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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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BD: Festival

26th & 27th July - Bradford City Centre

BD: Festival Returns! Featuring world-class performers, including international names and home-grown talent.

A jam-packed weekend of fun for all the family, from extraordinary circus and vibrant musical parades to street theatre, storytelling, dance, and unique immersive experiences.

BD: Festival showcases the wealth of artistic talent across the Bradford district alongside national and international performance artists. Produced by Bradford Council, the festival demonstrates the growing ambition as Bradford works towards its year as UK City of Culture 2025.

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29% Festival

26th - 28th July
Common Space (1-3 John Street, Bradford, BD1 3JT)

Common Wealth are excited to invite you to 29% Festival. It is a a free festival of live performance, music, dance, art and workshops, celebrating Bradford's young people & young artists.

They have offered paid commissions for young Bradford artists to create new work across any artform to premier at the festival: including 30 young local musicians; 30 young theatre, spoken word and performance artists; 12 dancers, 5 visual artists and over 20 young facilitators, some who are emerging Bradford artists, some who are amongst Bradford’s more talented emerging artists and some who will be performing for the first time!

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3rd July - 27th  July
National Science and Media Museum

While the doors to Pictureville Cinema and the National Science and Media Museum remain temporarily closed, we are returning to our Cubby Broccoli screen, bringing a specially curated programme of cult and classic cinema back to one of our three beloved screens.

Free tea and coffee will be offered at every screening in Cubby Broccoli, where you can expect a warm welcome from the Pictureville team in a cosy, familiar space, as you support Bradford’s only independent cinema. 

As the National Science and Media Museum undergoes redevelopment in a once-in-a-generation transformation, the museum foyer is currently inaccessible. As a result, Cubby Broccoli will only be accessible via its rear entrance next to Sharpe Street car park.  

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Bradford Faith Trail

Saturday 3rd August - 10am
St Peter's Catholic Church (651 Leeds Rd, Bradford BD3 8EL)

Ever wondered what’s in a church, masjid, mandir or gurdwara? The Bradford Faith Trail offers a unique opportunity to discover a little bit about Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Christian (Roman Catholic and Church of England) faith buildings, about the faiths within and how they link into Bradford’s local community culture and faith heritage.  

The Bradford Faith Trail takes in five fascinating places of worship. You can visit as many places of worship as you like – each place of worship will be open for set times and you will be shown round by experienced guides who are there to answer your questions, and to make your visit more informative and enjoyable. You will then be accompanied to the next venue.

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Bradford Movie Makers Open Day

Sunday 28th July, 6:00pm - Bradford Movie Makers

Come and explore the film and archive. Free but donations welcome. Tea and coffee available.

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Yorkshire Hat Throwing Championship

Thursday 1st August, 11:00am - Bradford Industrial Museum

Celebrating Yorkshire Day with competitive Hat Throwing, run under the Transnational Incorporated Federation of Formally Thrown Hat Association rules. Entry by donation

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Artists Talk: Emi O’Connell and Jermaine Francis

Saturday 10th August, 2:00pm - Impressions Gallery

Join photographers Emi O’Connell and Jermaine Francis as they discuss their works in the exhibition Performing Histories / Histories Re-imagined. Learn how they used memory and ‘the archive’ to interrogate disturbing practices by religious institutions in the past.

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Celebration for the exhibition: Performing Histories / Histories Reimagined

Saturday 10th August, 3:00pm - Impressions Gallery

Please join us at Impressions Gallery for a drinks reception with a chance to view the exhibition and enjoy refreshments.

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Creative Earth Eco Fest

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

Creative Earth Eco Fest: Making change through photography and art
It is the first edition of a festival that will explore creative solutions to helping the environment, while having a whole lot of fun.
Admission to the festival is free, and there’ll be an abundance of activities on offer for everyone of all ages, including sustainable and plant-based photography workshops, an eco-darkroom, a pop-up gallery, creating artwork from found objects, tai chi, yoga, talks on environmental topics, seed swaps, music, dancing, chai & chat, food stalls, and much more.

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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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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.


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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