Category Archives: Culture

Local food businesses, market traders or those looking to start their own business are invited to register their interest in an exciting new food and culture festival planned for Calderdale this June. The Flavourfest local market is due to take place outside Calderdale College, as part of a month-long festival of events and activities in… read more … about Giving enterprising communities a taste of an exciting new food festival>>

An exciting new project has now launched to create a series of artworks within the Upper Calder Valley, not only raising awareness of the damage caused by climate change, but also helping to reduce its impact. The Art as Natural Flood Management project will see the creation of artworks that will also act as natural… read more … about New project offers creative solutions to reduce flood risk>>

Artworks by Trudi Entwistle

Bankfield Museum in Halifax is opening a new exhibition exploring the different styles of fashion during the lifetime of the town’s famous resident, Anne Lister. Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax, was a businesswoman, landowner, lesbian, scholar and traveller. Her incredible story, and iconic style, has become world-famous through Sally Wainwright’s BBC/HBO series, Gentleman Jack…. read more … about Exhibition explores a lifetime of fashion>>

1820s dress

Local voluntary and community groups in Calderdale are encouraged to apply for funding of up to £3,000 as part of the Council’s Community Small Grants programme, which relaunches this February. The programme was suspended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 emergency. As the Council continues to focus on supporting the borough’s recovery, the Small Grant… read more … about Relaunch of small grants scheme to support local groups>>

Cllr Patient

A national project aimed at educating young people about prejudice and intolerance is coming to Calderdale schools.  The work, co-ordinated by the Council’s School Effectiveness Service, will see children at eight schools in the borough participating in the Heartstone’s Story Circle project, working with local poets, dancers, artists, musicians, historians and sculptors and studying books… read more … about Local children start on the road to the Heartstone Odyssey Book Festival>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney

The Victoria Theatre in Halifax is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.  The Calderdale Council-owned theatre has been awarded £160,000 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This award will help The Victoria Theatre to safeguard the critical festive season and… read more … about Funding boost for The Victoria Theatre>>

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

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