A NEW zine is inspiring Bradfordians to live 'Hygge' - the Danish word to describe a feeling or mood that comes with finding pleasure in everyday moments.

Created by Delius Arts & Cultural centre, it teaches people how to live well in the district during the cold Winter months.

Hygge - pronounced hue-gah - prioritises meeting friends, spending time outdoors and enjoying the little things.

"This is very much 'Bradford does Hygge'," it reads.

It is split up into sections, including: food, light, simple pleasures, nature, places to go and staying active.

The 'Winter Hygge Together' project was delivered by Artworks Creative Communities with funding from Bradford & District WHHP - Winter Warmth Community Grant.

The writers behind the guide tested the lifestyle themselves, mixing with different generations to tackle loneliness in the modern age.

Here's how you can change your life with Hygge.


  • Eat together as a family and chat
  • Make a date with friends, family or new people
  • Keep cooking simple
  • Plan ahead
  • Turn off the TV
  • No phones at the table
  • Enjoy hearty meals

The importance of light

  • Spend 10 minutes outside each day for a vitamin D boost.
  • One person recommends fairy lights

Simple pleasures

  • Choose a creative project
  • Make a photo album
  • Craft candles
  • Create journals
  • Make chutney
  • Put up those shelves
  • Make a good cup of tea

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  • Walk in the woods including Chellow Dene, Judy Woods, Heaton Woods, Shipley Glen, Hirst Wood and St Ives
  • Find wild mushrooms, blackberries and bird song
  • Go for a wander in your local park like Lister Park's Mughal Gardens
  • Bring nature inside with plants

Stay active

  • Do something in the garden
  • Get off/on the bus one stop before/after your usual
  • Go dancing
  • Take a stroll in nature

Places to go

  • Take the tram up to Shipley Glen
  • Warm up at Tropical World, Leeds
  • Follow the Shipley Canal to Hirst Woods
  • Take in an exhibition at Salts Mill, Saltaire

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