Diary of Civic Engagements

Monday, 18 to Sunday, 31 December 2017

Date Time Description Attending

Mon 18 Dec

1730 for 1800

Bradford Council: Annual 'Carols for the City' service.

Bradford Cathedral, Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH

LM (Both)  


1845 for 1900

Keighley Town Council: annual Civic service of Lessons and Carols.  Deputy Lord Mayor to read one of the lessons. Seasonal refreshments follow.

Keighley Shared Church, Church Street, Keighley.

DLM (Only)

Tue 19 Dec


Hft (Supporting People with Learning Difficulties): Inaugural "Coming of Christmas concert".

Bradford Cathedral, Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH

LM (Only)




Bradford Council/Bradford Theatres: performance of the pantomime "Cinderella".

The Alhambra Theatre, Morley Street, Bradford.

DLM and guests

Wed 20 Dec


Lord Mayor’s Appeal: cheque presentations to four successful applicants to the Wishing Well Appeal.

Lord Mayor's Rooms, City Hall, Bradford.

LM (Only)




Civic visit to Sovereign Health Care.

Royal Standard House, 26 Manningham Lane, Bradford, BD1 3DN

LM (Only)


Thu 21 Dec


104th Birthday celebrations for Mrs Irene Mary Avison.

Ashcroft Care Home, Kelvin Way, Undercliffe


LM (Only)



1830 onwards

City Connect - Reindeer Ride (Cycle Ride from Leeds (start 1530) to Bradford via the City connect in support of the Leeds and Bradford Lord Mayors' Appeals.  Welcome riders in Centenary Square and Civic reception follows.

Centenary Square and Banqueting Hall, City Hall, Bradford.

LM (Only)


Fri 22 Dec


No official engagements



Sat 23 Dec


Bradford Cathedral: annual Christmas choir carol concert (1300), preceded by a festive reception in the Deanery.

The Deanery, Cathedral Close and Bradford Cathedral, Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH

DLM and guest



Bumbles Rugby team: match (Bumbles v Referees) and dinner following.

Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club, Wagon Lane, Bingley BD16 1LT

LM (Both)

Sun 24 Dec

Christmas Eve


Bradford Community Kitchen.

Lord Mayor to visit and meet the volunteers and customers.

The Mill Side Centre, Grattan Road, Bradford,


LM (Only)


Mon 25 Dec

Christmas Day


No official engagements



Tue 26 Dec

Boxing Day


No official engagements



Wed 27 Dec


Wedding of Mohammed Alamin and Shyrun Nessa.

The Mirage, Mill Heights, Legrams Lane, Bradford, BD7 1NH

LM (Only)


Thu 28 Dec


No official engagements



Fri 29 Dec


No official engagements



Sat 30 Dec


No official engagements



Sun 31 Dec


No official engagements



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

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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