The 56 – The Bradford City Fire A Testimony

On the 23rd-25th of April at the Alhambra Studio Theatre and in the thirtieth anniversary year of the Bradford City Fire, FYSA Theatre presents ’The 56 - The Bradford City Fire A Testimony’

 ”Nobody dies in football matches in fires. It doesn’t happen”

 At 3.40pm on May 11th 1985 a small fire broke out in the main stand at Bradford City’s Valley Parade football ground during the final match of the season. Within four minutes the wooden structure was ablaze. Fifty-four Bradford City supporters and two Lincoln City supporters lost their lives.

This unique theatrical experience provides a truthful retelling of stories of those involved in the Bradford City Fire. Adapted solely from real-life testimonies and interview with witnesses this piece of documentary theatre examines the themes of solidarity, strength and community in the face of overwhelming tragedy.

‘The 56’ pays homage to the supporters who lost their lives in one of the darkest days in British footballing history and the acts of bravery of those who survived.

This project would not be possible without the support of the families and witnesses who so generously contributed their time and stories.

All of the profits of the project will go towards the Burns Research Unit and the ground-breaking work they continue to do. So far, FYSA Theatre has raised over £1,00 for the institute.

Recommended age 13+

‘The 56 packs profound emotional power’ – The Sunday Times

‘A highly recommended, flawless show’ – Ed Fringe Review

Powerful Stuff’ – Three Weeks

‘The 56′ has received several awards including:

The Director’s Guild ‘Best Newcomer’

‘The National Student Drama Festival ‘Best Ensemble’

The Spotlight Award for ‘Most Promising Actress’.

The production was also shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.

Tickets can be purchased at the Alhambra Box Office on 01274 432000 or online at

Brighouse Flooring Company Ltd

Many thanks to Brighouse Flooring Company for sponsoring Shipley Netball Club. Money donated to the club will be used to replace equipment and invest in training tops.

The Brighouse Flooring Company ( are specialist contractors and installers of carpets, vinyl, linoleum, safety vinyl and carpet tiels and can be contacted on 01484 401199 or Please mention Shipley Netball if you contact them so they know their donation is appreciated!

Selection for 2015/16 Season

Trials for next season will be as follows:

Wednesday 29th April – 1st and 2nd team

Wednesday 6th May – 2nd and 3rd team

Wednesday 13th May – 3rd and 4th team

On each evening of trials one court will be used for trials, the other will be available for game play.

Dates from the Committee

Please can you make a note of the following dates for your diary:

Wednesday 11 March – Match Night for all teams 2 – 5 & u16. This will run from 7pm – 9pm

Friday 15 May – Presentation Evening

Wednesday 20 May – CHARITY NIGHT. This is an evening where we will try to raise some much needed funds for the club. More details will follow shortly but think of money raising ideas you could bring along.


WY Netball Charity Day Saturday 28th February 2015

Venues: whitcliffe Mount, Bradfrod College, Huddersfield University, Halifax, Lighthose and Thornhill

Dress in orange and support Breast Cancer UK who are dedicated to preventing breast cancer.

Big Raffle – £1 a ticket, available on the day.

Shopping vouchers to be won

1st – £300

2nd – £100

3rd – £50

4th – £50

plus 15 prizes of £20

Guess the Goals (one venue) – Bottle of Bubbles

Guess the Goals (all venues) – Case of Wine

Dress in Orange and donate £1


Filming and Photos at a Match

If anyone wishes to take pictures or film a match, you must ask and receive permission from both captains and umpires.

Emergency First Aid at Work – 6 hr Course

Date: Wednesday 18th February

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm

Venue: Rossington All Saints School, Doncaster

Cost: £50

Book via:

Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport

Date: 24th February

Time: 6:30-9:30pm

venue: EIS Sheffield

Cost: £32

Book via:

C Award Umpiring Course

Date: Sunday 29th March 2015

Venue: Manor School, Nether Poppleton, York

Time: 9am – 3pm

Cost: £35 (affiliated) £45 (unaffiliated

Eligibility: Applicants must be over 14 years of age and have some umpiring expereince

Closing Date: Friday 20th March 2015

Please email for an application form.

Kit for 2014 – 2015

Please order kit as soon as possible to ensure you are ready for the first match of the season. Please email for a copy of the order form; print, complete and hand to Cath or your captain who will ensure it is passed on. YOU NEED TO PAY FOR KIT AS YOU ORDER IT.

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