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  1. Chow Down at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Chow Down at The Piece Hall

    Starting 23rd Aug 2019
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    £3 entry, Under 14s free Once again you can expect to find something to suit all tastebuds, diets and budgets - from the very best independent s...
    £3 entry, Under 14s free Once again you can expect to find something to suit all tastebuds, diets and budgets - from the very best independent street food traders in the UK! Each weekend, we’ll have a different selection of handpicked street food traders, who will be bringing cuisines from all over the UK and the rest of the world. Once again, we’ll be committing to our target of 25% of the offering being either vegetarian or vegan. We’re bringing some of our favourite craft beer breweries to Halifax this summer, so you can sample some of the finest beers the country has to offer - whether it be draught or in cans. And if beer’s not your thing, fear not - as we’ll be bringing our prosecco van, as well as a range of refreshing cocktails - perfect for those hot summers days. A variety of spirits and soft drinks will also be present at Chow Down this year. Dates: August 23rd - 26th 2019 Confirmed Vendors for August ● Little Red Food Truck: on burger duty, Little Red Truck bring the real deal - flavoursome brioche buns dripping with beautifully-cooked patties, and proper chips! ● Fishnets : seasonal shellfish and fishy street-food from the masterminds behind The Sausage Box. ● MorMor: tasty, healthy street food inspired by the Middle East and the Mediterranean, expertly catering for vegetarians, vegans and the carnivorous. ● Nasi Lemak: Malaysian street food legends who bring Rempah Chicken, Sambal Fries and their incredible Vegan Chkn dish, which is a sell out every time. ● Diamond Dogs: The finest hot dogs created with quality cuts and delicious toppings, all encased in artisanal rolls with a proper crust. ● Twisted Meal: A new kid on the block. Mexican food delivered with Northern soul! ● Yorkshire Burrito Company: Yep, that’s a roast in a Yorkshire Pudding wrap. Need we say more? ● Baking Biker: Delicious baked goodies from a small bakery who pride themselves on local sourcing and avoiding any additives or preservatives. ● Greek Street Food: Serving up all those Greek classics, from gyros to sharing platters and beyond. ● YOI Fried Chicken: Brought to you by Tikk’s Thai Kitchen this new concept has just come fresh from Trinity Kitchen in Leeds. Asian style fried chicken from their shiny retro trailer. ● Nyama Choma: A slice of Savannah in the streets, this is Grill House cuisine inspired by Kenyan adventures. ● Proove Pizza: This successful Sheffield pizzeria started as a pop-up, and still enjoys bringing their woodfired pop-ups to the masses with a huge event team these days. Back after a very successful Chow down last year. ● Oh My Glaze : A man with a pan serving wraps, wings and delicious things across the North West. ● Dim Sum Su: The finest, freshest Dim Sum food – steamed buns, spring rolls, savoury dumplings, plus a whole lot more. ● Sugar Spun Sisters: this Leeds-based waffle and dessert company is renowned for their amazing, vegan-friendly creations! ● Froconut: everything is vegan-friendly here, courtesy of their dairy-free coconut ice-cream. Pick your flavour, pick your topping and eat eat eat. ● Jenny’s Jerk Kitchen: if the sun doesn’t turn up you can at least eat some of that sunshine, with Jenny’s amazing, barbecue-smoked Caribbean flavours.
  2. Brighouse Artisan Market

    Brighouse

    Brighouse Artisan Market

    Starting 25th Aug 2019
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    10.00am-4.00pm Brighouse’s town centre will host an Artisan Market, celebrating independent producers and makers. The town will once again welco...
    10.00am-4.00pm Brighouse’s town centre will host an Artisan Market, celebrating independent producers and makers. The town will once again welcome talented traders from the local area with an array of different farmers, artisans and vendors offering lots of different things. If it’s food you’re looking for, then we have locally made cheeses, bread made by local bakers, meat from local farmers and a great selection of cakes and sweets. Jams and chutneys made from locally sourced fruits or delicious pork pies from a local pig farmer to a delicious chocolate fountain. In case you feel hungry during your visit we have a wide variety of street food offering shoppers food that is not only healthy, but environmentally friendly. There is a wide selection of locally produced crafts, ranging from jewellery to glassware, soaps to ceramics and bags to knitwear.
  3. Calderdale Beer & Cider Festival

    Halifax

    Calderdale Beer & Cider Festival

    Starting 26th Sep 2019
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    Thursday 26th – 28th September 2019

    After four years in Hebden Bridge, the Calderdale Beer and Cider Festival returns to Halifax t...

    Thursday 26th – 28th September 2019

    After four years in Hebden Bridge, the Calderdale Beer and Cider Festival returns to Halifax this year and has become bigger and better than ever. The new venue, The Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax, is a much larger venue and offers seating in the old and unusual Viaduct Theatre itself, a more modern adjoining room and the Viaduct Courtyard.

    There will be in excess of 50 beers on offer with most coming from breweries in Yorkshire and Lancashire, but some will come from much further afield. One section of the bar will be completely devoted to wooden cask beers with 12 larger 9 to 11 gallon casks and an additional 5-6 smaller wooden casks containing higher ABV ales. These beers will be casked by experts, will include some incredibly rare ales and some beers have been commissioned by the Calderdale Beer and Cider Festival Organising Team.

