As Bradford prepares to bid to become City of Culture in 2025, Laura Reid from the Yorkshire Post explores how the city has developed and its hopes for the future.
There’s nothing out of the ordinary taking place on the grey and blustery Monday morning I choose to follow my feet around the centre of Bradford. But there doesn’t need to be.
My impression is of a city that wears its identity on its sleeve, its culture and history ingrained into the fabric of its everyday. It is evident in the diverse heritage of the people that walk its streets; in the television production company filming for a new drama in City Park; and, too, in its striking architecture, including the grandiose former wool exchange, now one of the UK’s most beautiful bookshops…
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