Category Archives: Arts and culture

Six artist residencies are to be launched at venues across the borough in celebration of Calderdale’s Year of Culture, it has been announced. As a key CultureDale(external link) project, local arts organisation, Everybody Arts is commissioning six artists to work in some of Calderdale’s most iconic locations, kicking off with Shibden Hall and Ogden Water… read more … about Everybody Arts announces artist residencies in iconic Calderdale locations>>


Visitors to Calderdale are encouraged to ‘pick up a passport’, as a new initiative is inviting people to explore some of the borough’s prettiest parks, inspiring museums and fascinating heritage sites. Visitors can pick up the new Calderdale passport at locations across the borough and start collecting stamps, to gain entry to a prize draw… read more … about Grab your ‘passport’ and visit Calderdale>>

Image of the Calderdale passport booklet in the Piece Hall

The unique heritage and culture of Halifax will be showcased as part of a new trail around the town’s centre, mixing existing landmarks with new art installations. The ‘Art and About Trail’ is part of Future High Streets Fund work in Halifax, funded by the Government and being delivered by Calderdale Council.  The trail is… read more … about Artist call-out for new cultural trail in Halifax>>

Think you know Halifax? branding and central market clock

Calderdale Council is looking for people to get involved in a unique volunteering opportunity – to be part of the team at what’s said to be the world’s tallest folly. At 77 metres tall, Wainhouse Tower has dominated the Halifax skyline for almost 150 years and offers stunning panoramic views of the local landscape. The… read more … about Bring Calderdale’s history to life with new volunteering opportunity>>

Wainhouse Tower

People are being asked to share their memories and experiences of the Victoria Theatre in Halifax, as the venue celebrates 60 years of being in council ownership.  The Victoria Theatre building opened in 1901, but it wasn’t until 1964 that the local authority, then called the Halifax Corporation which later became part of Calderdale Council,… read more … about Share your Victoria Theatre memories as venue celebrates ‘60 years of stories’>>

Victoria Theatre crowd

People in Calderdale and members of the borough’s libraries are being asked to share their feedback on updated proposals for how library stock is managed. Calderdale library service is updating its Stock Management Policy which states how books, electronic and other resources should be acquired, managed and made available. It has been ten years since… read more … about Ensuring our library resources are fit for the future>>

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

The hidden wonders found in the local Calderdale landscape are the focus of a new exhibition at Bankfield Museum, Halifax. Works by watercolour artist Jane Austin are on display at the museum as part of the new exhibition, Three Miles from Home.  Each piece on display captures scenes which can be found within three miles… read more … about New exhibition explores hidden Halifax>>

Watercolour of barn owl. Copyright Jane Austin

Five new faces have joined the Council to take the lead on delivering Calderdale’s show-stopping Year of Culture 2024. The foundations are already well underway for the iconic cultural events programme, to celebrate Calderdale turning 50 in 2024. And now, the newly created Year of Culture delivery team will step up the preparations with local… read more … about Welcoming the team behind Calderdale’s Year of Culture 2024>>

Year of Culture 2024 delivery team

In the run up to Calderdale’s Year of Culture in 2024, local groups and organisations are invited to apply for grants from a £50,000 fund, to support cultural opportunities. The year 2024 marks 50 years since Calderdale became a borough. To celebrate, Calderdale Council is hosting a Year of Culture, to inspire, entertain, and showcase… read more … about Opportunity for local groups to celebrate CultureDale>>

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