Calverley Old Hall activities and events

Thanks to our National Lottery Heritage Fund Development Phase funding, the project at Calverley Old Hall will become a catalyst for engagement work with the wider community. Our theme is Crafting Cultures using traditional craft skills, including building crafts, textiles and food, to connect communities, cultures and heritage.

Over the coming months, as this fascinating project develops, we will hold activities and training sessions both on-site and online.  All the events will be advertised via our project-specific emails, as well as social media platforms, posters and other local networks.  To sign up to receive our Calverley enews, please email us.

Given the evolving situation with Coronavirus we are closely monitoring official UK government advice with regard to all our planned events and activities. All planned events are subject to changes in order to ensure the safety of participants and local residents. 


Advent window

Each year the community in Calverley village come together to welcome Christmas through a trail of Advent windows – which appear magically over the course of the 24 days.

We are delighted that the chapel at Calverley Old Hall will host one of these creative displays, from the 16 December. The design for our window will take inspiration from the Calverley family crest which features an owl. We are inviting everyone to take part by contributing a decorated feather for our owl.

Please draw your feather to fill an A4 sheet of paper, in black pen on a white background (as it will be reproduced in black and white only), photograph it  (please check your camera setting to ensure a good resolution of about 12MP) and send it to [email protected] 

If you like, you can download and print this template and decorate the inside. We will compile your feather into our design and then send you an image of the final design plus a photo of the window in situ.

Calverley Old Hall needs you! 

We are looking for volunteers and participants to help us with research, creative content and practical work on site. All ages are welcome and training will be given for each task. We particularly welcome interest from young people who are interested in computer (game) design, as we will be using our laser scans to digitally recreate Calverley Old Hall through time, and inviting young people to be our researchers and designers. Please email us to express your interest.