Persian Paddleboarder

Persian Paddleboarder is a unique, floating performance by Bobak Champion which takes place on water, making use of the lakes, rivers and canals that connect the Bradford district.

This roaming spectacle is a mix of physical theatre, clowning, acrobatics and hip-hop dance (all performed on a paddleboard!), which combine to create a funny, interactive performance that travels across the waterways.

Bring your family and friends to see the Persian Paddleboarder as he pops up on a waterway near you this summer!

1st August – 11am – 3pm Lister Park as part of Art In’t Park
7th August – 11am- 3pm Leeds Liverpool Canal, Apperley Bridge
8th August – 11am- 3pm Leeds Liverpool Canal, Saltaire
15th August – 11am – 3pm Leeds Liverpool Canal, Bingley Five Rise

Art In’t Park is Bradford Fringe’s free outdoor arts festival, celebrating dance, theatre, music, comedy and poetry. Come and join in fun activities for all the family!

Persian Paddleboarder has been made possible through Summer Unlocked. Brought to you by : Bradford CouncilBradford 2025 and The Leap a local, safe and playful programme of arts and culture activity aimed at creating moments of surprise, celebration and reflection. Check out the full Summer Unlocked Programme at: