Category Archives: Filming

A new resource, showcasing the magnificent architecture, landscape and buildings available to be used for filming in the Calderdale area, has now launched. The new website, www.filmcalderdale.co.uk(external link) has been launched by Calderdale Council following a recent string of successful productions which were filmed in the borough. This includes the hit BBC series, Gentleman Jack;… read more … about Shining the spotlight on filming opportunities in Calderdale>>

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Calderdale’s new cultural strategy provides a roadmap for creative delivery over the next 10 years. A new cultural strategy, guiding and celebrating the role of culture in Calderdale’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, has now launched. The pandemic has affected every aspect of life and has hit the cultural sector hard. To support the sector’s… read more … about Creativity Flows through Calderdale>>

Victoria Theatre crowd

BAFTA-winning writer Sally Wainwright has been made a Freewoman of the Borough of Calderdale – the highest honour that Calderdale Council can award – in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the area. Sally has placed the beauty and distinctiveness of Calderdale firmly on the international map through her acclaimed TV dramas – Gentleman Jack,… read more … about Sally Wainwright awarded Freedom of the Borough>>

Sally Wainwright at Shibden Hall

After its most successful year ever, Shibden Hall will close for winter from Christmas Eve, to ensure it’s ready for what’s set to be another busy season. The Hall will be open seven days a week up to and including Christmas Eve  (normal opening is 10am-4pm, Christmas Eve opening is 10am-3pm), and will reopen from… read more … about Winter break for Shibden Hall>>

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Last night, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet heard how the actions delivered as part of the First 100 Days plan are making a real difference to people in Calderdale. In June this year, Calderdale Council’s administration unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The actions in the plan were set out under… read more … about First 100 Days delivers real change>>

Cllr Swift

On Saturday 8 December, Bankfield Museum is hosting a special Christmas Fair showcasing unique products alongside museum exhibits. The fair will be held from 10am-3pm throughout the museum, which will be packed with stalls offering a wide variety of local crafts and produce just in time for the festive season. Alongside the stalls, there are… read more … about Gifts galore at Bankfield Christmas Fair>>

Bankfield entrance

Shibden Hall is opening its doors for the annual Winter Craft Fair on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November. The historic hall has been closed to the public since September while filming for the upcoming BBC and HBO series, Gentleman Jack, has been taking place. Shibden won’t fully reopen to visitors until March 2019, but… read more … about A winter wonderland at Shibden Hall>>

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Calderdale Council is looking at how it can make the most of its Visitor Information Services, to support tourism in the borough and respond to changes in how visitors carry out their research. There are currently two Council run Visitor Centres in Calderdale; one in The Central Library and Archives in Halifax and another by… read more … about Making the most of our Visitor Centres>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Leeds City Region submits its bid for new national Channel 4 HQ  Today (Friday 11 May) Leeds City Region has submitted its bid to Channel 4 for the broadcasters’ new National HQ outside of London.   The bid which responds to the broadcaster’s “4 All the UK” plan to support investment and jobs outside London… read more … about City Region Bid Calls for Channel 4 to Spark a New Revolution>>