Social Events in Bradford, UK This Week

Let’s explore social events in Bradford, UK happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Bradford where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Bradford

Home Run Small Business Owners – Meet and Greet

Home Run Small Business Owners - Meet and Greet

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: The Calverley Arms, Pudsey

Let’s chat! I’m hosting a low-key event to get to know each other a little better. During our Meet and Greet, we’ll discuss things like how often we should meet and where.
We will meet outside Calverley Arms at 5 PM on Friday the 24th May, address and map are in the event details.
See you soon!(…)

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AI Meet-up North, Leeds (May 22, 2024)

AI Meet-up North, Leeds (May 22, 2024)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Work Café Santander

Last month, we hosted 50 AI professionals and enthusiasts at our first AI meet up north.

This time, we will be continuing with some epic speakers sharing their learnings, best practice and insights into taking AI solutions to production. Solutions that impact the way we live, work and get things done. 

If you would like to speak or sponsor this event, please get in touch and email [email protected](…)

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Building (probably) the world’s most overengineered AI powered bird box.

Building (probably) the world’s most overengineered AI powered bird box.

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Platform

We are delighted to welcome you to our in person event in May 2024! This month we are pleased to present Oliver Hamilton from Intel speaking about “Building (probably) the world’s most overengineered AI powered bird box.”

**Schedule**

**18:00–18:45h**: Refreshments (Food served on first come first served basis)

**18:45–18:50h**: Welcome

**18:50–20:00h**: **Oliver Hamilton @ Intel**

*Buildi(…)

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John Staveley – Demystifying gRPC

John Staveley - Demystifying gRPC

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Platform

LeedsSharp are proud to present an evening of communication over the internet through the medium of gRPC.

Abstract:

Intrigued by why some of the world’s largest companies (Netflix, Google, Cisco, Twitter, Uber etc) are using gRPC? In this demo based talk we delve into the world of gRPC, what it does and why we should use it. We compare the interface with both Rest and graphQL. We will show you h(…)

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Discussion – What sort of heavenly rewards can we expect?

Discussion - What sort of heavenly rewards can we expect?

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Crowd of Favours

Hi all!

This month we’re looking ahead to heavenly rewards. What exactly can we expect? A mansion each? Supernatural bliss?

What sort of reward is Jesus promising when he says in Matthew 5:12 “Rejoice and be glad! For great is your reward in heaven”?

Join us for a discussion and drinks at Crowd of Favours.

For anyone joining for the first time, we know it can be intimidating joining a group of(…)

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Games Night (Crowd of Favours)

Games Night (Crowd of Favours)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Crowd of Favours

Welcome to Games Night!
We’ll be meeting up in Crowd of Favours for this event. The venue has plenty of seating and table space available, as well as options for Food & Drink.
All you need is to bring yourselves, and maybe a board game or two to play. We have a selection of board games, card games and other casual party games to offer if you need one, or just fancy playing something different. The(…)

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LGBTQ+ Freemasons

LGBTQ+ Freemasons

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Queens Hotel

LGBTQ+ Freemasons first meetup in Leeds at the Queens Hotel Lobby.

Everyone who identifies as male is more than welcome.

Whether you are a mason or interested in becoming a freemason, come and experience a civilised brotherhood without homophobia or transphobia.

This is the perfect opportunity to meet with other LGBTQ+ freemasons and supporters in Leeds.

In this first meeting, let’s try to get(…)

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Leeds Softball – Tuesday Training

Leeds Softball - Tuesday Training

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Adel War Memorial Association

**Do you want to…**
**✓ Try a new sport?**
**✓ Have fun?**
**✓ Meet tonnes of friendly people?**

Then it sounds you’d love softball!

Our weekly Tuesday training is back starting on the 7th May, so feel free to come down and give it a go, potentially meet a team and get in some practice for the league!

Softball is similar to baseball, where players bat a ball and score runs by running round th(…)

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Leeds Pool Squad Meetup

Leeds Pool Squad Meetup

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Northern Snooker Centre

We want to bring together people that enjoy playing pool. We’re open to anyone at any skill level and we would love for you to join us!

