There's an extraordinarily diverse package of entertainment on offer at the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts in Halifax from next weekend, starting with music from the Carducci String Quartet (Friday, February 5), an internationally-renowned ensemble.

But music of quite a different genre is on offer on Saturday, February 6, with The 309s and a night of jive. Vintage swing from the 1940s will accompany a dance class for those who want to learn how to jive. Those who don’t dance can simply tap their feet to the infectious rhythms.

And then on Sunday, February 7, the sounds of Inner Mongolia will fill the historic chapel as AnDa Union, a nine-piece band trained in traditional Mongolian music, performs a one-night set.

For the culturally-inclined, Halifax Decorative & Fine Arts Society is hosting a lecture by Paul Harris (Tuesday, February 9) on Fakes, Forgeries, Copies & Reproductions: Perils of the Chinese Art Boom.

On Thursday, February 11, there’s drama with Locus Amoenus, a work that examines what goes through the minds of people who are about to die.

And Friday, February 12, sees jazz saxophonist Snake Davis in concert with his band.

Details of all events are available from www.square or 01422 349422.