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.
A weekend of celebration this August Bank Holiday with The Piece Hall and Oxjam Sowerby Bridge Festival. There’s Live Music from a brilliant selection of artists and some great food vendors for you to try. All in the name of a good cause!
The festival team will be about, to answer questions about Oxjam Sowerby Bridge Festival 2018 and their work on behalf of Oxfam. Keep an eye on the Facebook Event for more announcements on the run up!
Saturday August 25, 12:00pm-7:00pm
Jack Manning Music
Nathaniel Lodge Acoustic Singer
Dean Finelli Music
Clive H Corner
Food from Dirty Franks.
Sunday August 26, 12:00pm-7:00pm
Todd Wilson Music
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Mark Heslop Music
Food from Dirty Franks and The Horsebox Pizza Company Ltd.
FREE Entry! Enjoy the music, try the food and donate if you can!
Celebrate one year since The Piece Hall reopened this Yorkshire Day, Wednesday 1 August, 12:00pm-6:00pm. The courtyard will be transformed into a community street party with an afternoon of anniversary celebrations.
There will be bunting and long communal tables with a selection of party pop up food and drink traders offering tea, cakes, toasties and bubbles.
Live music from the world-famous Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band and the vintage swing band Jump Jive and Wail.
10:30am–3:00pm, £3 (drop-in)
Join fun family activities in the courtyard including face painting, a Giant Yorkshire Rose artwork, a Georgian photobooth and crafts at the Activity Cart along with an array of traditional games to play.
Time is running out to vote for the Piece Hall transformation project in the heritage category of the National Lottery Awards 2018.
The winner is purely down to public votes so your vote really does count. We’d love to see The Piece Hall recognised on national television later this year.
It’s really quick and easy to vote:
1. Visit http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/piece-hall,
2. tweet using #NLAPieceHall
3. retweet a post containing #NLAPieceHall
4. or call 0844 836 9703 (calls cost 5p).
Voting runs until midnight on Friday 27 July 2018.
Let’s celebrate the #distinctiveness of The Piece Hall on a national stage! #VisionCdale2024
As part of the celebration, the museum will be exhibiting some antique bicycles.
Open 10:00am to 4:00pm (Last entry 3:30pm).
Admission costs £5 Adults/£4 Concessions – Accompanied Children (up to aged 16) and CIMA members go FREE.
This ambitious project is made by and with the communities of Calderdale and will tell stories of a valley and people shaped by water and performed by a large community cast who will take the audience on a musical odyssey along the Calder Valley.
The Piece Hall in Halifax will re-open its gates to the public on Tuesday 1 August 2017 after the completion of Calderdale Council’s multi-million pound transformation programme, which includes support of £7million from The National Lottery.
At 10am on Yorkshire Day the bell above the west gate will be rung to echo the first day of trading at The Piece Hall on 1 January 1779… read more…
Independent businesses from the food and drink, retail and leisure sectors, keen to be part of the Grade I listed building’s renaissance are now being encouraged to step forward – a final call to join an exciting list of tenants already signed up for the start of this exciting new chapter.