Festival News

July 30th, 2018

5 things inspiring Bradford Literature Festival’s Syima Aslam right now

Syima Aslam co-founded the Bradford Literary Festival with Irna Qureshi,  combining their passion for books and film to create a cultural and literary extravaganza celebrating the written and spoken word. It had 10,000 visitors in its launch year (2015), 32,000 in…

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July 30th, 2018

The Telegraph: On the trail of Emily Brontë

Kate Bush should buy Emily Brontë a drink. Wuthering Heights was the inspiration for (and the name of) the singer’s iconic debut single in 1978. Still, it’s hard to buy a pinot grigio for a 19th-century genius, so Bush has…

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June 30th, 2018

Bradford Literature Festival basks in sunshine during opening weekend

Events took place throughout the city, including free drama shows next to the Mirror Pool. Improptu, fun performances took place in the city centre for the hundreds of children cooling off while enjoying the sun in the Mirror Pool. To read…

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June 20th, 2018

BLF Nominated for Tourism Event of the Year in the White Rose Awards

Welcome to Yorkshire has unveiled its shortlist for the prestigious White Rose Awards. The awards recognise the best tourist attractions and businesses in the county – and over 170 of them entered this year. Read more here.  

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June 12th, 2018

University of Bradford to play major role in Bradford Literature Festival

The university has been one of the main partners of the festival since it was set up in 2014, and this year will be hosting the first Bradford Comico, a celebration of comics, among dozens of other events. Now in…

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June 6th, 2018

The Guardian – Kate Bush makes second tribute to Emily Brontë with art installation

Kate Bush is to make her second tribute to Emily Brontë, providing words for a permanent art installation on the wiley, windy moors that inspired Wuthering Heights. Bush will join the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the Scottish makar, or…

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June 6th, 2018

BBC News – Kate Bush pens Emily Bronte tribute for Yorkshire moors memorial

In a rare public work, she has written an inscription for a stone that will be placed near the Brontes’ home. Bush said being asked to pen a passage about Emily was “an honour and, in a way, a chance…

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June 6th, 2018

The Independent – Kate Bush writes tribute to Emily Bronte for Yorkshire moors memorial

Kate Bush is contributing to a new monument to the Bronte sisters on the Yorkshire moors – 40 years after the release of her hit song “Wuthering Heights”. The singer has written an inscription for a stone that will be…

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June 6th, 2018

The Telegraph – Kate Bush to write a new tribute to Emily Bronte

Kate Bush is to make her second tribute to Emily Brontë, contributing to a monument on the Yorkshire moors that inspired Wuthering Heights. Bush said that being asked to provide words for the art installation was “an honour and, in…

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June 6th, 2018

The Evening Standard – Kate Bush, New Brontë Art Installation

Kate Bush will thank the inspiration for one of her most famous songs by contributing to an artwork dedicated to Emily Brontë and her writer sisters. Bush is one of four women who will write a tribute to the Brontë sisters, which will coincide with the…

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