Online Morning Prayer

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 9 a.m. for 30m
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Daily Prayer with the Church of England. Follow the text here.

A prayerful reading of psalms, canticles and scripture.

A time to intercede and to receive God's enabling for the day ahead.

For more information please email: [email protected]

Prayers Morning Worship/Prayer

As we journey together: an exploration of Faith in Bradford

Saturday 18 June 2022, Monday 20 June 2022, Tuesday 21 June 2022, Wednesday 22 June 2022, Thursday 23 June 2022, Friday 24 June 2022, Saturday 25 June 2022, Monday 27 June 2022, Tuesday 28 June 2022, Wednesday 29 June 2022, Thursday 30 June 2022, Friday 01 July 2022, Saturday 02 July 2022, Monday 04 July 2022, Tuesday 05 July 2022, Wednesday 06 July 2022, Thursday 07 July 2022, Friday 08 July 2022, Saturday 09 July 2022, Monday 11 July 2022, Tuesday 12 July 2022, Wednesday 13 July 2022, Thursday 14 July 2022, Friday 15 July 2022, Saturday 16 July 2022, Monday 18 July 2022, Tuesday 19 July 2022, Wednesday 20 July 2022, Thursday 21 July 2022, Friday 22 July 2022, Saturday 23 July 2022, Monday 25 July 2022, Tuesday 26 July 2022, Wednesday 27 July 2022, Thursday 28 July 2022, Friday 29 July 2022, Saturday 30 July 2022, Monday 01 August 2022, Tuesday 02 August 2022, Wednesday 03 August 2022, Thursday 04 August 2022, Friday 05 August 2022, Saturday 06 August 2022, Monday 08 August 2022, Tuesday 09 August 2022, Wednesday 10 August 2022, Thursday 11 August 2022, Friday 12 August 2022, Saturday 13 August 2022, Monday 15 August 2022, Tuesday 16 August 2022, Wednesday 17 August 2022, Thursday 18 August 2022, Friday 19 August 2022, Saturday 20 August 2022, Monday 22 August 2022, Tuesday 23 August 2022, Wednesday 24 August 2022, Thursday 25 August 2022, Friday 26 August 2022, Saturday 27 August 2022, Tuesday 30 August 2022, Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 10 a.m. for 6hr
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Photographer Kate Abbey is Artist in Residence at Bradford Cathedral. Her work explores the multi-faith community unique to Bradford, asking the question ‘is it possible to photograph faith?’.

Having encountered initial restrictions of access due to lockdown, Abbey met members of the Cathedral’s congregation in parks, then gardens and then homes. As the residency progressed and the work deepened, the project expanded, exploring many different faiths as well as personal spirituality.

“It was always important to show each sitter’s home within the portraits; there is so much we can learn from their personal landscape. I want the viewer to recognise themselves in the images, as well as appreciate the differences. Although each sitter is alone, they are not isolated, whether it be with their God, with myself taking the shots or together with the other portraits in the exhibition.

As part of the portrait process, I interviewed the sitters to learn more about their specific religions and their personal journey; this created a deeper understanding between us. It allowed me an insight into their beliefs, and unexpectedly raised questions around my own spiritual journey and perception of faith.” Kate Abbey.

The 12 displays position the people of Bradford back into the congregation.

You can enjoy this exhibition from Saturday 18th June - Wednesday 31st August during the regular opening hours of Bradford Cathedral.

Monday Fellowship

Monthly. Every Second Monday at 2 p.m. for 1hr 30m
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The Monday Fellowship group is an opportunity to catch up with others, share tea/coffee and cake, pray together and sing some of our favourite hymns.

2022 Programme
June 13th
William Thackray (retired vicar): York City Walls

July 11th
John Wright: Armenia: The first officially Christian nation?

August 8th
Summer Fellowship Strawberry Tea

September 12th
Canon Mandy: Title TBC

October 10th
Maggie Myers: William Scoresby: Arctic Explorer, Whaler, Renowned Scientist, Social Reformer and Vicar of Bradford Parish Church, 1839- 1846

November 14th
Tricia Restorick: Bradford WW1 Group

December 12th
Christmas Fellowship

Online Evening Prayer

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for 30m
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Daily Prayer with the Church of England.

