A DEDICATED eight-day programme, hosted by Red Bull in Bradford, ended with a jam-packed community day on Sunday.

The international drinks manufacturer picked Bradford as its first UK location to run its Amaphiko Academy.

The Academy has taken in the likes of Sau Paulo, Johannesburg and Baltimore.

But, it was destination BD1 for its recent community insight event on Sunday, October 6.

Members of the public were welcomed to Digital Exchange, in Little Germany, for a glimpse into the world of the academy, which had been taking place in the city over the previous eight days.

TV presenter June Sarpong, who was appointed as the BBC's Director of Creative Diversity prior to the event, hosted a lecture on diversity.

There were also pop-up shops and stalls where people from Bradford were selling their products.

The public were treated to a DJ, food, drinks and skating sessions for first time learners as well.

The closing event for the Amaphiko Academy also presented an opportunity for esteemed members of the programme to showcase their talents and projects.

The academy champions social entrepreneurs driving positive change in their locality.

More than 500 young entrepreneurs from around Britain applied for a spot in the programme.

Thirty were shortlisted and fifteen were chosen at a selection day.

One of those was Bradfordian Ben Tinkler (pictured middle) - also known as Ben Slack.

He runs The Swan Song Project, which gives people facing end of life and those surrounding them the opportunity to write and record their own original song

The experienced singer/songwriter was motivated to set up his social enterprise after losing his beloved grandma several years ago.

He wanted to create long and lasting memories for people who have lost a loved one but may never have anything to remember them by.

Mr Slack played some of his songs to those attending the community day on Sunday.

After an intense eight days of workshops and lectures, he will now be mentored over the next 12 months to help bring his project to the next level.

The Academy and community day is a coup for Bradford, with the city selected ahead of the likes of Leeds and London.