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Festival brings three days of fabulously flamboyant family fun

Bradford’s biggest and brightest festival returns to City Park in late July (28-30) bringing a colourful and multicultural programme of arts, activities and entertainment.

This year’s Bradford Festival draws on Britain’s rich cultural talent and features award-winning and highly acclaimed street theatre, music and dance.

Celebrated women’s street theatre company, Circo Rum Ba Ba, brings The Crow House, a silent movie-inspired show using acrobatics, silks trapeze artistry, hat juggling, puppetry and slap-stick comedy.

One of Cardiff’s most exciting, original and eclectic companies, Kitsch & Sync Collective will stage Bedraggled where a trio of bold and brash mermaids shock and entertain onlookers with their feisty and fishy antics.

Audiences will be able to catch a glimpse of a possible future where air pollution hits crisis point in Urban Astronaut by innovative British street theatre company, Highy Sprung.

Internationally acclaimed theatre company, Mind the Gap have worked with cutting-edge Liverpool theatre company The Kazimier to stage Mirror Mirror, a thought-provoking piece about the experiences of people who are considered ‘different’ in today’s society.

Award-winning local interactive performance company, Same Difference, will bring their ‘walkabout, much-talked-about, splendorous, spectacular, scientific discovery machine’ in Sense-O-Matic which explores how we use our senses to discover our environment.

Anyone wishing to sample different types of music will be able to indulge in a rich and varied programme stretching from rock, ska, pop and folk to contemporary fusion, opera and Chinese classical music.

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Help us improve our What’s On guide

We are about to start working on a replacement for our events website. We have a list of improvements we want to make, but we would like to know if you have any suggestions to help it work better for you.

Have you used our online What’s On guide to find local events? Have you used it to submit your own local events to the guide? If so, we would like to know if you have a wish list of ways you think it could work better.

Some of the things that we already have on our list of improvements are:

  • Make it mobile friendly so it works as well on your phone as it does on your PC
  • Better filtering, so you can filter by more than one criteria
  • Improved sharing options to make it easier for you to share events with friends

If you want to have a look at our current What’s On website before giving us your ideas, you can find it at www.bradford.gov.uk/events.

There are several ways you can send us your suggested improvements for the What’s On guide. From this page you can send us a private message using the contact form below or leave a public comment at the bottom of the page. Alternatively you can tweet@bradfordmdc or contact us on Facebook with your ideas.

British Science Festival is back in Bradford

From 7 to 18 September Bradford will come alive with science with the British Science Festival, and its fringe festival. Events are happening across the city from the University of Bradford campus to Bombay stores and the National Media Museum to the North Parade area.

British Science Festival

The core British Science Festival, from Monday, 7 to Thursday, 10 September, features a daytime and evening programme of events aimed at adults with a broad interest in science. The four days of free events will bring a vibrant array of performances, talks, workshops, discussions, installations and entertainment all dedicated to showing how science touches our lives and impacts on our society.

You could expand your horizons at Underwater landscapes, a talk about the sea floor and underwater geology. Or just have a giggle at George Egg: anarchist cook, science comedy straight from the Edinburgh Fringe. Other highlights will include investigations into who owns outer space, the science behind hip-hop, and the psychology of creativity!

This science extravaganza is immediately followed by a Festival fringe, from Friday, 11 to Friday 18 September, which focuses on events for schools and families. Continue reading British Science Festival is back in Bradford