Category Archives: Events

A special event will highlight the valuable work of the Armed Forces community, its importance to Calderdale’s heritage and culture, and the support available to past and present members. Families can take part in Armed Forces Day(external link) on Saturday 29 June at a free fun day on Southgate in Halifax town centre. From 9am… read more … about Celebrate Armed Forces Day in Calderdale>>

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

A free new event is taking place on the last Friday of every month at Todmorden Markets. The Meet Market is a regular special evening event, held from 6-8pm in the heart of Todmorden at the outdoor market. Each of the themed, monthly events will feature live music, comedy, street food, drinks and gift stalls…. read more … about A chance to meet, eat and enjoy entertainment in Todmorden>>

Band performing at Todmorden Markets

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!’>>

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>>

The latest plans for improved public spaces and active travel routes in Todmorden town centre will be available at an event at Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub on Saturday 18 May. The Public Places in the Heart of Todmorden project is part of the Todmorden Town Deal, a £17.5m regeneration programme funded by the… read more … about Event offers opportunity to see the latest plans for public spaces and active travel in Todmorden>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

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>>

Calderdale’s first ever Year of Culture is officially underway, after hundreds of local performers showcased their talent and creativity in an opening celebration to remember. Visitors to Halifax town centre on Saturday 13 April 2024 were treated to over 25 free events, activities and performances from 10am to 8pm. Crowds gathered in The Piece Hall… read more … about Year-long cultural celebration kicks off in Calderdale>>

Parkinson Lane Community Primary School dancers at the Piece Hall - credit Ant Robling

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