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Members' Events

This is a place where members can share in-person and digital events with each other and the wider cultural sector.

All Events are submitted by CVF members. Please contact the event organiser directly if you have any questions/queries about any of the submissions. 
If you have an event to share please head to our submissions page linked below.

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Bradford Visual Arts Social

Thursday 13th June, 6:00pm - South Square Centre

Calling all Bradford artists and makers, and visual arts freelancers, producers, curators, programmers and professionals!​

This event is for all visual artists from Bradford to explore new opportunities, make new connections and be part of a growing visual arts network as we get ready for Bradford 2025!

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Bradford South Asian Festival: Bride & Prejudice

Friday 21st June, 6:30pm - The Studio at the Alhambra

Bride & Prejudice is a sensational mix of wicked comedy, vibrant colours, fantastic musical numbers and stunning dance routines that takes Jane Austen’s beloved novel and updates it in the perfect feelgood film.


This screening will be preceded by free complimentary snacks by WomenZone from 17.30. WomenZone is a community centre in Bradford that supports and empowers women to reach their full potential through new projects and services.

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Dragging Up The Past

Saturday 22nd June, 2:00pm - St George's Hall

Come along for a drag led tour of the magnificent St George's Hall as we travel back in time to explore the rich history of gender bending performance and LGBTQ+ artists at the venue.

Alice Parsons will lead the way alongside a drag performer Ding Frisby, an intergalactic, guitar wielding drag thing who will transport you through decades of glam, punk, rock and roll and more!

Expect a magical, musical journey celebrating the rich contribution queer performers have made Bradford Theatres’ star-studded story.

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Bradford 2025 surgery sessions – meet the team

Tuesday 25th June, 12:00pm - 3:00pm / 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Bradford 2025 Office

Surgery Sessions give you the opportunity sit down with people from across Bradford 2025. These sessions create a space for the local sector to regularly meet and chat directly with the team.

Book your slot for the upcoming session with the Engagement Team.

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Yorkshire Indian Film Festival - Before Nikkah + Q&A

Thursday 27th June, 5:30pm - The Studio at The Alhambra

Set in London, Before Nikkah follows two British Pakistanis who go on a blind date, as they prepare for a prospective arranged marriage. Initially apprehensive, the date doesn’t start off well, but fate conspires to keep the couple together for the whole day.


And as the pair get to know each other, their experience heralds some unexpected consequences. Paying homage to Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise, Zafar’s film is a soulful and charming romantic comedy that will leave you falling in love with the two leads.


The film will be preceded by an introduction and followed by a 30-minute BSL-interpreted Q&A with director Haider Zafar. This screening has closed captions.

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Yorkshire Indian Film Festival: The Queen of My Dreams + Q&A

Thursday 27th June, 8:00pm - The Studio at The Alhambra

In this colourful and song-soaked delight of a film, young Pakistani woman Azra lives an alternative lifestyle with her white female buddy in Toronto, which is worlds apart from her conservative Muslim mother’s traditional values. When her beloved father suddenly dies on a trip home to Pakistan, Azra finds herself on a flight to Karachi, where she discovers her Bollywood inspired connection to memories of childhood and the truth of her once liberal mother and father’s 1960s love marriage.


The film will be preceded by an introduction and followed by a 30-minute BSL-interpreted Q&A with guest speakers.

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Film Screening: Zindagi Tamasha

Saturday 29th June, 6:30pm - Theatre in the Mill

Zindagi Tamasha, directed by Sarmad Khoosat, is a powerful Pakistani drama about Rahat Khawaja, whose life falls apart after a viral video scandal. The film, which critiques societal hypocrisy and moral policing, faced censorship in Pakistan despite international acclaim, sparking debates on freedom of expression and religious influence.

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Monday Fellowship: “A Village in Stitches” - the Heaton Tapestry

Monday 8th July, 2:00pm - de Lacy Centre, Bradford Cathedral

All are welcome to attend, whether you wish to come monthly, as a one-off or dip in and out.

