Join us for a joint celebration with The Elmet Trust on the occasion of Ted Hughes' birthday. An evening of sharing favourite poems and
Light verse for dark nights. (Turn left at the graveyard). Doors 7:10 Seated: 7:25 Poets: 7:30 Finish: 9.30ish Those familiar with Shaggy Dog Storytellers, the Trades Club, literary and folk festivals along the valley will recognise these performers, who've come together as 'The Offcumdens' for a very special performance. We welcome you to join us… Read More »The Offcumdens: Light Verse for Dark Nights
Continuing our series of Poetry @ The Museum, we are delighted to welcome back Michael Crowley who will be reading from his collection First Fleet. Joining Mike, is Chris Preddle, another local and established poet who recently published his third collection The May Figures came from Eyewear in 2022; his second was Cattle Console Him (2010). His translations Sappho: Songs and… Read More »Poetry @ The Museum : Mike Crowley & Chris Preddle
An evening to mark the birthday of Sylvia Plath, poet and writer with poetry from Ian Humphreys, Sally Baker and Clare Shaw. Sylvia Plath is buried in the adjacent graveyard in Heptonstall and many visitors come from all over the world to see the beautiful countryside that inspired many of Sylvia's works.
In 2021 Heptonstall was one of several sites used in the filming of The Gallows Pole, Shane Meadow’s adaptation of the story of the Cragg Vale Coiners, a notorious counterfeiting gang operating in 18th-century Yorkshire. A unique moment in time, midst COVID restrictions - Heptonstall Museum had recently closed and became central to the production,… Read More »The Making of The Gallows Pole : Photographic Exhibition
Enjoy some Christmas cheer in the museum. We’ll have festive foliage and decorations for sale in the museum and winter warmers downstairs in the Undercroft. Some fantastic local makers will join us with a range of tempting gift ideas including prints, textiles and jewellery. Get ahead with your holiday planning and support your local volunteer-led… Read More »Christmas Fayre
Joined by poets and musicians who met on the set of The Gallows Pole and are excited to return to “Barb’s” for a real one-off who have come together, purely to support the museum. This will be a unique evening of entertainment and we can't wait to welcome back ... Ali Shaw belongs to a… Read More »The Road To Heptonstall