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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

The Brighouse Town Deal Board and Calderdale Council are inviting community groups, charities and organisations to express an interest in giving two of the town centre’s temporary parklets a new home when they are removed as part of the £19.1m Town Deal investment work. Four pedestrian areas with benches, plants and trees, two on Commercial… read more … about Community groups invited to give Brighouse’s parklets a new home>>

People sat on parklets at Bethel Street, Brighouse

Work to transform the Victoria Theatre in Halifax is soon due to start, aimed at ensuring that more people can enjoy all that the theatre has to offer. The work, which is funded by the UK Government’s Future High Streets Fund, is set to begin, with Calderdale Council appointing the construction company Morris and Spottiswood… read more … about Curtain up on theatre improvement work>>

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Large beams have been lifted into place, forming part of a new footbridge spanning the River Calder in Mytholmroyd. The new bridge is located at the junction of New Road and Burnley Road in the centre of Mytholmroyd and will replace the existing footbridge. The current pedestrian bridge required significant repair work, to the extent… read more … about New footbridge in Mytholmroyd taking shape>>

Bridge beams being lifted into place in Mytholmroyd

The hidden wonders found in the local Calderdale landscape are the focus of a new exhibition at Bankfield Museum, Halifax. Works by watercolour artist Jane Austin are on display at the museum as part of the new exhibition, Three Miles from Home.  Each piece on display captures scenes which can be found within three miles… read more … about New exhibition explores hidden Halifax>>

Watercolour of barn owl. Copyright Jane Austin

The first of three new Changing Places toilets in Calderdale is now open at Todmorden Learning Centre, improving facilities in the town, particularly for those with severe disabilities or complex needs. As part of the Changing Places programme, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Muscular Dystrophy UK, Calderdale… read more … about New Changing Places facility improves accessibility in Todmorden>>

Changing Places facility in Todmorden

In the run up to Calderdale’s Year of Culture in 2024, local groups and organisations are invited to apply for grants from a £50,000 fund, to support cultural opportunities. The year 2024 marks 50 years since Calderdale became a borough. To celebrate, Calderdale Council is hosting a Year of Culture, to inspire, entertain, and showcase… read more … about Opportunity for local groups to celebrate CultureDale>>

CultureDale logo

Friday 22 September 2023 marks 183 years since the death of Anne Lister, and organisations around Calderdale are taking part in a programme of events to celebrate her remarkable life and legacy. The famous diarist, landowner, entrepreneur, mountaineer, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister, was born in Halifax on 3 April 1791 and died on… read more … about Celebrating the remarkable life and legacy of Anne Lister>>

Visitors gathered around the Anne Lister statue at the Piece Hall

Three Calderdale parks have been recognised as some of the best in England and Wales, after receiving the prestigious Green Flag Award. Centre Vale Park in Todmorden, Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience in Halifax, and Shibden Park, also in Halifax, have all been awarded Green Flag status, the international quality mark for parks and… read more … about Green Flag success for Calderdale parks>>

Manor Heath Park walled garden