Calderdale Creates Launch Event November 1 and Events schedule

CalderdaleCreates is the new strategic Cultural Partnership for Calderdale.

After delivering Calderdale’s new Cultural Strategy, ‘Where Creativity Flows’, it’s now time to start developing detailed plans to strengthen, energise and grow our cultural sector so we can maximise our impact and deliver on the strategy.

Join Us If you want to influence, shape, lead or hear about how the cultural sector is making a difference to Calderdale.

If you’re a creative professional, living in Calderdale, come along to our series of
networking events and/or training that will cover: Developing your freelance practice or creative business; health and wellbeing; financial resilience; educational achievement; sector specific training and career development; digital engagement; bringing communities together; events & festivals; tourism; making culture more accessible and affordable; play; living a larger creative life.

 

CalderdaleCreates Launch Event Tuesday 1 November 2pm – 5pm
Artworks, the Everybody School of Art Gallery Space, Halifax HX3 9ET

Booking required
www.wherecreativityflows.co.uk/training-events/

Download flyer with event schedule and further information (PDF format)

Calderdale Pride Extravaganza of events at The Piece Hall September 3rd

We’re thrilled to announced that Calderdale Pride will take place at The Piece Hall on Saturday 3 September 2022, from 12pm until 8pm.

We can’t wait to welcome you all and turn our iconic venue rainbow, with 8 hours of amazing entertainment.

This is a free event and inclusive for all of our community.

Click for further information and other events at the Piece Hall

List of Events:

  • 12pm – Mr. Rainbow
  • 12.10pm – Dame Shirley Bazzey (Host)
  • 12.15pm – Rachel Fuller as Shania Twain
  • 12.50pm – Davina Regina
  • 1.30pm – Nathan Anthony
  • 2pm – Callum Butterworth
  • 2.30pm – Rachel Fuller as Dua Lipa
  • 3.15pm – Bex Wysling
  • 3.45pm – Ellie Etoile’s Burlesque
  • 4pm – Jess Gardham
  • 4.45pm – Dame Shirley Bazzey
  • 5pm – Marigold Addams as Cher
  • 5.30pm – Ellie Etoile’s Burlesque
  • 6pm – Liberty X
  • 6.45pm – Divina De Campo
  • 7.45pm – Pride Team Finale

 

VIRSA – A celebration of South Asian Heritage Month 2022

Calderdale’s South Asian Heritage Festival begins with a Weekend of Celebration at Square Chapel Arts Centre and The Piece Hall.

The festival, commissioned by Calderdale Council, promises a month of events and activities to celebrate the long and rich history of British Asians and the positive impact they have within the borough. It will bring together leading British Pakistani and Indian writers and performers plus local businesses and community groups at venues across Calderdale.

Download Flyer here

The Piece Hall

The Piece Hall event begins at midday and will feature Indian drumming, henna painting, calligraphy arts, face painting, antique Pakistani jewellery, handmade bags and free, fun, family activities in the main courtyard. There will also be music and writing workshops and performance events at Square Chapel Arts Centre over that weekend. All activities are FREE! And there will be a real community market feel in the courtyard … a chance to celebrate the friendship and generosity of South Asian culture …

Square Chapel Arts Centre

Brilliant FREE workshops for women and girls, not just of South Asian heritage. This is an invitation to all women interested in culture, identity, sense of place and empowerment.

Booking is essential. You can book workshops and events at Square Chapel Arts Centre here: squarechapel.co.uk/whats-on/

Saturday 16th July @ 1.30 pm
” I Belong Here ” – Talk & Writing Workshop with Award Winning author Anita Sethi
A two-hour session with Anita Sethi. Short talk after which Anita will explore themes of place, nature, journeying – both geographical and emotional journeys – and how nature and writing can bring a sense of belonging.

Saturday 16th July @ 4 pm
Into the Wilds – New South Asian Writing
Fox & Windmill is the UK’s first independent book publishing company for British South Asian writers. They are dedicated to bridging the gap in the industry for writers from underrepresented backgrounds and sharing their unique stories and perspectives.

Sunday 17th July @ 2pm

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan Free Workshop & Performance Event
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a writer, poet and educator disrupting understandings of history, race, knowledge and violence. In 2019 she published Postcolonial Banter, an anthology of poetry critiquing racism, Islamophobia and notions of national identity. The collection includes poems which have had millions of online views and been featured across TV and radio.

Saturday July 23rd
Square Chapel will host a screening of acclaimed film ‘Lakeer’ followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer

Victoria Theatre

Saturday July 23rd – South Asian Comedy Club

Comedy club with some of the best South Asian comedians on the comedy circuit.Calderdale’s museums and libraries will feature a number of displays and events to complement the celebrations.This is an opportunity for all communities to come together and share the best South Asian culture has to offer – please let your friends and colleagues know and help make this a regular feature of Calderdale’s Cultural Calendar!The full programme of events and activities can be found at:

issuu.com/verddegris/docs/programme