The Minister festival starts today…fun for all the family

The MInster Festival 2015<!–


Starting 2nd Jul 2015 See all Dates for this event

The Minster Festival 2015 offers fun for all the family!

Thursday 2nd July at 7.30pm
Black Dyke Band Concert
Tickets: £12 and available from Halifax Minster Shop, Minster office 01422 355436 and Harvey’s The Halifax Department Store

Friday 3rd July at 10.30am
Friends of the Minster Coffee Morning
Come and enjoy refreshments in the Minster and visit the calligraphy exhibition

1st July – 14th September 2015
Calderdale Calligraphers “Words up North” Exhibition
We are pleased to welcome back Calderdale Calligraphers with another wonderful exhibition called “Words up North”. See this exhibition displayed in this fantastic backdrop.
Free exhibition
Opening times: Monday-Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm; Sunday 12.00-4.00pm

Saturday 4th July from 1.00pm
Woolshops Street Theatre
The Festival moves into the streets of the Woolshops with entertainment by ‘Plunge Boom’, ‘Gacko’ & ‘Tea and Tolerance’.
Yorkshire Music Club present “Making a Tune Develop” in Halifax Minster

Saturday 4th July at 2.30pm
This group encourages deaf and hearing impaired young people to be inspired by the power of music, giving opportunity to learn an instrument and perform as a group.
FREE event for children age 7+ and adults

Sunday 5th July 2015 12 noon – 3.00pm
Castle Carr Fountain Walk
Castle Carr estate will be open from 12 noon until 3.00pm with the Fountain playing from 2.00pm for approximately 15 minutes.
The picturesque walk (about 2.5 miles) starts at 12.00pm from Cat I’th Well Inn, Wainstalls. Please wear suitable footwear for the uneven surfaces that you will encounter.
Tickets £5; under 5s free; Family Ticket (2 + 2/3) £15
Available from Harvey’s The Halifax Department Store, Woodlesford Newsagents (Pellon Lane), The Crossroads Inn, and Cat I’th Well Inn, Wainstalls

Sunday 5th July 2.30pm
Guided Tour of Halifax Minster
Guided tour of the Minster including refreshments. £5 per head.
Other Summer Guided Tours available – please see

Thursday 9th July at 1.00pm
Festival Organ Recital given by Alexander Binns
Former Halifax school boy, now Organ Scholar at Southwark cathedral, comes home for this Festival Recital. Retiring collection.

Thursday 9th July at 6.30pm
The Minster Series : The Commissioner for Information
A one-off public discussion on issues of Freedom of Information heralds a new Series for the Autumn. Free event

Saturday 11th July 11.00am
Guided Tour of Halifax Minster
Guided tour of the Minster including refreshments. £5 per head.
Other Summer Guided Tours available – please see

Saturday 11th July from 1.00pm
Brass at Harvey’s
Exciting music in a delightful setting

Sunday 12 July 10.30am
Festival Eucharist
Preacher: The Dean of Bradford. Music for organ, choir and brass.

For more information contact: Call 01422 355436 or visit

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