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Talk:We Are Pilgrims - Journeys in Search of Ourselves at Bradford Cathedral

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Talk, Tue 18 Oct 2022, free entry

We Are Pilgrims.

We Are Pilgrims.

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Address

1 Stott Hill,
Bradford,
BD1 4EH

Details

The book is an exploration of our primal urge towards journeys of purpose, wonder and self-discovery. While many notable pilgrim festivals and shrines can be found within these pages, the book focuses on the ‘why’, rather than on the ‘where’. From the Stone Age pilgrims of Anatolia to the present-day, We Are Pilgrims is a quest to understand what drives this rich and varied human behaviour, unbounded by time or space, faith or identity. Through her quest to understand this phenomenon, Victoria Preston discovers that, whether we set forth in search of solace or liberation, as an expression of gratitude or faith, journeys of meaning and purpose are a powerful reminder that we are each part of something much greater than ourselves.


About the Event

Through conversation with Bishop Toby Howarth, the author discusses the topic of pilgrimage and what drives so many of us to undertake such journeys, either as an expression of faith, gratitude, kinship, or in search of solace or enlightenment. We encourage you to bring insights on pilgrimages you have made, and any thoughts you might have on pilgrim journeys you are planning. The book explores the topic across all major faiths and all are welcome.




Timetable

6:30pm - Refreshments
7pm - Event starts
8:30pm - Refreshments

You are also welcome to join us for Choral Evensong before the event, at 5:30pm, as well as exploring the 'Peter Marlow - The English Cathedral' exhibition, which takes place at the same time.

Copies of the book will also be available to purchase from our shop.



About the Author

Victoria Preston has roamed far and wide in her thirty years advising corporate and government clients in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. She is an associate fellow at the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications, with an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old! Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities. There is a selection of restaurants and cafes available nearby.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 18 Oct 2022 18:30 to 21:00

Prices

Free entry

Directions

Plan route to Bradford Cathedral using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SE 166332  Lat: 53.79483 Long: -1.74947

By Public Transport:
Train:Bradford Forster Square (nearest) and Bradford Interchange
Bus: Church Bank (Stop P9/P10), 613/614, 645/646, 636/637, 670, 682 Bolton Road (Stop P6/P8) 612, 640/641
Metro:Canal Road/Cathedral (Stop 3) round-city bus

By Road:
Off Barkerend Road via the Shipley Airedale Road.
Parking - the Broadway Bradford 0600 to 0100 weekdays £3.50/weekends £1.50 all day: Captain Street £1.50 all day.
Driver-disabled only parking onsite.


Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Forster Square station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old! Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities. There is a selection of restaurants and cafes available nearby.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
  • a mix of tarmac and york stone paving

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Notes

Please remember that the Cathedral is over 500 years old! We have done our very best to make the building accessible to all disabled visitors and hope you enjoy your visit. * * For assistance please ask a member of staff to help. * * The Cathedral Office is up a short flight of steps so please ring the bell in the shop area and someone will come out.