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Bowling Wassail


Jan 29 2023


Event from 6.30pm
6:30 pm

About The Event


Bolling Hall Museum & Library
15 Bowling Hall Rd, Bradford BD4 7RY

Bowling Wassail: bring your lantern!

In the depth of the dark winter, we gather for an ancient celebration of trees. In the old tradition of England, we will gather at the entrance to Bowling Park Allotments and be led by the Wassail King to the Jupiter apple tree at the Community Orchard for warm juice, an Imbolc story, songs, blessing of the trees, waking of the spirits. Please bring a torch to see your way and light the trees.

You  can make your own latern at our Wassail Lantern Decoration, Storytelling and Foraging workshops.

The Bowling Festival of Trees continues in May:

Cherry Blossom Festival, Bolling Hall Museum, Sunday 23rd April (11am-3pm)

Blossom at Bowling Park Community Orchard, Friday 13th May (11am–3 pm)

The Festival is coordinated by Fruit Works Co-operative with Better Place BradfordBEESBradford Museums and Galleries and Cecil Green Arts
It is supported by Better Start BradfordBradford TridentThe National Lottery Community FundBradford District Parks & Bradford 2025

May Half-term with Bradford District Museums & Galleries

Looking for something to do  over half term? 
Have a look at our families events – follow the links for more information

28th May Dreams and Songs to sing
Cartwright Hall
Meet author Richard O’Neill for traditional stories and handicrafts

29th May –
Put yourself in the picture
Bradford Industrial Museum
Visit our “Bairds TV” display, help to make an old fashioned TV and become a news presenter or star in an advert!

30th MayLocal Myths and Legends
Bolling Hall
Listen to traditional stories and design a mythical creature.
Details here

1st June Within Nature
Cliffe Castle
Meet the artists & take part in associated family activities.