75 Dorothys

photo by Shanaz Gulzar
photo by Shanaz Gulzar

There’s no place like Bradford – if you were there on Saturday 18th October 2014 at 3.30pm you might have witnessed the extraordinary spectacle of around 100 women and girls skipping through the middle of the mirror pool in City Park.

HERE is our ‘Making Of’ documentary film

HERE is the beautiful original film that accompanied our ‘Flashmob’ of 75 Dorothys

HERE is a film of this unique event as it happened on 18/11/14

HERE is an article from the local paper

HERE is a set of photos from the event

photo by Richard Halfpenny
photo by Richard Halfpenny


’75 Dorothys’ THE EVENT – 18th October 2014, City Park, Bradford – 3pm-6pm
Over 75 women and girls put on their ‘ruby slippers’ and promenaded through City Park, Bradford. This ‘flash mob’ of Bradford women and girls was a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the iconic film, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, in Bradford – City of Film.
The event coincided with the Born In Bradford festival, a family event that demonstrated that there’s no place like Bradford! Irregular (Arts) also screened two original short films, made with women and girls from across Bradford’s communities.
All this was followed by a screening of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ on the Bradford Big Screen.

75 Dorothys - illustration Jacky Fleming
75 Dorothys – illustration Jacky Fleming

’75 Dorothys’ THE PROJECT:
‘Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?’, Glinda, the good witch of the North asks Dorothy Gale when she first arrives in Oz.

In her journey along the yellow brick road Dorothy’s new friends are searching for a heart, brains, and courage – Dorothy wants only to find her way home. These enduring themes are the basis of our exploration in ’75 Dorothys’, as Jenny Wilson and Shanaz Gulzar have been asking women to share with us ‘the dreams that you dare to dream’. We have been visiting women’s and girls’ groups across Bradford and using storytelling, film, photography, audio recording, performance and dance to explore what lies ‘Over the Rainbow’. The women and girls we’ve worked with come together in a spectacular red-shoed celebration on October 18th 2014 in City Park, Bradford from 3pm-6pm (see above).

75 Dorothys is supported by Arts Council England through National Lottery Grants for the Arts; Bradford Metropolitan District Council; Forsters Bistro and Bradford UNESCO City of Film

Try outs of the logo to send to the designers