Christmas-programme - University of Bradford

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Come and join in with some of the Christmas activities and events that are going on at the University, in the City and
the surrounding area in December and early January. Something for everyone – explore the traditions old and new
of Christmas in the UK!
Events are being added all the time. For the most up to date information check:
Web:
www.brad.ac.uk/students-union/whats-on/
Facebook page:
'Staying in Bradford for Christmas 2014'
For enquiries:
[email protected]
WHAT’S ON?
Tuesday 2 to Saturday 6 December
Christmas Market, Bradford City Centre
Bradford Christmas Market has something for everyone. On sale will be hand crafted jewellery, handmade chocolates, hot
mulled wine, Yorkshire cheeses, jams, pickles and chutneys, handmade soaps and lots more.
Soak up the festive spirit, enjoy entertaining street theatre and find some great Christmas gifts!
You will find the market on Darley Street, Kirkgate, Bank Street and Tyrell Street
For further details see www.bradfordmarkets.com
Saturday 6 December
Day trip to Durham
Depart University 9.00am (opposite Sainsburys), back at the University approx. 7.30pm
‘Christmas Festival’ in Durham today: street entertainers, singers and dancers in many of the streets, Carol Singing
in the Cathedral, a Lantern Parade through the city, and a huge marquee with craft stalls on the Palace Green, by the
Cathedral and Castle.
Tickets £17 from Student Central Reception
Tuesday 9 December
Christmas Show
5pm Great Hall Richmond Building
Christmas Show featuring Infuzion Dance, music, singing and drama to give you a new take on the nativity story.
Doors open at 5pm with carols before the show starts at 5:30.
Mince pies and juice after the show.
FREE
Wednesday 10 December
Christmas lunch at Student Central!
Try a traditional British Christmas Dinner – turkey and all the trimmings.
Tickets £1 from Student Central Reception. Choose whether to come at 12.30pm and 1.30pm
Wednesday 10 December
Trip to Trafford Centre
Depart University 4.00pm (opposite Sainsburys), back at the University approx. 11.30pm
Experience the glitz and glamour of the North’s most elegant shopping centre – it will be decorated very lavishly for
Christmas and is wonderful to see, even if you just want to do some ‘window shopping’. Pre-Christmas discounts in
many stores.
Tickets £8 from Student Central Reception
Thursday 11 December
Christmas Market at Student Central
11am onwards
Your chance to pick up some great gifts for Christmas alongside other great attractions
Friday 12 December
Winterwonderland FND
Student Central from 11pm
Tickets from Student Central Reception
Friday 12 December
Chance to meet local family and arrange to have a meal in their home in the Christmas Holidays
8pm Global Café (1 Sherborne Road, opposite Springs on Laisteridge Lane)
Are you an international student? Will you be in Bradford during the Christmas break? Would you like to be invited
by a local family for a nice meal during your Christmas holidays? Then don't miss the Christmas event at Global Cafe
the 12th of December at 8pm.
Every year Global Café arranges an event for international students to meet some local families, so each family will
invite 2 or 3 students for a meal at their homes during the Christmas break. This year, the “Christmas hospitality
event” will take place at Global Café on the 12th of December from 8pm to 10pm – come along, so that you can
meet the families and the arrangements can be made for your visit to them.
Saturday 13 December
Haworth
Depart University 12noon (opposite Sainsburys), back at the University approx. 6.00pm
Join Santa and the carol singers, as they parade down the Main Street in Haworth. Very festive and unique event,
plus see the picturesque village of Haworth twinkling with Christmas lights and decorations.
Depart University 9.00am (opposite Sainsburys), back at the University approx. 5.30pm
Tickets £6 from Student Central Reception
Saturday 13 December
JB Priestley Library open
8.30am to 6.00pm (self service only)
www.bradford.ac.uk/library/about-us/opening-hours/
Sunday 14 December
JB Priestley Library open
8.30am to 6.00pm (self service only)
www.bradford.ac.uk/library/about-us/opening-hours/
Monday 15 December to Friday 19 December
JB Priestley Library open
8.30am to 9.00pm (staffed service 9am to 5pm)
www.bradford.ac.uk/library/about-us/opening-hours/
Monday 15 December to Sunday 4 January (every day including Christmas Day)
Room 101, Richmond Building open 12noon to 5pm
(entrance to the right of Blackwells Bookshop in the Atrium, Richmond Building)
No need to sit in your room on your own! Come along to Room 101, Richmond Building - table tennis, games, jigsaws,
and snacks available! Come and use the PCs if you need to and just enjoy a bit of company. Remember your UB card,
so you can get access.
Monday 15 December
Christmas Food
Apply for some funding to make a meal on Christmas Day!
Email [email protected]
We hope to have several gatherings on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve around the University and School of
Management, and can assist you with some funding to help you buy the food! Email [email protected]
(deadline 19 December) with your proposal and enjoy some company and good food with other students!
