Events

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With a packed year round events calendar it means there will definitely be something for everyone to enjoy, whenever you choose to visit. There are exhibitions, international events and festivals, to theatre and live music.

Throughout the summer months there's lots going on including Bradford festivals; the World Curry Festival, the Ilkley Literature Festival, Live Music and Bradford city centre events.

Bradford can certainly put on a show and is well-known for its the Bradford Animation Festival (November) which is organised by the National Media Museum

Wondering what's on in Bradford? Highlights include the Ilkley Summer Festival in August, the Saltaire Festival and Christmas events in Haworth. Make sure you find out what's on in Bradford and don't miss a thing!

 

 

Top 10 Events

 

Ilkley Film Festival - February

Saltaire World Heritage Weekend - April

Haworth 1940's Weekend - May

Bradford Festival - June

Bingley Music Live - August

Ilkley Summer Festival - August

Saltaire Festival - September

Ilkley Literature Festival - October

Haworth Steam Punk Weekend - November

 

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03 September 2014 to 04 September 2014

Sneaky Peeks & Under the Clock Tower Tours at City HallWed 3 - Thu 4 Sep 2014Ever wondered just what lies beyond the doors of Bradford's City Hall. Come inside and take a peek and find out more about this magnificent building and Bradford's rich history!

02 September 2014 to 04 September 2014

Love, Friendship and Source at St George's HallTue 2 - Thu 4 Sep 2014A dance, singing and drama showcase from the Barbara Mann Dance Academy

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

Keighley & District Agricultural Show at Marley StadiumSat 6 Sep 2014A family show with classes including Horses, Show Jumping, Fur & Feather, Dogs, Horticulture/Flowers, Small and Large Livestock, Handicraft & Produce, Tractors, Many Trade Stands and various attractions.

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

Saif ul Maluck - Mian Mohammed Bakhsh at St George's HallSat 6 Sep 2014A traditional cultural concert with 10 speakers and performers, including Hans Raj Hans & Sanam Marvi.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Roberts Park Bandstand ConcertSun 7 Sep 2014Roberts Park Bandstand Concerts.

10 September 2014 to 10 September 2014

Nocturne: The Romantic Life of Frederic Chopin at St George's HallWed 10 Sep 2014A delightful piano recital featuring words and music scripted and adapted from letters and diaries which chronicles the romanitc life of one of the greatest composers for solo piano

10 September 2014 to 11 September 2014

Sneaky Peeks & Under the Clock Tower Tours at City HallWed 10 - Thu 11 Sep 2014Ever wondered just what lies beyond the doors of Bradford's City Hall. Come inside and take a peek and find out more about this magnificent building and Bradford's rich history!

12 September 2014 to 12 September 2014

John Lill at Bradford CathedralFri 12 Sep 2014We welcome back the critically acclaimed pianist John Lill to Bradford Cathedral to open the 2014-15 Chamber Season.

12 September 2014 to 12 September 2014

Saltaire Beer Festival at Saltaire Brewery & Visitor CentreFri 12 Sep 2014One of the beer events of the year! It’s going to be bigger and better than ever. A celebration of real ale and craft brewing.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Hockney: A Pilgrim’s Progress, The Biography at Salts Mill & 1853 GallerySat 13 Sep 2014Following on from the success of the first volume of biography, Christopher Simon Sykes has once again been given unprecedented access to diaries, notebooks and letters enabling him to bring the definite account of the artist’s life.

02 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Singin' In The Rain at Alhambra TheatreTue 2 - Sat 13 Sep 2014With high-energy choreography and sumptuous set design (including 12,000 litres of water) Singin' in the Rain showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical!