You can follow at home. The text is at https://cwdp.oremus.org/

If you'd like to join us live via Google Hangouts, please email [email protected] to receive a link.

Evening Worship/Prayer

Holy Communion

Every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. for 45m
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A meditative service of Holy Communion. All welcome.

Eucharist/Holy Communion

Holy Communion

Every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. for 45m
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A reflective said service using Common Worship. All welcome.

Eucharist/Holy Communion

Holy Communion (BCP)

Every Sunday at 8 a.m. for 30m
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Holy Communion (BCP)

Eucharist/Holy Communion

Eucharist

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 60h
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Please note that this event will not be taking place between 6 Feb 2022 - 6 Feb 2022

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The main weekly Communion Service with hymns and a sermon.

Lent Live streamed service Holy Week Palm Sunday Organ Music Hymns Advent Choir Gluten-free communion

Online Evening Prayer

Every Sunday at 3:30 p.m. for 30m
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Daily Prayer with the Church of England.

You can follow at home. The text is at https://cwdp.oremus.org/

Evening Worship/Prayer

Family Activities

Tuesday 31 May 2022, Tuesday 26 July 2022, Tuesday 30 August 2022 at 10 a.m. for 5hr
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Our free and fantastic family activities are back on Tuesday 31st May, Tuesday 26th July and Tuesday 30th August!

Join us between 10am and 12noon or between 1pm and 3pm

Tuesday 31st May: Our free family activities at Bradford Cathedral during half-term will centre on Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, with lots of crafts, colouring and quizzes, including "Design Your Own Crown" and "Design Your Own Throne". The activities are suitable for younger and older children, and parents, grandparents and carers are welcome to join in with the fun as well!

Tuesday 26th July and Tuesday 30th August: Celebrate the British summer with our free family activities at Bradford Cathedral. There will be summer crafts and colouring for younger children, as well as quizzes, information, colouring, sketching and crafts for older children. Parents, grandparents and carers are welcome to join in with the fun as well!

Family guided tours take place at 11am and 2pm. There is so much to see and do at Bradford Cathedral and everyone is welcome!

Booking is advised in order to ensure a place. Children must be accompanied at all times by an adult.

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Bradford Faith Trail

In March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October. Every First Saturday at 10 a.m. for 5hr 45m
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Meet at: St Peter's Catholic Church
651 Leeds Rd, Bradford
BD3 8EL
United Kingdom

Ever wondered what’s in a church, masjid, mandir or gurdwara? The Bradford Faith Trail offers a unique opportunity to discover a little bit about Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Christian (Roman Catholic and Church of England) faith buildings, about the faiths within and how they link into Bradford’s local community culture and faith heritage.

The Bradford Faith Trail takes in five fascinating places of worship. You can visit as many places of worship as you like - each place of worship will be open for set times and you will be shown round by experienced guides who are there to answer your questions, and to make your visit more informative and enjoyable. You will then be accompanied to the next venue.

Booking for the Bradford Faith Trail is essential. If you would like more information or to book a place please e-mail [email protected] as the first contact, or call 01274 77 77 20.

Visit our website to find out more.

Peter Marlow - The English Cathedral

Tuesday 06 September 2022, Wednesday 07 September 2022, Thursday 08 September 2022, Friday 09 September 2022, Saturday 10 September 2022, Monday 12 September 2022, Tuesday 13 September 2022, Wednesday 14 September 2022, Thursday 15 September 2022, Friday 16 September 2022, Saturday 17 September 2022, Monday 19 September 2022, Tuesday 20 September 2022, Wednesday 21 September 2022, Thursday 22 September 2022, Friday 23 September 2022, Saturday 24 September 2022, Monday 26 September 2022, Tuesday 27 September 2022, Wednesday 28 September 2022, Thursday 29 September 2022, Friday 30 September 2022, Saturday 01 October 2022, Monday 03 October 2022, Tuesday 04 October 2022, Wednesday 05 October 2022, Thursday 06 October 2022, Friday 07 October 2022, Saturday 08 October 2022, Monday 10 October 2022, Tuesday 11 October 2022, Wednesday 12 October 2022, Thursday 13 October 2022, Friday 14 October 2022, Saturday 15 October 2022, Monday 17 October 2022, Tuesday 18 October 2022, Wednesday 19 October 2022, Thursday 20 October 2022, Friday 21 October 2022, Saturday 22 October 2022 at 10 a.m. for 6hr
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Discover a unique photographic exhibition of the naves of all 42 English Anglican Cathedrals.

