Category Archives: Heritage

Calderdale’s new cultural strategy provides a roadmap for creative delivery over the next 10 years. A new cultural strategy, guiding and celebrating the role of culture in Calderdale’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, has now launched. The pandemic has affected every aspect of life and has hit the cultural sector hard. To support the sector’s… read more … about Creativity Flows through Calderdale>>

Victoria Theatre crowd

An exciting new venture will bring an unused historic building in Sowerby Bridge back to life, as work gets underway on its transformation. The stunning, Grade II listed ‘old Town Hall’ building on Town Hall Street will be revitalised, after standing empty for several years following the closure of the bank that was previously located… read more … about New lease of life for historic building>>

Fans of Anne Lister will have more opportunities than ever before to celebrate her  birthday, during a festival of events this April. Sunday 3 April 2022 marks the 231st birthday of the iconic businesswoman, landowner, lesbian, scholar and traveller, whose story became world-famous through Sally Wainwright’s BBC/HBO series, Gentleman Jack. The ground-breaking TV series inspired… read more … about Anne Lister birthday celebration goes global>>

Anne Lister portrait

The planned transformation of a key heritage building into a thriving community hub in Sowerby Bridge town centre has taken a leap forward. Building work has started on the former fire station, swimming pool and Council offices on Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge, to give them a new lease of life and create a range… read more … about Full steam ahead for Fire & Water community hub>>

Sowerby Bridge Fire and Water

Calderdale Council is marking the 600th birthday of Shibden Hall with a special exhibition at Bankfield Museum in Halifax. The first mention of Shibden Hall was in 1420. For 500 years it was a family residence before passing into public ownership and becoming a museum. Over the last century, the hall and its picturesque park… read more … about Celebrating 600 years of Shibden Hall>>

Shibden in the snow

Work is progressing well on the refurbishment of Beechwood Road Library in Illingworth, near Halifax, with reopening events planned for Monday 20 December 2021. Extensive repair work has been taking place at the library, which was built in the 1930s. The work has involved major upgrades to both the interior and exterior of the building… read more … about New chapter for Beechwood Road Library>>

Beechwood Road library

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

The newly refurbished ballroom at Todmorden Town Hall is ready to welcome guests, with a special opening event being held on Sunday 24 October. The ballroom will be officially reopened by the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Chris Pillai and the Mayor of Todmorden, Cllr Patricia Taylor. Everyone is invited to visit the Town Hall between… read more … about Open invitation for ballroom event>>

Todmorden Town Hall ballroom