There & Back

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As part of the National Heritage Weekends the Grade 1 listed All Souls Church, designed by George Gilbert Scott, will host a free art exhibition and demonstrations ‘There & Back’ by Jane Austin. An exploration of European Cultural Heritage through her travels and looking closely at home, much to explore.

The event takes place over two weekends. The art exhibition by Jane Austin will be challenging visitors to contemplate the many aspects of our shared culture across Europe, how that shows itself in the town of Halifax today and is part of our everyday lives. The artist will be on hand to give demonstrations in her painting techniques. This glorious building is known as George Gilbert Scott’s best church design and is rarely open to the public.

There will be a knowledgeable team of volunteers from The Churches Conservation Trust on hand to answer questions about the building, the history of the philanthropist Edward Akroyd who commissioned it and the village he built for the factory workers. On Sunday 9th September you can join a free walking tour of the village with local historian Jackie Butterfield, meet in the church at 11 am. Unfortunately due to the age of the building the access is restrictive with uneven floors and steps, which can be very slippery if wet.

There are no facilities and it can be chilly so visitors should come prepared. There are many events taking part in the Halifax Heritage Trail simultaneously, including Bankfield Museum and The Piece Hall.

Venue: All Souls Church