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The team will be meeting up in our virtual office every weekday 10-11 am.
Click on the arrow below to drop in and say hi, we'd like to know how you are getting on.

Write Club

on Zoom

For all writers, a regular online writing group hosted by Theatre in the Mill. A chance to set aside time for dedicated writing and then share updates, tips and catch up with the group.

The online club takes place every Thursday, 7 - 9 pm on Zoom.

Click the arrow below to join the session.

Theatre in the Mill's

statement & resources

Black Lives Matter.
We know that lip service and empty rhetoric is never enough; the need for action is clear.
We ask you to take a moment to read our statement and the resources we've put together on racism, anti-blackness and your role in it.

Click the arrow bellow for Theatre in the Mill's full statement and additional resources.

Night Sweats

Late Night Broadcast on Facebook Live

Each broadcast lasts around 15 minutes, with time for online questions afterwards. We go live on the page usually on Thursdays at 11pm on Facebook at

Awake at night, we wonder whether the stories our minds tell us about what is going on around us are true, and whether together we can imagine positive, engaging and creative stories about what the future holds for us, our families and our friends.

Devised by Irregular Arts with support from Bradford Council’s RESPONSE funding during the 2020 Covid crisis, Bradford-based artists Jenny Wilson and Carolyn Mendelsohn share a live (and then re-watchable) late night exchange.

It’s a conversation, some laughter, some stories, and some creative impetus (perhaps sharing a recipe, a writing exercise, a game, or some imagery) that we hope might inspire ‘self care’ rather than feed late night anxieties.


Bradford South Asian Heritage Month

Bradford South Asian Heritage Month.

We are voluntary collective of artists/activists/community organisers and we are excited to mark #SouthAsianHeritageMonth 2020 in Bradford with a series of radical events and activities that platform our stories, our culture, our way!


Bradford South Asian Heritage Month Collective.

Click Icon below to read more and get your tickets!

Univesrity of Bradford students

share their creative projects during lockdown

University of Bradford students share their creative expression during lockdown for a chance to win £40 arts prizes and be featured on the official page.
Click below to browse through the art!

Stand Up and Be Counted

The UK's first Theatre Company of Sanctuary

SBC Theatre is a group of creative professionals and artists committed to making work with, about and for those seeking sanctuary in the UK and internationally.
Check out their inspiring initiatives and events!

Locally Sourced

A podcast series with Nina and Sarah

Both Nina & Sarah live in Bradford and both have a mild obsession with local news, especially bizarre local news stories!
Click the link below to give their podcast a listen.

Digital Programme

Online shows throughout the Summer!

Bradford Fringe Festival 2020 is taking place digitally this summer in your very own homes!
Catch Edinburgh Fringe Preview Shows, Theatre Shows, workshops, panel discussions and a whole host more streamed via a variety of platforms.

Insta: @BradfordFringe
Twitter: @BradfordFringe
Facebook: Bradford Fringe Festival

For the full online programme, click the arrow below!


Instagram Live chat

The interactive live chat with @brixtonbubblesgigs is on Instagram Live every Friday. The super bubbly artist kafayat hosts the chat alongside a new guest every week. You can expect honest, provocative and hilarious conversation.

The Festival is looking for contributors!

Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November 2020

Would you like to contribute and reach new audiences with your science?

The Bradford Science Festival will run from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November 2020 in an exciting new format focused on Digital, Print and Radio Content.

The Festival is looking for contributors on the themes:

Science in a Sustainable City
Science in Bradford
Scientists in the City

If interested, click the pencil icon below for the proposal form. The deadline for submitting your ideas is Friday 31st July.

Theatre in the Mill introduces

The 8 successful applicants!

Tech Play Learn. A well-received initiative aimed at supporting and encouraging artists to dedicate this challenging time to developing new technical skills that will enhance their creative practise. Theatre in the Mill have awarded eight carefully selected artists with £1000 grants (each) and an additional £500 budget per successful applicant to be spent on specialised equipment as well as continued support from the theatre. The successful applicants can be found

For T' Culture

Arts & Culture in West Yorkshire

For T' Culture is a digital arts channel discussing & highlighting BAME arts & culture in the West Yorkshire, Visit their facebook site

Inner Horizon

Step inside the bubble with Bradford artist Cat Scott

A 2-part video series aimed at girls and young women aged 13-30 in the Bradford district, which enables you to step into my studio and creative mind, as I develop the sound and light for my latest bubble artwork.

Watch the video premieres and Q&As on YouTube on the following dates:
Part 1: Light - Saturday 4 July, 4pm
Part 2: Sound - Saturday 1 August, 4pm

To sign up and to find out more, click the arrow below.

Bradford community baking recipe book

Call out for participants

Have you been baking during lockdown?

