The Book Corner (Piece Hall) and The Grayston Unity have joined together to organise & curate the first ever Halifax Festival of Words. It will take place in the town between the 11th & 14th October. It’s a festival that celebrates the use of language through books, music, spoken word and illustration.
The full programme will be released on 13th September but already we can reveal events including:
Hookworms interviewed by Elizabeth Alker (BBC 6 Music), Q&A with Embrace and Merlin Kelanovic (Tour Manager of The Charlatans, Klaxons, Divine Comedy), Jim Ghedi live, James Endeacott, (founder of 1965 Records and legendary figure in the music industry) Q&A and DJ set plus Kevin Duffy – founder of Bluemoose Publishing, Young Adult authors Liz Flanagan and Melvin Burgess, local poets including Vicky Gatehouse and Gaia Holmes and a special Turn The Page – a regular poetry, spoken word and open mic night.
It will take place across the following venues, The Book Corner, The Grayston Unity. and excitingly, the Albany Arcade within Halifax Borough Market.