Category Archives: Events

Tourism in Calderdale is worth an estimated £328 million per year, with visitors spending an estimated £253 million directly with local businesses.  Those are the findings from latest research (based on 2016 data) on the visitor economy in Calderdale, showing a continuing upward trend for tourism in the area. The research is detailed in the… read more … about Tourism on the up in Calderdale>>

Sam Sweeney, Radio 2’s Folk Musician of the Year (2015), is making a special appearance at Bankfield Museum as part of the programme of events remembering the First World War, commemorated in the award-winning For King and Country exhibition.   On Saturday 17 March at 2pm, Sam, a member of the bands Bellowhead and Leveret,… read more … about Award-winning folk musician comes to Bankfield Museum>>

Bankfield entrance

People in Elland enjoyed an evening of festive fun at the town’s Christmas Festival on Friday 8 December. On a very cold evening in Elland, crowds of people turned out for a celebration event combining the traditional Elland Christmas lights switch-on with a town centre market and a lantern parade with Calderdale based arts group,… read more … about Crowds turn out for Elland Christmas Festival>>

Liz Thorpe, a social worker from Calderdale Council, received a silver award in the recent Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017, in the Team Leader of the Year – Adult Services category. This is fantastic national recognition of Liz’s outstanding work with Calderdale adults in her role as the Council’s community social work practice… read more … about National award for Calderdale social worker>>

The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local organisations were celebrated at an awards ceremony on Thursday 16 November. The Council held its annual ‘Our Stars Awards’ to recognise the amazing joint efforts of the whole community to support Calderdale during 2017. Over 150 people attended. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s… read more … about Thanking Calderdale’s stars>>

The Shibden Estate is getting in the festive spirit early, by hosting the annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November. Held in the magnificent setting of the Grade II* listed Shibden Hall, the Christmas Craft Fair will provide visitors with the perfect opportunity to make a start on the Christmas shopping…. read more … about Christmas crafts at Shibden Hall>>

A celebration to mark the relaunch of Todmorden Market Hall following a £500,000 transformation will bring local people and traders together on Saturday 21 October. The free family fun day starts at 11am in Todmorden’s new-look indoor market, where Calderdale Council has invested in a range of repairs and improvements. The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr… read more … about Celebrating a new era for Todmorden Market>>