It promises to be a season like no other for Square Chapel arts centre in Halifax! With a £6.6 million capital refurbishment programme underway, the team at the centre has looked at other venues for the start of the season in September.
As part of the ‘Other Rooms’ strand, there will be pop-up films and plays at historic buildings and spaces across Halifax. The Arches at Dean Clough will screen ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ and Halifax Minster will show the atmospheric classic ‘Nosferatu’. The Tower House Hotel will show ‘The Shining’ and Cunnery Woods at Shibden will host ‘The Blair Witch Project’. Other venues will include Halifax Town Hall, the Gundog pub and Arden Road Social Club.
Sofia Cann, marketing officer, said: “Square Chapel didn’t want the fact that they have no auditorium in September to stop them - so throughout the month they will screen 13 pop-up and immersive films and perform plays in ‘Other Rooms’, spaces and venues across Halifax, exploring the architecture of the town and buildings’.
With building work completed, Square Chapel will move back into its building in October, ready to host gigs for the second Halifax Comedy Festival, which runs from October 21 to 29.
Andrew Lawrence and James Acaster will take to the Square Chapel stage while Jimmy Carr, Romesh Ranganathan and Al Murray headline at the Victoria Theatre.
Friday morning film screenings will include ‘Eddie the Eagle’ (October 14), ‘Little Men’ (November 11), ‘Mustang’ (November 25) and ‘Julieta’ (December 2).
Music highlights include Sarah McQuaid and Tom McConville, and new act Lady Maisery. Square Chapel Young Philharmonia will give a free concert on Monday, September 19 under the direction of Lawrence Killian.
Theatre fans will find plenty to please them in the programme, from Lip Service theatre company’s celebration of Jane Austen in ‘Mr Darcy Loses the Plot’, to Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ and Mikron Theatre’s ‘Canary Girls’.
For families and young children Square Chapel will welcome ‘Cardboard Joe and the Book of Mysteries’, a new show full of wonder and adventure, ‘The Tinderbox’ and ‘Molly’s Marvellous Moustache’. Plus On Thursday Nov 17 audiences can experience Spillikin (A Love Story) – a touching and moving story of relationships, loss and the complexities and simplicities of love
The popular Christmas show will be ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’.
For full details visit squarechapel.co.uk or call 01422 349422.