Creative Bradfordians are moving their work online. Here’s what’s on a monitor near you!


• A new edition of Screen Talk will be available to watch on the Bradford UNESCO City of Film website each week starting with Location Managers on Friday 17th April 2020 at 11am.

Audio from the archive, Ilkley Literature Festival has a unique collection of podcast recordings of poetry and literature in performance.

Tenx9 storytelling first Friday of the month at 7:15pm on Zoom. 10 minutes to tell a true story from your own life.

Recommended Podcasts, Katie Roberts, of Bradford Literature Festival reveals her top podcast picks to help take your mind off things.

For T’ Culture is a digital arts channel discussing & highlighting arts & culture in the W. Yorkshire. 

Dance and fitness

• 10 Today – Tune in to 10 minutes of physical activity with BCB Radio. It’s good for you and fun to do! Mon-Fri at 2pm.

• Join the Movement #StayInWorkOut Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home.

• Active Bradford – our hub for physical activity and sport in Bradford. Find lots of fun and creative ideas to get active at home.

• #KSMorningBreak – Kala Sangam dance artists from the district create daily ‘Morning Break’ micro dance routines.

#ThisIsPE two-minute videos, fun and easy to follow PE activities for the whole family to enjoy together.

Tapple & Tipple – Beginners tap dance for adults. Light-hearted fun, no experience necessary, Wednesdays at 7pm on Zoom.

Music & Comedy

• Danny Guitar Lessons – Learn Guitar Whilst in Lockdown! Saturdays at 10:00am on Facebook.  One-to-one interactive guitar lessons.

TLR Saltaire – Live Broadcast every Friday. All shows will be £10/£8 Chorus members.

Instagram Live sessions @Brixtonbubblesgigs a poke at the myths surrounding COVID-19.

•  Making music with All Star Entertainment live online webinars, lessons and group sessions, keep your eye out for updates.


Journey through the City’s cinematic past relive locally-filmed classics like The Railway Children and discover the pioneering Bradfordians who lead the way in Victorian film technology.

National Theatre at Home: Jane Eyre on YouTube, the classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfillment on her own terms.

 #ALLTOGETHERNOW Members of Dance United Yorkshire, social distancing through the power of dance.

A recording of ZARA to be steamed on Youtube on Sunday 19 April at 8pm on Mind the Gap’s YouTube channel.

Virtual museum and art gallery tours

• Up and Away: Rural landscapes in C. H. Wood’s aerial photography.  A NEW digital exhibition by Bradford Museums taking visitors up into the skies above the city and beyond.

Educating Bradford  is a new digital exhibition from Bradford Museums. Celebrating 150 years of innovation in education in Bradford, from 1870 to the present day.

• Not Just Hockney! Silsden Virtual Art Show feast your eyes and enjoy the show of sixteen professional artists.

• New Focus, young people’s collective at the Impressions Gallery: Forget-me-not intergenerational digital project.

#MassIsolationIG Instagram project invites people to share their experiences of the Coronavirus outbreak. Inspired by the Mass Observation movement of 1937, Impressions Gallery Bradford want to show what daily life is like in the midst of this worldwide crisis.

Trapezium Arts virtual gallery, showing artistic endeavours by local people in isolation.

• The best ways to explore the National Science + Media Museum and collections online. Virtually visit the galleries and exhibitions and find out some of the fascinating stories behind the objects in the collection.

Cliffe Castle Museum has a feast for your eyes with their new virtual reality tour.  The home of Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, Henry Isaac Butterfield, has been meticulously scanned and brought to life in a digital immersive environment.

• Take me to Bradford Cathedral! Enjoy a 360 ̊ tour from wherever you are in the world.  


• Read all about it! Bradford Literature Festival top picks to distract, entertain and inspire while social-distancing.

•  Sit back and relax as we take a moment during our day to enjoy a story and rhyme with Bradford libraries.

•  The Rhyme Challenge from Bradford Libraries is a fun way to introduce children and families to rhymes.

•  Ilkley Literature Festival are delighted to introduce Bob’s Book Club, a virtual biweekly book club. Every two weeks.


• Make something with Cecil Green Arts creative challenge every Friday. #BradfordConnects

•  Let their creativity shine! Download and print off the children activity sheets from the Peace museum.

• Kala Sangam Creative Challenge.  Paint a picture, make a sculpture and tag #KSCreativeChallenge 11am everyday share your masterpieces!

‘Create Community’ for creative people, to inspire and get inspired.  Workshops on Thursday at 3pm on Zoom.

• Create something positive to put up in your window to cheer people up, and take a photo to share #HelloSaltaire.

Other online hubs and events

Br(o)adcast – Dreamcatcher an ongoing podcast/archive collecting dreams from the people across Bradford.

•  Ways for teenagers to stay connected. Some stay-at-home activities to keep boredom at bay from the Cactus Crew.

• Through Our Lens – Carolyn Mendelsohn project aimed at 13-18yrs to document their lives photographically during isolation.

• Ongoing:  ***Facebook Live Friday***
Join Thornwood Alpacas for a weekly Facebook Live on Fridays at 11am. Out in the field with the alpacas and sheep answering your questions.

Stay connected on socials, let us know what you’ve been up to and share the creativity tag @visitbradford #YorkshireDaysIn #VisitBradfordLater