Category Archives: Culture

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>>

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>>

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