Bradford Big Screen

A creative space to share your film, photography and creativity

Our Vision

Bradford UNESCO City of Film and Bradford City Council have teamed up to provide a new programme of events and content for the Bradford Big Screen.

As well as providing national and local news, sport, arts, culture, entertainment and events, we want the screen to belong to the people of the city. If you have a film, photographs or other content to share with us then please get in touch. With 500,000 people on average passing by the screen each month it’s a great opportunity.

We’re looking for content that enlightens, inspires, entertains, brings a smile to our faces — and make us proud to be from Bradford.

What’s on

  • Thu

    Art and science merge on the big screen in an ambitious creative project

    11:00 amBradford's Big Screen

    Art and science merge on the big screen in an ambitious creative project

    An interdisciplinary team spanning the Universities of Bradford and Leeds have won Arts and Humanities Research Council follow-on funding in an ambitious project which brings art and science together in an unusual creative arena.

    Artist and lecturer Kate Johnson is leading the project   - and each stage of the work is being revealed in  a series of short films  which will be updated on the big screen during the coming months.

    You can see the first exciting stages of the project in the first two films of her work  on the big screen every day at 11am or watch them here on the website following these links:  Chapter 1   Chapter 2

    Supporting the project are Drs Adrian Evans and Andrew Wilson in Forensic and Archaeological Sciences, Carlton Reeve and Mark Goodall in Engineering and Informatics, Drs Steven Milne and Leon Black, Faculty of Engineering, UOL, David Wilson, Bradford UNESCO City of Film, Dr Alison Smith, National Portrait Gallery, musician Jeremy Bradford and cameraman Jimi Lund.

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  • Tue

    Not Just Hockney art exhibition

    12:30 pmBradford's Big Screen



    Not Just Hockney is the brainchild of amateur arts enthusiast Colin Neville. The monthly exhibition features work from painters, ceramists, textile and jewellery makers. Artists involved say the project gives them vital outdoor “gallery” space after harsh economic times have seen many local galleries closing. If you can't get down to the screen watch the exhibition here.

    May and June's exhibition   - Abstract and Expressionist Art 


    Terry Greene is a contemporary painter living and working near Keighley. He is currently exploring the way he interacts with the nature and properties of paint and canvas at any chosen time. Terry is a member of Contemporary British Painters and his work can be found in private art collections in the UK and abroad. It has also been exhibited widely in Britain, including at art shows in London and Manchester.

    The Burley-in-Wharfedale based artist, Ian Middleton, has developed a style of semi-abstract painting, combining shapes and connective lines, to create recognisable forms. Images are often merged and woven to create a theme or narrative within the painting.  Ian’s work has been exhibited regionally, including at the Leeds 17th Art Exhibition, and has also been selected in the past for auction by The Royal Academy, with proceeds going to charity.


    Judy Sale is a Haworth based artist who uses a range of art media to paint predominantly abstract work, often influenced by her global travels.  Judy was a Founding Director of a Centre for Contemporary Art in Cyprus and her artwork can be found in public and private collections and has been widely shown in Britain and overseas, including solo exhibitions in Yorkshire, London, Canada, Italy, and Cyprus.

    Ben Snowden was born in Keighley and still lives locally. His drawings and paintings are influenced by the human form and landscape and his work explores the ideas and relationships between emotion, the unconscious, and reality.  He has exhibited his work widely across Britain, was a Finalist for a Royal College of Art Open Art Competition and shortlisted for a Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition.

    Kerry Stoker is a painter who works from her studio in Ilkley.  She paints mainly with acrylic, but also in oil, watercolour and oil pastel. Her work regularly features at both the Ilkley and Saltaire Art Trails as well as in shows of the Yorkshire Watercolour Society, Society of British Artists, Society of Women Artists, and at ‘Art for Youth’ exhibitions in London, Sheffield and North Yorkshire.

    Peter Robson is an artist who paints surreal and expressionist images to provoke questions on the politically-driven decisions of those in power.  Originally from North East  England, Peter has lived locally since 1987.  His paintings have been exhibited widely across the region, including at Bradford Cathedral in 2016 to commemorate the centenary of the Bradford Pals Regiment and loss of life on the battlefields of WW1.

     Curator Mr Neville, a retired lecturer from Sildsen said: “I am really passionate about local art as both my children work in this field. One of the biggest issues for artists is promoting their own work and so I set about building up a website for artists in my local town. I started with a couple and before I knew it the site had snowballed.

    “Being able to working with Bradford UNESCO City of Film to feature these artists on the Big Screen which is seen by 17,000 people a day is fantastic.”

    Bradford UNESCO City of Film, David Wilson said: “Some of the artists we are working with are well known but others are not and so we’re delighted to be supporting local creativity. The images and photographs of the work are stunning and will no doubt draw some real attention in City Park.”

    Not Just Hockney will run every day at 1230 on Bradford Big Screen. Five different artists will feature  bi-monthly.  For more see

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  • Wed

    North in Focus

    12:15 pmBradford Big Screen


    The North in Focus

    This exhibition brings events and photographs - some previously unseen -  from the extensive collection of Bradford Museums and Galleries to the big screen. Working in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film,  this feature runs every day at 1215 and 1510 on the Big Screen.

    Currently screening:

    Unmistakanly Bradford

    In November 2017, a group of first year BA Photography students from Bradford School of Art at Bradford College visited Bradford Industrial Museum.

    They viewed their photographic collections and learned how the curators use observational skills and historical knowledge to date photographs which sometimes have little or no additional information.

    Their brief was to take photographs of the centre of Bradford, imagining a viewer fifty or a hundred years into the future. Features within their images should give subtle clues as to when they were taken.

    In short, the future viewer should be able to say with some certainty: "That's Unmistakanly Bradford, 2018."

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  • Sat

    Film screenings

    variousBradford Big Screen

    We're hosting a series of film screenings for Bradford Literature Festival, the Bradford Classic and our own Bradford Family Film Festival here on the big screen.

    Bradford Literature Festival

    Saturday 30th June 

    Xmen (2000) 1hr 44mins

    Starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

    Sunday 1st July 

    Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 2hrs 1min

    A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.

    Saturday 7th July 

    Finding Nemo (2003) 1hr 40mins

    After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.


    Bradford Classic

    Saturday 11th August - 1:30pm

    Love Bug (1969) - 1hr 48mins

    A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.

    Bradford Family Film Festival

    Full programme to be announced next month which will include  City Park screenings of popular family movies every Wednesday throughout August for free

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Please note content to be considered for the screen must be sent to us at least two weeks before the suggested schedule date. The more notice we have, particularly for events and advertising campaigns the better, as this helps us serve your needs more effectively.

Film, song or exhibition of the month

Title: Bradford Architecture by Conor MacMahon, University of Bradford student


Bradford Architecture by Conor MacMahon from Bradford UNESCO City of Film on Vimeo.