Halifax Comedy Festival 2017

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Six venues + over 20 acts = one great Comedy Festival! The Halifax Comedy festival is back for a third year from 20th – 28th October 2017. Tickets are on sale now!

See popular comedians such as Lee Nelson, Rob Rouse, Shazia Mirza, Richard Herring; events from the Fringe such as Barbara Nice, George Egg DIY Cook; sing along with the Rocky Horror Picture Show; the kids have a comedy club to enjoy and even Sooty will be making an appearance!

 

For more information  Call 01422 305959 or visit halifaxcomedyfestival.com

Local Studies Welcome Day at the new Halifax Central Library!

Friday 8th September 9.30am to 6.30pm, free admission

Start your visit to the newly opened library by picking up a Square Roots heritage leaflet and following a self-guided tour round the building and local sites of historical interest.

The tour ends in the new Local Studies department on the lower ground floor.  Take NewCentralLibraryRoseWindowTinyPNGtime to have a good look round and talk to staff about the resources and services available, including our new digital microfilm scanners.

Ticket availability allowing, you can sit down at 11am for a fascinating hour with the Halifax Great War Heritage Society.  For more information, see  What did the Great War ever do for us?

Between 9.30am and 4pm, Calderdale Family History Society will be waiting to talk to you in The Lab on the ground floor and will be able to show you how the Society can help you research your ancestors. For more information, see Calderdale Family History Society

Alongside the Calderdale Family History Society in The Lab will be one of our library volunteers, eager to show you the online resources available through the library service for help with your research.

At 1pm you can attend a brief talk by local historian and Halifax Antiquarian Society member, David Glover. Meet other members of Halifax Antiquarian Society and have a go at their Hali-facts quiz. You will also be entertained by their vintage Local History film – showing on screens around the library throughout the day, along with First World War footage supplied by the Halifax Great War Heritage Society.

Ticket availability allowing, you will also be able to join an outdoor heritage walk with Anne Kirker at 2pm.  For more information, see Square Roots – Round and about the new central library

Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival 2017 this weekend!

Rushbearing dates back several centuries to a time when rushes were simply a floor covering in churches.sowerby_bridge_rushbearing_700

Each year, it was out with the old and in with the new. Over many years this tradition has gradually turned into a celebration and a holiday involving music, Morris dancing and revelry.

There are many ways to be part of the festival. Do not be one of the missing ingredients!

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September at various venues across Sowerby Bridge. For more information, visit: Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival 2017 .

Halifax Agricultural Show 2017 returns next month

cowtinypngSaturday 12 August 2017
Adults £8 advance £10 on the day
Children and Concessions £4 advance £5 on the day
Family £20 advance £25 on the day

The Halifax Agricultural Show is the largest show of its kind in the local region and offers something for everyone.

There are goats, cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, rabbits and many other animals.
Handicrafts and produce, The Lamb National, Ridgeside Lurcher and Terrier display, Bolddog Lings Freestyle Motocross, Farmers’ Market, demonstrations and more.
There is also plenty to see in the Show Jumping, Vintage vehicles and Fun Dog rings.
You do not have to be a farmer, or a grower of mammoth vegetables to enter the show.

There are classes for everyone. Go on, enter into some friendly competition and add to the fun!

You can buy tickets from local retailers, or you can pay for tickets at the gate on show day.

For more information, visit: Halifax Agricultural Show 2017 .