Illuminate Bradford: A magical nocturnal mini-festival

Come to Bradford and experience three days of magical acts at a mini festival packed with amazing performances, interactive installations and colourful street theatre.

30 Nov – 2 Dec: Fri 5-8.45pm, Sat 4-8.45pm, Sun 4-8.15pm

See our amazing 3D video show projected onto City Hall then wander out and discover surprising happenings around the city centre.

The Imaginarium

Don’t miss this gigantic animated light show beamed onto Bradford’s magnificent City Hall. Let world-leading 3D projection specialists, the Colour Project, take you on a magical journey under the sea, into space and through a mysterious fantasy land.  This incredible show ends with a spectacular finale of light and sound.

City Hall, Bradford.  On the hour and half past the hour: Fri 5-8:45pm, Sat 4pm-8:45pm, and Sun 4pm-8:15pm [11 minutes]


View the collective words and phrases that describe this great city shone high onto the side of Impressions Gallery throughout the festival.

Impressions Gallery, City Park: Fri 5-8.45pm, Sat 4-8.45pm, Sun 4-8:15pm


Try your hand at bringing this building to life with an interactive light exhibit that lets you meticulously re-design the facade in real-time with vivid colours and vibrant palettes.

Nat West building, Market Street: Fri 5-8.45pm, Sat 4-8.45pm, Sun 4-8:15pm

DJ Ukebox

See this wildly absurd little live show combining music, performance, dance, song, comparing, comedy and tragedy. From satire to slapstick, this celebration of pop is guaranteed to have you dancing and laughing in equal measure. Nothing is off limits in this mad medley of modern music.

Corner of Bank and Darley St. :Fri 5pm, 6.15pm, 7.30pm, Sat & Sun 4pm, 5:30pm, 7pm [1 hour]

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Marvel at these mobile cinemas on tricycles. LightBikes will illuminate Bradford’s streets, buildings and pavements with colourful interactive animations. Follow the bikes and see the city in a whole new light.

Around Tyrrel St and Ivegate, Bradford: Fri 5.15pm, 6:40pm, 7:50pm – Sat 4:15pm, 5:40pm, 7:50pm – Sun 4.15pm, 5:40pm, 7.15pm [45 minutes]

Funfairs, food and craft fairs

Take a ride at the funfairs, browse unique products at the craft market, and grab a delicious bite to eat the food stalls.

Fri 5-8:30pm, Sat 4-8:30pm, Sun 4-8pm

Illuminate Bradford:   30 Nov – 2 Dec: Fri 5-8.45pm, Sat 4-8.45pm, Sun 4-8.15pm

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