Category Archives: Arts and culture

Two new exhibitions are coming to Bankfield Museum in June, one exploring the museum’s large and varied shoe collection and the other celebrating all things sweet and the history of Calderdale confectionary. The Shoes exhibition opens on Saturday 9 June and will showcase stylish footwear from Calderdale collections, including grand Georgian shoes and styles from… read more … about Stylish shoes and sweet treats at Bankfield Museum>>

Shoes

Another week, another accolade for Halifax, as The Piece Hall and The Central Library and Archives scooped both the Regeneration and Yorkshire Project of the Year awards at the regional RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors(external link) Awards 2018. The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and… read more … about RICS recognition for The Piece Hall and Library>>

RICS awards

Leeds City Region submits its bid for new national Channel 4 HQ  Today (Friday 11 May) Leeds City Region has submitted its bid to Channel 4 for the broadcasters’ new National HQ outside of London.   The bid which responds to the broadcaster’s “4 All the UK” plan to support investment and jobs outside London… read more … about City Region Bid Calls for Channel 4 to Spark a New Revolution>>

The spotlight is on The Piece Hall in Halifax once again, as the world-class destination’s impressive lighting scheme has been shortlisted for a prestigious international award. As part of the transformation of the Grade I listed building which reopened last August, Calderdale Council was keen to introduce new lighting to showcase the building’s classical beauty… read more … about The Piece Hall shines bright with international award nomination>>

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>>