Slinging dough around, making sweet treats for the kids, friends and neighbours! Ben would love to hear all about it.
Ben is a professional baker and artist working in Bradford gathering recipes of lovely baked things made during lockdown from Bradford residents to compile into one big online community recipe book.
If you have made some bread, some kahk cookies, a couple of good old cupcakes he wants to hear from you. I will need the recipe and method of your favourite lockdown bake and optionally a picture of the final product and a line or two about why you decided to bake during lockdown.

If you fancy taking part please send over the above info and pictures to .
All participants will be invited to a free live online baking tutorial hosted by Ben!

You can also share your recipes on the project's Facebook page, have a peek below.

A chance to tell your story - Fri 7th August 2020

9 slots available

Founded in Belfast in 2011, Tenx9 is a storytelling event where nine people have up to ten minutes each to tell a true story from their own life.

What thing do you wish you had or hadn't done?
Is there something you'd like to turn the clock back over?
What have you learnt, and how have you grown?

The event will be held on Zoom and Tenx9 is always free. Click the icon below to read more about the event.

Welcome To Goma Online

The Open Wheel, Goma Cyling Club, Stroud Film Festival and TiM

On Friday May 1st we launched Welcome to Goma VR online with a live showing of the documentary followed by a Q&A with members of the club. You can watch both the documentary and the 360 film. There are also some new films updating the club, the riders and how they are responding to Covid-19

Click the icon to visit the page!

Night of the Living Dead

performance showings online

“With the end of our own Night of The Living Dead™ – Remix tour cancelled and so, so many events and performances now postponed we thought we’d make some of our past shows available for people to watch online. We’re in a lucky position to have some fantastic recordings of past work, mostly filmed by our friends Shot by Sodium. It’s obviously no substitute for the real thing but in these isolated days, and until we can get together in a room again, we hope these videos will provide joy, thinking and entertainment in equal measure.”

★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★The Times

Homeskool Beatbox Adventures

with Shlomo & special guests

Record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo is launching a huge project to help kids and raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Bradford Fringe Festival is proud to be a virtual venue for Homeskool Beatbox Adventures, a weekly
live streamed interactive show empowering kids and their families to find their true voices and create their own music.
For 30 minutes every Thursday presented by Shlomo and a series of awesome guests!

Ridiculusmus Trilogy

EnableUs and New Adelphi Theatre / Salford University are this weekend presenting the Ridiculusmus Trilogy over three days.
Rather than traditional streams, each of the shows are presented daily, ``chopped up`` and interspersed with chat from Jon and David as well as academics and guests, to talk about their creative process and how they work on their research with academics.
It'll be of great interest for makers and creatives interested in imaginative comedy writing and deft deployment of the comic form in contemporary theatre.

It's on a tiered Pay What You Can ticket with a zero option. Click below for more info & tickets!

Terrestrial offering remote residencies


A paid opportunity for community artists across England to develop their local connections and explore new ways of working.
Terrestrial want to invest in artists to foster community links with people and groups local to wherever they are based. And to take some time for research and reflection… to think about the work they’ve done in the past and how they might continue to share artistic experiences with community collaborators in the near future.

Deadline: 24th July 2020

Click the arrow below to find out how to apply.

A selection of FREE cultural & community activities

Alphabetti Theatre have curated a selection of FREE cultural & community activities / tasks for you to do whilst Alphabetti is closed.
For more information and to see the full list of activities, click on the arrow below.

A discussion on male mental health

& what it means to be a man in Bradford and the UK today

The National Literacy Trust present an online panel discussion celebrating Bradford culture with poetry and music from our talented speakers.

This event is part of our Bradford Stories Festival – a celebration of the amazing people, places and stories at the heart of Bradford’s communities.

When: 6pm - 8pm, Friday 10 July

Where: Online by Zoom

Learn more about different jobs in the arts

Online poetry events

Front Room Poetry brings guest poets and open mic poetry to your living room.
Expect truth telling, tales & tears.

To watch or sign up, drop Kirsty a line on

The Dancers’ Hardship Fund

Grants available

Support available to freelance dancers across genres including ballet, contemporary, Black and Asian dance and hip hop including those with portfolio careers, e.g. choreography, who whose work would normally include employment in the subsidised dance sector. This Fund is supported by Arts Council of England.

Applications to this fund are accepted from Monday 29th June.

For more information on how to apply, click the arrow below.

Open Call for 5 co-commissions

CLAY and East Street Arts Open Call

This is an opportunity for Live Artists across the UK to engage in a programme of remote performances co-commissioned by CLAY and East Street Arts.

CLAY are offering commissions to five artists to develop new work for remote audiences of up to 6 people or the total of a household. This includes artist fees, production budget, test audiences, and a bespoke framework for a remote residency. The programme will be performed over two months in September and October 2020.

Deadline is the 12pm on 16th of July.

Homeworking & Wellbeing

A platform where experts from various industries share wellbeing tips and advice for those working from home

A platform to support people who are now working from home.
Fran started this initiative by focusing on four key mindsets (find these on her website) for looking after your wellbeing, this has now developed into its own platform where experts from various industries share wellbeing tips and advice for those working from home.

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