THERE is lots to enjoy this winter in the Bradford district. 

The Sparkling Bradford campaign - - details the huge and diverse range of events, activities, entertainment and performances to help plan days and trips locally. 

Here is a small selection of things to do in the district this week:

Defying Expectations: Inside Charlotte Brontë’s Wardrobe

Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth

From February

Tickets: £11. Pre-booking recommended

This brand new exhibition, co-curated with historical consultant Dr Eleanor Houghton, places focus on some of the remarkable garments and accessories worn by Charlotte Brontë. These brightly coloured, fashionable, even exotic items boldly challenge the preconception that Brontë and her famous protagonist Jane Eyre were, at least in terms of dress, one and the same. 

Ilkley Beer Festival

King’s Hall, Ilkley

February 11 and 12

Tickets: £15 afternoon, £17.50 evening plus booking fee 

The Ilkley Beer Festival returns to the King’s Hall this February. The festival offers more than 20,000 pints of cask ales, craft beers and ciders, as well as wine, Prosecco and a popular gin bar. With live performances across the afternoon and evening sessions.

IMAX: The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert

National Science & Media Museum, Bradford (12A)

February 11 to 13

Tickets: £12 adult, £16.00 premium seats. Online in advance

The fab four’s legendary concert atop Apple Corps’ Savile Row headquarters in London was their final performance as a group, and is considered one of the most iconic events in music history. The recording of the concert has been optimised for IMAX screens so that Beatles fans can immerse themselves in the excitement of the group’s final gig.

Yorkshire Games Festival 

National Science & Media Museum, Bradford

February 12-18 

Tickets: Free general admission. Online in advance

A week-long extravaganza celebrating games culture, design and production, with special guests, workshops, master classes, and a fun-packed weekend for gamers of all ages. After moving online last year, Yorkshire Games Festival returns to the museum as an in-person event for 2022.

Climbing & Yoga

The Climbing Hub, Beckside Road, Bradford 

February 11, 15 and 18

Tickets: £12 combined ticket, £6 for yoga

Promoting mindfulness, improved breathing techniques and flexibility, yoga is the ideal complement to climbing, as it strengthens the core to prevent injury and is an excellent stretching activity. 

The Topic Folk Club

The Groove Pad, Shipley

February 17

Tickets: £1

One of the region's best folk nights with an open mic for singers and musicians. The renowned Topic Folk Club is open to all performers and fans. The club's open mic night is a fantastic opportunity for musicians to showcase their talents in a venue with a passion for live music.

The Sparkling Bradford winter campaign works to boost the visitor economy by showcasing the visitor experience on offer across the Bradford district during winter 2021 delivered by partners VisitBradford, The Broadway Bradford, Bradford Business Improvement District (BID), Ilkley BID and Bradford Council.