David Glover, the president of the Halifax Antiquarian Society will be presenting a number of local history lectures in June and July 2019.
On Thursday 20 June, 6:00pm-7:30pm at Central Library, Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG there will be a talk on The Brontës & Halifax Parish: Links Old & New. Calderdale has an amazing variety of little known connections with the Brontës. Did you know Charlotte bought her wedding dress in Halifax? Hear about this and much more.
On Tuesday 25 June, 7:30pm, David is speaking at The Grayston Unity Bar (opposite Halifax Town Hall Porch) about Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights and High Sunderland. Tickets at £5.00 must be booked in advance on 07807 136520 as seating is very limited.
On Thursday 27 June, 7:30pm, at St. Matthew’s Church, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe, there will be a talk about John Crossley & Sons of Dean Clough 1803-1982. Entry is £5.00 and tickets can be obtained from Tony Hillam on 01274 675405.
A talk about the Young Anne Lister, 1791-1811 will take place on Friday 12 July, 7:00pm at Halifax Minster where Anne is buried. Tickets are available through Eventbrite or from Halifax Minster on 01422 355436.
The following day, Saturday 13 July, 3:00pm there will also be an Anne Lister themed tour of Halifax Minster. Tickets again £5 may be obtained from the Minster on the number given above.
Halifax Minster will be holding the Summer Festival from Thursday 27 June to Sunday 7 July with a variety of music, art, poetry and tours. The full program can be downloaded here.
The events in June are;
Thursday 27 June, 1:00pm – Organ Recital by Dr Simon Lindley
Thursday 27 June, 7:30pm – Brass Extravaganza
Friday 28 June – an Evening with Barry Rutter of Northern Broadsides
Sunday 30 June – Sparkling Music for a Summer’s Evening
Tickets can be booked through http://www.halifaxminster.org.uk/events
The Brutish Multitude are a voluntary group that was formed in early 2018 in the ancient village of Heptonstall West Yorkshire, to research and produce a community play based upon the 1643 English Civil War battle, the Battle of Heptonstall.
The script for The Battle of Heptonstall was written over the summer by commissioned playwright and director Michael Crowley
The last of four shows will be at Halifax Minster on March 9th. There is promotional film about the play and the battle itself here.
“I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he; and therefore truly, Sir, I think it’s clear, that every man that is to live under a government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that government; and I do think that the poorest man in England is not bound in a strict sense to that government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under.”
Colonel Sir Thomas Rainsborough, Leveller and MP for Droitwich, The Putney Debates 1647.
Tickets at £10 are available through Eventbrite.
Halifax Minster has published the programme of services for December as follows;
- Advent Carol Service – Sunday 2 December, 6:30pm
- Carols at All Souls, Haley Hill – Sunday 9 December, 4:00pm
- Christmas Carol Service – Sunday 23 December, 6:30pm
- Christingle Services – Monday 24 December, 1:45pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm
- Midnight Mass – Monday 24 December, 11:30pm
- Christmas Day – Christmas Day, 9:00am, 10:30am
The Halifax Minster Christmas Tree Festival will include many real Christmas trees from 6ft to 18ft , beautifully decorated and sponsored by local businesses for our enjoyment.
The Festival runs from Friday 30 November to Monday 3 December from 10:00am to 4:00pm except for the Sunday which will be 12:00pm to 5:00pm.
Refreshments will be on sale and the Minster shop will be open.
£2 entry for adults and children FREE.
Overgate Hospice Choir is proud to be presenting Karl Jenkins’ moving work on the one hundredth anniversary of the end of World War One on Saturday 13 October, 7:00pm at Halifax Minster.
‘The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace’ is a powerful and compelling account of the consequences of war and the world’s hope for peace. Commissioned for the millennium by The Royal Armouries and dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo crisis, this work is a contemporary example of a mass based on the 15th century French song L’homme armé (The Armed Man). Set within the framework of the Christian mass, The Armed Man, uses both sacred and secular texts.
The choir will be joined by the Youth Orchestra of Musica Kirklees (was Kirklees Music School) and their Music Director Thom Meredith.
The choir will also be joined by three treble soloist from the Halifax Minster Choir; Rosie Barber, Martha Hill and Madison Tasker.
Tickets at £12 are available from:
- Overgate Hospice, 30 Hullen Edge Road, Elland HX5 0QY
- Harveys of Halifax, Commercial Street, Halifax HX1 1LJ
- Shoesmiths, Commercial Street, Halifax HX1 1BE