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Tis the season to be...underground?

Published: Mon 12 Dec 2016
Tis the season to be...underground?

There’s lots of festive fun going on in Bradford and surrounding areas this month, here’s just a few not to be missed.

Do you believe in fairies? Oh yes you do!

The pantomime is in town so pack your bags for a trip to Neverland because Peter Pan is showing at the Alhambra Theatre from 17 December - 29 January.

King of Bradford pantomime Billy Pearce will play Smee, joined by Darren Day as Captain Hook, Emmerdale’s Charlie Hardwick is the magical mermaid and S-club 7’s Jon Lee is the high-flying Peter Pan.

So, all aboard the Jolly Roger for a night of fun and fairy dust! Find out more and book the show.

Heading underground

Bradford’s first underground retail complex opened Saturday 10 December, creatingour very own Victorian quarter. The series of underground tunnels run from City Park to the Arndale Mall and plays host to a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.

The development is a bid to encourage young entrepreneurs and independent retailers to kick start their ventures in a prime city centre location.

Check out this walkthrough by @hiddenbradford:

Dust off your walking boots

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If you’re an early bird, why not venture further afield and take a walk to Druids Altar on Wednesday 21 December?

Meeting in Bingley Town Square at 7.30am you will enjoy the crisp morning air and picturesque countryside views en route.

On arrival tuck into your packed breakfast whilst you watch the winter sunrise over Yorkshire.

Staying in Bradford over the holiday?

If you’re a current University of Bradford student there are no shortage of activities to get involved with over the holidays.

Why not make a bid for some funding to make a meal with friends this Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve? All you need to do is send your planned menu and costs to Sue Baker before Monday 19 December to be considered.

Students and their children are welcome to the campus Christmas Party on Wednesday 21 December from 3-5pm Room 101, Richmond Building for games, refreshments and a visit from Santa with presents for all! Contact Sue Baker for your free ticket and more details.

If that wasn’t enough there’s lots of other activities, you can get involved with over the festive season:

  • Sing-a-long and enjoy your favourite festive carols at the City Carol Concert at Bradford Cathedral from 6pm Monday 19 December
  • Take to the stage at Acoustic North Open Mic Night at Glyde House - Tuesday 13 December from 8pm
  • Visit Bronte Country for a weekend of Victorian Christmas carol singers and entertainment at the Main Street in Howarth on 17-18 December.

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