What's On in Calderdale June 29th - July 1st
Laugh your way into the weekend with Dick & Liddy’s Comedy Club at Victoria Theatre Halifax (730pm, Tickets from £11.45).
The Halifax Minster Summer Festival continues through to Sunday 8th July and includes a walking tour exploring the secrets of Halifax Minster's churchyard, historical talks, choral music, a poetry festival, performance of the very popular 'Sans Illuminaire' (where you meet living history characters from the past as you journey through 900 years of the Minster's history), an Anne Lister tour exploring 'Gentleman Jack's' connections to the Minster, a performance by the York Waits and more!
Chow Down is the first of the Piece Hall's monthly markets of independent food pop-ups, ale, cocktails, live music and DJs, with something in the diverse line-up of foodie favourites for everyone. (Fri 4pm - 10pm; Sat 11am - 10pm; Sun 11am - 7pm FREE entry).
There’s a Beer & Gin Festival at square Chapel Arts Centre today and Saturday (£12 for a weekend ticket).
The Hebden Bridge Arts Festival continues with plenty of ongoing exhibitions throughout the weekend before the Street Sunday finale on Sunday.
From donkey rides to dog shows, a fair ground to floats, tombolas to traditional gala stalls, Brighouse Charity Gala is a fun-packed family day out! The Gala procession will leave Garden Road at around Noon, winding its way through the town centre to Wellholme Park arriving at around 12.45pm. (Adults £2, Childen £1)
The Halifax Food & Drink Festival returns for another two days bringing you a vast offering of food & drink from around 80 stallholders and exhibitors. (10am - 5pm sat & 10am-4pm Sun. FREE entry). Chow Down continues at The Piece Hall too.
At Westgate Arcade in Halifax the talented 'Artifaces' will be there to give your kids a fun makeover with a multitude of wonderful designs of your choice. Generally known as one of the best face painters around, Jude is looking forward to show off her skills. There’s also live music from Crossways are an upcoming acoustic duo Crossways. (12pm – 3pm).
Brighouse Festival of Brass begins with a Gala Concert at St. Martin's Parish Church, featuring Clifton & Lightcliffe band. (7.15pm, Tickets are FREE and available from Kirklees Music, Brighouse 01484 722855).
Explore Halifax's surprising and quite amazing music history with a Halifax Music Heritage Trail guided walk. Meet at the The Grayston Unity by the Town Hall steps at 2pm. (Tickets £5). Both the Halifax Food & Drink Festival and Chow Down are continuing today.
Brighouse Festival of Brass continues with March & Hymn Tune Contest, Youth to Championship Sections in Town Hall Square, Brighouse. (from 12.30pm, FREE).
All the town becomes a stage in Hebden Bridge as Street Sunday helps draw this year’s Hebden Bridge Arts Festival to a close with an unforgettable afternoon of outdoor fun, games, mayhem and hijinks at St George’s Square, Marina, Bridgegate and Hebden Bride Town Hall! (1pm-5pm FREE). Carol Ann Duffy will be reading from her world-renowned work and introducing the Laureate’s Choice pamphlet poets Keith Hutson and Mark Pajak at Hope Baptist Church (8pm, £10-£12).
Have a fantastic weekend, folks!