What’s on

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.

  • Thu

    Yorkshire Music Box

    Wed and SatBradford Big Screen City Park


     YMB_SLIDES-PRESBrilliant music from talented local bands and singers is now playing in  City Park on Bradford Big Screen's,  Yorkshire Music Box.

    Yorkshire Music Box on the big screen runs twice a week from Wednesday at 8pm and Saturday at 3pm. (Times can be subject to change) 

    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.

    Bradford band Warme
    Bradford band Warme

    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.”

    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/

  • Wed

    Not Just Hockney

    12:30 pmBig Screen


    Derelict Mill by Simon Sugden


    Brought to the screen in partnership with Bradford UNESCO  City of Film and Colin Neville at Not Just Hockney.

    On the screen 1230  every day or click here to see online.

    Bricks & Mortar: Yorkshire Buildings

    Exhibiting throughout November and December


    The painter, Jake Attree, was born in York, but now lives in Saltaire and has a studio at Dean Clough, Halifax.   His acclaimed work has been exhibited at solo shows across Britain, including at Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and internationally in Holland, Germany and the USA. Jake’s artwork can be found in British public art galleries, including at York, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, and Sheffield. Contact: www.jakeattree.co.uk


     Clare Caulfield is an artist and printmaker, based in Saltaire.  Clare’s extensive travels across the world have influenced her choice of architectural subjects and she produces mixed-media paintings, original handmade and limited edition prints and art cards. Clare’s work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the UK in both solo and group shows, and is also reproduced on an international brand T-Shirt. Contact: www. clarecaulfield.co.uk


    The work of Saltaire artist, Ann Davies, is inspired by architectural detail and natural forms.  She uses a range of art media, but particularly watercolour painting and pen and ink drawing.  Ann’s work has been exhibited widely across the region and elsewhere, and in 2016 she had a painting accepted by the Royal Watercolour Society for an exhibition at the Bankside Gallery, London. Contact: www.annd49.co.uk


    The artist, Jane Fielder, is the owner of The Bingley Gallery, at Bingley. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the UK and overseas, including solo exhibitions at Bradford Cathedral and in Shanghai. Two of Jane’s paintings were shortlisted for a ‘Sunday Times’ Watercolour Competition, and a novel by author, Sophie Hannah, ‘The Other Half Lives’, was inspired by and dedicated to Jane and her work. Contact: www.janefielder.com


    June Russell is a Bradford artist and printmaker with a studio at the South Square Art Centre, Thornton. Her subject range is broad, including urban, rural, industrial and domestic scenes.  Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across Britain, including at the York City Art Gallery, the International Printmakers Competition, and locally at venues including Cartwright Hall, Bradford College, and Bradford Industrial Museum. Contact: www.junerussell.co.uk


    Simon Sugden is a photographer from Shipley, specialising in architectural photographs. He has a particular interest in documenting Bradford buildings and other industrial features of the city, including the stages of restoration of iconic local architecture, e.g. Bradford Odeon.  Simon was a prize-winner in the 2015 ‘Drawn by Light’ photographic competition, organised by the National Media Museum and Royal Photographic Society.Contact:  via Facebook: ‘Suggy’s  Photography’


    Not Just Hockney is the brainchild of arts enthusiast,  Colin Neville. The bi-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.

    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 information see http://www.notjusthockney.info/

  • Wed

    Royal Opera House Relays for 2018

    tbcBradford Big Screen

    Royal Opera House live relays for 2018....


    Watch this space and we'll keep you posted on plans for 2018's summer of opera on Bradford Big Screen as soon as we have the details.

  • Thu

    North in Focus

    Bradford Big Screen

    The North in Focus

    The North in Focus is a permanent exhibition on the Big Screen bringing beautiful images from Bradford Museums and Galleries Archive  and other projects to City Park. The exhibition is delivered in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film.

    See the exhibition on the screen at 1215pm and 5.10pm every day.




    North in Focus' special exhibition celebrates the 80th birthday of David Hockney and  60 years of working as an artist in 2017.

    This selection of archive images mark the places David Hockney would have passed or visited during his time living in Bradford.

    Bradford Museums Photo Archive

    The Photographic Archive of Bradford Museums & Galleries is housed at Bradford Industrial Museum in Eccleshill. Consisting of more than 350,000 glass and film negatives and prints, it includes a number of significant collections:

    • CH Wood - For most of the twentieth century this respected photographer and his company recorded life in the Bradford area and throughout the north of England. The company was particularly well known for its aerial photography.
    • Christopher Pratt - A third generation member of the Bradford furniture manufacturer and retailer, Christopher Pratt became passionately interested in photography from an early age. His images give a unique view of Bradford's society and industry prior to the First World War.
    • Belle Vue Studio - Although opened in 1902, Manningham’s Belle Vue Studio became a popular destination in the 1950s for those coming to live and work in Bradford from other parts of the world. This collection holds 17,000 individual, group or family portraits.
    • Bradford Heritage Recording Unit - Set up in 1983, the unit was established with the aim of creating an audio and photographic archive reflecting all aspects of everyday life and leisure in and around Bradford. In addition to donated prints, the collection contains images taken by photographers working for BHRU between 1983 and 2003.
    • The archive also holds a considerable number of smaller collections of negatives and prints donated to Bradford Museums & Galleries.

    To find more about Bradford Museums Photo Archive and see our online collections, please visit www.photos.bradfordmuseums.org . Current website www.bradfordmuseums.org/photolibrary

    Twitter @BradfordMuseums

    For press enquiries please contact john.ashton@bradford.gov.uk

    Tel: 01274 435869