Halifax Steampunk Market Comes to Calderdale Industrial Museum

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Halifax Steampunk Market will be held Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2018, 11:00am-5:00pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Rd, Halifax HX1 1QG.

Outdoor entertainment is to be confirmed but there will be a flying display from one of Amy Jo Lawrance​’s owls from her Flying Squadron on both days at 1:00pm. This will most likely be in grounds of the Piece Hall which is immediately behind the museum.

Recruiting for the Coffee Jousting (that’s right!) commences from 3:00pm for the tournament to take place at 4:00pm on the Saturday only.

Captain Cumberpatch’s Curious Creations will be donating medals for the prizewinners (silver, gold and two bronze) and one also for the Coffee Jousting Beanmaster (the host).

There will be a tombola run to raise money for a named charity which all the traders will be donating to.

A vintage tearoom will be there for the weekend selling…

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Ever wanted to have your say on issues in Calderdale? Join the Talkback panel!

Do you want to have a say on the issues facing Calderdale? Each month we ask our Talkback panel about a key issue, such as waste and recycling, littering, road safety, physical activity, parks, budgets, vision, museums, libraries, air quality, social care and much more. We are now looking to recruit new volunteers and it’s really … Continue reading Ever wanted to have your say on issues in Calderdale? Join the Talkback panel!

K9 Party in the Park at Manor Heath

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The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford branch are inviting all two legged and four legged friends to their annual ‘K9 Party In The Park’ on Sunday 9 September 2018, 12:00pm-5:00pm at Manor Heath Park, Halifax HX3 0EB.

The self funded branch is hoping to raise crucial funds for the animals in their care, whilst having some fun in the sun and partying with local supporters and their canines!

The event is free but donations are greatly received and all party-goers will receive a free goodie bag! The dog show can be entered from 11.30am on the day and is just £1.50 per class. ‘Best Rescue’, ‘Puppy Love’, ‘Best Junior Handler’ and ‘Celebrity Dog Look-a-like’ are just a few examples of some of the classes that will be running on the day.


  • 25 Class Dog Show
  • Fun games
  • Great Food Vans
  • Delicious Ice Cream
  • A variety of fun…

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Halifax Hidden Gems Tours

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Halifax’s hidden gems are set to be revealed in all their historic glory thanks to a special tour, either on foot or by bus during the Halifax Heritage Weekend.

The tour has been organised by Halifax Minster with the support of businesses and heritage sites across Halifax. There will be a number of tours, the first being Thursday 6 September at 11:00am, 2:00pm & 3:00pm.

There will also be tours over the following days on;

  • Friday 7 September: 11am, 2pm & 3pm
  • Saturday 8 September: 10am, 11am, 2pm & 3pm
  • Sunday 9 September: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3pm

Take part to delve into the fascinating history of the town and perhaps uncover some surprises along the way.

£5 per person Booking ESSENTIAL by either the Halifax Minster website or Eventbrite.

Walking Tours (1.5 hours start at the Town Hall and end at the Minster)

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