Grayston Unity

Halifax Festival of Words 12-14 October

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The Book Corner and The Grayston Unity have joined together to organise & curate the first ever Halifax Festival of Words. It will take place in the town between Thursday 11 and Saturday 14 October.

It’s a festival that celebrates the use of language through books, music, spoken word and illustration.

For all Halifax Festival of Words listings, please click here.

There is a mixture of free events and some with a small charge.

Guided Walk: Halifax Music Heritage Trail Sunday 1 July

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Halifax has a surprising and quite amazing music history. From Dusty Springfield, Rod Stewart, Iggy Pop to Joy Division, Pulp, The Cure, The Jacksons, the list of artists who have played the town is long and diverse. The brand new Halifax Music Heritage Trail, created by Michael Ainsworth and Trevor Simpson, celebrates this important cultural history of our town.

The trail was relaunched in June with new plaques and updated map, leaflet and website. The tour on July 1st is one of only a couple of guided tours this year .

Meet at the Grayston Unity (by the Town Hall steps) on Sunday 1 July, 2:00pm for this guided walk which tells the story of Halifax’s wonderful and surprising music history, visiting some of the now long gone venues in the company of Michael Ainsworth and Trevor Simpson, author of Small Town Saturday Night.

£5 per person. Tours lasts approx 2 1/2 hours.