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Welcome to the Bradford Literature Festival, hailed as one of the most inspirational and inclusive festivals in the UK. With over 500 events packed into iconic venues across 10 days, we celebrate 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.

Due to safety concerns regarding Coronavirus, Bradford Literature Festival will deliver a Digital Programme this year. Click ‘What’s On’ for event listings and to watch previous events on demand.

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Bradford Lit Fest 2020

The 2020 Bradford Literature Festival will take place online, bringing you 10 days of free online events. Join us for a Digital Programme 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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