Tuesday 16 December
Guided Bike Ride to Thornton and Queensbury
1pm to 4pm
Join us for a gentle but hilly cycle ride on some great routes around Bradford. Bikes and helmets provided but
booking essential. Please email [email protected] to reserve your place
Please wear warm clothes, gloves and bring some water.
FREE
Tuesday 16 December
Afternoon Christmas Party!
3pm to 5pm
For all students and their children, who are staying in Bradford for the Christmas vacation.
Come and join us for an afternoon of party games, singing and traditional English Christmas snacks and cakes!
Children welcome, and there will be an appearance by Santa during the afternoon!
Student Central 3.00pm to approx. 5.00pm
FREE
Wednesday 17 December
Guided Walk around Menston
10am to 1pm
Join us for a walk organised by Bradford Council around some great countryside in Bradford. We will travel to
Menston by train from Bradford Forster Square. To book, email [email protected]
Wednesday 17 December
An Audience with John Amaechi OBE (Former NBA Basketball Player, High Performance Executive Coach,
Psychologist and Organisational Consultant
10am to 12noon, Great Hall, Richmond Building
2014 will be the 10th anniversary of the Rosa Parks Symposium at the University. As part of the celebrations, the
University has organised an audience with John Amaechi aimed at University of Bradford students and young people
from Bradford Schools. John will deliver a motivational lecture to encourage all to reach their highest potential and
inspire to follow the path of contributing to the equality agenda.
Book to confirm your attendance via [email protected]
FREE (with free Tea and Coffee mid morning, and free soup and sandwiches lunch)
Friday 19 December
Christmas Food
Deadline for applying for some funding to make a meal on Christmas Day!
Email [email protected]
We hope to have several gatherings on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve around the University and School of
Management, and can assist you with some funding to help you buy the food! Email [email protected]
with your proposal and enjoy some company and good food with other students!
Saturday 20 December
JB Priestley Library open
8.30am to 6pm (self service only)
www.bradford.ac.uk/library/about-us/opening-hours/
Saturday 20 December
‘The Ice Post Box’
City Centre Park (by the lake, next to the City Hall)
Watch the ice sculptors in action 11.00am to 1.30pm on 20 December, and you can post a letter to Santa in the Ice
Post Box that they create, from 1.30pm!
Saturday 20 December
Room 101 Richmond Building open
12noon to 5pm
(entrance to the right of Blackwells Bookshop in the Atrium, Richmond Building)
No need to sit in your room on your own! Come along to Room 101, Richmond Building - table tennis, games, jigsaws,
and snacks available! Come and use the PCs if you need to and just enjoy a bit of company. Remember your UB card,
so you can get access.
Saturday 20 December
Bradford Student Cinema (BSC)
Frozen – Sing-along!
3pm to 6pm, Student Central.
This is a free event for staff, students and their children to celebrate Disability History Month.
Fancy dress optional! Come along and sing along to the songs in Frozen.
Please reserve your free tickets to guarantee a seat on:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sing-along-frozen-tickets-14444129781
FREE
Sunday 21 December
JB Priestley Library open
8.30am to 6pm (self service only)
www.bradford.ac.uk/library/about-us/opening-hours/
Sunday 21 December
Room 101 Richmond Building open
12noon to 5pm (as above)
Monday 22 December
JB Priestley Library open
8.30am to 9pm (staffed service 9am to 5pm)
www.bradford.ac.uk/library/about-us/opening-hours/
Monday 22 December
Room 101 Richmond Building open
12noon to 5pm (as above)
Monday 22 December
City Carol concert at Bradford Cathedral
Join people from across the city in this annual carol concert in the beautiful setting of Bradford Cathedral.
Meet at the entrance to Richmond Building at 5.00pm, to walk to the Cathedral or take the free city bus, if you are
not sure how to get there.
Concert starts at 6.00pm, but we need to get there early to be sure of getting a seat at this very popular event.
FREE
Tuesday 23 December
JB Priestley Library open
8.30am to 9pm (staffed service 9am to 5pm)
www.bradford.ac.uk/library/about-us/opening-hours/
Tuesday 23 December
Room 101 Richmond Building open
12noon to 5pm (as above)
Wednesday 24 December
JB Priestley Library open
8.30am to 1pm (staffed service 9am to 1pm)
www.bradford.ac.uk/library/about-us/opening-hours/
Wednesday 24 December
Room 101 Richmond Building open
12noon to 5pm
(entrance to the right of Blackwells Bookshop in the Atrium, Richmond Building)
No need to sit in your room on your own! Come along to Room 101, Richmond Building - table tennis, games, jigsaws,
and snacks available! Come and use the PCs if you need to and just enjoy a bit of company. Remember your UB card,
so you can get access.
Wednesday 24 December
Christmas Eve
Carols at the Cathedral
1.00pm
Another chance to experience carol singing in the Cathedral.
Please make your own way there (not a guided trip) and make sure that you set off in good time to be sure of a seat!
