The countdown to Yorkshire’s spiciest food festival has begun, with only one month to go until the World Curry Festival opens in Bradford and Leeds for 15 days of flavours, sights and sounds from around the world.

Between September 15 and September 29 more than 50 different events will be taking place including an appearance by Ken Hom OBE, who be attending the festival to receive a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to developing and promoting Asian cuisine.

Zulfi Karim, Founder of the World Curry Festival said,  “Our key objective is to bring people together and curry is a great way to do this. We have an exciting new format, which has created new venues and partners across the region. Special events include our launch at the magnificent Bradford Cathedral as well as an appearance from the legendary Ken Hom.”

The festival launches on Thursday 15 September with a Great British Curry-themed gala dinner at Bradford Cathedral prepared by Grand Master Chef Hemant Oberoi.

Highlights of the 15-day food festival include three days of Street Food on Broadway, a food exhibition, masterclasses and cooking school at Kala Sangam Arts Centre and an evening of curry and comedy with Hardeep Singh Kohli – also at Kala Sangam Arts Centre.

A street food market showcasing fresh street food from around the world will visit Broadway between Friday 16 and Sunday 18 September and at Wellington Place in Leeds in thanks to  on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 September.

Another highlight will be the various Faith in Food events at churches, mosques, temples and synagogues across Bradford and Leeds throughout the festival.

A full programme of events is available online at


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