A first-of-its-kind festival will put women at the heart of its event this weekend, organisers say. 

The inaugural Sisterhood Festival will be a female-only space for poetry, talks, live music, and fun workshops, and healing.

An eye-opening film about the lives of Brazilian women navigating struggles around family and poverty will be shown while a children’s corner will keep little ones busy.

Festival founder and poet Sharena Lee Satti hopes the event will be a place for friendship, life-changing connections and creativity. 

Sisterhood Festival has been inspired by a series of popular open mic nights at Bradford’s City Library. 

After watching women discover their voice and talents, Sharena wanted to create a larger festival focusing on empowerment. 

There will be a children’s corner - run by DBS checked volunteers - allowing mums to explore new things without worrying about childcare or judgement. 

Speaking earlier this year, Sharena said: "I always say it’s like a ripple effect when you share your story. It’s planting that seed and allowing people to blossom.”

Sisterhood Festival will be ticketed and take place at Bradford Libraries on September 24, 2023.

Funded by The Leap, the events will be free and fully accessible. 

For more information and tickets, people can visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sisterhood-festival-tickets-614975487237