Tickets on sale for a nine-day feast of arts

Heartbreak Productions will perform 'Pride and Prejudice' at Manor Heath Park on Saturday 16th July at 6.30pm.'Writer in residence, David Kerby Kendall, will highlight the wit, fun and absurdities of the characters, intermingled with period dance, music and song.
Heartbreak Productions will perform 'Pride and Prejudice' at Manor Heath Park on Saturday 16th July at 6.30pm.'Writer in residence, David Kerby Kendall, will highlight the wit, fun and absurdities of the characters, intermingled with period dance, music and song.

ORGANISERS are hoping for another successful Halifax Festival this year as the first tickets go on sale this weekend.

The nine-day programme in July, which celebrates art, music, theatre and heritage, has announced three highlight events.

Lucy Burnett, festival coordinator, said: “There will be lots of different things going on.

“It will be a combination of professional and community and local young talent getting together.

“These three highlight events are expected to be really popular.” She added: “You’ll need to get your tickets early so you don’t miss out.”

A Classical Music Evening will be kicking off the festival on July 9 at Square Chapel.

Pianists Ben Smith and David Daniels will perform pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov.

Both pianists are students of Nigel Pitceathly, former head of keyboard studies at Chethams School of Music.

Tickets are £15 and £12 for concessions.

The second event going on sale is Thunder Road Theatre’s performance of Hyde at Square Chapel on July 15.

The re-telling of Stevenson’s classic thriller Jekyll and Hyde features multi-award winner and MEN winner Alex Moran and is set in 19th century Edinburgh.

Tickets are £11 and £9 for concessions.

Another stand-out event that will sell out quickly is Heartbreak Productions’ performance of Pride and Prejudice at Manor Heath Park.

The play, on July 16, includes dance, music and song from the era and costs £12 and £10 for concessions, with family tickets priced at £35. Last year the festival had 109 events across 20 venues with almost 9,000 people getting involved.

Other tickets for this year will go on sale after the brochure is released in May. Keep checking www.halifaxfestival.co.uk for information and updates.

Tickets can be bought at the Square Chapel or on 01422 349422, at the website www.squarechapel.co.uk or via e-mail request at info@squarechapel.co.uk