Friday, 31 July 2015

An article about Shipley Street Arts Festival in this month's Saltaire Review

We're very grateful to our friends at The Saltaire Review for publishing an article on the recent Shipley Street Arts Festival, and what the festival means for Shipley on the whole.

You can read the article here.

We even made the front cover!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Shipley Street Arts Festival: Summer School

You didn't think that the Shipley Street Arts Festival was over for another year, did you?

No - this year, we've expanded the event beyond the three days of festival fun: first with our forerunner events, like the Dockfield Road Creative Arts Hub "Open Day", our stall at the Dragon Boat race, and the Windhill Community Centre Arts & Crafts Day ...

But wait, there's more! There are workshop days coming up later in the year, another fabulous evening of "Carabet Heaven" hosted by our good friends at Irregular Arts ... but next on our list is the Shipley Street Arts Festival Summer School.

This is a great chance for young, budding actors, aged 11-15, to get a taster of the many disciplines involved in theatre work. Including everything from physical theatre to mask work and puppetry, the three-day course will be run by seasoned actress Gillie Kerrod, on behalf of the illustrious Calderdale Theatre School, so this really is an amazing opportunity for young people who have an interest in theatre to find out what's involved.

Held at the Dockfield Road Creative Arts Hub in Shipley from 17th August - 20th August, the entire course is just £20 per student - if you know somebody who might be a future Oscar winner, tell them not to miss this fabulous opportunity!

Q20 Theatre @ Dockfield Road Creative Arts Hub
Tel: 01274 221 360

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


We're so proud of how well Shipley Street Arts Festival 2015 went this year - it's all thanks to the hard work of a great team of people, which included the brilliant performers, artists, local community groups, charities, businesses, our fellow festivals, the Q20 office team (special mentions have to go to Natasha and Tom for all their hard work!), and friends and families.

Roll on Shipley Street Arts Festival 2016!
Lots of people came to see Circo Rum Ba Ba's enormous whale
With a beautiful mermaid inside!
Another definite highlight was the superhero-themed show, KAPOW!

This fast-paced and funny show was specially commissioned to present its opening performances at the festival by Shipley Street Arts Festival and Saltaire Festival
The amazing heron from Faceless Arts was a big hit too.
The beautiful pavement art by Urban Canvas included contributions from our visitors!

A great arts and crafts market was included.
The amazing Day of the Dead Fish was created by Morwenna Catt and decorated with the help from local school children.
Pif-Paf had an amazing 'Planetary' - a combination of artistic structure and aerialist performance
A lovely contribution included a white boat on which people included their thoughts and memories connected to the canal.

Our personal favourite!

Have you had chance to see Shipley Street Arts Festival in the Bradford Telegraph & Argus?

We're really grateful to everyone who helped to make Shipley Street Arts Festival 2015 such a massive success.

We'd also like to thank the Bradford Telegraph & Argus for their great article about the event, celebrating all the fabulous performers and their amazing work at the weekend.

Well done everyone! And thanks to all our visitors who made all the hard work worthwhile!