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Meet some animals at Bradford Industrial Museum

Young visitors to Bradford Industrial Museum will get to handle small animals and reptiles at two special sessions over the summer holiday. There is an animal theme at the Bradford Council-owned Eccleshill Museum over the summer season with two exhibitions – ‘Beastly Machines’, animatronic animal inspired sculptures by artist Johnny White and ‘Animal Attraction’ which uses items from Bradford Museums and Galleries collections to look at our relationship with animals in the past. The Zoolab sessions complement these exhibitions and take place in the Animal Attraction gallery space. Visitors will…

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Bradford Christmas Market returns on 7-13 December

Bradford Christmas Market, which has something for everyone, will be returning to the city centre Monday to Sunday December 7 to 13. There will be a wide variety of stalls with festive gifts and treats aplenty at this Bradford council-run market. This year the market will take over the pedestrian area of Bank Street and Tyrell Street between 9am and 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. Bradford shoppers will be able to pick up gifts such as jewellery, children’s clothes, hats, Italian-made leather gloves and handbags, handmade…

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The Osmonds are coming to Bradford for a ‘Christmas Spectacular’

To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, and for the very first time in the UK, Tony Denton Promotions are proud to announce the Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular starring THE OSMONDS. This dazzling, must-see holiday extravaganza comes directly from the historic stage of Branson USA’s beautiful Andy Williams Moon River Theatre and will be at St George’s Hall, Bradford for one night only on Friday 18 December. “I am thrilled to bring Andy’s Christmas Spectacular to our friends in the UK. I first appeared on Andy Williams’ stage…

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Halloween fun at Bradford Food and Drink Festival

There will be all manner of spooky Halloween goings on at the Bradford Food and Drink Festival on Friday and Saturday 30 and 31 October, including a ghoulish ghost hunt, freaky face painting and devilish pumpkin design workshops. People can enter the ghost hunt to be in with a chance of winning a mobile phone, shopping vouchers, signed cookery books and much more. Kids will be able to get creative with Halloween arts and crafts, have a go at decorating pumpkins, make some delicious pumpkin soup and have their face…

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Olly the Octopus back at Tropical World due to popular demand

A very popular Leeds’ visitor attraction has welcomed back one of its most loved residents. After adorning the aquarium wall as a fun, colourful design for over 23 years, Olly the Octopus will once again be delighting both young and old visitors to the Arnold and Marjorie Ziff Tropical World after taking up residence at his new home in the Butterfly House. Following the reopening of Tropical World in March of this year after a wide-ranging refurbishment programme, Olly was given a well-deserved holiday, but has now cut short any…

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Behind-the-scenes tours part of new seasonal opening at Temple Newsam House

The fascinating history of Temple Newsam House will be revealed during a series of special behind-the-scenes tours and talks this winter. The programme is being announced as the house prepares to move to new seasonal opening hours from November 3 until February 12, and will feature regular tours as well as a series of one-off events. During the low season, the house will remain open for pre-booked groups, school visits and on special event days, but visitors will need to ring ahead and organise a visit. Regular events on offer…

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Puttin’ On The Ritz at the Alhambra

Presented by International Theatre Producer David King, Puttin’ On The Ritz comes to the Alhambra Theatre this October for three stunning performances. Starring professional “Strictly” dancers Robin Windsor and Anya Garnis, and Trent Whiddan and Gordana Frandosek, Puttin’ On The Ritz takes the audience on an all-singing, all-dancing journey through the music of the great Broadway composers, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin. Songs in the show will include Cheek to Cheek, Alexander’s Rag Time Band, Birth of the Blues, Swanee, Night and Day, I Got Rhythm, Easter Parade,…

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Classic motorbike show comes to Huddersfield

All makes and models of motorbikes will be on display in a ‘Classic Motorbike Show’ at Tolson Museum in Huddersfield on Sunday, 13 September. The show has been organised by the Friends of Tolson and Ravensknowle in conjunction with Moll Springs Motorcycles of Honley. The bikes will be on display in front of the museum in Ravensknowle Park on Wakefield Road. Refreshments will be available and there will be various stalls including an information stall and a plant stall run by the museum’s Friends group. In addition, it will be…

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What The Ladybird Heard at St George’s Hall

Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson, the multi million selling author of The Gruffalo and Stick Man, What the Ladybird Heard makes a welcome return to St George’s Hall, Bradford for four fun-filled performances. This well-loved tale tells the story of two crafty robbers, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, who have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. However they haven’t counted on the tiniest, quietest creature of them all: The Ladybird and she has a plan of her own! Suitable for pre and…

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Billy Elliot dances its way to the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the show will play at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford from Tuesday 10 May to Saturday 11 June 2016 as part of the first ever UK and Ireland tour. This will be the only Yorkshire date for the tour. Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy’s journey takes him out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for…

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