US Ambassador opens World Curry Festival in Bradford

US Ambassador opens World Curry Festival in Bradford

SOME LIKE IT HOT: Ash Mahmood, of Solly's fruit and veg stall, with a selection of the chillies

TEMPTING: Neng Nyananyo, of Kukoos, demonstrates the bright dishes on offer

PILED HIGH: A 'stack the poppadom' competition run by Trisha Tillutson and Sarah Howsen reaches new heights

COLOURFUL: Hugh Brasher, of Bristol-based Collectively Artisan with some of the bright kitchenware on display

EXOTIC: Sharan Khinda with offerings from her stall.

SPICY: World Curry Festival organiser Zulfi Karim with US Ambassador Matthew Barzun after his cooking demonstration.

TASTY: The curry made by US Ambassador Matthew Barzun finds favour

First published in News

The US ambassador to the UK likened City Park to a "great big curry pot" as he cooked an old family recipe to officially open the fifth World Curry Festival in Bradford today.

Former internet pioneer Matthew Barzun took to the stage with Texan chef Anita Jaisinghani to recreate 'Mother's Curry Sauce,' a dish originally cooked by his grandmother in Louisville, Kentucky, where he grew up.

The culinary masterclass was the first of many over the three-day festival, which also includes various pop-up restaurants and food stalls, professional cooking schools and demonstrations, a competition to find the best Junior Curry Chef, and poetry and drama performances.

"Cooking is not a normal part of daily ambassador duties, but that really brought back childhood memories," said Mr Barzun.

"I think events like this are incredibly important in bringing all the communities that exist in these wonderful diverse places together, and as we stand here, it's almost like a great big curry pot.

"We're all thrown together from different places, and we're making something special."

As well as officially opening the Curry Festival, Mr Barzun also met members of Bradford Council and spoke to students at the University of Bradford and Belle Vue Boys' School, emphasising it was important to travel beyond his Winfield House base in London to promote the "special" relationship between the US and UK.

"Talent tends to be distributed quite evenly, attention and opportunity less so," he said. "You have people like Zulfi here, who has built something amazing in the last five years.

"There are interesting people doing interesting things all across the UK, and my job is US ambassador to the UK, not just to London, so getting to other places is not only a very important thing to do, it's incredibly enjoyable."

Zulfi Karim, founder of the World Curry Festival, said the Ambassador's visit had got the event off to a "great" start.

"We are the World Curry Festival so we needed to bring the world to Bradford, and I think the US ambassador being here today, plus the calibre of chefs we are able to attract from all over the globe, has conquered that ambition," he said.

For a full programme of the festival, which runs until Sunday, visit worldcurryfestival.com.

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6:42pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bluebluerobin says...

"We are the World Curry Festival so we needed to bring the world to Bradford". True. So why has Cllr Hinchcliffe and the Labour Group put so little resource into publicising this event at the national and global level? I'm just back from London and I didn't see a single advertisement anywhere.

You would have hoped that City Hall would have tried to capitalise on one of the few plus points that Bradford has.
"We are the World Curry Festival so we needed to bring the world to Bradford". True. So why has Cllr Hinchcliffe and the Labour Group put so little resource into publicising this event at the national and global level? I'm just back from London and I didn't see a single advertisement anywhere. You would have hoped that City Hall would have tried to capitalise on one of the few plus points that Bradford has. bluebluerobin
  • Score: 32

7:14pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate. bcfc1903
  • Score: -6

7:20pm Fri 20 Jun 14

izzystillbreathing says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
With all due respect to Look North and the T&A they're hardly national, and certainly not global.

What's the point of a 'World Curry Festival' if the publicity only stretches as far as Leeds? If the trading standards officers weren't in City Hall's pocket they would be suing you for false representation.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]With all due respect to Look North and the T&A they're hardly national, and certainly not global. What's the point of a 'World Curry Festival' if the publicity only stretches as far as Leeds? If the trading standards officers weren't in City Hall's pocket they would be suing you for false representation. izzystillbreathing
  • Score: 23

7:40pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

izzystillbreathing wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
With all due respect to Look North and the T&A they're hardly national, and certainly not global.

