A BRADFORD community centre has been awarded funding.

The Thornbury Centre, located on Old Leeds Road, has received funding from The LEAP and Inspired Neighbourhoods to develop a community arts programme.

The Thornbury Centre already has a church, a food bank and a community library. It's also home to Tazza Kitchen.

Naz Sheikh who runs the Hope Foundation food bank, said: We want to see the people of BD3 flourish, we believe attending free activities in art, theatre and wellbeing, has the potential to increase people's happiness and health.”

The programme will see one free class every month at the centre. The first class is a sensory baby class on Tuesday, November 28 at 11am and 1pm.

This class will be run by Rachel Dean, an acclaimed dance practitioner.

This will be followed by Bollywood Dance on December 2 at 2pm, Arabic Calligraphy on January 27and Circus for Kids in February half term.