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25th June – 4th July 2021

Welcome to the Bradford Literature Festival, hailed as one of the most inspirational and inclusive festivals in the UK. This year’s festival includes both Covid-safe live and digital events taking place across 10 days, celebrating the written and spoken word in all its wonderful forms. Every year we invite world-renowned authors, poets, speakers, musicians and artists to visit our spectacular city and share their knowledge and passions with you, the audience.

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Festival Projects & Themes

We work year-round delivering projects across Bradford and the West Yorkshire region. For information on our current projects and related events, click on the tiles below.

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Aladdin and the Stolen Stories

Introducing Aladdin and the Stolen Stories: A Digital Storytelling experience created by Bradford Literature Festival with Wrongsemble. All episodes are available to stream now.

Bradford Lit Fest 2020

The 2020 Bradford Literature Festival took place online. Our Digital Programme is still available to view on demand, with all the intellect, passion and joy of the live festival, streamed directly into your own home.

Free & Discounted Tickets

Here at BLF, we are committed to making all our events as inclusive and accessible as possible, which is why our ticket prices remain low and why many of our events are free.

The Brontë Stones Project

In 2018 we were thrilled to announce the launch of our exciting Brontë Stones project, featuring new works by Kate Bush, Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay and Jeanette Winterson. The final piece – the Anne Stone – was unveiled at the 2019 Festival.

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