Category Archives: Arts and culture

Cultural organisations and creative businesses in Calderdale are being asked to take part in a survey that will assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector and identify any additional support required. As part of a combined piece of work from the partner authorities in the Leeds City Region, Calderdale Council is urging arts organisations,… read more … about Supporting the arts and culture sector>>

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BAFTA-winning writer Sally Wainwright has been made a Freewoman of the Borough of Calderdale – the highest honour that Calderdale Council can award – in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the area. Sally has placed the beauty and distinctiveness of Calderdale firmly on the international map through her acclaimed TV dramas – Gentleman Jack,… read more … about Sally Wainwright awarded Freedom of the Borough>>

Sally Wainwright at Shibden Hall

Shibden Hall will reopen on Saturday 14 March following its winter closure period. During the closure, staff have been hard at work ensuring the historic home and its collections are preserved. The Hall and barn have been thoroughly cleaned alongside a programme of careful conservation work on many of the objects on display. Improvements have… read more … about Shibden Hall reopens to visitors>>

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This Valentine’s Day, Calderdale Museums is offering the chance for visitors to get up close with characters like Mr Darcy and Poldark…or their costumes at least! Bankfield Museum is launching a new exhibition featuring the costumes worn in some of Britain’s best loved TV dramas, including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Poldark, Victoria and many… read more … about New exhibition brings iconic costumes to Halifax>>

Exterior photo of Bankfield Museum

As Valentine’s Day approaches, visitors to Todmorden Town Hall are able to discover the romantic history of the building at the next free taster tour. On Sunday 2 February at 2pm, the latest in a series of tours will take place at Todmorden Town Hall, this time focusing on the romance of the building. The… read more … about Make a date with Todmorden Town Hall>>

Bankfield Museum in Halifax is loaning items from its textile collection to feature as part of a new exhibition at Two Temple Place in London. Bankfield is loaning 26 items from its Edith Durham collection to feature in Two Temple Place’s 2020 exhibition, Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles. The exhibition tells the story of seven… read more … about Bankfield loan to London gallery>>

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In a bid to reduce the use of single use plastics at The Victoria Theatre, the venue has made the decision to no longer sell disposable plastic flashing toys at this year’s pantomime Beauty and the Beast. The theatre is also mindful of feedback from customers and the pantomime performers who have described the flashing… read more … about The Victoria Theatre to stop selling single use plastic merchandise at their annual Pantomime>>

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

On Saturday 7 December, Bankfield Museum is hosting a special Christmas Craft Fair event. The fair will be held from 10am-4pm and the museum will be packed with stalls offering a wide variety of local crafts and produce just in time for Christmas. Visitors can also enjoy the fantastic exhibitions currently on display at Bankfield,… read more … about Christmas crafts at Bankfield Museum>>

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A new exhibition at Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse, will tell the fascinating story of the town through paintings and photographs from the past 100 years. ‘A Town Through Time’ opens on Saturday 19 October and will feature artwork from Calderdale Council’s museums collections, including works by talented Brighouse artists Miles Sharp and Stanley Chapman. Miles… read more … about A century of Brighouse on canvas and camera>>

Bridge End painting by Miles Sharp