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Hop into beer, books and boats

Published: Saturday 30 April 2016
Hop into beer, books and boats

Kick off the month with a trip to the best pub in West Yorkshire, just a couple of minutes walk from City Campus.

Brew Haus was given the accolade at the National Pub and Bar Awards on 21 April, and it just so happens to be holding an independent beer festival from 29 April-2 May, with more than 40 real ales and ciders and live music.

Poems and cake

This month's main event though is the Bradford Literature Festival, taking place from 20-29 May. World-renowned speakers, artists and authors will be descending on the city, along with many of the University of Bradford's own academics. Find out all the details and set up your shortlist on the Bradford Literature Festival website - University students and staff even get a discount on tickets.

Hear Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, or pop along to see Nadiya Hussain in conversation - winner of the Great British Bake Off who recently made the Queen's 90th birthday cake!

Very important date...

One of our exchange students from the US recently wrote a great blog about exploring the city and its surroundings, and in one of her posts she talked about her trip to Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley, which she "highly recommends". And now's a good time, as the new Alice's Adventures in Wonderland exhibition has just opened.

The museum says: "Things will become curiouser and curiouser as you journey around the museum. 

"Items from the collections of Bradford Museums and Galleries will help you unlock the story... with key characters popping up along the way."

Knock knock

The award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's thriller An Inspector Calls is on at the Alhambra Theatre from 3-7 May. Don't miss the opportunity to see this critically-acclaimed show.

There be dragons

#TeamBradford volunteers are hoping the weather takes a turn for the better by Saturday 7 May, as they're taking part in this year's Dragon Boat Festival in Saltaire to raise money for the Bradford Lord Mayor's Appeal. Warm up your vocal chords and cheer them on!

Step back in time

Honeybirds at Haworth 1940s weekend.

Every year hundreds of people put their hair into victory rolls, pull on some stockings, and dig out their grandparents' World War II medals. It is of course the Haworth 1940s Weekend on 13-15 May. Check out the @haworth1940s on Twitter for more information.

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