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Platinum Jubilee Weekend

June 2 - June 5

PRE-BOOK A PICNIC LUNCH FROM THE TRADING ROOMS
DATES & TIMES

June 2 - June 5

TICKET PRICING

Free

LOCATION

The Piece Hall

Platinum Jubilee Weekend

The Piece Hall will be turning red, white and blue for four fun filled days of free events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

Her Majesty The Queen is the first British Monarch to reign for 70 years and this historic occasion is being marked with a special extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June.

Our iconic courtyard will be decked out with flags and bunting as we join with communities across the UK to honour this significant milestone with music, song, dance and spectacle.

THURSDAY 2 JUNE

The Piece Hall will host a civic celebration on behalf of Calderdale Council featuring a piper, drummers and a performance by The Calderdale Choir alongside speeches from local dignitaries.

The council is providing a big screen in the courtyard so visitors can watch The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) which will include 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians.

Later that evening the lighting of the beacon on Beacon Hill in Halifax will be broadcast to the screen so people can safely enjoy the spectacle.

  • 10am        Trooping the Colour on the big screen
  • 11am         Family arts activities
  • 2pm          Town Crier
  • 8pm          Procession led by Elland Silver Band through town to The Piece Hall
  • 8.30pm     Yorkshire Volunteers Corps of drums
  • 8.40pm     Speeches from local dignitaries
  • 9.15pm     Lizzie Jones MBE sings The National Anthem
  • 9.35pm     Piper plays “Diu Regnare”
  • 9.40pm     Bugle call “Majesty”
  • 9.45pm     Beacon Lighting and Calderdale Choir

FRIDAY 3 JUNE

A celebration of our emergency services. From 11am until 3pm, teams from the police, the fire service, ambulance service, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team, Smartmove and Calderdale LRF will all be in attendance, with many bringing their emergency vehicles including a vintage fire truck and some American police cars.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the West Yorkshire Police Band and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service band.

SATURDAY 4 JUNE

The Piece Hall will come alive with the sound of music when a Concert for The Queen is held. There will be performances throughout the day by vocalist Jack Manning, Flat Cap Brass and, with the ever popular Abba Revival headlining this free to enter show.

  • 11am         Music and family arts activities
  • 12noon     Jack Manning
  • 1.15pm     Gledholt Male Voice Choir
  • 3pm          Abba Revival
  • 4.30pm     Family disco
  • 5.40pm     Flat Cap Brass

SUNDAY 5 JUNE

Our courtyard will be hosting the Big Jubilee Lunch which encourages communities to get to know each other better and celebrate together. There will be a traditional vintage street party theme featuring the Northern Swing Orchestra, The Knightingales and Jump Jive and Wail.

Visitors can pre book a picnic lunch from The Trading Rooms via our website or at the Visitor Centre, which includes child, vegetarian and vegan options. This will be for a single sitting at 1pm on benches outside the restaurant.

People are also invited to bring their own picnics which can be enjoyed on other available benches. (Please note no glass or alcohol purchased outside The Piece Hall can be brought into the venue and picnic furniture is also not permitted.)

There will also be various Jubilee offers at The Piece Hall’s other food and drink outlets, Blondin’s and The Deli, throughout the weekend with themed cocktails and ice creams, and takeaway afternoon teas.

  • 11.15am    Annapurna Indian Dance
  • 12noon     Northern Swing Orchestra
  • 2.30pm     Jump, Jive and Wail
  • 4.45pm     The Knightingales
  • 5pm          Plaque Unveiling by Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire

 

Kindly supported by

The Piece Hall

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Details

Start:
June 2
End:
June 5
Cost:
Free

Organiser

The Piece Hall

Venue

The Piece Hall
The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1RE
Halifax, HX1 1RE
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