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10 things not to miss this July

25 Trees and other Pictures – David Hockney at Salts Mill & 1853 Gallery  1st May – 31st Jan
Featuring three 27-foot-long pictures of Bessingby Road, Bridlington. Other Yorkshire landscapes and recent portraits of family and friends are also on show at Salts Mill in Saltaire.

In the projection room you can see Hockney’s recent works on the iPhone and iPad, which cannot be seen anywhere else in the UK.

Legally Blonde, Alhambra Theatre, 3rd – 14th July

For the first time ever, the West End and Broadway sensation, 2011 Olivier Award winner (Best New Musical) and winner of Best New Musical Awards, Legally Blonde The Musical comes to The Alhambra Theatre Bradford!

Based on the hit movie starring Reese Witherspoon, this critically acclaimed new musical is created by a top of their class creative team, led by Tony Award winning director and Olivier Award nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray).

Keighley Festival, 7th July – 13th July

Join in the fun at the Keighley Festival and enjoy the art exhibitions, fun fair, live music, local interest and past time groups,

Lots of events happening throughout the week.

Revelling in Secret Spaces 7th July

Celebrate and experience one of Bradford’s most unique and mysterious secret spaces… Undercliffe Cemetery.   Following the success of theOpen Day last year another event is being held this July. Come and join in the arts based activities. Other events include guided tours, a wildlife walk, grave location search, café on the prom, showing of film “Rest in Peace”, music and much more.

Undercliffe Cemetery

Cream Teas on board The Old Gentleman’s Saloon at Keighley and Worth Valley Railway 8th, 15th and 29th July

Follow in the footsteps of “The Railway Children” with Cream Teas on board the famous Old Gentleman’s Saloon and see the famous locations used in this 1970s classic film.   The uniformed on-train butler will attend to guests while the frock-coated ‘Old Gentleman’ will explain the history of the saloon and its role in the film, pointing out many of the filming locations and answering any questions you may have.

Cloth and Memory, Salts Mill  14th Jul – 27th August

Cloth & Memory features new work by 3 UK artists created in response to the outstanding Salts Mill in Saltaire and includes large scale textile installations and paintings. The project, which has been supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, represents an important collaborative initiative between Salts Mill and the University for the Creative Arts.

Cloth and Memory Exhibition at Salts Mill

Lishman’s Salami Course, 14th July

Have you ever wondered how Salamis are produced? How the balance of meat, fat and seasoning are matched perfectly to make something truly delicious?  In a brand new course, David Lishman will demonstrate the art of curing meat into Salami.

You will then get hands on experience at making your own cured salamis, seasoned to your liking, and these will be held in our special salami maturing cabinet for a period of time until they are ready to eat.  Each person will take home salamis to the value of approximately £30.

Booking essential.

Lishmans of Ilkley

Bingley Show, 21st July

The Bingley Show is now in its 132nd year and it is one of the largest and best shows of its type in the country. It is now well and truly established as one of the main events of the year for Bingley and the surrounding district.

There will be a variety of animals on show as well as stalls, entertainment and fun fair.

Ilkley Book Fair, 20th and 21st July

Visit the Ilkley Book Fair at the Kings Hall and Winter Gardens for a great selection of second hand and antiquarian books.

Free admission!

School Holiday Activities, National Media Museum, Various dates from 23rd July

Visit the Media Museum this summer for activities and workshops inspired by movement.  Activities include:

Get hands-on with Barnet fair Paper Animation sessions (23 July – 3 August).

Play around with film and movement at the Slo-Mo workshop (4 – 17 August).

Join in the fun at the  unique Motion Capture demonstration (7 – 9 August) led by the lecturer in Creative Technology at the University of Bradford.

Experiment with light and photography to capture the invisible or simply write your name in lights with our Light Writing session (20 Aug – 2 Sept).


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