Now in its fifth year, Routes Festival returns with another day of the best in unsigned and underage music at Orangebox Young People’s Centre, Halifax.
Routes Festival provides a platform for young musicians aged 12-24 to showcase their talents on an open and accessible stage. This year Routes will present live music across three stages throughout the day, encompassing a wide range of musical styles – from pop to metal, dance to acoustic.
Orangebox 10 Square Road Halifax HQ1 1QG England 01422 349422
Be part of this amazing streetdance crew: OB Fusion. Learn break dance, popping, locking, tutting, krump and much more, through routines, solos and group dances.
Every Monday (term time) – 4.30pm
At Orange Box Young People’s Centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF
Just £5 a session or £2.50 with Passport to Leisure
Halifax is set to roll out the red carpet on Monday 1 August as the chosen host of the 2016 Yorkshire Day Celebration so be sure to get involved and celebrate all that’s great about the UK’s biggest county with events, activities and fun for all the family.
A parade of 200 civic dignitaries made up of Lord Mayors, Mayors and other Civic Heads from across Yorkshire will be led by a traditional brass band as they parade through the streets of the Town Centre to visit Halifax Minster for a special themed public service before enjoying a Yorkshire Day lunch at The Shay.
Events will kick off at 10am outside Halifax Town Hall which will be flying the Yorkshire flag from dawn to dusk and between 10.30 and 11.30am the Siddal WI is holding a Yorkshire Tea Party at Halifax Central Library with cakes and bakes for sale to raise money for charity.
Local libraries are getting involved with the celebrations by hosting events such as:
- Face painting for children at the Central Library – 1pm to 3pm,
- Craft session at Brighouse Library – 2pm until 3pm
- An afternoon of Yorkshire dialect at Elland Library – from 2pm
If you can’t wait until Monday then you may want to go along to Bankfield Museum on Saturday 30 July to hear a talk on The Costumes of Yorkshire, based on a book published in 1814 about the clothing of working people.
Elsewhere, Eureka continues its ‘44 Days of Summer’ and celebrates all things Yorkshire whilst Harveys of Halifax will run promotions on Yorkshire merchandise, offer a Yorkshire Menu in the restaurant and will have a Yorkshire Day window display.
There’s plenty more going on which can be found at www.visitcalderdale.com, so be sure to do Yorkshire and Halifax proud by getting out with all the family and celebrating all that’s great about the place we love to live!