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The Piece Hall, Halifax

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History and teachings
The sole survivor of the great eighteenth century northern cloth halls, a class of buildings which embodied the vital importance of the trade in hand woven textiles to the pre-industrial economy of the West Riding of Yorkshire, from the Middle Ages through to the early nineteenth century. From contemporary music concerts, to impressive site-specific performances, circus spectacle and street theatre. Seasonal festivities include markets alongside special food and drink celebrations and fairs. Visual arts, a substantive sculpture programme, outdoor film screenings and large scale participation projects all bring the building to life throughout the year.

Cross-cultural dimensions
Attendees of these events can find themselves to be immeresed in an array of cultural and expressive experiences. The venue welcomes many interesting and colourful events that have played a part in influencing some of European culture.

Useful information:
Recommended for anyone. Unique depending on the event. Does sometimes require prior knowledge. Admission is free however tickets for specific events may cost. Flexible times.

Does not have its own car park however places to park nearby, 5 minutes walk from bus station, 5 minutes walk from train station. Wheelchair access is limited due to uneven ground, guide dogs are welcome.

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What Will You Learn?

  • The transversal skills and knowledge which can be acquired from this cultural experience are:- Respect for diversity; visitors are able to experience the many cultures it has on offer, meaning people are able to be more exposed to cultural differences , network and respect the diversity

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