VISITORS to the National Media Museum were encouraged to be as noisy as possible at a weekend-long event which brought science to life.

The Make Some Noise weekend included more than 20 activities spread over all floors of the museum on Bradford.

The event gave visitors the chance to find out how sounds are made, how people hear them and discover how technology can bring sounds to life.

These included the chance to play a Dhol drum, a traditional Sikh instrument, and playing a laser drum kit.

Visitors also had the chance to build a piano out of vegetables and find out how vinyl records work and discover the sounds made from the sounds of vibrations.

A 12ft-long jelly baby wave machine, made from wooden barbecue skewers, was also an attraction at the festival.

Other attractions included Yorkshire Sound Women's Network, who showed how computer code can be used to make sound.

More than 2,000 visitors from across the country attended the weekend-long free event and praised its fun-filled activities.

Marian Grubert, 56, travelled from Basildon in Essex to visit the show with her grandchildren, Lenny, 13, Biba, ten and Indie, nine, of Pudsey.

Mrs Grubert said: "It's brilliant. There is so much for the children to be involved in.

"I brought them here for a day out. It's fun for them but is also educational."

Simon Nodder, of Castleford, who attended the event with partner, Angela Moorhead, and their daughters, Willow, nine, and Bramble, five, said: "It was brilliant.

"The children have really enjoyed it."

Antonio Benitez, events manager for Make Some Noise, said: "It went really well.

"Everyone had a great time. It was a really good way for young people to to learn about science and technology of sound and maybe consider the career opportunities in science."

The National Media Museum also hosted a VIP screening of a new TV performance which features Bradford children.

The CBeebies production of The Tortoise and the Hare, in conjunction with Northern Ballet, was filmed at the Alhambra Theatre over three days in January this year.

It featured pupils from Bradford district schools including Brackenhill Primary, Lower Fields Primary/Saint Cuthbert and First Martyr.

One of the participating pupils was Hadiqah Shakeel, five, of Leeds Road, Thornbury.

Her mother, Noreen Akhter, 44, said: "She really enjoyed taking part, it was really exciting for her.

"I'm proud that she will be on TV in this show too."

CBeebies character Mr Bloom, played by Ben Faulks, hosted the VIP screening at the museum and praised the involvement of the Bradford children, aged between five and seven.

He said: "I love coming to Bradford.

"The children in the show were really buzzing to see the final piece at the screening."

The Tortoise and the Hare will be screened on Easter Monday, March 28, on the CBeebies channel at 11am and 5pm.

The Northern Ballet's production will also tour at 28 venues across the country, until it closes in Bradford in October this year.

Meanwhile, the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Joanne Dodds, joined the fundraising field at the Great Daffodil Walk in Bingley today.

The event saw people putting on their trainers for the six-mile sponsored walk, which started and finished at Myrtle Park.

The route also took in the St Ives Estate, Bingley, with all proceeds going to Marie Curie, as part of the charity's month-long daffodil-themed fundraising events.

Dave Harvey, event organiser, said: ""It went really well and it was good to see the Lord Mayor taking part too. She is a keener walker.

“The sun was out which brought more people along for the walk. We had people of all ages taking part.

“We had a 25 per cent increase in the number of people taking part in the walk, compared to last year.

“I’m really grateful to everyone who came down and took part to raise money for the hospice.

“We’re hopeful that people will come along next year.”