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Square Chapel Arts Centre and Halifax Great War Heritage Society present

Halifax Great War Film Weekend

Fri 25 Oct—Sun 27 Oct
Times: Various at Copper & Red Brick Auditorium

Tickets: £10-£5 individual tickets (see everything for £25)

To commemorate the upcoming Remembrance Day, Square Chapel Arts Centre and Halifax Great War Heritage Society present a weekend of screenings, discussions and an exhibition about Calderdale People of the Great War.

With guest speakers, authors, historians and musicians the weekends events will provide a historical insight and reflection into the conflict and a chance to meet members of the local War Heritage Society.

See below for details of the events taking place from Friday 25 – Sunday 27 October.

You can see all six screening events for just £25 (saving £18). To do this just add tickets for all six events to your basket and the discount will automatically apply. 

Friday 25 October – Sunday 27 October, 10am – 6pm (Free)

Calderdale People of the Great War Exhibition

Alongside the film screenings and events taking place at Square Chapel Arts Centre there will also be an exhibition in the Cornerstone Room commemorating the Calderdale People of the Great War. 

The project was initiated and funded by Halifax Business Improvement District which was seeking to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice. Through its ambassador scheme it approached the Halifax Great War Heritage Society to provide stories that reflected the universal nature of the First World War and how it affected the communities of Halifax and the Calder Valley. 

This exhibition is free with no need to book in advance

Friday 25 October, 4.30pm (£7)

The Wipers Times (2013) + Printing Press Demonstration

This is the WWI story of Captain Fred Roberts who found a printing press in the ruins of Ypres and started publishing the satirical journal, `The Wipers Times’.

This event takes place at Calderdale Industrial Museum (a short walk from Square Chapel) and includes a printing press demonstration as part of the admission price. 

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Friday 25 October, 7.45pm (£10)

Dawn (1928) + Live Piano Score

This little known feature from Herbert Wilcox stars Dame Sybil Thorndyke as nurse Edith Cavell in this controversial silent film that tells her true story. Featuring a live piano score from Pianist Darius Battiwalla

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Saturday 26 October, 5pm (£7)

Blackadder Goes Forth – Goodbyeee (1989) + Panel Discussion

This iconic episode (celebrating its 30th anniversary) of Blackadder pretending he’s insane to avoid certain death, features a post screening panel discussion with local historians and Halifax War Heritage Society Members. 

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Saturday 26 October, 7.30pm (£10)

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) + Introduction from Peter Liddle

Featuring a pre film introduction from Author and Historian Peter Liddle. This groundbreaking film from Peter Jackson is an extraordinary documentary showing the Great War as you have never seen it before. 

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Sunday 27 October, 1.30pm (£5)

Our World War: The First Day (2014)

Focusing on the battle of Mons, this award winning BBC drama documentary from 2014 also features an introduction from members of the Halifax War Heritage Society about the history of the group.

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Sunday 27 October, 4pm (£7)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

All Quiet on the Western Front is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals involved in the war.

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With thanks to Halifax Business Improvement District for their generous support.