This month's talk is presented by Dianne Excell - “A Village in Stitches”- the Heaton Tapestry.

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Heritage Open Day: The 'Monumental' Connections of Bradford Cathedral and its Miniature Model

Saturday 14th September, 12:00pm - Bradford Cathedral

We explore the Routes, Networks and Connections through monuments and features, highlighting key moments in Bradford’s history, celebrating local transport heroes, plus a talk from the creator of model town Chandwell, as seen on YouTube.

Join us on Yorkshire Churches' Day for an exploration of Bradford Cathedral! You'll be able to find out more about our monuments through information stations, and there will be craft activities, plus refreshments and more to be announced!

We will be running two tours during the day (each running twice): a general tour of the Cathedral, and a themed tour looking at the Broad Ford, the Market Charter, Joseph Priestley and the Canal, Abraham Balme and the turnpike, explorer William Scoresby, and the famous local Jowett family.

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Where It Began – Osman Yousefzada

Open until 13th October - Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Osman Yousefzada takes a deeply personal look at migration, identity and community in Where It Began, a special solo exhibition that forms part of the countdown to Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture.

Where It Began invites us to consider themes of class, immigration and colonialism. The title serves as a metaphor that spans across timelines, from the historical relationships between the British Empire and South Asia to the arrival in Bradford of Yousefzada’s father during the wave of Commonwealth migration in the 1960s. It also speaks to the history of labour at Crofts Engineers and ideas of belonging, identity and home.

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ACT Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors

Wednesday 17th July, 7:00pm - Bradford Cathedral

See Shakespeare's classic case of mistaken identity in the beautiful grounds of Bradford Cathedral.

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SAVE THE DATE!
Creative Earth Eco Fest

Saturday 3rd August, 12:00pm - Cliffe Castle, Keighley

Making change through photography and art

Photo Hub North and Impressions Gallery are thrilled to bring you the first edition of Creative Earth Eco Fest coming to the beautiful grounds of Cliffe Castle, Keighley, this summer.

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An Evening with Philippa Hanna

Friday 20th September, 7:30pm - Bradford Cathedral

Philippa's show combines worship, testimony and storytelling and is perfect for all stages of the faith journey. The 'Stained Glass Stories Live' tour presents an uplifting evening of well-loved songs, like 'You're Still God' and 'Everything is Possible' performed in Philippa's warm, relatable style.

Having featured regularly on BBC Songs of Praise, BBC Radio2 and major Christian Radio and TV platforms, Philippa is a favourite with Christian audiences across the UK and beyond.


In an event which appeals to all ages and walks of life, Philippa's show combines worship, testimony and storytelling and is perfect for all stages of the faith journey, including those exploring Christianity for the first time.

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Black Dyke Band and Bradford Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert

Saturday 21st December, 7:00pm - Bradford Cathedral

Black Dyke Band and the Bradford Cathedral Choir join together for a very special Christmas concert. Join us this December as Black Dyke Band and the Bradford Cathedral Choir perform together at an incredible Christmas concert.

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LGBTQIA+ Creatives Gathering

Kala Sangam - First Tuesday of each month, Drop in anytime from 6pm to 7.30pm

Please note: Our LGBTQIA+ Creatives Gathering on Tuesday 4 July will not take place at Kala Sangam. Instead, we have arranged a trip to see Trans Vegas at HOME, Manchester


Join us for our Creatives Gathering, an inclusive and friendly meet-up for local LGBTQIA+ artists, creatives, makers and doers! This space provides the opportunity to meet new collaborators, discuss opportunities, share work, and seek career advice.

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Weekly Weds Bhangra Dance and Fitness Workshops

Kala Sangam, Every Wednesday - 7pm

Every Wednesday we’re hosting our fun and interactive Punjabi workshops. Here we deliver 2 workshops for anyone and everyone to enjoy and experience: Bhangra Dance & Fitness (adults) £6 per session and Indian Dhol Drumming (open age) £10 per session

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