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Little Pie and Priestley gather steam.

3 Sep

Despite the disappointment of having to cancel the vintage bus tour of J.B.Priestley’s Bradford, the other parts of the Festival seem to be coming together.

A reminder that the J.B.Priestley Pie and Proud of Bradford show is on Wednesday 13th Sept. at 19.30.

Glass of bucks fizz (to celebrate Priestley’s birthday, and mine), meat and potato pie and peas (vegetarian option available if booked); a bit of a brass band; Priestley readings performed with projected images (including Samantha Wass as Annie Parker of When We Are Married), and a free £5 bet; all for just £10!

Booking essential. You can do it by calling in at Napoleons, or by calling them on:



Priestley’s Old Ale pump clip.

3 Sep

Designed by Yorkshire artist and film-maker Susannah Gent, featuring a drawling by Glyn Watkins of the J.B.Priestley statue outside the National Science+ Media Museum, one of his pies, and the following quote about Yorkshire from Priestley’s The Good Companions:

The people here work – the women never stop – and go to football matches, drink old beer (very good stuff), listen to Handel’s Messiah about twice a week, and make you eat cheese with cake!

Priestley's Old Ale pumpclipSM

Bradford Telegraph & Argus cover Little Pie and Priestley Festival

28 Aug


The Little Pie and Priestley Festival 2017. Celebrating the birthday of a great, Bradford born, writer and a meat & potato pie that defied Hitler. #pieandpriestley

19 Jul

J,B,Priestley birthday base tickets available from Napoleons 01274 391820

Vintage Film and Bus Tour of Bradford Tickets available now from Record Cafe and Sparrow, North Parade! Should be available from Sparrow Bier Cafe soon. £10 for the bus.

Film tickets £5 from Pictureville (ignore below details, I’ll change it soon)

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Friday 1st September, evening.

Launch of a J.B.Priestley themed beer at:

Salamander Brewery

Glyn will be doing a short talk about Priestley, starting at 18.30. Free entry.


Wednesday 13th September (J.B.Priestley’s birthday).

19.30 for 20.00.

J.B.Priestley Pie and Proud of Bradford Show

Napoleons Casino Bradford

Glyn Watkins presents readings, pictures, stories and Samantha Wass in the role of Annie Parker (I’ve had to listen to hours and hours of all your dreary talk!).

Featuring meat and potato pie and peas (vegetarian alternative available); and a bit of a brass band.

Plus a free £5 bet.

ONLY £10 for the lot!

Call 01274 391820 for tickets.

There is full disability access but the event is restricted to over 18’s only.


Sunday 17th September. 11.00. – 17.00

Vintage Film and Bus Tour of Bradford.

£15 for a film followed by a bus tour. Combined tickets from The Sparrow Bier Cafe or the Record Cafe, North Parade, Bradford.

Starting at 11.00 with a showing of Lost City the BBC’s rarely shown film of  J.B.Priestley’s 1958 visit to Bradford.

At the Pictureville Cinema

Followed by boarding a vintage bus for a tour of Priestley’s birthplace and other sites seen in the film. Including a stop for refreshment at The Mucky Duck Frizinghall, and Bradford Playhouse, where Priestley was president for many years.

The tour will finish by or before 17.00 between the Sparrow and Record on North Parade.