History in the making – The Piece Hall grand reopening next week…

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When The Piece Hall reopens at 9.30am on Yorkshire Day, 1 August; the fascinating history of the monumental Grade I Listed structure will be brought to life with an imaginative range of FREE activities.

Launch into action with a special heritage challenge that will take you on a journey of discovery around Britain’s last surviving cloth hall, meet the characters of Mr and Mrs Caygill who played a vital role in the building of The Piece Hall in 1779 and try your hand at weaving on the giant loom.

Other activities will encourage you to tap into your creative side with hand-printed plaques and the debut of the brand new activity cart and family trail.

For more information go to http://www.thepiecehall.co.uk/whats-on

The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park

Friends of Crow Wood Park & Memory Lane Cafe organised The Great Get Together in Crow Wood Park as part of the series of events taking place up & down the country in memory of Jo Cox.

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One of Jo’s friends, Halifax MP Holly Lynch got proceedings underway where families took part in lots of traditional games such as “Hook-a-Duck”, “Tin-Can-Alley”, “Lucky Lolly”, Play Your Cards Right”, “Sack Race”, ” Hula Hoops”, with one brave man agreeing to have wet sponges thrown at him! In glorious sunshine hundreds of people brought their own picnics and those who didn’t were lucky as local Tesco stores provided some food for them free of charge as well as supplying free tea/coffee/juice all afternoon! Live music was provided by the Bradford Ukulele band and it’s a long time since the park has seen an event of this size.

The organisers would like to thank all those who helped in any way including our Halifax Central Community Wardens, Jonny & Zameer.


Halifax Minster Summer Festival – 29th June to 9th July 2017

Halifax Minster Summer Festival is held on the following dates:

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Thursday 29th June – 10th September
The Minster will be open to the public from 10am – 4pm on a daily basis throughout the summer (unless a special event or service is taking place) providing the talented young people from Trinity Academy with a public space to show their pieces of visual art.

Friday 30th June 7.30pm
Tickets £5
This candlelit tour of Halifax Minster allows visitors to meet those living history characters who have helped shape the town and its Minster. The tour is accompanied by music from different eras, including the plainsong of Compline or Night Prayer, from the monastic Benedictine tradition which founded the church in the 12th century.

Saturday 1st July 7.30pm
Tickets £5
Minster Choir perform some of their exciting new repertoire, both sacred and popular, accompanied by both piano and organ, in preparation for their tour of Germany at the end of the Summer.

Thursday 6th July 1pm
Lunch £4 served from 12.30pm with a retiring collection.
Australian born Greg Abrahams has previously performed in Westminster Cathedral and twice at Westminster Abbey.

Thursday 6th July 7.30pm
Tickets £14 (available from Harveys Department Store, the Minster Shop and the Minster Office 01422 355436
We proudly welcome back the Yorkshire Champions to the Minster for this popular concert making full use of the Minster’s special acoustics.

Friday 7th July 10.30am
FREE event
Enjoy a melody of popular tunes played by Calderdale’s own Senior Citizens Orchestra led by Judith Mclean.

Friday 7th July 7.30pm
Tickets £5
This exciting evening of music brings together a wide variety of musicians and styles. From the close harmony of barbershop group ‘A Close shave’ to individual performances of ‘Future Heroes’, this evening will be rounded off with the harmonies of Melody Belles.

Saturday 8th july 7.30pm
Tickets £5
The Suitcase Dwellers are a modern acoustic duo from Yorkshire, with Lizzey on vocals and piano and Sam playing guitar, bass, tambourine and bass drum. From delicate songs of loss, waltzes of betrayal, folky blues-tinged songs of love and discovery, classical flourishes and surprises and foot stomping songs of fun and anger, they throw a few covers in with their own twist too. Joining Lizzey and Sam are Unity Voices Choir from Marsden in Huddersfield.

Sunday 9th July 4pm (rehearsal 2.30pm)
£5 donation on the door
This event is open to everyone who would relish the opportunity to sing a traditional

Book of Common Prayer Evensong in the unique setting of Halifax Minster. The programme will include Charles Stanford ‘Canticles in C’ and Charles Wesley’s famous anthem ‘Blessed be the God and Father’. All are welcome to come and join the Minster Choir at this final Festival event for 2017.
Want more information?
Call 01422 355436 or visit www.halifaxminster.org.ukevents

Mum2mum market Baby & Children’s Nearly New Sale at Halifax Academy

Saturday 15th July- Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax HX2 0BA – 1.15pm to 3.15pm

Over 30 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices. Everything imaginable for your little ones.


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**Buggies & Travel Systems **Stairgates, Toddler Furniture
**Home & Safety Equipment **Baby Carriers & Harnesses
**Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots **Growbags, Bed Guards
**Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment **Highchair’s, Bumbos
**Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys
**Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres

All great brands
**Hundreds of Toys, Books and Games including- Little Tikes, ELC, Fisher Price, Vtech, Mamas & Papas
**Baby and children’s clothes starting from 50p including (Various brands)

To Book a Stall go to http://www.mum2mummarket.co.uk/book-a-stall.html
Venue Details
Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax, HX2 0BA

£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains. (2 4 1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)

For more info please contact halifaxandhuddersfield@mum2mummarket.co.uk