Halifax Festival 2014 appoints new director

Chair of Halifax Festival board Rev Hilary Barber welcomes newly appointed 2014 festival director Jenny Harris
Chair of Halifax Festival board Rev Hilary Barber welcomes newly appointed 2014 festival director Jenny Harris
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Halifax Festival has appointed a new director for 2014.

In January, Jenny Harris will join the festival board to collaborate on the annual event which presents diverse arts to thousands of visitors to and residents of Halifax.

Theatre performances, live music, art exhibitions, street performances, literature events, workshops, dance, heritage and entertaining family events will be staged at venues across Halifax from June 28 - July 5, 2014.

New director, Jenny Harris has over ten years experience in producing and programming festivals such as the Morley Literature Festival and Imove - Yorkshire’s multi-million pound programme of new work in response to the 2012 Olympic games.

She said: “Halifax Festival provides a great opportunity to showcase the arts and cultural offer of the area and attract tourists to the town, particularly in 2014 with the spotlight on the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

“I’m really looking forward to joining the festival team, I can’t wait to get started.”

The Festival Board, including chair of the board, Rev. Hilary Barber, pictured, said it would like to extend a warm welcome to Jenny and is delighted that she is joining the team from January.

This is the fourth year of the annual festival.

2013 Halifax Festival was comprised of 98 different events showcasing theatre, music, art, street performance, literature, film, dance, heritage and family events and attracted over 12,000 people to the 26 Halifax town centre venues.