Calderdale Council moves meeting for 12 Angry Men

The 1957 classic will be shown in the Town Hall's historic Council chamber
The 1957 classic will be shown in the Town Hall's historic Council chamber

the next meeting of Calderdale Council has been moved from Halifax Town Hall’s historic Council chamber for 12 Angry Men.

For just the second time in its 42 year history, the next Full Council meeting will instead be held in the King’s Centre in Park Road, Halifax from 6pm on Thursday 29 September.

The Council chamber will be transformed into a cinema for a screening of the 1957 classic 12 Angry Men, as part of Square Chapel Centre for the Arts’ ‘Other Rooms’ programme.

Square Chapel has temporarily moved out of its home next to the Piece Hall to allow the builders to complete the extension and refurbishment.

Although they currently have no auditorium, Square Chapel is still running a full programme of events throughout September by sharing alternative spaces and venues across the town.

Mayor of Calderdale Council, Coun. Howard Blagbrough said: “We’re delighted to support Square Chapel’s ‘Other Rooms’ programme which is bringing Halifax’s stunning architecture and beautiful spaces to a new audience.

“It’s such a brilliant idea showing how old buildings can be given a new purpose.”

David McQuillan, Square Chapel Centre for the Arts Director said: “When we started planning ‘Other Rooms’ we knew we had to do something in the Council Chambers; in a town blessed with many stunning spaces this is one of the most breath-taking.”

12 Angry Men will be screened at Halifax Town Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 29 September.

Tickets can be booked online at www.squarechapel.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01422 349422.