Bradford Student Guide – An overview

Bradford

An overview

In front of Bradford town hall.

The city of Bradford can be found in West Yorkshire and is home to a student population of over 13,000. The abundance of young people in the city means there are several options for a night out. Tokyo is located on Morley Street and is set in a Grade II listed building. The club features a state of the art sound system, a rooftop bar and two dance floors. The club caters for students with regular weeknight parties and drink offers. Wednesdays are particularly popular and selected drinks are on offer for only £1.50. Bradford also has a small gay scene- Village is a popular bar and opens its doors for the Rainbow Disco every Friday.

Bradford has lots of galleries on offer for the more culturally minded. Salt’s Mill is an art gallery, shopping and restaurant complex in Saltaire. The gallery sits inside a former mill and showcases an impressive selection of artworks, including many by David Hockney, who lives locally. Impressions Gallery is located on Centenary Square, and is one of the UK’s leading independent venues for photography. The gallery regularly changes its exhibitions so there is always something different to see- well worth a visit.

Bradford also offers a varied range of performances at one of the many theatres and performances spaces. Alhambra Theatre has space for 1,400 people and often hosts performances from world renowned directors and theatre groups including the Northern Ballet Theatre, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and David Ian Productions.  The theatre is a member of ‘The Dance Consortium’, a group of theatres who work together to bring the best in international dance to the UK. St. George’s Hall is on Morley Street and has a reputation for exceptional acoustics. Previous performances have included Jools Holland, Morrisey and Mumford and Sons. Check out the website for various gigs and performances.

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