This exhibition runs from Tuesday 6th September - Sunday 23rd October 2022 during our usual opening hours.

[email protected] Organ Recitals (Winter 2022 Season)

Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. for 1hr 15m
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Please note that this event will not start until 7 Sep 2022
Please note that this event will not be taking place between 26 Oct 2022 - 26 Oct 2022

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Our weekly recitals are friendly and entertaining, consisting of 45 minutes of top-class organ playing, with the recitalists introducing pieces as they go. You can join us at 1pm for the free recital, or come along from 12:30pm for a buffet lunch (only £4).

Our winter series of [email protected] organ recitals welcomes top-class recitalists from across the country.

This season we feature chorale preludes from The Orgelbüchlein Project, a major international composition project to complete J S Bach’s Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book). The manuscript of Orgelbüchlein has 118 missing pieces, ghostly gaps with only the title penned by Bach. Each of these gaps is filled by a new composition based on Bach’s intended melody. The new pieces, written by some of the most interesting composers at work today, survey a range of modern styles.

Recitalists have chosen at least one chorale prelude from The Orgelbüchlein Project, which forms the basis of their programme. You can expect varied programmes, showing off some of the best and some of the least known organ repertoire.

This season's organists are:
7/9/22 – Gordon Stewart (New Mills)
14/9/22 – Alexander Berry (Bradford)
21/9/22 – Rebekah Okpoti (Leeds)
28/9/22 – Jonathan Kingston (Stony Stratford)
5/10/22 – Simon Hogan (London)
12/10/22 – Kris Thomsett (Newcastle)
19/10/22 – Graham Thorpe (Bradford)

2/11/22 – John Hosking (Southport)
9/11/22 – Daniel Justin (Norwich)
16/11/22 – John Robinson (Blackburn)
23/11/22 – Tim Hone (York)
30/11/22 – Angela Sones (Lichfield)
7/12/22 – Katelyn Emerson (Cambridge)
14/12/22 – John Keys (Nottingham)

Organ

Heritage Open Day: Abraham Sharp: Bradford's Astounding Astronomer (Yorkshire Churches Day)

10 Sep 2022, noon for 3hr
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Discover more about Bradford's famous English mathematician and astronomer Abraham Sharp. Join us for a talk; craft activities; and space-themed music, and explore our very inflatable solar system!

Discover more about space, astronomy and Bradford's 'Astounding Astronomer' Abraham Sharp in an event that will be out of this world! You can find out more about Sharp by visiting his plaque to hear more about his work and his discoveries and see his calculation of Pi laid out in the Cathedral.

There will also be a talk from Rod Hine of the Bradford Astronomical Society all about space, and lots of space-themed craft activities to take part in. You'll also be able to travel from the Sun to Pluto by visiting our inflatable solar system - and you can even take a selfie at Saturn or go on your own mission to Mars!

And for those who are big fans of the movies, there will be a 30-minute musical spectacular with themes from the films played on our organ. There will also be some intergalactic refreshments on offer, and a chance to go on a short tour of the Cathedral.

Timetable:
12:15pm - Tour
1pm - Talk with Rod Hine from the Bradford Astronomical Society
2pm - Space-themed Organ Recital

You can book your place on the tour and talk on our Eventbrite page.

This event is also part of Yorkshire Churches Day (YCD). YCD is a chance for every place of worship in the county to open up and showcase the amazing history and heritage found inside their buildings.

it's day to tell stories and bring to life the variety, beauty, history and sheer wonder of Yorkshire’s churches, chapels and places of worship. The aim of the day is to encourage everyone to visit their local church even if they have never stepped foot inside a church before. It will be a day for those who are curious about history and heritage of their local surroundings.

