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Action-packed programme is planned for Positive Bradford Day
8:00am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
Plans are gathering pace for the Positive Bradford Day next month, with more than 300 companies now signed up to give their help free of charge on the day.
This year will be the third time the day, on September 28, has been held at Centenary Square and the first time it has been held on a Saturday.
The stage is now packed with acts, including the Panache Cheerleading School, recently back from performing in the USA, who will be dazzling with their pom-poms. Actor Tom Milner, who stars in Waterloo Road, will also be coming along to perform a few songs Up to 40 companies will be manning market stalls, with 333 organisations taking part on the day.
Co-organiser Jane Vincent said Starbucks had offered free coffee samples and money-off vouchers and Bradford Bulls had offered free giveaways and face painting, with ten of their players attending.
Other attractions include Help for Heroes competitions, a static turbo bike, a Pirate street performance by Mind the Gap, a messy play area by St Edmunds NSPCC, hands-on ‘have a go’ sessions with Incommunities for apprenticeships and a Bradford Families information service with a giant Connect Four game.
The event, which celebrates all that is positive about the district, also includes a Bradford dragon hunt for children, showing off the city’s architecture and buildings, and there will be demonstrations of martial arts.
The interschool children’s choir, involving schoolchildren coming together to sing in unity, will perform, there will be a celebration of young people in Bradford and the Apple cafe YMCA will demonstrate an apple press and showcase Yorkshire and northern apples.
An appearance from the Northern Ballet is also on the cards and Rob Dziekanski, an up and coming opera star, will be serenading the public.
Miss Vincent said: "We seriously do not have any more stage time so we have had to put poeple on a stand-by list.
“We are a bit more in control this year and have had an intern for 12 weeks, so we are organised and it all seems a bit calmer.
“I think this is the biggest one and also, with it happening on a Saturday, we have lots of stuff for children to do.
“We have 30 teenage volunteers doing a blitz with Positive Bradford window stickers, so we are expecting lots of visitors.”
For more information about the event, visit positivebradford.co.uk.
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