Category Archives: 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>>


Over 250 people gathered at the annual ‘We are Calderdale’ event in Halifax to celebrate 50 years of the borough of Calderdale, the realisation of Vision 2024, the ambitions for 2024 and beyond, and Calderdale’s Year of Culture. On Thursday 13 June, the Council held one of its biggest events of the year at Dean… read more … about Special event celebrates 50 years of Calderdale>>

Annapurna dance performing at We Are Calderdale

Events are taking place across Calderdale this national Refugee Week(external link) (17-23 June 2024), with organisations coming together as part of the Year of Culture, to celebrate kindness and inclusion. Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events, Refugee Week celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking asylum. This… read more … about Celebrating kindness and inclusion this Refugee Week>>

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This Pride month, and beyond, Calderdale Council is highlighting how important it is to be yourself, no matter how you identify, and to embrace diversity.   This is a central theme of Calderdale’s Year of Culture (CultureDale(external link)). With a commitment to inclusivity, the 12-month programme of events and activities ensures everyone can take part in,… read more … about CultureDale event inspires you to ‘be here, be you, be proud!’>>

With diversity and inclusion at its heart, the Calderdale Year of Culture programme features an unforgettable event to celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month this June. People will be able to immerse themselves in the vibrant traditions that shape the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities at Halifax Borough Market on Friday 7 and Saturday… read more … about Celebrating Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history and culture>>

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During Volunteers’ Week(external link), the Council is encouraging people to spread some Calderdale kindness and take up a volunteering role, including the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of the Year of Culture 2024(external link). Volunteers’ Week (Monday 3 – Saturday 8 June) is a national celebration of the amazing contributions volunteers make to communities, and… read more … about A landmark year to volunteer in Calderdale>>

The iconic ‘wet shirt’ worn by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice will be on public display in Halifax, West Yorkshire, from Saturday 25 May 2024. During Calderdale’s Year of Culture 2024 (CultureDale(external link)), fans of the famous lake scene will be able to get up close to the… read more … about Iconic Mr Darcy shirt comes to Calderdale>>

A canal boat with a difference is setting sail to celebrate Calderdale’s Year of Culture this late-May bank holiday. ‘Opal’s Comet’, by outdoor arts organisation Mr Wilson’s, is a special CultureDale(external link) event taking place along the Rochdale Canal and Calder and Hebble Navigation from Wednesday 22 to Monday 27 May 2024. The vivid, animated… read more … about All aboard for a unique CultureDale canal experience>>

With Calderdale’s Year of Culture in full swing, the Council has launched a £50,000 funding pot to boost events and help more people to enjoy them. Event organisers in Calderdale can apply for grants of up to £4000, from the CultureDale 2024 Existing Events Enhancement Fund. To celebrate the borough’s 50th birthday, CultureDale(external link) is… read more … about Cash boost for CultureDale events>>