Shipley Street Arts Festival needs your masterpieces!

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We are hosting an Arts Trail as part of the Shipley Street Arts Festival 2016. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Storytelling’ and we are looking for artwork on this theme that can be showcased over the weekend. The artwork will be displayed in locations around Shipley Centre.

This could be an opportunity to work on something creative in class or pupils could submit things they have made at home.

If you are planning to send submissions to us people could you email: to let us know what you are planning to submit. This will help us work out the space needed for the piece.

You can also contact us on 01274 221 360.   Please do get in contact if you want any more information or have any queries.

The festival is a three day festival running from Friday 1st July to Sunday 3rd July.


Would your School like to Take Part - Schools and Communities Day - Friday, 1st July

There will be a Schools and Communities day on Friday, 1st July with a variety of performances and activities going on in Shipley Centre.

Beatrix Potter Show

Join Miss Potter herself as she remembers her friends from Hill Top Farm and embarks on a brand new adventure with them. Mr.Todd is a dapper foxy gentleman who thinks nothing of helping himself to a brand new ‘kerchief from Mrs.Tiggywinkle’s washing line. When his stealing gets too much Mrs.Tiggywinkle calls for help from the most famous bunny of all, Peter Rabbit. Together they trick Mr.Todd and show him the error of his ways.

Running time of show is approximately 20 minutes.


Strange Tales of Shipley

Ride with a headless horseman, travel in a phantom carriage, meet brownies, boggarts, hauntings, time-shifting gargoyles, a housekeeper who doesn’t know she’s dead and find out why Royalty paddles in City Park.

Come and enjoy a good yarn with a selection of spooky storied inspired by local myths, legends, landscape and history from Bradford Dale and beyond with local author and take teller Irene Lofthouse. Best for 5 – 12 year-olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Running time of session is 45 minutes. Books will be available for sale and signing at the end of the session.


Fanciful Worlds

A storyteller traversed the land. Taking audiences young and old on exciting adventures!

He spins tales, using all kind of tricks to ignite the imagination. He works with k2ings, trolls, troubadours and teachers, unlocking stories within them and weaving them in to bespoke journeys filled with wisdom and truth. He is a guide to those who would explore the dark deep woods, mysterious mountains or turbulent sea within the human heart.

Running time of session is 30 minutes.


Craft workshops

We will be running ‘Storytelling’ themed craft workshops in the afternoon. Locations and times tbc. If you would like to attend these workshops please let us know and we can structure them accordingly. Groups of up to 30 can be accommodated.


Hive Open Day

11am til 4pm

Hive is hosting an open day for anyone that would like to attend with demonstrations and hands on activity. Please see table below for timings of drop-in slots. 


More details of these, along with booking forms can be found here.

More info about the festival can be found at


Published: 23/05/2016
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Contact: Tess Connor

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