Category Archives: Arts and culture

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>>

Claire Slattery, Calderdale Council’s Arts and Heritage Manager, who played a major role in the transformation of The Piece Hall, is celebrating being named one of three finalists in the Best Rescue of a Historic Building category of this year’s prestigious Historic England Angel Awards. Claire was the ideal person to take on the complex… read more … about Claire shortlisted for Historic England Angel Award>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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