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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.



August 30, 6pm-10pm – Kala Sangam

It’s summer (apparently) which means we’re due a Creative Summer Social! For this event, we’ve teamed up with Bradford Producing Hub to bring you a fun evening of food, music, quizzing and a few prizes and fun surprises. Think of it as a staff party for artists and creative freelancers. It’s a great way to meet up with friends, connect with other creatives in the city, and have a great time!
So much can happen from a single chat, so whether you’re a familiar face or brand new to the scene, we would love to see as many people spend the evening together. Booking is essential!

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11am, August 26, 2023 - The Boathouse, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 26 Aug – Sun 10 Sep 2023 Boathouse, 11am - 4pm

About Inner Horizons: What would it sound and feel like to be inside of a bubble? Step inside a deceptive, inner landscape of a scale that we, as humans, cannot usually physically experience ourselves. From our first experiences submerged in the womb, to the depths of the abyss and outer space - is the universe one big bubble?

Cat Scott originally made this immersive fluid sculpture during her first international residency in Korea in 2019. Since then, she has premiered the work in the UK, at Selby Abbey with Mediale. Since Selby, Cat has been busy refining the artwork with her Technical Manager, to make it tour ready, through an ACE funded project grant.

This will be a very special show, to experience IH in a completely new context, from a spiritual space in Selby, to her first exhibition in a major gallery institution at YSP, showing her work by the natural landscape. She is very excited to see you at YSP for her show this summer. Image by Karol Wyszynski.

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1pm, September 2nd, 2023 - Heaton Allotments, Quarry Street Highgate Bradford BD9 4BS

The Annual Heaton Allotment show brings you open allotments, stalls, a cafe with home made cakes and this year we are celebrating the allotment site’s community orchard, with a short programme of poetry, music and song on the theme of fruit, and fruit trees 1,00-4.00 p.m

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October 7, 10am-6pm – Kala Sangam

BRAVE Festival (Black Roots and Voices Expressed) 10am-6pm Saturday 7th October 2023 (Pay as you feel) BRAVE Festival - a day of exciting activities for all ages and abilities. There will be workshops from 10am – 5pm, ending with a big party 5-6pm for all ages. Do something different for Black History Month and join our dance, music and spoken word workshops with your friends and family. Try Hip-Hop, Charleston, Carnival Dance, Vogue, and many more workshops in arts with Black origins. See our full timetable and book your place at Presented by Swirl Education and funded by The Leap.



Bradford 2025, City Park, Bradford, BD1 1SD
Friday 25 August, 3–6pm

Friday 29 September, 3–6pm

Friday 27 October, 3pm-6pm

Friday 24 November, 3pm-6pm

We’re inviting our friends in the cultural sector to join us for coffee and cake for a Monthly Drop-in at our office in City Park.

We hope these sessions will create a space for the local sector to regularly meet and chat directly with our team – enabling us to keep open lines of communication and providing an opportunity to learn from and listen to each other as we embark on an exciting journey together towards UK City of Culture and beyond.

  • Come any time on Friday 23 June between 3 and 6pm

  • You can find us at Bradford 2025, City Park, Bradford, BD1 1SD (under the Big Screen)

  • Feel free to drop in and drop out as you please

  • Expect tea, cake and conversation



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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Equality Together, Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Road, BD9 - 12.30pm, July 10, 2023

Saltaire Collection, Saltaire History Club and Saltaire Festival received a small grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to identify barriers to accessing Saltaire's Heritage and the Consultant, Maria Thelwell will present the outcomes of this research at this event. All welcome. The image is one of the workshops at Mind the Gap, led by Daniel Foulds

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Cartwright Hall - 10am, August 8, 2023

Writing workshop for those connected with Bradford Children's services who would like to be part of an anthology. 3 workshops on 8/15/22nd August and this includes foster parents, residential and field social workers as well as children in care and care leavers. There is also a national writing competition; further info contact Mariyam Karolia by emailing

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South Square Centre, Bradford – 1pm, July 15, 2023

On 15th July, Meet the artist, Ian Tothill at his collage exhibition featuring work based on the novel 'Lean, Fall , Stand' by Jon McGregor. . There will be open collage making activities, live music from Gypsy jazz Quartet Cactusville from 2.30. Food from Plenty at the Square and bar 'the Watchmakers will be open. Exhibition runs from July 7th-July 30th.

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May 5 2023

‘Hardy and Free’ is a new immersive audio-visual installation by photographer and artist Carolyn Mendelsohn, opening at the Brontë Parsonage Museum. A celebration of women in the landscape that means the most to them, whether an open hill side, quiet expanse of water or an urban oasis. The stories are told through a series of photographic portraits, soundscapes, projection and a collection of personal objects from the women who come from across the Bradford district. The exhibition runs from 5th May to 31st December.

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May 20, 2023

Join Equity Partnership's friendly PAYF craft and social group, for anyone identifying as LGBTQ+. Run by Rugged Raven Creations monthly on Saturdays,10.30am-1pm. Book for the whole course or the sessions that take your fancy! All sessions will run in person and online

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May 24, 2023

Off the Curriculum is a giant immersive installation that explores subjects not taught in school through art forms not taught in school. Throughout 2022 we worked with 200 children and young people to design installations and sets to create an immersive world where learning is reimagined. All the rooms have been transformed in our building, exploring subjects and art forms such as time travel & jewellery, capitalism & graffiti, self care & pottery and much more. Join us to explore 14 of the installations and meet some of the young people leading the project. There will be no performances on May 24th so you can drop in anytime, 5pm – 7pm, no need to book. If you would like to bring a group larger than 10 – BRILLIANT – please email May in advance so that we can give you a warm welcome:

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May 3, 2023

Our weekly recitals are friendly and entertaining, consisting of 45 minutes of top-class organ playing, with the recitalists introducing pieces as they go. You can join us at 1pm for the free recital, or come along from 12:30pm for a buffet lunch (only £4). The series will feature ‘Music for Royal Occasions‘.

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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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May 11, 2023

Exhibition launch for ‘Places and Spaces: My Bradford’, an exhibition of new work by the Why Don’t We Group. Why Don’t We is a Bradford-based group of learning disabled artists who collaborate with, and exhibit at, cultural venues across Bradford. Inspired by visits to different places and spaces, the group have created a series of maps that describe the places they enjoy visiting, as well as individual creative interests. This exhibition launches with a welcome event on Thursday 11 May, and will be open until Kala Sangam closes for refurbishment later in the summer.

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