Illuminating Halifax – Piece Hall, Square Chapel, Minster and more…

Square Chapel, The Piece Hall and The Halifax Minster present

Illuminating Halifax

Fri 07 Dec—Mon 10 Dec
Times: Various at Square Chapel Arts Centre, The Piece Hall & Halifax Minster

Tickets: Free

This December Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax Minster and The Piece Hall, are lighting up their buildings in one mesmerising weekend of spectacular light.

 

Square Chapel Arts Centre

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December

6pm | 7pm | 8pm | 9pm

Free to attend

Square Chapel Art Centre’s copper building will come to life in a 10 minute light and sound spectacular celebrating 30 years of the arts centre.


Halifax Minster

Sunday 9 December: 5.30pm | 6.30pm | 7.30pm | 8.30pm

Monday 10 December: 3.30pm | 4.30pm | 5.30pm | 6.30pm

Free to attend

Ceiling illumination at the Halifax Minster

Three Harps of Christmas at Halifax Minster

Monday 10 December, 8:00pm

Tickets £15

Join internationally renowned harpist Ruth Wall as she takes you on a candlelit journey through carols, medieval and new music on concert harp, Gaelic wire strung harp and the Renaissance bray harp at the wonderful Halifax Minster.

Book now


The Piece Hall

Friday 7 – Sunday 9 December

From dusk | Free to attend

The Piece Hall will house a frosted Christmas light installation that will illuminate using the beautiful historical cloth hall as a backdrop.

Kidocracy at the Piece Hall

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.

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.

Blondin Gala and Tightrope Walk at the Piece Hall

Don’t miss this closing summer spectacle on Saturday 15 September, 6:30pm-10:30pm, The Blondin Gala – a celebration of the historic event when in 1861 international sensation Blondin completed a tightrope walk across The Piece Hall.

The Bullzini Family will recreate this great high wire feat for this specially commissioned show for the big occasion. The lead performers are Chris and Phoebe Bullzini, who have worked together for over seven years as wire walkers and are the only UK couple to have tied the knot while on the wire.

The Gala will feature an array of artists and performances for the audience to explore, including side show curiosities, vaudeville style street theatre, circus acts and magic to make this an evening to remember.

The programme includes: The Bullzini Family, Mark Mark, George Orange, Norvil & Josephine, Copperdollar, Artizani, Ian Marchant, Matt Bernard, Madame Zuccinni, Mat Ricardo and Circus 250 Caravan

Alongside the entertainment there will also be a host of food and drink pop-ups with belly-warming options and some circus style treats.

This event forms part of the nationwide Circus250 celebrations and is over the Heritage Open Days Weekend. Families can book onto the Making Magic workshop to get involved in during the daytime.

Book now by going to the Piece Hall website.

 

Yorkshire Day at The Piece Hall – One Year On

Celebrate one year since The Piece Hall reopened this Yorkshire Day, Wednesday 1 August, 12:00pm-6:00pm. The courtyard will be transformed into a community street party with an afternoon of anniversary celebrations.

There will be bunting and long communal tables with a selection of party pop up food and drink traders offering tea, cakes, toasties and bubbles.

Live music from the world-famous Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band and the vintage swing band Jump Jive and Wail.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES
10:30am–3:00pm, £3 (drop-in)
Join fun family activities in the courtyard including face painting, a Giant Yorkshire Rose artwork, a Georgian photobooth and crafts at the Activity Cart along with an array of traditional games to play.

Vote for the Piece Hall in the National Lottery Awards 2018

Time is running out to vote for the Piece Hall transformation project in the heritage category of the National Lottery Awards 2018.

The winner is purely down to public votes so your vote really does count. We’d love to see The Piece Hall recognised on national television later this year.

It’s really quick and easy to vote:
1. Visit http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/piece-hall,
2. tweet using #NLAPieceHall
3. retweet a post containing #NLAPieceHall
4. or call 0844 836 9703 (calls cost 5p).

Voting runs until midnight on Friday 27 July 2018.

Let’s celebrate the #distinctiveness of The Piece Hall on a national stage! #VisionCdale2024

Get into Teaching – Drop in Information Session at the Piece Hall

Are you a graduate or about to complete your degree?

Do you want to find out more about teaching as a career?

There will be a drop-in session about training to teach in schools with practising teachers as your tutors!

The Learning Studio, The Piece Hall, Halifax, HX1 1RE

Saturday 23 June 10:00am-12:00pm; drop in at any time between the start and the end.

This organisation runs a School Centred Initial Teacher training (SCITT) programme with partners across West Yorkshire working in both primary and secondary teacher training. There are salaried and unsalaried places on the programmes and both QTS and a PGCE are offered. The programmes are exactly like a University programme except that they are entirely taught in schools by current teachers.

There are placements in schools across West Yorkshire which take trainees from recent graduates up to career changers in their 50’s and beyond.

The session will help you to:

  • find out how to apply
  • see what an ITT programme in a SCITT involves
  • understand student finance and student bursaries for Initial Teacher Training
  • look at different areas of the region and where you might choose to train