ORGANISERS of Bradford Music Month have hailed the event as being a great success.

Bradford Music Month is taking place throughout the whole of November, offering a variety of concerts, workshops and other events in the district.

On Friday and Saturday, the Displace Yourself Theatre, at the Oastler Shopping Centre, was transformed into Bradford Music Month's Garden of Eden.

During the day, it hosted workshops exploring how music can play a significant role in our well-being.

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By night, the Garden of Eden became an intimate venue with artists including soul singer Melissa Steel and alt-folk outfit Sunflower Thieves performing special sets.

Bradford Music Month is being led by musician Sinead Campbell, QM Records founder Ned Archibong and events manager Gail Simpkins.

Gail told the Telegraph & Argus: "We are incredibly grateful for the support Bradford Music Month has received so far - our Garden Of Eden event, which consisted of intimate, stripped back performances and music-led well-being workshops across two days, drew people as far as Sheffield into the city to enjoy just a snippet of some of the incredible musicians we have within our city.

"Other events so far have included an industry networking event, which was capacity sold out, plus helping programming for the Broadway Festive Launch and workshops in collaboration with Launchpad, giving a truly diverse range of events for people to engage with."

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Another highlight of Bradford Music Month promises to be the Bassline and Bhangra Sober Rave, which will be held at The Mill, on Thornton Road, on Saturday.

The family-friendly attraction will feature sets from Deejay AJ, Jae Depz, Spice Nights and more.

Other events being held across the district during the month will include public opera performances, world music showcases, a soul and R&B spectacle, and opportunities for Bradford musicians to receive funding and support to hold their own concerts.

The first Bradford Music Month took place in 2022 - and with 2025 UK City of Culture nearing, the team hopes the initiative will become a regular date in the area's cultural calendar in the future.

For the full Bradford Music Month programme and to buy tickets, visit