BOYZLIFE, musicals and gin and rum train trips are just some of the entertainment attractions on offer in the Bradford district this weekend.

Here's the guide to what's on over the next few days.

The Sound of Music at Alhambra Theatre - Friday and Saturday

This musical tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, it features well-known songs including Edelweiss, My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, So Long Farewell, and The Sound of Music.

Friday and Saturday's performances start at 7.30pm, with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday.

Tickets are priced £18 to £43.50. Call 01274 432000 or go to

Encounters with Jesus by Ali Thistlethwaite at Bradford Cathedral - Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Alison Thistlethwaite’s paintings show encounters with God through the Spirit.

The exhibition will run until June 12 and is open between 8.30pm and 5pm. Free entry.

Worth The Weight Vintage Kilo Sale at Bradford Cathedral - Saturday

The fair features handpicked vintage pick & mix men's and women's vintage clothing from the 1960s-90s. Changing rooms on site so shoppers can try before you buy.

Early bird 11am - Get in an hour early with £3 early bird tickets, general admission after noon is £1.50, under-12s free.

If shoppers find any item weighing one kilo or more you will only pay a maximum of £15 for that item.

The event will be open between 11am and 5pm.

Brontë Treasures at Bronte Parsonage Museum - Friday

The Brontë Parsonage Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Brontë artefacts, manuscripts and personal belongings.

Brontë Treasures offers a unique opportunity to go beyond the security cord into the Parsonage Library for a close-up viewing of some of the items not on display.

During these special hour-long sessions, a member of the curatorial team will share facts and stories about a number of carefully-selected objects, offering a specialist insight into the lives and works of this inspirational family. Fascinating and moving in equal measure, Brontë Treasures is a not-to-be missed experience.

The talk starts at 2pm.

Combine a Brontë Treasures session with a Parsonage Unwrapped event for £100 per person. Please call 01535 640192 for more information.

Prices £85, £75 concessions. Places are limited to 12, so early booking is advised.

Call 01535 640192 or go to

A Quick Guide to Ruining Your Life at Bradford Playhouse - Friday

An award winning play by Laura Harper follows Dawn who has a nice house, fast car, great friends and family, and a new job out in Dubai.

So why has she been hiding in her own attic for the last three months? The performance starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £11, are available from 01274 800415 or go to

Parsonage Unwrapped: Imaginary Worlds at Bronte Parsonage Museum - Friday

Dr Emma Butcher and artist Isabel Greenberg get close-up with the museum's collections and explore the worlds of Glass Town, Angria and Gondal in this exclusive after-hours event.

She is an expert in the history of children and war and published the monograph The Brontës and War in 2020.

Isabel Greenberg is a London-based illustrator and writer, and a New York Times bestselling graphic novelist. Her most recent release, Glass Town, is a graphic not-quite-biography of the Brontës, released in spring 2020.

Tickets for the talk, which starts at 7.30pm, are priced £22.50, £20 concessions. Call 01535 640192 or go to Bronte Parsonage Museum at

The Foundations at Kings Hall and Winter Gardens - Friday

Enjoy the sounds of the The Foundations with original band member Alan Warner, including hits Build Me Up Buttercup and Baby Now That I've Found You.

The show starts at 7.30pm. For tickets, priced £29.50, call 01274 432000.

TLR - ALAW at Caroline Street Social Club - Friday

Catrin Finch and Sekou Keita perform along with Alaw.

The show starts at 7.30pm, with tickets priced £14 advance corus price £12, 11-16 years £7.

Alpaca Trekking at Thornwood Alpaca Trekking - Saturday

The experience, at Westfield Farm, Lee Lane, Oxenhope, lasts 90 minutes and includes an introduction to the herd, a walk along the footpath through the farm fields, a chance to feed the alpacas and loads of feed and photo stops. Suitable for anyone over the age of five.

Children between five and 12 will have a second lead rein and share an alpaca with an adult. Children over 12 are able to lead their own alpaca.

Priced £25 per adult (12+), £10 per child (under 12) and £10 per adult spectator

To book, call 07816 495453 or go to

Gin & Rum Express at Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - Saturday

The Gin & Rum Express on Keighley & Worth Valley Railway will see passengers experience tastings of four carefully selected exclusive small batch gins or rums with mixers, botanicals and clever new drinks brands on the market.

The 70-minute journey goes along the scenic line.

