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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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RIGHT QUEER RIGHT NOW

24rd – 25th February & 1st – 3rd March - Theatre in the Mill

The Right Queer Right Now Weekender features six days of unapologetically bold, joyous and thought-provoking performance, film, food and party fun.

Right Queer Right Now celebrates contemporary queer arts and culture during LGBTQIA+ history month. The festival programme is intellectually smooth, emotionally chic and fashionably early in the year.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY SOFT LAUNCH OF THE SUFI MUSIC PRO

Friday 8th March, 6:00pm - WomenZone - 19-21 Hubert St, BD3 9TE

You're Invited! 

International Women's Day Soft Launch of the Sufi Music Project. 

Join us for an enchanting evening celebrating the spirit of womanhood and the timeless beauty of Sufi music at the WomenZone Bradford.   

Program: 

6:00 – 7:00 pm Doors open / dinner served 

7:00 – 7:05 pm Welcome by Cllr Imran Hussain  

7:05 – 7:10 pm International Women’s Day introduction by Rubina Khalid  

7:10 – 7:15 pm Sufi Music Heritage Project introduction by Aamta-Tul Waheed  

7:15 – 8:45 pm Live Sufi performance

8:45 – 9:00 pm Thank you and networking 

Dress Code: Smart attire with highlights of WomenZone colours (Pink)   


This event promises an evening filled with soulful melodies and cultural richness. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing tunes of Sufi music and celebrate the achievements of women globally. Let's unite to honour women's empowerment and the beauty of Sufi music. We look forward to welcoming you to this special occasion! 

RSVP: Kindly confirm your attendance by 28th February

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NOT A MNORITY: A COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Saturday 2nd – Saturday 23rd March - Trapezium Gallery, 58 Kirkgate, BD1 1QT

Launch and Performance Event: Saturday 2nd March 12-4pm.

Bradford's Trapezium Gallery is pleased to present Not A Minority, a collaborative exhibition celebrating International Women’s Day 2024, supported by Bradford City Council.

The exhibition brings together an eclectic mix of creative work by more than twenty artists, exploring women’s issues from all walks of life; celebrating women’s achievements in the past or raising awareness of present concerns. Preference has been paid to specific issues affecting Bradford residents and celebrating the achievements of Bradford women.

The exhibition opens on Saturday March 2nd with a Live Performance Event from 1pm by Nabeela Ahmed and Irene Lofthouse:

Nabeela Ahmed is a multilingual poet and spoken word artist. She will be sharing her famous poem, The Year of Man, previously filmed and shared by the Bradford Producing Hub, covering issues facing women around the world since time began. 

Workshops taking place during the exhibition (if you wish to attend, please contact art@trapeziumarts.com):

  • Vulva Workshop (for women only) by Rachel McMahon: Tuesday 5th March 12-2pm

  • Introduction to Cyanotype by Caro Blount-Shah: Tuesday 19th March 12-2pm

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RIDING LIGHTS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS 'THE NARROW ROAD' BY PAUL BIRCH

Wednesday 28th February, 7:30pm - Bradford Cathedral

Powerful Theatre on the journey to Easter.

Riding Lights Theatre Company are pleased to announce a revival of their acclaimed passion play The Narrow Road by Paul Birch, for the season of Lent and Holy Week 2024.


For many years, Riding Lights Theatre Company has toured its passion plays to churches, cathedrals and communities across the UK, providing a unique, revitalising experience of the drama of Christ’s passion.


...vivid and contemporary, with moments of high drama... [Church Times]


A man stands alone on a dusty road, an extraordinary journey before him; one that will re-trace the footsteps of Jesus into a world of miracles and madness, violence and liberation. As The Narrow Road is walked, this turbulent world is turned upside down; its inhabitants confronted by an unexpected and surprising vision.

Meeting the characters and re-living the events of the gospels, this draws us back along that original road, through the place of the cross and into the challenge of a life beyond. Compellingly performed, The Narrow Road asks each of us to step out in faith on that journey today.

