A new festival celebrating black culture, history and voices is taking place in Bradford this October.

BRAVE Festival will be held at popular Bradford city centre venue, Kala Sangam, from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, October 7.

BRAVE - which stands for Black Roots and Voices Expressed - will honour the black community's moneumental contributions to arts and culture.

It is hoped people of all ages and backgrounds will come together, discover new things, and get involved.

The events line-up includes rap, tap dance, Caribbean carnival dance, majorettes (baton twirling), Windrush poetry, and more.

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For those looking to explore their musical talents, there will be drop-in steel pan workshops from 12pm until 2.30pm. 

People can also get creative and try carnival costume making with no advance booking required. 

All workshops will operate on a 'pay what you decide' basis, making sure the festival is accessible to all. 

BRAVE Festival will feature Dayna's Vegan Kitchen for those seeking a delicious Caribbean culinary experience.

Angel Blaque, a renowned choreographer and dancer, will also be teaching visitors the latest vogue dance moves at the 'Fem and Fabulous Vogue' workshop.

Rooted in black origins, Vogue was started by black and latino LGTBQ+ communities in Harlem between 60s and 70s.

There will be more stalls and workshops to explore - with something for both children and adults alike.

A spokesperson for BRAVE said: "We encourage individuals to attend independently, forge new connections, or bring along loved ones to share in the festivities."

Families are welcome, but all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult in the workshops.

Most workshops are suitable for ages seven and up, with specific age details available for each workshop on our website.

To find out more or reserve a place, visit www.bravefestival.co.uk

The line-up and tickets can be found via Eventbrite by visiting www.eventbrite.co.uk/cc/brave-festival-2348569

Tricia Arthur-Stubbs, the organiser of BRAVE Festival and founder of Swirl Education, said: "I am thrilled to have received funding from The LEAP and Bradford Council to put on this fantastic festival.

"Black History Month events can sometimes be so dreary and negative, but Black people have made a fantastic contribution to culture as we know it today."