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Costumes from Gentleman Jack

In 2022 Bankfield Museum in Halifax hosted ‘Costumes from Gentleman Jack’ exhibition. To share the exhibition further, the exhibition and content have been recorded in a film and slideshow.
Event dates Wednesday 12th June 2024
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Anne Lister's birthday diary entries

For Anne Lister's 229th birthday on the 3rd April 2020 we wanted to share her diary entries from her journals 1818 to 1840. Here we have the extracts from Anne's birthdays, with transcriptions kindly provided by members of the #AnneListerCodeBreaker team.
Event dates Wednesday 12th June 2024
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DIARY PAGE
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Waterloo

An online exhibition to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo on the 18th June 1815.
Event dates Wednesday 12th June 2024
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A letter by Anne Lister and Ann Walker 1st August, 1834

Event dates Wednesday 12th June 2024
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Shibden Hall Paintings

Shibden Hall has 15 unique oil paintings, that are mostly portraits, on permanent display; some have been on site for centuries. We do not have much information on these paintings and would love to find out more.
Event dates Wednesday 12th June 2024
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Shibden Dale
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50 Years of Calderdale

Calderdale is celebrating its Year of Culture in 2024 to mark the 50th anniversary of its founding as a Borough, a period which has seen a profound transformation of the area from a major manufacturing centre unto a thriving, multicultural area. As part of these celebrations, Bankfield Museum is launching a new exhibition which explores the history of the Borough, from archaeological discoveries that have cast new light on the region’s prehistoric past, to the repurposing of former industrial buildings by businesses, filmmakers, and cultural bodies to create a dynamic future.    
Event dates 2nd January 2024 - 21st December 2025
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
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INSPIRED: The Art of Making Historical Fashion

This exciting new exhibition showcases fashion makers from across the country who design and make clothing based on historical dress. It explores the process of how you go from a museum garment or fashion plate to producing an item of historically inspired dress that is ready to wear.
Event dates 27th January 2024 - 21st December 2024
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
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Highlights from the Calderdale Collection

For Calderdale’s Year of Culture 2024, this exhibition will showcase some of the Museum Service’s collections of art across different media and ages. Featuring some of the best-known artists from the region and beyond, alongside hidden gems from within the museum collection.
Event dates 20th April 2024 - 19th October 2024
This event takes place at Smith Art Gallery
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TOYS!

A celebration of all things fun in this family friendly exhibition showcasing a wide range of Museum Collections including teddy bears, trains, boardgames and rocking horses. This exhibition will be filled with nostalgia and have something for all ages to enjoy.
Event dates 11th May 2024 - 31st August 2024
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
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Mr. Darcy’s ‘Wet Shirt’

The iconic ‘wet shirt’ worn by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen will be on display. The classic 1995 television scene saw Mr. Darcy dive into a lake and emerge with his shirt wet and clinging to him, only to be unexpectedly confronted by the presence of Miss Elizabeth Bennet; the lady who had rejected his marriage proposal.
Event dates 25th May 2024 - 24th December 2024
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
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Colours Of Calderdale: Textile Art Group’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition

Founded in 1994 and meeting monthly in Bankfield Museum, the Textile Art Group celebrates its 30th anniversary with the exhibition Colours of Calderdale. This links in with Calderdale’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, Culturedale, which celebrates the huge diversity of cultural attractions, diverse groups and many celebratory events being held throughout the Calder Valley during the year.
Event dates 8th June 2024 - 28th September 2024
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
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Engineers & Chocolatiers

A celebration of Calderdale. The hills and architecture, and the people that shaped it, by local artist Kate Lycett.
Event dates 29th June 2024 - 21st December 2024
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
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History Wardrobe presents - Bumps, Babbies & Bairns

The Two Lucys take you on a journey into historical motherhood, from maternity clothes to baby layettes. With one Lucy in the family way (only acting, don’t worry) the other Lucy plays Expert, giving sound advice from bygone times on what to wear with a bun in the oven and how to dress your little darlings.
Event dates Saturday 13th July 2024
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
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A Regency Summer Ball at Bankfield

A Regency Summer Ball at Bankfield Museum, 7pm - 11pm. No dancing experience required, all dances will be called.
Event dates Saturday 27th July 2024
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
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Heritage Open Days at Shibden Hall

*/ Celebrate Heritage Weekend with us with free entry to Shibden Hall on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2024. Advance booking is required. 
Event dates Saturday 7th September 2024 (1 more date available)
This event takes place at Shibden Hall
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Wild Words

Ted Hughes and the Poetry of Calderdale The rugged and beautiful landscape of Calderdale has inspired poets for generations, most famously, the Poet Laureate Ted Hughes (1930-1998). This new exhibition celebrates the poets and poetry of the region, including rare examples of Hughes’ work from the archives of the University of Huddersfield, and photographs from Fay Godwin (1931-2005), whose images accompanied Hughes’ words in Remains of Elmet.   The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of poetry workshops and live events by current Calder poets.
Event dates 7th September 2024 - 1st March 2025
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
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Heritage Open Day

Bankfield Museum will be open especially for Heritage Open Days on Sunday 8th September 2024.
Event dates Sunday 8th September 2024
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
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Shibden Winter Craft Fair

Shibden Hall’s Winter Craft Fair will be returning for 2024. Join traders from across the region for a weekend of shopping and festive fun.
Event dates Saturday 16th November 2024 (1 more date available)
This event takes place at Shibden Hall
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Bankfield Christmas Craft Fair

Bankfield Museum’s Christmas Craft Fair will be returning on Saturday 9th December 2023 with the venue welcoming a range of traders from across the region for a day of shopping and festive fun.  The Museum will be filled with stalls selling a range of local produce including artisan crafts, just in time for buying those special Christmas gifts and treats. No booking required and free admission to the event.
Event dates Saturday 7th December 2024
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum