: £12 – £13.20

Sat
13

13 Aug 2022 - 13 Aug 2022
Savile Park
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Accessible, Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Family, Family, Theatres & Entertainment

Halifax Agricultural Show 2022

The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone. Farm and domestic animals will be shown, there's local produce, flowers, fruit & vegetables and crafts with entertainment such as show jumping, vintage vehicles, farmer's markets, stalls and demonstrations. The timetable of events  will be confirmed

Price: £7 – £32

Sat
13

13 Aug 2022 - 13 Aug 2022
Lister Lane Cemetery
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Culture & Heritage, CultureDale, Heritage, Walking

Lister Lane Cemetery Open Day: Chartists – Heroes of the People

9.30am - 11.30am Nowhere else in Halifax do so many notable Chartists lie buried. Chartist Grave Tour by David Glover at 9.45 am New information board to be unveiled at 10.30 am FREE entry, donations welcome