Art and About Trail - Halifax Future High Streets

Key details

The Government’s Future High Streets Fund aims to renew and reshape town centres in a way that drives growth, improves experience, and ensures future sustainability. As part of this funding, we’re creating a trail that will showcase new art installations along with existing points of interest that Halifax town centre has to offer.

Current status

Concept (Completed)
Development (In Progress)
Construction (Pending)
Evaluation (Pending)

Plans

We’re creating a trail that features a mix of brand-new art installations and existing landmarks in Halifax town centre. We’re working with local stakeholders to create a trail that guides people around the town centre, highlighting Halifax’s unique history, culture and art along the way.

The trail will feature locations in the town centre including: Halifax Borough Market, The Victoria Theatre, Halifax Bus Station and Halifax Town Hall. We're also installing plaques with a QR code at each location and creating a trail map. 

Benefits

Economic growth

We’re creating opportunities for Halifax's high street to grow and thrive. These changes will enhance Halifax town centre and help to increase footfall.

Visitor economy

We're making changes to increase the number of visitors to Halifax town centre.

Heritage and culture

We’re delivering a trail that celebrates Halifax’s heritage, culture and local artists.

Active travel

We’re creating opportunities for people to explore Halifax town centre by walking, wheeling and cycling.

Education

We’re providing opportunities for people to learn more about Halifax's unique history. 

Progress

March 2024

We've appointed local artist Talya Baldwin to create the illustrations for the Art and About Trail map. 

We're working in partnership with Everybody Arts to develop public art commissions for the trail. As part of this project, they are working with the local community to design a new moquette fabric to be displayed at Halifax Bus Station. For more information including how you can get involved, visit the Everybody Arts website.