What's the point of a 'World Curry Festival' if the publicity only stretches as far as Leeds? If the trading standards officers weren't in City Hall's pocket they would be suing you for false representation.
Look North covers far more than Leeds. How much advertising does the Curry Festival need if it's already well attended? It may be called the World Curry Festival but that doesn't mean it trys to invite the whole world population.
[quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]With all due respect to Look North and the T&A they're hardly national, and certainly not global. What's the point of a 'World Curry Festival' if the publicity only stretches as far as Leeds? If the trading standards officers weren't in City Hall's pocket they would be suing you for false representation.[/p][/quote]Look North covers far more than Leeds. How much advertising does the Curry Festival need if it's already well attended? It may be called the World Curry Festival but that doesn't mean it trys to invite the whole world population. bcfc1903
  • Score: -9

7:47pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bachtothefuture says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much.

Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much. Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education. bachtothefuture
  • Score: 17

7:49pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bachtothefuture says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
With all due respect to Look North and the T&A they're hardly national, and certainly not global.

What's the point of a 'World Curry Festival' if the publicity only stretches as far as Leeds? If the trading standards officers weren't in City Hall's pocket they would be suing you for false representation.
Look North covers far more than Leeds. How much advertising does the Curry Festival need if it's already well attended? It may be called the World Curry Festival but that doesn't mean it trys to invite the whole world population.
Well then don't call it the 'World Curry Festival'! Sometimes you Council employees are beyond me.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]With all due respect to Look North and the T&A they're hardly national, and certainly not global. What's the point of a 'World Curry Festival' if the publicity only stretches as far as Leeds? If the trading standards officers weren't in City Hall's pocket they would be suing you for false representation.[/p][/quote]Look North covers far more than Leeds. How much advertising does the Curry Festival need if it's already well attended? It may be called the World Curry Festival but that doesn't mean it trys to invite the whole world population.[/p][/quote]Well then don't call it the 'World Curry Festival'! Sometimes you Council employees are beyond me. bachtothefuture
  • Score: 1

7:59pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

bachtothefuture wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much.

Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.
If only, I guess the few thousand folk who turned up throughout today just doesn't cut it in terms of how many could have been there, possibly millions with the right publicity of course. A least the the US ambassador for the UK manage a visit.
[quote][p][bold]bachtothefuture[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much. Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.[/p][/quote]If only, I guess the few thousand folk who turned up throughout today just doesn't cut it in terms of how many could have been there, possibly millions with the right publicity of course. A least the the US ambassador for the UK manage a visit. bcfc1903
  • Score: -14

8:23pm Fri 20 Jun 14

gouldengirl says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
bachtothefuture wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much.

Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.
If only, I guess the few thousand folk who turned up throughout today just doesn't cut it in terms of how many could have been there, possibly millions with the right publicity of course. A least the the US ambassador for the UK manage a visit.
I'm sure everybody is very happy that it wasn't a complete flop. The issue is whether it could have been publicised better and whether the title is strictly accurate.

The title is like so much the Council does, grandiloquent bombast followed by a pitifully prosaic reality. This is just the equivalent of all those grand regeneration plans that promised the earth and delivered nothing.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bachtothefuture[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much. Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.[/p][/quote]If only, I guess the few thousand folk who turned up throughout today just doesn't cut it in terms of how many could have been there, possibly millions with the right publicity of course. A least the the US ambassador for the UK manage a visit.[/p][/quote]I'm sure everybody is very happy that it wasn't a complete flop. The issue is whether it could have been publicised better and whether the title is strictly accurate. The title is like so much the Council does, grandiloquent bombast followed by a pitifully prosaic reality. This is just the equivalent of all those grand regeneration plans that promised the earth and delivered nothing. gouldengirl
  • Score: 19

8:31pm Fri 20 Jun 14

FinlandStation says...

bachtothefuture wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much.

Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.
You could also try 'World of Curries Festival' and providing you had curries from more than a couple of countries then you wouldn't be breaking the Trade Descriptions Act.

