Big Screen Bradford Highlights. What’s On around Bradford
There are always exciting events happening in and around Bradford. Click here for more information on What’s On in Bradford City Park.
Thu01Dec2016Wed01Nov2017Wed and SatBradford Big Screen City Park
Yorkshire Music Box
YORKSHIRE MUSIC BOX ON BRADFORD BIG SCREEN
Songs from Bradford bands including “New Man” from Warme, Apache Tears “Bear Trap” and singer songwriter's, Iman Hekima’s “Keep it Simple and Emeli's, "Soar."
YMB profiles Yorkshire musicians bringing new music to Bradford and at the same time celebrating the filmmaking talent that is capturing artists so well.
We're also playing the winnners of 2Weeks2MakeIt 2017 competition on YMB. This unique music video competition, led by The South Yorkshire Film Network, brings skilled filmmakers and musicians together to create an innovative, imaginative and collaborative films. Watch out for winners: Mango Rescue Team with track Bomba by filmmakers Bootcamp Freebirds; Sarah Sharp with track, Ornaments by filmmakers WI productions and Retroject with track, Webster's English by filmmakers The Hull Film Collective.
Warme lead singer Lee Walsh said: “Yorkshire Music Box here in Bradford is a brilliant opportunity for local talent. There is so much creativity in this area and I hope that us getting a slot on Music Box inspires new and young musicians to carry on making music and putting it out there for people to hear.”
Bradford UNESCO Director of Film, David Wilson said: “We’ve been delighted with the response to Yorkshire Music Box from local bands, singers and songwriters. The quality of the acts and some of the filmmaking techniques used to capture them really needs to be celebrated more widely.
“The screen in City Park is a great platform for any artist – with more than 500,000 people passing by every month. We’re welcoming all types of music from pop to folk to classical. I hope Yorkshire Music Box will also give people access to music they may never have listened to before.”
Yorkshire Music Box on the big screen runs twice a week from Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday at 3pm. (Times can be subject to change)
Click here to see who's currently playing on Yorkshire Music Box.
If you have original music or a song you wish to be considered please send in a link to your music video, with your name, photograph and a paragraph about your song/music to http://bradford-city-of-film.com/contact-us/
Mon01May2017Tue06Jun20171230 daily and other timesBradford Big Screen
Not Just Hockney exhibition
Not Just Hockney
Brought to the screen in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film this permanent exhibition changes monthly.
The exhibition gives the opportunity for local artists to promote and share their work in the heart of the city centre. Watch Not Just Hockney on the screen at 1230 every day or see the full exhibition here.
As an exciting addition from April to September we're also screening a special Not Just Hockney exhibition to celebrate a summer of cycling. This daily exhibition runs at 11am and 4pm. See details below
Exhibiting in May
Linda (Clowes) Harrison is a colourist painter, using soft pastel and oil paint, both traditionally and experimentally, on a range of surfaces, including handmade papers, textured card, canvas or fabric. Linda’s paintings have been exhibited across Britain, including at Dean Clough, Oldham Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, South London, and at Cliffe Castle, Keighley. Her work has also been displayed at the City Hall Gallery in Bermuda. Contact: www.artbyartists.co.uk
Judy Sale is a Haworth based artist who uses a range of art media to paint predominantly abstract work, often influenced by her past work and global travels. Judy was a Founding Director of a Centre for Contemporary Art in Cyprus and her work has been shown in Britain and overseas, including solo exhibitions in Yorkshire, London, Canada, Italy, and Cyprus. Contact: www.judysaleartist.co.uk
Andy Shaw is a Bradford artist who uses reclaimed metal to make sculptures, often inspired by film characters. He took up industrial art over 16 years ago as a hobby after qualifying as a mechanical engineer. He has exhibited work at the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield, Rapture Gallery in Harrogate, Beat-Herder Festival, Staithes Arts Festival and at Salts Mill at the ‘1 in 4’ exhibition. Contact: Facebook: Bits and Bolts Art
Liz Tolan is a Bradford artist. Her current paintings and creative ideas are often initiated by family photographs and the emotions and memories generated by these. Her work has been exhibited across Yorkshire, including at the Bradford Playhouse, Cupola Art Gallery, Sheffield, Patrick Studio, Leeds, and the Saltaire Arts Trail. Liz has also had solo shows at Batley Library and the South Square Gallery, Thornton. Contact: Facebook: Liz Tolan Fine Art
Lisa Vallo is a Bingley artist who designs one-off art panels and murals on a commission or sale basis. She uses a range of art materials to suit the assignment and her designs are often influenced by her previous overseas residence and international travel. Lisa’s work can be found in private collections and displayed in a wide range of commercial premises, including Marks & Spencer, GHD, and Actiderm. Contact: www.lisavallo.com
And watch out for this summer's special NJH exhibition celebrating a summer of cycling..
