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Legendary singer Abida Parveen heading to the UK

Hear Abida Parveen, one of the finest Sufi vocalists of the modern era, in this special performance. A Pakistani singer of Sindhi descent, and one of the foremost exponents of Sufi music (Sufiana kalaam), Parveen is held in high regard as one of the world’s greatest singers. Singing mainly ghazals, her forte is Kafis – a solo genre accompanied by percussion and harmonium, using a repertoire of songs by Sufi poets. She sings in Urdu, Sindhi, Saraiki, Punjabi and Persian. Trained initially by her father, Ustad Ghulam Haider, she attended…

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Bradford UNESCO City of Film? I don’t think so…

When Bradford was named the world’s first City of Film in the summer of 2009, it is fair to say a few eyebrows were raised. Overcoming competition from Los Angeles, Cannes and Venice to win the UN honour, Bradford was officially recognised as UNESCO City of Film. At the time of this prestigious honour in 2009, Bradford played host to the Bradford Film Festival, Bite the Mango International Film Festival and the Bradford Animation Film Festival. Three major film festivals that were serious players in the international annual film calendar….

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X Factor auditions arrive in Bradford

The Broadway Shopping Centre in Bradford  will be hosting auditions for the 2017 season of X Factor on April 15th. On the search for the next Olly Murs or Little Mix, the producers of the iconic TV show will be holding open auditions in the centre from 10.30am until 5.30pm. The auditions will be held on a first come, first served basis so candidates are advised to arrive early, and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a valid ID with them.  Hopefuls may be asked…

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Nervous ‘Orse: Bradford Band Talk ‘Orse Sense

From their name ‘Nervous ‘Orse’, to the sweeping moors that feature as a backdrop to their video for the song ‘Dead Is The New Alive’, the Bradford based four piece are undeniably influenced by their Yorkshire roots; and with their unique blend of individual musical influences and genres Nervous ‘Orse have created an original and exciting sound that has seen them gain a loyal and growing following, and become firm favourites on the local live circuit. Keen to find out more about the ‘Orse I met up with them ahead…

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Bradford’s North Parade welcomes new live music venue

Bradford’s North Parade is welcoming a new live music venue to the many popular bars and cafes that have proved such a hotspot in recent years thanks to the City Growth Zone fund. Wireless Bar is a new venture set up by long standing friends Lee Fergus and Richard Emsley which will promote the great local talent that exists in the area. As well as enjoying the sounds of bands and solo artists, customers can enjoy an excellent choice of real ales and craft beers from local breweries. The bar,…

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Calling all toy experts! Toy Testers required at the Broadway

The Broadway is on the hunt for a team of secret elves to test toys and let shoppers know which gifts will be ‘must haves’ for Bradford children this Christmas. This Saturday, 22nd October, a Secret Test Workshop will appear at The Broadway for one day only, and visitors from the North Pole will recruit children to help them carry out tests on the hottest toys available this Christmas. Parents and guardians are also invited to see which toys are met with the best reactions. Any child can take part…

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Ghostly goings-on at Eureka!

There’s a gathering of ghosts, ghouls and other grisly spirits descending on Eureka! The National Children’s Museum this Halloween from 22 to 31 October 2016, but don’t be too scared to visit as there will be a Ghostbuster on hand too! Eureka! is also trying something new from Monday 24 to Friday 28 October Eureka! with 9am opening to help local visitors avoid the longer queues that start to build from 11am. If you ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost, strap your proton pack on and join the Eureka! Ghostbuster on…

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World Curry Festival 2016: Bradford Council’s Catering Team Support World Curry Festival Chefs

Staff from Bradford Council’s in-house catering service (Facilities Management) will be swinging into action in support of the World Curry Festival, which is taking place in locations in Bradford and Leeds from 15 – 29 September. The service’s headquarters at Laisterdyke feature a large central production unit, where FM Staff produce thousands of meals per day for school children across the district. But this week, it is the internationally renowned Grand Master Chef Hemant Oberoi and his specialist support team that will be using the facilities to produce the festival’s…

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Sensational Musical The Glenn Miller Story coming to the Alhambra

Following two triumphant tours, spectacular show The Glenn Miller Story extends into the autumn and arrives at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 October. This extraordinary tale of America’s most famous big band leader stars music legend Tommy Steele. It’s been seventy years since Glenn Miller vanished over the English Channel as he flew to Paris to entertain the troops during the Second World War. Did he crash? Was he shot down? Will the mystery ever be solved? Featuring a 16 piece orchestra, a full supporting…

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Eureka! supports more disabled families thanks to the Morrisons Foundation

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is celebrating a funding boost for its Access All Areas project thanks to a generous grant from the Morrisons Foundation. Access All Areas offers free support and activities for disabled children and their families, opening opportunities for a playful day out to families who otherwise might struggle. The Morrisons Foundation grant of £15,545 will enable Eureka! to run their regular, free clubs for disabled children and their families for a whole year. The free Super Sunday and Holiday clubs enable groups of families to enjoy…

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