A colourful commencement to the Halifax Festival

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The countdown to Halifax Festival has commenced with the release of balloons above Calderdale.

The fourth annual arts and culture festival will showcase 10 days of theatre, film, music, art, heritage and family events from July 5-14.

Halifax Festival: 30 balloons were released to celebrate the launch

Halifax Festival: 30 balloons were released to celebrate the launch

To launch a colourful start, festival staff and members of Square Chapel’s Write to Record programme gathered on the roof of the new young people’s centre OrangeBox and released thirty balloons into a sky that mirrors a magnitude of memoirs.

Messages were attached to the balloons explaining that for the three balloon finders who live the furthest away there will be a prize - including a £20 M&S gift voucher. Keep your eyes peeled!

For more festival information visit www.halifaxfestival.co.uk