Sunday, 15 November 2015

EDL Protest

     The English Defence League were considerably outnumbered by police officers when they visited Bradford yesterday afternoon.  Members of the public were kept well away from the hour long gathering which took place next to the town hall.  Officers had been drafted in from other police forces including Manchester, so all-in-all it was a rather expensive non-event.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Bradford City Run 2015

     The official charity partner for this years Bradford City Run which took place yesterday morning is the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit at the University of Bradford  Here are some very enthusiastic runners at the start of the kid's run which preceded the adult event.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Little Light Night - Ivegate

     Last night's celebration of light, community and energy in a once thriving but now run down street in the centre of Bradford, with light installations, music and dance.

Monday, 12 October 2015


     Norwegian rock band Skogmus performing at the Shuttle Shuffle Festival in Bradford a couple of weeks ago.  The band have been influenced by 1970's progressive rock bands and are currently (if I have got my facts right) students at the Leeds College of Music.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Etienne Jaumet - Musicien Electronique

     French electronic musician and composer Etienne Jaumet made a visit to the Fuse Gallery and Art Space in Bradford last week.  Etienne differs from most electronic musicians these days as he uses classic anoalogue keyboards (and a saxaphone) in his compositions.  I tend not to comment on actual performances as I am fairly new to this type of music, but I can tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed the whole performance.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Cooly G - ArmzHouse

     Brixton based Cooly G chose the Fuse gallery & Art Space here in Bradford to launch her new five track EP ArmzHouse.  Part of the performance was streamed live via the internet as Cooly G (Merrisa Campbell) has a national as well as international fan base.  The EP is available on the Hyperdub record label.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Suddenly Human - Factory Stret Studios

     German band Suddenly Human performing at Factory St. Studios in Bradford.  The band are currently appearing at venues up and down the UK before heading back to Europe for performances in Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt.  The band describe themselves as 'alternative, new wave & post punk'.  I ought to mention also that local band Francis put in an impressive performance on the same evening which made the jointly hosted event (Yorkshire Gig Guide, Kulchad Live and Factory St.) a memorable one indeed.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Kyoka - Fuse Gallery & Art Space

     Japanese electronic musician and composer Kyoka visited the Fuse Gallery & Art Space last night.  Kyoka performs regularly on the electronic music scene in Japan and Germany so it was a rather special treat to be able to hear one of her performances here in Bradford.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Cambodian Space Project At Factory Street

Cambodian Singer Srey Thy and Cambodian Space Project deliver a stunning performance of 'Whisky Cambodia' at a recent performance at Factory Streeet Studios here in Bradford.  The band with their unique blend of 1960's Cambodian pop and Khmer plychedelic rock have recently performed at the Glastonbury Festival, the Jazz Cafe in London, Womad, and of course Bradford's very own own recording facility  Factory Street Studios..

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Spellbound - City Park

The performance by street theatre company 'Spark' was definitely a crowd pleaser at last nights Spellbound event in the city centre, a visually and aurally dynamic spectacle!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Sky Ride Bradford 2014

Sky Ride ambassador Sir Chris Hoy leads a procession of cyclists as they leave City Park and head for Lister Park along a traffic free route.  A record 6500 cyclists took part in Sunday's Sky Ride event.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Chill Out Zone

We've had some quite nice weather here recently.  It's been warm enough to just sit around and watch the world go by, or have a paddle in the mirror pool, or just lie back and have forty winks....

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Beer, Wine & Bubbles!

The World Curry Festival has taken place in Bradford this weekend with chefs from around the world demostrating their curry making skills.  The restored London bus makes an unusual mobile bar.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Sheelangig - Bradford Festival

A Balkan style folk band, good musicians with a bit of slapstick thrown in for good measure, very entertaining.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Transglobal Underground - Bradford Festival

Transglobal Underground, a fusion of musical styles including reggae and Punjabi, great music, great musicians.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Hula Hoop Girl - Bradford Festival

I don't think this was part of the Bradford Festival, but entertaining nonetheless.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Bradford Festival - Angelo Palladino

An absolutely storming session from solo bluesman Angelo Palladino helped kick off the Bradford Festival last Friday.  Angelo, originally a Londoner, now lives (and gigs) in West Yorkshire.  If you are into blues music just go and see the man live!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Teacher Strike - Bradford

Teachers marched through the streets of Bradford on Wednesday to highlight their concerns over pay and conditions in the teaching profession.  Many schools were closed for the day.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Commonwealth Flag Raising Ceremony - Bradford

This should really have been posted back on the 10th March.  It's a Commonwealth Flag Raising Ceremony (I think it's the first time Bradford has taken part in this), one of hundreds being held in the fifty three Commonwealth states across the world.  The Lord Mayor of Bradford Khadim Hussain reads a Commonwealth Affirmation before the flag is raised by the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Dr Ingrid Roscoe.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Eduardo Niebla

A guest on the Radio 4 midweek programme this morning was flamenco guitarist Eduardo Niebla.  Mr Niebla appeared at the Bradford Festival last year and I believe he is also making an appearance at this year's festival  (The Radio 4 programme is currently available on the listen again facility).