20 fantastic pictures from The Piece Hall's birthday celebrations

Crowds enjoy the street festival on Sunday.Crowds enjoy the street festival on Sunday.
Crowds enjoy the street festival on Sunday.
Halifax's historic Piece Hall was filled with music, fun and laughter as crowds flocked to help celebrate the second anniversary of the restored building’s re-opening.

Visitors were treated to not just one but two days of free entertainment in The Piece Hall courtyard to mark the special occasion.

The first party event - which coincided with Yorkshire Day - included crafts, games, face painting, special workshops, talks and a book launch celebrating artist Chris Mould’s new illustrated book - The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.

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There were performances from Backchat Brass Band and Tohr Paniabian Di Bhangra-Dancers, and demonstrations from new cycling charity Cycling Without Age Calderdale which was showcasing its battery-assisted trishaw, offering lifts to people with limited mobility.

Arissa Qureshi, one, and mum Nayer Qureshi try hula hooping at the Sunday street festival.Arissa Qureshi, one, and mum Nayer Qureshi try hula hooping at the Sunday street festival.
Arissa Qureshi, one, and mum Nayer Qureshi try hula hooping at the Sunday street festival.

Among those receiving rides was nine-year-old Teddy Fearnley Duffy and his 87-year-old great grandmother Sheila Collier. The pair share the same birthday and visiting The Piece Hall was their joint birthday treat.

On Sunday, the celebrations continued with a street festival of theatre, circus, music and outdoor performances as well as a host of tasty pop-up food traders.

Performers included slapstick medical roadshow Doctor! Doctor!, The Comedy Waiters, Dr Butler’s Hatstand Mediciine Band and freestyling wordsmith The Merry Maker.

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