Round here, nobody calls the police.
Off Road rewrites narratives around perceived anti-social behaviour. Removing stigma around quad and bike culture, sharing the other side of the story about police encounters and Bradford postcode rivalry. Off Road is a protest, a rave, a bike show, performed out on the street and inside a community centre, telling real stories of growing up through live music, verbatim text and film footage shot with smartphones. Created in collaboration with Bradford Youth Service and co-created by young people and rap artists from Windhill, Wrose & across Bradford.
Off Road was performed at Windhill Community Centre in July 2023 as part of BD Festival. The show continues to be performed as part of training events for Bradford Council, and is used in schools across Bradford to open dialogue around young people’s experiences of growing up in Bradford.


Audience Feedback


“Powerful, exposing, dynamic.”


“Inspiring, challenging and insightful”


“Gave me a lot to think about, challenged my perceptions of young people.”


“Good insight from the voices of the youth in Bradford. Powerful words that help you challenge you. ”


“Made me think about our young people, the lack of support they have, the impact of cuts on funding for youth services, but also how young people create and thrive in spite of the barriers. “


Directed by Saoirse Teale & Mariyah Kayat

Assistant Directed by David Bolitho

Set & Video Design by Michelle Wren

Lighting Design by Andy Purves

Sound Design by Elliot Mann

Production Management by Tom Robbins

Stage Management by Kayleigh Chapman

Funded by Community Safety Fund, Bradford Youth Service and Bradford Council