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Saltaire Beer Festival at Saltaire Brewery & Visitor CentreSat 13 Sep 2014One of the beer events of the year! It’s going to be bigger and better than ever. A celebration of real ale and craft brewing.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Saltaire Sing! at Saltaire United Reformed ChurchSat 13 Sep 2014Local community choirs busk around Saltaire, sing mass songs together and perform at the end of the day.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Saltaire Festival Science Fair at Shipley College - Salt BuildingSat 13 Sep 2014Meet real-life scientists and their work at our science fair. Hands-on demonstrations for you to join in with and the chance to ask questions on life as a scientist.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

A New Day: Saltaire Methodist Art Group Exhibition at Saltaire Methodist ChurchSat 13 Sep 2014Saltaire Methodist Art Group Exhibition: Another exciting Art Exhibition “A New Day” will be shown in the Methodist Church Hall, adjoining the car park.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Rainbow Morris Dancers and Friends at Saltaire VillageSat 13 Sep 2014Rainbow Morris Dancers are a Saltaire based team who dance in the North West Tradition. Now in their 24th year.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Flook: Irish Band at Victoria Hall -SaltaireSat 13 Sep 2014One of the biggest names in Irish music of the last 15 years make a rare appearance at Saltaire Festival.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Heritage Open Day at City HallSat 13 Sep 2014Ever wondered just what lies beyond the doors of Bradford's City Hall. Come inside and take a peek and find out more about this magnificent building and Bradford's rich history!

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Wine and Food Tasting at Don't Tell TitusSat 13 Sep 2014Enjoy a gourmet evening in the company of a wine expert with 5 fine wines specially selected to compliment our Titus style tapas. Sittings at 6.00pm and 9.00pm.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Annual Organic Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Show at Shipley College - Exhibition BuildingSat 13 Sep 2014Join the West Yorkshire Organic Group for their 25th Fruit Flower and Vegetable Show.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Chesstival in the Park at City ParkSat 13 Sep 2014Come down to City Park and have fun in this mini festival which celebrates all things chess!

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Pop up Cinema: Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox at Pace HubSat 13 Sep 2014Sneaky Experience presents a special family friendly film screening of Wes Anderson’s animated ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’. The venue is Pace Plc on Victoria Road, which will be turned into a giant poultry farm for this event.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Lentils and Little Legends: Cookery Masterclass at Pace HubSat 13 Sep 2014Watch, smell, hear and eat this masterclass in Pakistani cuisine, with the delightful Rahila Hussain, Huddersfield born and brought up with her priceless spicy inheritance and for that extra ingredient- little legends.

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Wizard of Oz on the Tram at Shipley Glen Cable TramwaySat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014It's the 75th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz film so why not take a journey with us on the Shipley Glen Tramway to celebrate this historic event!

14 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Heritage Open Day at St Cuthbert’s ChurchSun 14 Sep 2014There is also a small exhibition of pictures and information about Eric Gill. Families with children of any age are welcome.

14 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

A New Day: Saltaire Methodist Art Group Exhibition at Saltaire Methodist ChurchSun 14 Sep 2014Saltaire Methodist Art Group Exhibition: Another exciting Art Exhibition “A New Day” will be shown in the Methodist Church Hall, adjoining the car park.

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Not About Heroes 1919: a promenade theatre at Saltaire VillageSat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014meet a range of characters who are survivors of the Great War and whose experiences are by no means universally tragic but often funny and sometimes outrageous.

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Open Gardens and Sculpture Trail at Saltaire VillageSat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014Enjoy a leisurely walk around Saltaire visiting backyards, gardens and allotments. You will find great variety in the planting and the creative ways with which the gardeners have made the most of small spaces.

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Pop Up Events in Village Houses at Saltaire VillageSat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014A pop up pub, an art gallery, card sales, a book swap and more will be coming to life in Saltaire’s charming village houses.

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Family Fun Activities and Events at Roberts ParkSat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014Come down and join us in Robert’s Park for lots of free children’s events! Crafts, circus workshops, face painting etc. Events are taking place throughout the day;

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

The Adventures of Walter Lemonface at Roberts ParkSat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014The Adventures of Walter Lemonface is a fun, engaging and interactive storytelling performance with a digital twist, for families with young children (under 8).

