Category Archives: Culture

Shibden Hall is reopening to visitors from Saturday 2 March 2019, marking the start of an exciting new season that will see the museum and Halifax become familiar sights on TV screens around the world. The historic building will play a starring role in the brand new BBC and HBO drama, Gentleman Jack, which is… read more … about Welcome back to Shibden Hall>>

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

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

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

West Yorkshire’s local authority museums contributed over £34 million to the regional economy last year and attracted over 1.7 million visitors through their doors.  The information has been released on a new video highlighting the amazing attractions across the county and encouraging people to take pride in their local museums and galleries.   Calderdale Council’s Cabinet… read more … about West Yorkshire’s local museums contributing millions of pounds to economy>>

Bankfield entrance

UCI Road World Cycling Championships, Tour de Yorkshire, York Mediale & Bradford’s Great Exhibition of the North bid to receive funding.  Cultural and sporting initiatives, which will bring tremendous benefits to the Leeds City Region, will share more than £1.3 million in funding. Projects promoting the best of the region’s sport and culture to local,… read more … about Leeds City Region cultural and sporting initiatives to benefit from £1.3 million in rates pool funding>>

WYCA

The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts’ (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018. The awards celebrate the work of Councils, Councillors and Council Officers who have overcome financial challenges to ensure the arts stay at the centre of community life. Calderdale Council has been nominated for Local Authority Arts… read more … about Calderdale Council shortlisted for Hearts For The Arts Awards 2018>>

Local people will now have more opportunities to volunteer and will see more cultural events after proposals were approved by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 2 October. The Council recognises the big difference that voluntary and community groups make to people’s lives across the borough. It helps the groups through grants and support services to… read more … about New grants to support Calderdale’s voluntary groups>>

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More than 2,500 people visited the new Central Library and Archives and Halifax Visitor Information Centre on their official opening day on Saturday 9 September. Fun family activities took place throughout the day, from poetry and music to ukulele sessions and a Branwell Brontë tribute. Leading architectural historian, writer and TV broadcaster, Dr Jonathan Foyle… read more … about Thousands visit new library and visitor centre>>