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Exhibition

The Fashion Gallery

Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but little known textile collections in the country.
Event dates 10th May 2019 - 24th December 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
The Fashion Gallery
Exhibition

A Town Through Time

A new exhibition capturing a century of Brighouse, West Yorkshire on canvas and camera. This exhibition features paintings and photographs from Calderdale Museums’ collections, including works by local Brighouse artists Miles Sharp and Stanley Chapman.
Event dates 19th October 2019 - 20th April 2020
This event takes place at Smith Art Gallery
Bridge End by Miles Sharp
Exhibition

Photographic Memories

A new exhibition in The Link Gallery at Bankfield Museum of photography capturing the places and people of Calderdale, including collections by Martin Parr and Fay Godwin.
Event dates 4th January 2020 - 30th May 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Photographic Memories exhibition
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Bankfield Buddies

For our under fives. Come along to Akroyd Library in Bankfield Museum and join in our craft activities for under-fives.
Event dates Friday 17th January 2020 (10 more dates available)
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Bear
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‘Heart Throbs and Heroines’ Evening

This special Valentine’s event will be celebrating the opening of the new ‘As Seen on TV’ exhibition. Get up close and personal with some of TV’s favourite costumes from the dashing Mr Darcy to the passionate Poldark.
Event dates Friday 14th February 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Mr-Darcy-Colin-Firth
Exhibition

As Seen on TV

An exhibition celebrating the costumes of some of Britain’s best loved TV dramas including Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Poldark, Victoria and many more. Alongside a new display of historic costumes from similar periods in the Fashion Gallery.
Event dates 15th February 2020 - 5th September 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
As Seen on TV poster
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Sparks! Half Term Fun - Junk Modelling

Back by popular demand. Come and explore some of our amazing handling objects and then using our junk materials make your own sculpture, robot, monster, whatever your imagination decides.
Event dates Tuesday 18th February 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
robots
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Sparks! Half Term Fun - Landscape Picture.

As part of the Calderdale Photography exhibition come and create your own landscape picture. Suitable for 4-12 years old.
Event dates Wednesday 19th February 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
PieceHall
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Sparks! Half Term Fun - Glove Monster

Explore our puppets and make your own glove monster.   Suitable for 4-12 years olds.
Event dates Thursday 20th February 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Monsters
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Stories Alive

Linked to world book day come and join our fabulous storyteller Eden Ballantyne for an afternoon of storytelling. Please note adults must pay for an accompanying ticket.
Event dates Saturday 14th March 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Eden
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Anne Lister's birthday @ Shibden Hall

Shibden will be staying open until 8pm on Anne Lister's birthday 2020. Anne was born on the 3rd April 1791 and to celebrate there will be tea and birthday cake and a celebratory atmosphere with staff and volunteers on hand to talk all things Anne Lister.  Dressing up encouraged! 
Event dates Friday 3rd April 2020
This event takes place at Shibden Hall
Anne Lister of Shibden Hall
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In conversation with Anne Lister biographer Helena Whitbread

Join writer and historian Helena Whitbread at Bankfield Museum in Halifax where she’ll be discussing her books on Anne Lister and over 30 years spent decoding Anne Lister's diaries and sharing the wonderful story of Halifax's famous lesbian diarist with the world. The event will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Event dates Friday 3rd April 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Helena Whitbread
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Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun - Easter Pom Pom Creation

Take part in our eggcellent trail and create an Easter themed pom pom creation. Suitable for 4-12 year olds.
Event dates Tuesday 7th April 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
pompom
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Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun - Woven Easter Egg

Take part in our eggcellent trail and make a woven Easter egg.  Suitable for 4-12 year olds.
Event dates Wednesday 8th April 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
eggs
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Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun - Fashion Models

Take part in our eggcellent trail and create your own fashion model. 
Event dates Tuesday 14th April 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
plate
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Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun - Moving Pictures

Take part in our eggcellent trail and create your own moving picture.  Suitable for 4-12 year olds.
Event dates Wednesday 15th April 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
chick
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From Stitches to Screen- seminar day

From Stitches to Screen: Fashion Seminar day in association with The Bronte Parsonage This one-day seminar hosted by Calderdale Museums and the Brontë Parsonage Museum seeks to examine how historic costumes in museum collections are used as inspiration for film and TV dramas. It will consider such topics as what costume on screen can tell us about characters and the role of costume designers, historians and historical consultants can have on shaping the public’s view of costume and history.
Event dates Sunday 28th June 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Screen shot form drama To Walk Invisible
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A Regency Summer Ball

Join us for an evening of dancing with live music from the famous Pemberley Players. No dancing experience required - all dances will be called and there will be a dance practice 1.30pm – 3.30pm included in the ticket price.
Event dates Saturday 1st August 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
A Regcncy Summer Ball
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History Wardrobe presents... Film Stars & Fashion Plates

We all love the stylish designs of Hollywood historical films and TV costume dramas, but how much do they reflect the real clothes of an era, and what would it be like to wear them? Join dress historian Lucy Adlington and costume specialist Meridith Towne for a delightful exploration of corsets, crinolines, bonnets and bum rolls...
Event dates Friday 4th September 2020
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
History Wardrobe
Exhibition

Shibden 600

Shibden Hall is 600 years old! The first reference to Shibden Hall was in 1420/21 so in 2020 we will be conducting more research into its past and gathering stories about the Hall's 600 years, with various families in occupation and nearly 100 years as a public museum. From 14 November 2020 there will be an exhibition at Bankfield Museum (as there is little space at Shibden) to celebrate the Hall's history and all the people that have lived and worked there over the centuries.  Sign up to our enews to hear about our Shibden 600 creative projects during 2020 and 2021.
Event dates 14th November 2020 - 24th December 2021
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
Shibden Hall and barn