14 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Classic Car Rally at Roberts ParkSun 14 Sep 2014We are expecting about 50 classic cars of various makes to be displayed on the hard standing in Roberts Park. These cars should represent a wide range of era’s from the 1930’s to the 1980’s.

14 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Quick Sculpture Children's Workshop at Roberts ParkSun 14 Sep 2014An opportunity for hands on creativity for primary age children in the lovely surroundings of Roberts Park. Children will make sculptures which they are welcome to take home, linked to celebrating the anniversary of The Wizard of Oz...

14 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Bandstand Goes to the Festival at Roberts ParkSun 14 Sep 2014The final summer Sunday Bandstand of 2014 is a longer programme, featuring local musicians of more-than-local reputation: Den Miller from Keighley, Strid, duo from Shipley, Gerry Cooper & Phil Snell from Shipley and Otley, Roger Davies.

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Saltaire Makers' Fair Festival Special at Victoria Hall -SaltaireSat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014The Makers’ Fair Festival Special is a showcase of original items in the unique setting of Victoria Hall in the World Heritage village of Saltaire over the weekend of 13th and 14th September.

14 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Oliver Twist: 1922 Silent Film with Live Organ at Victoria Hall -SaltaireSun 14 Sep 2014Bradford Cathedral and Saltaire Organ Society are showing the 1922 version of Oliver Twist. This is a classic silent film presented with live organ accompaniment.

14 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Tapas, Salsa and Sangria at Don't Tell TitusSun 14 Sep 2014Experience a relaxed yet upbeat night of music and food in our bar combining Titus Style tapas to the sensual sounds of live salsa.

14 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Music with Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes at Caroline Street Social ClubSun 14 Sep 2014Two time Grammy winner, Albert Lee is, by common consent one of the world’s finest guitar players, and needs no introduction to country music & rock fans.

16 September 2014 to 16 September 2014

Pop Up Cinema: Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling at Zaara's RestaurantTue 16 Sep 2014Sneaky Experience continues its Wes Anderson season, providing Saltaire Festival with not only a film screening, but themed food whilst you watch the film.

17 September 2014 to 17 September 2014

Festival Comedy Night at Caroline Street Social ClubWed 17 Sep 2014The Festival Comedy Night sees rising stars Romesh Ranganathan and Suzi Ruffell bringing their Edinburgh Festival shows to Saltaire.

17 September 2014 to 17 September 2014

Big Screen: Rigoletto at City ParkWed 17 Sep 2014Corruption and innocence collide in Verdi's remarkable opera. David McVicar's staging emphasizes the depravity at the heart of the court of Mantua.

18 September 2014 to 18 September 2014

A State Affair:A stage sequal to Rita, Sue and Bob at Caroline Street Social ClubThu 18 Sep 2014A State Affair is based around the lives of several individuals from the Buttershaw Estate (Bradford) and was created as a ‘sequel’ to the famous film ‘Rita, Sue & Bob Too’ (1987) written by Buttershaw’s late Andrea Dunbar.

18 September 2014 to 18 September 2014

Salt's Waters:Storytelling with Music at Half Moon CafeThu 18 Sep 2014An intimate music and story-telling event, featuring Eddie Lawler and Steve Bottoms.

19 September 2014 to 19 September 2014

Kate Fox:Poems and Stories from her Residencies at Saltaire United Reformed ChurchFri 19 Sep 2014Stand up poet Kate Fox has been Poet in Residence for a half marathon, a Radio 4 show, an Islam faith school, Glastonbury Festival…and a colostomy nurse’s conference.

19 September 2014 to 19 September 2014

Pop Up Cinema: Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom at Saltaire VillageFri 19 Sep 2014Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, two twelve-year-olds make a secret pact and run away together.

19 September 2014 to 19 September 2014

Pop Up Cinema: Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic at Saltaire VillageFri 19 Sep 2014Probably one of Wes Andersons’ most eccentric films, Sneaky Experience will be showing this quirky movie at Salts Sports Club, Saltaire.

