Be at the heart of providing a better future for all generations!
Our opportunities include telephone befriending, office experience, becoming a
board member, parent forum members, early years experience and much more!
We will be holding a Drop – In on Wednesday 8th June between 4.15pm – 5pm
at Caygill Rooms, The Piece Hall (on the top level)
Come chat with us and find out more about the exciting opportunities to become involved with us and see how you can give back to your community!
For more information, call 01422 251090 or visit northhalifaxpartnership.org
As well as their local history inspired walks, the Calderdale Heritage Walks group are hosting a series of talks and cultural events around Halifax.
Please note face masks may well be essential at these events
Talk evenings with David Glover
Illustrated Historical Talks Wednesdays @ Grayston Unity at 8:15pm
£5.00 entry + service fee – Advance Booking only via https://www.seetickets.com/search?q=grayston
The story of Halifax Zoo and Amusement Park by David Glover
Illustrated Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture
Tuesday 18th January – 7.30pm
At the Graygill Rooms, Halifax Piece Hall
Entry via donation on door
Just over 100 years ago, Halifax had a Zoo. Opened in 1909, this early “theme park” at Chevinedge housed many wild animals, yet also had other attractions – the first cinema in Halifax, a roller-coaster, and a miniature railway. Tales abound of special events, including balloon flights and an early aeroplane display in the skies above. Then there was the meandering bear!
Calderdale Heritage Walks
For the Calderdale Heritage Walks, view the full Winter schedule on the Calderdale Heritage Walks website
Because of Covid, and more limited numbers, Walks must be paid for and prebooked via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale-heritage-walks
Upcoming walks highlights – Full walk details here
- January 19th – Some Calderdale Murders – 1858-1957
From the Wadsworth Moor murder of 1858, through to the tragic killing of Emily Pye in Gibbet Street, Halifax, in 1957; looking at six different tragedies, and how they were investigated.
- Sunday 23rd January 2022 – Lost Churches and Chapels of Halifax
And there were many! We visit the sites of over twenty; a few remain, given new uses. From Square Congregational Chapel and Church, we move to the sites of vanished buildings.
- February 16th – More Calderdale Murders – 1556-1964
Who killed Holdsworth, Vicar of Halifax in his home? Why was the Excise Collector slain in Savile Park Road? Who went mad and killed his boss in the newspaper office?
For more information visit Calderdale Heritage Walks
Halifax has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag Award for several years in a row, which recognises both great entertainment and hospitality. The award is only given to towns and cities that meet or surpass standards of excellence and Halifax definitely does that.
The West Yorkshire town is home to some amazing attractions including Eureka! The National Children’s Museum and The Piece Hall – a Grade I listed building and the oldest remaining cloth hall in Britain, now a contemporary leisure, retail, cultural and heritage destination.
On Sunday 5 May stage 4 of the TDY will depart from the stunning Piece Hall, and as well as the cycling there is plenty to enjoy on the day. The Piece Hall will host an afternoon programme of entertainment including Halifax’s number one sea shanty band The Landlubbers and Jump, Jive & Wail who will perform swinging hits from the 1920s through to the 60s. In the courtyard kids can get creative with lots of fun bike-themed crafts including badge making, key ring making and canvas bag decorating. Crafters from the buildings resident Spin a Yarn group will be spinning some colourful pom poms and letter ‘Y’s to celebrate the tour, and alongside The Piece Hall’s resident food and drink spots there will be pop-ups from La Tradizione, Roast and Wrap, Toast of Harrogate, Fishfinger Bar and Zorba.
The Piece Hall will host its first ever Wellbeing & Community Festival this April; a free two-day event which will help the local community get active and creative, as well as offering much-needed support services.
The Courtyard will host four different ‘zones’ for visitors to explore themed around Active, Creative, Support and Wellbeing. From fitness fanatics to first timers, anyone looking to get moving can try their hand at a whole host of sports including all-adapted cycling, kurling, dance, tai chi, wheelchair basketball and yoga, and also pick up some tips from Sport For All and Threeways Sports Centre. Visitors with a creative flair can try their hand at mindful colouring and stone carving, amongst other calming artistic activities.
An array of Support services will be on offer across the courtyard from charities Basement Recovery Project, Healthy Minds and Samaritans, and there will be food pop-ups and music from community choirs and local musicians. Inspired by the contours and undulations of the local landscape, the public will be invited to collaboratively weave yarns and threads onto an interactive loom structure, building up natural elements through colour and texture. Visitors can add their own message of hope for Calderdale onto a range of surfaces, which will be incorporated into the structure as it grows.
There will be an International Women’s Day event taking place on Wednesday 13 March, 9:30am-2:35pm in the Caygill Suite at the Piece Hall. The aim of the event is to celebrate women’s achievements and to explore the next steps in terms of the promotion of equality. The event is a partnership event between the WEA, the Women’s Centre, All 1 Collective, Square Chapel and the Piece Hall.
Everybody is welcome at the event and we would really appreciate if you could promote the event to your staff and community groups.
They would be really grateful if you and anybody interested in coming could register by calling 0300 303 3464 with the event reference C3675361, as this helps to estimate numbers.
Kidocracy is an interactive show on Saturday 8 December and Sunday 9 December, 12:00pm-1:00pm (doors open 11:30am) at the Piece Hall. It is hosted by Keith Farnan (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow), appearing as Brehon, an ancient Irish know-it-all who gives children an island to rule.
They must elect leaders, write anthems, come up with rules and deal with all sorts of crises because running the world isn’t all fun, fun, fun – there’s stuff to be done as well.
This is a seated show and will take place this Christmas in the circus-style Spiegeltent – a spectacular round wooden structure from the Netherlands measuring 20 meters in diameter, lavishly decorated inside with mirrors, glass and velvet.
Tickets, Adult £11, Children £8.50 are available from the Piece Hall website.