Category Archives: Events

The Anne Lister Birthday Festival is returning for 2024, with organisations across Calderdale hosting events to celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Shibden Hall’s most famous resident. The famous landowner, entrepreneur, mountaineer, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister was born in Halifax on 3 April 1791. To celebrate what would have been Anne’s… read more … about Festival returns to celebrate the remarkable life of Anne Lister>>

Anne Lister portrait

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

Feedback from local people and organisations is being used to help shape plans to improve walking and cycling provision in north and west Halifax. Calderdale Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is working on two projects which focus on a number of changes to roads and facilities around the areas of north… read more … about Feedback shapes improvements in north and west Halifax>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

Time is running out to see the unique collection of dress historian and author Lucy Adlington at Bankfield Museum in Halifax. Visitors to the museum have until Saturday 23 December to enjoy the ‘Opening the Wardrobe’ exhibition, which has been on display in the Fashion Gallery on the top floor of the museum since February… read more … about Enjoy festive fashions at Bankfield, before the wardrobe closes its doors>>

Lucy Adlington at Bankfield Museum in front of glass case containing dresses

Press release from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Firefighters at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) are hoping to educate over one thousand young people in the coming days as we take part in a series of events to issue important information as part of in Road Safety Week 2023. The seven days… read more … about Firefighters look to educate hundreds of young people as part of Road Safety Week 2023>>

Drive safe written on road

Calderdale’s proud tradition of innovation was in the spotlight at a major event helping businesses to grow through new ideas and opportunities. Dozens of businesses from across Calderdale and West Yorkshire discovered how to take their products, services and processes to the next level, at the ‘Innovate Local: West Yorkshire’ event at Dean Clough, Halifax,… read more … about Major business event showcases Calderdale’s innovation>>

Tracy Brabin, Dean Cook and Cllr Jane Scullion at the Innovate Local West Yorkshire event in Halifax

Events in Calderdale are increasing awareness of different faith communities and strengthening connections this Inter Faith Week(external link) (Sunday 12 – Sunday 19 November 2023). Calderdale’s support for the national week officially began on Remembrance Sunday, with Calderdale Interfaith members coming together to attend the civic service at Halifax Minster to honour those who have… read more … about Inter Faith Week strengthens community connections>>