Positive Bradford Day – Wednesday 28th September 2011



Plans are well advanced for the first Positive Bradford Day on Wednesday, September 28.

From noon onwards, Centenary Square and the Urban Park will become a giant showcase for all that’s good about Bradford.

There’ll be a spectacular, varied programme of music, dancing, fashion shows, sports coaching, crisp tasting, cheerleading, record breaking and great displays to interest just about everybody.

Better still, it will all be FREE!

Event organisers Positive Bradford, working with many of the district’s dynamic businesses and with Bradford Council, have been inundated with calls from people, groups and companies keen to take part.

“It’s just amazing how much support and interest we’re getting,” say Bradford business leaders Jane Vincent and Saleem Kadar, who created Positive Bradford to promote the city and defend it against unfair criticism.

Jane added: “We’re not looking at Bradford through rose tinted glasses. We all know it’s got loads of challenges – but what big cities and districts across the country don’t?”.

“Bradford people are what makes Bradford great. And Positive Bradford Day will be a fantastic promotional platform, telling the rest of the country, as well as sceptical Bradfordians, just how good a place this really is and what a bright future it can have.”

What’s planned for the Big Day?

Already lined up are:

  • A bid by Bradford College students to get into the Guinness Book of Records by making the world’s Biggest Onion Bhaji;
  • A catwalk fashion show and design contest celebrating the centenary of Bradford-based home shopping company Freemans;
  • Bradford children’s art work displayed in Bank Street;
  • Loads of inter-active activities for youngsters to enjoy;
  • Britain’s noisiest , crunchiest crisp tasting hosted by Bradford’s super snack maker Seabrook Crisps;
  • Authentic and impressive dance displays by African, Asian and Eastern European groups;
  • Sports coaching by experts from the Bradford Bulls and Bradford City;
  • A chance for kids to build a rocket in the ‘Space Bus;’
  • Trips on the National Media Museum’s ‘Flying Carpet;’
  • Performances by a Bradford Choir of Refugees;
  • Sensational Salsa, Zumba and Street Dancing;
  • Vintage and classic car displays;
  • West Yorkshire Police dog handling demonstration;
  • Hallmark Cards’ showcase of their great work in Bradford;
  • A healthy eating food display from Bradford College students;
  • Displays by Bradford community groups and churches;
  • Music from local bands, singers and musicians;
  • ‘Climbing Everest’ display by Bradford charity Global Promise;
  • Artwork and sculpture in the Impressions Gallery;
  • West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service display.

For more info visit www.positivebradford.co.uk or just get yourself down to Centenary Square and join in the fun!