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Shh Tell No one: Bradford’s secret is out of the bag

Local bookstore, Waterstones, is hosting a late-night soiree to celebrate the history of Bradford through a creative offering from across the district.

The exclusive speakeasy-style event is described by organisers as “70% The Great Gatsby 30% Japanese Jazz Bar and 100% Bradford.”

Kirsty Taylor Bradford will be performing at the secret soiree Image: Twitter

Featuring cocktails, poetry, and spoken word music at the iconic setting, Wool Exchange Speakeasy, the cathedral-like Waterstones is the place to be on Monday 9 May.

Performers so far include Kirsty Taylor Bradford, Sharena Lee Satti, Tahera Mayat, Hassan Fazane Khan, and the band Melosa Jazz plus more local poets to be confirmed.

This event is a perfect way to share the UK’s most beautiful bookshop and reveal Bradford’s Best Kept Secret.

Head of Cultural Partnerships at Bradford Council Nicola Greenan, speaking about the setting for the event, said, “We’re justifiably proud of the Wool Exchange, it’s full of Bradford’s history, heritage and character. We want to showcase this to the world. It’s Bradford’s Best Kept Secret.”

The FREE event will be hosted by the iconic Waterstones book shop between 7-9 pm.

Bradford’s Best Kept Secret artwork
Image: Bradford council

But doors will close at 7.20pm

Watch #BradfordsBestKeptSecret for the door password

You can register for the event here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bradfords-best-kept-secret-tickets-329979095357

Tickets are limited

Updates can be found on Twitter @BfdSpeakeasy

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