Halifax Minster

Overgate Hospice Christmas Carol Concert

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Overgate Hospice will be holding a traditional Christmas Carol Concert on Saturday 16 December, 7pm at Halifax Minster.

A wonderful evening of thrilling traditional music for all to sing, enhanced by exciting works from the famous guest band, Hammonds Saltaire Band with celebrity virtuoso cornet player Phillip McCann as well as special Carols by the Overgate Hospice Choir – a number of which involve audience participation too. Something for all the family. Early booking and arrival is advised for this perennially popular concert – one of the real highlights of the Calderdale Christmas Calendar.

Tickets: £12 can be obtained from Overgate Hospice, Elland, Harvey’s of Halifax, Shoesmiths on Commercial Street or by calling 01422 373252 or online from WeGotTickets.com(Booking Fee Applies).

Christmas Tree Festival at Halifax Minster

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Halifax Minster will be holding a Christmas Tree Festival from Friday 1 December – Monday 4 December.  Open from 10am – 4pm (except Sunday 12noon-5pm), 32 Christmas trees will adorn the Minster for this new annual event.

The trees have been sponsored and decorated by different organisations across the town for people’s enjoyment.

Entrance: Adults £2, Children FREE.

Refreshments will be available and the Minster shop will be open.

Remembrance Sunday in Calderdale

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On Sunday 12 November, people across the country will commemorate Remembrance Sunday, and Calderdale Council is working hard to make sure events in the borough act as a fitting tribute.

The main focus for commemorations in Halifax will be the Remembrance Sunday parade from Halifax Town Hall to the cenotaph in Duffy’s Park at Halifax Minster. The Service of Remembrance will be held there at 10.45am prior to the service inside the Minster at approximately 11.15am.

This will be one of 20 services throughout Calderdale.

Celebrate the work of Calderdale & Kirklees Women Centre

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women centreCelebrate the importance of hearing the voices of women and acknowledging the role that women have played across the whole of society together with readings, hymns and music by the Elland Silver Youth Band.

Sunday 24 April – From 4pm
At Halifax Minster, Church Street, Halifax, HX1 1QR

Please RSVP to Carrie Burbidge by email to caroline.burbidge@womencentre.org.uk or call 01422 386504.

 

The fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Schools; ‘Stand Up For Farmers’

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fairandfunky eventBookings for the fairandfunky Fairtrade Conference for Schools; ‘Stand Up For Farmers!’ are now open.

Taking place on Friday 13 May from 9.15am to 2.30pm at Halifax Minster, ‘Stand Up For Farmers’ brings together Primary Schools from across Calderdale to celebrate World Fairtrade Day.

This is the first conference in Calderdale to combine Fairtrade and the arts, offering professional development for teachers and innovative learning for students including interactive workshops involving drama, musical composition, real life stories and more.

Places are limited, please book now to avoid disappointment at sophie@fairandfunky.com

Cost is £110 per school – this includes 8 pupils and 2 teachers or make the most of the Early Bird Booking Offer for £100 per school when booked before the end of Spring term.

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

Light up a Life this Christmas

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overgate light up a lifeOvergate Hospice would like to invite you to be part of their Light Up A Life Appeal 2015.

Sunday 29 November – 2pm
Light a candle at The Memorial Service at Halifax Minster on

Sunday 6 December – 4pm
Light a candle at The Memorial Service at St Mary’s Church, Todmorden

Sunday 6 December – 4pm
Join in the lighting of a tree of remembrance at Overgate Hospice

Thursday 17 December – 6.30pm
Join in the lighting of a tree of remembrance at Overgate Hospice

Click here for more information on The Overgate Hospice or visit lightup.overgatehospice.org.uk for details of the Light Up A Life Appeal 2015