A BESPOKE cocktail making class to mark 20 years of Harry Potter books is one of the highlights of this year’s Bradford Literature Festival.

The adults-only event to celebrate the milestone anniversary of JK Rowling’s creation will be held at Alibi in Sunbridgewells on Tuesday, July 4, between 7.30pm and 9pm.

This is one of more than 350 events held as part of the festival, which runs from Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 9, after the full programme has been announced.

The events will be held across the city at venues including the University of Bradford, City Park and City Hall.

A host of celebrities, including Radio One DJ Gemma Cairney, will also appear at the festival, sponsored by the Provident Financial Group.

A dedicated Comic Con weekend, on July 1 and 2, which will celebrate comics and Manga, will be held at the University of Bradford.

Bradford author AA Dhand will discuss Northern Noir: Bradford in Crime Fiction on Sunday, July 2, at 1.30pm.

The popular TV series Game of Thrones will be discussed at a talk with Tom Huddleston and Carolyne Larrington from noon on Sunday, July 2.

Campaigner Peter Thatchell will join Paul Burston and Phyll Opuko-Gyimah for LGBT 50, from 4pm, also on Sunday, July 2.

Labour’s Harriet Harman and Rachel Reeves will discuss their political memoirs on Monday, July 3, from 7pm.

Former Top Gear host Tiff Needell will be in conversation on Saturday, July 8, from 11.15am.

Feminist Germaine Greer, alongside Boyd Tonkin, will hold a talk called Gender Expectation in the Lives of the Brontes, on Saturday, July 8, from 2.15pm.

Journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, alongside Christina lamb, will hold their talk, Facts in the Era of Fake News, on Sunday, July 9, from 2.45pm.

The festival will also celebrate Yorkshire sport, wit events on the history of Yorkshire cricket in partnership with The Cricketer magazine.

The Yorkshire women who broke a world record and 3,000 miles to cross the Atlantic in The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge will take place on Thursday, July 6, at 7pm.

Meanwhile, a historical tour of Undercliffe Victorian Cemetery will be held on Wednesday, July 5, from 8pm.

Tickets for the festival are now on sale. Go to bradfordlitfest.co.uk for more information.