A platform for creativity and self-expression, the Mushaira has not only been an integral part of North Indian, Pakistani and Deccan culture since the 17th century, it is also an unforgettable moment in our annual calendar.

Originating as a forum where Urdu-speaking poets can gather to showcase their work, the Yorkshire Adabee Forum Mushaira has been a popular part of Bradford Literature Festival since its inception 2014.

Join us for a magical evening to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Urdu language, with some of the most talented Urdu-speaking poets of today.