The 2013 Halifax Festival: A national event for Halifax

This year will see the fourth annual Halifax Festival

The 2013 Halifax Festival: A national event for Halifax

The 2013 Halifax Festival: A national event for Halifax

This year will see the fourth annual Halifax Festival, a celebration of arts and culture in our town. Popular with local people and the many tourists who travel into Calderdale specifically for Festival events, this year it will be taking place from Friday 5 to Saturday 14 July 2013.

The Festival is about all the things that are great in Halifax and the organisers want as many local people as possible to be involved, and for you to tell them how you would like to be a part of this year’s event.

At 6pm on Wednesday 23 January there will be an Open Meeting at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts for anyone who would like to take part in the Festival, or would just like to know more about this hugely popular event in the Calderdale Calendar. If you are an actor, musician, knitter, painter, dancer or comedian, solo performer, band or theatre company. Or maybe, an aspiring stage manager, technician, event manager, or just looking for new ways to meet people and become more involved in your town, the Festival organisers want to meet you. Kate Longmate, Director of Halifax Festival said, “The Halifax Festival 2013 will be a national event for Halifax. This is your festival and I hope you will want to get involved, whether backstage or as a performer everyone is welcome. This is our chance to show off our beautiful town and to make people look twice at what Halifax has to offer. I hope you will join us on the 23rd.”

There will be free refreshments and entertainment at the meeting, where everyone is welcome. If you would like to come along, please email Kate on or phone 01422 353073 by Tuesday 22 January.

In 2012 the Festival saw over 100 events across 39 venues, including outdoor theatre at Manor Heath Park and Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, the Vikings of Jorvik taking over the Piece Hall, a season of films celebrating the work of Halifax’s own 1940s movie idol, the Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan performing a night of music and poetry and a host of workshops and artist exhibitions. The 2013 Festival looks set to be the best yet, with even more dance, live music, theatre, visual arts and opportunities to develop creative skills or try something new.

Halifax Festival Open Meeting
Wednesday 24 January, 6pm
RSVP: / 01422 353073

For more information contact:
Ben Rothera
Marketing Manager, Square Chapel Centre for the Arts
T: 01422 353073 E:

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