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Anne Lister “Gentleman Jack” weekend in Halifax July 12-14 2019

Visit Halifax this weekend! Follow in the footsteps of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall (1791-1840) by exploring places she regularly visited. Learn about her somewhat unconventional life, walk the Anne Lister walk and don’t forget to visit her home at Shibden Hall and Halifax Minster where she was both baptised and buried. 

Gentleman Jack Costume Display from the TV series at the Bankfield Museum opens on Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July 10.00 to 16.00 No charge 


Young Anne Lister: The Early Years 1791-1811,  an illustrated talk by David Glover and Patricia Hughes

Friday July 12 19.00 Halifax Minster £5 Phone 01422 355436 for ticket information


Anne Lister – Live Interpretation 

Saturday 13 July 10.00-15.00 Meet  ‘Anne Lister’ in the magnificent Piece Hall and hear about her life. No charge 


Archive Display Anne Lister of Shibden Hall. See examples of her diaries, letters and a travel journal. 

Saturday 13 July 09.30-16.00 Halifax Central Library in the Piece Hall on the first floor. No charge 


Take a guided tour around Halifax Minster with David Glover where you will hear fascinating stories of the links between this 900 year old church and Anne Lister. 

Saturday 13 July 15.00 £5 pay on arrival 


Who was the real Anne Lister? Join Helena Whitbread and Jill Liddington in the Minster at 19.00 to hear all about her, ask questions and book signing session. Tickets all sold out. 


The Moss House: In conversation with author Clara Bailey followed by Q and A and book signing at 13.00 on Sunday 14 July Square Chapel Arts Centre next to the Piece Hall. Tickets £5 phone 01422 349422 


Shibden Hall, gardens and estate including a lake and model railway are open Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14 11.00-17.00. Hall entrance is £5 or £4 concessions with a family ticket at £14. Estate is free of charge and is also open on Friday July 12. 


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