Category Archives: Arts and culture

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>>

Bankfield entrance

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

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>>