Category Archives: Arts and culture

A talk focusing on the life of Patrick Brontë, the father of the Brontë sisters, is taking place at Halifax Central Library on Thursday 22 August from 6pm. Renowned historian and author, Juliet Barker will give an overview of Patrick’s life and a reassessment of his contribution to the lives and works of his daughters…. read more … about Library talk on the father of the Brontës>>

Juliet Barker

The next free taster tour at Todmorden Town Hall will be on Sunday 2 June at 2pm and will focus on the industrial history of Todmorden. The 1896 Todmorden town crest, which sits in Todmorden Town Hall and is included in a mosaic set into the floor, includes the motto ‘By Industry We Prosper’. This free… read more … about Tour explores the industrial heritage of Todmorden>>

A special author event took place at a packed Halifax Central Library on Thursday 16 May, exploring the lives of women in Halifax in the 19th and early 20th Century. Local author Helena Fairfax visited the library and spoke to a full room about her recently published book ‘Struggle and Suffrage in Halifax: Women’s Lives… read more … about Packed library enjoys author event>>

Helena Fairfax event

A major new exhibition focusing on all areas of fashion, from historic designs to contemporary trends, is coming soon to Bankfield Museum in Halifax. The Fashion Gallery opens on Saturday 11 May and takes up the entire top floor of the museum, showcasing centuries of fabulous fashions and textiles. On display are never before seen… read more … about Fabulous fashions at Bankfield Museum>>

With just over a fortnight to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are reminding people to get their Land Art and Best Dressed competition entries in. The Tour de Yorkshire is now regarded as one of the best supported and most colourful races on the world cycling calendar,… read more … about Gear up to welcome the world’s best cyclists!>>

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A new exhibition celebrating West Yorkshire is opening at Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse on Saturday 6 April.  ‘God’s Own Country’ is an exhibition of works from the collections of Calderdale Council’s Museums, celebrating West Yorkshire’s artistic talents and the region’s inspiring landscapes, history, people and architecture.  Calderdale Museums Service has a collection of over 5000… read more … about Celebrating God’s Own Country>>

Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall will be able to celebrate its 144th birthday and discover its fascinating history at the next tour of the iconic building. On Sunday 7 April from 2pm, volunteers will run a free guided ‘taster’ tour of the Town Hall, telling stories of its past to mark its anniversary. The Town… read more … about Celebrate Todmorden Town Hall’s birthday>>

Todmorden Town Hall

Ambitious plans to enhance the appearance of Mytholmroyd village centre are being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. The historic centre of Mytholmroyd includes a number of listed buildings and structures and was designated as a Conservation Area in 2001. However, the flooding of December 2015 caused major damage to the village centre and the subsequent… read more … about Enhancing the distinctive heritage of Mytholmroyd>>

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Shibden Hall is reopening to visitors from Saturday 2 March 2019, marking the start of an exciting new season that will see the museum and Halifax become familiar sights on TV screens around the world. The historic building will play a starring role in the brand new BBC and HBO drama, Gentleman Jack, which is… read more … about Welcome back to Shibden Hall>>