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February 19th, 2018

Bradford Literature Festival launches competition with S&S and Darley Anderson

Simon & Schuster UK has launched a competition with Bradford Literature Festival and the Darley Anderson Literary Agency to find the next bestselling commercial fiction author. The theme for the first ‘Write Here, Right Now’ prize is “new beginnings and…

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January 10th, 2018

BLF named in’s list of 12 unique things to do in Bradford.

Situated in the northern county of West Yorkshire, Bradford is one of Britain’s most historically important cities, awash with legacies of the Industrial Revolution, including the Bradford Industrial Museum, housed in a charming 19th-century mill. The city has also kept…

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August 4th, 2017

BBC Radio 4 Blast at BLF ‘Poetry With A Punch’

Radio 4’s poet-in-residence, Daljit Nagra, pays a visit to Bradford Literature Festival and to Herefordshire, for the 21st annual Ledbury Poetry Festival, to meet poets writing about difficult fathers and absent mothers, upbringings and lost parents. To listen again, click…

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August 4th, 2017

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown Writes in the Independent

‘At Bradford Literature Festival I saw how Muslim women are changing Britain’. To read the full article, click here.

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July 1st, 2017

Superheroes Give Power to Bradford Literature Festival

Superheroes were out in force today as Bradford Literature Festival got underway. To see the full article click here.

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June 30th, 2017

Director Syima Aslam Writes in the Telegraph

‘As a British Muslim, I want our daughters to learn that sexuality is to be enjoyed, not endured’. To read the full article, please click here.

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June 29th, 2017

Bradford Literature Festival visitors soar ‘to 50k’

Bradford Literature Festival has revealed it is expecting around 18,000 more people to attend than last year. To read the full article on Bookseller click here.

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June 27th, 2017

Brontës, Bradford ​and ​Buddhist poetry​ – meet the women ​transforming the literary festival​​

The Guardian’s Claire Armitstead reports – “Irna Qureshi and Syima Aslam have upended the traditional festival model to create a 10-day cultural jamboree that holds appeal across the city’s diverse communities”. To read the full article please click here. 

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May 29th, 2017

Programme for 10 day Bradford Literature Festival now available

Telegraph and Argus report on the packed programme for Bradford Literature Festival now available across many venues. To read the full article click here.

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May 23rd, 2017

Harry Potter cocktail class part of this year’s Bradford Literature Festival

Mark Stanford reports on the bespoke Harry Potter Cocktail making event to be held at Bradford Literature Festival. To read the full T&A article click here.

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