Events

Heptonstall

Heptonstall Festival

1 Jul 2017 (All day)

Heptonstall Museum will be open for the annual Heptonstall festival on Saturday 1st July.

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Calderdale's Waterways

8 Jul 2017 - 2:00pm

West Yorkshire was the first place to have industrial waterways, and they were the key to the industrial revolution. Mike Clarke will look at the...

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Anne Lister Tour

30 Jul 2017 - 2:00pm

These guided tours of Shibden Hall focus on its most famous resident, Anne Lister (1791-1840). Hear about Anne's life as a remarkable business...

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Kids Activities- Yorkshire Day

1 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 1 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 1 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Join us for all things Yorkshire and have a go at making your own Yorkshire Rose and celebratory hat.

 

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Kids Activities- Dig Day

2 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 2 Aug 2017 - 11:30am, 2 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 2 Aug 2017 - 1:30pm, 2 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Take time to explore a dig in our Education Room and then create your own dinosaur fossil.

 

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Bankfield Pirate by Chris Mould

Pirate Days at Shibden

3 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 3 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 3 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Search for pirates and take part in our pirate crafts up at the Hall. Free eye patch when you attend the activity. Please note this activity...

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Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team

Family Map Reading Workshop

5 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm

Join members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team for one of these free workshops to...

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

8 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 8 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 8 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Today we are off to South America. What things do we have from there? What are they? Come and make your own Mola artwork.

 

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

9 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 9 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 9 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Today we are investigating North America and their objects. Come and create a sculpture.

 

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Bankfield Pirate by Chris Mould

Pirate Days at Shibden

10 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 10 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 10 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Search for pirates and take part in our pirate crafts up at the Hall. Free eye patch when you attend the activity. Please note this activity...

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After the Flood: Rebuilding Elland Bridge- opening event

12 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Join us at Smith Art Gallery for a free introductory talk from Mike at the opening of his photography exhibition 'After the Flood: Rebuilding...

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Akroyd statue and All Souls church

Akroyden Walk

12 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Join local historian David Norcliffe for a walk around historic Akroydon to discover the lives of those who lived and worked there. The walk...

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

15 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 15 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 15 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Come and explore our amazing objects from around Europe and then create your own landmark, maybe the Eiffel Tower or the leaning tower of Pisa or...

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

16 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 16 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 16 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

What would it be like to live in Asia? Come and make a Japanese wind sock. 

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Kids Activities @ Shibden- Victorian Washday

17 Aug 2017 - 11:00am

Come and help clean the dirty washing with Bessie the Laundry maid and Miss Paige the governess may even have some games you can play. 

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Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team

Family Map Reading Workshop

19 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm

Join members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team for one of these free workshops to...

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

22 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 22 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 22 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Enjoy exploring our fascinating objects from Africa. Come and make your own mask.

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

23 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 23 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 23 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Where is Oceania? Explore objects and make your own New Zealand jewellery.

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Kids Activities @ Shibden- Top Tudors

24 Aug 2017 - 11:00am

Come and explore Tudors at Shibden Hall. Find out about Tudor costume and make a herbal bag.

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Akroyd statue and All Souls Church

Akroyden Walk

26 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Join local historian David Norcliffe for a walk around historic Akroydon to discover the lives of those who lived and worked there. The walk...

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

29 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 29 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 29 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Brrr! Our last continent is Antarctica. Who lives there and what could we find there? Enjoy making a snow scene.

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Hot Sparks! Around the World in 4 weeks

30 Aug 2017 - 11:00am, 30 Aug 2017 - 1:00pm, 30 Aug 2017 - 2:00pm

Finish our world voyage by exploring different costume from around the world and create your own puppet influenced by traditional costume from one...

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Shibden Hall

Heritage Open Days 2017

7 Sep 2017 (All day), 9 Sep 2017 (All day), 10 Sep 2017 (All day)

Shibden Hall will be free entry for Heritage Open days on Thursday 7th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September...

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Anne Lister Tour

10 Sep 2017 - 2:00pm

These guided tours of Shibden Hall focus on its most famous resident, Anne Lister (1791-1840). Hear about Anne's life as a remarkable business...

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Alison Fell- Women War Workers in the First World War

14 Oct 2017 - 2:00pm

A talk by Alison Fell, Professor of French Cultural History at the University of Leeds on women war workers. This talk is part of our...

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John Spencer- Stories of local 'Dukes' in the First World War

28 Oct 2017 - 2:00pm

A talk by John Spencer, Calderdale Museums' Military Curator on stories of local ‘Dukes’ in The First World War. This talk is part of our...

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Kids Activities - Spooky Shibden

2 Nov 2017 - 11:00am, 2 Nov 2017 - 1:00pm, 2 Nov 2017 - 2:00pm

Join us for a spooky trail around the hall and then make a spooky mask.

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First World War memorabilia day

First World War Memorabilia Day

11 Nov 2017 - 10:00am

Halifax Great War Heritage Society will be hosting another First World War Memorabilia Day...

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Calderdale Open 2017- opening event

11 Nov 2017 - 2:00pm

Come along to the opening of 2017's Calderdale Open exhibition on Saturday 11th November at 2pm. Vote for your favourite in the £100 People’s...

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Shibden's Christmas Craft Fair

18 Nov 2017 (All day)

A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in time for Christmas shopping. The perfect place for present buying or to treat yourself.

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Draw & Explore Maps- free drop-in family workshop

18 Nov 2017 - 1:00pm

In this drop-in family friendly workshop, local artist Karen Alderson will help participants creatively explore ideas around maps and mapping...

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A Celebration of Hats for Saint Catherine's Day

25 Nov 2017 - 11:00am

Join us for a day of celebration on Saint Catherine's Day, the 25th November for free talks, demonstrations and activities suitable for all ages...

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Christmas Nests workshop

Christmas Nest Weaving- free workshop

2 Dec 2017 - 1:00pm

Join artists Julie Turner and Jane Pugh to create your very own festive or traditionally themed decorative nest! Using traditional and...

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Bankfield Christmas Craft Fair

9 Dec 2017 - 10:00am

A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in just time for Christmas at Bankfield Museum. The perfect place for present buying or to treat...

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Cinderella Magic Wand at Shibden Hall

16 Dec 2017 - 11:15am, 16 Dec 2017 - 1:30pm

Meet Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother in this magical costumed workshop at Shibden Hall. Help Cinderella with her chores and discover old toys....

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