IT may still be January, but the weekends are starting to be filled up with activities for people to enjoy.

There is a mix of workshops, photo exhibitions and a special birthday celebration.

Friday - Anne Brontë's 200th Birthday Party, pay as you want

An evening of live music, poetry, and dancing to celebrate the 20th birthday of Bradford-born Anne Brontë’s 200th, one of the world’s greatest 19th century writers.

South Square Centre and The Brontë Parsonage Museum unite for this event at Delius Arts and Cultural Centre.

It will include musicians, poets and DJs, badge-making and other DIY crafts.

Anne Brontë was a talented novelist, poet, visual artist and musician.

It will run at the Great Horton Road venue between 6pm and 10.30pm tonight. It is a pay what you want event, meaning there is no set ticket price and no advanced booking required.

Read more about the event here 

Saturday - Coppicing Workshops - 10am to 4pm, free

Visitors to the Denso Marston Nature Reserve, Otley Road, Baildon, can learn how to coppice a woodland area This is an outdoor practical course, there will also be an opportunity to do dead hedging. Those who attend have been urged to dress for the weather.

Workshops are held at the Education Centre and are limited to six places. To book a place or for more information contact the Warden. All the workshops are free though donations would be gratefully received.

Go to for more information.

Saturday - Arpita Shah: Nalini at Impressions Gallery, free

Featuring India, East Africa and the UK, Nalini explores the connected histories of Arpita Shah’s mother, her grandmother and herself.

It includes old forgotten family photographs, shared and individual memories of objects, places, and family stories.

The free exhibition, which opened on Friday, is titled after Shah’s grandmother, Nalini, a name which comes from the ancient Sanskrit word meaning ‘lotus’. This plant symbolises purity, femininity and fertility in Hindu culture.

The gallery is open between 10am and 5pm on Saturday, but closed on Sunday.

Sunday - Free winter open day at Dowley Gap locks, Bingley

The Canal & River Trust is inviting people to join it at a special free winter open day at Dowley Gap Locks on Sunday for a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how lock gates are replaced and to take part in some family-friendly canal activities.

Read more about it here.

All Weekend - Bradford pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Starring Billy Pearce, Faye Tozer and Paul Chuckle, the show continues this weekend at the Alhambra Theatre.

Shows will be on at 7.15pm Friday night, Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.15pm and on Sunday at 1pm and 5pm. The run continues until January 26.

Tickets are priced between £22.50 and £39. Go to for more details.

Read more about this year's Alhambra panto here 

All Weekend - Light It Up! Family Show, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, free

Visitors can find out how to take the perfect picture of the universe, uncover the hidden dangers of Egyptian tombs, through the power of light.

Suitable for families with children aged seven or over.

The 30-minute show will take place in the Wonderlab Studio, Level 3

Show spaces are limited. Show times are subject to change—for the most up-to-date information, check with a member of staff on arrival at the museum.