Bradford College Plays Host to Bradford’s Literature Festival Events

As a key partner of Bradford’s Literature Festival, Bradford College is playing host to a series of events that celebrate the district’s cultural heritage and showcase a variety of leading writers and their work.

The 10 day festival will also focus on raising literary levels, promoting cultural diversity, health and wellbeing and will bring people into the city centre.

Festival events at Bradford College include acclaimed crime writer and historical novelist Andrew Taylor, discussing his latest historical crime thriller The Silent Boy; celebrated poet Lemn Sissay hosting an intimate evening of spoken word and poetry showcasing a diversity of cultures; Yaron Matras, the world’s leading authority on the Romani, debunks the myths and negative image from media headlines and offers the first comprehensive account of their culture, language and history; top illustrator Kev Sutherland, the guru behind classic kids comics like The Beano, Marvel, Star Trek and Doctor Who Adventures, is running a workshop showing children how to create and draw their own comics and renowned scholar and intellectual Ziauddin Sardar hosts an evening of candid conversation on the subject: ‘Everything You Wanted To Ask About Islam But Never Dared!’

A full list of events hosted at Bradford College and from other key partners of Bradford’s Literature Festival can be found at:

Clare Lamkin, Bradford College Arts and Cultural Events Manager commenting on Bradford’s Literature Festival said: “Bradford College is very proud to be a sponsor of the festival which is bringing a rich and diverse programme of events to the city, there are lots of new ideas to explore and there is something for everyone”.

Bradford Literature Festival runs from May 15 – 24. For tickets or for further information visit

Written on 12th May 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News