    In addition, there will be another bar of 38 beers in normal casks including ales from new breweries, old classics and at least one cask from every Halifax and Calderdale registered brewery. Beers will be available in a wide range of styles; gluten free, vegan and vegetarian beers will be available and all beers will be ordered from breweries only. There will be no agency ales at this festival.

    This year there will also be more ciders and perries on offer on our Cider Bar, with some being ordered from local producers as well as those ordered from more traditional cider and perry producing areas of the UK. Beers, ciders and perries will be priced in line with prices in local pubs and bars and payment will be via tokens which can be only purchased in the venue. These tokens are fully refundable if they are not spent. As well as beer, cider and perry, customers will also be able to purchase gin and a range of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the Viaduct Bars.

    This year, by popular demand, we invite back Foras Bars Limited from Todmorden who will provide a range of wholesome meals at affordable prices and these will be available until 9pm every evening. There will also be the opportunity to purchase snack type foods, such as crisps, nuts etcetera, from a locally-based trader. Purchases from the Viaduct Bars and all food items will be payable by cash. The Viaduct Bars will also accept card payments.

    Last year saw the introduction of Talks and Tastings which proved extremely popular and these have been extended this year. Tutored Beer Tasting will be led by Richard Lee, a qualified tasting panel trainer and a member of the Champion Beer of Britain Tasting Panel, whilst Tutored Cider and Perry Tasting will be led by the well-known local figure of Ian Priddey, a cider and perry producer, hop grower and home brewer.

    The interactive talks will be delivered by the ever popular Kirsty Walker, writer of the increasingly influential blog ‘Lady Sinks The Booze’ and successful speaker at the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival in January and Chris Dyson whose blog ‘Real Ale, Real Music’ is an appreciation of both, and is a regular attendee at both local & national music venues watching up and coming bands as well as established ones. Chris has an excellent knowledge of local pubs and real ale.

    Entry to the Talks and Tastings is completely free, but advance tickets must be obtained via the Halifax and Calderdale CAMRA website. 

    Should you be interested in finding out more about sponsorship opportunities at the festival, information can be found here. 

    The Beer, Cider and Perry lists will be posted on our website approximately two weeks before the festival. 

    Don’t miss the 2019 Calderdale Beer and Cider Festival. Add the dates to your diary now!

  4. Meet Prue Leith CBE at The Arches, Dean Clough

    Halifax

    Meet Prue Leith CBE at The Arches, Dean Clough for Lunch

    21st Oct 2019

    Probably best known for her roles as Judge on The Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, Prue has had many adventures and accolades in h...

    Probably best known for her roles as Judge on The Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu, Prue has had many adventures and accolades in her career making her one of the most respected voices in the Food Industry today.

    Guests will hear about Prue's passion for good food, her role in food education and what the future holds, at this exclusive event.

    TICKETS: £35/£50 EACH £35 includes Entry, Arrival Drink, 3 Course Celebration Lunch & Coffee, Interview & Q&A with Prue £50 includes all of the above, plus a signed copy of "Prue - My All Time Favourite Recipes"

    Tickets can be bought online by visiting our website.

    THE ARCHES CELEBRATION LUNCH MENU

    TO BEGIN

    Smoked Salmon

    Beetroot & Dill Creme Fraiche, Whipped Cream Cheese Butter, Watercress Salad & Wholemeal Roll

    Or

    The Arches Spicy Autumn Soup (V, Ve)

    Roast Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup, Lightly Curried Naan Bread, Coriander Oil

    TO FOLLOW

    Garlic & Rosemary Chicken wrapped in Prosciutto Ham

    Creamy Leeks & Wild Mushroom, Parmesan Sauce, Crispy Porcini Gnocchi, Baby Herbs

    OR

    Salt Baked Celeriac (V)

    Wild Mushroom & Leek Gratin, Braised Red Cabbage, Tenderstem Broccoli, Shaved Chestnuts, Infused Truffle Sauce

    TO FINISH The Arches Autumn Dessert Plate Tea & Coffee

    OTHER EVENT DETAILS:

    DRESS CODE: Smart

    DOORS OPEN: 11.30AM

    EVENT CLOSE: Approx 3.30pm

    Limited copies of some of Prue's Books will be available to purchase on the day. Pre-order drinks and packages available. We can accommodate all dietary requirements.

  5. The Halifax Bierkeller at The Arches

    Halifax

    The Halifax Bierkeller at The Arches

    Starting 15th Nov 2019
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    Doors 7pm

    Join us at The Halifax Bierkeller for a fantastically fun evening, with live performances from The World Famous Amazing Bavari...

    Doors 7pm

    Join us at The Halifax Bierkeller for a fantastically fun evening, with live performances from The World Famous Amazing Bavarian Stompers, the first British Oompah Band to appear at a major German Bier Festival.

    Their show is hugely infectious, high-energy and features much opportunity for liquid refreshment and audience participation. Highly sought after, the Stompers are renowned as the best Oompah Band available… AND THEY’RE FROM HALIFAX!

    TICKETS: £20 EACH Includes entry, entertainment AND Bratwurst & chips - to help soak up the beer!

    Stein Hire is not included in the price but will be available subject to a £5 refundable deposit.

    Full bar available - not just beer.

    Fancy Dress isn't compulsory, but is actively encouraged.

    DJ 'til late, event finishes at 1am

    Book your tickets here. 

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