Category Archives: Arts and culture

Hundreds of images of Calderdale Council’s collection of oil paintings are now available online to select, buy and print for your own home!  330 high resolution images are now available at www.bridgemanimages.com(external link), including works by John Atkinson Grimshaw, Thérèse Lessore and Marcus Stone.   The varied collection ranges from traditional views of Calderdale and… read more … about Home is where the art is>>

Smith Art Gallery

Filming at Shibden Hall will start again from Monday 3 September, meaning it will be closed to visitors from this date. The historic hall is being used to film the new BBC and HBO drama series, Gentleman Jack, starring Suranne Jones as Anne Lister. Written by Sally Wainwright, the series will explore Anne’s life and… read more … about Don’t miss out on Shibden Hall visit>>

Anne Lister book

Yorkshire Day 2017 – what a day, and what a year it’s been since! Wednesday 1 August 2018 – Yorkshire Day – marks one year since The Piece Hall reopened after its remarkable transformation. The Piece Hall project has transformed one of Britain’s most significant heritage buildings into an outstanding international destination, which is having… read more … about The incredible impacts of the Piece Hall transformation>>

Piece Hall

A new guidebook exploring the history of Anne Lister is now on sale. The story of Anne Lister (also known as Gentleman Jack) will soon be hitting our TV screens in the new BBC and HBO drama series, starring Suranne Jones as Anne Lister. ‘Gentleman Jack’ is written by screenwriter Sally Wainwright and will explore… read more … about Wondering what all the fuss is about Gentleman Jack?>>

Anne Lister book

The next free taster tour of Todmorden Town Hall is on Sunday 5 August and focuses on the famous architect of the building, John Gibson. As well as seeing inside this magnificent building, the guided tour, led by Town Hall volunteers, focuses on the history of the renowned architect John Gibson. Gibson designed Todmorden Town… read more … about Find out more about the man behind Todmorden Town Hall>>

Town Hall

The Mytholmroyd birthplace of Ted Hughes, one of the country’s greatest writers, could be set to raise its profile on the national map, as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet considers the future management of the building. The world-renowned former poet and children’s author was born at 1 Aspinall Street in Mytholmroyd on 17 August 1930 and was… read more … about Keeping the spirit of Ted Hughes alive in Calderdale>>

West Yorkshire’s local authority museums contributed over £34 million to the regional economy last year and attracted over 1.7 million visitors through their doors.  The information has been released on a new video highlighting the amazing attractions across the county and encouraging people to take pride in their local museums and galleries.   Calderdale Council’s Cabinet… read more … about West Yorkshire’s local museums contributing millions of pounds to economy>>

Bankfield entrance

Wood Bank Special School in Luddendenfoot has been awarded a gold standard Artsmark Award by Arts Council England for the school’s commitment to arts and cultural activities. Artsmark aims to inspire young people to create, experience and participate in arts and culture. There are three levels of Artsmark awards – silver, gold and platinum. Wood… read more … about Art of gold at Wood Bank School>>

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