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POSTPONED: Anne Lister Birthday Celebration 4 April 2020
POSTPONED: Anne Lister Birthday Celebration 4 April 2020



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Celebrate the famous Halifax diarist Anne Lister’s birthday with an array of activities at The Piece Hall. A makers' fair will take place in the piazza with a collection of craft stalls, accompanied by music and live interpretation from ‘Anne Lister’ telling stories of her life. At 3.30pm we will host our first Anne Lister Gathering, where fans are invited to assemble in period dress in the magnificent 18th century courtyard that Anne herself visited, before The Georgian Gentlewoman’s Wardrobe talk in the Caygill Rooms exploring fashion of the era.



12 noon - 4pm

The courtyard will host a small makers fair with a handpicked collection of craft stalls from makers and producers, along with live music and pop-up food offers. Across the afternoon there will be live interpretation from ‘Anne Lister’ herself, telling stories about her life and her visits to The Piece Hall in the 1800s. Free




Dress to impress and join us in your best ‘Anne Lister’ attire. Meet fellow fans in their fabulous top hats and huge mutton sleeves for an impressive gathering and photo opportunity in the spectacular 18th century courtyard. Free



4pm - 5pm

Celebrated Fashion Historian Lucy Adlington will present a special 1 hour talk on fashions during the era of Anne Lister. Lucy will be bringing a beautiful selection of original clothing from the era to illustrate this talk. Audience members will be invited to chat and get a closer look at the display of wonderful original items afterwards. Tickets £15

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
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