The Piece Hall

Calderdale Pride Extravaganza of events at The Piece Hall September 3rd

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We’re thrilled to announced that Calderdale Pride will take place at The Piece Hall on Saturday 3 September 2022, from 12pm until 8pm.

We can’t wait to welcome you all and turn our iconic venue rainbow, with 8 hours of amazing entertainment.

This is a free event and inclusive for all of our community.

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List of Events:

  • 12pm – Mr. Rainbow
  • 12.10pm – Dame Shirley Bazzey (Host)
  • 12.15pm – Rachel Fuller as Shania Twain
  • 12.50pm – Davina Regina
  • 1.30pm – Nathan Anthony
  • 2pm – Callum Butterworth
  • 2.30pm – Rachel Fuller as Dua Lipa
  • 3.15pm – Bex Wysling
  • 3.45pm – Ellie Etoile’s Burlesque
  • 4pm – Jess Gardham
  • 4.45pm – Dame Shirley Bazzey
  • 5pm – Marigold Addams as Cher
  • 5.30pm – Ellie Etoile’s Burlesque
  • 6pm – Liberty X
  • 6.45pm – Divina De Campo
  • 7.45pm – Pride Team Finale

 

VIRSA – A celebration of South Asian Heritage Month 2022

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Calderdale’s South Asian Heritage Festival begins with a Weekend of Celebration at Square Chapel Arts Centre and The Piece Hall.

The festival, commissioned by Calderdale Council, promises a month of events and activities to celebrate the long and rich history of British Asians and the positive impact they have within the borough. It will bring together leading British Pakistani and Indian writers and performers plus local businesses and community groups at venues across Calderdale.

Download Flyer here

The Piece Hall

The Piece Hall event begins at midday and will feature Indian drumming, henna painting, calligraphy arts, face painting, antique Pakistani jewellery, handmade bags and free, fun, family activities in the main courtyard. There will also be music and writing workshops and performance events at Square Chapel Arts Centre over that weekend. All activities are FREE! And there will be a real community market feel in the courtyard … a chance to celebrate the friendship and generosity of South Asian culture …

Square Chapel Arts Centre

Brilliant FREE workshops for women and girls, not just of South Asian heritage. This is an invitation to all women interested in culture, identity, sense of place and empowerment.

Booking is essential. You can book workshops and events at Square Chapel Arts Centre here: squarechapel.co.uk/whats-on/

Saturday 16th July @ 1.30 pm
” I Belong Here ” – Talk & Writing Workshop with Award Winning author Anita Sethi
A two-hour session with Anita Sethi. Short talk after which Anita will explore themes of place, nature, journeying – both geographical and emotional journeys – and how nature and writing can bring a sense of belonging.

Saturday 16th July @ 4 pm
Into the Wilds – New South Asian Writing
Fox & Windmill is the UK’s first independent book publishing company for British South Asian writers. They are dedicated to bridging the gap in the industry for writers from underrepresented backgrounds and sharing their unique stories and perspectives.

Sunday 17th July @ 2pm

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan Free Workshop & Performance Event
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a writer, poet and educator disrupting understandings of history, race, knowledge and violence. In 2019 she published Postcolonial Banter, an anthology of poetry critiquing racism, Islamophobia and notions of national identity. The collection includes poems which have had millions of online views and been featured across TV and radio.

Saturday July 23rd
Square Chapel will host a screening of acclaimed film ‘Lakeer’ followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer

Victoria Theatre

Saturday July 23rd – South Asian Comedy Club

Comedy club with some of the best South Asian comedians on the comedy circuit.Calderdale’s museums and libraries will feature a number of displays and events to complement the celebrations.This is an opportunity for all communities to come together and share the best South Asian culture has to offer – please let your friends and colleagues know and help make this a regular feature of Calderdale’s Cultural Calendar!The full programme of events and activities can be found at:

issuu.com/verddegris/docs/programme

 

Volunteering with North Halifax Partnership

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Be at the heart of providing a better future for all generations!

Our opportunities include telephone befriending, office experience, becoming a
board member, parent forum members, early years experience and much more!

We will be holding a Drop – In on Wednesday 8th June between 4.15pm – 5pm
at Caygill Rooms, The Piece Hall (on the top level)

Come chat with us and find out more about the exciting opportunities to become involved with us and see how you can give back to your community!

 

For more information, call 01422 251090 or visit northhalifaxpartnership.org

All the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Calderdale

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Calderdale is teeming with events to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. From days of music at the Piece Hall, Flower exhibitions at Halifax Minster and local street parties at the Space at Fieldlane, there are many ways to celebrate this unique event!

Look out for the Calderdale Adult Learning Art competition and the Queen’s Jubilee beacon trail to name but a few.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Calderdale

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