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GOT 2 SING CHOIR: FREE PERFORMANCE

Friday 15th March, 4:00pm - Bradford Cathedral

Got 2 Sing Choir- so much more than a choir…

Join us for a free performance in the Cathedral. The award-winning contemporary Got 2 Sing Choir from the Midlands will be travelling to Yorkshire for their next annual UK tour.


They will be giving a free concert at Bradford Cathedral on Friday 15th March 2024 at 4pm, with a performance filled with fun, energy, and well-loved songs.


Got 2 Sing was established in September 2011 in Stourbridge by founder and creative director Beth Dunn. Starting with 96 members, the choir has now expanded to over 1000 members across the Midlands.


With 15 choirs coming together for this tour, join them for an afternoon of singing and dancing that will get you rocking!

Paid refreshments will be available from our bar.

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MORRIS & CO. STAINED GLASS WINDOW TOUR (MORNING SESSION)

Friday 23rd March, 11:30am - Bradford Cathedral

To celebrate the 190th birthday of William Morris, join us for a special Morris & Co. stained glass window tour of Bradford Cathedral.


The famous Victorian artist and designer William Morris founded Morris & Co. and, along with renowned figures such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones and Ford Madox Brown, created many pieces of stunning stained glass, some early examples of which are on display in four locations in Bradford Cathedral. The stained glass also includes a figure, recently discovered to have been designed by William De Morgan.


* The tour will also include an appreciation of the magnificent West Window, a beautiful Pre-Raphaelite window designed by Heaton, Butler and Bayne. Light refreshments will be available after the tours.


Places are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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MORRIS & CO. STAINED GLASS WINDOW TOUR (AFTERNOON SESSION)

Saturday 23rd March, 1:30pm - Bradford Cathedral

To celebrate the 190th birthday of William Morris, join us for a special Morris & Co. stained glass window tour of Bradford Cathedral.


The famous Victorian artist and designer William Morris founded Morris & Co. and, along with renowned figures such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones and Ford Madox Brown, created many pieces of stunning stained glass, some early examples of which are on display in four locations in Bradford Cathedral. The stained glass also includes a figure, recently discovered to have been designed by William De Morgan.


* The tour will also include an appreciation of the magnificent West Window, a beautiful Pre-Raphaelite window designed by Heaton, Butler and Bayne. Light refreshments will be available after the tours.


Places are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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TIME FOR TEA

Wednesday 6th March, 11:00am - Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, BD1 1SD

Join us for free tea and cake at this friendly, social morning in the gallery.


At 11.30am we will give a short talk about our exhibition We Are Here Because You Were There: Afghan Interpreters in the UK.


We Are Here, Because You Were There is a collaborative project by photographer Andy Barnham and researcher Sara de Jong, which documents the experiences of Afghan interpreters who were employed by the British Army in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2021, and resettled to the UK in 2021. This exhibition tells the interpreters’ experiences of employment and resettlement through portraiture and quotes, and photographs from Afghanistan.


Time for Tea is our free regular event for the over 60s, all welcome.

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NEW EXHIBITION!

 WE ARE HERE, BECAUSE YOU WERE THERE: AFGHAN INTERPRETERS IN THE UK

Friday 16th February, 10am
Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1SD, UK

'We Are Here, Because You Were There: Afghan Interpreters in the UK' is a collaborative project by photographer Andy Barnham and researcher Sara de Jong, which documents the experiences of Afghan interpreters who were employed by the British Army in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2021, and resettled to the UK in 2021. This exhibition tells the interpreters’ experiences of employment and resettlement through portraiture and quotes, and photographs from Afghanistan.


We Are Here, Because You Were There centres Afghan interpreters’ own stories and invites viewers to engage with the individuals, their families and the human stories behind the headlines. These stories and images are Barnham and de Jong’s attempt to bring to life the structural and lasting impact of Britain’s foreign policy, military practices, and immigration policies. Starting with the British Empire’s colonial intervention in Afghanistan, the exhibition also shows a timeline of Anglo-Afghan relations, which reflects on the historical and present entanglements between the two countries.


