Category Archives: Arts and culture

“The Calder Valley is a place shaped by water…water that fills the reservoirs that once made steam for the mills, work for the people and fabric for the world.” Local people from the Calder Valley with personal stories from the devastating floods in December 2015 are being encouraged to tell their tales to the creative… read more … about Local people encouraged to jump on board the Calder Valley’s epic ‘Landlines and Watermarks’>>

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Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall will be able to celebrate its 142nd birthday and discover its fascinating history at the next tour of the iconic building. On Sunday 2 April from 2pm, volunteers will run a guided ‘taster’ tour of the Town Hall, telling stories of its past to mark its anniversary. Cllr Susan Press,… read more … about Happy birthday Todmorden Town Hall!>>

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The Piece Hall bell and weather vane, including the historic sheep, have returned to Halifax after being lovingly restored as part of Calderdale Council’s £19 million transformation programme. Housed within a wooden cupola above the Piece Hall’s West Gate, the weather vane displays the points of the compass, an arrow indicating the wind direction, plus… read more … about The Piece Hall sheep is baaaaaack!>>

Piece Hall weather vane - credit Sandy Young

Visitors to Calderdale this spring and summer can now start to plan their trip, with the release of the annual Calderdale Events and Festivals guide.  The colourful guide is crammed with over 30 entries of indoor and outdoor events taking place right across Calderdale, between April and September.  There’s a mix of old and new… read more … about Pick up your Events and Festivals guide>>

Wild West exhibition

Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall now have extra assurance that they’re in for a great time, as the building has received a visitor accreditation from Visit England.  The Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance scheme is the sign of a quality visitor experience. In a mystery visit from an unannounced assessor, the whole visitor experience was tested,… read more … about Todmorden Town Hall – officially a great place to visit>>

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Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall will be able to discover how mills shaped the iconic building, as the new season of free guided tours gets underway.   On Sunday 5 February at 2pm, Calderdale Council kicks off 2017’s packed programme of monthly taster tours of the Town Hall with a focus on the mills of Todmorden.  … read more … about Discover the mills of Todmorden>>

Todmorden Town Hall

A taste of the Wild West is coming to Calderdale, as Bankfield Museum’s long-awaited latest exhibition rolls into town.  To mark the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill’s death, Bankfield Museum is hosting a Wild West exhibition, with a wide variety of Native American and Western artefacts now on display.  Buffalo Bill, born William F. Cody, almost… read more … about From the Wild West to West Yorkshire>>

Wild West

To celebrate 100 days to go until the start of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, Welcome to Yorkshire has launched its annual land art competition and is now on the hunt for the county’s best installations.  Last year’s competition proved a huge success with massive, eye-catching pieces being displayed right along the race route, and… read more … about Land art competition launched to celebrate 100 days to go!>>

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