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Traditions Day at Cartwright Hall


Jun 22 2024


11:00 am - 3:00 pm

About The Event

Come and join us at our “Traditions” Family Day to Celebrate the new “Plants of the Quran” exhibition and Gypsy Traveller “Dream and Songs to Sing” exhibition.

It includes:

Performance of “Queenie and the Pooka” by Spin Arts

This mesmerising tale uses dance, music and object theatre to capture the imaginations of big and little kids alike.

Performance times are:

  • 11-11.45am
  •  1-1.45pm

This takes place in the panelled gallery upstairs. Suitable for families/ all ages. Free.

Please e-mail to book a ticket. There will be tickets available on the day as well.

Collaborative art piece- Design a Vardo 


This takes places in the gallery with the Gypsy Traveller Exhibition.

Drop in. Free. Suitable for families.

Meet Sue Wickison


Meet the artist from “plants of the Quran” at our draw – along session. Grab some pencils/ colours and have a go at sketching herbs and plants in the Magic Room.


After the draw along session, Sue Wickison will then be doing a book signing at 1.30pm, with copies of “Plants of The Qur’an to purchase.

Learning Room Activities 11am –12.30pm and 1.30pm- 3pm

Mix your own henna paste and make a henna design or make a scented herb posy to take home.

This takes place in our learning room, and is a drop in activity

You can also pick up a self- led trail and explore plants in our collections.

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.

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