Category Archives: Arts and culture

The Victoria Theatre in Halifax is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.  The Calderdale Council-owned theatre has been awarded £160,000 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This award will help The Victoria Theatre to safeguard the critical festive season and… read more … about Funding boost for The Victoria Theatre>>

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Calderdale Museums’ winter craft fairs are returning for 2021 with both Shibden Hall and Bankfield Museum hosting special events in the run up to Christmas. Although Shibden Hall is closed for its winter break, it will be open especially for the Winter Craft Fair, which is taking place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November… read more … about Get Christmas all wrapped up at Calderdale Museums>>

Shibden in the snow

A pop-up allotment event is coming to Halifax Borough Market this half-term, with entertainment, interactive performances, workshops and prizes. ‘Let’s Grow’ is a free two-day event for families on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October 2021, it’s produced and brought to the market by the co-creator of the award-winning TV series, ‘Mr Bloom’s Nursery’, Ben… read more … about ‘Let’s Grow’ comes to Halifax>>

Let's Grow pop up allotment event

Funding to support a programme of work to attract visitors and local people back to Calderdale villages and towns is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. The Council has successfully bid for funding from the Government’s Welcome Back fund, to help with COVID economic recovery work across the borough. Cabinet will be asked to accept… read more … about Funding to Welcome Back visitors>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

The importance of culture in Calderdale’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic is being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet. An ambitious and far-reaching draft cultural strategy will be presented to the Cabinet at their meeting on Monday 4 October. It has been developed to harness the power of the borough’s unique culture and heritage… read more … about Putting culture at the heart of the borough’s recovery>>

Shibden

Photo by Darren Fleming Photography; copyright Historic England.   COMING SOON: a summer of culture on the high street Calderdale Council and its community partner, Sowerby Bridge Fire & Water, are delighted to reveal they have been awarded a £90,000 grant from Historic England as part of the Sowerby Bridge High Streets Heritage Action Zone… read more … about Sowerby Bridge high street awarded £90,000 for cultural programme>>

Creative artist Bryan Tweddle in his workshop

Communities in Calderdale will soon benefit from increased opportunities to enjoy arts, culture and other activities to improve health and wellbeing, through the power of social prescribing – especially in areas hardest hit by the impacts of COVID-19. Following a successful bid to the national Thriving Communities Fund, delivered by the National Academy for Social… read more … about Supporting Thriving Communities>>

Above Halifax

A major cultural events programme during a ‘Year of Culture’ in Calderdale in 2024 could play a key part in the economy recovery from COVID-19. The cultural, creative, heritage and visitor sectors are some of the worst hit by the pandemic. They play a crucial role in Calderdale’s story, make our borough distinctive, attract visitors,… read more … about Calderdale’s iconic culture to help economic recovery>>

Councillor Jenny Lynn

Article by Edwin Baker and Kiki Hatzer Throughout Black History Month, Calderdale Council staff have been celebrating how their own diverse stories contribute to the richness of their work, plus personal accounts of their families’ journeys and contributions to the UK. One of these is a first-hand, real life story of current black history that… read more … about Commemorating Black History Month – Root Jackson>>