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
THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District are inviting all creatures great and small to celebrate World Animal Day with them at their annual Animal Blessing Service in conjunction with the Halifax Minster. The service is on Sunday October 7, 2:30pm at the Halifax Minster, Causeway, HX1 1QL.
Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator said “We think our animal blessing is a really special and unique way to celebrate World Animal Day and it’s one of our favourite events of the year. We love seeing the amazing variety of pets and animals people bring to the Minster, from kittens to horses and we hope the local community will join us for a wonderful service”.
Owners should ensure that all pets are well behaved and properly restrained, dogs on leads, cats in baskets and other small animals in travelling cages, equines must be unshod to be allowed in the church. RSPCA staff will be at the church to welcome and give assistance to owners and their pets.
To find out more about the Animal Blessing please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford website here: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk. You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘Animal Blessing’ in events within Halifax.
Make an exclusive evening visit to the Benedictine Halifax Minster and meet some Living History characters from its past as you journey through some 900 years on Friday 7 September, 7:30pm.
Characters from our town’s past will return to life for an evening during Halifax Heritage Festival. Twelve costumed former citizens will each say something about their lives and their connection with the building. There will be musical interludes. A magical, candlelit evening, directed by David Glover.
The price of £5.28 (including booking fee) includes a glass of wine and tickets can be booked at Eventbrite.