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Bradford Festival rebranded to celebrate 10 years of City Park


A Bradford RE-BRANDED Festival which will include local performances and an aerobatic show is among the summer events planned for the district.

Other events will include a return of the Shipley Street Arts Festival, a celebration of the life of Emily Bronte and a South Asian festival.

One of the highlights will be BD:Festival – a rebranded version of the annual Summer Bradford Festival to be held in the city center from August 19-20.

The weekend will celebrate the 10th anniversary of City Park‘s opening and feature performances from the arts group Dream Engine – who performed at the grand opening in 2012.

They will bring their spectacular aerial Love Art to the center.

Renowned Bradford-based Common Wealth theater company will perform their critically acclaimed show about young boys and their love of their cars – Peaceophobia, at the event.

And avant-salle poetry, which brings live poetry to unusual places, will also be part of the festival.

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Many more festival acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Bradford Pride will take place this Saturday, followed by an Eid Festival (July 16-17) and the Bradford South Asian Festival from August 12-14.

The Shipley Street Arts Festival will be held on July 23 in partnership with Shipley Town Council.

Story Trails – a virtual reality tour of Bradford and its history will be hosted by Bradford Libraries on 22nd and 23rd July.

Art In’t Park, delivered in partnership with Bradford Fringe, will take place at Robert’s Park on July 18, Bowling Park on July 31 and Lister Park on August 1.

A celebration of the birth of Emily Bronte has been organized in partnership with the Bronte Parsonage Museum and will be held on July 30.

Other highlights include the return of MAPA Peoples Day (August 27) and the Saltaire Makers Fair (September 17 – 18).

Bradford Council’s Sports and Activities team will be running a series of events in Bradford’s parks as part of the Summer of Fun Holiday Activities and Catering Scheme, a series of free, activity-packed fun days in district parks and green spaces during school holidays.

Councilor Sarah Ferriby, executive member of Bradford Council for Healthy People and Places, said: ‘Summer Unlocked promises to transform the neighbourhood, bring our streets and public spaces to life and celebrate Bradford in all its glory. , enabling the people and communities of Bradford to tell our story, our way. We hope families in every Bradford postcode will find something to enjoy with friends across the district this summer.

For more information, visit visitbradford.com/events