Iron People Artwork

Embrace the magic of Ted Hughes’ literary worlds as Halifax’s Northern Broadsides Theatre Company invites families in Calderdale to participate in creativity days across the valley.

The Iron People Family Creativity Days promise to ignite the imaginations of youngsters across Calderdale, bringing to life the enchanting tales of The Iron Man and The Iron Woman in unique and engaging ways, including storytelling sessions, performance workshops, drop-in craft activities and art workshops with The Iron Man illustrator, Chris Mould.*

The days will also allow young people to explore the environmental themes in the books and create their own stories about the natural world.

“These creativity days are a celebration of storytelling and imagination, bringing the timeless tales of Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man and The Iron Woman to life in a unique and captivating way. We are also on the lookout for people in Calderdale who would like to play a part in a bigger project for Calderdale’s Year of Culture in 2024, so come along to one of our creativity days to find out more!”

Laurie Sansom, Artistic Director and Joint CEO of Northern Broadsides

Dates and locations

Sowerby Bridge Fire and Water (HX6 2QG) 
Saturday 4 November 2023

Southgate Methodist Church Upper Hall, Elland (HX5 0JL)
Saturday 11 November 2023

Mytholmroyd Community Centre (HX7 5AF) 
Saturday 25 November 2023

The Old Post Office, Todmorden (OL14 7AA)
Saturday 2 December 2023

Each creativity day will run from 10am to 3:30pm. There is no need to book, and families can drop in and out of activities throughout the day. The event is aimed at ages 3 – 11 and their families.

*Please note that Chris Mould will not attend Saturday 2 December at The Old Post Office, Todmorden, but an alternative art workshop will still take place.