Halifax Comedy Festival 2017


–>Starting 20th Oct 2017 See all Dates for this event

Six venues + over 20 acts = one great Comedy Festival! The Halifax Comedy festival is back for a third year from 20th – 28th October 2017. Tickets are on sale now!

See popular comedians such as Lee Nelson, Rob Rouse, Shazia Mirza, Richard Herring; events from the Fringe such as Barbara Nice, George Egg DIY Cook; sing along with the Rocky Horror Picture Show; the kids have a comedy club to enjoy and even Sooty will be making an appearance!


For more information  Call 01422 305959 or visit halifaxcomedyfestival.com

Park Ward Heritage Festival 2017 – Step back in time through west central Halifax

Step back in time through the streets of west central Halifax, rich in history and grand buildings…

Park Ward Heritage Festival: Half Term Activities

Monday 30 October: Views from Wainhouse Tower: Wakefield Gate, Off Skircoat Moor Rd, Halifax HX2 7EN. Free Entry, Tours from 1pm to 3pm.The 253 ft Wainhouse Tower was originally commissioned as a chimney for the local dye works by John Edward Wainhouse in the late 19th century. The structure was never actually used as a working chimney and as such, is regarded by many as one of Britain’s finest follies. An opportunity to see Park Ward and further afield from a great Height. N.B. Please wear suitable footwear. There are 403 steps to the top of the tower.

Wednesday 1 November: Park Heritage Tour 1, Lister Lane – The Gibbet. Meet at Lister Lane Cemetery, Halifax HX1 5LF. Tour starts at 2pm. A guided tour by David Glover. Free

Saturday 4 November : Park Heritage Tour 2, King Cross – QRNC. Meet at the St Paul’s Spire, King Cross Road. Tour starts at 2pm. A guided tour by David Glover. Free

 Also taking place….

Half term at The Piece Hall
Saturday 28th October :
Face Painting: The Learning Studio or Courtyard . 10.30am – 12.30pm & 13.00pm – 15.00pm (Drop-in) Cost: £3. Come and have your face painted – select a spooky design!

  • Museums at Night Family Tour :Tours will meet at the Welcome Centre Time slots: 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm Cost: Family ticket £20 (2 adults and 2 children) or £6 per person (places are limited, includes a special spiced Georgian hot chocolate!). Meet characters from The Piece Hall’s past for an enchanting mysterious .  Hear some of The Piece Hall myths and ghost stories.  Bring a torch and wrap up warm!. Booking Essential

Wednesday 1st November:
Workshop Wednesday – The Big Draw at The Piece Hall in The Learning Studio
Times: 10.30am – 12.30pm & 13.00pm – 15.00pm (Drop-in), Free
local artist Jake Attree for some BIG Drawing activities around The Piece Hall. No need to book – just turn up!

To book or for more info go to http://www.thepiecehall.co.uk/



Halifax Central raise over £100 at our big Macmillan coffee morning


We held our annual Macmillan coffee morning on Thursday 28th September at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre. We had a number of lovely donations of home cooked


goodies and the morning was attended by a number of local services that HCI work with as well as residents from Park ward and surrounding communities. We raised a fantastic £104.09 which is an increase from last year too!

Looks of networking took place too and new contacts made, meaning a CREW health walk will be piloted from QRNC at the end of October and we have agreed with a local resident who is a cancer survivour to run the coffee morning together next year.

We would like to thank all how attended and especially those who donated some yummy treats.

Eureka! Late nights for grown ups!

Eureka! Lates

Thursday 12 October from 6:30 pm9:30 pm

If you’ve ever wanted to explore Eureka! without the little ones – now’s your chance! Eureka! are running their first ever Lates evening.DSC_0428-610x480

Explore the digiPlaySpace exhibiton all the way from Canada – in Europe for the very first time. This totally interactive digital art, gaming and technology exhibition is here for a limited time only and perfect for big kids.

You’ll get a chance to use digital animation to make your own dance video, explore a virtual world, and interact with a painting made of light.

You’ll also be able to experience some science demos with their expert Enablers, including holding fire in the palm of your hand and watching water defy gravity.

Plus, there’ll be a bar in the museum for your favourite tipple and nibbles available from their café.

To book: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eureka-lates-tickets-37876541756