A SCREENING of the iconic film adaptation of Trainspotting and a DJ evening by the book's author Irvine Welsh will be two of the featured events at this year's Bradford Literature Festival (BLF).

A screening of Danny Boyle’s electric and iconic film adaptation of Trainspotting will take place from 2pm to 4.15pm on Saturday, June 24, at the Pictureville Cinema, National Science and Media Museum. 

The audience will then hear from Welsh.

It has been 30 years since the novel Trainspotting first came out and Welsh’s gritty, visceral tale of a gang of Scottish drug addicts and ne’er-do-wells exploded onto the literary scene and quickly became a publishing sensation.

It led to box office gold in the shape of Boyle’s film adaptation in the 1990s that catapulted its stars to fame.

Following a screening of the cult classic, Welsh will speak with prize-winning Scottish poet and author Michael Pedersen to discuss how his acclaimed novel has been translated from film to theatre show and soon-to-be musical.

Then on that Saturday evening from 7pm to 11pm, a once-in-a-lifetime gig at Brewdog in Bradford will feature Welsh who will play a set inspired by the film adaptation of his iconic novel.

With a love for house and techno, Welsh has gone on to build himself a reputation as a much sought-after DJ.

It is a role that has taken him all over the world, playing sets in clubs in London, Hong Kong and Miami.

BLF is an annual festival encompassing the best of literature, music, theatre, discussions, lectures and family events.

Festival tickets are low cost (from £7) and many family events are free.

There are wide variety of events this year including a David Hockney Gallery Tour at Salt's Mill from 9.45am to 10.45am on Saturday, July 1, at Salt's Mill, and an illustrated talk by photographer Tim Smith. The talk will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Ukrainians first settling in Bradford.

That will be held at the Festival Hub in City Park from 2pm to 3pm on Tuesday, June 27.

The Festival Hub will also host a free exhibition from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Friday, June 23, to mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush.

A Bronte heritage bus tour will take place from 8.45am to 5pm on the festival's final day (July 2). It will be led by broadcaster and Bronte enthusiast Christa Ackroyd.