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Your Local Arena at Bradford Lit Fest 26 to 30 June 2020

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition


Your Local Arena presents Three Faces of Bradford: films, poems, writing workshop

Screening from 10am on Friday 26 June to 10pm on Tuesday 30 June 2020

Stereotyped as a city of industry and mills, Bradford’s long history of art and writing can easily be overlooked. Three Faces of Bradford refocuses our gaze, with an exclusive screening of three short films made between 1975 and 1980 from the BBC Arena archives. Highlighting artists David Hockney and David Oxtoby and playwright Andrea Dunbar, the documentaries capture their distinctive individual creativity yet also their shared Bradford roots.

Enjoy the films and then watch responses from four Bradfordians noted for their contributions to the arts today: Bradford Community Broadcasting director Mary Dowson, artist Mick Manning, actor Kat Rose-Martin and scriptwriter Tajinder Singh Hayer.

Read and listen to new poems from Yorkshire poets Adam Lowe and Rommi Smith and then try your hand at writing your local memoirs, with a masterclass from author Monique Roffe