Free workshops for adults and kids between now and Bubble Up

If, like us, you can’t wait for the Bubble Up weekend to begin, you can start it a little bit early by joining in with one of the free, family-friendly workshops in Bradford city centre library.

Adults and kids alike can learn how to make bubbly accessories in advance of the Bubble Up weekend, as well as creating glass tiles which will be installed  along with the permanent Beck Wishing Well sculpture in the future.

Workshops are led by Handmade Parade, who will be showing you how to make the accessories, and artist Alex Blakey, who will show you how to make your glass tiles.

Although the workshops are free, booking is required for some of them. All the info is below, and if you do attend you can share what you make on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #bdbubbleup.

Workshop information

Handmade parade workshops

In the Children’s Library at Bradford City Centre Library

(Free, no booking is required)

Saturday 25th August: 12.30pm-3pm
Tuesday 28th August: 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-4.30pm
Thursday 30th August: 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-4.30pm
Saturday 1st September: 12.30pm-3pm

Join artists from Handmade Parade and Cecil Green, to create your very own Bubble Up inspired accessories to take home as well as help make costume pieces for the mass participation dance performance. We need all hands on deck so come and join in this FREE workshop, all ages welcome and no experience needed. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Alex Blakey workshops

In the Carnegie Room at Bradford City Centre Library

(Free but bookings are required. Please contact or ask at the Library reception)

Saturday 1st September: 1pm-2.30pm, 3pm-4.40pm

Local artist Alex Blakey is offering fused glass workshops suitable for children and adults age 6+. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own fused glass tile inspired by Bradford Beck.