Before and after the taste experience, passengers can enjoy travelling up and down the heritage line, yes your gin/rum ticket also includes a KWVR Day RoverTicket (worth £18).

All trains set off at Oxenhope Railway Station to Keighley RTN.

All aboard train times: 11.45am/1.30pm/3pm/4.30pm (this is the last train and journey starts and ends at Oxenhope no return journey to Keighley)

Prices are £35 plus booking fee (Earlybird £30 limited tickets).

Book via Eventbrite. Over-18s only. For more information, call 07921 645612, email, or go to

Talking Heads 2020 at Bingley Arts Centre - Saturday and Sunday

Unruly Theatre Company bring some more of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads; 'A Lady of Letters' and 'A Cream Cracker under the Settee'.

The performances start at 7.30pm on both nights and tickets cost £8.

Go to or call 01274 567983.

Art of Vintage at Vintage-Beau - Saturday

The vintage fair will be open at Studio 4, Belmont Business Centre, Burnett Street, Bradford, between noon and 3pm. Free entry.

Mum2mum Market Nearly New Sale at Victoria Hall - Keighley - Saturday

Buy top quality pre-loved baby and children's goods at our pop-up indoor market.

Sell your kids outgrown stuff and keep 100 per cent of the proceeds.

For stall booking and more information, go to

The event will be open between 1.15pm and 3.15pm.

Admission £2 on the door.

Richard III – The Northern King at Cliffe Castle Museum and Park - Saturday

This free talk at 1.30pm has been arranged by the Cliffe Castle Support Group.

Was Richard III an out and out rogue or a ‘Good King’ wrongly accused?

Graham Mitchell is passionate in his belief that Richard III has suffered over 500 years of gross misrepresentation.

In an illustrated talk Graham will demonstrate that the man who is alleged to have stolen the Crown of England and murdered his own nephews actually governed the North of England justly, humanely and successfully for over a decade.

To book, call 01535 618231 or email to

I Am No Bird at The Old School Room - Saturday

Award-winning theatre-maker and performer Sophia Hatfield collaborates with an all-female team to create a contemporary exploration of the Brontë story.

The performance, which starts at 5pm, will last for 45 minutes and will be followed by an informal discussion.

Tickets, priced £5, can be booked via 01535 604192.

Met Opera Live: Agrippina at Pictureville - Saturday

Handel’s first opera, set in ancient Rome, is a black comedy of politics and power.

The screening, which has a 12A rating, will begin at 5.55pm.

Tickets are priced £32 - Adult, £27 - £25 - Concessions, £10 - Under-16s.

Boyzlife Tour 2020 at St George's Hall - Saturday

Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, from two of the world’s biggest bands Boyzone and Westlife, unite for a trip down pop memory lane.

The duo will perform hits including World Of Our Own, Mandy, Picture Of You, Flying Without Wings and You Raise Me Up.

Tickets, priced £31.50 to £82, are available from The show starts at 7.30pm.

Brighouse & Rastrick Band at Christchurch Methodist/URC Ilkley - Saturday

Concert at Christchurch in Ilkley by the Brighouse & Rastrick Band.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £16 adults and £10 children, are available from Ilkley Visitor Information Centre on 01943 602319 or from

Nightrain - Myke Gray & Kim Jennett at Nightrain - Saturday

Myke Gray (Skin) and Kim Jennett bring their unique rock to Nightrain, Queensgate, Bradford.

The show takes place between 9pm and 11pm, with tickets priced £10-£13.

Fairtrade Breakfast at Bradford Cathedral - Sunday

The event will take place between 8.45am and 9.45am.

Free entry but suggested donations of £3 are requested to cover costs and to enable us to donate to the work of Traidcraft Exchange.

Antiques Vintage & Collectables Fair at Clarke Foley Centre - Sunday

Antiques Vintage & Collectable Fairs held in the Clarke Foley Centre includes 24 stalls offering an array of antiques, collectables and vintage goods. The fair starts at 9am.

Real Food Ilkley Market at The Grove, Ilkley - Sunday

The Real Food Ilkley Market is a celebration of locally produced fine food and drink in Ilkley, on the first Sunday of every month between 10am and 3pm.

The events offers produce from fresh bread, cakes and gluten free bakes to curry sauces, cheeses, condiments and crepes. Stalls also include organic meat and veg, brownies, truffles and herbs.