Category Archives: Arts and culture

A new exhibition at Bankfield Museum in Halifax will showcase the town’s rich textile past through an exploration of patterns.  For the very first time, the museum will display selection of historical pattern books, carpet designs and samples from 19th Century Halifax mills in the new exhibition Perspectives on Pattern – on display from Saturday… read more … about Material matters at Bankfield Museum>>

The success of the multi-million pound transformation of Halifax’s Piece Hall has been recognised in a national report on the conservation of historic buildings and monuments. ‘The Heritage Statement 2017’, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, outlines the Government’s vision and strategy for heritage and the historic environment. A case study on… read more … about Heritage report celebrates Piece Hall re-opening>>

People in Elland enjoyed an evening of festive fun at the town’s Christmas Festival on Friday 8 December. On a very cold evening in Elland, crowds of people turned out for a celebration event combining the traditional Elland Christmas lights switch-on with a town centre market and a lantern parade with Calderdale based arts group,… read more … about Crowds turn out for Elland Christmas Festival>>

A new painting by local artist Kate Lycett is now on display at Bankfield Museum, Halifax. The painting shows Bankfield Museum alongside All Souls’ Church and features of the model village of Akroydon, now part of Boothtown in Halifax. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press, said: “It’s great that this… read more … about New painting puts Bankfield in the frame>>

Claire Slattery – The Piece Hall, Halifax, West Yorkshire wins two Historic England Angel Awards including the overall UK winner. Last night the iconic Piece Hall and Claire Slattery, Calderdale Council’s Arts and Heritage Manager were awarded Best Rescue of a Historic Building and overall UK winner at the Historic England Angel Awards. Please see… read more … about Claire and The Piece Hall named Historic England Angel Award winners>>

The Shibden Estate is getting in the festive spirit early, by hosting the annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November. Held in the magnificent setting of the Grade II* listed Shibden Hall, the Christmas Craft Fair will provide visitors with the perfect opportunity to make a start on the Christmas shopping…. read more … about Christmas crafts at Shibden Hall>>

Art lovers in Calderdale are invited to Bankfield Museum in Halifax, for the seventh annual Calderdale Open art exhibition. The exhibition, which opens on Saturday 11 November, features a selection of drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and textiles by professional and amateur artists from across the north of England. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and… read more … about Calderdale Open art exhibition at Bankfield Museum>>

Open art

During Libraries Week (9 – 14 October 2017) Calderdale Council is reminding people that its fantastic new Central Library and Archives in Halifax are accessible for all. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Making sure our brilliant new facilities can be enjoyed by everyone is really important to us. We work… read more … about A welcoming library for everyone>>