BRADFORD’S Intercultured Festival is back and staging four family-friendly creative workshops in Keighley’s Airedale Shopping Centre this Saturday (October 30).

The festival aims to highlight the district's diversity through cultural performances, workshops, interventions and conversations.

Founder Mussarat Rahman said: "Bradford has a rich history of cultures and communities moving into the area. I feel like we have a beautiful cultural melting pot and such lovely diverse communities within our district. My focus has been trying to provide a platform for them."

The festival, held in collaboration with BIASAN (Bradford Immigration and Asylum Seekers Support and Advice Network), has teamed- up with Keighley Creative and locally-based artists for the Keighley workshops.

The events are free and anyone can attend. Although people are welcome to drop in, booking is recommended.

Sessions are:

Belly Dancing with North Wind Tribal. North Wind Tribal will be performing just outside WH Smith from noon-12.30pm and 1.30-2pm, with a workshop in their practice space at Keighley Arts Hub from 12.40-1.20pm. Feel free to just turn-up for the performances or book at

One World, One Love Creative Arts Workshop. Noon-2pm. Jane Sedgwick will be guiding you through this hands-on workshop that will bring people together to create a unifying and global piece of art. Find her in the cafe space near Boots. Drop-ins welcome or book your place at

Mobile Phone Filmmaking. 2-4pm. Join Louisa Rose Mackleston, of Northern Fortress Film, for a workshop showing how to make a film using just your own mobile phone in one of the empty retail units! No previous experience is necessary. Just bring your phone along with you. Book at

Bilingual Poetry with Nabeelah. 2-4pm. Nabeela Ahmed is a writer, storyteller, multilingual poet and spoken word artist. She writes and shares her work in English, Urdu and Pahari. Join her in the cafe space near Boots for a workshop that explores language and poetry. Those who only speak one language are also welcome. Book at

Free booklets featuring an exhibition of work created by Bradfordians, entitled Humanising, will also be available. The artwork has been created by refugees, asylum seekers, members of the Deaf Women’s Society, LGBTQI and youth communities.