This whole episode, with its lack of attention to detail, inability to think things through and appreciate how others might see it, is unfortunately just too typical of the way City Hall works. Or, more accurately, doesn't work.
[quote][p][bold]bachtothefuture[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much. Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.[/p][/quote]You could also try 'World of Curries Festival' and providing you had curries from more than a couple of countries then you wouldn't be breaking the Trade Descriptions Act. This whole episode, with its lack of attention to detail, inability to think things through and appreciate how others might see it, is unfortunately just too typical of the way City Hall works. Or, more accurately, doesn't work. FinlandStation
  • Score: 15

9:45pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

gouldengirl wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
bachtothefuture wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much.

Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.
If only, I guess the few thousand folk who turned up throughout today just doesn't cut it in terms of how many could have been there, possibly millions with the right publicity of course. A least the the US ambassador for the UK manage a visit.
I'm sure everybody is very happy that it wasn't a complete flop. The issue is whether it could have been publicised better and whether the title is strictly accurate.

The title is like so much the Council does, grandiloquent bombast followed by a pitifully prosaic reality. This is just the equivalent of all those grand regeneration plans that promised the earth and delivered nothing.
Really, I thought the issue today was overcrowding!!
[quote][p][bold]gouldengirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bachtothefuture[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much. Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.[/p][/quote]If only, I guess the few thousand folk who turned up throughout today just doesn't cut it in terms of how many could have been there, possibly millions with the right publicity of course. A least the the US ambassador for the UK manage a visit.[/p][/quote]I'm sure everybody is very happy that it wasn't a complete flop. The issue is whether it could have been publicised better and whether the title is strictly accurate. The title is like so much the Council does, grandiloquent bombast followed by a pitifully prosaic reality. This is just the equivalent of all those grand regeneration plans that promised the earth and delivered nothing.[/p][/quote]Really, I thought the issue today was overcrowding!! bcfc1903
  • Score: -10

9:50pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

FinlandStation wrote:
bachtothefuture wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much.

Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.
You could also try 'World of Curries Festival' and providing you had curries from more than a couple of countries then you wouldn't be breaking the Trade Descriptions Act.

This whole episode, with its lack of attention to detail, inability to think things through and appreciate how others might see it, is unfortunately just too typical of the way City Hall works. Or, more accurately, doesn't work.
Rubbish, there was plenty of folk enjoy both eating what was on offer and watching what was on offer being made and of course that also means plenty of folk new this festival was happening.
[quote][p][bold]FinlandStation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bachtothefuture[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much. Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.[/p][/quote]You could also try 'World of Curries Festival' and providing you had curries from more than a couple of countries then you wouldn't be breaking the Trade Descriptions Act. This whole episode, with its lack of attention to detail, inability to think things through and appreciate how others might see it, is unfortunately just too typical of the way City Hall works. Or, more accurately, doesn't work.[/p][/quote]Rubbish, there was plenty of folk enjoy both eating what was on offer and watching what was on offer being made and of course that also means plenty of folk new this festival was happening. bcfc1903
  • Score: -6

9:54pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

bachtothefuture wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
With all due respect to Look North and the T&A they're hardly national, and certainly not global.

What's the point of a 'World Curry Festival' if the publicity only stretches as far as Leeds? If the trading standards officers weren't in City Hall's pocket they would be suing you for false representation.
Look North covers far more than Leeds. How much advertising does the Curry Festival need if it's already well attended? It may be called the World Curry Festival but that doesn't mean it trys to invite the whole world population.
Well then don't call it the 'World Curry Festival'! Sometimes you Council employees are beyond me.
Except I'm not a Council employee am I, I'm an ex employee of Forest Green Rovers, I'd tell you who I worked for now but you'd probably end up with a horses head in your bed.
[quote][p][bold]bachtothefuture[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]With all due respect to Look North and the T&A they're hardly national, and certainly not global. What's the point of a 'World Curry Festival' if the publicity only stretches as far as Leeds? If the trading standards officers weren't in City Hall's pocket they would be suing you for false representation.[/p][/quote]Look North covers far more than Leeds. How much advertising does the Curry Festival need if it's already well attended? It may be called the World Curry Festival but that doesn't mean it trys to invite the whole world population.[/p][/quote]Well then don't call it the 'World Curry Festival'! Sometimes you Council employees are beyond me.[/p][/quote]Except I'm not a Council employee am I, I'm an ex employee of Forest Green Rovers, I'd tell you who I worked for now but you'd probably end up with a horses head in your bed. bcfc1903
  • Score: -9

10:08pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Grumpygirl says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
gouldengirl wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
bachtothefuture wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much.

Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.
If only, I guess the few thousand folk who turned up throughout today just doesn't cut it in terms of how many could have been there, possibly millions with the right publicity of course. A least the the US ambassador for the UK manage a visit.
I'm sure everybody is very happy that it wasn't a complete flop. The issue is whether it could have been publicised better and whether the title is strictly accurate.

The title is like so much the Council does, grandiloquent bombast followed by a pitifully prosaic reality. This is just the equivalent of all those grand regeneration plans that promised the earth and delivered nothing.
Really, I thought the issue today was overcrowding!!
No.

I've been reading through this thread. The issue is whether the 'World Curry Festival' is correctly named and advertised globally. Or nationally for that matter. The answer is definitely no. It's pointlessly and embarrassingly overblown. Trotters International Trading comes to mind.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gouldengirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bachtothefuture[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much. Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.[/p][/quote]If only, I guess the few thousand folk who turned up throughout today just doesn't cut it in terms of how many could have been there, possibly millions with the right publicity of course. A least the the US ambassador for the UK manage a visit.[/p][/quote]I'm sure everybody is very happy that it wasn't a complete flop. The issue is whether it could have been publicised better and whether the title is strictly accurate. The title is like so much the Council does, grandiloquent bombast followed by a pitifully prosaic reality. This is just the equivalent of all those grand regeneration plans that promised the earth and delivered nothing.[/p][/quote]Really, I thought the issue today was overcrowding!![/p][/quote]No. I've been reading through this thread. The issue is whether the 'World Curry Festival' is correctly named and advertised globally. Or nationally for that matter. The answer is definitely no. It's pointlessly and embarrassingly overblown. Trotters International Trading comes to mind. Grumpygirl
  • Score: 7

10:10pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Grumpygirl says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
bachtothefuture wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
With all due respect to Look North and the T&A they're hardly national, and certainly not global.

What's the point of a 'World Curry Festival' if the publicity only stretches as far as Leeds? If the trading standards officers weren't in City Hall's pocket they would be suing you for false representation.
Look North covers far more than Leeds. How much advertising does the Curry Festival need if it's already well attended? It may be called the World Curry Festival but that doesn't mean it trys to invite the whole world population.
Well then don't call it the 'World Curry Festival'! Sometimes you Council employees are beyond me.
Except I'm not a Council employee am I, I'm an ex employee of Forest Green Rovers, I'd tell you who I worked for now but you'd probably end up with a horses head in your bed.
Really that is a bit childish. If you're the contract killer of your fantasies how about cleansing the stables at City Hall.

Who are Forest green Rovers?
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bachtothefuture[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]With all due respect to Look North and the T&A they're hardly national, and certainly not global. What's the point of a 'World Curry Festival' if the publicity only stretches as far as Leeds? If the trading standards officers weren't in City Hall's pocket they would be suing you for false representation.[/p][/quote]Look North covers far more than Leeds. How much advertising does the Curry Festival need if it's already well attended? It may be called the World Curry Festival but that doesn't mean it trys to invite the whole world population.[/p][/quote]Well then don't call it the 'World Curry Festival'! Sometimes you Council employees are beyond me.[/p][/quote]Except I'm not a Council employee am I, I'm an ex employee of Forest Green Rovers, I'd tell you who I worked for now but you'd probably end up with a horses head in your bed.[/p][/quote]Really that is a bit childish. If you're the contract killer of your fantasies how about cleansing the stables at City Hall. Who are Forest green Rovers? Grumpygirl
  • Score: 7

10:22pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Grumpygirl wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
gouldengirl wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
bachtothefuture wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much.

Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.
If only, I guess the few thousand folk who turned up throughout today just doesn't cut it in terms of how many could have been there, possibly millions with the right publicity of course. A least the the US ambassador for the UK manage a visit.
I'm sure everybody is very happy that it wasn't a complete flop. The issue is whether it could have been publicised better and whether the title is strictly accurate.

The title is like so much the Council does, grandiloquent bombast followed by a pitifully prosaic reality. This is just the equivalent of all those grand regeneration plans that promised the earth and delivered nothing.
Really, I thought the issue today was overcrowding!!
No.

