March has arrived, and spring will be here soon! As the spring flowers blossom and the weather begins to change, don’t forget to check out all of the exciting new activities happening this month. Just a few of the highlights are listed here!
The Mills Are Alive will illuminate Lister Mills’ iconic chimney on the evenings of March 3rd-5th. The Brick Box, a local arts organisation, will display music, images, and archival video onto the chimney to bring the area’s history and the stories of past mill workers to life.
Lego lovers will enjoy the Bricklive Animal Paradise Trail on 5th-13th March, which will run through the heart of Bradford. Over 500,000 bricks will be used to create some amazing animal sculptures, one of which will be on display at our Bradford Visitor Information Centre!
If you haven’t yet seen the Impressions Gallery’s stunning exhibition ‘Through Our Lens’, Saturday, March 5th could be the perfect opportunity. Some of the young photographers who contributed to the exhibition will speak about the process of creating the photos and the impact of the pandemic that inspired them at the gallery.
On Sunday, 6th March, the Keighley Bus Museum will mark the 50th anniversary farewell to the trolleybus. The Jowett Car Club and the Bradford Police Museum are supporting this special open day, which will include free bus rides and a display of magnificent old automobiles.
The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Steam Gala will return from the 11th-13th March. A variety of special and guest engines will be running services along the line over the weekend, allowing you to see some beautiful vintage trains and even hitch a ride or two!
Join Spring Back 2022, a spectacular series of events taking place all around the district, from 12th-27th March. There’s something for everyone, whether you want to go for a nice pint at an outdoor beer festival or dress up in your best wizard outfit for a day out in Haworth.
Warden Andrew Clark invites you to Denso Marston Nature Reserve on Saturday, March 12th to enjoy the sound of birdsong. The two-hour guided walk will take you around the reserve, allowing you to listen to the sounds of the many different birds that visit the area, making for a very relaxing morning.
You can enjoy a fantastic guided backstage tour of the legendary St. George’s Hall on St Patrick’s Day, Thursday, 17th March. Learn about the hall’s history and its connections to Irish history and Bradford’s Irish community.
The UNIfy Festival will take place at Bradford university from 26th-31st March with a variety of exciting activities and events planned. You can visit a virtual Bradford, solve an escape room puzzle, and even discover how to make the world a little more hedgehog-friendly!
Get Ready To Rumble at St George’s Hall on Saturday, 26th March as Broken Ring Wrestling takes over for a series of adrenaline-fueled matches featuring talent from all around the world. It’ll be Broken Ring’s biggest show yet, and it’s coming to Bradford!
Stages are being set across Bradford at theatres and live houses for one of the most packed seasons yet! The Jersey Boys will perform Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons classics, Sophie Ellis Bexter will bring her kitchen podcast disco to St George’s Hall, and a Tina Turner tribute will bring the house down!
Meanwhile, Penn & Teller’s new act, Magic Goes Wrong, will…go wrong, and Jimmy Carr returns with his latest show Terribly Funny! Jane Hair will give the Brontë sisters a new twist, RuPaul’s Drag Race will bring the popular Netflix show to the stage, and Eric and Ern will have spectators misty-eyed and nostalgic as Morcombe and Wise’s routines are brought to life once more.
Finally, but certainly not least, Disney’s The Lion King, the Broadway phenomenon, will return to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford for a stunning nine-week tour. What else can you say but ‘Hakuna Matata’ in response to that?
Have a wonderful 2022, and don’t forget to share all of your beautiful images of things you’ve loved in Bradford & district on social media by tagging @visitbradford.
Finally, whilst restrictions have been eased, please remember to follow the latest COVID-19 guidelines to enjoy these areas and more, safely and responsibly.