You can find out more by visiting https://www.yhct.org.uk/yorkshire-churches-day/

Bradford Come and Sing Evensong

11 Sep 2022, 1 p.m. for 5hr
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Join Bradford Cathedral Choir for a 'Come and Sing Evensong'

This joint event with the Royal School of Church Music and the Bradford Organists' Association will showcase the work of each organisation, and music at Bradford Cathedral. As well as the opportunity to sing evensong with the cathedral choir, there will be presentations by representatives of the Cathedral Music Trust, RSCM and BOA, and a prosecco reception to conclude.

Tickets are £10 each and you can register on the Cathedral Music Trust website.

Singing Choral Evensong

We Are Pilgrims - Journeys in Search of Ourselves

18 Oct 2022, 6:30 p.m. for 2hr 30m
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We have been making ritual journeys for millennia, ever since our ancient ancestors followed migrating animals, coming together to hunt and celebrate. The era of setting out as a matter of survival is long gone, but the impulse to travel somewhere sacred to us remains. Each year, 200million of us embark on a pilgrimage of some kind.

The book is an exploration of our primal urge towards journeys of purpose, wonder and self-discovery. While many notable pilgrim festivals and shrines can be found within these pages, the book focuses on the ‘why’, rather than on the ‘where’. From the Stone Age pilgrims of Anatolia to the present-day, We Are Pilgrims is a quest to understand what drives this rich and varied human behaviour, unbounded by time or space, faith or identity. Through her quest to understand this phenomenon, Victoria Preston discovers that, whether we set forth in search of solace or liberation, as an expression of gratitude or faith, journeys of meaning and purpose are a powerful reminder that we are each part of something much greater than ourselves.

About the Event

Through conversation with Bishop Toby Howarth, the author discusses the topic of pilgrimage and what drives so many of us to undertake such journeys, either as an expression of faith, gratitude, kinship, or in search of solace or enlightenment. We encourage you to bring insights on pilgrimages you have made, and any thoughts you might have on pilgrim journeys you are planning. The book explores the topic across all major faiths and all are welcome.

Timetable

6:30pm - Refreshments
7pm - Event starts
8:30pm - Refreshments

You are also welcome to join us for Choral Evensong before the event, at 5:30pm, as well as exploring the 'Peter Marlow - The English Cathedral' exhibition, which takes place at the same time.

Copies of the book will also be available to purchase from our shop.

About the Author

Victoria Preston has roamed far and wide in her thirty years advising corporate and government clients in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. She is an associate fellow at the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications, with an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.

Pilgrim Course

VOCES8 and Bradford Cathedral Choir Concert

15 Nov 2022, 7 p.m. for 1hr 30m
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The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning. [GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE]

VOCES8 and Bradford Cathedral Choir perform together in concert. Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start, with a performance time of 75-minutes plus interval.

Special Under 18s offer: you can get one free under 18s ticket with each full paying adult.

To book your ticket please visit our Eventbrite page.

About Voces8

Andrea Haines, soprano
Molly Noon, soprano
Katie Jeffries-Harris, alto
Barnaby Smith, alto and artistic director
Blake Morgan, tenor
Euan Williamson, tenor
Christopher Moore, baritone
Jonathan Pacey, bass
The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring globally, the group performs an extensive repertory both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading musicians, orchestras, conductors and soloists. Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble’s performance and education ethos which is shared both online and in person.

VOCES8 has performed at many notable venues since its inception in 2005 including Wigmore Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Cité de la Musique Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Tokyo Opera City, NCPA Beijing, Sydney Opera House, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Victoria Concert Hall Singapore, Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City amongst many others. This season they perform over 100 concerts in the UK and across Europe, in Israel and the USA – a welcome return to touring after the covid restrictions.

The group’s entrepreneurial and community spirit and its innovative approach are fostered by the Co-Founders of VOCES8, brothers Paul and Barnaby Smith. The pandemic has provided the impetus for VOCES8 to further transform its already exceptional offerings, nurturing a new audience community providing hope, resilience and a chance to engage with classical music in new ways. Pioneering initiatives include ventures such as the LIVE From London digital festivals and the VOCES8 Digital Academy.

Photos credit: Andy Staples

Concert

Black Dyke Band and Bradford Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert

10 Dec 2022, 7 p.m. for 2hr 15m
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Join us this December as Black Dyke Band and the Bradford Cathedral Choir come together for an incredible Christmas concert.

