Bradford Literature Festival

Bradford Literature Festival promotes literature, literacy and creative learning

T1.01, Ashfield Building, Richmond Road,  University of Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1DP, +44 (0)1274 233 218

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Bradford Literature Festival (BLF) is an international festival based in Bradford, the heart of Yorkshire and, the literature hub of the North. Hailed as one of the most inspirational festivals in the UK, BLF is fast becoming a key event in the UK's cultural calendar.

Over 10 days, our events celebrate the written and spoken word on the page, stage, screen, and in public forums, offering ideas to delight, challenge and entertain inclusive, diverse audiences. We are passionate about education; inspiring a love affair with words and boosting literacy is at the heart of all our events and education projects.

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International Priorities

We are currently partnering with Speaking Volumes on an international poetry showcase.

We are in discussion with the British Council, Arts Council England and Arts Council South Korea about a potential collaboration.

Key Strengths

We are an innovative organisation, always happy to push the boundaries and develop new ways of thinking and working together. 

Seeking Partnerships With

We consider each partnership on the merit of the collaboration idea. We are interested in partnerships that add depth to our current programme and/or bring fresh, new experiences to our audience.

Purpose of Partnerships

Bradford Literature Festival is a distinctive, innovative and genre-spanning festival which combines literatures from around the world across all literary genres. Given BLF’s unique strands of work – for instance, on the Brontes, Mysticism, Future Living as well as Comics and Manga – we are interested in international partnerships that are not only reciprocal and meaningful, but partnerships that build on BLF’s unique and holistic approach to programming and core values; for instance, by presenting vibrant work, but also involving artists and tastemakers in conversations about the making of the work.