The Piece Hall

Take a virtual walk to Aachen and support Happy Days homeless charity

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It is 520 miles to Aachen, Halifax’s twin town and we think that together we are up for the challenge!  In addition to the walks below, team Full Circle will add up our additional miles walked but we really need your help to get there!

The proceedings of this fundraiser are for the homeless charity Happy Days.

The walks will be at a gentle pace and  about 5 km long. Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. Everyone is welcome to join.

This is a great opportunity to meet with friends, connect with new people, learn about Happy Days and spend some time appreciating the beautiful Calderdale countryside.

For more information on the project and for the individual walks, please visit FCF Virtual walk to Aachen – supporting Happy Days | Localgiving

Anne Lister Birthday week 1st-10th of April

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What a dynamo of a character! A Nineteenth Century land-owning, business-operating, mountain- and social-climbing genius who didn’t take any guff from any man. A woman who wanted a wife! A woman who recorded every bit of her interior and exterior world, leaving us a written record of her life and times, unmatched by anyone, ever.” — https://www.annelisterbirthdayweek.com/ Why, What Who

Very little daunted the indomitable Anne Lister of Halifax, a little Covid pandemic wouldn’t stump her! Two years later than initially planned, 2022 will see Halifax celebrating Anne Lister’s 231st birthday in style!
Brought to global attention due to Sally Wainwright’s BBC/HBO series, Gentleman Jack, Anne Lister will be celebrated during her birthday week by a festival all over Halifax.

The festival will bring Anne Lister’s story to life through tours, talks, gatherings and the distinctiveness of Halifax’s stunning heritage sites, including Anne’s historic home, Shibden Hall, plus Halifax Minster, The Piece Hall, Dean Clough, The Victoria Theatre, Bankfield museum and many more.

Libraries across Calderdale will mark Anne’s birthday with displays, writing workshops, drawing corners, themed kids’ activity sheets and more.

More information and visiting / booking details for events can be found at the Visit Calderdale website:

www.visitcalderdale.com/anne-lister-birthday-festival-2022

Further read

Visit Calderdale: Events information and things Anne Lister related

Anne Lister Birthday Week festival

Anne Lister’s birthday celebration goes global

Inaugural meeting of the Anne Lister Society 8-9 April

A little bit about Anne Lister

Winter Vaccination Walk-in Clinic at the Piece Hall Nov 20-21

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There is a unique opportunity to receive your Covid-19 jab and the NHS flu jab this weekend at the Piece Hall. No appointment needed and all three doses (1st, 2nd and booster) will be available!

Saturday 20th November, 10am-2pm
Sunday 21st November, 10am-4pm

Vaccinations will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Covid first and second doses available for anyone 16+.
Please note, you need to wait at least 8 weeks from your first dose to receive the second dose.

Booster jabs available for those who had their second dose on or before the 22nd May 2021.

Please note that people who are severely immunosuppressed should bring a letter from their specialist or GP confirming the need for a third primary dose to receive this additional vaccination.

Christmas is coming at the Piece Hall !!!

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Starting on Friday the 19th of November until the 31st of December there is a Christmas Events Galore at the Piece Hall.

 

The festive events open with the Christmas Makers Market from Friday the 19th  of November until the 28th of November.

And on December the 4th, Father Christmas will make a special appearance, until December the 24th, so be good girls and boys!

Workshops for Christmas arts, Family events and (hopefully!) a Christmas funfair are lined up.

For a current, updated and detailed list of events including prices, visit Christmas at the Piece Hall

Light Up Lives for Diwali at the Piece Hall on November 6th

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The Piece Hall is helping communities across Calderdale celebrate Diwali with a daylong festival of music, food, dance and of course light.

The Festival of Lights is observed by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.

It also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, and marks new beginnings, the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

The Courtyard will be alive with traditional Indian music and dance, alongside vegetarian food stalls, family crafts and even a meditation session.

And embracing the spirit of the festival, lantern making workshops will be held suitable for the whole family.

The event is free to enter and takes place on Saturday 6 November 2021 between 11am – 5pm

For more information and more events at the Piece Hall, follow this link

 

Walk-in Vaccination clinic at the Piece Hall Sat 14 – Sun 15

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A vaccination clinic will be running at the Piece Hall this weekend with an extra session on the afternoon of Friday 13th.

The clinic is open to anyone aged 16+ and offers the first and second dose of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine.

 

No appointment necessary, just turn up.

Vaccines are offered subject to availability on a first come, first served basis.

To receive the second dose, you need to have received the first 6-8 weeks before that.

 

Sessions:

Friday 13th August : 16:00 – 17:30

Saturday 14th August : 10:00 – 17:00

Sunday 15th August : 10:00 – 16:00

 

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For more walk-in clinics, visit www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/grabajab

 

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1RE

Piece Hall vaccination Walk-in Clinic 18-20 June (Pfizer/BioNTech)

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There will be Walk-in clinics in the Piece Hall from the 18th to 20th of June, offering the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to protect against Covid-19/Sars-CoV-2.

The clinic wants to facilitate the vaccination of those over 25 and under 30 who haven’t had their first dose of the vaccine or those over 25 who are at higher risk. Those who had their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech 8 weeks ago can have their second dose.

 

Piece Hall II Poster

 

The clinics will run as follows:

Friday 18th June 4pm – 7pm

Saturday 19th June 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday 20th June 10 am – 5 pm

 

Only the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be available. It will be provided subject to availability on a first come first serve basis.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, you should not attend this clinic. For more information, ring 119.

Sculpture Season Launch – Friday 25 January 2019

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Enjoy Burns Night and celebrate the launch of the new season of Sculpture at The Piece Hall on Friday 25 January 2019, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Experience ‘The Blanket’ by artist David Murphy in the Courtyard.

There will be live music, food, drink, fire, and children’s activities – a free fun event for all the family.

Following that on Saturday 26 January, 10:30am-3:00pm have some family fun with the Willow Sculpture Family Workshop.

Join artist Frank Darnley in The Piece Hall Courtyard to celebrate his fantastic sculpture by contributing to a huge willow sheep artwork which will be created throughout the day. Make your own foil version to take away.

For more information visit https://thepiecehall.co.uk/events/willow-sculpture-family-workshop

Storytelling with Father Christmas

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Father Christmas is taking a break from his busy schedule to read his favourite seasonal stories to all the good boys and girls. Join him for a magical morning of storytelling in the big top tent at the Piece Hall on Saturday 22 December, 10:15am & 12:00pm and on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December, 10:15am.

Recommended for audiences 1-8yrs find out more and book your tickets at £5 each at https://thepiecehall.co.uk/events/storytelling-with-father-christmas

Elves Christmas Workshops at the Piece Hall

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Join Cinnamon the Elf and the Piece Hall’s Heritage and Learning team for a range of festive craft activities including Christmas tree decorations, tea light holders and felted robins.

Workshops will be at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm on

  • 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 22 December

The £7 per child ticket includes a gift for each child. For further information call 01422 525217.

Booking is essential at the Piece Hall website.