Doors for the event will open at 6pm and there will be refreshments available before the 7pm start time and at the interval. The concert will be 2 x 45m acts with a 20-minute interval.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 8th July, with a special early bird promotion until Wednesday 31st August:
Nave seats - £18 (normally £22)
Aisle / transept seats - £15 (normally £18)
Under 18s (either area) - £3 (normally £5)

For more information, and to book your tickets, visit our Eventbrite page.

About Black Dyke Band

In 1816 Peter Wharton founded a brass and reed band in the Yorkshire village of Queenshead – later to become Queensbury. John Foster, apart from being the founder of Black Dyke Mills, played French Horn in this band. It has been said on many occasions that Black Dyke was formed from it; however, this is not strictly true, as “Peter Wharton’s band went out of existence through loss of members”. In 1833 a new band was formed named ‘Queenshead Band’, which may well have contained players from the former band. It is reported that this Band reached its zenith from 1838 to 1843, at which time it consisted of 18 musicians”.

Black Dyke Band is the most recorded band in the world with over 350 recordings and growing every year, in October 2020 the band’s recording of music by John Rutter become the first by a brass band to reach No.1 in the classical music chart.

It is also the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships thirteen times, most recently in 2015, the British Open no fewer than 30 times (most recently 2014) and the National Championships of Great Britain 23 times (most recently 2014). In 2009, and again in 2011, 2012 and 2013, the band became Champion Band at the English National Championships and were named English National Champions in 2014 by virtue of having won the National Brass Band Championships in October 2014. In recent years, the band secured an unprecedented hat trick of wins at the Yorkshire regional championships in 2016, 17 and 18, which they followed up with further wins in 2020 and 2022 (there was no contest in 2021 due to Covid-19).

Music

Sung Compline

Monday 11 April 2022, Tuesday 12 April 2022, Wednesday 13 April 2022 at 8 p.m. for 30m
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Join us for sung night prayer, after the Holy Week reflection, lasting less than half an hour.

Holy Week

New shapes around Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Monday 20 June 2022, Tuesday 21 June 2022, Wednesday 22 June 2022, Thursday 23 June 2022, Friday 24 June 2022 at 10 a.m. for 6hr
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An exhibition of the textile art of Deborah Mullins (1959-2020) - a great supporter of Refugee Week. This runs from Monday 20th - Friday 24th June.

Aire Valley Arts - Unfolding (Artspace)

Thursday 02 September 2021, Friday 03 September 2021, Monday 06 September 2021, Tuesday 07 September 2021, Thursday 09 September 2021, Friday 10 September 2021, Monday 13 September 2021, Tuesday 14 September 2021, Thursday 16 September 2021, Friday 17 September 2021, Monday 20 September 2021, Tuesday 21 September 2021, Thursday 23 September 2021, Friday 24 September 2021, Monday 27 September 2021, Tuesday 28 September 2021, Thursday 30 September 2021, Friday 01 October 2021, Monday 04 October 2021, Tuesday 05 October 2021, Thursday 07 October 2021, Friday 08 October 2021, Monday 11 October 2021, Tuesday 12 October 2021, Thursday 14 October 2021, Friday 15 October 2021, Monday 18 October 2021, Tuesday 19 October 2021, Thursday 21 October 2021, Friday 22 October 2021, Monday 25 October 2021, Tuesday 26 October 2021, Thursday 28 October 2021 at 10 a.m. for 6h
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Art, like life, has a beautiful way of unfolding in its own exquisite way and in its own natural time frame.

We may start with an idea, a concept, a vision, but the real beauty, in art and in life, is often found when we allow a natural, unforced, free-flowing unfolding.

The exhibition, ‘Unfolding’ is a celebration of this natural, creative process.

The exhibition will be split between Bradford Cathedral and Kala Sangam. Opening times for the venues may vary depending on events but you can see both parts of the exhibition during the following times:

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
(except Wednesdays: 12noon - 4pm)

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

To find out more please visit the Bradford Cathedral website.

