Halifax Borough Market

Vote for Britain’s Favourite Market 2023 by December 13

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Vote for your favourite market today!

Voting has opened for Britain’s Favourite Market 2023 which starts as a public online vote. Spread the word and see if we can get one of our amazing Calderdale markets to the top the poll!

Vote for Britain’s Favourite Market here.

Also launched today are the Great British Market Award nominations in the following categories:Best Large Indoor Market • Best Small Indoor Market • Best Large Outdoor Market • Best Small Outdoor Market • Best Community/Parish Market • Best Large Speciality Market • Best Small Speciality Market • Best Wholesale Market • Best Food Market • Best Market AttractionEntries, which close on 13 December 2022, can be made through the NABMA website. You can follow the campaign on social media with the hashtag #MyFavouriteMarket and #GBMA2023.

Flavourfest – A taste of Local Market life in Calderdale

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Try out your business idea this June in the low-risk space of a market with the support of the friendly and experienced markets team.

Street food, local produce, handmade crafts…#FLAVOURFEST is the perfect opportunity to sell your wares this June 25/26 at Calderdale College car park.

Stalls will be on display on Saturday 26th from 12pm to 7pm and Sunday 27th from 12pm to 4pm.

Any Calderdale-based food business is able to apply for a market stall, including market stall holders. Priority will be given to businesses based in Park or Warley wards to showcase the area’s enterprising and distinctive nature.

Reduced rates available and further discounts for new traders making it the perfect opportunity for new or potential start-up businesses to get involved and try out a business idea.

Stallholders will be provided with either single or marquee type stalls and counter-top tables. Spaces are also available for catering vehicles and self-build gazebos.

Get in touch to request a stall now.

Email inclusive.economy@calderdale.gov.uk or
call Vicky (
07712 305025) or Asif (07594 510712)

 


Take a look at our latest newsletter here – Park and Warley Project

Flavourfest – A taste of Local Market life in Calderdale

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Try out your business idea this June in the low-risk space of a market with the support of the friendly and experienced markets team.

Street food, local produce, handmade crafts…#FLAVOURFEST is the perfect opportunity to sell your wares this June 25/26 at Calderdale College car park.

Stalls will be on display on Saturday 26th from 10am to 7pm and Sunday 27th from 10am to 4pm.

Any Calderdale-based food business is able to apply for a market stall, including market stall holders. Priority will be given to businesses based in Park or Warley wards to showcase the area’s enterprising and distinctive nature.

Reduced rates available and further discounts for new traders making it the perfect opportunity for new or potential start-up businesses to get involved and try out a business idea.

Stallholders will be provided with either single or marquee type stalls and counter-top tables. Spaces are also available for catering vehicles and self-build gazebos.

Get in touch to request a stall now.

Email inclusive.economy@calderdale.gov.uk or
call Vicky (
07712 305025) or Asif (07594 510712)

 


Take a look at our latest newsletter here – Park and Warley Project

Let’s Grow team returns to Halifax Borough Market for Festive Fun!

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Families can share the joy of laughter, learning and festivities in the magnificent Victorian Halifax Borough Market and surrounding streets this December, as the ‘Let’s Grow’ team return with a Christmas theme.

The Let’s Grow Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Little Christmas Party follows the successful debut of the two-day pop-up allotment event at the market during the October half-term.

On Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 December 2021, Halifax’s stunning market hall will welcome back the charming family of baby fruits and vegetables, their friendly ‘Vegetable Nannies’ and a host of performances, games, crafts, festive tunes, prizes and more.

The free event is brought to the market by Ben Faulks – co-creator of the award-winning TV series, ‘Mr Bloom’s Nursery’ – and his wife, Mimi, in partnership with Calderdale Council. It is funded by the Government’s Welcome Back Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, which aims to help high streets and tourist attractions recover from the pandemic and welcome back shoppers and visitors.

At the October Let’s Grow event, the Council launched a two-year community art project and gave people the chance to share ideas for the borough’s Year of Culture in 2024, to coincide with Calderdale’s 50th anniversary and support the economic recovery.

Here are just some of the fun-packed activities taking place:

  • Dance along as the Disco Shed plays funky festive tunes with games, bubbles and cheeky elves a-plenty.
  • Snap a selfie with the Living Lamp Posts and Christmas Travellers, Hodman & Sally.
  • Get creative with reindeer costume making and arts and crafts.
  • Complete the Christmas market treasure trail for a chance to win a family annual pass to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum.
  • Make your own reindeer food to take home and sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve.
  • Get active with the reindeer hoopla game or relax and draw elf portraits in the Christmas Chill Out Zone.

For more information about ‘Let’s Grow’ and the full programme of activities and performances, please visit www.letsgrow.org.uk and www.visitcalderdale.com/the-lets-grow-ho-ho-ho-merry-little-christmas-party

COVID-safety measures are in place for the event, including face coverings for all performers and stewards and the monitoring and restriction of visitor numbers in the festival spaces.

To find out what else is happening in Calderdale this festive season, head to www.visitcalderdale.com and look out for updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #visitcalderdale

We’re joining the 12 Days of Christmas Shopping Window Trail!

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Happy Advent month everyone as the countdown to Christmas has officially begun!

This year, Calderdale Lower Valley blog (and Halifax North and East blog) will be doing the 12 days of Christmas Shopping Window trail and we hope you join us! It will be fun and actually… we haven’t found them all, so we need your help!

For the third year in a row, several shop windows in the town centre have had a little festive makeover, thanks to the very talented Jenny Tribillon.

This Shopping Window Trail features 12 Christmas full window paintings of colourful wintery themes and Christmas celebrations.

The blog will embark in this festive treasure hunt, starting December 1st with one picture going live every other day leading to December 24th.

Join us and see if you can spot them all!

Today’s Image:

Can you guess where it is? Have you seen it? Let us know!

Come back tomorrow for a clue!

Let’s Grow Comes to Halifax!

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Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th October 2021

at Halifax Borough Market

NEW from the co-creator of the CBeebies, award winning TV show, ‘Mr. Bloom’s Nursery’

 

‘Let’s Grow’ is coming to the heart of Halifax this half term, transforming spaces in its historic Borough Market. The ‘Let’s Grow’ pop-up Allotment is free to explore, with its charming family of baby fruits and vegetables to meet, along with their friendly Vegetable Nannies. There’ll be street art games to play, make & take family workshops, a treasure trail to follow and you can even help urban street artists to transform some unused market stalls into giant pieces of art!

Halifax Art & Photography Festival 2016

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The second Halifax Art and Photography Festival will see a variety of activity across Halifax Town Centre and will include plenty of FREE things to be involved in including:

  • Art, Sculpture and Photography Galleries
  • Art and Craft Workshops
  • Art and Photography Market
  • Live music
  • FREE Face Painting and Balloons

Get involved on Saturday 16 April at various locations in Halifax. Pick up your festival brochure from Halifax Central Library & Calderdale Tourist Information Centres for more information.

Arts and Photography Festival