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Every March, the Bradford International Film Festival takes place in the National Media Museum. The festival presents both new and classic movies, and makes lots of room for innovative up-and-comers in the film industry. Showcased are features, shorts, documentaries, and animation. Whether you're a fan of all the genres or a particular one, you should find something at the festival.
While on the subject of films, the museum mentioned above is a great place to visit year-round, with family activities, events, exhibitions, 2 cinemas and an IMAX screen. If you're particularly a fan of animation, the museum also hosts the Bradford Animation Festival in November. Check out the National Media Museum for tickets and other information.
Rugby has its origins in soccer, but one day in 1823, an enterprising (or maybe bored) rugby player picked up the ball and ran with it, sparking an interest in a new way of playing. The sport eventually evolved into rugby and separate rules were developed, though some think of it merely as football without shoulder pads. England loves rugby and Bradford has its own team, the Bradford Bulls, who play at Grattan Stadium in Odsal.
Bradford Playhouse offers many events both music and theatre, with bar and theatre space.