I've been reading through this thread. The issue is whether the 'World Curry Festival' is correctly named and advertised globally. Or nationally for that matter. The answer is definitely no. It's pointlessly and embarrassingly overblown. Trotters International Trading comes to mind.
How many folk do you actually want in City Park, it was heaving today, and who cares what it's called, yes when I worked at Forest Green Rovers we often said before a club trip are we going for a vindaloo blow out at the World Curry Festival in Bradford afterwards, on many occasions we decided against such a trip and ended up at the Balti Nailsworth instead because of the crowded nature of the festival.
[quote][p][bold]Grumpygirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gouldengirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bachtothefuture[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]Without wishing to be too pedantic, maybe if Councillor Hinchcliffe changed the name to ‘Festival of World Curries’ then her lacklustre, and parochial, attempts at publicity wouldn’t matter so much. Positioning adjectives correctly is obviously a bit beyond the City Hall Press Office and unfortunately underlines the sad state of Bradford’s education.[/p][/quote]If only, I guess the few thousand folk who turned up throughout today just doesn't cut it in terms of how many could have been there, possibly millions with the right publicity of course. A least the the US ambassador for the UK manage a visit.[/p][/quote]I'm sure everybody is very happy that it wasn't a complete flop. The issue is whether it could have been publicised better and whether the title is strictly accurate. The title is like so much the Council does, grandiloquent bombast followed by a pitifully prosaic reality. This is just the equivalent of all those grand regeneration plans that promised the earth and delivered nothing.[/p][/quote]Really, I thought the issue today was overcrowding!![/p][/quote]No. I've been reading through this thread. The issue is whether the 'World Curry Festival' is correctly named and advertised globally. Or nationally for that matter. The answer is definitely no. It's pointlessly and embarrassingly overblown. Trotters International Trading comes to mind.[/p][/quote]How many folk do you actually want in City Park, it was heaving today, and who cares what it's called, yes when I worked at Forest Green Rovers we often said before a club trip are we going for a vindaloo blow out at the World Curry Festival in Bradford afterwards, on many occasions we decided against such a trip and ended up at the Balti Nailsworth instead because of the crowded nature of the festival. bcfc1903
  • Score: -7

10:33pm Fri 20 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Grumpygirl wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
bachtothefuture wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
izzystillbreathing wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.
With all due respect to Look North and the T&A they're hardly national, and certainly not global.

What's the point of a 'World Curry Festival' if the publicity only stretches as far as Leeds? If the trading standards officers weren't in City Hall's pocket they would be suing you for false representation.
Look North covers far more than Leeds. How much advertising does the Curry Festival need if it's already well attended? It may be called the World Curry Festival but that doesn't mean it trys to invite the whole world population.
Well then don't call it the 'World Curry Festival'! Sometimes you Council employees are beyond me.
Except I'm not a Council employee am I, I'm an ex employee of Forest Green Rovers, I'd tell you who I worked for now but you'd probably end up with a horses head in your bed.
Really that is a bit childish. If you're the contract killer of your fantasies how about cleansing the stables at City Hall.

Who are Forest green Rovers?
I'm neither a contract killer nor a stable cleanser. Forest Green Rovers is a ramblers association.
[quote][p][bold]Grumpygirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bachtothefuture[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: There were plenty of folk there today, it's been advertised in the T&A and mentioned on Look North. Can't say looking at todays turn out that it lacked publicising. Of course like the Bradford Festival, not everyone will see the stuff put about regarding this festival and others which of course is unfortunate.[/p][/quote]With all due respect to Look North and the T&A they're hardly national, and certainly not global. What's the point of a 'World Curry Festival' if the publicity only stretches as far as Leeds? If the trading standards officers weren't in City Hall's pocket they would be suing you for false representation.[/p][/quote]Look North covers far more than Leeds. How much advertising does the Curry Festival need if it's already well attended? It may be called the World Curry Festival but that doesn't mean it trys to invite the whole world population.[/p][/quote]Well then don't call it the 'World Curry Festival'! Sometimes you Council employees are beyond me.[/p][/quote]Except I'm not a Council employee am I, I'm an ex employee of Forest Green Rovers, I'd tell you who I worked for now but you'd probably end up with a horses head in your bed.[/p][/quote]Really that is a bit childish. If you're the contract killer of your fantasies how about cleansing the stables at City Hall. Who are Forest green Rovers?[/p][/quote]I'm neither a contract killer nor a stable cleanser. Forest Green Rovers is a ramblers association. bcfc1903
  • Score: -3

12:12am Sat 21 Jun 14

Postman pedro says...

