Category Archives: Events

Christmas is just around the corner and Calderdale markets are hosting a selection of fabulously festive events. Santa will take time from his busy schedule to visit Halifax Borough Market on Saturday 30 November, Saturday 7 and 14 December, and Thursday 19 and Sunday 22 December. Magical animatronic reindeer and a speaking post box are… read more … about Experience the magic of Calderdale markets this Christmas>>

Christmas at Halifax Borough Market

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

Roads in Calderdale could temporarily close to traffic to allow them to become community play spaces. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will consider introducing a play streets scheme in the borough. This would allow residents to close a street for a few hours at a time, so children can play without the danger and inconvenience of traffic… read more … about Playtime for Calderdale streets>>

On Sunday 10 November, people across the country will commemorate Remembrance Sunday, and events and services are taking place across Calderdale to mark this important occasion. The main focus for commemorations in Halifax will be the Remembrance Sunday parade from Halifax Town Hall to the Cenotaph in Duffy’s Park at Halifax Minster. The parade will… read more … about Remembrance in Calderdale>>

Poppy garden at Park Wood

The next free taster tour of Todmorden Town Hall will be on Sunday 10 November at 2pm and focus on the role of the Town Hall during both World Wars. The November tour of the historic Todmorden building will take place on Remembrance Sunday and visitors will be able to hear about how the Town… read more … about Remembering Todmorden’s wartime contribution>>

A magical Winter Craft Fair at the internationally famous Shibden Hall, Halifax, will mark the last few weeks of the museum’s most successful season yet. Visitor numbers have trebled since Shibden featured in Sally Wainwright’s BBC and HBO series, Gentleman Jack, which told the story of Anne Lister – lesbian, scholar, traveller, businesswoman and landowner… read more … about The Gentleman Jack effect>>

Anne Lister, played by Suranne Jones, and Ann Walker, played by Sophie Rundle

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

More than 50 global traders are heading to Halifax this Halloween, as Market Place’s award-winning International Market returns to the town. From Thursday 31 October to Sunday 3 November, a distinctive range of stalls will be lining the streets around Halifax Borough Market in the town centre. Corn Market, Russell Street and Southgate will come… read more … about It’s all happening in Calderdale markets!>>

International Market in Halifax

The remarkable lives of Anne Lister and the Brontë sisters will be in the spotlight at a unique one-day conference at Bankfield Museum in Halifax, hosted by Calderdale Council and the Brontë Parsonage Museum. On Monday 14 October, Bankfield Museum will welcome scholars, museum professionals and special guests to talk about the extraordinary legacy of… read more … about Celebrating the lives of Anne Lister and the Brontës>>

Exterior photo of Bankfield Museum