Category Archives: Tourism

An extensive programme of improvement work is taking place at Shroggs Park in north Halifax making the park more attractive and welcoming for all. Shroggs Park is a large green space and woodland area just outside Halifax town centre. It’s a popular facility and welcomes visitors all year round, including over 100 runners every weekend… read more … about Park improvements to benefit local communities>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

The incredible legacy of Anne Lister has inspired a series of performances which are taking place as part of the Anne Lister Birthday Festival. The famous landowner, entrepreneur, mountaineer, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister was born in Halifax on 3 April 1791. To celebrate the anniversary of her birth, Calderdale Council is supporting a… read more … about Anne Lister’s story inspires new performance works>>

College students learn about Anne Lister

Businesses and event organisers are invited to a conference to get tips on improving accessibility, to help Calderdale be a welcoming place for all. The Accessible Calderdale conference is being hosted by Calderdale Council and Halifax-based social enterprise, Visits Unlimited, which aims to improve access and work towards a barrier-free world for disabled people. The… read more … about Event to help make Calderdale welcoming for all>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

Organisations across Calderdale and the wider West Yorkshire region are coming together to celebrate the life, loves and legacy of Shibden Hall’s most famous resident, Anne Lister. The famous landowner, entrepreneur, mountaineer, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister was born in Halifax on 3 April 1791. To celebrate the anniversary of her birth, Calderdale Council… read more … about Celebrations for Anne Lister’s Birthday Festival>>

Artwork for the Anne Lister Birthday Festival with silhouette of Anne and Rainbow Flag

After Happy Valley gripped the nation and reached its dramatic finale on Sunday 5 February, its impact will live on across Calderdale, and the Council has some exciting launches in store to harness the success of filming. With millions of eyes on distinctive Calderdale throughout Sally Wainwright’s three series of Happy Valley, people are flocking… read more … about Happy Valley lives on in Calderdale>>

Hebden Bridge

People from across the world have taken part in a programme of events in Calderdale to celebrate the life and legacy of Anne Lister. Thursday 22 September 2022 marked 182 years since the death of Anne Lister. To commemorate this anniversary, a variety of events were held across Calderdale as part of the Anne Lister… read more … about Successful events celebrate Anne Lister’s legacy>>

Visitors gathered around the Anne Lister statue at the Piece Hall

A major new document showing how Calderdale Council will improve life for residents, businesses and visitors at a time of significant challenge, will be discussed at its next Cabinet meeting. On Monday 12 September, Cabinet Members will be asked to approve Calderdale Council’s Corporate Plan 2022-2024. The plan outlines how the Council, together with other… read more … about A plan to make life in Calderdale better for all>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Property owners in Calderdale are now able to shine the spotlight on their home or business by offering it as a potential location for TV and film productions. To help build a portfolio of ‘film friendly’ locations in the area, owners of all types of buildings can now register their property on the Film Calderdale… read more … about Could your property star on screen?>>

Shibden Hall

The inspiring landscape of the Calderdale area is being captured in a new and creative way as part of Smith Art Gallery’s latest exhibition. The Brighouse gallery is hosting a new exhibition called the Calderdale Grid Project, in partnership with the Halifax Photographic Society and featuring works from over forty writers and photographers, each of… read more … about Brighouse exhibition takes a fresh look at the borough>>

Mayor of Calderdale at Calderdale Grid exhibition, Smith Art Gallery