Clothes Swap Party at the Grayston Unity

The Grayston Unity (by Halifax Town Hall) will be holding a Clothes Swap party on Tuesday 4 June, 8:00pm-10:00pm in aid of the Happy Days homeless charity.

If you love

  • clothes and fashion
  • good atmosphere and tunes
  • free nibbles
  • and supporting a great cause … this little party is just a thing for you!

Bring your unwanted clothes and accessories. All must be wearable, washed and in good condition ready for a little swap.

There will be a small entry charge of £3 – ALL profit will go to a local charity called Happy Days which helps homeless people find new homes.

If you’d like to start dropping your items at 7:30pm it’ll be great.

They’ll need approx 30 min to organise and hang the items so swapping will start at 8:00pm and finish at 10:00pm. Pop in at any time between these hours!

Halifax Festival of Words 12-14 October

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.

Guided Walk: Halifax Music Heritage Trail Sunday 1 July

Halifax has a surprising and quite amazing music history. From Dusty Springfield, Rod Stewart, Iggy Pop to Joy Division, Pulp, The Cure, The Jacksons, the list of artists who have played the town is long and diverse. The brand new Halifax Music Heritage Trail, created by Michael Ainsworth and Trevor Simpson, celebrates this important cultural history of our town.

The trail was relaunched in June with new plaques and updated map, leaflet and website. The tour on July 1st is one of only a couple of guided tours this year .

Meet at the Grayston Unity (by the Town Hall steps) on Sunday 1 July, 2:00pm for this guided walk which tells the story of Halifax’s wonderful and surprising music history, visiting some of the now long gone venues in the company of Michael Ainsworth and Trevor Simpson, author of Small Town Saturday Night.

£5 per person. Tours lasts approx 2 1/2 hours.

Grayston Unity’s 1st Outdoor Music Festival

August Bank Holiday FREE weekend music festival in the back beer yard of the Grayston Unity, Halifax (by the town hall) headlined by Nervous Twitch. Also appearing, Fold, Jessica Thristan, The Tragics, Keiron Higgins,From the Hills & Violet Disguise.

Nervous Twitch are a three-piece from Leeds UK described as “A winning, fuzzy blend of garage-punk and pop hooks” mixing bands like The Ramones, Au Pairs, The Cramps, Blondie and Thee Headcoats, pumping out “Catchy songs full of hooky heartbreak, rumbling twang, post-punk-ish attitude and warm bouncy rock n’ roll”. 2016 has seenTwitch perform a live session for Marc Riley and live acoustic tracks for Mary Anne Hobbs’, both on BBC Radio 6 Music. Since 2013, Twitch have played gigs with some familiar names including Sleaford Mods, Fat White Family, The Lovely Eggs, Shopping, Flamin’ Groovies, Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds. Recent
releases include two albums on Odd Box Records, “Get Back In Line” (2015) and “Don’t Take My TV” (2016) and two 7” singles on Punk Fox Records. The band recently returned from a successful tour of Europe. Continue reading