Echoes of Oz

Illustration by Jacky Fleming
Illustration by Jacky Fleming

There’s no place like…


See Bradford City Park transformed with the magic of Oz.  Skip along the Yellow Brick Road, play among the fantastical flowers, experience the storm in Dorothy¹s House and ride the giant Ruby Slipper Slide.  Watch live and light shows, different each day, as Bradford’s communities become Munchkins, Emerald Citizens or Flying Monkeys.  Meet Glinda the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West, Professor Marvel or The Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz himself.  There’s a new experience all to enjoy each extraordinary day on 9th, 10th and 11th October 2015.

What is Echoes Of Oz?

ECHOES OF OZ is a huge community and arts programme, culminating in a wonderful event that will transform Bradford’s beautiful City Park with live and light shows specially made in Bradford.  

ECHOES OF OZ is our series of projects inspired by The Wizard of Oz.  Bradford is our home town – it’s also the world’s first UNESCO City of Film. And our favourite film, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ celebrated it’s 75th anniversary in 2014.  We’re still fund-raising, but thanks to a substantial funding award from the National Lottery via Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts and support from Bradford Council, the Ruby Slipper Slide made it’s first appearance at Bradford Festival (June) and we are working towards the Echoes Of Oz grand finale weekend on October 9-11th 2015.

GET INVOLVED:  There are lots of opportunities to volunteer, perform, knit/crochet and take part in Echoes Of Oz.  Have a look at our Emerald Citizen information HERE or nominate someone for a Heart, Brains or Courage Award HERE

The official launch of the ECHOES OF OZ programme happened on March 28th 2015 at Forsters Bistro – details HERE

If you want to find out more about Echoes Of Oz and how you can support us with this wonderful adventure, please get in touch by emailing

ECHOES OF OZ began in 2014…

Photo by Richard Halfpenny
Photo by Richard Halfpenny

The first ‘Echoes of Oz’ project, ’75 Dorothys’ asked Bradford’s women and girls about their heart’s desire and created a flashmob of over 75 of us in our ruby slippers – you can see the results here

The magical and spectacular character, ‘Glinda’ inspired by the Good Witch of the North has already appeared at Bradford Pride, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, Beacons Festival and  Saltaire Festival. She delights audiences of all ages wherever she goes, so get in touch if you want to find out more or book Glinda for your event…

‘the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true’.  Find out how you can get involved with Echoes of Oz by emailing us: