Starting on Monday 12 April 2021, UNIfy Festival 2021 will share knowledge, evoke discussion, inspire ideas and celebrate Bradford with you.
Created with our partners and communities we have an exciting programme of free events, interactive workshops, lectures, panel discussions and more.
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.
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.Book now
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.Book now
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.