Aire Valley Arts - Unfolding (Artspace)

Wednesday 08 September 2021, Wednesday 15 September 2021, Wednesday 22 September 2021, Wednesday 29 September 2021, Wednesday 06 October 2021, Wednesday 13 October 2021, Wednesday 20 October 2021, Wednesday 27 October 2021 at noon for 4h
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Art, like life, has a beautiful way of unfolding in its own exquisite way and in its own natural time frame.

We may start with an idea, a concept, a vision, but the real beauty, in art and in life, is often found when we allow a natural, unforced, free-flowing unfolding.

The exhibition, ‘Unfolding’ is a celebration of this natural, creative process.

The exhibition will be split between Bradford Cathedral and Kala Sangam. Opening times for the venues may vary depending on events but you can see both parts of the exhibition during the following times:

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
(except Wednesdays: 12noon - 4pm)

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

To find out more please visit the Bradford Cathedral website.

Aire Valley Arts - Unfolding (Artspace)

Saturday 04 September 2021, Saturday 11 September 2021, Saturday 18 September 2021, Saturday 25 September 2021, Saturday 02 October 2021, Saturday 09 October 2021, Saturday 16 October 2021, Saturday 23 October 2021 at 10 a.m. for 4h
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BD1 4EH
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Art, like life, has a beautiful way of unfolding in its own exquisite way and in its own natural time frame.

We may start with an idea, a concept, a vision, but the real beauty, in art and in life, is often found when we allow a natural, unforced, free-flowing unfolding.

The exhibition, ‘Unfolding’ is a celebration of this natural, creative process.

The exhibition will be split between Bradford Cathedral and Kala Sangam. Opening times for the venues may vary depending on events but you can see both parts of the exhibition during the following times:

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
(except Wednesdays: 12noon - 4pm)

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

To find out more please visit the Bradford Cathedral website.

Online Praying the Bible

Wednesday 04 May 2022, Wednesday 18 May 2022, Wednesday 01 June 2022, Wednesday 15 June 2022, Wednesday 29 June 2022, Wednesday 13 July 2022, Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 7 p.m. for 45m
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We gather online to reflect on the forthcoming Sunday Gospel using the ancient method of Lectio Divina where we prayerfully listen for the word of the Lord to us.

ACT Shakespeare: Hamlet

Thursday 22 July 2021, Friday 23 July 2021 at 7:15 p.m. for 2hr 30m
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See Shakespeare's classic tragedy in the beautiful grounds of Bradford Cathedral

‘Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder’

Prince Hamlet mourns his father’s death and his mother and uncle’s hasty marriage. When a ghost claiming to be his father appears to Hamlet, he learns of a terrible crime that must be revenged. But can the ghost be trusted? Can Hamlet do what must be done?

This production’s approximate running time is 2 hours. Production will take place inside in bad weather.

Join us on Thursday 22nd July or Friday 23rd July at 7:15pm, or on Saturday 24th July at 2:45pm.

Ticketed Event Community event Event held outside Event held in a Cathedral

Tear and Repair

Saturday 15 January 2022, Monday 17 January 2022, Tuesday 18 January 2022, Thursday 20 January 2022, Friday 21 January 2022, Saturday 22 January 2022, Monday 24 January 2022, Tuesday 25 January 2022, Thursday 27 January 2022, Friday 28 January 2022, Saturday 29 January 2022, Monday 31 January 2022, Tuesday 01 February 2022, Thursday 03 February 2022, Friday 04 February 2022, Saturday 05 February 2022, Monday 07 February 2022 at 10 a.m. for 6h
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Bradford Cathedral
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Bradford
BD1 4EH
United Kingdom

Tear and Repair is a collaboration between artist Nicola Moody and Luton-based charity Azalea, who ‘empower men and women to choose to walk free from being caught up in sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation’. She ran a series of workshops with the women who went to the charity for support.

You can see the exhibition in Bradford Cathedral until Monday 7th February.

Bradford BID's Pumpkin Festival

Thursday 28 October 2021, Friday 29 October 2021, Saturday 30 October 2021 at 10 a.m. for 6h
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Come down and see the Bradford BID Pumpkin Trail around the city centre between 28th - 31st October!

Pick up a trail map from The Science and Media Museum or use the LoyalFree app.

Enter the competition on the app by voting for your favourite pumpkin scene and be in a chance to win a £100 shopping voucher.

