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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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Stormtroopers set to whip up a ‘Boogie Storm’ ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens screenings on Millennium Square

Britain’s Got Talent stars ‘Boogie Storm’ are once again set to don their iconic Stormtrooper outfits and strut their stuff on a popular city square later this week ahead of two special screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The dance group will be hoping that the force is strong with them on Friday 29 July when they perform before both the matinee and evening screenings of the blockbuster, which is offering the audience a unique outdoor cinema experience in a specially constructed fully seated auditorium with a large state…

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Bizarre Customs collection to be revealed in Leeds

A weird and wonderful collection of objects seized from smugglers is being revealed in an exclusive museum Twitter tour next week. The bizarre array of exotic items includes a crocodile head ashtray and a stuffed mongoose in the grip of a hungry snake and was mainly found during raids and searches by UK customs officers. Currently in storage at the state-of-the-art Leeds Discovery Centre, the objects are part of a collection on long-term loan from HM Revenue and Customs, which also includes ivory carvings, turtle shells, rare butterflies and a…

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Day tickets launched for Bingley Music Live

With only two months until one of the best UK independent festivals Bingley Music Live day tickets are now on sale. The Bradford Council-run festival, which takes place 2-4 September boasts an awesome line up including, Echo and the Bunnymen, Tinie Tempah, Travis, Sigma, All Saints, Sigala, We Are Scientists, Black Grape, Peter Hook and the Light, Anne-Marie, Ordinary Boys and many more. Headlining on Friday 2 September are Echo and the Bunnymen, who are set to deliver classic hits such as Nothing Lasts Forever, The Cutter, The Killing Fields…

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International acts headline Bradford Festival this weekend

Bradford Council is set to stage a colourful and entertaining programme of high quality local, national and international acts at the Bradford Festival this weekend. There will be an enormous range of fun things to see and do for young families including flamboyant street theatre, arts and crafts activities, music and dance, and new for this year, poetry, storytelling and readings. Todmorden-based creators, Spacecadets, will parade their four metre tall, Indian Elephant which will stop for photographs and startle people with a surprise trick up its trunk. British theatre troupe,…

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