The exhibition runs from 16 February to 4 May 2024 Opening hours: 10am to 5pm.

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BRADFORD ARTS AND RESEARCH NETWORKING EVENT: NEW COLLABORATIONS

Wednesday 28th February, 12:30pm - Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford

Are you an artist, creative or arts organisation planning a project for 2025? Or are you a researcher looking for a creative partner for your work during 2025? Do you want to understand more about Bradford to help you focus your project or research or improve your fundraising? We’ll be sharing the latest data to help us understand Bradford. We’ll also explore what data and research already exists, where the gaps are, and how we can all work together to gather and strengthen what we know about Bradford – our people, our culture, our impacts, and our cultural sector.

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COME AND SING MENDELSSOHN ELIJAH WITH BRADFORD FESTIVAL CHORAL SOCIETY

Saturday 24th February, 10am - Beckfoot School, Bingley, Bradford

Embrace the thrill of choir in our vocal workshop. In an informal and relaxed atmosphere, our BFCS Musical Director Thomas Leech, will take us through Mendelssohn's masterpiece, with the added bonus of direction from Artistic Director of Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh as well as guest expert vocal coaches: Eleonore Cockerham, soprano, previously touring and teaching with vocal ensemble VOCES8 Alex Kyle, conductor, singer and singing teacher.


Some basic music-reading ability and a little choral experience will help you get the most out of the day but is not essential. See what we can achieve in just 1 day!


Do book your friends and family in for our informal performance at 6pm - we will sing better with an audience!

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MENDELSSOHN ELIJAH

Saturday 16th March, 7:30pm - St George's Hall, Bradford

Mendelssohn’s powerful oratorio Elijah raises the roof at St George’s Hall as Bradford Festival Choral Society (shortlisted for the 2023 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards), Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra and a glittering array of soloists bring this magnificent music to life. Packed with drama, this enduringly popular work is full of beautiful arias, dramatic recitatives, rousing choruses and colourful orchestration.

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SON ET LUMIÈRE - HISTORICAL PILGRIMAGE

Saturday 3rd February, 6:30pm - Bradford Cathedral

Bradford Cathedral invites you to join us for an evening pilgrimage around this sacred space, where Christians have worshipped for almost 1400 years.

As we travel together around the building, the story of Bradford and its cathedral will unfold in words and music. We will hear the prayers, poetry, stories, hymns and music of former times and there will be opportunities for reflection and contemplation as we experience movement and stillness, sound and silence, symbols, story and song in this beautiful, spiritual place.

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CATHEDRAL SING!

Saturday 10th February, 9:30am - Bradford Cathedral

Join us once again for our big, children's Cathedral Singing Day. Open to primary school children in years 2-6 and their parents, come to find out about how to get involved as a chorister in the Cathedral Choir or a member of the Grace Notes community choir.

Children enjoy a vocal masterclass, while parents tour between a chorister rehearsal, singing lesson and presentation, all concluding with a service followed by refreshments.

Doors open at 9:30am and the events ends at 12:10pm.

Contact daisy.widdicombe@bradfordcathedral.org to book your place.

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BECK BY THESE MEN

Saturday 10th February, 7:30pm - South Square Centre, Thornton, Bradford

An audio visual performance tracing the route of Bradford Beck from source to the River Aire using film, field recordings, live piano and electric violin.

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MY LIFE SINCE UNIVERSITY EXHIBITION

Friday 1st March, 6pm - 9pm
The Apothecary Gallery, 57 Market St, Thornton, BD13 3EN

'My Life Since University' is a solo exhibition by Bradford Based Artist Jessica Swift at The Apothecary Gallery in Thornton. We welcome you to join us at the opening night on March 1st 6pm - 9pm. The show features a selection of Abstract Paintings and Contemporary Sculpture created by the artist since graduating from her Fine Art Degree at Leeds Arts in 2021.

The Gallery is open with free entry Thursday to Saturday 10am - 4pm, Private viewings can be arranged by calling or emailing the gallery.

Jessica's Instagram @jessicaswift_fineart 

Gallery Instagram @theapothecarygallerythornton

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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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