Category Archives: Arts and culture

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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The Victoria Theatre in Halifax has been at the heart of culture in Calderdale for 120 years. Now you have the chance to get involved with its future, by becoming its Friend.  The new Friends of the Victoria Theatre scheme aims to bring people together to share their passion, skills and experience to help increase… read more … about Could you be Friend of the Victoria Theatre?>>

Victoria Theatre Friends

Calderdale Council is placing libraries at the heart of local communities with a range of opportunities to connect residents to knowledge, information and skills to enrich their lives.  At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 12 December, members will consider adopting this new strategy to take libraries forward, allowing them to remain relevant… read more … about Putting libraries at the heart of the community>>

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