19 September 2014 to 19 September 2014

Beer and Food Matching @ Don’t tell Titus with Sal at Don't Tell TitusFri 19 Sep 2014Begin your evening with a welcome beer cocktail then find out what happens when we join forces and show what we do best in a gourmet extravaganza combining 3 courses of beer and specially created dishes.

19 September 2014 to 19 September 2014

Festival Ceilidh at Caroline Street Social ClubFri 19 Sep 2014A glance at the gig list of this hard working band, now in its eighth year, will testify to its popularity throughout Yorkshire and beyond.

13 September 2014 to 21 September 2014

Saltaire Festival 2014 at Saltaire VillageSat 13 - Sun 21 Sep 2014Annual celebration of music and art. You'll see the village at its most vibrant with a wide range of events with something for everyone.

19 September 2014 to 21 September 2014

Saltaire Festival Market at Saltaire VillageFri 19 - Sun 21 Sep 2014As part of the Saltaire Festival - this annual outdoor market event attracts thousands of people from all around the district and its no wonder! With produce such as mediterranean vegetables, locally produced jam and preserves......

02 September 2014 to 09 November 2014

A Squash and a Squeeze at Cartwright Hall Art GalleryTue 2 Sep - Sun 9 Nov 2014Follow Julia Donaldson's journey from songwriter for children's television to former Children's Laureate. See how she inspires her readers with story, rhyme and rhythm.

03 September 2014 to 31 December 2014

25 Trees and Other Pictures by David Hockney at Salts Mill & 1853 GalleryWed 3 Sep - Wed 31 Dec 2014Salts Mill are delighted to be able to extend the latest show by David Hockney here at Salts Mill, featuring three 27-foot-long pictures of Bessingby Road, Bridlington.

Love, Friendship and Source

Love, Friendship and Source

Bradford

Tue 2 - Thu 4 Sep 2014

A dance, singing and drama showcase from the Barbara Mann Dance Academy

Singin' In The Rain

Singin' In The Rain

Bradford

Tue 2 - Sat 13 Sep 2014

With high-energy choreography and sumptuous set design (including 12,000 litres of water) Singin' in the Rain showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical!

Mining Visions: The Miners Strike 30 Years On

Mining Visions: The Miners' Strike 30 Years On

Ilkley

Sun 7 Sep 2014

Join us for our first day long event MINING VISIONS: THE MINERS STRIKE 30 YEARS ON featuring four films, including two very special previews; panel discussions with guests.

Patricia Hodge

Nocturne: The Romantic Life of Frederic Chopin

Bradford

Wed 10 Sep 2014

A delightful piano recital featuring words and music scripted and adapted from letters and diaries which chronicles the romanitc life of one of the greatest composers for solo piano

Naughty

Footsteps Theatre School presents 'Naughty'

Bradford

Fri 12 - Sat 13 Sep 2014

Footsteps Theatre School present their annual showcase

Lindisfarne

The Lindisfarne Story

Ilkley

Fri 12 Sep 2014

Lindisfarne was Tyneside's best-loved band for over thirty years and The Lindisfarne Story is a celebration of the group's music and achievements.

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The Magic of Motown Baby Love Tour

Ilkley

Thu 18 Sep 2014

The all-new, all-star 2014 Baby Love Tour...celebrating 50 years of UK No1 hit singles. Featuring more chart toppers than ever before, starring the music of the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and more.

The Halle

The Halle

Bradford

Sat 20 Sep 2014

We're delighted to welcome our resident orchestra, the Halle, in their first concert of the season in a sparkling programme of three definitive masterpieces.

Jaleo Flamenco

Jaleo Flamenco

Bradford

Wed 24 Sep 2014

In a scintillating fusion of heartwrenching vocals, explosive footwork and virtuoso guitar playing, Jaleo return to Britain after three years with their latest new stage show 'A Compás'

Billy Pearce

An Evening with Billy Pearce

Bradford

Thu 25 Sep 2014

A welcome return of one of Yorkshire's favourite funny men and Alhambra Theatre panto star Billy Pearce. PLEASE NOTE : THIS SHOW IS FOR ADULTS ONLY