Everyone can meet up around the bar area and get to know each other a bit first. Please try to arrive in the first half hour (or message me) so we can take you into account for tables. We will start the games at 19:30 and play through until 21:30. The tables will(…)

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Brighouse Canal and Wetherspoons

Brighouse Canal and Wetherspoons

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Bethel Street

Join us for a walk along the lovely canal, setting off from Brighouse, we will aim to spend 45 minutes on an out and back walk before heading to Wetherspoons for 12 noon. Meet at Bethel Street Car Park.(…)

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Pub Quiz – In Person Not Online

Pub Quiz - In Person Not Online

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Red Rooster

Free pub quiz at the Red Rooster. Winning team last time winning 8 pints between us – brilliant performance. There’s also a raffle where you can win £100 or more. One of our attendees keeps winning.
The address is 123 Elland Road, Brighouse,HD6 2QR.
See you there.
Adrian
PS Park your car in the lane opposite the pub or in the bay next to the pub.
Best to be there at 8 pm.(…)

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A Game of Stones!

A Game of Stones!

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: BD20 0EE

**The walk**

Graham is leading this 9+ mile walk. Leaving the cars walk down the road to the canal follow for a mile cross the canal towards Howden Park Farm, just before the farm take the path through the fields to Alder Carr Wood, forward to Jay Tail Farm & High Wood Head to meet Bank Road, follow to Silsden Road, taking the path towards the TV mast, turn off just before to skirt round Rivock P(…)

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Writing Meetup and Social at The Soap Factory

Writing Meetup and Social at The Soap Factory

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Soap Factory

**Please note – this event will be at The Soap Factory, 4 Whitehall Quay**
**Leeds, LS1 4HR. A short walk away from Leeds Train Station. It is a requirement to buy something from the venue when attending.**

*HOW WE WORK*

Time to write!

For the first half (from 6.00pm to 7.30pm), we work on our own material before drifting into more of a social! We work on our own projects, from novels to screen(…)

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Mavka: The Forest Song

Mavka: The Forest Song

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: ODEON Harrogate

[https://www.harrogatefilmsociety.org/event-details/mavka-the-forest-song](https://www.harrogatefilmsociety.org/event-details/mavka-the-forest-song)

**Mavka: The Forest Song -** supported by Harrogate Film Society**,** Harrogate and Knaresborough District of Sanctuary, as well as our local Ukrainian community.

The Ukrainian Community have particularly requested that the film is screened in Engli(…)

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LeedsAcro Intermediate Partner Acro Class

LeedsAcro Intermediate Partner Acro Class

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Heart Centre

Booking required: [Tuesday Intermediate Acro Class](https://scarlotrobinson.wixsite.com/acro/intermediate-acro-classes)

In this playful class, you can explore partner acro in pairs and small groups. Acro yoga, also known as partner acrobatics, is the combination of yoga and acrobatic creative movement and teamwork. Build confidence, trust and communication through physical touch and playful movem(…)

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Code and Coffee

Code and Coffee

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: La Bottega Milanese

Join us for Code and Coffee on Tuesday mornings at 8am!

Code & Coffee is an informal weekly get-together in Leeds city centre. Come hang out and write some code, talk tech, or just enjoy the coffee! There is no agenda or organised activity; attendees might typically bring a laptop and hack on a hobby project, work through a tutorial, take an interest in what someone else is working on, or just im(…)

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Simons seat Treat

Simons seat Treat

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Burnsall car park

Approximately 10 miles long, this is a joint event with LWG and Sheffield Mountaineering, therefore places are limited.
Please note that no climbing experience is required for this event. We will start off in the charming village of Burnsall and take a short stroll along the river Wharfe on the Dales way. After that, we will begin to ascend into the hills and reach the vantage point of Simon’s Sea(…)

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Sahaja Yoga Meditation Leeds

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Leeds

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: 188 Woodhouse Ln.

Hello 👋🏼,

Welcome to Sahaja yoga meditation in Leeds

We have in person meetings on wednesdays from 7.15pm to 8.30pm

188 Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds LS2 9DX

http://www.leedsquakers.org.uk/meetings/central-leeds

We will start with an introduction for new joiners followed by meditation and video extracts of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

No physical exercise is in(…)

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Games night

Games night

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: The Warehouse

Join us for our monthly games night where we play dice/board and card games and enjoy drinks and conversation. The games are generally around 10-15 mins in length so we can try out different ones.

Event fee: As usual £1, all fees go towards meet ups website membership fee(…)

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Otley circular.

Otley circular.

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Otley

Otley circular.
Leaders :Jonathan Ash.

A3 Bus from Bradford Sunbridge Rd, Stop S4 at 10:00 or meet at Otley Bus Station at 11:10am. Bus also stops at Shipley Market Square at 10:20am and Guisley Morrisons at 10:36am.

8 mile circular walk through Clifton, Washburn Valley and Farnley Church on well marked paths and minor roads with 260m of climbing mainly at the start.

Please bring a packed lunch(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Bradford, you can try out Thetelegraphandargus.co.uk, Wherecanwego.com, or Whatson.bradford.gov.uk.

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