Diary of Civic Engagements

Monday 19 to Sunday 2 July 2017

Date Time Description Attending

Mon 19 June


One minute’s silence to be observed in remembrance of those killed and affected by the Grenfell Tower blaze in London.  Mention also of Finsbury Park Mosque attack.

Centenary Square, Bradford.

LM (Only)




Bradford Council/Armed Forces' Week: annual flag raising ceremony.

Centenary Square, Bradford.

LM (Only)





Bradford, City of Sanctuary/Bradford Refugee Week Planning Group: Launch of Refugee Week in Bradford.

Margaret McMillan Tower, Prince's Way, Bradford BD1 1NN

LM (Only)



Hussainia Islamic Mission, Bradford: Unity Faith Iftar.

Hussainia Islamic Mission (Bradford), All Saints' Road, Bradford 7.

LM (Only)


Tue 20 June


Bradford Council/Public Health: Community Iftar.

Girlington Primary School, Girlington, Bradford 8.

LM (Only)


Wed 21 June


Beacon: annual sponsored Walk for Justice to raise awareness of the plight of those seeking sanctuary in Bradford and to raise funds for Beacon.

Centenary Square, Bradford.

LM (Only)




Meeting with Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Committee.

Lord Mayor's Rooms, City Hall, Bradford.

LM (Only) & CAM



High Sheriff of West Yorkshire: Summer Party.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, WF4 4JX

DLM & guest

Thu 22 June


Bradford Council/Music & Arts Service/Bradford Catholic Schools' Partnership: Lord Mayor to participate in art exhibition judging (presentations take place on 28/06/17).

St Francis' Catholic Primary School, Myers Lane, Bradford BD2 4ES.

LM (Only)




Bradford Community Champions: reception and launch event.  Lord Mayor to attend as guest of honour.

Banqueting Hall, City Hall, Bradford.

LM (Only)


Fri 23 June

1145 for 1230

Bradford Council/Armed Forces' Week: annual Veterans' Day lunch.

Reception Rooms & Banqueting Hall, City Hall, Bradford.

DLM (Both)

Sat 24 June


Bradford Council/Armed Forces' Week: Annual Drumhead Service and veterans' village.

Centenary Square, Bradford.

LM (Only)


Sun 25 June


No official engagements.


Mon 26 June


No official engagements



Tue 27 June


Moser Benevolent Trust Fund: meeting of Trustees.

Committee Room 2, City Hall, Bradford.

LM (Only)


Wed 28 June

1015 for 1030

Bradford Council: Citizenship ceremony.

Banqueting Hall, City Hall, Bradford.

DLM (Only)



Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: official opening of the new hospital wing by HRH The Princess Royal.  Plaque unveiling.

Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford BD9 6RJ

LM (Both)


1330/1400 TBC

Visit of HRH The Princess Royal to Luxury Fabrics Limited (Stanley Mills).

Stanley Mills, Edward Street (off Lister Street), Bradford, BD4 9RS

LM (Both)


1730 for 1815

Aire Valley Beavers and Cubs: annual awards presentation evening.

Council Chamber & Banqueting Hall, City Hall, Bradford.

LM (Both)



Bradford Council/Music & Arts Service/Bradford Catholic Schools' Partnership: Art exhibition open evening and presentation ceremony (judged on 22/06/17).

Saint Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Park Lane, off Manchester Road, Bradford BD5 0RB

DLM & guest

Thu 29 June

1245 for 1300

Bradford Council/Museums and Galleries/Parks Team: Cliffe Castle Museum & Cliffe Castle Park Schools' celebration.  Timeline pageant parade and time capsule burial.

Cliffe Castle museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley BD20 6LH

LM (Both)



Courtesy call by former Pakistani Parliamentarian, Mr Nadim Khadim.

Lord Mayor's Rooms, City Hall, Bradford.

LM (Both)




Bradford Literature Festival: Eve of Festival launch dinner (1930), preceded by drinks reception from 1800.

The Prince's Ballroom, Midland Hotel, Cheapside, Bradford.

LM (Both)

Fri 30 June


Bradford Summer School Games: Bradford Primary & Secondary School Sport Finals.

University Academy, Keighley.

LM (Both)



Bradford Grammar School: Speech Day and prize-giving.  Guest speaker: actor & old Bradfordian, John Hollingworth.

Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bradford BD9 4JP

LM (Both)



Bradford Council: Keighley & Airedale Business Awards 2017. 

Victoria Hall, Victoria Park, Hard Ings Road, Keighley.

LM (Both)

Sat 01 July

1045 for 1100

Bradford Council: annual Bradford Pals' Memorial Day.

Bradford Pals' stone, Cenotaph memorial gardens, Morley Street, Bradford.

LM (Both)



Wrose Carnival Committee: annual Wrose Carnival.

Wrose Recreational Ground, Off Wrose Grove, Wrose, Shipley BD18 1AB

DLM (& guests)



Oakworth Village Society: Oakworth Gala 2017.  Civic Heads to join parade.

Departing Windsor Road (at 1400) to field, Oakworth, nr Keighley.

LM (Both)


1815 for 1830

Christians Against Poverty: Fundraising evening of professional wrestling, to support local Bradford Charity CAP.  Lord Mayor to present the tournament winner with their trophy.

The Light Church Bradford, The Jubilee Centre, Bradford BD1 4EJ

LM (Both)

Sun 02 July


Bradford Council/West Area Co-ordinator's Office: Community launch of new walking track around the perimeter of the park.

Haworth Recreation ground, Haworth Road, Heaton.

LM (Both) until 1250



Bradford Council/Museums & Galleries: Bradford Young Open 2017 (biennial event).  Lord Mayor to present prizes to winners.

Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Bradford 9.

LM (Both)


1315 for 1330

Bradford Grammar School (Old Boys' Association) Remembrance ceremony to mark the centenary of the death of 'Old Boy' John Herbert Pickles (aged 20 years).

Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bradford BD9 4JP

DLM (& guest)

Forthcoming dates for your diary

This Civic Diary is updated weekly. Please note that it is not possible to consider invitations without a minimum of twenty clear days' notice.

Wed 12 July


Lord Mayor's Appeal: Curry Club.

The Sweet Centre, Lumb Lane, Bradford 8.

Bookings: £15.00/head

Jane Dodd at Napoleon's Casino

01274 391820


Sun 16 July


Lord Mayor's Appeal: Eid Milan celebration.

Aagrah Midpoint, Thornbury, Bradford.

Tickets £20/head.

Mr Manoj Joshi, Chairman of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Committee

Email: sevaknivas@gmail.com

Enquiries about the Lord Mayor’s availability may be made to the Lord Mayor’s Diary Secretary, Richard Lee-Van den Daele, on 01274 432283.

About the Civic Diary

Please note that times stated are usually the attendance time of the Civic Head and do not necessarily reflect the starting time of a particular event. You are advised to contact individual organisers for fuller details.

If you wish to invite the Lord Mayor to your event, please do so using the electronic form available on these pages, alternatively email lord.mayor@bradford.gov.uk , or, if preferred, write to The Lord Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY.

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