In this year's Bradford Literature Festival (30 June - 9 July), Bishop Nick has taken part in three events on Sunday 2 July, Bishop Toby is hosting an evening of sacred poetry at Bradford Cathedral on Sunday 9 July, and Dean Jerry Lepine chairs an evening on William Blake's Jerusalem on Saturday 8 July.
Still to come:
An evening of sacred poetry at Bradford Cathedral
Sunday 9 July 6-8.30pm
“This will be a joyous celebration of beautiful poetry and music from across the religious spectrum, from kirtan recitation to a show stopping gospel choir performance”.
Hosted by the Bishop of Bradford, the Rt Revd Dr Toby Howarth, he will be joined by soloist Claire White-McKay, Bhajan singer Ranjana Ghatak, Buddhist poet Dh Maitreyabandhu, and Keertan Rehal, who will recite a selection of Shabad Kirtan from the Sikh tradition. The evening will be brought to a close with a glorious gospel choir medley. More here.
Min Kym with Gwenan Edwards - "Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung"
Thursday 6 July, 7.30-9pm, Bradford Cathedral
Join world renowned violinist Min Kym as she reflects on the dramatic highs and lows that have shaped her incredible musical career - including the theft of her extremely rare 1696 Stradivarius violin was stolen from outside a train station café. More here.
Jerusalem the Anthem
Saturday 8 July, 10.30-11.45am, Bradford College
Join Blake expert Jason Whittaker, cultural commentator Boyd Tonkin and poet Ben Okri, as they discuss the origins and evolution of this much-loved yet increasingly divisive poem. The event will be chaired by Dean Jerry Lepine and will culminate in a special performance by the Bradford Cathedral Choir. More here