Events

West Yorkshire Archive Service run a wide range of events and activities across all five offices in West Yorkshire - Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

You can see a full list of our current events on this page. As we are adding new dates all the time, please be sure to bookmark this page and regularly check for new events.

Book events

Looking for a unique present?

£12, £15, £20 & £50 gift vouchers are available for our events programme, including
• Archive Skills Sessions & History Wardrobe £12
• Archive Surgery Appointments £15
• Conservation Two Day Workshops £50
• A Bespoke Experience Day with Conservation £120
Available to purchase at the West Yorkshire
History Centre

A Grave Subject? Death and Remembrance in West Yorkshire

Saturday 13 April 2019 to Friday 1 November 2019)
Visit our exhibition looking at how our ancestors experienced death and how they remembered those they had lost. Fantastic original archives will be on display covering topics such as Funerals, Afterlife, Mourning and Burials.

Introduction to Bookbinding with Philip Winskill from York Bookbinding

Tuesday 15 October 2019 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
A one day introduction to bookbinding with leading local expert Philip Winskill from York Bookbinding. Suitable for beginners of those wishing to refresh their skills. Tuesday 15th October 2019

Palaeography workshop - reading old handwriting

Wednesday 23 October 2019 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Aimed at beginners with little or no experience. Using documents from the archives we will explore the quirks of seventeenth and eighteenth century handwriting. You will learn how to read and transcribe documents through numerous stunning examples and hands on practice.

Half term family craft activities

Tuesday 29 October 2019 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Family friendly, make and take craft activities inspired by our current exhibition. Masks, Calavera balloon decorating, and autumn themed creations!

Recipes through the years workshop

Wednesday 6 November 2019 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
This session will look at the kinds of recipes we have, strange ingredients and the collections they can be found in.

Recipes through the years (evening workshop)

Wednesday 6 November 2019 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
This session will look at the kinds of recipes we have, strange ingredients and the collections they can be found in. Evening workshop.