12 Things to do May Bank Holiday | Visit Bradford Later

Spring has officially sprung and that means it’s time to relax and let your hair down, these are our top picks of the things to get up to this May Day 2020 Weekend with a Bradford link.


The Early May Bank Holiday moved to Friday, May 8 to coincide with Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) which marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Celebrate with your own VE Day party and commemorations at home.


Bradford Museums is bringing you a selection of digital culture you can enjoy from the comfort of your settee. Lots of artwork from the Bradford Museums and Galleries Collection is viewable on the Art UK website.


Watch a movie, Bradford is a key location for film and TV production.

>> Watch Billy Liar online on BFI Player

>> Watch Wuthering Heights online on BFI Player


Bradford Pride goes digital, a virtual extravaganza of musicians, drag queens, poets and campaigners on May 9 from 5-10pm via the Bradford Pride social media platforms.


Listen to Jane Eyre on BBC Sounds, Charlotte Bronte’s intimate and disquieting coming of age classic about secrets and lies. Read by Katherine Press. Produced by Anne Bunting.


Cooking is something to focus on, cook a curry from scratch. These simple dishes are authentic and delicious and have been handpicked by the VisitBradford Team to cook at home.


Turn your lockdown into a party with TLR LIVE ONLINE: CHARM OF FINCHES, live streaming on Fri 8th May 2020. Intro: 7.50pm, shows starts: 8pm. Charm of Finches’ album, ‘Your Company’, has just won best album in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category for the IMA’s – Independent Music Awards!


Take a virtual alpaca tour, learn about them and take in the peace and tranquility of their calming nature. A Facebook Live session, on Friday 8 May at 2pm. from Thornwood Alpaca farm. Join in and meet the animals, ask questions and get involved in that day’s activities.


Test your knowledge of St. George’s Hall with Bradford Theatres just for fun online quiz.


There’s no better time to pick up a paintbrush. Make something with Cecil Green Arts creative challenge every Friday. #BradfordConnects

“Do remember they can’t cancel the spring.” – David Hockney


This Saturday 9th May 6pm (UK) 1pm (US) join Bradford Literature Festival Live on Instagram for a transatlantic line-up of incredible poets from across the UK and US with host Carlos Andrés Gómez & an extraordinary line-up of UK & US poets.


Visit the Saltaire Arts Trail online gallery. Sharing with you virtually the artists selected for the Open Houses Trail and Makers Fair 2020.

Make sure to check out our main guide for ‘days in’ to keep yourself occupied at home, too. We look forward to welcoming you back when the time is right.

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