The People’s Fair at The Piece Hall

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor

The People’s Fair at The Piece Hall, Halifax 30 September — 1 October 2017 Entrance is free

The People’s Fair is a testament of all the good things to come, just two months after Halifax’s Grade 1 listed, spectacular Piece Hall reopened to be a progressive fusion of business, community and culture.

After a riotous month of world class outdoor arts last month the fun continues with a weekend that showcases the artisan food, creative businesses and makers from the region. Explore the stunning, landscaped open-air courtyard and witness some brilliant street theatre spectacles from Pif Paf Theatre, Plunge Boom and Handmade Parade.

Built with monumental ambition for the trading of “pieces” of woven woollen cloth, The Piece Hall  is one of the country’s most exceptional Georgian buildings and the only surviving example of the remarkable pre-industrial revolution northern cloth halls that were so vital to England’s wealth. We love that the regeneration of this building has produced a cultural and creative space for families to make memories together in – leaping around the landscaping and water features, twizzing round the beautiful colonnades, experiencing quality outdoor arts and hunting for treasures in the independent shops and cafes of all shapes and sizes within. What’s not to love?

 

The People’s Fair at The Piece Hall, Halifax 30 September — 1 October 2017 Entrance is free

What's on at The Piece Hall

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Pixies at The Piece Hall

Legendary American rock band Pixies are bringing their unmistakable and era-defining sound to The Piece Hall.

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Where to go near The People’s Fair at The Piece Hall

Square Chapel Arts Centre
Halifax
Square Chapel Arts Centre

With a mix of shows, family theatre, films, events and workshops, this arts centre is a vital part of Halifax’s new and thriving cultural quarter.

Meandering Bear
Halifax
Restaurant
Meandering Bear

Owned by the folks who run the award-winning Grayston Unity, the Meandering Bear is a great little independent bar and eatery in Halifax.

Revo Records, Halifax
Halifax
Shop
Revo Records

Trading for over 30 years, the iconic shop prides itself on stocking an eclectic selection of vinyl records – the latest new releases alongside second-hand vinyl.

Halifax Borough market
Halifax
Shop
Halifax Borough Market

This grand and historic market was opened by the Duke and Duchess of York in 1896 and has been at the heart of Halifax life ever since.

White Swan Hotel
Halifax
Hotel
White Swan Hotel

The White Swan Hotel offers an ideal location for those looking to explore West Yorkshire – its arts and culture, and its shopping.

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Gallery
Open Gallery

A beautiful and varied collection of contemporary art from across the UK. Their regular exhibitions are both seasonal and thematic and always worth visiting…

Grayston Unity
Halifax
Café or Coffee Shop
Grayston Unity

The bar itself is small but you’ll find it a friendly place where you can get a lovely drink in a unique setting.

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