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 2020 took place online. Visit ‘What’s On’ to discover our Digital Programme, available to view on demand now.
The 2020 Bradford Literature Festival took place online. Our Digital Programme is available to view on demand now, with all the intellect, passion and joy of the live festival, streamed directly into your own home.
Step into a world of creativity with the Reading is Magic Festival this autumn. Six days of free, inclusive and engaging digital events for schools and families. Featuring Cressida Cowell, Chris Riddell, Sue Hendra and many more!
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.
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.