Inspired by Halifax’s rich industrial past, a family of nine colourful characters will animate The Piece Hall’s courtyard representing the families from Georgian times who worked in the cottage industry and subsequent mill workers, to the many people who have contributed to Halifax as a town for making and production in the modern day. This playful sculpture will convey the innocence we possess as children, and our love of play, but also how some children both in the past and present are denied play.
There will be an accompanying gallery exhibition displaying further works from the artist. Watch out for more People Play figures around Halifax too!
There will be a complementary event and activity programme for all ages from February to May 2020.