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The Halifax Wordstone

Working with Simon Armitage and young writers from Calderdale

When we looked for a home in Halifax for one of our Wordstones, Orangebox was an obvious first choice.


A brand new £3.9 million state of the art centre for young people, the centre has been designed by young people, for young people with facilities including: climbing wall, rooftop skate-park, recording studios, dedicated art room, rehearsal spaces and allotments alongside counselling and support services.


Our Halifax Wordstone is a beautiful addition to the building and reflects Orangebox’s commitment to showcasing talent and supporting the creative ambitions of young people from across the district.


View our gallery on the left of the stone’s creation, carving and its ribbon-cutting by the Worshipful the Mayor of Calderdale at the centre’s launch event. Read more about the history of Stanza Stones here.


Wordstones is delivered with the help of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, Orangebox and Calderdale Council, Tom Lonsdale and Pip Hall.  It is supported by funding made available through the South Pennines LEADER programme (Rural Development Programme for England), which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union, and managed by Pennine Prospects.

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