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WELCOME TO THE FOLKLORE CENTRE

Todmorden, West Yorkshire

A home and meeting point for Folklore in the North of England.

Arts Film Crafts Library Archive Education Workshops Exhibitions Storytelling Conferences Local Folk History

Opening times:

Wednesday-Saturday 10am-3pm

All events are at 4pm on Saturday- tea room open for

drinks and snacks from 3.30pm prior to event start at 4pm

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We are really excited to announce that we have been awarded a Heritage Grant to run a volunteer drive project over the next 8 months!  This will strengthen the Centre and its ability to deliver a range of arts, of arts, heritage, and culture events, exhibitions and projects for the community. 
More info to follow - watch this space!
 

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Come and find out about volunteer opportunities at the Folklore Centre!

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2024
Events

Dungeons and Dragons
Fortnightly Under 18s Game Play

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In the Eye of the Beholder
An exhibition of UFO imagery curated by David Clarke and Andrew Robinson
11th May- 11th June 2024
FREE

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Rebecca Freeman Exhibition
22nd June - 17th August: FREE

Rebecca Freeman makes art inspired by folklore and nature through  drawing, printmaking, papercutting and painting.

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Rob Chapman

Pink Moons and Pantheists at the Gates of Dawn

Saturday 22nd June 2024

For tickets: see events tab. 

Bethan Oake
Satanic Moral Panic:
Then & Now

29th June 2024
For tickets: see events tab

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Brown Wardle Hill
at
Todfellows Hall

Saturday 6th July 2024
For tickets: see events tab

 

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Jenny Pidgeon
Poppet Workshop

Saturday 13th July 2024
For tickets: see events tab

Stefanie Elrick

Flashes of Inspiration: A Very FAE Day 

Flash Fiction Workshop 

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Sat 27 July - 4pm
Andy Roberts: Flying Saucer Cults & Contactees of the 60s & 70s

Andy Roberts examines the genesis of British flying saucers culture

Brett Hollyhead:
Sabrina- Goddess of the River Severn
24th August 2024

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Alison Cooper

POSTPONED!

New date-

September 21st 2024

Wise Women
For tickets: see events tab

PREVIOUS EVENTS

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James Wright

Historic Buildi
ng
Myth-busting


Saturday June 8th 2024
4pm

£5
For tickets: see events tab

Steve Jones
Ghosts I Have Met
25th May 2024

For tickets: see events tab

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John Billingsley-Saturday!

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Current exhibition! Running until 18th May 2024

In the Eye of the Beholder
Imaging and Imagining UFOs

David Clarke and Andrew Robinson
(Centre for Contemporary Legend, Sheffield)

Saturday 11th May 2024
For tickets, see events tab

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Holly Elsdon
Moral Panic!

Saturday April 27th 2024
4pm
£5

For tickets: see events tab

Dave Weldrake
Historic Springs
and Holy Wells
of West Yorkshire

Saturday April 20th 2024
4pm

For tickets: see events tab

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Stefanie Elrick

Flash Fiction Workshop
13th April 2024


For tickets see events tab

Harry Wheeler
Saturday April 6th 2024
4pm

For tickets: see events tab

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Andy Roberts:
Thursbitch Revealed

Saturday March 30th 2024
For tickets see events tab

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Suzanne Owen

Is Druidry an Indigenous Religion?


For tickets: see events tab

Andrew Lang Exhibition:
Into the Kaleidescope of Fairy Land
From October 18 2023

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Demian Allan
The Magic of the
Hermetic Order of
The Golden Dawn

Saturday 9th March 2024
For tickets, see events tab

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John Billingsley
Tales Along the Packhorse Way
Part Two

Saturday 2nd March 2024
For tickets, see events tab

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Mary Stark
Textiles and Magic

Saturday 24th February
For tickets: see events tab

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Charlotte Coull
The Wandering Druid


Saturday 17th February
For tickets see events tab

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Andy Roberts
Go Ask Alice

Saturday February 10th 2024
For tickets: see events tab

Dungeons & Dragons Day with Drew Murray

Saturday 3rd February 

Ever wanted to get into Dungeons & Dragons, but not sure where to start?

Learn how in a talk and demonstrations by Drew Murray, a British professional Games Master of many systems with over 20 years of experience in the role. 

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John Billingsley
Tales Along the Packhorse Way
Part One

Saturday 20th January 2024
For tickets: see events tab

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Jennifer Reid
Saturday 13th January 2024
For tickets see events tab

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New Beginnings:
A story evening
6th January 6-8pm

FREE
please register on events tab

Amy Boucher
The Devil's County:
the Satanic Folklore
of Shropshire
9th December
 2023
4-6pm
For tickets see events tab

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Ceri Houlbrook
Winter's Wishfall
Saturday 2nd December
FREE

Please register on events tab

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Gordon MacLellan:

Sacred Anima
ls:
renewing our connections with the animal world

Saturday 25th November 2023
For tickets: see events tab.

Start Now
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Mikey Kenney
11th November 2023
doors open 6pm
7pm start

For tickets see events tab

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