All Rise: The Bradford Legal Heritage Plays - Episode 6 ~ Exit Stage Right
It’s the final episode of All Rise: The Bradford Legal Heritage Plays Featuring Exit Stage Right about a sneak thief prowling the aisles of the Alhambra & In Conversation with the team behind the plays Gill Arnold, Paisley Boyd and Lydia Pearce
August 01, 2020
All Rise: The Bradford Legal Heritage Plays - Episodes 4&5 ~ Doorstep Fraud & When Is A Chop Not A..
Doorstep Fraud - Horace Binks pleads guilty to tricking Bradford householders into paying for the release of a family member from custody. Foiled by Emily Skidmore of Tong Street and failed by his young accomplice can his lawyer keep him out of prison When is a Chop not a Chop - The Todds ran a successful butcher’s shop in Bradford until they fall foul of the ministry of food. Will trimming the fat lead to a stint in the slammer- tune in to find out!
July 25, 2020
All Rise - The Bradford Legal Heritage Plays - Episodes 2 & 3 ~ Well Of Deceit & Deal Or No Deal
Well of Deceit is based on a case of theft of apples from the 1800s. Listen to find out what happened when the defendant Thomas Stringer (a wealthy clothier) was found by his victim stuck down the well and why all is not as it seems! Deal or No Deal is the earliest case in the season, dating back to 1361. Joseph Barker attempted to sue John and Agnes Page for the return of his wife Matilda. John and Agnes contend that he sold his wife in return for a pig. Matilda takes the stand to tell some home truths and the bench take a dim view of the unusual business deal.
July 18, 2020
All Rise - The Bradford Legal Heritage Plays - Episode 1 ~ The Show Must Go On!
The Show Must Go On: The case of Percy Bairstow who stood trial around 1914 for being drunk and disorderly and assaulting an actor in the pantomime at the newly opened Alhambra Theatre. Will the drama on stage be matched by the antics of our thespian witnesses on the stand? Tune in to find out!
July 11, 2020
Poetry Isn't F***ing Boring! - Taster #3
Poetry's Not Fu**ing Boring is back at Bradford Fringe Festival for a second year! Continuing on from last weeks tasters with Luke 'Tatty' Hoggarth and Janine Booth, we're sharing some more awesome podcast poetry with you. This poem is by PNFB Collective Member Hayden Strawbridge - Look him up on twitter, he's the only one! In Hayden's own word ~ I started writing poetry a few years ago while I was on placement in Pisa. I write about most things I observe and feel. This specific poem was written when I ended up getting stranded in London and had to keep walking round on a cold December night, people didn't want to help me or even acknowledge my existence. But just outside Euston station I met this fascinating character a man from Portugal we talked about politics and lots of random stuff, he also invited me to share in the warmth of his fire of burning papers.
July 11, 2020
Poetry Isn't F***ing Boring! - Taster #2
Poetry's Not Fu**ing Boring is back at Bradford Fringe Festival for a second year! You all loved yesterday's taster so much with Luke 'Tatty' Hoggarth, we wanted to share some more podcast poetry with you. This time by PNFB collective member, Marxist, trade unionist, socialist-feminist, author, poet, speaker, tutor, former RMT Executive member, supporter of Workers Liberty, aspie, bi, Peterborough United fan - Janine Booth This year with a livestream featuring a variety of poets including Bradford's very own Nick Toczek as well as Janine Booth, Alex Asher, Keiron Higgins, Bernie the Bolt and a whole lot of others too many to fit in this blurb. We hope to entertain you with rhymes, rants and underground poetry during these strange and rather difficult times
July 03, 2020
Poetry's Not Fu**ing Boring! - taster
Poetry's Not Fu**ing Boring is back at Bradford Fringe Festival And we wanted to give you a little taster ahead of the festival launch this weekend with this podcast poetry by PNFB collective member Luke 'Tatty' Hoggarth. This year with a livestream featuring a variety of poets including Bradford's very own Nick Toczek as well as Janine Booth, Alex Asher, Keiron Higgins, Bernie the Bolt and a whole lot of others too many to fit in this blurb. We hope to entertain you with rhymes, rants and underground poetry during these strange and rather difficult times
July 02, 2020
Intro - All Rise: The Bradford Legal Heritage Radio Plays
One of the most popular events of each Heritage Weekend in Bradford was the re-enactment of historic legal cases of Bradford in the old courtroom in City Hall. Entertaining around 400 people each year, the queues to get in stretched through City Hall with many families returning year on year. These plays were written for over 10 years by Gill Arnold JP (Deputy Head of the West Yorkshire Bench) and performed in full period costume by current and previous magistrates. Each play was based on a genuine court case, with a little artistic license to fill in the facts! Based on court reports ranging from the 14th to the 20th century, re-enactments included the trial of a man who traded his wife for a pig and the pickpocket who prowled the aisles of the Alhambra Theatre when it first opened. Gill has teamed up with Lydia Pearce of Broadway House Chambers and comedian Paisley Boyd to re-vitalise the most popular performances as a set of radio plays to be broadcast on BCB Radio as part of Bradford Fringe Festival. The radio plays are also supported by Bradford Theatres as part of their Heritage programme. Each play will be performed by a cast of local magistrates, judges, barristers, solicitors, court staff and law students and aired on BCB Radio and Bradford Fringe’s Podcast Channel every Saturday at 6.00pm. All Rise is sponsored by Broadway House Chambers
June 26, 2020
Bradford Fringe Goes Digital
Bradford Fringe Festival 2020 SATURDAY 4TH OF JULY - TUESDAY 4TH AUGUST 2020 Bradford Fringe is going digital this year, we'll be streaming live and prerecorded theatre, comedy, poetry plus much more for a whole month. From Billy Pearce in Conversation to the best in Queer comedy and radical theatre. Buying tickets means you'll be contributing to our performers and Crowdfunder, directly supporting people with limited internet access with free packs of Fringe DVDs and other at home goodies. We're thrilled to still be able to deliver a festival this year despite theatres and live spaces still being closed. We can't wait for you to join us on your sofa, for the best night out you'll have in all year!
June 13, 2020