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Need to know what to do? Where to go? What’s happening near you? Then check out some of theses links below. Find out about the Lord Mayor's Awards and the good things about volunteering.

Bradford Young Ambassadors

Young Ambassadors

The Bradford Young Ambassadors are a group of 14–25 year olds who meet regularly to develop their own creative and personal skills as well as contributing to Bradford’s exhibitions and projects.

The Young Ambassadors engage in exciting opportunities, including access to backstage tours and opportunities to meet other like-minded young people. They also represent Bradford Museums & Galleries at conferences and workshops and work regularly with museum staff behind the scenes.

Being a Young Ambassador can help boost your confidence and gives you the opportunity to help with workshops with children and families in the holidays.

All this activity is a great experience and an extra thing to put on your UCAS application or CV!

For further information or to join please contact Sofia Maskin Cargo

Golden Threads Accessorised (28 April – 13 September 2013) is a celebratory exhibition of the ‘best bits’ of Golden Threads 2012 featuring 11 waistcoats, including one for Lord Sebastian Coe, that were made by Bradford Young Ambassadors from 100m of worsted cloth woven at Bradford Industrial Museum.

Golden Threads was the result of Bradford Young Ambassadors exploring their city’s rich collection of textiles from all over the world, weaving links between historic and modern Bradford.

‘Accessorised’ allowed the Young Ambassadors to explore and reinterpret Bradford’s Museums’ collections. Using items from the collection as inspiration, they have created new, vintage-style accessories, often with a contemporary twist.

To find out more about Bradford Young Ambassadors and the projects they work on visit Bradford Museums and Galleries.

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Do you enjoy skate and or BMXing and want to be part of something big? The Works Skatepark is the leading Skatepark in the UK, catering for skateboard, BMX and inline skating. The main attraction of the Works is a massive, well equipped indoor skatepark split into several sections catering for both beginner and advanced riders and skaters. The park features 25,000 square foot of high quality ramps and obstacles built to the highest standards by professionals. Throughout the year there are exciting events where you can showcase your talents and win prizes.

The Works Skatepark
Tel: 0113 244 6015

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Bradford has a fabulous film heritage, world-class festivals, stunning locations, and film's national museum at its heart. We are the world’s first official UNESCO City of Film. Why not find out more about Bradford, City of Film, and how you can get involved by clicking on the image above.

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Fancy volunteering out in an area that interests you? Giving back to the community and getting some great experience and meeting new people? Then checkout Volunteering Bradford. They offer a one-stop resource for information, advice, and guidance
on all aspects of volunteering both for volunteers of all ages and recruiting organisations. They have information on a wide range of local volunteering opportunities and offer potential volunteers support and advice in matching them with opportunities.

To find out more exciting information about volunteering in your area, log onto the website at and visit the vinvolvedbradford section. Alternatively call 01274 744 344 to find out more.

Are you interested in radio?

BCB Extra launched in Bradford, Radio and online magazine for young people run by young people throughout the Bradford district. If you are between 13 and 25 you can get involved or listen to the wide variety of music and interests that young people locally want to broadcast and write about, then check out the website below.

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BCB is Bradford’s community radio station, run by local people. They broadcast full time throughout Bradford and the Aire Valley on 106.6fm

11 Rawson Road, Bradford, BD1 3SH
Tel: 01274 771677


Waxworks Music Initiative is an Award Winning Social Enterprise and Urban Music Studio, founded in 2005 by local DJ's Nick Camaro and Mista Ed. Nick and Ed were struck by a lack of dedicated, quality music based community arts projects in Bradford District so decided to set up their own. Waxworks is founded on the principal that music can be a powerful tool to create cohesion between communities, to tackle disadvantage and to raise the aspirations and attainment of children and young people.

Waxworks' latest project is a youth-led record label which will give Bradford's young music talents a needed platform to get their music out to new listeners.

The studio offers high quality activities and recording sessions for hundreds of young people from across the district every week.

To find out more contact Ed, Nick or Gaz on 01274 738 423 and visit

Waxworks Music Initiative, 3 Brearton Street, Manningham, Bradford, BD1 3ED

factory street studios

Factory St. Studios is Yorkshire’s premier music hub for anyone with a passion for or professional interest in music. Factory Street is a professional recording studio in Bradford, the only facility of its kind in Yorkshire offering seven large quality rehearsal rooms, analogue and Pro Tools digital recording studio, and on-site instrument repair service.

If you’re aged between 13 and 19 and want an experience of a lifetime then why not take part in rock school. Whatever your ability, you’ll be guided throughout the week by experienced professionals who have a great track record to share with you. You’ll learn a number of tracks, record your own CD then play a live gig at the end of the week.

Whatever your talent, passion or just curiosity, why not check out and start living your dreams!

Factory St. Studios, Unit 9 Factory Street, Bradford, BD4 9NW - Telephone: 01274 682125

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

If you are aged between 14 and 24 and want a truly memorable and rewarding experience then why not get on a DofE programme and achieve an Award!

Whatever you do, the choice is yours. You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition, and taking part in a residential activity.

Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing. And along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends, and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Log onto and find out how to get involved or contact the regional office:

The DofE Development Officer for Bradford and District is Any Cavill: Telephone: 01274 635956 Email:

Bradford Youth Service

Providing things to do, someone to talk to and places for young people to go.
1 City Road, Bradford, BD8 8ER

Tel: 01274 432440


BBC Talent
Are always on the look out for new and unsigned bands/singers and musicians. Check out their website for more details.

BBC Essentials
Information about the essentials of life such as travel, students, money and work

BBC Bitesize
Practical and useful revision help and guidance

Bradford Youth Development Partnership
As a charitable youth organisation who designs and delivers innovative projects and programmes to impact on the lives of young people/young adults for positive change.
BYDP, 63 Nesfield Street, Bradford, BD1 3ET

Tel: 01274 201240

Media Museum
National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ
Box Office: 0870 70 10 200

Online Entertainment Guide
The North of England’s online entertainment guide including gig guide, theatre listings, news and gossip.

The Outward Bound Trust
Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JL
Tel: 08705 134227

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