Category Archives: Tourism

It’s official – Calderdale is well and truly on the international map! A new report about the economic impact of tourism on Calderdale in 2018 has revealed that visits from overseas are at an all-time high, and tourism is worth more than ever before to the local economy. In 2018, more than 64,000 international visitors… read more … about A record year for tourism in Calderdale>>

Shibden

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

Gentleman Jack fans can now enjoy costumes from the iconic TV series for longer – Bankfield Museum in Halifax has extended its unique exhibition due to unprecedented visitor numbers. 16,500 people visited the costume display in summer 2019. It opened on Friday 12 July and was originally scheduled to run until Saturday 26 October, but… read more … about Gentleman Jack costume display extended due to popular demand>>

Gentleman Jack costumes at Bankfield Museum

Work is taking place at Todmorden Town Hall to improve the acoustics in the ballroom, as part of Calderdale Council’s £121,000 refurbishment programme.  The improvement works at the historic building will include the installation of new acoustic panels to reduce the amount of echo in the ballroom. The room will also be redecorated with a… read more … about Acoustic improvements hit the right note>>

Last night, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet heard how the actions delivered as part of the First 100 Days plan are making a real difference to people in Calderdale. In June this year, Calderdale Council’s administration unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The actions in the plan were set out under… read more … about First 100 Days delivers real change>>

Cllr Swift

The next free taster tour of Todmorden Town Hall is on Sunday 6 October and focuses on the architects of the building. Two architects had an involvement in the building of the Town Hall. When building work started on a civic building in 1860, the architect was local man, James Green, who was also responsible… read more … about Celebrating the architects of Todmorden Town Hall>>

Town Hall