The Bradford Literature Festival Team

Syima Aslam - Festival Director

Syima Aslam – Festival Director

Bradford Literature Festival is led by self-confessed book worm Syima Aslam. Syima is passionate about the importance of language and literacy, and the role it plays in enabling children and young people to realise their potential.

“Access to literature is key for all young people. I believe it is the foundation upon which their education rests. I view books as magical portals through which you can explore different emotions, realities and ideas. The importance of literature is that it not only develops and gives free reign to the imagination, but it also builds empathy with other people and worldviews.”

The aim of the festival is to help take literacy out of the classroom, by inspiring parents and children, through innovative festival and outreach programmes.

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Georgina Lennon - Production and Marketing Manager

Georgina Lennon

Production & Marketing Manager

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Kelly Holt - Creative Producer

Kelly Holt

Creative Producer

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Pakeezah Zahoor

Communities Manager

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Gillian Waters

Education Programme Producer

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Charlotte Garside - Programme Manager

Charlotte Broderick

Programme Manager

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Tayyab Amin - Programme & Production Executive

Tayyab Amin

Programme & Production Executive

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Wendy Webb

Finance Manager

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Alice Holt

Festival Assistant

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