Category Archives: Culture

This Valentine’s Day, Calderdale Museums is offering the chance for visitors to get up close with characters like Mr Darcy and Poldark…or their costumes at least! Bankfield Museum is launching a new exhibition featuring the costumes worn in some of Britain’s best loved TV dramas, including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Poldark, Victoria and many… read more … about New exhibition brings iconic costumes to Halifax>>

Exterior photo of Bankfield Museum

As Valentine’s Day approaches, visitors to Todmorden Town Hall are able to discover the romantic history of the building at the next free taster tour. On Sunday 2 February at 2pm, the latest in a series of tours will take place at Todmorden Town Hall, this time focusing on the romance of the building. The… read more … about Make a date with Todmorden Town Hall>>

After its most successful year ever, Shibden Hall will close for winter from Christmas Eve, to ensure it’s ready for what’s set to be another busy season. The Hall will be open seven days a week up to and including Christmas Eve  (normal opening is 10am-4pm, Christmas Eve opening is 10am-3pm), and will reopen from… read more … about Winter break for Shibden Hall>>

Shibden

On Saturday 7 December, Bankfield Museum is hosting a special Christmas Craft Fair event. The fair will be held from 10am-4pm and the museum will be packed with stalls offering a wide variety of local crafts and produce just in time for Christmas. Visitors can also enjoy the fantastic exhibitions currently on display at Bankfield,… read more … about Christmas crafts at Bankfield Museum>>

Bankfield

The entries are now in for the annual Calderdale Open Art exhibition at Bankfield Museum. Over the last month, talented local artists have been submitting artwork to enter into the annual competition showcasing 2D work by professional and amateur artists from the north of England. This year’s judging panel, made up of David Bryan (Manchester… read more … about New exhibition showcases local talent>>

Open art

Calderdale residents and visitors are being urged not to miss three exciting exhibitions hosted by the Council’s Museums Service, covering themes from Calderdale’s role in the Second World War to the region’s artistic talents. The ninth annual Calderdale Open art exhibition will feature a selection of drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and textiles created by professional… read more … about Exciting exhibitions bring local stories to life>>

Almost £2m of investment in our libraries will be announced alongside plans to change service delivery in partnership with local communities at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 2 September. Elland Library is set to be refurbished and transformed at a cost of £1.5m into a community hub providing a range of services. Essential roof… read more … about Planning for the future of Calderdale libraries>>

Cllr Press

Press release from the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Association and Calderdale Council: On Friday 17 May, a unique and significant memorial commemorating The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment’s loyal 304 years of service to the Crown, will be unveiled in the heart of Halifax, home to the Regiment for over 200 years. The ceremony will take… read more … about The Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial unveiling in Halifax>>