Category Archives: Culture

The iconic ‘wet shirt’ worn by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will be on public display in Halifax, West Yorkshire, from Saturday 25 May 2024. During Calderdale’s Year of Culture 2024 (CultureDale(external link)), fans of the famous lake scene will be able to get up close to the… read more … about Iconic Mr Darcy shirt comes to Calderdale>>

A canal boat with a difference is setting sail to celebrate Calderdale’s Year of Culture this late-May bank holiday. ‘Opal’s Comet’, by outdoor arts organisation Mr Wilson’s, is a special CultureDale(external link) event taking place along the Rochdale Canal and Calder and Hebble Navigation from Wednesday 22 to Monday 27 May 2024. The vivid, animated… read more … about All aboard for a unique CultureDale canal experience>>

With Calderdale’s Year of Culture in full swing, the Council has launched a £50,000 funding pot to boost events and help more people to enjoy them. Event organisers in Calderdale can apply for grants of up to £4000, from the CultureDale 2024 Existing Events Enhancement Fund. To celebrate the borough’s 50th birthday, CultureDale(external link) is… read more … about Cash boost for CultureDale events>>

Calderdale’s first ever Year of Culture is officially underway, after hundreds of local performers showcased their talent and creativity in an opening celebration to remember. Visitors to Halifax town centre on Saturday 13 April 2024 were treated to over 25 free events, activities and performances from 10am to 8pm. Crowds gathered in The Piece Hall… read more … about Year-long cultural celebration kicks off in Calderdale>>

Parkinson Lane Community Primary School dancers at the Piece Hall - credit Ant Robling

Visitors to Calderdale are encouraged to ‘pick up a passport’, as a new initiative is inviting people to explore some of the borough’s prettiest parks, inspiring museums and fascinating heritage sites. Visitors can pick up the new Calderdale passport at locations across the borough and start collecting stamps, to gain entry to a prize draw… read more … about Grab your ‘passport’ and visit Calderdale>>

Image of the Calderdale passport booklet in the Piece Hall

The Anne Lister Birthday Festival is taking place in Calderdale from 1-8 April and Calderdale Museums are ready to welcome visitors from around the world. Anne Lister’s birthday has been celebrated at her former home of Shibden Hall for many years. In 2014, the hall hosted the first Anne Lister Conference; ten years on, the… read more … about Anne Lister’s April at Calderdale Museums>>

Anne Lister portrait

Calderdale’s Year of Culture 2024 will get off to a spectacular start on Saturday 13 April, with 26 free events, activities and performances providing hours of entertainment in Halifax. From 10am right through to 8pm, there will be a non-stop showcase of culture, creativity and talent at venues across the town – from music and… read more … about Calderdale’s creativity to shine at Year of Culture launch event>>

Work to enhance the Victoria Theatre in Halifax has reached a key milestone, with structural work now complete to link the foyer to the former box office and vacant shop unit, to create a new café and bar. The Victoria Theatre is an impressive Grade II listed building in Halifax town centre, and one of… read more … about Works shine a spotlight on Halifax’s heritage buildings>>

Victoria Theatre, Halifax