Things to do this June | Visit Bradford Later

June, the first month of the summer season. Here is a varied selection of the best activities to keep you entertained, with the help of Bradford folk.

Music Online

The Live Room Saltaire, is holding online weekly gigs, artists booked from the UK, USA and Australia, will all be performing live from their homes. The shows will also feature an interview and questions sent in by audience members. Tickets for each show are £10 and £8 for Live Room members and are available from

Creativity Online

Starting on Monday 1st June is The Peace Museum Creative Challenge – a series of weekly art challenges from Bradford-born artist Nancy Haslam Chance inspired by the museum collection of over 8,000 peace and protest objects. #PMCreativeChallenge

Saltaire Virtual Makers Fair in partnership with ShopAppy
Open NOW until 7 June
Featuring over 60 of the exhibitors who were due to take part in the Open Houses and Makers Fair selling a range of quality contemporary art, craft and design items in our Virtual Makers Fair at ShopAppy.
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> Take me straight to ShopAppy (look out for the Virtual Makers Fair sellers with the red border and Makers Fair logo)

Father’s Day

Support Local – your local businesses need you! It’s Father’s Day on 21 June, so if you’re looking at buying dad a special something, take a look at the local retailers online at Bradford Street Market every Thursday 9 – 5pm. Maybe send him some flowers using a local florist? Or even vouchers for his favourite restaurant, for a future visit. 

A summery quote:

“a light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine” – Anne Brontë

Culture Online

On 7 June: Talk on Islamic arts* by Dr Sussan Babaie from The Courtauld. The talk is free and explores the origin and cultural context of these extraordinary objects, as well as offering an opportunity to learn more about a fascinating area of the arts of Islam. Please register your interest on EventBrite. *This talk was due to take place at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery to accompany a recent exhibition.

Gardener and Ilkley Manor House Trust Patron Alan Titchmarsh reads from his new poetry book, Marigolds, Myrtle And Moles for the Ilkley Manor House’s virtual programme of online activities. Tune in on Ilkley Manor House Facebook page, Wednesday 3rd June at 16:00.

After an extensive refurbishment, the grade II* Listed St. George’s Hall officially reopened in June 2019 with a celebration gala weekend. Explore St. George’s Hall on YouTube, narrated by Penny Green, the Heritage Learning Officer.

Director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film, David Wilson takes us on a virtual tour of some of Bradford’s iconic film and TV locations.

Something Different

Join Bradford Cathedral on Saturday 6th June for a very special online version of the Faith Trail taking you around each faith building in real-time, bringing you facts, information and much more for each place of worship. 10am and 3:30pm with regular post updates which you can find on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on the blog. Please follow #FaithTrailOnline.

Put the kettle on and join BD Tea! a big online tea break where people around the Bradford district can meet each other over a brew. Twice a day every day (at 11am and 3pm) you can login to the website for a chat with a small number of people from around Bradford. Visit to sign up.

Join the Cactus Crew (A group of creative and enterprising 13 to 16 year olds) of Shipley on Zoom for family quiz nights. Five events each week, ranging from and local-knowledge quizzes to music and Pictionary challenges. There is even a live concert on Saturday 6 June at 7pm from Cactus Crew member Isaac Darby-Vinci.

21 June is National Selfie Day! Explore the changing nature of portrait photography ‘Studio to Selfie’ with Bradford Museums online exhibition. Share your Bradford themed selfies on social media with us. Tag #VisitBradfordLater  

We have pulled together some of the most positive, creative, helpful, interesting and entertaining activities to keep you going over the coming weeks. Take a look > >

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