Events

Saturday 13th July – Who was the real Anne Lister? Jill Liddington & Helena Whitbread. 7pm. This event will now take place at Halifax Minster.

Anne-Lister

Maverick traditionalist, landowning traveller, scholar & seducer – Anne Lister was a woman of contrasts. Enjoy an evening of exclusive insight and discovery with acclaimed experts Helena Whitbread and Jill Liddington, two key figures in bringing this remarkable and complex woman to world attention.

Join us for a discussion and Q&A followed by a book signing.

Tickets are £7.50 and include a glass of wine. Please book your tickets here.

PLEASE NOTE: This event was previously scheduled to take place at the Book Corner shop in the Piece Hall but has been relocated to the Halifax Minster, Causeway, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 1QL. 

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Sunday 14th July – In partnership with The Square Chapel – Jenni Murray: A History of the World in 21 Women. 8 pm.

The imitable Jenni Murray celebrates great women from around the world – rescuing some from obscurity and shining a new light on familiar names. She has met and interviewed many of the women featured.

They led while others followed. They stood up and spoke out when no one else would. They broke the mould in art, music and literature. Each of them fought, in their own way, for change.

Encompassing artists, politicians, activists, reporters and heads of sate from past and present, A History of the World in 21 Women celebrates the lives, struggles and achievements of women who have had a profound impact on the shaping our world.

Jenni Murray has been at the helm of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour for over twenty years she talks about the programme’s 64 year history and her most engaging and most terrifying interviewees from Barbara Castle to Kaffe Fasset, Monica Lewinsky to Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson to Margaret Thatcher, Through to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Book tickets here.

Thursday 22nd August: Turn The Page. 7.30 pm.

Turn the page 2Regular poetry and open mic night.

 

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Halifax Festival of Words.

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Previous Events

2019

Friday 5th July: A Fabulous Creation: David Hepworth talks both rock and roll.

Thursday 4th July: Anna BestAunt Grizelda’s Fairy Tales of the Unexpected. Book launch and talk. 

15th-22nd June:  Indie Bookshop Week

Friday 14th June – An evening with Simon Armitage partnering with The Square Chapel

Tuesday 11th June: We Share The Same Skies – What kind of region do we want to live in?

15th June: TotallyLocally Fiverfest 

Thursday 6th June: Will Self partnering with The Square Chapel.

Friday 31st May: The Wandering Poet Tour – Ben Guilfoyle

Thursday 23rd May Jill Liddington Writing Anne Lister

Thursday 16th May  Turn The Page 11 Open mic night

Saturday 11th May – Dragon Daughter book signing with Liz Flanagan.

Monday 29th April – D-Day Dog by Tom Palmer launch.

April 2019 – Proudly supporting Independent Publishers:

  • Thursday 18th April Built on Sand by Paul Scraton book launch with Influx Press.

  • Thursday 11th April Zebra by Ian Humphreys poetry launch. Supported by Natalie Burdett and Zaffar Kunial with Nine Arches Press.

  • Friday 5th April  Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession UK book launch with Bluemoose Books.

Thursday 28th March Turn The Page 10. Poetry, music, open mic night.

Friday 15th March – Carol Ann Duffy and Friends, partnering with The Square Chapel

Saturday 9th March – -Book signing with Linda Green.

Thursday 21st February – Story time with Cathy Calvert and Ned.

Sunday 3rd February – Dirty Bertie event with Alan MacDonald, partnering with The Square Chapel

Thursday 17th January    – Turn The Page 9. Poetry, music, open mic night.

2018

Saturday 15th December – Book Signing with Penny Thorpe, author of The Quality Street Girls

Thursday 6th December    – Book signing with Ben Myers and Bluemoose Books.

Saturday 24th November – Book signing with Martine McDonagh

Friday 9th November – The Light in The Dark: A Winter Journal with Horatio Clare

Thursday 1st November – Book signing with Andrew Bibby

Sunday 28th October – Book signing with The Yorkshire Vet – Peter Wright

Saturday 20th October – Burning Brightly: Northern Voices in YA with Liz Flanagan, Mark Illis, Danielle Jawando and Melvin Burgess

Friday 12- Sunday 14th October – Halifax Festival of Words

Saturday 6th October – Afternoon Tea with Alexander McCall Smith

Saturday 29th September  –  Book signing with Mary Jayne Baker

Thursday 27th September –  S.R. Whitehead Launch

Wednesday 12th September. Gaia Holmes Where The Road Runs Out launch

Monday 28th August. Poet’s Corner with Keith Hutson and Mark Pajak

Thursday 23rd August.Turn The Page 7 . Poetry, spoken word, open mic night

Monday 30th July. WordPlay Summer Special Ft. Andrew McMillan, Professor Michael Symmons Roberts & Mark Pajak partnering with WordPlay and The Square Chapel

Thursday 5th July. Four Poets and Environmental Thinking poetry evening

Saturday 30th June. The Tiger Who Came to Tea Party

Thursday 21 June. Turn The Page 6Poetry, spoken word, open mic night

Tuesday 29th May. Glow Anthology book launch with Gaia Holmes

Sunday 27th May. Benjamin Myers: Under The Rock book signing

Saturday 19th May. Roger McGough: As Far As I Know Tour partnering with The Square Chapel

Monday 14th May. Jill Liddington: Winning Votes For Women in Halifax and Beyond. Talk, Q&A, book signing

Wednesday 26th April. Hollie McNish Plum Tour partnering with The Square Chapel

Thursday 19th April. Turn The Page 5. Poetry, spoken word, open mic night

Wednesday 18th April. Launch of Light After Light by Vicky Gatehouse

Saturday 14th April. Book signing with Julia Chapman

Saturday 7th April. Book signing with Mary Jayne Baker

Thursday 7th December. Book Signing with The Yorkshire Vet – Julian Norton

Saturday 20th January. Stuart Maconie Long Road From Jarrow Tour partnering with The Square Chapel

2017

Sunday 26th November. George Costigan in conversation with Willy Russell partnering with The Square Chapel