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Bradford's feeling fresh and full of bats, curry and steampunks

Published: Thursday 1 September 2016

Whether you're a fresher, a foodie, a music lover, a steampunk enthusiast or all of the above, Bradford is the place to be this September.

Welcome Freshers!

This month Bradford welcomes back all our returning students, and welcomes all our new students - many of you may not have ever even stepped foot in Bradford before, so Freshers' Week is your perfect opportunity to get to know the campus and the city, as well as of course making lots of new friends.

The Students' Union website is the best place to find out about everything that's going on, plus there's a Facebook event page and a Freshers group on Facebook as well.

Music, curry and shopping lock-ins

Chapatis being tossed in the air at the World Curry Festival 2014. As if Freshers' Week wasn't enough, there are also lots of events taking place outside the University in September...!

The month kicks off with Bingley Music Live at Myrtle Park in Bingley 2-4 September, an annual three-day music festival, which this year features acts including: Tinie Tempah, All Saints, Echo and the Bunnymen, Sigma and loads more! An adult ticket for the full weekend will set you back just £60.00 - so it's a bit of a bargain.

Over in another very beautiful part of Bradford, Saltaire Festival takes place from 9 - 18 September, "celebrating the heritage of Saltaire through the arts". Music, comedy, beer and art; this is a festival with something for everyone. 

If you fancy something a little bit different then maybe the Steampunk and Gothic Fair is for you. On 24 September, Bradford's own, Brewhaus will be filled with am array of stalls not to mention open mic for poets and musicians, book signings and tea duelling (whatever that is?!). 

Get your taste buds going with the World Curry Festival, which returns to Bradford on 15 - 29 September. This is an incredible celebration of curry brings people together with "Curry Theatre", competitions, a cooking school, and of course a delicious street food market. Find out more on the World Curry Festival website.

Not satisfied with music, food and fun? Maybe shopping is the key to your happiness. On 22 September The Broadway Bradford will be hosting a Student Lock-in Night. From 6pm til 9pm you can enjoy exclusive discounts of up to 25% off more than 40 top brands. The first thousand students will receive goody bag on entry, soak up the vibe with live DJ's, photo booth, competitions and giveaways, and you can meet Bradford City mascot Billy Bantam.

Love Bradford

And taking place just before most students arrive is a world record breaking attempt to show our love for Bradford. The idea is to create "the longest chain of people making heart-shaped hand gestures", and it's hoped at least 2,000 people will take part - so get yourself to City Park at 1pm on Thursday 15 September. Don't forget to register first so you get counted!

And lots more...

Check out the following links to find out about lots more going on in Bradford this month:

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