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British Science Festival takes over Bradford

Once again the British Science Festival visited Bradford to great success and the SDC was honoured to collaborate with organisers, the British Science Association, on a number of key events. This year’s Festival took place over four days, with an exciting programme of over 120 talks, performances and installations in 25 different venues across Bradford. Over 8,000 tickets were reserved for booked events and many more visitors attended drop in evening events.

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From Canada to Bradford – a textile industry past, present and future

SDC member Anthea Mallinson from Canada reports on her recent visit to Yorkshire including SDC’s head office in Bradford.

Having returned to Canada, to the numerous small, unexpected, craft-dyer jobs of the film industry costumes dyer, I can reflect with pleasure on the things I saw, the SDC people I met and all that I learned in my brief visit to Bradford, now several weeks ago. The textile industry certainly looms large around Bradford, with a towering architectural history and, to someone who comes from a part of the world where there really is no textile production, a presence that is still alive.

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Malcolm weaves his magic

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with Malcolm the Weaver, the colourful character from the Weaver of a Life in Colour children’s book. Written by SDC member Malcolm Campbell and published by the SDC, the book introduces children to the world of colour and textiles.

SDC recently ran a colouring competition for children entitled ‘Children’s Cool Colouring Challenge’, based on the characters from the original book, and we were overwhelmed by the standard of entries.

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