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9am to 4pm MARCUS JACK: Gold Chains in Gold Frames exhibition – Temperance Movement. Painter Marcus Jack’s exhibition about the way rap music was adopted into the culture of West Yorkshire with his collection of portraits featuring seminal rap artists. Free entry.
12 noon MICHAEL AINSWORTH in conversation with CHRIS DYSON – The Grayston Unity– 5 decades of music promoting in Halifax, a few stories to tell. Free entry,
1pm THE LAST PEACH STORY – The Grayston Unity. The story of one of Calderdale’s long lost bands with members of the original line up and their manager in conversation with CHRIS DYSON. Free entry.
2pm JOHN ROBB in conversation with CHRIS DYSON – The Grayston Unity. John is a music journalist, founder of Louder Than War, singer and music commentator. Free entry.
3pm HIND & THE JAFFA CAKES – The Albany Arcade – free entry. Founded at St Augustine’s Refugee & Asylum Centre, it has at times included musicians from the centre: Iranians, Kurds, Syrians, Salvadoreans, Lebanese & Jews, all brought together by music.
3pm PROF. PAUL HOLLINS & GUESTS ASK: CAN PUNK SAVE THE PLANET? - The Grayston Unity. Free entry. Inspired by Music Declares.Guest to be announced.
4pm NATURAL RYTHYM – The Albany Arcade – Natural Rythym are a 5 piece Bradford based traditional Jamaican ska reggae band Trads for short.They are a big part of the current British and European ska scene and are regulars at big ska festivals in the UK and Europe. Free entry.
4pm THE GOLDEN LION STORY – The Grayston Unity. Gig & Waka tell the story of this remarkable venue/pub in conversation with Chris Dyson.. Free entry.
7.30pm CHANTEL McGREGOR + The Hazy Janes – The Albany Arcade.Tickets from SeeTickets.
8.45pm HOLIDAY GHOSTS – The Grayston Unity. Tickets from SeeTickets.
10pm till 1am JAMES ENDEACOTT & SYBIL BELL – Dj Set. The Grayston Unity. Legendary music figure James returns to his home town accompanied by the founder of Independent Venue Week for a dj set to end off the Saturday. Free entry.
10am to 4pm MARCUS JACK: Gold Chains in Gold Frames exhibition – Temperance Movement. Painter Marcus Jack’s exhibition about the way rap music was adopted into the culture of West Yorkshire with his collection of portraits featuring seminal rap artists. Free entry.
2pm TREVOR SIMPSON ‘Small Town Saturday Night’- The Grayston Unity. Free entry. Author Trevor recounts the fascinating music nightlife of Halifax from the late 50s to the 1970s, a time when the town hosted live music in a number of venues many nights of the week and attracting some of the biggest names in pop. A must for any music lover. Tickets £5 (pay on the day).
3pm WONKY PUSS . Temperance Movement. There’s nothing quite like Wonky Puss. Funny observations about life and things you don’t think about delivered in a style very much of their own! Free entry.
3pm THE BURNING HELL + Gordon McKinney – The Albany Arcade. Tickets from SeeTickets.
4pm THE UNITY TRIO – The Grayston Unity. Expect chilled laid back jazz standards from Meandering Bear’s house band.Free entry.
6.30pm MATHIAS KOM + TOBY GOODSHANK (of The Burning Hell) – The Grayston Unity. Mathias & Toby will be playing songs from their Roger Miller tribute album released this September.. this is a bonus treat for Burning Hell fans.Free entry.
7.30pm KATIE SPENCER – Square Chapel Arts Centre. Tickets from See Tickets.