Category Archives: Arts and culture

30th September – 1st October 2017 The Piece Hall, Halifax Calderdale’s talented creative community set to take over The Piece Hall as The People’s Fair storms into Halifax Parades and processions, street theatre, market stalls, exhibitions, food and the entirely unexpected will flow into Halifax’s newly-restored Piece Hall for an epic finale to ‘Landlines and… read more … about The People’s Fair>>

Flooding waves

An array of fun family activities will mark the official opening of Calderdale’s impressive new Central Library and Archives on Saturday 9 September. This will come after an exciting first week for the bright, modern facility, which opens to the public on Tuesday 5 September in its new home next to The Piece Hall and… read more … about Book it in – official opening of striking new library>>

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Exciting plans to invest over £1 million to make Todmorden Town Hall a thriving heritage destination for public events, concerts, exhibitions and celebrations will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 4 September. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said: “Keeping Calderdale’s heritage alive is really important to local… read more … about Investing in Calderdale’s heritage>>

Tod Town Hall

On 1 August, The Piece Hall in Halifax – one of the most iconic heritage buildings in Britain – will re-open its gates following a multi-million-pound transformation. This heralds a new era for the monumental Georgian structure – which was once the centre of the global woollen trade – as a contemporary leisure, retail, cultural… read more … about Reopening of landmark building The Piece Hall>>

Piece Hall weather vane - credit Sandy Young

On the announcement of Barrie Rutter’s decision to step down from his artistic leadership of Northern Broadsides, the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, wishes to thank Barrie Rutter OBE for his magnificent contribution to the cultural life of Calderdale.  Cllr Swift says: “Since establishing the company and becoming a resident at Dean Clough,… read more … about Statement from Cllr Tim Swift re Barrie Rutter’s decision to leave Northern Broadsides>>

Cllr Tim Swift

A photography exhibition documenting the rebuilding of Elland Bridge is coming to Smith Art Gallery in Brighouse.  Elland Bridge was severely damaged in the Boxing Day floods of 2015, along with many other areas in Calderdale. The rebuilding of the bridge was a very complex and careful process and the construction is now being documented… read more … about Elland Bridge rebuild showcased in new exhibition>>

Elland Bridge exhibition poster

Halifax Visitor Centre will be open for more days per week when it moves into its beautiful new home at the newly built Central Library and Archive. At the moment the Calderdale Council-run centre is based in the current Central Library on Northgate in Halifax, which opens five days a week. When the new Central… read more … about Halifax Visitor Centre on the move>>

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Elland is counting down to an array of exciting community events to celebrate its 700th birthday – and Calderdale Council is inviting local people to join the party. This year it’s the 700 year anniversary of Elland becoming an official market town. The town received a Royal Charter on 24 February 1317 from King Edward… read more … about Happy birthday Elland!>>

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Roger Marsh OBE has been appointed to the role of Chair of The Piece Hall Trust, leading the independent charity tasked with operating the transformed Grade I Listed building into a dynamic new chapter. The Piece Hall will reopen on Yorkshire Day (1st August 2017), following an extensive multi-million pound renovation. Roger Marsh will help… read more … about New Chair announced for The Piece Hall Trust as transformation nears completion>>

L to R Roger Marsh, Nicky Chance Thompson, Cllr Tim Swift HI RES