Directions: Free City Bus to outside Royal Mail office in Forster Square. Cross over the road and go under the stone
archway and up the steps to get to the Cathedral.
Free
Wednesday 24 December/Thursday 25 December
Midnight Mass at the Cathedral
Starts at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve night and will end at around 12.45am on Christmas Day morning
(Remember - no public transport!)
Free
Thursday 25 December
Christmas Day
Traditional Church Services in all the churches in Bradford including
Bradford Cathedral, 10.15am
www.bradfordcathedral.org
(Remember - no public transport!)
Christmas Food!
We hope to have several gatherings on Christmas Day around the University and School of Management, and can
assist with some funding to help you buy the food! Email [email protected] (closing date 19 December)
with your proposal and enjoy some company and good food with other students! Or why not come along to ROOM
101, RICHMOND BUILDING open 12noon to 5pm (see below)
Room 101, RICHMOND BUILDING (entrance to the right of Blackwells Bookshop in the Atrium, Richmond Building)
Open 12noon to 5pm
No need to sit in your room on your own! Come along to ROOM 101, RICHMOND BUILDING – hot drinks, snacks,
table tennis, games, jigsaws, and snacks available! Come and use the PCs if you need to and just enjoy a bit of
company.
Bring your UB card, as you will need it to gain access to the Richmond Building and to the entrance to Room 101.
Why not bring in some food to share with other students and make a Christmas Day buffet!
Friday 26 December
Boxing Day
Shopping for bargains!
The official day for the Christmas sales to begin! Grab a bargain whilst there is plenty of choice. Shops open in all
the local towns. For public transport in the local area see www.wymetro.com/travelnews/holidays for details
(Bus Number 72 will run from Bradford to Leeds, GBP 3.50 for travel all day, up to 2 children per adult free. Bus will
stop at Hall Ings, not Bradford Interchange)
Friday 26 December
Boxing Day
Room 101, Richmond Building (entrance to the right of Blackwells Bookshop in the Atrium, Richmond Building)
Open 12noon to 5pm
No need to sit in your room on your own! Come along to ROOM 101, RICHMOND BUILDING – hot drinks, snacks,
table tennis, games, jigsaws, and snacks available! Come and use the PCs if you need to and just enjoy a bit of
company.
Bring your UB card, as you will need it to gain access to the Richmond Building and to the entrance to Room 101.
Saturday 27 December
Room 101, RICHMOND BUILDING (entrance to the right of Blackwells Bookshop in the Atrium, Richmond Building)
Open 12noon to 5pm
No need to sit in your room on your own! Come along to ROOM 101, RICHMOND BUILDING – hot drinks, snacks,
table tennis, games, jigsaws, and snacks available! Come and use the PCs if you need to and just enjoy a bit of
company.
Bring your UB card, as you will need it to gain access to the Richmond Building and to the entrance to Room 101.
Sunday 28 December
Room 101, RICHMOND BUILDING (entrance to the right of Blackwells Bookshop in the Atrium, Richmond Building)
Open 12noon to 5pm (as above)
Sunday 28 December
Bradford City Football Match
Bradford City v Notts County
Kick off 3pm, Valley Parade, just off Manningham Lane, Bradford.
Tickets GBP 20.00 from the Stadium, GBP 12 for children under 16yrs
Monday 29 December
Room 101 Richmond Building open
12noon to 5pm (as above)
Tuesday 30 December
Room 101 Richmond Building open
12noon to 5pm (as above)
Wednesday 31 December
Room 101 Richmond Building open
12noon to 5pm (as above)
Thursday 1 January
New Years Day
Room 101 Richmond Building open
12noon to 5pm (as above)
Friday 2 January to Friday 16 January
JB Priestley Library open
24 hours from 8.30am onwards
(staffed service Saturdays 9am to 5.30pm; Sundays 1pm to 5.30pm; Weekdays 5 to 16 January 9am to 7pm))
www.bradford.ac.uk/library/about-us/opening-hours/
Friday 2 January
Room 101 Richmond Building open
12noon to 5pm
(entrance to the right of Blackwells Bookshop in the Atrium, Richmond Building)
No need to sit in your room on your own! Come along to Room 101, Richmond Building - table tennis, games, jigsaws,
and snacks available! Come and use the PCs if you need to and just enjoy a bit of company. Remember your UB card,
so you can get access.
Saturday 3 January
Room 101 Richmond Building open
12noon to 5pm (as above)
Sunday 4 January
Room 101 Richmond Building open
12noon to 5pm (as above)
Monday 5 January
University offices open again
Sunday 11 January
Pantomine at the Alhambra Theatre
A chance to experience a uniquely British tradition in Bradford’s beautiful Alhambra theatre, just minutes from the
University.
This year the performance is based on the story of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ and is guaranteed to have
you laughing, even if you do not quite understand what is going on. Not to be missed!
Tickets from Student Central Reception
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
For any questions, please email [email protected]
Want to let other students know about events that you are organising? Let us know on our Facebook page
‘Staying in Bradford For Christmas 2014’
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