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Kehillah: Photographs By Nudrat Afza

Tuesday 02 November 2021, Wednesday 03 November 2021, Thursday 04 November 2021, Friday 05 November 2021, Saturday 06 November 2021, Monday 08 November 2021, Tuesday 09 November 2021, Wednesday 10 November 2021, Thursday 11 November 2021, Friday 12 November 2021, Saturday 13 November 2021, Monday 15 November 2021, Tuesday 16 November 2021, Wednesday 17 November 2021, Thursday 18 November 2021, Friday 19 November 2021, Saturday 20 November 2021 at 10 a.m. for 6h
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The self-taught documentary photographer has spent the last 30 years recording the everyday lives of people in the diverse communities of West Yorkshire, resulting in critical acclaim and several exhibitions.

The show presents Afza’s work with the dwindling congregation of Bradford’s Reform Synagogue.

Bradford Cathedral Lent Study Course: Gospel Miniatures

Tuesday 08 March 2022, Tuesday 22 March 2022, Tuesday 29 March 2022, Tuesday 05 April 2022 at 7 p.m. for 1hr 30m
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Canon Philip will be leading a Study Course on four Tuesday evenings this Lent from 7pm-8:30pm (March 8th, 22nd, 29th & April 5th)

Each evening we will look at one "miniature"- a parable or account from each of the four Gospels. By looking closely at each Gospel account alongside a piece of art inspired by the story, we hope to find insight into the person and life of Jesus.

Each evening will begin with a reading of the Gospel account, with time to reflect on and discuss both the Gospel text and the art offered, with questions and discussion. Each session will end with Night Prayer, or Compline.

The Study Course will take place in the Cathedral, and there will also be opportunity to access the Study Course on-line.

Lent #LiveLent Lent course

Prof Ben Quash: Holy Week talks - This is my Body, Given for You

Monday 11 April 2022, Tuesday 12 April 2022, Wednesday 13 April 2022 at 7:30 p.m. for 30m
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Professor Ben Quash is non-residentiary Canon Theologian of Bradford Cathedral, as well as Professor of Christianity and the Arts at King’s College London—a post he has occupied since 2007.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week, he presents three talks as part of 'This is my Body, Given for You'

Coming live to Bradford Cathedral via video link, Prof Quash will follow the medieval Christian tradition of reflecting on different parts of Jesus’s body in turn, as a devotional exercise that dates back to medieval times.

"It was this tradition that Buxtehude set to music in what may have been the first ever Protestant oratorio, the Membra Jesu Nostri. And it was the meditation on the last of these body parts - his face - which found its way into our Holy Week worship in the form of the hymn O Sacred Head Sore Wounded.

Our 21st-century journey with Jesus’s body will use a series of works of art by artists both ancient and modern, to aid our meditations."

The daily themes are as follows:
Monday On the Feet and the Knees
Tuesday On the Hands and the Side
Wednesday On the Breast and the Face

You can join these talks in the Cathedral or online, and they are followed by Sung Compline from 8pm - 8:30pm.

You can find out more about Prof. Ben Quash on our website.

Holy Week

Yuvel Soria: AJAYU Transitorio

Friday 08 July 2022 at 2 p.m. for 1hr
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AJAYU Transitorio is inspired by the traditional celebration of Day of the Death in Bolivia which celebrates the eternal, providing one day a year for the living to be reunited with the departed.

Combining contemporary multi-cultural dance styles (including Bolivian dance, Kuchipudi dance, Afro-Diaspora styles) with atmospheric percussive world music and poetry, AJAYU Transitorio, is a live performance installation that explores the traditions, relationships with food, death and dying through the magic of traditional rituals and cultural practices.

Imagine the coming together of multi-cultural people to take a seat around a long, beautifully dressed table, with colourful printed cloths, flowers, candles and food. Together we all ‘break-bread’ and take part in conversations about our traditions, rituals, and memories of loved ones, all interspersed by live dance, poetry and music.

Through recent times, communities have endured trauma, loss and isolation. This work offers a chance for healing through bringing people together to eat, talk, connect, celebrate loved ones and remember those we have lost, and celebrate the strength in each of the communities we visit.

Presented in partnership with: Kala Sangam

This event is is 'pay what you decide', and you can book your ticket on Eventbrite. There is also a performance at 7:30pm.

