Square Chapel Arts Centre celebrating 250th anniversary on Saturday December 3rd

You are invited to join us in celebrating our 250th anniversary on Saturday 3rd of December at Square Chapel Arts Centre.

We will be showcasing the history of our fantastic site as well as the talents of our diverse community and of those who have a special connection with Square Chapel. An opportunity to network, or just enjoy the festivities with friends. Come help us commemorate the milestone of not only 250 years since the chapel was constructed but also 30 years since receiving arts centre status and 1 year since re-opening.

The event kicks off from midday and will include live music, historic talks, and free tasters from our new menu.

Please feel free to share this invitation within your networks, the itinerary for the day is as follows:

Live Music

12:00-19:45       Live Acoustic Music in the Atrium

Join us in our Atrium space from 12:00 for back-to-back acoustic performances from musicians that have featured previously in our weekly Friday Night Live showcase.

Admission to our Atrium is FREE, but please register here.

19:00-22:30       250 Years of Square Chapel Celebration Concert

Celebrating 250 years since the original building was constructed, 30 years since receiving Arts Centre status and one year since officially reopening to the public. Featuring local talents who have a special connection with Square Chapel making for an enjoyable, inclusive and accessible evening. We are also delighted to announce that Channel 4 will be with us to capture some of the performance for an upcoming documentary.

This event is ticketed, please purchase your tickets here.

20:00-23:00       Live DJs in the Atrium

From 20:00 our celebration will culminate with back-to-back DJ sets, including an unmissable hour with Phoenix FM’s NRG X-Press host and Calderdale Pride icon Bazz/Dame Shirley Bazzey.

Admission to our Atrium is FREE, but please register here.

Historical Talks & Tours

12:30-13:00       David Glover – Tombstones: In Celebration of Square Chapel’s 250th Year: 1772-2022

A 30-minute stroll around the graveyard at Square Chapel with David Glover hearing stories of some named on the stones: the Bradley engineers, the Kershaws, the early Crossleys, the Glendinings, Thomas Rawlinson and the last Tristram.

This tour is weather permitting and will be replaced with an indoor presentation in Cornerstone if the weather is poor, this event is ticketed, please purchase your tickets here.

14:15-16:00       David Glover – An Illustrated Presentation to Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Square Chapel

David Glover returns with a commemorative presentation in celebration of Square Chapel’s 250th year, spanning the era of Titus Knight all the way to the 21st Century expansion.

This event is ticketed, please purchase your tickets here.

Food & Drink

12:45-20:30       Free Food Samples in the Atrium

Samples of our new menu launching in 2023 will be served throughout the day in collaboration with Bam Bam’s Vegan Kitchen. Our Seven Bro7hers bar will be open all day as usual serving a range of real ales and keg beers, wines, spirits, hot and soft drinks.

Admission to our Atrium is FREE, but please register here.

We do hope you can join us, on behalf of the Square Chapel team.

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