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Talk:A Snowfall of Words: Why The World Needs More Poet at Bradford Cathedral

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Talk, Fri 24 Jun 2022, free entry

A Snowfall of Words: Why The World Needs More Poet

A Snowfall of Words: Why The World Needs More Poet

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Details

Is it a hobby for those that like that sort of thing, something difficult that most people leave to others to enjoy? Or is it something more vital and urgent, a 'soul-language' for a time when religious language often doesn't resonate?

Join Canon Mark Oakley and poet / author Diane Pacitti as they discuss these questions.

This event is 'pay as you feel', and you will be invited to donate at the event.

Click here to book your place.

Biographies

Mark Oakley is Dean of St John's College, Cambridge, and honorary Canon Theologian of Wakefield Cathedral. He is a widely respected author, broadcaster, and speaker, particularly around the areas of poetry, literature, human rights and spirituality. His book 'The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry' won the international Michael Ramsey Prize.

Diane Pacitti’s collection Dark Angelic Mills was produced when she was Poet in Residence at Bradford Cathedral. Her Italo-Scots novel has been translated into Italian under the title Tradue paesi. In 2004 she co-produced Guantanamo, combining her poems with the drawings of her artist husband Antonio Pacitti. A winner of the Bronte Society poetry competition, she has recently collaborated with a scientist and an artist in two ecologically based projects at St. James’s Piccadilly.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old! Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities. There is a selection of restaurants and cafes available nearby.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 24 Jun 2022 15:00 to 16:30

Prices

Free entry

This event is 'pay as you feel'.

Directions

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Map reference: SE 166332  Lat: 53.79483 Long: -1.74947

By Public Transport:
Train:Bradford Forster Square (nearest) and Bradford Interchange
Bus: Church Bank (Stop P9/P10), 613/614, 645/646, 636/637, 670, 682 Bolton Road (Stop P6/P8) 612, 640/641
Metro:Canal Road/Cathedral (Stop 3) round-city bus

By Road:
Off Barkerend Road via the Shipley Airedale Road.
Parking - the Broadway Bradford 0600 to 0100 weekdays £3.50/weekends £1.50 all day: Captain Street £1.50 all day.
Driver-disabled only parking onsite.


Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Forster Square station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old! Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities. There is a selection of restaurants and cafes available nearby.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
  • a mix of tarmac and york stone paving

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Notes

Please remember that the Cathedral is over 500 years old! We have done our very best to make the building accessible to all disabled visitors and hope you enjoy your visit. * * For assistance please ask a member of staff to help. * * The Cathedral Office is up a short flight of steps so please ring the bell in the shop area and someone will come out.