Go down in history as a festival founder

West End Workshop for a performance at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax at the start of the Halifax Festival.
West End Workshop for a performance at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax at the start of the Halifax Festival.
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Halifax Festival organisers are giving you the chance to be a lasting part of the this year’s spectacle.

For just £50 you could go down in history and become a festival founder, which will help keep the festival running every year.

Anyone who donates will have their name included on the festival website. The festival, in its second year, attracted 37,000 people over nine days last year. Now organiser Lucy Burnett is drumming up support from the public to make this year even better.

“We are running the Festival Founders scheme to get lots of different people to donate a small amount of money, which, when added together, will make a big difference,” said Lucy.

“We’ve already got 10 people signed up but we need more, and my aim is to have 50 Festival Founders by the end of May and this is only going to happen with your help. Just one donation can fund a family workshop lesson with a professional musician,” she said.

This year’s festival will run from July 9-17 and will offer families the chance to take part in a range of activities include art and music sessions, as well as on stage performances.

Workshops and performances will be held at 13 different sites in Halifax, including the Square Chapel, the Piece Hall, Victoria Theatre and Eureka.

To make a donation, send cash or a cheque payable to Halifax Festival to Festival Founders, Halifax Festival, c/o Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, 10 Square Chapel Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QC. l What are you most looking forward to about this years festival? Get in touch by emailing yoursay@halifaxcourier.co.uk.