AN event that lit up venues across Bradford attracted an extra 20,000 people to the city centre.

Bradford is Lit was held in early November, and saw light themed are installations across the District.

The bulk of the attractions were in the city centre, where attractions included a Northern Lights type phenomena created in City Park, images projected on the Grade I listed Wool Exchange, and street performers entertaining crowds.

Now a new report has revealed how many people attended the two day event, held on November 5 and 6.

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Bradford Council's Mid Year Performance report includes details of the authority's achievements over the first half of the financial year - which began in April.

In a section on what work has been done to grow the District's economy, the report says: "A number of cultural achievements across the District have included bringing 20,000 additional people to the city centre over two evenings in the Bradford is Lit event and investment into the Keighley Film Festival."

The report also highlights the recent announcement that Bradford had made the final eight cities competing for the 2025 City of Culture bid. 20 cities had put their names forward to compete for the honour.