There are two special exhibitions featuring cycling related work from artists across the District. Watch them daily at 11am and 4pm on the screen from now until September 1st.
The images were collected from across the Yorkshire region by Colin Neville, curator of the ‘Not Just Hockney’ website in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film.
Mr Neville said: "There are some wonderful cycling images by talented Yorkshire artists that really capture the atmosphere, colour and excitement of previous Tours in this region. It’s marvellous that day three of the Tour this year will start in Bradford City Park and these images will look great on the big screen as a backdrop to all the cyclists and crowds massed there. The Tour is a great morale boost for the city. Bring it on."
Our 13 featured artists in the exhibtion
- Jacky Al-Samarraie. Contact: www.theartrooms.co.uk
- Denise Burden. Contact: www.deniseburden.com
- Craig Everett. Contact: www.craigeverett.co.uk
- Adrienne French. Contact: www.adriennefrench.co.uk
- Joy Godfrey. Contact: www.joygodfrey.com
- Jessica Hogarth Designs. Contact: www.jessicahogarth.com
- Ping Kelly. Contact: www.pingkelly.co.uk
- Giuliana Lazzerini. Contact: www.giulianalazzerini.com
- Justin Leeming. Contact: www.jgl-design.co.uk
- Jane O’Neill. Contact: www.abundantglass.co.uk
- Shirley Schofield. Contact: email@example.com
- Mike Smith. Contact: www.mikesmithprints.co.uk
- Kate Thornton. Contact: www.katethorntondesign.com
If you can't get to the screen you can see the exhibitions online. For exhibition One see here. (This runs at 11am daily on the screen) For exhibition Two see here. (This runs daily at 4pm on the screen)
For more information on the Not Just Hockney project managed by Colin Neville, a retired university lecturer and writer from Silsden see http://www.notjusthockney.info/
Tue16May2017Sun05Nov20171215 and 1710 dailyBradford Big Screen
The North in Focus
THE NORTH IN FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
A daily photographic archive exhibition on the Big Screen in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film and Bradford Museums and Galleries
1215 and 1710 daily Bradford Big Screen
Unmistakably Bradford 2017
Unmistakably Bradford 2017 is the latest collaboration between Bradford Museums & Galleries and Bradford College. It began with a group of photography students visiting the Industrial Museum last November to view the photographic archive and also hear about how information is gleaned from photographs when there is no other documentation or information accompanying them. This can involve the examination of hair or clothing styles, surrounding buildings or other ephemera contained in the image. With modern technology one can also ‘zoom in’ on screen and look at the finer details such as jewellery on a person or posters on a wall.
The students were then asked to produce photographs which could be of no other place than Bradford at no other time than 2017 - but not obviously so … to imagine a social historian of 2067 or 2117 needing to examine their images and carry out research before declaring with delight “That’s Unmistakably Bradford in 2017!
To see this exhibition online click here
The North in Focus is a permanent exhibition on Bradford’s Big Screen every day at 1215 and 1710 curated exclusively for the screen by Bradford Museums & Galleries. The exhibition often features previously unseen images from Bradford Museums Photo Archive.
Tue04Jul2017Fri14Jul2017see detailsBig Screen
Royal Opera House live relays
BP Big Screen 2017 Opera Relays
We're delighted to announce that we're partnering with the Royal Opera House again to bring live, free outdoor relays from the Royal Opera House to the Big Screen in City Park.
Come and join us for Verdi's La Traviata live Tuesday 4 July at 7pm and Puccini's final work, Turandot live on Friday 14 July at 7pm.
BP BIG SCREENS 2017 | LA TRAVIATA | FRIDAY 4 JULY AT 7PM WITH PRE-PERFORMANCE SCREENING FROM 6.30PM
Verdi’s best loved opera returns this summer for the BP Big Screens experience, in one of The Royal Opera’s most popular productions. La traviata’s story of a beautiful Parisian courtesan prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for love is told through thrilling ensembles and choruses, impassioned duets and stunningly beautiful lyrical arias – and performed by a wonderful young cast and our great Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Be prepared for an evening of visual and musical beauty and profound emotion.BP BIG SCREENS 2017 | TURANDOT | FRIDAY 14 JULY AT 7.30PM WITH PRE-PERFORMANCE SCREENING FROM 7PM
Go beyond the famous aria ‘Nessun dorma’ in The Royal Opera’s famously spectacular production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which will transport you to legendary China in all its pageantry and savagery, with disguised identities, puzzles and ritual executions. Princess Turandot subjects her suitors to cryptic riddles only to execute them when they fail to answer correctly. Will our hero Calaf solve the riddles and win the Princess? Come and find out at our BP Summer Big Screen.
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