Bradford Bubble Up – what’s happening over the weekend?

You can now download a full and detailed PDF which shows you the exact times and locations for all the Bradford Bubble Up activities.

But here are some basics so you can plan ahead:

Friday 7th September

The Bubble Up weekend starts at the National Science and Media Museum on Friday 7th September from 6.30pm. This is the official Bubble Up opening party, and it’s also part of the National Science and Media Museum Lates, meaning it’s over 18s only – book tickets

There’ll be water-themed activities including live experiments, sound installations, creepy crawlies from the Beck, tunes, costume-making, dancing and more.

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September

The bulk of our Saturday and Sunday activities will be between 1pm and 5pm, but there a few exceptions.

On the Saturday you can visit the Peace Museum’s installation at 60 Kirkgate from 11am, and on the Saturday and Sunday you can join in free art workshops at 46 Kirkgate from 10am.

And on Saturday evening from 8pm there’s a very special event at the former Old Crown on Ivegate, where we’re working with Mind the Gap to produce a disco curated by adults with learning disabilities. Beneath the Waves is for absolutely everyone – as long as you’re over 18!

Everything else

From 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday, the Bubble Up will really start to bubble over, with events on Darley Street, the Mirror Pool, Jacobs Well Subway, Ivegate, Tyrell Street, outside City Hall, and at Bradford City Library.

Activities will include roaming performances you can catch all over the city centre, audio tours you can follow on your own, and things you can see and join in with in specific locations around the city centre. There are more than 30 individual events and things to see and do, from the giant waterslide on Darley Street to the sand workshops you can take part in at the bottom of Ivegate as part of our deconstructed Urban Beach.

You’ll see street art, theatre, DJs, live music, story telling, dance, poetry, and even some on-land synchronised swimming and a giant mackerel – all between 1pm and 5pm in the city centre.

You can also book tickets to have a go on the giant waterslide which will run the whole length of Darley Street!

Follow @bdbubbleup on Twitter, check the Facebook event, or visit the website again soon to find out more.

A sneak preview of Sand In Your Eye's 'Urban Beach' which you can see at the bottom of Ivegate over the Bubble Up weekend.