Here’s a list of our June events which has everything from workshops in creative writing and collective zinemaking to a day of ‘Rubbish Ideas’ exploring how we can imagine a zero-waste Bradford. These events are all part of our ‘Season of Change‘ – looking at the changes we want to make in ourselves, our communities, our city and the wider world. Come along and get involved! All of our events are free and open to all
You can find the Wur Bradford stall at the back of Kirkgate Market (above the shopping centre) opposite Home From Home cafe)
Saturday 4th June
Wur Bradford at Bradford Refugee Festival, University of Bradford
This is a free festival with food, poetry, music, workshops, football tournaments and plenty of stalls to keep the whole family entertained!
University of Bradford Union, Student Central,
, BD7 1SA
Wur Bradford will be running a drop in creative workshop showing people how to make ‘instant books’ (sometimes also called ‘zines’ – handmade, self published magazines) with collage, drawing and words.
Thursday 9th June
Exploring ideas of WELCOME and EXCHANGE, and RAMADAN
‘Welcome Spell’ from ‘The Bradford Book of Modern Spells’ by friend of Wur, Mike Barrett
We will be making artwork and a collective ‘zine (hand-made magazine) on the theme of ‘Welcome’ for Bradford Refugee Week exhibition which will be taking place at 5 John Street, Bradford (outside Oastler Market) 20th – 25th June. Come join us and get involved!
We will also be looking at the idea of ‘Exchange’ and how we can share support, knowledge, skills and resources – and asking:
What do you need?
What can you offer?
In the first week of this special month of Ramadan, our regular volunteer Mohammed will also be sharing personal experiences and reflections of fasting and faith.
Saturday 11th June
“Rubbish Ideas”: looking at waste and how we can remake and reuse things
1pm – 3pm
Join us at for a fun, creative session of sharing and workshopping ideas on how to find new uses for “rubbish” and change the way we value resources.
Activities will include a look at the inspirational Precious Plastic project; mapping Bradford districts’ existing circular economies and developing our own ideas.
‘Rubbish Ideas’ is part of the very first Bradford Open Source Circular Economy day – to more about this international movement and events happening elsewhere, at https://oscedays.org/
Before the session there will be a “Don’t Skip Breakfast” meet up at ‘Pay As You Feel’ cafe Saltaire Canteen, from 9 – 10.30am – where OSCE Days Bradford are hosting a drop in breakfast (PAYF) for anyone who wants to find out more and develop our own Bradford district based Open Sourced Circular Economy solutions.There will be talk and toast about all things circular and open sourced! The Canteen is one of the growing number of Real Junk Food cafes dedicated to ending food waste and poverty and is such is brilliant of example of how thinking differently. By combining a Pay As You Feel model with using good food that would otherwise be dumped, Real Junk Food Cafes are demonstrating that different values can operate successfully on the high street and solve problems.
Thursday 16th and 23rd June
Exploring ideas of COMMUNITY
Join us in making a collective ‘zine on the theme of ‘Community’ which will be part of a Wur Bradford zine stall at the ‘Printing Communities‘ event and exhibition at South Square Gallery – event on Friday 1st July. (5-8pm, all welcome – posters,zines, printmaking, workshops and pizza!)
Saturday 25th June
Tales of Transformation writing workshop with Bradford writer Elizabeth Hopkinson
1pm – 2.30pm
Join Elizabeth to hear the traditional Breton tale of Bisclavret, a medieval knight with a strange secret – he’s a werewolf! Then have a go at writing your own tale of transformation, using Bisclavret’s story to help you. We’ll be thinking about guilty secrets, unpunished crimes, and the changes we all go through in life.This workshop is suitable for all abilities, from beginners to experienced writers.
NB The workshop is free but places must booked in advance – email firstname.lastname@example.org
to book your place
Elizabeth Hopkinson is a local writer of over 50 published short stories, many of which are inspired by traditional tales. She is currently working on a novel series set in a fantasy version of 18th-century Italy
Wur Bradford is a collective, inclusive arts and social space open to the public and to anyone who wants to connect, explore and imagine how we can make Bradford a better place. Wur Bradford is supported by Bradford Council, Bradford Markets and Two28.