Category Archives: Arts and culture

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>>

A knitted Dalek, a colourful collection of beaded Quality Street sweets and giant textile hangings featuring Halifax’s iconic people and places have moved into the town’s Central Library and Archives. The textile pieces, along with many more, have been lovingly created by local people and are on permanent display near the library’s entrance. They are… read more … about New textile display tells the story of Halifax>>

On Saturday 8 December, Bankfield Museum is hosting a special Christmas Fair showcasing unique products alongside museum exhibits. The fair will be held from 10am-3pm throughout the museum, which will be packed with stalls offering a wide variety of local crafts and produce just in time for the festive season. Alongside the stalls, there are… read more … about Gifts galore at Bankfield Christmas Fair>>

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Shibden Hall is opening its doors for the annual Winter Craft Fair on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November. The historic hall has been closed to the public since September while filming for the upcoming BBC and HBO series, Gentleman Jack, has been taking place. Shibden won’t fully reopen to visitors until March 2019, but… read more … about A winter wonderland at Shibden Hall>>

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