How Can You Support BLF?


By donating to Bradford Literature Festival you are supporting FREE access to our Educational, Early Years and Family events, including our free Literature Unlocked: Family Fun Days and children’s events. These storytelling events, open-air theatre performances and craft workshops encourage those from disadvantaged backgrounds to access literature.

By supporting BLF, you ensure that we can maintain our Ethical Pricing Structure, keeping ticket costs low and providing free tickets for those who might otherwise not be able to attend.

With your help we can continue to attract the biggest and most celebrated names in literature and the arts whilst ensuring that our events are accessible to everyone regardless of age, ability, ethnicity or socio-economic background.


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Volunteering is a great way to make a real difference. You have the chance to give back to the community, meet brilliant like-minded people, and even gain practical experience to fill in gaps on your CV.

We’ve listed our top reasons to volunteer at this year’s festival:

  • Support the Bradford and West Yorkshire community
  • Meet new people and build up your confidence
  • Improve communication skills
  • Develop team-working and other transferrable skills
  • Gain experience in the hospitality/events industry
  • And most importantly, have fun

Our current volunteering opportunities are:

Workshop Assistant

Stage Management Assistant

Guest and Green Room Assistant

Festival Runner

Customer Experience Assistant


If you would like to volunteer for this year’s festival please send your CV or letter of interest to

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