‘As daylight fades and moonlight takes its place, the frayed fabric of the universe gives way…’ to reveal The Night Market, an illustration from another world. Exotic traders, charms, trinkets and people gather together in this bespoke, animated creation by two acclaimed, locally-based artists, which will be projected onto the north wall of the iconic Piece Hall in Halifax. Appearing for a little over a week between 26 November and 4 December, The Night Market has been inspired by the history of the Grade I listed building, the only surviving 18th century cloth hall in Halifax. Dating back to 1779, The Piece Hall was build as a space for trading pieces of fabric and is currently undergoing an extensive renovation project, set to be completed in 2017. As the building continues to be restored on the inside it will, for a short time only, also be transformed on the outside.
The Night Market draws on The Piece Hall‘s past, depicting people exchanging goods, magical potions and more as dusk falls. Created by Chris Mould and animated by Matt Howarth, who has over 25 years of experience in the TV industry – including at Granada TV’s 3D and digital special effects department – this unique projection will be a magical intrusion into the darkness as we draw into winter, launching as part of The Spirit of Halifax Festival.