What is Bradford trying to be? It's never going to be what it once once. Best thing about the the place is the A650 out of it.....
What is Bradford trying to be? It's never going to be what it once once. Best thing about the the place is the A650 out of it..... Postman pedro
  • Score: -4

8:57am Sat 21 Jun 14

undercliffebantam says...

Postman pedro wrote:
What is Bradford trying to be? It's never going to be what it once once. Best thing about the the place is the A650 out of it.....
The A650 is also the best thing about Bradford as the way into Bradford. If you don,t like Bradford move away. i,m sure you won't be missed.
[quote][p][bold]Postman pedro[/bold] wrote: What is Bradford trying to be? It's never going to be what it once once. Best thing about the the place is the A650 out of it.....[/p][/quote]The A650 is also the best thing about Bradford as the way into Bradford. If you don,t like Bradford move away. i,m sure you won't be missed. undercliffebantam
  • Score: 1

10:00am Sat 21 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

I see that there is to be car manufacturing back in the city for the first time since Jowett Cars Ltd were last making them in the early 50's, some more great news for Bradford. The place is really buzzing at the minute.
I see that there is to be car manufacturing back in the city for the first time since Jowett Cars Ltd were last making them in the early 50's, some more great news for Bradford. The place is really buzzing at the minute. bcfc1903
  • Score: -4

12:19pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Out of site says...

Most people from around the world are already in bradford
Most people from around the world are already in bradford Out of site
  • Score: -6

10:03am Sun 22 Jun 14

DCarbz says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
I see that there is to be car manufacturing back in the city for the first time since Jowett Cars Ltd were last making them in the early 50's, some more great news for Bradford. The place is really buzzing at the minute.
Except that the statement is incorrect. I bet Alistair Naylor was fuming that comments were not allowed under that story. Good look to Kahn though and hope he has better luck than Naylor Cars did.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: I see that there is to be car manufacturing back in the city for the first time since Jowett Cars Ltd were last making them in the early 50's, some more great news for Bradford. The place is really buzzing at the minute.[/p][/quote]Except that the statement is incorrect. I bet Alistair Naylor was fuming that comments were not allowed under that story. Good look to Kahn though and hope he has better luck than Naylor Cars did. DCarbz
  • Score: 0

10:23am Mon 23 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

DCarbz wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
I see that there is to be car manufacturing back in the city for the first time since Jowett Cars Ltd were last making them in the early 50's, some more great news for Bradford. The place is really buzzing at the minute.
Except that the statement is incorrect. I bet Alistair Naylor was fuming that comments were not allowed under that story. Good look to Kahn though and hope he has better luck than Naylor Cars did.
That's what the story suggests regarding cars, granted not exactly Jowett cars or Scott motorcycles, but from small beginnings larger manufacturing can grow. So good luck to Kahn design, proud that you are attempting this and it can only be good for the city.

Great also that beer brewing is also making a come back to Bradford City Centre, Bradford really is buzzing at the minute. Good luck to all involved in the Kahn Design project and the Bradford Brewery scheme.
[quote][p][bold]DCarbz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: I see that there is to be car manufacturing back in the city for the first time since Jowett Cars Ltd were last making them in the early 50's, some more great news for Bradford. The place is really buzzing at the minute.[/p][/quote]Except that the statement is incorrect. I bet Alistair Naylor was fuming that comments were not allowed under that story. Good look to Kahn though and hope he has better luck than Naylor Cars did.[/p][/quote]That's what the story suggests regarding cars, granted not exactly Jowett cars or Scott motorcycles, but from small beginnings larger manufacturing can grow. So good luck to Kahn design, proud that you are attempting this and it can only be good for the city. Great also that beer brewing is also making a come back to Bradford City Centre, Bradford really is buzzing at the minute. Good luck to all involved in the Kahn Design project and the Bradford Brewery scheme. bcfc1903
  • Score: 1

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