Arts & Screen

SLIDESHOW: Reader Pictures

A selection of great pictures taken in and around Todmorden.

The 2016 Hunted contestants, including Leeds pair Anna May and Elizabeth Garnett (left)

Could you be Hunted? TV show seeks new contestants

Producers of a TV show are looking for daring contestants to 'go to ground' in a bid to evade capture in 21st-century Britain.

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Paul’s challenging art work ...

Paul’s challenging art work ...

Artist, Paul Ormerod had a typical post war upbringing, attending secondary school before leaving when he was 15 to work in the mines.

Elicia follows in her family’s footsteps

Elicia follows in her family’s footsteps

When nine-year-old Elicia Ramsden takes to the stage in the pantomime ‘Cinderella’ this month, she will continue a tradition of family involvement in amateur theatre in Brighouse going back five generations.

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New year swim at Lee Dam, Lumbutts, Todmorden. Men's race.

Brave souls all set to plunge into icy dam

Those brave (or mad) enough to compete in the icy New Year Swim held at Lee Dam, high in the south Pennines , will plunge into the freezing depths; for a chilly version of fun, with the aim to recover the wooden trophy that is chucked into the ice cold water.

By Naomi Caunce.

Your Picture of the Week

Taken near Todmorden School, by Naomi Caunce from Lydgate.

15 April 2016    .......    A mock of the Bronte Parsonage being buills on Penistone Hill  Haworth for Sally Wainwright's TV drama being filmed this spring.    Picture by Tony Johnson

Recreating the parsonage for Sally Wainwright’s new Brontë drama

Grant Montgomery remembers the first time he and his production team headed up to the flat cap of Penistone Hill, the windswept hilltop heavily cratered by abandoned quarries overlooking Haworth.

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Organic cotton bird print PJs, �52, at People Tree.

Fashion: Santa, Baby ... here’s what we really really want for Christmas

There are some pieces that every woman will always need in her wardrobe. Stephanie Smith picks out classic must-have gifts for the stylish.

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Singer Cameron Lee is hoping to win our Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 talent competition.

VIDEO: Can singer Cameron win our talent competition?

Move over Alfie Boe and Michael Ball - here comes singer Cameron Lee who believes he can win our Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 talent competition.
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PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Bronte sisters now come under spotlight of TV drama writer Sally

Stunning new pictures released by the BBC give a preview of what to expect from a new Bronte drama which will be aired this Christmas.

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Twinkle toes

Step back in time as Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz and Janette bring back to life the moves of legendary performer Fred Astaire.


VIDEO REVIEW: Rogue One is out of this world say Star Wars fans at Cineworld Sheffield

The Force is strong with new blockbuster Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - an action packed epic tale, said fans who stayed up into the early hours to be amongst the first in the galaxy to see it.

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Halifax, Happy Valley, Christmas fund raiser, credit Craig Shaw.

Celebrating their first Christmas in the campaign against hate crime

A community group is celebrating after an evening of live music and entertainment helped raise money for its future projects.

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Felicity Jones stars in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Picture: Film Frame..� 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Review: The force is strong with thrilling Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Put any fears you may have of Phantom Menace-style disappointment to rest. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a genuinely thrilling addition to the franchise.

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Emmerdale TV ad banned for showing ‘exaggerated’ studio experience

A television advertisement for an Emmerdale studio tour has been banned for exaggerating the visitor experience.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 12A, is the first of a thrilling new series of stand-alone spin-off films

WIN: Rogue One A Star Wars Story Cineworld Sheffield tickets

Get your lightsaber at the ready - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits the big screen this week and we have tickets for you to win to be amongst the first in the galaxy to see it.

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Art expert Dave makes first approach for once

Art expert Dave makes first approach for once

Since he established his gallery in Water Street , Todmorden Dave Gunning has established such a reputation for finding unknown or neglected artists and building their reputation that he is even approached for advice by leading London galleries!

Society’s tasty screening

Society’s tasty screening

Halifax Film Society continues its 50th anniversary celebrations with the classic black comedy ‘Delicatessen’ on Sunday, December 11.

Win tickets for Lego Movie

Win tickets for Lego Movie

Here’s a brilliant Christmas treat for the kids - the chance to win one of three family tickets to see The Lego Movie.

Exhibition and new book on Peter’s life

Exhibition and new book on Peter’s life

A major new exhibition of work by Peter Brook, the famous local landscape artist, opens this Saturday at the Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse.

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