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March 8th, 2019

Bradford Literature Festival hosts World Book Day event: Share a Story Live

The event, in partnership with World Book Day and the National Literacy trust will see 650 children come together for an exciting day of interactive events featuring some top children’s authors. For the first time, World Book Day 2019 will…

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February 26th, 2019

BLF attend Lahore Literature Festival as part of University delegation

A high-powered delegation led by the University of Bradford’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Cantor, a group of Senior University academics and staff will be visiting Pakistan to meet with partners, alumni and stakeholders … The delegation also includes notable community leaders from…

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November 14th, 2018

Bradford Literature Festival judged top tourism event in Yorkshire

BRADFORD Literature Festival has triumphed at the White Rose Awards, taking home the Tourism event of the Year trophy. The team behind the festival, which has been running in the city since 2014, picked up the award at a ceremony…

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November 13th, 2018

White Rose Awards 2018: The Winners

Bradford Literature Festival named as the 2018 Tourism Event of the Year. Read full article here.

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November 13th, 2018

Bradford Literature Festival offers students chance to appear at festival

The competition, being run in association with Provident Financial Group, challenges teams of three or four Year 12 students to pitch an idea for an event to be held as part of next year’s Bradford Literature Festival Public Programme. Six winning teams…

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October 18th, 2018

FutureBook programme launches featuring ‘all the talents’

Bradford Literature Festival director Syima Aslam is to appear at FutureBook Live Conference along with Eliza Easton, principal policy researcher at Nesta; Sam Coniff Allende, author of Be More Pirate; Ian Forrester, senior R&D firestarter at BBC North lab; Wil Harris, co-founder…

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September 28th, 2018

Syima Aslam wins Professional of the Year

Syima Aslam has won the award for Professional of the Year at the Yorkshire Asian Business Awards. Click here to read more.

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September 18th, 2018

Shortlist for Yorkshire Asian Business Association Awards announced

The shortlists for categories in the Yorkshire Asian Business Association Awards feature a host of Bradford names, including Bradford Literature Festival founder Syima Aslam and Asian Life’s Hussein Kajee. To read more click here.

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September 12th, 2018

Syima Aslam wins Hospital Club Award

Syima Aslam, the founder of the Bradford Literature Festival, was last night announced as the winner of the Hospital Club h 100 Award in the Writing and Publishing category. Click to read more.

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August 28th, 2018

Bradford Literature Festival visitor attendance up 40%

radford Literature Festival (BFL) increased visitor attendance by more than 40% this year with record audiences of over 70,000. The festival’s BAME audience also grew with 51% of 2018’s visitors coming from black or minority ethnic backgrounds, up from 49%…

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