Category Archives: Culture

The Victoria Theatre in Halifax is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.  The Calderdale Council-owned theatre has been awarded £160,000 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This award will help The Victoria Theatre to safeguard the critical festive season and… read more … about Funding boost for The Victoria Theatre>>

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Calderdale Museums’ winter craft fairs are returning for 2021 with both Shibden Hall and Bankfield Museum hosting special events in the run up to Christmas. Although Shibden Hall is closed for its winter break, it will be open especially for the Winter Craft Fair, which is taking place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November… read more … about Get Christmas all wrapped up at Calderdale Museums>>

Shibden in the snow

Over 200 people enjoyed celebrations to mark the reopening of Todmorden Town Hall ballroom, following extensive refurbishment.  The ballroom was officially reopened by the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Chris Pillai and the Mayor of Todmorden, Cllr Patricia Taylor, with both commenting on the impressive new décor. The new look for the Town Hall is part… read more … about Having a ball at Todmorden Town Hall>>

Todmorden Town Hall ballroom

Following the confirmation from the Prime Minister that the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown will go ahead as planned from Monday 17 May, Calderdale Council is reviewing the impact on its services. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: “Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown sees… read more … about Safely welcoming the further easing of restrictions>>

Bankfield Museum is opening on Tuesday 27 October with a new exhibition, ‘The Grand Tour’ – taking visitors on a tour of Europe through some incredible paintings and stories.  The Halifax-based museum has been closed since March due to COVID-19 restrictions. As nearby Shibden Hall closes for its annual winter break from Monday 19 October,… read more … about Bankfield Museum reopens with a Grand Tour of Europe>>

Grand Tour

Calderdale Council is pleased to be able to offer access to selected services at Halifax Central Library and Archives from Tuesday 11 August 2020. All Calderdale libraries closed in March 2020 in accordance with Government requirements to help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Since then, the Council has been working hard… read more … about Safely reopening Central Library>>

Calderdale Council, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Calderdale, is coordinating Calderdale Live – a virtual charity concert featuring some of the local area’s best known and most talented entertainers. The lockdown line-up will be broadcast live on Calderdale Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday 16 April 2020, between 6pm and 8pm. It… read more … about Calderdale Live – an evening of entertainment direct into your living room>>

Calderdale Live

Shibden Hall will reopen on Saturday 14 March following its winter closure period. During the closure, staff have been hard at work ensuring the historic home and its collections are preserved. The Hall and barn have been thoroughly cleaned alongside a programme of careful conservation work on many of the objects on display. Improvements have… read more … about Shibden Hall reopens to visitors>>

Shibden