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Bradford Literature Festival

Festival Details - "Bradford Literature Festival"...

Start: Friday, June 24, 2022 9:00AM
End: Sunday, July 3, 2022 10:00PM

The North of England’s leading literature festival – Bradford Literature Festival (BLF) – today announces the full 2022 programme for its eighth annual live in-person festival featuring over 500 events for adults and children across 10 remarkable days between 24 June and 3 July 2022. The festival, a highlight of the UK cultural calendar, includes speakers from across the worlds of literature, politics, history and the arts, including Robert Peston, Delia Smith, Alastair Campbell, Ben Okri, John Barnes, Karen Armstrong, Sheikh Yahya Rhodus and Ed Balls. Popular mainstays of the festival return including Poetry with a Punch, Lyrical Mehfil, the ever-popular Brontë Day, a heritage tour, and a new David Hockney Day. Sitting alongside will be panel discussions talks and workshops on subjects ranging from the 75th anniversaries of the publication of Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl and the Partition of India, from the Platinum Jubilee to 100 years since the discovery of Tutankhamun. There will also be a diverse offering of music, theatre and performance ranging from Sufi music to conversations on the work of Paul Weller. A new theme for the festival this year is ‘In Memory of Andalusia’, which focuses on the cultural dialogue between Jewish and Muslim scholars in the “golden age”. Bradford Literature Festival CEO and Artistic Director, Syima Aslam says:“The aim of Bradford Literature Festival is to create a space where people come together to debate and explore ideas, that shine a light on the big issues of the day, which has never been more relevant. I am delighted that the festival is back in person this year, and I am looking forward to once again welcoming our artists and audiences, to the centre of Bradford, the heart of Yorkshire.” Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, says: “I’m delighted to support the 2022 Bradford Literature Festival. This year’s programme will connect the people of West Yorkshire to an amazing array of world-class writers. It covers a truly diverse range of subjects including sport, poetry, cooking, technology, and vital issues we all face such as climate change, global conflict, and inequality. I hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to enjoy the festival’s live performances and workshops. The Bradford Literature Festival highlights that West Yorkshire is a region where culture and art is truly flourishing and that we offer some of the very best creative and cultural experiences in the UK.”
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University of Bradford
Richmond Rd Richmond Road
West Yorkshire, BD7 1DP
United Kingdom
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