A PLAY based on stories of Bradford people premieres in the city tomorrow.

Visions of Bradford, at Kala Sangam tomorrow and Saturday, was devised by Katie Turner-Halliday, from Haworth. Her play explores stories from the city, ranging from working in mills to the Manningham riots, and eventually glimpses what lies at the heart of the community. Katie developed a script using verbatim transcripts of interviews. The play reveals the complexities of the city, how Bradfordians see it, and imagines its future.

“I was interested in asking questions about the Bradford I don’t know,” said Katie. “I grew up just outside the city but was a regular weekend visitor, as my Grandma lived in Wibsey. I was drawn to life in the mills and growing up in a city where you really knew your neighbours. I also wanted to understand the riots and whether they still have an impact.”

Kala Sangam director Alex Croft said: “Over the last two years we’ve put Bradford and its stories, communities and history at the heart of everything we do at Kala Sangam. Our staff were among interviewees for Visions of Bradford, we’re looking forward to seeing our words brought to life.”

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