Our Schools and Education events are free to any group based in Bradford.

The Bradford Literature Festival’s Schools and Education Programme offers students and young people access to exciting, engaging and entertaining literature for all ages.

It’s packed with eye-opening possibilities. In addition to writers and poets, we have Manga artists, publishers, beatboxers, illustrators, journalists and more. All of our speakers are happy to share their skills and show students that there’s no singularly accepted form of literature: it all counts. With events ranging from the Brontës, science, Islamic history and storytelling to political poetry, feminism, Greek myths and international relations, there really is something for everyone.

Sitting alongside our public programme, our Education Programme is integral to everything we do. We are dedicated to offering all young people the opportunity to engage with life-changing literature. Above all, we believe passionately in the power of words to open minds and develop students as well-rounded, interested and interesting individuals.

We can’t wait for you to join us for this unique celebration of literacy, literature and self- expression at the 2020 festival.

Taking part in the Education programme is free of charge and open to all primary schools, secondary schools, community and education groups in the Bradford district. We offer a range of events suitable for all students from Early Years to Sixth Form.

For more information, please contact:

Gillian Waters

Education Programme Producer



2019 Education Programme Highlights

Guinness World Record-holding human beatboxer Testament (Andy Brooks).

Emma Grange and Ruth Amos of Marvel Fearless and Fantastic!

Superheroes show by WrongSemble Theatre Company.

Dragon’s Den-winning ‘Sublime Science Show’.

Author of 100 Scientists Who Made History, Andrea Mills.

Rap Science with Jon Chase.

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle with B&M Waste.

Land & Wildlife with Jon Chase.

BBC and World poetry slam champion, Kat Francois.

I am Bear illustrator, Sav Akyuz.

Terry Deary, author of Horrible Histories, with his latest book The Unlikely Spy.

Poetry from George the Poet, Karl Nova and Polar Bear (Steven Camden).