An Open Day based upon the King and Country exhibition will be held on Saturday 9 June at Bankfield Museum, .
There will be free activities and events suitable for all ages commemorating the region’s First World War experiences.
Bankfield Museum’s exhibition commemorating the region’s wartime contribution features over 200 objects, 200 images and archives and 60 local stories to explore local experiences during the First World War. From soldiers, sailors and nurses to those at home working in munitions, hospitals and fundraising.
Children and young people will take part in two fun workshops to discover what crime and punishment was like in Victorian times, and what it is like today at Bankfield Museum on Saturday 14 April, 12:30pm-3:30pm. They will also design a themed T- shirt during an art and textiles workshop.
The fun day is designed for children and young people who are currently in care, aged 5-16 from across West Yorkshire, to attend with foster carers / residential staff.
The aim is to offer looked after young people opportunities to explore what their future could hold in a fun, interactive and age appropriate way, while gaining exposure to higher education professionals.
The session is FREE but places are limited so please book at Eventbrite.
Opening at Bankfield Museum on Saturday 10 February will be an exhibition ‘Interpretations of Calderdale Museums Pattern Book Collection’ by the Textile Art Group. Discover intricate details, long forgotten patterns and learn more about the history of the textile industry. The exhibition will include art works created by the Textile Art Group inspired by this fascinating collection.
Members of the Textile Art Group will be in the Link Gallery demonstrating a number of different crafts and talking about their work. Free, drop in activity for all ages.
Other activities around this exhibition which continues until 2 June include;
Through my Sketchbooks with Vivienne Brown
Saturday 17 March, 1.30pm to 4pm
Bookmaking with Helen Smith & Joan Burnip
Saturday 24 March, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm
Needlepunch Felt & Fibre Painting with Jackie Ford and Denise Teed
Saturday 14 April, 11am to 2pm
Entries will be open from Saturday 7 October – Saturday 4 November 2017. Please read the terms and conditions and bring a completed entry form and the entry fee when you deliver your work. Entries accepted at Bankfield Museum during opening hours- Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
The entry fee is £20.00 for up to 3 artworks per entry. Please note this is an open exhibition with a selection process and there is no guarantee that all the work submitted will be displayed.
Please note that during 2017 there will be essential building works at Bankfield, which will affect access to some areas.
Join members of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team for one of these free workshops at Bankfield Museum to learn about modern maps and navigation. Have a go at our orienteering challenge around Akroyden Park and hear about the role of the CVSRT. Suitable for ages 8+. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 5 Aug 2017 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm. (There will be another workshop on Saturday 19 August)
FREE, but please book a place as numbers are limited. Book online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/185513 or by phoning 01422 352334.
Get along to Bankfield Museum and join in our craft activities for under-fives. In this relaxed, friendly environment children can play, enjoy a story and learn more about the fascinating objects on display.
Meet in Akroyd Library in the Museum.
Free parking and ramped push chair access at the back of the Museum. Sessions run from 10.30am-11.15am. £2.00 per child. Booking is not required, please pay on the day. Hot and cold drinks available to buy from reception.
(If you have any particular questions please contact Fiona Willats on 01422 352334).
Session dates for 2017:
23, 30 June
7, 14, 21 July
15, 22, 29 September
6, 13, 20, 27 October
10, 17, 24 November
1, 8, 15 December
Bankfield Museum 17 June – 4 November
Discover historic maps of the region and the world in our exploration of map making. From maps of the local area to the stars, featuring hand drawn, embroidered, 3D, and artistic maps from Calderdale Museums’ Collections. Follow our A to Z of Maps trail and see our Events Page for details on school holiday activities.
Map-related talks and workshops:
Calderdale’s Waterways- Saturday 8th July at 2pm. Join Mike Clarke, a waterway’s historian, to look at the development of West Yorkshire’s industrial waterways, through maps and photos, and put their development into a national and international perspective. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND BOOKING.
Family Map Reading Workshops- Saturday 5th and Saturday 19th August 1pm – 3pm. Join members of Calderdale Valley Search and Rescue Team for one of these two family workshops to learn about modern maps and navigation, have a go at our orienteering challenge around Bankfield and Akroydon Park and hear about the role of the CVSRT. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND BOOKING.
History Wardrobe presents – Gothic for Girls. All the dark drama of black in fashion, and the best of British supernatural stories.
Saturday 29 October 2016 – 1.30pm
At Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Rd, HX3 6HG
With shiveringly beautiful costumes and readings from Jane Austen, the Brontës, Mary Shelley, Mrs Radcliffe… coming right up to date with The Woman in Black.
Costs just £10 per person which includes refreshments… Book online now
Play some spooky games at Bankfield Museum and make a Mummy’s hand on Wednesday 26 October from 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 3pm.
At Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Rd, Halifax, HX3 6HG
Just £3.50 per child or £2.50 for Passport to Leisure holders – Book online now
The Halifax Heritage Festival gets underway today and approximately 20 heritage sites are hosting events and activities during the festival with over 60 walks, talks, tours, viewings, exhibitions and live music events taking place.
Thursday 8 September to Sunday 11 September
Most events are FREE of charge to attend, a limited few have a small cost or donation requirement, with nothing costing more than £5 per person.
Visitors can expect family activities, children’s events, evening talks and lunch time walks, with historical lectures, ghostly tales, hidden gems, and uncovered tombs being included in the weekend.
Running alongside the already renowned Heritage Open Days, the Halifax Heritage Festival offers many unique events taking place, there’s something for all ages.