Not An Open Mic Night


Saturday 19 October, 1.30-4.30pm (TiM Square,  Centenary Square)

Saturday 2 November, 1.30-4.30pm (TiM Square,  Centenary Square)

Saturday 16 November, 1.30-4.30pm (TiM Square,  Centenary Square)

Saturday 30 November, 1.30-4.30pm (TiM Square,  Centenary Square)

Not An Open Mic Night – Friday 6 December & Saturday 7 December, 7.30pm, Theatre in the Mill

Women's Comedy Workshop

Natalie and Sophie invite you to apply for The Women’s Comedy Workshop.

These women-led workshops centre around a radical approach to writing and performing stand-up, which is friendly, supportive and challenging.

Over the course of 4 Saturday afternoons, you will develop your own comedic style and material. You will then have the opportunity to perform for 5-10 minutes at one of our very own Not An Open Mic Nights. The performance isn’t mandatory, but – trust us – you’ll want to get on that stage!

Natalie is a PhD candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she is researching women’s empowerment through comedy. Sophie is an experienced education facilitator, with an interest in comedy and power. Now comedy-collaborators, Natalie and Sophie met through previous WCWs – proof that greatness is born in these spaces.

Previous participants have used these workshops to build their confidence, be a part of a community or improve their performance skills. Some have just come to have fun. Women having fun is radical.

Whatever your reason, we know you’re funny. Come and let us prove it to you.

Please note: previous projects have always been over-subscribed, so please get your applications in ASAP to avoid disappointment. Final Deadline is 21 September.

The workshops are free. Applications are open to anyone that identifies as a woman, who is over the age of 18. No previous performance experience necessary. If writing the application form is a barrier to you applying, please contact Natalie on

To apply: Complete the application form  and e-mail it to Natalie Diddams

Regular Events

Flip Night YO

1 audio sample.
1 hour to warp, mash, crunch and filter it using whatever software, kit and equipment you want to bring – power, table space and a fully stocked bar provided.
Share your process and results with your peers.

Every 1st Wednesday of the month – visit facebook for more details

Homesick Breakfast Club

Every Wednesday morning 10am to 11.30am whatever you’re homesick for come down to Theatre in the Mill and share breakfast and the things you’re yearning for in our friendly cafe bar.

Game of Scones: Games night vs Cream Teas

Theatre in the Mill hosts a monthly board game and cream tea evening. Come down, have a cream tea, a cheeky gin from the well stocked bar and play games till late.

Every 2nd Monday of the month from 5pm onwards – check Facebook for more details

Regular Events

Café Scientifique

The Café Scientifique series are events open to the public to hear about, discuss and debate some of the most recent advances and discoveries in science and healthcare, and their importance to society.

A number of the events over the next few months will feature academics from the University of Bradford.

Each event is led by an academic, who will speak about a certain issue for around 30 minutes, with the aim of demystifying and explaining in simpler, more understandable terms, their ideas to the collective audience,  events are split between the Theatre in the Mill and the National Science and Media Museum in the city centre, always running on a Thursday from 6.30pm. They are all free with no need to book, and refreshments will be available.

Professor Marcus Rattray, head of the school of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences and professor of Pharmacology, welcomed the series of talks to the city.

He said: “It is great that Bradford now has a Café Scientifique series so that everyone can find out about the latest thinking in science over a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

The format of the events means that the talks are relatively short and accessible, with lots of time for discussion.”

The next event is Thursday June 13th:  Ultrasonics.  Dr Elaine Brown @Theatre in the Mill (6.30 pm – 8.00 pm)

Regular Events

Creative Prize

The Arthur Williams Creative Fund

A fund supporting artistic opportunity at Bradford University

The Arthur Williams Creative Fund is the Student Union’s and Arts on Campus’ new fund to support student initiated arts projects.

The fund is to encourage students to run a project in any area of the arts; theatre, music, film, art, literature, gaming, photography or indeed any other artistic endeavour, stretching the meaning of art.


To run a project where students can enter a piece of creative work to win a fund to explore their vision. The categories can be any area of the arts including drama, art, music, photography and digital. Projects should reflect the University Arts values of representation, inclusion or innovation. For more info email


Students can apply to fill out an application form applying for funding. Funding amounts will range from £50 to £250, depending on budget and ambition. This money to be used for materials, facilities, space, promotion, etc. If the application is approved in the first stage by the Committee an interview will be arranged. If the interview is passed funding will be awarded.

At the end of the year a prize of £400 will be given to the project or event funded by the fund which a Committee of judges to have been most successful.

Funding will be available to enable students to broaden their horizons through arts, providing equipment, facilities, opportunities or support for student societies, groups or individuals. Arts on Campus will also seek relevant Mentors for students to help them realise their vision.

Arts on Campus and UBU are very keen to provide as much support as possible, providing finance from the fund but also working with participants to provide guidance and expertise.

Finished artworks will be expected to be made public in some way in affiliation with the Fund, whether this is through a performance or display on Campus.


Contact Details
Michael Allhouse –