Good Morning Britain presenter and Citizen Khan creator Adil Ray OBE has been announced as a Patron of The Piece Hall Trust following his longstanding support for and interest in the prized cultural venue.
The well-respected actor, writer and broadcaster will join other eminent Patrons in acting as a key ambassador for The Piece Hall Trust.
As a respected voice with a large following on a regional and national scale, Adil Ray will help to raise The Piece Hall’s profile, introducing the venue to new supporters and increasing awareness of the Trust’s important work and key messages.
Joining the likes of DJ Graeme Park, British wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft MBE and television writer, producer and director Sally Wainwright, Adil Ray will provide his valuable support around activity that The Piece Hall is undertaking across a range of important initiatives to promote the cultural venue on a regional, national and international footing. Working with The Piece Hall’s CEO Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, this will include supporting on important work alongside established ambassador Noor Ali, with aims to drive effective engagement across ethnic minorities and the wider population of Calderdale and the Yorkshire region.
Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO at The Piece Hall Trust, said: “We are truly delighted to welcome Adil into his role as Patron of The Piece Hall. With a respected voice and an inspiring devotion to our work, we are certain that he will bring a great deal of experience and insight to The Piece Hall in coming months.
“We’ve been working hard to ensure that visitors old and new can continue to visit The Piece Hall to shop and experience exciting live events, and we’re sure that Adil’s support will help us to further share all that our fantastic venue has to offer going forward.”
Adil Ray OBE, Patron of The Piece Hall, said: “I’m thrilled to be joining as a Patron for The Piece Hall, a nationally significant venue that has a vital role to play in our culture and heritage and one that I’ve held a longstanding affection for.
The Piece Hall is a fantastic venue, not least for the arts, so I’m looking forward to helping provide another voice to help shout about the important work that the Trust is delivering for the region and the broader cultural sector.”
The Piece Hall was reopened in 2017 following extensive refurbishment and renovation. The former Georgian cloth worker’s hall is now a centre for culture and commerce within the Calderdale district, and plays host to an impressive calendar of live events and unique performances throughout the year.