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Halifax Festival of Words October 12th-14th 2018

Two weekends ago we had the enormous pleasure of co-hosting the inaugural Halifax Festival of Words with The Grayston Unity , a local, independent, award winning bar and live music venue. We are immensely proud to have been part of bringing this fantastic event to Halifax. Taking place across 3 venues in Halifax it included punk poetry, a… Continue reading Halifax Festival of Words October 12th-14th 2018

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Cream tea with Alexander McCall Smith

Last weekend we were lucky enough to welcome Alexander McCall Smith when he joined us at The Piece Hall for Cream Tea and conversation. A full house and a wonderful atmosphere as our audience enjoyed a beautiful home-made cream tea served by our friends at The Deli, while listening to a mix of poetry, readings… Continue reading Cream tea with Alexander McCall Smith

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Festival of Words

We are pleased to announce that there will be a second Halifax Festival of Words on the 4th-6th October. For the full programme, please visit the Halifax Festival of Words website. The Book Corner and  The Grayston Unity wish to thank everyone who supported the very first Halifax Festival of Words. It was a buzzing weekend filled… Continue reading Festival of Words

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Jill Liddington: Winning Votes For Women in Halifax and Beyond

We were delighted to have the renowned local writer and historian Jill Liddington join us in the shop yesterday evening. Jill is interested in women's history with her main research focusing on the Votes for Women story. Jill's involvement with the local aspects of the story started when she moved next door to the mill where… Continue reading Jill Liddington: Winning Votes For Women in Halifax and Beyond

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Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire 2018 On Sunday 6th May 2018 The Piece Hall hosted the start of Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire, 'The Yorkshire Terrier'. The weather was glorious and The Piece Hall looked amazing with it's honey coloured stone standing out against the blue sky and festooned with bright yellow bunting. It was… Continue reading Tour de Yorkshire

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Book Launch – Light After Light by Vicky Gatehouse

Last night we were delighted to host the launch of  Vicky Gatehouse's first poetry pamphlet, Light After Light. Vicky is a local poet; her work has been widely published in magazines and anthologies. Light After Light contains twenty poems exploring science and art. Light After Light is published by Valley Press - an independent publishing… Continue reading Book Launch – Light After Light by Vicky Gatehouse