You can find out more about the event on the Kala Sangam website.

Yuvel Soria: AJAYU Transitorio

Friday 08 July 2022 at 7:30 p.m. for 1hr
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Bradford Cathedral
Stott Hill
Bradford
BD1 4EH
United Kingdom

AJAYU Transitorio is inspired by the traditional celebration of Day of the Death in Bolivia which celebrates the eternal, providing one day a year for the living to be reunited with the departed.

Combining contemporary multi-cultural dance styles (including Bolivian dance, Kuchipudi dance, Afro-Diaspora styles) with atmospheric percussive world music and poetry, AJAYU Transitorio, is a live performance installation that explores the traditions, relationships with food, death and dying through the magic of traditional rituals and cultural practices.

Imagine the coming together of multi-cultural people to take a seat around a long, beautifully dressed table, with colourful printed cloths, flowers, candles and food. Together we all ‘break-bread’ and take part in conversations about our traditions, rituals, and memories of loved ones, all interspersed by live dance, poetry and music.

Through recent times, communities have endured trauma, loss and isolation. This work offers a chance for healing through bringing people together to eat, talk, connect, celebrate loved ones and remember those we have lost, and celebrate the strength in each of the communities we visit.

Presented in partnership with: Kala Sangam

This event is is 'pay what you decide', and you can book your ticket on Eventbrite. There is also a performance at 2pm.

You can find out more about the event on the Kala Sangam website.

ACT Shakespeare: Macbeth

Thursday 21 July 2022, Friday 22 July 2022 at 7 p.m. for 2hr 30m
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Stott Hill
Bradford

‘Fair is foul, and foul is fair’

‘This supernatural soliciting cannot be ill, cannot be good’, so ponders Macbeth after being told by the weird sisters that he will be king. Nevertheless, urged on by his wife, he murders the king and seizes the crown. Pushing his uncertainties to one side, Macbeth embarks on a series of increasingly reckless and bloody acts which he believes are justified by the witches’ prophecies. His actions leave him isolated as the thanes who had once supported him march on his castle aided by their English allies. Yet Macbeth clings to the hope that ‘no man of woman born’ can harm him. Surely there is no way this prophesy can be denied?

This production’s approximate running time is 2 hours. Production will take place inside in bad weather.

To book your ticket please visit Eventbrite.

ACT Shakespeare: Macbeth

Saturday 23 April 2022 at 2 p.m. for 2hr 30m
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Bradford Cathedral
Stott Hill
Bradford
BD1 4EH
United Kingdom

‘Fair is foul, and foul is fair’

‘This supernatural soliciting cannot be ill, cannot be good’, so ponders Macbeth after being told by the weird sisters that he will be king. Nevertheless, urged on by his wife, he murders the king and seizes the crown. Pushing his uncertainties to one side, Macbeth embarks on a series of increasingly reckless and bloody acts which he believes are justified by the witches’ prophecies. His actions leave him isolated as the thanes who had once supported him march on his castle aided by their English allies. Yet Macbeth clings to the hope that ‘no man of woman born’ can harm him. Surely there is no way this prophesy can be denied?

This production’s approximate running time is 2 hours. Production will take place inside in bad weather.

To book your ticket please visit Eventbrite.

ACT Shakespeare: Macbeth

Saturday 23 July 2022 at 2:45 p.m. for 2hr 30m
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Bradford Cathedral
Stott Hill
Bradford
BD1 4EH
United Kingdom

‘Fair is foul, and foul is fair’

‘This supernatural soliciting cannot be ill, cannot be good’, so ponders Macbeth after being told by the weird sisters that he will be king. Nevertheless, urged on by his wife, he murders the king and seizes the crown. Pushing his uncertainties to one side, Macbeth embarks on a series of increasingly reckless and bloody acts which he believes are justified by the witches’ prophecies. His actions leave him isolated as the thanes who had once supported him march on his castle aided by their English allies. Yet Macbeth clings to the hope that ‘no man of woman born’ can harm him. Surely there is no way this prophesy can be denied?

This production’s approximate running time is 2 hours. Production will take place inside in bad weather.

To book your ticket please visit Eventbrite.