Rediscover Bradford | Things to Do This July

Summer is underway, and there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. This post goes through the many great things to do with a Bradford connection.

Virtual Festivals

The 2020 Bradford Literature Festival will take place online, bringing you 10 days of free online events. A Digital Programme with all the intellect, passion and joy of the live festival, streamed directly into your own home. The brochure is available to browse now.

Bradford Fringe Festival is moving its 2020 event online. Streaming pre-recorded and live theatre, comedy and music performances online between July and early August, using platforms such as Zoom, Facebook Live and Insta-TV.

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Feeling Creative

Get involved with #BradfordRevealed? Every Object Tells a Story. Have you got an object that is special – something that reminds you of a time, a place, a person or an occasion? Is it your precious object? Bradford Revealed is a chance to share your special object with the world.

Step inside the bubble of Bradford artist Cat Scott, to see her kinetic artwork – Inner Horizons – Watch the video premieres and Q&As on YouTube, Part 1: Light – Saturday 25 July, 4pm.

Join local artist Nancy Haslam-Chance for The Peace Museum Creative Challenge – a series of 8 weekly art challenges based around objects in the Peace Museum collection. Have a go at drawing and share what you’ve done with the hashtag #PMCreativeChallenge on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

Saltaire Festival are hoping for budding wordsmiths to wax lyrical in verse about the village Saltaire to celebrate the theme ‘Green Aire’. The winning entries will be complied into an anthology which will be published. Full details of how to enter can be found on the festival website. Get writing and good luck!

Listen Live

Watch the best live streams online with The Live Room, Saltaire. The show must go on, musicians from all over the world are moving their live performances online, for the whole world to see. Discover them here at TLR Online.

Ignite your curiosity and tune in to Front Room Poetry on Zoom with MOAK. (Thursday 2 July, 7pm) MOAK is an emerging artist from London who describes spoken word as “a language to connect with people”. Expect truth telling, tales and tears + Open Mic.

Join the National Science + Media Museum for an online discussion event at Café Scientifique on 16 July —everyone’s welcome to help us explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

Get Active

Looking to get active in the next few weeks with a challenge that you can take part in anywhere and anytime? This year’s Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k is going virtual! Sign the register my interest form.

1-minute, mass isolation digital flash mob will take place on Thursday 2 July 2020 at 19:30 on any social media channel using #JADPULSE. Learn at home, the family dance choreography video is now live!

Experience Day

Walking with alpacas is a fun and memorable experience for everyone and there’s plenty of other animals to meet along the way! Thornwood Alpaca Trekking Centre re-opens on 4th July. Taking bookings now! The alpaca treks take place entirely outdoors and with space to keep people well apart.

The Bradford Cathedral #FaithTrailOnline is back on Sat 4th July. Explore the places of worship on Leeds Road with posts in real-time, with a fresh series of videos, new for this month! Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram using #FaithTrailOnline

Retail Scene

Explore Bradford’s retail scene with our handy shopping guide. ‘Shop local’ Bradford Traders have been working hard to meet the Covid-19 secure guidance, to ensure you can shop with confidence. Here you will find useful information, adjusting to the new normal.

(Cancelled due to high winds) The Real Food Ilkley Market will return to The Grove, Ilkley on Sunday, July 5 from 10am to 3pm.

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