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Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place at Bankfield Museum September 18

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If you’ve had your fill of the red carpet vlogs of the MET gala, perhaps you’d like another look at fashion in this upcoming exhibition at Bankfield Museum!

This upcoming event will mark the reopening of the Fashion section of the top floor of Bankfield museum.

Coinciding with London Fashion Week, Belonging: Fashion & A Sense of Place is a collaboration between Calderdale Council and Leeds Arts University.

This exhibition combines contemporary fashion with influences of the West Riding of Yorkshire, using various media, will be presented at the top floor Fashion Gallery of Bankfield museum. It will showcase work of fashion designers and artists who have been inspired by everything unique about West Riding of Yorkshire.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 18 September and runs until 5 March 2022.

Entry is free. Donations welcome

The Bankfield Museum:  Akroyd Park, Boothtown Rd, Halifax HX3 6HG

Read a feature at the Halifax Courier

Walks, talks and more at the Halifax Heritage Festival

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hhfest_logoThe 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.

Click here to find out whats going on today

Winter is Coming to Bankfield Museum

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Don’t miss the stunning Game of Thrones White Walker embroidery at Bankfield Museum. Featuring a formidable White Walker, the work is over 17 feet wide and was originally created for HBO as a backdrop to mark the eagerly awaited release of Games of Thrones series five on DVD.

The highly detailed work will be on display until Saturday 10 September and features imagery from one of the most intense battle scenes in TV series history – the massacre of Hardhome (Series 5 episode 8).

The embroidery took over 5,000 hours to complete using a wide range of textile and mixed media materials, creating a one-off piece that showcases the artistry of hand embroidery and textile design in an impressive and imposing way.

To find more events and activities visit Calderdale Museums Website.

Dragons arrive in Brighouse this weekend

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Visitors to Smith Art Gallery in Brighouse are in for some fiery fun, as a new family exhibition exploring fearsome, ferocious and friendly dragons through the ages (in all their shapes and sizes) opens on Saturday 5 December.

This free exhibition features original artworks by local illustrator and author Chris Mould. Following his successful ‘Pirates!’ exhibition last year, Chris returns to Brighouse with his book ‘Fangs ‘n’ Fire’… read more…