October in Bradford – mushrooms, ghost tours and lanterns.




The nights are drawing in, fires are being lit, leaves are falling from the trees; it’s a great time to get out and about and make the most of Bradford’s beautiful countryside in all its autumn glory. With lantern festivals, cinema, beer, mushrooms and more here are some of the best things going on in the district this month. 41959011_246786982690682_3431137304192745472_n

  • The Bradford Print Fair 6 October from 11am-5pm at the Assembly Bradford and Bread + Roses on North Parade featuring talks, workshops, films and food.
  • Haworth Sausage and Cider festival 5-7 October at the School Rooms. What could be nicer? No more information required.
  • Heritage Walks 7 October. Take a walk, or two, with local historian Nigel Grizzard. Be a tourist in your own city with two walks exploring Bradford’s Jewish past in Manningham and Little Germany. Contact Nigel to book.
  • Widescreen Weekend cinema festival 11-14 October at the Media Museum. Four days of iconic films, kicking off on opening night with the great Sergio Leone’s wild west classic Once Upon a Time in the West.
  • Mushroom Hunt 13 October in Judy Woods, meet at the Station Road entrance at 1.30pm.
  • Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music Festival 18-21 October. The railway is transformed into a five mile pub crawl with bars at Oxenhope, Ingrow and Keighley and on the steam trains themselves.  
  • Photobook Fair at the Impressions Gallery with talks, book launches, signings, workshops and stalls.
  • Glowing Lantern Parade 26 October 6.30-7.30pm Cartwright Hall, Lister Park with lanterns, fire jugglers and musicians.
  • Halloween night-time ghost tour of Bradford City Hall’s original court and cells on 31 October from 6.30pm. Tickets on sale here.

Don’t forget to watch out for Visit Bradford‘s Instagram round up of all the best photographs from Bradford at the end of the month.

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