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UNIfy Festival

UNIfy Festival

Delivered from 12-16 April 2021 UNIfy Festival featured 16 events with over 70 speakers and 15 official festival partners. Created with our partners and communities it was an exciting programme of free events, interactive workshops, lectures, panel discussions and more.Watch the highlights of the UNIfy festival here.

Also check our UNIfy Extra pages to hear about ongoing projects.

What's on

UNIfy Festival will be five days full of FREE events and activities for you to enjoy and be inspired by.
Visit the Festival Programme to explore the full list of events and sign up to our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss a thing. 

Featured Events

Each week we will feature four events taking place during the UNIfy Festival below. These are just a taster so make sure you also check the full programme too.

Childhood: How it impacted who I am today

Lemn Sissay MBE, author and broadcaster. Photo credit: Slater King

The First 1,000 Days (from conception to a child’s second birthday) are widely considered to be the most significant in a child’s development. 

Expert communicator and previous Bishop of Bradford, Rt Revd. Nick Baines will host the event and in conversation with Lemn Sissay MBE , Bradford’s very own Kirsty Taylor,  and entrepreneur Sonya Bachra-Byrne, Co Founder and Director of AVIE will reflect on what they know of their childhood and the impact they believe this has had on their life.

The event will consider factors that can change the context of children’s lives, the importance of education, a focus on childhood health, the influence of role models, the environment they are brought up in, culture and family circumstance and much more. Key contributors, including Rt Hon Justine Greening, Professor Neil Small and Kersten England will each bring their perspective from education, health and the City to discuss the importance of childhood to the future health and prosperity of our children and the City.

Find out more about Childhood: How it impacted who I am today.

Zero Waste Bradford

Tuesday 13 April 2021, 17:00 - 18:30

Zero Waste Bradford will look at five tips that can help reduce waste. A panel of local businesses and people will share how they are reducing waste and give ideas on how you could do it too.

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Cars, Culture and Cinema

Thursday 15 April 2021, 18:00-19:00

Love them, hate them or somewhere in between, most of us have an opinion about cars. Listen to Yunis Alam and David Wilson discuss cars and how they impact our identity and society.

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Virtual Bradford: Creating a virtual city for the future

Friday 16 April 2021, 11:00-13:00

This unique event will showcase a new project to create a clone of the centre of Bradford to benefit the city and council with planning for the future.

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Bradford - A Place of Sanctuary and Peace Building

Wednesday 14 April 2021, 14:00-15:30

Hear about Bradford's history of peace activism and meet some who have sought sanctuary in the city and the organisations that support them.

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Festival Partners

The events and activities in the Festival programme have been created with our partners and communities. If you want to find out more about our partners you can follow the links on their logo below.

Contact UNIfy Festival Team

If you have any questions, are having problems registering to attend an event or would like to tell us what you are enjoying about the UNIfy Festival contact us on: